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Wigneswaran urged British MPs to ask the UK government not to support a domestic mechanism in Sri Lanka

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The All Party Parliamentary Group of British Parliamentarians for Tamils (APPGT) in a Press Release said the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, Justice CV Wigneswaran had urged the...

Vote for candidate who would stand the test of Valluvar: Full text of Wigneswaran’s message on impending election

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Full translated text of Northern Provincial Council  CM Wigneswaran’s  message on impending election: “It was when I left Sri Lanka on my visit abroad that Elections were fixed. I have...

Muslim leadership has flawed, Tamil-Muslim unity must exist: Sampanthan

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that although the Muslim leadership has flawed the Tamil –Muslim unity must be preserved and protected in the larger interest of the...

UNP vote bank has increased in the Upcountry: Vadivel Suresh

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UNP candidate Vadivel Suresh has observed that the support for the United National Party has increased among the estate workers in the upcountry. Addressing a meeting at Namunugala Ganavarella...

Ban on educational seminars an FR violation: CTU

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  Ceylon Teachers’ Union has criticized the banning of educational seminars and workshops during the election period. The Union has stated that such a ban is a violation of the fundamental...

UPFA can’t dance to JVP, UNP tunes: Nimal

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Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva has stated that the UPFA is not a party that danced to the tunes of the United National Party or JVP. We have a policy of our own. He was addressing a media...

Some parties incite communalism to secure power: Anura

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JVP Leader Anura Dissanyake has warned that the people must be vigilant for certain political parties are trying to incite communalism to secure power. Addressing a JVP rally at Moaruwe, Anura...

Tamils can change not only a President but a govt: Addaikalanathan

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni district candidate Selvam Addaikalanathan has stated that the Tamil people have the power through democratic exercise not only to change Presidents but also governments...

Gunmen open fire at Colombo rally, one dead, 12 injured

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One person was killed and 15 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, police said. Three people were being treated in an intensive...

Motor Racing- Ashan and Pramuka dominate Katukurunda Races

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The SLT Katukurunda Motor Races which was jointly organized by the Asian Motor Racing Club and the Sri Lankan Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) and sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom...

Golf: NDB Junior Tournament on August 14

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On August 14, NDB Private Wealth Management will tee off its inaugural Junior Masters golfing tournament at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), providing Sri Lanka’s young golfing community a...

Top Japanese insurer takes 6% stake in Ceylinco Insurance

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TOKYO, Thursday — Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has purchased a stake in Sri Lanka’s Ceylinco Insurance, becoming the first Japanese insurer to make a foray into the island nation with a growing...

Election fever – North

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It was Sinhalese leaders who proposed Federal Solution and it is an indiscriminate anti-ethnic action to oppose it now; Mawai in an interview to a Jaffna daily.  Did Doughlas ever raised his voice...

Mannar mass grave not a cemetery earlier-CID in Court

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When the Thiruketheeswaram mass grave case was taken up for inquiry before justice Alexrajah, The CID submitted a report that the University investigation had indicated that there was no cemetery...

News Bits

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We will never allow to produce war criminals in the International court;Dr.Rajitha Senaratne  TNA should abandon Federal demand;Champika Ranawaka.  Ranil campaigns in the North today. TNA would...

High Court will not intervene in actions of District Courts on eliminating narcotics-High Court Judge, Illancheliyan

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Delivering an order, to adjourn the cases applying for bail in two cases of possessing 21 Kgs. and 141 kgs., the High Court Judge, Illancheliyan said, The high Court will not intervene unnecessarily...

In death, Abdul Kalam gets all parties to share one stage

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 In life and in death, APJ Abdul Kalam remained a figure who transcended political and social divisions. Parties from across the spectrum including BJP, Congress, AIADMK, Telugu Desam and PMK...

Nithya Menen in Suriya’s 24

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A couple of shooting schedules of Suriya’s upcoming film, 24, being directed by Vikram Kumar, have been completed. And now, the news is that Nithya Menen has also joined the cast, and is...

Ranjith ropes in Attakathi Dinesh for his Rajini film

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From the never- ending rounds of speculations surrounding the cast and crew of Rajinikanth’s next film with director Ranjith, comes this bit of confirmed news that Ranjith has roped in...

Sanchita’s next is Devdas Brothers

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Sanchita Shetty is on a signing spree. After signing AR Raihanah’s next opposite newbie Azhar, Sanchita also bagged Devdas Brothers that will see her playing the lead opposite Dhruvva of...

Pakistan rejects Rajnath Singh’s statement

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 Islamabad on Thursday rejected home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement saying the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur terror attack had come from Pakistan. Foreign office spokesman Qazi...

Canada pastor ‘admits to North Korea subversive plot’

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Hyeon Soo Lim’s confession was reported by the state news agency KCNA.The 60-year-old reverend of a Toronto-based church was detained in January when he travelled to North Korea for...

Palestinian toddler killed in ‘Jewish settler’ arson attack

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The home where the 18-month-old boy and his family were sleeping was set on fire in the village of Kfar Douma near Nablus, local officials say. The parents and the child’s older brother were...

Debris ‘very likely’ part of plane

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Martin Dolan, who heads Australia’s search efforts, also said the operation was continuing “in the right place” in the southern part of the ocean.The wreckage, said to be a wing...

