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Educationalist pay last respect to to Kamalambigai Lohitharaja

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Educationists and literarians s paid last respects to late Kamalambigai Lohitharaja, who had served the community as literarian and retired Assistant Director of Education ( English). They paid...

We must act with composure if justice is to be delivered to Tamil people, says Sampanthan

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We should get a fair and permanent political solution, adopt it in Parliament with majority votes and the mandate obtained from the people of the country. This is the final objective of the Tamils,...

Why the Tamil Politicians keeping silent about UNHRC resolution, queries the President of Association for Missing Persons

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In a press conference held at the head office of the Navasamasamaja party in Colombo, the Central Committee Member and the President of the Association for Missing persons, Suntharam Mahendran...

If faults are pointed out, they say I’m a “ whistle blower politician” , says CM,NPC

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I know that many are describing me as a “whistle blowing politician”. But I am neither a politician nor belong to any party, said Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, the CM, NPC. Two or three people in...

Appointment of Champika, Wijedasa to CC is unprincipled

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Pivithru Hela Uramaya Leader Udaya Gamanpila has stated that the appointments of Minister Champika and Minister Wijedasa Rajapaske to the Constitutional Council will spoil the purpose for it was...

Vaiko under arrest

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MDMK Leader Vaiko and representatives of ‘May Pathinelu Iyakam’ numbering 200 were taken into custody by the Tamil Nadu Police during a demonstration in Chennai today.   They were on...

Foreign judges can’t be part of Sri Lankan rights abuse probe: Ranil

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Sri Lanka’s domestic mechanism to probe the alleged rights abuses during the military conflict with the LTTE cannot have foreign judges due to constitutional impediments, Prime Minister...

Maldives President Escapes Unhurt After Explosion on His Boat

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An explosion aboard a speedboat carrying the President of the Maldives left three people — including his wife — injured on Monday, although the President managed to escape unhurt. A bodyguard...

India’s NFF seeks lasting solution to fishing row with Lanka

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Thanking the India’s Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for helping arrive at a decision to not shoot fishermen at sea, during talks with Sri Lanka, the National Fishworkers’ Forum has...

SLMC welcomes UN Resolution: Hakeem

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The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem has stated that his party welcomes the draft text of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka tabled on 24 September 2015 at its 30th...

Ensure hostile provisions in resolution are removed: Mahinda to Govt

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that the government must ensure that the hostile provisions in the resolution be removed if it is going to accept it. In a statement issued to the media,...

‘Pesum Thoorigai’ Exhibition in Paasikuda

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The Art Exhibition titled ‘Pesum Thoorigai’ was declared open in Paasikuda in Batticaloa under the patronage of Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran recently. The event...

India charges protestors

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The Central Government of India has registered cases against the protesters who held a demonstration in the railway track at Rameswaram seeking an international investigation into war crimes...

Ranil is the architect of the UN resolution : Vaiko

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MDMK Leader Vaiko has charged that Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe is the architect of the UN resolution seeking domestic mechanism to investigate war crimes. He went on that countries such...

Ban urges govt for finding political solution

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UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to find a lasting solution to the national problem at the earliest opportune moment. He made these observation when he met...

Foreign Minister calls on Commonwealth Secretary General

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera called on Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sarma in New York recently. They held talks. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 70th sessions of the...

‘Supermoon’ coincides with lunar eclipse

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A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. The eclipse – which made the Moon appear red – has been visible in...

Pope Francis holds large Mass in Philadelphia to end US visit

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He appealed for unity and family love, as thousands of people gathered at the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Earlier, the pontiff prayed with a group of victims of child sexual abuse, saying...

Tamannaah ups the glam quotient in Bengal Tiger

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The much awaited film on Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja directed by Sampath Nandi, is for release. Tamannaah and Raashi Khanna will be seen playing the female lead. Here’s one glam exclusive picture...

McDonnell to push for Robin Hood tax

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Chancellor George Osborne has fought moves to introduce such a tax, warning it would harm the City. But Mr McDonnell believes it could rein in the excesses of the financial sector and help pay for...

21st century is India’s century : says PM Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the 21st century is India’s century and attributed the sudden change in India’s fortune to the commitment, strength and pledge of the 125...

Inji Iduppazhagi to release on October 9

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PVP Cinema has announced that its upcoming film Inji Iduppazhagi, will be releasing on the 9th of October. This Arya and Anushka Shetty-starrer created a huge sensation when it’s teasers...

Sarathkumar sends defamation case notice to Vishal

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It’s known that Sarathkumar and Vishal are rivals in the upcoming Nadigar Sangam election, and the propaganda for the election from both the sides, are going on in full swing. Now, in an...

Jewels buried in 1990, while displacing, recovered by owner at Varuththalaivillan

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A girl who buried her family jewels in their family land while displacing on 10th June 1990 recovered them fully, amidst much joy on last Thursday, after nearly 25 years. The girl’s mother had...

The Performing art of “Kudamoothat kummy” slowly vanishing from the Life style of Tamils

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By: K.Vasu This is a dance form where soft arecanuts are put into beautiful clay pots and dance will be performed synchronized with the beat of the drums. At this time, the nuts put into the pots...

