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Grand recommencement of “Manch Viraddu” (Subduing Bulls) at Kilinochchi

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Youths from Periya Paranthan Kilinochchi have held the Traditional Pongal game of “Manchu Viraddu”. In the pre-war period, ‘Manchu Viraddu’ had been held at several Villages...

Final Report of survey of lands at Iranaitheevu people not received at the Divisional Secretariat

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The people of Iranaitheevu, who are engaged in a struggle demanding that their lands be released, said that, no progress has been made relevant to the release of their lands. They commenced their...

25th Commemoration of Commander Colonel Kiddu and 10 Poralis held at Puthukudiyiruppu

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The  25th year Commemoration of one of the important Commanders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Colonel Kittu and 09 other fighters who sacrificed their lives in an epic event in the Bay...

Tamil Leadership had made a mistake, CM Wigneswaran tells people

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The NPC CM, C.V. Wigneswaran said during addrees to people, that, the Tamil Leadership is making mistakes with regard to the new Consttitution. What one or two people say from Colombo does not...

Attractive Kite Flying Competition in Valveddithurai

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An attracting Kite Flying competition was organised by Wickneswara Community Centre, Valveddithurai, to celebrate Thai Pongal Day, on Sunday , on a festive note. This event was held at on the...

Through violence and power TNA is trying force feed people what they think through Media, rebukes Gajendrakumar

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The TNA which is depicting itself as the guardian of Democracy is trying force feed people what they think through Media, rebuked  Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam , the Leader of the TNPF. He was...

US dissatisfied over the activities of Sri Lanka,US Ambassador tells CM

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US ambassador Athul Kesap has expressed the dissatisfaction over activities of Sri Lanka regarding accountability and the building up of reconciliation, to the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. The activities...

Intercity train catches fire on it way to Jaffna

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Tension was created when the Intercity Air conditioned train catching fire on its way to Jaffna. The engine of the train had suddenly caught fire while the train travelling between Chavakachcheri and...

Amidst excitement, CM to deliver his special Address

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Amongst the exciting situation that prevails in the North, a special address of the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran will deliver a special address today at 4 p.m. in the Weerasingam Hall. In an event to be...

274 Northern Students score three ‘A’s in GCE(A.L) – 2018 and 816 fail in all subjects

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Out of the 11,591 students who sat the GCE (AL) as School students, 274 have scored three ‘A’s and 7,925 students have passed all three subjects and have qualified to apply for the...

Those who lurched us into roads are happily enjoying Thai Pongal, says Relatives of Missing

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We have got into the roads to struggle for our children and relatives. But no solution has been delivered to us. Those who lurched us into the roads are enjoying Thai Pongal in their households said...

Rs. 600,000/= each to NPC MPcs as Office allowance

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The Northern Provincial Secretariat has announced that the Office allowance for the Members of the Members of the NPC has been paid. It was decided last year to pay monthly Office rental allowance...

Army using banned fishing method in Muthaiyankaddu Tank , condemns the Fresh Water Fishermen’s Coop Society

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The Army stationed near Muthaiyankaddu Tank area is using banned Thangoosi nets to fish in the Tank, and the Fresh Water fishermen of the area are being affected by this. It has been pointed out by...

Tamil Organizations’ Request to UN Secretary-General: Establish Criminal Tribunal for Sri Lanka, Hold Referendum on Tamil Eelam

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Several organisations advocating for the liberation of Tamil people, and for Tamil human rights, marked the Thai Pongal festival today by addressing a letter of request to UN Secretary-General...

India should exert pressure for NE Merger, Wigneswaran insist with India

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The Northern Chief Minister has requested that India should exert pressure for the merger of North and East. He has requested so while meeting the Indian Ambassador, Tharanjith Santhu in Colombo....

NPC CM Wigneswaran meets American and Indian Ambassadors

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A meeting between the Northern Chief Minister and the American Ambassador had occurred. This meeting was held yesterday in Colombo. The CM had met the Indian Ambassador day before yesterday . No...

Kites Festival – 2018 of Valveddithurai

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The Kite flying Festival celebrated annually on the Valveddiththurai beach is similar to any of the  popular recreational games. This is a day on which the hearts and minds of people by various...

