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Fred Thompson, former U.S. senator and actor, dies in Tennessee

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Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee and actor, has died. He was 73. Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement Sunday. He was first diagnosed with...

Sonarika Bhadoria is in demand

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Even though her debut film Jadoogadu failed to kick start her career in Tollywood, Bollywood actress Sonarika Bhadoria is slowly making her presence felt in the Telugu film industry. The actress is...

Vedalam is Avesham in Telugu

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Now that Thala Ajith’s Vedalam is all set to hit screens for Diwali, the Telugu version of the film is also gearing up for the release. The Telugu version will be titled Avesham and will...

After the end of the war, 998 families have returned from India, says the statistics of Jaffna DS

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In the five years after the end of the was 998 families have returned from India and settled in 15 DS Divisions of the district the statistics of the District Secretariat had revealed. Thousands of...

Govt is day dreaming: Vasu

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UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakara has stated that the Budget 2016 reveals that the government is day dreaming. Speaking in Parliament, he stated that the government has taken steps that can...

Resettlement Ministry spends 61 million in the last 10 months in the North

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61 million had been spent in the Jaffna District through the Ministry of Re-settlement. This amount had been spent only on Welfare Centres and for improvement of the livelihood of resettled people....

Russian airliner ‘broke up in mid-air’

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A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says. Victor Sorochenko, the head of Russia’s...

Expulsion of Muslimsis not ethnic cleansing, argues Dr.Sivamohan, MP

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The event of Muslims were sent away occurred in a context of not being able to allow the paralyzing of the Liberation struggle of Tamils. The Tigers never allowed anybody to encroach the lands of...

Point Pedro Police Station in new building

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The new police Station constructed at a cost of 176 million in front of the point Pedro Courts complex, was declared open by the Minister of Law and order Thilak Marapone. Speaking after opening the...

Rajitha promises permanent doctors to NP by Dec

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Norther Province Health Minister Dr.P.Sathyalingam has stated that Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has promised to fill vacncies for permanent doctors in the North by December this year. He was...

Wigneswaran inaugurates Tree Planting Month

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran inaugurated the Tree Planting Month campaign held at Uppantrankarai in Semmany under the patronage of the Northern Provincial Council. Provincial...

Arrested Indian fishermen remanded: A teenage fisherman sent to Children’s Home

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Six Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in Lankan seas were remanded by the Mannar Court. A teenage fisherman was sent to the Mannar Children’s Home following a Court...

Students’ performance reflects educational upliftment: Sritharan

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian has praised that the performance of students reflect their advancement in studies. He was speaking at the Science Day at Atchuveli Ladies’ College. Principal...

Keshap marvels at serenity of Ponambalavaneswaram

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US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap visited the Sivan temple, Ponnambavaneswaram in the city of Colombo, participated in a special pooja and received sacred prasadam from the Chief Priest....

Let there be no more history of prisoners being killed in prisons, says Justice Illancheliyan

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Histories of prisoners detained in prisons being killed were already written. Such kind of histories should not written again. For that such incidents should not happen in prisons, said Jaffna High...

Still 7,393 acre lands in Jaffna District under control of Forces and Police

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The statistics collected by the Jaffna District Secretariat shows that even after 6 years have passed after end of the war  totally, 7,933 acre land is under the control of Forces and the Police....

Islamist militants have attacked a hotel in the Somali

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Gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their way into the Sahafi hotel compound before storming the building, police said. Victims included at least one MP and the general who led the...

Tamannaah in a special song in Bellamkonda’s next

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If the current buzz is anything to go by, Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to sizzle in a special song in Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas’ upcoming film. As per the reports, the makers of the film...

Amy Jackson to act with Nawaz Siddiqui

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Amy Jackson is sure going places. Not only has the actress found herself a firm foothold in Kollywood, and that too, at the top of the rung, she’s making successful inroads into Bollywood as...

I hope the ghosts don’t attack me : Nikki

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Driving into Demonte Colony, for actress Nikki Galrani, is a bone-chilling experience. As she puts on the final touches of makeup for the Halloween special photoshoot, Nikki leaves it all up to God....

United States sending special forces to Syria

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The United States is sending a small number of special forces into Syria, expanding the United States’ involvement in the fight against ISIS there from the air to the ground. Less than 50...

Persons in jail for long without trial must be released or allowed bail: Marapana

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   Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana has observe that all persons languishing in jail for a long period of time without being brought to trial must either be allowed on bail or released. It is...

Release of TN fishermen in Sri Lanka being expedited – Indian Minister

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The Indian government today said that the process of securing the release of Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested and jailed in Sri Lanka were being expedited. ‘‘Hopefully we should have a good news...

Colombo Branch Jaffna College Alumni Association holds its AGM

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Jaffna College Alumni Association (Colombo Brach) held its Annual General Meeting today in Bambalapitiya. The meeting was chaired by its president   Thiruganasampanthar.

Parents of political prisoners write to Sampanathan

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Parents of political prisoners have written a letter to Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan to expressly state the TNA stance on the release of their children in prison. They want the TNA...

TNA must urge transparency from Govt on prisoners’ release: Suresh

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that Tamil National Alliance must urge the government to be transparent in the issue of release of political prisoners. He stated that TNA has to insist...

Ten towns in Nuwara Eliys will be Tourist Centres: Naveen

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Plantation Industries Minister Naveen Dissnayake has stated that ten towns in Nuwara Eliya will be developed as tourist centres to develop tourism in the country and increase employment opportunities...

Mano Ganesan inaugurates Urdu Language Centre

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Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganesan inaugurated the Urdu Language Centre in Colombo recenlty. He was the Chief Guest at the event. The Centre is held under the patronage of the Pakistan High...

Cabinet approves up to Rs. 250 m fines to curb poaching in Lanka’s waters

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Sri Lanka Sunday Times reports quoted Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera as saying that  the Cabinet has approved the imposition of heavy fines on foreign vessels poaching in Sri Lankan waters....

Students honoured for computer literacy in Mullaitheewu

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Students who had acquired computer literacy were honoured at a simple event held at Yogapuram Maha Vidyalayam in Mullaitheewu. Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran was the Chief Guest. Vanni...

Beached 70 ft Whale freed to sea after 8hours struggle, in Kokkilai Mulaitheevu

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A 70ft. long whale washed ashore after being entangled in the nets of Fishermen was washed ashore by large waves on 23rd of this month. The District Secretary on hearing the news sought the help of...

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 07

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Due to unavoidable circumstances, I am writing this episode after a long lapse and I apologize for the delay. In the last episode, I described about Sivakumaran and myself placing a bomb in the car...

Suresh denies alignment with Sangary-Karuna Front

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachnadran has denied media reports that his party would align with Ananda Sangary- Karuna Amman New Front that is in the offing. He was addressing the media at the TNA...

Digambaram promises houses for Meeriyabedda landslide victims

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Minister Palany Digambaram has promised that newly built houses will be offered to victims of landslide victims of Meeriyabedda within a short time. He made these promises addressing the event held...

Patha Yaathrai for political prisoners

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A patha yaathari is to be held on November 2 to express solidarity with the political prisoners who seek release. The partha yaathrai will commence from the Statue of Buddha opposite the Railway...