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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 […]

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 […]

Myuran Sukumaran: Everything you need to know

Myuran Sukumaran: Everything you need to know

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been executed for attempting to smuggle more than eight kilograms of heroin to Australia. The ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine group were arrested at Denpasar airport in April 2005 and sentenced in 2006 to death by firing squad. Despite intense lobbying by the men’s families and the Australian […]

Andrew and Myuran sat side-by-side refused blindfolds as they faced a firing squad

Andrew and Myuran sat side-by-side refused blindfolds as they faced a firing squad

The two Australians executed for drugs offences refused blindfolds and sang Amazing Grace as they faced a firing squad, it was revealed today. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran sat side-by-side as they faced their executioners and used their last minutes to pray as they were taken to Bali’s notorious Nussakambangan Island, known as Execution Island. […]

Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan including six persons executed by firing (Videos, Photos)

Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan including six persons executed by firing (Videos, Photos)

Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan including six persons accused in drug trafficking case was executed by firing squad on Nusakambangan Island in Java, Indonesia. The advocate who fought for them released few truth related to Chan and Myuran in twitter. Despite of pleading to forgive the sentence to the Indonesian government by World leaders, UN Officials, […]