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Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna again, promises  Asgiriya Mahanayake

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On the basis of the importance of the three languages, action will be taken to reestablish the Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna. All the religions teach only peace, Fellowship and unity. If this...

Fisheries Ministry takes action to encourage Sea Algae cultivation in the North

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The Ministry of Fisheries has announced that it is intending to take action to give continuous training in the North for cultivating Sea Algae and through that to increase the income level of the...

“Kumuthiny” back in service

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The Kumuthiny boat which was under repairs for some time has returned to active service,this week. Kumuthiny which was serving from Kurikadduawan – Neduntheevu went out of order last week had been...

Intervention of International countries needed in the People made to disappear: says CM

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No constructive action has been taken by the Government so far and it has entailed the intervention of International countries, said the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council,...

Killer elephant that terrorized Vadamaradchchi East had left the area

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The killer elephant that was terrorizing the Vadamaradchchi East are for the last two days had left the area, said the Maruthankerny Divisional Secretariat circles said. They also said that the...

Another threat from India-Malaria Mosquito found in Mannar

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In a context where it had been announced that Malaria had been eradicated from Sri Lanka completely, now the Health officials have warned about the presence of Malaria Mosquito in Mannar District....

Swizz Kumar testifies: Minister Wijekala saved me from the people

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While I was tied to a post and beaten by people, Minister Wijekala Maheswaran came to the spot and prevented people from beating me and requested the people to untie me from the post. She asked me...

Kottawatte people show instant opposition to Police Officer who insulted LTTE Leader Prabaharan

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People showed instant and strong opposition to a Superintendent of Police who had spoken insultingly about the LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabaharan. Because of this a situation was created where the...

Why a Sri Lankan leader might be tried for war crimes in Brazil

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Early Tuesday morning, news broke that Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Brazil had fled the country. Sri Lanka’s government later announced that his departure was planned, and it was simply the end of...

20th Amendment is an attempt to grab the meager powers granted to PCs: Suresh Premachandran

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20th Amendment is  for dissolving the PCs, whenever they wish and to bring them into their control, said the leader of the EPRLF and former MP, Suresh Premachandran. He stated so in the media...

Untill Indian trawlers are brought under control Don’t prohibit our fishing: says local fishermen

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Although ban on trawlers has been implemented, please stop arresting local fisher for engaging in Trawler fishing until such time Indian Trawlers are brought under control, the local fishermen...

Family man killed by elephant in Vadamaradchchi!!

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An elephant which had suddenly appeared in the Vadamaradchchi East Division of the Jaffna District had killed a family man and two others were injured in its horrible attack and hospitalized. The...

Disaster at Mandaitheevu….6 students drowned, one on his Birthday

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Six students were drowned when a boat they were in was capsized near Mandaitheevu yesterday evening. They were celebrating birthday of two of them while the tragedy occurred. 18 students from Jaffna...

Brazil lawsuit accuses Jagath Jayasuriya of war crimes

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Human rights groups in South America have filed war crimes lawsuits against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his country’s ambassador to Brazil. The lawsuits against Jagath Jayasuriya...

Sri Lanka’s Jagath Jayasuriya wanted for war crimes

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Human rights groups have filed lawsuits in Brazil and Colombia against Sri Lanka’s ambassador in Latin America, accusing him of war crimes. Former general Jagath Jayasuriya was a commander in...

President requested to remove the Army Memorial constructed after war, at Depot. Junction: Kilinochchi, District Secretariat requests

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As per a decision of the Coordinating Committee, the District Secretary, S. Arumainayagam has sent a letter requesting the President to remove the Army Memorial built at the Depot Junction,...

The Struggle of Kepapulavu passes 180 days mark, but no light at the end of the tunnel

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The struggle that has been undertaken by the people of Kepapulavu demanding the release of their hereditary lands occupied now by the Army has 180 days now. They have engaged in their struggle, as...

Foundation stone laid for Salt Production Establishment

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The foundation stone for the new office block of the “Mannar Manthai Salt Industry”  has been laid yesterday and the State Circuit Bungalow also was declared open along with it. Minister...

Attempt to Buddhistize Point Pedro Harbour area: says area people

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The activities of majority race people have increased in and around Point Pedro Habour area. They are consuming liquor on the beach in the evenings. They are behaving in contravention of our Culture....

Competition in renovating Lt.Col. Thileepan’s Memorial

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In the context of the 12 days commemoration of Thiyagatheepam Lt.Col. Thileepan to be held next month, the Tamil People’s National Front has carried out cleaning at and around the Thileepan...

Point-Pedro Ponnalai road released for people’s use

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The District Secretary, Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan has announced yesterday that the Army has agreed to release Point Pedro – Ponnalai road so as to facilitate people to travel from Point Pedro to the...

4,607 unemployed Graduates register for state employment with 95 of them aged over 35 years

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4,607 persons have registered themselves as unemployed in the Jaffna District Secretariat. 95 of them are aged above 35. Action has been taken to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates in Ministry of...

Dengu on the increase in the North: says the Director for Dengu Elimination

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The number of persons afflicted with Dengu in the North, especially in Jaffna is increasing. The Director for Dengu Elimination, Dr. Kakistha Thisera inspected the situation in the North and has...

Intervention in duty, Rowdiness- Kayts Chief Inspector complains against the ASP in charge of 3 divisions of Kayts

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The Chief Inspector of Kayts division has complained to the Senior Deputy Inspector General, that the ASP in charge of the three police Divisions in Kayts is continuously posing obstruction to his...

Grand Uprising struggle on behalf of People made to disappear

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The Member of the NPC, M.K.Sivajilingam has put out a call to Tamil people at home and abroad to participate without party discrimination, in a grand uprising struggle on behalf of 20,000 Tamils who...

