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Malaysia 1MDB scandal, Investigators say about $4bn may be missing from fund

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About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from a fund owned by the Malaysian state, a prosecutor says. The 1MDB fund was set up in 2009 to pay for major new economic and social developments in...

Bilingual singing of National Anthem on Independence Day :Minister Rajitha Senaratne

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National Anthem is to be sung in both Sinhala language and Tamil language during the Independence Day Events this year.    Addressing a media briefing, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha...

Aus police search homes linked to Sri Lankan-born man in IS video

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Australian counter-terrorism police have searched two homes linked to Mohomed Unais Mohomed Ameen, a Sri Lankan-born man who appeared in a propaganda video for the so-called Islamic State’s health...

President’s contention violates UN resolution: GL

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Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has observe that the contention of President Maithripala Sirisena that foreign judges will not participate at the investigation violates the Geneva...

We envisage maximum devolution in unitary state: Rajitha

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Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated that they would envisage maximum devolution in a unitary state. Speaking to the media, Dr.Rajitha Senarantne went on that what we are striving is an...

Ilancheliyan declares open Vavuniya MV gateway

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The gateway of Vavuniya Tamil Madhya Maha Vidyalaya was declared open by Northern Province High Court Judge Ilanceliyan recently. The gateway was erected under the patronage of the old students...

New constitution must eschew extremism: Sathasivam

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Central Provincial Council member Sathasivam has urged that we should not give room to linguistic, religious or racial extremism in drafting a new constitution. He was speaking at a get together...

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

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Sri Lanka Navy arrested twenty one local fishermen along with 6 boats for engaging in illegal fishing using banned nets in the Norochcholai and Udappuwa sea areas. Naval personnel attached to SLNS...

SL’ s domestic mechanism geared to international satandard: Rajitha

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Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated that Sri Lanka envisages a domestic mechanism to investigate the alleged war crimes committed during the ethnic conflict and that it will meet international...

Govt must swiftly fulfill obligation to UN: New York Times

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New York Times has urged the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its obligations to the UN. It also pointed out that it is a moral duty to Sri Lankans. The Editorial said: ‘Just a little over a year...

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If I am not there , war would have continued to date : Gotabhaya rajapakse  Much to be desired Government interest on Accountabili : 144 public Organizations accuse jointly 68th Independence day...

29th Anniversary of Kokkaddichcholai Massacre commemorated yesterday

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The 29th anniversary of the Kokkaddichcholai Massacre was commemorated sentimentally yesterday. Organized by the TNA, this event was held at the Kokkddichholai Cultural hall presided by former MP,...

Number of voters had increased this year

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The Department of Commissioner of Elections had announced that the number of voters had increased in 2015. The total number of voters in 2014 was 15,047,490  while in 2015 it had substantially...

CM inspects the land-split area

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NPC CM C.V.Wigneswaran visited the site of the land- at Navakkiri/ Puthur area. A land split occurred a few days back in the Navakkiri  Puthur area, and following the split increasing in width and...

Isaipriya’s family seeks restrain order on film release

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Opposing the release of a Tamil film based on the life of a slain Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Isaipriya, titled ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo’, her mother and sister have approached the Madras High Court...

TPA appoints expert panel to forward proposals to CC

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Tamil Progressive Alliance has appointed a fifteen member expert panel to present proposals to the Constutional Council representing the interests of the hill country Tamil people. Muthulingam is to...

Dinesh on Govt’s turnaround

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UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has charged that the government which scaled down economic ties with China in the immediate aftermath of January 8 election, has to do a turn around and mend...

Homagama Court refuses bail to Gnanasara Thera

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Homagama Magistrate’s Court refused bail to Ven. Gnanasaras Thera who is on remand on contempt charges. Earlier he was remanded till February 9 for committing contempt of court by disturbing...

Chennai Metro from Alandur to Airport to start from April

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According to media reports, the Chennai Metro Rail service from Alandur to Chennai Airport is in its final stages. Test runs for the same are expected to be conducted in February. It will be...

Australian Open, Djoker defeats Federer, enters final

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open tournament, moving into the final.Though Federer fought back brilliantly in the third...

Vadivelu’s Next

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Nalan Kumarasamy made a brilliant directional debut with Soodhu Kavvum and his second film Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum is all set to release coming February. One thing that was special with Soodhu Kavvum...

Graham Ford: Surrey head coach leaves The Oval for Sri Lanka

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Surrey head coach Graham Ford is leaving the county to return to the Sri Lanka national team. The 55-year-old South African left his role as Sri Lanka coach in 2014 to take charge at The Oval. In...

Microsoft shares boosted by growth in cloud services

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Microsoft shares rose in after-hours trading as it reported strong growth in its cloud computing and mobile applications divisions. Chief executive Satya Nadella has been focusing on cloud services...

Airbus signs $25bn deal to sell 118 planes to Iran

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Iran has signed a deal to buy 118 Airbus planes worth $25bn (€22bn; £17.4bn) at list prices in one of the biggest deals signed since Western sanctions against Tehran were lifted. The agreement...

