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230 acre out of 620 acre to be distributed to people, says Manthai West Divisional Secretary.

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The Divisional Secretary of Manthai West, S.Ketheeswaran announced yesterday that out of 620 acres that were under the Army, 230 acre are to be distributed to the people. During the period of 1997...

Torture /killing of Suspect in police custody – Case against 5 police officers postponed

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The case against 5 Police officers including former OIC of Chunnakam Police ChinthakaBandara charging them with the torture and murdering of a suspect while in their custody was postponed to June...

Dangerous weapons recovered from Muslim Restaurant in Kanagarayankulam /Vavuniya

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Dangerous weapons were recovered from a Muslim Restaurant in Kanagarayankulam, Vavuniya. Following a tip off received by Vavuniya Crimes Branch, the Vavuniya Crime prevention unit, STF –...

US Military equipment recovered from Mankumban Mosque , Mosque leader arrested

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Some articles used by the Army was recovered in a search operation of the security forces at Mankumban Mosque in Jaffna. STF rounded up the area and search operation yielded a bullet proof jacket...

No chance for an attack of such magnitude, without Political Background, says Charles MP

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The TNA MP, Charles Nirmalanathan said that there is no chance for such a massive attack without a political background. This Muslim Terrorist organization had made preparations for 10 years and had...

Army rounds up Point Pedro – 3 persons arrested

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Army was put into the field and Point Pedro town and adjacent areas were rounded up and search operations were undertaken. Following the Suicide bomb attacks in the country, Tri- Forces had joined in...

Admission of ‘Freshers’  to Jaffna University postponed

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The Registrar of the University of Jaffna, V.Kandeepan  has  announced that all new admissions to the University had been postponed due to the Security Operations undertaken after the Terrorist...

Attempting to oppress Tamil people following the bomb blasts is not healthy says MP, Sritharan

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It is not a healthy matter to attempt to oppress Tamil people under the guise of Terrorist bomb blast, said TNA MP, Sritharan. Participating and speaking at the All – religious conference held...

Two Youths killed in Siruppiddy – charge sheets filed against 5 Army men

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Jaffna Magistrate Court yesterday recommended to AG Department to file charge sheet against five Army men accused in the case where 2 Tamil youth were taken into Siruppiddy Army camp and subsequently...

4 Sanitary workers of Vavuniya TC killed by Methane gas in waste pit of abattoir

4 Sanitary workers of Vavuniya TC killed by Methane gas in waste pit of abattoir

Four sanitary workers of the Vavuniya Town Council were killed while they were engaging in cleaning waste pit of the abattoir of the TC, by the methane gas found in the pit. This incident occurred at...

Do you now understand the difference between Barbarous Terrorism and Ethnic Liberation – MMC, Partheepan

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The barbarous attack undertaken on the Easter Sunday, a Holy day for Christians is a condemnable act. Such attacks which targeted innocent people shows that humanitarianism is dying off, said the...

Day of mourning yesterday also in Mannar

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All shops in Mannar Bazzar were closed yesterday, black flags were flown and hartal observed condemning the bomb blasts at 8 places in the country and to  pay homage to the Victims of the bomb...

Responsibilities cannot be evaded- Government has failed to control barbarism – Naseer Ahmed

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The former Chief Minister of Eastern Province Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen expressed fury that the Government which had failed to control barbarism cannot evade from its responsibilities. Having...

Sentimental Homage paying in Jaffna to victims of Easter Sunday  bomb blasts

Sentimental Homage paying in Jaffna to victims of Easter Sunday  bomb blasts

People sentimentally paid homage and observed a day of mourning yesterday in Jaffna for the Victims of the Easter Sunday Bomb Blasts. A day of mourning had been declared by the Government for more...

A house near Osmania College, Jaffna raided

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A house near Osmania College, Jaffna was raided by police and STF following suspicions were raised about a youth who had rented out the house. A youth from Sainthamaruthu had rented a house near...

Some reflections on the bomb blasts

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Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam: The bomb blasts which were considered to be aimed at Catholics are meaningless. We strongly condemn these attacks. We kindly request relevant people...

