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We do not approve of “one stop” offices in Colombo dictating the course of internal investments and economic regeneration in our areas: NPC CM

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Northern Provincial Council CM Justice Chief Minister said Tamil people cannot approve of “one stop” offices in Colombo dictating the course of internal investments and economic regeneration in...

Mulliwaikkal Commemoration yard soaked in tributes of tears

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8th annual commemoration of the Mulliwaikkal genocide of Tamil people was observed sentimentally yesterday at Muliwaikkal amidst flowing tears. Politicians, clergy of all religions and people...

Mahasen Balakaya fly National Flags sans minority strips, outrageously, in Kilinochchi

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A group who called themselves Mahasen Balakaya had come in a bus from Galle, hoisted National flags without the stripes representing minority races of Tamils and Muslims in Kilinochchi and proceeded...

 Peaceful solution to Thopur Selavanagar  disputes

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A special discussion was held at the Governor’s Secretariat presided by the Eastern Governor, on the attack made on the Muslim Village of Selvanagar, in Thoppur, Neenakerny in Seruwila Police...

The struggle of Iranaitheevu people continuing into the 17th day yesterday

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Iranaitheevu people are engaged in a struggle demanding they be allowed to settle back into their own lands. They were met by the Jaffna Bishop, Rt.Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam and the Leader of EPRLF,...

British Tamils mark 8th Anniversary of Mullivaikkal Genocide     

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In commemorative events across the UK, the British Tamil people gathered in large numbers today to remember and reflect their kith and kin who were massacred in a genocide by the Sri Lankan state and...

TNPF remembers Mulliwaikkal victims in Vakarai

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A ceremony was held in Vakarai, Batticaloa by the Tamil National People’s Front to remember the Mulliwaikkal genocide victims today morning.    

Mulliwaikkal Genocide against Tamil Nation commemorated sentimentally all around Tamil Homeland

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The main commemorative event of the 8th anniversary of the Mullivaikkal Genocide was held under the aegis of the the Northern Provincial Council, on Mullivaikkal soil at around 9.30a.m. today...

Human remains found in front of Prison complex in Jaffna not reported to police

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While excavations were done in front of Prison Complex, Jaffna, for constructing quarters for police, it is alleged that human skeletons had surfaced and they were not reported to police and no...

Balasena – Gnnasara Thero’s statements massive threat to Democracy: says Eastern CM, Naseer

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The Chief Minister of Eastern province said that the expressed opinions of Ganasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena has challenged the Judiciary. The extremist opinions of Gnnasara Thero are of a nature...

Injunction on commemoration in part of Mulliwaikkal

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Mulaitheevu Magistrate court had issued an interim injunction on Muliwaikkal Commemoration to be held near a church. On day before yesterday the parish priest of the area, Rev. Rajendran Ezhilrajan...

Muliwaikkal Commemorations-6th day in Uyilankulam

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Uyilankulam massacre was remembered during the 6th day observance of Muliwaikkal week, held  at Uyilankulam. On 1984.12.14 a passenger bus was travelling from Vavuniya to Mannar.  The Army...

Statement by the Prime Minister on the Eighth Anniversary of the End of the War in Sri Lanka

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the eighth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka: “Today, we mark the eighth anniversary of the end of the...

Tharakki Sivaram: A Proud Asset of Tamil Nationalism

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By Parani Krishnarajani April 29th is the day of remembrance of Tharakki Sivaram, a great soul. Many of us, including me, staunchly believed that Sivaram was murdered in cold blood then, to suppress...

Sri Lanka’s men face rape in custody decade after civil war: study

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Men in Sri Lanka are being raped in custody nearly a decade after the civil war, when sexual assault was routinely used to torture detained Tamils, a report said Wednesday. The rape of men and boys...

Sri Lanka’s men face rape in custody decade after civil war: study

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Men in Sri Lanka are being raped in custody nearly a decade after the civil war, when sexual assault was routinely used to torture detained Tamils, a report said Wednesday. The rape of men and boys...

The long journey of a forgotten people

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally on May 12 with Sri Lanka’s hill-country Tamils, on the second day of his two-day visit to the country, was a success, if you went by conventional...

