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Reason for the death of 9 persons in Mulaitheevu – Infection of Influenza Type A,B: says Provincial Minister of Health

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Nine people in Mulaitheevu had died of Influenza type A, B and these infections are caused by virus during Influenza related fever, said the Provincial Minister of Health, Dr.G.Gunaseelan. I think...

ITAK decides MPc, Arnold to contest the Mayor post of Jaffna Municipality

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Northern Provincial Council Member, Emmannuel Arnold had been appointed to contest the Mayoralty of Jaffna Municipal Council on behalf of the ITAK. Accordingly he had handed over his resignation...

Boat capsized in Mannar seas. One fisherman missing and another saved by Rameswaram Fishermen

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A boat engaged in fishing accidentally capsized and one of the fishermen had gone missing and the other fisherman was saved by the Rameswaram fisherman. While Mariyathan Anthony and Anton...

Vote for suitable persons without considering party affiliations, calls the CM

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The CM,NPC, C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday that the youth shou ld vote for suitable persons without considering party affiliations. He should be a person with inherent love for your area.  His...

Sluice gate of Iranaimadu renovated

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The sluice gate of Iranaimadu which had fallen into the channel has been renovated by District Irrigation Engineer’s initiative, said the Farmers Federation. One of the two sluice gates of the...

I have never stated anywhere that PLOT will step aside fromLG Elections: Leader Sitharththan

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I have never said that we will stepaside from LG Elections, said the leader of PLOT and MP, T.Siththarthan. It is true that we asked for Valikamam West PS, like we asked for Valikamam South PS when...

The Central government does not go along with the activities of the NPC, accuses the CM

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The NPC is prepared to work in conjunction with the Central government. But the Central Government does not go along with the NPC, accused the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. He commented as above to the Media...

9 die from unidentified fever in Mullaitheevu: A team from Colombo conduct field studies

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9 persons have died within the last 20 days after being afflicted by unidentified type of fever. A medical team from Colombo is engaged in field studies. The victims were from Mulaitheevu town and...

Sri Lanka’s mothers ask international community to help find their children

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SRI LANKA’s responses to questions on accountability for rights violations at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November were evasive and packed with clichés. This should spur the...

New variety mango trees given to 5,500 persons

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The Agriculture Department of Jaffna District has introduced  the cultivation of a new variety of “ Tommy EJC”  Mango trees. So far 5,500 trees have been given to the people and the recipients...

TNA paid in the deposits for 16 LG bodies in Jaffna

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The ITAK has paid in the Deposit for contesting 16 LG Bodies in Jaffna District, on behalf of TNA. In a context that the nominations were handed over Chavakachcheri Town Council, TNA had paid in the...

132 acre land in Kepapulavu to be released, says the District Secretary, Mulaitheevu Rupawathy Ketheeswaran

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The District Secretary, Mulaitheevu, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran has announced that that the Army had informed that, as a solution to the struggle of the Kepapulavu people 132 acre of their lands will be...

Last minute changes in candidates list 7 members of ITAK quit contesting LG Election at Chavakachcheri

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7 members of ITAK whose names were in the list of candidates have informed the party that they will not contest the elections due to the massive fraud that had occurred at the last moment in the...

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The games politicians play: In preparing for the local government elections

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Political parties are busy filing nominations to contest local government elections scheduled for early 2018. As...

Health Volunteer in Demonstration Demanding Permanent Employment. Governor’s office sieged

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The Health volunteers engaged in a demonstration sieging the Governor’s Office demanding permanent employment. The Health volunteers having served 15 years are undertaking struggles for the...

Suspect arrested under the PTA released on bail

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The Anuradhapura High court ordered yesterday for a suspect arrested under PTA and detained in prison for 8 years, to be released on bail. When this case was taken up before Anuradhapura High Court,...

