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I shall be ever thankful to Tamil people, people should identify selfish politicians: says Maithri in Jaffna

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I have come here to honour the Tamil people among heavy work load. The people should identify politicians who are undertaking selfish politics so as to come to the power. The opening ceremony of the...

Paddy cultivation in 12,000 acre destroy by drought in Vavuniya

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Vavuniya District Agrarian Development Department’s Assistance Commissioner E.Vijayakumar has said that paddy cultivated in 12,034.25 acre has been completely destroyed by the prolonging...

TPP under Life term, Suthakaran allowed only 3 hrs to pay respects to his dead wife

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The TPP who has been detained in prison under Life sentence, Satchithananthan AnathaSuthaharan was allowed only 3 hours to attend the funeral of his wife. When he got back into the prison vehicle,...

Opposition to Maithri’s Visit today: Demonstration with the question Where is Father Francis Joseph and others who surrendered with him

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A Protest demonstration is to be held against the Visit of Maithri to Jaffna today condemning the Fr. Francis Joseph and others who surrendered being made to disappear. In a context where Maithri is...

People voted against us because we supported the Government-Truth must be accepted- Sampanthan

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Although we supported the Government, the Government did not fulfil its duties and because of that people had voted against us in the LG Polls. We must accept the truth. As per the promises it had...

53.8 mm rain in 80 Minutes in Vavuniya

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The Met Department had announced that due an incessant rain day before yesterday evening, a rainfall of 53.8 mm had been recorded in Vavuniya. In several parts of Vavuniya, heavy rains with thunder...

1,800 kgs. Ganja captured in 9 months in Jaffna

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SDIG Rohan Perera said that a total of 1,800 kgs of Ganja was captured in the last 9 months within Jaffna Peninsula. He also said that Ganja smuggling has been brought under control. He announced...

  Alien forces behind Kandy race riots, says CM, Wigneswaran

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Although on an overall view, Kandy riots seem to a local racial tension, it could be observed that there were several alien forces behind it, which are not known or comprehendible to our people. The...

It is appropriate to punish intelligence Officers who files false cases rather than punishing TPPs, Sivamohan MP

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The death of TPP, Thevakan is an evidence to show that the Government had surrendered to the Intelligence officers. The courts which punish public for false evidence, closes its eyes on intelligence...

Amirthalingam’s Satatue to be opened Tomorrow

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The Statue of former Leader of TULF and the former Leader of the Opposition of Sri Lanka Parliament, Late Appapillai Amirthalingam is to be opened at the Vali- West Pardeshiya Sabai tomorrow, Sunday....

200 acres with Civil Defence Force at Puthukkudiyiruppu to be acquired by Divisional Secretarit

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A decision has been taken that the Divisional Secretariat should acquire back 200 acre land at Puthukudiyiruppu , occupied by the Army and a farm farm has been established there....

Forsaking the teachings of the Buddha: Sri Lanka is destined to have attacks against minority communities on repeat cycle as long as temple politics remain

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Whenever violence is unleashed on ethnic minority communities, political leaders from South almost by rote, hold a...

1 year of struggle – Attention drawing demonstration in front of Maruthankerny DS office

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The continuous struggle undertaken by the relatives of missing persons reached its one year mark yesterday. In view of this an attention drawing demonstration was held yesterday. The relatives of...

Cultivation of Army at Udayarkaddu, which affected badly the cultivation of local farmers

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The Farmers of Udayarkaddu in Puthukudiyiruppu have been affected drastically by the cultivation of under the Udayarkaddu Tank. These farmers who depend largely on Udayarkaddu Tank, have been...

Northern DIG Orders for the building and well be handed over to Nadeswara College

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The Northern DIG has ordered that a building and a well belonging to Kankesanthurai Nadeswara College and which was in the use of Police personal be handed over to the said College. A meeting between...

Seminar in Trincomalee under aegis of TPC with the CM presiding

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A seminar and discussion sessions are to be held under the organization of TPC, regarding matters including a new strategy for the North East merger, at Trincomalee. These sessions will be held at...

