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Cluster bombs have been used in Ukraine conflict

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Illegal weapons such as cluster bombs have been used in the Ukraine conflict, Amnesty International said while also criticizing both sides in the fighting for the high number of civilian deaths....

Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 124 people

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 Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save...

Ireland edge out UAE in Pool B

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Gary Wilson hit 80 to help Ireland to a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane. Shaiman Anwar scored a maiden ODI century as the UAE part-timers hit 147 from their...

Mannar Bishop inaugurates signature campaign against deferral of UN report and rejecting internal probe

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Signature campaign expressing regret over deferral of the release of UN probe report, rejecting internal probe was inaugurated by Mannar Bishop Rev.Fr. Dr. Rayappu Joseph. The signature amapign also...

‘Telling truth can never be racism’: Wigneswaran’s response to Prime Minster

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In response to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe’s remark on the genocide resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V....

NPC mourns death of Councilor Kanakasundaraswamy

Northern Provincial Council mourned the death of its member Kanakasundaraswamy recently by observing silence for a few minutes. He was elected as member of the Council during the provincial poll in...

Could perpetrators become investigators? Queries Mannar Bishop

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Tamil people went the International community because of the reason the they cannot get justice from the perpetrators, said the Bishop of Mannar, Rt.Rev.Rayappu Joseph during the rally yesterday....

NEC decides to return acquired Sampoor lands

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National Executive Council has decided to return the lands acquired in Sampoor to the original owners. JVP Leader Anura Kumara told the media that National Executive Council that met on February 24...

Relations between Centre and the province be based on 13A: EP Chief Minister

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Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahamed has stressed that the relations between the Centre and the provincial council must be based on the basis of the 13 th amendment. Trincomalee held...

Transfer Shashi to Prison hospital: Court orders

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Court has ordered that former inister Wimal’s wife Shashi Weerawanse be transferred to Prison Hospital from a private hospital. Court made the order after the Judicial Medical Officer forwarded a...

Tamil Nadu Rotarians help Muthur Tamil rural schools

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Tamil Nadu Thanavanthry Rotarians visited rural villages in Muthur and offered educational kits woth three hundred thousand rupees to two Tamil schools. Students of Eachchalampathu Tamil School and...

New Army Commander paid a courtesy call on President

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General Chrishantha de Silva paid a courtesy call to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office after took over his office as the new Army Commander. President wished the new Army...

Jyothika at ‘ How Old Are You ‘ shooting

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Actress Jyothika, wife of actor Suriya, is actively involved in the movie shooting of  ‘ How Old Are You? ‘. The film will be produced by Suriya’s home banner 2D Entertainment. Incidentally,...

Restrain harassment of returnee Tamils; TNA MP Sivasakthy Annadan

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Sivasakthyanndan has urgd the government to direct security forces to avoid causing harassment to Tamils returning from abroad. In a letter addressed to...

1, 46, 679 people were deliberately killed in Vanni: Rev. Rayappu Joseph stands by his earlier claims

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The Catholic bishop of Mannar diocese, Rayappu Joseph, has once again exposed the fact that 1, 46, 679 Tamil people were deliberately killed by the Sri Lankan government forces during the last...

Gayle blows West Indies back on course

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There was a feeling, and on Zimbabwe’s part it was more of a fear, that Gayle would not let that go without having a say of his own. But in the first over, there was the possibility he would...

Lawrence is about to celebrate Sri Raghavendra’s birthday

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Actor lawrence is a solemn devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji. He has built a huge temple for Sri Raghavendra in Thirumullaivaayil in India. It is said that super star Rajinikanth was the influence...

Modi & Rosaiah sent special greetings for Jayalalithaa on her 67th birthday

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A 67 kg cake, special poojas and a slew of welfare activities marked the 67th birthday of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who greeted the former...

IS has abducted ozens of Christians in Syria’

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Islamic State (IS) has abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 90 men, women and...

U.S. Embassy Continues Demining Assistance In Sri Lanka

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Lieutenant Dave Chesson from the U.S. Embassy delivered donated equipment today to assist with demining efforts in the former war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.  This particular shipment is valued at...

Thousands of Eelam Tamils join ‘unprecedented’ rally in Jaffna for justice

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A massive rally was held with thousands of Eelam Tamils from all over Northern and Eastern Provinces converging in Jaffna insisting that UN Human Rights Council’s war crime report on Sri Lanka...

Shashi Weerawanse remanded

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Shashi Weerawanse the wife of National Freedom Fornt Leader former Minister Wimal Weeerawanse was remanded till March 25 by Kaduwela Court. She was arrested by the CID while being in a private...

Let’s join the rally to express the our sentiments: Tamil Parties’ call to rally

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The Tamil National Alliance  has put out a call to join the University Rally today demanding the publication of UNHRC report immediately. Tamil National People Front  has called on the Tamil...

UN deferral must be used to make Sri Lanka war crimes report stronger

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This month, the UN Human Rights Council announced it would defer publication of a major report that investigates allegations of serious human rights violations and related crimes during the last...

