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Mawai Senathyeajah re-elected as President of Ilankai Thmil Arasuk Kadchi

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MP, Mawai senathyrajah has been elected unanimously as the president of the Ilankai Thmil Arasuk Kadchi. The Annual General Meetings of the Ilankai Thmil Arasuk Kadchi’s Women Front and the youth...

Mannar Mass Grave case postponed again

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The case was taken up before the Mannar Magistrate Manickavasagar  Kanesarajah, yesterday and he postponed it again to the 2nd of October this year. A motion was filed earlier foe the non- human...

Destruction of Forests in Mulaitheevu with the connivance of officials, people express concern           

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People have expressed concern that destruction of forests is continuing in Mulaitheevu District and the Officials are turning a Nelsonian eye on it. Currently, the destruction is occurring in the...

We are not ready to compromise our rights in the name of Development, says Sampanthan, before Ranil

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The Leader of Tamil National Alliance and MP, Era Smpanthan has said that we are not ready to compromise our rights in the name of development, in the presence of Ranil Wickremasinghe , the Prime...

Wild Life Department blocked clearing of Nandi Kadal – Funds returned, says the GA

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The District Secretary, Mulaitheevu District has said that although funds were received to clear Nanthikadal, the cleaning cannot be undertaken, as the permission from the Wild Life Department not...

Ban on Thiruketeeswaram Arch – due to pressure of some Catholic priests of Mannar diocese

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The granting of permission to construct the Entrance Arch to Thiruketheeswaram and the subsequent revoking of the approval by the Chairman of Mannar Pradeshiya Sabha, S.H.M.Mujahir, within 24 hours...

Journalists asked to leave Mullaithivu DDC meeting

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The Mulaitheevu DDC meeting was held at Mulaitheevu District Secretariat yesterday presided by Co-chairs, the Northern Governer, Dr. Suren Ragavan, MP, Dr. Sivamohan and District Secretary Rupawathy...

3 TPPs appear in Vavuniya High Court charged with murder of 15 soldiers

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Three TPPs who have been arrested for allegedly murdering 15 soldiers in captivity of LTTE were produced yesterday in the Vavuniya High Court. The 3 TPPs brought from Anuradhapura prison and produced...

Politicians are kindling racism after coming to power by votes of Minorities – Minister of State Wijekala

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The Minister of state, Wijekala Maheswaran said yesterday in the presence of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Vajira Abeyawardene  that, whenever appointments are given to  graduates, they...

What is the solution for our tears – Protest Demonstration in Trinco against President’s visit

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A protest demonstration was undertaken yesterday against the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Association for the people made to disappear undertook this demonstration on yesterday,...

Kalmunai affair- Promise given in writing to upgrade  DS in 3 months- Protesters tore away letter

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Protesters yesterday tore off a promise letter given by UNP and TNA stalwarts, promising to upgrade the Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat. Ministers Mano Ganeshan, Daya Gamage and TNA MPs,...

No one is interested in our release, TPPs express concern

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No one is interested in our release and pressures on us has been increased after the Easter Sunday bomb attack , the TPPs have said to visiting MP, Sivasakthy Aanandan. Vanni District MP Sivasakthy...

UN should assists in bringing back Tamil Refugees in India, requests the Northern Governor

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Jorn Sorensen, UNDP Sri Lanka Country Director United Nations Development Program met the Northern Governor yesterday morning at his Office. The Governor was given an elaborate discourse on the...

Muslims in struggle demanding to close down the Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat

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Tamil people have engaged in  fasting struggle demanding that the Kalmunai North DS should be upgraded. In this context, Muslims of Kalmunai have gone into another struggle demanding the rights of...

Mannar TC allows construction of gateway Arch at Thiruketheeswaram ,in consideration of Religious reconciliation

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In consideration of religions harmony and reconciliation, the Mannar TC has approved the construction of the Ornamental Festoon Gateway Arch  at the entrance to Thiruketheeswaram Temple. In a...

Elankovan appointed as Secretary to Ministry of Education, Sathiyaseelan as Governor’s Secretary

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The Secretary to the Northern Governor, E.Elangovan  has been appointed as the Secretary to the Provincial Ministry of Education by the Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Ragavan. Meanwhile,...

 ‘Very Difficult Area’ allowance stopped for Kilinochchi Teachers

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The teachers serving in the ‘Very Difficult’  Areas of the Kilinochchi District were hitherto granted a ‘Very Difficult Area’ allowance of Rs.2,500/= . Villages such as Akkarayan,...

