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ICET calls on UN for ‘permanent missions’ in the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka to stop the on-going genocide

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  International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET)  has called on the UN to establish permanent missions in the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka to stop the on-going genocide as well as to establish a...

Protest March against Micro Finance Loans, with excessive interests

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A protest march was held in Jaffna against the Micro Finance loans with excessive interest, which exploit rural labour. This march was held under the aegis of Jaffna District Cooperative community....

Under 13 National Schools Cricket – St. John’s College, Jaffna wins the National title

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In the under 13 Group II Cricket championship conducted by the Sri Lanka School Cricket Association, St John’s, Jaffna won the championship. St. Johns was pitted against Kalkittiyawa Central...

Mid night mayhem at Ampara: Sinhalese mob desecrate Mosque and damage Muslim Shops

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Muslim shops, Mosque and vehicles were flattened, burned and destroyed by a Sinhalese mob which came in buses and Vans Monday midnight. The Holy Quran was thrown on the road and burned by the mob....

Maiden speech in NPC of Kugathas to transform into a War Crimes evidence and to be sent to UN

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Tears flowed from the eyes of new member of the NPC, Kugathas when he delivered his maiden speech, in which he said, “I saw with my own eyes the tribulations and cruelties perpetrated against...

Action taken to construct a Vihare in the Vavuniya District Secretariat premises

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It is learnt that action has been taken to construct a Buddhist Vihare in the Premises of the District Secretariat of Vavuniya. Tamil people are living in Majority in the Vavuniya District. In a...

Wigneswaran insists with the Indian Government: ” Exert strong pressure on GOSL, at least now!”

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Up to recent times the foreign policy of India regarding Sri Lanka had only paid its attention on providing Economical Facilities. At least now it should be paid on exerting strong political pressure...

Not a piece of land at Vadduvagal will be given to the Navy, decision at Mulaitheevu DCC Meeting

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“Not even a piece of land shall be given to Navy from the people’s land on which Navy had established the Navy Camp ‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ in Vadduvagal.” , so said a decision...

Weapons recovered from former PLOT member’s house are the ones lost by the Army, says the Police

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Jaffna Police reported to Jaffna Court yesterday that the weapons recovered from former PLOT member’s house had been issued to Army in 1998 and the Army had reported them lost.  Sivakumar, who...

Potato Harvest ceremony in Kuppilan

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The Potato harvest ceremony was held at the potato field of the Kuppilan Farmers under the aegis of the Federation of the Jaffna Potato farmers cooperative Societies. Several people  participated...

ITAK group will proceed to Geneva, say M.A.Sumanthiran, spokesman

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The spokesman of TNA, M.A.Sumanthiran said that it has been decided that, a group of ITAK will proceed to Jeneva. How many delegates will be included in the group will be only be decided after the...

Pressure of International community is the only way: says CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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A change could only be instituted here only through pressure of International community. The Seesions of the UNHRC are to commence soon. The International Community should not delay to deliver Tamils...

Expedite our release, requests the TPPs

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The TPPs detained in Anuradhapura have requested that their release be expedited, Primus Siraywa. The NPC MPc Primus Siraywa said that the TPPs in the Anuradhapura  have requested that their...

Sinhalese Meter Readers for Kilinochchi and Mulaitheevu Districts

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14 Sinhalese  Meter readers had been appointed by Government to the CEB in Kilinochchi and Mulaitheevu Districts and they have taken over their duties. Out of them 4 had been appointed to...

Mulliyawalai Koddai Aathiya Aiyanar Temple statues demolished by vandals

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The statues of historic Mulliyawalai Koddai Aathiya Aiyanar Temple were vandalized day before yesterday night. The guard deity and a miraculous deity for people of Mullitawalai, and sanctorum deity...

Tamil Leaders failed to take notice of opportunities for Solution, says the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council C.V. has said that the Tamil Leaders failed to notice several opportunities for solution. He also said that, recovering epigraphs of Tamil Buddhists...

4 Hours of investigation on Santharoopan deported from Australia, amidst opposition

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Information has been received that a Sri Lankan refugee called Santharupan Thangalingam, who had sought asylum in Australia  had been deported from Australia and had arrived at Sri Lanka. As per...

