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Indian fishermen will be released for Thai Pongal, not trawlers: Amaraweera

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Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera has stated that all Indian fishermen currently in Sri Lanka’s custody for fishing in Sri Lankan waters will be released on December 15 to enable them to...

Pakistan, Sri Lanka ink 8 MoUs

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka Tuesday signed eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) of cooperation in the fields of commerce, defence and regional stability. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and...

The news put out by some media regarding Siva Pasupathy, “Mischievous”, TPC Leader, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The CM, NPC and the Leader of the Tamil People’s Council (TPC) drubbed the news some Indian media had put out saying that the former Attorney General and the member of the Constitutional Affairs...

Indian trawler and 8 fishermen brought to shore and handed over to authorities

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When the Mullaitheevu Fishermen were going to sea during early morning yesterday , an Indian Trawler crashed against one of their boats heavy damaging it. With much difficulties the damaged boat was...

Splitting Tamil unity is suicidal; Act rationally: Batticaloa Bishop

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Batticaloa Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Ponniah has udder the Tamil leaders not act in any manner that can cause split among the parties that represent Tamil people. Such actions have no...

TPC must be political not apolitical: Sangary to Wigneswaran

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader Anandasangary has urged Chief Minister of Northern Province to convert the Tamil People’s Council inaugurated by him into a political party and act...

Kepapulavu people on protest Rally demanding removal of Army from their lands

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The people of Kepapulavu held a protest rally yesterday calling for the removal of Army from their lands and releasing the lands to them. Hundred of people participated in this rally organized by...

News bits

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The Government will not haste in constituting Special Courts for HR violations: Maithri to The Hindu. JVP calls for protest rally on 1st anniversary of Good Governance. Indian Foreign Secretary to...

The schools under the control of Navy at Sampur not released

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The Tamil Teachers’ Association of Trincomalee had expressed concern over schools in the Sampur area not being released even after the order was given in October last year to release nearly...

Prime Minister Ranil Promises to remove Army and speed up resettlement

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In a special address from ‘Temple Trees’ yesterday morning the Prime Minister Ranil wickremasinghe said, all the rights of the innocent Tamil people who were affected badly by war and...

Revolution, If not released before Pongal: warn the TPPs

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Commenting on their position to media outside the courts, the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) said that there will people’s  revolution if they are not released before Pongal. We are...

Youth left home to join ISIS after he failed exam

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Parents of Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini, 22, one of the three Hyderabad youths who were arrested at Nagpur airport last week while they were allegedly travelling to Syria to join Islamic State (IS),...

Pathankot: US ‘expects’ Pakistan to act against India attackers

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The US said it “expects” Pakistan to act against perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air force base.The state department’s John Kirby said Pakistan must target militant...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges talks for Russia peace treaty

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin so that the two countries can negotiate a peace treaty.The two never signed a treaty after...

Turkey urges calm in Saudi-Iran dispute

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Turkey’s government has urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to calm their diplomatic row, saying the dispute will only worsen regional tensions.Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus said the Middle East was...

Court’s sensational ruling on Simbu’s bail application.

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Simbu had approached the High Court, seeking anticipatory bail against his arrest in the ‘Beep Song’ controversies and when the case came up for hearing today (4.1.2016) the Judge after examining...

Jayam Ravi’s ‘Miruthan’ film release date is here

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The first Tamil zombie film ‘Miruthan’ directed by Shakti Soundarrajan has received a great appreciation from audience after the release of its trailer. The film casts Jayam Ravi and Lakshmi...

TNA welcomes President’s promise of land

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Tamil National Alliance ( TNA) has welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena’s promise of land for 100,000 people who were forced from their homes during the long civil war. The  TNA said...

Sampanthan meets Tony Blair

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan today called on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka.They discussed issues such as resettlement, return of lands,...

Divergent packages for political solution detrimental to Tamils: Segu Dawood

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood has cautioned moves by the Tamil People’s Council to present a political package while Tamil National Alliance has already arrived at a...

Pakistan PM in Sri Lanka to sign agreements, strengthen ties

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  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has started a three-day visit to Sri Lanka during which several agreements aiming to strengthen relations between the two south Asian nations are to be...

President pledges land for 100,000 war victims

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Up to 100,000 people still living in camps six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s brutal ethnic war will be given land to build homes within six months, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the...

GCE(A/L) – Jaffna St. John’s and Hindu College students reach 2nd and 3rd positions at National level

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Karunainayagam Raviharan of St. John’s College  had obtained 2nd position at National level in the newly introduced Techology stream. Balasubramanium Ganageethan of Jaffna Hindu College had...

Thilanga new President SL Cricket Board

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Sri Lanka Cricket Board has elected Deputy Speaker Thilanka Sumathipala as its President. He was elected to the post at the meeting of the Board held yesterday. Mohan de Silva was elected Secretary....

Agricultural Ministry had spent the whole allocation: Minister Ainkaranesan

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The NPC Minister for Agriculture, P. Ainkaranesan said that the allocations for his Ministry was not spent in a hurry as reported in some news papers. The expenditures were done as per the planning...