Sri Lanka drags feet on reconciliation, risks peace: ICG

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Sri Lanka’s failure to address its wartime past nearly a decade after its bloody conflict jeopardises any hope of a lasting peace in the ethnically-divided island, a global rights group warned...

Sri Lanka drags feet on reconciliation, risks peace: ICG

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Sri Lanka’s failure to address its wartime past nearly a decade after its bloody conflict jeopardises any hope of a lasting peace in the ethnically-divided island, a global rights group warned...

Killing of 2 university students-5 suspects’ remand order extended

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Jaffna Magistrate court issued an order yesterday extending the remand order of the 5 suspect police Officers charged with killing 2 University students by firing on them, to 30th. Two students of...

Police Interrogate the Parish Priest on the Menhir (Nadukal) for 500

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Parish Priest of Mulliwaikkal Rev.Fr. Ezhilrajan was interrogated by Mulaitheevu Police over proposed erecting tomorrow, of 500 Menhirs for few of the Tamil people fallen at Mulliwaikkal. This...

TNPF insists that a memorial Centre be established with documentation of Genocide

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While insisting that the Genocide unprecedented in the history, perpetrated at Muliwaikkal  should be brought out in the form of documentation , the TNPF has also noted that setting up of a memorial...

Mulliwaikkal Human Disaster-Commemoration all over the Tamils’ motherland

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The Commemoration of the Genocide perpetrated against the Eelam Tamils will be observed all Tamil home lands including Northern and Eastern Provinces. Eight long years have passed after tens  of...

‘Indian Tamils’ of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Tamils: Here is the difference

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During his recent visit to Sri Lanka for UN Vesak Day celebrations, PM Narendra Modi made a stop at Dickoya in the central hills, home to many Tamil people of Indian origin, known as the ‘Indian...

India re-orients its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question

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Modi found time for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a group of Sri Lankan Tamil parties, only at the fag end of his visit. The appointment was given only at the eleventh hour, and the meeting...

Eye witness to 1983 Welikade massacre , Comrade Jeyakkody no more

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Comrade Jeyakkody who was an eye witness to 1983 Welikade Prison massacre of Tamil Political Prisoners, which has remained to this day an unhealing scar in the minds of Tamil people, passed away in...

Diaspora Tamils eager to purchase Palmyrah Jaggery: says S.Thuraisingam, GM

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The General Manager of the Kilinochchi Palm Development Cooperative Societies Union, S.Thuraisingam said that, now our migrated people are showing much interest in buying Palmyrah Jaggery . As the...

4th Day of Muliwaikkal Commemoration, held at the memorial to “Kumuthini” victims

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The memorial tower for the victims of Kumuthini Murders in Neduntheevu was the venue for the 4th day of the Muliwaikkal Commemoration week and 32nd Anniversary  of the Kumuthiny massacres  in which...

Court rejects Application to make Maj.Gen.Shavendra a witness in the habeas Corpus for Missing persons

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Mulaitheevu Magistrate court rejected yesterday an application for calling Major General as witness in the habeas Corpus for the persons who went missing after being handed over to the Army. Several...

Call for a Combined commemoration under the aegis of Northern Provincial Council by CM

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We all should get together and observe a united Muliwaikkal Commemoration. All should participate in it without any party discrimination, NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has put out a call. By remembering...

Foundation stone for a massive tower at the Navatkuli Vihare laid by 523 Brigade Commander

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Foundation stone was laid in the Navatkuli Samuthy Sumana Vihare yesterday, for building a massive tower at a cost of tens of Millions. The Commander of the 523 Brigade, Brigadier Dissanayake laid...

Kilinochchi Stadium will be opened on September: District Secretary express hope

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The Secretary to the Sports Ministry has promised that the Kilinochchi Stadium the construction of which had been dragged on for a long time, will be opened in September this year, said the District...

Symbolic fasting protest calling to conduct the Vidya’s case inquiries in Jaffna

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A symbolic fasting protest will be held in front of the Pungudutheevu Maha Vidyalayam under the aegis of the Pungudutheevu World Centre, insisting that the Vidya case should not be transferred to...