Buddhistization  continuing in Mulaitheevu, Hindu temple robbed to build vihare at Vadduvagal

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The public of Vadduvagal area have accused that the premises of the Saptha Kanniyar (Seven Virgins) temple, located at Vadduvagal had been robbed by the Army and a Buddhist Vihare had been...

Excessive stringency prevailing in the North after Easter Sunday attack: HR Commission holds discussion

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A special discussion was held under the aegis of the Sub- office of the HRC in Mannar yesterday. The discussion was led by the Commissioner of the sub-office Ambiha Satkunanathan was held at the...

Cannot allow the upgrading of Kalmunai Tamil DS office. Muslims to engage in Sathyagraha today

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The Muslim community in Kalmunai will engage in a Sathyagraha requesting the Government not to approve the upgrading of the Kalmunai North  Tamil Divisional Secretariat. This Sathyagraha will be...

Illegal fishing increase in Muliwaikkal sea area- Local fishermen affected into committing suicide

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Local fishermen have said that due to the illegal fishing undertaken in the Muliwaikkal sea area, their livelihood are completely affected. Around 4,500 families are living on Muliwaikkal area...

Tamil Leadership is politically impotent-This is why people are seeking Bhikkus, says Viyalendran MP

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The Tamil people are seeking Buddhist monks because the Tamil Leadership is impotent, said Baticaloa MP Viyalenthiran. He said so when asked about the increasing presence of Buddhist monks in the...

Lalith and Kugan Case- Will Gotabhaya will appear in Jaffna Courts on Friday???

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The case regarding made to disappear of Lalith and Kugan , two activists of Forward Socialist Party, where, the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse had been summoned to appear, is to be...

More than190,000 persons  affected by drought in the North – Disaster Management Centre

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The Disaster Management Centre announced yesterday that 190,244 people have been affected by the prolonging drought. While, around 21,000 families in Jaffna District , 18,000 families in Mannar...

Foreigners who had removed parts from  ship sunk in Kallady Seas during Second  World War

Foreigners who had removed parts from  ship sunk in Kallady Seas during Second  World War

Three foreign persons who illegally had removed parts of a shink in Baticaloa/ Kallady seas were arrested by the Navy. Following information received cy the Navy, three foreigners staying at kallady...

Sinhalese people who came to Neeraviyadl Pilayar premises with an intention to rob the said premises

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More than 200 Sinhalese people led by 5 Buddhist monks were brought from  Colombo, Anuradhapura and Weli Oya areas in three buses led by 5 Buddhist monks to Gurukande Raja Maha Vihare which has been...

New Technology to preserve Sweet Toddy (Patha Neer) , hitherto considered impossible by Palmyrah Board

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P.Ropika , the Palmyrah Board Researcher in conjunction with Professor P. Navaratnam has been successful in devising a new technology for preserving sweet toddy for a long time, without adding any...

Navy should hand over people’s under them, Governor requests new Navy Commander of North

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Rear Admiral S.M.D. Kapila Samaraweera, appointed as the new Commanding Officer of the North, met the Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan day before yesterday morning at the Governors Secretariat. During this...

Delay in granting land to people under Mulaitheevu/Vanikulam because of  the Forest Department

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Thunukkai Divisional Secretary, K.Prabhakaramoorthy said that as the Forest Department is yet to release the lands, a delay is encountered in distributing land under Vanikulam of Puthuvedduvan...

Nobody could claim Sri Lanka for themselves, Religious extremism and Racism should be eliminated,  says Rathna Thero

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Sri Lanka is a country. Nobody could claim it. The Law is same for all. Member of the Parliament, Ven. Athuraliya Rathne Thero made a visit to Vavuniya. He met and had discussions with...

Large number of Teak Trees cut down in Mullai/Odduchuddan

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Every country needs 35%  forest cover to keep the ecological balance. LTTE was lauded for keeping this balance in the areas under their control while waging fierce war. They ensured that at least...

Government treating North and East like step children, says former CM, Wigneswaran

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The governments which come to power are treating the North and East like step children, said the former Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran , yesterday. He said this in an event for opening a  free...

33,822 families affected by drought in Vanni

Cambodian rice farmers are suffering. Growing crops is made difficult by an ongoing drought that affects Thailand as well. The government however refuses that the drought will be as tough on Cambodia as it is on Thailand. The leading party CPP continues to assure farmers that the consistent rain required for rice farming will come any day now. 

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The statistics of the Disaster Management Centre has shown that 33,822 families had been affected by the drought. Due to the prolonging drought in the country, Northern Province had been severely...

