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Jeeva turns 88

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Veteran writer and Founder Editor of Mallikai magazine Dominic Jeeva turned 88 on Saturday. He is an ardent communist and a pioneer in the Progressive  Movement. He has encouraged several persons...

UNP Committee for General Election 2015

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United National Party has appointed a committee to plan and carry out strategies to secure its victory for the general election. The committee comprises Karu Jayasuriya, Malik Samarawickrema, Kabir...

Statue for Raviraj; foundation laid

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The foundation for a seven foot statue to be erected in memory of former Tamil National Allaince Parliamentarian late N.Raviraj was laid at a simple ceremony held in Chavakachchery recently. TNA...

Sampanthan briefs ITAK of current political strategy

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan on Saturday briefed the members of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi of the current political situation and the party’s strategy. The meeting was presided...

No decision on contesting with SLMC, Several door are open, says Basheer

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The Sri Lanka Muslim President and former Minister Basheer Shehu Dawood had said that he will be deciding only in the final moment whether to Contest with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress or to take an...

New crisis in seat allocation: Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi asks for 7 in Jaffna

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It is expected that a resolution passed in the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi conference held in Trincomalee yesterday, asking for an allocation of 7 seats in the candidates’ list for Jaffna district...

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Papanasam release in 70+ locations

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Kamal Haasan’s Papanasam will be distributed by PRIME Media in North America (USA and Canada). The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam. Kamal Hassan and Gauthami play the leads...

Court Summons Dhanush

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The national award winning film ‘Kaaka Muttai’, has released recently in theaters and has earned appreciations from all the audience. The movie directed by Vetrimaran and produced by...

Sangakkara to retire from international cricket

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Kumar Sangakkara will retire from Test cricket following the second Test of the series against India in August. Sangakkara, who has already retired from one-day and Twenty20 internationals, is Sri...

Roger Federer thinking not of retirement but eighth Wimbledon title

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It may not be something Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka have thought much about, but there is the middling possibility at these championships that they could be the first Wimbledon men’s finalists...

French attack suspect snapped selfie with decapitated head, sent photo on Whatsapp

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The suspect in a beheading in France on Friday allegedly snapped a selfie with the head and sent it to a Canadian number through Whatsapp before attempting to flee the scene, according to reports by...

British Tunisia death toll rises to 15

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Fifteen Britons have died following the attack on a Tunisian beach resort, the Foreign Office has confirmed. But Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood warned the death toll was likely to rise. He...

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha to launch Chennai Metro Rail soon

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After missing deadlines, the Chennai Metro Rail that promises quick and convenient mode of public transport and which will also help in easing traffic congestion in the city is likely to be launched...

BJP plans major outreach in Tamil Nadu

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Seeking to project itself as an alternative to Dravidian parties, the BJP has planned a major outreach programme in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year’s Assembly polls, with party president Amit Shah...

News Bits

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No war criminal brought before the justice so far-.American Department of State. Vote to the best daemons among the daemons contesting the elections-Ven. Sobhitha Thero. America will help Sri Lanka...

Justice Illancheliyan bans admitting school children alone into Cyber-Cafes

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Students who are coming with their parents or class teachers only should be admitted to Cyber Cafes. They should not be permited into Cyber- Cafes if they come alone, The Jaffna High Court Judge ...

NPC CM left to America on 20 days leave & Minister of Education T.Kurukularajah will act for him

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Chief minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran had left for America on his way to visit several countries on a 20 days leave approved by the President Secretariat. The copy of the approval letter had been...

Lift Irrigation scheme at Vinayagarpuram at a cost of 23 Million handed over to the people

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A Lift Irrigation scheme initiated by the NPC Ministry of Agriculture constructed at a cost of 23 million was opened by Minister of Agriculture P. Ainkaranesan, and handed over to the people, day...

Racism transformed Prabaharan into a Tiger– Mano Ganesan in Sinhala to politicians of the south

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Velupillai Prabaharan did not jump from the sky or appeared from the earth to create the not existing ethnic problem. The truth is that the Racism existing in this country from olden times,...

NPC Education Ministry & Zonal offices and Students of all five Northern District out in strength against Narcotics

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Education Ministry of the NPC with the concurrence of the Zonal offices  organized anti-narcotic awareness programmes with Students of all five districts in Northern Province getting together in...

Sivagnanam’s assistance to Nallur temples

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Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Sivagnanam handed over financial assistance to two temples in Nallur. Nallur Pradesa Sabha Secretary A. Sri, temple authorities and officials were...

Jaffna Artiste Panchabigesan passes away

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The world renowned  Jaffna  Nathaswara Vidwan  Panchabigesan passed away on Friday. He was 91 at the time of his death. His funeral will take place in Chavakachery on Monday, June 29. He held his...

Ceylon Football Federation delegation in Jaffna

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Ceylon Football Federation delegation has visited Jaffna to discuss the promotion of the football game in the peninsula. The members of the delegation held talks with Football Association officials...

2015 General Election on Aug 17

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The Parliamentary Poll for 2015 is to be held on August 17, while nominations of candidates will be received between July 6 and 13. Newly elected Parliament will meet on September 1, 2015.

