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NASA contractor Orbital to launch first spacecraft since 2014 rocket explosion

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NASA contractor Orbital ATK is set to launch its first resupply mission since its rocket explosion disaster in 2014. Its cargo capsule will carry more than 7,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies...

US-led coalition not striking ISIS oil trucks despite evidence – Russia’s General Staff

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Despite mounting evidence of ISIS oil smuggling, the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq is not striking convoys of oil trucks heading to Turkey, Russia’s General Staff has said. “It’s hard not...

14 killed in California shooting, one suspect ‘down’

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Gunmen opened fire on a holiday party today at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 others before fleeing, authorities said. An intense manhunt...

CM calls for all parties to work together : A reply to Sangaree’s statement

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This is a time for all of us to work together to strengthen our people. We should avoid things such as inner party conflicts and our activities getting diverted into other ways by disputes, the CM,...

Mullaitheevu students sitting for the exam under umbrellas

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Because of the abnormal situation  that prevailed in the country, The male and female students of Mullaitheevu/ Iranaipalai Roman Catholic MV, sat for their exam in heavy rain under umbrellas. The...

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*War crimes inquiries on Army Officers will begin next year – Chandrika Bandaranayake. * Additional Solicitor GeneralVasantha Navaratne Bandara calls for advice from Attorney General for...

The only way to solve land disputes is de-militarization : Mattram Organization

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The Mattram Organization had recommended that the key to solve the land problem is to de-militarist or retrenchment of military personnel in the North. The report on Land problems in North and East...

People’s lands in the grip of the Army, points out HRC

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Law and Policy division of the HRC had said that the Army is keeping in its control the agricultural lands and residences of people in Batticaloa. HRC officers had visited Batticaloa and reviewed the...

Heavy rain fall in Jaffna after 7 years.784.7mm. rain recorded in November 2015

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Jaffna District had experienced the highest rainfall after 2008, when Cyclone NiIsha struck the district. 830.8 mm. rain was received in November 2008.Total rainfall for 2008 was 1,776.7 mm. 2015 had...

Army Torture Camp in Varany also, Accuses Premachandran

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The former TNA MP, Suresh Premachandran had accused that there are signs in the houses recovered from the grip of the Army, at Varany,  to show that torture camps existed there. In the context of...

Indian Army Chief cut short his visit to North with Iranaimadu, due to inclement weather

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Indian Army chief General Thalbeer Singh who was to visit Jaffna yesterday terminated his journey with Iranaimadu due to inclement weather. He was to visit Nallur Temple and Palaly Army Complex topay...

TPPs refuse to accept Government’s Rehabilitation off in Vavuniya Courts

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When the Vavuniya Judge said to 5 Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) whose case came before him, that the Government had offered to release them with 1 month imprisonment and 1 year of rehabilitation...

Fashion Bug awarded best dealer for Emerald

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Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing chain with over 16 outlets island-wide, won the prestigious award for being the ‘best dealer’ in the ‘Diamond’ category at the...

Pillayan re-remanded

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Former Eastern Province Chief Minister (CM) Sivanesanthurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan who was arrested in connection with the murder of former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Joseph...

New father Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of Facebook shares

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In a letter to Max posted on his Facebook page, Mr Zuckerberg and his wife said they were going to give away 99% of their company shares, with an estimated value of $45 billion. He said they are...

Sonal Chauhan to do an Urmila in Balayya’s next

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Sonal Chauhan has had a packed year with three releases — Pandaga Chesko, Sher and Size Zero, and is poised for her fourth with Balakrishna’s Dictator — a “complete masala...

Sri Lanka’s Defense Spending Remains a Cause for Concern

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The Sri Lankan government recently released its proposed budget for the coming year. It’s been met with an array of responses. Some commentators have questioned the calculations which the...

Rain spoils ‘Rajini Murugan’ release

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After having numerous delays due to financial issues, Sivakarthikeyan starrer Rajini Murugan in Ponram’s direction was set to hit the screens on 4th December. The latest news is that the film...

Ireland one win away from India qualification

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Ireland women wrapped up a third successive success in their T20 World Cup qualifying campaign with a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Bangkok. Not for the first time, it was an excellent bowling...

Sundar C’s ‘Aranmanai 2’ wrapped

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Director Sundar C’s Aranmanai 2, which is the sequel to super hit movie Aranmanai has been wrapped up.The movie has an ensemble cast of Siddharth, Trisha, Hansika and Poonam Bajwa playing the...

Clinton emails claim Cameron ‘reckless’ over NI

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The comment is made among a series of emails in 2010 from 25 to 26 January between the former US Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate front-runner Hillary Clinton, and her...

US supports Turkey’s right to defend itself

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Mr Obama was speaking after a meeting with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Paris, where he has been attending the climate summit. “The United States supports Turkey’s right to...

Russia wants to stop ISIS’ illegal oil trade – Churkin

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Russia is working with the UN Security Council on a document that would enforce stricter implementation of Resolution 2199, which aims to curb illegal oil trade with and by terrorist groups, Russian...

