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Commemoration of Auvayar held in Vavuniya

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Auvayar Memorial Day was held in Vavuniya yesterday at the Auvayar statue located at MamaduwaRoad junction, in Sinnapputhukulam, Vavuniya. This event was held at around 9.00 a.m.  yesterday...

Roads constructed for people’s travelling over Iranaimadu Bund closed, people express concern

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Following the closure of roads constructed over the Iranaimadu Bund people have to travel extra distance of around 15 Kms. to reach Kilinochchi East, the people say. Pannankandi Road, and Iranaimadu...

Central Committee Meeting of Thamizh Makkal Kootanii held yesterday

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The Central Committee meeting of the Thamizh Makkal Kootanii, of which Justice C.V.Wigneswaran is the Secretary General was held yesterday at the residence of C.V.Wigneswaran, at Nallur. Important...

World’s oldest Clove (Lavangam) found in excavations at Manthai

World’s oldest Clove (Lavangam) found in excavations at Manthai

Archaeological Experts believe that the Clove (Lavangam) detected during excavations at Manthai, Mannar is the world’s oldest. At the same time the researchers have found valuable black pepper at...

Tamils are voting to cheating politicians, says Rev.Fr. Sakthyvel

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Social activist and the National Organizer of the Organization for releasing TPPs, Rev.Fr. Sakthyvel said that the Tamils are continuing to vote for Tamil political parties which give vague promises...

Aloe Vera cultivators express concern over lack of marketing opportunities

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The farmers who had engaged in the cultivation of valuable medicinal plant, Aloe Vera have expressed concern that although they have engaged in Aloe Vera cultivation for the last one year, relevant...

18th Anniversary of “Pongu Thamizh Declaration” observed in Jaffna University

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The 18th Anniversary of Pongu Thamil Declaration was observed yesterday Thursday in front of the Pongu Thamil memorial Tower within the premises of the University of Jaffna. Students, Lecturers and...

Former Sri Lankan Military Attaché, Brigadier Priyankara Fernando Faces Prosecution at Westminster Magistrates Court

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Former Sri Lankan Military Attaché in the Sri Lankan Embassy in the UK, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando  faces prosecution at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 January 2019, according to...

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Government has no right to table the new Constitution: Mahindha Rajapakse Draft Constitution cannot be submitted to the House without the blessings of the Maha Nayakas: Task Force for Buddha Sasana...

Attack on SLAF Base, Anuradhapura – Two Ex- LTTEers sentenced to 10 years RI suspended for 5 years

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Anuradhapura Special Court yesterday sentenced two former members of the LTTE Air wing , charged of assisting Tigers to attack Anuradhapura SLAF base, Anuradhapura, to Ten years of Rigorous...

Meeting between Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan and the former CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran

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A meeting between Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan and the former CM, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran  was held yesterday at the Official Residence of the Governor. It is learnt that the Political and...

Narcotics will be eliminated completely from North, assures the new Governor Suren Ragavan

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The New Governor of the North, Suren Ragavan has indicated that the use of Narcotics in the North will be eradicated completely. The Governor, who made a visit to Naginai Naga Bhoosany Amman Temple,...

Kilinochchi MV  Play ground under Army control – students practice in another ground

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While the play grounds belonging to the Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalayam is still under Army Control and yet to be released, the students of the school are preparing for the School’s Inter House...

Bikkus attempt to prevent Tamils celebrating Pongal inMulaitheevu/Nayaru area

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Tension was created in the premises of Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple located in Naayaaru of Mulaitheevu, when the Monk in charge of the Buddhist temple constructed by force in the Neeraviyadi...

Heavy rains in Amparai District – Routine life of people affected

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The routing life of people of Amparai had been affected seriously due to the continuous heavy rains the lashed the district for the last 2 days. Night time heavy rains had inundated several areas...

Northern Governor’s stance – Political Buddhistization in North should stop

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The Governor of the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Ragavan had said all Buddhistization activities undertaken in the North with political motives should be stooped. He had said so in an interview...

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Only traitors will support the New Constitution: Prof. Mathegoda Abeyathissa Thero No support if the federal system is in the New Constitution:UNP Backbenchers. We will not give way to the New...

