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Youth detained for more than 5 years acquitted in 5 cases by Jaffna High Court

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A youth was arrested under PTA accused of killing 6 people with gun and claymore was charged in the courts in 5 cases with only his confession and was in jail for more than 5 years. Following the...

20 TPPs to be sent for Rehabilitation for one year

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The Secretary to the Ministry Rehabilitation, V.Sivagnnasithy said that 20 TPPs will be sent for rehabilitation for a year and then released. Following the fasting protest of the TPPs the Government...

Zoya Afroz likely to team up with Vijayakanth’s son

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‘The Xpose’ actress Zoya Afroz may team up with actor Shanmugapandian, son of veteran actor-politician Vijayakanth, in upcoming Tamil revolutionary film ‘Tamizhan Endru Sol’....

explosive belt’ found in bin near Paris

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An object believed to be an explosive belt was found this afternoon in a town south of Paris, near where a phone used by suspected assailant Salah Abdeslamw as detected on the night of the attacks, a...

Russia’s complex anti-ISIS campaign in Syria would be impossible without Iran – Putin

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The Russian-led anti-terrorist campaign in Syria has taken center stage at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, where President Putin met with Iranian leaders and praised their country’s...

Moratuwe University Students help flood victims in Mullaitheewu

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Moratuwe University students helped the flood victims in Mullaitheewu with packs of dried food, medicine etc. They had collected these items from several parts of Colombo and taken them to...

If Diaspora extends help, we can stand on our own feet : Selvam

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Selvam Addaikalanathan has stated that if only the Diaspora can extend help to raise the standard of life of our people, we not go anywhere and to...

Samantha at Uthayan office in Jaffna

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US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power visited the Uthayan Newspaper Office yesterday and complimented the staff for their courageous service to the community particularly during turbulent times....

Encourage SL to find a credible political solution: Sampanthan to Samantha

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has urged that the US and UNHRC must encourage Sri Lanka to fully implement the UNHRC resolution to lead the country to peace and prosperity. He also urged...

Jaffna University Ladies Hostel building declared open

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The new building of the Jaffna University Ladies’ Hostel was declared open by Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella at a simple event. Vice Chancellor Vasanthy Arasaratnam chaired. Chairman...

TNA meets Samantha

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A delegation of Tamil National Alliance led by TNA Leader R. Sampanathan met US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power at US Envoy’s residence today and held discussions. ITAK Leader Mavai Senathyrasa,...

Navy denies reports of attacking Indian fishermen

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The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday denied reports that it had attacked an Indian boat in mid seas near Katchatheevu, an uninhabited island in the northern seas belonging to Sri Lanka. According to media...

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*Samantha Power served with Mangala’s ‘diplomatic hopper’ *  Ready to reveal information on Trincomalee torture camps -Jasmin Zukka. *International Community’s support...

We are going to be cheated politically : TNPF leader Gajendrakumar

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The Tamils are not going get the political solution they expect even in 2016. we are going to be cheated politically again. People voted for politicians on their promises of solving ethnic problem...

Sri Lanka is slow in action, Samantha power says to C.V.Wigneswaran

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Any  matter started in Sri Lanka is completed with a delay. I have noticed this, said the US Envoy to UN Samantha Power while engaged in a discussion with the cM, NPC yesterday. If something is done...

Indian Navy chief in Sri Lanka

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Indian Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan today arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day conference being attended by 36 countries with a focus on maritime security cooperation. Dhowan will take part in the...

Accountability is the way to Reconciliation : Samantha Power to Media in Jaffna

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Samantha Power on a visit to Jaffna yesterday said to Media men that, the Accountability is the only way to Reconciliation. That is the expectation of Obama too, she said. She insisted that the GOSL...

Sri Lankan President thanks India for funding several projects

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President Maithripala Sirisena today thanked India for funding various welfare projects in Sri Lanka as he inaugurated an International Centre funded by the Indian government. Sirisena, while...

Budget a gimmick, based on speculation: Bandula

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UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena has criticized the maiden budget of the new government and presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is a gimmick and based on mere speculation. He...

Obama, American people support SL in rebuilding..Samantha in Jaffna

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The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has stated President Obama and the American people are committed in extending support to Sri Lanka in the long re-building process and in the...

Raashi Khanna to romance Gopichand, again

Raashi Khanna will be paired opposite Gopichand for the second time in an upcoming film with director AM Jyothi Krishna, son of producer AM Rathnam. “Raashi had a great experience working with...

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ dominates the box office

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” dominated the weekend box office with the final film in the science-fiction franchise debuting to $101 million. That ranks as the year’s fifth biggest...

Asha Sharath on working with Kamal Haasan again

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Malayali actress Asha Sharath is in the good books of Kamal Haasan! Recently she told us that the actor invited her to be part of his previous release Thoongavanam after he was impressed with her...

Obama returns to US to meet with France’s Hollande, confront world terror threat

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President Obama returns to Washington this week to meet with French President Francois Hollande, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris that have dominated world politics including sharp debate...

Actress Meenakshi slaps an AD on the set

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Looks like Meenakshi, who was last seen in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (as Parthepan’s wife), is in the midst of a controversy. We hear that the actress recently slapped Shankar, an assistant director...

Belgian authorities arrest 16 in anti-terror raids

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Belgian authorities announced 16 more arrests as anti-terror raids continued Sunday. Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said that “no firemarms or explosives were discovered,” in the 22...

