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Do not extend military assistance to Sri Lanka:Ramadas

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    Tamil Nadu Paatali Makkal Katchi Leader Ramadas has urged the Indian government to refrain from extending any military assistance, training, weapons etc. to the Sri Lankan government....

Rain lashes out in Jaffna

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Rain lashed out in Jaffna today, Monday causing great inconvenience. It rained continually the whole day. Reports say that continual rains have affected the normal lives of the people. It is reported...

Review delimitation of wards in Vadamaratchi East : Douglas

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 EPDP Leader Jaffna Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has urged the government to review its recommendations for delimitations of the wards in  Vadamaratchi East. He has stated that the alleged...

Franchise to Diaspora detrimental to Lanka: Udayagamanpila

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UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpila has stated that the proposal to grant franchise to the Diaspora is detrimental to the island nation. Speaking in Parliament, he went on that it will result in the...

Let estate workers be beneficiaries of good governance.: Rathakrishnan

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State Minister V.Rathakrishnan has stated that the government must ensure that the upcountry people too are beneficiaries of good governance. He was speaking in Parliament. He continued that the hill...

No true SLFPer, UPFAer can support Budget:Mahinda

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Kurunegala UPFA Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapapakse has condemned the proposal in the government’s maiden budget presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake as unbridled liberalism that makes...

Eelam Tamil asylum seeker on Nauru jailed after attempting suicide

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Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru who has been jailed after he attempted to commit suicide at the detention centre there. The Tamil Refugee Council, based in...

Today’s Cartoon

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Derana Miss Sri Lanka

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News Bits

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* 8 Commanding Officers who directed war, in secret meeting with the President Contravening existing regulations. *High level UN group including Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka. * The...

Kilinochchi Kanakampihai Tank in danger of being Breached

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A seepage had occurred near the spill of Kanakambihai Kulam in Kilinochchi. People who observed this seepage had informed the Irrigation Engineer concerned and under his direction, they are engaged...

10,000 million needed for the Development of the North : The Officers to MPs

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Departmental Heads and Officers informed the MPs of the North that 10,000 million Rupees are necessary for the Development of the North mainly for Development and renovation of Roads and harbors,...

All TPPs will be released in stages : Sumanthiran

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The spokesman for TNA, M.A. Sumanthiran MP, said in reply to media questions regarding any improvement in the matter of release of TPPs and the statement of Minister of Justice, that TPPS who are...

Fr. Emmanuel, as the coordinator for Negotiations regarding Political Solution

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Colombo sources said yesterday that, President of the Global Tamil Forum, Rev.Fr. Emmanuel  is to be invited by GOSL to act as the coordinator of Negotiations regarding Political Solution, the...

Suriya donates 25 lakh for Chennai flood relief fund

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Chennai has been battling with a flood situation for the last few weeks, courtesy the heavy downpour that lashed the city in the recent past. Now that the rains have come down, relief work has...

Barack Obama to meet PM Narendra Modi

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 US president Barack Obama will meet prime minister Narendra Modi in Paris on Monday where the two leaders would review progress in bilateral relationship and discuss regional and global issues...

Kabali song leaked online?

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If actor Kalaiarasan’s post on his micro-blogging page is to go by, a song from Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Kabali is leaked. The actor posted on his micro-blogging page,...

Delay in relase of prisoners can be prejudicial to reconciliation : Fonseka

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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has stated that any delay in the release of prisoners can jeopardize the Tamil support to the government and prejudice reconciliation moves. He was speaking to the media....

Release political prisoners, win Tamils’ support : Tilwin

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JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva has urged the government to release political prisoners and win the support of the Tamil people. Speaking to the media, he stated that it is unfair to keep them in...

Srinesan on Budget’s pros and cons

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Srisneshan has expressed the view that the Budget 2016 has both positive and negative aspects. He was speaking on the Second Reading Debate on the Budget...

Ananthy condemns withdrawal of security

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Northern Provincial Councilor Ananthy Sasitharan has condemned withdrawal of police security to members of the provincial council. She has stated that the action was in fact an indirect threat to the...

A Woman to succeed Kamalesh Sharma

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A woman Secretary General, Baroness Patiricia Scotland is to succeed Kamalaesh Sharma, the out going Secretary General of Commonwealth. She will assume duties next April.

‘No need to shoot’: Israel reveals Russian warplane ‘crossed’ into its control zone from Syria

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A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told local media. The brief intrusion was resolved quietly, with Yaalon noting “we...

Germany calls for ‘special purpose’ global alliance against ISIS

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Germany is calling for a temporary “special purpose” alliance that will unite major global powers, including the US and Russia, in battle against a common enemy – the Islamic State terror group...

Potential defendants in rainfall case banned from leaving Qatar

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Company owners, contractors and consulting engineers who may be liable for the damage wrought by this week’s rains are not allowed to leave the country, Qatar’s attorney general has said. In...

