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Tamil Nadu skips Talks on repatriation of Lankan refugees

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Tamil Nadu government did not participate in the talks held in New Delhi on the repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Paneerselvam has told Prime Minister Modi that it is...

Welcome for Hawai Hindu Swamy in Colombo

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Hawai Hindu Swamy Bothinatha Velan Swamy was accorded  a welcome at Saraswathy Hall, Bampalapitiya recently. Minister D.M. Swaminathan hoisted Nanthy flag at the meeting. President of the All Ceylon...

Jaffna Rotary gifts educational kits to Killinochi students

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Killinochi students were gifted with educational kits to school students under the patronage of Jaffna Rotary Club recently. Jaffna District Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan...

Organization of Parents, Reatives of Political Prisoners inaugurated

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Organization of Parents and Relatives of Political Prisoners was formed recently at a meeting held in Jaffna recently. Senior Journalist Nadesapillai Vithyatharan briefed the members of the...

Asian Cup final: Australia beat South Korea after extra time

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A James Troisi goal in extra time gave Australia a 2-1 victory over South Korea and their first Asian Cup success after a thrilling final in Sydney. A sharp turn and 25-yard shot from...

Vivek gets candid about ‘Yennai Arindhaal’

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With ‘Yennai Arindhaal’ set for release, all eyes are now on how Ajith carries the film forward with the stylish film-making of Gautham Menon. One name predicted to be a plus factor in...

Tamil refugees seek promise from UN to return to their home land

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Sri Lankan Tamil refugees at the rehabilitation camp at Melmonavoor here are willing to go back only if they are assured of safe and peaceful living conditions in the island-nation. An interview...

Attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk

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ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist...

Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka

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Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2–3.  Joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul...

Dhanapala seeks engagement with UNHRC

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President’s senior advisor Jayantha Dhanapala recently met the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and briefed him of the policies of the new government. He sought a...

Eastern Province Governor assumes duties

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The Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando assumed duties at the office of the Governor of the Eastern Province recently. He succeeds Admiral Mohan Jayawickrema who had been the governor during...

“UN investigation real hope for justice”: Adam

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Asia Director for Human Rights Watch Brad Adams has observed that UN investigation is the real hope for justice to victims of atrocities by both sides during the Sri Lanka’s long civil war. In its...

Hugo meets President, calls for political settlement credible process for reconciliation

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Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and called for political settlement and a credible process for reconciliation. He also added that it is...

‘Prime Evil’ Killer to Walk Free

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A man believed to have committed more atrocities than any other during South Africa’s apartheid will walk away a free man after more than 20 years in prison. Eugene de Kock, known as...

Justice Sripavan Sworn in as Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

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Justice K. Sripavan was today sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka by  Maithripala Sirisena. 63-year-old Justice Sripavan took oath at a brief ceremony held at the Sri Lankan President...

UK MPs show firm commitment to Tamils’ right to self-determination

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  A cross-party group of British MPs have pledged their continuous support and help to the Tamil people until true justice and accountability is established for all that went wrong for them in...

Establishing the truth is a crucial step: Says David Cameroon

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Expressing hope that the new Sri Lankan would work alongside the international community, including at the UN Human Rights Council, to address matters of international concern, British Prime Minister...

Sri Lanka Is Ready to Take Center Stage

Sri Lanka has rarely, if ever, topped any U.S. foreign-policy agenda. But after the surprising outcome of its presidential election earlier this month, it should get higher billing.

When I’m engaged to Trisha, why CSK? – Varun Manian

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It is a well-known fact that the charismatic MS Dhoni is both the captain of the Indian Cricket Team as well as for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). There has been a rumor running around town that...

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress & ready to face probe

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Former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday quit from the primary membership of the Congress citing “humiliating treatment” in the manner in which she was shunted out of the...

Deadly Shell Strike As Ukrainians Queue For Aid

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At least six people have been killed after shells hit a cultural centre and a trolleybus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. People had been queuing for aid outside the cultural centre in the centre...

South Africa apartheid assassin de Kock given parole

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South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. He was nicknamed “Prime Evil” for his role in the killing and maiming of...

Govt proproses international standard internal probe: Rajitha tells foreign media

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Cabinet spokesperson Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated that the government proposes to initiate an internal probe into the war crimes in Sri Lanka. He made these observations addressing a...

“Withdraw abominable PTA” : Sivagnanam to President

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C.V.K. Sivagnanam, Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council has urged  President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the abominable Prevention of Terrorism Act as it makes inroads into the rights of...

Shirani delivers farewell speech

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Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake yesterday in her farewell speech urged  the country to protect an independent judiciary to preserve democracy. She said: “Today marks 746 days since I left office on the...

Australian Open: Sharapova, Williams, Murray into final

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Serena Williams has five titles from five finals at Melbourne Park, and earned a chance at another one when she advanced to a championship match against Maria Sharapova, who has one Australian title...

