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30 Kg. Ganja buried in ground recovered at Sinnapandiviruchchan/Mannar

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30 Kg.  of Kerala Ganja which was buried in a dug pit was recovered yesterday. One person who tried to sell the ganja was arrested while two other persons escaping from the spot, said the police....

Massive struggle, if the Vadis of fishermen of other districts are not removed, warns V’chi Fishermen

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The Vadamaradchi Fishermen have warned that they will undertake a massive protest struggle if action is not taken to remove the vadis of fishermen from outer Districts. They have declared so, after...

Only 0.5% of the National Development fund allocated here- Increase it, calls Thavarasa

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1.68 Trillion rupees has been allocated for the Development of the country. Out of it only 8 Billion has been allocated for the North. This is about 0.5 % of the total amount. Action should be taken...

Is the Government behind attack on Reporter?, CM raises suspicion

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The fact that no action is being taken on complaints regarding the attacks on journalists raise the suspicion whether these attacks are committed with the blessing of the government , said the the...

Leader of Democratic Militants party Venthan grilled by TID for 5 hours on Muliwaikkal

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The Leader of Democratic Militants Party, Venthan has been grilled continuously for 5 hours by the TID at the 2nd Floor of CID building. From 9.30 a.m. to 02.30 p.m. on Saturday, he had been grilled...

Human bones continue to surface in the Mannar Sathosa premises: Detected yesterday also!

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In a context where excavations are being undertaken in the Sathosa premises, human remains continue to surface there. Suspicious human bone fragments were recovered at the site yesterday also....

Will the Vadamaradchchi sea plundered from Tamil Fishermen? Influx of Southern fishermen worry local fishermen

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Fishermen from other Districts engage in Beach de mer fishing along Vadamaradchchi coast. They have put up Vaadis and engage in fishing. If we remain lethargic about this the Vadamaradchchi coast...

Ranil refuses dividing Chavakachcheri Divisional Secretariat into two

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The Prime Minister Ranil has rejected the request placed forward by the Jaffna District Secretariat, to divide the Chavakachcheri Divisional Secretariat into two Divisional secretariats. The Prime...

Prime Minister orders the Military to get out of lands in the Jaffna District except in Vali- North

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The Prime Minister ordered the military to take action to release rapidly, nearly 1,000 acre land in Jaffna District, except Vali-North. He ordered so at a discussion held yesterday regarding the...

Prepare and bring Development projects for North, we will cooperate in implementation: Ranil in Jaffna DDC meeting

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While asking the  People’s representatives in the North to prepare and bring forward development projects needed for Northern people, Prime Minister Ranil had also said that they will provide...

Human bones in excavated soil-Excavations commenced in Sathosa premises in Mannar

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Following human bones being found in soil excavated at the Mannar Sathosa premises, further excavations were carried out yesterday in the Sathosa premises in Mannar. First stage of the excavations...

Kaalaikkathir Reporter attacked by mob of ten

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A sword slashing attack was made on a reporter and a distributor of Jaffna based daily Kaalaikkathir in the early hours of yesterday. A father of 3 children, Selvarasa Rajendran was seriously...

Request Ranil to convert Palaly into a Regional Air Port, Suresh insists Tamil representatives

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Former MP and Leader of the EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran had insisted with the Tamil Parliamentarians, the CM and Members of NPC to insist with Ranil to convert Palaly Air Port into a Regional Air...

3 Fishermen missing at sea

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The relatives of 3 fishermen from Navanthurai have complained to the Jaffna Police that, their relatives had gone missing at sea. John Malcon Wimal ( aged 44), Sebamalai Alex (aged 35) and Mahendran...

Ilankai Asiriyar Sangam( Ceylon Teacher’s Union) condemns dismissal of Private Bank Employees

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The Ceylon Teachers Union is condemning the bank which had interdicted its staff for commemorating Muliwaikkal, said the Secretary of the Union, Joseph Stalin. In a press release of the union, he had...

We are drowned in entertainment without realizing the danger looming around: warns CM

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Vultures are circling around us to gobble up the traditional Lands, habitats and fertile soil of the Tamils. But we are drowned in small time entertainments, the NPC CM. C.V.Wigneswasran has said. An...

