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Wigneswaran urges UNHRC High Commissioner to open monitoring offices in the North and East of Sri Lanka

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The UNHRC High Commissioner must take immediate steps to open UNHRC offices in the North and East of Sri Lanka to deal with the Human Rights’ violations still continuing said the Secretary General...

Signature campaign in Jaffna demanding the release of lands of people under the control of the Army

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A signature campaign was undertaken yesterday demanding the release of people’s lands which are currently under the control of the Security Forces and to fulfill the promises given by the President...

86 Kilos of Kerala Ganja recovered in Point Pedro seas, 2 arrested

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Two persons have been arrested with 86 Kilos of Kerala Ganja in the seas off Point Pedro by the Sri Lankan Navy. This lot of ganja was captured packed in two packages , from a boat in the seas off...

Voyage to Colombo commenced from Kepapulavu with a theme of “Let’s win the land rights of people”

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A voyage to Colombo with a theme of “ Let’s win the land rights of people”  insisting that all lands occupied during war period, inclusive of those engaged in a land redeeming struggle for 727...

No acceptance  of solution not liked by people- No enemies- Ready to work with Mahintha also, says Sampanthan

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TNA Leader Sampanthan said yesterday that they will not accept a solution not acceptable to people. He said this while speaking to the representatives of District, Divisional and Original branches of...

Fishermen Protest in Trincomalee

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A protest rally was undertaken by the fishermen of Trincomalee yesterday. The fishermen undertook the protest demanding to release the ‘Karaisaikkalappu’ in Kumpurupittiya, of Kutchchavelly...

Vanni soil soaked in tears of Protesting relatives of missing persons  and people from all 8 Districts of NE

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A sentimental Hartal was undertaken in Kilinochchi yesterday. Thousands of people rallied in solidarity with the relatives of Missing persons. Kilinochchi soil was soaked in the tears of the...

Thousands Protest in Kilinochchi insisting that no time extension be granted to GOSL

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Thousands of Tamils protested in Kilinochchi this morning, calling on the UN Human Rights Council not to extend time for Sri Lanka (HRC 34/1). The struggle started in front of the Kilinochchi...

Full Hartal today:  North completely paralysed: Shops closed and transports stilled

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The Northern province fully paralyzed today  due to the Full Harthl struggle organized under the aegis of the Association for the Relatives of the persons made to disappear. This Hartal had been...

Form of the struggle will be changed, says Kepapulavu people

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The Kepapulavu people said that in the context of two years had passed with no solution had been reached for their demand to release their ancient lands,  the for form of their struggle will be...

Total Lockout Hartal tomorrow by relatives of missing with all around support

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A full Hartal and lock out will be undertaken tomorrow under the aegis of the Association of the relatives of the Missing persons. The Hartal is being held demanding justice for persons who were made...

Wigneswaran appeals the traders to support Hartal tomorrow  

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  The former CM and the Secretary general of Thamizh Makkal Koottanii has appealed the traders to shut trading establishments and shops tomorrow 25th  February in support of the demonstrations...

Threats from SL Navy – People of Silavathurai request protection from Human Rights Commission

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Silavathurai people, who are engaged in a struggle outside the Silavathurai Navy Camp, had made a complaint yesterday with  the Human Rights Commission that, they are encountering threats from the...

Protest struggle and Hartal for  Forced to Disappear –  University Community pledges Full support

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The Jaffna University Community had pledged it full support to the Attention drawing protest and Hartal organized by the Relatives of Forced to Disappear in North and East  to be held on 25.02.2019,...

Pawns moved in Geneva to suit the needs of the Western Countries, says Rev.Fr. Sakthivel

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While saying that pawns are being moved even in the Geneva sessions to suit the needs of the Western countries, the Coordinator of the National Movement for the Release of Political Prisoners, Rev....

Swiss Embassy Officials meet Kepapulavu people

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Officials from Swizz Embassy had met the people of ancient Kepapulavu village, who were on their 723rd day of struggle demanding their lands be released and had discussions with them. They have...

