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Navy trying to take over 626 acre in Vadduvagal with the consent of land owners

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An important meeting is to be held today on acquiring 626 acre land that had been occupied already by the Navy and belonging to the Tamil people with their consent is to be held today. This urgent...

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Missing Person’s Secretariat before February: Foreign Ministry circles. Army is ready face any Challenge: Army Commander, Lt.Gen. Kirishanthe de Silva. 2016 to be year of fulfilling the wishes...

Government plans to make Palaly an International Airport

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The Leader of ITAK and TNA MP, Mawai Senathyrajah said that the Government had consented to transform the Palaly Air Port into an International Air Port and the development work will start soon and...

10th Anniversary of the 5 students Mercilessly murdered in Trincomalee

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The day was 2nd of January 2005, time is around 7’o clock. Five students, Thangathurai Sivanantha(Vanniar Road), Manoharan Rajeekar (St. Mary’s Road), Shanmugarajah Sajendran (Vidyalaya...

Jaffna will be made a Crime-less district: High Court Judge Illancheliyan

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The justice sector had committed itself to making the Jaffna district  a crime-less district and a law abiding district as earlier , said the High Court Judge, Manickavasagar Illancheliyan. He was...

SLTB (N) not attending meetings for solving conflict with private bus owners: District Secretary

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It is the SLTB(N) is not cooperating in our attempts  to solve the problems with the Private Bus Owners, said the District Secretary, Jaffna,  said N. Vethanayagan. There are problems prevailing...

Former Attorney General Siva Pasupathy to be appointed to the Sub-committee of the TPC on behalf of CM

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It is reliably learnt the former Attorney General and a member of the Political Affairs Committee of the LTTE, Will be appointed to the Sub-committee of the TPC on Political Solution, on behalf of...

Sri Lanka has no jurisdiction to arrest our fishermen: Ramadas

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Founder of Patali Makkal Katchi Dr.Ramadas has stated that the Sri Lankan government has no jurisdiction to arrest Indian fishermen. He was commenting on the arrest of 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the...

TNA must forge alliance with upcountry Tamil parties: Rathakrishnan

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State Minister V.Rathakrishnan has stated that the Tamil National Alliance must forge an alliance with upcountry Tamil parties to fight for the well being of Tamils whether they be north east Tamils...

We will be supportive of Upcountry workers’ struggle: Mavai

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Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Leader Mavai Senathyrasa has assured that TNA will stand by the upcountry Tamils in yheir struggle for just demands. He made these observations at the 6th commemoration of...

New constitution will partition the country: Udaya Gamanpila

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UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpila has warned that the new constitution will lead to division in the island. This is a plot by certain constituent partiesin the government. Speaking to the media,...

Fortify economic, social, political strength: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has appealed to all communities to extend support to fortify the economic, social and political strength.  In his message, he said:  “This New Year dawns...

Sampanthan calls for a lasting political solution for better SL

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has appealed to the Sri Lankan people to co-operate in the effort to find a political solution. His New Year message said: ‘As this New Year brings renewed hopes,...

UK Iraq veterans ‘may face prosecution’

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UK soldiers who fought in the Iraq War may face prosecution for war crimes, according to the head of a unit investigating alleged abuses.Mark Warwick said there were “lots of significant...

Delhi begins car rationing to curb pollution

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Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have launched major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.Private cars with even and odd number plates are being allowed on...

Gunmen attack India air force base

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At least six people have been killed in an attack on an Indian air force base close to the border with Pakistan, reports say.Four gunmen who entered the Pathankot base in a hijacked car are dead...

29 Indian fishermen remanded till Jan 11

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29 Indian fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lankan Coast Guard with the assistance of the Sri Lankan Navy north east of Kokilai on December 30 have been remanded till January 30. Trincomalee...

Wimal pooh-poohs victory week as ‘hopper revolution’

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National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawanse has pooh poohed the victory won on January 8 by the people as ‘hopper revolution’. He was referring to the government’s declaration of the first...

Hoist national flag, hail ‘Victory Week’: Hashim, Duminda, Hakeem

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UNP General Secretary Minister Kabir Hashim, SLFP General Secretary Minister Duminda Dissanayake and SLMC Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem have appealed to the people to hoist the national flag during...

TNA-SLMC dcmand will lead to Elam : Udayagamanpila

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UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpilla has charged that the demand made by Sri Lanka and Tamil National Alliance for the major of the northern and eastern provinces can only lead to Tamil Ealam in the...

