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Turkey-Russia jet downing: Moscow beefs up defences in Syria

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Russia has strengthened its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser towards the coast and deploying new missiles at its main base.The Moskva cruiser’s long-range air defence system...

Shilpa & Raj Kundra launch Viaan Mobiles ranging from Rs.849 to Rs.12,999

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Entrepreneur, Bollywood actress and mother Shilpa Shetty with husband Raj Kundra launched Viaan Mobiles that is named after their three-year-old son. There are five variants of the mobile phones that...

Tamilnadu Should Do a Bihar on Booze: Stalin, Anbumani

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DMK treasurer M K Stalin and PMK Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday urged the State government to follow the Bihar example and announce Prohibition in Tamil Nadu too. Stalin...

Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic despite court ruling

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Japan has decided to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year.The decision comes despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that Japan cease all...

Turkey-Russia jet downing: Moscow beefs up defences in Syria

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Russia has strengthened its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser towards the coast and deploying new missiles at its main base.The Moskva cruiser’s long-range air defence system...

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Refusing permission to pay homage  will only pave the way for Terrorism: Wickramabahu Karunaratne. Rajapakses cannot destabilize the Government: Rajithe Senaratne. Good schemes are being undertaken...

11,319 families waiting for resettlement in Jaffna District

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The statistics of Jaffna District statistics show that, 11,319 families are waiting for re-settlement. As per data of Divisional Secretariats, 98,863 persons belonging to 31,745 families had been...

NPC budget finance statement submitted in a special sitting today

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The Finance statements for budget of the NPC for the year 2016 was submitted today by the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, today at a special sitting of the NPC  held at the NPC Secretariat, Kaithady at  0900...

Killi/Mullai districts will be transformed into special educational zones: Minister of State for Education, Rathakrishnan

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As per the direction of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Directions, Kilinochchi and Mullaitheevu Districts will be transformed in to Special Educational Zones, said Rathakrishnan, the...

Spiritual uprising all around Home Land in Paying Homage to Maveerars overtly

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Maveerars were remembered with lighting of Flames of Sacrifice and singing the song of Motherland and floral tributes , at 6.05 p.m.,  yesterday, Nov.27th , the holiest day in the hearts of people...

President delivers address at CHOGM opening ceremony

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President Maithripala Sirisena has observed that his country expresses its appricaition of the moves by the CHOGM to promote the well being of women and the youth. He made the observation while...

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...

Fulfill northern people’s aspirations: Shivasakthy Anandan in the House

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Shivashakthi Anandan has urged the government to fulfill the aspirations of the Northern people for it is an aspiration of the Tamil people, who extended...

Trial at Bar delivers death sentence to Vas and 5 others

Trial at Bar comprising three High Court Judges yesterday delivered death sentence to former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son and four other accused in the case of murder of businessman Mohamed Syam on...

Teach environmental science from childhood: Sherin

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Eravoor Agricultural Instructions Mooshitha Sherin has stressed that environmental science and agriculture must be taught to students since their childhood. She made this observation when she...

Lifting ban on Diaspora, right message for reconciliation: Douglas

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EPDP Leader Jaffna Parliamentarian Douglas Devenanda has welcomed the government’s de-proscription of Diaspora organizations and persons. He explained that such a move by the government will go a...

Mahinda faction not TNA splits the country: Champika

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawake has stated that it is the Mahinda faction that tries to disrupt unity and divide the country, not the Tamil National Alliance. Speaking to the media, he stated that...

Sri Lanka urges Saudi not to stone to death maid for adultery

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Sri Lanka said on Friday it was calling on Saudi Arabia to pardon a domestic worker sentenced to death by stoning after she admitted committing adultery while working in the Arab nation. An official...

Sri Lankans should understand and respect Saudi laws – envoy

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The new Sri Lankan ambassador to Saudi Arabia has stressed the importance of improving the island nation’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Azmi Thassim was speaking during his recent...

Commonwealth choses first female secretary-general

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The Commonwealth appointed its first female secretary-general on Friday when leaders chose Dominica-born lawyer Patricia Scotland to take over the running of the 53-country organisation. At their...

Food Safety First book launched in Kandy

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A Research book titled ‘ Food Safety First’ was launched in HDO Auditorium in Kandy. The book was launched to promote eco-friendly sustainable agriculture. The event was organized under the...

Thousands of people pay homage to Maveerar in Britain, despite discomforts

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  Several thousand Tamil people braved very cold weather to pay sentimental Homage to their Maveerars, in the Maveerar Day Event organized in the Wembly Arena. Since the Organisers of the event had...

Peaceful Last journey of Senthuran: Large number of people pay Homage

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The last rites of Senthuran, the Kokkuvil Hindu, Advance Level Student, who jumped into an oncoming train and committed suicide yesterday, demanding the unconditional release of TPPs were held very...

A sentimental Observation of Maveerar Day at University of Jaffna

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Despite the heavy threats and right among the excessive presence of Intelligence men, the Maveerar Day was observed sentimentally and in high spirits at the University of Jaffna. At around 12...

Vaiko celebrates 61st birthday of Prabhakaran

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Pro-Tamil outfits like Periyar Dravida Iyakkam and ‘May 17 movement’ celebrated the birth anniversary in various parts of the city by cutting cakes and distributing sweets. Vaiko cut a...

