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Maithri asks for details of lands under control of the Army, within a month

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The President yesterday ordered the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense to visit the North and submit a report on the lands still under control of the Army within one month. This order was given to...

TN fishermen arrested off Mathakal seas

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Sri Lankan Navy arrested three Indian fishermen off Mathagal seas allegedly for poaching in Lankan waters. They also took into custody the boat they were fishing from. The arrest was made on January...

EU trade delegation to Sri Lanka

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An European Union trade delegation is expected to visit Sri Lanka on a three day visit. The delegation comprises officials from the European Commission and the European External Action Service. The...

Sivajilingam graces MGR birth anniversary in Pandatharippu

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Northern Provincial Councilor N.K. Shivajiligam was the Chief Guest at the 99 th birth anniversary of late M.G.Ramachandran, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu held at Pandatharipu. The event was...

Demo demands reelase of Kumar Gunaratnam

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A demonstration was held in Colombo demanding the release of Kumar Gunaratnam, who is on remand.  The demonstratrion was organized by the Frontline SocialistParty. The demonstration was dispersed as...

Minister Rishad meets Fr. Swampillai

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Minister Rishad Bdiudeen met Mannar Apolistic Administrator Rev. Fr. Dr. Kingesley Swampillai at the Mannar Bishop’s House recently. They discussed the solutions needed to the problems of the...

Rajitha hands over appointment to trainee nurses

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Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne handed over appointment letters to 1100 trainee nurses at a in Maharagama recently. He was the Chief Guest. Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim was also present.

Prawn season Commences in Vadamaradchchi

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With the commencement of prawn harvesting season in the seas off Vadamaradchchi, Aliyawalai Fishermen started their prwn harvesting on the Thai Pongal day. Very large amounts of prawns breed in the...

Shortage of Nursing Officers in Northern Province

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The statistics of Provincial Ministry of Health reveal that, although there is a need for 826 Nursing Officers in Northern Province Hospitals, currently, only 692 are on duty. After the end of the...

Asin’s secret wedding with Rahul Sharma

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Actress Asin has entered wedlock with her long time beau and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma today. The wedding ceremony was conducted on Tuesday (January 19, 2016) morning as per Christian...

Shruthi Haasan’s open admiration for Sunny Leone

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Bhupendra Chaubey, a leading television news presenter interviewed hot actress Sunny Leone for a show on a private channel aimed at promoting her latest film ‘Mastizaade’. The much experienced...

IIT-Madras girl ‘leaves for the Himalayas’

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26-year-old student of IIT-Madras went missing from her hostel on Tuesday, bizarrely leaving behind notes in her hostel room that said she was heading to the Himalayas to attain sainthood. The city...

‘Jihadi John’ death: Islamic State says Mohammed Emwazi killed

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The Islamic State group’s propaganda magazine has confirmed the British militant known as Jihadi John died in a drone strike in November. The group published an obituary for the jihadist,...

Donald Trump presidential bid gets Sarah Palin backing

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Donald Trump’s Republican presidential bid has received the backing of Sarah Palin, the populist ex-governor of Alaska who was the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008. “Are...

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 09

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In the last episode I have written that I went to Valveddithuri and then when to India by an illegal boat to escape from the police who had intensified the search for me. In reality,  I had two...

Singaporean PM at Thai Pongal Festival

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Prime of Singapore Lee Heising Ling was the Chief Guest at the Thai Pongal Festival held at Ang Mo Kio city. The event was held according to Tamil tradition. Around 3000 Tamils participated Village...

SA High Commissioner calls on Opposition Leader

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High Commissioner for South Africa in Sri Lanka Jepto called on Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan at the office of the Opposition Leader today.They discussed the proposed constitution enactment, finding...

Traditional Patti Pongal in Thampalakamam

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The Tamil traditional Patti Pongal, a ceremony portraying gratitude to cows, was held in a grand manner in the agricultural village of Thampalakamam in Trincomalee district. Rituals of bathing the...

Gunawardena no more

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Minister of Lands MKADS Gunawardena passed away today at private hospital while receiving treatment. He was 70 at the time of his demise. He had been longstanding member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Trinco Court releases 29 Indian fishermen

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29 Indian fishermen who had been on remand since January 1 were released by Trincomalee Magistrate R.Saravanaraja on Jan 19. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on December 30 allegedly for...

TPC’s tasks are being taken forward without much fanfare. Do not believe mischievous propaganda, TPC requests

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The Organization Committee of the Tamil People’s Council(TPC)  had announced through a press release that, the news that had been spread that the TPC is disbanded, are false.  The Organizing...

Jaffna District and Northern Province lead in GCE(A/L) results, Island wide

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The statistics of the Examination department had revealed that the Jaffna District and the Northern province are leading the results of the GCE(A/L)-2015 results. As per the statistics, 65.23% of...

The 31st General Convocation of University of Jaffna, today and Tommorrow

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The 31st Convocation of the University of Jaffna is being held today the 19th and tomorrow the 20th according Tamil Traditional values.1,942 undergraduates will receive their convocations on this...

Teen age pregnancies on the decline in Mannar: Regional Health unit

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The teen age pregnancies had decreased in 2015 compared to post war years, said the Mannar District Regional Health unit. Post war period experienced  an increase in Teen age pregnancies. However,...