TN- SLMC must clarify motive of alliance – Champika

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has stated that both Tamil National Alliance and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress must clarify on their demand for maximum devolution. Speaking to the media, he stated that...

Endoscopy machine to Kalmunai Hospital

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Amparai Rotary Club donated an Endoscopy machine to Kalmunai Base Hospital recently. It was imported from Australia. Kalmunai Base Hospital Medical Superitendent R. Muraleeswaran chaired the event....

Ambulance boat damaged

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The ambulance boat belonging to the Northern Provincial Council was damaged  recently. It was toppled due to bad weather. It was deployed to ferry patients from islets to hospitals in mainland...

All religions preach human values : Ankaranesan

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Northern Province Minister Ankaranesan has observed that all religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam may have differences in terms of the place of origin and culture, but all of...

Forge unity, reap the harvest of victory: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to Sri Lankans forge unity to reap the victory of January 8. His New Year message said: ‘We celebrate the dawn of this New Year with many hopes and...

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*No place for Federalism in the new Constitution -Deputy Minister, Ajith Perera. * Hanuman Bridge will never be constructed – Luxman Kirielle. * Liberation Tigers raising their head again...

Prabaharan is the only National Leader : CVK

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There was only one leader who was called National Leader. He is Velupillai Prabaharan. There was neither a National Leader before nor after him , said the Leader of the House, NPC, C.V.K.Sivagnanam....

A situation where sea water had to be consumed will be created in Jaffna : a Geography Professor

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In the next five years the people of Jaffna will have to drink sea water instead of fresh water, said Geography Professor, and the former VC of the University of Jayawardenepura, Senevi Eppittawatte....

TPC is against TNA : Leader of the house CVK

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The TPC formed under Northern CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, is against the TNA, said the Leader of the House, C.V.K.Sivagnam. He said this to the newsmen when they asked his comments on the formation of TPC...

TPC is the war between Radicalism and Moderates : Vasutheva Nanayakkara

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The TPC is generated as a result the war between Moderates and Radicalism said the Leader of the Democratic Left Front and a Member of Mahindha Faction, Vasudeva Nanayakkara. It is essential that a...

Meeting between TNA and SLMC – Selvam and Sitharthan exclude invitation to participate

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A meeting   between TNA and SLMC was held yesterday in Colombo to discuss about the activities to be undertaken having the interests of Tamil and Muslim people regarding the drafting of the New...

Ministry of Rehabilitation to build 65,000 houses, Secretary to Ministry, V.Sivagnasothy

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation had said in a media release of the Ministry that, the ministry will be building 65,000 houses and  priority will be given to the resettled families....

Release the balance lands and the TPPs soon TNA’s New Year request to Government

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Welcoming the release of 701 acre the TNA had insisted the Government to release the balance land also very soon. A media release by TNA had extended the above request. The TNA leader Era Sampanthan...

Inferno at 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai near New Year’s Eve fireworks display

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A 5-star Dubai hotel became engulfed in flames as the city was preparing for New Year’s Eve celebrations, with 16 people receiving injuries. Firefighters are currently battling the fire at the...

World welcomes 2016 with lavish New Year fireworks

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New Year’s Eve celebrations have kicked off with lavish fireworks displays as people around the world usher in 2016. However, some cities remain on high alert in the wake of terror threats....

Raghava Lawrence is on a spree

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Raghava Lawrence, who is currently shooting Motta Siva Ketta Siva, an action entertainer, is going to star in and direct two films almost simultaneously — Bhairava and Naga. The former revolves...

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Individuals and Brokers won’t help to find a political solution: Wigneswaran at the 2nd meeting of TPC

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“Any race which fights for liberation must move forward its activities focusing on the people of grass root levels. Individuals and Brokers won’t help to find a political solution”, said the...

Muslims were under threat in Mahinda’s regime: Mujibar Rahman

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United National Parliamentarian Mujibar Rahman has observed that the Muslim people were living in fear and under threat during the regime of former President Mahinda Rajapaske. He was giving an...

Livelihood assistance to 129 women headed families

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129 families are beneficiaries of livelihood assistance offered to widow headed families in the north. They have been selected from 15 Pradesa Sabhas in the Jaffna district. Jaffna Government Agent...