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  *Budget 2016 – income Rs.2,047 Billion – Expenditure Rs.2,787 Billion  2,500/= pay rise to Govt.Servants. * Mahindha boycotts traditional tea party after Budget. * Mahindha again called...

Intervene immediately, secure release of TN fishermen:Jaya to Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene immediately over the issue of arrest of 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen and secure their expeditious release....

Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka today

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power who is currently in India is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday (21). Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Permanent Representative to...

Malaysian prominent politician urges international community to continue pressure on Sri Lanka

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The international community has been urged to continue to put pressure on the Sri Lanka government and the United Nations (UN) to ensure the wrongs endured by Tamils during the civil war are righted....

Call for review of naval ties with Sri Lanka

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A recent observation made by a UN Working Group about the existence of a secret detention centre at the Trincomalee Naval base in the past has triggered a demand for the review of naval cooperation...

What is wrong in me keeping neutral?: Full text of Wigneswaran’s reply to Sumanthiran

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Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran on Tuesday had dismissed TNA spokesperson MA Sumanthiran’s threat to sack him from the Tamil National Alliance and accused party leader R...

Paris attacks: UN backs ‘all necessary measures’ against IS

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The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to “redouble” action against Islamic State, following last week’s deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document...

Pon Ramanthan had a vision for Hindu Women wellbeing: Kamalaranee

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Principal of Chunnakam Ramanthan Ladies’ College Kamalaranee Krishnapillai has observed that late Sir Pon. Ramanathan had a vision for the wellbeing of Hindu women and sought to raise the...

Japanese Embassy official meets NPC member in Mullaitheewu

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Political Counselor of the Japanese Embassy Marikko Ymanota met Northern Provincial Councilor Thurairasa Raviharan in Mullaitheewu and held talks. He briefed her of the problems of the people in the...

Conduct of Wigneswaran, Sumanthiran inappropriate: Mavai

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Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Leader Senior Parliamentraian Mavai Senathyrasa has reprimanded both Northern Province Chief Minister Wigenswaran and Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian for debating...

Vavuniya Saivaprakasa Primary School Parents’ Day

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The Parents’ Day of the Vavuniya Saivaprakasa Primary School was held recently. The event was chaired by Principal of the school Yuwaraja. Tamil National Alliance Vanni district Parliamentarian...

CM accused for not collecting funds, that is Tamil leaders’ calibre: Gajendrakumar

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Leader of Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambaalm has accused that Chief Minister of Northern Province Wigneswaran, a man of integrity, has been accused of failure to collect...

‘Kalai Kolam’ in Kokadicholai

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A cultural event displaying talents of preschool children was held at Kokadicholai recently. The theme of the event was ‘Siruvar Vanna Kalaikolam’. It was organized under the patronage of...

Cultivate saving habit & prepare for future well being: Sritharan

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Tamil National Alliance Killinochi Parliamentarian S.Sritharan has stated that people should develop the habit of savings and be prepared for any eventuality. That is important for standing on...

Sri Lanka unveils foreigner-friendly first budget

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 Sri Lanka’s new government on Friday (Nov 20) used its first full budget to lift taxes on foreign investors and vowed to reverse “isolationist” policies of the former...

CM accused for not collecting funds, that is Tamil leaders’ calibre: Gajendrakumar

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Leader of Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambaalm has accused that Chief Minister of Northern Province Wignesawaran, a man of integrity, has been accused of failure to collect funds...

Anandasangary takes on Sumanthiran for infighting in TNA

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Anandasangary has criticized TNA Parliamentarian Sumanthiran for causing friction and infighting in TNA. In a statement issued to the media, he charges that...

Protest against release of political prisoners in Colombo

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A protest was held in Colombo yesterday protesting against the government for releasing Tamil political prisoners. The protest was organized under the patronage of  Sinhala Ravaya. A number of...

UK Parliamentary Medical delegation in Trinco

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A group of “High Profile Medical Delegation “consisting of British Parliamentarians from United kingdom visited Population Services Lanka (PSL) Medical Clinic in Trincomalee. This High Power...

Final Journey of photo journalist Kathiravelu Iyah

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The remains of photojournalist late Kalabhoosanam Sankarakambar Kathiravelu were taken from his residence at Alaveddy and cremated on November 20. He was 84 at the time of his demise. He had...

Finance Minister presents maiden budget of Govt

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has presented the maiden budget of the present government in the House. He has announced several measures of relief to the ordinary man. Earlier yesterday, he...

Gunmen take 170 hostages in attack on Mali hotel

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Gunmen have launched an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali’s capital, Bamako, with three hostages reported to have been killed. Two people have locked in 140 guests and 30...

Questions over floating armoury in Indian territorial waters

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The case of m.v. Avant Garde, a “floating armoury”, has acquired a new dimension since the Sri Lankan Navy boarded the vessel on October 6 to discover a massive stash of weapons on board. The...

Western Europe’s ‘1st female suicide bomber’

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French police continued to negotiate with Hasna Aitboulahcen, the peroxide-blonde 26-year-old would-be jihadist, until she detonated herself with a force so powerful it blew her head off and into the...

LTTE cadres in prison freed to honour election promise:Mahinda

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Former President and UPFA Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has charged that the government has released LTTE cadres in prison to honour an election pledge. Speaking to the media in Kandy, he stated...