Tamils have an apprehension that UN War Crime Inquiry report can be delayed; Wigneswaran tells Hugo

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Chef Minister of Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran has told the visiting UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swire that there is a concern among the Tamil people that UN War Crime Inquiry report could be...

Hugo visits Sabapathipillai welfare Centre

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UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swire visited Sabapathipillai Welfare Centre where the displaced people from Valigamam North are inmates and discussed their problems. They told him their demand to return to...

Karunas’ last movie comes to screen soon

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Actor Karunas has shown many of his sides to his fans as a comedian, hero, and producer. He played the role of producer and hero in many of his movies such as Thindukkal sarathi, Ambasamuthiram...

India to host Twenty20 in 2016, says ICC

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India is all set to host the next Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3 in 2016, after the ICC Board, which held its first meeting of 2015 at the ICC Headquarters,...

CM Panneerselvam urges Modi to meet Tamil refugees

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“The conditions in Sri Lanka are still not conducive for refugees to return to their native land” Terming premature an inter-ministerial meeting to be held on Friday in New Delhi to discuss the...

Malaysia officially declared the loss of MH370 as an accident and all on board are dead

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Malaysia has officially declared the loss of flight MH370 was an accident and all on board are dead. The announcement was in accordance with civil aviation rules said Malaysia’s aviation...

Sri Lanka’s new government plans fresh war crimes probe

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Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26-year civil war amid international frustration at the failure to look into numerous civilian...

Swire meets NP Chief in Jaffna

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UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swire met Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran and discussed problems of the people and the issues faced by the Provincial Council.

Swire hands over books to Jaffna Library

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A set of books were handed over to the Jaffna Public Library by the UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swire. He is on a visit to Jaffna. Librarian and officials of the library received the gifted books.

Shirani resigned after staying in the post for one day

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Sri Lanka’s reinstated Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake resigned from the post today after staying just one day as the Chief Justice. 43rd Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake addressing the...

Hoge discussed with Sampanthan on National Question

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The UK Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire who is on his second visit to the island discussed the national question and reconciliation with with TNA Parlimentarians R...

President’s Office on Shirani’s resumption of office

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The process adopted to remove Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was contrary to the law and thus the appointment of Mohan Peiris PC to that post was invalid, the President’s Office stated in...

Finance Minister Ravi to present supplementary budget today

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The Maithripala regime’s Supplementary Budget is to be presented in the House today. The people expect relief under the budget for they look for reduction of prices of essential items.

President’s letter to Shirani, Mohan Peiris

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President Maithripala Sirisena has indicated to Shirani Bandaranayake that the appointment of Mohan Peiris on Jan 13, 2013 was bad in law and hence null and void. The letter bears the signature of...

Appoint a civil servant as Trinco GA: Demo demands

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Demonstrators opposite the clock tower in Trincomalee demanded that a civil servant be appointed as Government Agent of Trincomalee. The demonstration was held under the auspices of the Sinhala,...

The Lanka question

Colombo’s own inquiry was eyewash, exonerating the army and heaping the blame on the Tamils who wanted an equal say in the affairs of Sri Lanka. Will they get it under the new regime is a test for...

Cairn Lanka and the corporate takeover of the Tamil seas

Just five days before January’s Sri Lankan Presidential elections former Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka dropped a bombshell, accusing Mahinda Rajapaska’s government of failing to...

British MPs urge Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN investigation and share power based on self -determination

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British MPs urged the Sri Lankan new government to cooperate with the UN investigation and address the Tamil national question through constitutional changes based upon the right of internal...

Shirani Expected To Resign Tody: Sripavan To Be New CJ

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Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who was reinstated yesterday, is expected to resign from her position today after a ceremonial sitting, making way for a new Chief Justice. According to sources,...

Sri Lanka would have to prosecute Gota to secure his safety from a U.S. war crime prosecution: Says US legal expert

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“Under the law, it is true that President Sirisena’s administration could legally secure Mr. Rajapaksa’s safety from a U.S. war crime prosecution if he stays in Sri Lanka—under one condition....

Rosy at ‘ Salute Celebrating India’

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State Minister of Child Development Rosy Senanayake was the Chief Guest at the ‘Salute; Celebrating India’ held at the St. Bishop’s College Auditorium to mark the Indian Republic Day. Indian...

Conditions in NE not conducive for repatriation of refugees: Tamil Nadu CM

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam has stated that it is premature to repatriate Lankan refugees to Sri Lanka since situation in the north and east is not satisfactory enough although the...

Norway Tamil Film Festival arriving soon

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One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, the Norway Tamil Film Festival (NTFF) has been a front-runner when it comes to recognizing talents in Tamil cinema and rewarding them...

IAS officer’s legal threat after Tamil Nadu bans him from holding religious meets

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Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him...