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Tamil Nadu fishermen protest against Lankan navy

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Fishermen of Nambiyar Nagar in Nagapattinam district in India has gone on an indefinite strike, seeking the intervention of State and Central governments to secure the release of 15 fishermen...

Reflections on Geneva Resolutions

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India is to get into the arena at the last moment to soften America’s resolution : Indian media quoting diplomatic circles. Germany will support Sri Lanka : German Foreign Minister Hybrid court...

125th Anniversary Celebrations of Jaffna Hindu commences with a cultural walkathon

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The 125th Anniversary Celebrations were commenced with a grand walkathon in which traditional art forms of “Kavadi”, ” Koladdam”, “Myladdam” , “Poikkaal...

Mid night trespass – Husband Attacked – Wife abducted and raped in Velanai

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Two armed men had trespassed into a house in Velanai, at around 11.30 p.m., attacked the house owner and had abducted his wife and had raped her. Police who were informed of the crime, took up a...

The local Fishermen engaging in illegal fishing methods should stopped first :says the NPC Fisheris Minister Deneeswaran

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To preserve our marine resources, we should first stop our fishermen engaging in illegal fishing methods, said the Minister of Fisheries, NPC, Deneeswaran. He was talking in press conference held in...

Stop transgression of Indian Fishermen – Demand the Peaceful Protest rally in Jaffna

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The  fishermen of the north held a protest rally yesterday demanding stoppage of transgression. Earlier they assembled at the Federation of Northern Fishermen societies and proceeded to office of...

Jayalalithaa urges Modi to get back Indian fishermen, boats

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to secure the release of 15 Indian fishermen and 28 fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to...

I never realised how lucky I was to do Roja and Gentleman

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Madhoo is currently doing a Tamil film, in which she essays the first negative role in her career and she is also working in a Kannada film. Madhoo says, “And the devil is back”, when she...

EU to boost aid to agencies

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More help will be extended to Syria’s neighbours, where millions have fled since the country’s conflict began. The leaders also agreed on strengthening EU external borders. European...

Australia pledges A$100m to tackle domestic violence

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It includes funding for security systems for women at risk, such as new mobile phones, and extra support for a men’s help line. Mr Turnbull described the high levels of violence against women...

Chinese president Xi Jinping meets US tech leaders

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Speaking in Seattle he said: “Without reform, there will be no driving force; without opening up, there will be no progress.” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Apple CEO Tim Cook were among...

Protest by UPFA opposition MPs

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UPFA opposition Parliamentarians staged a protest outside Parliament after they walked out of the House complaining that the Financial Bills were taken up without providing adequate time. Earlier...

Resolve unemployment in the North : Mavai in Parliament

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Illakai Tamil Arasu Katchi Leader Parliamentraian Mavai Senathyrasa has aired the problem of the unemployed youths in the north in the Parliament and sought redress. Addressing the House, he stated...

Guruswamy appointed as Western Provincial Councilor

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Democratic People’s Front has appointed Former member of Colombo Municipal Council K.T. Guruswamy to Western Provincial Council. He is to fill the vacancy created by the election of DPF Leader...

Coastal clean up in Batticaloa

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A coastal clean up campaign was launched in Batticaloa recently. The event was held at the Kallady baech. The event was organized under the patronage of Batticaloa Municipal Council. Batticaloa...

Presidential Commission of Inquiry questions Mahinda

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A special team visited former President and Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaske at his Mirihana residence and questioned him over the losses incurred by the State during the last Presidential election....

Thirukkural Confab Souvenir ‘Muppal’ launched

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The Souvenir of the Thirukkural Confab ‘Mupaal’ was launched on the first day of the Conference held under the patronage of Colombo Tamil Sangam at the Parimelalagar Stage. President of Colombo...

100 jobs will be generated by NPC : Deneeswaran

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 Northern Province Minister Deneeswaran has proposed that a Passenger Transport Authority will be set up by the Northern Provincial Council and around 100 jobs will be generated to resolve the...

Jaffna Court Complex attack; 18 suspects further remanded

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Eighteen suspects in the case of attack on the Jaffna Court Complex were further remanded till October 6 by Jaffna Magistrate P.Sivakumar. Three suspects were released on bail. In this case the...

President has directed to continue Avant Garde probe: Rajitha

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President Mithripala Sirisena has given a directive to proceed with the investigations into the Avant Garde Floating Armoury. He insists on a thorough investigation into the issue. Cabinet...

Trinco Demo against child murder

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A demonstration was held opposite the office of the Eastern Province protesting against the violence and murder of a child. They handed over a petition to Chief Minister of Eastern Province Nazeer...

First ever sea water – fresh water conversion plant in Delft – A first in Sri Lanka

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The National Water supplies and Drainage Board, with the contributions of The Northern Provincial Council had successfully installed the first Sea water to Fresh water conversion plant of Sri Lanka...

Army occupying public places should vacate them: Resolution passed unanimously in the NPC

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As consequence to a woman getting electrocuted by the illegal electrification of fence by Army in Vavuniya, a resolution calling for the Army and police to vacate public and private properties they...

Conflict in Provincial Council Meeting & Member Paramsothy to operate separately

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When the 35th  sitting of the NPC was in progress, altercations occurred over questions of member Paramsothy. When a question on a fund through UNDP for “Building up peace” was taken...

Unemployed graduates demonstrate in front of NPC

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Large number of unemployed graduates of Northern Province staged a protest in front of the NPC  and presented their problems to the CM when he came to attend the 35th sessions of the NPC. He...

