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Karunanidhi seeks Centre’s help to end Sri Lankan Army presence in Tamil areas

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Saturday demanded the Centre’s intervention to secure justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils, alleging that the Army continued to occupy the Tamil areas and utilising their...

Missing Ranjit Power: Indian police charge murder suspect

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A man has confessed to the murder of a British businessman who disappeared in India three weeks ago, police have said. Ranjit Singh Power, a 54-year-old hotelier from Wolverhampton was last seen at...

A.M Ratnam to buy Enthiran 2

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The veteran producer has said he is planning to buy the theatrical version of ‘Enthiran 2’. At pesent, Rathnam is producing Ajith’s 56th movie, which is being directed by...

European Union anger at Russian travel blacklist

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The European Union has responded angrily to Russia’s entry ban against 89 European politicians, officials and military leaders. Those banned are believed to include general secretary of the EU...

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Party jumpers cannot contest elections…understanding between Ranil and the President. SLFP splinted: worries Chandrika. Thanks to the good governance which sent me to prison: Johnston Fernando....

People of Sampur prevented from going to their released lands

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The legal owners of the lands in Sampur released by a presidential decree, were not allowed to go to their lads and undertake clearing woirk prior to their re settling. One of the Companies which had...

4 more arrested for violence through CCTV cameras

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Four more persons were arrested by Jaffna police for violence during the protests for Vidya. These four are from Autumadam, Jaffna. Police said they were arrested for causing damage to private...

We cannot expect anything out of the domestic investigative process, says Wigneswaran

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Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran has expressed his dissatisfaction over the domestic investigation mechanism into the war crimes and emphasised that there should be...

Mahinda charges ‘Tigers are reviving’

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Ex President Mahinda Rajapakse has made a charge that the Tiger movement seems to be raisings its ugly head again to cause havoc in the country again and ruin the development efforts. He also charged...

Mahinda faction seeks MR as UPFA’s Prime Ministerial candidate

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A pro Mahinda group in the UPFA is striving hard to propose the name of Mahinda Rajapakse as UPFA’s Prime Ministerial candidate at the next parliamentary poll. They have engaged in this attempt...

Senthil Nanthanan Jaffna Additional GA

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Nallur Divisional Secretary Senthil Nanthanan is to be appointed as Additional Government Agent of Jaffna District. He will assume duties on Monday. He succeeds Additional Government Agent  Rubiny...

NP Coconut Producers hold deliberations

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A meeting of Northern Province Coconut Producers Association was held at Gnanams Hotel recently. They discussed plans to enhance coconut production and development of coconut related products in the...

Swaminathan visits Thiruketheeswaram

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Minister of Hindu Religious Affairs D.M.Swaminathan visited Thru Ketheeswaram Temple on Saturday and discussed its development activities and security issues. He was received by temple authorities....

No confidence motion, a secret move by MR: Kiriella

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United National Party Minister Lakshman Kiriella has charged that the proposed no confidence motion on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is a secret attempt by Mahinda Rajapakse to topple the...

Demo by Muslims opposite Myanmar Embassy

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Muslims held a demonstration in Colombo opposite the Embassy of Myanmar protesting against violence unleashed on Muslims in Myanmar. They demanded that acts of genocide be stopped. Minister Rishad...

Thurairajasigham briefs Trinco Agricultural Instructors

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Eastern Province Agriculture Minister K. Thurairajasingham briefed the Agricultural Instructors serving in the Trincomalee District of the role to enhance agricultural development. Provincial Deputy...

Democratic People’s Front Kandy Rally today

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The Kandy rally of the Democratic People’s Front is to be held in Kandy today. Front Leader Mano Ganesan is to chair. Prime Minister Ranil wickremasinghe will be the Chief Guest. Kandy District UNP...

Douglas seeks three more police stations in the North

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EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda has requested the government to establish three more police stations in the peninsula to heighten security. He wants the new police stations in Pungudutheewu, Karainakar...

Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket series continues despite bombing

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Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket match against Zimbabwe on Sunday despite a bomb attack near the venue on Friday, officials say.A policeman was killed and six wounded when the...

US calls for land reclamation ‘halt’ in South China Sea

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The US has called for an “immediate and lasting halt” to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea.US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told the Shangri-La Dialogue in...

Madhavan joins the 100 crore club

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The heartthrob of women of all age groups Madhavan, lovingly known as Maddy by his fans has joined the Rs.100 Crore club following his contemporaries Vijay, Ajith and Vikram. Madhavan’s Hindi film...

Fifa corruption crisis: Sepp Blatter downplays US indictment

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Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter has sought to downplay the US criminal proceedings launched against officials of world football’s governing body. Mr Blatter, 79, described the issue as...

Problems of the Tamil are not solved yet , says Nallai Aatheenam to the British Ambassador

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The British Ambassador for Sri Lanka and Malaitheevu, His Excellency  James Dauris met yesterday Nallai Aatheenam, Srilasri Somasundara Thesika Gnnasambantha Paramachariya Swamikal at the...

Police Station cannot be established at Pugudutheevu: SSP, Lalith A. Jayasinghe

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Although the public had requested for a Police Station to be established in Pungudutheevu, it is not possible to do so as there is a mob which does not respect law and who attack even the police...

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* The courts had cleared my name: Arjun Mahendran, Governor, Central Bank. * Government ready to face No-Confidence motion: Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera. * I will definitely sign the No...

