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Navy trying to buy people lands at trifle prices, at Vankalai: accuses Nirmalanathan

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Navy is attempting to threaten owners of land along beach of Vankalai village, and rob the lands. This I see as a excessive and  authoritative act, said Charles Nirmalanathan, Vanni MP and Co-chair...

Remove the sand bund put across paddy fields by Army: requests Vayalkudiyiruppu farmers

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Help us by removing the sand bund put by the Army during “Jeyasikuru” Military Operation, the farmers of Vayalkudiyirrupu in Thachadampan, Odduchuddan had requested. The Operation...

More than 10 years behind bars for Teachers indulging in sexual abuse: Illancheliyan warns strongly

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Following a spate of sexual abuse cases by teachers , the Jaffna High Court Judge Illancheliyan strongly warned that teachers who indulge in sexual abuse of girl students. Sexually abusing girl...

25,000 land mines in 10 acre in Muhamalai: says Tose Top Halo Trust

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The Activity Manager of the de-mining organization, Halo Trust for Northern Province, said that there are 20,000 mines for every 10 acre in Muhamalai area. He also said that mines had been laid in...

Govt’s achievements ‘baby steps’ for some, ‘giant steps’ for us: Mangala

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has observed that what we have achieved so far since January 2015 may seem like ‘baby steps’ for some, but for us they are ‘giant...

UK urges Sri Lanka to devolve political authority through constitutional reform

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The UK government, in its statement on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council Sessions yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to release more civilian land occupied by the military in the north....

UN Human Rights Commissioner criticises military presence in North and East

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The UN has called for Sri Lanka to be held to account in addressing war crimes committed during the last phase of the war and to reduce its military presence in the North and East Provinces....

Euro 2016: France keen to keep fans on board against Iceland

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Like a theater audience demanding to be entertained, French football fans can be a fickle lot.The team will be keen that tradition doesn’t re-emerge on Sunday when it takes on Iceland in the...

How Ishant Sharma met his match Pratima Singh on basketball court

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FIVE PAIRS of trained eyes follow every galloping step that the 6’4” attempts while dabbling in the basketball dribble. They giggle and politely say Ishant Sharma is “strictly OK” —...

WOW ! Mohanlal associates with Rajinikanth for the first time

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One word that is on the lips of every movie goer around the world is Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa. Ranjith which is gearing up for release in mid July with post production...

Hrithik Roshan narrowly escapes terrorist attack

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Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan was holidaying in Tanzania with his sons Hredhaan and Hrehaan and was returning yesterday (Tuesday) via Istanbul, where he missed the connecting flight to India and...

Ilaiyaraja reintroduces a popular female singer after 14 years

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Isaignani Ilaiyaraja is busy scoring music for multiple films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. The septuagenarian composer has a special knack of selecting the perfect singer for a song....

India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from defence base off Odisha coast

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India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from defence base off Odisha coastIndia on Thursday test fired a new surface-to-air missile from a defence base off Odisha coast. The missile was developed...

IS conflict: Iraq air strikes ‘target militant convoy’

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A convoy carrying suspected Islamic State militants has been destroyed in air strikes near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the defence ministry says. An Iraqi security source told the BBC the jihadists...

Pay panel payout may cost T.N. dear

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The Tamil Nadu government, which has been doing a tight rope walk over the past six years on the fiscal front, will come under further strain as and when it implements the recommendations of the...

Oscars push for more gender and ethnical diversity

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The organisers of the Oscars have invited a record number of new members to vote in next year’s Academy Awards, in response to criticism of a lack of diversity at this year’s ceremony....

Parliament’s monsoon session from July 18, GST bill ‘top priority’ for govt

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The Parliament’s monsoon session will start from July 18 with the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill tipped as the top priority for the government.The session with 20 working days...

EU Referendum: The Changes to your Finances

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Subash Shangary (Managing Director, Berkeley Private Wealth, High Net Worth Wealth Management, Email: subash.shangary@berkeleypw.com) There will be an immediate impact on some but not all of our...

Courts proceeding re-start after several years on Muthur Masacre

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The courts proceeding on Massacre in Kumarapuram in Muthur has been recommenced after several years in the Anuradhapura High Court , in front of Jurors. This massacre which happened 20 years ago is...

Police in occupation of released lands of the people, in Vali-North

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As the police is in occupation of the released lands of the people, in Vali- North, the people whose land which had been announced released has been pushed into a quandary. They confused whether...

Haves should come forward to alleviate the grieves of Have-nots : CM

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The Haves should come forward to alleviate the grieves of the Have-nots, said the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran . He was speaking after opening a dining hall of the Nainatheevu Temple yesterday....

Navy adamant want Ministry of Defence’s approval for co-chairs to visit Iranaitheevu

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The Navy had indicated that the Co-chairs should have the approval of the Ministry of Defence, to visit Iranaitheevu. Earlier the Navy had refused permission for fishermen to stay in Iranaitheevu and...

24 Congress members express concerns over SL’s lack of political will

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US Congress members have expressed grave concerns about Sri Lanka’s lack of “political will and ability” to implement the United Nations Council Resolution on accountability and...

Vavuniya Protest against Establishment of OMP without consultation

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A protest was held in Vavuniya by families of the disappeared over the lack of consultation with the victim community in establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) bill. The protest was...