International Sidha Research Conference and Exhibition commenced yesterday

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The First International Sidha Medicine Conference and Exhibition under aegis of The Sidha Medicine Unit of University of Jaffna, Northern Province Department of indigenous Medicine and the Indian...

Government should enact strict Acts to control increase of inefection diseases, says the CM

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The NPC CM. C.V.Wigneswaran said yesterday that the Government may have to enact strict Laws for undertaking certain preemptive activities in par with those undertaken by Western countries for...

TNA will speak with parties which offer support, decision in leaders’ Meeting

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A decision has been taken in the meeting of the Leaders of the Constituent parties of the TNA to negotiate with Tamil Parties who will come forward to give support in the LG Bodies to form the...

TNA firm on public voting, let the people see who is with whom

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If a demand is made for secret voting for the election of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the LG Bodies the TNA will vehemently oppose it. Nothing should happen without the knowledge of the people,...

Desecration of Hindu Temples continues. Vandals demolish Hindu Temple and damage statues

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The Hindu Temple located near Chemany junction has been broken up and the statues of deities damaged by vandals, during the night of the day before yesterday. The Hindu Temple located near Jaffna...

The army vacates buildings and lands at Bharathypuram, Kilinochchi

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A Lot of lands and building at Bharathypuram, Kilinochchi, that were under the control of the Army have been vacated by them. The buildings and the adjoining lands where the Central office of the...

Effigy of Good Governance Government burned in front of Vadduvagal Navy Camp

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The protest struggle of the people against the acquiring of peoples land for “Gotabhaya” Navy camp and the attempt to survey the said lands for acquiring the land was abandoned after the...

9th Anniversary of Journalist  P.Sathiyamoorthy – “Ninaivodu Pesuthal” held yesterday

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The 9th Anniversary of the journalist known well to the people Punniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy who was killed while engaging in collecting news of the Vanni Debacle, by the shells of the Sri Lankan...

A resolution of NPC, calling UNHRC to refer GOSL to International Judicial Mechanism

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NPC member, M.K.Sivajilingam said yesterday that he will table a resolution on the 27th at the NPC sitting, calling for the UNHRC to refer the Government of Sri Lanka to an International Judicial...

The TNA has consented for the Unitary state system says Chairman of the Constitutional Reform Committee, AAL, Lal Wijenayake

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The Chairman of the Constitutional Reforms Committee, AAL, Lal Wijeyanayake has said that the TNA had consented to retain the Unitary state system in the New Constitution and give priority to...

Grenade explodes in a passenger bus travelling from Jaffna  to Nuwara Eliya, 19 injured including 12 army men

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After 9 years from the end of the war, a grenade had exploded in the south, in a passenger bus. The bomb had exploded  in bus was travelling from Jaffna to Nuwara Eliya, in which several people...

Office of Missing Persons is an ‘eye-wash’, say   Relatives of disappeared people

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A huge demonstration was held in Kilinochchi yesterday marking one year anniversary of the first of five protests by Tamil relatives of the disappeared began in 2017. Demonstrators described the...

ICET urges International Community to put pressure on Sri Lanka to deliver justice for the relatives of missing persons

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International Council of Eelam Tamils has urged  request the international governments to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to deliver what they had already promised multiple times to the...

Government has failed to fulfill promise of absorbing into DO cadre. NP graduates to start struggle again

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The Northern Province graduates said yesterday that as the government has failed to fulfill its promise to absorb them into Development Officer Cadre. They assembled yesterday in front of the...

240,000 fishlets will be released in 5 Irrigation Tanks, says Odduchuddan Agrarian Development Officer

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The Agrarian Development Officer of the Odduchuddan Agrarian Service Centre said the in the coming weeks, 240,000 ‘Sulappi’ variety fresh water fishlets will be released into 5 Irrigation...

We shall not let Military acquire our lands: Large protest struggle against the Surveying at Vadduvagal

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The President of the Vella Muliwaikkal Rural Development Society, T.Srikanthan  said that , a massive protest is to be held at Vadduvagal of Mullaitheevu, on Thursday against the surveying of...

