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Demonstration against corruption in Eastern University

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A demonstration calling to appoint an independent commission to inquire into alleged corruption in Easter University was held in Batticaloa, on Monday evening. This demonstration was organized by the...

Modi telephone conversation with President Maithri

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera speaks ahead of a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on February 12, 2015 at the State Department in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India had a telephone conversation with HE the President Maithripala Sirisena today (13) morning and stated that Indian Government and the People of India are waiting...

Explosions and gunfire at Pakistan prayer hall

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Pakistani Taliban continued their deadly sectarian campaign on Friday with an assault by suicide attackers on a packed prayer hall full of Shia worshippers that left 19 dead. A further 40 people were...

Specialist bowlers or allrounders? Mathews undecided

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Beginning his World Cup on the back of a difficult few weeks in New Zealand, Sri Lanka captainAngelo Mathews was characteristically non-committal on the likely combination to appear in the...

England set for fiery Valentine’s day date

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A full house crowd in excess of 90,000 is expected at the MCG to see these old enemies start their World Cup campaigns. Most will be expecting a Valentine’s day massacre. With Australia having...

Samaraweera underscores the importance of shared common values and ideals between SL and US

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, addressing the National Press Club in Washington DC yesterday, highlighted the fact that Sri Lanka and the United States are two countries that...

The Hindu Editorial on NPC Resolution

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The Editorial of the Hindu newspaper has stated that the resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council test the will of the new government on reconciliation. The Editorial sattes: “ The...

Govt’s proposal on release of lands in HSZs

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President Maithripala’s proposal to relase the lands in High Security Zones in the North has been approved by the Cabinet. According to the proposal the government has decided to release lands...

External Affairs Minister seeks ties with US

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera speaks ahead of a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on February 12, 2015 at the State Department in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN

External Afairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera has observed that Sri Lanka seeks ties with US. He made this observation ahead of his meeting with US top diplomat John Kerry in Washington on Thursday....

Initiate dialogue for political solution: TNA to Govt

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran has sought the new government to initiate a dialogue with it to find a permanent solution to the national question. Sumanthiran has made this...

Iynkaranesan hands over vehicles for veterinary surgeons in the North

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Northern Provincial Minister Iynkaranesan handed over eight vehicles to veterinary surgeons in the north for enhancing veterinary services in the province at a simple event held at Sangilyan Poonga...

27 th anniversary of SLMC

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress held a seminar recently to mark the 27 th anniversary of the registration of the SLMC as a political party. The event took place at Tharuslam, the Head Quarters of the...

Reconciliation is most important issue in Lankan polity: Mangala Samaraweera in the US

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External Affiars Minister Mangala Samaraweera has assured the international community that the most important issue for the Sri Lankan polity, and the longest pending, is reconciliation. The new...

Sampanthan at Koneswaram Kumbaabishekam 2015

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan was among the thousands of devotees that congregated at the Kumbabiahekam of sacred Thirukoneswaram held on February 11. The ceremony was held according to...

Vipusika’s mother Transferred to Magazine prison

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The mother of Vipusika  who was earlier detained in the notorious ‘Boosa’ prison, Jeyakumari had been transferred to magazine prison following the failure to issue the renewal order of Detention...

Abducted murdered persons in the closed wells in Jaffna and in the Islands?

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The state minister Wijayakala Maheswaran visited the Island sector on the 10th and the members of the missing person’s families aired their suspicions to the minister that the closed wells in...

Raviharan Summoned to TID, Kilinochchi

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The TID,  Kilinochchi has summoned Thurairasa  Raviharan , the TNA member of the Northern Provincial Council  representing  Mullaitivu  was summoned to TID office at Kilinochchi  on 18/2/2015....

8 Navy men arrested for the death of a fisherman

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Eight Navy men from the Karainagar Navy camp were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of causing the death to a fisherman from Eluvaitheevu. Antony Jesuthasan (aged 60) of ward no.4, Eluvaitheevu, was...

NCCT welcomes resolution on Tamil Genocide by NPC

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The National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) has welcomed the resolution of the Tamil Genocide passed unanimously by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on February 10th,...

Giving more time and space to Sri Lanka will jeopardise the justice: The Tamil Civil Society Forum

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The Tamil Civil    Society Forum in a letter sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today , has urged the report of UN inquiry on war crimes in Sri Lanka be...

NPC Chief Minister suggests ‘Laws’ to end transgression of Indian trawlers into the seas of Northern Sri Lanka

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To put a full stop to the transgression of Indian fishermen trawlers in the Northern seas, the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has suggested that both Indian and...

President promises to open 1000 acres in Vali North to the owners soon

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given an undertaking that he will prioritise the case of land issues in Valikamam North and open at least a thousand acres to the owners to take residence very...

Wigneswaran met President Maithripala Sirisena

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 Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C. V. Wigneswaran met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon at 2pm. Home Affairs Minister Joseph Michael...

TNPF hails the resolution as a clear manifestation of Tamils’ opposition to Unitary State solution

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Tamil National people’s Front (TNPF) has hailed the Genocide Resolution passed by Northern Provincial Council last Monday as a big victory for Tamils. “It’s a victory for all Tamils”...

Latest Look of ‘Romeo Juliet’

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This is a latest look of ‘Romeo Juliet’,  an upcoming Tamil romantic comedy written and directed by Lakshman. The film features Jayam Ravi and Haniska Motwani in the leading roles, while D....

