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Japan stations its special peace and reconciliation envoy in Sri Lanka

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Japan said that it will station a special peace and reconciliation envoy in Sri Lanka and that he will be taking position there in October. Japanese representative to the UN Human Rights Council...

Human Rights Council Commissioner reiterates his demand for a “hybrid special court” in Sri Lanka

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has recommended that the Sri Lankan Commission to Investigate Cases of Forced Disappearances should he disbanded because its credibility has...

Digambaram promises 19 houses to landslide victims

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Minister Palany Digambaram has stated that he has taken initiatives to provide hoses to 19 families who are victims of landslide in Lilisland Eatate in Vedamulle, Kotmale. He also indicated...

Independent Police Commission to be established soon

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Independent Police Commission is likely to be established within a month, sources say. The newly appointed Constitutional Council is to take steps to establish the Commission under 19th  amendment....

Wigneswaran warns of failure of UNHRC resolution

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The chief minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran has warned of possible failure of the tabled resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva due to some of its serious...

Human Rights Council betrays Tamils: Vaiko

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With the United Nations’ report on Sri Lankan war crimes likely to come up for discussion at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, India’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko has said that...

More on Geneva resolution

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If TNA is happy, we should be careful : Uthaya Gammanpilla. In Geneva only Sri Lankan Judicial system was discussed,    not about the Military : Ranil America will submit the resolution today....

EPDP abandoned in the appointment of member to the NPC

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The SLFP had appointed S.Akilathas to the vacancy occurred by Ankajan being elected to Parliament through national list. Earlier on the results of PC election Ankajan and Kamalendran were appointed...

Northern Fishermen lose 4 million due to the transgression of Indian fishermen, in three months

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The Department of Fisheries and aquatic Resource said yesterday that, due to the transgression of Indian Fishermen, the northern fishermen have lost around 4 million rupees in just the first three...

Children of Political prisoners hold rallies in Vauniya and Jaffna

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The children of the political prisoners held a rally today at around 10.00a.m. in front of Jaffna Secretariat calling for the release of their parents detained for a long time without any inquiries....

India effect changes to Resolution even at eleventh hour : Anbumany

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Pattaly Makkal Katchy Legislator Anbumany Ramadas has observed that if only India wills, the UN Resolution can be effected changes even at the eleventh hour to ensure justice. Speaking to the media,...

UN Resolution a disappointment : Gajendrakumar

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Tamil National People’s Front Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has stated that the UN Resolution is a great disappointment to the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. He was speaking to a media in Geneva...

Yarlini best Girl Guide

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Yarliny, a native of Jaffna, has been bestowed with the best Girl Guide Award. She is a student of Jaffna Vembady Girls’ College.

India to support Sri Lanka in UN

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India is likely to back Sri Lanka on the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution over alleged war crimes if it is put to vote in Geneva on Thursday, officials said, attributing the decision to...

Hold referendum to ascertain people’s views on UN Resolution: Weerawanse

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National Freedom Front Leader UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawanse has stated that the government must hold a referendum and ascertain their views on the UN Resolution if it seeks to accept it.  He...

Wigneswaran is our hope to deal with UN Resolution : Ananthy in Genev

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Northern Province Tamil National Alliance Member Annathy Sasitharan has observed that Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran is the only hope for Tamils to deal with UN resolution which...

Indonesia ‘needs time’ to tackle haze – Joko Widodo

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Singapore and Malaysia have called on Indonesia to do more to address the problem, though Indonesia has often pointed out that some of the companies responsible for the burning are foreign-owned and...

Battle continuing in the Afghan city

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Two US air strikes on Tuesday halted an attempt by insurgents to seize the airport, the army’s stronghold. Afghanistan’s spy agency says the strikes killed the Taliban leader in the...

IT raids at Vijay, Nayan and Samantha’s homes

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With Vijay’s ‘Puli’ set to hit the screens tomorrow, the Income Tax department has conducted raids at actor Vijay’s house. Surprise searches were conducted at the houses and...

World Rabies Day in Batticaloa

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An awareness march was held in Batticaloa town to mark the ‘World Rabies Day’. The theme is to end rabies in the world. The event was organized under the patronage of the Batticaloa Regional...

Aishwarya Rai, AR Rahman to perform at the ISL opening ceremony

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The frenzy about the second edition of Indian Super League is at its peak in Chennai — after the official launch of the Chennaiyin FC squad, and the launch of the team’s training ground in...

Kamal Haasan kept me at ease: Madhu Shalini

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Actress Madhu Shalini, who plays an important role in Kamal Haasan’s Tamil-Telugu thriller ‘Thoongaavanam’, says the opportunity to share the screen space with the veteran actor...

Sri Lanka gets U.S. support to probe corruption, financial crime

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The United States and Sri Lanka have agreed to implement a 2.6 million US dollar program to help the island fight corruption and other crimes. The agreement will enhance the capabilities of Sri...

Obama praises President’s commitment for democracy and good governance

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President of the United States Barack Obama praises President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka, Presidential Media...

Sri Lanka war crimes resolution softened before U.N. debate

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A U.S.-backed resolution at the United Nations that seeks justice for victims of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war has been softened to keep its government on board and allay the concerns of...

CPI urges India to take lead in UNHRC on Sri Lanka

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The Communist Party of India (CPI) today demanded that India should take the lead in evolving a consensus for a credible international probe into the alleged war crimes during the last phase of Sri...