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Search for fishermen missing in Mulitheevu seas, intensified

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Although the Navy and Air Force personnel and Fishermen continued their search for the 3 Nayaru fishermen, for the third day yesterday  they were unable to find the Fishermen. Three fishermen...

Struggle for missing completes one year at Maruthankery today- Attentin drawing and Protest March

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A massive attention drawing and protest March are to be held at Maruthankerny, where the struggle for the missing entering one-year mark today. This is to be held at around 10.30 today under the...

Tamil People are depending on the International Community: says Rev. Fr. Emmanuel

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Leader of the Global Tamil Forum, Rev.Fr. Emmanuel said that in a context where the initiatives with the Sri Lankan Government has failed, the only hope for the Tamil people is the International...

Copy of NPC resolution calling for international Investigation handed over to UNHR commissioner-Sivajilingam

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The MPc, M.K.Sivajilingam has said that a copy of the Northern Provincial Council resolution, calling for International Investigation against Sri Lanka had been handed over directly the UNHR...

Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Violence

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Over the past fortnight, Sri Lanka has witnessed a surge in violence targeting Muslims, their properties, and places of worship. It prompted President Maithripala Sirisena to declare an...

Schools under the control of the Army should be released, NPC adopts a resolution

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A resolution has been passed in the Northern Provincial Council demanding that the  08 schools currently under the control of the Army within the High Security Zone be released and the Teaching and...

‘Puthiya Suthanthiran’, of the Thamizh Arasuk Kadchchi to be published in Jaffna and Baticaloa

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The “Puthiya Suthanthiran”, the news paper of the ITAK, is to be published in Jaffna and Baticaloa. The web site, “Puthiya Suthathiran” is also to be activated today. The...

Swiss Envoy meets people searching for their relatives

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Swiss Ambassador for Sri Lanka met the people searching for their relatives staging a continuous struggle at Kilinochchi. The relatives searching for their missing relatives for more than a year are...

A solution based on Federal System is the Defence of Minority.Kandy violence indicates it: says Niyas

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If violence against minority people should not happen, a solution based on Federal System has to be found in Sri Lanka. We should take continuous action to get it, said NPC Member Abdul Niyas Seeni...

St. Patrick’s crowned in the National level Football series

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St. Patricks College, Jaffna has won the ‘Plate’ Cup in the National level Foot Ball series in the under 16 group. In this final match held at Colombo, St. Henry’s College was...

Tamil woman appointed as the Director of Nursing Studies, for the first time

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The Ministry of Health has promoted Miss. Vallipuranathan  Rayula , who was serving as the Principal of the Jaffna Nursing School, as the Director of Nursing Studies. This is the first time that a...

Discrimination in constructing anti-elephant fences in Vavuniya North

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The Coordinating Committee meeting of the Vavuniya North division was held yesterday at the Divisional Secretariat Hall. The above matter was pointed out in this meeting. All over the country, Anti-...

Strong opposition to give land to the Army

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People and their representatives insisted that the Army which is occupying the lands of the people should get out from them. The Puthukudiyiruppu  Area Coordinating Committee meeting was held...

5 persons including 4 boys drowned while plucking lotus flowers in a muddy pond

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5 persons who went pluck lotus flowers in Periyakulam in Nilaveli Police area of Trincomalee were drowned when their capsized in the muddy waters of that tank. 4 of them were children under 9 years....

Asika wins Gold in the Northern Province Weight Lifting Championship

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V. Asika of Jaffna District won a Gold in the under 63 Women’s group in the Weight Lifting Championships conducted by the Department of Sports of the NPC. These championships were held at the...

A dawn should be brought in the life of women carrying war traumas: says Ananthy Saseetharan

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We should come together beyond, party, politics, caste, religious, discrimination and shedding our egos, without male, female discrimination, to bring a dawn into the lives of Tamil Eelam women who...