11th Anniversary of “Thesaththin Kural” ( ‘Voice of the Nation’ ) Anton Balasingam commemorated in Jaffna yesterday

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The 11th anniversary of “Thesaththin Kural” Anton Balasingam was commemorated yesterday in Jaffna. It was held at the Kantharmadam Office of the Tamil People National Front, presided by...

300 Kgs Ganja recovered from lorry bringing Coconut from Mulaitheevu

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300 kgs of Ganja were captured from a lorry coming from Mulaitheevu at Wattala Hunupitiya area. This Kerala Ganja was captured from a lorry coming from Visvamadu with Coconuts. Police capture this...

7 former LTTE militants sentenced to 56 years RI each accepting Confessions of the accused

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Anuradhapura Special High Court judge Mahes Weeraman sentenced 7 former LTTE militants to 56 years of Rigorous Imprisonment each. The Special court yesterday ordered that the confessions of the...

Kankesanthurai Harbour to be developed in the Cement Corporation Land

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The Cabinet has approved the acquisition of 50 acre land from Cement Corporation and develop the Kankesanthurai  Harbour for commercial activities. The approval was given to a Cabinet paper...

ITAK has cheated us, accuses Sitharthan , the Leader of PLOT

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The Leader of Plot and MP, Sitharththan has accused that the ITAK had used its power to cheat the PLOT in the matter of seat distribution for the forthcoming LG Election. The leaders of the...

Nobody could shake the victory of TNA, self-conceits Era Sampanthan

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The TNA will field qualified and suitable candidates in the forthcoming LG Election. Nobody could shake the victory of the TNA, self- conceited Era Sampanthan , the Leader of the TNA. The three...

We will go into our struggle again, warn the TPPs

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Our case  has not been transferred to Vavuniya. It has been postpone in appeal court also. Those who concluded our fasting have forgotten us. If a speedy solution is not found in our case we will go...

Kokkuththeevu Bird Sanctuary in Batticaloa burned by unidentified Arsonists

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The Birds Sanctuary called Kokkuththeevu located along Muhathuwaram / Palameenmadu beach in Batticaloa police area has been burned down by unidentified arsonist. The people observing the had alerted...

Assassination Of former Minister Thiyagarasa Maheswaran – Appeal case postponed

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The appeal case filed by the accused in the Murder case of former Minister Thiyagarasa Maheswaran was postponed. The said appeal was taken up for hearing yesterday at the Appeal court. The appeal...

Central Government’s wish:North should be under the control of the south, accuses the CM

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The NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has accuse that the Central Government wishes that the North should depend on the South for everything and the power devolution should be under the complete control of the...

The soldiers are committing crimes because they idling without work, accuses CM. C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister of NP, C.V.Wigneswaran has accused that the Security Forces men are committing crimes and grabbing lands of Tamil people, because they are idling without constructive work. He also...

Catholic Church near Jaffna Fort desecrated by Un-identified people

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Un-identified persons have desecrated the Catholic Church located in close proximity to Jaffna Fort, in the early hours of day before yesterday. It is notable that the Jaffna Police Head Quarters and...

Demonstration by Un-employed graduates of East, Sampanthan’s residence also sieged

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The Un- employed graduates of the Eastern province staged a demonstration yesterday demanding permanent appointments be granted to them. This demonstration was held in front of the Eastern...

50 Muslims will be included in the TNA’s list: Will be fielded in 32 Wards

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More than 50 Muslims are to be offered the opportunity of contesting the LG Election in the TNA’s candidate list. More 50 Muslim candidates will contest the LG Elections for various  Local...

3 Mulaitheevu fishermen saved by Nagai/ Tamil Nadu Fishermen

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Three fishermen who went for fishing from Mulaitheevu were saved by the Fishermen from Nagai, Tamil Nadu yesterday. They were rescued safely by the Nagai fishermen, after the engine of their boat...