Siruththeevu Island near Jaffna given on a 30 year lease to a private person, on orders from Mahintha Rajapakse

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The Jaffna District Secretariat has given a small atoll located between Jaffna and Mandaitheevu on a 30 year lease to a private Company, it is reported. 15 acre land in Siruththeevu a small island...

Muliwaikkal Commemoration in two places yesterday

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The Second day observation of Mulliwaikkal week, commemorating the greatest Human Disasater of the 21stCentury was held yesterday at Valveddiththurai and Mirusuvil. These events were presided by the...

50 Kmph winds predicted for North

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For a few days ahead, the Met Department has warned that winds exceeding 50 Kmph. will be experienced in the North of Sri Lanka. In most of the areas of the country rains or rains with thunder will...

Appointment Of secretaries stalled by CM, C.V. Wigneswaran

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The Northern provincial Council Chief Minister, C.V.Wigneswaran has requested the Governor of Northern Province, Reginold Cooray  to suspend the Appointment of C.A.Mohantas as the Secretary to the...

Municipality shop Complex – 5man committee to investigate possible corruption in construction

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Complaints have been made that regulations are not adhered in the construction of the Municipality shop complex at Kasthuriar Road. A 5-man committee had been appointed to inquire into this...

Decoding PM Modi’s Speech In Sri Lanka: Seeking A Radically Positive Engagement

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Going through the speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered in Sri Lanka to the large mass of Tamils assembled there, thrills me as a Tamil and as an Indian. At last we have a Prime Minister who...

Illegal agriculture drilling tube wells in Kilinochchi

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Concern has been expressed that there is a marked increase in illegal Agricultural methods being used. Demands have been made that the act of drilling tube wells and doing agriculture using them...

Commemoration of Mulliwaikkal Genocide commences at Chemmany

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The Commemoration Week for the thousands of people killed during the final stage of the Warat Mulliwaikal commenced yesterday with a commemoration event being held at Chemmany which is another site...

9.9 Kgs. Heroine worth Rs.90 Million found floating on KKS seas

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Navy men have captured 9.9 Kgs. of Heroine with a street value of Rs. 90 Million from a bag found to be floating in the seas off Kankesanthurai. The Commanding officer of the Northern Navy said that...

Vidya’s Case Charge sheet and records ordered to be protected in Safe

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Jaffna HIgh Court judge M.Ilancheliyan ordered the Court Registrar to keep the charge sheets and connected documents if safe custody. Exactly 2 years ago, the said student was abducted while going to...

Work on 67′ Buddha statute resumed sans approval

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Work on building a 67′ Buddha statue at a cost of 78 Million rupees, in the Nainatheevu seas has  been resumed day before yesterday, amidst all oppositions from all Tamil factions. The...

Memorial Epigraphs for public killed at Mulliwaikkal

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Nearly 500 memorial epigraphs are to be erected in Mulliwikkal in memory of innocent public killed in Mulliwaikkal during the final stages of war. These Memorial Epigraphs are to be planted in...

Rally in Pungudutheevu demanding that the Vidya-rape-murder case be heard in Jaffna

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An attention drawing rally was held yesterday condemning the attempts to transfer the Vidya – Rape- Murder case to Colombo and demanding that the case be heard in Jaffna.  The case was heard in...

Mullivaikkal Commemoration week commences today – TNA calls for a united remembrance

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The Mulliwaikkal Commemoration week, annually observed in remembrance of the Eelam’s Human Disaster that occurred there, will commence today. The TNA has put out a call to observe ‘the...

Mullikulam people in Church despite their own land has been released

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The Mullikulam Parish priest, Rev.fr. Anton Thavarasa  said that although 10 days have passed after the lands of the Mullikulam people were released, they are still staying in the church premises...

Attempt to transfer Vidya’s Case to Colombo

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Although the case files of the Rape-Murder case of the Pungudutheevu student Vidya has been sent to Jaffna High Courts by the Attorney General, it is reliably learned that definite attempts are being...

Palaly should be converted to a Civil Air Port: Jaffna Chamber of Commerce calls the TNA

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Take action to renovate the KKS harbor and the Palaly Air Port with speed and convert them to be used by the people, the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce has requested the Leader of the TNA, Era...