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11,325,753 Eggs and 9,215,816 Litres of Milk produced in the North

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The Northern Provincial has put out the activity reports for 2013 October to 2014 September, of the five districts under it. As per this report the production is as follows: Milk (Litres)        ...

No mention made by me regarding Compensation: Deputy Consular

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The matter regarding the trespass of the Indian fishermen was brought to my notice and I promised that I will bring this to the notice of the Indian Government, but I never made promises regarding...

Rajapakse meets Attanayake in Welikade jail

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Mahinda Rajapakse, former President, met Tissa Attanayake in Welikade jail and held talks with him. Tissa Attanayake is on remand at the Welikade Prison allegedly on a charge of committing forgery.

Hirunika addresses SLFP meetings in Amparai

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Hirunika Premachandra, member of the Western Provincial Council, addressed meetings held in Amparai district under the auspices of Sri Lanka Freedom Party. She also observed that President Sirisena...

Kamal to play leading role in PK remake?

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Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ created records not only regarding the collections, but also regarding the number of controversies. This movie is regarded as one of the biggest hits released off...

Indian Media on PM Modi’s cooperative federalism

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The media in India discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on giving states more independence in running development schemes. Mr Modi on Sunday discussed his government’s...

Plight Of refugees fleeing Terror

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The terror of Boko Haram has forced a six-week delay for Nigeria’s presidential elections – but few Nigerians who have escaped the extremists believe their power will be curbed in that...

Statue to be erected for Late Navarathnasamy: The first man to swim across Palk Straight

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Navarathnasamy started his swim across Palk Straight on 1954 March 25 from near Thondaimanaru Bridge. The 60th anniversary of this historical feat by an Eelam Tamil falls on the 26th March this...

Indian fishermen’s transgression into Vadamaradchchi seas: Rs.10 million worth of nets damaged

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Rs.10 million worth of nets were damaged when the transgressing Indian fishermen were trawling in the Northern seas on Sunday. Affected fishermen had complained to Northern Provincial Council Member,...

Independence Day Affair: Teachers’Association condemns the participation

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The university Teachers’ Association had condemned the participation of the TNA Leader, Sampanthan and of Member of Parliament, M. A.Sumanthiran, in the 67th Independence Day Celebrations. A...

The TNA should have taken part in the Independence Day Celebration

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The Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V,Ananthasangari, had stated that, all of the TNA should have attended the Independence Day Celebrations of Sri Lanka. The new government...

Rs.40 Million to be distributed among 400 families by NPC

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It had been decided to distribute as Capital Assistance Rs.40 Million out of 51 Million allocated for vehicles for the NPC, to poor families affected by war. This had been intimated to the Chief...

Reduction in High Security Zone: Government to discuss with TNA

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“ 80% of the Northern people had voted for Maithri. I know that they are waiting for changes. I will point this out to the President and Prime minister about this.” said the state Minister for...

TNA to respond to Hakeem’s call today

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Tamil National Alliance is to respond today to the invitation extended by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem to TNA to form an all party administration in the Eastern Provicne. TNA Leader...

Hawai Hindu Swamy delivers discourse in Jaffna

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Head of the Saiva Aatheenam in Hawai, US, Satguru Bodhinatha Velan Swamigal delivered a religious discourse at the Regional office of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress in Nallor recently. All Ceylon...

Malic Samawickrema appointed UNP Chairman

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Malic Samarawickrema has been appointed Chairman of the United National Party to replace Kabir Hashim who has been appointed General Secretary following Tissa Attanayake crossing over to UPFA before...

BASL seeks cancellation of call for armed forces under Public Security Ordinance

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka has urged the President to refrain from renewing the call for armed forces in case the police cannot maintain public order. President had renewed it on February2 by an...

Austin Fernando in Sampoor, meets with the displaced, holds talks

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Eastern Provicne Governor Austin Fernando visited Sampoor on Sunday and met with the displaced people and discussed their issues. He also listened to their woes. Reports say that he undertook the...

TNA EP councilors hold talks with Hakeem

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Tamil National Alliance Councilors in the Eastern Provincial Council had a meeting with Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem at his Colombo residence on Sunday. SLMC Geenarl Secretary...

Attack on the house of the Provincial council Member, Vinthan

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Unidentified men had stoned the house of the Provincial Council ruling party Member, Vinthan Kanagaratnam. This attack was made last Friday at about 10.00 p.m. Some unidentified persons had come in...

Hakeem extends invitation to TNA to join EP administration

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem has called upon the Tamil National Alliance to be a stake holder in the administration of the Eastern Province headed by Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed. He...

Over 2,000 important files missing at the Ministry, says Ravi

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Minister Ravi Karunanayake says he received information that over 2,000 important files of the Finance Ministry have gone missing.Karunanayake added that he will complain to the Criminal...

Video Appearing to Show Jordanian Pilot’s Burning Death ‘Absolutely’ Backfired Against ISIS

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The ISIS video appearing to show a Jordanian pilot being burned alive “absolutely” backfired on the terror group, retired Marine Corps GeneralJohn Allen told ABC News in an exclusive...

Four-way emergency Ukraine summit planned in Minsk

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French, German and Ukrainian leaders are planning a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for Wednesday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine.The four leaders talked by...

Veteran comedian passed away

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Actor Chellathurai, who had played comedy and character roles in more than 350 films, passed away in Chennai on Saturday (February 7) following health ailments. He was 74. Chellathurai had acted...

