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90 Jaffna women presented with sewing machines

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90 deserving women from different parts of Jaffna were handed over sewing machines under the patronage of Jaffna Rotary Club recently. President of the Club Anuraj chaired. Jaffna Tamil National...

Saheed’s Artwork to Wigneswaran

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An Art work under the Theme ‘ Women’ was handed over to Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran by artist Mueen Saheed at the Chief Minister’s office recently.

Najeem assumes duties as VC, SE University

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Professor Dr. M.M.M.Najim assumed duties as Vice Chancellor of the South Eastern University on June 24. He was appointed Vice Chancellor by President Maithripala Sirisena last week. He had been...

20 A does not reflect our recommendations :Dougalas

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UPFA Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has charged that the 20 A does not reflect the recommendations his party made. It is disappointing. Sepaking in Parliament, he said: – ‘ We welcomed the...

Sampanthan spells out substance of talks with President

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Tamil National Allaince Leader R.Sampanthan today told the BBC Tamil Osai the substance of the talks the party held with President Maithripala Sirisena. He explained that it is part of an ongoing...

My father told me, “They have asked to surrender to the Army with white flags” : Nadesan’s son in Geneva

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The Leader of the Political Division of the LTTE, P.Nadesan contacted me over the telephone in the morning of 2009 May 18th, before surrendering to the Army, and told me that, all arrangements had...

Girls surrendered with their parent were taken away separately: Pulithevan’s widow testifies in Geneva

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The Army  asked the girls to surrender with their parents, but after surrendering they were taken away separately by the Army, said the widow of Pulithevan, who officiated as the Officer in charge...

News Bits

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I am dedicated to establishing Justice and Equality-Maithri. Ban Sharia Banks-Bodu Bala Sena. False propaganda by some about Diaspora Celebrations-Mangala Samaraweera, FM. Election without Mahindha?...

8 murdered in 2000 at Mirusuvil: Soldier sentenced to Death

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An army officer Sargeant Sunil Ratnayake,accused of murdering eight persons including three of the same family on 19.12.2000 and injuring another man, when they went to inspect their houses in...

Ranil promises to definitely transfer the District Secretary of Vavuniya

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Prime Minister Ranil had promised to transfer the Vavuniya District Secretary, who had been alleged to have violated the special privileges of NPC member. A resolution was earlier that the DS should...

Former Generals appointed to Diplomatic Service contrary to promise earlier

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In contrary to the promise earlier that only Civil Officers will be appointed to Diplomatic posts, two recently retired Generals had been appointed as ambassadors. Gen. Jagath Jayasooriya had been...

Naval Exercise with American Navy resumed without fanfare

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The Naval Exercise with American Navy was suspended during Mahindha regime had resumed in Trincomalee after several years. Military sources had confirmed this to a media in Colombo. These Exercises...

Meeting on Mechanism for the Solution of Ethnic Problem between the President and TNA

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The TNA reported that, they had participated in a meeting yesterday noon, in Colombo with the President, Maithripala Sirisena. Former President Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaranathunga also...

Dont compare me with other actresses

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Malayalam Actress Keerthi suresh has got a bunch of films in kollywood, despite having no release. Her much expected one is ‘Rajini Murugan’, in which she has romanced with...

A.R.Rahman to do it yet again for Vijay

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None would have forgot the impact “Ellappugazhum Oruvan Oruvanukke” song in Azhagiya Thamizh Magan has made among the fans. This song which has been crooned by Oscar winning composer...

‘Papanasam’ censor certificate and release date details

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Kamal Haasan starrer ‘Papanasam’ directed by Jeetu Joseph has been watched by a team of Censor board officials today and the good news is that the Tamil remake of the Malayalam super hit...

Pakistan’s MQM ‘received Indian funding’

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UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in an MQM property.A Pakistani official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds of MQM...

US raises cyber concerns with China

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He urged China to act in order to reduce tensions, the White House said.The US has in the past accused China of being involved in hacking government and commercial computer systems. Earlier this...

David Cameron to begin EU talks with European leaders

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The European Council summit will be the first time the objectives have been collectively discussed by EU leaders.However, with the agenda set to be dominated by the Greek debt and migrant crises,...

“Papanasam” Audio Launch Stills

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Politics means telling lies through microphone: says Director Bharathiraja

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Bharathiraja, known as “Iyakkunar Imayam” in Tamil Cinema industry says he hates politics, which means telling lies through microphone. “MGR asked me, why don’t you come to politics....

RAW tried to sabotage Zimbabwe cricket team’s Pakistan tour?

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The home minister of Punjab province in Pakistan, Shuja Khanzada, on Wednesday alleged that the Indian spy and intelligence agency, RAW, had made attempts to ensure that the Zimbabwe cricket team did...

Death Toll From Karachi, Pakistan, Heat Wave Rises to 770

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The death toll from a heat wave in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, rose to 770 on Wednesday, government officials said, as a forecast of rain in parts of the city offered some hope of eventual...

General Election will be called not with in days but within hours: Saya Mangala

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told journalists today that Parliament could be dissolved ‘within hours’ and not within days. He was responding to a question raised by a journalist whether...