Jaffna youth rush to donate blood for the injured in the serial Bomb blasts

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Large number of youth rushed to the Jaffna teaching hospital to donate blood , following urgent request for blood donation were made by the Health sector for treating the injured in the 8 bomb blasts...

We don’t want such experiences: Jaffna Bishop on serial bomb blasts

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We are shocked and sorrowed by the serial bomb blasts that had occurred on Easter Sunday, in the country. Whichever religion the victims belong, I pray that they rest in peace in the presence of...

Today’s Cartoon

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World leaders express horror at Easter attacks in Sri Lanka

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World leaders have expressed their solidarity with the Sri Lankan people and voiced their horror at a series of explosions at churches and luxury hotelsthat killed more than 200 people and injured...

Dr.Sathiyamoorthy appointed as Jaffna District Director of Health Services

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Dr.Sathiyamoorthy has been appointed as the Jaffna District Director of Health Sevices yesterday. After Dr. Nanthakumar, who was serving as the Director of health Services of Jaffna District went on...

TNA is protecting Mahindha and Gota from War crimes charges for 10 years now, accuses Gajendrakumar

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The main obstacle for Tamil people in the matter accountability in the Tamil National Alliance. It is the Tamil National Alliance which is safeguarding War Criminals such as Mahindha and Gota from...

500-acre Vellankulam Farm released by the Army

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On the basis of the request placed by MP, Charles Nirmalanathan in North – East Development Task Force, and a directive from the President last month, Vellankulkam Cashew Farm in extent of 500 acre...

“Annai Bhoopathy” commemoration in University of Jaffna

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The 31st anniversary of “ Annai Bhoopathy ” who sacrificed her life in a fast unto death struggle against the Indian Peace Keeping Force  was held yesterday in the Auditorium of the Student’s...

Sudden hindrance from Security Forces for the extension of Palaly Airport

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In a context where activities are being undertaken to extend and re-commission Palaly Airport as a Regional Airport, sudden hindrances has been posed by security Forces. The new confusions in...

If it will benefit Tamil people I’m prepared to go beyond any limits, says the Northern Governor

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The Northern Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan has said that he is prepared to go beyond any limits and serve, if it will benefit the Tamil people. He has said so participating in a New Year event and...

99,000 persons affected by drought in the North

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Due to the prolonging drought in the North, 99,191 persons belonging to 28,950  families have been affected. The Disaster Management Centre has announced that more people had been affected in Mannar...

Media Studies Unit of University of Jaffna upgraded to Independent Faculty

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Media Studies Unit, of the University of Jaffna, hitherto operated as a Graduate studies unit under Arts Faculty has been up graded as an independent Faculty by the Ministry of Education. The Gazette...

Lightning strikes coconut tree killing three, resting under it at Kupilan, Jaffna

Lightning strikes coconut tree killing three, resting under it at Kupilan, Jaffna

Three people resting in a hut under a coconut tree in their garden were killed tragically when a lightning struck  coconut tree . This tragic incident had occurred yesterday noon, at Kupilan,...

People break into land encroached by Coconut Development Board, in Karanthai, Palai, undertake sit – in struggle

People break into land encroached by Coconut Development Board, in Karanthai, Palai, undertake sit – in struggle

People had broken into lands belonging to them, which were encroached by Coconut Development Board at Karanthai, Palai and had undertaken a sit in struggle constructing a shed in side the lands....

Today’s cartoon

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News Bits…

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News Bits… *  Government’s intention is to deliver solution to the problems of the Tamils: Minister, Ravi Karunanayake * Great  change in the Government after elections are held : Leader of...

Tamil People do not like Mahindha Rajapakse  coming to power again, says Sivagnanam Sritharan

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No Sri Lankan leader will accept the crimes they have done. Especially, you cannot expect it even at the minimum from the Rajapakse family, said the TNA MP, Sivagnnam Sritharan. Commenting on two...