Weight Lifter ASIKA will be in Australia to represent Sri Lanka in the Common Wealth Weight Lifting for women

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Jaffna Chundikuli Girls College student Wijeyapaskar Asika will travel to Australia, to represent Sri Lanka in the Common Wealth Weight Lifting Championship to be held in Australia. The Commonwealth...

3 TPPs give up their fasting protest in its sixth day

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The fasting protest of the three TPPs in Anuradhapura was brought to a conclusion yesterday. The fast was given up on the hope given by the assurance that case will not transferred to other courts,...

Injustice done in demarcation of Borders: TNA has not decided to support amendments to Local Government Act

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“Activities are undertaken for demarcating border without taking in to account the number of migrated Tamil People. But we are not ready to postpone the Local Government elections with this as the...

Request to construct light house with lightening conductor at the Kurunagar confluence

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The Kurunagar United Front has requested the District Secretary, Jaffna, on behalf of the Kurunagar Fishing Development Society that a light house with lightening conductor at the Kurunagar...

Two fasting TPPS admitted to hospital and one transferred to Death row prisoners section

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Two of the fasting  Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) in Anuradhapura Prison, have been admitted to the prison hospital with deteriorated body conditions and the third one had been made to stay with...

Disaster Management Centre announces 1,270,673 persons affected in the whole country

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North and North western Provinces are most hit by the prevailing prolonged drought with 919,834 persons belonging to 268,376 families being affected by the drought, said the data released by the...

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No use in demonstrating in Colombo, People of Iranaitheevu, express their anxiety

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We staged a protest rally in Colombo demanding the release of our hereditary lands, but no concrete answer has been provided to us, said the people of Iranaitheevu. The Iranai Ttheevu people engaged...

TPPs bow to continue their fasting until assurance from the AG Department

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The Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) on fasting at Anuradhapura prison have announced that their fast will be continued till assurance is received from Attorney General Department, regarding  not...

Government take action to release lands of people in Kepapilavu and Army agrees

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The army has consented to the action taken by the Government to release more than 111 acres of land to the people in Kepapulavu. In a context, where the people of Kepapulavu struggling for more than...

New Ministers appointed for NPC, sworn in by Governor

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The new Ministers appointed to the NPC took up their duties before the Governor, Reginold Cooray yesterday. This event was held at the Governor’s Office, at around 2.00 p.m. The Secretaries to...

I have no authority to intervene in the TPPs’ Affairs: Minister Swaminathan washes his hands away

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The demands of the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) engaged in fasting protest are justifiable but, I do not have authority for intervening in their affairs said the Minister of resettlement,...

Constituent Parties express concern of being sidelined by TNA and the Government

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An all party conference on the 20th Amendment was held yesterday led by the President day before yesterday.  The Leaders of the constituent Parties of the TNA had expressed concern that the...

DIG’s remand order extended to September 4th

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The main suspect of the Vidya’s  case Swizz Kumar had earlier escaped to Colombo while in the custody of the police. He was later arrested in Colombo and a new case was opened on the escape of...

After much uncertainty NPC Cabinet will swear in today

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The controversies that prevailed in the NPC regarding Ministerial posts, finally has reached an end today. A 4 member Cabinet with will be sworn in today. Confusions and uncertainties  were...

Human Rights Commission Official Inspect the 3 TPPs on their 3rd  day of fast unto death

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Rasathurai Thiruvarul (40 years), of Jaffna, Mathiyarasan Sulaksan(30 years), from Karanavai, and Ganeshan Tharsan(26 years) of Nawalappiddy , the TPPs who have gone into the 3rd day of their...

Implement what is in black and white, It is sufficient for the PCs to operate efficiently: says Eastern CM

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 The Eastern CM, Naseer Ahamed said that it will be sufficient for the PCs to work efficient if the powers  granted by the 13th Amendment and written on paper are implemented. He said so in an...

Extreme drought in the North – Bombay Onion cultivation affected

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The yala cultivation of Bombay Onions was undertaken as planned due to the extreme drought the prevailed in the North, said the Northern Province Director of Agriculture. Commenting further on this...

Ethnic propotions chaged due to war environment: says the Leader of the opposition Sampanthar

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A war situation was created in the country in the past. Tamil people sought refuge in several countries including India. This has caused differences in ethnic proportions, the Leader of the...

Deneeswaran removed from Cabinet : Governor asks for Attorney General’s opinion

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Deneeswaran removed from Cabinet – Governor asks for Attorney General’s opinion Northern Provincial council Minister Deneeswaran was removed from the Cabinet by CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, who has...

People undertake shramadhana in the Mulaitheevu Maveerar Thuyillumillam

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People engaged in shramadhana  at the Maveerar Thuyilumillam of Vannivilankulam  yesterday. An Army camp was located in Vanni vilankulam. But after people resettling here the Army camp was...

3 Tamil Political Prisoners enter 2nd day of their fasting protesting moves to transfer of case to other courts

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Three Tamil Political prisoners continued their fasting protest for the   second day of their fasting protest against the moves to transfer their case to courts in other districts. Rasathurai...

27 Indians who were staying in Jaffna on the sly arrested

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The Immigration and Emigration Department announced yesterday that 27 Indian Nationals who had come on tourist visa and engaged in employment in Jaffna were arrested. They had been detected on a...

Minister Deneeswaran temporarily suspended for 6 Months from Membership of TELO

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TELO has announced that NPC Transport Minister Deneeswaran is being suspended from the basic Membership of the party. The politburo meeting of the TELO was held yesterday at its Head Office in...

International Community’s intervention needed in the People made to disappear’s affair: says the relatives

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The intervention of International Community including UN is necessary in the affair of the people made to disappear. We have not an iota of faith on this Government. It is enough waiting in the road....