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Sunday 18 November 2018
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Barbarous act of Mahindha faction – Bloodshed in parliament for the second day

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The Mahindha faction which captured the Speaker’s Chair had barbarously attacked the Speaker who came in with police security, and the members of the opposition. Few members were injured and...

Mannar Mass Grave excavation will be resumed on 27th, says JMO, Chamintha Rajapakse

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The Officer in charge of the excavations at the Mannar Mass grave, Chamintha Rajapakse said that the excavations will be resumed on the 27th. The said excavations were suddenly suspended on the...

More than 14 tanks under the Forest Department – 1,089 farmer-families affected

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The Mulaitheevu District Department of Agrarian Development reported yesterday that more than 14 Tanks in the 4 Divisional Secretary areas of Mulaitheevu District, have gone under the control of the...

790 persons belonging to 770 families affected by ” Cyclone Kaja” – Disaster Management Centre

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The Disaster Management Centre announced yesterday that 790 people belonging to 770 families were affected by ‘Cyclone Kaja which formed in Bay of Bengal moved towards India and crossed the...

The first coin of the Anuradhapura Era discovered in Mannar

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Excavations for archaeological remains by Archaeological Department are being undertaken at the site of the National Public Play ground that is being constructed in Naruvilikulam as from the last...

Jaffna/Valikamam Farmers interested in cabbage cultivation

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Farmers in various parts of Valikamam have shown interest in cabbage cultivation. Particularly, Cabbage has been cultivated in hundreds of acres in various parts of Valikamam such as...

Group for finding out the missing holds an attention drawing demonstration in Nallur

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An attention drawing protest was held in Jaffna yesterday, requesting the US President to take action to save the Tamil people from the Genocide perpetrated by the Sinhalese in Tamil Home Lands and a...

Pandemonium reigned in Parliament- Parliament adjourned  till 21st .Speaker attacked with empty water bottles and waste paper baskets

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When the parliament was convened today, Mahindha Rajapakse started to deliver his special address. His address was insisting for elections among other things. His address was similar to that  of a...

Maiden Solar Pump operation event celebrated in Kilinochchi

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Field festival of putting solar power water pump into use was celebrated in Kilinochchi, yesterday. A Field festival with demonstration of the solar power pump and the maiden use of it were held in...

Excavations at Mass grave at Mannar halted for two weeks

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In a context where the excavations for human remains at Mannar Sathosa premises were to be done for the 105th day, they have been stopped temporarily for two weeks. The excavations at the Mass grave...

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No-confidence motion in Parliament today??? Colombo media reports that Mahindha had sent his resignation letter to Maithri. No one could act in breach of Constitution: Ranil Wickremasinghe. Sri Lanka...

Court issues interim injunction on gazette notification of Dissolution of Parliament

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The  Supreme Court yesterday issued an interim injunction on the President’s gazette notification on 9/11/2018 dissolving the Parliament . This injunction is valid till 7th of December. 12...

5 million worth of Ganja captured in the forest areas of the Thalaimannar coast

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The Sri Lanka Navy captured 39 Kgs of Kerala Ganja with a street value of 5 Million Rupees from the jungle coasts of Thalaimannar on Sunday evening. The Navy Officers on a routine patrol on Sunday...

Water level of Iranaimadu increases to 30’7″ putting Cattle breeders in difficulties

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As water level of the iranaimadu tank has increased, the water Catchment areas of the tank have been inundated by flood waters, putting into severe difficulties the cattle breeders who hitherto used...

Students of University of Jaffna distribute flood relief items in the East

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Under a theme of “Friendship Bridge for the East’ the students of the University of Jaffna collected relief items collected from various areas including Jaffna District and distributed...

TNA will discuss about the forthcoming Elections, says Mawai Senathyrasa

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The Leader of the ITAK and former MP, Mawai Senathyrasa had said yesterday that the TNA will discuss about the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections with the leaders of the constituent parties, in a...

Clearing work at Thuyillumillam commences

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Shramadhana work for clearing Kanagapuram Maveerar Thuyillumillam at Kanagapuram was commenced yesterday. Several people including the relatives of the Maveerars, their parents, Action group for...

Release of TPPs: Minister Vasu promise to take quick action

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Minister of National Unity, reconciliation and state languages, Vasudeva Nanayakara said in Amparai that he will be submitting a Cabinet paper for the release Tamil Polica prisoners. On a visit to...

Will Wigneswaran’s Tamil Makkal Kooddany will get into the election arena. Decision after meeting tomorrow

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It is being intensively discussed regarding Wigneswaran’s Tamiz Makkal Koottanii contesting the imminent parliamentary Elections. Tamil People’s Council is to meet and discuss about it in...

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14 cases filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Mahindha abandons Maithri and join the Sri Lanka Pothu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) led by G.L.Pieris, with    50 SLFPers. Maithri in shock....

