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Pier for Fishermen will not be constructed in Keerimalai, Navy Commander assures Mawai

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The Navy Commander met me in Parliament and told me that the proposed fishermen’s pier at Keerimalai will not be constructed, said Mawai Senathyrasa, leader of ITAK. Keerimalai is a sacred area and...

Army asks for 1,200 million for moving back army positions.

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The Ministry of Defence had asked for 1,200 million to move back the army positions in the lands earmarked for release to people. The Ministry of resettlement submitted cabinet paper for the release...

Former militant says, some injection was administered to former militants and one died on the same evening

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All inmates of the rehabilitation camp were compulsorily injected with some medicine. One militant died on the same evening, some others were affected, I felt changes in my body some months after...

Opinions of people to Task force on War crimes Investigation Mechanism

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Reconciliation could not be established without holding War Crimes Investigation………Chandilipay people Those who committed war crimes should be hanged………Kilinochchi woman who had lost...

Siddha Medicine Production Centre inaugurated in Jaffna

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The new SIddha Medicine Production Sales and Service Cooperative Society (COPHARM) was inaugurated in Jaffna under the joint patronage of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the...

Sushma chairs meet on India-Sri Lanka fishermen issue

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India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday chaired a meeting to discuss the way forward towards a permanent solution to the fishermen’s issue between India and Sri Lanka. Minister...

Armenia police clash with protesters amid hostage crisis

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Riot police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, have clashed with supporters of an armed group barricaded with hostages inside a police station. Dozens of protesters were hurt. Three gunmen were...

Belgium arrests brothers over planned attacks

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Two brothers suspected of planning attacks have been arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation, prosecutors say. The two men, named as Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza were detained...

Possession of LTTE weapons, suspect sentenced to 3 months jail after 8 years in remand

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A person accused of having LTTE explosives in his possession had been sentenced to 3 months in prison by the Colombo High Court. When the case was taken up before the Colombo High Court judge...

No investigation need to held if Tamil people or militants are killed, is an unwritten law in Sri Lanka, says Suresh Premachandran

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Suresh Premachandran, a former MP and Leader of EPRLF said that it is an unwritten law in Sri Lanka that, no investigation need to be held if Tamil people of Tamil militants are killed. Conflicting...

University of Jaffna should engage in identifying varieties of Palmyrah and preserve them, NPC Minister of Agriculture insists

University of Jaffna should engage in identifying varieties of Palmyrah and preserve them, NPC Minister of Agriculture insists

The Goyamputhur Agricultural University in India had identified 200 varieties of Palmyra, planted them in their campus and preserving them. Likewise the University of Jaffna also should engage in...

We want our uniqueness, says C.V to Canadian Foreign Minister

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The Eelam Tamils are not demanding Secession but, ask for their uniqueness be preserved, NPC CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran clarified to the visiting Canadian Foreign Minister Stephan Dion. He also had...

Canadian FM calls on Opposition Leader

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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion called on Opposition Leader and Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan at the office of the Opposition Leader and held talks They dwelled on...

Migratory Sinhalese Fishermen ask Northern Governor for Lands for them for Fishing

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The Sinhalese fishermen who is engaged in fishing in Kokkilai area have met the Northern Governor to them lands to put up their Vadis. This meeting had occurred day before yesterday at the...

We have no faith in Internal Mechanism, International Judges a ‘must’, say people of Vanni

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It is a ‘must’ that International Judges in the War Crimes Investigation Mechanism. We are saying this on the basis of our past experiences. We want justice for our kins who were killed,...

Case of assault on TNA members made at Kayts, transferred from Trincomalee to Jaffna

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The case of the assault made on TNA Members at Kayts in November, 2001, on a team of TNA members including Mawai Senathyrajah, and M.K.Sivajilinkam, had been transferred from Trincomalee to Jaffna...

Accused acquitted in Army soldiers murder

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The Jaffna High Court yesterday acquitted an accuse from charges of murdering an Army Soldier of Mallakam Army Camp in 2006. Ratnam Anandarajah of Mallakam was charged with the murder of Kumaradasage...

Former TNA MP Piyasena arrested

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Former Ampara district TNA MP Perumpulli Hewage Piyasena was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) of the Police, today. He was arrested after a statement was recorded from him over the...

This isn’t a question of tit-for tat: Wigneswaran

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Northern Province Chief Minister and former Judge of the Supreme Court C.V. Wigneswaran spoke to the  Sri Lanka’s Dailymirror Newspaer at his official residence in Jaffna. During the...

Honour pleges to people: Mahinda to Maithri

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Kurunegala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to honour the pledges made to the people without heaping burdens on the people. He was...

‘Kalam memorial design in final stage’

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the designing of “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam National Memorial” coming up at his burial site at Pei Karumbu near here was almost in the final stage and...

SC shocked by slew of defamation cases in TN

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Alarmed by the row of criminal defamation cases unleashed on political opponents of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa thro- ugh the State machinery, the Supreme Court on Thursday was confronted...

Give development vision for 15 years, PM tells NITI Aayog

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the time for incremental change was over and the requirement was for transformational change. The niyat(intentions) of policymakers is even more...

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien and Craig Young return for Pakistan series

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Ireland are boosted by the return from injury of Niall O’Brien and Craig Young for the two-game one-day international series against Pakistan next month. Wicketkeeper O’Brien (calf) and...

