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Bharathy Day in Jaffna

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Poet Subramaniya Bharthy Day was held at the Thurkka Manimandapam in Nallur under the patronage of the Consulate of Indian High Commission in Jaffna. The statue of Bharathy was garlanded. Kavignan...

Stable peace could not be brought by the Government, but only by the people: Ariyaratne of Sarvodaya

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The Founder of Sarvodaya movement, A.T.Ariyaratne, said in Jaffna that stable peace could not be brought by the Government, but only by the integrated power of the people. He was speaking in a...

Conpiracies against Muslims could be defeated only if the Muslims unite: Eastern CM in his Meelad un Nabi Message

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We can learn from Kuran that the Muslims could defeat the conspiracies against them only if they unite, the Eastern CM, Naseer Ahamed  said in his Meelad un Nabi Message. Eastern CM in his Meelad un...

Tension among people in Kalmunai by sea water invading into homes

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Tension and excitement prevailed in Kalmunai at the early hours of yesterday, when sea water advanced about 100 meters in the village at around 3.00a.m. People ran in welter and fear towards safe...

Rights first, Nationalism next otherwise we will be crushed: CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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While saying that, the national activities should be undertaken after granting the rights of the minorities, he has pointed out that, otherwise we will be assimilated into the majority society, over...

Will end ‘gundaraj’ in UP if voted to power: Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would end the ‘gundaraj’ (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh if the BJP is voted to power in the state in the coming assembly elections...

High alert as Cyclone Vardah likely to hit TN, AP

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There is likely to be heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore and Tamil Naidu’s Chennai as the cyclonic storm Varadha is set to make a land on Monday afternoon. The Cyclone Warning...

India v England: Day four in Mumbai was ‘worst morning of tour’ – Anderson

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England had their “worst morning of the tour” as India reached 631 on day four of the fourth Test, according to pace bowler James Anderson. Virat Kohli made 235 and number nine Jayant...

India v England: Virat Kohli makes 235 & Jayant Yadav 104 as tourists face defeat

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England are facing their seventh Test defeat of the year after Virat Kohli’s double century ensured India dominated day four of the fourth Test in Mumbai. Kohli’s 235 and 104 from number...

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

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The Islamic State (IS) group has retaken the Syrian city of Palmyra, hours after Russian air strikes appeared to have driven it back. The governor of Homs province, Talal Barazi, said government...

Cairo bombing: Cairo Coptic Christian complex hit

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A bomb explosion in the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed at least 25 people, officials say.Dozens of others were injured in the blast in a chapel adjoining...

Donald Trump hints US ‘One China’ policy could end

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President-elect Donald Trump has questioned whether the US should continue its “One China” policy. US policy since 1979 has respected China’s stance on Taiwan, which it sees as a...

Muslim Girls in ‘purda’ sitting for O/L ordered to be checked

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The minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasagam has ordered that Muslim girls coming to sit for O/L, in purda to be checked by lady Invigilators. He has also requested that the Muslim girls to...

If a Temple could be built in Colombo, what is the problem in building a Vihare in Kokkilai, asks Governor

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If Tamil people could build a Temple in Colombo, what is the problem in a Vihare being built at Kokkulai asked the Norther Governor, Reginold Cooray. However, he said that if the Vihare is built in a...

Tamils will not accept a Solution within unitary state system, strong Signal given to south from North

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The Members of NPC and several public organizations have insisted that the Government is engaged in hiding the human right violation in the guise of development.  Tamils will never accept a solution...

It is essential that the rights of the Tamil people be granted, insists CM, Wigneswaran, in HR day celebration

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We see the Declaration of International Human Rights Day, as a law enacted  to stop occurrence of worldwide genocide, crimes against humanity, and invasion crimes and to ensure that they do not...

Sasikala fit to lead party; no difference of opinion within us, says AIADMK

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AIADMK member and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Thambi Durai has said that late chief minister Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala Natrajan is a well-known person who is fit to lead the party in...

Eight TN fishermen injured in attack by SL navy?

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Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing in their territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported. “Eight fishermen from...

Fish catch increased in Peninsula

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Fishermen said increased amounts fish varieties are being caught by the in recent days, in the sea areas of Jaffna Peninsula. The Department of Fisheries and aqua resources said in the catch is due...

Dam to prevent sea erosion in Mandatheevu

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Activities have been undertaken to construction of a dam along the cost Mandaitheevu, to prevent sea erosion. Under the arrangement of Coastal Protection Department dam of granite stones is being...

Governor inquire about  unsolved land disputes in Mulaitheevu, from people

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The Northern Governor Reginold Coorary met people individually regarding unsolved land disputes in Mullaitheevu at the auditorium of Mullaitheevu District Secretariat, yesterday. The Secretary of the...

You are provocating us expressing wrong ideas, CM hits back at the Defence Secretary

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We are opposing the construction of Buddhist statues being built with the aid of the army in places where no Buddhists, said the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council, in reply with pungency,...

Protest against MoU with Chinese Co

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A protest was held in Hambantota protesting against the proposed signing of Mou with China Merchants Port Holding Company Ltd. (CM Port) to lease the Hambantota Port for 198 years. It was staged in...

Amnesty wants Lanka to act on UN torture report

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Sri Lanka must act decisively to stop torture and investigate complaints and hold perpetrators accountable, Amnesty International said today after a UN watchdog expressed alarm over the...

