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Corbyn reiterates commitment for self-determination of Tamils

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Britain’s main Opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged his continued support to the cause of self-determination of the Tamil people in the Island of Sri Lanka. Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing...

Thousands take part in Nallur temple Chariot festival

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Thousands of Hindu devotees thronged Kandaswamy (Lord Murugan) Temple located in Nallur Jaffna to the chariot festival held today morning. Thousands of devotees pulled the chariot as it passed...

Former militant hand-cuffed behind the back and arrested on road in Kilinochchi

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A former militant was hand-cuffed behind the back, arrested and taken away in a white van by unidentified persons at around 3.00 p.m. of A9 road at 155th mile post, Kilinochchi, yesterday Tuesday....

No order for acquisition of, people’s Lands, Form is for finding out the options : Mawai

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The president has not given any order for acquisition of people’s lands in Vali-North, said Mawai Senathyrajah. He further said the forms that were to be delivered to the people are finding out...

Moon will meet CM

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The UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon who is to undertake a visit to Sri Lanka today will meet the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran on Friday. The Ministers of NPC will be present during this meeting with the...

Relatives of Missing persons hold protest rallies on Missing person’s day

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The relatives of Missing persons held protest rallies all over North and East yesterday, the ” Day of the persons made to disappear.” demanding to find their missing relatives and...

Rajinikanth-Pa.Ranjith combo under Dhanush’s production soon

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Superstar Rajinikanth fans are in for another treat. And this time, it promises to be a ‘double dhamaka’. Actor Dhanush took to Twitter to announce that Wunderbar Films, established by...

Modi lauds ‘Gujarat model’ of politics

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the first phase of an ambitious pipeline project here on Tuesday to bring Narmada water to 115 reservoirs in 11 districts of Saurashtra, a water-starved region of...

U.S. to look into India’s concerns on visa fee hike

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The U.S. on Tuesday agreed to “look into” India’s concerns on the Obama administration’s move to hike fees for H1B and L1 visas. India Inc. raised the issue at the India-U.S. CEO Forum,...

England v Pakistan: Hosts break ODI record as Alex Hales hits 171 in series victory

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England posted the highest ever one-day international total as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge to secure a series victory. Alex Hales struck a record 171 and Jos Buttler made...

Ryder Cup 2016: Lee Westwood not worried by Europe’s inexperience

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Europe’s six Ryder Cup rookies have the character to handle a hostile American crowd next month in Hazeltine, Minnesota, says Lee Westwood. The Englishman is one of Europe captain Darren...

Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani ‘killed in Aleppo’

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The chief strategist of the Islamic State group, whose calls for attacks against the West during Ramadan led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, IS-affiliated media say. The Amaq news agency...

Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

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The US has welcomed a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State (IS). A US military spokesman described the lull...

Nimalarajan, Atputhan, Maheswary  were murdered by EPDP : Former member of EPDP

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A former senior member of the EPDP revealed shocking news that several people including journalist Nimalarajan, Nadarajah Atputharajah, K.S.Rajah and Maheswary Velayutham were murdered by the EPDP...

After a long lapse, harvest begins in Elephant Pass Saltern

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Harvesting began yesterday at the Elephant Pass saltern yesterday after a long lapse of time. Additional Secretary of Kilinochchi District Sathiyaseelan, and Divisional Secretary, Kandawalai,...

Stop construction of Buddhist Vihare in Temple land, NPC, resolution to be sent to President

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The resolution of NPC calling for the stoppage of construction of Buddhist Vihre in the lands of Kanakambihai Ambal Temple had been sent to the President. This resolution tabled by a ruling party...

TNA sidelines CM for meeting with Ban-Kee-Moon: Call him to participate if he likes

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The NPC Chief Minister, C.V.Wigneswaran, answering questions from the media as to whether he was not invited for meeting with UN Secretary General Ban-kee-Moon said that, he has not been invited as...

Army will not release 11 villages – 117 families rejects forms for compensation

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The Defence Ministry had announced that the 11 GS Divisions occupied by the Army in Vali North will not be released. It was also announced that these lands are not being released for National...

Modi govt. passes 22nd Ordinance, still short of UPA number

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The Ordinance to amend the Enemy Property Act (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants Act) of 1971 promulgated by the President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday night is the 22nd since the Prime Minister...

President presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to four athletes

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Four athletes, including Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from...

Kareena Kapoor describes walking the ramp at LFW with baby bump as emotional

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Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan had the most “special” moment of her life as she walked the ramp flaunting her baby bump. The 34-year-old actor got emotional and said it would be a walk to...

Wayne Rooney stays as England captain under new manager Sam Allardyce

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Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain, with manager Sam Allardyce saying it was an “easy decision”.Rooney is England’s record goalscorer and took on the armband from Steven...

England right to tour Bangladesh despite security fears, says ex-ODI batsman Mal Loye

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Ex-England one-day batsman Mal Loye understands security concerns over England’s Bangladesh tour next month – but would travel if he was playing. Loye, 43, left his role as high...

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

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The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop. Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS)...

Mexico federal police chief Galindo fired over Michoacan ranch killings

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Mexico’s federal police chief, Enrique Galindo, has been sacked following allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel. The killings are thought to have taken place...

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

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About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date. Some 40 co-ordinated rescue missions took place about 20km (12...

