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Iran accuses Saudi of air strike on Yemen embassy

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Iran on Thursday accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in Yemen, in a new escalation of diplomatic tensions that have reverberated across the Middle East.Shiite-dominated Iran...

Officials: Man with knife shot dead at Paris police station

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Officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man with wires protruding from his clothes at a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, French officials said, a year to the day after an attack on the...

No General Amnesty to 215 former militants, President declares categorically

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President Maithripala had stated to an Indian Media that the 215 ex-militants will not be granted general amnesty. There are no political prisoners in Sri Lanka. Requests had been made to revoke the...

Warner blasts fastest Sydney Cricket Ground ton in Windies Test draw

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Australia’s David Warner lit up the final day of the rain-ruined third Test with the fastest Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the match meandered to a draw against the West Indies...

Afridi slams reporter over ‘captaincy’ failure question

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miffed Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi slammed journalist during a press conference in Lahore after he had a verbal spat with a reporter leading to a partial protest by the media demanding an...

4km road in the hands of the army, Palaly North people trek 45 Kms

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If Palaly junction and Kankesanthurai junction is released for the use of the people, Palaly North could easily come to Thellipalai Divisional Secretariat. In the same way, If 4 Km. stretch on...

Norway Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Børge Brende is on a one-day official visit to Sri Lanka, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, the Government...

News Bits….

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*We cannot forget the assistance of Pakistan during war period: Maithri. * Pakistan Prime Minister calls for the strengthening of Military Relationship with Sri Lanka. *  Sri Lanka’s Agreements...

TPPs affair – Important meeting at Attorney General’s Department tomorrow

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Government circle has said that an important meeting is to be held at the Attorney General Department regarding the Tamil Political Prisoners’ (TPPs ) affair. The TPPs were on a fast unto death...

Wigneswaran has no intention of weakening TNA: Kumarakuruparan

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Democratic People’s Congress President Dr. N. Kumarakuruparan has stated that Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran ahs no intention whatosoevr to split the Tamil National Alliance or to...

TPC is the need of the hour: the Bishop of Batticaloa, RT.Rev.Joseph Ponnaiah

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The people of North and East joining hands to form the TPC is a need of the hour and I express my blessings  and  congratulations to the TPC, said the Bishop of Batticaloa, Rt. Rev. Joseph Ponniah....

Sathyalingam on the plight of female headed families

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Northern Minister of Health, Women and Child Affairs Dr. Pathmanathan Sathiyalingam has observed that the plight of female headed families living in the Northern Province is disturbing and pathertic....

Intervene and secure release of fishermen: Jaya to Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has made an appeal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene personally to secure the release of 104 Tamil Nadu fishermen and 66 fishing vessels in Sri...

We must enact a constitution that guarantees rights of all: Thurairasasingham

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Eastern Province Minister Thurairasasingham has stated that a time has dawned when all communities must rally together and enact a constitution that can ensure the rights of all communities to...

TNA is opposed to electoral reforms: Dinesh

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MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that the Tamil National Alliance is opposed to electoral reforms. It is because TNA offers support to the government indirectly. He was speaking at media...

Moves to oust Wigneswaran are hatched: Suresh charges

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that they are  moves to move a no confidence motion against Wigneswaran by certain members of a constituent party in the Tamil National Alliance. He made...

Norwegian FM to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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Foreign Minister of Norway Borge Brenede is to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit today, January 7. Samaraweera, President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and hold...

Mainland Chinese shares stop trading after 7% plunge

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Trading on the mainland Chinese markets was suspended for the day, after shares plunged more than 7% for the second time this week. The “circuit breaker” rule, a mechanism introduced to...

N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response

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The US, South Korea and Japan have said they will be united in their response to North Korea’s claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. North Korea said it carried out the test on...

M.K Stalin Begins Fourth Phase of Election Campaign

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DMK treasurer MK Stalin on Wednesday began the fourth phase of his poll campaign ‘Namakku Naamey’ from Radhakrishnan Nagar, the constituency of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, and appealed to the...

TPP acquitted after 9 years in Prison

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Sivarasa Jenivan who was arrested in 2006 and cases were continuing from 2009, was yesterday acquitted by the Jaffna High Court judge, M.Ilancheliyan, following the prosecution withdrawing the...

4 NPC members to attend Maithri’s 1year-in- rule celebrations

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Four NPC members are scheduled to attend the 1 year – completion celebration under the organization of a TNA MP, it is learnt. Because of this the meeting between the CM and the NPC members,...

Abandon mischievous propaganda and think about the solution for the Tamils: advices Suresh

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Stop your mischievous propaganda about TPC and think about what you can do for the Tamil people or give advice to TPC regarding solution to ethnic problem. Don’t be cynics all along, the Leader...

News Bits

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Economical supervision weak : IMF regarding SriLanka. Revoke death sentence.: SLHRC to President. President and Prime Minister moving with disregard to the mandate of people: Vigitha Herath, JVP. Any...

Hold LG polls on Mar 31: Dinesh

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MEP Leader UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has requested Chairman of Independent Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya to declare elections for local government bodies on March 31 as...

Amla quits as South Africa captain

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Hashim Amla said on Wednesday he was stepping aside as South Africa’s test captain with immediate effect, a day after a double century rescued his country from possible defeat in the second test...

