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Responsibility was handed over, but authority was retained: Says NPC Chief Minister

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The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has expressed cynicism over the manner in which power of the Northern Provincial has been nullified. Chief Minister made...

New Editors to Lake House newspapers

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Senior journalist Lakshman Gunasekera has been appointed Chief Editor of Sunday Observer, while another senior journalist Lalith Alahakoon has been appointed Editor of Daily News.

Refugee Graduates as teachers in hill country schools

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State Minister of Plantaion Industry K.Velautham has presented a proposal to the government to appoint graduate refugees presently in Tamil Nadu as teachers in the upcountry schools. According to the...

Shed conflict- politics and take up compromise politics: NPC Chief Minister

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We have engaged in conflict politics so far. May the Almighty open up avenues for compromise- politics, said Northern Chief Minister C.Vickneswara, while addressing the Coordinating Committee meeting...

Sampanthan neither happy nor disappointed with UN’s decision to delay its inquiry report

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Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan was quoted as saying to BBC Tamil Service that he was neither happy nor disappointed about the Human Rights Council’s decision to delay the UN report...

Joyful Ireland deepen West Indies turmoil

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field on February 16, 2015 in Nelson, New Zealand.

Ireland put the world in the cup as the obliging West Indies sleepwalked to an embarrassing – does it embarrass them anymore, though? – defeat during which only Darren Sammy and Lendl...

Samboor displaced people on token huger strike

A hunger strike was held by the displaced people from Samboor in Killivetty seeking the governemtn to resettle them in their original lands in Samboor. Displaced people of Samboor presently in...

Human Rights Council agrees to delay the UN report on Sri Lanka by six months

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The United Nations decided Monday to postpone an eagerly-awaited report on a war crimes probe into Sri Lanka’s brutal separatist war to give the country’s new government a chance to...

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

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Sri Lanka’s bid to postpone publication of a UnitedNations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, according to a letter...

Govt seeks cordiality with Northern Province: Karu Jayasuriya

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Local Government Minister Karu Jayasuriya has stated that the new government seeks to establish cooperation with the northern province not only to solve people’s problems and but more than that to...

Rally with the university community in their protest: TNA’s call to Tamil people

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The International community and the UN should be made aware of what the Tamil people’s feelings are. Hence the protest of the university community should be transformed into a gargantuan protest...

Manorama denies rumours on her health condition

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Senior actress Manorama has denied all the rumours about her health condition. For a few days, there were rumours that Manorama’s condition is very critical, but Manorama confirmed that she is...

Egypt bombs IS in Libya after beheadings video

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Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. State TV said the dawn strikes had targeted...

Families of disappeared launched a symbolic Hunger Strike in Batticaloa

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Several hundred relatives of the disappeared are a symbolic hunger strike today in Batticaloa at Gandhi Park, demanding to reveal the whereabouts of their kin and their immediate release. The hunger...

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka

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Press Trust of India reports that, India and Sri Lanka signed a civilian nuclear pact that would help the island nation meet its energy goals, a sign of improving ties as President Maithripala...

Narendra Modi meets Maithripala Sirisena

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hyderabad House here on Monday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier called on the visiting...

President unveiled Avalokitheswara Bodhisathwa statue

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President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled an Avalokitheswara Bodhisathwa statue yesterday  afternoon at Sri Lankan High Commission office complex in New Delhi.

Shift Army camp at Poovarasu Primary School: Sivasakthy Anandan to President

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Vavuniya Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Sivasakthy Anandan has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to shift the army unit stationed at Poovarasu Primary School in Poovarasan Kulam in...

Govt appoints Paskaralingam as PM’s advisor

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Government has appointed a former official R.Paskaralingam as an advisor to Prime Minister. He had held important positions in international organizations and during the Premadasa regime.

Support release of OHCHR report: TNA to India, US

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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh K. Premachandran has sated that the Tamil National Alliance has urged India and the US to support the release of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri...

TNA Leader at Jothylinga Dharshan at Trinco

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan inaugurated the 12 Jothy Linga Dharshan in Trincomalee Sivan Kovil on Sunday, Feb15. The event organized under the patronage of Bramma Kummaris Raja Yoga...

Narendra Modi’s dig at AAP over power bills

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In an apparent dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over its poll pledge to reduce power bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wondered how such promises could be made by political parties in...

India welcomes President and wife

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in India with his wife, was given a red carpet welcome at the Indira Ghanthy Internal Air Port tody. State Minister of Shipping P.Rathakrishnan welcomed...

Entrepreneurs Forum Registration Open Now

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Registration for Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum (TEF), a full day parallel event of FeTNA Annual Convention 2015 is open now. This event will take place at San Jose Marriott Hotel, 301 South Market St,...

Workshop series on self-determination

The Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (in association with SOAS Kurdish Society) is organising a series of three workshops.  These will evaluate past experiences of self-determination...