Third Paris stadium suicide bomber identified as refugee who came via Greece

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The BBC looked at the arrival papers of a man called M al Mahmod, who arrived at the Island of Leros on October 3, and discovered that the picture is identical to the photo released by the French...

Kiriella in Killinochi, opens Engineering Faculty building

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Higher Education Minister Lakshamn Kieiella opened the new building of the Engineering Faculty in Killinochi. State Minister of Education Vijakala Maheswaran, TNA Parliamentarian Mavai Senathyrasa...

Budget fails to address apprehension of locals in NE: Suresh

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EPRLF Leader and Former Tamil National Alliance Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that the Budget 2016 does not address the concerns of the locals in the North and East, while the government has...

Presence of military in Jaffna must be reduced: Wigneswaran to Samantha

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran has urged that the presence of military in the north must be reduced. He made this observation when US Ambassador to UN Samantha Pavar met him in Jaffna....

Budget lacks long term development plans: Sathiyalingam

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Northern Province Rehabilitation and Health Minister Dr. Sathyalingam has observed that the new Budget 2016 lacks vision for long term development of the country. He stated that the budget has not...

No relief for war affected people: Shanthy

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Shanthy Sriskandarasa has observed that the budget has not offered any relief to the war affected people in the north and east. It is disappointing.

Karuna’s group were staying in Trincomalee naval Camp : Vasantha Karanagoda, Former Navy Commander

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A former Commander of SL Navy, Vasantha Karanagoda said yesterday that the Karuna Group was staying in the underground structure under Trincomalee Navy camp and no torture done there. His statement...

Universities will be given more autonomy, says Minister of Higher Education Luxman Kirielle at University of Jaffna

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Minister of Higher Education Luxman Kirielle said that, Universities will be given more autonomy and they will have to run their day to day operations. Universities Cannot operate freely under the...

Samantha Power visits North

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American Envoy to UN, Samantha Power is visiting the North today. She will arrive at Palaly by a special flight at around 0900hrs and will first meet the Governor at his Secretariat. She will meet...

“Budget was Greek to me”:Mahinda

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UPFA Kurunegala Parliamentarian and former Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that the Budget presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was Greek to him, reports say. Responding on...

144 is an out-and-out comedy film

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Shiva and Ashok Selvan-starrer 144 has been recently censored with U certificate and the film is set to hit the screens next week. This film, which is directed by Manikandan, has Oviya and Shruti...

Wigneswaran no more a judge to be neutral: Sampanthan

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran is no more a judge sitting over a trial to be neutral. He is now the Chief Minister of...

Nayanthara opposite Vikram in Anand Shankar film

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Vikram’s next film with director Anand Shankar of Arima Nambi fame is set to kick-start next month. But surprisingly, at this stage comes the news of the heroine being changed. Earlier, the...

Seminar on Road Safety in Jaffna

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A seminar on the theme ‘Road Safety’ was held at Green Grass Hotel in Jaffna recently. Heads of Provincial Ministries, Provincial Heads of Departments and officials attended. The event was held...

Leftist protesters clash with police outside far-right party conference in Germany; 125 arrested

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Over 120 people were detained in the southern German town of Weinheim after protesters clashed with police outside a far-right NPD party conference, which opened on Saturday. More than 1,000 leftist...

Vaiko calls for investigation into torture chambers

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MDMK Leader has urged that the Sri Lankan government must conduct investigation into the finding of torture chambers and reveal the truth of the UN panel reports. He stressed that the authorities...

Foreign judges accompany Lankan judges to allay Tamils’ apprehension: Sampanthan

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that foreign judges are sought to accompany Lankan judges at the proposed trials in order to allay the apprehension among the Tamil people...

Govt officials indifferent over destruction of Batti forests: Thurairajasingam

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Eastern Province Minister K.Thurairajasigham has stated that the officials of the Forest Department are indifferenet to illegal destruction of forests in the Batticaloa district. He was speaking at a...

Social Integration Ministry’s Provincial Centre in Killinochchi

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Provincial Centre of Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration is to be founded at 155 th mile post in Killinochi. Minister Mano Ganesan inspected the site and discussed the steps being...

Ban on 8 Diaspora organization and 269 individuals lifted

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The Sri Lankan Government has lifted the ban proclaimed by the former Government on 8 Tamil Diaspora Organizations and 269 Tamil individuals.  This was revealed in a gazette notification by the...

Indian Coast Guard repatriates 34 Sri Lankan fishermen

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Indian Coast Guard (Eastern region) on Saturday repatriated 34 Sri Lankan fishermen who were in custody for alleged violation of the International maritime boundary line. As part of the repatriation...

Come forward to reveal good virtues in the holy week of November: University Teachers’ Association

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The University Teachers’ Association of University of Jaffna had put out a statement calling that all should reveal good virtues for us and our future generations, during the holy week of the month...

Claymore attack suspect acquitted, after 7 years in prison

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S.Nisan of Vadamaradchchi was arrested in 2008.01.01 accused of making a claymore attack on army and shooting with rifle, under PTA, was kept in prison for 7 years before the Attorney General...

Youth arrested on suspicion beaten with sand filled S-Lon pipe by Manipay police

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The Opposition Leader   Thavarasa complained yestrday at the Civil Security Meeting held at District Secretariat Jaffna, Manipay police had beaten a youth arrested on suspicion because he did not...