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Colonel Ram in TID custody

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The former Commander of LTTE for Amparai District Colonel Ram, who was reported abducted is in TID custody it is learnt.TID had said that he is being detained to obtain a statement. The police media...

Paranagama praying to God for missing persons

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I am praying to God for the missing to be alive, said the Commissioner of the Presidents Commission on Missing persons, yesterday at Kilinochchi, while speaking among the relatives of missing persons...

Fast unto death protest against land acquisition in Mullaitheevu tomorrow

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The owners of Lands to be acquired by the Army said that they will commence a fast unto death struggle from tomorrow. They accused that their lands are to be acquired continuously from Tuesday to...

Paranthan Chemical Factory will be re-commissioned this year,says Minister Rishad

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The Minister of   industries Rishd Badi-ud-deen said yesterday the Paranthan Chemical factory will be re-commissioned this year at a cost of 525 million Rupees. His statement came after visit to...

8 Kgs. Ganja captured in Thalai Mannar

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A lot of ganja smuggled from India to Thalai Mannar was captured by them said the police. A special group of officers including the Mannar District Special Anti drugs squad made the raid yesterday...

Rehabilitated former militants afraid of sudden invitation to come to Colombo

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In a context where former militants are called for inquiries and subsequently being arrested, the former militants are in a quandary by an urgent invitation from the Rehabilitation Office to come to...

News Bits…

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* If a solution is not given soon, There will b a big revolution in the country:  Warns,  Dr.Wickremebahu Karunaratne. *  Sri Lankan Intelligence is working efficiently: Minister of State, Ruwan...

Thanu confirms Kabali Teaser Release Date

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As we all know, Superstar Rajinikant has completed shooting as well as dubbing for his upcoming film ‘Kabali’, the international gangster flick directed by Pa.Ranjith. The next big...

Canada confirms first sexually-transmitted Zika virus case

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Identity of the patient was not disclosed. Altogether 55 Canadians have been confirmed positive with infection of Zika virus, all of whom were infected while travelling to regions where the disease...

Saudis approve move away from oil

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The Saudi cabinet has approved sweeping economic reforms aimed at moving the country away from its dependence on oil profits. Just over 70% of revenues came from oil last year but it has been hit by...

Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

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Ukraine has begun commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Sirens were sounded at the same moment as the first explosion at the reactor, in the early hours...

Rishad Badiudeen meets Wigneswaran

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Minister Rishad Badiudeen called on Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran at his official residence and held talks. Jaffna Parliamentarian Ankajan Ramanathan was also present at the...

Identify the Land for Economic Centre.Vavuniya GA asks the Co-chairs

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The Vavuniya had sent a letter to the Co-chairs to identify the land for the Economic Centre to be constructed in Vavuniya, for the benefit of the farmers.. Although 5 lands were recommended for the...

Lands of Tamil people disseised in Kokkilai to put up building for Mahaweli Authority

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Secret action are being taken to put up a permanent building in Kokkilai in the lands disseised from Tamil people and extend the building premises up to the lands at Murrippu Kulam where the Tamil...

Robot recover body of a dead man in Nilavarai Well from a depth of 152 ft

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The body of Saravanamuthu Thevathasan (Aged 75) of Katkovalam, Point Pedro was recovered from Nilavarai Well with a help of Robot from a depth of 152 feet. A special team from Colombo had brought a...

Former Commander of LTTE, Ram abducted from Amparai in van

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Colonel Ram, LTTE Commander of Amparai District, who had been released after rehabilitation had been abducted by unidentified persons yesterday morning. His wife had complained about this to the...

Federal solution will never be granted. Dissolve NPC, boil southern politicians

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The NPC adopted a solution proposal for ethnic problem calling for a joint ruling by Tamil and Sinhala states on 22nd. Several factions in the south had expressed opposition to this draft. Some had...

Kabir questions JO’s moral right to hold May Day

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United National Party Geenral Secretary Kabir Hashim has stated that Joint Oppsoition has no moral right to hold a May Day for it was they who burdened the working masses while they were in power....

Heat wave sweeps Tamil Nadu, Vellore boils at 43.7°C

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Most parts of Tamil Nadu on Sunday experienced an unprecedented heat wave with temperatures crossing the 40°C mark in six towns, hinting that summer is going to be harsher in the coming days.Vellore...

Election duty of MPs may give government edge in Rajya Sabha

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Political circles are debating how absences of MPs from West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry due to their preoccupation with ongoing Assembly polls could impact the number game in the...

US President Barack Obama US ‘to send 250 more troops’ to Syria

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US President Barack Obama is to send 250 additional military personnel to Syria to support local militias in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said. The goal, they say,...

Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’: Next Shooting Schedule Details

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Director Shankar has successfully completed a long schedule for his upcoming mega budget sci-fi flick ‘2.0’, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. A source confirmed that the New...

How much ‘Theri’ has collected in Chennai so far?- Complete details

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s grand Tamil New year Release ‘Theri’ has been creating huge box office records across the globe and in the home city-Chennai the Atlee directorial continues...

Mexico ‘hampered’ student inquiry

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A panel of international experts investigating the disappearance of 43 Mexican trainee teachers in 2014 says the government of President Enrique Pena Neto has hampered its inquiries.In its scathing...

4,284  children have lost their parents in Kilinochchi District

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The Kilinochchi District Secretariat statistics show that 4,284 children have lost either mother or father or both. This information had been released on the basis of data collected in 2014. The...

