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300 families in Mannar dependent on Palmyra based products in utter helplessness

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300 families of 8 villages in the Mannar Divisional Secretary’s area within Mannar Island, which were dependent on production of Palmyra related products are in utter helplessness after losing...

Memories blaze even after 39 years for cultural Genocide of Jaffna Public Library

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Although 39 years have passed after the scorching of Jaffna Public Library, which lauded as the knowledge Bank of South East Asia, the mental scars created by the outright Arson on Tamil people...

Forest Department bans agriculture at Mulai/ Kokkuththoduwai and Erintha kadu agricultural lands

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When the farmers went to clear the agricultural lands in Mulai- Kokkuththoduwai and Erinthakadu areas, the Forest Department had prevented them. The farmers of that area had requested the relevant...

Massive struggle on 1200th day , says the relatives of missing persons

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The chair person of the Association for missing persons, K. Jeyavanitha said yesterday that their Association is to undertake a massive struggle on Monday in view of the completion of 1200 days of...

Claymore attack on Police near Vallipura Alvar Temple in Vadamaradchchi

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A claymore attack was made targeting Police personnel engaged in Road checking near the Jaffna- Vadamaradchchi- Vallipuraq Alvar Temple at around 7.10 a.m. yesterday. A police officer was injured in...

Excavation at Muhamalai –  Uniforms, human remains rifles  of Liberation Tigers recovered

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The first day of the excavations at the site where human skeletons were discovered at Muhamalai in Kilinochchi/ Palai Police division was undertaken yesterday. The first stage of the excavations was...

Strong winds in Mulaitheevu – 48 houses damaged

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14 houses had been damaged in Puthukkudiyiruppu/ Mulaitheevu due to strong winds that blew on 23rd. 14 houses including a small temple in Ananthapuram in Puthukudiyiruppu of Mulaitheevu District due...

Attempt to Buddhistize Eastern Province, Tamil National Cultural Federation express concern

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The Tamil National Cultural Federation has expressed strong opposition and dissatisfaction regarding the Presidents announcement that A presidential Task Force will be established to be led by...

Sinhalese hold victory celebrations while Tamils cannot remember their loved ones who were massacred in 2009 -ICET

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In flagrant violation of the social distancing rules announced by himself, President Gothabaya presides over victory celebrations with large crowds of Sinhalese gathering to watch the military...

Canadian Director to make a film on Mulliwaikkal Catastrophe soon

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A Canadian Film Director Kanthasamy Ketheeswaran has announced that he will make a full length film in English so as to bring the truths to screen of disasters of Mulliwaikkal. He has announced so in...

If International pressure is not exerted on Sri Lanka, Tamils will be eliminated, says Charles, former TNA MP

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Former Vanni District TNA MP, Charles Nirmalanathan had warned that if the pressures of International Countries or World Super Powers  are exerted on Sri Lanka, Tamil people will be eliminated from...

Justice for Mullivaikkal genocide is essential to obtain a political settlement: Wigneswaran

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The former chief minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council and the Secretary General of Thamil Makkal Kootani,  justice C. V. Wigneswaran said that justice  for Mullivaikkal...

Right of remembering our dead deliberately denied, says TNPF Leader Gajendrakumar

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Considerable amount of a race was subjected to well planned genocide by an overall majority race. Now, the basic right to remember our dead and pay homage to them had been prevented in planned way,...

We will not encourage Activities of Liberation Tigers, says Karaichchi PS Chairman, Velamalihithan

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While saying that , as a Government Department we are not going to encourage Liberation Tigers or their activities, the chairman of the Karaichchi Pradeshiya Sabah, Arunasalam Velamalihithan also...

 Case related to land redemption struggle at Vadduvagal postponed

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The case against the ITAK stalwart, A.J.Peter Ilancheliyan, former members of NPC, T.Raviharan, M.K.Sivajilingam and the president of the Muliwaikkal Ease RDS, Annalingam was postponed to Nov. 30th....

Heart rendering 11th commemoration of Mulliwaikkal Genocide at Mulliwaikkal Memorial Ground and other places

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The 11th Commemoration of the Mulliwaikkal Genocide was observed sentimentally at Mulliwaikkal Memorial Grounds yesterday. Social space was maintained in view of the Corona threat and the...

