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The military which razed schools and churches in Vali North

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The Valli North people have accused the army of destroying and razing to ground several schools and churches which were located within the HSZ of the Valli North and that, they have put up at least...

International community turning a ‘Nelsonian eye’ on Sri Lanka which backtracking on promises, accuses Oakland Institute

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California-based think tank Oakland Institute which has again published a report on Sri Lanka placing serious accusation that, the Sri Lankan Government has not fully fulfilled its promise to return...

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Mathugama Court issues arrest warrant for Gnnasara Thero of Bothu Bala Sena. Ban on Eastern CM for entering Armed Forces Camps revoked immediately by President. Colombo Court orders Army to hand over...

As per Kilinochchi District Secretariat 282 lost vision due to war

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It is reported by the Kilinochchi District Secretariat that 282 persons in Kilinoochchi have lost vision either on one eye or both eyes.A breakdown is given below: District/ DS Division lost vision ...

Political Parties not showing interest in Registering voters & only ITAK nominates its agents

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The Political Parties are un-interested in the registration of currently being carried. Although the parties are entitled to nominate their agents for each GS division, Only ITAK had submitted its...

5,341 acre land in Thellipalai Divisional Secretariat area under the control Tri-Forces

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The Thellipalai Divisional Secretary S.Srimohan informed the Coordination Committee meeting, held at the DS Secretariat that, 5,341.28 acre of the people are still occupied by the Tri-Forces. 9,968...

No land of people will be acquired to expand Palaly: assures Co-Chairs

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During the course of a Co-ordination Committee meeting held at the Thellipalai Divisional Secretariat, the Co-Chairs assured that, not a single piece of land of people will be acquired for the...

EP Chief Minister’s issue raised at Trinco DDC meeting

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The conduct of the Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed at a function in Sampoor was raised at the meeting of the Trincomalee District Development Committee recently. Deputy Minister...

Govt to ban animal sacrifices in Hindu temples

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The animal sacrifices in Hindu temples are to be banned in the island. The Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Prison Reforms and Hindu Religious Affairs is expected to submit a Cabinet paper...

Ban on EP Chief Minister revoked

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Tri-forces has revoked the ban imposed on Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed from entering military camps. They had also decided not to take part in any functions attended by him. Earlier,...

Annual festival of Veeramakalai Amman temple commences

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Jaffna-Vannarpannai Veeramakali Amman temple annual festibval commenced with the hoisting of holy flag on May 27. The festival will last for 25 days. Following traditions, the flag from one of the...

Ranil hails Rotarian Raveendran

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe hailed Rotary President Raveendran for the Rotary services during the war time in administering the polio vaccine in the whole country including the north east. He...

JVP’s petition against KP fixed for July 25

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Court of Appeal has fixed the JVP ‘s petition against Kmaran Pathmanathan alias KP, former LTTE Finance Controller for July 25. The Court of Appeal also extended till July 26, 2016, The...

Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns

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The chief negotiator of Syria’s main opposition umbrella group, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks. Mr Alloush, from the High Negotiations Committee...

‘Final assault’ on IS in Falluja begins

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The Iraqi army is facing fierce resistance and counter-attacks as it attempts to storm Falluja, a bastion of so-called Islamic State (IS). The army’s dawn offensive came a week after it began...

France rail workers strike over reforms

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French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms. This is expected to further disrupt a transport network already suffering from a shortage of...

Against IK Start, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu starts new journey

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The Soer Arena in Kristiansand isn’t a venue that pops into your head when you think of European football. It’s a modest 14,000-odd seater stadium in a touristy city, and has been sold out just...

A.R.Rahman gets the prestigous Fukuoka award from Japan

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Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman has been honoured with the Japan’s Fukuoka prize for 2016.The Fukuoka Prize was established by Fukuoka city which is known as Japan’s cultural gateway,...

Anushka is now the highest Paid Heroine

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Actress Anushka Shetty who did a plenty of historic films in Telugu, has been reported to be getting a huge sum as salary for her upcoming film Bhagmati, which makes her the highest paid heroine in...

Suriya allegedly slapped youngster during a road altercation

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A Chennai based youngster has launched a police complaint against Actor Suriya for allegedly slapping him during an altercation on the road. the police have started investigating on the...

Batla House encounter: BJP demands Sonia’s apology

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The BJP staged a demonstration near the Congress headquarters here on Monday demanding that Sonia Gandhi apologise for calling the Batla House encounter of 2008 ‘fake.’The protesters demanded...

Military experts condemn Khan’s sabre-rattling on nuclear capacity

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Indian strategic community has roundly condemned claims by A.Q. Khan, closely associated with Pakistan’s nuclear programme, that its nuclear weapons can reach New Delhi in five minutes. Experts...

Can’t jeopardise India-Africa ties: President

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Expressing concern over a series of alleged attacks on Africans in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said it would be unfortunate if “our long tradition of friendship with the people...

Tamil columnist Siva no more

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A veteran journalist and columnist Siva Subramaniam passed away at his Kondavil residence on Sunday. He had been a member of the Communist Party and contributed articles to the Communist Party organs...

Dairy Farmers protest in Batticaloa

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Dairy farmers in Btticaloa held a demo demanding solution to their demands such as grazing lands etc. The demonstration commenced from the Batticaloa Bus Stand and proceeded through Trincomalee Road,...

