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Resettlement in Muhamalai South

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It is reported that people will be resettled day after tomorrow in Muhamalai South, Vempodukerny, and Inthraapuram in Pachchilaipalli South. The Divisional Secretariat is clearing big trees  in...

18 Roads renovated in Mannar at a cost of 157.6 million

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Northern Province Ministry of Road Development said that 18 roads in Mannar District are being renovated at a total cost of 157.6 Million. The renovation of several roads in Mannar District commenced...

We are not empowered to stop Maveerar Day Commemorations: Defence Secretary: Karunasena Hettiarachchi

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The Defence Sector has no authority to stop Commemorating Maveerar Day, only Police and Local Civil Administration can do that, said the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Karunasena...

‘ Karuna Amman ’ under  arrest for misusing President Secretariat Vehicle

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The court has ordered that former State Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan alias Karuna Amman, who was arrested on a charge of misusing a state vehicle, be remanded till 7th of December. Karuna...

Chelsea begin investigation into historical sex abuse allegations

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Chelsea have begun an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse concerning an individual who was employed by the club in the 1970s. The Premier League club says the former employee in...

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

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Up to 16,000 civilians have been displaced by the Syrian government’s advance into besieged rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo, the UN says. Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said...

Mosul Iraq battle: IS accused of shooting civilians

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Islamic State militants in Mosul have reportedly been killing civilians for not co-operating as the battle for control of the Iraqi city intensifies. The UN says 12 civilians were shot dead on 11...

6 medals to North in National Weight Lifting Championships

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Northern Province had secured 6 medals in the National Weight Lifting Championship conducted by the National Weight Lifting Federation. This series was held at the Aranayake Central College. Age...

Attack on Kattunayake Air Port, Courts allows withdrawal of charges against the LTTE suspect

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Court has allowed the withdrawal of a case filed against an LTTE member, charging him of attacking the Air Port in Kattunayake. Rathnakumaran Pushpakumaran alias Nirmalaranjan was charged with...

It gives me much satisfaction being able to remember my Maveerar son, Atputhambal after commemoration at Mulankavil

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“I could not even see the face of my son, who was killed in action in the final war. I was anguishing with a heavy heart  all theses 7 years. But remembering him, placing his photograph and...

Some reflection from the south on Maveerar Day and Prabha’s Birthday

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By celebrating the Maveerar Day and the Prabhakaran’s Birth day publicly, in an unprecedented way, those in the North have breached the Law. All of them should be arrested. We were informed by...

Friction between TID operative and media men, in Vavuniya Commemoration

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During the commemoration event in Vavuniya  friction was caused between Media men covering it and the TID operatives who photographed the media men. the Maveerar day was commemorated in Vavuniya in...

Neduntheevu fishermen on the verge of abandoning fishing: Aruljeevan, of Fishermen MPCS, Neduntheevu

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The President of Neduntheevu Fishermens’ Society has said in a press release that the fishermen of Neduntheevu is on the verge of abandoning their traditional fishing due to the outrages...

If Puttalam Mannar Road is renovated Colombo – Jaffna travel shorten by 120 Km: Riashad Badiuddeen

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Minister Rishad Badiuddeen  requested in the Parliament to renovate Eluvankulam Road, so that the travelling from Colombo to Jaffna may be shortened by 120 Km. The renovation of Elavankulam Road was...

Thuyillumillams risen with new lease of life, Relatives mourn at approximate locations of graves of their fallen Children

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All the Thullumillams released by the Army and un-occupied ones were enthusiastically and sentimentally cleaned by the people and unexpected number of people flowed into them yesterday evening,...

Let Elzhuka Thamizh do some good, as nobody was victorious in the war, says Governor, NP

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Nobody has won in the 30 years old war. Only destruction and distress had won, said Northern Governor Reginold Cooray. Felicitation event for achievers of the Valikamam Educational Zone was heldat...

