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No shortage of teachers after April: Northern Education Minister

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The shortages for teachers in difficult area Schools will be filled in April, the Northern Province Education Minister, T Kurukularajah said. Teacher shortages are experienced all over Vanni, they...

New evidence will emerge following postponement of UN report: US

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Keith Harper, US representative to UNHCR in Geneva has expressed hope that the consensus decision to delay the report will enable the emergence of new evidence. He sated that the United States...

DMDK members suspended from Tamil Nadu assembly

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All the 21 DMDK members in the Tamil Nadu assembly were on Thursday suspended for the rest of the session after party floor leader Azhagapuram S Mohanraj made a remark against AIADMK chief J...

Sri Divya opposite Arya?

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There are rumours that Varuthapadtha Vlibar Sangam girl Sri Divya has been roped in opposite Arya for the remake of Malayalam hit Bangalore Days. She is acting in Pencil besides eagerly awaits the...

Islamic State militants in Turkey, plotting attacks: media

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slamic State militants have entered Turkey and are plotting to attack diplomatic missions in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkish media on Thursday quoted the national intelligence agency (MIT) as saying....

Obama says notion West at war with Islam is ‘ugly lie’

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US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Middle Eastern leaders to stand up to “violent extremism” and stop proxy wars that fuel the rise of terror groups. “The notion that...

Zimbabwe beats UAE by 4 wickets at Cricket World Cup

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Cricket part-timers the United Arab Emirates made a bold return to the World Cup after almost 20 years Thursday, fully stretching Zimbabwe before losing by four wickets in a tight-finishing Pool B...

Test awards for McCullum and Johnson

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Brendon McCullum’s match-saving 302 against India in Wellington has been voted the top Test batting performance of 2014 at the eighth annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, announced on Thursday. The Test...

IRCON May Bid for Highways Projects in Lanka

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Accordinbg to Indian Express, the Indian Railways construction subsidiary IRCON International is poised to bid for highways construction projects in Sri Lanka breaking into an area which, during the...

Australian Gov. Deportations ‘ A Shameful Act’: says Trevor Grant

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Four asylum-seekers immediately returned to Sri Lanka after being intercepted on a boat at sea by Australian authorities near the Cocos Islands earlier this month face jail and torture, the Tamil...

Look at Fishermen issue as a humanitarian issue: Yogarajan

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UNP Parliamentarian R.Yogarajan has appealed that the issue of fishermen of both India and Sri Lanka must be viewed as a humanitarian issue. He was addressing Parliament on the bill submitted by...

Hearing of Writ Application against KP put off for Feb 26

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Court of Appeal put off the hearing of the writ application against Kumaran Pathamanthan for February 26. Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath informed Curt it needs time to sumit a report to Court abd...

Thousands rally for ex-Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa

Tens of thousands of supporters of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have staged a rally in Colombo, urging him to return to politics a month after he was defeated by his one-time ally...

India’s sordid record

The Indian government had its own reasons for training the Tamils. Sources in all Tamil groups now assert that India was never serious about Eelam and gave them training and arms only to teach...

With UN War Crimes Report Delay, Sri Lanka Must Deliver on Post-War Accountability

Now the onus is on his government to use this time to deliver a realistic path toward justice with the cooperation of the international community.

Release of Palali lands will have adverse effects: Weerawanse

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Wimal Weerawanse has charge that the new government had agreed to release 1,000 acres in Palali regardless of the adverse effect such action would have on national security. He was addressing a rally...

Our defeat was an outcome of conspiracy: Mahinda on his defeat

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that his defeat was the outcome of a conspiracy. He made this observation in a statement he issued for the Dematogada Rally. His statement was read out...

National Drug Policy is not inconsistent with constitution: SC

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The Supreme Court has decided that the provisions in the bill titled National Medicines Regulatory Authority were consistent with the Constitution. This was announced in Parliament by the Speaker...

Sri Lanka says China “port city” broke rules

China's President Xi Jinping and Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveil a plaque during the launch ceremony of a $1.5 billion project to build a port city on reclaimed land in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s prime minister said on Wednesday a $1.5 billion luxury real estate deal with China was signed without cabinet approval and without following procedures, and launched a new...

Sri Lanka’s ex-President Rajapaksa vows political return

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday vowed to return to politics following his stunning defeat in last month’s presidential election and said he may contest for prime...

Shakib, Mortaza spoil Afghanistan’s debut

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afghanistan’s much-heralded first Cricket World Cup match ended in defeat on Wednesday when Bangladesh took three early wickets for three runs on the way to beating the fledgling side by 105 runs....

Won’t be easy to rotate strike against SA’ – Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar said India would need to focus on their opening partnership and running between the wickets to perform well against South Africa in their World Cup match on Sunday. “They are...

‘Let internally displaced Tamils be rehabilitated first’, says Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah

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The State government on Tuesday said that any meeting to discuss voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees was premature and should be deferred in view of the prevailing atmosphere of fear...

Ukraine troops retreat from key town of Debaltseve

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The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an “organised” withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve. Petro Poroshenko said 80% of Ukraine’s troops left on Wednesday...

