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Pakistan court jails 10 for Malala Yousafzai attack


A Pakistani court has jailed 10 men for life for involvement in the attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai. Ms Yousafzai, who was 15 at the time, was shot in the head on board her school bus...

Pakistan pile on Bangladesh’s misery; Mohammed Hafeez scores fine double-century


Mohammad Hafeez scored a fine 224 against Bangladesh in the first test at Khulna as Pakistan reached a commanding 537 for 5 on end of day three. Hafeez’s double-century was the best by a...

Sumanthiran, Chief Guest at TNA’s Batticaloa May Day


Tamil National Allaince Parliamentarian Senior Lawyer M.A.Sumanthiran is to deliver the keynote address at the TNA May Day meeting in Batticaloa. The May Day procession wil march from Kalladi Clock...

19 A a progressive measure: Suresh


Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has observed that the passage of 19 A is certainly a progressive measure. He added that it does not in any way contribute...

Tamil-Muslim co-existence vital in North and East: Selvarasa


Tamil National Allaince Batticaloa Parliamentarian Pon.Selvarasa has stressed that the Tamil – Muslim co-existence and unity in the North and East is essential. In Sri Lanka both Tamil and Muslim...

Island has regained recognition: Sajith


Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa has stated that Sri Lanka has again regained recognition because of the policis and projects yndertaken by the new government. He was addressing a meeting to declare...

Muslim Educationist Jameel no more

Former Principal and former Registrar of South Eastern University Jameel died of heart attack on Saturday. His funeral arrangements will be announced later, family mebers say.

JVP thanks Maithripala


JVP has thanked President Maithripala Sirisena for ensuring the passage of 19 A facing all odds. It is a great contribution to the country and for good governance. JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath...

Investigate killings of Sivaram and Nadesan: Batti Tamil journalists


Batticaloa Tamil Media Forum has urged the government to hold investigations into the alleged killing of journalists Sivaram and Sivanesan and bring the culprits to book.

National Govt essential for finding a political solution: Thurairajasingam


Eastern Province Agriculture Minister K. Thurairajasingam has observed that a national government in the country committed national unity is of paramount importance to find a political solution to...

Holding distorted national flag insult to minorities: Ariyanendiran


Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa Parliamentarian B.Ariynendran has stated that parliamentarians and provincial councilors holding distorted national flags is   condemnable. Their participation in...

Nepal earthquake: Teenage boy rescued after five days


A teenage boy has been rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal. A huge crowd cheered as rescuers brought the...

Archarya concludes to submit further argument


BV Acharya in his written submissions before the Karnataka High Court says, the government of Karnataka is the prosecuting agency after the transfer of the trial by SC and for the mere reason that...

Rajini compliments OK Kanmani


Superstar Rajinikanth is known for appreciating the good work of those who belong to his industry. The latest news is that the superstar called “OK Kanmani” director Mani Ratnam and...

News Bits


Lot of surprises in UNHRC report, UNHR Commissioner, Al Husein. 19th, a death to Mahindha, Analysts conclude. Two birds..JR and Mahindha knocked off in one shot, the 19th, Dr.Rajitha Senaratne....

Maithri should move towards a permanent solution to Ethnic Problem, Sampanthan


President Maithri had fulfilled one of election promises in passing the 19th amendment. Like wise he should move towards the permanent solution to ethnic problem, said Era Sampanthan , Leader of

825 Families register for re-settlement, The District Secretary, Jaffna


The Jaffna District Secretary N.Vethanayagan said that 825 families had registered for resettlement in the Valli-North and Valli- East areas in the former HSZ. He also mentioned that temporary...

Northern unemployed Graduates protest blocking District Secretariat


The un-employed Graduates of the Northern Province staged a protest rally yesterday demanding appointments to them. As the protesters blocked the main gate of the Secretariat, the work at the...

Implement High Court order, HND degree holders to stage protest


The HND Accountancy and Management degree holders are to stage a peaceful demonstration protesting against they being not given appointment despite High Court order delivered in 2014. Although HND...

Release the balance lands also to the people, Bishop of Jaffna requests the President


Rt. Rev. Thomas Soudranayagam, the Bishop of Jaffna requested the president to hand over the balance lands to the people. He met the President with the Bishops Conference, after their meeting in...

“Vai Raja Vai” Movie Stills


BCCI bans Narine from bowling offbreaks


sunil Narine has been banned from bowling his offbreaks in any match organised by the BCCI, including in the IPL. He may, however, continue to bowl his other deliveries – the knuckle ball and...

Tired of waiting for aid, angry Nepalis block roads

Nepalese police personnel try to stop earthquake victims from blocking traffic along a road as they protest against the government's lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu

Nepali villagers blocked trucks carrying supplies for earthquake victims on Wednesday, demanding the government do more to help after last week’s disaster left more than 5,000 people dead and...

India urges Sri Lanka not to fire on stray Indian fishermen


Government on Wednesday said it has requested Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen if they stray into the waters of the island nation. Replying to a question,...

Mass Rally in London on 6th Anniversary of the Mullivaikkal Massacre


The British Tamils Forum (BTF) is organising a rally and a meeting on  Monday  18 May 2015 (the 6th Year Remembrance of Mullivaikkal Genocidal Massacre) commencing from Whitehall Place,...

