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Rs. 4,000 Million spent for Development in Mannar, says District Secretary

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The Mannar District Secretary, M.Y.S.Deshapriya said that several development projects were undertaken with an allocation of Rs.4,000 in Mannar only. The media conference to explain about the various...

Demand to release houses used by Police

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The owners of the houses in Poonakary, Mannar and occupied for the last seven years by police have demanded that their houses be released and they be allowed to settle in them. 25,802 persons...

Picture of Sampanthan burnt in Vavuniya yesterday

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The picture of TNA’s Leader, Sampanthan was burnt yesterday in Vavuniya in protest. The picture of Sampanthan was dragged by the relatives of the Missing persons, at the end of their fasting...

Account for missing persons, else we will go no Fast unto death: relatives in North & East insist

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While saying that, the current regime also cheating them like the past one, the relatives said that they are insisting on Accountability and International justice mechanism. They also warned that if...

Kaddukkarai Archaeological studies which have ventured into a new path towards Misted Ancient History of Northern Sri Lanka

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Professor P. Pushparatnam,  Archaeological Coordinator, University of Jaffna Kaddukkarai is a small village located near Vaddalkkandal, at a distance of 26 Kms to the North East of Mannar District....

Great challenge to Tamils in Livelihood to women, employment to youth and Education of students, says MP, Nirmalanathan

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Great challenge to Tamils in Livelihood to women, employment to youth and Education of students, says MP, NirmalanathanLivelihood to women, employment to youth and Education of students are three big...

It is essential that we document our hereditary evidences, says the VC ,University of Jaffna

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The Archeological evidences discovered at Kaddukkarai kulam are our hereditary evidences. We should discover matters regarding,  who are we and what are our foundations, document them and preserve...

Neduntharahai coming to Jaffna soon

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The boat Neduntharahai, built in the Colombo Dockyard, for the purpose of being engaged in passenger service in the North will start its journey to North from Dockyard Ltd., on January 5th evening...

Relatives go on symbolic fasting calling for justice to kins who had gone missing

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The relatives of the people who had gone missing, announced yesterday that they will undertake a symbolic fasting campaign today in front of the Pandaravanniyan memorial tower in Vavuniya District...

Popular Tamil actor gets death threat

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A couple of days ago, veteran actor Anandraj had announced that he has quit his membership in AIADMK party after the death of its former supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha. He had...

Trump to meet US spy chiefs to get Russian hacking ‘facts’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

US President-elect Donald Trump has responded to a slew of US election related sanctions against Russia with a call for the country to “move on” and a conciliatory pledge to meet US spy chiefs he...

US releases detailed look at Russia’s election hacking

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The U.S. on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The 13-page...

Jayalalithaa death mystery: Madras HC resonating voice of Tamil Nadu people, says DMK

Chennai: Students of Everwin School take part in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at their school premises in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI12_8_2016_000277B)

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday said doubts raised by the Madras High Court over late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s death has resonated doubts of the people as health bulletins...

India to make special arrangement for Nepal on replacing defunct currency notes

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, a cashier holds bundles of Indian rupee bank notes at a bank in Allahabad, India. India's prime minister has announced late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, scrapping of high denomination 500 and 1,000 Indian rupees currency notes in what he describes as a major step to fight the menace of black money, corruption and fake currency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech carried live on radio and television on Tuesday says there is no need to panic as people would be able to deposit these currency notes in their bank account until December 30. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

With the deadline set by the Indian government to exchange old notes in denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 expiring on Friday, India has said that it will make “special arrangements” for Nepal...

3 silver Medals and a Bronze for North in the South Asian Schools Weight Lifting Championship

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The Weight Lifting Championships for South Asian Schools are being conducted in Kualalumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Northern students who represented Sri Lanka had won 3 silver medals and one...

Only half of the funds allocated for North received-Crisis in allocating funds to projects of the current year

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Out of the 3,168 Million Rupees of Provincial Specific Development Grant, allocated for the North in the National budget, for the current only1,500 Million rupees has been received so far by the NPC,...

Release the Political Prisoners at least in the New Year: requests National Organization for release of Political Prisoners

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The National Organization for the Release of Political Prisoners has requested that the political prisoners detained under the PTA be released at least in the blooming New Year. PTA does not have a...