SLFP will be relegated to inferior position if it contests alone: Prasanna

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UPFA Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunge has observed that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will be relegated to an inferior position if it contests alone. Speaking to the media he stated that the decision...

Sanchita’s next based on a true story

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Sanchita Shetty will be seen in a romantic avatar in her next film, which has been titled Love Guru. This entertainer, which has Saravanan of Murugatrupadai fame in the lead, is being directed by...

Charmme walks for cleaner toilets

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Not too many T-towners have been in spreading awareness about the need of toilets in every household. And that’s exactly what Charmme, did, on the occasion of World Toilet Day, hoping for...

I will not work with Trisha Illana Nayanthara director again

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After playing the role of a village girl in Chandi Veeran, Anandhi managed to pull off a bold character in Trisha Illana Nayanthara (TIN). Recently, there were reports of her stating that she...

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*A decision to taken whether or not to continue Year 5 scholarship Examination -Min. of Education. *Budget of Good Governance today. * Investigation by Government on Secret Camps mentioned by UN...

South has no mindset for fair investigation, points out PLOTE

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The political mindset for conducting a fair investigation is non-existent in the south. The civil organization centering on Colombo also act in accordance with this mindset. Any mechanism for...

TPPs – TNA decides to talk in “serious tone” with the President

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The TNA had decided to speak with the President in a ” serious tone” regarding the affair  of releasing the Tamil Political Prisoners ( TPPs). The release of the TPPs was promised as a...

Unable to control Forest Department Officials, District Secretary, Mullaitheevu confide with CM, NPC

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The Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday in the House that, the Mullaitheevu District Secretary had confided with him with sadness that, even she is unable to...

Akilathas’ resignation not seems to be voluntary : Leader of the House, CVK

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The resignation letter of member Akilathas is not seems to be voluntary and hence no further action will be taken on that letter, said  Leader of the House, C.V.K.Sivagnanam. Just before the NPC...

Signs Pentagon moving to loosen ‘rules’ of ISIS war

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The Defense Department may be moving to loosen the rules of engagement in the war against the Islamic State, following criticism that the military’s strict policies are undermining the 14-month air...

3 ISIS field commanders in Aleppo province killed in Russian airstrikes : General Staff

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Islamic State has acknowledged the death of three field commanders as a result of Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo province, Russia’s General Staff said. Militant commander “Ahmad...

Tread along Comrade Pathmanaba’s path for solution : Sivasakthy Anandan

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Sivasakthy Anandan has observed that treading along the path carved out by Comrade Pathnaba is the only solution to the Tamil problem. He made these...

Senior Photo – Journalist Kathiravetpillai drowns in well during assignment

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Eelam’s  Senior Photo-Journalist Kathiravetpillai had lost his life yesterday during an assignment drowning in a well. Although  he was recovered immediately from the well and admitted to...

Suspects in Joeph Pararajasingam murder further remanded

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The suspects in the murder of former Tamil National Allaince Batticaloa Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingam were further remanded till December 2 by Batticaloa Magistrate N.M.M.Abdulla. The...

Assistance to widow headed families in Manthai East

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Assistance to widow headed families was offered to the needy in Manthai East at a simple event recently. The  assistance was offered under the patronage of Health Minister P.Sathyalingam. The Chief...

Mano Ganesan in Killincohi

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Minister Mano Ganesan visited Killincohi recently and attended meetings. He was received by Tamil National Allaince Killinochi Parliamentarian S.Sritharan. Mano Ganesan attended the event held to...

Cabinet approves 10 projects for islets in the peninsula

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Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has approved 10 special projects for development in the islets in the Jaffna peninsula. The projects target improvements in transport, health...

818 acres released in Sampoor :Thanduathapany

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Eastern Province Chief Minister S.Thandauthapany has observed that 818 acres have been released and resettlement has started. Another 237 acres in the custody of Sri Lankan Navy are to be released in...

There is no joint opposition; it is a misnomer :Amunugama

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Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama has dismissed the claims of a group as Joint Opposition as nothing but rubbish. There is no such joint opposition. It is a misnomer. He was addressing a media meeting at...

Vitharana condemns accusing Lankan soldiers of HR violations

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Leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party Leader Tissa Vitharana has condemned the alleged allegations of human rights violations against Sri Lankan soldiers who defeated terrorism and warned that it...

PMK demands fuller probe into Sri Lankan “torture centre

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A day after discovery of an illegal detention centre by UN experts in a Sri Lankan naval base where Tamils were allegedly tortured, PMK today demanded the Centre to take steps to send an...

Macedonia bars refugees from Sri Lanka

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Four nations along Europe’s Balkan refugee corridor shut their borders Thursday to those not coming from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq, leaving thousands of others seeking a...

Paris attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid

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The suspected ringleader of the attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid, prosecutors say. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he had received...

Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani to be remade in Hindi

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Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani, which had Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead is all set to be remade in Hindi. Sources close to Mani Ratnam’s production house says that Bollywood...

Consumer Affairs Authority fixes new maximum prices for six essential items

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Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority has set new Maximum Retail Prices for six new essential consumer items with immediate effect, as the year-end festive season draws near Accordingly, the six...