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16 acre released by Army in Mannar, 44 acre to be released soon, says the Mannar District Secretary

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The official documents for releasing 16 acres had been handed over to the District Secretary, by the Army. The District Secretary, C.A.Mohanathas  also said the Army had promised to release 11 acre...

Pungudutheevu Vidya case – order made to expedite inquiries in case of allowing suspect to escape

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The Kayts Magistrate Court ordered the Police to expedite inquiries in the case against former DIG regarding allowing the prime suspect in Vidya’s case to escape. This case was taken for...

32nd Annual commemoration of Kokkaddichcholai Massacre observed in Baticaloa

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The 32nd Annual Commemoration of Kokkadichcholai  Massacre had been observed in Baticaloa day before yesterday. The events of the commemoration were held at the Memorial premises at Mahiladitheevu....

Jungle destroyed Buddha statue placed in the Vavuniya Ootukulam Tamil village

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In a Tamil village Ootukkulam in Vavuniya, jungle had been destroyed to place a Buddha statue. The Statue had been brought from the South and activities are being undertaken to create a Sinhala...

People forced to disappear – protest rally tomorrow

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The  relatives of the Missing persons in the North and East have announced that a protest rally will be held tomorrow at 10.00 a.m. at Vavuniya old Bus stand in order to give pressure to the Human...

72 Kgs. Ganja put out to dry on roof captured by Point Pedro Police

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Point Pedro police said that they recovered 72 Kgs. wet Ganja put out to dry on a roof in Point Pedro area. Following a tip off received by the Navy that a lot of Ganja had been put out dry on a roof...

Cases filed against 3 Kepapulavu protestors. Police pulling up protestors before court in intimidation

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The police filed cases against 3 Kepapulavu protesters. Police is filing cases to distress the protesters , it is reported. Kepapulavu people undertook an attention drawing protest demanding release...

Tamils need all the rights, says the Governor , Dr. Suren Ragavan

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The Northern Province Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan requested that the Tamils should have all the rights within an indivisible country. The new Railway Station constructed at Ariviyal Nagar,...

3 arrested with 114 kgs. Ganja in Valveddithurai area

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Three persons who were keeping 114 Kgs. of Ganja in a house at Valveddithurai had been arrested by Valveddithurai Police yesterday. Following a tip off received by the Sri Lanka Navy, the police and...

It is my duty to protect our language, says the Governor Ragavan 

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While saying that the enemies who wanted to destroy the Tamil Nation destroyed our books first , the Northern  Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan also said that it is his duty to protect our Language. He...

Arrest Warrant issued against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando withdrawn by the Westminster Court

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The Westminster Magistrates Court withdrew an arrest warrant for Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who was was accused of committing criminal offences under the British law, by threatening...

Jaffna International Trade Fair commences in Jaffna

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Jaffna International Trade Fair commenced yesterday in the Jaffna Municipal  grounds in Jaffna. The inauguration event of this event was held in the auditorium of the Jaffna Public Library. The...

Water Supply to Jaffna Peninsula from Lower Pali-aru drains, former Leader of the House, C.V.K

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 Former Leader of the House, NPC, C.V.K Sivagnanam has requested the Governor Ragavan to implement Lower Pali – aru scheme and expedite the water Supply to the Jaffna Peninsula. Although, Water...

Subsidy for Kiththul Jaggery , granted by Government but not for Palmyrah Jaggery , Nagan express concern

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The President of the Thellipalai Coconut – Palmyrah Cooperative Union, Nagan Kanesan expressed concern over the Government granting subsidy to Kiththul Jaggery but not to North’s Palmyrah...

Surveying for land acquisition abandoned due to opposition from land owners

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An attempt to survey 300 Lachchcams in Nedunkulam area in Jaffna, with an intention of acquiring them was temporarily abandoned due to opposition from the owners of the said land. 300 lachchams of...

152 Dengue patients identified within 3 week within Jaffna limits, says the Health Unit

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Jaffna Municipal Council’s Health unit has said that nearly 152 Dengue patients had been identified within the last 3 weeks within Jaffna Municipality limits. Due to the shortage found in anti-...

