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R.K.Kevin , a student from Vavuniya wins National School level Wu-su Silver medal  at 10 years of age

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In a Wu-su boxing championship held among the schools at National Level , R.K.Kevin a school student from Vavuniya has won a silver medal at a young age of 10 years. He is a student of the All Ceylon...

Sports Town with modern facilities to be established in Mandaitheevu, Jaffna, announces Cricket Board

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The Secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Mohan de Silva had said that in order to develop the Cricket sector of the North to a grand level, a sports town with modern facilities will be...

Expired medicines found in Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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Valuable but expired medicines kept in inappropriate storage had been recovered from the Surgery unit of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, it is reported in Local newspapers. This had been discovered by a...

Mawai Senathyrasa requests that Sri Lanka should not be allowed to drag on time

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Sri Lanka Government should no be allowed to drag on time. We are having dialogue with international diplomats regarding this. We thank the students for undertaking struggles in the home Land, said...

Put reins on Sri Lanka  grant no more time: People hold rally in Jaffna

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A giant rally was held by people in Jaffna, demanding that justice should be delivered for the genocide, no more time be granted to Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan affair should be referred to the Security...

Dispute at Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple premises – case postponed to March 22nd

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A dispute was created by the Buddhist monk who had encroached the Temple premises of Mulaitheevu Nayaru Neeravi Pillaiyaradi Temple premises to the area people who went to the temple premises on...

People demonstrate in Silavathurai demanding to expel Navy from their land

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A demonstration was held at Silavathurai yesterday at around 1.30 p.m. demanding to expel Navy occupying their lands and give their land to them. Soon after the Jummah worship hundreds of people from...

Modern equipment for prevention of TB in Jaffna: 12 died last year by TB, says Dr. Jamunanantha

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A modern electronic Chest X-Ray Machine has been provided to the Jaffna Anti – TB unit. The Jaffna District Anti- TB unit Medical Officer said that the operation of this machine commenced from...

People Rally demanding Justice for Genocide,  tomorrow,  organized by University Students

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A grand people’s Rally demanding justice for Genocide, organized by the Students of the Jaffna University will be held tomorrow, Saturday. The University Community had put out for all to...

Principals and Teachers engage in a struggle with black arm bands  on 3 demands

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The Principals and Teachers of the Northern Province engaged yesterday in a attention drawing protest, wearing black arm bands and putting forward  3 demands. Ilankai Aasiriyar Sangam, Ilankai...

Relatives of Missing meet Governor Ragavan and hand over memorandum for Geneva

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An eight member team of the relatives of the Missing persons in Northern and Eastern Provinces met the Northern Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan and handed over a memorandum. The president Maithripala...

Jaffna Mayor refuses to debate No-time – Sri Lanka  resolution – TNA leadership had not allowed it , says he?

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The Jaffna Mayor Emmanuel Arnold has vehemently refused to take up a resolution against granting time to Sri Lanka and the members argued strongly against him. They also accused the TNA as conniving...

TNA intent on granting time to Sri Lanka time at Geneva,accuses Wigneswaran

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Because of the wealth and luxuries received by them by supporting the Government , the TNA is intoxicated and intent on getting time for Government at Geneva, accused Wigneswaran. The Government has...

Tortures continue still in Sri Lanka: says commissioner of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission

Deepika Udagama

The Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, Deepika Udagama has said in a sensational interview that International pressure cannot institute accountability, and torture is still being...

100,000 signatures collected in Jaffna and Trincomalee district calling for US Help for the missing

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A signature campaign started 10 days ago in Jaffna, in support of the 748th day old struggle demanding to solve the problem of the persons who went missing after being arrested, abducted and handed...

Discussion demanding release of lands occupied by Tri-Forces in Mannar

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A discussion was held at the Mannar District Secretariat at around 10a.m. yesterday demanding the release of Government, Non- Governmental and private lands occupied by Army, Navy and Police. This...

Mannar Mass grave is only ½ century old, shocking revelation by  Expert on evidence

Selva suresh

 Prof. Selva Suresh has made a shocking revelation that the date of the Mannar Mass Grave is within 50 years. The carbon dating of the Mannar Mass Grave had been published recently and had put the...