The country will not split by implementing powers of the Provincial Council, says CM, EP

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Vimal Weerawansa had said that if the Provincial councils are granted powers, the country will be split. This is not correct. In the context of the land powers being granted under the 13th...

Up Country Tamil Progressive Front will undertake Political activities in conjunction with the TNA, announce State Minister for Education: V.Rathakrishnan

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The State Minister for Education, V.Rathakrishnan said that a first stage of talks between TNA and UCTPF, for undertaking political activities in conjunction. He also expressed optimism in that the...

Tamil Homeland gears up to remember her ‘maveerar’ sons and daughters after 7 anguishing years

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The Home Land that was curtailed into oppression for the last 7 years following the war is gearing up to commemorate its Maveerars who had laid their precious lives in the liberation struggle for the...

ICET calls preventing those who are paying respect to the great heroes a Violation of Humanitarian norms

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International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) calls preventing those who are paying respect to the great heroes who sacrificed their lives for the  freedom of Eelam Tamils a violation of humanitarian...

Release the lands of the People of North and East: JVP demands from the Government

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The Northern people are asking for their lands only to live in them. Hence the Government should take action soon to release their lands, insisted the JVP MP, Sunil Hanthunethy in the house...

Let us pay homage to those who had in the war for the liberation of Tamil race, call TNA and TNPF

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The Tamil National Alliance and Tamil National People’s Front have called upon the Tamil people to commemorate all the people who had lost their lives in the war of Liberation for the Tamil...

Sudden, spontaneous clearing of Maveerar Thuyillumillams at Kanakapuram and Mulankavil in Kilinochchi

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The arrangements to commemorate the Maveerar Day have been vigorously undertaken all over Tamil Home lands, despite the ban on it being announced by Ministers of the government. Arrangements to...

Maveerar Memories commemorated in the University of Jaffna students of all races participating

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Maveerar week events were held in the University of Jaffna yesterday. It was an unprecedented event in the context of the government has announced ban on commemorating Maveerars and students of all...

Today’s cartoon

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More Investment funds for North next year, but Provincial specific grant for Development reduced

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The Government has released more Investment funds, for the Northern Provincial council but has the allocated funds less than last year for Provincial Specific Grant for Development (PSGD). These data...

Charges against 5 suspects of Chunnakam Police station murder of suspect case proved, case to be transferred to Jaffna High Court

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In the case where,  a suspect was tortured and killed in the Chunnakam Police Station the charges against 5 police officers have been proved on the basis of evidences given in the Kilinochchi court,...

EPDPers who had fled the country are living in London, testimony in the Attack of TNA case

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“I saw with my own eyes Jeevan hacking Perampalm. Napolean was attacking our members while firing his rifle into the air. Blood was pouring from the head of Mawai Senathyrajah. The two suspects...

Despite who oppose it, constitution will be adopted with 2/3 majority: Maithri promises to TNA

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The President, Maithripala Sirisena has promised to the TNA that, despite who opposes the proposed Constitution in the Parliament, it will be adopted with 2/3 majority. He also said that they are to...

3 irrigation Tanks out 9 tanks under Iranaimadu Irrigtion Dept. spilling, 4th ready to spill

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Out of the 9 major Irrigation Tanks under the Iranaimadu Irrigation Department of the Kilinochchi District, 3 are already spilling and a 4th one is ½ ft away from spilling level, said the Irrigation...

News Bits

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Police and land powers will be given to Provincial Councils through the new constitution : Jayampathy Wickremaratne. Last year only 13 came for Sivajilingams Commemoration. Let’s see how many...

Resolution today in the NPC calling the government to allow commemoration of Maveerars

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A resolution will be tabled in the NPC calling the government which claims that it is pursuing reconciliation, shoul allow the Tamil people to commemorate the Maveerars who had sacrificed themselves...

Police force in to University Hostel, threaten to shoot Students

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Four policemen armed with rifles had forced into the Balasingham Hostel of the University of Jaffna while the students were celebrating the birthday of a co-student during early hours and had...