RK Nagar Bypoll today

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The RK Nagar bypoll in which Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha contests is scheduled to be held today, June 27. Voting commences at 7am cnd concludes at 5pm. Counting is to take place on June 30....

Pungudutheewu MV remembers Vidya

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Pungudutheewu Maha Vidyalayam yesterday held a  rememebrance meeting for the murdered Vidya on the 45 th day of her killing. Principal, staff, students, parents, religious leaders were among those...

Suriya’s role in Baahubali-2

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The first part of the S.S.Rajamouli directorial magnum opus movie ‘Baahubali’, is gearing up for release on 10th July, and the director is busy in the post production works. Now a...

Same-sex couples allowed to marry across US

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Washington: Giving gay rights activists their biggest victory that the US Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples can marry nationwide and states cannot ban such marriages – an issue...

‘World economy may be slipping into 1930s depression problems’

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London: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has asked central banks from across the world to define ‘new rules of the game’ as he warned that the global economy may be slipping into problems...

Tunisia attack: Five Britons among dead with ‘Bullets whizzing’

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Tunisia’s health ministry has said at least 39 people are dead, mostly foreigners.Tunisian officials say one gunman was shot dead and another is being pursued. Tunisians, Germans, Belgians and...

The perils of being an Indian journalist

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The men, all journalists, share space with bulky cameras, tapes and tripods. It is suffocating, but no-one complains.”This room is our shared office. We share resources and stories too,”...

Elathu Sivanandan passes away

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A renowned literary writer and speaker Elathu Sivanandan died in Canada last week. He is a native of Pungudutheewu. He also edited a magazine in Sri Lanka. He was seventy five at the time of his...

Ceylon Football Federation delegation in Jaffna

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Ceylon Football Federation delegation has visited Jaffna to discuss the promotion of the football game in the peninsula. The members of the delegation held talks with Football Association officials...

Basil leaves hospital

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Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse was discharged from hospital today. He had been receiving treatment for his illness. He had also been on remand following a Court Order. Reports...

Sri Lanka’s president dissolves parliament

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament with effect from Friday midnight, government spokesman told media. “The president signed a gazette notification dissolving...

UK’s fast-track asylum system ruled unlawful

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A fast-track immigration appeals procedure under which thousands of asylum seekers have been locked up each year has been declared unlawful by the high court. Mr Justice Nichol said the process under...

6- Man Robber gang arrested with more than 700,000/= worth of loot

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The OIC, Manipay Police, Mahes said that they have arrested a 6-man robber gang in Kilinochchi with Rs. 700,000/= cash and several other valuables. One more person was arrested on information from...

Government renewing relationship to weaken Tigers Financial Network: Mangala Samaraweera

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Foreign Minister Managala Samaraweera said that, the government is working on re-newing relationship with countries with which cooperation existed earlier in order to weaken the Financialnet work of...

News Bits…

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* If Mahindha is brought into the Arena, SLFP will lose: S.P.Dissanayake * We have fallen into difficulties by rejecting Mahindha: Raub Hakeem. *. Don’t waste people’s money:President Maithri *...

Not all of the Tamil Diaspora are Tigers: Sampanthan in Parliament

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The TNA leader Sampanthan said yesterday in Parliament that not all in the Tamil Diaspora are tigers. There are investors, and intellectuals among them. They wish to invest here and offer their...

Appoint Devaraj to CC: Nuwara Eliya MC

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Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council has passed a resolution that former Minister B.Devaraj be appointed as member of the Constitutional Council. The resolution was passed at the June sitting of the...

KP’s security not withdrawn: Ranil

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated that the security that was provided to former LTTEr KP by the government has not been withdrawn. He further stated that the security is not withdrawn by...

Swaminathan, Vijakala threat to security: Peiris

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UPFA Parliamentarian G.L.Peiris has charged that Minister Swaminathan and Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran are a threat to the national security because they are trying to seek the release of ex...

If people are not re-settled in North and East Struggles will explode-Suresh Premachandran

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The  Chief Minister of the NPC, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran and I have continued to insist that the army that had occupied the lands of the Tamil people in North and East should be removed from them and...

Maithri and Mahindha in secret meeting

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It is learnt  that a meeting had occurred between the President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahindha Rajapakse yesterday night. This meeting was held at the residence of the speaker...

Parliamentary Election on Aug 22nd?

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Government circles said that the President have decided to hold the next Parliamentary elections on August  22nd(Saturday) this year. While speculations were rife that the Parliament may be...

Pandyankulam MV Lab opened

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The newly constructed Technical Lab of Pandyankulam Maha Vidyalayam in Mullaitheewu was declared open by Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran recently. Northern Province Ministers...

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants

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EU leaders holding late-night talks in Brussels have agreed to relocate tens of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece. Summit chairman Donald Tusk said 40,000 would be relocated...

Abdul Kalam arrives in Sri Lanka

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Former Indian president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam arrived in Colombo last night on a three-day visit. Former Indian President will deliver the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day...