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Two people killed by lightning

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Two people were struck dead by lighting at Kanthale-Agbopura- Ginipetty Palama and  Anuradhapura Gomarankadawala  yesterday  while working in a paddy field.  Metrological department states that...

Bharath roped in for a horror film

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Actor Bharath, who is wrapping up the shoot of his upcoming film Simba, has signed a horror film next. The film to be directed by Vadivudaiyaan has been titled Pottu and this will be Bharath’s...

Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka

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US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power is due to visit Sri Lanka on November 21, according to a US Embassy statement. Power will also will visit the northern city of Jaffna to meet with local government...

Anushka Shetty in Bala’s next

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Recently news was doing the rounds that Rana Daggubatti will be doing one of the leads in Tamil director Bala’s upcoming film. And the latest update reveals that Bala has approached Anushka...

Obama threatens to veto GOP halt on Syrian refugees

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Tensions rose between the Republican lawmakers and US President Barack Obama when the White House threatened to veto a GOP-proposed bill requiring additional background checks for 10,000 Syrian...

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*Jail back the released TPPs – Bothu BalaSena. * Inquiries will be made on threats to people testifying to UN Committee – Mangala Samaraweera. * Cabinet approve revocation of...

Akilathas complains against Ankajan of detaining and threatening

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The Opposition UPFA member of the NPC, Sivakolunthu Akilathas had made a complaint with Nelliaddy police that Ramanthan Ankajan detained him at the Jaffna SLFP office and leveled life threats to him....

Monitor people pawning fake jwellery and bulk jewelery, Bank Officers advises Police

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The police had advised the Bank Officials yesterday to be vigilant about people bringing fake jewels  and jewels in bulk. There were several incidents of pawning fake jewels and drawing money from...

Puspakumara appointed as the District Secretary of Vavuniya District

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The current Commissioner of Prisons, P.P.R. Puspakumara had been appointed as the District Secretary of  Vavuniya District. He will take over his duties on next Monday. The current District...

Russian warplanes disrupt ISIS oil sales channels; destroy 500 terrorist oil trucks in Syria

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Around 500 fuel tanker vehicles transporting illegal oil from Syria to Iraq for processing have been destroyed by Russia’s Air Forces, the General Staff said. “In recent years, Islamic State (IS,...

UN Working Group Finds Secret Torture Center in Trincomalee Naval Base

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The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID), which has just concluded its visit to Sri Lanka, had  discovered a “secret underground detention cum torture center”...

Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ Abaaoud fate unknown – Molins

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The Paris prosecutor has said the fate of the suspected organiser of Friday’s attacks remains unknown after a police raid on a flat ended in bloodshed. Francois Molins told reporters Abdelhamid...

Vavuniya Agriculture School remembers students killed

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A solemn ceremony was held at Vavuniya Agriculture School to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the killing of five students on November 11, 2006. Principal of the school Kumuthiny Chandrakanthan...

Tamil MPs, NPC ministers meet flood victims, provide relief

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Northern Provincial Council Ministers Ainkaranesan and Kurulularasa met flood victims in Killinochi and distributed packages of dried food tec to them. Meanwhile, Tamil National Alliance...

Rathakrishnan voices for release of TPPs

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State Minister of Education V.Rathakrishnan has stated that he along with hill country politicians would voice for the release of political prisoners. He made this observation in his address at the...

Sumanthiran meets UN working group

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Parliamentarian and Tamil National Alliance Spokesman, M.A. Sumanthiran met with the visiting UN working group on disappearances yesterday in Colombo. Sumanthiran stressed on the concerns of the...

Proposal for hybrid Court violates Constitution: Dinesh

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MEP Leader Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has stated that the Geneva proposal for a hybrid Court is violation of the constitution and it is therefore unacceptable. He was speaking at the meeting...

President chairs All Party Conference

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President Maithripala Sirisena chaired the meeting of all parties yesterday. He promised to implement proposals of Geneva without violating Constitution. Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian...

Paris attacks: Two die in hunt for ‘mastermind’ Abaaoud

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A woman has blown herself up and a suspect was shot dead during a police raid on a flat in a Paris suburb, while seven arrests were made. Police targeted the flat in Saint-Denis in a search for the...

Cabinet approves proposal to abolish Executive Presidency

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The Cabinet has approved President’s proposals to abolish Executive Presidency and introduction of a new Electoral System. The two Cabinet papers propose to abolish the Executive presidency and...

Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor and Bollywood veteran, dies

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Tributes have poured in since Jaffrey suffered a brain haemorrhage in London. Jaffrey starred in such acclaimed Indian films as Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) and more...

Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated

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Two Sri Lankan fishermen Rubadas (21) and Nishanthan (23) of Sri Lanka, who had drifted to Indian waters in October, were repatriated on Tuesday. According to Coast Guard sources, the fishermen who...

Maldives man critical after attack in Sri Lanka

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A Maldivian man is in critical condition after being attacked on a main street in Sri Lanka today. 45-year-old Nooraddeen of Thaa Atoll Vilufushi island was robbed before the attack, but the High...

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*Revoke PTA – EU * Revoking PTA will be dangerous – G.L.Pieries * New Election Process and Revoking of Presidential Executive powers  Special Cabinet Paper  today  – President *...

