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Simbu’s comment on Dhanush’s Power Paandi Trailer

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The theatrical trailer of Dhanush’s debut directorial movie Power Paandi has released today and is getting raving response. Several celebrities have lauded Dhanush and the latest one is from...

Scotland to face Zimbabwe in two one-day internationals in June

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Scotland will play two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh this summer. The Grange will host both matches on 15 and 17 June. The nations met at the World Twenty20 in 2016, with the...

Mason Crane: Hampshire leg-spinner proud of New South Wales selection

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admitted he was “extremely proud” to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales during an eventful winter. Crane, 20, became the first overseas...

IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold

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US-led coalition aircraft have for the first time carried out an airlift of allied fighters battling the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The Pentagon said members of the Syrian Democratic...

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

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Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to...

Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that ‘impunity is no longer tolerated’ underlines UN rights chief

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Presenting an oral update on the rights situation in Sri Lanka, the top United Nations human rights official today said that a general lack of trust in the impartiality of the justice system in the...

If UN grant time to SL, Release of TPPs will become a mirage, TPPs : Nirmalanathan, MP

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If the UNHRC grant more time the release of the TPPs will become Mirage, the TPPs have warned to TNA MP, Charles Nirmalanathan. They also accused the although  the Government was granted time...

Solution to Kepapulavu affair in two days, announce the Government

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The Government had announced that a proper reply will be provided in one or two days for the Kepapulavu land affair. The people are engaged in a struggle demanding to release their lands for more...

1,451 vacancies in the Northern Provincial Council – CVK informs Graduates

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There are 1,451 vacancies existing in the Northern Provincial Council and the details of these vacancies had bee provided to representatives of the Un-employed Graduates Society. In the context of...

Granting 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka, Attention drawing demonstrations in North and East

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An attention drawing demonstration was held by the people of the North and East condemning the granting of 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka, by UN and insisting International Investigation against...

OPS or Sasikala? Who will get the AIADMK symbol

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The Election Commission will take a call on which faction of the AIADMK would get to retain the party’s symbol. Both the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam factions would argue before the EC to stake...

Pawan Kalayan to remake Vijay’s Superhit movie?

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Pawan Kalyan who has agreed to be a part of the remake of Ajith’s Veeram, will likely be featuriing in the remake of a Vijay film as well in near future. Reports say that he will be reprising...

“The Public believed me that I am a real cop” says ‘Raja Ranguski’ lead Shirish

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Murder – Mystery is one of the interesting and rare genres in film industry and it will always have a very close connect with all sets of Audience. In that case, the film ‘Raja Ranguski’ which...

North-South Series: Mason Crane helps South to victory in Abu Dhabi

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane helped the South to a 20-run victory and a 3-0 series win over the North. Crane, 20, finished with 4-39 as the North fell short on 208 in pursuit of 228-8 in Abu...

Olympic Games: Paris and LA ‘only want 2024 Games’

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Paris and Los Angeles say they are only interested in hosting the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics – and not the 2028 Games. There have been suggestions the International Olympic Committee may...

Guatemala youth gangs kill three police officers

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The authorities in Guatemala say there has been a series of attacks on police officers after riot police stormed a youth detention centre on Monday. Interior Minister Francisco Rivas said three...

Syria conflict: Rebels launch fresh Damascus assault

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Rebels and allied jihadists have launched a new attack in east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial assault. A rebel official said they had retaken ground in the...

2,150 registered as graduates seeking employment, in the North

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2,150 graduates have registered themselves as Graduates seeking state Employment, with Northern Province Unemployed Graduates Society, to date. The un-employed graduates who are seeking state...

The race which has risen recovered from a Genocide and great human misery should not lose hope: Toronto Mayor

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The Tamil race which has recovered and risen from Genocide and Great human misery should not lose hope, said the Mayor of Toronto, John T. Tory who came on a special visit to Mulaitheevu day before...

Minister Swamynathan blocking the renovation of Thikkam Distillery

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The Member of the Northern Provincial Council, V.Sivayogan accused that Minister of Resettlement, D.M.Swaminathan is the barrier across renovation of Thikkam Distillery. The 26th Anniversary of the...

Granting time without finding out the wish of the affected people is a wrong decision, the relatives of Missing persons

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The war at Mulliwaikkal was not waged in accordance with international norms. The final war was conducted as a war to massacre innocent people. What the countries of the world assisted for is that....

Gotabhaya led death squad’ in Sri Lanka

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A police report has implicated the brother of a former Sri Lankan president saying he directed a top-secret death squad that targeted journalists and dissidents. The Criminal Investigations...

Mere extension of time to Sri Lanka will accomplish nothing and only delay justice: Warns Anuradha Mittal

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Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute has warned that granting more time to Sri Lanka to implement the UN resolution will only delay justice for those who have already...

Oakland Institute report exposes Sri Lanka’s failing on Promises of Resettlement, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation

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As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets to discuss transitional justice and human rights in post-war Sri Lanka, a new report from the Oakland Institute, Justice Denied, exposes the...

Chief Minister meets relatives of Missing Persons in Kilinochchi

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The Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran visited and consoled the relatives of missing persons who are engaged in a continuous attention drawing struggle for the 28th day in Kilinochchi at around...

Demonstration on 27th at Maruthankerny against the sea water purifying Project

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A demonstration is to be staged by the Federation of the Vadamaradchchi East Fishermen Cooperative  Societies, against the project for purifying the sea water of the Vadamaradchchi East...

