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No need to be confused about Gazette notification banning the tapping of toddy, the Palmyrah Development Board announces

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The Palmyrah Development Board has announced that the people need not confused about the banning of tapping toddy from Coconut and Palmyrah trees (Gazette notification of 2017.10 .20) and that the...

Jaffna University was paralyzed insisting the release of Tamil Political Prisoners

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The students of the Jaffna University had paralyzed  all activities of the University, including learning and Administrative activities, insisting the fulfillment of the demands of the 3 TPPs...

Forcing Buddhism into North and East is a betrayal to Tamil People: says the CM Wigneswaran

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Establishment of “Unitary State” under the guise of “Aekeeya Rajya” and forcing Buddhism  on North and Eastern Provinces is a betrayal of Tamils ,  who consider these...

St. Patricks, Jaffna wins the under 19 and under 17 Football Cups of the FOOTSAL Tourney conducted by St.Josephs, Colombo

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In the FOOTSAL Football series conducted by the St.Joseph’s College Colombo, St.Patrick’s Jaffna won the Champion Cup in the Under 19 group. In this series conducted at the...

4 Tamil youths deported from Germany and Italy arrested at Katunayaka Air Port

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Four Tamil youths from North and East who had been deported from Italy and Germany were arrested at the Katunayakka Air Port. These youth who arrived at Kattunayakka Air Port Day before yesterday...

Government preparing list of people who have not been rehabilitated, under the guise of providing Livelihood

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The activity of collecting names of members of LTTE and similar militant movements who have not undergone rehabilitation, under the guise of providing livelihood assistance to them, have been...

We don’t need to listen to what is said by political Analysts regarding Interim Report, says Mawai Senathyrasa

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The Leader of the ITAK Mawai Senathyrasa has said that the opinions expressed by Political Analysts, Attorneys at Law and University intellectuals regarding the Interim Report on the Draft...

Fasting TPPs’ affair – solution may be received today or tomorrow, Sivajilingam expresses hope

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Member of the Northern Council, Sivajingam  expressed hope that the the Fasting protest of the 3 TPPs will come to an end today or tomorrow. We have filed a writ application in the appeal court on...

Ban for tapping toddy from coconuts and Palmyrahs – 12,000 families to be affected in North only

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The Government has announced an amendment, banning tapping toddy from Coconuts and Palmyrahs.  The gazette notification relevant to this had been issued by the Government on the 20th of this month....

The Task of eliminating Malaria Mosquitoes to be commenced immediately

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The Health Sector has announced that, Malaria Mosquitoes had been observed in Valveddithurai in Jaffna and Puthukudiyiruppu in Mulaitheevu. The Officers said that the Operation for eliminating...

Opposition to the merger of North and East – Demonstration in Trincomalee

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A protest Demonstration was held near the Clock tower, Trincomalee by the Eastern people Organization yesterday. This rally was held in protest of the new Constitution and the merger of North and...

Mahindha out to mischief to grab the power, rebukes Sampanthan

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Mahindha and his cohorts are spreading mischievous stories about the New Constitution and the Interim Report that has been published now in order to grab the power. Some of our Tamil politicians are...

New variety plantain strains cultivated successfully in the North

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Three new strains of plantain trees have been obtained from research stations in the country and given them to our farmers said the Provincial Deputy Director Agriculture, A.Selvarasa. Elaborating...

Fasting TPPs meet more disappointment

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Although the President has returned from Quatar no solution has been provided to the problem of the fasting Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs). No announcement has been made regarding this today...

Only Mawai has the qualified to become the CM of the NP: Sritharan MP

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Mawai Senathyrasa, who has a long experience in politics and who understand the  problems of the Tamil people is the most suitable candidate for the NPC CM, said the TNA MP Sritharan. He was...

Ariyalai Shooting of youth-Motor Cycle and Auto connected to the murder captured from Pannai STF Camp

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The Motor Cycle and the Three Wheele used in the murder of youth at Ariyalai Manianthottam  have been identified by the Police sleuths , while being parked in the STF Camp in Pannai, Jaffna. Police...

At Rajapaksa’s bidding: The Maha Sangha’s sudden and strident opposition to constitutional reforms explained

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By Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham  is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd The main sects of Sri Lanka’s Maha Sangha have once again demonstrated their strident opposition to...