Tamil People are living under the domination of 150,000 military personnel: Chief Minister Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister of NPC had said that, as we have not opted to go separate and had consented to live with the Sinhala people, they should give us all cooperation. When the country gained...

Plan for Re-Commissioning the KKS  Cement Factory

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A discussion aiming at re-commissioning the KKS Factory will be held tomorrow Monday at the Jaffna District Secretariat, presided by Minister Rishad Badi-ud-deen. This factory was in operation...

President invite CM, C.V. Wigneswaran again for meeting on Re-settlement in the North

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The Chief Minister of NPC had been invited to participate in the meeting to be held at the President Secretariat on next Thursday. A meeting on Land Disputes and Resettlement was held last Monday....

Government swift in settling Sinhalese people in Manalaru

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The Good Governance had speeded up settling Sinhala People in Manalaru. The government which is constructing housing scheme under “Gam Udawa” housing scheme, had constructed the first scheme in...

News Bits….

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* We have beaten the war but could not beat the Tamil Eelam Concept: President.  * NPC should withdraw its draft else, blood streams will flow: Ravna Balaya. * Tamils do not like the country...

More Veteran Actors and Technicians added to ‘Vijay 60’

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As his 59th film ‘Theri’ is doing phenomenal business in theaters across the globe, Ilayathalapathy Vijay has already started working on his 60th film which was launched on April 11. The...

5 Footballers from Jaffna get the opportunity of playing for national team

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5 Footballers from Jaffna District had been selected to represent Sri Lanka in the U-19 team.3 players from St.Henry’s, Illavalai and 2 from Jaffna central College are to get this chance. Jude...

Syria conflict: Obama rules out ground troops for Syria

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President Barack Obama has ruled out deploying US ground troops in Syria and says military efforts alone cannot solve the country’s problems. “It would be a mistake for the United...

Jayalalithaa promises to take steps for separate Tamil Eelam for Sri Lankan Tamils

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asserted her party would take “continuous steps” to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Indian government...

Sri Lanka aims bilateral agreements to strengthen economy

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Sri Lanka aims to strengthen its economy and move the country forward by entering into bilateral agreements with several countries including China and India, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil...

Mahinda leaves for Thailand, GL accompanies

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Ex President Mahinda Rajapaksa left the island today to visit Thailand to take part in religious ceremonies. He will be returning to the island on April 26. He is accompanied by former External...

Foundation Laying ceremony for houses in Brownsweek Estate

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Foundation Laying ceremony for 25 houses at Brownsweek Estate in Maskeliya was held recently. Minister Palany Digambaram was the Chief Guest. Government officials and estate employees were also...

Karunanithy a party to ceding Katchatheewu to Sri Lanka: Ramadas

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PMK Founder Leader Ramadas has charged that DMK Leader Karunanithy is responsible for the ceding of Katchatheewu to Sri Lanka. He did not take emasures to oppose it or stop it. Speaking to the media,...

Govt defends controversial housing deal with Indian tycoon

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The Sri Lankan Ministry of Resettlement on Friday defended its controversial decision to ask ArcelorMittal, owned by Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, to build 65,000 houses for the war displaced...

Madurai Aatheenam to campaign if Jaya orders

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The Head of the Madurai Aatheenam has announced that he would undertake an election campaign for Tamil Nadu Assembly if only AIADMK Leader Jayalalitha gives an order. He had took part in campaign s...

Virat Kohli Fined For Slow Over-Rate in Royal Challengers Bangalore Clash Against MS Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants

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Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over rate during the team’s Indian Premier Leaguegame against Rising Pune Supergiants. Kohli and...

Kevin Pietersen out of Indian Premier League with calf tear

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the 2016 Indian Premier League after only four matches because of a torn calf muscle. The 35-year-old faced one ball in Pune Rising...

Sridevi and Khushi’s starry night out

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Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor shared a cute pic with her mother on Instagram. The actress has two daughters – Khushi and Janhavi Kapoor and they often accompany their mother on...

Actress Namitha to join AIADMK for TN polls

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It is a news that may bring joy to ‘machchans’ in Tamilnadu. Actress Namitha, who is popular for addressing her fans as ‘macchans’, is all set to take a plunge into politics....

Campaigning for Tamil Nadu Assembly Election picks up momentum

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Campaigning for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election has picked up momentum. Defying the summer heat, candidates are holding intense campaigning and senior political party leaders are addressing election...

Barack Obama: Queen is among my favourite people

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“She is truly one of my favourite people,” President Obama said of the Queen at his Downing Street press conference. The US leader’s praise came on the day after the monarch’s...

Post-Brexit trade deal with US could take 10 years, Obama warns

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 The UK could take up to 10 years to negotiate trade deals with the US if it leaves the EU, Barack Obama has said. In a BBC interview, the US president said: “It could be five years from now,...

ISIS claims downing of Syrian regime jet near Damascus

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ISIS claims it shot down a Syrian air force jet east of Damascus on Friday and captured the pilot, according to Amaq, the media agency affiliated with the terrorist group. The claim appeared to be at...

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Tino Best, who has taken close to 100 international wickets for the West Indies, has revealed his and his teammates’ sexual exploits in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, Mind The Windows:...

Sri Lankan Christians blocked from using public cemeteries

Sri Lankan Christians cannot bury their dead in public cemeteries because Buddhist monks are stopping them from doing so, charity group Release International says. The persecution of Sri Lankan...