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TN Last Updated: Mar 9th, 2011 - 07:17:27 

  • Tamil Nadu "Naam Tamilar" party leader Seeman arrested, detained

  • [Jul 13, 2010, 03:08],  [TN]
    Tamil Nadu police have arrested and detained popular film director and the leader of "Naam Tamilar" political party Seeman Monday allegedly for inciting violence, sources in Chennai said. Seeman was arrested before he could make public his report of the killing of 561 innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a press conference in Chennai, the sources added. Seeman said that there is no point in arresting a person who urges Tamil Nadu and Central governments to solve the problems of Tamil Nadu fishermen without attempting to find a just solution, the sources in Chennai further said. The court directed Seeman to be detained in remand prison until 23 July. Seeman, taken to Puzhal prison first, was later transferred to Vealoor jail for reasons unknown.

  • India 'film villain' Nambiar dies

  • [Nov 20, 2008, 06:57],  [BBC]
    Veteran Indian film star MN Nambiar has died at home in the southern city of Madras (Chennai) after a brief illness. Nambiar, who was 89, was frequently cast as a villain during his career which spanned six decades. He made his screen debut in 1935 and went on to act in more than 1,000 films in Tamil, Hindi and several other languages. Nambiar was deeply religious and loved to keep fit. His discipline made him a role model for many Indian actors.
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  • SLA, SLN conduct war exercise in northern seas

  • [Nov 20, 2007, 13:41],  [TN]
    Thousand of troops of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) together with a number of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) shallow water vessels conducted a three hour war rehearsal Monday morning beginning at 6:00a.m. in Araali, Valigaamam, sources in Jaffna said. During the war exercise, fishermen from the area were banned from going out to the sea, and civilians residing near the area were forced to leave their residences.
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  • Eelam and Indian Security: Averting a Catastrophe

  • [Nov 16, 2007, 13:40],  [TN]
    against it by the International Community, may lead the LTTE and the people backing it with no option other than facing the situation. The repercussions are sure to threaten Indian security for a long time to come. The major responsibility lies with the governments concerned in avoiding a catastrophe to the already suffering masses of Sri Lanka. The gap between the Government of India and the LTTE is a serious impediment in bringing out a balance in the crisis management. A situation of having outraged people on either side of the Palk Strait is unaffordable to Indian security, writes Opinion Columnist Ampalam.
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  • U.S. freezes TRO funds

  • [Nov 15, 2007, 14:51],  [TN]
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday announced that it would freeze the U.S.-held assets of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO). A press release, issued by the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka charged that the TRO has acted as a front to facilitate fundraising and procurement for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Robert Blake, the U.S. Ambassador for Sri Lanka, is scheduled to address media Friday in Colombo on the funds freeze of the TRO by the United States Department of the Treasury.
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  • LTTE political member succumbs to wounds

  • [Nov 9, 2007, 12:48],  [TN]
    A Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) political division member who sustained injuries when LTTE's Political Head and Chief Negotiator Brigadier S.P. Thamilchelvan was killed last Friday in a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) targeted bombardment, succumbed to his wounds this Friday, LTTE officials in Ki'linochchi said. The Tigers have conferred Major rank to the political division member Sivalingam Aathavan alias Selvam.
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  • Explosions rock Pooneryn

  • [Nov 7, 2007, 01:39],  [TN]
    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has launched heavy artillery barrage on Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) controlled Poonakari (Ponneryn) region in the Northern Forward Defence Line (FDL) as sources in Jaffna said Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and SLA troops were being deployed, readying for a ground offensive in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
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  • Loss of Thamilchelvan, a consequence of International injustice says Poddu Ammaan

  • [Nov 5, 2007, 17:08],  [TN]
    "We tried our best to convince the International Community of our grievances. We are a small nation, struggling all alone to uphold our rights. But the International Community in an uneven judgement scaled us with Sri Lankan government abounding with military and economic resources in applying its norms. The scale was not fair. The price we paid for the International Injustice is the life of Thamilchelvan," said Poddu Ammaan, the intelligence wing chief of the Liberation Tigers, in the obituary address of the funeral of Brigadier S.P. Thamilchelvan held in Ki'linochchi on Monday.
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  • Thamilchelvan laid to rest, 25 000 attend funeral

  • [Nov 5, 2007, 13:32],  [TN]
    More than 25,000 people took part in the funeral procession of LTTE's Political Head and Chief Negotiator S.P. Thamilchelvan, despite the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers circling over the Ki'linochchi town. The remains of Brigadier Thamilchelvan were taken in procession from the LTTE Peace Secretariat to Ki'linochchi Cooperative Training Hall Monday morning and kept there for the public to pay their last respects till 4:45 p.m., where Liberation Tigers Intelligence Wing Chief Pottu Amman and the new Political Head, P. Nadesan, addresed the gathering. Mr. Thamilchelvan was laid to rest at Kanakapuram Heroes Cemetery at 7:45 p.m. Monday.
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  • Bauer pays tributes to Thamilchelvan

  • [Nov 4, 2007, 23:57],  [TN]
    Jon Hanssen Bauer, the Norwegian special envoy for the peace process in Sri Lanka, on Saturday paid tributes to Liberation Tigers Political Head and Chief Negotiator S. P. Thamilchelvan. Stating that Mr. Thamilchelvan's role was important not only for Norway, but also for other countries, Mr. Bauer said Thamilchelvan was a patient man in explaining the rightful demands of Tamils and he was a moderate person within the LTTE, one who sought political alternatives.
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