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Struggle to draw the attention of the Government, by Relatives of people made disappear

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The Government which came to power on our votes had forgotten us. It continues to keep mum about the persons made to disappear. We have lost the meagre confidence we had on the Government, said the...

North in the medals, again- Asika wins a Gold

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National Level Weight lifting championships are being held at Pollonnaruwa Stadium. In the 63 Kgs weight group V. Asika of the Chundikuli Girls School representing the North won a Gold Medal lifting...

German Ambassador meets NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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A meeting between the NPC CM, C.V. Wigneswaran and German Ambassador, John Rauckdy and his group of officials was held Friday night. The CM said later, that a request was made to the Ambassador...

It is an ‘Animus revocandi’ attack on Judge Ilancheliyan, says Northern Governor, Reginold Cooray

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The shooting was done on Judge Ilancheliyan with an intention of assassinating him, said the Northern Governor Reginold Cooray . An event for honouring students who have obtained 9As in the last O/L...

No Allocation…..Farmers renovate the Main Distribution Channel of Iranaimadu Tank

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As the water level of Iranaimadhu Tank has dropped down, the Farmers of the Kilinochchi District have started to deepening of the main distribution Channel. Using tractors, the farmers are deepening...

CID complains against Judge inquiring into Manthai Mass Grave

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The CID has complained to the Judicial Services Commission that, the former Judge and the present judge inquiring the Manthai Mass Grave case are acting partially. The case regarding Manthai Mass...

Rotational seat to EPRLF again? Sithathan writes in anger to Sampanthan

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The Leader of the PLOT has written in anger to the Leader of the TNA to give up appointing an EPRLF Member again, to the rotational seat of the NPC shared on a yearly basis among the constituents...

Vidya’s Case: Wijeyakala not present at CID inquiry

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Although, UNP MP Wijeyakala Maheswaran was summoned for recording her statement with regard to the Vidya’s case, she did not attend the inquiry. Earlier, SDIG Lalith Jayasinghe was arrested...

A special Resolution adopted in the 100th sitting of the NPC: Erect Light Houses in all Districts of the North

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A resolution calling for the installation of Light Houses was adopted in the 100th sitting of the NPC,  yesterday. The 100th sitting of the NPC was held yesterday presided by the Leader of the...

Inquiries to be made from Minister Wijekala Maheswaran over ‘Swizz Kumar’s escape

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Inquiries are to be made from the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs and Children’s Affairs, Mrs. Wijekala Maheswaran regarding the Murder case of Punkudutheevu student Vidya. When...

One person arrested with 22 Kgs. Ganja from a house at Sakkodai in Point Pedro

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22 Kilos of Ganja was captured from a house in Sakkodai in Alwaai and a suspect was also arrested. Following a tip-off received by the Excise Department, the ganja was captured with the assistance of...

DDTV has to pay Rs.1.016 million as rent to Jaffna Municipal Council

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It has been stated in a statement of the Jaffna Municipal Council that, the DDTV which operated from a building belonging to the Jaffna Municipal Council, has to pay 1.016 Million in rent. This reply...

DMK working President Stalin welcomes LTTE ban lifting

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DMK working president M K Stalin has welcomed the decision of the European Union to remove LTTE from the list of terror organisations. “It is a moment of elation as EU’s highest court has...

Justice Ilancheliyan adopts the two children of the slain Inspector

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Justice Ilancheliyan has promised to adopt the two children left behind by his body guard of 17 years body guard Sarath Hemachchandra, who was slain on 22nd at Nallur. Speaking to media after the...

Great Distress due to prolonging drought-Large scale water shortage in Kilinochchi

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The Secretary of the Karaichchi Pradeshiya sabai, K.Kamsanathan said that the Sabai is encountering large scale problem in supplying water to the drought scorched Kilinochchi, as their water...

Tamil Doctor’s Great achievement, in Leg transplantation at Anuradhapura Hospital

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In the history of Sri Lanka,  the first ever leg transplantation  has been performed by a medical team headed by a Tamil Doctor, Joyal Arudchelvam and including Doctors, Amila Ratnayake , Ruwan...