News Bits

News-bits

I will be with Maithri: Chamal Rajapakse. No decisions that could destroy the hopes of the minorities will be taken: The President “Sinha Le” (Lion’s blood) campaign  by racist...

Selvam Adaikalanathan admitted to Hospital with Heart Attack

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TNA MP for Vanni District and the Deputy Leader of the house of Parliamentary groups, Selvam adaikalanathan was admitted to Jayawardenepura Hospital with a heart Attack at around 3.00 a.m. yesterday,...

We will not act in haste on war crimes special court: President

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The Sri Lankan government would not act “in haste” on the issue of setting up a special court on allegations of violations of human rights in the last stages of the civil war, President...

Clarify stand on unitary state, place of Buddhism: Dinesh tells govt

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MEP Leader UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has demanded that the government must precisely declare its stance on the place of Buddhism under the new constitution. It must also clarify its...

Another Oscar winner in ‘2.0’ apart from A.R.Rahman

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We all know that Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman will be scoring music for Superstar Rajinikanth’s grand sci-fi flick ‘2.0’ directed by Shankar. The film produced by Lyca...

Proposal on Flood-hit MSMEs Before Finance Ministry’

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COIMBATORE:  Union Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Kalraj Mishra said here on Monday that offering financial assistance to MSMEs affected by floods in Chennai is under the...

Vijay begins today and finishes on Pongal

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The final leg of shooting for Illayathalapathy Vijay’s ‘Theri’ begins today (4th January) and the shooting is expected to go on till the 14th, , that is Pongal day when it will complete in...

Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution

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Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was speaking after...

TPC to submit proposal to Govt, TNA etc: Suresh

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that the Tamil People’s Council will forward a proposal for political solution to the government, Tamil National Alliance and the diaspora within a...

Kalmunai MC Budget adopted without vote

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The budget of Kalmunai Municipal Council submitted by Mayor Nizzam Kariyappar was adopted by the Council without a vote. It was proposed by Deputy Mayor A.L.A. Majeed and seconded by opposition...

Govt has taken Tamils for a rides: Shivajilingam

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Northern Provincial Council member Shivajilingam stated that the government has taken the Tamil people for a ride. Speaking to an English media, he stated that the government has not kept its...

Tamil Progressive Alliance opts to meet TNA, reach consensus

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Tamil Progressive Alliance has offered to come under the fold of Tamil National Alliance to find a political solution to the ethnic problem. Progressive Front comprises Leaders such as Mano Ganesan,...

We will not give even a piece of our lands to the Navy, says Vadduvagal people

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Mulliwaikkal East people had firmly said that they will not forgo even a small piece of land to the Navy. They also had rejected the compensation offered by the Defense Ministry  for their lands....

Gandhi Ayya felicitated on his 97 th birthday

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A great social and religious worker P.Kandiah, reverently called ‘Gandhi Ayya’ for his ardent commitment to Gandhian philosophy, was felicitated on his 97 th birthday at a simple ceremony held in...

Forces Command directed to re-locate Army Camps in Vali-North

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The Secretary to the President had directed the Forces’ Command to find suitable new locations for the Forces camps in Valli North. This directive had been issued at a high level meeting held last...

Land Acquiring offices closed with 31st December

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The land Acquiring Offices set up in the District Secretariats of the North were declared closed as from 31st December, by Ministry of Lands. This was informed to the relevant Head of the Department...

Vadduvagal Land acquisition – final decision before the end of February

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The Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Defense had promised to the Land owners of 626 acre land which was to be acquired from the owners for making the Navy Camp that is standing on these lands,...

2016 is proclaimed as the year for reinforcing the “Vaddukkodai Resolution” : International Council of Eelam Tamils

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International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has proclaimed the year 2016 as the year for reinforcing the “Vaddukkodai Resolution”.  “We have planned activities around the world to...

Sri Lanka eyes closer ties with China in 2016

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Sri Lanka is seeking to further cement its relations with China in the year ahead.  Xinhua reports quoting  a senior government minister. A high-level delegation led by Sri Lankan Prime Minister...

Over 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils still living as refugees in India

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More than six-and-a-half years after the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended, over 1.22 lakh people from the neighbouring island...

Address fishermen issue in decisive manner: Jeya to Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue in a decisive manner with the Sri Lankan government for it is a...

Indian Political Parties press for release of fishermen from Sri Lankan jails

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With 84 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and 10 from Karaikal languishing in Sri Lankan prisons, political parties are demanding their immediate release. Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S Ramadoss alleged that...

Ramadi: Series of IS counterattacks target Iraqi forces

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Fighters from so-called Islamic State (IS) have continued to pursue counterattacks on the edges of Ramadi a week after the city was recaptured by Iraqi troops. Most of the attacks were outside...

GCE A/L results released

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The results of the GCE A/L examination held last year had been released today and results can be obtained from www.doenets.lk and www.results.exams.gov.lk, the Examination Department said. –

Increase of 10,000 voters in Jaffna and Vanni Electoral Districts

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Recent statistics show an increasing trend of voters in Jaffna and Vanni electoral districts. District 2014 2015 increase Decrease Jaffna 450,153 457,939 7,786 — Kilinochchi   79,086  81,702...