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Vettori announces his retirement

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Daniel Vettori has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, declaring that the World Cup final against Australia was his last game for New Zealand. The New Zealand players landed in...

Saudi Arabia disputes deadly airstrike on refugee camp in Yemen

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An airstrike killed dozens of civilians Monday at a camp for displaced families in northern Yemen, raising concerns of a humanitarian crisis in the Middle East’s most impoverished country.The...

Cnennai to host EU Film Festival for next 10 days

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The rich cultural diversity of the European Union and its Member States will be on display in its myriad hues at the 20th European Union Film Festival that began today in Chennai. The festival brings...

Vincent Girls’ High School leads in Batticaloa in GCE (O.L) results with 24 “9A”s

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The results of the 2014 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination were released on the morning of Monday, March 30. In Batticaloa district, Vincent Girls’ High School is leading with twenty four...

War of words between Chinese firm and Sri Lanka escalates over Colombo Port City

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The war of words over the stalled Colombo Port City project escalated yesterday as China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) called the Sri Lankan government’s recent statement on the matter...

British woman in Sri Lanka ‘killed after falling from train after sitting on footboard’

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A British woman has died in Sri Lanka – reportedly killed after falling from a train. The Foreign Office has confirmed a British national died in Payagala yesterday but has yet to provide...

3 navy personnel arrested over Raviraj killing

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Three persons have been arrested over the murder of  TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj. Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, was gunned down in his car along with his police guard as he left his residence...

Hand over the 1,000 acre Kadju farm cultivated by the LTTE: The Civil Society requests Ranil

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When the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe attended meetings with Civil Societies at Kilinochchi Katcheri, they requested him to hand over the 1,000 acre Kadju farm at Jeyapuram , which was...

Give us our island: People of Iranaitheevu ask Ranil

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We got out of our island 30 years back and unable to return back yet although the war had ended several years back. The Navy is not allowing us to go back to our lands, please let us go to our lands...

Rights and Powers are coming towards us, points out the CM

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“ Little by little our rights and powers coming towards us. Good Governance is not a policy which could remain for name sake. A situation where every single act of ours being open to observation,...

Governments speed not adequate regarding Problems of the Tamils: NPC points out to visiting US Senators

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The NPC had pointed out that the government is not acting speedily on matters like release of lands and release of political prisoners, to the visiting American senators yesterday. They also pointed...

Vemabadi leads in GCE(O.L) results with 28 “9A”s and Jaffna Hindu with 18

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The GCE(O.L) – 2014 were published yesterday. In Jaffna district, Vembadi Girl’s  School is leading in the results of the 2014 GCE(O.L)  in Jaffna District, with twenty eight students ...

Pablo de Greiff will visit Jaffna

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff who is on a six day visit to Sri Lanka for helping in reconciliation will visit...

Ranil attempts to divide TNA: Ariyanendran charges

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Batticaloa MP Ariyanendran has charged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe seems to be striving to divide the TNA in the way he divided the LTTE. Speaking at a meeting in Batticaloa, he went on...

58 MPs support Dinesh to be Opposition Leader

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Wimal Weerawanse has stated that 58 Parliamentarians have a signed a petition seeking that MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena be appointed as Oppositon Leader. He has explained that some of the...

Court refuse Basil’s plea to recall warrant

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Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court has turned a plea made by lawyers on behalf of Basil Rajapakse to recall the warrant issued to arrest him. His lawyers assured Court that Basil will return to the...

Nimal can’t be opposition leader: Wimal

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Leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawanse has stated that Nimal Siripala de Silva cannot continue to be the leader of the opposition in the House. Addressing a media meeting, he stated...

OL results; performance by Vembady and Hindu

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26 students at Vembady Girls’ College and 18 students from Jaffna Hindu College have obtained 9 As in G C E (Ordinary Level) examination held in December 2014.

Demand to register TNA, move to disrupt party: Ariyanendran

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Parliamentraian Ariyanenthiran has charged that he views the demand to register Tamil National Alliance as a political party as a move to divide the Tamil National Alliance at a crucial time. He was...

11 members withdraw support to UPFA in the East

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Eleven members of the UPFA are to withdraw their support to the administration in the Eastern Provincial Council. They have decided to occupy the ranks of the opposition in the Council. This was...

Failure to register TNA; Suresh expresses disappointment

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has expressed disappointment over the failure to register TNA. Responding to the media on this issue, he stated that the request for...

Wigneswaran hands over appointments to graduate teachers

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Chief Minister Wigenswaran handed over letters of appointments to 252 graduates to serve in the north at an event held at Jaffna Ladies’ College. Provincial Education Minsiter T.Kurukularaja and...

Ranil stresses political solution

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stressed the need to find a political solution to ensure unity in the country. He made this observation at the end of his Jaffna visit. He stated that Tamil...