Islamic State threatens to destroy Saudi prisons after executions

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Islamic State threatened to destroy Saudi Arabian prisons holding jihadists after Riyadh’s execution of 47 people including 43 convicted al Qaeda militants.The militant group, which has claimed...

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

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PARK GEUN-HYE, South Korean president:”It’s not only grave provocation of our national security, but also an act that threatens our lives and future. It’s also a direct challenge to...

Norway to hold talks with ex-President Chandrika

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The Norwegian Government is to hold talks with former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Børge Brende, who will undertake a one-day official visit to Sri...

Eknaligoda Case Reaches Major Breakthrough

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In a major turn of events, two suspects, who have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, has indicated the ‘authority’ which gave ordered to abduct the...

Torture casts a shadow over Sirisena’s first year as President of Sri Lanka

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“To date, Freedom from Torture has received eight referrals for torture that happened in Sri Lanka after the change of regime in January 2015, including one case of torture in July 2015. In all...

Request to redeem Mawali fisheries harbor from the Navy

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The Union of Fisheries Cooperative Federation, Jaffna met the NPC Minister of Cooperatives, P.Ainkaranasan and requested him to take action to redeem the Mawali Fisheries harbour in Delft from the...

Fisheries Habour will be constructed in Point Pedro soon, says the District Secretary, Jaffna

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Under a large scale allocation of funds, a fisheries harbor will be constructed in Point Pedro soon said the District Secretary, Jaffna. An initial stage discussion on the Development of the...

News Bits….

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  *Economical supervision weak : IMF regarding SriLanka. * Revoke death sentence; SLHRC to President. * President and Prime Minister moving with disregard to the mandate of people: Vigitha...

Norway seeks to renew political contact with Sri Lanka

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Norway’s foreign minister will visit Sri Lanka this week in a bid to re-establish political contact, his office said Tuesday, almost 10 years after Oslo failed in a bid to mediate in the island’s...

Sri Lanka released eight TN fishermen

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Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested for allegedly crossing the international maritime border, were released by Sri Lanka following an order by a court in Mullaitivu. According to reports,...

Mannar Bishop Meets Suresh Premachandran : Express blessing for the activities of TPC

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The Mannar Bishop, Rt.Rev. Rayappu Joseph had given an audience to the Leader of a constituent party of TNA, EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran and discussed about Tamil People’s Council (TPC) and the...

The CM had forged alliance with policies rejected by people, which cannot be accepted – Sampanthan

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The Leader of the TNA , Era Sampanthan had said that the CM is forming  alliance with parties and policies rejected by the people which cannot be accepted. The chance to find a solution to the...

Evidences of ‘Torture Chamber’ in released houses destroyed in Weemankamam

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The evidence showing that  two adjacent houses in the recently released Vali-North area of Weemankamam being used as torture chambers by Military Intelligence(MI) were found destroyed by the army....

Raviraj’s murder was plotted in the Navy Camp at Kangarama Road, says Sanjaya , the suspect turned Prosecution witness

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Wijewickrema Mannamperige Sanjaya  Preethiviraj , arrested as a suspect in the Raviraj Murder case and later turned Prosecution Witness testified on day before Yesterday in courts that the plan for...

Former woman- militant dies in fire accident

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Jeeva Selvakumari  of Kepapulavu, Wattappalai , a former LTTE militant , caught fire and died in Jaffna Teaching hospital . Having lost vision in one eye, her other eye was with impaired vision. Her...

EPRLF Central Committee allows to work with TNA and TPC in Parallel

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The Central Committee of the EPRLF which met in its Office in Vavuniya with former MP Suresh Premachandran in the chair. In this meeting current political situation was widely discussed and three...

Torture and sexual violence continue in Sri Lanka under new regime

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New evidence has emerged of on-going torture and sexual violence by the Sri Lankan security forces one year after a new government came to power promising a radical clean up. “Sadly Sri...

Constitution is not the cause of the problems: Herath

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JVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath has stated that it is not the constitution that is the root cause of the people’s ills. Government is misleading the masses. Speaking to the media at...

Dinesh expresses concerns over proposals on unitary state

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MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena has expressed concerns over proposals for political solution that can change the unitary character of the island. He was addressing the media in Colombo. He went on:...

Only education can empower Tamils: Viyalendran

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Tamil National Allaince Batticlaoa Parliamentarian Viyalendran has observed that it is education that can empower the Tamil people. He was addressing a meeting held at his office in Chenkalady...

Get fishermen released from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has expressed regret over the detention of 104 Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka and urged New Delhi to take steps to get them released. In a letter to Indian...

Pakistan to sell JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Sri Lanka

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Pakistan to sell eight combat JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Sri Lanka under an agreement signed during the visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. The multi-roll fighter aircraft is the...

People have rejected Gamanpila’s call for black flags: Kiriella

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Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella has stated that the people have rejected the call for black flags against the government by Udayagamanpilla and his colleagues. That is indeed a reflection...

Black dress clad Udaya at Press briefing

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Pivithru Hela Uramaya leader Udaya Gamanpilla, attired in black clothes, held a press briefing at party Head Quarters in Pitta Kotte yesterday. He expressed protest against the poor performance of...