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Cannot agree to conditions for GSP+ tax concessions : State Minister, Laxman Yapa Abeywardene. More than 600,000 affected by the worst drought : Disaster Management Centre. We will avoid occurrence...

Providing employment opportunity to former militants, Governor promise to discuss with President, PM and CM

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The Governor, Northern Province, Reginold Cooray has promised to take up the matter of providing employment opportunities to Rehabilitated former militants with the President and the Prime Minister....

Two arrested with narcotic tablets at Valaichenai

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A trader and his assistance were arrested in the Valaichenai police area, with narcotic tablets and Ganja. Narcotic Tablets and an amount of Ganja were captured from the suspects arrested by the Anti...

12,000 acre land robbed in January only in East, will there be any land for Tamils when solution comes? Queries Viyalendran, MP

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Batticaloa District TNA MP, Viyalendran has raised doubt whether there  be any land left for Tamils when political solution is reached. It is learnt that 12,000 acre has been robbed in Batticaloa...

Salman Khan acquitted in 18-year-old Arms Act case

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A Jodhpur court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in the Arms Act case. His sister Alvira Khan was also present in CJM court during the verdict. The court said that the actor was...

Actor Salman Khan acquitted from Arms Act Case

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The judgement of the arms act case against Bollywood actor Salman has been pronounced today by Jodhpur court. The actor has been acquitted from the case. Salman was accused of using arms with an...

PETA hits back at Suriya

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Actor Suriya who is on trip throughout Tamilnadu promoting his upcoming movie C3 (S3 earlier) has supported the protests by youngsters to bring back Jallikattu. He also insisted that PETA has won...

Heroine confirmed for Vijay-Atlee film

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Ilyalathalapathy Vijay who is basking with the huge success of Bairava is expected to commence the shooting of his next project with director Atlee by the beginning of Feb. This film is said to have...

Italy convicts eight South Americans in Plan Condor trial

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An Italian court has given life sentences to eight South American former political and military leaders over the disappearance of 23 Italian nationals during the 70s and 80s. Those sentenced include...

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

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Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the...

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

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A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more. Aid workers are among the dead in Rann, with the Red...

Kite Flying Contest in Udupity to mark Thai Pongal

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Kite flying contest was the highlight of the Thai Pongal festival held in Udupity on Sunday. The event was held at the Vallai Kattuwan Thidal. The first winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs 7500,...

MGR remembered in Kalliyankaadu

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A simple ceremony was held at Kalliyankaadu in Jaffna to mark the 100 th birth anniversary of Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister and Founder Leader of AIADMK M/G.Ramachandran. The statue of MGR was...

Reconciliation could be built up only if other religions are respected : the District Secretary, Jaffna

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The District Secretary, Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan said that the reconciliation could be built up only if other Religions are respected. The event for pursuing reconciliation activities at country wide...

A situation of being unable to resettle in Muhamalai due to Military Presence

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The people who are unable to settle in the areas allowed for resettlement say that they are unable to do so as the army is trying to enforce a land grab there. People of Muhamalai were displaced due...

Sampanthan and Hakeem had got together and working family towards a solution

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As far as the matter of solution is concerned, TNA’s Leader Sampamthan and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Hakeem have got together and working firmly so that both the races will gain maximum...

Jaffna Medical Faculty Students commence a one week fasting Protest against Private Medical College

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The Medical students of the 36th batch have commenced a fasting protest yesterday, against Private Medical College. All Government Medical Colleges had already started such protests and the Medical...

If solution proposals are abandoned, the TNA will quit Constitution Drafting

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If the Sri Lankan Government abandon the solution proposals for the National Problem, the TNA will quit the Constitution Drafting activities, said TNA  MP, T.Sitharththan. We have received a mandate...

Omanthai released after two decades

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The Army personnel who  were occupying the Omanthai Check Post have completely vacated from it, it is reported. The Omanthai Army check point was operation for several years now. It was a point...

Tamils are a National race, agrees and ratify Ranil at Nuwara Eliya

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The Tamils are getting all the privileges granted to other races living in Sri Lanka. Tamils have been accepted as a National race. That is confirmed by this National Thai Pongal festival being held...

24,000 Families affected by drought in the peninsula : District Secretary, Jaffna

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24,000 families were affected by the 30% of the cultivation being destroyed by the prolonging drought, the District Secretary, N. Vethanayagan has informed the Disaster Management Centre. Due to the...

Madurai’s mystery bomb blasts: NIA cracks case, blames Base Movement

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After five years, investigators have finally managed to solve the mysterious Madurai blasts case. Between 2011 and 2014 there were four blasts in Madurai, and National Investigation Agency sources...

PM-led panel to meet tomorrow to select CBI chief

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A three-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet tomorrow to decide on the chief of the country’s premier probe agency CBI. The post of CBI director is lying vacant for...

When Sivakarthikeyan & Lawrence set the stage on fire

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Sivakarthikeyan the sought after actor in Kollywood, was recently spotted at the audio launch function of Raghava Lawrence’s Sivalinga today. Much to the surprise of everyone, Sivakarthikeyan...

Trisha faces heat! Protests staged against her

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Actress Trisha is an animal welfare activist and also an ardent supporter of Peta, the organisation which engineered the ban on Jallikattu, the sport which is traditionally organised by Tamilians for...

