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Avant Garde armoury sets Sri Lanka on collision course with India

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Sri Lanka’s defence authorities have made a chilling discovery that the seized Avant Garde floating armoury had sailed close to the strategically sensitive Indian islet of Minicoy with illegal...

Indian government expedites the process to get fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody

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The Indian government is expediting the process to get the Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy and detained in Sri Lankan custody, an Indian Minister has said on Saturday. Minister of...

Airlines avoid Egypt’s Sinai region after ISIS claim they ‘successfully’ Downed jet

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Terror Monitor, an online terrorist monitoring organisation, claims to have a statement from Islamic State militants claiming responsibility for the attack. The group, which watches terrorist groups...

Never consented for changing Myliddy harbor, Navy is distorting statements: Myliddy Fishermen

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Myliddy Fishermen had vehemently condemned the Navy for stating that the Societies have consented to change the harbour but the officials are creating confusions in this. What we have consented for...

Let the TPPs come out on bail as a first stage: says Mano Ganeshan

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A faction of the Government is opposing the release of the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs). So let them come out first on bail. They have spent much of their young ages in the prison. Our stance is...

Youth detained for 6 years under PTA acquitted by Vavuniya Court

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Sebamalai Emmanuel of Vairavapuliyankulam was arrested in 2009. Police said they had recovered weapons from his home. The case against him came before High Court Judge A.Premasangar day before...

Rainfall not regular in the North for the last 10 years

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Meteorological Department announced that the rainfall during the last 10 years was not regular. Highest was received in 2004. During the past 5 years rain fall was received at an average of 1,500mm....

President appraises religious leaders of Geneva proposals

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday met religious leaders at the Presidential Secretariat and apprised them of the Geneva proposals and sought their views for their implementation. He had...

Grade 6 girl commits suicide in Wallawaya fearing a disciplinary hearing in school

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A 12 year old girl from Wallawaya has committed suicide by hanging inside the house following a warning given by her school teachers. The 12 year old girl was a grade 6 student of the Wallawaya –...

Russian plane with 224 passengers crashed in Egypt

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A Russian plane carrying  217 passengers and 7 crew members on board has crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, Egypt confirmed Saturday, Reuters, RT,Sputnik report. According to a security...

Saumiyamoorthy ‘s death anniversary; statue garlanded

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A simple ceremony was held to mark the 16 th death anniversary of Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman in Colombo today, October 30. The event was organized by the Ilankai Inthiya Peravai. Ceylon Workers’...

Colonization in Tamil Areas in Kandy Thelwathai Tension prevailing

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There are several Sinhala settlements are being made in recent times in hill country Tamil areas. Recently a foundation stone had been laid for this allocating lands owned by Tamils to Sinhalese....

News Bits

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* Maithri confers with religious leaders, regarding Geneva Resolution. * police did not assault University students: DIG, Poojitha Jayasunthara. * Solution soon to Muslims affected by war: Maithri *...

Another Confession thrown out in Claymore attack case by Justice Illancheliyan

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Justice Illancheliyan yesterday rejected the only evidence submitted ,a confession in a Claymore attack case. In this case Rathinam poopalapillai alias Poopal Mama was charged with making a claymore...

Help us to construct a Rehabilitation Centre for Paralyzed Patients

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The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr.N.Sathiyamoorthy and Neuro Surgeon Ajini Arasalingam have put out call for the public to donate towards the construction of a re-rehabilitation center for...

Unable to fulfill peoples’ requests: CM

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Although the people continue to ask for houses, we unable to comply with request. Now that the government has promised to build 65,000 houses, and if it happens so, we may be able to fulfill the...

UN 70th Anniversary in Killinochi

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A ceremony was held in Killinochi to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations recently. It was held at the office of the UN in A9 Road in Killinochi. Killinochi Government Agent Suntharam...

Australian envoy calls on EP Chief Minister

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Australian envoy to Sri Lanka Robin Modi called on Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahamed. She paid the courtesy call during her recent visit to the east recently. She promised funds...

Palmyrah planting at Aalaiyady Vembu

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The Palmyrah Planting campaign in the East was inaugurated at the Panankadu Pattynakar Kannaky Amman Temple grounds in Aalaiyady Vembu recently. Aalaiyady Vembu Pradesa Sabha Secretary...

Yogeswaran at pooja for release of political prisoners

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Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa Parliamentarian Seenithamby Yogeswaran was among the participants at the poojas held at Keerimadu Sithy Vinayakar Temple in Batticaloa recently. The poojas were...

PM Modi Slams Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Quota, Scams, Baharis

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ATNA: Hitting back at Nitish Kumar over his remark targeting him as an “outsider” Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked him whether he would call Congress chief Sonia Gandhi a “bahari”...

Syria conflict: Russia warns US of ‘proxy war risk’

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Russia has warned of the risk of a “proxy war” in the Middle East after the US said it would send special forces to Syria.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this increased the...

Bucharest nightclub fire leaves Romania stunned

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Twenty-seven people have been killed after fire broke out at a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest, government officials say.The large fire took hold at the Colectiv club on Friday night,...

No graves for Sri Lanka’s disappeared

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S.M. Premasilee commemorates All Souls’ Day but is not sure whether she should or not. That’s because she doesn’t know if her husband and two brothers are still alive or dead. The...