I am ready to give the TULF to Wigneswaran : Ananthasangaree

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  If the Chief Minister of Northern Province Wigneswaran agrees, I am ready to give the Leadership of TULF to him, said the Secretary General of TULF, Ananthasangaree today. Further he had also said...

Sri Lankan shares fall to 8-month closing low on budget worries

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Dec 1 Sri Lankan shares fell for a fifth straight session on Tuesday to their eight-month closing low, led by diversified and telecommunications stocks on worries earnings of financial firms would...

India offers to modernise Sri Lankan army

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Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who is on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka, offered the assistance during a meeting he held with his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General Crishantha De...

Indian MP seeks release of fishermen detained by Sri Lanka

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Members in India’s Lok Sabha today expressed concern over Sri Lanka detaining fishermen from Tamil Nadu and China building dams on the Brahmaputra river on their side which could hamper water...

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*Skeletal remains recovered in the Trincomalee Navy Camp to be sent to Colombo for analysis. *UN group went into Trincomalee camp with the CID men Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defense. *...

Attempt to make Tamil People to be without any refuge, accuses the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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Several activities are undertaken in recent times to make the Tamils a people without refuge, said the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. The CM was taking part in an event under the title of “The Land and...

We want release, not special court : the TPPs

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The TPPs had expressed their opposition to setting up special court to hear their cases but had insisted that what they want is unconditional release. Meanwhile the Secretary to the Ministry of...

Rehabilitation to TPPs after bailing them out

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It had been reported that the government is contemplating to release the TPPs on bail and then rehabilitate them. A meeting is to be held in connection with this in Colombo today. Following the fast...

Oklahoma’s booming oil industry could be shaken by earthquakes of its own making

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A series of earthquakes at Oklahoma’s oil hub are causing some to worry that future quakes could be catastrophic to the industry that is suspected to be causing them. The oil industry in Oklahoma...

We de-proscribed after careful scrutiny unlike last govt: Ruan to Dinesh

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State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has stated that the deproscription of Diaspora organizations was done after careful scrutiny unlike the previous regime. He was responding to the statement...

Dinesh condemns de-proscription of Diaspora

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MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that the government has de-proscribed Disapora with alleged links with the LTTE without any dependable probe. He was moving a motion for the debate at the...

Sri Lankan refugees allege insecurity in Tamil Nadu camp

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Refugees at Anaiyur Sri Lankan refugee camp in Tamil Nadu, India have complained about “lack of security” at the facility as antisocial elements are frequently entering the camp and picking...

Use army chief’s Sri Lanka visit to end fishermen’s issue: DMK

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DMK chief M. Karunanidhi today urged the Indian government to get in touch with the Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, now in Sri Lanka, to facilitate talks with that government so as to end...

Keerthy Suresh eyed for Neram’s Telugu remake

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Keerthy Suresh could be playing the role essayed by Nazriya in the Telugu remake of Neram, if reports are to be believed.  Rumours have it that the makers of the film are in talks with the...

Three Saudi Soldiers Martyr in Jazan Region

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Three Saudi soldiers were martyred today when they intercepted an attempt by hostile armed insurgents to infiltrate across the Saudi the southern borders, a security spokesman of the Saudi interior...

By ‘covering’ Turkey politically, NATO took responsibility for downing of Russian Su-24 – envoy

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By refusing to render an opinion on Turkey’s “intentional” downing of Russia’s bomber over Syria, and instead providing Ankara with political backing, NATO’s leadership has taken...

Simbu’s Idhu Namma Aalu on Valentine’s Day

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Simbu and Nayanthara starrer ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ is finally set to hit the screens for Valentine’s Day on 14th Feb next year. While Simbu plays an IT employee, Nayan’s role is...

Kayts Court orders remand for Tamil Nadu fishermen

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Kayts Court has remanded till December 11 eight Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters. They were arrested by the Navy off Neduntheewu seas...

TNA doesn’t exert pressure for amnesty for TPPs : Anandasangary

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Anandasangary has charged that Tamil National Alliance has failed to exert adequate pressure on the government for the amnesty for Tamil political prisoners....

Diaspora pressurizes Sampanthan to support Govt : Bandula

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UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena has charged that the Disapora has exerted pressure on Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan to support the government. Addressing the media, he stated that the...

DPF has extended base in Ratnapura, Kalutara :Mano

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Minister Mano Ganesan has stated that his party Democratic People’s Front has extended its support base to Ratnapura and Kalutara. He was speaking after declaring open branch offices in...

Indian Army Chief calls on his Lankan counterpart

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Indian Army Chief Gen. Dalbir Sing called on his Sri Lankan counterpart Lt.Gen.Chrishanthe de Silva at Army Head Quarters yesterday and held talks. Co-operation between the two armies to meet...

Statue for Dharmalingam in Valli North

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A statue is to be installed for former Parliamentarian late V. Dharmalingam in the premises of Valli North Pradesa Sabha in recognition of his services to the Tamil community under the leadership of...

India Corner inaugurated at Jaffna Public Library

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Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha, Northern Province Governor Pallihakara and Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran jointly inaugurated the “India Corner” at the...