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ITAK Jaffna District branch adopts resolution to take action on Prof.C.K.Sittampalam for attending TPC meeting

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The Jaffna Branch of ITAK Jaffna District Branch in its meeting yesterday adopted a resolution calling the Executive Committee of the ITAK to take action on Prof.C.K.Sittampalam for attending the TPC...

Mahindha regime’s Procedure followed by Attorney General, TPP cases transferred to Colombo courts, accuse TPPs

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The TPPs the Attorney general is still following the procedures of the Mahindha Regime. TPPs’ cases are being transferred from courts they are heard now, they said. The case of Kanagaratnam...

Activities next year will be more towards our Targets : CM, NPC

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 The CM,.NPC, C.V.Vicgneswaran said that, the activities should be carried towards our targets preserving the uniqueness of the Northern Province. After the final sitting for this year was concluded...

Lands will be released as per President’s Direction : Jaffna District, N.Vethanayagan

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The Jaffna District Secretary, N.Vethanayagan said that as per the promises of the President, the lands in Vally North will be released continuously. He further said that, in the context of the lands...

TPC vexing some in TNA, clarify the CM

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I clarified to Sampanthan regarding TPC. After listening to me fully , he said that TPC is a Democratic Organization. If this is vexing some in the TPC, we cannot do anything about it, said the CM,...

29 fishermen from Nagapattinam detained by Sri Lankan Navy

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Twenty-nine fishermen from Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu were on Thursday detained by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were fishing off Trincomallee coast in Sri Lanka, a fisheries...

Release of AL results put off

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The release of the results of the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination 2015 has been put off for 3 January 2016. A statement issued by the Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara says...

2500 Teachers will be appointed to Tamil schools :Rathakrishnan

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Minister of Education V.Rathakrishnan has stated that around 2500 teachers will be appointed to Tamil schools in the next year. He expressed hope that following such appointments the vacancies in the...

Douglas pays last respect to victim fishermen

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EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda paid last respects to the fishermen who lost their lives while fishing in the seas off Point Pedro. The deceased fishermen are Anthonymuthu Jennifr of Light House Lane,...

TNA-SLMC reach consensus on maximum power devolution

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Tamil National Alliance led by Sampanthan and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress led by Rauff Hakeem have reached a consensus on seeking maximum power devolution under the proposed  constitutional reforms....

The talk of invitation to ITAK a blatant lie :Mavai

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Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi senior Parliamentarian Mavai Senathyrasa has stated that it it is a blatant lie to say that ITAK was invited to participate in the inaugural meeting of Tamil Makkal...

Satna Titus along the lines of Nayanthara, Lakshmi Menon

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Current sensational heroines who are ruling the industry are from the Gods own country Kerala. Satna Titus who marks her debut in Pichaikkaran is the latest to join this long list. “I am the...

Srilanka Beat NEW ZEALAND By 8 Wickets in ODI

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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the third one-day international in Nelson on Thursday. They reached their 277-run target in 46.2 overs. Lahiru Thirimanne was not out 87, while...

Nikesha Patel returns in khakhi again!

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tress Nikesha Patel who debuted in Telugu with Pawan Kalyan’s 2010 film Puli, and was seen as a con cop in the film, will don the khakhi again, but this time for real! The actress shares that...

Pillaiyan’s remand extended

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Batticaloa Additional Magistrate Riyal has extended the remand of former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan till January 13. He is a suspect in the case of...

Dozens killed, wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Kurdish-controlled Syrian city

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A string of explosions rocked the northeastern Syrian city of Kamishli, targeting its Kurdish and Assyrian Christian population. Dozens of people were killed or wounded, according to a Kurdish...

Russia demands arrest of Su-24 pilot’s murderer who gave interview to Turkish media

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded that Turkey brings to trial Alparslan Celik who confessed in an interview with Turkish media that he had participated in the murder of the Russian pilot of...

India police to troll sex offenders on New Year’s Eve

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On New Year’s Eve police in India will troll nearly 600,000 men previously reported for sexual harassment, warning them via text message to be on their best behaviour around the ladies –...

Syrian forces backed by Russian jets clash with rebels

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The Syrian army backed by Russian warplanes engaged in fierce fighting with rebels close to the border with Jordan, residents and opposition fighters said. The clashes on Wednesday – which...

Govt puts off local polls fearing a defeat: Vasu

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UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakara has stated that the government’s decision to postpone the holding of elections to local government bodies reflect President Sirisena’s fear to face the...

Arun Vijay to work with Premam director

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Sometimes, one role is all it takes to open doors in the film industry, and looks like the baddie role in Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal has been that role for Arun Vijay. Post the film, Arun...

India successfully test-fires long-range surface-to-air missile

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the Indian Navy on Wednesday successfully test-fired the long-range surface-to-air missile from onboard INS Kolkata. The missile has been jointly developed by the India Navy, DRDO and Israel’s...

The Federation of Fishermen’s Societies pledges support to TPC

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The Federation of Fishermen’s Societies had pledged it support to TPC. They have announced that they are offering their full support to TPC which had been formed to saqfeguard the interests of...

Lives of fishermen were lost because they were not supplied with Life-saving Jackets

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The Vice President of Federation of Fishermen Societies V.Tahavacheslvam accused the Officers of the Department of Fisheries for causing the loss of the lives of Fishermen by not issuing life Jackets...

