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Details of kokilai Vihare submitted to the Governor

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The Norther Governor, Reginold Cooray had obtained all the details of the Vihare built in Kokkilai on private lands without the consent of the owners, from the District Secretary, Mullaitheevu, Mrs....

TPC’s Expert Committee meets today to finalize Solution proposals

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Following the completion of receiving suggestion from people yesterday, the Expert Committee of the TPC will meet from today to finalize its draft. Large number of Tamil People had submitted...

Jaffna High Court issued an interim injunction offering animal sacrifices in Jaffna

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The All Ceylon Hindhu Mehasabai had filed an application for an order to stop immediately all animal sacrifices in Hindu Temples. High Court Judge Illancheliyan had issued an interim injunction on...

Sinhala colonization continuing on Tamil Homeland & Reconciliation will be devastated

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TELO condemned attempts to swallow Tamil lands by establishing Sinhala colonies like the housing scheme for the Army families established in Vavuniya. This sort acts will devastate reconciliation and...

LG polls; SC’s determination awaited: Deshapriya

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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that he was awaiting the Supreme Court verdict to decide on holding the Local Government Elections. Several cases relating to this issue are before the...

Discovery of explosives should not be regarded as trivial: Mahinda

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UPFA Kurunegala Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that the discovery of explosives must not be regarded as trivial. Suitable steps shpuld be taken. He was addressing a Bodhi Pooja at...

Somalia al-Shabab: US drone strike targets militant chief

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The US military says it has targeted a vehicle carrying three al-Shabab militants in a drone strike in Somalia. A Pentagon spokesman named the main target as Hassan Ali Dhoore, accused of organising...

Migrant crisis: Concern rises as EU-Turkey deal looms

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There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, two days before it goes into effect. A BBC correspondent who has been to one of the...

Jaffna Univsersity employees on token strike

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The Jaffna University employees staged a token strike recently making several demands. This resulted in daily operations of Jaffna University coming to a standstill. More than 500 employees of Jaffna...

Discovery of explosives & conduct full investigation: Wimal

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National Freedom Front Leader Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has urged the government to conduct a full scale investigation into the discovery of explosives. Speaking to the media, he went on that...

Senior media personnel Prasad Gunewardene passes away

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Senior journalist and column writer Prasad Gunawardene passed away on Thursday. He was the Senior Deputy Editor of the Weekend Nation newspaper and had previously worked in several other newspapers...

Garment Factory in Eravoor

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A garment factory was declared open in Eravoor in Batticaloa recently. President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest. Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed chaired. Sri Lanka Muslim...

Ranil on GL’s comments on discovery of explosives

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has faulted Prof. G.L Peiris for not conveying his alleged knowledge of the explosives and the place to which they were to be trafficked to the police to help in...

Wigneswaran responds to Warnasinghe’s remarks on him

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran has categorically denied the allegations made against him by  JHU National organizer and Western Provincial Councillor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe of being...

Joint Opposition Parliamentarians protest in Geneva

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Members of Sri Lanka’s Joint Opposition staged a protest outside the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva recently. Sri Lankan parliamentarians Dullas Alahapperuma, Udaya Gammanpila,...

Pillaiyans’ remand extended

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The remand of Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has been extended till April 28 by the Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested in...

Trio hands petition to IPU Secretary

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The three member delegaton of the Joint Opposition met Inter Parliamentary Union Secretary Martin Chungong in Geneva and handed a petition of their grievances. UPFA Parliamentarians Bandula...

Indian Housing Projects in Central, Uva provinces; MoU inked

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India and Sri Lanka today exchanged letters to construct 4000 houses in the Central and Uva Provinces under a community driven-model as the third phase of the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka. The...

Unique Demo demanding LG polls

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An ex-UPFA member of Ambagamuwe Pradeshiya Sabha performed a unique demonstration opposite the Council building expressing his demand to hold the local government polls. He is Helapriya Nandaraj.