No one gives us any chance in any tournament

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What’s the feeling in the team like after a slow start?  We just have to realise that it’s a long tournament. A World Cup is five to six weeks and you have to build your campaign. We...

Urge SL to show progress on accountability and political solution: Shivajilingam to UNHRC

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Tamil National Alliance NP Councilor Shivajilingam has requested High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to urge Sri Lanka to show progress to the international community before September on...

Karu at Trinco coordinating committee discussing problems of the area

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Minister of Local Government and Public Administration Karu Jayasuriya presided over the special coordinating committee of the Trincomalee District held at the Trincomalee Secretariat held today,...

Singaporean Foreign Minister Shanmugam meets Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law of Singapore, K. Shanmugam, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka from 23 to 24 February 2015, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala...

Big US, Canadian shopping malls: Next terrorist target?

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he’s “confident” that big shopping malls will enhance security measures in the wake of new threats of attack by Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda-linked...

Director Sakthi dies

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Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi, who launched Kamal Haasan in a lead role, breathed his last Monday at a private hospital here. He was 75. Sakthi started his career as a theatre artist. He floated...

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Exclusive photos of actress Sirusdi Dangae

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Laura Davies meets TNA MP Sritharan

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UK Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Laura Davis met Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Sritharan during her recent visit to Killinochi. Sritharn has told the media that he had informed...

Jai Akash joins Telangana Rashtra Samithi

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Telugu actor Jai Akash who starred in films like “Anandam” and “Ready” has joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party. He has no plans to leave acting. Interestingly he is a...

Amma Annathana Thittam inaugurated

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Tamil Film Producers Council celebrated   Ms Jayalalitha’s (Amma)  67th birthday today. Isai Gnani Illaiyaraja inaugurated Amma Annathana Thittam.  

Singapore Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

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Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam will be visiting Sri Lanka and India from Feb 23 to Feb 26, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Sunday. MFA said in a statement...

We stand in solidarity with the Jaffna University students: TYO (UK)

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Tamil Youth Organisation United Kingdom (TYOUK) has expressed its solidarity with the protest to be held tomorrow in Jaffna against the postponement of UN inquiry report on Sri Lanka. It said so in a...

Tamil Nadu Priest released from captivity

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Tamil Nadu Jesuit Priest Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar Antonysamy has been released from captivity after eight months. He arrived in Delhi yesterday. He was abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2, 2014...

Witnesses Protection Bill laudable, but it must be implemented to letter ands spirit: Sampanthan

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The Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has sated that the passing of the Victims of Crimes and Witnesses Protection Act at last is in fact laudable. But it must be implemented to the letter...

Only the dispossed will be settled in released lands in Valli North: Ranil tells TNA

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Prime Minsiter Ranil Wickremasinghe has assured the Tamil National Alliance that in the 1000 acre lands in Valligamam North, only the original inhabitants will be resettled. No outsiders will be...

Delhi could encourage Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil problems: The Asian Age

The Asian Age has in its Editorial under the title ‘ New Chapter in India – Lanka ties’ urged Indian government to persuade Colombo to address the concerns of Sri Lankan Tamils through...

Sri Lanka’s Leader Grapples With Release of Political Prisoners

The new government has promised to scrutinize these projects, and Eran Wickramaratne, the deputy minister of highways and investment promotion, said in an interview at his stately home here that his...

Sri Lanka abuse silence ‘price of boats deal’

SRI Lanka’s new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, claims the Australian government’s silence on alleged human rights abuses was the price it paid to secure co-operation from the former...

Surya’s ‘Mass’ on May 1st 2015

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Surya’s ‘Mass’ movie will be released on May 1st 2015. This  upcoming thriller  film directed by Venkat Prabhu and is touted to be the first Tamil film to be shot in 3D from the beginning....

Jaffna Scouts celebrate Baden-Powell day

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Jaffna District Scout Association celebrated Baden-Powell day yesterday at Jaffna Kokuvil Hindu College. Several school in Jaffna district participated in the competitions. Jaffna Central College got...

Abbott’s close link with Rajapaksas was ‘a mystery’

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s close relationship with the Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas was ‘a mystery’ to Sri ­Lankans, and that...

Wimal Weerawansa’s wife arrested

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Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was under investigation for allegedly submitting forged documents to get a diplomatic passport, has been arrested by the Criminal...

Maldives former president arrested ahead of hearing; clashes erupt

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Police in Maldives arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday after a court said he might flee the country to avoid hearings on terrorism charges, leading to clashes between his supporters...

Iran responds to US warnings it might quit nuclear talks

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A senior Iranian official is responding sharply to warnings that Washington is ready to quit nuclear talks unless Tehran agrees to a deal that demonstrates it does not want atomic arms. Ali Akbar...

Dhawan hundred sets up another big-day win

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India showed just why no one was writing them off even after they had spent two-and-a-half months in Australia without a win. They might not be the strongest team in the field, but on big days in...