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Balachandran  from Aandra takes over as the Indian Consul in Jaffna

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S.Balachandran of Aandra Pradesh in India has been appointed as the Indian Consul in Jaffna. It has been announced that he will take over his duties this evening. Meanwhile, A.Nadarajan who...

130 acre Paddy cultivation completely destroyed by prolonged drought in Madhu area

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130 acres of paddy cultivation in Madhu area in Mannar has been completely destructed by the prolonged drought prevailing in the district. The Yala season cultivation for this year is what has been...

Burning of tyre in front of Vavuniya Mosque – Attempt to incite violence?

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A tyre was burned in front of Matheena Nagar Mosque, in Poonthottam, Vavuniya yesterday morning. Tension had been caused in that area in view of the riots against Muslim people in Kandy continuing...

Two arrested in Vaddukkodai with 75 Kgs. Kerala Ganja

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Two persons who attempted to smuggle Ganja from Vaddukkodai police area were arrested by the Vaddukkodai Police with 75 kilos of Kerala Ganja yesterday. Vaddukkodai Police made a search operation...

Sri Lanka violence: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres concerned, UN official to visit Kandy

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UN Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is to visit the Sri Lankan city of Kandy, at the centre of incidents of communal violence. He will meet religious leaders in Kandy this week, a UN...

Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues

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At least two people have been killed and eight others injured in anti-Muslim riots in a popular tourist district in central Sri Lanka as the government blocked Facebook and other social media...

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency in wake of communal violence

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A state of emergency has been imposed in Sri Lanka for the first time since the civil war following days of communal violence between the island’s Sinhalese and Muslim communities. The special...

Sri Lanka Declares State of Emergency After Mob Attacks on Muslims

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Sri Lanka’s government imposed a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday after mob attacks against the minority Muslim population in a central district, violence that has highlighted the...

Eevrybody, fulfill your post war responsibilities, says Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

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We all should contribute to preserve the existence of Tamil people, their identity culture. By the war being brought to an end, a new chapter had been written for each of us and a responsibility had...

UN Special Officer visits Muhamalai

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Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein  inspected the areas that are being demined in Mauhamalai in Kilinochchi District and had discussions with...

Ariyalai Shooting Court refuse to release vehicles connected ti case

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In the case of the Ariyalai shooting  where a youth was killed the court refused to release the vehicle relevant to the case without proper Certification. On the 28th last December, a youth...

East boils after violence in Kandy

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Full Harthal was observed in several places in the East protesting the Violence against Muslims in Digena and Theldeniya of the Kandy District. Shops, Government and private offices and schools were...

We are not opposing Mahaweli scheme but the agenda hidden in it, says NPC Minister of Agriculture

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We are not opposing the Mahaweli scheme coming to the North, but we are opposing the objectives behind it. People should understand that. Further, we have drafted an Agricultural policy, said the...

Troubled by Jellyfish people complain to Mother sea

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Mulaitheevu Fishermen undertook special worship of Mother Sea requesting her to remove  Jellyfish which is affecting Fishermen and fishing, from the fishing areas and safeguard the livelihood of...

The stance of TNA in No-confidence against Ranil will be decided by the Parliamentary group: says Era Sampanthan

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In case a No-confidence motion is brought against Ranil, in the Parliament, the decision on the TNA’s stance and decision will be taken unanimously by the Parliamentary group of TNA, said the...

Following Amparai, Tension in Kandy- Muslim shops attacked – Curfew imposed- Possibility of race riots

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Tension is prevailing in Thigana- Theltheniya areas in Kandy following the quarrel among two groups transforming into a riot. Following tensions between Sinhala and Muslim societies, Muslims are...

Palmyrah Jaggery ( Panai Vellam) produced in Jaffna, sold out on the day of the production itself

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High demand exists among Foreigners and Southerners in recent times. All Vellam (sugar) produced are being sold out on the day of the production itself, it is learnt. Seasonal production of Palmyrah...

India should help Tamil Eelam to bloom, insists NPC leader of the House, with outgoing Consul

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The Indian Government should pressurize Sri Lanka for the Tamil Eelam to bloom here. Outgoing consul, Sriman A.Nadarajan should come back to place his foot in the Bloomed Tamil Eelam, said the Leader...