He, who guaranty solution to ethnic problem will be supported in Presidential Election – former CM, Wigneswaran

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Former Chief Minister of Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran had said that those who offer guaranty to solve the ethnic problem will be supported in the Presidential Election. He had said so in an...

Continuous drought in Mannar District. Human and animals affected alike

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As all the tanks, channels and water resources have dried up in Mannar District due to the prolonging drought, not only humans but also cattle have been drastically affected. Due to the high...

Tamil Leadership which has failed to deliver solutions to Tamils, need not speak for us, say Relatives of Missing persons

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The relatives of the persons forced to disappear have vowed that the Tamil Leadership which had failed to deliver solutions to Tamils, need not speak for them. They have further said they will look...

Giving assurance will not fulfill aspirations, says former Eastern CM, Naseer

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In the contemporary political context, giving assurances only, will not fulfill aspirations of the people. Although, assurances were given by the  Ministry  of National Policies that appointments...

People demonstrate in Silavaththurai demanding removal of Navy from their lands

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The continuous struggle of people of Silavaththurai in Musaly Division of Mannar District, demanding removal of Navy from their lands reached its 52nd  day yesterday. The people are undertaking the...

International Community should deliver solution for ethnic problem, says Mawai Senathyrasa

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The TNA parliamentarian and Leader of ITAK, Mawai Senathyrasa has said that the International community should act diplomatically in delivering just solution to ethnic problem, just as it acted...

Land of Kilinochchi MV cannot be released, Commanding Officer Ravipriya categorically announces.

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Army Commanding Officer for Kilinochchi District, Major General Ravipriya has stated categorically that the play ground land claimed by the kilinochchi MV cannot be released. The land had not been...

Negligence of Irrigation Officers, the cause of the Flood Disaster in Kilinochchi last year, Reports Governor’s Investigation Group

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The Investigation Group appointed by the Governor to investigate the causes for the Flood Disaster in last December at Kilinochchi has informed in its Final Report that the Negligence of Irrigation...

Government should refrain from acquiring Lands in North and East, requests Wigneswaran in New Year Message

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Former Northern CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has said in his New Year message that the Government should stop acquiring lands in North and East directly or indirectly and colonizing outsiders in them. I am...

Kilinochchi DDC Meeting held after a long time

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The DDC Meeting for Kilinochchi District was held yesterday after a very long time. This meeting was held at the Conference Hall of the Kilinochchi District Secretariat yesterday presided by State...

Country in unprecedented staggering situation, former Eastern CM Nazeer points out

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The vice president of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and former Chief Minister of Eastern Province Nazeer Ahmed pointed out that the country is currently in a staggering situation where any election could...

News Bits…

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*  The loop holes in PTA was not visible when Tamils were arrested under it. They have become  visible now when people of certain faction are arrested: Fort Judge, Ranga Dissanayake. *  Bank loan...

There was no freedom to even Talk during the last Mahindha regime, says MP, Sivanesan

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TNA MP, Gna. Srinesan had said that there was no freedom even to talk during the past Mahindha regime. He had said so while participating and speaking in an event to honour students who had obtained...

Let there be no religious splits – All religious people hold attention drawing demonstration

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An attention drawing demonstration was held yesterday led by the President of the Mannar Social and Economical Development Organization, Yardson insisting that the religious conflicts occurring in...

Jaffna College student Parameswaran Praveenan wins the National Level Dialog App Challenge 2018

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A Grade 10 student of Jaffna College, Vaddukoddai, Parameswaran Praveenan has won the National Level Dialog App Challenge 2018, with his Mathematics Mobile App. The Mathematics Mobile App created by...

Protest Demonstration tomorrow at Mandaitheevu to prevent land acquisition

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People are to hold a protest demonstration in Mandaitheevu in an effort to prevent acquisition of 18 acre of Agricultural lands to establish a large Naval Camp. It is notable that activities had been...

No progress possible in Sri Lanka without Reconciliation, says Chandrika Kumaranathunga in Jaffna

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A former President, Chandrika Kumaranathunga said in Jaffna yesterday that no progress could be made in Sri Lanka without reconciliation . We could develop the country only if we all work without...