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Mashhor Maulana urged a unit for Muslims in merged North East: Majeed

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Kalmunai Deputy Mayor and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Deputy Leader A.L.Abdul Majeed stated that late Mashoor Maulana voiced emphatically for a unit of devolution for the Muslim people in the south of...

Kadirkamar murder trial fixed for Feb 28

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High Court Judge Irangani Perera has fixed the Lakashman Kadirkamar murder trial for February 28. The accused in the case are Muthiah Sahadevan and Issinor Arokyanathan. They are indicted with...

Veteran actress passed away

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National award winning actress and dubbing artist Kalpana (50), passed away in Hyderabad today as she suffered a massive heart attack. Kalapana is survived by her only daughter Sreemayi and the...

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Army had not submitted court had ordered in Ekneligoda case. EU happy about advancements in Sri Lanka. Women’s representation low in Parliament: Commonwealth Monitors. Decisions detrimental to...

Hirdaramani Garment Factory declared open in Puthukudiyiruppu

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared open Hirdaramani Garment Factory in Mullaitheewu today. Minister Harsha de Silva, JHU Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliya Ratana Thera, Northern Province Governor...

Foreign Investment Opportunities to solve un-employment of the North: President

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Local and foreign investment will be made in North to solve the un-employment problems of the boys and girls of the North, said the President Maithripala Sirisena. He was speaking in an event after...

Sampanthan visits Killinochi hospital

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan visited the Killinochi District Hospital and discussed the need of the hospital with the staff. He also met the patients and discussed their problems....

Suresh presents Lap top to Senthuran’s sister

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran recently presented a lap to and an initial financial assistance to continue her university education to the sister of Senthuran who committed suicide in solidarity...

Walmart ordered to reinstate workers

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Walmart must offer to give jobs back to 16 workers it fired for missing shifts to take part in a strike, a judge has said. Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter found the workers had suffered...

Japanese shares continue to rise despite weak trade data

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Japanese shares have risen despite the latest trade figures showing exports have fallen for a third straight month. The country’s exports fell by 8% in December from a year earlier, suggesting...

South Korea and Hong Kong shiver as snow disrupts travel

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The South Korean island of Jeju has seen its biggest snowfall in three decades, causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled. Jeju is a popular holiday destination and thousands of visitors are...

Keerimlai Temple surroundings declared Sacred Area

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The area around One of the “Eeswarams” , Naguleswaram (Keerimalai),within a radius of  500 meters, had been declared “Sacred Area”. A discussion of Thellipalai...

Two arrested in Illavalai with heroin

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Police said that two persons were arrested in early hours on  Saturday with 140 grams dangerous drug, Heroine. MathiyalKulasooriyarajah of Sentankulam and Chaminda wickremaarachchi from Maligawatte...

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*International contributions necessary for Investigation: Jasmin Suka in reply to Maithri’s statement. * Maithri inspects Indian Aircraft Carrier Wicramathithya. * Japan’s War Crimes...

Sampnthan Drew fire on his “unitary state system unacceptable” on a wide front of Sinhala leaders

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The statement of TNA leader that, “Unitary state system is unacceptable” had drawn much fire on a wide front from Sinhala leaders. Vasutheva Nanayakara – No space should be given to...

Sudden cleft appears in Navakkiri, Atchuvely damaging a house

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A sudden cleft 1/2″ – 1 ½” wide had appeared    in the village of Navagiri running through a house damaging the house. House owner said there was an explosive sound at around 2.30...

Tamilnaadu fishermen issue: DMK workers observe fast

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Workers of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Saturday observed a token n Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu protesting against the lackadaisical approach of the State and Union governments towards the...

Thoufeek new MP

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M. S. Thoufeek of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has been appointed to Parliament to fill the vacancy created following the resignation of Dr. Harfeez. Election Commission has intimated this to the...

Joint Opposition complains of step motherly treatment to IPU

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The Joint Opposition has complained of step motherly treatment to the Inter Parliamentary Union based in Geneva. The key members of the Joint Opposition have signed the letter making accusations of...

Demo by journalists in Embilipitiya

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The journalists from different parts of the island held a demonstration in Embilipitiya yesterday demanding right to safety during the discharge of their duties. According to journalist Kanchana...

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Deliver justice to Tamils in the North: UK MPs

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A group of UK MPs have urged that justice be delivered to Tamils in the north of Sri Lanka. They have made the request in their Thai Pongal message. James Berry, the Chair of the All Parliamentary...

Tamil poet Viramuthu meets Sivagnanam

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Kavy Perarasu Viramuthu met Chairman of Northern Province Chairman C.V.K.Sivagnanam yesterday. He was honoured by Sivagnanam with the presentation of a traditional shawl. He is in Sri Lanka to be...

Tree Planting ceremony at Vattakachi

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Tree planting ceremony was held at Vattakachi Central College in Killinochi recently. Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan was the Chief Guest. Killinochi Parliamentarian S.sritharan,  ITAK...

Discussion on Jaffna City Development

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Sri Lanka Urban Development Authority and World Bank Preparation Mission consultants met the Chief Minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran at his office to appraise the feasibility of the Jaffna city...

