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“Falling at politician’s feet for post”: New VC refutes Jaffna Bishop’s harsh comment

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The new Vice Chancellor, R.Wigneswaran has rejected a comment by Jaffna Bishop that the new VC has obtained the post by falling at the feet of the politicians as baseless. He also said that he is...

Un-employed Graduates prevent CM from taking part in the PC sitting

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As the un-employed graduates and Health Volunteers who were blocking the entrances to the PC Secretariat, The CM and several other members were prevented from entering the PC Premises and participate...

TNPF condemns the Sinhala – Buddhistization of the North by the Military

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In a context where no justice has been delivered even after 8 years have passed after the Mulliwaikkal genocide, the Military is celebrating on an ever increasing scale, the Vesak in North to cover...

Armed Forces, the reason for the poverty of Mullaitheevu District: NPC, Raviharan

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While saying that reason for the Mullaitheevu District being the district most affected by poverty is that the Armed Forces have occupied and utilizing fertile lands and resources of the District,...

16 Sri Lankans refugees return from India

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The Ministry of Resettlement announced that, Sri Lankans have returned from Refugee Camps in India. 16 Sri Lankan Tamils have returned from Refugee camps in India. The Officials of the Ministry of...

Sri Lanka faces trade, human rights link

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The pain of Sri Lanka’s civil war, which ended in May 2009, continues to haunt residents in the eastern coastal town of Batticaloa and its surrounding villages. Punyamurthi Jeyatheepa, a...

Border Girls: Women in Sri Lanka take on male roles to help recovery from brutal civil war

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Women and girls whose male relatives were killed in Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war are now helping the country recover, taking on roles formerly reserved for men and heading to schools and...

Sri Lanka makes a mockery of the UN Human Rights Council

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The UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session ended on March 24. Ostensibly, the session was an important moment for Sri Lanka’s coalition government, which is led by President Maithripala...

Years after war, trials of resettlement in Sri Lanka

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After 20 years in India, wearing a “refugee” tag that led her from one camp to another, it was only in December 2016 that Edward Selyn, 55, returned home. Until a few days ago, she was among a...

‘The Tamil Nadu factor’: demanding justice for genocide in Sri Lanka

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From politicians to protestors, the people of Tamil Nadu are making waves in Indian politics, rallying around the need for justice for the war crimes committed against Sri Lanka’s Tamils.

Social services undertaken by Eastern Graduates amidst their struggle

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The struggle undertaken by the Eastern un-employed Graduates entered its 77th day yesterday. At the same time they had organized for a shramadhana to clean the beach. This Shramadhana service was...

India Sri Lanka Friendship Centre to be constructed in Jaffna on 100 acre at a cost of Rs.65,000M

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The Chairman of the India-Sri Lanka Friendship Centre, P. Jeyasubranmanium said that a India – Sri Lanka Friendship Centre has been planned to be built up in Jaffna on 100 acre at a cost of...

The NPC objects Buddhist Flags being flown wide spread

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The Sri Lanka Army is constructing Vesak Pandals at several place including Thanthai Selva Memorial, Memorial for victims of Tamil Research conference murders and Navatkuli Sinhala settlement area....

Don’t disturb Mulliwaikkal Commemoration & Opposition to President’s visit to Mulliwaikal

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NPC Member M.K.Sivajilingam has put out a call for all to come forward to observe the Genocide committed on Tamil people  by the Sri Lanka Government as the Mulliwaikkal Commemoration week and had...

India opposes ‘repackaging’ of discarded options for UNSC reforms

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India has opposed introducing new categories for consideration in inter-governmental negotiations on expansion of the UNSC, saying it is “unacceptable” that “discarded” options on increasing...

US regulator website hacked after TV host comments

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The US agency regulating internet policy has said its website was attacked after a TV host urged viewers to pressure officials over plans to roll back “net neutrality” rules. The Federal...

US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Donald Trump’s Air Force secretary

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The US Senate easily confirmed Heather Wilson, a former Republican member of the House of Representatives, on Monday to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of the Air Force. The vote was 76-22 in...