Leela Samson in OK Kanmani?

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There are certain reports in the industry saying that former Kalakshetra director and ex Censor Board chairman Leela Samson has played a guest role in director Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ok...

Karthi and Nagarjuna movie started

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Karthi and Nagarjuna movie started  yesterday with Pooja.  This romantic movie  will be made in both Tamil and Telugu. The film will be directed by Telugu director Vamshi Paidipally, who has made...

Tissa released on bail

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Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake who was on remand on charge allegedly of forgery was released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamge. He was ordered to be released on bail with...

Colombo Road renamed Dr. Ananda Coomaraswamy

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The name of the road in Colombo which was named Nelum Pokuma following the opening of Nelum Pokuma Theatre by the former government has been renamed with the original name Dr. Ananda Kumaraswamy MW....

Tone of NPC Resolution unfortunate: Mano

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Democratic People’s Front Leader has observed that the tone and the wording of the recent resolution of the Northern Provincial Council making remarks on the new government, Prime Minister and the...

Rajitha on NPC Resolution

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Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaartne has expressed concern over the recent resolution by the Northern Provincial Council. He has stated that the Northern Provincial Council has taken...

NY Times Editorial titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Duty on War Crimes’

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New York Times has written an Editorial under the title ‘Sri Lanka’s Duty on War Crimes and sates that the Sirisena government must deal with the legacy of the past. The Editorial sates: ‘It...

The Genocide resolution of the NPC: Rejected by Sri Lanka Government

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The Sri Lankan Government had rejected a resolution passed by the NPC stating that  a genocide had taken place in Sri Lanka. As a Government it cannot accept that a genocide had taken place in Sri...

India wary of NPC resolution on Genocide

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 “Any attempt to challenge the new government in Colombo with an international genocide probe could complicate matters” referring to the sources in Delhi, The Hindu said. According to The...

Governor calls Wigneswarn to meet him

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In response to the resolution on Genocide passed by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) yesterday, the newly appointed governor of the NPC H.M.G.S. Palihakkara has called the Chief Minister C.V....

BTF Welcomes NPC Resolution on Sri Lanka’s Genocide Against Tamils

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British Tamils Forum (BTF) has  welcomed the resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council yesterday on Genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka. “BTF commends the Chief Minister and the...

Accountability Question could be blocked in-land: Fears Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

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The current need of India and America is to increase the influence of the present regime among the Sinhala masses. Hence there is an attempt to curtail the UNHRC’s actions, with the publication of...

Is the UN Inquiry becoming a Mirage?

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The resolutions brought up under the leadership of America were solely for exerting pressure on the Mahinda Rajapakse government. They were not brought, to demand accountability for the Human Rights...

Eros Intl to release Kamal’s Uttama Villain

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Eros leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry announced its association with N.Lingusamy’s Thirupathi Brothers media private limited. As part of the tie-up, Eros will...

Film director arrested for forcing young girl into prostitution

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 The Anti Trafficking  Cell,  CB CID last Tuesday received an information that a film director Senthamil Arasu of Porur in collusion with a broker by name Rajeswari of Nungambakkam was forcing a...

Simbu and Selvaragavan together

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Simbu and Selvaragavan together are joining together for a project. Music director of this project will be Yuvan. It will start after completion of Simbu and Gautham’ project, entitled “Acham...

‘Paambu Sattai’

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The movie ‘Paambu sattai’ will commence  the shooting from tomorrow (11th February ). it will jointly produced by R.Sarath Kumar, R.Radhika Sarath kumar, Listin Stephen of Magic...

Modi government should step down, says Vaiko

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With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) heading for a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) founder Vaiko on Tuesday lauded the Arvind...

Syria’s President denied on barrel bombs

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says his government is receiving messages from the US-led coalition battling the jihadist group, Islamic State. Mr Assad that there had been no direct...

Resolution is a challenge to the moral integrity and humaneness of the Sinhalese: Says C.V. Wigneswaran

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Moving the resolution on genocide at Northern Provincial Council a meeting held at Kaithady Council Hall today, the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran said this...

It’s a Genocide against Tamils, need action from ICC: NPC unanimously passes resolution ( Resolution attached )

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The Northern Provincial Council today in a landmark move unanimously passed a resolution stating what happened to the Tamils in Sri Lanka is Genocide. The resolution  provides an overview of the...

Protection of fundamental rights, sacred duty of Courts: CJ Sripavan

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Chief Justice K. Sripavan has stated that it is the sacred duty of Courts to see that fundamental rights of every citizen are protected and safeguared. Chief Justice K. Sripavan, in his address at...

Suruthi heads to Amman Temple

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Shruti Haasan went to Massani Amman temple during shooting yesterday. She  is a devout Shiva believer and often goes to temples   in Hyderabad or Chennai during Mahashivratri, happened to be in...

Yennai Arindhaal trimmed by 6 minutes

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Anushka introduction scene and Yaen Ennai song have been removed .Movie starts directly from the airport scene after the title song. This film is co-written and directed by Gautham Menon, and...

Chain of demonstrations if Indian Fishermen are not controlled

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Indian and Sri Lankan Governments Should Control trespassing Indian fishermen. If no suitable solution is found before the Katchatheevu St. Antony’s feast, chain demonstrations will be undertaken,...