TPC hails Sampanthan for his decision to listen to its views

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Wigneswaran Chairman of Tamil People’s Council has hailed Tamil National Allaince Leader R.Sampanthan for consenting to listen to the views of TPC on constitution making. TPC has observed that...

US official to visit SL

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A senior US officla Macon Phillips, the United States’ Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), is set to visit Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. He earlier visited...

Sri Lanka urged to ensure higher women’s presence in Parliament

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Sri Lanka, known for its impressive track record in human development, however, fares poorly in women’s representation in Parliament. Pointing out that there are only 10 women Members of Parliament...

Slender lead for AIADMK as of now, says survey

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The People Studies, a multi-disciplinary research institute, has come out with an exit poll claiming that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is likely to get a slender lead over...

Australian Open- Sharapova reaches quarterfinals

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Maria Sharapova beat Belinda Bencic 7-5 7-5 to become the first woman through to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday. The 2008 champion fired 21 aces in her most impressive serving...

New Shepard, Bezos flight ‘demonstrates reuse’

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US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has reflown his New Shepard rocket, launching once again a capsule briefly into space. The hardware was exactly the same as that used last November, “demonstrating...

What is Zika virus?

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It is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also carries dengue fever and yellow fever It was first discovered in Africa in the 1940s but is now spreading in Latin America Scientists say...

Poland surveillance law plan angers protesters

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Thousands of Poles have taken part in marches in Warsaw and other cities to protest about plans of the conservative government, which they say will curtail privacy and freedom. Protesters shouted...

Italy same-sex marriage, Rallies held across country

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Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Italy, demanding legal recognition for same-sex couples. The rallies were held as lawmakers are due to debate the deeply divisive issue next...

US snowstorm, Mammoth blizzard shuts New York City

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All non-essential travel has been banned in New York, transport suspended and bridges shut as the city is being hit by one of its worst snowstorms. Parts of the eastern US have received 40in (102cm)...

Jayalalitha displays deliberate ignorance by challenging my locus standi:Anbalagan

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DMK leader K. Anbazhagan has refuted the basis of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha challenging his locus standi to move for appeal in the Supreme Court against her acquittal in a...

TN fishermen decide not to participate in Katchatheevu festival

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The fishermen from Rameswaram today decided to boycott the two-day festival at Anthony’s church to Katchatheevu to protest against Sri Lanka not releasing 67 boats belonging to them. As per an...

1,200 Sri Lankan refugees died trying to reach Australia – envoy

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An estimated 1,200 people, mostly Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, died at sea while undertaking dangerous journey by boat to reach Australia. The deaths were believed to have occurred between 2008 and...

Namitha becomes agori!

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After a long hiatus due to wait issues Namitha has come back slimmer by 23kgs and is starring as an Agori in ‘Pottu’ directed by Vadivudayan starring Bharath, Iniya and Manisha Yadav. Namitha is...

Jeyasingam Eastern University VC

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Dr. Jeyasingam, Former Dean of the Faculties and senior lecturer, assumed duties as Vice Chancellor of the Eastern University today. Competent Authority Professor Uma Kumaraswamy handed over to...

ITAK Central Committee meets in Vavuniya

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A meeting of the Central Committee of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi was held at Vanni Inn yesterday. ITAK Leader Mavai Senathyrasa presided. Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan was also...

Tamil Nadu poet, “KaviPerarasu” Vyramuthu meets the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The popular Tamil Nadu poet and lyrics writer , ‘ KaviPerarasu’ Vyramuthu, who is on his maiden visit to North met the CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran yesterday evening at his residence at...

Wigneswaran chairs discussion on Food Production

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran chaired the meeting held recently to chalk out the implementation of National Food Production Program in the North. The discussion was held at...

UN Refugee HC official calls on Sathyalingam

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An official of the United Nations Refugees High Commission called Northern Province Minister of Health and Rehabilitation Sathiyalingam and held discussion on Resettlement. The meeting took place at...

South Africa to share experience in constitution making

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South Africa’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Geoffrey Doidge has said that his country is keen to play a significant role by sharing their rich experience in constitution making and political...

Varatharajaperumal makes submissions to Constitutional Reforms Committee : Dr. Kumaraguruparan

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Ex Chief Minister of North East Varatharaja Perumal made submissions before the Constitutional reforms committee at Visumpaya. Tamil National Action Group President, former Parliamentarian...

ITJP on President’s stance on Geneva commitment

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International Truth and Justice Project has expressed concerns over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s questioning of mass atrocities during the armed conflict is “an insult to...

Professor Sittampalam chided by Sampanthan on his role in TPC

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When the Central Committee meeting was held in Vavuniya,the Leader of the TNA chided Proffessor Sittampalam for his role in TPC, and had said that whatever the problem is, it should be discussed and...

Air attack on Navaly church a big mistake, Army and Government should take responsibility: Chandrika Bandaranayake

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In an exclusive interview granted to a Northern media the ex-President Chandrika Bandaranayake , who was the President during the 1990s , confessed that the attack on Navaly St.Peter’s Church...

Defense Secretary to visit North for collecting details of people’s lands under Army control

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The Defence Ministry circles said that the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence will visit North on the 27th of this month to collect details of the people’s lands under the control of the...