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Educational growth in North could be achieved only if the parents are concerned, says Prof. Balasuntharampillai

Balasuntharampillai

A former Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus, Pon. Balasuntharampillai said yesterday that, the examination results could be improved only if the Northern Department of Education makes the parents...

Stop establishing quarantine centres for security forces in Tamil areas, TNPF insists with Government

Kajendran

The Govrnment is in the process of establishing quarantine centres for Security Forces men at high population areas in the North, including Jaffna Educational College, Nelliyady MV and Driberg...

Management Faculty in Thirunelvely converted to Army quarantine centre

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The Faculty of Management of the University of Jaffna, located at the milk farm in Thirunelvely  has been converted to Army quarantine centre to quarantine Army men returning from leave. Earlier the...

Special hospital in the North to treat Corona patients, says Director, T.Sathiyamoorthy

Sathiyamoorthy

The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr. T.Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that special Hospital to treat Corona patients in the North itself and that activities has been expedited to establish...

Country in fear of Corona: Curfew relaxation an election ‘illusion’ accuses  ITAK

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The Leader of the ITAK, Mawai Senathyrasa accused yesterday that the Government is trying to create artificial environment in the country by relaxing the curfew activities and undertaking activities...

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* Corona works overtime. 48 infeceted yesterday only.corona confirmed in 76 including 65 Navy men. 4000 navy men quarantined. Navy men on leave ordered to return to bases. * 4 types of Corona...

Until Corona threat prevails have no dealing with traders of Isolated areas, Jaffna Chamber instructs members

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The Vice President of the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce, E. Jeyasekaran asked the traders of Jaffna not have any commercial dealings with traders from areas isolated due Corona threat, until Corona is...

More than 1,200 brought to North from Colombo for Corona Quarantining

Pampaimadu

As the situation of Corona is being increased in Colombo , more than 1,200 persons from areas identified as Corona affected have been brought by the Army to quarantine centres in the North. People...

Special Commemoration service at Bishop’s House, Jaffna for Easter Sunday Bombing

Special Commemoration service at Bishop’s House, Jaffna for Easter Sunday Bombing

A special commemoration service was held at the Bishop House of Jaffna yesterday in remembrance of the victims of the Easter Sunday Bombing last year. This commemoration mass was said led by the...

FR case filed against amnesty to Mirusuvil multi-murder convict Sergeant Ratnayake

Ratnayake

A Fundamental Rights violation case has been filed against granting general amnesty to Army Sgt. Ratnayake,  condemned in the Mirusuvil murder case, where 8 innocent Tamils including a 5 year old...

Undertake your activities maintaining the social space, Jaffna GA, Mahesan requests the public

Mahesan

The  GA, Jaffna, Kanapathypillai Mahesan has requested the General public of Jaffna to undertake their activities in the hours during which curfew will be lifted. He made this request during a press...

Extend curfew for another week in Jaffna, requests  GMOA

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The NP GMOA has requested that the curfew be extended for another week in Jaffna Districts. In a press release issued by it, it has stated that the curfew is to lifted with a short notice in Jaffna...

50 tested for Corona in Jaffna- All negative, says Director of JTH, Dr. T.Sathiyamoorthy.

Sathiyamoorthy

The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that 50 persons in Jaffna were tested for Corona yesterday. As per the results of the tests conducted at the Medical...

Curfew relaxed in 18 Districts including North, from tomorrow

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The curfew imposed to control Corona virus is to be relaxed from tomorrow  in 18 Districts including 5 districts of the North, so as to bring the life of people to routine level. The curfew in 18...

Medical Students of University of Jaffna offer services to Corona affected

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People of the North have been seriously affected by the Corona threat and ensuing imposition of the curfew. With a view to this the students of the Medical faculty of University of Jaffna have come...

Curfew cannot be removed in Jaffna, says Secretary to Defence, Major Gen. Kamal Gunaratna, in Jaffna

Kamal Gunaratne

The Secretary to Defence Ministry, Maj.Gen. Kamal Gunaratne who was on visit to Jaffna said there that it is impossible to remove the curfew imposed on Jaffna under the present context. The Secretary...

