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Shasthrikulam milk chilling Centre to be re-opened  

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The closed milk chilling centre at Vavuniya Shasthrikulam is to be re-opened soon. Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray visited the centre recently and held talks. The closed milk chilling...

No Confidence Motion against Ravi on June 8 

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No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is to be debated in Parliament on June 8. The No Confidence Motion was submitted to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint...

Opposition Leader congratulates Karunanithy

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has sent congratulatory message to DMK Patriarch Dr. M.Karunanithy on his victory in the recent election for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. In his congratulatory...

Ulavar Statue unveiled in Vantharumoolai

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An Ulavar Statue, ( the statue of a farmer) was unveiled at Ambalathady in Vantharumoolai in Batticaloa recently to honour the contributions agriculturalists make for the welfare of the society....

Japan offers two patrol ships to Sri Lanka with China in sight

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday that Japan will provide two patrol vessels to the South Asian country as part of their maritime security...

Top Norwegian official to visit Sri Lanka

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State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 31 May – 2 June 2016, as a follow up visit of Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister...

Demo against EP Chief Minister

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A demonstration was held in Batticaloa on Thursday protesting against the conduct of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahamed over his alleged tirade against a Naval Officer. The...

“We will meet at a mutually convenient time”: Jayalalitha replies to Wigneswaran

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said her government would continue to persuade the Centre for establishing the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and she would meet Northern Province Chief...

Fifty schools in landslide prone areas in Kandy : Hakeem 

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem has stated that there are about 50 schools located within the landslide prone areas in the Kandy district. He made these observations in his...

JVP launches programmes to help flood affected people 

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JVP launched “Humanitarian labour Operation’, a special voluntary campaign by ‘Red Star’  ‘Relief Services Brigade’ to help the affected people to clean their houses,...

Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead

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Around 100 people still missing following landslides in Sri Lanka last week are believed dead, authorities said on Saturday after failing to find signs of life under tonnes of mud. The Disaster...

Stamp on Northern Co-operator Veerasingam released

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A stamp on veteran co-operator form the north late Visvalingam Veerasingam was reelased at a simple ceremony held at the Veerasingam Hall in Jaffna on May 27. Deputy Post Master General N.Ratnasingam...

JVP meets Vavuniya GA discusses problems in Bogaswewa

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A JVP delegation led by Parliamentraians Sunil Handunetti Bimal Ratnayaka met with Vavuniya Government Agent M.B.Rohana Pushpakumara and held discussions about problems of the people in Bogaswewa in...

EP CM’s conduct;PM meets military hierarchies

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met the military hierarchies and held discussions over the alleged conduct of the Chief Minsiter at a function in a school in Sampoor. It is alleged that...

Indian small cars to benefit as Sri Lanka cuts import duty on 800-1,000cc vehicles

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Sri Lanka has reduced import duties on 800 and 1000cc cars while increasing duty on higher engine capacity cars, a move likely to benefit India-made smaller vehicles. Prices of vehicles above 1000cc...

Sri Lankan asylum seeker ordered to return home

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A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who has lived in Western Australia since arriving illegally by boat in 2012 has been ordered to return back to his home country, despite telling authorities he feared he...

Tamilar Vidiyal Katchi holds protest in Chennai

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Members of the Tamilar Vidiyal Katchi held a protest outside the United Nations office in Chennai this week, calling on the international body to ensure an independent international inquiry into war...

Vijayan swears in as Kerala Chief Minister

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CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn in as Chief Minister of Kerala by Governor P. Sathasivam at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram recently. A 18-member cabinet of Left...

Mahinda advises parties to help people in adversity : Mahinda

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Kurunegala SLFP Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has urged politicians to shed party politics and assist people in adversity. He was addressing the House on the adjournment motion moved by the...

We look forward to working with DMK: Jaya

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has observed that the Tamil Nadu Government looks forward to working cordially with the DMK. In her statement, she stated that if the seating arrangement has...

The Catholic Bishops Conference on national disaster

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The Catholic Bishops Conference has expressed deep concerns of the disastrous situation of floods and landslides caused by the extreme weather conditions. In its statement, it observed: “Many...

EP Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed cannot enter into any Navy Camps: says Sri Lankan Forces

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  The Sri Lankan armed forces said they have restricted Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Nazir Ahamed’s access to Navy Camp, Air Force Base and Army Camp. Navy Media spokesperson,...

Consultations Lacking on Sri Lanka’s Missing Persons’ Office: Accuses Human Rights Watch

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The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the...

Ministers at protest for relief allowance for plantaion workers

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Ministers participated at a protest held in Colombo Fort demanding a relief allowance of Rs 2500 to plantation workers. They were Minister Palany Digambaram, Minister Mano Ganesan and State Minister...