Day dreams of the opposition will not be realized. Release TPPs immediately: Wijekala Maheswaran

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The opposition is trying to change the minds of Sinhalese, by protesting the release of TPPS. This day dream their will never be realized. Consequent to the fast unto death of the TPPs, it was...

No Gold! Manalkadu treasure hunt come to a close

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After 6 hours of Back-hoeing , the Manalkadu Gold hunt came to an end. No Gold was found there and ultimately the pit that was dug was again filled up. Earlier police arrested 4 persons allegedly...

Turkey ‘will work’ to calm tension over downed Russian jet

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Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has said Ankara “will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions” after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.Writing in the UK’s Times newspaper, Mr...

Paris attacks: France to hold service two weeks after massacre

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France is to hold a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.Friday’s service in central Paris will bring together 1,000 people, including...

Free Ayurvedic hospital opened in Palai

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A free Ayurvedic Hospital was declared open in Ithavil in Pallai by Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran recently. The hospital was put up under the patronage of Pachillaipalli Pradesa...

World Bank Mission calls on Wigneswaran

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A team of World Bank Mission called on Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran at his office during its visit to Jaffna. They held discussions with him about development in the peninsula.

Encourage investigation into killings of Tamil journalists: Jaffna Press Club to Samantha

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The Jafna Press Club has urged US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to encourage Sri Lankan Government to conduct investigations into the abductions and killings of Tamil journalists. The Jaffna...

GL faults Govt for letting UN Working Group’s visits

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Ex Foreign Minister GL Peiris condemned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his government for allowing the United Nations Working group for Enforced disappearances (WGEID) into the country and...

Jaffna teen student commits suicide demanding release of TPPs

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An Advanced Level student age 18 from Kokuvil Hindu College committed suicide this morning, by  jumping in front of an approaching train at Kokkuvil junction and that a letter lying near the body...

Sri Lanka arrests 15 Indian fishermen

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At least 15 Indian fishermen have been arrested on Thursday by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s waters, in the fifth such incident this month. The fishermen were arrested for...

Ravi determined to brave proposed No Faith Motion

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanyake has observed that he would face the no confidence motion with confidence for he is convinced that the features of the Budget he presented are beneficial to the...

Federation of Fisheries Societies meets Mavai, Sumanthiran

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Representatives of the Jaffna Federation of Fisheries Societies met Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians Mavai Senathirasa and M.A.Sumanthiran and held talks about their problems. The meeting...

Mangala rubbishes GL’s view on release of political prisoners

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has dismissed the view expressed by former Foreign Minister GL Peiris that the release of political prisoners is a threat to national security as nonsense....

Lightning strikes meters from plane in Australia, filmed by passenger

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 passenger traveling on a plane to Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, filmed the astounding moment when a lightning bolt struck just next to the aircraft’s wing. “Holy sh!tballs. Remind me...

President Obama Disturbed by Video of Teen Shooting

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The US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was “deeply disturbed” by footage of the fatal shooting of a Chicago teen, whose death has made national headlines and sparked protests...

Jordan Receives 115 Syrian Refugees in 24 Hours

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Amman, November 25 (QNA) – Jordanian border security forces received 115 Syrian refugees comprising males and females of different age groups during the last 24 hours. Jordan News Agency...

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*Lot of people are waiting to topple Good Governance regime – Ranil Wickremasinghe. * I am ready to face No-Confidence Motion – Ravi Karunanayake * I am visiting Vihares dueto pressure...

Rishad Badi-ud deen writes to Chandrika to remove Mannar, Silavathai Navy Camp

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Minister Rishad Badi-ud –Deen had written to Chandrika Kumaranathunga that the transferring the Navy camp at Silavathurai will facilitate the re-settlement of displaced Muslim people. The Mosque,...

Sinhala Government Agent appointed for Vavuniya again,TNA members of Parliament and NPC s protest

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The TNA MPs and NPC members had protested the appointment of a Sinhala Government Agent to the crisis filled Vavuniya District and called the Leadership for revocation of support for the government....

20 feet long mysterious UFO had touched off in Ampara paddy field

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On 18th November night some mysterious UFO had landed or touched off a paddy field in Gonakolla village, in Ampara District, Sri Lanka Un-identified Flying Objects research Association (SLUFORA) had...

‘Gold Rush’ at Manalkadu?

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Last week a group of persons from Colombo had attempted to dig a huge hole in Manalkadu, Vadamaradchchi, with heavy machinery. When the local people inquired them they had said they are from TID...

NPC requested 7,978 million for development -2016 and the Government allocated only 3,199 million

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In the context of the NPC requesting 7,978 million for its development projects for 2016 the government had only allocated 3,199 million. All the PCs had submitted their requirements to the...

Let whatever ban come, We will commemorate Maveerar Day, bows Sivajilingam

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Whatever ban may come but, we will commemorate the memories of Maveerars who had sacrificed their lives for the peace of our people, the Member of the NPC, M.K. Sivajilingam. It is heartbreaking to...

Action will be taken if ‘Maveerar’ day Commemorations are held- Police Spokesman

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Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday that action will be taken if “Maveerar Day” commemoration events are held publicly. As the LTTE is continued to be a proscribed terrorist...

‘Don’t let commemoration of LTTE’ : Mahinda to Govt

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Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapakse called on the government not to let any event commemorating LTTE and its leader to take place in any part of the island. Nor should LTTE flag be...