St.Patrick’s under 17 team felicitated

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The under 17 team of St. Patrick’s College, which won the Silver in the National Schools under 17 Foot Ball championship was felicitated  grandly by the College Community. The players were...

Fighting between students groups – court orders to statement from Dean of the Arts Faculty

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Jaffna Magistrate court ordered the police on Friday to record statements from the Dean of the Arts Faculty, Registrar and three lecturers. Two groups of students were involved in a fighting inside...

Release our children immediately: Organization for the release of Political Prisoners

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The Organization for the release of Political Prisoners had written to the Minister of justice, Wijayathasa Rajapakse, to demonstrate their Good Governance and reconciliation by granting general...

Main suspect in Raviraj’s assassination is in Swiss? Action to arrest him.

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The Main suspect in the assassination of former TNA MP, Nadaraj Raviraj, is living in Switzerland, it is reported. This suspect identified as ” Saran” is said to be an close associate of...

Police OIC intervenes- Protest against child’s murder and other abuses abandoned

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The Vavuniya Police OIC had intervened and stopped a Protest Rally organized by the Vavuniya Traders’ Association. The Organization had arranged for a protest to be held against the sexual...

India, Sri Lanka to Hold Third Joint Army Exercise

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The Indian and Sri Lankan armies will be conducting their third joint military exercise Mitra Shakti-2015, starting September 29, said a statement issued in New Delhi today. The exercise would focus...

PUCL urges India to move resolution for probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

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The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called upon the Centre, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to move a resolution calling for a credible, independent, international...

India plans to develop a port in Sri Lanka

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With a friendlier government now at the helm in Colombo, India has revived its plan to develop a port in Sri Lanka, hoping to catch up with the Chinese, the New India Express news agency reported...

Vallipura Alvar Ther festival

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  The Ther festival of the historic Vallipura Alvar koil was held on Saturday with the participation of hundreds of male and female devotees of Lord Vishnu. Devotees from all parts of Jaffna...

Sitharthan explains why Tamils seek international probe

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian D.Sitharthan has stated that Tamils reject investigation through domestic mechanism because respective governments had failed to win their confidence. Speaking...

Australia to co-sponsor UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka

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Australia has co-sponsored a reconciliation resolution to the United Nations with the Sri Lankan government. The resolution, which aims to foster reconciliation and improve human rights and...

Foreign judges likely to play advisory role: Jehan Perera

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Dr. Jehan Perera, executive director of the National Peace Council , has observed that the role of the foreign judges is likely to be more in the form of advisory role. He was speaking to an Indian...

President meets UN Secretary General

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President Maithripala Sirisena met UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon and held talks on global issues. President Sirisena is in New York to address the 70  th sessions of the UN General Assembly. The...

Russia and Estonia ‘exchange spies’

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Estonian security official Eston Kohver was sentenced to 15 years in a Russian jail last month. He was swapped for Aleksei Dressen, who was imprisoned in Estonia in 2012 on charges of spying for...

Thousands march to remember Mexico’s missing students

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Many carried photos of their loved ones in Mexico City, demanding justice. The parents want the government to hand over the investigation to a special unit under international supervision. They...

‘Mike Walk’ to mark St.Michael’s College 142 nd anniversary

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A walk was held under the title ‘Mike Walk’ to mark the 142 nd anniversary of St.Miachel’s Colege Batticaloa recently. Principal, teachers, students, past students, well wishers etc...

India says it has to maintain friendly relations with Sri Lanka

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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu has stated that Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingeh has assured that his government will find a lasting solution to the problems of the fishermen of both...

Justice Minsiter urged to release political prisoners

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People’s Organization for Political Prisoners has urged Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajaapkse to release political prisoners without undue delay. They have made the request in a letter...

Basic Media Institute decalred open in Vavuniya

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Basic Media Institute for young men and women was declared open in Vavuniya recently. Senior Journalist Aruna Sellathurai and Northern Province Minister Dr.Sathyalingam were Chief Gusets declared it...

Ameer Ali expresses commitment to stirve Tamil-Muslim amity

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Deputy Minister Ameer Ali has stated that he would work for Tamil – Muslim amity and to develop Batticaloa district with the co-operation of all three communities. He made this statement when he...

Urumeen will have motion capture animation done indigenously

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The Simhaa-Kalaiyarasan-starrer Urumeen will have a five-minute opening sequence that has been done using motion capture animation, a technology that was used in Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan....

Rajini sir appreciated my act and I got emotional

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Riythvika’s performance in the critically acclaimed Madras is what has helped her get a crucial role in Rajinikanth’s upcoming Kabali, but she credits all of her success to director...

‘Kuttram Kadithal’ gets parallel release online

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Until a few years ago, the Tamil diaspora had to be content with watching big budget mainstream movies since these were the only ones assured of a release overseas in theaters. The offbeat and small...

Tamils seek international probe: Sritharan in Parliament

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Sritharan has stated that Tamils seek international probe into war crimes and not domestic mechanism. He was speaking in Parliament. He continued that both...

Ensure the withdrawal of military from North before hybrid court inquiry

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that the military must be withdrawn from the north before hybrid court commences hearing as suggested by the US draft resolution. Speaking to the media,...