Remains of the Body guard of Justice Ilancheliyan, interred with full state Honours

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The mortal remains of the Body Guard of Justice Ilancheliyan, Sarath Hemachchjandra, who was slain on Saturday 22th, while trying to save the justice from an assassination attempt targeting the...

European Court of Justice removes LTTE from terrorism blacklist

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The European Court of Justice on Wednesday removed Sri Lankan separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, from its terrorism blacklist, Reuters reported. However, the European Union’s...

Several suspicions have risen regarding the security of the ordinary people : says Eastern CM

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The attacks that are being targeted on the Judges, the guardians of Judiciary or their Security service men have raised serious questions as to the security of the ordinary people, said the Eastern...

University Lecturer sentenced to life for conscripting for LTTE

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The Vavuniya High Court Judge, Balendran Sasi Mahendran sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment former rehabilitated Militant and a lecturer at the Jaffna University, K.Kannathas. Following a...

To avoid large funds being expended, Tanks should be renovated during this drought

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All water sources have dried up and this is the best time to renovate them in order to avoid spending large amounts. The Agricultural Organizations of the North has insisted as above. We have already...

Vandals start fire, Ponnalai Palmyrah shrub forests burned down

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Vandals have started a fire in the Palmyrah grove near the Periyavar Temple behind Ponnalai Varatharajaperumal Temple day before yesterday. The fire had consumed several square Kms of the forest had...

STF fire into the air- one sand smuggler  jumps into the lagoon and drown in Karadiyan Aru, Baticaloa

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Two Brothers from Karadiyan Aaru,Suthakaran Mathusan (17) and suthakaran Kithushan (18) were loading sand into their tractor, when the STF had fired into the air to catch them. In his attempt to...

Waves of protest over Assassination attempt on Ilancheliyan

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*  A Protest Rally and demonstration was held In Jaffna Town yesterday demanding justice for the shooting on High Court Judge, M.Manickavasagar organized by the Organizations for Social Justice. *...

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Vidya’s Case : Important testimonies before Trial at bar

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The Vidya’s case will be taken up before the 3-judge Trial at Bar. However, as the Lawyers’ Union has announced a boycott today condemning the assassination attempt on one of the Trial at...

Liquid falling on Vembadi cannot be acid rain, University Geologist

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Possibilities of the liquid which fell on the Vembadi Girls’ High School, being an acid rain are very less, said the Senior lecturer of the Geology Faculty of the University of Jaffna,...

Justice Ilancheliyan pour his heart out on his body guard for 17 years

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Personal sorrow of losing his body guard of 17 years, surmounting all protocols, Justice Ilancheliyan wept like a baby over the death of his body guard, SI, Hemachchandra who was killed in the...

Protests in the North over assassination attempt on Justice Ilancheliyan

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Protests are being undertaken all over the North today condemning the attempted assassination on the High Court Judge Manickavasagar Ilancheliyan. The Private Bus Owners Association said yesterday...

Immediate inquiries needed about the yellow substance spraying,  insists Principal

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16 students and a teacher were affected by the yellow coloured substance sprayed from the sky on two days. The Principal of the Vembadi Girls High School, Mrs. V.Shanmugaratnam  has requested the...

Chauvinism may creep between Tamil and Muslim people, say Deputy Minister Ameer Ali

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If the Tamil and Muslim people of Baticaloa district  act separately among them one day or another Buddhist Chauvinism will enter majestically into the District, the Tamil Muslim relationship will...

Attempt to force half-baked solution on us through new Constitution, CM, Wigneswaran

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While pointing out the that this government is trying to force a half baked solution on us and show the world that they have solved the problems of the Tamils, Chief Minister of the Northern...

Judge Ilancheliyan escapes assassination attempt: Body guard dead- Horror behind Nallur Temple

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Daring shots were fired yesterday behind Nallur Temple, on the High Court judge M.Ilamcheliyan yesterday evening in Nallur area. Although the judge had escaped the assassination attempt, one of  his...

