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Families of missing people demand more information

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According to the ICRC study, of all the 395 families interviewed, 36 per cent believed their loved ones to be dead. As many as 31 per cent said the missing persons were still alive while the...

Lasantha murder: Driver identifies army officer

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The driver of assassinated journalist and newspaper Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge has identified the Warrant Officer who was arrested in connection with the murder during an identification parade....

Quantum Physics in Biological Process

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanatha Understanding the Quantum Physics in biological system is vital for future scientific researches. Quantum process might be at work of natural process as follows:- Photo synthesis...

‘International community has failed Tamil people’, says Anuradha Mittal

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Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute and the author of the report “The Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Post-war Sri Lanka” said that the International...

Army pose condition to release occupied land at Omanthai

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Sri Lankan Army has asked for alternate land if to release the land on which the Omanthai Check post is Located. After occupying the land during war days, it did not let go after the end of the war....

Migrant workers in UAE including Sri Lankans forced to work as slaves – report –

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Some 100 migrants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are stranded in Abu Dhabi after their employer refused to renew their work permits, Reuters reports. Forced to work without wages,...

8 students of University of Jaffna summoned to courts on fighting in Campus

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8 students of the Jaffna University were summoned yesterday by the Jaffna Judge over the fighting in the campus on 16th.. 4 Tamil students had been ordered appear in court on 25th and 4 Sinhalese...

Economic Center for North to be located in 2 places , suggests Ranil

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The Prime Minister has suggested that to eliminate the uncertainty in deciding the location of the Economical Centre for North, the centre could be located in 2 places. It is also learnt from...

Raviraj assassination case; trial in absentia against three accused

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The Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathillek has ordered exparte trial against three accused who are absconding. The three suspects are Palana Sami Suresh, Febian Tusen and Sivakanandan alias...

Sri Lanka’s pact with IMF faces flak

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A recently-formed coalition of trade unions, student unions, progressive intellectuals, social organisations and activists has criticised the Sri Lanka government for its agreement with the...

India and China to get special economic zones in Sri Lanka

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India and China will be allotted Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka for them to set up industries, the Minister International Trade and Strategic Development, Malik Samarawickrama told media  on...

Modi to spell out 15-year vision for India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his vision and strategy for India’s development over the next seven to fifteen years with the NITI Aayog, on Thursday. This will be Mr Modi’s second formal...

Karunanidhi urges govt. to repay education loan

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DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday said the AIADMK government should fulfil its election promise by repaying education loan borrowed by students. In a statement here, he said a few students had...

Rajinikanth thanks fans for the success of ‘Kabali’

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Rajinikanth, in a short letter, extended his gratitude to producer Thanu, director Ranjith and his crew, fans, youngsters, women, the media, theatre owners and distributors, for the grand success of...

Barcelona target Luciano Vietto set for loan move to Sevilla

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Barcelona’s attempts to supplement their ‘MSN’ strikeforce of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar look set to continue as their long-running target Luciano Vietto is poised to join Sevilla on...

Sri Lanka v Australia: Muttiah Muralitharan hits back at ‘traitor’ jibe

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Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan has defended his right to coach Australia’s bowlers during a Test series between the sides after being called a traitor. Sri Lanka Cricket president...

Virat Kohli’s fitness mantra: Train hard or don’t train at all

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Virat Kohli’s first Test double hundred came against West Indies at Antigua during first encounter of the 4-match series where the visitors registered a mammoth 566/8 and later dismissed...

England v Pakistan: Joe Root is the complete modern cricketer

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England’s 330-run win over Pakistan in the second Test was mightily impressive. Joe Root’s performance was even better. He scored 254 and 71 not out, took four catches and even claimed a...

Rio 2016: Russian drug cheats will still be at Olympics, say whistleblowers

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Russian drug cheats will be competing at next month’s Olympic Games despite efforts to eradicate them, say the whistleblowers who highlighted the country’s state-sponsored doping. The...

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

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The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi. Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final time, steering it safely...

French church attack: ‘Priest killer’ was being monitored

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One of the men suspected of killing a priest at a church in northern France was being monitored by police and was wearing a surveillance tag at the time of the attack, officials say. Prosecutor...

Iran caps public officials’ salaries after row

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The Iranian government says it will cap salaries of public officials after a row over the high level of pay of some employees. Recent online leaks showed some officials were receiving over 100 times...

500 acre released in Vadamaradchchy Maruthankerny Areas

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500 acre out of the 700 acre occupied on which the Army 53 Division HQ was located were handed over us officially on Monday, 25th, said  Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary Kanagasabapathy...

A part of the lands under Army to be released soon at Paravipanchchan

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There is a possibility of a part of the houses, lands are to be released soon, said the District Secretary, Kilinochchi. This situation had evolved following the continuous agitation demanding their...

Kokkilai fishermen to be charged in court for constructing Vadi

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Karaithuraipattu Divisional Secretary who ordered to allocate lands to Kokkilai Tamil Fishermen to put up Vadi and the fishermen who have put up vadi are to be charged in court it is understood. It...

Youth arrested in 2011, tortured to death by Police: Mallakam Magistrate orders police report

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Suspicion had been raised that a youth, who was arrested on a theft charge was tortured to death. Witnesses said yesterday in Mallakam court the they saw the dead youth being electrocuted and...