Implement the recommendations of UNHRC, the CM insists in the NPC session

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Addressing the house and welcoming the report of the UNHRC, he said that this is the step in our search for the assurance of accountability in order to find solutions for the Institutionalized...

Commemorative Tower in memory of 21 School Children killed in Aerial Bombing in Nagar Kovil

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The anniversary of the 21 school children who were killed in the aerial bombing by Sri Lanka Air Force was held at Nagarkovil yesterday with sentimental participation of large number of people. A...

Volkswagen facing multiple US probes

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They follow an admission by the world’s biggest car maker that it deceived US regulators in exhaust emissions tests. A DoJ criminal investigation would be serious, as federal authorities can...

“Sri Lanka ranks fourth place in Beach Pollution”: Batti GA

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Batticaloa Government Agent Charles has observed that Sri Lanka ranks fourth in Beach Pollution. Therefore, we must dedicate to clean up the coastal areas. She was addressing at the Coastal Cleanup...

India buy Boeing helicopters

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The news comes ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US later this week. India will buy 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinooks to replace ageing Soviet-era aircraft....

“OHCHR based on hearsay”: Dinesh

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MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena has criticized the OHCHR as based on hearsay. The acceptance will be a departure from country’s legal traditions. Proposed courts will be handled by foreign judges via...

Heavyweight five fights from world title – Eddie Hearn

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Twenty-five-year-old Joshua, unbeaten in 14 fights, stopped Gary Cornish last Saturday to win the Commonwealth title. “He can win those title fights now but it has to be the right...

EU leaders to approve disputed quota plan

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Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against the mandatory quota scheme. Wednesday’s emergency summit will also focus on tightening EU borders and boosting aid to neighbours...

Simbu does not turn up for shoot: Gautham Menon

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Looks like Simbu just can’t keep himself from getting his directors upset. While it was director Pandiraj complaining about the delays to his ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ starring Simbu and...

Vocational Training Institute declared open in Killiochi

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German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmier declared open the Vocational Training Institute in Killinochi yesterday. He assured that Germany will help to develop the country whether it is Colombo...

Acting and stem cell research are both equally important:Vidya

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Upcoming actress Vidya Pradeep leads an interesting life. In fact, she has the best of both worlds — as an actress and a stem cell researcher. She says, “My parents were particular that I...

Ranil dismisses Hybrid Court

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated that the government seeks to establish an independent, trustworthy and local mechanism to carry out investigation. He dismissed establishing a hybrid...

Unemployed gratuates give up protest following NPC’s promise

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The unemployed gradates in the north gave up their protest held out did the office of the Northern Provincial Council following a promise by the Council. The Chairman of the Northern Provincial...

Deepika Padukone gets a special gift

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Deepika Padukone, who has enthralled the audience with her intense acting skills was recently in Pune for the song launch of Gajanana from Bajirao Mastani. According to a Pinkvilla.com report, the...

Tissa files petition against UPFA National List MPs

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Former Minister and Lanka Sama Samaja Party Leader Tissa Vitharana has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the UPFA appointing defeated candidates to Parliament. In his petition, he stated...

Maheer takes oaths as EP Councilor

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E.L.Maheer of Sammanthurai has been appointed as member of the Eastern Provincial Council following Eastern Province Health Minister M.I.M. Mansoor being elected a Member of Parliament. He took oaths...

EU to revive GSP+

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Visiting German Foreign Minister Mr. Frank Walter Steinmeier said his country would lead the European Union to revive the GSP+ Relief to Sri Lanka, PMD reports. This was revealed when the visiting...

Coastal Cleanup Campaign in Trinco

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The coastal cleanup campaign was held in Trincomalee on Tuesday, September 22 under the patronage of Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed. The theme of the campaign is ‘A Super Beach for...

House approves civil society members to CC

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House of Representatives today gave approval to the nomination of three representatives of the civil society to the Constitutional Council. Dr.Ariyaratne, Dr.Rathika Coomaraswamy and Shibly Aziz are...

Say No to the OHCHR’s report: Mahinda urges Government

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Leveling serious allegations against the OHCHR and the team which conducted the war crimes investigations as mandated by the UNHRC, former Sri Lankan President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today called...

New Constitution and Electoral System based on the German Model: says Mangala Samaraveera

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The government of Sri Lanka today said it is in the process of establishing a new constitution, including a new electoral system based on what is popularly known in Sri Lanka as the German Model....

Over 20 names including President Srisena were in the draft OHCHR report

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The OHCHR report on Sri Lanka released mid-last week had dropped all names of alleged persons, due to President Maithripala Sirisena’s name being one of the 20 odd names that were held to be...

Pakistan delays hanging of paraplegic man

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Abdul Basit could not be hanged in compliance with the jail manual because he is in a wheelchair, a magistrate said when ordering the postponement. Pakistan’s prison guidelines require that a...

Grease and caustic substance in bottled drinking water in Jaffna

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Last month sampling was done in the bottled drinking water produced by 9 firms sold in Jaffna District, by the Consumers Authority  and were sent for analysis to the Government Analyst Department....

Grand Protest Rally by Fishermen of the North against Transgressing Indian Fishermen

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A Protest Rally has been organized by the Northern Province Fishermen’s Federation, The Jaffna district Rural Fishermen‘s Societies Union, and the Jaffna District Rural Cooperative Societies...