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What Prabaharan said about the short memory of Sinhala people is true in the present context also : Bandula Gunawardena NPC CM should be arrested : Uthaya Gammanpila. The AG had promised me to...

Martyr Thileepan sentimentally remembered all over motherland

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Lt.Col. Thileepan who died a Martyr’s death during his fast unto death protest with 5 demands against the IPKF was remembered sentimentally all over motherland yesterday. The main events were...

Body of Lasantha to be exhumed tomorrow

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The body of a celebrated Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the country’s brutal civil war in 2009 will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death....

82 Kgs Ganja captured in Palai

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In raid by Police 82 Kgs. Ganja was captured in the coastal area of Palai in Jaffna. The suspects had abandoned the haul of cannabis and escaped from the scene having seen the approaching police...

Three Films in a row! Keerthy Suresh in Signing Spree

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Keerthy Suresh, the pretty actress from Kerala, has now turned out to be a busy bee with handful of films in Kollywood. The actress has got appreciations for her acting in the recent film Thodari....

Lollu Sabha director ropes in Vadivelu

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Comedian Vadivelu is now back into cinemas and is currently looking out for new films. The legendary actor will be seen as the lead comedian in actor Vishal’s upcoming movie Kaththi Sandai....

Murugadoss’s next to clash with Baahubali?

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Director Murugadoss has recently started the shooting of his upcoming movie with Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu. The shooting for this yet to be titled film is currently going in Chennai. Now the...

Amma supporters pray for Tamil Nadu CM’s speedy recovery

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was last night admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai due to fever and dehydration. The 68-year-old AIADMK chief was taken to hospital after she complained of...

Modi talks tough on Sharif, reaches out to Pakistani people

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first public speech after the terror attack in Uri did not disappoint in the sharpness of its message to Pakistan. He invoked the people of Pakistan in a direct...

Ireland lose by 206 runs to South Africa in one-day international

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Temba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as Ireland lost to South Africa by 206 runs at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday. Bavuma scored 113 in a total of 354-5 after South...

Egypt migrant boat sinking: Death toll rises to 162

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The number of bodies recovered after a migrant boat capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday has reached at least 162, as the search continues. The boat was carrying between 450 and 600 migrants...

Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash

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Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24. The US Coast Guard said Fernandez was one of three people killed in the crash on Sunday, off...

Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ in Aleppo

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The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of “barbarism” over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Samantha Power said...

Renovation of Muthaiyankaddu Tank nearing completion: Yala cultivation will be not affected

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The Yala cultivation coming under the irrigation of the Muthaiyankaddu Tank, in Mullaitheevu will not be affected. The renovation of the Tank bund is in its final stages of completion. There will be...

Forsaken by all, the TPPs continue for the 4th day, their fast unto death

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The TPPs in Anuradhapura prison, expressed their grief that all had forsaken them but they are determined to continue their struggle until their demands are met. Yesterday 3 of them were transferred...

Some echoes from EZhuka Thamizh…

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“EZhuka Thamizh, the uprising by Tamil people has issued a strong warning to International Community, the Government of Sri Lanka and some Tamil Leadership. It warns our politicians that the...

Police agree to release re-captured lands in Kankesanthurai

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The Police has  consented to release the lands  which were released to people at Kankesanthurai and “re-captured” by Police. The owners such land are requested to make their registrations with...

9 million from CM to construct temporary shops to Kilinochchi market fire victim

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The who visited the Kilinochchi market, razed to ground on 16th, on the following day promised to do the needful to put the market back into operation. Based on the damage report of the Karaichchi...

Bombay Onion harvest in Kokkilai East village: Practical demonstration to Farmers

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A field festival was held in the village of Kokkilai East, to promote Bombay Onion cultivation using true seeds and cultivating Bombay Onions in non-traditional areas. With the help of the specific...

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn defeats Owen Smith

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Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as Labour leader, comfortably defeating his challenger Owen Smith. He won 61.8% of the vote, a larger margin of victory than last year. He vowed to bring Labour back...

Granting autonomy in merged North and East is the only way, Wigneswaran insists in Ezhuka Thamizh

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The Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice, C.V.Wigneswaran had said that the North and East of the Sri Lanka are the motherland of Tamil speaking people and granting autonomy to Tamil people...

Signature campaign in Mannar demanding release of TPPs

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The PTA is a terrorist law. Those who adopted it are terrorists. Our youths have been arrested under the PTA and interned in several prisons, said the Coordinator of the National Organization for...

77.5 Kgs Ganja captured Ampalavan Pokkanai in Mullaitheevu

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In raid by Mullaitheevu Police 77.5 Kgs. Ganja was captured from 3-wheeler at Ampalavanpokkanai in Mullaitheevu. Following a tip off received by Navy, the Navy and the Mullaitheevu District Police...

Jaffna goes into festive mood for the TPC’s Grand Rally ‘Ezhuha Thamizh’ which commenced at two points and proceeding towards Jaffna Esplanade

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The Ezhuha Thamizh rally under aegis of Tamil People’s Council geared to a start with rallies starting at Nallur and Parameswara Junction and currently proceeding towards Jaffna esplanade amidst...

Today’s Cartoon

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Fisher went for overnight fishing in Irranaitheevu sent back by Navy

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The fishermen who went for overnight fishing in Iranaitheevu were sent back by the Navy saying that they have not received any orders regarding the permission for fishing. Iranaitheevu is situated...

