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No General Amnesty to TPPs , If given security Forces men also had to be given : Minister Marapone

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Although the Tamil Political parties have requested general Amnesty for Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs), Government will not grant General Amnesty to them. The Cases will be taken up individually...

Suriya Will Complete Before Diwali

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Actor Suriya has been continuously shooting for his upcoming film ‘24’. The film is directed by Vikram Kumar and is produced by Suriya’s home banner of 2D Entertainment with Samantha and Nithya...

Five dead as Leviathan II boat sinks

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The boat carrying 27 people sank near Tofino on Vancouver Island, the coastguard said. Sea conditions at the time were reported to be calm. Emergency officials said 21 people had been rescued and one...

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...

UN Day at Chavakachcheri

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UN Day celebrations were held at Muthukumarasqwamy Maha Vidyalayam Hall recently. The event was organized under the patronage of Chavakachchri Lions Club. President of the Lions Club Dinesh Kumar...

Karuna resigns from SLFP and joins TULF

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Karuna Amman alias Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan says that he will resign from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and engage in Politics with Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader Ananda Sangaree....

Asin denies getting married on Nov 26

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Asin is engaged to be married to Delhi based entrepreneur Rahul Sharma. In fact, the two of them are currently on a birthday break. Yes, the actress turns a year older today and her beau has flown...

Rameswaram fishermen call off strike

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The local fishermen have decided to call off their indefinite strike and resume fishing from Monday after the Tamil Nadu government announced that all the 86 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy...

Sri Lanka mulls imposing heavy fines on Indian poachers

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Sri Lanka is mulling imposing fines as high as 150 million rupees on Indian fishermen poaching in the country’s waters, officials said. The proposed amendments to Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Act will...

Sex worker who wanted to marry: a succession of disastrous incident occurred

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Switzerland man wanted to start a new life in the country and married to a sex worker met a man disconcerted him for subsequent events. Egliswil in the Swiss city of the province of arkav person has...

Sampanthan at UN 70 th Anniversary

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Opposition Leader R.Sampathan was among the guests at the 70th anniversary of UN held in Colombo. President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest.  Members of the Tamil National Alliance...

Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed

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  Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels.The heads of 11 EU states and three non-EU...

Youth Conference at Chundukuli Girls’ College

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Minister of Re-settlement and Reconciliation D.M. Swaminathan was the Chief Guest at the Youth Conference held at Chundukli Girls’ College in Jaffna. The event was held under the patronage of...

Central and Northern Provincial Councilors meet

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Provincial Councilors of the Central and Northern Provincial Councils had a meeting and exchanged views. Five Ministers of the Central Provincial Council were also present. The discussion was focused...

Fishing gear to Batticaloa fishermen

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Fishing gears were handed over to fishermen in Batticlaoa at a simple ceremony recently. Benificiaries were 1038 fihsermen. Fihseries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was the Chief Guest. He also visited...

TNA meets UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs

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Tamil National Alliance called on UN Assistant Secretary Geenral Moroslav Jenca at the office of the UN Resident Representative and held discussions. TNA delegation led by Leader Sampanthan urged...

TNA Coordianting Committee discusses Tamil issues

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Tamil National Alliance Coordinating Committee that met in Colombo on Sunday discussed issues that are vulnerable to Tamil people. TNA Leader R.Sampanthan presided. The constituent parties submitted...

Consultation to expedite Irrigation Schemes in the East

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A meeting was held in the Office of the Eastern Province Irrigation recently to devise ways to expedite the implementation of irrigation schemes in the Eastern Province. Provincial Director of...

Sri Lanka to release 86 Tamil Nadu fishermen on October 28

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Eighty-six Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past two months, would be released on October 28, the Indian government has said today. The state government would...

Sri Lanka is facing a dangerous situation: Mahinda Rajapaksha

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse states that as a nation the country is facing a dangerous situation after Independence. Former President stated this during a meeting held at the Abayarama temple...

Feasibility study on road to Talaimannar from India soon

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India will soon carry out a feasibility study on establishing a road link between Rameswaram and Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, said Pon. Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State for Transport, Highways and...

Turn the World UN Blue Campaign in Colombo

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Colombo Town Hall was lit blue at a simple ceremony as part of the Turn the World UN Blue Campaign to mark the 70 th anniversary of the UN. It also marked the 60 th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s...

Bangladesh High Commissioner calls on Justice Wigneswaran

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Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tariq Aghan called on Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran yesterday. The meeting took place at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. They...

Malaysian Delegation calls on President

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  Malaysian Delegation led by Minister Dato Sam Valli called on Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Chief Secretary...

Senthil Thondaman Provincial Minister

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Senthil Thondaman of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress has been appointed a minister of the Uva Province. He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena recently. Chief Sampath Dissanayake also...

Rameswaram fishermen go on indefinite strike

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Fishermen of Rameswaram went on an indefinite strike from Friday, demanding the release of 87 fishermen held captive by Sri Lanka. Many fishermen from various parts of the state have been languishing...

Tony Blair has apologised for mistakes made over the Iraq War

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The ex-PM said “those of us who removed Saddam” did bear some responsibility for the situation in Iraq today. But he again defended the invasion, saying it was “hard to...

