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Mahela, Thisara douse Afghanistan hopes

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The World Cup has had its first thriller. And guess what? It involved a Full Member against an Associate. Afghanistan glimpsed the greatest victory of their short international history in Dunedin...

An SOS from woman leadership families in Mullaitheevu

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There are 433 Woman-Leadership families who have lost their male leaders or been forcefully separated from them due to war and other reasons, in the 15 GS Divisions of the Manthai East Divisional...

International Women’s day programme in Bandarawela

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International Women’s Day will be held in Bandarawela town on the 8th March 2915. Events on the day will focus on creating awareness on the following issues through seminars, advocacy,...

NA’ unfair remarks irk: Hakeem

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff  Hakeem has lamented that Tamil National Alliance particularly Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has made unfair remarks on his party over the issue of...

Lift ban on UN investigators and ensure fair inquiries: Ariyanenthiran tells Govt

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Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian B. Ariyanenthiran has requested the new government to lift the ban imposed by the previous regime for the visit of UN investigators to conduct in...

Wimal can’t determine SLFP’s PM candidate: Rajitha

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Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne has stated that Wimal Weerawanse, Vasu and Dinesh cannot dictate to SLFP who its prime ministerial candidate should be. It is the Sri Lanka Freedom...

Establish Tamil educational zone in Muthur east: EP Tamil Teachers’ Association

Eastern Province Tamil Teachers’ Association has appealed to the government to establish a separate educational zone in Muthur East. Explaining the request its Secretray S.Jeyaraj told the media...

Nageswaran’s books launched in Colombo

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Several books written by Dr. Kanagasabapthy Nageswaran were launched at a meeting held in Colombo Tamil Sangam recently. Professor Thillainathan chaired. President of Colombo Tamil Sangam Sri...

Air pollution cuts Indian lives by three years: Study

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India’s high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing Indian lives by over three years, a...

China protests at Indian PM’s visit to disputed border region

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China has lodged an official protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border region claimed by both countries. China disputes the entire territory of the northeast...

Jayalalitha Tops Popularity in Tamil Nadu

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Ms J Jayalalitha might have been convicted and may be out of Chief Ministership and may be at home on parole, but her popularity in the city of Chennai still tops the chart. Nothing is more in...

Protest campaigns against the deferral of UN Report

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International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has organised protest campaign against the postponement of war crime inquiry report of the UN Human Rights Council in Europe and Canada on 24. 02.2015....

Seminar on the deferral of UN report n Sri Lanka

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A political seminar on the deferral of UN war crime inquiry report will be held at Mehrgenerationshaus Wassertorstr 48 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany  on 28. 02. 2015 at 6pm. Speakers will include: Mr....

ANew Sri Lanka gov’t ends US lobbying contracts

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In a sign of improving relations with the U.S., Sri Lanka has terminated lobbying contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars a month that the previous government had signed to help it win friends...

Libya: three car bombs leave 40 dead and 70 injured

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Three car bombs have ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah, killing 40 people and wounding 70, according to security officials and medics. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State...

Hundreds evacuated after fire in Dubai skyscraper

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Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world’s tallest residential buildings on Saturday when a blaze swept through the Torch, a 79-storey skyscraper. dubai’s police chief,...

Russell leads rout of sloppy Pakistan

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wo most frustrating teams of these times matched each other mistake for mistake until West Indies took the decisive advantage in the last 14 overs of their innings and the first four of the defence....

Thisara important to team balance – Mahela

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Mahela Jayawardene has marked out allrounder Thisara Perera as a key man in Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, labelling him a “match-winner” and a player that can bring balance to...

Protest in Jaffna against the deferral of UN inquiry report

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A demonstration was held under the patronage of Women Organisation for finding out the missing persons in front of Jaffna in front of Veerasingam Hall today morning, urging the government to...

Start investigation on “Secret Camps” : The Organisation for finding out the Missing persons insists

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The Organisation for finding out the Missing persons has stated that, the current regime should re-open the investigation regarding 07 secret camps at several locations, somewhere in  North...

28 Tamil youths abducted, ransom extracted, and then Murdered: CID grilling Navy personnel

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The CID has commenced investigation regarding a complaint that around 28 Tamil youths were abducted, ransom extracted from the relatives and then murdered mercilessly, by some Sri Lanka Navy...

Yasantha Kodagoda takes silk

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed senior lawyer in the Attorney General’s Department Yasantha Kodagoda as President’s Counsel in recognition of his contribution to...

The need to grieve missing ones is overwhelming in Vanni: Laura Davies

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British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives Laura Davies has observed that the need to grieve and to know what happened to missing loved ones remains overwhelming. I met ex-combatants...

Govt must explain if it sought deferral of UNHRC Report:Nimal

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Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva has demanded an explanation from the governrmnt had made a request to the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) which inquires into alleged human rights...

The Bill on National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol is discourage smoking not to ban: Rajitha

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Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne presented National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Amendment) Bill in Parliament and observed that the purpose of the Bill is to...

Opposition extends support to Rajitha’s Bill for pictorial warnings

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Nimal Siripala de Silva has stated that the opposition would support the Bill presented by Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne for pictorial warnings on tobacco product. He added Sri Lanka signed...

