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144 is about clash between two villages

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Debutant director Manikandan has completed the shoot of his upcoming film, 144, which has Shiva and Ashok Selvan in the lead. Ask Manikandan about the meaning of the film’s title, he says,...

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LTTE responsible for Muthur and Chencholai murders: Udalagama Commission. Southern leaders, the reason behind the creation of LTTE: Sampanthan in Parliament. Suspects arrested by Police tortured: HR...

Juvenile pregnancies decline in Jaffna District

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The statistics of Jaffna District Secretariat had shown that in comparison to last year  the juvenile pregnancies have declined. The juvenile pregnancy which stood at 419 in 2012 declined to  318...

Chinese Experts inspected the impacts of oil seepage in Chunnakam area

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A group of 15 Chinese Professors from the Chinese Academy of Science visited Chunnakam area and inspected the 3 power plants and some wells in Chunnakam area. They had informed there that they will...

Re-settle people at least up to KKS junction: Northern officials insist

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The people age pressurizing us for resettlement saying that the Army is allowing everybody to go to ” Thal Sevena” ( A luxury hotel Operated by the Army inside Palaly base) freely but...

Do not use Geneva resolution for politics & implement it fully: Requests Sampanthan

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Finding a solution to the problems of the Tamils is very important. Hence, the government should implement the Geneva resolution fully which had been adopted as a part of the solution to the problems...

55% of the projects of the NPC physically completed

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The Chief Secretary of NPC, A.Pathinathan said yesterday that, 55% of the projects planned for the current year has been physically completed and that, it is expected that most of projects planned...

Exchange of experiences between Members of Northern and Central Provincial Council

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An event of sharing the experiences between the members of Northern and Central Provinces, was held yesterday at around 1130 hrs. at the Tilco Hotel in Jaffna. The experiences were mutually shared...

Completely domestically designed war crimes inquiry by Sri Lankans for Sri Lankans: Mangala in Parliament

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The mechanism introduced by the UNHRC to inquire into war crimes would be completely domestically designed by Sri Lankans for the Sri Lankans, said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. He stated...

Foreign embassies shedding crocodile tears for Tamil people: Douglas Devananda

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Foreign embassies located in Colombo did not attend to the grievances of the Tamil people when the LTTE was in function, said Opposition member Douglas Devananda. He made this observation in...

Jaffna has turned into a den of India’s “RAW” spy service: JVP

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JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament yesterday, that India’s spy agency research and Analysis wing (RAW) is engaged in a campaign to destabilize the North. Today Jaffna has...

Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides

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Parts of Mexico are at risk of major floods and landslides after Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm recorded in the Americas, made landfall. The storm touched down in western Mexico, bringing...

Prageeth Eknaligoda case: Sri Lanka arrests soldiers

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Sri Lankan police have detained 11 people, most of them soldiers or former soldiers, in a widening probe into the disappearance of a cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda . At the time of his disappearance...

Appoint officials proficient in Tamil at NDM centres: Digambaram

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Minister Palany Digambaram has complained that there are no officials proficient in Tamil serving in the National Disaster Management Center. He has cited the incident and requested the government to...

China to boost cultural ties with Sri Lanka: ambassador

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China attaches great importance to Sri Lanka’s economic and social development needs, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang said on Friday. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the...

19 Tamil Nadu fishermen further remanded

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Point Pedro Magistrate’s Court has extended the remand of 19 Tamil Nadu fishermen till November 10. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan waters. They...

International investigation is the only solution: Ramadas

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Leader of Patali Makkal Katchi Dr. Ramadas has categorically stated that international investigation is the only solution to ensure that the persons guilty of war crimes are brought to book. He also...

Take initiatives for international investigation: Karunanithy to Centre

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DMK Patriarch Dr.M.Karunanithy has requested the Central Government to take initiatives for international investigations into war crimes. He also demanded that the hearing by foreign tribunals must...

Wigneswaran turns 76

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran turned 76 yesterday. He contested the elections held for the Northern Provincial Council under the Tamil National Alliance and assumed duties as Chief...

Sagithya Awards for 6 Tamil books

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Authors of six Tamil books have won Sagithya Awards for 2015. The awards were given at the Sagithya Festival held at Lotus Theater recently. President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest....

Weerawansa arrested and released on bail for providing false information

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The NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested by the CID this morning has later been released on bail by the Magistrate of Negombo this afternoon. The magistrate ordered to release the MP on a...

Foreign involvement in mechanism a political decision – Paranagama

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The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s three-member probe commission says that certain isolated incidents that may have occurred outside the activities of the war should be investigated in depth to come to...

Wimal Weerawansa arrested

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UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa who was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department this morning regarding discrepancies in his passport was arrested by the police a short while ago. Earlier, the...

Music Review: Mellisai

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Vellaikkanavu is a lilting melody that starts with smooth strumming of guitar and flute. The vocals by Hariharan and Harini carry the breezy essence effortlessly. The composition is simple and the...

UN Assist. Sec. General for Political Affairs meets Mangala

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The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, who is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera. His visit follows...

Mayor-elect talks crime prevention, Toney Armstrong’s future

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Reducing crime was the number one issue in the mayoral election. Jim Strickland won. Now several citizens are wondering if Director Armstrong is part of Strickland’s vision for Memphis....