3 new Vihres sprouted in Themaradchchi, last year

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The Jaffna district  Secretariat statistics has revealed that 3 new Buddhist  Vihares had sprouted in Thenmaradchchi only during last year. Meanwhile the number of Hindu temples had declined by...

‘Muralipalam’ in great numbers in  Vanni after a lapse of 32 years

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Muralipal trees  in Vanni have borne fruits after a lapse  of 32 years. They borne fruit last, in 1984. People plucked them and sold then and earned good money selling them. This year also people...

Rain fall reduced in Vavuniya harvest expected to drop

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Vavuniya District used to getting heavy rainfall in the period of October to December. But the rainfall this year had been drastically reduced. Because of this water-levels in small and large...

We can’t live in model village. We will not accept alternate lands

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We are not going to accept alternate lands for our lands occupied by the Army, said the people of Kepapulavu. The Army, which had promised to release lands of half the families, also had said that it...

Sri Lanka to Sell 80% Stake in Strategically Placed Harbor to Chinese

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Sri Lanka’s heavily indebted government signed an agreement in principle on Thursday to sell an 80% stake in a deep-water port on the nation’s southern coast, close to one of the world’s...

UNP to retain executive presidency and Unitary state

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) announced it will support a new constitution that will retain the current executive presidential system, but with a greater...

Sri Lanka to ink JV with Chinese firm to develop southern port

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Sri Lanka will take part in a joint venture with China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited to develop a port in its south, where China has also been offered an investment zone. The cabinet...

Protest demonstration against privatisation of Elephant pass and Kurinchatheevu salterns

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The people of the Pachchilaipalli  and Kandawalai divisional Secretariat areas held a protest demonstration against privatization of Elephant pass and Kurinchatheevu salterns. People of the above...

Separate Anthem for Northern Provincial Council

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Action has been taken to create a separate Anthem for the Northern Provincial Council after three years in power. The Leader of the house, C.V.K. Sivagnanam announced yesterday during the sitting of...

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Security of the North in the hands of TNA Vimal Veerawansa, MP Army will be further strengthened : President Maithri. I stopped Army being called to quell unrest after the shooting on University...

Naranthanai Attack on TNA – Nepoleon, Mathan and Jeevan sentenced to double death sentence

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Three suspects in the attack on TNA at Naranthanai, Nepoleon Mathan and Jeevan, of the EPDP were found guilty and sentenced to double death sentences and 20 years rigorous imprisonment each by the...

UN rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

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A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees and to rein in broad police powers. The United Nations Committee against...

‘Relinguish portfolio’ :Sumanthiran to Swaminathan in the House

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has urged Rehablliance ilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan to relinguish the portfolio and hand it...

The comet that shined in the Political horizon disappeared: NPC CM’s Homage for Late Jeyalalitha

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Speaking in the 67th sitting of the NPC, the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran said that, a comet shining in the political sky has disappeared. I have an obligation to speak about an incident that had occurred...

Afgan Civil group visits North, meets District Secretary

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A group of Civil Society leaders from Afganisthan has come on a visit to Sri Lanka and they visited north yesterday and had discussions with the District Secretary, Jaffna. Commenting on this visit,...

Thavarasa will continue as the Leader of the opposition of the NPC

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A decision has been reached in the NPC’s sitting yesterday that, Sinnaththurai  Thavarasa will continue as the Leader of the Opposition. UPFA Secretary, Mahindha Amaraweera had sent a letter...

Burning of Jaffna Library: Prime Minister offer public apology and urge Joint opposition to apologize for their mis-deeds

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Burning of the Jaffna Library is a wrong deed. We are apologizing for that, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in Parliament. He was speaking during the Budget Debate yesterday, when he said...

Jayalalithaa Buried In Sandalwood Casket Next To Mentor MGR

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Thousands lined the route as Ms Jayalalithaa’s body was taken to Marina Beach on an Army truck in a slow procession. It took over an hour to cover the three kilometres from Rajaji Hall, a...

Tens of thousands mourn death of TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa

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Tens of thousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful politicians. The 68-year-old chief minister of the southern...

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America should Ban TNA Udaya Gamanpilla. Doctors and Nurses should desist from going abroad President Maithri. No revenging should be don in the name of the Religion Defence Secretary, Karunasena...

Youth killed in police custody by torture – Accused remanded till the evidences are recorded

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Declaring that the suspects connected with case of a youth arrested and killed in police custody by torture will not be granted bail until the evidences are recorded, Jaffna High Court Judge...

The case of attack on TNA in Naranthanai- judgment today

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The Jaffna High Court judge M.Illancheliyan announced yesterday that the judgment on case of attack on TNA Members will be delivered today. The inquiries of the said case taken up after 15 years, and...

Who will be the Leader of Opposition of NPC? , Decision today

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An important decision as who will hold the post of Opposition Leader of the NPC will be taken today. The 67th sitting of the NPC will be held today presided by the Leader of the House,...

Israel advances bill to legalise West Bank settlements

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The Israeli parliament has given preliminary approval to a controversial bill that would legalise thousands of homes built in the occupied West Bank. The bill’s main backer, Education Minister...

Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

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Russia and China have vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that called for a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo. Russia said the document infringed the...

India Jayalalitha: Thousands mourn colourful politician

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Thousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful politicians. The 68-year-old chief minister of Tamil Nadu state suffered...