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Human remains recovered from a former site of an Army Camp, in Murakkoddanchenai, Batticaloa

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It is reported yesterday that human remains have been recovered from an area where an Army camp existed earlier in Morakkoddanchenai, Batticaloa. A part of the Army camp in Morakkoddanchenai was...

Manickkamadu Buddha will be removed through Court action : Minister Raub Hakeem

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While saying that action is being taken to remove the Buddha statue which was newly placed in Manikkamadu, in Irakkamam, Amparai, through Court action, he also said that the Tamil and Muslim should...

454 acre to be released in Vali North today

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The President Maithripala Sirisena will hand over 454 acre of lands to the owners of the Land, it was announced here. An event is to be held today for handing over houses to people who were displaced...

If North and East do not merge, east will be plundered from us, Sampanthan warns Muslim leaders

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We are fighting for winning our rights diplomatically. We anticipated the contributions of Muslim leaders, but, we did not receive them. During the last regime they tried to dilute the Geneva...

Jayalalithaa fails to affix her signature, puts thumb impression on election papers

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According to media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday put only her thumb impression and did not sign on nomination papers of three candidates from AIADMK, contesting the...

Bangladesh v England: Hosts win by 108 runs – maiden Test win over England

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Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for 64 runs after tea on day three of the second Test in Dhaka. Chasing 273, England collapsed from 100-0 to 164...

Mosul Iraq battle: Shia militias aim to take Tal Afar

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Iraq’s Shia militia groups say they have launched an attack against Islamic State militants west of Mosul, as the offensive to retake the city continues. The Hashid Shaabi groups say their aim...

Aleppo siege: UN envoy Mistura ‘appalled’ by rebel attacks

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The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says he is “appalled and shocked” that rebels in Aleppo are targeting civilians in the city. The “relentless and...

A new age Horror Comedy to hit the screens In November

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Yet another addition to the horror comedy films released this year will be ‘Mo’ which is all set to screens on November 18. The team confidently says that this film contains all entertaining...

Box Office Collections made by ‘Kodi’ and ‘Kaashmora’

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Dhanush’s first dual role flick ‘Kodi’ and Karthi’s ‘Kaashmora’ were the big releases that lit up the festive mood and celebrations for the Deepavali festival....

Susi Ganesan ropes in a leading heroine for his sequel

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As we had reported earlier, director Susi Ganesan will be making a comeback in Kollywood with ‘Thiruttu Payale 2’, the sequel of his critically acclaimed super hit ‘Thiruttu...

Army and Police support illegal fishing in Kokkilai

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NPC TNA Member Thurairasa Raviharan accused that the police and the Army are supporting illegal fishing in the seas off Kikkilai in Mullaitheevu. Raviharan leveled this accusation in the context of...

Buddha descends on Manikkamadu in Ampara

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A Buddha Statue has been planted in Manikkamadu inIrrakkamam, Amparai and the Tamil and Sinhala population was irritated by this religious transgression. The Buddha Statue has been placed in...

14 Kilos of Kerala Ganja captured in Vavuniya

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When a suspicious luxury car parked near the Vavuniya Hospital was searched, on a routine patrol of the Vavuniya police, 14 kilos of Kerala Ganja, hidden in the car was captured by the police. The...

9 police team put into field to suppress 5 Anti-social groups including “Ava” group

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In the context of Sword slashing and anti-social activities going on the increase recent days, 9 police teams  under the direct control of IGP, Pujitha Jayasundara have been put into the field in...

Japanese Buddhist  priests pay homage at the Jaffna University, to students killed recently

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Japanese Buddhist priests and members of the Ghandi movement of India paid their homage to the two student killed recently in police shooting. The Japanese Priests were on a pilgrimage of peace,...

Ceylon American Mission calls for just investigation on the killing of University Students

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The Ceylon American Mission has issued a statement condemning the killing of the 2 University students on last 21st. The untimely death of the two student have created deep sorrow not only in the...

Let us pray for people be relieved of their sorrows and tribulations: Sampanthan in Deepavali message

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The Leader of the opposition and TNA, Era Sampanthan has said in his Deepavali Message that all should join in praying that the people who suffered sorrows and tribulations for a long time be...

Directive by Defence Secretary to hand over agricultural lands used by Navy at Musaly Division

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The Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has directed that all agricultural lands in Mannar Musaly Divisional secretary’s area currently used by the Navy, be returned to the owners. The...

Today’s Cartoon

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Contravening the directive of the Chief Minister, CVK elect Deputy Leader of the House

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Although the CM had issued a directive to suspend the election of Deputy Leader of the House, the Leader of the House has held the election in an authoritarian way . The Deputy Leader of the House...

Action to construct 600 Km. electric fence in Vavuniya to control elephants

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A request has been made to the Government for the construction of Electric fence with 600 Km long fence to prevent human-elephant conflict in Vavuniya. Rs. 2million has been received as the first...

3,000 Rain water storing tanks to be installed in the peninsula with Indian assistance

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A memorandum of understanding was to be signed with India to install 3,000 tanks for storing rain water in the Jaffna Peninsula. The Cabinet has given its approval for this project. The secretariat...

71 fishermen arrested in Mannar seas, 13 boats detained, repercussion of conflict with the Navy

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71 fishermen who were engaged in fishing at Mutharippu Thurai in Mannar were outrageously arrested by the Navy and 13 boats detained in their custody, the area people accused. Following the recent...

Kamaleswaran elected Deputy Chairman NPC

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Provincial Councilor V.Kamaleswaran was elected as Deputy Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council during its sittings chaired by Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam recently. He secured 18 votes. He has...

