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Criminalizing politics and politicizing crime

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Each time a horrific crime hits the headlines, ministers and police top brass make solemn avowals that stringent...

TNA Leaders should look at themselves in the mirror, says CM, C.V. Wigneswaran

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If the Leadership of TNA does not act properly, it will affect the interests of the Tamil Community. I am only pointing out that the political efficiency of the TNA Leadership is not adequate. They...

Palmyrah distribution census undertaken, after 40 years, through Satellite

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Manager (Extension) of the Palmyrah Development Board, K. Kopalakrishnan said that the census of Palmyrah Distribution is currently undertaken after 40 years, with the aid of satellite. Palmyrah is...

Politicians are the Sales Agents of Narcotics, accuses Northern officer in Charge of Anti – Alcohol and Drugs Centre

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An awareness should be created at village level to wipe out the abuse of Liquor and narcotics. Social Organizations and progressive thinkers should get together to work for this end. Multi National...

Army sucking off water from Thirunelvely Temple Well, area people ask this be stopped

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In a context where hundreds of families are depending on the Thirunelvely Sivan Kovil well for their drinking water, The Army is sucking off bowsers full of water from the said well, the area people...

Demonstration yesterday demanding justice to Assassinated Journalists Yesterday at Baticaloa

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The North and Eastern Journalists staged a demonstration in Baticaloa yesterday, the day on which Mamanithar Sivaram (Taraki) assassinated in Colombo, demanding justice for all assassinated...

Indian Trawlers anchored along Kiranchi Coast. 70 Local fishermen deprived of their livelihood

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The fishermen of Kiranchi Coast pointed out in the CC meeting for Pooneryn that as the Indian Trawlers have been anchored along Kiranch coastal line, around 70 fishermen are unable to undertake their...

Karainagar Temple Chariot topples, no casualty

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The Temple Chariot of a Karainagar Temple toppled on its round around the Temple, but by god’s grace there were no casualties, it is reported. When the Pillaiyar deity went in the chariot...

UGC decrees permanent Ban on constructing Muliwaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University Premises

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The UGC has imposed a permanent ban on constructing a memorial Tower citing it is being against the Government policies. The VC, Wigneswaran has said that the UGC has prevented the construction of...

Strong opposition expressed by Tamil Parties for 20th Amendment

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Minority parties have opposed the 20th amendment to the Constitution calling for the complete removal of Executive President system, to be tabled in the Parliament by the JVP. Tamil Progressive...

Hand-loom textile industry to be revived in the North

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The Textile Industry in the North which was in a stagnated state for more than 35 years is to be revived, and action is to be taken to develop this industry. The shortages of Raw materials and the...

Production of Dry Fish had increased in Jaffna District

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The statistics of the Jaffna District Fisheries and Aqua Resources have indicated that the production of dry fish had increased in stages compared to the past months. Further, fishing is undertaken...

Mayor of Jaffna abusing power, TNPF submit memorandum to CM demanding Inquiry

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The TNPF members of the Jaffna Municipal Council had submitted a memorandum to the NPC CM, that the Mayor of the JMC, E. Arnold is engaged in abuse of power and that disciplinary Inquiry should be...

More Medals won by Northern Athletes

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Northern Athletes have won more medals in the National Level Youth Athletics meet held at the Sugathadasa stadium,yesterday. Age group Event Name School/Club Achievement Place <23 Hammer Throwing...

Iranaitheevu people who are on their 3rd day of sit-in struggle bow not to budge until solution is reached

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In a context where the promises of politicians and Officials have not been fulfilled, and not gaining anything from our struggles and demonstrations,  we have taken a decision and have come here in...

We can free ourselves of oppression only if we shed the differences among us: says Fr. Emmanuel

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There are special duties and responsibilities for our politicians and leaders. Without being persons who try to bring down each other, we all should cooperate for our ideals, like the players of a...

Sinhalese rulers always attempt to enslave other races: says Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne in Jaffna

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Delivering his memorial oration for ‘Thanthai’ Selva in Jaffna, the General Secretary of Nava Samasamaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that, the Sinhala Rulers is always acting...

