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23-year old Tamil girl gang-raped in front of her husband in Italy

23-year old Tamil girl gang-raped in front of her husband in Italy

ITALY, Reggio Emilia: Italian Police on Wednesday arrested 3 Srilankan Tamils who allegedly gang-raped a woman in front of her husband while he was held at knifepoint on Sunday night. According to Italian local news paper (Gazzetta di Reggio), the 23-years old girl was gang-raped by 3 men while she was returning home with her husband […]

‘The annual International Tamil Language Exam’ held with 5,192 students in France (Pictures)

‘The annual International Tamil Language Exam’ held with 5,192 students in France (Pictures)

The annual International Tamil Language common exam was held in France on 06.06.2015 in an excellent manner, which was organized by Tamil Solai head office in a hall located at Maison des examens 7 Rue Ernest Renan 94110 Arcueil. And around 5,192 students participated. The annual International Tamil Language common exam was organized by the […]

UK to deport Tamil asylum seeker Janahan Sivanathan

UK to deport Tamil asylum seeker Janahan Sivanathan

UK immigration officials have detained Janahan Sivanathan, a 22-year-old Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka. Janahan is being held at the Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire while the government tries to deport him. Supporters say that Janahan was “horrendously tortured” as a school student during the war in Sri Lanka, after he was rounded […]

Srilankan Tamil found guilty of stabbing Tamil refugee in Australia

Srilankan Tamil found guilty of stabbing Tamil refugee in Australia

A Srilankan Tamil who fatally stabbed a fellow Tamil refugee in Australia has been found guilty of murder by an Adelaide jury, which earlier heard the crime was committed after the victim called his killer a “lady boy”. According to ABC online, Ketheshwaran Sivaperuman, 35, bled to death at his Elizabeth South home in January […]

Sri Lankan Tamil refugee story ‘Dheepan’ wins Cannes top prize

Sri Lankan Tamil refugee story ‘Dheepan’ wins Cannes top prize

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, ‘Dheepan’, captured the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or top prize on Sunday. As countries around the world grapple with an influx of people fleeing crises, a jury led by American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen chose the gritty picture about Sri Lankan asylum-seekers by […]

Srilankan Tamil driver jailed for 4 years for killing jogger in UK

Srilankan Tamil driver jailed for 4 years for killing jogger in UK

United Kingdom: An “extremely tired” Srilankan Tamil van driver who hit and killed a jogger near Epsom after working a 12-hour night shift has been jailed for four years, in the United Kingdom. When his vehicle fatally struck Louisa Gammie in Worcester Park on a morning last November, 34-year-old Shamugarasa Vinayagasivampillai had only slept for […]

Vidhya Gang rape: Swiss Tamil Mahalingam Sasikumar remanded till 1st of June (Pictures)

Vidhya Gang rape: Swiss Tamil Mahalingam Sasikumar remanded till 1st of June (Pictures)

Swiss national named Mahalingam Sasikumar was arrested according to the complaint lodged by the businessman Thuwarageswaran and suspect was arrested while at Wellawatte on Tuesday.  Due to mob attack at the Jaffna court premises police was unable to produce suspect before the court and took measures to produce his before the court at 2.30 pm […]

Srilankan tamil arrested in Italy for torturing wife

Srilankan tamil arrested in Italy for torturing wife

ITALY, LECCE: A 34-year old women along with the daughter of nine years and 16, told police officers that she had been ill treated by her husband for years. She also stated that her husband, an alcoholic, used to come home late and beat her because of money. According to police statement the 40-year old man forced his wife to work […]

16 year old Tamil girl goes missing in Canada

16 year old Tamil girl goes missing in Canada

CANADA, Toronto: The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing girl. Laura Sanmugam, also known as LeeLoo, 16, was last seen on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road area. She is described as 5’4″, 120 lbs., with brown eyes and long black […]

First pictures of the killing field of Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

First pictures of the killing field of Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

The killing field where Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran spent their last moments alive looks like a makeshift parade ground being readied for a school sports carnival or fete.Sheets of purple tenting material are stretched over a series of four metre high open frames which have been hammered into a patchy stretch of grass in […]

Myuran Sukumaran’s cousin reveals the final moments she spent with him in prison

Myuran Sukumaran’s cousin reveals the final moments she spent with him in prison

Sukumaran and Chan were executed alongside six others at 12.25am on Wednesday. They refused to wear blindfolds so they could face their executioners and spent their last minutes of life praying, praising God and singing songs including Amazing Grace. Myuran Sukumaran’s cousin has shared the final final moments she spent with the condemned drug smuggler ahead of […]