Agreement to link Toronto and Jaffna towns signed in Jaffna

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An agreement regarding development has been signed between Toronto city and Jaffna town yesterday. Toronto City Mayor, John Terry signed on behalf of Toronto City and the CM NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran and...

UN Giving time to Sri Lanka is a wrong move: says CM Wigneswaran

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The UN should first see what good the Government has done so far. Without doing that, saying that time should be given to Sri Lanka, for some political reason is not seems to be correct to me....

Struggle continues at Kepapilavu without any decision. We shall not rest until our lands are released, bow people

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The struggle of the people of Kepapulavu continued very peacefully for 18th day yesterday. The Mulaitheevu District HQ of the Army is located on the lands of the Kepapulavu people. The people of the...

Former Attorney General Siva Pasupathy comes forward to donate 36 acre land to People of Pannankandy, ending struggle

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Following the request of the Pannankandy people, the former Attorney General, Siva Pasupathy has come forward to donate freely 36 care land to people of Pannankandy. Following this benevolence the...

EPDP fails to pay Rs1.1 Million to Cooperative building

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The EPDP which had used two cooperative buildings for years, have failed pay up the rent amounting to Rs.1.1 Million. The Jaffna COOP has accused as above. The General Secretary of the EPDP, Doughlas...

If the government fails to implement resolution, UN will be fully responsible, Says Sampanthan

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We don’t need to worry about what the Government says about the court mechanism for war crimes investigation. If the SL government does not cooperate in the implementation of what had been said in...

Rameswaram fishermen back in sea

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Ending their 10-day strike against the Sri Lankan Navy that allegedly shot dead a member of their fraternity K. Britjo (21), fishermen resumed fishing on Saturday with more than 3,000 of them...

NGOs screen controversial Sri Lankan civil war documentary

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Several NGOs co-organised a screening of a controversial documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war last night, ahead of the sentencing of Lena Hendry who was found guilty of screening the same four...

Rally in Jaffna on Women’s day

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An awareness rally in view of the International Women’s Day was held in the areas of Jaffna yesterday, under aegis of a youth society called “Alternate Leadership for Social justice and...

Foundation stone laid for fruit canning factory at Sannasi-Paranthan, under new Concept Project

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Under a new concept Project of “Establishing through Re-conciliation the enhancement of Employment opportunities and livelihoods of Northern People” has been undertaken with the financing...

Is it Good Governance to occupy people’s area, inhabited by 7 generations? – University students  in Kepapulavu

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The struggle undertaken by the people of Kepapulavu , demanding the release of their ancestral lands, continued for the 17th day yesterday. More than 150 students of the Management and Commerce...

Chamber of Commerce, Jaffna Expresses support for Graduates on struggle

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The Jaffna Chamber of Commerce expressed its support to the Graduates who have taken up a struggle demanding state employment. They issued a media statement regarding the matters, highlights of which...

The Fisheries Department to grant fishing permits to more southern fishermen, accuse MPc, T Raviharan

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The Fisheries Department is gearing up to issue fishing permits this year to more Southern Fishermen to engage in Fishing activities in Nayaru area, accused the Member of Provincial Council,...

Court rejects plea by police to ban protest in front of Army Camp at Keppapulavu

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Mulaitheevu Magistrate Court yesterday rejected a plea by Mulaitheevu police to order the struggle undertaken by the people in front of Mulaitjeevu Army HQ be shifted to another place. The Magistrate...

No room for Hybrid Court in Lawa,says Managala and Sumanthiran : it is there

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera had said yesterday, “We asked for 2 years’ time to show progress in Reconciliation and Accountability. The grace period has been...

Attention drawing Rallies in North and East demanding international Judicial Mechanism

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Under the aegis of the North – Eastern Coordinating Committee, a North – East wise attention drawing demonstrations were held yesterday demanding International Judicial Mechanism on Sri Lanka....

Know why PM Modi is ‘happy’ to be the Pradhan Sevak

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In recent times, we have heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling himself Pradhan Sevak (head servant) of the country, thus trying to touch a base among the citizens that he is not the...

Who leaked Baahubali 2 Trailer? See what S.S.Rajamouli says

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The trailer of Baahubali was actually set for release at 5 PM today. But to the shock of everyone, it got leaked in the morning itself, which forced the team to release all the versions officially...

Hansika signs her next with Sasikumar?

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Actress Hansika who was last seen in Bogan, has now signed her next Tamil movie. She will be seen opposite Sasikumar in an upcoming film which will be directed by Muthaiah of Kutti Puli fame. Titled...

Bob Woolmer: Pakistan coach’s death remembered, 10 years on

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When Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica 10 years ago this week, the cricket world was shaken. The 58-year-old was pronounced dead soon after arriving at...

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

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Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address...

Britain’s GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

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Britain’s communications intelligence agency GCHQ has issued a statement denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign. The unusual move by the agency came after White...

Lanka’s broken promises

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Sam Rajappa (New Delhi)  It has now become clear that Sri Lanka, by co-sponsoring with the USA the consensus Resolution 30/1 of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in 2015 hailed as an example of...

Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling

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“WE ARE like dogs in the street, while your men occupy our homes,” read one of the banners strung up by Tamil protesters, mostly women in saris and ragged children. They had been camping for more...