600 acre of land occupied by the Army in Jaffna and Kilinochchi town areas to be released soon

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600 acre of lands occupied by the Army in the Town areas of Jaffna and Kilinochchi district are to be released by next year. Several factions have demanded continuously that lands of people on which...

3 persons entering house in Athai in Alwai saying ‘CID’, caught by the people, handed over to police

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People in Alwai caught three of the persons who tried to enter and rob a house in Athai, Alwai in the guise of being from the CID and  inquiring the inmates, yesterday and handed them over to the...

Social media galore with condemnations against the Bank which dismissed employees for Muliwaikkal commemoration

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Following  the news that a private Bank in Kilinochchi had dismissed 2 of its employees for holding Muliwaikkal  Commemoration at their Kilinochchi Branch, large scale propaganda against the said...

Wigneswaran said the truth:  Money for resettlement of Tamils granted to Army, says Swamynathan

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The Minister of Resettlement D.M.Swamynathan has said in Jaffna that the money allocated to the resettlement of Tamils is being granted to the Army. He also accepted the accusation made by NPC CM,...

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Stop Illmenite mining by Foreign firm, insist Kodeeswaran MP

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A foreign company is plundering the Illmenite resources in the Thirukkovil and Pothuvil areas. While the mineral resources are being lost, disasters like caving in of lands may occur in the future,...

Is the Army destroying historical remains of megalithic period Tamils?

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The villagers of Oottupulam raised suspicion whether the Army is in the process of destroying more 3,000 years old historical remains of Megalithic period Tamils found widespread in the  Oottupulam...

Army’s Attempt to acquire land in Mulaitheevu-Odduchuddan area foiled by the public

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The attempt by the Army to acquire lands in extent of 300 acre inclusive of lands of people  and state lands in the Thirumurugandy area which comes under Thirumurugandy Grama Niladhari Division in...

2 Employees of a Private Bank dismissed for commemorating Muliwaikkal

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An assistant Manager and another employee of a private Bank in Kilinochchi have been dismissed by the Bank Management for the ‘crime’ of lighting sacrificial flames, remembering Tamils...

Public demand : Release Kankesanthurai – Keerimalai Road immediately and let us to worship at the trapped Temple

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The public and public Organizations have demanded that the road stretch from Kankesanthurai- Keerimalai be released immediately. They have also demanded that they be allowed to worship at the Temple...

Lightning strikes at 4 places in Jaffna. Met station says that rains may prevail for few more days

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Adverse weather condition prevailed yesterday in the Jaffna peninsula yesterday. From morning to noon, heavy rains, thunder and lightning were experienced in the Peninsula. Keerimalai Naguleswarar...

40 boxes of T56 Ammunition recovered from Kilinochchi Murasumodai

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Kilinochchi Police announced yesterday that large amount of ammunition buried in the ground was recovered from the residence of a member of the public located at Murasumodai, Kilinochchi. The house...

Explosive detector excavated from the land of former militant in Tharmapuram.

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On tip off received by SL Air Force, a search was undertaken with the Court’s permission in the house of former militant, Muniyandirajah Ranjan, an explosive detector and 5 pistol rounds were...

More than 18 RPG Shells recovered from a residential area of Selvapuram Village Mulaitheevu

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Mullaitheevu Police said  yesterday that  more than 18 RPG Shells which were found to be buried in sand in the yard of a house in a residential area of Selvapuram Village in Mulaitheevu yesterday...

People who fled the country should return to their routine life, says TNA Leader, Sampanthan

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Relevant Officers should take speedy action for the people returning to the country now, after fleeing the country due to war affectations, to return to their routine life, said the Leader of the...

” My missing daughter is with Maithri in his election pamphlet “-Mother summoned by TID.

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The TID has undertaken inquiries from the mother who claimed that her missing daughter is with Maithri, in his election propaganda posters. The relatives of the Missing people are engaged in a...

Case of people who went missing after surrendering to the Army at Vadduvagal postponed

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The Vavuniya High Court yesterday postponed the hearing on the 3 Writs of Mandamus filed on behalf of 3 persons who had gone missing after surrendering to the Army at Vadduvagal, at the end of the...