Nigeria election: Vote delay ‘a setback for democracy’

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Nigeria’s opposition says the decision to postpone the 14 February presidential elections by six weeks is a “major setback for democracy”. The election commission said it moved the...

National Soora Sabha meets Muslim legislators

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Muslim parliamentarians met the Soora Sabha yesterday in the aftermath of the presidential poll, formation of the new government and the swearing in of the Eastern Provincial Council. Ministers Rauff...

No Confidence Motion against John Amaratunge

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Opposition has handed over a no confidence motion against Minister of Public Order John Amaratunge to the Secreatary General of Parliament. Reports say 114 parliamantarisan have signed it, while the...

Sainthamaruthu Demo against Hakeem

A demonstration was staged in Sainthamaruthu expressing protest against Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem for his selection of the Chief Minster. The protest was organized by the...

Interim Budget 2015 passed

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The Parliament passed the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka on January 29. It was the first budget of the new government. The budget was passed by a majority of 163...

Sampanthan meets PM urges expeditious resettlement, release of political prisoners

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Tamil National Alliance Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe at Temple Trees and urged him to expedite the resettlement of the displaced in the north and the east and the release of the political prisoners....

SLMC’s administration in EP is a breach of mandate of people: Sampanthan

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has accused that Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Alliance taking up the rein of administration in the Eastern Provincial Council is a breach of the mandate given...

CA says ’no’ to Writ of Prohibition to amend constitution as urgent bill

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The Court of Appeal dismissed the Writ of Prohibion sought to prevent the parliament from amending the constitution as an ‘Urgent Bill’ under the 100 day program. A proposal has been made under...

The legal fraternity welcomed the Govt’s move on CJ move: Wijedasa

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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksahas stated that the stand taken by the government to deal with the dispute that arose over the reinstatement of Shirani and the removal of Mohan Peiris has been...

The Change achieved and the Solution that is still elusive

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L. Vijayanathan The findings of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the international investigations regarding Sri Lanka will be tabled in the sessions of the Human Rights Council in March...

Injured Ishant Sharma ruled out of World Cup 2015

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India’s senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma was on Saturday ruled out of the Cricket World Cup owing to a knee injury after he was the only one among the four injured cricketers who failed in the...

Parents of Kayla Mueller ‘hopeful she is alive’

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The parents of a US hostage who Islamic State (IS) militants say was killed by a Jordanian air strike in Syria say they are “hopeful” she is still alive. The parents of captured aid...

Goundar is back

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Goundamani – that name alone brings a smile to our faces. Now, imagine him sporting a T-shirt and jeans. He looks youthful, right? Now, you’ll see him soon as a youthful hero. His next...

Winnipeg woman caught up in international sex assault investigation

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A Winnipeg woman is part of an international investigation into an Italian military police officer who allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted some of the women he connected with on the popular...

No reduction in Military presence in the North: Says Minister of Defense at Palaly

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“ Army camps cannot built on the sea or in the sky. As the army camps are established on land the public will be inconvenienced. The Government will take action to solve these problems. But neither...

A Presidential task Force, to consider the release of 274 Political Prisoners

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A presidential task force will consider about releasing 274 Tamil political prisoners, said the Media spokesman for the Cabinet, Rajitha Senaratne. A proposal by the President for constituting a...

Strict action will be taken against illegal sand miners: P.Ainkaranesan

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“The details of the permits issued by Secretariat of Geology and mines to sand miners were made available to us. Hence, speedy action will be taken against those people who engage in illegal sand...

Interim budget, relief to people: Minister Champika

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has praised that the interim budget of the new governemtn presented by Finance Minister Ravi Krunanayake provides relief to people and removes burden placed on poor...

Budget of new Govt is election oriented: Dinesh

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UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena charged that the interim budget is election oriented. He was speaking in Parliament on the debate on the budget. He stated: ‘Most of the proposals in the...

Ali Zahir Moulana sworn in as EP Councilor

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Ali Zahir Moulana was sworn in as member of the Eastern Provincial Council before Eastern Provicne Governor Austin Fernando yesterday. He was appointed in place of Ameer Ali, who had earlier...

Commemoration event held in Trincomalee for Murdered Journalists

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A commemoration event in memory of journalist Sugirtharajan  murdered on the Trincomalee soil and Lasantha Wickremathunga, Jounalist and a former editor of Sunday Leader who was murdered in Colombo,...

SLMC Deputy Leader Nazeer Ahamed EP Chief Minister

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has appointed its deputy leader and Provincial Minister Nazeer Ahamed as the Chief Minsiter of the Eastern Province. He took oaths as Chief Minister of the Eastern Province...

ICET urges International community to demand Sri Lanka to allow UN investigators into the country

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Underlining the new government’s claim of restoring democracy in Sri Lanka, International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has urged the international community to demand new Sri Lankan regime to...

Sri Lanka to seek World Bank help in tracking down hidden assets

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Sri Lanka is seeking World Bank help to track down assets hidden abroad, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, with an ant-corruption watchdog due to visit Washington soon. Minister Samaraweera...

Heavyweights look to exorcise knockout ghosts

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When South Africa first featured in a World Cup, in 1992, they had only played three one-day matches. By the time they played in their sixth tournament, in 2011, they had participated in 452 ODIs. In...