Chandrakumar endorses Sampanathan’s views in Parliament

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EPDP Parliamentarian Chandrakumar Murugesu has stated that he endorsed the views expressed by Tamil National Allaince R.Sampanthan on the issue of 20 A. Speaking in Parliament Chandrakumar stated...

TNA meets Swaminathan on resettlement

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A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance led by R.Sampanthan met Resettlement Minister D.M.Swaminathan and held talks in Colombo on Wednesday. The talks focused on resettlement inValikamam, Mannar...

SLFP will be defeated if Mahinda leads: SB

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SLFP Parliamentarian S. B. Dissanayake has stated that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will inevitably lose if Mahidna Rajapske leads or if he is given nomination as a party candidate. Explaining...

Yogarajan on 20 A

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UNP MP R.Yogarajan has stated that the any changes effected for electoral reforms must reflect the views of the people. He was moving the Adjournment motion on 20 A in the Parliament yesterday. He...

UN side Event on “Accountability for Sri Lanka: Will Hybrid Mechanism work?”

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Association Brukinabé pour la Survie de l’Enfance with partnership of Collectif  la Paix au Sri Lanka,  International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide  (ICPPG) and...

France summons U.S. Ambassador after reports U.S. spied on presidents

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France has summoned the U.S. Ambassador for a meeting Wednesday in the wake of reports that the United States spied on French President Francois Hollande and two of his predecessors. WikiLeaks has...

England v New Zealand: Joe Root and Mark Wood inspire win

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England thrashed New Zealand by 56 runs in the one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford. Joe Root hit 68 in England’s 191-7, with Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Ben Stokes all playing cameos....

Japan keep Women’s World Cup title defence alive with win over Holland

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  Japan completed the quarter-final lineup for the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday when the defending champions rolled into the last eight with an impressive 2-1 win over Holland. The only team...

The collective agreement meeting for the increase of wage to Plantation workers has been postponed

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The third round of negotiations to increase the wage of plantation workers by two times a collective contract negotiations and to resolve the daily problems was held Monday. The main discussion of...

The number of MPs of Jaffna District should not go below 09 : Samapanthan

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TNA president Sampanthan said that the number of MP in Jaffna District should not go below 09 and this condition should prevail for the next 20 years. More than 70% of the seats are assured for...

Arrest all who indulge in roadside violence, orders Justice M.Illancheliyan

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The Jaffna High Court Justice, M.Illancheliyan had ordered the Police to arrest and produce in court, those who indulge in roadside violence. Specific orders had been issued to Police officers of...

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Parliament may be dissolved today: President’s Secretariat The Army will decide on removing Army Camps: Ranil in Parliament. Pungudutheevu report handed over to IGP. Tigers still have the...

JHU condemns holding Diaspora Festival

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya has condemned the government’s decision to hold the Festival of the Diaspora. It has alleged that there are reports that the UNHRC had provided $3.2mn. There were reports...

NPC members air grievance; Sivagnanam assures action

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Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Sivagnam has assured to make representation to the authorities to take action in respect of the allegation made by a Councillor against Vavuniya...

UNHRC denies JHU allegations

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The UN Human Rights Council has denied the allegation made by the JHU that it provided money to fund a the diaspora festival as completely untrue. “Neither the High Commissioner for Human Rights,...

“Kaaval” Movie Stills

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Expectaions high for Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka

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Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka starring Aadhi and Nikki Galrani in the lead is being directed by Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty and it is all set for the release this weekend that is on June 22nd. With the...

Isis destroys Palmyra shrines in Syria

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Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, the jihadi group said on Tuesday. The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants...

Tamil Nadu opposition parties welcome Karnataka appeal in Supreme Court against Jayalalitha

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Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu today said Karnataka government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the acquittal of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate wealth case due to...

Teachers’ shortage in rural schools: Chandrakumar

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EPDP Parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar has stated that there is a shortage for teachers in rural schools in the north. That must be rectified. He was speaking a meeting held in Jeyapuram in...

Modi conveys India’s concerns to China on Lakhvi issue

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With China blocking UN action against Pakistan for release of Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, PM Narendra Modi has himself raised the issue with the Chinese leadership, emphasizing...

Ashwin defends Dhoni’s leadership

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R Ashwin has mounted a strong defence of MS Dhoni’s leadership saying he would “die on the field” if his captain asked him to. A 2-0 loss to Bangladesh had sharpened the spotlight...

Actress Bhanu Sree Mehra stills.

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NPC sittings put off for July 23

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The sittings of the Northern Provincial Council have been put off for July 23. Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam announced the postponement today, June 23. The sittings of the Northern Provincial Council...

Swamy Thanthradeva remembered in Batticaloa

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A simple event was held at Thamaraikerny Mangayarkarasy Ladies’ College in Batticaloa on Tuesday to mark the seventh death anniversary of American Swamy Thanthradeva, who had done yeomen service to...

BBS protests against Islamic Banks

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A delegation of Bodu Bala Sena led by Ven. Galagoda Gnanasara Thera has raised objection to the functioning of Islamic Banks in the island. They made the complaints to the Central Bank today. They...