The journalists do their duties for the Society, they should not hindered, Judge advises police

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Jaffna Magistrate Court Magistrate, Anthonysamy Peter Paul advised the Police that the journalists are doing their duty for the Society. No hindrance should be posed against their work. The Media men...

People demonstrate in Kilinochchi against PTA : Don’t depict people as Terrorists!

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People from, Jaffna, Kilinochchi Mulaitheevu and Vavuniya Dirtricts demonstrated yesterday in Kilinochchi against PTA and CTA. The Demonstration under the aegis of Kilinochchi commenced in front of...

Carbon analysis of Sathosa Mass grave skeletons to be submitted today

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The Carbon Analysis Report of the Mannar Mass grave skeletons is to be submitted by the Special JMO Chamintha Rajapakse to the Mannar Courts. Special JMO Chamintha Rajapakse who is in charge of the...

Discussion regarding Muliwaikkal Commemoration

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A discussion regarding the Muliwaikkal Commemoration yesterday at Mulaitheevu. Homage paying is to be held in Muliwaikkal , for the innocent people including children mercilessly killed in...

TNA condoles death of Kodeeswaran who fought a lone battle against the Sinhala only Act

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We express our deep condolence for Chellaiah Kodeeswaran who went up to Privy Council fighting a case that the  Official Language Act, enacted in 1956 and the Treasury Circular issued under it in...

Call for Full Hartal in the North, by the relatives of missing persons

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The Relatives of the missing have planned to observe  a full Hartal covering all North on the 25th of February and a grand scale attention drawing struggle at Kilinochchi. On that day, Relatives of...

Signature Campaign in Mulaitheevu insisting International Investigation

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The relatives of the Missing persons have commenced a Signature Campaign centering on North and East, insisting International Investigation. They initiated the campaign in Mulaitheevu yesterday.The...

The Prime Minister accepted that injustices had been caused Tamils, says Siritharan, MP

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The Prime Minister had accepted the injustices caused to Tamils by the words ‘Let’s Forgive and Forget’, said TNA MP, S.Sritharan. A meeting for making Tamil people aware of the new Prevention...

We are ready to testify against War Crimes, say Democratic Militants’ Party

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We are ready to testify against War Crimes, the Democratic Militants’ Party had said. If an arrangement is made to investigate those who are linked to the War Crime, under an International...

We will forgive Government only after War Crimes Investigation, Wigneswaran hit back at PM

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We will forgive the Government only after holding war crimes investigations and determine whether what happened in Sri Lanka is genocide  or not, said the Secretary General of Tamizh Makkal Kootanii...

Northern Net Ball stars Tharjini and Ezhilenthini  presented with Houses by Housing Ministry

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All  12 members of the Sri Lanka Net Ball team which won the Championship in the Asian Net Ball Championship – 2018, including Northern Stars, Tharjini...

Minister Arjuna orders the wife of SLTB employee who died of Kidney failure, be given a job

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Minister Arjuna Ranathunga has directed the officials of the Point Pedro SLTB Depot to give suitable employment to the wife of an employee of the Depot  who had died of Kidney failure.The Minister...

Fishing declines in Kilinochchi District

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The Fisheries Department information has shown that the Fishing in 2018 had fallen short of the fish harvest in 2017. Following post-war resettlement, nearly 16,801 persons belonging to 4,113...

Number of patients afflicted with Kidney failure in creases in Mulaitheevu District

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411 persons in Welioya area and 362 persons in Mallavi area of the Mulaitheevu District have been afflicted with kidney related diseases last year, says the statistics of The Regional Health...

Prime Minister Ranil consent for Jaffna Municipal Council’s proposal for Modern Town in Chemmany

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The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has agreed at a policy level  for a proposal by Jaffna Municipal Council to establish a modern Town in an extent of 283 acres in Chemmany and had agreed to...

We are paying serious attention to solving the problem of the North, says Ranil in Jaffna

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While saying that, We are paying serious attention to solving the problem of the North, in Jaffna yesterday he also said that those who wish to split the country could Mahindha’s faction. He said...