Mandamus for Missing persons dismissed by Mulaitheevu Court

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The three writs of Mandamus filed at the Mulaitheevu Court has been rejected by the Mulaitheevu courts and the cases for examining case reports has postponed to May 22nd  by Vavuniya courts, said...

Owner files plaint to get Srithar Theater released with compensation

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A plaint has been filed by the owner of Srithar theatre located in the centre of Jaffna Town, in the Jaffna  district Court, pleading restore the title of the Srithar Theatre with compensation....

Governor Cooray orders to investigate fraud charges against NPC Ministers

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Governor Reginold Cooray has ordered the Chief Secretary, NP, to investigate the charges of corruption on the NPC Ministers and submit a comprehensive report. Media men raised questions relevant to...

Ban by Education Ministry and UGC to erect Muliwaikkal Memorial in the Jaffna University Premises

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The ministry of Higher Education and the University Grant Commission have directed the Administration of University to impose an interim ban on the construction of a Mulliwaikkal Memorial by students...

Anitha in another record breaking jump

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Northern Under 18 students sweep the board in pole vault Anitha representing Jaffna District Athletic Association beat her own record of last year in under 23 Pole Vault event of the National level...

Mahaweli water not needed if mud filled tanks in Mulaitheevu are renovated, assure the NPC Minister of Agriculture

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Agricultural projects  will be beneficial to people if they are undertaken by Provincial Council along with the Central Government , said NPC Minister of Agriculture, K.Sivanesan had said. The...

Sufficient water could be supplied if shortages are intimated, says the Kilinochchi District Secretary

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The District Secretary, Kilinochchi, Suntharam Arumainayagam said that, temporary solutions could be provided through Ministry of Disaster Management, for the shortage of drinking water that could...

If due solution not delivered, Tamils will seek their own: says Sampamthan

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The Leader of the TNA and the Leader of the opposition, Era Sampanthan had said that if due solution is not delivered within a united country, the Tamil people will seek their own solution. An event...

Tension in Vavuniya Campus as Sinhalese students attempting to place Buddha statue

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Vavuniya Campus of the Jaffna University has been closed indefinitely following tension caused by the administration banning attempts of Sinhalese students to place a Buddha Statue in the Campus. The...

Sivan temple demolished and Vihare constructed by the Army in Katchilaimadu: HRC commence investigation

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The Human Rights Commission has commenced its inquiries on  a complaint that the Army had demolished an ancient Sivan Temple in Katchilaimadu Odduchuddan and constructed a  Vihare in its place....

Iranaitheevu people make a “Landing “ in Iranaitheevu, decide to continue their struggle there

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The Iranaitheevu people who were engaged in a struggle for more than a year demanding that their lands in Iranaitheevu be released to them had changed their form of struggle by Landing in...

Underground Bunker supposed to be used by LTTE discovered while clearing land

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An underground bunker was discovered yesterday in Arasarkerny in Palai. This bunker came into view while the owner of the land was clearing his land. The bunker is believed to have been used by the...

Government must learn appropriate lessons, advises Former EP CM, Naseer

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If the government forget the lesson learned in being defeated in the LG Elections, it might incur further losses, the Former CM of EP, Seinulabdeen Aalim Naseer Ahamed has said. He had said so in a...

A tragic tribulation of Displaced life. Old man dies of exhaustion by scorching heat

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An old man who continued to live Tin sheet roofed house in the scorching Sun had succumbed to exhaustion by heat. This tragic incident has occurred in Vadamaradchchi. 17 families displaced in 1990...

The Youth Conference TPC in June announces the Conference Committee

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The Grand Youth Conference to be held under aegis of TPC, will be held in June, the Conference committee has announced in a news release of the Committee. They have further said that arrangements are...

Irainaitheevu people had decided to jump into the sea and continue their struggle

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The people of Iranaitheevu are to take their struggle insisting the redemption of their ancient lands from the Navy. They have planned to undertake an approach to their island in a number of Boats at...

Mulliwaikkal memorial tower, to be erected in, the Jaffna University premises

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The construction work within the premises of the Jaffna University of the memorial tower to be erected in memory of the Tamil people killed at Mulliwaikkal during the final war of the ethnic...

