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The ‘Tiger Hunt’ should be stopped immediately,  International Society also opposing, says Sampanthan

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The Opposition Leader and TNA leader Sampanthan had insisted with the Government that, arresting of former militants by TID should be stopped forthwith and Tamil people should allowed to live in...

Residential areas in NagarKovil will not be acquired for Bird’s Sanctuary, says Minister 

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No National Park or Sanctuary will be set up in residential lands of people, in Nagar Kovil which is a part of Vadamaraddchchi East,  but it will rsmain a Natural Reserve, said the minister of...

We will hold a complete commemoration at Mulliwaikkal on May 18th, joint call from 3   organisations

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A call had been put out stand on the soil on which a genocide was perpetrated on the the Tamil Nation soaking them with Sulphur and Blood and to demand justice for them, on May 18th had been put out...

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* Nobody would have opened their mouth if Sampanthan had been a Sinhalese: Wickramabahu Karunaratne. * Wigneswaran   a hard liner like prabaharan: Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara * Tigers waiting to...

Sampanthan to chair TNA May Day in Jaffna

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The May Day rally of the Tamil National Alliance is to be held at Maruthanamdam with the participation of hundreds of supporters. TNA Leader cum Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan will preside. TNA...

11th death anniversary of Sivaram in Jaffna

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A solemn ceremony was held at the Jaffna Press Club to mark the eleventh death anniversary of senior journalist Sivaram recently. His portrait was garlanded and floral tributes were made. Dr.Raguram,...

PWF manifesto says it is committed for Sri Lankan Tamils

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The People’s Welfare Front (PWF) leaders released its manifesto in Chennai on Thursday. The manifesto has made promises under 130 heads. On the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, PWF called for equal...

None can split SLFP: Central Province Chief Minister

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Chief Minister of the Central Province Sarath Ekanayake has asserted that no one will be able to splinter or divide the SLFP. All SLFPers will firmly stand behind the party leadership during the May...

Mahinda misleads people:Harsha charges

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Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva has very politely urged former President Mahinda Rajapakse not to mislead the public by making falsehoods. He quipped, “MR please don’t mislead...

Colombo Demo to mark Sivaram’s death anniversary

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A demo was held opposite the Fort Raiwlay Station demanding an independent probe into the killing of senior jouranalist Sivaram alias Taraki. The protest was organized by Tamil Working Journalists’...

Batticaloa Pre-school teachers paid remuneration

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1153 Batticaloa pre-school teachers were paid remuneration for the months of January, February and March at an event held at Devanayagam Hall recently. Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed...

Mahinda, please don’t mislead people:Harsha tells Mahinda

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Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva has very politely urged former President Mahinda Rajapakse not to mislead the public by making falsehoods. Deputy Foreign Minister quipped, “MR please...

Tamil Progressive Alliance May Day in Talawakella

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Tamil Progressive Alliance is to hold its May Day in Talawakella with the participation of trade unions of the Democratic People’s Front, the National Union of Workers and the Upcountry People....

Demo against Malabe Private Medical College

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A protest march was held demanding the abolition of Malabe Private Medical College under the patronage of the Medical Faculty Students Action Committee. The protest march proceeding to the...

Udayanga’s whereabouts; Question Mahinda, GL: Nalin Bandara

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UNP MP Nalin Bandara has stated that the law enforcement authorities and investigative bodies must interrogate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Minister G L Peiris to ascertain the...

People must riseup against impending taxes:Mahinda

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Former Presidnet and SLFP Kurunegala Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has charged that the yahapalana government is now trying to find the money for their political survival through increased taxes...

Wimal on use of term ‘JO’

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NFF Leader Wimal Weerawanse has stated that the directive by Media Secretary on the use of the term ‘Joint Opposition’ reflects the bankcrupt status of the government.  Wimal Weerawanse added...

TN fishermen threaten massive protests against arrests by Sri Lanka

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Fishermen in Tamil Nadu threatened massive protests demanding immediate release of their peers arrested by Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The Sri Lankan navy had detained 21 Indian fishermen on charges of...

Jayendra Saraswati acquitted

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The 80-year-old Kanchi Acharya, Jayendra Saraswati, and eight others were acquitted in the decade-old auditor Radhakrishnan assault case by a sessions Court in Chennai on Friday. Reports say that the...

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No confidence motion against Sampanthan: Joint opposition. No report received on sudden arrests in North and East:Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Karunasena Hettiarachchi. Wigneswaran...

Sampanthan went to Paravipanchan with prior notice: says Army Spokesman

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The Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan had gone to the Paravipanchan Army camp with prior notice and knowledge of Army High Command,said the Army Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera. He...

Sivakaran arrested for having contacts through Face Book with LTTEers abroad released on bail

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The leader of the Mannar Youth Section of the ITAK and the Editor of Puthiyavan News paper was arrested the day before yesterday, accused of maintaining  contact with former LTTE members abroad...

Two Fishermen gone missing in the seas off Mullaitheevu, their boat found in PointPedro seas

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Two fishermen who had gone for fishing on Wednesday had gone missing in the seas and had not return till yesterday evening. Their empty boat was found drifting in the Point Pedro seas and had...

Chunnakam Oil Seepage: Minister Hakeem calls for fresh reports

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Minister Hakeem had called for fresh report regarding oil seepage in Chunnaka undergroundwater, following the finding of discrepancies between reports of Expert Committee of the NPC and that of...

Solution Proposals of NPC handed over to Constitution Council yesterday

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The NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran , in a sudden move, had handed over the Solution Proposals of the NPC to Karu Jayasooriya , the chairman of the Constitutional Council yesterday with a comment of “Our...