Intrigue to create Buddhist, Muslim riot: Rishad Badi-ud-deen

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This government should not leave any space in this country to create Buddist-Muslim riots. That kind of attempts should  be nipped in the bud, said National Leader of the People Congress and...

Jaya’s case against Karunanithy postponed for Mar 10

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The case filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha against DMK Leader Karunanithy has been postponed for Mar 10 by a Chennai Court. In this Jayalaitha has alleged that Karunanithy had allegedly...

Training for new recruit MAs in NP

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A ten day Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Management Assistants in the Northern province was held from 18th to 29th January 2016. The program was held at the Conference Hall, MOH...

50 suitcases to Mullaitheewu Iniya Vaalvu Children

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Fifty inmates of Vattu Iniya Vallvu Illam were handed over suit cases under the patronage of Vaddukoddai Hindu Youth Association. This assistance was extended following a request made by the...

Seminar on constitution for NP councilors

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A seminar was held on “Constitutional Models of Power Sharing, Challenges and Perspectives in Multi Ethnic Societies” for Northern Provincial Councilors at the Jaffna Public auditorium on January...

Release convicts in Rajiv murder case: Tamil Cinema Artistes

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Tamil Cinema Artistes have urged the Central Government of India to release the seven convicts in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ganthy murder case. They are stage an agitation and present a...

Dalit student suicide: Kejriwal demands PM’s apology

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Following the suicide of Rohit Vemla, a Dalit researcher the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the...

Farmers who cultivated Ginger in Jaffna, disappointed by the drop in expected price

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Those who have invested in Ginger cultivation had been subjected to great disappointment and financial losses it is reported. The farmers engaged in Ginger cultivation in the hope of reaping a high...

Opinions of Northern people on the new Constitution to be obtained from Feb 5th

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The committee which had been tasked with finding out the opinion of the Northern people, as to how should the new constitution should be formulated will hold its sittings in the North from 5th of...

Ranil sowed sorrow in the hearts of Vali North People: Society for Resettlement and Rehabilitation

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Ranil had sown sorrow in the minds of Valli North people who were drowned in happiness by the promise of Maithripala Sirisena that they will be resettled in their own lands within 6 months. This will...

We don’t want alternate lands, we want our own lands: Fight Tamil border villagers of Mulaitheevu

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People of  border villages of Kokkilai, Kokkuththoduwai and Karunaddankkerny staged a Protest Rally, yesterday demanding the government to hand over their own lands instead of giving them alternate...

The Brand “Rajini” works on Pongal Clash of Kollywood

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Sivakarthikeyan’s “Rajini Murugan” has done fantastic business in its opening weekend in Chennai. The Tamil film has left behind other Pongal releases like “Tharai...

China has 870 genuine ‘living Buddhas’,says government :

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China has published its first list of “authentic living buddhas”, saying that growing numbers of fraudulent buddhas are using their status to swindle money from believers. Beijing has...

NPC CM calls for solution on the basis of shared sovereignty within merged North and East

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Recalling the election manifesto of the Tamil National Alliance, which states that power sharing arrangements, must be established in a unit of a merged Northern and Eastern Provinces based on a...

Vavuniya bus crash: One died and eight injured in collision with a truck

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One person died and eight people needed hospital treatment after a collision between a passenger bus  bus and a  heavy vehicle truck  in Vavuniya yesterday night. The bus full of passengers was...

Batticaloa school students and parents protest demanding permanent teachers

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A protest was held today by students, their parents and teachers of the Arayampathi Mavilankuthurai Vigneswara School in Batticaloa demanding permanent posts for principals and English teachers. The...

Mannar court orders release of four Indian fishermen

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Mannar court on Monday ordered the release of four Indian fishermen, who have been detained in Mananr prison on charges of trespassing into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. On December 22, the Sri...

Sri Lankan Court Remands 3 Tamil Nadu Fishermen

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kayts  court today remanded three fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, to judicial custody till January 29, a functionary of the local fishermen’s association said. The...

Chinese navy ships start Sri Lanka tour

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The 21st Chinese naval escort taskforce, comprising the guided-missile frigates Liuzhou, Sanya and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu, arrived at Sri Lanka for a five-day visit. The Sri Lankan...

Sri Lanka releases 106 Indian fishermen

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The Sri Lankan government on Monday ordered the release of 106 Indian fishermen who were in its custody on charges of poaching in Lankan waters. Three fishermen arrested by the Lankan Navy on Sunday...

India may ease visa norms for China

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India is all set to overhaul its security cooperation agreement with China and further liberalise visa norms for the neighbouring country, a senior government official has told The Hindu.If the...

Is the Modi govt out of touch with the pulse of the nation?

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There used to be this recurring theme during the summer of 2014 – “Bahut hui mahangayi ki maar, ab ki baar Modi sarkar” or that there has been enough of inflation, now is the need for Modi...

Vijay misses Pongal Holiday to finish ‘Theri’ on time

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay is quite busy these days as he has been shooting for director Atlee’s ‘Theri’ for the past several months. The shooting of this film produced by Kalaipuli.S....

Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed

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Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News. Over the last decade 16...

Radhika joins Suriya and Anushka

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Veteran actress Radhika confirmed that she has joined the shooting of ‘S3’ the third part of the blockbuster ‘Singam’ series. The shooting of the film directed by Hari with...

US Democratic debate: Candidates spar on gun control

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Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House have clashed on gun control and healthcare in a live TV debate. While Hillary Clinton leads nationwide, she is facing a threat from Vermont...