St. Patrick’s, Jaffna Provincial Champions in < 20 Foot Ball

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St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna won the Champion Cup in the under 20 Football tournament conducted at Provincial level by the Jaffna District Spots Federation. In the final match conducted at the...

One suspect arrested with 4 Kilos Kerala Ganja at Poompukar, Ariyala in Jaffna

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A person who had kept 4 Kgs. Of Ganja for sale was arrested yesterday by the police. This person was arrested by  Intelligence team led by Jaffna District’s DIG. A 36 year old native of...

All Ceylon Hindu Mamantra President Neelakandan depart to meet his creator

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The President of the All Ceylon Hindu Mamantram and the Chairman of the Thiruketheeswaram Temple renovation Committee and a popular Attorney at Law, Kanthaiya Neelakandan breathed his last in Colombo...

Will Sampanthan lose his Leader of the Opposition Post today?

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In context of Parliament being convened today, it is widely rumoured that the Common opposition led by Mahindha will make another bid to de-throne the Opposition Leader, Sampanthan. In the confusion...

Problem in Arnold being elected to Mayoralty: EPDP backs out from supporting Arnold

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In a context where the TNA has decided to appoint Emmanuel Arnold as the Mayor, problems have appeared in him being selected as the Mayor. While no party had gained an absolute majority, the TNA had...

Sumanthiran, trying to save Mahintha, in the context of, UNHRC sessions to start, says Gajendrakumar

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Accusing that, in the context of the UNHRC sessions to start, the TNA is engaged in activities of saving the Government, the Leader TNPF, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam. He said so in a press meeting held...

Permanent solution to ethnic problem, only if Government formed on a Federal system , says CM

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A permanent solution to ethnic problem could be reached only if the Government is done on the basis of Federal system, said the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran. Expressing hope that the current coalition...

Contribution of Jaffna Farmers in the decline of prices of vegetables in Sri Lanka

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The prices of vegetables in Sri Lanka, which were on an increasing trend for some time, suddenly had declined thanks to the contributions of the Northern farmers, it is learnt. For the last few days...

Danger of Tamils losing Majority in the North 1 Million migrated, around 400,000 killed by war

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NP Education Minister Sarveswaran said that as the birth rate of Tamils had declined to 1.5 %, more children had to be given birth to compensate the loss of Tamil people in the North. He also said...

The LG polls surprise The domino effects are beginning

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd  The outcome of last week’s local government elections, one that had evinced unprecedented interest both locally...

Jaffna Municipality conference hall transformed into a mini Provincial Council

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So far only 23 members were elected to the Jaffna Municipality. However in accordance with the new Election method, 45 members, nearly double the former amount have been selected. The JMC conference...

Manivannan against Arnold in the arena

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We are intending to put Manivannan in the arena of Jaffna Municipality, against Arnorld. If any other party proves their majority we will go along them. We will not disturb  them, the Leader of...

The Chief Minister is isolated because he speaks the truth

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The Chief Minister of Northern Province is isolated because he speaks only the truth, said the Leader of TNPF, Gajendrakumar, in a media conference at the Party Office. The CM is providing large...

Cancel extension given GOSL-UNHRC demanded by TNPF in its Signature Campaign

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The TNPF has announced that it will undertake a Signature Campaign demanding the UNHRC to cancel extension granted to GOSL and transfer the Problem of the Tamils to Security Council of the UN. TNPF...

TGTE petitions Number Ten to take necessary steps to arrest Brigadier Priyanka Fernando

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam- UK (TGTE-UK) handed in a petition yesterday to Downing Street urging the Prime minister to take necessary steps to arrest Brigadier Priyanka Fernando  who...

Activities for solution should be started with participation of India, US, UK, UN and the Diaspora, insists Wigneswaran

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Northern Province, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has insisted that activities for solutions should be started with participation of India, US, Britain, UN and the  Tamil Diaspora. Saying this in...

Ancient Artillery piece recovered near Trincomalee Hospital

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An Ancient Artillery piece has been recovered from a land near Trincomalee Hospital. Ground was dug yesterday to lay the foundation for a new building for the Accident Emergency Unit. A part of an...