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The Political Solution Plan of the Tamil People’s Council, Made public: All Tamil People’s opinions requested

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The Draft Political Solution plan of the TPC made public today will be published in media. The TPC said that after the publication any faction could submit their opinion, and the opinion down to...

TPC calls for an international treaty to recognise the Tamil Peoples’ right to self-determination

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Tamil People’s Council (TPC) in its Report of the Sub-Committee on Finding a Political Solution to the National Question has emphasised that a pre-constitutional agreement, underwritten by a third...

Refrain from attending TPC meeting: NPC members to Wigneswaran

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Twenty members of the Northern Provincial Council have urged Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran to refrain from attending the meeting of the Tamil People’s Council where its proposals for political...

My brother’s arrest a political witch hunt: Namal

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UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse has stated that the arrest of his brother Lt. Yoshitha Rajapakse is obviously a political- witch hunt. Speaking to the media, he stated that the entire effort is...

Mahinda visits Yoshitha in prison

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UPFA Kurunegala Parliamentarian, Former President Mahinda Rajaapkse visited his son Lt. Yoshitha Rajapakse in Welikade Prison. Yoshitha is on remand over charges of alleged money laundering. He spent...

Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

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Nine Indian fishermen and two boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near Palk Strait in Tamil Nadu early morning today, the ANI news agency reported. The Tamil fishermen who belonged from the...

Media must be balanced on issues between police – public: Hakeem

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Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem has observed that the media has to strike a balance and be fair in reporting events in which police and public are concerned. He assured that things...

34 Sinhala Candidates Admitted to Jaffna Nursing school, refusing admission to several qualified Tamil Candidates

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Although 90 Tamil candidates applied for admission to the Jaffna Nursing School, only 25 were given admission, although all 90 applicants were qualified.. At the same time 34 Sinhala students were...

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If National Anthem is sung in Tamil in the Independence Day Ceremony, President could impeached: Udaya Gammanpila spits racist venom. Five including Yoshitha Rajapakse remanded till 11th on large...

I am unable attend all meetings, nominating representative not approved yet: CM

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“The president had appointed me as a Co-Chair to Coordinating Committee Meetings of the 5 districts and 37 Divisional Secretariats. I am unable to attend all these meetings. If I do, I will not...

Military Intervention had declined: Mawai Senathyrajah

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” In the past, the intervention of the Military in Civil affairs was much more than that should be. But there is declination in it now. That had lessened but, not non-existent. Just because...

1,174 Projects to be undertaken in Jaffna District approved unanimously by Coordinating Committee

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The approval for undertaking   1,174 projects in Jaffna District in the current year were given unanimously in the Jaffna District Coordinating Committee meeting. Rs.11,226 million fromvarious...

Air Port or Resettlement at Myliddy?- Ranil calls for Myliddy people’s opinion.

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Whether the Palaly Air port should be developed as a regional Air Port? or KKS harbour should be developed ? If these are done resettlement at Myliddy will not be possible. Find out from the Myliddy...

3 Tamil Political Prisoners released

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Colombo Magistrate’s Court released three Tamil political prisoners who had been on detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act on Wednesday. They were released following a recommendation by the...

Gandhiji remembered in Batticaloa

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A simple event was held at Gandhi Poonga in Batticaloa to commemorate the 68 th death anniversary. The statue of Mahathma Gandhi was garlanded. The event was held at the statue of Gandhiji today...

Appoint Graduate trainees in native places: Douglas

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EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda has urged the government to appoint the graduate trainees in their native places. He has stated that he welcomes the appointment of 3500 graduates as trainees. He has...

Mullai Zonal Education office opened

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Zonal Education office of Mullaitheewu was declared open by Northern Province Education Minister Kurukularasa recently. Zonal Director of Education Muneeswaran presided. There were cultural events...

German police ‘should shoot migrants’, populist politician says

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German police should “if necessary” shoot at migrants seeking to enter the country illegally, the leader of a right-wing populist party has said. Frauke Petry, head of the eurosceptic...

Italy protest against same-sex unions gathers thousands

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Thousands of people have rallied in the Italian capital Rome against a bill giving gay couples legal recognition and adoption rights. Protesters came from across Italy to attend “Family...

Turkey says Russia violated its airspace near Syria border

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Turkey has accused Russia of again violating its airspace and warned it would “face consequences” if such infringements continue. The foreign ministry said a Russian jet flew into its...

Tanzania elephant poachers kill British helicopter pilot

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A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, the conservation charity for which he was working has said. The Friedkin Conservation Fund said Roger Gower had been...

South China Sea, US warship sails near disputed island

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A US warship has sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea to challenge efforts to limit freedom of access, the Pentagon said. The vessel passed close to Triton Island in the Paracel...

Sweden masked gang ‘targeted migrants’ in Stockholm

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Up to 100 masked men, dressed in black, gathered in central Stockholm to attack people from immigrant backgrounds, reports say. Swedish police say the large gang distributed leaflets inciting people...

Maldives says enough proof against detained Sri Lanka sniper

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The Maldivian Government insisted Friday that there is enough evidence to hold a suspected sniper brought in from Sri Lanka for an assassination plot against the president. Three people were arrested...