ISIS Bans Cell Phones

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Jihadists with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq reportedly cut off the hands of three women and whipped five men for violating a cell phone ban in Mosul, Iraq. The group also known as ISIS...

Karthi and Nagarjuna’s movie started with pooja

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Karthi and Nagarjuna’s movie started last week with pooja.  This movie will be made in both Tamil and Telugu. The film will be directed by Telugu director Vamshi Paidipally, who has made films...

Cricket World Cup 2015: India crush rivals Pakistan

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Virat Kohli compiled a composed hundred to help defending champions India begin the World Cup with a 76-run victory over fierce rivals Pakistan. Kohli made 107 and shared century stands with both...

Worldwide Tamil diaspora organisations jointly call on the UN to release OISL report in March

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Fifteen powerful worldwide Tamil Diaspora organisations have jointly urged in a letter written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today, to release the...

India may increase development aid to Sri Lanka

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India is expected to announce increased development assistance to Sri Lanka during the first visit of its new President Maithripala Sirisena in a measure to strengthen ties with his month-old...

Sri Lanka’s New President Makes India His 1st Visit Abroad

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Sri Lanka’s new leader is underlining India’s importance as a regional ally by making it his first official foreign destination as president, following years of uneasy relations with New...

Denmark sees possible ‘Charlie Hebdo’ motive behind Copenhagen attacks

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Police shot dead a gunman on Sunday whose attacks on a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech may have been inspired by an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last month,...

Kohli proves his weight in gold again

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on February 15, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.

It was only 300. It could easily have been 320, or even 330. Eighty-three runs were scored in the last 10 overs, but only 27 came from the last five. India’s batsmen are unfortunately followed...

Student girl abducted in Jaffna

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Abduction of a Tamil student in Jaffna has created panic   among the public.  According to reports reaching from Jaffna,   a girl student from  Kilinochi Poonery  was abducted  by...

Karuna sidelined in the SLFP

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Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna has been deprived of the post of Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at the meeting of the Executive of the party held yesterday. He is however...

Major changes in the SLFP

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A top level committee headed by President Maithripala Sirisena has been appointed to advise and lead the party for elction campaigning. The other members are y appointed a top level committee to...

AG’s address at ceremonial sitting for CJ Sripavan

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Attorney General (AG) Yuvanjana Wijeyatillake in his welcome address at the ceremonial sitting held to welcome Chief Justice Sripavan extended good wishes on on behalf of the official bar. He said:...

Request of the Chief Minister of NPC regarding the Genocide Resolution

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The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has requested all Tamil people around the world, to disseminate the interpretation of the Genocide Resolution,...

New Zealand defeats Sri Lanka, Australia defeats England

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New Zealand opened the Cricket World Cup with an impressive 98-run victory over Sri Lanka on Friday night in Christchurch, New Zealand. Later, in Melbourne, Australia cruised to a 111-run victory...

External Affairs Minister calls on UN Secretary General

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External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at UN Head Quarters in New York on February 13. Reports indicate that both discussed issues related to human...

Sripavan at Dalada Maligawa

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Chief Justice K.Sripavan paid homage at the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawe today. He also called on Maha Nayaka Theras of Asgiriya Chapter and Malwatte Chapter.

US ’s response to SL seeking delay in release of UNHCR Report

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United States has observed that it is up to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to determine the issue of the release of the report of the Human Rights Council. This...

Fielding woes continue Sri Lankan distress-ANDREW FIDEL FERNANDO

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No loss inspires as much regret as one conceived by spilled catches. No day feels so wasted as the one defined by a few sorry moments. For Sri Lanka, their time in New Zealand has been continually...

Brinda writes to TN DGP on Krishnagiri rape case

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‘Krishnagiri police was sabotaging the processes of justice in the case relating to the gang rape of a 16-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl’. Communist Party of India (Marxist)...

We have foiled shooting plot, says Canadian police

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Canadian police say they have foiled a plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area on Saturday. Three suspects were arrested and a fourth reportedly shot himself dead after police...

Credible internal investigations will be held into human rights violations: Presdient tells diplomats

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President Maithripala Sirisena has told the international community that the new government under him is committed to conduct credible investigations based on international standard into human rights...

Gunartanam’s visa had expired in Jan: AG

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The tourist visa of Kumar Gunaratnam’s tourist visa had expired in January, 2015. This was stated by the Deputy Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne during the hearing of the FR filed by Front...

Minister Arjuna takes initiatives to develop KKS harbor

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Minister of Harbour Arjuna Ranatunge has planned to take initiatives to develop the Kankesanthutai Harbour for commercial purposes. He was in KKs harbor recently assessing the situation for the...

TNA Leader on Sirisena’s visit to India

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena will not only improve relations between the two countries but also help resolve the national...

The activities and the Resolution of the Chief Minister is giving complete satisfaction: Says M.K Sivajilingam

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The Genocide resolution adopted in the Northern Provincial council is giving complete satisfaction and pleasure to me, said Sivajilingam, a former TNA MP and current Provincial Council Member and the...