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Report should not be delayed: Sumanthiran insists the inquiry officers in Geneva

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member of Parliament, M.A. Sumanthiran who met high level officers of Human Rights Council, including head of the UNHRC investigation Committee, which is...

Rasamanohary Pulendran commemorative meeting in Colombo

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A simple event was held at Bambalapitiya Saraswathy Hall to commemorate the death of former State Minister Rasamanohary Pulendran recently. At the commencement of the occasion, the portrait of...

Sinnamani no more

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A veteran Tamil artiste Nagalingam Kanapathypillai, respectfully called   Villisai Chakaravarthy died at the age of 79. He was a native of Atchuveli. He had been popular in villisai performances in...

Shreya Ghoshal marries love of her life

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The beautiful and melodious singer Shreya Ghoshal has got married. Held in a very private manner last night (5th Feb), Shreya tied the knot with her childhood love Shiladitya amidst the presence of...

Taiwan plane crash engines ‘lost power’

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Black box data from the TransAsia Airlines turbo-prop plane that crashed in Taiwan has revealed that power was cut to both engines, investigators say.Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council said the...

Setting up of Presidential Task Force for Reconciliation; Cabinet approves

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Cabinet approval has been given to the setting up of a Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation. This was reevaled by Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dr.Rajitha Seniviratne told the media that...

There should be no enforced repatriation: Elangovan

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TNCC President E.V.K.S. Elankovan has told the Indian government that there should be no enforced repatriation of refugees. He said: “In my opinion, if they (Lankan refugees) are willing to get...

TNA delegation to proceed to Geneva before UNHRC sessions Commences: Mavai

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Illanaki Thamil Arasu Katchi Leader Mavai Senathyrajah has stated that a high powered delegation of the Tamil National Alliance will visit Geneva prior to the commencement of the sessions of UN Human...

Mavai opens Nallur Pradesa Sabha

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Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi Leader Mavai Senathyrajah declared open the new Secretariat of the Nallur Pradesa Sabha recently. The Secretariat building has three floors. The Secretariat is housed on...

Subramania Swamy’s plea in Jayalalitha’s appeal partially allowed

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BJP Leader Subramania Swamy’s plea to intervene in the Jayalalitha’s appeal hearing has been allowed partially by Karnataka High Court. Justice C.R.Kumaraswmay hearing the appeal orderd that...

Tissa’s request to attend Parliament allowed by Court

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An application made by former Minister Tissa Attanayake on remand to attend the proceedings of Parliament was allowed by Court. Fort Magistrate Thillina Gamage made the order and directed the Prison...

FSP opposes Gazette to deploy armed forces

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Frontline Socialist Party has expressed its objection to the latest gazette notification that allows the call out of armed forces to maintain law and order in the country. Spokesperson of FSP Pubudu...

High Court order on Swamy’s plea to assist in Jayalalitha case

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The High Court’s special bench on Wednesday reserved order on BJP leader Subramamian Swamy’s request to assist the court in the ongoing hearing of criminal appeals filed by AIADMK supremo J...

Karunanidhi affirms commitment to welfare of Lankan Tamils

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The war of words between M Karunanidhi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam over repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees continued today with the DMK chief affirming his commitment for the...

Day to day problems should be solved prior to political solution insists Mavai

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The leader of the Federal party Mavai Senathirajah said that before finding  a final political solution to the ethnic crisis, several problems confronting the Tamil people should be solved. Several...

‘Independence Day Participation’ is a great betrayal: Says Tamil Arasu Kachchi Vice President

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The Senior Vice President of the Federal Party, Professor C. K. Sittampalam has vehemently condemned that, the participation of Iillankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) in the Independence day...

Sri Lanka always find a way to be in contention

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Sri Lanka stunned the world by winning the World Cup in 1996, a mere 14 years after becoming a Test nation. Since then, they have come close on a couple of occasions, finishing runners-up in the last...

BTF cautions the international community not to be fooled by the new Sri Lankan government

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The British Tamils Forum in a press release expressed their concern about Sri Lanka’s new President’s tactics to hoodwink the international community, by promising to set up a local...

New Sri Lanka president renews troop deployment orders

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Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena has renewed orders allowing for troops to be deployed across the island, dampening hopes on Thursday of a lower-profile military presence under...

Protest against Delhi church attacks

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Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have detained dozens of people who were protesting against recent attacks on churches in the city. There have been five attacks on churches in Delhi since...

Serena Williams ends 14-year Indian Wells boycott

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Serena Williams has ended her boycott of Indian Wells, 14 years after suffering racist abuse at the tournament. The American will contest the BNP Paribas Open at the Californian...

Don’t humiliate us, Greek finance minister tells Germany

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Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has urged Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts. Mr Varoufakis compared Greece’s plight with that of inter-war Germany,...

Ukraine crisis: Europe leaders in Ukraine peace bid

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French President Francois Hollande says he is heading to Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to present a new peace initiative. He said they would put forward the new plan before meeting...

KP restrained from leaving the country

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Kumaran Pathmanathan, alias KP, has been prevented from leaving the country following an interim order by Court of Appeal today. Court made the order sequel to an writ application filed by JVP...

Torch Relay Calling Justice for Tamil Genocide Flagged Off in London

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A torch relay to demand create awareness about the genocide committed against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka was flagged off at No. 10 Downing street in London on Wednesday. This 12-day torch relay...