Challenge by Sumanthiran, for any one capable, to take the Geneva affair to International Criminal Court

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Sri Lanka has failed to give a practical form to the promises given in Geneva. This is a condemnable act. While The UNHRC Commissioner had said that serious action should be taken on Sri Lanka, and...

We should act with diplomacy in the UNHRC, former CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran

TMK Opening Ceremoney in Kilinochchi (2)

The Tamil people here and the Diaspora Tamil people should organize their political and diplomatic activities so as to bring into implementation the insistence that, in a context where the Government...

 ‘Battle of the North’ ends in a draw

Battle of the North Team 2019

The 113th ‘  Battle of the North’  between Jaffna Central College and Jaffna St. john’s College , ended in a draw yesterday. The 113th Battle of the North commenced on Thursday  at Jaffna...

The Governor could not speak anything on behalf of the Tamil people in Geneva, say Sumanthiran

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The Northern Governor Surenthiran should speak only in his capacity as the representative of the President, the TNA has warned. He cannot go beyond that and speak anything about Tamil people they...

Requests of Tamil people to be submitted at Geneva handed over to Governor’s Office.

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As per request of the Northern Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan, a memorandum consisting of the requests of the Tamil People to be submitted at Geneva was handed over to the Governor’s Office yesterday,...

UNHR Chief calls for a full-fledged country office in Sri Lanka to monitor Human Rights situation

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The Office of the UN High Commissioner Human Rights (OHCHR) in its latest report on Sri Lanka recommended that the UN member states should probe and prosecute those allegedly responsible for war...

Are we have been cheated on UNHRC resolution? MP Sritharan expresses anxiety to the Ambassador of US

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Will justice be delivered to Tamil people for the atrocities committed against them or will they cheated like this and will Tamil people will be denied justice? What is to be the solution for our...

US Envoy meets Jaffna Mayor

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The American Ambassador, Alaina B. Teplitz made a visit to Jaffna and met Jaffna Mayo Emmanuel Arnold, and had discussed several matters with him. The Envoy asked about the problems of the people...

Mannar Courts orders to suspend excavations at the Mass grave

Mannar mass grave

Mannar courts has ordered to temporarily suspend excavations at the Mannar Mass Grave. Excavations had been undertaken for more than 140 times and more than 323 skeletons had been identified in the...

அரசில் உள்ள எவரும் எனது பேச்சை கேட்பதில்லை- ஜனாதிபதி

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நான் சொல்லும் எதனையும் இந்த அரசாங்கத்தில் இருக்கும் எவரும் கேட்பதில்லை...

TNA discuss about Geneva Sessions with American Ambassador in Jaffna

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TNA had met the US Ambassador in Jaffna and discussed about the current Geneva Sessions of the UNHRC and the contemporary political situation. This meeting was held in a private hotel in Jaffna....

Carbon Dating says Mannar Mass Grave skeletons belong to years 1499 and 1719 AD

Mannar mass grave

The report of the carbon dating done in Florida, America has indicated that the skeletons found in the Mass Grave at Mannar are 300 to 500 years old. The report on the skeletons says they belong to...

11th Annual commemoration of ‘Mamanither’ Sivanesan held yesterday

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11th Annual commemoration of the former TNA MP ‘Mamanither’ K. Sivanesan was held yesterday at his native village of Karaveddy East. The homage paying was held under the aegis of Youth Circle...

Report on mass grave skeletons received by the court

Mannar mass grave

The  special JMO in charge of the excavations at the Mass Grave at Sathosa premises in Mannar, Dr. Chamintha Rajapakse  said that, the Official Report on the skeletons recovered from the Mass grave...

Due solution to persons made to disappear , People’s lands should be released, says US Envoy

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The US Envoy to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz, on a visit to Jaffna  said yesterday  to the media after analyzing the situations that, America is deeply concerned about the Geneva resolution. She...

Battle of the North Commence tomorrow

Battle of the North Team 2019

The Annual Cricket encounter between Jaffna Central College and Jaffna St. John’s College, popularly known as the “ BATTLE OF THE NORTH” will commence tomorrow and will last 3 days. The...