More appointments to Southern Sri Lankans in Kilinochchi: says former MP Chandrakumar

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Unemployment problem is a serious problem in Kilinochchi District. In a context where the young generation here is encountering several problems due to unemployment, majority race boys and girls from...

The oppressed Tamil and Muslim communities inhabiting the north and east should unite: International Council of Eelam Tamils

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The International Council of Eelam Tamils (ICET) has vehemently condemned the recent racist violence unleashed by Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists against the Muslim people living in the central...

Pow-wow  between Arunthavapalan and Sumanthiran

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A meeting had occurred between Arunthavapalan, the Thenmaradchchi Organizer of TNA who stayed away from the LG Election campaign of the TNA, and the TNA MP and its spokesman Sumanthiran. This sudden...

EPDP Dissidents to start a new Party

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Persons who have left EPDP are to unite and form a new party. They have sought the help of Election Commission to register a new party, it is reported. Former MP, M.Chandrakumar, who had earlier left...

Medical Museum established Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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The Medical Museum of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital was declared open yesterday. Articles related to Medicine have been exhibited in one part of the Museum. In this event presided by the Director of...

Jaffna Central wins the ‘Thrilling to the last’  “ 112th Battle of the North”

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The 112th Battle of the North saw Jaffna Central winning by one wicket. This Match started on Thursday at the Central College grounds. Winning the toss, Central elected to Field. 1st Innings of...

All leaves cancelled for police officers of the North, with a view to Security

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It is learnt that leaves of all police personnel serving in the North in response to race riots that are prevailing elsewhere in the country for the last few days in order to strengthen the security...

Absence of South Sri Lanka Traders: Price of potatoes falls again- Farmers affected

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As the traders from the south have not come to the North, Northern farmers are unable to market their produce of Potatoes. The Harvesting season of Potatoes has commenced in the North. For the past...

Former TPP, Komagan arrested at Katunayake Air port and released

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Former MMC and Tamul Political Prisoner (TPP), Murugaiah Komagan was arrested at the Katunayake Air Port and was released in the evening. However he had been asked to be present at the Colombo CID on...

Full day harthal by Muslim Traders in the North

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A harthal was observed by the Muslim Traders in Jaffna, Mannar and Vavuniya Districts in protest to the Violence unleashed on Muslim people in Amparai and Kandy Districts. All the Muslims shops were...

A statue in Jaffna for Nelson Mandela…suggestion by South African Envoy, Robina B. Max

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South African High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Robina P. Marks has suggested that a statue of former South African State Leader Nelson Mandela be erected in Jaffna. A meeting between the Envoy, Robina...

75,199 persons affected by the drought in Mannar: Remedying activities intensified, says Disaster Management centre

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Reporting that Mannar District has been affected continuously by the prolonging drought that is prevailing in the country, the Disaster Management Centre also said that 75,199 persons belonging to...

No punishment meted out to date, for abuses perpetrated by Army: says Ananthy Saseetharan

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The NPC Minister, Ananthy saseetharan said yesterday that, no punishment had been meted out to date, for abuses perpetrated by Army. She was speaking in the Women’s Day Celebrations held at...

Outrage of Forest Department in Murukandy andMankulam areas: Housing schemes suspended

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The Forest Department has banned the construction of Housing Schemes provided by the National Housing Authority, and people are dissatisfied because of this. Mulaitheevu is a district which had been...

Is India listening to Wigneswaran?

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd The Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran, though a reluctant political entrant four and a half years...

75,199 persons affected by the drought in Mannar. Remedying activities intensified: says Disaster Management centre

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Reporting that Mannar District had been affected continuously by the prolonging drought that is prevailing in the country, the Disaster Management Centre also said that 75,199 persons belonging to...

A statue in Jaffna for Nelson Mandela, suggestion by South African Envoy, Robina B. Max

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The South African Envoy for Sri Lanka had suggested that a statue of former South African State Leader Nelson Mandela be erected in Jaffna. A meeting between the Envoy, Robina B. Max and the Northern...