No Federal Solution, No N-E Merger & Sampanthar and Sumanthiran should get out: Suresh Premachandran

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In a context where the basic rights of Tamil people are refused, in the Constitution , saying no Federal solution…No Merger of North and East and priority to Buddhism, there is no point in...

Head of Japan’s largest ad agency resigns over ‘death by overwork’

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The president of Dentsu Inc , Japan’s largest advertising agency, will step down over the “death by overwork” of a young employee, a suicide which has prompted official probes and fresh...

Nepal Police ban road shows ahead of New Year celebrations

Nepalese police personnel are silhouetted against the headlight of a vehicle as they stand guard along the highway after a brief clash with the Madhesi protesters demonstrating against the new constitution in Birgunj, Nepal November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Nepal Police have banned stage programmes on roads deemed as sensitive in terms of security on New Year’s eve. According to the Kathmandu Post, an integrated security plan has been put in place to...

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, a woman kicks National Guard soldiers' shields during a protest demanding food, near Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, triggered by rising frustration with food shortages and inflation. President Nicolas Maduro has greatly enhanced the power of his generals, who have become an indispensable crutch as the economy has tanked and street protests against the deeply-unpopular administration grow. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country’s diminished food supply, putting...

Superstar Rajinikanth to do it for Yuvan Shankar Raja for the first time

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The much expected music album of director Ram’s ‘Taramani’ will be released tomorrow (Decmber 30, 2016). The album has a tremendous pre-release buzz thanks to the proven combination...

Ritika to pair up with another ageless Kollywood charmer

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After proving her mettle as a performer in ‘Irudhi Suttru’ and ‘Aandavan Kattalai’, boxer turned actor Ritika Singh is presently shooting for ‘Shivalinga’ directed...

PM Modi intervenes, gets Railways and Defence to put aside land tussle

FILE PHOTO - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2016. To match Analysis INDIA-MODI/CORRUPTION-BANKS. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

AFTER STALLING work of a key railway project in Hyderabad for two years, the Army may get a new rifle range for itself in the bargain — in lieu of its existing rifle range. The rifle range has not...

Sasikala appointed AIADMK general secretary, now she has to get elected

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In a unanimous resolution adopted by AIADMK party members at the party’s general council meeting Thursday, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s  close aide V K Sasikala was...

PM Modi to address nation on New Year eve

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Prime Minister Narendra Moi is likely to address the nation on December 31 evening, a day after his 50-day deadline for the completion of the demonetisation process draws to a close. On December 25,...

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We will neither allow Federal Solution nor merger of North and East : Minister S.B.Dissanayake Under- table money transaction in granting land to China : G.L.Pieris. We will defeat the TNA in the...

If Colombo tries to hoodwink us, a struggle to paralyze the Government will be undertaken : bows Mawai

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If the Maithri – Ranil regime attempts  to hoodwink the UN and the Tamil People, the Tamil people should back the TNA to undertake a struggle to paralyze the government, in Colombo, the TNA MP and...

Accusation regarding resettlement of Muslims baseless, CM, Wigneswaran submit Special Report

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While reporting that, during the current term of the NPC to date, 24,041 Muslims have been resettled in the North. Land deeds have been granted to 3,145 Muslims, the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has...

Natural disasters are the result of people living like parasites on mother Earth : P.Ainkaranesan

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Earth is our mother. Earth is revered as mother not only in Tamil but in every other language. But we never behave like her children. We are living like parasites on the earth. The natural disasters...

Fatal accident in Vavuniya claims three lives including a Doctor

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Three people were killed and one injured when a container and a cab collided head-on in Vavuniya. The accident took place this morning along the  Jaffna-Kandy A9 road. Police said the cab travelling...

Telecommunication Tower at Pannai / Jaffna topples, One woman slightly injured

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The tallest telecommunication tower in Sri Lanka, located at Pannai/Jaffna toppled yesterday all of a sudden. Much tension was created in the area immediately, but the tension subsided after it was...

Medical Faculty Studies Building at Jaffna Teaching Hospital to be erected as planned : Director, Sathiyamoorthy

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The Director of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that the Medical Faculty study course building complex,  to be constructed at a cost of 720 Million will be constructed as...