A solution which will acknowledge Right of Internal Self Determination, needed, says Sampanthan

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A solution which will acknowledge the right of Internal Self Determination and with Autonomy has to be found within this year, said the Leader of the opposition and TNA, Era Sampanthan had insisted....

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GCE (AL) – 2017 – North clinches the top spot at National Level and Mannar in District Level

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The Northern Province and the Mannar District have secured a rare honour of clinching the first places in the G.C.E (O.L) at National and District levels respectively. With 68.37% of the School...

Election Comission ban use of Kailasapathy Hall for Seminar of Tamil People’s Council

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The Election Commission has informed the Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna not to give the Kailasapathy Hall, for the seminar of the Tamil People’s Council for their Seminar intended to...

30 Million worth of Kerala Ganja Captured in Musaly Mannar

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The Anti- Drug squad of Mannar Policed has announced that 356 Kg of Ganja with a street value of more than  Rupees 35.6 Million. This ganja lot was captured in the village of Kayakkuli coming under...

SLFP holds Propaganda meeting with revolutionary songs of Liberation Tigers in Jaffna

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The revolutionary songs of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were played at the outset of a propaganda meeting held by the SLFP in Jaffna. The SLFP meeting for introducing the LG Election candidate...

Peninsula and Elephant Pass in danger of being severed from Northern Main Land: says former MinisterAinkaran

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The Earth is becoming warmer. Sea level is going up because of this. It has been warned that the sea will soon submerge the coastal lands of several countries. In this context it is feared that the...

UVA Province Chief Minister who made Tamil Principal to apologize kneeling

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The Chief Minister of Uva Province, Chamara Sampath Dasanayake was reported to have made the  Principal of a Tamil Medium Girl’s School to kneel down and apologize for not carrying out his...

It’s a breach of Election Law to offer temple premises for election propaganda, says Courts

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The Mallakam Court has made aware the priest of the Mavidapuram Kanthaswamy Kovil that offering the temple premises to the election propaganda of  some of Tamil National Council is itself a breach...

Confrontation between Arts Faculty students of the University of Jaffna: Five injured

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The altercation among students of the Arts Faculty of the University of Jaffna, ended up in fighting resulting in 5 students being admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital. The 3rd and 4th year...

People abandon their houses at 72- house scheme  at Kanesapuram, Mannar, for want of basic facilities

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The people living in the 72 house- scheme at Kanesapuram coming under Vellankulam in Mannar have started abandoning their houses due to basic facilities are not being provided to them, lack of...

German Journalists meet the Relatives of Missing persons

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In a context where the relatives of the Missing persons of Mulaitheevu have been undertaking a protest struggle in front of the Mulaitheevu District Secretariat, demanding to provide appropriate...

Election Commission bans the use of Tamil National Liberation Alliance

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The Election Commission had banned the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) who are contesting the LG Elections, under the Rising Sun symbol, from using the name Tamil National Liberation Alliance. A...

Murder at Tamil Conference a part of the Genocide against Tamils, says MPc, Sivajilingam

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The 44th  Commemoration of people killed during the Tamil Research Conference – 1974 was held yesterday under the aegis of MPC, M.K.Sivajilingam at the memorial in Jaffna Esplanade. 11 people...

Preparations undertaken for Kachchatheevu St. Antonyh’s Festival to be held on Feb. 23 & 24 : says the District Secretary

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Preparations undertaken for Kachchatheevu St. Antonyh’s Festival to be held on Feb. 23 & 24 , says  the District Secretary. In the context of the Feast of St. Antony’s Church in the...

44th Annual remembrance day: 09 killed during the Tamil Research Conference

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The day : 1974 January 10th.  Tamil people who had assembled in front of the Weerasingam Hall were listening to speeches of the Research Conference. All of a sudden mayhem was unleashed among them...

Bail for six including Dasanayake, suspects in case regarding 11 Tamils abducted from Colombo and its suburbs

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Former Navy Spokesman and five others suspected to have involved in the abduction and making to disappear of 1 Tamils including 5 students were released on bail. The case regarding the abductions...