The distress of a TPP – Acquitted from case after being jailed for 10 years

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A Tamil Political Prisoner (TPP) who was arrested in Trincomalee in 2007, accused of attempting smuggle explosives in a fish lorry was acquitted not guilty from his case after 10 years of...

Surveying of SLNS Gotabhaya at Vadduvagal defeated for the fourth time by strong opposition by people

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The fourth attempt to survey the SLNS Gotabhaya in order to acquire the land on which the Navy Camp located at Vadduvagal was once again defeated by the strong opposition of the people. The owners of...

Writs of Application filed on behalf of fasting TPPs

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Three writs of Applications have been filed on behalf of each of the fasting Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs), in the Appeal court, asking their cases be conducted in the Vavuniya Court. AALs,...

Murder of Ariyalai youth, Police search Mandaitheevu Navy camp for ‘Murder vehicle’

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One police group which is investigating the murder of Ariyalai youth, had obtained the magistrate’s permission and raided the Navy Camp in Mandaitheevu in search of the Motor cycle used in the...

Pineapple harvest Festival held in Puthumurippu

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Pinespple harvest festival was held in Puthumurippu on last 23rd. As move to encourage fruit cultivation, Pineapple is being cultivated as interim  crop after being introduced several areas. Thus...

North leads the arena in National Level English Drama Competition

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The results of the National Level English Drama Competition has been announced. Ass per these results, the North has won 10 first places, seven second places and four third places and has achieved...

Youth being shot dead – Special CID team will be coming to Jaffna to conduct inquiries

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A Special CID team will be coming to Jaffna to conduct inquiries regarding the youth who had been shot dead. This Crime Investigation team has been constituted by the IGP, Pujitha Jayasunthara. On...

Fasting TPPs – Government asks for more time for decision, TPPs chained to beds at hospital

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It in a context where the president had earlier promised to give a decision before the 25th , the Government circles have asked for more time as president has gone Qatar. The Government Faction has...

Jaffna High courts issues permanent prohibition to animal sacrifices in Hindu temples

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The Jaffna High Court has issued permanent prohibition on animal sacrifices in Hindu within the area of Jurisdiction of the High Court. The court has pointed out that it is an abuse of power to grant...

Announcement regarding Muslim Alliance soon: says Hasanally, former Sec. SLMC

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The former Secretary of SLMC, Hasan Ali said that, the announcement of the formation the new Muslim Alliance. The ground work is being vigorously pursued now. Organization has nearly reached its...

Fasting of TPPs reaches one month mark with no solution insight

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The Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) who have undertaken a fasting protesting against transfer of their case  from Vavuniya, were produce yesterday in a very weakened condition had been sent from...

Ariyalai Shooting – Police Inquiries in another angle

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The inquiries in the Ariyalai shooting case where a youth was shot dead by assailants who came in a motor cycle had been also channeled into an angle, as to whether a police officer was the intended...

Sumanthiran somersault on right of Attorney General to transfer cases if witness are threatened

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The spokesman of the TNA and MP, M.A.Sumanthiran had said that the Attorney General is willing to revoke the transfer of TPPs to Anuradhapura but the witnesses are reluctant to testify at Vavuniya....

Stop claiming the origination of our struggle- This is a peoples’s struggle, warn Kepapulavu strugglers

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In a context where the people of Kepapulavu undertaking a 8 months old struggle, demanding the release of their lands, they have warned a political party that had claimed the organization of their...

Prabaharan was pushed to fight for Tamil Eelam because of leaders of the south – Rishad Bathiudeen

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The Tamil youth were compelled bear arms due to the discriminatory procedures such as Language policy and Standardization were brought in by the Leaders of the South and the situation transformed...

Fasting TPPs in very critical position … admitted to ICU of the Prison Hospital

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The three Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) in Anuradhapura Prison, who are on their one month old fasting protest had been subjected to ICU treatment in the Prison Hospital. They went into fasting...

Books of poems of TPP Sathees written from the prison released: Attention drawing at the end of event 

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Two books of poems “ Vidiyalai Thedum Iravukal” ( Nights that search for dawns) and “Siraiyilirunthu Sinhala Sahotharanukku” (A letter to the Sinhala Brother from jail) of a Tamil Political...