A separate court to hear corruption cases:Dilrukshi

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Dilrukshi Wickremasinghe, the newly elected Director General of the Commission to Investigate Complaints of Bribery or Corruption, has recommended to the government to establish a separate Court to...

Santhanam takes a new decision

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Santhanam, despite playing the comedian in films, is also keen on taking up the main lead in regular intervals. His Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya was a grand success followed by Vallavanukku Pullum...

Destruction as massive cyclones hit Australia

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Two powerful cyclones pounded Australia Friday, leaving a trail of destruction with houses ripped apart, trees uprooted and electricity cut to thousands of people, but authorities expressed relief...

Suicide Bombings at Somalia Hotel Kill at Least 10 People

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government officials were meeting at the Central Hotel in Somalia’s capital when an Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel gate, and another went in and blew...

Sri Lanka enacts witness protection law

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Sri Lanka has adopted a witness protection law ahead of an investigation into suspected human rights abuses during the war. Under the law passed by the Sri Lankan parliament late on Thursday, the...

Chrishantha de Silva new Sri Lanka Army chief

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Major General Chrishantha de Silva was on Friday appointed as the new Sri Lankan Army Chief by President Maithripala Sirisena, who also reinstated several loyalists of former Army chief Sarath...

Sri Lanka reviews land transfer to China as port deal draws scrutiny

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Sri Lanka is reconsidering the outright transfer of a parcel of land to China under a $1.5 billion port city deal signed by a previous government, the energy minister said, amid concerns it could...

Southee, McCullum trample England

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Tim Southee produced one of the great displays of ODI bowling and Brendon McCullumhammered a World Cup record 18-ball fifty as New Zealand produced a display of scarcely believable dominance in...

TCFS draws parallel between UN’s withdrawal from Vanni in 2008 and UNHRC’s deferral of inquiry report

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Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCFS) has expressed its dismay over the postponement of the report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Inquiry on Sri Lanka (OISL) by six months to...

NPC resolution ratified unanimously by Karaveddy Pradeshiya Saba

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The Karaveddy PS has passed a resolution strengthening the Genocide resolution of the NPC. The resolution was tabled by the Udupiddy member Mathiyarasan and after the speech of opinion of the...

Military camps should be removed: Teachers’ Association

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The Sri Lanka Teachers’ Association had placed before the Governor when they met him Colombo a memorandum with 46 requests including calls for proper investigation about murders and rapes...

Tamil Diaspora should help people affected by War: says Northern Health Minister

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The assistance of the Diaspora is a must to people affected by the ‘cosmic Dance’ of the war, said Dr.P.Sathyalingam, the Health Minister of the NPC. He said this during a meeting with a group of...

Expedite implementation of already discussed matters: Red signal to Government from TNA

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Take speedy action on matters already discussed says TNA, in a strong tone to the Government. It had said that, discussed matters should be implemented before discussing any further matters. Second...

Signature campaign against the postponement of UN Report

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The Jaffna Civil Society representatives said yesterday that they are planning to hold a signature protest against the postponement of  Genocide Report of the UNHRC. In the context of the University...

A permanent solution to Tamils with International mediation: Sritharan MP pleads with British Ambassador

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The British Ambassador met TNA Parliamentarian Sritharan at his residence and had conversed with him while on his visit to Kilinochchi. During this meeting, the British Ambassador had asked about the...

Moment of Truth: Sri Lanka’s Chance for Reconciliation

The rapidity with which outside powers re-engage with Sri Lanka rests to a large degree on how the government implements its promised program of reform and delivers parliamentary elections, which are...

FM Samaraweera to visit Geneva

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on 2nd March 2015. Over 65 Foreign Ministers...

EU ban due to mistakes of former govt and fishermen suffer: Anura

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JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake has cahred that Lankan fishermen suffer due to the EU ban due to the mistakes of the former regimes being deaf to the UN warnings. He was speaking in Parliament on the...

Victims of Crimes and Witnesses Protection Bill presented in Parliament

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Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe presented the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill in Parliament yesterday. Speaking in Prailament, Wijedasa Rajapakse sated:...

Ex President noticed by SC

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Supreme Court hearing the FR application filed by Peratugami Party Leader Duminda Nawagamuwe issued notice on former President Mahinda Rajapakse returnable on March 31. The Bench comprised Chief...

EPC Opposition Leader meets Governor on Samboor resettlement

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TNA Leader of the Opposition of the Eastern Provincial Council S.Thandauthapani met the Governor of the Eastern Province Austin Fernando and discussed the resettlement of the displaced people. He...

Modi govt may knock on Cong chief Sonia’s door for help on tricky bills

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Leaders in the ruling coalition are considering approaching Congress president Sonia Gandhi to help move fresh bills to replace ordinances that the government had pushed in the face of stiff...

UN’s grace period will encourage Genocide: Ravikaran points out to American Officials

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The grace period granted by the UN will only serve to encourage Genocide, the Northern provincial Council Member T.Raviharan. He had intimated this to the American political section officers of the...

Exhume bodies buried in side Office complex of Iniyabharathi: People demonstrate in Thirukovil

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A memorandum had been handed over to the Pothuvil area, ASP, D.K.Hemantha Dikkovita, asking to excavate and exhume the remains of people and weapons buried in the Office premises of K.Pushpakumar...