If Political solution is refused, we will get the solution through International mechanism, says TNA

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The TNA has said yesterday the Tamil faction had allowed the political solution to slip through. The spokesman of TNA M.A.Sumanthiran has said so in an event held in Jaffna. Further he has said that...

Hartal against Hisbulla in Baticaloa

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In a context where, a hartal had been called for against Hisbulla being appointed as the Governor Eastern province, most of the shops were closed but transport services were  operated as usual....

Jaffna St. John’s College beat Panadura St. John’s College in friendly cricket match

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Jaffna St. John’s College won a friendly 2- day cricket match between Jaffna St. John’s College and Panadura St. John’s College. Batting first, in this 2-day Cricket match, held  at the...

This is where we buried our children-We will not allow it to be given to Army, Acquisition stopped

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The surveying attempt at one of the Maveerar Thuyillumillams of Mulaitheevu District, Alampil Thuyillumillamwas stopped by the strong protest from the people of the area. The said land had been...

5 years jail term to 2 TPPs on the basis of their Confessions

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The Anuradhapura Courts has sentenced 2 TPPs who were detained in the Anuradhapura Prison 5 years jail term each, on the basis of their confessions. In an aerial attack on 30th March 2000 made from...

Fasting TPP admitted to prison hospital with deteriorated body condition

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Sivapragasam Sivaseelan (aged 32 years), a Tamil Political Prisoner (TPP) from Vaddakachchi in Kilinochchi, who had gone into fasting protest for the last 5 days was admitted to Prison Hospital with...

I will act as a bridge for the North and South to reconcile, says the new Governor Suren

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The first Tamil Governor for the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Ragavan took over his duties yesterday at the Governor’s Secretariat in Jaffna. The new Governor was welcomed by the staff of the...

Maha Season (Kalapokam) harvesting commences in Kilinochchi – Guranteed price not stipulated

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In a context where the Maha Season harvest has commenced in Kilinochchi, the farmers complained that they running a loss due the flood disaster that affected the District and failure to stipulate a...

Jaffna Hindu and Kokkuvil Hindu in create history , winning the  National under 19 Division B Basket Ball championships

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Playing an aggressive game right from the start of the of the National Schools under 19 Division – B Championships conducted at the Colombo Wesley College Courts from 4th –  7th this...

Thenmaradchchi people express opposition to wind powered electricity generators

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The people of the Maravanpulavu Grama officer Division, J/298, have expressed strong opposition against the construction of Wind powered generators, office buildings and access road to the project in...

Appointing a Tamil Governor to North is a welcome act, says the former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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We should not consider that through appointing a Tamil Governor to the North, we could fulfil the aspirations of our people. If the government is having a real concern for solving the problems of the...

Case against Raviharan and 6 others postponed to March

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The case in which charges of damaging the Fisheries and Aqua resources Department in Mulaitheevu, filed against 7 persons including the former NPC member T.Raviharan has been postponed March 12th....

Human remains identified also in the extended excavation areas in Mannar Mass Grave

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Following detection of human remains in an area in side Sathosa Premises in the centre of Mannar Town, excavations were carried out in the area. Human remains were continued to be recovered during...

117 Kilos Ganja, brought in to be distributed in Jaffna Peninsula captured by Police and Navy

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Point Pedro Navy and Police joined in a raid yesterday to capture 117 Kilos of Kerala Ganja, which was brought in through Vadamaradchchi, Point Pedro seas secretly to be distributed in the Jaffna...

First Tamil Governor, Dr. Suren Ragavan,  appointed for North

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Dr. Suren Ragavan  was appointed  by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday for Northern   province. Dr. Suren Ragavan  was appointed as the Director of the President’s Media Unit and as an...

Heroin  hidden in the dress of a baby: Married man arrested in Jaffna

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A married man who tried to smuggle Heroin hidden in the dress of his baby was arrested yesterday night by Jaffna Police. A 29 year old Man from Poompugar, Jaffna was arrested yesterday. This man had...

Appoint a Tamil as the New Governor of North, requests C.V.K.Sivagnanam

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C.V.K.Sivagnanam, the former Leader of the House of the NPC and a Vice President of ITAK  had said that it will be better to appoint a Tamil person as the new Governor of the North and the...

Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Hamsayiny in meeting with Northern Province Women

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A meeting between the Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Hamsayini, an Ealam Tamil, had a meeting with the Women’s Organizations of the North at the Green Grass Hotel, Jaffna at 6 p.m. yesterday. In this event...

One TPP go into fasting protest demanding the expediting of their cases

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A Tamil Political Prisoner (TPP) who had been detained in the Anuradhapura Prison had gone into fasting protest from yesterday evening demanding that their cases be expedited. Sivapragasam Sivaseelan...

Although invited, TNA did not participate in the Discussion relevant to Flood disaster, accuses Minister

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The Minister of Aqua Resources, B.Harrisson accused in Kilinochchi that, although the TNA was invited for discussion on the Flood Disaster, they did not participate in the discussion. This meeting...

Livelihoods and infra structure affected by Flood Disaster, says Mulaitheevu GA, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran

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The Mulaitheevu District GA, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran has announced the following details with regard to the damages caused by the recent Flood Disaster. i.32,551 persons from 10,118 families had been...

Not all, in the Tamil Arasuk Kadchi are supporters of Tigers, say C.V.K.Sivagnanam

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While saying that not all the people in the ITAK are supporters of Liberation Tigers, the former Leader of the House, C.V.K.Sivagnanam said that those who were not in the party at its inception are...

4 Southerners who tried to pluck Aloe plants at Ponnalai warned and sent back

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4 southerners who tried to pluck aloe plants at Ponnalai and transport them to South were stopped, warned and sent away by social enthusiasts of the area. In a context where, much demand has been...

Work on extending the Mannar Mass Grave commenced

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Since skeletons are surfacing continuously, the work of extending the Mannar Mass grave had been undertaken yesterday and day before yesterday. In a context where the excavations were suspended for...

National Table Tennis – Kilinochchi student Balakrishnan Thanusika wins Gold in Under 15 girls for the 2nd time

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Kilinochchi student Balakrishnan Thanusika has won the gold in the under 15 girls Division of the National Table Tennis Championship, for the consecutive second time. The national Table Tennis...

TNA will not go to courts over Leader of the Opposition post

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The TNA said that it will not go to courts over the Leader of the Opposition Post. A special discussion relevant to the flood relief was held yesterday at the Kilinochchi District  Secretariat, led...

Arrangement underway to send human remains recovered at the Mannar Mass Grave to Florida

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The samples of the skeletons recovered from the Sathosa Mass Grave at Mannar are being prepared to be sent to Florida for Carbon analysis at the end of this month, said the special JMO in charge of...

Weapons including pistol recovered: Suspect escapes- Army conduct search for with tracking dogs

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When the army tried to search a suspicious person alleged to be moving with weapons, that person had thrown away a bag that was in his possession and escaped into the jungle and the Army went on to...

1 Kg.  power full explosive captured from Bus Halt in Jaffna

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1 kg. of C4 explosive and 4 detonators were captured from a bus halt near children’s Court, Jaffna day before yesterday night. Following a tip off received by the STP, they captured 1 Kg. of C4...

All of us are happy of the northern students travelling towards traditional learning skills, greets former CM

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Saying that the status of the education in the North was somewhat staggering in recent times, former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran also said that all of us are happy to see that the Northern students are...

23 students of Jaffna Hindu College score 3As in the G.C.E.(A/L)- 2018

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23 students of the Jaffna Hindu College have scored  3As in the GCE(AL) – 2018. 13 students had scored 3As in the Tamil Medium Maths  stream and 3 students had scored 3As through English Medium...

Sword wielding gang on 30 Motor cycles driven away by Kokkuvil people – 4 arrested with 6 motor cycles

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Tension was created on the New Year day  at Kokkuvil by a sword wielding gang  of more than 50  who came on 30 motor cycles with an intention of committing violence and they rounded up by the...

Plan to paralyze SLTB services in the North: Dead line on 4th 

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All employees of the SLTB (North) have got together and announced that they will go into Trade Union action from  4th of this month if their demands are not met. This struggle is to be undertaken...