144 Million to be allocated to Ananthy Sasitharan ??

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The Leader of the House C.V.K.Sivagnam suggested yesterday that the 144 Million which was acquired from the Governor’s funds be allocated to Ananthy Sasitharan. A review of the activities of...

Its is distressing that IC and the Tamil Diaspora welcoming Office for Missing Persons: say relatives

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The relatives of the missing persons said yesterday that they are sad to hear that the International community and Tamil Diaspora Organizations are welcoming the establishment of the Office for...

16 students and a teacher at Vembadi Girl’s High School affected by yellow spray from the sky

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A yellow spray from the sky has affected 16 students and a teacher of the Vembadi Girl’s High School Jaffna, yesterday, following which they were admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital and they...

Attack on Coastal Protection Force which tried to stop sand smuggling in Vadamaradchchi East

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An attack was made on the coastal Protection Force which tried to intercept and search sand smugglers near Vallipura Aalvar Kovil in Vadamaradchchi. Following the attack, the personnel of the...

Shortage of counseling related specialists: NPC Minister, Sathiyalingam

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The Minister of Health, NPC, P.Sathiyalingam has said that there exists a shortage in Specialist Doctors for counselling related treatments. A discussion on drafting a policy on identifying children...

Is the burning of Koolamurippu forest a deliberate act? Raviharan demands immediate inquiry

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Immediate inquiry should held on the burning down of a part of Koolamurippu Forest which has been planned to be colonised. It is not seemed to a natural occurrence. It is strongly suspected that this...

Army keeping people’s wells is a crime: CM, in the Disaster Management meeting

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“I feel that it should be recommended to grant compensation to farmers affected by the drought and the fishermen who were affected by the drying up of lagoons. While we experience a shortage in...

Lands under the care of the Temples should be given to Landless: SLFP Coordinator

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The District Secretary and the Divisional Secretaries should come forward to get the lands that were written by our ancestors in the name of the Temples and give them to House-less people. Then the...

Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka

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Frances Harrison is the program coordinator of the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and author of a book on the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war. She discussed a new ITJP report...

Links to Sri Lanka’s separatist Tigers cloud Tamils’ US resettlement

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Up to 240 Tamil asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island could be excluded from Australia’s refugee deal with the US because of their links to Tamil Tiger rebels. Human rights advocates,...

Un-employed graduates suspend their struggle, vowing to resume if their demands are not met

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The struggle undertaken by the unemployed graduates demanding Government jobs has been suspended after the Government has brought a Cabinet paper to provide jobs to un-employed graduates. The...

Security needed for minorities: Says the Eastern CM

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The Eastern CM, Habis Ahamed Naseer said that the clause 2 of section 29 of the Solbury Constitution should be enacted in the new constitution. The security of the minorities could be assured only...

Basic facilities will be provided will be provided: Minister Swamynathan at Myliddy

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Basic facilities for the resettled fishermen to engage in fishing immediately at the Myliddy Fisheries Harbour area will be provided and funds will be released for the renovation of 5 Hindu Temples...

Foreign Minister of Singapore Dr. Vivien Balakrishnan meets CM, C.V. Wigneswaran

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Dr. Vivien Balakrishnan, the Foreign Minister of Singapore who is on a visit to Sri Lanka, met the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran yesterday noon. In this meeting...

Sumanthiran’s murder attempt suspect assaulted in front of Mother by Prison guard

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A suspect in prison relevant to alleged murder attempt on TNA MP,  M.A. Sumanthiran was assaulted by a prison guard in Jaffna,  right in front of his mother. Murugaiah Thavaventhan (33) of...

Muravodai Sakthy Vidyalaya play grounds encroached by Muslim Individuals

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The play ground of the Muravodai Sakthy MV, coming under Kalkuda Educational Zone, Batticaloa  has been encroached by private Muslim individuals. The  students of the school, their parents and...

We are cheated this time also, say the people of Kepapulavu with anguish

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We are being cheated as in the past. People’s lands are not included in the lands to released today at Kepapulavu. Lands of anyone engaged in the continuous struggle demanding the release of the...