Four killed, several injured in horrible Hi-ace – Lorry accident at Kokkavil, Mulaitheevu

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Four persons from Vadamaradchchi Malu junction were killed on the spot in a terrible accident at Kokkavil Mulaitheevu. This disaster had occurred by a Hi-ace travelling from Colombo colliding with a...

Commission redeem three buildings belonging to the Vavuniya District Secretariat

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Three political parties have handed over buildings belonging to Vavuniya District Secretariat, which were under their forced control for the last 15 years. Three quarters for the employees of the...

Two remanded for uploading Prabaharan’s photo onto Face Book New Year greeting

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Two youths who had prepared a New Year Greeting with the Photo of LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabaharan and the emblem of the LTTE and shared it on the Facebook hadvebeen arrested by the Terrorism...

‘Thaya Master’ attacked inside DAN TV

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A person who had trespassed into the studios of the Private  TV station. DAN TV and had attacked the News Director, Thaya Master alias Velayutham Thayanithy and had attempted to murder him with a...

Tamil faction should get ready to exert pressure on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session: says CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has said that the Tamil faction should be prepared to exert pressure on Sri Lanka in the UNHRC. A solution could be received from the Sinhala leadership only through such...

Area people request that Kilinochchi/Puluthiyaru Lift- Irrigation Scheme be re-commenced

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Action should be taken by relevant factions to re-commence the Puluthyaru Lift-Irrigation scheme constructed at Mayavanoor Kilinochchi, the area people have requested. Mayavanoor village comes under...

I shall not mortgage the Rights of Muslims,I shall not speak about NE Merger for political existence: says Hakeem, SLMC

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The Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Minister , Rauf Hakeem said that, he has no need to speak about the North – East merger , just for political existence and he will not mortgage the...

What does Sumanthiran, born and bred in Colombo, knows about the struggle of the Tamils and its pains: says Suresh pungently

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The Leader of the EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran pungently asked , ” What does Sumanthiran, born and bred in Colombo know about the struggle of Tamil People and the pains they have...

TNA doing politics using Maveerars, accuses independent group led by former militant Annaledchumy

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An Independent group contesting LG, led by former militant Annaledchumy,  has accused that the TNA is undertaking political activities using Maveerars who have died fighting for the liberation of...

Shocking detection at Valveddithurai: 173 Kgs of assorted drugs worth 30Million seized

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4 types of narcotics were seized from the baeches of Valvedithurai yesterday. The street value of these narcotics including 88 kilos of Ganja is assessed to be around 30 Million. It reported that 88...

Plan to acquire 671 acre land for Mulaitheevu Navy Camp Extension

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The Government is to acquire 671 acre land for the extension of Navy Camp at Mulaitheevu, Vadduvagal area. It is learnt that lands and residential areas of the public also are included in this 671...

The Meeting of NPC CM and the British Parliamentary group deliberately prevented

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The meeting between the NPC CM and the visiting all party group from British Parliament has been deliberately prevented, it is learnt. The British Parliamentary all Party Group which had come on a...

If the support for TNA declines New Constitution will not be enacted, Sumanthiran threatens Tamil People

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If a news will come on February 11th that the support for TNA had declined, the new Constitution could not be adopted. The news saying that the Tamil people had withdrawn the mandate they gave to...

Commemoration of “Mamanithar”Kumar Ponnambalam held yesterday

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The 18th annual commemoration of Mamanithar Kumar Ponnampalm, a former leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and a Human Rights Lawyer was held yesterday at the Head Office of Tamil National...

Woman candidate stopped from signing Candidature form. Commission orders inquiry

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It has been reported that a woman candidate on behalf of PLOT was prevented from  signing the Candidature form and police inquiries are being undertaken. The Commissioner of Elections Commission,...

Army preparing to place Statue of Lord Buddha at the Entry point to Madhu Shrine

Pope Francis delivers a prayer at the church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka,Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Thousands of people waving the white and yellow Vatican flags were on hand to welcome Francis to the Our Lady of Madhu shrine, which is revered by both Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics, as well as Sri Lankans of other faiths. Francis also traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday to show solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and urge forgiveness and reconciliation "for all the evil which this land has known." (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

Two Citizen groups from Mannar  has sent urgent requests to Provincial Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs to take immediate action to stop Army’s attempt to place Buddha Statue at the...