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We are losing confidence on GOSL, India should exert pressure, says Mawai SEnathyrasa

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We are losing confidence on this government. The activities of the Government with regard to problems of our people are undertaken on a slow pace, said ITAK President and MP, Mawai Senathyrajah....

Namal Rajapakse visits Pillaiyan in prison

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Member of the Parliament, Namal Rajapakse visited the  former Eastern CM, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthanalias Pillaiyan in Baticaloa Prison yesterday. This meeting had occurred on day before...

Demonstration in Jaffna in pouring rain demanding release of TPPs

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A massive struggle was undertaken in Jaffna, in pouring rain demanding the release of TPPs. In this struggle held in front of Jaffna Bus stand, Politicians and representatives of public Organization...

China creeps into Natural liquid Gas power station at Sampur abandoned by India

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Following India abandoning the Natural liquid Gas power station at Sampur, China is to construct the first ever Natural liquid Gas power station of Sri Lanka. Minister of Power Ranjith...

Sangaththanai massacre commemorated

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25th Annual Commemoration of the Sangaththanai massacre was commemorated  on Friday in Sangaththanai. A candle march was held from Saaratha  Library to the site of the memorial of the massacre. On...

Teenage weddings on the increase in Jaffna

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Teenage weddings and ‘living together’ families are on the increase it is reported. Court Action will be taken on all teenage couples to eradicate this menace, said the Jaffna District Police....

The 10th National Conference of Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization commence today in Batticaloa

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Kovinthan Karunakaram a stalwart of Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) said yesterday that  the 10th  National Conference of their party will be held today and Tomorrow at Baticaloa.from...

Committee expose, bribery and frauds in the 5 months rule of TNA in Jaffna Municipal Council

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Complaints habe been placed forward regarding the Frauds, Bribery and power abuse in the 5 months old rule of the TNA in the Jaffna Municipal Council. Particularly, complaints have been made...

Fasting TPPs refuse to take medicine- Fast enters its third week

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The TPPs, who are on a fast for last two weeks demanding their speedy release. have refused to take medicines from yesterday. 10 TPPs who have gone into fasting protest from 14th have from yesterday...

More journalist had been killed in the Jaffna Peninsula, says Sumanthiran

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More Journalists have been killed in the Jaffna Peninsula only. But no proper investigations were undertaken relevant to them, said TNA spokesman, M.A. Sumanthiran. The  20th anniversary of the...

Palaitheevu cannot be allowed to be under Sri Lanka Security Forces any more, says, CM

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The Palaitheevu which come under Pooneryn Area cannot be allowed to be found under the control of the Sri Lankan Security Forces, said the CM. NPC, C.V. Wigneswaran. He said so participating and...

7 families stopped from resettling into their own Lands by Forest Department Official even after permitted by Divisional Secretariat

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People of the Kansuramodai area in Nedunkerny expressed concern that they are experiencing several difficulties in resettling into their own lands. Permission has been refused for 37 families they...

Demonstration in Colombo in support of TPPs, with the participation of Sinhala people including Buddhist monk

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A demonstration was held in front of President Secretariat, pledging support to TPPs and demanding the expediting the cases of the TPPs and justice be delivered to the fasting TPPs. National...

Vadis removed from Vadamaradchchi East,by southern fishermen following Court order

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All 8 companies who had transgressed into state lands in Vadamaradchchi East, and established vadis for catching Beach de mer,  are in the process of removing their Vadis, following court order....

World Tourism day celebrated in  Jaffna

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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Board, NPC Tourism Secretariat and the University of Jaffna had got together in celebrating the World Tourism day in Jaffna, commencing from noon yesterday at the Jaffna...

Ultimate sacrifice – Thiyagi Thileepan  remembered sentimentally in Nallur

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The 31st commemoration of  Thiyagi Thileepan  who scorched himself in the flame of sacrifice for the dawn of Tamil people, placing 5 demands against the Indian Government was held sentimentally at...

We demonstrated that we could up inter racial relations politically, Former Eastern CM Naseer takes pride

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We demonstrated through the EPC that Inter- Racial relationship could be built up politically, the former CM, EPC, Naseer Mohamed said. Participating as the Chief Guest at the foundation laying...