Railway track blockade urging Centre for release of TN fishermen

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A protest was held in a village in Karaikal in Tamil Nadu blocking the Chennai-Karaikal Express train demanding the Tamil Nadu government and the Central government to ensure the release of Indian...

Ranil responds to Dinesh’s allegation

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that said only President Sirisena could nominate an individual for the post of Attorney General. The approval of the nomination would be sought from the...

Appointment of AG, Govt bypasses procedure:Dinesh

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UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that the government is attempting to bypass the procedure in appointing an Attorney General. It was influencing the Constitutional Council. He was...

Yoshitha remanded till Feb 11

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Yoshitha Rajapakse has been remanded till February 11. He was remanded following an order by the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today. The order was made when Yoshitha was produced before the Court by...

Pakistan High Commissioner calls on NP Governor

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Pakistan High Commissioner Seyed Shakeel Hussein called on Northern Province Governor Pallihakkara and held discussions regarding reconciliation and development etc. High Commissioner Hussein is...

Livelihood assistance by Jaffna Traders’ Association

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Jaffna Traders’ Association handed over livelihood assistance to 45 families at a simple event held in Jaffna recently. Deputy High Commissioner of India Subramanian Thasana Moorthy was the Chief...

Wimal condemns Ranil for comments on media

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National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawanse has made strong criticisms against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for his statement on the press in Parliament recently. Addressing the media, he...

Indian fishermen strike continues for the fourth day

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Tamil Nadu fishermen have been engaged in a strike for the fourth day protesting against the failure of Tamil Nadu State and the Union government to secure release their seized fishing boats....

Sampanthan, Sumanthiran at Constitutional work shop

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The leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan and Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran participated at a constitutional workshop held in Scotland. The workshop explored possible alternatives for...

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Ranil meets Gnanasara Thero in prison. An intrigue condemns Bodu Bala Sena. British Destroyer visits Colombo. Mahindha and Maithri meet suddenly in Vihare, co-inaugurate important religious events....

Guiled Dramas staged to drown minorities alive in the 20th Amendment, warns Minister Ameer Ali

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If the Tamil people and Muslim people refuse to act with goodwill, an uncertainty will prevail in the Political arena and it will result in both the communities getting hoodwinked, warned Minister of...

Draft Political Solution plan prepared by TPC will be made public tomorrow

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The ceremonial publication of the Draft Political Solution Plan prepared by the TPC  Experts’ Committee  will be made public in a function to be held tomorrow at the Weerasingam Hall, Jaffna,...

TULF will take lead if TNA falter : Anandasangary

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Anandasangary has observed that if Tamil National Alliance falters, if it fails to bring all sections of the Tamil people under one umbrella at this crucial...

India beats Australia in 2nd T20 match in a series win

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India defeated the Aussies by 27 runs in the second match of the three-match T20 series. India set a target of 185 runs for Australia to chase but the match ended with the Aussies 27 runs short of...

IRUDHI SUTTRU MOVIE REVIEW

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Directed by Sudha Kongara who had made her directorial debut with Drohi in 2010, Irudhi Suttru is about Women’s Boxing in India at the broader spectrum, but is also about the struggles of a...

ARANMANAI 2 MOVIE REVIEW

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Aranmanai 2’s intent is pretty simple – to entertain in every way possible, same as its predecessor Aranmanai, literally. In fact, the difference between the two movies is as much as...

India, Large Bryde’s whale washes up on Mumbai beach

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A 12m (40ft) long Bryde’s whale has washed up on a beach in the western Indian city of Mumbai. Assistant conservator of forests Makarand Ghodk told the BBC he estimated it weighed around 20...

AB de Villiers, Batsman keeps South Africa Test captaincy

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AB de Villiers will remain South Africa captain after acting as stand-in for the final two Tests against England. The batsman, 31, took over when Hashim Amla made the shock decision to quit midway...

MH370, Chinese sonar ship to join underwater search

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A Chinese sonar ship is joining the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370, Australia’s deputy prime minister has said. The Dong Hai Jiu 101, currently in Singapore, will leave for...

Bikram Choudhury, Yoga guru fined $6.5m over sexual harassment

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The founder of hot yoga has been ordered to pay more than $6m (£4.18m) to a lawyer who says he sexually harassed her and sacked her for investigating allegations against him. US-based millionaire...

Pakistani Virat Kohli fan in custody after hoisting India flag

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A Pakistani fan of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is in custody after being arrested for hoisting India’s flag at his home as a tribute to him. Umar Draz, from Okara in Punjab province, was...

US economic growth slows sharply

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The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter a year ago, official figures show. The rate of growth marks a sharp slowdown from the...

South Korea jails American for Seoul Burger King murder

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An American man has been jailed in South Korea for the 1997 murder of a man who was stabbed to death in the toilet of a Burger King restaurant. Arthur John Patterson had denied killing 22-year-old Jo...

TransAsia flight 222, ‘Pilot error’ behind Taiwan crash

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Pilot error, fatigue and failure to follow safety guidelines were behind the crash of TransAsia flight 222 on 24 July 2014, a report by Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) says. The plane...

Lift-off for Europe’s space laser network

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Europe has begun to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that has just launched from Kazakhstan. It will use a...

Hillary Clinton emails declared ‘top secret’

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Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home server contained more than a dozen emails deemed “top secret”- one of the highest levels of classification in the US government, the White House has...