Those who love people could join the Tamil People’s Council: says Co-Chair C.V.Wigneswaran

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  The CM, and Co-chair of Tamil People’s Council, C.V.Wigneswaran on Saturday that cultured could join the Tamil People’s Council which has evolved into a people’s movement, although...

Create facilities to expedite resettlement, requests Leader of Vali-North Resettlement Society.

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If the people are to resettle immediately in the released lands, facilities such as Schools, Hospital and transport facilities should be provided, said the Leader of Vali-North Resettlement Society,...

Struggle for Missing in East also reaches it one year Mark. Demonstration  in front of Governors Secretariat

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One year has been completed from the day when the relatives of missing persons from Trincomalee commenced their rotational fasting protest. With this in view they held a protest demonstration in...

Old cross Rally which adorned the Jaffna Roads

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Very old British cars reached Jaffna day before yesterday, Friday, in celebration of the 30th Annual day of the Old vehicle owners Association. 18 cars and 2 motor cycles came in a...

Army says that people’s lands will be released if Jaffna Fort is given to them, announce GA, Jaffna

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The Army has said that if the Jaffna Fort is given to them Army units could be moved into it and the lands of the people could be released, announced the GA, Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan. Jaffna DCC...

Fresh Violence Threatens Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Process

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On Monday, the Sri Lankan government declared a 10-day state of emergency—the first since the civil war ended in 2009—following clashes between Muslims and Buddhists on Sunday. This latest...

Indian Foreign Policy should be strong as a sword, says the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran had said that our stance is that the Foreign Policy of India should be strong as a sword. The Chief Minister of the Province presented a sword to the outgoing...

UN Envoy to visit Muhamalai on the 6th

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Top UN official Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is scheduled to visit mine clearing site at Muhamalai, Jaffna on Tuesday (March 6) morning....

First Aid Training in Tamil medium, for the first time in Jaffna

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First Aid training in Tamil Medium is to commence today for the first time in Jaffna. This is the first time that this training is given in Tamil medium, said the District Director for St. John’s...

If powers are granted, we could act in conjunction with the centre, says CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister of North, C.V.Wigneswaran said yesterday that, if the Colombo Government will grant powers to us we could act in conjunction with the Government, and undertake activities with...

‘WE WANT OUR HEREDITARY LAND’ – Struggle of Kepapulavu people sees its anniversary

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The struggle undertaken by the Kepapulavu people demanding the release their lands which are under the control of the Army had reached one year mark, yesterday. People commenced their struggle on...

Tamil People’s Council re-formed by the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Chief Minister and one of the Co-chairs of the Tamil People’s Council has re-structured the council. So far, the decisions of the Council were taken by the Central Committee of the Council. Now...

Mini Cyclone in Periyaneelavanai – More than 400 houses damaged

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More than 400 houses have been damaged fully or partly, in Periyaneelavanai in Batticaloa, coming under the Kalmunai Police area, by a Mini Cyclone that ravaged the area day before yesterday. In a...

Plan re-commission the Odduchuddan Tile Factory, says the District Secretary, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran

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A letter regarding re-commissioning  the Tile Factory in Odduchuddan, Mulaitheevu has been sent to Ministry of Resettlement, said the District Secretary, Mulaitheevu regarding the re-commissioning...

Case of Swiss Kumar’s escapade from Police – Inquiries over, Report submitted to courts

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The police has submitted a report to the Kayts courts that the inquiries regarding the Swiss Kumar’s escapade from Police custody has been concluded and the report has been sent to Attorney...

Demolition of Mosque a planned act accuses Minister Rishad Badi-ud-deen

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” There was a problem at a Muslim hotel in Amparai Town. That hotel was broken up. But, there was need for the Mosque situated 500 meters away to be demolished. The demolition of the mosque...

Vadduvagal Struggle affair – Raviharan arrested and bailed out by court, with all AALs of Mulaitheevu appearing for him

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MPc  T.Raviharan was arrested by the Mulaitheevu police while he presented himself in response to a summons by the police, with regard to the struggle undertaken at Vadduvagal against the move to...

98 refugee families return to the country in 2018 to date

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The UN Human Rights Commission’s Sri Lanka Secretariat has announced that 98 Refugee families had returned to the country under their organization in 2018 to date. Thus, it has been announced...