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Sampanthan in Jaffna, pays floral tribute to Thanthai Chelva

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan arrived in Jaffna on his first visit to the peninsula after being recognized as opposition Leader. He arrived at the Chelvanaygam Square and paid floral...

Chairman of Missing Persons’ Panel rebuts Zeid

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Responding to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid’s call to disband the Sri Lankan Missing Persons’ Commission and assign its work to a more credible body, the chairman of the...

Sri Lanka to issue missing certificates to families of civil war disappeared

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The Sri Lankan government is to issue “missing” certificates to the families of thousands of people who disappeared during its 26-year civil war. The decision – a longstanding demand of...

An independent Court is vital for Sri Lanka’s Domestic Probe: Silvia Cartwright, a former New Zealand judge

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Silvia Cartwright, a former New Zealand judge who served on a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia and advised the U.N. inquiry on Sri Lanka, said foreign jurists were indispensable to a...

UN resolution on Sri Lanka is far from perfect, still a turning point for victims: Amnesty International

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A crucial resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council today offers the victims of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict the prospect of finally getting the truth and justice they deserve, Amnesty...

“Sri Lanka must address the difficult legacy of its past”: UK

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The United Kingdom welcomed the United nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka adopted today through consensus to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights. The...

Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC with consensus

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The US-backed resolution on Sri Lanka adopted without a vote by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today. The draft resolution – L29 is entitled ‘Promoting Reconciliation,...

Russia and US military to hold talks on air strikes

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Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday. But the US expressed fears the targets were non-IS opponents of...

Afghan forces claim control of city

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An operation launched overnight saw forces recapture government landmarks and inflict heavy casualties on the militants, officials said. But the Taliban has insisted it still controls large parts of...

Satish Kumar is just blabbering: Vadivelu

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Vadivelu is quite unperturbed by all the controversial comments the producer of Eli, Satish Kumar, has made about him. Satish had recently lodged a complaint against the actor with the Commissioner...

Lingusamy to remake Paiyya in Hindi with Vidyut

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Looks like director Lingusamy is all set to make his Bollywood debut. We hear that he has roped in Vidyut Jamwal, who previously worked with him in Anjaan, as the lead. The film will be the remake of...

Let’s Safeguard children like our lives –Awareness creating events organized by NYS at several places

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Several rallies for  Creating Awareness regarding sexual abuses against women and children were held and several places organized  NYS. These rallies were held in view of the Children’s day...

Contribution of foreign representatives will ensure accountability : Sampanthan

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The TNA had said that  Reconciliation and Accountability are included in the Geneva Resolution. In this context, Common wealth and foreign Judges , prosecutors will ensure the accountability, said...

More than 650 fishermen deprived of livelihood by Navy’s outrage

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More than 650 fishermen are deprived of their livelihood by the Navy’s expansion of security fencing. Earlier the security fence for the KKS harbour area was erected in the proximity of...

Nobody to update the Tamil Website of NPC

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Although the NPC had completed 2 years in operation, its Tamil website is neglected it seems. While the English version contains several matters including Statistics, De-centralized budget...

20 persons integrated into Society after Re-rehabilitation

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11 Grama Officers, who were accused of maintaining contact with the LTTE, were integrated into the society after 3 months rehabilitation at the Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre. Another 9 boys and...

Sri Lankan govt urged to release all Tamil Nadu fishermen

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India’s National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) today urged the Sri Lankan government to immediately release the seven Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of fishing...

Income Tax raids affect Vijay’s ‘Puli’ release

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The release of the film has taken a hit due to this. The premieres of the film outside India and early morning shows in Tamil Nadu have been cancelled as a result. “We received information...

Elections Department turns 60

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An event was held at the BMICH to mark the 60 th anniversary of the Department of Elections yesterday. Commissioner of Elections chaired. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was the Chief Guest....

Tamil political prisoner’s issue is politicized : Wigneswaran

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran has charged that the release of political prisoners has been politicized. Speking to the media, Wigneswaran that the Northern Provincial Council...

Eastern Provincial Coulcilor leaves for Geneva

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Eastern Provincial Councilor and former Parliamentarian Govindan Karunakaram (Jana) left for Geneva recently. He is to take part in the discussions held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly 70...

UN Resolution frustrates Tamil people calmouring for justice : Shivajilingam

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Northern Provincial Tamil National Alliance Councilor V.Shivajilingam has stated that the UN resolution in its present form has caused frustration among the Sri Lankan Tamil people who have...

Military presence stands in the way of normalcy in the north : Suresh

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EPRLF Leader former Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has stated that the presence of the military in the north stands in the way of peninsula returning to normalcy. He was making observations on...

Domestic mechanism lacks credibility : Trinco Bishop

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Trincomalee Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Noel Emanuel has observed that domestic mechanism lacks credibiltiy. That is why there is agitation for international investigation into war crimes. He was sepaking to...

Vidya case put off for Oct 13

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Kayts Magistrate Lenin Kumar hearing the case of rape and murder of Pungudutheewu school girl Vidya put off the case for October 13. He made the order when the nine suspects were produced before him....

Not even a comma in Resolution be changed : Yogeswaran

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran has stated that not even a comma in the resolution be allowed to be altered. The entirety of the resolution must be passed to deliver justice to...

12 years imprisonment for Kokuvil murder accused

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Jaffna High Court Judge Ilancheliyan sentenced the accused in the Kokuvil murder accused to 12 years rigiorous imprisonment after trial. In this case Ramanathan Kailasapillai was indicted with...

Uthayan wins award for media freedom

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Esmond Wickremasinghe award for media freedom was given to Uthayan newspaper. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe handed over the award to the Managing  Director of Uthayan Newspaper E....

CWC accords welcome to TNA MP Shanthy

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Tamil National Allaince Vanni Parliamentarian Shanthy Srisakandarasa was accorded by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress Vavuniya branch. Northern Province Minister Dr.P.Sathyalingam, Senior Illankai...

Judicial mechanism needs meaningful international role – HRW

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The investigative report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka marks a significant step towards justice and accountability for the victims of international crimes and the family...