Magistrate Court rejects application for banning Thileepan Commemoration 

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The Magistrate of Jaffna Magistrate Court, Sinnaththurai Satheeskaran rejected yesterday an urgent Application by Jaffna Police to ban the Thileepan Commemoration to be held today. Last Friday, Chief...

Release of TPPs, TNA to meet AG and the PM today

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TNA is scheduled to meet the Prime Minister and the Attorney General today, Wednesday, over the release of the TPPs. In this meeting to be held in Temple Trees today morning , TNA leader Sampanthan...

Expel Southern fishermen catching beach de mer in Vadamaradchchi East, orders Kilinochchi Judge Kanesharajah

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The Kilinochchi Judge Kanesarajah has ordered yesterday, Tuesday that, the South Sri Lankan  fishermen who have put up Vadis illegally in Vadamaradchchi East and catching beach de mers. Cases were...

Dangerous situation of Jaffna Peninsula people have to vacate en-masse due to water shortage, Governor’ s Coordinator

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The Coordinator of the Northern Governor, Suntharam Divahalala has said that the people of the Jaffna Peninsula are facing a danger of vacating the peninsula en-masse in just over 50 years. Speaking...

Authorities should take action to protect the Portuguese period Horses in Delft, say area people

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The people of Delft expressed their concern that People in charge of the protection of the Horse in Delft, Jaffna are disinterested in their task. They have requested that, the relevant officials and...

It gives suspicion that ban on Thileepan Commemorations had been sought, says AAL, Manivannan

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The application in court to ban Thileepan’s Commemorations, has created much suspicion and hence we have also decided to appear in the court during the case, said MMC and AAL, and the Chief...

Symbolic Fasting in Jaffna, in support of fasting TPPs

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A symbolic fasting protest was held in Jaffna yesterday, in support of the TPPs who have undertaken a Fasting protest at the Anuradhapura Prison for the last 12 days. The Social Organizations in...

107 TPPs in 13 Army Camps , some detained for more than 20 years

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A popular Sinhala News Paper published a news item quoting the Spokesman of the Equal Rights Organization, Raveendra Muthalige, to the effect that 107 TPPs have been arrested and accused of...

More revelations on previous Exam cancellations

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Following the Tamil Diplomat’s news item on 21.09.2018, regarding the ” More Tamils pass …..” , Tamil Diplomat received more news on cancellation of exams because more % of...

Another 69 Chinabay oil tanks go under the control of India

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The cabinet had approved a paper for developing 85 Petroleum Tanks to be developed with the assistance of India. As per this 85 upper level Tanks are to be developed by a sub- company to be formed by...

Resolution for Referendum in N&E reaches UN

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A resolution calling for the holding of Referendum in North and  East to find out the opinions of the people of North and East, adopted by the Northern Provincial Council has been sent to UN General...

LG bodies undertaking Commemoration not appropriate-Kakka Anna insists with Mawai

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ITAK MP, Mawai  Senathyrasa said that it is inappropriate for Local Government Bodies including Municipal Councils, undertaking the commemorations. Mawai expressed his stance so, when a former...

Fasting of TPPs enters 8th day and negotiation regarding release after the return of Attorney General

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The fast unto death struggle of 8 TPPs detained A’pura prison, demanding their release after short term Rehabilitation, entered its 8th day yesterday. 4 TPPs  were transferred to the Prison...

Ready to contest as TNA candidate, only if the leadership of TNA Changes, says the CM

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When the term of office the Chief Minister comes to an end, I will pay attention on Tamil Peoples Council, said CM, C.V. Wigneswaran. If the current leadership will go, TNA registered and a new...

More than 11 Hindu Temples desecrated in Batticaloa

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The TNA MP, Viyalenthiran  said that more than 11 Hindu Temples have been demolished/desecrated in Batticaloa . The idols of the Narasingar Temple in Arayampathy, in Kattankudy Police area of...

Jaffna Police apply for injunction in a bid to stop Thileepan’s Commemoration

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Jaffna police has filed an application to ban the Commemoration of  Thileepan, a member of a banned Terrorist Movement, to be held at his memorial located in Nallur, at the Jaffna Magistrate Court....