Elections which will affect lives of people, not needed now, says Wigneswaran

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Elections should not be held before the Corona threat that is threatening the lives and living of the people is eradicated completely. Parliament seats or our politics is not important to us now....

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*  Election Commission decides to consult major faction as to when the elections could be held. * No new Corona patients identified yesterday.68 persons had got cured: Director of Health Anil *...

North is safe from Corona even now, says Director, JTH,Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy

sathiyamoorthy

Although Corona infected persons are detected in the North, it is not a disease with community spread. Hence, The NP is somewhat safe from Corona even now said the Director of Jaffna Teaching...

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* District level recommendations will determine relaxation of curfew, decision in meeting led by President. * Elections will destroy people’s lives:  Warns Sajith Premadasa. * Let there be no...

Action taken against 4 traders for selling rice at more price the Control price

Rice

In a context where the curfew is being implemented in Jaffna, legal action has been taken against 4 traders for selling rice at a higher price than the Government Control price, said the Consumers’...

Non-cooperating Director of Point Pedro base Hospital removed temporarily and inquiry ordered

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Dr. T.Kugathasan, the Director of Point Pedro Base Hospital has been removed from the post with immediate effect and an inquiry is ordered against him ordered by the Health Ministry, for his refusal...

229 persons tested so far for Corona in Jaffna , 7 positives, says Director JTH, T. Sathiyamoorthy

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The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr. T.Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that to date 229 had been tested for Corona and 7 had been identified infected with Corona. From 2nd of February to date...

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* Stop all village celebrations , orders Actg. IGP * Controls should be continued even if Curfew is lifted: Director of Health Services, Anil Jasinghe. * Government contemplating holding of election...

The whole world has frozen in a 3rd World war feeling, says Bishop of Jaffna

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The Bishop of Jaffna Diocese Rt. Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam said that the whole world  has frozen in feeling that  3rd World war had commenced. He had said this in a Easter Sunday message he had...

Corona infected person in Akkaraipattu. Thirukkovil area blockaded

Thirukkovil

The Chairman of the Thirukkovil  Pradeshiya Saba has announced yesterday that a ban had been imposed indefinitely from Saturday,on people moving into Thirukkovil area or people going out from it. A...

Tamils should move towards Self- relying  Economy, says the National Organizer for TELO, Surenthiran

Surendran

The National Organizer for TELO, Surenthiran has said in a press release that, his is party is ready to encourage people to produce our needs and to provide needed expert advice and assistance to...

Ariyalai and Thavady to be released from quarantine from 13th 

Thaavadi

Two villages of Ariyalai and Thavady which quarantined, following threats of Corona infection are to be released from quarantine as from tomorrow, said NP Director of Health Services, R.Ketheeswaran....

Trincomalee District safe from Corona to date, declares Government Agent, Trincomalee District

Trinco

The Government Agent of the Trincomalee District, J.S.D.M. Asanka Abeyawardena has declared that the Trincomalee District is safe from Corona to date. Elaborating further he said, that the quarantine...

Person who came through Elephant Pass check point gone missing. Search is on for him

Elephant Pass

A person who had come through the Elephant pass check point on Thursday has gone missing. The Army and other officers are on the trail of this person. This person had come to Jaffna through Elephant...

All 7 Corona positives getting cured, says the Director, JTH, Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy

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The Director of , Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that all 7 patients identified with Corona and getting better after treatment and may be released two or three weeks. He...

Director of Point Pedro Base Hospital refusing to treat Corona suspects, condemns the Medical Officers Association

Point Pedro Hos

The Coordinator for North of State Medical Officers Association, Dr.Kandeepan has said that the Director of the Point Pedro base Hospital is refusing to treat Corona suspects and that action is being...

Consumers authority in raid of shops. 2000 Kgs of hoarded rice captured.Several warned

Rice

Following complaints from people that essential goods had been hoarded and sold at high prices, Consumers Authority, Health services officials and the police joined in raids on trade centres,...