Army grab back some of the lands released in Vali North recently

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Some of the land which were released recently in Vali – North has been suddenly re acquired by the Army. Much grief has been caused among the people of the area and they have insisted that relevant...

Only 44 of the 600 Tanks in Kilinochchi used for Irrigation: ACAS, V. Aayakulan

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Although there are more than 600 small tanks in Kilinochchi, only 44 of them could be used for . Apart from the large scale Tanks in Kilinochchi District, there are around 600 small Tanks in the...

We have faith on CM and ready to travel with him: Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam

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We have the faith that the CM, NPC, C.V. Wigneswaran will work with the Tamil National People’s Front. If he forms an alliance, it should not be an alliance for sole purpose beating the TNA but...

Students of Kokkuvil Hindu  win in International Chess tournament

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Three students of Kokkuvil Hindu travelled to Nepal to Participate in the Katmandu Open International GM Chess Tournament. Jude Dorrison, Ajithkumar and Sivathanujan who had travelled abroad for an...

Commemoration of Taraki (Sivaram)

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The 14th anniversary of the late Senior Journalist T. Sivaram (Taraki) is to be held in Batticaloa under aegis of the Eastern Province Journalist Union. This event is to be held on 28th this month...

Sri Lanka: The human rights crisis in the Tamil North and East – An appeal for international intervention

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Brian Senewiratne, MD, FRCP,FRACP, Consultant Physician, Brisbane, Australia I am a Sinhalese from the majority community in Sri Lanka. I have campaigned for the past 70 years for the Tamil people...

Ancient treasures of Tamils had come to light in the East

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Evidences of the courts and jails, where the convicts were detained, belonging to chieftains who ruled Batticaloa areas had been discovered. Part of a house built in 1832 and some other dilapidated...

‘Annai Poopathy’ remembered in University of Jaffna

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In a context where homage being paid all over Tamil Home Land and abroad to “Thiyaga Theepam” Annai Poopathy , an event to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of  her heroic death was...

Dispute between Governor and Actg, CM on transfer of Secretaries to Ministries

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A dispute has formed between the NP Governor Reginold Cooray and the Acting Chief Minister, K. Sarweswaran over the transfers of Secretaries to Ministries of the NPC. As a result the Governor has...

TNA is lying: Evidence of unwritten agreement between TNA and EPDP,could be published: Says EPDP Organizer for Jaffna District

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What the TNA telling are lies. There was an unwritten agreement in place between TNA and EPDP. If a necessity arises we are prepared to make public the evidences with regard to this. TNA is showing...

36 Kilos Kerala Ganja worth Rs. 5 Million, detected from the Hood of a vehicle in Poonery

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Ganja worth Rs.5 Million has been recovered in Pooneryn yesterday from the hood of a vehicle. 3 persons were arrested charged with smuggling Ganja in the vehicle. The suspects from Puttalam had...

UNP beat TNA to capture Manthai East and TNA beat SLFP to capture Thunnukkai

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When the elections for the Chairman and Vice Chairman posts of the Manthai East PS was held yesterday, presided by the Commissioner of LG, Patric Diranjan. Out of 13 members of the PS, 7 members...

Mini Cyclone with Rain in Vidaththal theevu of Mannar

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The Office of the Grama Officer of Vidaththal theevu of Mannar and some houses of village people have been blown off by a mini cyclone with rain that ravaged in the Vidaththal Theevu area....

Let’s remember Mulliwaikkal Disaster together as a Grand Tamil National Uprising, Call by University Students

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The May 18th Anniversary day of Mulliwaikkal Disaster should be remembered as a Tamil National Peoples Grand Uprising at a Single place. To pursue this objective, all Political and Public...

Fisherman from Udappu, Puttalam blessed on the Vadamaradchchi beach with Rs. 15 Million catch

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A fisherman from Udappu in Puttalam, Mullaithamby, who operates a beach sein net in the Aaliyawalai beaches  of Vaddamaradchchi  East was blessed yesterday 20, 000 Kilos of Paraw fish worth...

Scorching Sun and the Clay pots raised to their old glory

Scorching Sun and the Clay pots raised to their old glory

With the April scorching overhead, people are being drawn towards clay pots to cope with it. The clay pots have reincarnated fitted with water taps. Market for clay pots is running hot in...