Man carrying remains of woman in Bastian Mawatha baggage caught on CCTV

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Police say identification of the remains of a woman, which was found concealed inside a baggage in Bastian Mawatha, Fort is a 32 years lady (Karthika) from Vaddukoddai, Jaffna. Her husband who works...

Federal or Not: ‘Singapore Principles for a new constitution in Sri Lanka’ casts doubt

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) creates a great gap between its election manifesto released last week and of the version of ’Singapore Principles for a new constitution in Sri Lanka’ – a...

India state funeral for former president APJ Abdul Kalam

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Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the state funeral, which...

Sivakeertha expresses support for Hisbulla

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Former Mayoress of Batticaloa Sivakeertha Prabaharan has expressed support for Hisbulla during the present election. Five other former Batticaloa Municipal Councilors also expressed support to...

Sirisena signs condolence book for Kalam

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President Maithripala Sirisena signed the condolence book for late Abul Kalam. He signed the book at the Indian High Commission office in Colombo. Indian High commissioner Y.K.Sinha was also present.

President declares open Sathosa Complex in Killinochi

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Sathosa Complex in Killinochi recently. He pomised equal treatment to all communities in the island. Rishad Baiudeen and Ankajan Ramanathan were...

TNA’s agenda is Tamil Eelam…Udayagamanpila

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Western Provincial Councilor Udayagamanpila has stated it is clear that under the pretext of power sharing, Tamil National Alliance seeks separation, Tamil Eealm. Speaking at a media meeting, he...

We will not hold hands with TNA …Susil tells TNA

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UPFA Secretary Susil Premajayantha has categorically stated that their party will not align with Tamil National Alliance that has unacceptable policies in its manifesto. He stated this view at a...

Muthur Muslim group express solidarity with Sampanthan

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A group of Muslim people in Muthru headed by Thaufeek has expressed solidarity with Sampanthan and Tamil National Alliance. They expressed their support to R.Sampanthan personally at a meeting held...

Srikantha takes on Wigneswaran for his view as unacceptable, unethical

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Tamil National Alliance candidate in the Jaffna electorate N.Srikantha has dismissed Wigneswaran’s stand to be neutral at the parliamentary polls as unacceptable and unethical. In a statement,...

Shocking new evidence of ongoing torture and sexual violence in Sri Lanka is horrifying: Australian Senator Lee Rhiannon

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Commenting on a newly released report by the International Truth & Justice Project (ITJP), Still Unfinished War: Sri Lanka’s Survivors of Torture and Sexual Violence 2009-2015 which details...

“Idhu Enna Maayam” stills

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Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal draft at UN Security Council

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Russia has used its veto at the UN to block a draft resolution to set up an international tribunal into the MH17 air disaster in July 2014. It was the only nation at the 15-member UN Security Council...

No support to any party in the election , the NPC CM declares

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Although he had been elected as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, on behalf of the TNA, it is not proper for him to work for the candidates of that party in this election and that he had...

President accepts UPFA Manifesto; Tissa Vitharana

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LSSP former parliamentarian Tissa Vitharana said that President Maithripala Sirisena has accepted the UPFA manifesto. Speaking to the media, he stated that President Sirisena in his capacity as...

UPFA offers no relief to the estate people; Digambaram

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Palany Digambaram, contesting as candidate of the Tamil Progressive Front, has stated that the UPFA manifesto has no proposal for the wellbeing of the estate people. That shows the attitude of the...

435 Million allocated by Ministry of Samurthy and Housing

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The Jaffna District Secretary N.Vethanayagan said that, the Ministry of Samurthy and Housing has allocated a total of 435 million at the rate of a million per village and that 664 projects are being...

Election Fever -North

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We will not take in the Sycophant armed groups who were enemies of Tamils into UNF, if it happens we will fight against our own party  ; C.Kulendrarajah, UNP Candidate to Jaffna. Does the TNA have...

Jaffna Teaching Hospital asks for the private land in front of Hospital, but TID bent on capturing it for them

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The Jaffna Teaching Hospital circles expressed concern that the much needed land and house in front of the hospital, which was promised by the Governor and District Secretary to be given to them had...

News Bits

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UNP also will not accept Federal solution Depty. Foreign Minister, Ajith Perera.  Solution for Tamil people  in the UPFA manifesto Thissa Witharane.  Mahindha showering laughable promises Minister...

Sampanthan given special protection by Election Commissioner

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The election Commissioner had ordered that, the TNA leader, Era.Sampanthan and three other political VIPs be given official vehicles and protection The current Speaker Chamal Rajapakse, Former Leader...

CV bows to be impartial in the elections

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CM, NCP, C.V.Wigneswaran bowed that he will be impartial in the election as  conflicts are expected among candidates of his party for optional votes. Elect your representatives yourselves, he had...

Dankotuwa Porcelain to growth 722 million

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Sri Lanka’s tableware exporter Dankotuwa Porcelain is to raise 722 million rupees by way of a rights issue, the company said in a stock exchange filing. Subject to the necessary approvals, the...

ISIS preparing to attack India; Report

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 The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the...

Facebook now used by half of world’s online users

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Facebook said the number of people who check into the social network at least monthly grew 13% to 1.49 billion in the three months to the end of June.The number is equal to half of the...

A lead role doesn’t matter to me;Amzath Khan

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After playing a pivotal role in Vallinam, Amzath Khan is gearing up for his next, Maya, in which he plays a crucial role. The film directed by newcomer Ashwin Saravanan stars Nayanthara, Aari and...