Srikanth’s Om Shanti Om to release on October 30

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Actor Srikanth’s Om Shanti Om, which was directed by D Surya Prabhakar, has been lying in the cans for some time. The film had started shoot by 2013! Now, the makers have announced a release...

General Secretary of TMVP also arrested

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TMVP Secretary and former Eastern Provincial Councilor Pubalasingham Prashanthan has been arrested in connection with a double murder committed in 2008. Kaththankudi police arrested Pubalasingham...

Sri Lanka war crime probe: Gambian model mooted

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The Paranagama Commission on Missing Persons has recommended the Gambian model to try war crimes under the Sri Lankan judicial system. Calling the Gambian model a “successful experiment”, the...

Sri Lanka: Routine Police Torture Devastates Families

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Sri Lanka’s police forces regularly torture and ill-treat criminal suspects in custody, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The authorities should create an independent...

7 secrets to ace your job interview

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 Prepare, don’t just show up First impressions count Tell your story, furnish evidence Even freshers have experience Leadership skills matter An interview is not a one way Rejection is part of...

Modi lays stone for Andhra’s new capital Amaravati

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Extending his warm greetings to Telugu people on Dasara, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Andhra Pradesh has entered a new chapter with the birth of Amaravati on Vijaya Dasami day on Thursday. He...

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 Udaya Gammanpilla to publish Desmond Silva Report in War Crimes.  Drop in Export income by 3.4%  Call referendum on UN Report-Vimal Weeravansa.  Paranagama Report more drastic than UN Report-Dr....

President seeks parties’ views about UN resolution within 2 weeks

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The president has requested the all – party conference to submit within two weeks the views of the political parties on the Geneva Resolutions. The Presidential Media Division said that the parties...

Amunugama sworn in as Minister for special projects

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Dr. Sarath Amunugama was sworn in before the President today, as the Cabinet Minister of Special Projects, the President’s Media Division said.  

500,000 plants to be planted in November to commemorate ” Maveerars”

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It had been planned to plant 500,000 plants during the month of November during which the Tamil people shed their tears in remembrance of the Maveerar who sacrificed their lives for them, said the...

People affected by TELO created disturbance at Parish Meeting : Sumanthiran

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TNA MP Sumanthiran quoted Selvam Adaikalanathan,  had said to a Colombo newspaper that it is suspected that people affected by TELO and the Army in 1990 was cause behind the disturbance, in the TNA...

Attempt to create Sinhala state will pave the way to Tamil state, roars Mawai in parliament

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Speaking at the debates on UNHRC report and the US backed resolution, TNA MP swore that the attempt to create a Sinhala Kingdom will only pave the way for the creation of  a Tamil  state with the...

US-Iraqi rescue operation ‘foils IS mass execution’

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 US soldier wounded in the raid died of his injuries – the first killed in action since US operations against IS began last year.The early morning operation on Thursday took place near the...

Several truths came to light because of Pranagama Report:Suntharam Mahendran

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The Secretary of the Group for finding out missing persons, Suntharam Mahendran said that several truths have come to light. The Maxwel Paranagama Commission was appointed by Mahindha Government, and...

Samantha denies of being part of Charan’s next

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We had already reported that Thani Oruvan, the Tamil action thriller is going to be remade in Telugu with Ram Charan. And the latest reports revealed that Samantha has been signed as the female lead....

Smoke haze: a $ 100 million lawsuit filed against the trader in Indonesia

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Sungai Petani, 23 October in protest at the rising smoke to bolster the problem, Sungai peanuts Indonesia Indian businessman who has made ​​a complaint against the Police and warned to seek...

Suddenly the car expelling elderly man suffering from health: the bizarre incident

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The old man had been taken ill suddenly expelling country Switzerland car on the front of the vehicle which collided violently died miserable.59-year-old man from the Swiss canton of Zurich, 3...

Vavuniya DIG further remanded

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Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Vavuniya Police U.K. Dissanayake who was in remand custody on charges of aiding and abetting a treasure hunt in Vavuniya was further remanded till November 6 by the...

Commemorating ‘Maveerar’ will not be allowed, says the Secretary of Defense, Karunasena Hettiarachi

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It seems that the good governance regime also will tow the hard line with regard to Tamil people commemorating their war heroes. It is well known that even under the bustle of the security forces the...

Favourable aspects in Paranagama Report, Implement them, calls TNA

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Although we do not ratify Paranagama Commission there are several favourable aspects in them like the recommendation to form hybrid courts. We call upon the government to implement them, said the TNA...

High level Malaysian Embassy team meets NPC Ministers regarding Housing scheme

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A high level Malaysian Embassy team along with former Malaysian Minister Samuvel had met the ministers of NPC and discussed about flats series and had discussed about the options of people regarding...

Tamil Historical Drama – “Maaveeran Pandara Vanniyan”

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Kulasegaram Vairamuthu Pandara Vanniyan, The Last King of Vanni. He was defeated by Lt.Von Driberg on 31st October 1803. Drama directed and acted by Subramaniam Srikanthalingam (UK) Initially in 1973...

Confession rejected in case filed under PTA by Batticaloa High Courts

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Rasalingam Partheeban of Thambiluvil was charged in 2013 with, being a member of the LTTE, receiving arms training and battle training in 1993. In this only the confession was submitted as evidence....

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*we need not fall at the feet of the foreigners to save the country:  Dinesh Gunawardene * Attempt to make Sri Lanka the slave of the West: Thissa Vitharana. * Present hybrid government will not...