Jaffna in the first place in drugs usage, says the Police Officer

Jaffna in the first place in drugs usage, says the Police Officer

An awareness creating programme against drugs usage was held at the Navatkuly Mahavidyalaya Hall, day before yesterday under the aegis of the Chavakachcheri  Police. In this awareness creating...

6,972 L Ethanol captured in Erlali: Alleged to be brought from Kandy for adulterating Palmyrah Arrack in Jaffna

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On a tip off received by the MI unit at Erlalai that suspicious movement of things  are happening from a suspicious Lorry parked for a long time in a land in Erlalai, STF  was informed and the STF...

Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple  Buddhist statue case postponed  February: Injunction on both factions

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The case related to the Buddhist statue at Mulaitheevu, Nayaru Neeravi Pillaiyar temple was postponed to 12th February. The case related to the Buddhist statue at Mulaitheevu, Nayaru Neeravi...

University of Jaffna’s 34th General Convocation to be held today

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The First session of the General Convocation of the University of Jaffna is to be held today in four sittings, in the Kailasapathy Hall. In this event to be presided by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. S....

Lands not released as announced yesterday in Vali – North, people returned disappointed

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It is reported that, although the President had announced that lands under the Army will be released yesterday, the Army had not allowed people to go into the said lands and the people had to return...

Clamouring for New Constitution just for Geneva, says former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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Former CM C.V. Wigneswaran accused that the Government had taken up the New Constitution in its hands to escape from the problems that it will encounter at Geneva. We think that the reason for...

Narcotics smugglers should be hanged, says the president in Mulaitheevu

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I am not going to back drag from my decision to hang Narcotics smugglers,  said the President Maithripala Srisena. The President  said this in the inauguration event of declaring the Anti Narcotics...

Commemoration of Auvayar held in Vavuniya

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Auvayar Memorial Day was held in Vavuniya yesterday at the Auvayar statue located at MamaduwaRoad junction, in Sinnapputhukulam, Vavuniya. This event was held at around 9.00 a.m.  yesterday...

Roads constructed for people’s travelling over Iranaimadu Bund closed, people express concern

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Following the closure of roads constructed over the Iranaimadu Bund people have to travel extra distance of around 15 Kms. to reach Kilinochchi East, the people say. Pannankandi Road, and Iranaimadu...

Central Committee Meeting of Thamizh Makkal Kootanii held yesterday

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The Central Committee meeting of the Thamizh Makkal Kootanii, of which Justice C.V.Wigneswaran is the Secretary General was held yesterday at the residence of C.V.Wigneswaran, at Nallur. Important...

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UK Court finds Sri Lankan soldier guilty of threatening Tamil protesters in London

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A British judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Sri Lankan army officer who was found guilty today of committing public order offences in London. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who did not...

World’s oldest Clove (Lavangam) found in excavations at Manthai

World’s oldest Clove (Lavangam) found in excavations at Manthai

Archaeological Experts believe that the Clove (Lavangam) detected during excavations at Manthai, Mannar is the world’s oldest. At the same time the researchers have found valuable black pepper at...

Tamils are voting to cheating politicians, says Rev.Fr. Sakthyvel

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Social activist and the National Organizer of the Organization for releasing TPPs, Rev.Fr. Sakthyvel said that the Tamils are continuing to vote for Tamil political parties which give vague promises...

Aloe Vera cultivators express concern over lack of marketing opportunities

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The farmers who had engaged in the cultivation of valuable medicinal plant, Aloe Vera have expressed concern that although they have engaged in Aloe Vera cultivation for the last one year, relevant...

18th Anniversary of “Pongu Thamizh Declaration” observed in Jaffna University

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The 18th Anniversary of Pongu Thamil Declaration was observed yesterday Thursday in front of the Pongu Thamil memorial Tower within the premises of the University of Jaffna. Students, Lecturers and...

Former Sri Lankan Military Attaché, Brigadier Priyankara Fernando Faces Prosecution at Westminster Magistrates Court

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Former Sri Lankan Military Attaché in the Sri Lankan Embassy in the UK, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando  faces prosecution at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 January 2019, according to...