Allahaperuma defends Mahinda’s visit to Uganda

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Matara District UPFA Parliamentarian Dullas Allahaperuma has faulted the criticism aimed at former President Mahinda Rajapakse’s visit to Uganda to attend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s...

Rafael Nadal records 200th Grand Slam win at French Open 2016

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A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone on Thursday but the speed of the Spaniard’s rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another...

Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case

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Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language. Oracle had argued that Google had...

Maria Sharapova included in Russia Olympic team

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Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium, the country’s tennis federation said...

Sanjay Bangar named India coach for Zimbabwe tour

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Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian team for the upcoming limited-overs series in Zimbabwe. Former Railways wicketkeeper Abhay Sharma, who has worked with the India...

Karunakaran about acting in ‘Thala 57’

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Some news reports claim that actor Karunakaran has been roped into provide comic relief in ‘Thala 57’ as Santhanam is busy with his commitments as a hero.Karunakaran has now revealed that...

Vijay and Suriya heroine is Dhoni’s mom

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No one can easily forget the subtle chemistry that Bhumika Chawla exuded in‘Badri’ opposite Illayathalapathy Vijay and her innocent charm in ‘Jillunu Oru Kadhal’ that bowls over not only...

Migrant crisis: UK set to send second warship to Libya

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The UK is set to send another warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle people-smuggling and movements of arms in and out of Libya, officials say. David Cameron told the G7 summit in Japan that...

G7 leaders warn of Brexit risk to growth

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A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a “serious threat to global growth”. In their final statement, the group warned...

Saithan Title was not selected intentionally :Vijay Antony

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Music composer turned actor Vijay Antony is now one of the successful heroes in Kollywood. He had given four consecutive hits and the recent film Pichaikkaran was a remarkable one.Now the...

US asks Pakistan to cooperate with India on 26/11 probe

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The US has asked Pakistan to co-operate with India in the 26/11 investigations and have appealed them to check all terror groups operating in their soil. “We continue to urge the Pakistani...

BJP has no reason to celebrate, says Congress

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At a time when the BJP celebrated its second year in power at the Centre, the rival Congress on Thursday confronted it over a range of issues — from foreign policy to economy to agrarian distress...

Government is accountable, pro-poor, says Narendra Modi

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Addressing a well-attended rally in Saharanpur on Thursday to mark the completion of two years of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to showcase the government as accountable,...

“This is last bus for people friendly constitution”:Dilan   

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State Minister of Highways Dilan Perera has stated that this is the last bus to change the election system and implement a people friendly constitution. This can only be done when having a cordial...

PM raises privilege issue in the House

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Prime Minisetr Ranil wickremasinghe has sought a ruling from the Speaker over a petition filed by former Parliamentarian Sarath Weerasekara before the Supreme Court against a ruling by the Speaker on...

Sampanthan calls for better disaster preparedness in the island

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that it is high time to draw up a better disaster preparedness plan and implement. He was speaking in the House on the adjournment moved by the Government on...

US Envoy opens Science, Computer Labs in Sampoor MV

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Science and Computer Labs were declared open at a simple ceremony held in Sampoor Maha Vidyalayam recently. They were provided to the school children under the auspices of the Navy and Richard...

Proposal to erect statue of Ven. Sobitha Thera

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A proposal has been made to put up a statue of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera in the vicinity of Parliament, depicting religious, social and political aspects of his life. This was revealed at a media...

Cabinet nods for establishing Office of Missing Persons:Mangala

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has stated that the Cabinet has approved the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to establish the Office of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka to help...

Shed party politics, help people in adversity:Mahinda

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Kurunegala SLFP Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has urged politicians to shed party politics and assist people in adversity. He was addressing the House on the adjournment motion moved by the...

Harin apologises for uttering unparliamentary language in the House

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Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando yesterday tendered his apologies in Parliament on the use of unparliamentary language on May 18. He assured that such a mistake...

French Open 2016: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes book second round berths

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India enjoyed an all-win day at the French Open with Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes advancing to the second round with their respective partners. First to take court was Sania Mirza, who...

Syria conflict: Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa

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A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is believed to have...

Indian Soccer League: Chandigarh lanky forward signed up by John Abraham-owned club

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For 22-year-old Chandigarh footballer Sumit Passi, it was seeing his father Jai Prakash Passi play for Railways on the national scene which motivated him to take up the sport. The junior Passi would...

Asked to pay franchise fees, CSK and RR move court

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Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, have moved court for arbitration against paying the IPL franchise fees to the BCCI despite being suspended from participating in the T20 tournament for two...

G7 Japan: World leaders visit Shinto religion’s holiest shrine

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has taken world leaders to the Shinto religion’s holiest site, as the Group of Seven (G7) summit begins in the country. Mr Abe said the visit was so that they could...