Ground Nut cultivation affected by Floods disaster

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Ground Nut cultivators have said that due to the flood disaster experienced in Mulaitheevu District, their Ground Nut cultivations had been affected. More ground nuts than in the past years, were...

Japanese Officials inspect de-mining at Muhamalai

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Japanese Embassy Officials had visited yesterday and inspected the de-mining work undertaken in Mauhamalai by SHARP Organization aided by financial support of Japanese Government and held discussions...

News Bits…

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* Resolution relevant to Sri Lanka, to be proposed under the leadership of  Britain * Solution should be found to the water problem of the North:Maithripala Sirisene, President * Chemical Factory...

Vembady Road becomes part time one – way Road – Commissioner, JMC

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Jaffna Municipal Council has decided to convert the Vembdy Road into a part time one-way road during the morning and the school closing time. This procedure will come into effect from the 20th, said...

Governor Suren Ragavan in a meeting with the UN Resident Representative

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A meeting between the Northern Governor, Dr. Suren ragavan and the UN Resident Representative, Hanasinger was held yesterday at the Governor’s Secretariat, in Jaffna. the problems of Land, Housing...

Swiss Representative in important discussion, regarding Porazhis

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An important meeting between the Chief Secretary for Sri Lanka of Switzerland, Kischela scelep  and the Democratic Porazhis Party was held yesterday in Jaffna. The discussion centered on the...

Appeal court dismisses the Former CM’s Appeal

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The appeal court had rejected the appeal application filed by the former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, against the contempt of court case filed relevant to the corruption charges against the Northern...

Constructing Hindu Temple in Chemmalai illegal: Vihare, Monastery existed 2000 years ago , says Commissioner

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While saying in court that it is illegal to construct a Hindu Temple in Chemmalai, the Commissioner of Archeology,  Manthavala further said that, Buddhist Vihare and monastery existed before 2,000...

I saw the problems of the North very clearly, says the Norway Ambassador, in Jaffna

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The Ambassador Norway for Sri Lanka Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther said in Jaffna that he was able to understand clearly the problems and challenges encountered by the people of the North. The...

Kokkuvil Hindu College crowned in under 19 National Schools Basketball Championship

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Jaffna Hindu College under 19 Girls team has won the National Schools Basketball Championship. They were pitted against Kandy Gateways College in the final held Kandana De Mazenod College basket Ball...

Decline in fishing in the North Last year

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The information from Fisheries Department shows that fishing had declined last year, very much below the figures for 2016 and  2017. Jaffna is one of the Districts with large number of fishing...

Muliwaikkal Memorial Tower declared open in the University of Jaffna

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The Mulliwaikkal  Memorial Tower erected among several hindrances  in the  premises of the University of Jaffna , in memory of people killed in the final genocidal war at Muliwaikkal, was declared...

Protest struggle with black Arm bands demanding justice to Missing persons in Jaffna

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A protest struggle with arm bands was held in front of the Jaffna Secretariat demanding to deliver justice for the missing and to make public as to what had happened to them. In response to a call...

There is politics behind Kepapulavu land release, we will be with you, says C.V.Wigneswaran

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There are political factors behind the land release in Kepapulavu. It is essential that you continue your struggle. We will be with you, said the founder and General Secretary of Thamizh Makkal...

Grace period given by UN beneficial only for the Government, not to Tamil People –  former CM

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The former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has said that any grace granted to the Sri Lanka by the UN will be beneficial only for the Sri Lankan Government and Tamil people will not gain anything from it. If a...

Incentive Fund for learning inaugurated by Thenmaradchchi Development Club

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The event for inaugurating the Incentive Fund for learning for under privileged students  set up by Thenmaradchchi Development Club was held on Friday at the Chavakachcheri Hindu College. In this...

Students of Jaffna University keep away from lectures

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The 1st year students of the Arts Faculty of the University of Jaffna engaged in keeping away from lectures struggle yesterday.  This struggle was undertaken in protest the attack on a first year...

Dropping out of Schools on the increase in the North. Most at Mannar

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It is learnt from the statistics of Child probation and maintenance Department that the number of dropping out from Schools s on the increase in the Northern Province. Dropping out in 2018 is more...