Assassination of Raviraj; accused to be tried before jury

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The accused in the case of the killing of former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj and his bodyguard sergeant Lakshman Lokuwella are to be tried before a special jury. The...

Jaffna high Court yesterday issued Interpol arrest warrant on Napoleon and Mathanarajah of EPDP

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The Jaffna High Court yesterday issued Interpol Arrest Warrants on Napoleon (Sebastian Ramesh) and Nadarajah Mathanarajah, two VIPs of EPDP, who are charged in a case regarding attacking TNA...

University Students return the letter sent by Governor in Sinhala only regardin the killing of students

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The Sinhala only letter sent by the Governor to the students of the University of Jaffna, was sent back to the Governor by the students. We are unable to understand what you have said. What we are...

The first ever death sentence passed by Mannar High Court on a Heroine smuggler from Mannar

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A Mannar resident who was arrested with heroine in his possession was sentenced to death yesterday by the Mannar High Court. Gnnatheepan Jesuthasan Roge (aged 50), from Nadukkudah, Thalaimannar, who...

AK 47 Empty casing recovered from the site of shooting

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Six days after the shooting incident in which two University students were killed, the AK 47 empty casing, presumed to be from the bullet used in killing was recovered from a point around 100M away...

Poll freebies tantamount to bribing voters: CJ

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Is announcement of free colour TVs in election manifestos in return for votes a “corrupt practice”?In 2013, the Supreme Court replied that a promise in the election manifesto did not amount to an...

New Zealand to play ‘constructive’ role in India’s NSG entry process

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India failed to get an outright statement of support for its bid to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key after talks with Prime Minister Narendra...

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India beat Malaysia 2-1, seal top spot

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Rupinder, who had scored eight goals before this match, gave world No.6 India the lead in the 12th minute but Razie Rahim equalised for world No.14 Malaysia in the 18th minute. However, Rupinder once...

Tom Latham’s batting a huge positive for New Zealand: Brendon McCullum

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The keeper-batsman reckoned that opening batsman Tom Latham has emerged as one of the finds of the tour apart from the way stumper Luke Ronchi had performed in the Tests. He also hailed the young...

Kashmir is a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK’s stand on Kashmir remains unchanged and it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan to address.The issue was raised in the House of...

Jerusalem reference found on ancient wine ledger

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient wine ledger they believe contains the earliest written reference to Jerusalem outside the Bible. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) seized the...

Release date of Anirudh’s next

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Young music sensation Anirudh Ravichander has delivered yet another hit album with Sivakarhtikeyan starrer ‘Remo’. Now we have the release information of the young composer’s next....

Calais ‘Jungle’ children with nowhere to sleep

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Several hundred migrants remain inside the “Jungle” camp in Calais, BBC reporters at the scene say, despite French officials claiming the camp is now empty. About 200 unaccompanied minors...

The CM issues a condolence message on the death of two students by Police shooting

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The Northern Province Chief Minister has said in a condolence message on the death of the two students, that, the unfair and untimely death of the two undergraduates has created deep sorrow in the...

If the Ethnic problem is not solved, the country will be confronted with a massive Challenge,: EP, CM

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We cannot desist from calling aloud the reality that this country will face a massive challenge, if the ethnic problem is not solved with open hearts, said the Chief Minister of Eastern Provincial...

Unprecedented Harthal in protest of the shooting of Undergrads

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All five Districts of the Northern grounded to a halt yesterday in protest of the shooting of two undergraduates. Vehicle transport was nearly absent and pedestrian movement was at a bare minimum....

Youth attacked with sharp weapons at Anaikoddaiby unidentified persons who came in a jeep

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Youths were attacked with sharp weapons at Anaikoddai, Jaffna, yesterday night it is reported. 3 youths who were seriously injured in this incident were admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital. The fuel...

India v England: Visitors named unchanged squad for series

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England have named an unchanged Test squad for their tour of India. All-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson will miss the first Test in Rajkot starting on 9 November and is a doubt for the...

BSF ASI injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers, India retaliating with equal measure

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A Border Security Force ASI was injured as small arms fire and mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers spread from R S Pura sector to Arnia sector on Wednesday.Identifying the injured as Assistant Sub...

‘Aleppo toy smuggler’ Rami Adham rejects fraud claims

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A Finnish-Syrian man feted by the global media for smuggling toys into Syria has rejected fraud allegations. On Friday, Finnish police said they had launched a preliminary investigation into his use...

Procession for Jayalalithaa’s health: Cop suspended after woman dies in stampede

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A day after a woman was killed in a stampede during a temple procession in Tiruvannamalai organised for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the government ordered the suspension of...

Mosul battle: UN receives reports of IS atrocities

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UN human rights staff have received reports of atrocities being committed by Islamic State militants as Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul. In one case, three women and three children were...

A multi-talented star hero for Soundarya’s ‘NEEK’

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Now it looks almost certain that Dhanush will be playing the lead role in ‘Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam’ directed by his sister-in-law Soundarya Rajinikanth. Earlier the names of Pranav...

Rambha clarifies the truth about her marriage life

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Yesteryear heroine Rambha known for providing the glam quotient in close to hundred films of big South Indian stars including ‘Arunachalam’, ‘Kadhala Kadhala’, ‘Ullathai Allithaa’,...

A new form of Diwali treat from ‘Bairavaa’ team

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It is being reported that the teaser of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s 60th film ‘Bairavaa’ will be released as a Diwali treat to the crores and crores of Vijay fans. While an official...