A.R.Rahman’s is the second Indian after MS Subbulakshmi

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There is not limit when it comes to achieving international glory for Isaipuyal A.R.Rahman. The music legend who has won two Oscar, two Grammy awards, one BAFTA and one Golden Globe awards for his...

John Stones: Pep Guardiola confirms Man City interest in Everton defender

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is interested in signing Everton defender John Stones. It is thought Everton want £50m for the 22-year-old, who came close to joining Chelsea...

Santhanam acting with G.V. Prakash for the first time

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As we all know comedy specialist director M. Rajesh is presently busy shooting for ‘Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru’ with G.V.Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani and Anandhi in lead roles. RJ Balaji is...

England batsman’s highest score down to ‘hurt’ caused by coach

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England batsman Joe Root has put his career-best innings down to the “hurt” caused by batting coach Mark Ramprakash questioning his mental approach. Root hit 254 in the second Test...

Vijay’s father opens up about Amala Paul

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The news that has left Kollywood in utter shock is that of the fairy tale romance between director Vijay and Amala Paul falling apart.  Though the ‘Thalaivaa’ director and heroine have...

77 Tamil Nadu fishermen repatriated

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77 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were released by the Sri Lankan government were repatriated with the assistance of the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday. The fishermen were from Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and...

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

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Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She said the attackers “wanted to undermine our...

Pope Francis urges youth to accept migrants on visit to Poland

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Pope Francis has urged hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in Poland to show compassion for migrants. He told young people gathered in Krakow “a merciful heart opens up to welcome refugees and...

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘corridors’ must be protected – Red Cross

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People allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says. Aid workers must also be allowed access to civilians...

Emergency Ambulance Service launched; Ranil flags off

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The Emergency Ambulance Service being implemented through Indian grant assistance of around US$ 7.55 million was launched yesterday. It is to be implemented through Indian grant assistance of around...

Approval for  release of only  5 acre In Paravipanchan, says the District Secretary, Kilinochchi

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Approval has been received to release only 5 acre of the total 17.2 acre occupied by Army in Paravipanchan, said the Kilinochchi,  District Secretary, Suntharam Arumainayagam. The Army is occupying...

Palaly Air Port Renovation – 20 million , only for drawing plans

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The Indian Consulate announced yesterday that, 20 million has been quoted as the charges to prepare the plans of the airport only.  It had been decided to develop Palaly as a regional Airport.  On...

Kumarapuram Massacre  – 6 accused acquitted contradicting testimonies of eye witness

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Six of the eight accused charged with murder of 26 Tamils at Kumarapuram , Trincomalee were acquitted from all charges by the Anuradhapura High Court yesterday. The case was heard before jurors. 26...

Kumarapuram Massacre – 6 accused acquitted contradicting testimonies of eye witness

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Six of the eight accused charged with murder of 26 Tamils at Kumarapuram , Trincomalee were acquitted from all charges by the Anuradhapura High Court yesterday. The case was heard before jurors. 26...

Modi may try to kill me is Kejriwal’s latest rant

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In further worsening of relationship between AAP government and Centre, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dramatically alleged on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP can go “to any...

Sushma helps Kazakh bahu get visa extension

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NEW DELHI: When it comes to love across borders, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may not be playing cupid but she is definitely the saviour. Recently she took up the case of a Kazakh girl...

Demo by relatives of remanded TN fishermen in Sri Lanka

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The relatives and family members of the Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails staged a demonstration in Tamil Nadu demanding the release of 77 Tamil Nadu fishermen with their trawlers arrested by...

Inward mission to give Lankan tech companies platform for business in Australia

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Twenty-five Sri Lankan technology companies are being given opportunities to pitch for business and for potential investment from a high-level Australian business delegation set to visit Sri Lanka...

COYLE continues partnership with Dialog as exclusive telecommunication partner

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The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) expressed its appreciation to Dialog Axiata PLC for its valued partnership and recognized Dialog Axiata PLC Group Chief Executive Dr. Hans...

Touching ! Dhanush fulfills 12 year old girl’s last wish

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The multitalented Dhanush who is busy shooting for his magnum opus ‘Vada Chennai’ directed by Vetrimaaran took time off from his busy schedule to oblige a fan. Koteeswari a twelve year old girl...

Happy Birthday Dhanush

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Today is the 33rd birthday of the real multi-faceted actor Dhanush.At a very young age Dhanush has scaled huge levels with sheer talent, hard work and commitment. His growth since his debut 14 years...

John Stones: Manchester City in talks with Everton over England defender

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Manchester City are in talks with Everton over the possible signing of England defender John Stones. A deal is yet to be agreed but it is thought the two Premier League clubs are not far apart in...

A.L.Vijay responds to reports about Divorce with Amala Paul

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Actress Amala Paul and director A.L.Vijay who tied the knot two years ago, are now set to be seperated.As per the reports Vijay’s family is not happy with Amala continueing her acting career,...

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3

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A rain-affected Test match is never a rare site when the encounter is hosted by Sri Lanka. The 1st clash of this Test series between Australia and Sri Lanka have had a similar story. Both days were...

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian suspected of killing rabbi

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Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian who they said was behind a recent attack which killed an Israeli father-of-10 in the West Bank. Mohamed Fakih, of the Islamist group Hamas, died in a gun...

Syria: Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli

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Forty-four people have been killed in a massive bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, Syrian state TV reports. The blast was caused by a truck bomb which struck...