A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go

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A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go. The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many...

Netflix blocked by Indonesia in censorship row

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Netflix has been blocked by Indonesia’s biggest internet service provider, upsetting its move into the country. The state-owned telecoms firm said it had concerns about the content Netflix was...

London’s first driverless cars revealed

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The design for the first driverless cars to be tested on the streets of London has been revealed. The consortium behind the trial has decided to adapt electric passenger shuttles that are currently...

Migrant crisis, Germany moves to cut asylum claims

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Germany has unveiled plans to add Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to its list of safe countries, as it tries to curb growing numbers of migrants. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said nationals from...

Will you like Facebook’s new Reactions?

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Do you ever “like” something on Facebook? If so, life is about to get a bit more complex. The social networking giant is about to roll out something called Reactions, which will allow...

Zika virus – Up to four million Zika cases predicted

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Three to four million people could be infected with Zika virus in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts. Most will not develop symptoms, but the virus, spread by...

Govt repeats mistakes of its predecessor:Anura

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JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake has charged that the current government repeats the very mistakes committed by its predecessor. That is against people’s mandate. Speaking in Parliament, he stated that...

Unemployed graduates demand appointments in Batti

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A demonstration was held at the Ghanthy Poonka yesterday in Batticaloa demanding appointments to unemployed graduates in the provincial administration or in the government departments. The...

Civil society for govt policy statement on international probe

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Civil society groups in Sri Lanka today demanded a policy statement from the government on the UNHRC resolution on involving foreign judges to probe alleged atrocities committed during the civil war...

Salman Khan files caveat petition in Supreme Court

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Bollywood actor Salaman Khan filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court today asking to be heard when the Maharashtra government’s appeal against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case comes...

Iraq says 40 bodies found in mass grave in Ramadi

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Iraq says 40 bodies have been found in a mass grave in Ramadi, a provincial capital west of Baghdad recently taken back from the Islamic State group.Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan...

Obama remains neutral in Democratic presidential race

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President Barack Obama would stay “even-handed” in the Democratic nomination process according to Senator Bernie Sanders who has mounted a tough challenge to frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Mr....

Nayan becomes the most wanted heroine of Kollywood

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The star value of Nayanthara seems to be growing as she gets older and demand for her in Kollywood is on the rise in spite of stiff competition from her contemporary heroine’s and newcomers as...

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New Government also lethargic in punishing military : UNHRC, in its Annual Report. It is the duty of the Government to punish Offenders : President Maithri. One Billion Dollars from ADB to Sri Lanka...

Channel 4 journalist with Prime Minister’s letter refused admittance to HSZ

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The Channel 4 journalist who tried to visit Myliddy Harbour was refused admittance into HSZ, despite them having a letter authorizing them to go anywhere in the country, by the Prime Minister, Ranil....

Special task group to collect statistics of Lands under Army

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The District Secretary, Jaffna, said yesterday that, a special Task group had been set up collect the statistics of Lands of people within the High Security Zone, the number of IDPs in transit camps...

Buddhist students of the Jaffna University demand for a Buddhist Vihare in front of the University

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Poster calling for a Buddhist Vihare be built in front of the University premises, has been widely pasted in the University. In the context of Bodu Bala Sena’s Secretary, Gnanasara Thero being...

3 TPPs released yesterday: 14 for rehabilitation

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3 TPPs who were charged under PTA were released yesterday by Colombo Magistrate Court. 21 TPPs who were detained under PTA and 39 who were charged and already granted bail were produced in the court...

TPPs to go into fast unto death hoping to secure release before Independence day

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The TPPs in 14 prisons all over Sri Lanka had announced that they will undertake fast unto death again if they are not released before the Independence day. We are losing hope as the Good Governance...

Physical Health Promotion Week in Jaffna

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Governor HMGS Palihakkara was the Chief Guest at the Physical Health promotion week held in Jaffna yesterday. The event was organized to mark the Sports and Physical Health promotion week from 25 to...

Pillaiyan attends EPC sittings

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Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan attended the last sitting of the Eastern Provincial Council held at Trincomalee yesterday. He was escorted...

Vaddu YMHA’s 2nd phase assistance in Thunukai

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Vaddukkodai Hindu Youth Association has offered its second phase of assistance to meet educational needs in Thunukai. It offered bicycles, school bags and shoes to the students from the Thunukai...

IFJ, FMM condemn the conduct of BBS Secretary

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Free Media Movement (FMM) have condemned the alleged actions by the Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera in...

TN trade delegation to arrive in North, East

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A fifty five member Tamil Nadu trade delegation is scheduled to visit the north and east shortly. They represent the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They will take part in the Jaffna...

Remand of Pillaiyan extended till Feb 10

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Batticaloa Magistrate Ganesaraja has extended the remand of former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillayan, till February 10. Court made the order when he...

Sri Lanka’s disappeared “probably dead” – Prime Minister

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickrememsinghe in an interview with Channel 4 journalist Jon Snow said those that surrendered at the end of the war and are still missing in Sri Lanka are ‘most...