Self quarantine order on TNPF Leader and 10 others  revoked by Court

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The Jaffna Magistrate Court had withdrawn the self quarantine orders issued on TNPF Leader Gajendrakumar and 10 others. The Police had not submitted any medical report that the 11 suspects had been...

Jaffna Courts reject Police application to ban Mulliwaikkal Commemoration and orders to conduct the commemoration subject to Isolation Act

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Jaffna Magistrate  Peter Paul yesterday rejected an application by the Police to ban the Mulliwaikkal Commemoration which has been observed without any regard to isolation act and ordered that that...

Sentimental Commemoration of Mulliwaikkal Genocide today in Motherland and in Migrated lands

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Arrangements have been made to sentimentally commemorate the final day of Mulwaikkal May 18th in the motherland amidst much stringencies and in countries where our people had migrated. On the...

4th day of Mulliwaikkal commemoration amidst Police threats

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The 4th day of the Mulliwaikkal commemorations were held in memory of people killed in 3 incidents in Jaffna. These commemorations were held sentimentally by TNPF amidst Police threats and bans. In...

Well waters dried up in Baticaloa- People displace in the night due to Tsunami fear

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As the water levels in the wells in the coastal areas of Baticaloa and Amparai Districts, Tsunami fear gripped the people and children and aged people started to displace from the night of Friday...

Global Campaign: Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day Light a Candle on May 18th 18:18 (6.18 pm)

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On behalf of the Tamil people, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones to COVID-19 pandemic and to the families of workers who sacrificed their lives in...

Sumanthiran has no authority to vulgarize the armed struggle: K.V Thavarasa

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Sumanthiran has no authority to vulgarize the armed struggle. No Tamil with self respect will never commit adultery with anyone, says President’s Counsel and a leading lawyer K.V Thavarasa....

 One youth injured in Army shooting on curfew breaker in Manthikai

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One youth was seriously injured in Army shooting on persons travelling on motor cycle and  not stopping for Army stop signal at Manthikai, early morning  yesterday and admitted to Point Pedro Base...

People need not be afraid of detection of Corona in quarantined persons, assures Dr. Sathiyamoorthy

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People need not be afraid of Corona detected in 5 persons released from quarantined, assured Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy , the Director of Jaffna Teaching Hospital. He assured so in a media conference held...

Tribute paid to photograph of Member of Liberation Tigers- Sritharan called for inquiries

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Kilinochchi Police had summoned, former TNA MP for Kilinochchi District, S.Sritharan and the Chairman Karaichchi Pradeshiya Sabha, Arunasalam Velamalihithan. They have been accused of paying tribute...

Amidst Police ban, Mulliwaikkal commemoration lamps lighted at the gates of University of Jaffna

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The Mulliwaikkal commemoration was held at the Cultural entrance of University of Jaffna yesterday with lighting of lamps. Memorial lamps were lighted at around 7 p.m. yesterday breaching the ban of...

Global Simulcasting of Mullivaikkaal Remembrance on May 18 2020

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The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), the British Tamils Forum (BTF), the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), the Irish Tamil Forum (ITF), the Solidarity Group for Peace and Justice (SGPJ-South Africa) and...

Sumanthiran’s figure garlanded with slippers in Jaffna

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Sumanthiran’s figure garlanded with slippers appeared near Thileepan memorial in Nallur yesterday with a banner saying “Traitor”. Police removed it in a few hours.  

Amidst Police stringency, Mulliwaikkal commemoration at Chemmany, under the aegis of TNPF

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With a view to the Mulliwaikkal Commemoration, sacrificial flames were lighted and floral and silent tributes were paid at Chemmany under the aegis of Tamil National People’s Front. The...

Project to remind “Uppu Kanchi” of Mulliwaikkal commenced

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Although several years have passed after the end of the war, the scars caused by the war cannot be forgotten easily. One of the unforgettable memories is the Mulliwaikkal Uppu kanchi (porridge only...

Useful tree planting campaign during Muliwaikkal Genocide week , announces Justice Wigneswaran

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The Secretary General of Tamizh Makkal Koottanii, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran announced yesterday that their Koottanii is commencing an annual campaign of planting useful trees during Mulliwaikkal...

Karaichchi Pradeshiya Sabha resolve to construct a Memorial shrine for Muliwaikkal victims

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A resolution was adopted in the yesterday’s sitting of Karaichchi Pradeshiya Sabhai to establish a Memorial  Shrine inclusive of a memorial tower for the people mass murdered at Muliwaikkal during...