Jaffna Health Volunteers stage demo

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Jaffna Health Volunteers held a demonstration yesterday opposite the Provincial Health Ministry office in Jaffna urging Northern Province Chief Minister to solve their problems without dilly...

Court orders Army commander to handover documents related to Lasantha’s murder

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Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen today ordered the Army Commander  to hand over all information and documents at Army Intelligence Camps which are connected to the assassination of...

A Buddhist Monk’s appeal to NP Chief Minister

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Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha, Chief Sanghanayake Thera of the Southern Province and Sri Bodhiraja Foundation President has called upon Chief Minister of the Northern Province Vigneswaran to play a...

Israel says its proud to help Sri Lanka

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After a series of floods and landslides killed over 100 people in Sri Lanka nearly two weeks ago, Israel is supplying approximately US$20,000 in aid to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Relief Management...

Muthamil Festival in Mullaithivu

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Muthamil Festival was held in Puthukudiyiruppu in Mullaitheewu recently. President of the South Indian Film Stars’ Association veteran actor Nazzar was the Chief Guest. Illankai Tamil Arasu...

IGP calls on Chief Justice Sri Pawan

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Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara paid a courtesy call on Chief Justice Sri Pawan at his office recently. He presented a souvenir plaque to him. Later, he called on President of the...

Hand over of illegal fire arms; another amnesty period announced

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Ministry of Defense has announced another Amnesty Period to handover illegal firearms. The Amnesty period will be in effect from 30 May 2016 to 17 June 2016. Reports say that the decision was taken...

Sri Lanka set to benefit from Maritime Silk Road port investment

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“If the Colombo South Harbor Terminal did not exist, I would probably still be seeking employment overseas to earn money to support my 5-member family,” said Yuri S. Kannangara, the assistant...

Shipwrecks ‘kill up to 700 migrants’

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Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says. The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and...

Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks

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he chief negotiator of Syria’s main opposition umbrella group, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks. Mr Alloush, from the High Negotiations Committee...

French Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray reach quarters

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Perennial grand slam title contenders Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray were joined in the French Open quarter-finals by two unfamiliar faces on Sunday as the Parisian clay continued to turn up...

Mexican football player Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state

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Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido was kidnapped on Saturday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, a state official said. Pulido is a forward for Olympiacos of Greece and was part of Mexico’s...

IPL 2016, SRH vs RCB: Flab in the middle doesn’t matter when you have muscle at the top

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David Warner kept cutting away. Cutting away as he usually does. Cutting away instinctively, ferociously and disdainfully. Any delivery furnished with an inch of width was ruthlessly cut away, cut...

Kajal Aggarwal confirms playing a role in Thala57

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Ajith’s next movie, tentatively titled as Thala57, which is to be directed by Siva is yet to commence its shooting and there were several reports doing rounds regarding the heroine of the...

‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ Box Office performance in First weekend

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Actor Silambarasan’s ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ which has released on Friday after a long delay has got a bumper opening. The romantic-comedy directed by Pandiraj has reportedly collected...

National Award winning Tamil heroine gets Engaged

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Actress Priyamani has officially confirmed that she has got engaged with her long time beau Mustufa Raj on Firday, 27th of May at a private function held at her home in Bangalore. Priyamani made her...

Attack on Africans: Sushma Swaraj urges action, but VK Singh says ‘minor scuffle’

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Amid reports of fresh attacks on African nationals in the capital, even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who directed the Delhi Police to take...

29-year-old woman delivers baby boy in Delhi Police PCR van

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A 29-year-old woman on Sunday delivered a boy in a Delhi Police PCR van while she was being rushed to a hospital.The woman, Arti, was travelling in a train from Gwalior to Samalkha in Panipat when...

BJP to promote Modi as pro-Dalit in U.P.

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With its eyes firmly fixed on the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party is reaching out to Dalits in the State, promoting among them the works done for the community by...

HRC to issue directive on treatment of detenues under PTA

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Human issue a directive on the treatment of people detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, reports say. The objectives of the directives are to regulate the arrest process, process to be...

Lion Selvarajah elected President Lions Club Colombo Gold City

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Lion Peter Selvarajah has been unanimously elected President for the fiscal year 2016/27 by the Lions Club of Colombo Gold City, a club affiliated to District 306B1. He has been a member of Lions...

YMMA’s 66 th Convention

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The 66 th convention of the Young Men Muslim Association was held at the Tourism Training Hall on May 28. YMMA President Satheek Salim presided. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was the Chief Guest. State...

Documentary film on Sampoor Coal Power Plant released

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A documentary film on the harmful effects on the proposed Sampoor Coal power plant was released at Uvar Malai Vivekanda Collge in Trincomalee recently. It was released under the auspices Trincomalee...

War crimes probe will be a domestic process: PM assures in a meeting with top army officials

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a meeting senior Army officers on Thursday  has assured them that the war crimes probe will be a domestic process and will not include foreign...

Journalist Nadesan’s 12 th death anniversary

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The twelfth death anniversary of journalist Iyathurai Nadesan was held at Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Hall in Batticaloa recently. It was held under the patronage of Jaffna Press Club and Eastern...