Sampanthan hails U.S.-backed resolution on Sri Lanka

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The draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the U.S. and other countries has addressed the main issues of accountability and reconciliation,...

U.S. supports a credible domestic process in Sri Lanka – Kerry

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The U.S. has said it will support a domestic investigation by Sri Lanka to address allegations of human rights abuses during the final phase of the country’s civil war. The U.S. position was stated...

Sri Lanka’s justice mechanism will not be credible: say Forty Tamil Organizations

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Forty Tamil organizations, including three constituent parties of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) , have in a joint statement on Tuesday, reiterated the demand for an UN-led  “hybrid” judicial...

Dr.Sathyamoorthy, Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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Dr.T. Sathyamoorthy has been appointed as Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital. The post had been lying vacant for a long time. Dr. T Satyamurthy along with Dr. V Shanmugarajah, Dr.T Vardharajah, Dr....

Wigneswaran chairs seminar on ‘World Tourism Day’

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran chaired the seminar held on ‘World Tourism Day’ at Jaffna Guest House on September 28. The event was held under the auspices of the Northern...

Vinnangampiddy village about to be plundered: People’s representatives who do not care about border Villages

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A Direct Report by K.Vasu While the war was fought and after the end of the war, several Tamil Villages in the North and East, which are the traditional homelands of the Tamils, were acquired by the...

TNA will gain Tamil rights : Srinesan in Mandoor

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Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian G. Sirinesan has stated that his party is in the opposition following a mandate of the Tamil people. He was speaking at a meeting with people of...

HRW urges Human Rights Council to ensure a robust international role in Sri Lanka’s justice mechanism

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The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution ensuring a robust international role in Sri Lanka’s justice mechanism for abuses during the country’s brutal civil war, Human...

New Budget is critical: Arjuna Mahendran

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Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has observed that the November 20 Budget to be presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake will be critical for it focuses on increasing next year’s...

Federal solution most suitable to SL : Thurairasasingham

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Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi General Secretary Eastern Province Minister K.Thurairasasingham has observed that federal solution will be the best arrangement to resolve the national question in the...

TNA to get Batticaloa District Developement Committee Chairmanship : Viyalendaran

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Viyalendran has stated that Tamil National Alliance will be offered the chairmanship of the Batticaoa District Development Committee and Parliamentarian...

Susil too to be summoned to Special Presidential Commission

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The Presidential Commission to Investigate Serious Corruption and Fraud is staking measures to summon former Secretary General of the UPFA Minister Susil Premajayanth to take a statement based on the...

Afghan forces have arrived at Kunduz airport

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An operation would be launched in the coming hours, a spokesman for the Kunduz provincial police told the BBC. Troops and officials retreated to the airport after militants overran the northern city...

Live selfie interview with Akshay Kumar & Amy Jackson

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It will beam over 100 hours of live programming on the film this week —from live Ask Me Anything sessions to fan meet-and-greet sessions with Akshay, from a selfie interview with the cast to...

I’m very protective about Akshara: Shruti Haasan

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Actress Shruti Haasan says she’s protective about her younger sister Akshara, who made inroads into Bollywood with ‘Shamitabh’. “I’m very protective about Akshara and...

The un-employed graduates waiting for Government job and losing lucrative Private sector jobs : Says CM

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The un-employed graduates are only expecting government jobs and thereby lose lucrative private sector employment which pay them many folds of Government pay, said Justice C.V.Wickneswaran, CM  NPC....

Hang Sexual Criminals – Signature campaign in Vavuniya

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A signature campaign calling for death penalty to crimes of rape and murder of women and children was undertaken in Vavuniya by the Federation of the Northern Region Trade Unions yesterday in the...

Dropping out of school and employing school children on the decline in Jaffna District

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The dropping out school and school children being employed is on the decline, as per the statistics put out by the Jaffna Secretariat. Following is a yearly breakdown: Year Dropping out Employed 2010...

Attempt to jail former LTTE members; JHU preparing to file a case against all living members

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya is engaged in taking legal action against all  ex-members of LTTE, from KP to the last member, helpers, financiers and informants. The JHU is analyzing the possibility of...

Vijayalakshmi ties the knot!

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Actress Vijayalakshmi, daughter of National Film Award-winning Tamil film director Agathiyan, married Feroz Mohammed on 28 September. Feroz is a former assistant of director Arivazhagan of Eeram...

Sampanthan Chief Guest at Ahimsa Day in Jaffna: Wigneswaran not invited

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan is to chair the Ahimsa Day to be held on October 2 at the Sabalingam Hall in Jaffna Hindu College. Deputy Indian High Commissioner V.Nataraj will preside. Several...

7,000 differently-abled in Batticaloa District: says the Social Service officer

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The Social service Officer, Batticaloa District, S. Arulmoly said that, there are 7,000 differently abled in Batticaloa and that it is very difficult to fulfil all their needs. He was speaking at the...

Gajatheepan hands over musical instruments to 2 schools

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Northern Provincial Council Member Gajatheepan handed over musical instruments to two schools in the district of Jaffna recently. Chief Secretary S.Ilankovan was also present. He provided funds for...

Children’s demo seeking release of political prisoners

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Children of political prisoners staged a demonstration in Chetty Kulam in Vavuniya demanding the release of their fathers languishing in jail without trial. They carried placards explaining their sad...