DEW on Reinstatement of Shirani and removal of Mohan

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Leader of the Communist Party Parliamentarian has observed that the impasse over the reinstatement of CJ Shirani Bandaranayaka and the removal of CJ  Mohan Peiris was nothing but another crisis...

Chandrika says Govt has ended religious hate

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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka has stated that the new government has put an end to religious hatred that destroys the unity of the country. Hate speech against any...

Batti Civil Society praises JVP for voicing for Tamil political prisoners

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Batticalo District Civil Society has praised and expressed its gratitude to the JVP for making a request to the government for the release of Tamil political prisoners. The letter is signed by...

Returnee Batti youth arrested at airport

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Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian B.Ariyanendran has charged that the government which has appealed to the refugees to return has arrested a Batticaloa youth who returned to the...

TNA at Independence Day event, a principled stand in emerging development: Sampanthan

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has defended his participation and that of TNA Parliamentarian Sumanthiran in the Independenc Day Celebration this year stating that the decision was taken...

TNA Spokesperson demands disciplinary action against Sampanthan and Sumanthiran

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While expressing strong condemnation over Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R.Sampanthan and TNA Parliamentarian Sumanthiran’s participation at the Sri Lanka’s independent day celebration...

NP Governor seeks constructive dialogue

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The Governor of the Northern Province Pallihakkara has underlined the need for constructive dialogue to address Northern people’s needs. He expressed this view, when he met well wishers at his...

Slain Trinco journalist Suhirtharasan contributed to investigative Tamil journalism: Vithy

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Senior Tamil Journalist Nadesapillai Vithyatharan stated that the salin Trinco mediaman Suhirtharasasn made substantial contribution in investigative Tamil journalism. He was addressing a meeting...

Independence Day Celebrations; TNA takes part

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Tamil National Alliance participated at the Independence Day Celebrations held this year. TNA Leader R.Sampanthan and TNA Parliamentarian Sumanthiran were present at the celebration, while the...

New Indian Express on Repatriation of Lankan refugees

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New Indian Express, based in India, has in its Editorial made observations on the repatriation of Lankan refugees to Sri Lanka. It said: “The inter-ministerial talks on resolving the woes of the...

Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town

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(Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels appeared to be in full control on Wednesday of one of the towns that has been a principal target of their advance, as they attempt to surround a nearby garrison...

Cricket World Cup contenders saddled with familiar baggage

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With strong hosts expected to challenge, a highly-fancied South Africa facing their demons and a sprawling format certain to generate criticism, the cricket World Cup’s return to Australia and...

ICC Cricket World Cup: There is one team India dread, this time too…

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Guess who India have never beaten at the World Cup. Can they do this time around? Relive their previous encounters before looking too far ahead. Besides winning the trophy two times, the record in...

TNA is positive about resettlement of the displaced: Saravanapavan

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan has expressed the view that his party believes that there is a likelihood of the resettlement of the displaced. There are positive signals...

“Limiting executive powers, strengthening Parliament and democracy, Govt’s priorities” :President

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President Maithripala Sirisena has stated in his Independence Day Address that his government is committed to implementing his promises such as limiting executive powers, empowering parliament,...

“Revision of Standing Orders necessary to avoid chaos in future” :Hakeem

Minister Rauf Hakeem has urged that the Standing Orders relating to the appointment of Chief Justice must be revised to avoid chaos in future. Speaking in the Parliament on the CJ issue, Hakeem...

Lord Naseby in Jaffna meets Governor NP

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Chairman of the All Government Party Group in the British Parliament Lord Naseby met H.M. G.S. Pallihakkara and discussed issues relating to the province.

UN court dismisses Croatia and Serbia genocide claims

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The International Court of Justice has rejected claims of genocide by Serbia and Croatia against each other during the Croatian war of secession from Yugoslavia. The Croatian government had alleged...

Naanum Rowdy team in Chennai

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The upcoming Vijay Sethupathi-Nayantara starrer was reportedly underway shoot in Pondicherry just few days back. And now, the team is back here in Chennai. The movie produced under Dhanush’s...

Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot’s death

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Jordan has executed two convicts, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one of its air force pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants. The woman, failed suicide bomber Sajida...

Unite despite divisions: Colombo Archbishop

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Colombo Archbishop Rev MaIcolm Cardinal Ranith has appeled to the people to unite despite divisions. In his Independence Day Message stated: “I am pleased to write a message regarding the...

Biswal Expresses satisfaction over her visit to Sri Lanka

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal has expressed her satisfaction over her visit to Sri Lanka. In a press released issued today by the Embassy of the...

Butterfly connected to Silk production found in Velanai

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A butterfly having close connection to a butterfly variety playing a major role in production of silk was caught in Velanai, Jaffna, said the Dean of the zoology Faculty of the Jaffna University, Dr....

Routine life of northern people will be enhanced: Chief Secretary, NPC

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Action will be taken to develop the economy and the routine life of Northern people said the Chief Secretary of Northern Provincial Council, Mr.A. Pathinathan, after assuming duties.  Earlier on...

Let’s usher in good governance and unity: President’s message

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President Maithripala Sirisena has in his Independence Day message has stated that ehe celebration of this 67th anniversary of our Independence is of special significance as it sees the launch of a...