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We condemn labeling le, we believe in one human blood ..Anura

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JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake has expressed serious condemnation of labeling blood as Sinhala le, Tamil le and Muslim le. We believe in one and the same blood of humanity. We will never let any form...

Lanka-India Parliamentary Friendship Association inaugurated

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The Sri Lanka-India Parliamentary Friendship Association was inaugurated recently with the participation of several parliamentarians. The event was held under the patronage of Speaker Karu...

NPC to unveil proposals for political solution on Mar 24

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Northern Provincial Council is to unveil its proposals for political solution at its sittings on March 24. The Council has already held sittings on this issue and deliberation are going on. Once the...

Yoshitha suspended from Navy

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Sri Lankan Navy has announced that it has suspended Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa from exercise of naval service.  Navy has taken this decision as directed by the Ministry of Defence to the request...

PM must talk to Tamil leadership for settlement : Suresh

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EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran has stated that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe must hold talks with Tamil leadership to arrive at an amicable settlement for the ethnic issue. He has stated...

Harshnavi rape murder suspect remanded

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The suspect in the rape and murder of teenager student Harshnavi Gangadaran was remanded till March 14. Vavuniya Magistrate T.L.F.Manaf made the order when the suspect was ptoduced in Court.  Court...

UN Special Rapporteurs to arrive in Colombo

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United Nations Special Rapporteurs Mónica Pinto and Juan Méndez will jointly visit Sri Lanka in an effort to strengthen the judicial system in the island. They will engage in an official tour of...

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This government is no challenge to Mahindha, who had defeated the Tigers : Basil Rajapakse. Namal, Basil and I will be arrested soon : Mahindha Rajapakse. Avant Grade Chairman Nishanka Yapa Senapathy...

Maxwell Commission refuse to take complaint on person went missing in Colombo

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The Maxwell Paranagama Commission on missing persons refused to take a complaint from the brother of  Sithambaram Navaratnem ( 67) of Ward 10, Punkudutheevu  who went missing on 2009.08.10 while...

Palaly Teachers training College should be released from the Army: Jaffna Development committee

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An unanimous resolution was passed in the Jaffna Development Committee meeting to the effect that the Palaly Teachers’ Training College which is currently under the control of the Army should...

Fast unto death enters its 7th day with no solution in sight & other TPPs to go on symbolic fast today

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All TPPs in Magazine prison have announced that they will go on a symbolic fasting today in sympathy and support for the 14 TPPs who had gone on a Fast-unto- death for the 7th day today, Monday. The...

TPC proposals for Solution publicized in Vavuniya attended by large public presence

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A meeting to offer a discourse on the Solution Proposals of the TPC was held in Vavuniya Town Council Hall yesterday at around 10.00 a.m. in front of a large presence of Public. Presided by one of...

AKSHAY IN CHENNAI FOR 2.0 – ONLY TRIALS NOT REAL

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Pictures of actor Akshay Kumar clicked at the Chennai Airport are taking its rounds on social media attached with speculative talks that the star is here for 2.0 shooting. When Behindwoods checked...

RIP RAJESH PILLAI

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Renowned Malayalam film director Rajesh Pillai passed away today morning (Feb 27th, 2016) as confirmed by hospital sources. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis when he was earlier admitted....

PRIYANK’S ROLE IN OSCARS!

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Priyanka Chopra has taken a trip to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious 88th Academy Awards on February 28. Priyanka is the first Indian in this century who has been invited as one of the...

Mangala Shannon at US-SL Partnership Dialogue

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A session of the United States and Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue was held in Washington recently. The discussion focused on democratic governance, economic co-operation, security cooperation,...

US raises growth estimate for the last quarter of 2015

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The US economy grew at a faster pace than previously thought in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest official figures. The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1% in the quarter,...

‘New crisis without reform’ warns ex-Bank of England boss

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The former Bank of England boss has warned in a new book that another financial crisis is “certain”, and may come “sooner rather than later”. Mervyn King, who stood down in...

When gods were hauled into Indian courts

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A few years ago, an American senator took God to court, seeking a permanent injunction against “his harmful activities” such as “death, destruction and terrorisation”. A...

India man ‘kills 14 members of his family’

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A 35-year-old Indian man killed 14 members of his own family, including seven children and his parents, before killing himself, police say. Reports suggest Hasnin Warekar laced his family’s...

Messi hits 30-goal mark in Braca win

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Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for the eighth consecutive season as he helped Spanish leaders Barcelona come back from behind to beat Sevilla. Sixth-placed Sevilla, the last team to beat...

Man City Beat Liverpool

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Willy Caballero was Manchester City’s hero as they beat Liverpool on penalties to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley. The 34-year-old Argentine goalkeeper spectacularly rewarded the faith of...

Australia’s Cardinal Pell testifies from Rome in abuse inquiry

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Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has said the Catholic Church has made “enormous mistakes” in dealing with claims of sexual abuse. He is giving evidence from Rome via video link to...

Iran elections, Moderates ‘colluded’ with West, says hardliner

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A leading Iranian cleric has accused reformists of colluding with the West to block hardline appointments to the country’s Assembly of Experts. Millions of Iranians voted on Friday for members...

Syrian war, UN to expand aid amid partial truce

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The UN says it plans to deliver aid to about 150,000 Syrians in besieged areas over the next five days amid a partial truce in the country’s civil war. It said it was ready to help an...