Taranjit Sandhu appointed India’s envoy to Sri Lanka

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The Indian government has appointed Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington and currently the charge d’affaires, as the next High Commissioner of...

Commemoration of Nagar Kovil ” Pukkara” massacre of 22 students in1995

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The 21st anniversary of the 22 students of the Nagarkovil MV was commemorated sentimentally yesterday 22nd, Thursday. On the 22nd September 1995, screaming Pukkaras of the Sri Lanka showered bombs on...

Canadian envoy at Mannar Bishop’s House

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Candaian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sel Vaitnic visited the Mannar Bishop’s House and called on the Apostolic Administrator Bishop Rev. Fr. Kingsley Swampillai and held discussions on the problems of...

Two main parties accountable for island’s sorry plight: Anura in Jaffna

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Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka has charged that the two main political parties- United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party- that that have ruled the country since independence are...

TPPs continue their fast unto death for the second day yesterday

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21 TPPs detained in the Anuradhapura Prison continued their fast unto death on two demands. They started their struggle day before yesterday. They have sent letters regarding their fasting to several...

S.Janaki is not dead, she has just retired! SPB refutes the rumours

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Veteran Singer S.Janaki, who was usually termed as the Nightingale of the south, has now announced that she will be ritiring from her singing career. She has officially announced the same and has...

This workout video of Sarathkumar will give you Fitness Goals

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Actor Sarathkumar, is now back into cinemas after a struggling career in politics. He will be seen next in actor G.V.Prakash’s upcoming movie Adangathey. The actor who is a fitness freak, is...

Allu Arjun debuts in Tamil, with Lingusamy directorial movie

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Tollywood star actor Allu Arjin is now set to make his Kollywood debut with a direct Tamil movie, to be directed by N.Lingusamy. The shooting for the film will commence shooting in February next...

TN CM Jayalalithaa hospitalised with fever and dehydration

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The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the AIADMK Chief Secretary Jayalalithaa has been hospitalised late on Thursday night as she complained of fever and dehydration. A press release was issued by...

A few of us got out to loose shots: Murali Vijay

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Opener Murali Vijay today admitted that Indian batsmen were guilty of playing loose shots to let go the advantage in the first Test against New Zealand here but asserted that the hosts have put up a...

Chris Rogers: Somerset captain and former Australia Test opener retires

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Former Australia Test opener Chris Rogers has announced his retirement following title-chasing Somerset’s final match of 2016. The 39-year-old Somerset captain played 313 first-class matches,...

US confirms IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq

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A rocket launched by Islamic State militants at American troops based in Iraq did contain a mustard agent, the US military has confirmed. No-one was hurt in Tuesday’s attack on the Qayyarah air...

Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

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Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal...

EU advised to drop Hamas and Tamil Tigers from terror list

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The EU may have to remove Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and the Sri Lankan separatist Tamil Tigers from its list of terrorist organisations, a top European Court adviser has said. The Court ruled...

TN fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan navy?

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More than 200 fishermen from India were forced to return without their catch after they were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan naval personnel for fishing off Katchatheevu islet, the Press...

“Ezhuka Thamizh” Rally should rise to new heights, CM puts out a Rallying call amidst growing support

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The Chief Minister and a Co-chair of TPC yesterday put out a Rallying call saying that the “Ezhuka Thamizh” Rally should rise to new heights, amidst growing support for the Rally with...

Puthukudiyirippu massacre commemorated yesterday

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The 26th year commemoration of Batticaloa, Puthukudiyiruppu massacre was sentimentally held yesterday. It was commemorated at the Puthukudiyiruupu Pillaiyar Kovil with Special pooja and worship....

Decision taken to rehabilitate 23 of the detained 96, : D.M.Swamynathan, Minister of Resettlement and Prisons

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The Attorney General Department has proposed to release 23 TPPs out of the total 96 to rehabilitation and subsequent integration into society, who are accused of small offences and taking the period...

2011 murder in detention 5 policemen including OIC ordered to be arrested

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When the Case in which 5 policemen including the OIC are charged with torture and murder of a suspect and converting it into a suicide by throwing the dead body into Iranaimadu tank was taken up for...

Finally! Samantha accepts being in Love with Chay

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Though media reports have suggested that Samantha and Naga Chaitanya are in Love, the couple have never let out a word regarding their romantic life. And finally, the actress has opened up in a...

Boxoffice Report! Irumugan closer to 100 Cr. Mark

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Versatile actor Chiyaan Vikram’s recent release Irumugan has good response from his fans and the critics have appreciated him for the role “Love”. The film has made good business in...

‘Remo’ inspired from a Hollywood film? Director Receives flak on Social Media

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The trailer of Sivakarthikeyan’s Remo has released a couple of days ago and has got raving response from all the fans. The 2 minutes video has already crossed 3 Million views. But on the other...

Need a format where bowlers dominate : Sachin Tendulkar

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In recent times, it is all about batsmen who are calling the shots. In last 2 months, both One Day International (444/3) and Twenty20 International (263/3) team scores’ records were broken, by...

No more water for Tamil Nadu;Karnataka decides, special House session on Friday

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The Karnataka Cabinet has decided that it will not release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the interim order of the Supreme Court. At a cabinet meeting held in Karnataka on Wednesday it was...