Corona threat continues in Jaffna, says Director, Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr.Sathiyamoorthy

Sathyamoorthy

The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy has said yesterday that the threat of Corona virus had not subsided in Jaffna. Hence, tests on persons admitted to Corona ward of JTH and...

Shortage of Milk powder in Amparai- Expectant mothers and children in difficulties

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As a great shortage in milk powder packets is prevailing in whole of Amparai, expectant mothers and children are being put in into much difficulties. No milk powder  packet is available in any shop...

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*  Sri Lanka not in a dangerous state , Corona could be controlled if the curfew is extended: Director of Health Services, Anil Jasinghe * 189 affected by Corona in Sri Lanka and 7th person died of...

NP Governor convenes meeting of High officials to discuss future activities against Corona

Charls

A meeting is to be convened today by Northern Governor, P.M.Charles to discuss about the impacts made by Corona in the North,and the activities that should be untaken in the coming weeks. The...

Unrest at Periya Paranthan, Kilinochchi as water supply  for Sirupokam stopped

Iranaimadu 4

Unrest prevailed at Periyaparanthan due to water supply from Iranaimadu being stopped. Peace was restored after the police intervened and a temporary solution reached. Around 3,000 acres have been...

Isolation unit for Army men near people’s residences at Kepapulavu- People express strong opposition

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A system of isolating Army men who are stationed at Mulaitheevu when they return from leave has been started in Mulaitheevu. An isolation unit is currently established in the school premises in the...

Jaffna’s first Corona patient recovering, will return home soon, says Director, Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr. Sathiyamoorthy  said yesterday that, the first Corona patient of the Jaffna District , from Thavady is recovering . He was confident that the patient...

37 Curfew violators arrested by Police, vehicles also captured

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Jaffna Police went into action yesterday and arrested 37 curfew breakers who were on the road without justifiable reasons, in front of Jaffna Hospital. Following the Government allowing Banks and...

Release TPPs like other prisoners released for Corona threat, Selvam Adaikalanathan writes to Gota

selvam adaikkalanathan

Former MP, Selvam Adaikalanathan had written to the President to consider releasing Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs ) as any other prisoners released on bail due to Corona threat. In a letter , he...

Government treats Tamil areas with disregard. Danger of stravation deaths looming, says Ananthy Saseetharan

Ananthy

As the people are curtailed to their homes and the curfew being extended indefinitely, their daily life have been rendered into much difficulties. The Government should devise a mechanism to provide...

Did the person who died in Point Pedro Hospital infected with Corona?

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A person who had been taken to Point Pedro Base Hospital on suspicion of having Corona Infection has died following admission at the Hospital. His blood samples has been drawn and sent for testing,...

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* Possibility of Corona Infection till June. 42,000 persons in contact with 176 identified Corona patients had to be identified and screened to avoid disaster: SL Medical Association * 250 persons...

17 tested for Corona in Jaffna – all negative, says the Director, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

Corona negative

The Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Dr. Sathiyamoorthy said yesterday that 17 persons were tested for Corona in Jaffna and that all 17 were free of Corona. As a first step 32 persons identified...

Many business centres to close down in Batticaloa during the relaxation of curfew today

Batti Town

Baticaloa Mayor Thiyagarasa Saravanabavan said that during the relaxation of curfew today, all pavement shops will be closed to avoid rush of people. All shops except Pharmacies, shops selling...

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*  Alert needed during forthcoming days . Strict regulations are needed: Director, Health Services. * Curfew extended in Colombo,Kandy , Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam and Jaffna Districts. Curfew...

Arrange a mechanism to bring persons trapped in other districts, request Sivasakthy Ananthan

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The General Secretary of Tamil People National Alliance Sivasakthy Ananthan has requested the government to create a mechanism to bring back, persons from Tamil home land including Vavuniya who have...

Corona Tests to be conducted at the University of Jaffna

Corono test

The Dean of the Medical Faculty of University of Jaffna,Dr. Raviraj said yesterday that arrangements had been completed to conduct Corona tests at University of Jaffna as from yesterday. Hitherto,...