Street Protest by Kanthalai Farmers

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Kanthalai farmers held a protest yesterday in the streets urging that their demands be met. They demanded that there be allocation to buy paddy. They also demanded that fertilizer subsidy be given...

International Students’ Day in Jaffna

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The International Students’ Day was held in Jaffna on Sunday, February 28. It was held under the patronage of Consulate General of India. Deputy Indian High Commissioner A.T.Nataraj presided....

Senkai Aaliyan no more

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Dr. Kandiah Kunarasa, popularly called Senkai Aaliyan among Tamil Literary Circles, passed away at his residence in Brown Road in Jaffna on February 28. He was 75 at the time of his demise. He is...

Gotabhaya paid Rs.50 million to ” Karuna Amman” to assassinate MP, Raviraj,former Intelligence officer testifies in Court

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A former intelligence Officer Liyana Arachchi Abeyarathne Testified before the Colombo additional Judge,Thilina Gamage, that the plot for murdering Raviraj was plotted during the last Governemnt, and...

Army is the Blockade to the Development of Kilinochchi. They should get out en masse, Resolution passed at CC meeting

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A resolution calling for the Army which is blocking the Development of Kilinochchi District should get out of Kilinochchi was proposed by MP, S.Sritharan and the CM, C.V.  Wigneswaran seconded this...

Not only me, but Namal, Gotabaya, Basil maybe arrested: says Mahinda

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says, he may be arrested if the present situation continues. He made this observation while responding to the media personnel at the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy...

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Violation of basic rights case against singing National Anthem in Tamil in the Independence day celebrations Thajudeern was killed with Namal’s Cooperation : CID Circles In the Indian...

India should deliver faultless Federal solution, requests the CM

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An event concerning Economy and Technology under aegis of the Indian sub- Commission was held in Green Grass Hotel yesterday. aSpeaking in this event, The CM, C.V.Wigneswaran said that India which...

TPPs fast enters 6th day

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The TPPs fast unto death which commenced on last Monday, entered its 6th day today. 15 Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs)  in Magazine prison and 2 at Anuradhapura were engaged in this fast unto...

Prime Ministers orders to re-consider Housing scheme to the North, on request from TNA.

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On a request from the TNA, the Prime Minister had instructed the officials concerned to review the 65,000-house Housing Scheme to the North. The proposed houses are of pre-casted construction which...

Pre-school teachers cannot serve under Army administration, rules the President

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The Secretary to the NPC Ministry of Education, E.Raveendran informed the Coordinating Committee meeting held at Kilinochchi that, the President had instructed that the Pre-school teachers cannot...

Govt to unveil 10 year plan for well being of estate workers … Palany

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Minister Palany Digambaram has stated that the government will revive the 0-year plan to uplift the livelihood of plantation community. Speaking in Parliament, he charged that the past regime  had...

Warnapala passes away

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UPFA General Secretary Professor Vishva Warnapala passed away on Saturday, February 27. He had been a former Member of Parliament. He had also been Higher Education Minister. He was 79 at the time of...

SL Fisheries Minister to New Delhi

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 Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is to fly to New Delhi to attend a conference. He is on a visit following an invitation extended to him during the recent Indo-Lanka Joint...

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to stage protest simultaneously

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Indian fishermen are to hold a protest tomorrow in front of the diplomatic missions in Chennai. Meanwhile Jaffna fishermen are to hold a protest opposite the Indian Deputy High Commission in Jaffna....

Release TPPs immediately : Anandasangree to President

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Anandasanagree has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to release Tamil political prisoners immediately in the context in which they have once again engaged in...

THE ROCKY ACTOR IS NO MORE

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Tony Burton, the actor who is famously known for playing the  corner man called Duke in six Rocky films passed away at the age of 78. He was a real-life heavyweight boxer too, and also a former...

IS AJITH-SIVA PROJECT HAPPENING NOW?

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It is almost confirmed that director Siva is going to make another commercial potboiler with Thala Ajith in the lead role again. Ajith who is on a sabbatical is likely to get back to work by May end...

MGR CONNECT WITH THE KNOT OF VIJAY 60

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It is official that Vijay would be teaming up with director Bharathan for his 60th film. Keerthy Suresh plays the female lead and reports suggest that the film is likely to have another heroine as...

Hacker breached accounts of 700,000 US taxpayer

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The US tax authorities (IRS) said on Friday that the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals. In May, the IRS said it discovered the data of...

US condemns Zhang Kai ‘confession’ on Chinese state TV

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The US says a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law. Zhang Kai admitted to various crimes including disturbing social order in a...

India v Pakistan, Virat Kohli stars in low-scoring Asia Cup victory

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India survived a top-order collapse to beat rivals Pakistan by five wickets in a low-scoring Asia Cup group match in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Saturday. Hardik Pandya took 3-8 as Pakistan were...

Necklace aids child vaccination

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Around 1.5 million children die around the world every year from diseases that could be prevented through vaccination. India has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the world at under 60% –...

The man saving Mumbai water one tap at a time

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On a Sunday morning, an 80-year-old man arrives at the topmost floor of an apartment complex in Mumbai’s Mira Road district. Over the next four hours, Aabid Surti, national-award...

Afghanistan, Two separate suicide attacks kills at least 21 people

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A suicide bombing near the defence ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed at least 12 people, the government says. A spokesperson told the BBC that 10 of the dead were civilians, and...