South Korea ‘fires shots at North Korean boat’

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Five shots were fired at 15:30 (06:30GMT) on Saturday when the patrol boat crossed the de facto maritime border, Yonhap, South Korea’s largest news agency, said. North Korea disputes the...

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami may get Indian citizenship

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The singer’s request for Indian citizenship on the grounds that he has renounced his Pakistani citizenship and made India his home has been endorsed by the Attorney General of India and the...

Indian Ocean undeniable pivot-point for world Economy: US

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Describing the Indian Ocean region as an undeniable pivot-point for the world economy, the US has said the future prosperity and stability of the region is the collective responsibility of all...

Modi has let down Sri Lankan Tamils, says Narayanasamy

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Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy  has charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with indulging in doublespeak in pressing the Sri Lankan government for an international...

Proposal for general Amnesty to TPPs rejected by the Cabinet

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A proposal regarding the release of Tamil political prisoners submitted by Re-settlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan,  was rejected by the Cabinet due to    the opposition of several ministers...

If Sri Lanka is a Sinhala country, let the Tamil separate and go, Sumanthiran flares up in Parliament

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” If this country is to remain a Sinhala only country, leave us (Tamils) alone. We are neither Sinhalese nor belong to Sinhala Kingdom. We are Tamils. We have our own legacy. If you say that...

Navy Soldier kills himself due to sexual harassment of superiors in Velanai, Jaffna

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Kamal Jeyatileke, a naval rating stationed at Velanai Navy camp had committed suicide allegedly due to sexual harassment of his superiors in the said camp. Following complaints from the parents of...

300,000 Palmyrah seeds to be planted this year by Federation of Coconut: Palmyrah Development Federation

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The Coconut – Palmyrah Development COOPs  had joined hands plant 300,000 Palmyrah seeds in the month of November, which had been declared as Tree Planting Month by the NPC Ministry of...

Cabinet paper for general Amnesty to TPPs rejected by the Cabinet

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The cabinet had rejected a Cabinet paper submitted by Re-settlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan was rejected by the Cabinet, under the opposition of several ministers under the grounds that granting...

News Bits…

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*Sri Lanka satisfied with UN’s activities: Maithri * Mahindha’s government stayed back because it was in conflict with UN: Ranil * 120 complaints against Police, inquiries to commence...

Ajith’s manager’s account ‘recreated’ to spread rumours of his heart attack

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Ajith fans spent a restless day yesterday, trying to find out as the news of Ajith not keeping well went viral online. And those spreading the news went straight for the jugular — saying the actor...

Asurakulam will have a stylish BGM

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Stunt choreographer and actor FEFSI Vijayan’s son Sabaresh, who made his debut with Markandeyan, is playing the lead role in the upcoming film Asurakulam. The film is directed by Vignesh Menon,...

Stranded Sri Lankan girl rescued by a stranger

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It can be the plot of a movie. A kind-hearted woman rescued an 11-year-old girl fleeing from her home in the Sri Lankan refugee camp near Madurai and re-united her with her family with the help of...

Devananda meets Sithamparam

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EPDP Geenarl Secretary Parliamentarian Douglas Devanada met India’s Former Finance Minsiter P.Sithamparam in Jaffna and held talks. He was accompanied by Opposition Leader of the Northern...

International investigation sought not for revenge but for justice: Sitharthan

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PLOTE Leader and Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Sitharthan told Parliament that Tamils seek an international investigation not to take revenge on any body. He explained that...

We must urge for UN Resolution implementation: Sivasakthy Anandan

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian V. Sivasakthy Anandan has stated that the Tamil representatives have to exert pressure to ensure the full implementation of the UN resolution. He was...

Release of political prisoners; North & East Churches hold prayers

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Curches in the north and east held special prayers on Saturday seeking the release of political prisoners. A number of Church oers participated. The special prayers were held under the auspices of...

Release of political prisoners; Ranil summons meeting tomorrow

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasighe has summoned a meeting on Monday to discuss the issue of release of political prisoners, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse has said. Earlier, Wickremasinghe had...

RAW is attempting political conflict in the North, accuses JVP in Parliament

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India’s Research and Analytical Wing( Popularly known as RAW) is clamoring to create political conflict in the North, build up a new politics in the North and to eliminate the political...

Kuragala historic site predates Vijaya’s arrival – PM

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The Kuragala historic sacred site has evidence to prove that Sri Lanka’s civilization goes back to pre-historic times, as far back as more than 8,000 years. Hence, the excavations would be done...

Hybrid ghost haunts Wimal: Ajith

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Power and Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera has charged that the ghost of hybrid haunts Wimal Weerawanse all the time and he sees hybrid in everything, because his entire life is hybrid. Ajith...

Maldives Vice-President Adeeb arrested over ‘bomb plot’

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The vice-president of the Maldives has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate the president, say police and officials. Ahmed Adeeb was in detention and being charged with...

Shilpa Shetty celebs and their tattoos

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Shilpa Shetty has got the sacred symbol, swastika, inked on her left wrist. The 40-year old Life in a… Metro star, has shared a picture on Instagram where she can be seen posing for a tattoo...