Statement issued by the Students of Sri Lanka Agricultural College, Vavuniya on shortage of Lecturers


Students of Agricultural College, Vavuniya in a statement has explained the shortage of staff needed to pursue the programme and bring it to successful completion and requested the President to take...

Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador


Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people from several countries...

Morning Mix ‘Bali Nine’ leaders executed by firing squad in Indonesia


Indonesia has executed two Australians who had been convicted of drug charges, in a sentence that was was carried out despite global pleas to spare the duo from a firing squad. Myuran Sukumaran and...

Democratic People’s Front May Day in Kotahena


Democratic People’s Front is to hold its May Day in Jampettah Street Junction. The procession will wind through several streets in Kotahena and reach the venue. DPF Leader Mano Ganesan will

Sivaram to be remembered in Batticaloa


Senior journalist late Sivaram alias Taraki is to be remembered at a simple ceremony in Batticaloa on his 10th death anniversary tomorrow, April 29. Professor Raguram, V.T.Devarasa, Sunil Jayasekera...

19 A amendment passed by two third majority

19 A

At its second reading in Parliament a short while ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by a two-thirds majority with 214 MPs voting in favour. SLFP MP Sarath Weerasekara voted...

SJV statue garlanded in Jaffna


A simple event was held at Chelvanayagam Square in Jaffna to mark the death anniversary of Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi Founder leader S.J.V.Chelvanayagam. ITAK leader Mavai Senathyrasa garlanded the...

North Ceylon Sangeeta Sabha holds music festival


North Ceylon Sangeeta Sabha held its musical event for Chithrai month at its Hall in Maruthanamadam recently. Artistes Sivatharshiny and A.K.Karunahaarn performed musical recitals.  

Baltimore declares emergency as Freddie Gray riots erupt


The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and as...

Sugar Cane Research Centre for Northern Province


Work had been initiated to establish a Sugar-cane research Centre at Vannerikulam in Kilinochchi in a 25 acre land, said the District Secretary of Kilinochchi, Suntharam Arumainayagam.A concept...

Intervention of the Army will make reconciliation a big question mark-Dr.Sivamohan, NPC member


A free medical camp was held at Thoddiyadi, Visuvamadhu by the President of the Jaffna’s Doctors’ Society, Dr. Muraly and other members of the society with the coordination of Dr. Sivamohan. A...

Resolution condemning the killing of Tamils in Andra Pradesh


A resolution condemning the killing of 20 Tamils in Andhra Pradesh ill be adopted in th3e 28th sitting of the NPC to be held on 30th April, Thusday. This resolution will condemn the killing, offer...

Give housing schemes to us;people of Mullivaikkal stage an attention drawing Rally


We have been affected very badly by war and spending our lives without basic facilities. Give us housing schemes. Why no housing schemes are coming in our way? We should be immediately given housing...

Jail the Sword wielding gangs; university students demand in protest rally.

Jaffna Uni

Following a spate of sword attacks and gang warfare in the peninsula and more recently an innocent University student being attacked with a sword and his hand severed, the university students staged...

Myuran Sukumaran to look his executioners in the eye

Myuran Sukumaran Portrait Session

Myuran Sukumaran will refuse to wear a blindfold so he can look his executioners in the eye when he faces the firing squad on Tuesday night, a close friend has revealed. Ben Quilty, an Australian...

Kangaroo review


Samy is known for his controversial themes like Uyir and Sindhu Samaveli which have drawn flaks from critics as well as family audiences in the past. Thankfully, Kangaroo is an emotional thriller...

Youth groups fight it out with petrol Bombs and Swords in Chunnakam


 Great tension prevailed in Chunnakam today while two youth groups fought each others.  They fought it out with petrol bombs, swords and axes. Two were injured and on information from public,...

Don’t come to the country now: Ariyanenthiran advises Diaspora Tamils


Ariyanenthiran has requested Diaspora Tamils to temporarily avoid   coming to the country until there is a  stable environment  in the country after the general election. He had said in statement...

Don’t bypass historic opportunity: Srisena on 19A


In his address to Parliament prior to the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said he was the only President who had been so flexible and committed to...

Trisha is just fine


Recent rumours are raging that the actress and producer are heading towards Splitsville after Trisha walked out of Thiru’s film produced by Varun and also kept away from a family function of her...

Journalists get Matri Shree media awards

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Twenty-three journalists from print and electronic media conferred the Matri Shree awards for their contribution to the field of media. Members of Parliament Ramesh Bidhuri and Manoj Tiwari conferred...

MK demands Paneerselvam’s resignation


MK demands Panneerselvam’s resignation following SC order in Jaya case. PMK Chief Ramadoss said that Public Prosecutor appointment is not illegal. As he said further, Panneerselvam has lost...

Pro 19 A Protest in Colombo


A protest is underway in support of the 19th Amendment to the constitution. The protest is being staged by the National Movement for a Just Society. Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, the Leader of the...

Vytheeswara Kurukal no more


A respected Hindu priest and Savaite scholar K.Vytheeswara Kurukal passed away at the age of 100. He earned the respect of Hindus all over Sri Lanka and of the Tamil Nadu. He had made great service...

Furniture to Fisheries Associations by Deneeswaran


Northern Province Fisheries Minister Deneeswaran handed over furniture to fisheries associations in five districts in the Northern Province. The donation was made at an event held at the provincial...