Mulai District is a good example to show Poverty is not a blockade to score achievements: Deputy Director of Education, Athavan

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Mulai District is a good example for showing poverty is not a hindrance for students’ learning activities. As per the results of the last Year 5 Scholarship examination, Mulaitheevu Zone has...

Human Chain struggle of un-employed Graduates

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Amparai District Un-employed  graduates held a human Chain demonstration yesterday. Discussions were held during the struggle regarding Government’s stance on providing employment to graduates...

ITAK reach amicable solution to the problem with constituent parties of TNA

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The problem of seat distribution within TNA among the ITAK and other constituent parties, TELO and PLOT has been solved amicably. TELO had been given more allocations than it demanded. As a...

Jaffna Hindu students in honours in the International level Maths & Science Olympiad

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The international Maths and Science Olympiad – 2017 was held in Singapore . A grade six student of Jaffna Hindu College, J.Kethusath has won a Silver Medal in the Science Section and another...

Attention drawing struggle in Jaffna yesterday, for People made to disappear

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A demonstration was held yesterday morning in Jaffna, demanding accountability for People forced to disappear and the unconditional release of all political prisoners. Forward Socialist Party had...

The TNA should change with a view to the interests of the Tamil People: C.V.Wigneswaran

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The TNA should change its policy stance with the interests of the Tamil People in view.The constituent parties of the TNA had left it on selfish reasons, said the NPC CM, C.V. Wigneswaran. He said so...

TNA will not break for Seat distribution problem, we will make necessary compromises: says Sumanthiran

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There will be no question TNA  breaking up just for seat distribution problem.We will travel as one team making necessary compromises, said the Spokesman for TNA and MP, M.A. Sumanthiran. He was...

UN group meets TPPs in Anuradhapura Prison

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A UN special group has met Tamil Political Prisoners in Anuradhapura yesterday. They will submit their Report of observations there, to UN, it was understood. Earlier three TPPs detained in...

TELO fails in its attempt to form an election alliance

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TELO has announced that it will not contest with the ITAK and efforts to form an alliance have not been successful. It has been pushed into a situation where it should either contest alone or with...

If reasonable candidacy distribution is done PLOT will Contest, otherwise it will step aside

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PLOT has decided that, if the seat distribution is reasonable, it will contest the election, otherwise it will step aside and for no reason it will leave TNA. Confusion is prevailing among the...

Bringing god into the affairs of men

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd A major controversy has broken out over the recent visit by Rahul Gandhi, the soon- to-be president of Indian...

Statue of King Kulakkoddan declared open in Trincomalee

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A statue  of King Kulakkoddan was declared open yesterday in font of the T/Kulakkoddan Vidyalayam, which comes under Thampalakamam Divisional Secretary’s area. As per the long time request of...

PLOT too quits TNA, will form an alliance with TELO

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It is learnt that negotiations are on as  PLOT follows EPRLF and TELO, out of TNA. Negotiation are also undertaken to encounter the forth coming LG Elections in alliance with the TELO. The EPRLF had...

Tamil National council formed in alliance with All Ceylon Tamil Congress

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An election agreement has been signed among,  All Ceylon Tamil Congress, Tamil National People’s Front, Tamils equal Rights movement and other Public Organizations. This new political entity...

New Alliance under Utaya sooriyan (Rising sun)

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ITAK is leading the Tamil people towards disaster. The objective of the new coalition under the Uthayasooriyan is to control the authoritarian actions of ITAK and to provide a new leadership to Tamil...

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TELO also quit LG Election Alliance

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It was decided early today in the Leadership Committee meeting of TELO that, the party will not contest the LG Elections along with TNA. As the ITAK is in a  recalcitrant stance, we are unable to...

Court issues Arrest Warrant for SI, Srikajan in the Vidya’s case

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An arrest warrant has been issued against SI, Srikajan  relevant to the case of aiding the main suspect in the Vidya’s case, Swiss Kumar to escape. This case was taken before Kayts Magistrate,...