Sri Lanka must use the extra time: UK urges

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UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has urged all sides to continue to work together to ensure that the OHCHR’s report on Sri Lanka, now due in September, is thorough and consistent. Speaking the...

Encourage SL to address Ethnic Reconciliation and Power Sharing” :The Hindu to Delhi

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The Hindu Editorial has urged the Indian government to encourage Sri Lankan leadership to address issues of ethnic reconciliation and power sharing with Tamils. The Editorail states: ‘Relations...

Repatriation conducive only if congenial atmosphere prevails” :Tamil Nadu Governor

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Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah has sated in his address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly that the government is committed to the peaceful, just and honourable resettlement of the refugees. But it is of the...

‘ Extend support for UN investigation’: Amnesty Internal urges SL

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Amnesty International India has stressed that the government must cooperate with the UN, including the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL).The new Sri Lankan government should extend the support...

TNA to accept ministries in EPC: Ariyanenthiarn

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Batticaloa TNA Parliamentarian B.Ariyanenthiran has stated that a consensus has been reached between the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress in being partners in the formation...

NP Councilor Kanagasundaraswamy passes away

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A member of the Northern Provincial Council Veeravgu Kanagasundara Swamy passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday. He was elected to the Council from Mulletheewu district during the 2013 provincial...

Abduction and arresting of Tamils returning from foreign countries are on the increase

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Although the new government has invited the Tamils living in foreign countries to return to Sri Lanka, the officials specially the security apparatus of the country have not shown any change in...

UN is once again failing the Tamil people by delaying justice: BTF denounces

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The British Tamils Forum (BTF) has expressed its deepest disappointment and anguish over the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to delay the presentation of the war crime inquiry report  on Sri...

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Jake Lynch urges IC to gather evidences for ICC trial on genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka

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Director of Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney Professor Jake Lynch, has stressed the role of the International Community to press ahead with efforts to gather evidence for...

ukraine Says Some Soldiers Taken Prisoner in Debaltseve

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Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defense ministry said Tuesday, but denied rebel claims that they have seized control of the key...

We want to play perfect cricket’ – Johnson

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Australia have declared their intention to keep raising the bar on performances in this World Cup, going on from a lopsided opening victory over England to achieve perfection before the tournament is...

NZ stutter to win after dominant bowling

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A collective groan went up at the University Oval when Brendon McCullum chose to bowl and the worst fears of the full-house crowd seemed to be coming true when Scotland slumped to 12 for 4 against...

Developments in U.N. Inquiry Into Human Rights Abuses in Sri Lanka

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, recommended that the Human Rights Council defer the release of a landmark inquiry into possible war crimes...

Sri Lanka wins delay over U.N. war crimes report

“I am acutely aware that many victims … might see this is as the first step towards shelving, or diluting, a report they have long feared they would never see,” he said.

The State of Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

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   POPULATION The total population is approximately 1.5 million Resident population in the estates is- 912,000. Out of this workers 193,412 and the staff 12,330 (in 2012)are employed by the...

Shriya’s love for art

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Shriya Saran spent quality time at the contemporary art fiesta Kochi Muziris Biennale recently, and described that she felt as if she was inside a wonderland. “The world of art gives you a lot...

Greece Facing ‘Disaster’ As Talks Break Down

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Greece has been warned of an impending “disaster” after crisis talks between the country’s finance minister and Eurozone counterparts broke up without agreement in Brussels. The...

Northern Fishermen express disappointment over government’s attitude

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Northern fishermen have expressed disappointment over the attitude of new movement,  and they have said that  the Colombo government failed to consult them before the president’s visit to India....

TNA will not accept local investigation: Suresh denies Sumanthiran’s opinion

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The statement of Sumanthiran that, if the term of office of the UN investigation and if they are allowed to come in the publication of the investigation report could be postponed and that, an...

Mannar Paralysed: People gathered in large number to protest transgression of Indian Fisher men

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A mass protest was held by the people of Mannar yesterday demanding to stop the transgression of Indian Fishermen and to arrest them. Transport came to stand still as people flooded the town. All...

North is developed, but there are enormous problems: The New Governor describes

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The new Governor of the North, H.M.Palihakara said at the Coordinating Committee meeting held with Minister Karu Jayasooriya in Chair, yesterday morning that, although development being undertaken in...

We will continue dump garbage here: Municipal Commissioner says to protesters

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When the  Municipal Commissioner Pranavanathan,  visited the protest site, people requested him not to dump garbage there. But, the commissioner said that, this is Municipal property and that...

People oppose dumping of solid wastes at Kallundai: Mass protest held

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A picketing protest  insisting not to dump solid wastes at Kallundai, blocking traffic on Sunday.  People of Navaly, Anaicodai, and Kakaitivu areas participated in this protest. The solid wastes...

Mullaitivu Election Arena sans excitation and deserted: Campaigns end on 25th

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The Election department had announced that all propaganda campaigns for the Puthukudiyiruppu and Karaithuri Pattu  Pradeshiya Saabs  should be terminated on 25th mid night . This election is to...

TNA to be a partner in EP administration

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Tamil National Alliance has responded positively to an appeal made by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem seeking its support to from a national government in the eastern province. TNA has...