Sumanthiran requests Wijeyadasa Rajapakse to cooperate for Devolution Constitution

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The minister is the person who prepared the interim draft for land powers and how they should be integrated into the Devolution. Hence when we engage continuously in this matter, his involvement...

Navy should get out of Kurunagar jetty area in 2 months, decides the DDC, Jaffna

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The Navy personnel stationed near Kurunagar Jetty will have to vacate the land within two months, the DDC, Jaffna District decided. The DDC meeting was held at the Auditorium of Jaffna Secretariat...

People’s struggle will explode if Lands in Mandaitheevu are acquired, says MPc, Vinthan Kanagaratnam

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We will never allow the lands of the people at Mandaitheevu to be acquired to establish a Navy Camp. If attempts are made to acquire people’s lands, we will rally the people and engage in a...

Torture in custody at Chunnakam Police case – Bail application of accused police officers rejected

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The bail application filed by 5 former police officers including former OIC of Chunnakam Police Station Chinthakka Bandara, who had been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for torturing an...

Muliwaikkaal Commemoration should be handed over to committees of religious priests, requests former senior member of LTTE, Basheer Kaakka

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He said above in a thanks giving press release he sent. We thank all those who observed several features such as patience and tolerance regarding matters relevant to May 18th , the Genocide day. We...

We commemorated our people who were cruelly killed. Colombo Tamils need not be excited: says, CM

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Our people were not killed accidentally at Muliwaikkal. They were tricked into killing fields and massacred. How can we remain without commemorating them? Remembering people killed in war and...

What is the objective behind gunshots targeting me thrice? Former Militant Jesuthasan queries

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Swampillai Jesuthasan of Uyilankulam, Mannar, who had recently escaped from the 3rd assassination attempt said that the reason behind targeting me for the 3rd time is not known. Elaborating...

Invasion of Southern Fishermen :Unfortunate situation of Vadamaradchchi fishermen abandoning  Karaivalai (beach sein net ) fishing

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While saying that an unfortunate situation is created by the Southern fishermen who invade Vadamaradchchi shores for catching Beach de mer (Sand fish), where they are being forced to abandon their...

Can Mahinda emulate Mahathir?

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd With 2018 just about reaching its halfway mark, three of Sri Lanka’s major political players have already begun...

Mulliwaikkal Soil soaked in tributes of tears

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9th annual commemoration of the Mulliwaikkal genocide of Tamil people was observed sentimentally today at Muliwaikkal amidst flowing tears. Politicians, clergy of all religions and people...

Intervene immediately for justice to be delivered to us, Wigneswasran calls to International Society

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While insisting that although 9 years have passed the justice for affected people has become a mirage, the Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has requested the International...

Mullivaikkal: The Enduring Will to Freedom of the Tamil People

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Oyatha Alaikal Mullivaikkal. There are many words pertaining to the Tamil Eelam independence struggle that have meanings far beyond their functional ones. Mullivaikkal is among the foremost of these....

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Human remains in excavated soil : Further excavations commenced at the Sathosa-Mannar

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As human remains were discovered in the soil excavated near the entrance of Mannar Sathosa, further excavations were undertaken yesterday in the presence of  Mannar Magistrate Hon. Alex Rajah. The...

Deputy SG and Army AAL say “People made to disappear by Navatkuly Army not in any Army camps”

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The Deputy Solicitor General said yesterday in the Jaffna HC that nobody claimed to be made to disappear are held in any Army Camps. A Writ of Mandamus regarding 24 youths who were arrested by the OC...

Day of Mourning in Northern Schools Tomorrow. Provincial flag to be flown at half- mast

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Provincial Minister of Education K.Sarveswaran has called on all the Principals of the Northern Province to fly the Provincial Flag at half mast tomorrow , Friday, in view of the Muliwaikkal...

A case to be filed against Sri Lanka: Yasmin Sooka in Skype conference with Media

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The Executive Director of the International Truth and Justice Project, Yasmin Sooka met relatives of the people made to disappear, in a skype Conference yesterday, at the Office of the Minister for...