NSA shooting: One dead after car rams security gate

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One man has been killed and another was seriously wounded after a shooting at a gate to the US National Security Agency headquarters near Washington. NSA officers fired on a vehicle that refused to...

Alps crash: Lubitz ‘had treatment for suicidal tendencies’

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The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane, Andreas Lubitz, had received treatment for suicidal tendencies before getting his pilot licence, investigators say, but not recently. Lubitz, 27, is...

New method to increase Onion production in Jaffna

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The current yield rates of onion per hectare is around 14 -15 Metric tons. A new method with seeds produced from onion flowers and  activated Carbon fertiliser are to be introduced shortly in order...

Pre-schools under Army administration even now in Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu

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Even after the regime change the pre-schools in Mullaitheevu and Kilinochchi areas said the area people. Further, army checking is done Poonagary they said. The Pre-school teachers are annexed to the...

Trincomalee town invaded by deer

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A herd or around 50 had invaded Trincomalee town in search of food and water. They stubbornly stay in front of shops and houses until they are given something to eat or drink.  Accidents are caused...

Bollywood being rocked by Tamil Cinematographer – NATTI

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Nattialias Natarajwon millions of audience’s heart with his amazing performance in his last movie named ‘SathurangaVettai’.. His name can be expanded as...

Prawn season on in Battiacloa Lagoon: Income fishermen soar

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The prawn season in Batticaloa lagoon had commenced and the income of the fishermen has increased said the area people. The daily catch level had reached 1500 kgs., and the prawns purchased by...

News Bits….

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*Indian Government should be vigilant about The Chief minister of Northern Provincial Council C.V.Wigneswaran  as he is acting  to suit the wishes of the Tamil Diaspora :  Indian Senior...

Navy Training base to be moved away from Sampur

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The Navy training camp at Sampur encompassing 237 acre land which belong to the public is to be moved a new location following a government decision to hand over above lands to the owners. This...

You feeling thirsty?’: Australia’s Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments

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Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket’s World Cup final in which he repeatedly quizzed...

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S....

The treats of MI continuing: Ex LTTE Carders complain direct to Ranil

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“ We are being continually threatened by the MI. They are threatening our wives when we are not present at home. Even after being rehabilitated we are being harassed by the Intelligence people in...

Special treatment centre for Differently – Abled in Kilinochchi : Ranil in Kilinochchi

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said yesterday that, he is take action to establish a Special Treatment Centre in Kilinochchi to treat former members of the LTTE, members of the civil society,...

Army’s intervention is the main problem in the North, says Ranil in Jaffna

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“All the (Civil)tasks undertaken by the Army should be undertaken by the Civil Society. This is the current problem of the North.” said the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, in a meeting he...

Life Span of Local Bodies extended

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The term of office of 234 local bodies has been extended till May 31 by the new government. A gazette notification is to be made to confirm it legally. 30 Urban Councils, 201 Pradesa Sabhas and 3...

Enlist in Police Force: Ranil to Jaffna youth

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has appelded to the Jaffna youth, both men and women, to enlist themselves in the police force to maintain law order in the country. He made the appeal at a...

Poverty should not be hurdle fo studies: Thurairajasingham

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Eastern Province Minsiter, Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi General Secretary K. Thurairatnasingham has observed that Tamil National Alliance has become a stake holder in the administration of the East...

Let’s work with govt without portfolios: Vinotharathalingam

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Vanni District Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Vinotharathalingam has stated that the TNA is committed to working with the new government for the wellbeing of the Tamil people without joining...

Chandrakumar identifies Mullaitheewu problems at Ranil’s meeting

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Jaffna District EPDP Parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar has outlined the problems in Killinochi district to resettle displaced people. He made a statement at the meeting held by Parime Minister...

Sampanthan as Opposition Leader; Rathakrishnan supports

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State Minsiter of Education V.Rathakrishnan has stated that he would support any move to nominate Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan as Opposition Leader. He made the observation at a...

Discrimination in distribution of fishing gear by India: Yogeswaran

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Bartticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran has charged that there is discrimination in the distribution of fishing gear in the East under the auspices of the Indian project. He...

248 Graduate Teacher appointments in Jaffna today

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248 graduates are to be offered appointments as teachers in North at an event to be chaired by Secretary of Education Ministry –North- Sathiyaseelan. Out of them 64 will be English teachers, 56 for...

Ariyanenthiran on Disapora’s role

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Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian B. Ariyanenthiran has stated that the diaspora plays a key role in finding a political solution when our freedom struggle has taken a new shape and...

French local elections: Exit polls suggest Conservative win

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France’s Conservative UMP Party and its allies appear to have come first in the final round of departmental elections. The UMP, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, appeared set to secure...

Iran nuclear talks: World powers to meet foreign minister

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Ministers from six world powers are expected to hold their first full session on Monday with Iran’s foreign minister over its nuclear programme. The deadline for reaching an agreement is...

“Kaathal Solla Neramillai” Movie Stills

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia crush New Zealand in final

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Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match...