Bairavaa creates a Histroy in Kerala

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No new releases and a massive response for Bairavaa in Kerala has compelled the distributors in the Kerala to increase the number of screens. The latest we hear is that the film will be screened in...

India v England: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav lead stunning chase

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A Virat Kohli masterclass helped India complete the highest successful chase in a one-day international against England and seal a three-wicket win. Chasing 351, India were reduced to 63-4 in Pune...

India v England: Virat Kohli thought Eoin Morgan’s side would ‘panic’

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India captain Virat Kohli says he thought England would “panic” during his side’s chase of 351 to win the first one-day international in Pune. India had slipped to 63-4 but were put...

Mosul battle: Iraq forces ‘retake’ university from IS

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Iraqi forces have seized full control of Mosul University in their battle with so-called Islamic State, Iraqi state television said. Military forces have been attempting to retake the city –...

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

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Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement,...

Memorandum of Understanding signed to construct 3,000 Rain water storing tanks in Jaffna District

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Under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Ministry of National Unity and Reconciliation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian High Commission for a Concept Plan to...

Our objective is a solution desired by Tamil people: We are vigorously pursuing it

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TNA Leader and the Opposition Leader, Era Sampanthan said that the  will definitely get a solution desired by Tamil people. TNA’s stance is that, any solution given nationally, has to respect the...

Army cheat again: Release a rocky beach area unsuitable for fishing in the name of Urany

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The people who went to witness the so called “Release of Urany” was highly disappointed as army had only released a rocky area which could not be approached by fishing boats from the sea. People...

Undergrads Murder – Police dragging the Case? Judge warns the police

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The judge inquiring the killing of two undergrads of the Jaffna University reprimanded the police for saying excuses without submitting necessary reports. He also ordered to answer as to who ordered...

110 Million robbed by former Governor Chandrasiri from the NPC, handed over to it

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Rs. 110 Million that had been illegally acquired from Provincial Ministries by former Governor, Major General Chandrasiri, a few months before the NPC Elections had been handed over back to the NPC....

Jaffna District Cultural Authority inaugurated

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The inaugural ceremony of the Jaffna Cultural Authority was held in the Auditorium of the Jaffna District Secretariat. This Authority has been inaugurated by the Cultural Department at District...

Urany docking area will be released tomorrow, announce SFHQ – Jaffna

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The Security Forces Head Quarters announced yesterday that, With a view to the welfare of the Urany Fishermen, the Urany docking area will  be released by the Army for public use on ‘Thai Pongal...

TPP distressed in prison within Prison at Anuradhapura

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A Tamil Political Prisoner who has been arrested on suspicion under Prevention of Terrorism Act, for the attack on Anuradhapura Air port and detained in the Anuradhapura Prison is being tortured by...

 Plan to drill 25 Tube wells to save 40,000 acre paddy cultivation

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The Irrigation Department has undertaken a project to drill 25 Tube Wells in Kilinochchi to irrigate and save 40,000 acre paddy cultivation from drought, it is reported. Out of the 60,000 acre...

Government agree to amend Anti-Terrorism Act (new PTA) draft

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The government has agreed to make amendments in the Anti-Terrorism Act Draft, which is replace PTA. The Draft of the New Anti -Terrorism Act was submitted in the Cabinet during September last year....

Special Courts for TPPs with a racist view, accuses Rev. Fr. Sakthyvel

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While accusing that the special court for the TPPs are being established with a racist view, Rev. Fr. Sakthyvel, the President of the National Organization for the release of Political Prisoners, he...

We want a Political Solution with North and East Merged, demonstration in Trincomalee

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An attention drawing demonstration was held yesterday in Trincomalee calling for a political solution with the North and East merged. During this demonstration, those who participated in it had...

Wigneswaran addresses media in Canada

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  Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran addressed a press conference in Canada. He was accompanied by strategic advisor Karthikeyan, Markham Councillor Logan Kanapathi and...

Challenging Sri Lanka’s Sixth Amendment

Would you talk a bit about the motion that you and some colleagues will be filing with the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC)? The Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution criminalizes peaceful...

UN System Owes Sri Lankan Tamils Remedial Justice

It is very sad that UN an international institution particularly was initiated to protect the civilians during conflicts and other matters affecting the civilians failing from its duty by ignoring...

Jaffna Bus Stand land to be acquired for Teaching Hospital

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The Secretary to the President has sent instructions to the District Secretary, Jaffna to take action to acquire the Jaffna Central Bus Stand Land for the use of Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Earlier the...

Turmeric cultivation successful in Visuvamadu, Mulaitheevu District

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Technologist for the Humanitarian Activities Management Organization for Reconstruction and Renovation,(RAHMA),  K.V.Thomas said that the Turmeric Cultivation in Visuvamadu has succeeded. The RAHMA...

World Food Program playing a big role in building up the health of the North: Ainkaranesan

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The World Food Program is performing a humanitarian task in playing a big role in alleviating the hunger of the Northern Province which has been affected by war, said the NPC Minister of Agriculture,...

Government should not waste time in the matter of Political Solution: insists Sampanthan

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While stating that the Tamil people pooled their votes in the best hope of living with all the rights enjoyed by other societies and with self-respect, the Leader of the TNA and Opposition, Era...

Punjab elections: Sidhu continues to keep Congress guessing

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When Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is back from a vacation, will hold discussions to wrap up the selection of candidates for the Punjab assembly elections, he would also have to decide on...