Chasing pack closing on Serena Williams, says Martina Navratilova

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Serena Williams remains the “queen” of women’s tennis but don’t be surprised if she’s no longer number one by the end of the year, Martina Navratilova said Thursday.Speaking in Singapore...

Villarreal strike late against Liverpool, Sevilla draw at Shakhtar

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Villarreal’s Adrian Lopez produced a stinging sucker punch in stoppage time to leave Liverpool reeling and move the Spaniards closer to a maiden European final after their Europa League last four...

Syria’s Aleppo ‘catastrophic’ – UN

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The UN says the situation in Syria’s city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital. Air strikes on and around the Medecins Sans...

IPL 2016, MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians do what they do best- beat KKR

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The TRP ratings had indicated that this was one of the dullest IPLs, and going by the quality of cricket on Thursday night at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, it was easy to understand why. Twelve...

Kalpana’s daughter Sreemayi denies reports about Acting Debut

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Late actress Kalpana has a daughter, Sreemayi has recently got into a rumour claiming that she may make her acting debut very soon. But she has now clarified that she has no such wish now, and may...

US man ‘jailed for spying in N Korea’

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North Korea has sentenced a US man to 10 years of hard labour for spying. Kim Dong-chul, a 62-year-old naturalised US citizen born in South Korea, was arrested last October. Kim had made an apparent...

Kamal Haasan’s Next: Lead character and title Revealed

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Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan;s next trilingual is being launched now in a grand event that is being conducted in Nadigar Sangam premises amid a host of star. The film’s music director Isaignanai...

US Congress formally invites Modi to address joint session on June 8

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US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday announced he has formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of congress on June 8.“The friendship between the...

Delhi’s terrible guilt: Only 12% convicted of raping children

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A mere 12 percent of men accused of child rape are convicted of the crime by specially designated sessions courts that deal with cases filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act...

OPS shows Rs. 8.6 lakh as personal assets

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He is a two-time Chief Minister and the Minister for Finance and Public Works as well. Yet, O. Panneerselvam’s personal assets are worth only Rs 8.6 lakh, if you take into account his liabilities....

‘Don’t sabotage JO May Day Rally’: Weerawnase to Govt

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National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa has charged that there are moves to sabotage the holding of May Day Rally by the Joint Opposition. The government party must refrain from such attempts....

Wigneswaran, Mahinda inciting racism detrimental to the country: Tilwin

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna General Secretary Tilwin Silva has charged that both Chief Minister of the Northern Province Wigneswaran and former President Mahinda Rajapakse are inciting racism in...

SLFPers support both party and JO: Dullas

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UPFA Parliamentarian Dullas Alahaperuma has stated that the SLFP supporters will extend support to both the SLFP and the Joint Opposition. He explained that it is just like the Buddhism that has...

Sri Lanka: A Troubling Spate of Arrests Across the Northern and Eastern Provinces

A recent spate of arrests across Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern and Eastern Provinces is cause for serious concern. It’s been more than fifteen months since Mahinda Rajapaksa was thrown out...

Battle scars: Sri Lanka’s north counts the cost of a 26-year war

Seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka’s northern province lags behind the rest of the country on economic development, and the catch-up process is proving long and...

PEARL seeks release of persons held under PTA

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People for Equality and Relief in Lanka has appealed to the government to release persons held in custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. PEARL, expressed deep concern at Sri Lanka’s...

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I will not allow anybody to split the country: President Sampanthan should not be the Leader of the Opposition: 7 parties in demonstration. TNA trying to establish a separate State: Lawyer Anura...

Government officials not allowing us into lands purchased by us, complain Families of former LTTEers

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The Lands near Kilinochchi District Secretariat were purchased by us during LTTE period. Now the Army had handed over these lands to the District Secretariat and they are not allowing us to go into...

Son is in the LLRC publication find him for me, pleads Jeyakumari before the Commission

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My son’s photograph is in the LLRC publication published during Mahindha’s rule. Please find him for me, pleaded Balendran Jeyakumari in front of the Commission on Missing persons....

TNA condemns serial arrest of former militants

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The TNA is condemning the serial arrests in North and East, of former militants, a media release issued by TNA MP and Spokesman M.A.Sumanthiran said. It further said that S.Sivakaran, who contested...

Land grabbing attempt abandoned at Puthukudiyirruppu due to strong opposition from people

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An attempt to grab 18 acre private land for 682 Brigade located in front of the Divisional Secretariat fizzled out due strong opposition from the people and political leaders. An action had been...

Three arrested from Vadamaradchchi East yesterday by Police

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A Police team which came from Trincomalee had arrested 3 persons from Vadamaradchchi East, Kaddaikadu and Aaliyawalai. Confirming these arrests, the Palai police said that the police team which had...

TID’s arrests continue in North & East, Former militants and Tamil Nationalist activists in fear

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The serial arrests now taking place in the North and East had pushed the former militants and Tamil Nationalist Activists into fear. In the past 30 days 30 persons had been arrested by the TID in the...

Central Provincial Council SLFPers to attend Galle May Day

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Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayaka has stated that all Sri Lanka Freedom Party members of the Central Provincial Council will attend the May Day to be held in Galle. He was addressineg...

‘Don’t scuttle JO May Day Rally’: Weerawnase to Govt

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 National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa has charged that there are moves to sabotage the holding of May Day Rally by the Joint Opposition. The government party must refrain from such...