Elephants play havoc in Kili/Malayalapuram- Polythene with Sinhala letters in elephant  dung

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Elephants entered in an unprecedented way into Malayalapuram in Kilinochchi and had damaged the agricultural productions, the area people said.The elephants which entered the area had damaged cash...

A constitution which could send Political Businessmen hoe is needed, says Victor Ivan in Kinniya

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“Ravaya” Editor and a Senior Journalist Victor Ivon said in Kinniya that a constitution which will protect Political Leaders is not needed.A constitution which will protect the people of the...

20 acre lands of people handed over to them in Vali North

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An event for handing over 20 acre lands of people to them by the Army was held at Jaffna/Thellipallai Divisional Secretariat yesterday presided by the Thellipallai Divisional Secretary,Sivasiri. The...

Thiruketheeswaram Incident made Catholics to lower their heads in shame, Vicar General of Jaffna Diocese strongly condemns

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The news published in media regarding the breaking up of the Sivarathri Arch on the road to the historically ancient  and holy  Temple of the Hindu brethren at Thiruketheeswaram, by Catholic people...

Request to preserve Pandaravannian Fort within Mulaitheevu District Secretariat

Pandaravannian Fort

Although, several factions have called for the preservation of the Pandaravannian Fort , within the Mulaitheevu District Secretariat, which is deteriorating and in a state of dilapidation. In a...

Attempt to smuggle out valuable Aloevera plants from Island Sector, Jaffna

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Two traders from the south were arrested yesterday, accused of attempting to illegally smuggle out valuable Aloevera plants ( Kathalai in Tamil) from the Island Sector, in Jaffna. The Kayts Police...

Human Rights Commission on a direct visit to Iranaitheevu to find out problems encountered by people who have settled there

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A group of Human rights Commission branches of Jaffna and Kilinochchi, led by the Regional Commissioner of Kilinochchi and Jaffna, Kanagaraj had visited Iranaitheevu, coming under Kilinochchi...

Appoint a UN Special Officer to investigate Sri Lanka, the Tamil Parties insist

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It has been insisted in the meeting of the Tamil Parties that the UNHRC should appoint a Special Officer to investigate about Sri Lanka Affair. It has been further insisted that this Officer should...

Sritharan MP apologizes for mistake in the Demonstration of the Relatives of the Missing persons

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The TNA Parliamentarian Sritharan MP has apologized publicly for the mistake of his supporters in the Kilinochchi demonstration of the relatives of the Missing persons held at Kilinochchi on the...

Difficulties in creating grazing grounds, says Kilinochchi District Secretary

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Kilinochchi District Government Agent, Suntharam Arumainayagam had said that although Agriculture and cattle breeding are found to be the main occupation of the people of the Kilinochchi District,...

The Archaeological Department breaks up Sivalingam on threat from Sinhalese to install Buddha statue

Koneswaram

Tension is prevailing in Koneswaram are due to threats from Sinhala people to place a Buddha statue on the road to Koneswaram, if a Sivalingam is installed in the said area. In a context where the...

TELO invites Tamil Parties to discuss about the Geneva resolution

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TELO has put out a call to all Tamil Parties to take a general consensus over the Sri Lanka Affair in UNHRC. This invitation hasd been extended to ITAK, Tamil Makkal Kooddany, Tamil National...

One arrested in Mannar with Ganja package worth Rs. 4.2 Million

Ganja

One person has been arrested along with a Ganja package worth 4.2 Million, in Mannar. The of Mannar District  Anti- Fraud squad  and the Navy had laid a siege on the Mannar – Thalai Mannar Road...

Relatives of Persons made to Disappear demonstrate in Mannar, for several demands

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The relatives of the Persons made to disappear held a protest demonstration in Mannar yesterday putting forward various demands and had handed over a memorandum to be handed over to the UN. The...

NP in a state of begging for 97% of its needs from Central Government, says the Governor Ragavan

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The Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Ragavan has said that currently the Northern Province is in a state of begging for 97% of its needs from the Central Government. He had said so...

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...