Special established to hear the cases of TPPs

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The government has established a special high court to hear cases against those who were arrested under the Prevention of terrorism act. The special high court will function from tomorrow. Irangani...

‘Don’t let fishermen issue fester further’: Jeya to Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has cautioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to let the fishermen issue to fester any further for it is a livelihood issue for Tamil fishermen and can...

Eight more Indian fishermen arrested

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Eight Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Navy in an early morning action today. Sri Lanka Navy spokesman confirmed that two Indian fishing boats were also apprehended near Delft Island when...

Govt. hires lawyers for Saudi maid’s appeal bid

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The Foreign Employment Bureau has hired lawyers and appealed against the case in which a Sri Lankan domestic worker being sentenced to death by stoning after she admitted committing adultery while...

Reputed Japanese Tamil scholar no more

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A reputed Japanese Tamil Scholar Prof. Noboru Karashima died of leukemia on Thursday. He was 82 at the time of his demise. He had been President of the International Tamil Research Association and...

Singaporean PM presents Tamil Murasu to Modi

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Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong presented a copy of Singapore based Tamil newspaper ‘Tamil Murasu’ to his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to...

Deal with corruption with firm hands: Opposition Leader

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has urged the government to deal with corruption, cronyism and financial mismanagement with firm hands since there was no way a better Sri Lanka could be built without...

Nayanthara likes her simple avatar in her next

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Nayanthara, it seems, was happy to be back in Mollywood and happier to be in a de-glam avatar in Puthiya Niyamam. Its director AK Sajan tells us, “She really liked her costumes of simple sarees...

Thousands protest in London against Syria air-strike plans

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Parliament is expected to vote on the issue next week after Prime Minister David Cameron pushed MPs to back the move in the wake of this month’s Paris attacks. The demonstration was organised...

Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

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The sanctions are “aimed at ensuring national security and that of Russian citizens” and include a ban on charter flights between the two countries and on Russian businesses hiring any...

News Bits

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*Release soon the TPPs jailed without reliable evidence – HRC * Depression in Bay of Bengal. Heavy Rains to North in 48 hours – Met Office. * President leaves for France today. *...

Protest by kins of missing persons in pouring rain

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The kins of missing persons staged a protest in pouring rain demanding the release of details of missing persons and the release of the TPPs, in front of Jaffna Bus stand yesterday. Organized by the...

Much Publicity to the 350 years old “Perrukku Tree” in Neduntheevu

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The area around the Historical  Perrukku tree  in Neduntheevu East is to renovated for the comfort of tourist attracted to it. This area is to be renovated under allocation of Rs.2 million, with...

Trustee appeals for the release of Katchchilaimadu Than Thonri Easwarar Temple and the 15 acre land adjoining it

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The Katchchilaimadu Than Thonri Easwarar Temple and the 15 acre land that belongs to it are under the control of the Army. They have also encroached the large well constructed to water the land....

Livelihood issue chickens gobbled by Army unit among residential houses in Puthukudiyiruppu

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The chickens issued as livelihood providers to woman leadership families are caught and eaten by the men in the army camp in Puthukudiyiruppu whenever they out for feeding. This had gone on for a...

Memorials are destroyed, but memories are un-destroyable:Ainkaranesan

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Memorial shrines of the people who sacrificed their life for the people and this had been destroyed.But the memories cannot  be destroyed from the minds of the people. We will felicitate their...

NPC approves annual financial Statements

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The Annual Financial statement had been approved yesterday. More funds had been allocated for 2016 than 2015.But, the CM said although more funds were requested less funds were allocated by the...

IUSF five-day protest march concludes

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The five day protest march that commenced from Kandy concluded near Parliament Round About on November 26. The march was held under the patronage of Inter University Student Federation. They held the...

Demo against stoning to death punishment

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A demonstration was held expressing protest against the alleged punishment of stoning death meted out a Sri Lankan maid. The protest was held outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on November 26. It...

Respect Senthooran’s genuine feelings: Wigneswaran tells President

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran has told President Maithripala that the best way the Sri Lankan government can pay tribute to the Tamil youth that took his own life calling for the...

Release detainees immediately: Human Rights Commission

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has urged for the “immediate release” of detainees. It has also expressed concern about the proposed rehabilitation process. It has revealed this in a...

Sivagnanam complains of withdrawal of certain councillors’ security

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Northern Provincial Council Chairman C.V.K.Sivagnanam has told the media that he has brought to the notice of the Defence Secretary that the security of certain councillors of the Northern Provincial...

Speaker receives No Confidence Motion against Ravi

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The no confidence motion against Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has been received by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Reports indicate that it bears signatures of 44 UPFA Parliamentarians. The motion...

I never let Maveerar posters come up in NE : Gotabhaya

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajaapkse has stated that during his tenure of office, he never allowed Maverar posters to appear in the north and east. Now, he does not occupy that position and...

Release of prisoners no threat to security: Wijedasa

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Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse has stated that release of prisoners is no threat to national security. There is deliberate propaganda that release of prisoners is threat. It is mischievous...