57 Kgs. Kerala Ganja worth Rs.11.4 million captured in Kankesanthurai

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Kankesanthurai Police said yesterday that the Navy has captured 57 Kgs. of Kerala Ganja being smuggled from India to Sri Lanka yesterday. Tn the early hours of yesterday, when the Navy was on its...

Government has no plan for the land release in the North, says Tilvin Silva, JVP, in Jaffna

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It is not seem that this Government is implementing policy wise activities with regard to land release in the North, said the General Secretary of JVP, Tilvin Silva, in Jaffna yesterday. He said so...

An office of the Foreign Ministry in Vavuniya,for the welfare of Northern people, say Minister Mangala

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Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday that office of the Foreign Ministry will be established soon at Vavuniya for the welfare of Northern People. Minister inaugurated a awareness creating...

The affected will not be benefited, says  Rev.Fr.Yogeswaran

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Human Rights activist, Rev. Fr. Yogeswaran, while testifying before the Task Force for Reconciliation Mechanism during its sittings in the Eastern Province, said that the Secretariat for missing...

We are not for division, but for an undivided country with shared powers : Sampanthan

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Opposition Leader, Tamil National Allaince Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that they are not for division of the island but for devolution of powers. He made this observation while he was touring...

Mangala, Wigneswaran inaugurate Mobile Service in Jaffna

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The Mobile Service organized by the Consular Service of the Foreign Ministry was held at Naloor recently. The event was inaugurated by Foreign Minsiter Mangala Samaraweera and Chief Minister of the...

“Ready to face the action by Producer’s Council”- VIshal

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Last week, the Tamil Film Producers Council had issued urged actor and Nadigar Sangam General Secretary Vishal to apologise for his comments “insulting” the Producers’ Council...

Kamal Haasan resumes work on ‘Sabash Naidu’

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As we all know Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is in the process of recovery after undergoing a surgery on his leg last month. Now the multi-talented actor himself has updated in his social media page,...

Political parties damn the dam, to launch agitations on Sept 3

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CHENNAI/ERODE/COIMBATORE:With the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests granting nod for the standard terms of reference for the Environment Impact Assessment...

West Indies v India: Hosts win T20 thriller, featuring record 489 runs and 32 sixes

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West Indies held on to beat India by one run in a thrilling Twenty20 that saw a record 489 runs and 32 sixes. Evin Lewis smashed a 48-ball century and Johnson Charles scored 79 off 33 deliveries in...

England v Pakistan: Impressive hosts win second one-day international at Lord’s

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England produced another polished display to beat Pakistan at Lord’s and take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series. Having won easily at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday, England reduced the tourists to...

Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

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At least 25 people have been killed as Turkey continues to target Kurdish-held areas in Syria, near the border city of Jarablus. The Turkish military said those killed in Sunday’s air strikes...

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador

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Iraq has called on Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador to Baghdad over comments he made about Iran’s involvement in Iraq. Shia Muslim politicians have been calling for Thamer al-Sabhan to be...

Colombia Farc rebels announce definitive ceasefire

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The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, has ordered all its fighters to observe a ceasefire from midnight local time (05:00 GMT Monday). The ceasefire brings to an end the group’s...

We are waiting for more than 25 years to settle in our lands, camp people to Managala Samaraweera

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The IDPs housed at Konappulam welfare Centre said to Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, that they are waiting for more than 25 years to settle in their own lands. Foreign Minister Mangala...

Mangala visits Valveddithurai to decide on location for “Aalikumaran” Anandan Swimming pool

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited Valveddithurai on last Friday  to decide the location of the Swimming pool   to be setup in memory of “Aalikumaran” Ananthan, who is the...

Explanation regarding land assurance needed & Camps cannot be closed without settling people in their own lands

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Explanation should be given to people regarding assurance letters promising lands to be given, said the President of Resettlement group, A.Kunabalasingam. Elaborating further, he said that nothing...

Peace on one side intrigues on the other side, says CM, in Amir’s memorial oration

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Our traditional lands are being lost like the Tsunamy which gobbled our places, people and assets. The centuries long life style is being disintegrated. Peace is being spoken on one side and...

Ban Ki Moon to arrive in Sri Lanka on August 31

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Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek is to arrive in Sri Lanka on August 31. He will be here from August 31 to September 2, 2016. He is scheduled to...

Visit of Sitharaman canceled amid pressure from New Delhi?

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Indian Minister of State for Commerce, Nirmala Sitharaman, who was to come here on August 25 for a short visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Minister of International Trade, Malik...

Sandhu to be Sinha’s successor

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Taranjit Singh Sandhu is tipped to succeed Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha, reports say. Sinha has completed his term. Sandhu was Political Counselor in the Indian High Commission in...

SF – Jaffna Commander Mahes Senanayake lures Palaly land owners with “Big Money”

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The event of handing over pledge papers promising 20 perches of land with house to 621 land less families currently living in IDP camps was held yesterday at Keerimalai. In this pledge paper it is...

Three important buildings released by the Army in Vavuniya

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Three important buildings which were occupied by the Army were returned to appropriate authorities on day before yesterday. The building belonging to Pampaimadu MPCS, the building belonging to...

30 Kgs. Kerala Ganja captured, one arrested at Mamunai, Chempianpattu

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The OIC of the Excise Department Chamintha Sirimanne said yesterday that, the Officers of the Excise Department, who had undertaken a round up and search operation with the help of the Navy captured...