M Karunanidhi says AIADMK’s win in bypolls an ‘artificial victory

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DMK President M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said the ruling AIADMK’s win in all three Tamil Nadu Assembly seats where polls were held on November 19 was not surprising as the party had...

India v England: Tourists need correct mindset – Jonathan Agnew

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England will know it was a first-innings batting calamity that set the wheels in motion for India’s 246-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. To be 80-5 and give away a 200-run lead is a...

Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs

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Authorities in three Bolivian regions have called an end to the school year two weeks early as the country suffers from a severe and prolonged drought. Three reservoirs which supply the largest city,...

Colombian government and Farc to sign new peace deal

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Colombia’s government says it will sign a new peace accord with Farc rebels on Thursday, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month. The new revised agreement will be...

Syria war: UN resumes aid to Syrians on Jordan border

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The UN has announced the resumption of aid to some 85,000 Syrian refugees stranded on Jordan’s border – the first such deliveries in months. The UN says the aid includes food, winter...

Kanakampikai Kulam (Kilinochchi) Spilling, travelling may be hindered

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Kanakampikai kulam has reached its full holding capacity of 10’9″ and had started to spill. The spilling water is passing under the bridge that is being constructed on the main road, from...

Lands of people in Vali – North occupied by Police released to the people

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The lands in Vali North, released earlier by Army  and re-occupied by the police have been released to the people yesterday, said the District Secretary, N. Vethanayagan. Parts of people’s...

Raviraj had been shot dead with the Rifle issued to Karuna Amman, testifies the Deputy Attorney General

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The Deputy Attorney General, Rohan Abeysooriya testified in court yesterday that Raviraj and his body guard had been shot dead with the rifle issued to Karuna Group in Girithale Army Camp. The case...

Arrests, inquiries and cases, in a process contravening the law, condemns Justice Illancheliyan

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The High Court Judge M.Illancheliyan said yesterday that the legal matters that should have been handled by the Northern Courts are being taken out of Jaffna District and that this act should be...

Army fence across path to Nanthikadal not removed. Around 70 fishermen affected

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The Army fence erected across the path to Nanthikadal preventing  Kepapulavu fishermen from accessing it has not been removed so far and because of that around 70 families of Fishermen have been...

268mm rainfall in the Jaffna Peninsula in 3 days

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268 mm rain fall has been received in the Jaffna peninsula in just 3 days. On Sunday night only, a rainfall of 138 mm rain mm has been recorded, said the Officer in Charge of Met. Office,...

Remembering LTTE war dead prohibited, declares State Minister for Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene

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The State Minister for Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene announced yesterday that, legal action will be taken against anyone try to remember the war dead of the LTTE. He said this to the media while...

‘Mamanithar’ title forgotten in the memorial plaque for Mamanithar Ravi Raj, Condemnation from all around

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The ultimate political title of  “Mamanithar” bestowed on the former Member of TNA, Late Nadarasa Raviraj has been forgotten (or eclipsed) in the memorial plaque of the Statue of Late...

You, the Sinhalese in the North have been made into minorities, Mahindha Rajapakse instigates in Manalaru

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A conspiracy to make Sinhalese into minorities have been undertaken by the Government, Mahindha Rajapakse has told the Sinhala people in Manal Aaru.  He undertook a visit to Manalaru for worship at...

Heavy rains and Abnormal weather prevailing in North and East

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Several districts in North and East are inundated with floods following continuous rains prevailing here. Routine life of people are affected in some areas, where floods have submerged them. The Met...

Solution to the Ethnic problem, through the new Constitution, assurance in Jaffna, by Minister Rajitha Senaratne

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While stating that, the solution for the long prevailing Ethnic Problem will be found through the New Constitution, the Spokesman of the Cabinet and  Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous...

Maveerar Week Commences today

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The “Maveerar week”, commemorating members of the LTTE who have laid down their lives for the betterment of Tamil people commences today 21st and will be continued till 27th. The...