Donald Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

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Plenty can go wrong when foreign money mixes with immigration green cards, real estate deals and political connections. Revelations that the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s...

6 Nothern Schools to be handed over to the NW Province due Administrative problems

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Action has been taken to hand over permanently to hand over 6 Mannar District Schools, permanently to the NW Province from 2018.  This is done because of the difficulties encountered in undertaking...

State Minister of Defence paying a direct visit to Iranaitheevu to solve the resettlement problem of the people

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A team of officials headed by the State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijeyawardene is scheduled to pay a direct visit to look into the problem of resettlement of Iranaitheevu people. He will survey the...

Former woman-militant commits suicide- Body found hanging

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A former woman- militant’s body was found hanging in Chenkalady area in Batticaloa day before yesterday. Yogendran Ramany, a mother of a 6 year old girl had committed suicide by hanging...

More Northern players will secure places in National Football Team: Chief-Coach Danistan express hope

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Days are not far for the Northern players to secure places in the National Team, said the Chief- Coach of the Football Academy , specially created for coaching Football to players of Northern...

Transgressing Indian Trawlers continue to destroy our resources and livelihood everyday: Accuses Northern Province Fisher people’s Unity

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Northern Province Fisher people’s Unity in a media release accused of  Tamilnaadu fishermen of continuing to destroy marine resources while illegally harvesting Sri Lanka’s marine resources....

Fast, but never furious: Marauding mannequin

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Sunil Narine looks like a mannequin under the helmet. There is absolutely no presence in him when he stands out there at the crease. As if a fan of old Telugu movies has drawn a pencil-thin moustache...

Specter of bribery cases hangs over FIFA Council elections

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The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud.The election of...

Maria Sharapova not worried about Wimbledon wild-card

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Maria Sharapova is not yet worried about whether she will be awarded a wild card for Wimbledon following her doping ban.After moving into the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, Sharapova said...

Want to make Northeast gateway to Southeast Asia: PM Modi

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Stating that the Northeast has not seen “balanced development”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government has initiated major infrastructure projects to make the region a...

Govt issues orders against beaming of Pak channels

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked all deputy commissioners to ensure that no Pakistani TV channel is aired in the Valley. It has also blocked the airing of most religious channels, including...

PM Narendra Modi congratulates French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on winning polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron after he was declared victorious following a tough battle with Marine Le Pen. Modi congratulated his...

US: Indian-American doctor Ramesh Kumar shot dead in Michigan, parents say not hate crime

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An Indian-American doctor was found dead in a car in Michigan, United States.Thirty-two-year-old Ramesh Kumar was shot dead in the passenger seat of the car parked in a rest area 90 miles of...

France’s Le Pen pledges to overhaul party after presidential election defeat

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen leaves after speaking at her election day headquarters Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris. Le Pen says she has called centrist Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him and says the vote confirms her National Front party and its allies as the leader of France's opposition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Marine Le Pen on Sunday put a brave face on her crushing defeat to Emmanuel Macron in Sunday’s presidential election, pledging to overhaul her far-right party and turn it into the main opposition...

Barack Obama urges Congress to show ‘courage’ on health care

Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on Sunday to demonstrate political courage even...

38 Kilos Ganja captured in 2 days at the Uduththurai Beach

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38 Kilos of Ganja buried in the sand in Vettilaikerni Uduththurai beach were captured. 17 kgs of Ganja were captured by the Navy during a search operation on the Beach of Uduththurai in the Palai...

There is a link between illegal sand dealers and the police: Police Superintendent

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Thenmaradchchi area Assistant Superintendent of Police, H.S.Thusithakumara said that there exists a link between illegal sand dealers operating Katchchai, Ketpeli and Palavi areas and the police. He...

Fisheries Department Officials partial to Sinhalese Fishermen: Northern Fishermen

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The Federation of Northern has accused that as the Fisheries Officials are acting partial to Sinhalese fishermen, the Sinhalese fishermen are acting even in contravention to Courts order. This was...