Norwegian Ambassador meets the District Secretary, Jaffna

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The Norwegian  Ambassador, Gret Lochen visited Jaffna District Secretariat and met  the District Secretary, Jaffna,  Nagalingam Vethanayagan yesterday morning . He had discussed about the projects...

More on Vidya’s case

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Condemn the murderers of my sister to  death,  Vidya’s  sister request with tears. Inquiries over, Police waiting for gene report to file case. Point Pedro Magistrate rejects application for...

Sirisena govt. does not have will to help Tamils, says Wigneswaran

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Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, has accused the country’s Central government of not “having the will” to help Tamils or minorities. Pointing out that this...

TNA inclined to accept South Africa’s mediation: Suresh

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Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has stated that his party is inclined to accept mediation of South Africa as a third party in the resolution of the ethnic issue....

Tamils overtly dependent on international community :Chandrakumar

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EPDP Parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar has charged that a false hope has been built among the Tamil people that the international community could help to resolve the ethnic issue. But, the...

TULF welcomes Maithripala’s visit to Jaffna

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Ananda Sangary has hailed the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to Jaffna in the aftermath of the tragedy of Vidya’s rape and murder. That the President...

CWC holds events to mark Thonda’s birth day

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Several events were held in the Nuwara Eliya electorate to mark the 51 st birth day of Ceylon Workers’ Congress General Secretary Arumugam Thondaman. Special pooja was held at Sri Muthuvinayagar...

Vidya’s murder; Kalmunai MC condoles

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Kalmunai Municipal Council passed a resolution condoling the tragedy of the murder of teenager student Vidya in Pungudutheewu recently. The Council also condemned the gang rape and murder of the...

Jayalalitha to contest from R K Nagar

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Putting all  speculations to an end, the ruling AIADMK announced that its general secretary Jayalalitha will be the party’s candidate for the June 27 byelections to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in...

4 MPs appointed to Cabinet

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed four parliamentarians belonging to Sri Lanka Freedom Party to the Cabinet. They took oaths before President Sirisena on Friday. They are Lakshman Yapa...

British High Commissioner in Jaffna

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British High Commissioner James Dauris visited Jaffna this week and met several persons and held discussions regarding the current situation. He called on Chief Minister Wigneswaran and had talks. He...

Govt. refutes findings

The Sri Lankan government has made “significant changes” in its approach towards the Northern Province [where Tamils live predominantly], according to Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of

Sri Lanka violates human rights of Tamil minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of...

Sri Lankan Government refutes the findings of the Oakland Institute report

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The Hindu has reported that the Sri Lankan government had refuted the findings of “The Long Shadow of War” published by Oakland Institute yesterday.   The report details Human Rights abuses and...

Schools in Puttalam operating with Northern funds to be handed over to Western Province at the end the year

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The Education Minister, NPC, T.Kurukulkarajah was answering a question from Member, NPC, K.Sarveswaran, said that following the displacement of Muslim people 6 schools started operating in Puttalam...

News Bits

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Attempt to remove Ranil. No-confidence motion coming to Parliament on June 9th. Soldier Ponnamperuma Arachchige Vasantha  who shot dead his Captain Ralappanawa(39), on 2007.05.15th condemned to...

Unsuitable personnel in posts getting appointed with political influence is the reason-Says Vigneswaran

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During the past periods, many people without qualifications were appointed through political influence. Because this many are serving in posts without qualifications needed for these posts, said...

Mini Cyclone in Point Pedro harbor sea sunk two boats

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Two boats were sunk by a mini cyclone that raged in the Point Pedro harbor area. One fisherman was thrown out his boat and injured. Few more boats which went on fishing were reported damaged. Later,...

What they were unable to do with weapons, is being done by drugs: NPC Health Minister, Dr.P.Sathiyalingam

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Although the war had been brought to a conclusion, the basic problems that caused war are not solved yet. They are trying to do things which they were unable to do weapons, with hard drugs, said...

Fifa corruption scandal: Blatter and Ali vie for presidency

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The 209 members of Fifa are to vote for their new president at a congress in Zurich, as football’s world governing body faces a huge corruption scandal. Sepp Blatter, the favourite, is seeking...

Jaffna Demo; TNA meets students on remand

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Illankai Tamil Arasau Katchi Leader Parliamentarian Mavai Senathyrasa has stated that Tamil National Alliance  Parliamentarian Sumanthiran and he met the 37 students who are on remand and sought...

Special Court for Vidya unacceptable: Gnansara Thera

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Bodu Bala Sena Secretary Ven.Gnanasara Thera has stated that the proposal to set up a special court in the North to hear the murder of Vidya is unacceptable. There cannot be two yardticks in the...

Rishad meets Swaminathan & urges resettlement of displaced from North

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Minister Rishad Badiudeen met Resettlement Minister D.M.Swaminathan at his Colpetty office recently and urged him to take swift measurers for the resettlement of people who were subjected to...

Vigneswaran hands over permanent appointments to 220 casual employees

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran handed over permanent appointments to 200 casual employees in local government bodies in Killinochi, Jaffna, Mullaitheewu, Mannar and Vavuniya. The event...

EPDP welcomes separate Court to hear Vidya’s rape and murder

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EPDP Leader Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has stated that his party would welcome setting up separate courts to hear the case of rape and murder of Pungudutheewu teenage girl Vidya. ‘That...