News Bits…  

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Government has no right to table the new Constitution: Mahindha Rajapakse Draft Constitution cannot be submitted to the House without the blessings of the Maha Nayakas: Task Force for Buddha Sasana...

Attack on SLAF Base, Anuradhapura – Two Ex- LTTEers sentenced to 10 years RI suspended for 5 years

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Anuradhapura Special Court yesterday sentenced two former members of the LTTE Air wing , charged of assisting Tigers to attack Anuradhapura SLAF base, Anuradhapura, to Ten years of Rigorous...

Meeting between Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan and the former CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran

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A meeting between Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan and the former CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran  was held yesterday at the Official Residence of the Governor. It is learnt that the Political and...

Narcotics will be eliminated completely from North, assures the new Governor Suren Ragavan

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The New Governor of the North, Suren Ragavan has indicated that the use of Narcotics in the North will be eradicated completely. The Governor, who made a visit to Naginai Naga Bhoosany Amman Temple,...

Kilinochchi MV  Play ground under Army control – students practice in another ground

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While the play grounds belonging to the Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalayam is still under Army Control and yet to be released, the students of the school are preparing for the School’s Inter House...

Bikkus attempt to prevent Tamils celebrating Pongal inMulaitheevu/Nayaru area

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Tension was created in the premises of Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple located in Naayaaru of Mulaitheevu, when the Monk in charge of the Buddhist temple constructed by force in the Neeraviyadi...

Heavy rains in Amparai District – Routine life of people affected

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The routing life of people of Amparai had been affected seriously due to the continuous heavy rains the lashed the district for the last 2 days. Night time heavy rains had inundated several areas...

Northern Governor’s stance – Political Buddhistization in North should stop

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The Governor of the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Ragavan had said all Buddhistization activities undertaken in the North with political motives should be stooped. He had said so in an interview...

News bits…

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Only traitors will support the New Constitution: Prof. Mathegoda Abeyathissa Thero No support if the federal system is in the New Constitution:UNP Backbenchers. We will not give way to the New...

If Political solution is refused, we will get the solution through International mechanism, says TNA

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The TNA has said yesterday the Tamil faction had allowed the political solution to slip through. The spokesman of TNA M.A.Sumanthiran has said so in an event held in Jaffna. Further he has said that...

Hartal against Hisbulla in Baticaloa

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In a context where, a hartal had been called for against Hisbulla being appointed as the Governor Eastern province, most of the shops were closed but transport services were  operated as usual....

Jaffna St. John’s College beat Panadura St. John’s College in friendly cricket match

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Jaffna St. John’s College won a friendly 2- day cricket match between Jaffna St. John’s College and Panadura St. John’s College. Batting first, in this 2-day Cricket match, held  at the...

This is where we buried our children-We will not allow it to be given to Army, Acquisition stopped

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The surveying attempt at one of the Maveerar Thuyillumillams of Mulaitheevu District, Alampil Thuyillumillamwas stopped by the strong protest from the people of the area. The said land had been...

5 years jail term to 2 TPPs on the basis of their Confessions

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The Anuradhapura Courts has sentenced 2 TPPs who were detained in the Anuradhapura Prison 5 years jail term each, on the basis of their confessions. In an aerial attack on 30th March 2000 made from...

Fasting TPP admitted to prison hospital with deteriorated body condition

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Sivapragasam Sivaseelan (aged 32 years), a Tamil Political Prisoner (TPP) from Vaddakachchi in Kilinochchi, who had gone into fasting protest for the last 5 days was admitted to Prison Hospital with...

I will act as a bridge for the North and South to reconcile, says the new Governor Suren

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The first Tamil Governor for the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Ragavan took over his duties yesterday at the Governor’s Secretariat in Jaffna. The new Governor was welcomed by the staff of the...

Maha Season (Kalapokam) harvesting commences in Kilinochchi – Guranteed price not stipulated

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In a context where the Maha Season harvest has commenced in Kilinochchi, the farmers complained that they running a loss due the flood disaster that affected the District and failure to stipulate a...