The case against Multi National Restaurant in Karainagar – Judge orders officials to submit Report

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The Kayts Magistrate has ordered relevant officials to submit reports in the case against the Multi National established on a lease basis in the Casuarina Beach. A traditional food complex was...

33rd  annual Commemoration  of 31 Fishermen from Kurunagar Massacred at Mandaitheevu

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Another June 10 dawned yesterday, mourning for 31 fishermen of Kurunagar who were massacred at Mandaitheevu by the sanguinary ogres from the Sri Lankan Navy. In the early hours of another June 10, 33...

Don’t Distress again and again, people affected by war, Minister Mano insists with Chemmalai monk

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Minister Mano Ganeshan told the Chemmalai Monk who is creating disturbance by constructing Viharai there, that, the Mulaitheevu people had been subjected to many tribulations and requested the Bhikku...

Forest Department Officials stop the construction of anti- elephant fence at Visuvamadu

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Although the inauguration event for constructing anti-elephant fence at Visuvamadu , in  Mulaitheevu District, the Forest Department Officials had intervened and stopped it. In a context where funds...

Law snag in Inuvil land ownership- Children Hospital may not materialize

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A problem has cropped up in constructing the Children Hospital for Northern Province in Inuvil, it is reported. A piece of land in the McLeod Hospital in Inuvil was donated by the Church of South...

Merger of the North and East and self-Government to the people of the North and East are essential: Wigneswaran

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Former CM and Leader of Tamil People Kooddany, justice C.V.Wigneswaran has said  the merger of the North and East and self-Government to the people of the North and East are essential to the Tamil...

Action taken to return the Agricultural lands of Kilinochchi/Jeyapuram people, to them in one month

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A decision has been taken in a meeting of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Provincial Council and Local Government, held yesterday, that the lands occupied by the Forest Department in...

People demand to reactivate schools closed in war environment

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Parents in Kilinochchi  District have complained that the Director of Education had not taken speedy action to re-activate eight schools closed in war environment. In Poonagary division 6 schools...

Canadian Envoy meets relatives of Missing Persons

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The Canadian Ambassador, David McKinnon, had met and had discussions, with the relatives of the Missing Persons. This meeting and discussion was held yesterday morning at the Office of the Relatives...

Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism is the common enemy of Tamil – Muslim faction, Says Gajendrakumar

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The Leader of the TNPF, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has said that the Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism is the common enemy of the Tamil – Muslims. By self criticizing, the Tamil people and Muslims people...

45th Commemoration of ‘Thiyagi’ Pon. Sivakumaran observed at his memorial in Urumpirai

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45th Remembrance day of ‘Thiyagi’ was held in Urumpirai yesterday. This event was held at his memorial tower located in the Urumpirai public Market. Following this homage paying was held at his...

Sinhalese people led by Monk demonstrate in front of Mulaitheevu Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar temple

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A demonstration was held in front of Mulaitheevu/Palaya Chemmalai / Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple by few Sinhalese people led by the Buddhist Monk, who had encroached in to the temple premises. Few...

A day to remember ‘Thiyagi’ Sivakumaran falls on today

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The ‘Sinhala only’ Act enacted in 1956 by the Sri Lanka Government and the well orchestrated Standardization Act enacted in 1971, against the education of Tamil students,  publicly drummed out...

Buddhist Monks have buried the Democracy of Sri Lanka, Says former CM, Wigneswaran

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Former CM and Leader of Tamil People Kooddany, C.V.Wigneswaran has said yesterday the Buddhist Monks had buried deep, the Democracy of Sri Lanka. In a moment when the Sinhala, Buddhist chauvinism is...

We will stand by Muslim people with friendship, says MP, Sumanthiran

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Yesterday it were Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow it may some ‘others’, the Spokesman for Tamil National Alliance, MP, M.A.Sumanthiran. It is regrettable that Muslim Ministers have fallen prey...

Solution to Tamils – Sritharan in discussion with Canadian Ambassador on the lackadaisical approach of the Sri Lankan Government

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A meeting between MP, Sivagnanam Sritharan and the Canadian High Commissioner was held at the MP’s Office, ‘Arivaham’ yesterday. The MP pointed out to the Canadian High Commissioner, the...

Mody has understood that the security of Eelam Tamils, essential for India’s security, Says former CM

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India has begun to understand that the security of it Southern territorial seas depends on the security of the Sri Lankan Tamils. The first visit of Modi after taking over the reins of India , to...