“Pirabaharanism”- A preface before getting to understand its nuances

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Parani Krishnarajani The soon to be released book “Velupillai Pirabaharan: Being and Nothingness (May 18 – Before and After) by Parani Krishnarajani, by a well-known political activists in...

Sumanthiran and Adaikalanathan conniving with the intrigue of the Government: says Suresh

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The Leader of the EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran said that, Sumanthiran and Adaikalanathan conniving with the intrigue of the Government. The participation of Sumanthiran and Adaikalanathan in the...

TPPs admitted to prison hospital by force

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The three Tamil Political prisoners (TPPs) Sulaxan, Thiruvarul and Tharsan, weakened very much by their Fasting Protest which had entered its 28th day yesterday, were forcefully admitted to the...

Youth shot dead in broad day light, Police Intelligence operative suspected of committing the crime

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A youth was shot yesterday in Uthayapuram , Manianthottam, Ariyalai east area by unidentified persons yesterday, in broad day light. Seriously injured he was admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, and...

Sri Lanka: War victims’ families struggle for justice 10 years on

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The United Nations says a great deal of work remains to be done in order to bring stability to Sri Lanka, nearly a decade after its 26-year civil war. It is conducting a review to find out what is...

13 Kgs. Kerala Ganja recovered in Kilinochchi, one suspect arrested

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13.730 Kgs of Kerala Ganja was captured at Thondaiman Nagar in Kilinochchi, and suspect was also arrested said the Kilinochchi Police said. This lot was recovered, from a house where it was kept...

Powers vested in a person not elected by people, says former Eastern CM, pungently

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All  authority in Eastern Province has been totally handed over to a person who has not been elected by the people, said the former Eastern CM, Habis Naseer Ahmed. He said so while speaking at an...

The day when the North lost its cream of Medical staff to IPKF atrocity

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The commemoration of 68 persons including 21 medical staff and 47 civilians killed inside the Jaffna Teaching Hospital by the IPKF over days, 21st  and 22nd  of October 2017 was held yesterday in...

Abundant! 70,000 Kgs. of Palmyrah cream up to now, Manager Kopalakrishnan

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The amount Palmyrah cream obtained from Palmyrah fruits collected by the Palmyrah Development Board this year had reached 70,000 Kgs. mark, up to now, this year, said the Palmyrah Development Board...

The meeting with President on TPPs not satisfactory & Jaffna University students to go on Boycott of Classes

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The University students who had meeting with the President on five demands including one that called for immediate fulfillment of the demands of the fasting TPPs said that the meeting was not...

I don’t know whether the Government will release the TPPs, Minister Swaminathan simply washes his hand on the TPPs affair

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I don’t know whether the government will fulfill the demand of the fasting TPPs. However, the president will take the last decision, said the Minister of Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation,...

Fasting TPPS very weak and in a critical position

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The  TPPs on their fasting protest have been reduced to a position where they are unable to stand and are very weakened. The TPPs on their 27th day of fasting said if the requests several factions...

In the grips of absolute power: Why a consensus of key political parties on abolishing the  executive presidency remains elusive

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd It was interesting to note the peculiar reason adduced by former president Mahinda Rajapkasa to his decision to hold...

Jaffna University Undergraduate Vinojkumar, awarded the status of Sri Lanka Inventor

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Somasuntharam  Vinojkumar, an undergraduate of the Jaffna University from Korakkar koyil villagein Sammanthurai, EP, has been awarded the State Status of “Sri Lankan Inventor’. Minister...

Chemical Weapons and Cluster bombs were used by the Army in the war, I have evidence,:says Sritharan MP

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Vanni MP, S.Sritharan said that, Chemical Weapons and cluster bombs were used by the Army in the final war. Several Tamil people were cruelly killed. He also said that he has evidences for this. He...

Special zone in Uduvil to harvest, ripen and sell mangoes safely: says Provincial Agricultural Research Officer

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A special project  is to be undertaken soon to harvest, ripen and sell mangoes in Jaffna. As a step stage, a special Zone is to be set up in Uduvil, it was announced in the Agricultural Coordinating...