EU will lift ban on Sri Lanka fish imports in the very near future

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The Ministry of External Affairs has pointed out that the ban imposed on Sri Lankan fish imports to the European Union will be lifted in the very near future. The European Union imposed this fish ban...

Sri Lankan Muslims will be included under reconciliation process: Samaraweera

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Muslims of Sri Lanka will be an integral part of the proposed truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence process [which will be set up to go into allegations of human rights violations during...

Wigneswaran inaugurates Mobile Service in Maruthamadu

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A Mobile Service to provide relief for people was inaugurated by Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran at the Government Mixed School in Matuthamadu in Mannar yesterday. Tamil National...

Malayalapuram Primary Health Centre opened

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Primary Health Centre was declared open in Malayalapuram in Killinochy recently to improve health services in the area. Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Sritharan, Provincial Minister...

Sritharan inaugurates post card protest against poaching

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 Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian S.Sritharan inaugurated the post card protest against poaching by Indian fishermen. The signing of post cards took place at the office of the...

Say no to politics in schools: EP Chief Minister

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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed has observed that both teachers and students ahould keep politics out of the school. He made these observations addressing the teachers and students at...

GTF Chief responds positively to President’s invitation

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President of Global Tamil Forum Rev.Fr.S.J.Emmanel has accepted an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to come to Sri Lanka and work for...

Pillayan linked to the murder of Raviraj

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The Criminal Investigation Department officials investigating the murder of TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj have linked Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan’s name to the murder....

Prime Minister orders inquiry into Police attack

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has ordered an inquiry into the alleged attack on the undergraduates who staged a demonstration outside the University Grants Commission yesterday. He directed...

Sri Lanka’s tax system is ‘pathetic’ and ‘regressive’: slams CB Governor Arjuna Mahendran

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Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran on Thursday slammed Sri Lanka’s tax system as ‘pathetic’ and ‘regressive’ and said government revenue is still only 10% of GDP despite...

University Students’ Federation announces legal action against police

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The Inter University Students’ Federation has today announced that it is taking legal action against the police  which fired tear gas and water towards hundreds of students protesting near the...

Eelam Tamil woman elected mayor in Australian city

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A MIGRANT whose family fled Sri Lankan riots for a better life has been elected Moreland’s first Greens mayor. South Ward councillor Samantha Ratnam won the mayoral vote 6-5 over Labor candidate Cr...

Wimal to complain to HRC

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National Freedom Front Leader UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawanse has stated that he would lodge a complaint with the Human Rights Commission allegedly for denying his right to travel abroad by...

Eastern University commemorates Meeriyabedda disaster victims

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A solemn ceremony was held by the undergraduates of the Eastern University to commemorate the first death anniversary of the victims of the landslide in Meeriyabedda. They lit candles and said...

Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal’s first female president

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Nepal’s parliament has elected women’s rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari as its first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone. She is the second person to hold the mainly...

Demo by Jayawardenapura University students: 39 HNDA students released on bail

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The 39 HNDA students who were arrested during the protest in front of the Higher Education Ministry were released on bail when they were produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate a short while...

Migrant workers submit proposals for Sri Lanka’s budget

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A Dammam-based umbrella organization called the ‘Sri Lankan Migrant Workers Alliance’ (SLMWA) has submitted a twenty-page national budget proposal to the Finance Ministry of Sri Lanka ahead of...

CB Chief slams tax system

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Tough-talking Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran yesterday slammed Sri Lanka’s tax system as “pathetic” and “regressive,” insisting it needed to be boosted through fresh measures and...

Submarine Project Scorpene sea trials today

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Kalvari, the first of , will be set afloat on Thursday at the Naval Dockyards in Mumbai. The event is significant given that it completes the building of the much-awaited platform and kickstarts the...

Sony settles hacking lawsuit, to pay up to $8 million

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a settlement with current and former employees, agreeing to pay up to $8 million to reimburse them for losses, preventative measures and legal fees related to...

News Bits

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 Mystery Meteorite will fall near Hambanthotta Seas -Arthur C. Clark Center.  Paranagama Report had hidden Genocide -Tamil Nadu organization complains to Pan-kee-moon.  The Government acting...

Mahindha and Gota will not be punished, the safety of the Forces personnel also will be ensured : Sri Lanka Government

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The Sri Lanka Government had announced yesterday that, although action will be taken in accordance with the Geneva Resolution, former President Mahindha Rajapakse, former Defense Secretary, Gota and...

Possibility of Only around 60 to 70 TPPS being released on bail : AG’s Department

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The Attorney General’ Department Official had said to the Attorneys at Law of the TPPs that, there is the possibility of around 60 -70 Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs)  being released under...

Lands under control of the Police in Illavalai will be released before next March

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Police has expressed their consent to release the private lands on which the Police Station is located before the 1st March 2016, in the Mallakam Court through their Attorney. The owners of the...

Meeriyapethai drowned in tears in memory of people gobbled by the earth

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One year had passed from the day, which sunk the all the hill country into great grief, when 37 of the inhabitants were buried in an earth slip. The kith and kin of the people killed, assembled at...

Hindu Brethren to pray for TPPs today

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The President of the Hindu Clergy Organization, K.Vaitheeswara Kurukkal had sent out a request to all Hindu Temple administrations to hold special worship for the release of the Tamil Political...