TNA ready to grant one more year to the government to implement UN resolution, but place two conditions

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The leadership of TNA is prepared to grant one more year to the Government, if the government so wishes, but before that the government should fulfill the promises made regarding certain matters. The...

Relatives wail in grief over graves of Tsunamy victims: Tamil homeland swept into great grief

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The 12th anniversary of the victims of Tsunamy was commemorated sentimentally all over the country including the North. The main event in the North was held in Uduthurai where largest number of...

DD reacts to Suraj’s ‘Heroine Dress’ Controversy

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Entire kollywood is on fire, as director Suraj’s controversial statement has irked all the female artists in the industry. Earlier Nayanthara and Tamannaah have condemned him and asked for a...

Suraj Apologises to Tamannaah and other Heroines

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The controversial comment by director Suraj has got outrage from several heroines including Nayanthara, Tamannaah, DD etc. The director who seems to be shattered with the controversy, has released a...

Chelsea moved seven points clear at the top of the table by beating Bournemouth to set a club record of 12 straight Premier League wins.

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Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro to break the deadlock with a deflected shot that looped into the top corner. Eden Hazard capped an impressive display by making it 2-0 from the spot after he was brought...

Chapecoense plane crash: Colombia blames human error

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The plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last month, including dozens of players from Brazil’s Chapecoense football team, was caused by human error, an investigation says. Colombian...

Pope Francis’s Christmas message calls for an end to Syrian war

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Pope Francis called for an end to the fighting in Syria in his Christmas address at the Vatican on Sunday, saying “far too much blood has been spilled” in the conflict. He also urged...

Israeli PM summons US ambassador amid UN vote row

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Israel’s prime minister has summoned the US ambassador amid a growing row after the US eased the passage of a resolution against Israel at the UN. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also foreign...

Crops in 42, 000 acre has gone dry in Trincomalee

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Paddy and other subsidiary crops cultivated on 42,000 acre in Trincomalee have gone dry due to the Monsoon rains have failed, said the Deputy Director of District Department Agriculture and...

Former militant suddenly drops dead

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A former militant who was waiting for the bus on the A9 highway, suddenly fainted and died.This incident had happened on last Saturday evening. A father of 2 children, Aseervatham Stephan ,from...

I don’t believe that justice will be delivered in Joseph Pararajasingam’s case: Mawai Senathyrasa

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Although the Murder case of former MP, Joseph Pararajasingam has been taken for inquiry after ten years of the murder, we are not satisfied on the judgments of Sri Lankan Government, the TNA had...

Sampanthan agreed not to insist federal system and to the priority to Buddhism: Minister Ameraweera

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The Minister of Fisheries Mahindha Amaraweera has said that the Leader of TNA who has fully accepted the priority given to Buddhism in the constitution, has also assured to us that Federal solution...

People loving Tamil are more in Jaffna, Indian Consul Nadarajan prideful in saying so

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The Indian consul in Jaffna, R.Nadarajan said that, we should hold cultural festivals if the glory of people who endeavored to develop Tamil and our Religion. Participating as the chief guest, in the...

Resolution calling for Maveerar Thuyillumillams be declared sacred areas adopted Kilinochchi Development Committee Meeting

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A resolution calling that all Maveerar Thuyillumillams located in Kilinochchi be declared sacred areas and handed over to the Divisional Secretariats for maintenance was unanimously passed in the...

Widow of assassinated Sri Lankan Tamil MP to appeal in two weeks

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The widow of the assassinated Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, Nadarajah Raviraj, will be moving the Court of Appeal against the Colombo High Court’s order acquitting five persons including Sri...

After Raviraj case judgment, TNA firmly say,” No faith on local judiciary, International Investigation

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The spokesman MP, M.A.Sumanthiran has reiterated the call for international Investigation. The judgment on former MP, Raviraj has clearly shown that resolution adopted in Geneva by our pressure is...

Google pictures show Army destroying Northern forests, accuses CM

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The central forest areas of Northern forest areas affected and destroyed by Army staying in the forests. Google pictures clearly confirm the bare areas of very large extent existing now in the...