Sri Lanka orders release of 77 Tamil Nadu fishermen

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In a goodwill gesture the Sri Lankan government on Monday has ordered the release of all 77 Tamil Nadu fishermen who had been languishing in recent months in various jails in northern Sri Lanka for...

MAS Holdings-Flex partner to drive innovation in wearable technology for clothing

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MAS Holdings partners with Flextronics International Ltd, a leading Sketch-to-Scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000...

Thailand’s Siam City Cement bags Holcim Lanka for US $ 373mn

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The Thai cement industry leader Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) acquired Holcim Lanka Limited (HLL), the Sri Lankan unit of the world’s largest cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim, for...

A long first schedule for Thala Ajith’s ‘AK 57’

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As we had reported earlier Thala Ajith’s ‘AK 57’ which was launched earlier this month will start its shooting in Bulgaria and the film touted to be an international spy thriller...

Salman Khan acquitted by High Court over poaching cases

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The Rajasthan High Court on Monday acquitted ‘Sultan’ star Salman Khan in the 18-year-old blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases.Salman had appealed before the Jodhpur bench of the high...

Remya Nambeesan in Atharvaa’s next

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The maiden production venture of Actor Atharvaa’s Kiickass Entertainment banner, “Semma Botha Agatha” is nearing completion.Yuvan shankar raja the music composer of the film...

Ranil’s criticism of media unjustifiable: Gammanpila

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UPFA Parilamentarian Udaya Gamanpila has condemned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for making criticism on the media in Kandy which are unjustifiable. Speaking to the media, he stated that the...

Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m

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Basketball star Michael Jordan has spoken out about racial tensions in the US, pledging $2m (£1.5m; €1.8m) to two charities to help improve relations. The former Chicago Bulls player, who was...

England v Pakistan: Michael Vaughan praises hosts’ flawless display

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England produced a flawless performance to beat Pakistan by 330 runs in the second Test, says former captain Michael Vaughan. The hosts won with a day to spare at Old Trafford to level the series....

16 Thiruvalluvar statues to be put up in Sri Lanka

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Sixteen statues of Thiruvalluvar, the author of Tamil treatise on ethics Tirukkural, will be installed across Sri Lanka in the coming weeks, according to V. Radhakrishnan, State Minister of...

Lawyers lay siege to Madras High Court

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Despite the unprecedented crackdown by the Bar Concil of India, which suspended 126 tamil nadu lawyers. more than 3,000 advocates from across the State thronged the city on Monday to lay siege to...

India’s First Green Rail Corridor Launched In Tamil Nadu

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The nation’s first Green Rail Corridor, a 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch in Tamil Nadu which ensures zero toilet discharge on rail tracks, was today inaugurated by Railways Minister...

Iraq car bomb kills 17 in Khalis, in attack claimed by IS

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So-called Islamic State (IS) says it carried out a car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people in the central Iraqi town of Khalis. The explosion, about 49 miles (80km) north-east of the capital,...

Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

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The Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, on Sunday made a video pledging allegiance to the leader of so-called Islamic State, Bavarian authorities say. The man threatened a...

Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara

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Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in Japan, officials say. Such attacks are extremely rare in the country – the...

Suicide bomber denied asylum in Germany wounds 12 people during blast at music festival

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A 27-year-old Syrian denied asylum and entry to a German music festival in Ansbach took his own life and wounded a dozen people in a suicide bombing late Sunday. The blast rocked an entrance to the...

Kins should return to us – special Pooja and attention drawing protest in Amparai

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Special Poojas were offered at the Sahala Kalai Amman Kovil, Thirukovil praying for the return of the kins  by the relatives of persons who had gone missing and there after an attention drawing...

PTA will jump on to Tamil Students, warns Dr.Wickremabahu Karunaratne

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A plot is being hatched and staged to impose the PTA on the Tamil students and oppress them using the University incident, accused the leader of Nava Samasamaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne....

Radio therapy Machine in Thellipalai Cancer Hospital out of order, Patients in a quandary

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The patients who visit Thellipalai Cancer Hospital for treatment had been thrown into a quandary as some of the machines in the hospital including the Radio Therapy machine. more than 200 people are...

Navy constructing sand bund around 617 acre in Mulliwaikkal East

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Navy is engaged  in constructing a sand bund around the 617 acre they have occupied earlier. At the start of this year, in a meeting held at the Mullaitheevu, Karaithuraipattu Divisional...

Politicians fall ill on being remanded, become fit for protests on being released: Sagala

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Law and Order Minsiter Sagala Ratnayaka has observed that those who fall sick when in remand become very healthy overnight to join protest walks, once they are granted bail. He was speaking in...

Demo against fisheries jetty in Keerimalai

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A demonstratrion was held in Keerimali recently against the alleged proposal to set up a fisheries jetty in the area. The demonstrators stated that such a proposal will desecrate the sanctity of the...

Modi and Naveen Patnaik turn Mouni Baba when dalits, tribals are attacked: Jairam Ramesh

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BHUBANESWAR: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today alleged both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turn “mouni babas” on issues of attacks on...

Metro Airport-St. Thomas Mount stretch all set for final inspection

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Chennai Metro Rail’s second stretch from Little Mount to Chennai airport will witness the final inspection this week before services can begin. According to sources, though the final inspection by...