Selvam Adaikalanathan repudiate statement on TPC

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TELO MP, Selavam Adaikalanathan had issued a statement repudiating a statement published in a local news paper and some web sites  under title  “TPC is with traitors and enemies – we will...

701.5 acre land released by the Army, without much fanfare

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701.5 acre lands under 7  GS Divisions, hitherto in the HSZ were released  yesterday without much fanfare. People belonging to these GS Divisions could go to theses lands today. Lands that were...

Funds allocated to North to return to the Centre, Only 38% expended

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The Financial statements for the development projects undertaken in the North had not been published after October in the website of the NPC. As per the financial statement of the month only 38% of...

Five killed in ‘horrific’ road crash in Warakapola

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Five people were killed, including three women and a baby in a horrific accident at Dummaladeniya in Warakapola on the Colombo – Kandy main road this morning.  Twenty two of those injured were...

Eight people arrested for using illegal fishing methods

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Issuing a statement the  Navy said it has arrested five persons along with a fiber glass boat and a purse-seine net (Laila) whilst engaged in illegal fishing in the seas between Kudiramalei Point...

JVP demands local polls held without any postponement: Tilwin

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JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva has stated that the government has decided to put off for local government bodies. This will sabotage their functions and it will be a blow to democracy. He has...

Automatic Finger-Printing process launched

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An automatic finger printing process has been introduced at 42 police stations in the island. The system was launched at the Police Crimes Division in Torrington yesterday.Law and Order Minister...

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Motorcycle bomber kills dozens in Pakistan

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At least 26 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a suicide attacker riding an explosives-laden motorcycle drove into a busy line-up and detonated outside a government office in Pakistan....

‘I helped create ISIS’: Iraq War veteran says US policy caused ‘blowback’ in Middle East

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Saying he had “helped create ISIS,” an Iraq War veteran and US Marine is speaking out about the atrocities and criminal activities he and his fellow soldiers engaged in during the Iraq War,...

Filipino priest grounded by Church for gliding on hoverboard during mass

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Hoverboards were trending as a must-have item this Christmas, but a priest in the Philippines found himself in hot water with the Church after demonstrating the use of one during mass.   a photo...

G.C.E. A/L results will be out on 3 Jan

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Results of the GCE A/L – 2015 exam will be released on January 3 – 2016, the Examinations Commissioner states.

TNA has won Tamils’ mandate to present political solution : Sumanthiran

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Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian  Sumanthiran has stated that Tamil people have given a mandate to the Tamil National Alliance to urge for a  political solution and all other related...

TNA Parliamentarian Shanthy meets Puthukudyirupu widows

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Tamil National Alliance Vanni District Parliamentarian Shanthy Sriskandarasa met representatives of the Federation of Widow  Headed Families in Puthukudyirupu and discussed their problems recently.

Sathyalingam meets resettled in Vavuniya

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Northern Provincial Council Minister Sathyalingam met the resettled people in Kalmadu and Maravan Kulam in Vavuniya and discussed their problems. He also handed over items needed for performing last...

NPC disassociates with TPC: Sivagnanam clarifies

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Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K.Sivagnanam has categorically stated that Northern Provincial Council disassociates itself with Tamil People’s Council and that it has nothing to do...

China to sign FTA with Sri Lanka

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Gao Hucheng, the Chinese minister of commerce said China will have discussions with Sri Lanka next year on a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in a bid to build stronger trade and investment ties....

Hoist black flags, express dissent to Govt: Udayagamanpilla

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Pivithuru Hela Uramaya Leader Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpilla has requested the people to hoist black flags at homes, shops etc during the period between Jan1 to Jan 8 to express their protest...

Tsunami victims remembered in Trinco Methodist College

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A simple ceremony was held at the Trincomalee Methodist College to commemorate the victims of Tsunami including a student late Vaishnavy Gunasekeram. Principal Rohini Jothynathan chaired. Trincomalee...

Simbu doesn’t want Nadigar Sangam assistance

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actor Simbu has been facing severe backlash for his much controversial Beep Song. Veteran actor Sarathkumar, who came out in support of Simbu, had recently questioned the current office bearers of...

Always learning when working with Dhanush: Pooja Jhaveri

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Actress Pooja Jhaveri says there wasn’t a moment on the sets of filmmaker Prabhu Solomon’s next yet-untitled Tamil project when she didn’t learn something from her co-star Dhanush....

Karuna hails Wigenswaran, opts to join him

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Former Batticaloa Parliamentarian Muralitharan alias Karuna has hailed Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran for formation of Tamil People’s Council. Speaking to the media, he stated...

Attack on Antonov 32 plane case to be heard on daily basis from Jan 12

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Anuradhapura Special High Court Judge, Khema Swarnadipathi ordered that the case relating to shooting down of the Sri Lanakan military Antonov 32 plane be heard continuously, starting from 12...

Committee appointed for Constitutional Reforms

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A committee of 24 members has been appointed to go into the issue of constitutional reforms. The appointment was made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe with the approval of the cabinet. The...

Two cases filed against Duminda Silva

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Parlimentarian Dumndna Silva has been summoned by Colombo Magistrate’s Court sequel to the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday filing two cases against...

Kalmunai Development scheme opposed by Tamils of Kalmunai ,Thousands join protest Rally

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Civil societies, Women societies and TNA joined hands yesterday to protest against the proposed Kalmunai Development scheme, yesterday. Tamil people of Kalmunai had protested the development scheme...