TPPs give up fast temporarily up to December 15th , following promises of Rehabilitation

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Following the Government consenting to release  Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) to Rehabilitation, the TPPs had informed the Commissioner of Prisons yesterday that they suspending the 9-days old...

Vedalam Makes good Business despite Rains

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Ajith’s Vedalam is doing good business in kollywood, despite the heavy rains. Most shows have been housefull, though the whole city is floating in water. The film has already grossed a...

32 dead, 80 injured in Nigeria market blast

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At least 32 people were killed and 80 wounded after an explosive device went off at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola, humanitarian agencies say. “Thirty-two people were killed and...

India wants to get back boats as well

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The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India has reiterated its demand to the Centre to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to release 56 boats belonging to Indian fishermen. In a press release,...

Aaradhya Bachchan’s pink birthday bash

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Aaradhya Bachchan certainly looked like a fairy princess at her much talked-about Disney-themed birthday bash, thrown by the Bachchans, at their Pratiksha residence. Dressed in a pink fairy dress,...

‘Terror threat’ reported as 2 Air France flights from US to Paris forced into emergency landings

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Two Air France planes flying to Paris from Washington and Los Angeles were forced to divert to Halifax and Salt Lake City respectively. All passengers have been evacuated, while reports said there...

Provide relief to flood victims: Douglas to Govt

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EPDP Leader Jaffna Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has urged the government to provide relief to flood affected people in Jaffna expeditiously. In a letter addressed to the Ministry of Disaster...

Batti TNA MPs meet prisoners who gave up fast

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Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa Parliamentarians visited the Batticaloa Prison and met the Tamil Political Prisoners who gave up fast today. They are Yogeswaran, Viyaendran and Srinesan. The Tamil...

Wigneswaran meets flood victims in Jaffna

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran met the flood victims who have been affected by floods and accommodated in various center. He had talks with them.

Pithukuli Murugathas no more

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Reputed singer of religious songs Pithukuli Murugathas passed away  on Tuesday at the age of 95. Murugadas (95) was a writer, lyricist and music composer. He was recipient of Kalaimamani,...

Release of TPPs can create chaos in the countr: GL

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has stated that the reelase of political prisoners who are ex LTTE cadres can cause chaos in the country. He was speaking to the media. He charged that the...

Persuade Lanka to release prisoners, urges Karunanidhi

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India’s DMK leader M Karunanidhi has urged Prime Minister Modi to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to release prisoners as promised by President Maithripala Sirisena during the...

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*No Minister has the qualification to criticize the release of TPPs: Arjuna Ranathunge. *An acceptable to all constitution soon: Mangala Samaraweera. * New Government also sign agreement with...

Relatives of TPPs held Attention drawing rally in front of UN Office in Jaffna in flood water

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The close relatives of Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) held an Attention Drawing protest right in front of the UN office in Jaffna calling for the release of their kins. They held their protest...

Flooded North reaches crisis level- 100,268 highly affected- 4,736 families in Temporary centres

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Heavy rains pouring over the North during the last few days and undrained flood waters have affected 100,268 people belonging to 28,314 families. Out of them 16,695 people belonging to4,736 families...

India alert to threat posed by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

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India is alert to the threat posed by terrorist group Islamic State following attacks in Paris, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. “ISIS is not a threat for any particular country but...

6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes western Greece

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The US Geological Survey reported on Tuesday a magnitude 6.7 earthquake just off the west coast of Greece. The quake occurred 10 km below the Earth’s surface, USGS said. A second reading gave a...

Guinea’s last Ebola patient released from care in Conakry

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A spokesman for Guinea’s Ebola co-ordination unit said two tests on the patient – a baby – had been negative. Guinea will be declared officially free of Ebola if no new cases are...

International film festival awards for Uttama Villain

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Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain, which released a few months ago, has bagged awards in different categories at the Los Angles International Film Festival. It has won awards for Best Film, Best...

Police to arrest Huccha Venkat?

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There are speculations that Huccha Venkat may be arrested by the police for beating singer Ravi Mooruru in the Bigg Boss house. Huccha Venkat had attacked singer Ravi when he was interacting with...

Hero Cycles set to acquire Sri Lanka-based company

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On a spree to expand its base and boost the ever-increasing demand for high-end bicycles, world’s largest bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles is set to acquire a Sri Lankan bicycle manufacturing...

President to submit cabinet paper abolishing the Executive Presidency

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President Maithripala Sirisena said he will present a Cabinet Paper to abolish the Executive Presidency and to introduce a new electoral system at the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow....

Details of missing people handed over to UN group

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Dead and Missing Person’s Parents Front has handed over a report comprised of details on over 5000 missing people to the visiting United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary...

Pregnant Woman Hangs Out of Window to Escape Paris Attack

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The fate of the pregnant woman who was caught on tape clinging to a second-story window sill as she tried to escape from a Paris concert venue after Friday night’s deadly terror attack in Paris...

APEC Leaders Condemn Paris Attacks in Planned Statement

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Leaders at a regional summit in the Philippines plan to condemn the Paris attacks, according to a draft of their declaration seen Tuesday by The Associated Press. The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

Simbu-Vishal to fight it out!

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Simbu starrer ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ directed by Pandiraj is set to hit the screens for Pongal early next year. The film starring Simbu and Nayanthara for the first time after their break up...