National Program for drug free Lanka in Nuwara Eliya

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The highlight of the the 6th phase of the National Program for Drug Free Country was taking a pledge by all sectors- President, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Provincial Councillors, Officials,...

Sitharthan explains priorities before TNA Committee

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Jaffna District Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian and the Leader of People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam, Dharmalingam Sithadthan has explained the priorities before the eight...

No day-night Test matches in New Zealand tour of India

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India won’t be playing a day/night Test against New Zealand, when the Blackcaps come here for a three-match series in September-October.As per the BCCI itinerary, all three Tests – in Kanpur,...

Popular Tamil actor’s reaction for Swathi’s murder draws flak

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Veteran actor and theater personality Y.G.Mahendra has got into a soup for a post about the murder of Chennai techie Swathi, that he had shared in his Facebook page yesterday. The post included...

Samantha to get engaged to a popular actor soon?

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The hot topic presently discussed by many in Kollywood and Tollywood cricles is the alleged ‘Love on the air’ between young and highly talented actors Samantha and Naga Chaitanya. This...

OMG ! Simbu starts a new baddie song

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The past years negative episodes in Simbu’s life now seem a distant memory as the multi-talented star has received a much needed shot in his arms with the success of ‘Idhu Namma Aalu.’ Simbu...

Modi govt approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations

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Central government employees can look forward to fatter salary cheques as the Union cabinet has approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.The commission had recommended an average 23.55%...

Pampore attack exposes 35-km death trap in South Kashmir

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THE JAMMU-SRINAGAR national highway is 300 km long. But it is the 35-km stretch between Bijbehera town to Pampore in South Kashmir that is turning out to be a headache for security forces. In the...

India to teach Africa how to protect VIPs

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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi sets out on a four-nation African tour next month, the government has decided to share India’s expertise in securing VIPs and vital security installations with these...

International Day Against Torture in Trincomalee

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A seminar on the theme “Support Life after Torture” was held in Trincomalee under the patronage of Family Rehabilitation Centre (FRC) to mark the UN International Day Against Torture. The Seminar...

36 Lankan refugees return from Tamil Nadu

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36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who were living in Tamil Nadu camps in India, arrived Sri Lanka yesterday on a Mihin Lanka Airline flight from Chennai. They include 20 males and 16 females. They...

Proposed constitution will lead country to federalism:Wimal

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National Freedom Front Leader UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawanse has charged that the proposed new constitution will lead the county towards a federal political culture which fulfills the...

Sajin Vass remanded

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today ordered Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena to be remanded till July 5. Court made the order when Police Criminal Investigations Department...

Mahinda’s poor financial management ruined the island: Kavinda charges

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UNP Parliamentarian Dr. Kavinda Jayawardena has charged that the government of Mahinda Rajapaske ruined the island nation due to its poor financial management. Speaking to the media at Sri Kotha, he...

Istanbul airport attack: 28 killed in explosions in Turkey

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A series of deadly explosions tore through crowds at Istanbul’s Atatürk international airport on Tuesday evening, leaving at least 28 dead and 60 injured in an attack which officials blamed on the...

UN High Commissioner report calls for international participation in Sri Lanka’s accountability process

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In an advanced version of a report of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the High Commission said the new...

STF capture 100 Kilos of Kerala Ganja at Valalai : Two arrested

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The ASP in charge of the KKS region, A.M.Jabbar said that 100 kilos of Kerala Ganja smuggle in by sea was captured in Valalai in the Atchuvely  police area and two suspects were arrested. following...

North reverberates with 6 Demonstrations in 4 locations

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Six demonstrations were staged in four places in the North, calling for various demands. North reverberated due to the demonstrations regarding Resettlement, Missing persons’ Affair,...

Jaffna Surgeons join completely severed hand of 4 years old child to working order

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A completely severed hand of a 4 year old had been joined together by Surgeons of the Jaffna Hospital after 12 hours surgery and restored to working order, said Dr.P.Srikrishnarajah. A 4 year old...

Medical examination suggested, following mysterious deaths of 103 rehabilitated militants

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The wife of a former Commander of the LTTE said yesterday that 103 former militants who were released after rehabilitation had met their death in mysterious circumstances and insisted that the former...

Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings

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Israel and Turkey have normalised relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a...

Yemen IS: Bombs kill dozens in port city of Mukalla

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Triple bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group have killed at least 35 people and injured 24 in Yemen’s south-eastern city of Mukalla. The militants struck at sunset as soldiers...

Japan stocks continue to gain despite the Brexit turmoil

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Japanese shares on Tuesday continued to roll back losses from last Friday’s sharp post-Brexit tumble. After initial losses in morning trade, the Nikkei 225 index continued to build on...

Sergio Ramos thanks supporters after Spain’s debacle in Euro 2016

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Italy registered its first win over Spain at the European Championship since it was defeated comprehensively by the Spaniards 4-0 in the 2012 final. The result also ended Spain’s unprecedented...

‘Remo’ single track release in Singapore- Important details

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The first look and theme song of actor Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming mega budget ambitious project ‘Remo’ was released last Thursday in a grand event, that turned out to be the...

Rajinikanth has already deposited Rs 1 Crore ! His brother’s reply to the Farmers

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Earlier last week, an association of farmers named ‘Desiya Thennindiya Nathigal inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam’ have reportedly planned to protest in front of Superstar Rajinikanth’s...