Muthur demo protests against Sampoor coal power project

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A demonstration was held in Muthur protesting against the Sampoor coal power project. The demonstrators handed over a petition to the Pradesah Secretary. Hundreds of Tamils and Muslim residence...

SJV remembered in Mannar

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The statue of late Chelvanayagam, respectfully called Thanthai, was garlanded at a simple event held in Mannar to mark his 118th birth anniversary. The event was held under the patronage of Mannar...

Expatriate Tamil investors face red tapism : Sitharathan

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Plote Leader D. Sitharthan has observed that the expariate Tamil investors face the adverse effects of red tapism and are discoraged in investing in the country. Speaking to the media, he added that...

Cooray expresses concerns over people of north

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Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray has raised concerns over the suffering of the people in the North.  He was speaking to the media. He explained that main issues that the people of the...

Wigneswaran’s stance a set back to reconciliation : Warnasinghe

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JHU Western Provincial Councilor Nishnatha Sri Warnasinghe has charged that the stance of Northern Province Chief Minister  Wigneswaran is a severe set back to the reconciliation process initiated...

Ranil on GL’s comments on discovery of explosives

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has faulted Prof. G.L Peiris for not conveying his alleged knowledge of the explosives and the place to which they were to be trafficked to the police to help in...

GL must be questioned over his comments on discovery of explosives

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Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka has stated that Prof. G.L. Peiris should be questioned on his statement over the finding of explosives and two suicide jackets from a...

SL’s reconciliation is welcome, much remains to be done: Biswal

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The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal has observed that although Sri Lanka is on a path to reconciliation, much remains to be done on justice and...

India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni ‘really disappointed’ with two no-balls

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A distraught India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the two no-balls bowled to Lendl Simmons by Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya for team’s shock ouster from the World T20, in Mumbai on...

News Bits

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* Prabaharan took up arms because the political solution was handled like a foot ball Minister Dilan Perera. * When will Tigers raise their head is the expectation of  Rajapakses : Minister Sujeeva....

EPDP answerable for missing persons, says Maxwel Paranagama

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EPDP, PLOTE and TELO are answerable for missing person, said the Commissioner for Missing persons, Maxwell Paranagama. He was answering questions of media men at the conclusion of the inquiries of...

India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy’s ‘Champion’ celebrations at team hotel

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If there’s any team which knows how to celebrate, it’s this West Indies unit. Right from the start of the tournament, Darren Sammy and Co. have been celebrating in style, ‘Champions’...

150 Sinhala students attack Tamil students of Uva- Wellassa University:8 injured

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Tamils students in the 2nd, 3rd, and final years were attacked by around 150 Sinhala students. As a result of this attack 04 of the 2nd year students, 2 of the 3rd  and 1 of the final years were...

Police check post at Thallady again

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A check post had been established in front of Thallady Army Camp by Police and checks made by the police on the public. Following the recovery of explosives at Maravanpulo and Illuppaikadavai...

Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali? Rajamouli finally reveals in this Video

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At the time everyone was waiting to know why kattappa killed Baahubali, director Rajamouli has talked about it in a interview released by Dharma Productions.Baahubali has recently won the national...

Arvind Swamy returns to Bollywood

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Actor Arvind Swamy, whose debut Hindi film “Roja” directed by Maniratnam got a intriguing response in Bollywood, will now be making a return after so long years. The Thani Oruvan actor...

North Korea nuclear tests: US and China to co-operate

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China and the United States will work together to try and prevent further missile tests by North Korea, US President Barack Obama says. In recent weeks, North Korea has carried out a hydrogen bomb...

Producer Siva given a bigger responsibility.

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Amma creations Siva has been elected as the new Vice President of ‘Film federation of India’ which is based at Mumbai.  Considered to be a respected governing body regulating the...

Search for trapped under Kolkata flyover

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Rescuers have worked through the night to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under a collapsed flyover in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta).The bypass was under construction in the...