31st commemoration of death of TELO Leader Sri Sabarathnam

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The 31st year Commemoration of the founder Leader of Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) was held yesterday at the spot where he was killed, Annankai  Kokila Road Farm Land in Kondavil, under...

1,000 years old Tamil Epigraphs found in the ruins of Sivan Temple located in the jungles of Trincomalee

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By Prof. P.Pushparatnam, Archaeological Coordinator, University of Jaffna Recently a resident of Seruvila had sent a photograph of ruined temple to Manimaran, an officer attached to the Regional...

If Sri Lanka continues to violate Human Rights it will be isolated under Labour Government: warns   Shadow Chancellor of the UK

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, right, applauds John McDonnell, finance spokesman of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, left, after McDonnell delivered his speech at the party's annual conference in Brighton, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Corbyn recruited Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and wealth and inequality expert Thomas Piketty to advise his party as he seeks to regain credibility for policies attacked by many academics as potentially disastrous. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Reiterating the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbin’s  long term concern and support  regarding the rights of the Sri Lankan Tamil people, John McDonnel, the shadow chancellor and senior...

Mulliwaikkal people join their kins in support of their struggle

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The Relatives of people made to disappear, who have made tents in front of the Mulaitheevu District Secretariat, continued their struggle for the 59th day yesterday In a context where the government...

We are implementing Development scheme without any discrimination: NPC CM

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While saying that, it is not proper to discriminate on the basis of Tamils or Muslims, the Chief Minister of the NPC said that, we should be united on the basis that we are Tamil speaking people. He...

SI dies in Accident & 3 more injured

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When two Motor Cycles collided head at Mathavady Vadaliyadauippu in Sithankerny, One Police Sub-Inspector who was travelling in a motor cycle met a tragic death, while three others were injured.  It...

Vidya Gang rape-Murder case-charge sheet to be filed before 12th

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The charge sheet and the related documents of the Pungudutheevu School girl Vidya’s gang rape – murder case will be filed in the Jaffna High Court before 12th of this month, said state...

Government should understand the feelings of the relatives of Persons made to disappear

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The relatives of the persons made to disappear is undertaking the struggle demanding information on their kins for more than 2 months but the Government is not taking any notice of it, said TNA MP,...

Tamil Girls and Boys should join the Police Force: requested the DIG-Jaffna

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Woman Police constables are very much less in the Jaffna District and the Tamil girls should come forward to fill these vacancies, said the DIG –Jaffna, Sanjeeva Dharmaratne. The number of Tamil...

CM invites Graduates to contest the Pradeshiya Sabai Elections

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The graduates who are suffering without employment should contest in the forthcoming Pradedshiya Sabai Elections, said the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, He has  insisted that the knowledge possessed by...

Haryana Assembly passes GST Bill, became eighth state to pass the legislation

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The Haryana Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, was passed unanimously by the state Assembly here today in a special one-day session convened for the purpose. With the passage of the Bill, Haryana...

India to Challenge Chinese Monopoly on Naval Vessel Supply to Sri Lanka

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Amid increased Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean Region, India has expedited supplying naval vessels to its neighbors to sustain its hold in the region. Once the naval vessel is delivered to...

Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit: China said no to foreign ministers’ meet in Delhi

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UPSET WITH the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, especially Tawang, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi refused to come to Delhi to attend the Russia-India-China foreign ministers’ trilateral...

Court’s reply Kamal Haasan’s request

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A few weeks ago, the district Magistrate Court in Valliyoor of Tirunelveli district had ordered actor Kamal haasan to to be present on May 5, 2017 (Tomorrow) for the hearing of a case filed against...

Samantha marriage forces star walkout of ‘Naragasooran’?

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Young director Karthick Naren made a huge splash with his ‘Dhuruvangal 16’ which has been lauded by celebrities of South Indian cinema. His follow up movie ‘Naragasooran’ has...