Sinhalese people are not opposing Federal Solution, says M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

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The TNA spokesman and MP, M.A. Sumanthiran has said that the Sinhalese people are not opposing Federal Solution. He has said this in an exclusive interview, he granted on Friday. When I was...

ITAK has filed the case on me as a political revenge taking act, says AAL, Manivannan, MMC

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The Jaffna Municipal Council member, AAL, Visvalingam Manivannan has accused that the criminal case filed by the ITAK is another revenge taking act. The criminal case filed on me saying that, I have...

Rajarata University students pledge to undertake struggle for the release of the TPPs

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Students belonging to the Majority race had come forward to struggle for the release of  TPPs who have gone into  fasting  Protest  insisting their release after short term rehabilitation. 8 TPPs...

Cashew Plantation initiated in Nagar Kovil West

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With a view to improve the livelihood of people living below the poverty line,  inauguration event of cashew cultivation and forming the society of cashew cultivators was held in Nagar Kovil West...

Protest Rally in support of Fasting TPPs in Jaffna

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A protest rally was held in Jaffna today at 10.00 am in support of the 8 TPPs who have gone into fasting protest demanding that they be released after short term rehabilitation. This protest Rally...

Mahajana Under 20 team crowned as champions in National School Foot Ball

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The Thellipalai Mahajana College team pitted against Colombo, Kandana, De Mazenod College in the under 20 Final of the National Schools Foot Ball Championship day before yesterday. In this match,...

If money is given for moving camps, people’s lands will we released, Commander, SF-Jaffna

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The Commander of the SF – Jaffna, Major General Dharsana Hettiarachchi said that, if the Governemnt provide adequate money, the Army camps on people lands will be moved and the lands handed over to...

More Tamils pass in Admin  Service competitive exam – Attempt to cancel the examination, says JVP in Parliament

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The JVP MP, Bimal Rathnayake  said yesterday in Parliament that the Administrative Services competitive examination which was held one year ago has been informed being cancelled after interview...

KKS Cement Factory premises to be converted to Industrial estate

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The Cabinet has approved the creation of an Industrial Estate in the former KKS Cement Factory Premises. Action has been taken to create an Industrial Estate in the KKS Cement Factory Premises in...

Raise your voices for the release of TPPs, request the relatives

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The relatives of the  Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) have put out a request that all people should join in the raising of their voices for release of their children. 8 TPPs have gone into fasting...

Final day of Thileepan Commemorations will be conducted by the Municipal Council , says Mayor

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Jaffna Mayor, E.Arnold has announced that the final day commemoration of Thileepan will be arranged exclusively by the Jaffna Municipal Council. In a press release he had sent yesterday, he had said...

Thellipalai Mahajana sweeps the board in the Under 18 Pole-vault event of  88th John Tarbet (Senior) Athletic Championship

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Thellipalai Mahajana College has captured Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in the under 18  Pole-vault event of the 88th John Tarbet (Senior) Athletic Championship the National Schools is being...

National level Carrom Championship won by Kokkuvil Hindu College

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The under 20 Girl’s team of the Kokkuvil Hindu College has won the championship in their age group while, Under 17 Males team has won 3rd place in the National School Carrom Championships. In this...

Abduction and making to disappear of 11 youths – Families petition International Countries to punish Perpetrators

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In the year 2008, 11 Tamil youths were abducted by Sri Lanka Security Forces in Colombo and subsequently made them to disappear. Now, the Association of their families had handed over memorandum that...

Illegal Fishing in Vadamaradchchi– 8 Southern fishermen ‘captured’ – police rescue them

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8 southern fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing in Vadamaradchchi seas using banned purseine net and by dynamiting were rounded up and brought to shore, but the police had brushed off the...

Thellipalai Union wins medals in National Schools Throw ball – Mahajana in final of Football

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In the National Schools Throw Ball series held at Empilipitiya President’s Vidyalaya grounds, Thellipalai Union College won the Gold in the under 17 group Girls event. They beat Javakarla  Vidyala...

TamilNadu Government donates 50,000 books to Jaffna Public Library

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50,000   books were donated by the Tamil Nadu Government to Jaffna public Library yesterday. These books were handed over to the Jaffna Mayor, E.Arnold by the Tamil Nadu Minister of Education...