Corona threat not over, avoid moving about in the streets, District Army Commander Major Gen. RuwanWanigasooriya  advices people of the North

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Although the curfew has been relaxed in Jaffna, please avoid wandering unnecessarily in the streets, the District Army Commander Major Gen. Ruwan Wanigasooriya  adviced people of the North. A...

Sumanthiran’s statement on LTTE and armed struggle draws fire from all around

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The controversial statement of TNA spokesperson M.A.Sumanthiran on LTTE, its leader Prabhakaran and the overall armed struggle has had drawn condemnation from all around, even from within TNA....

5,255 Metric Ton paddy in stock in Vavuniya, says Director of Agriculture, Vavuniya

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The Director of Agriculture, Vavuniya, Mrs. Eeswararajan said that, 2,108 MT of paddy had been purchased and stored by State establishment, 3,147 MT had been purchased by Private Mills and kept in...

News Bits…

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* Gotabhaya contested the President’s Election and won it while having American Duel Citizenship in contravention to Constitution: Mangala Samaraweera. * Curfew relaxed with controls in 23...

Army men break into houses and attack people and damage furniture at mid night

Army men break into houses and attack people and damage furniture at mid night

Army men , who had trespassed into a house in Nagarkovi, Vadamaradchchi at mid night, had attacked the inmates and damaged the household items. Then they had gone into neighbouring houses and...

News bits…

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*  Curfew relaxation not aimed at the election: Government. * curfew realaxation is an acid test:GMOA * Champika and Kumara welgama files cases against election and dissolution. * When Corona ends...

Corona positive in one Colombo person quarantine at Palaly

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In the PCR Tests carried out in the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, one was confirmed of corona infection, said the Director of Teachin Hospital, Dr. T.Sathiyamoorthy. He further said that a person who...

TNA participated for renewing the relationship with Mahintha Rajapakse, accuses Suresh Premachandran

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The TNA participated in the meeting called by Mahintha Rajapakse and held at ‘ Temple Trees’, said Suresh Premachandran, the Leader of EPRLF. In a context where they have met Mahintha and Gota...

Wealthy men and industrialists targeted by Nelliady Police through Minnal group

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A shocking news has been revealed that 4 Tamil speaking Police officers had systematically targeted wealthy men and industrialists of Nelliady through the Minnal group. An important member of the...

Why PCR tests were stopped for 2 days? Dean of Medical faculty clarifies

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The conduction of PCR tests at the Medical Faculty Laboratory were halted to effect infrastructure development. After the development the tests had been resumed from Wednesday, said the Dean of the...

Kilinochchi farmer Amarasingam successfully cultivate apple

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A farmer in Kilinochchi/ pachchilaipalli area, Amarasingam has been successful in apple cultivation. He had brought an apple plant from London around four years ago and had planted it in his farm and...

11th Commemoration of genocide against Tamil to be held at Muliwaikkal on 18th, announce Organizing Committee

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The Orgnizing Committee for the commemoration of Genocide against Tamils have announced that the 11th commemoration of the Muliwaikkal Genocide against Tamils will be held at Mulliwaikkal on the...

As Saloons are closed workers dependent on them are in distressed

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The treasurer of the saloon owners Association, Vavuniya, Anthonypillai Kirupairasa said yesterday that as saloons are closed as per Government orders, around 500 families are in distress. He...

Corona positive in one person quarantined in Pampaimadu centre

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Corona infection has been confirmed on one person currently quarantined in the Corona Quarantine Centre at Pampaimadu , Vavuniya. More than 200 Navy officers serving at Welisara Navy Camp have been...

News Bits…

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* While all other opposition parties boycott meeting called by Prime Minister , TNA participates. * The Government is acting like a dictator, refusing to convene the parliament: Champika Ranawake. *...

Papaw fruits exported to Dubai from Vavuniya

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The activities for exporting papaw fruit purchased from farmers of Vavuniya have been commenced. This activity has commenced in the Agrarian Services Department area in Pampaimadu. The Government...

Why no quarantine centre established at deserted Mathala Air port? Queries Wigneswaran

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Former Chief Minister and the General Secretary of the Tamil Makkal Koottani, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has queried as to why no quarantine centre had been established at the deserted Mathala Air...