TNA will go to courts against Maithri who has made the Constitution into a comedy, says Sumanthiran

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The Spokesman of TNA and former MP, M.A.Sumanthiran said that the TNA will go to courts, against the dissolution of the Parliament contravening the Constitution. We are sad that the parliament has...

The Seed I sowed will definitely grow into a massive tree, says Justice C.V.Wigneswaran

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I have planted a new party amongst Tamil people who were in an utter helplessness, after struggling for their rights and basic needs  without success and anxious about who will get them for them,...

Tamil Leadership Should unite towards a target of Mother Land, says, Thol. Thirumavalavan

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In a context where a Political Crisis had developed in Sri Lanka and the Parliament is dissolved, the Tamil Leadership should unite with the interests of the Tamil people in view, requested Thol...

St. Patrick’s enters Quarter Final amidst a shower of Goals.

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Helped by the three lightening goals from Caines, Jaffna , St. Patrick’College entered the quarterfinal round of the Pappare Foot Ball Tournament held among the under 19 schools Teams, beating...

12th Annual Commemoration of Assassinated TNA MP, Nadarajah Raviraj –  An appreciation

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‘Amarar ‘  Nadarasa Raviraj, who contested the elections of 2001, on behalf of TNA, was elected as an MP with unprecedented votes,  had supporters in all electorates of Jaffna District. He...

Central Bank Bombing – Appeal against 200 years sentence rejected without being taken for trial

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The Appeal filed by the three persons sentenced to 200 years in prison was rejected yesterday by the Appeal Court without taking up for inquiry. Wigneswaranathan Pathiran, Sivakumar and Selvakumar...

Inclement Weather prevailing in Mulaitheevu in good stead, says District Secretary, Roopawathy Ketheeswaran

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The District Secretary, Mulaitheevu, Mrs. Rupawathy Ketheeswaran has announced yesterday that the inclement weather prevailing for the previous two days had turned into good stead and life had...

President Dissolves Parliament  

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Serious political crisis has developed in Colombo and the President has dissolved the Parliament through a special gazette yesterday. He has excluded in doing so, 19th amendment to the Constitution,...

6 tanks breached in Mulaitheevu: Hundreds of families affected- One Family missing in Nithikaikulam

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Two days of pouring rains in Mulaitheevu District have made the water levels in tanks of the District to increase rapidly and six tanks have been breached including Nithikaikulam which was renovated...

Kilinochchi – Iranaimadu Tank water level had gone rapidly up to 29 ft

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Following the heavy rains that are lashing the North, the water level of Iranaimadu Tank, the biggest Tank in the North, has gone up to 29’ as per confirmed information received up to yesterday...

Supreme  Court dismisses  Wigneswaran’s Appeal against Appeal court ruling in Deneeswaran’s case

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the case filed by former CM, C.V.Wigneswaran against an interim order by Appeal court. The appeal of Wigneswaran was filed against an interim order by the appeal...

12,500 additional acre could be cultivated in the Yala Season, says the Kilinochci Deputy Director of Irrigation

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The Deputy Director of Kilinochchi District, Navaratnam Suthakaran said that an addition 12,500 acre could be cultivated in Kilinochchi in the forthcoming Yala season. He said so when contacted over...

18 remains of children detected in the Mass grave at Sathosa premises in Mannar

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Special JMO, Chamintha Rajapakse said yesterday that 18 of the skeletal remains found up to yesterday, the 102nd day of excavations at the Mass grave in Mannar are of children and  the number of...

Sea erosion increasing in Delft: Construction of dikes requested

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The eastern coasts of Delft are being subjected to heavy sea erosion and the coastal roads and residences are being damaged due to erosion, said the coastal area people. The eastern coastal areas of...

Another excess at, Vavuniya/ Samanankulam Kallumalai, of the Archeological Department

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People of Vavuniya/Samanankula Kallumalai Pillaiyar Kovil area  have been anguished by the excessive activities of the Archaeological Department . The Kallumalai Pillayar Temple  was instituted in...

A Cambodian de-mining group makes a field visit to Muhamalai

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A de-mining team from Cambodia had made a field visit to Muhamalai  yesterday, at around 9 a.m. The group consisting of 9 de-miners from Cambodia went to various parts of Muhamalai and had had...

Disappointment due to Political change. Sampanthan reminds the President of the need for solution

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We Tamils, undertook great labour in bringing the president to power. But the Tamils are disappointed by the current political change. It will be difficult for the country to find progress until...

Relatives of Missing continue their struggle for 622nd day yesterday

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The relatives of missing persons continued their struggle for the 622nd day at Vavuniya in finding their kins. Even though it is the Deepavali Day yesterday they continued their vigil with tears for...

We will oppose Mahindha for the good of the Tamil people, says TNA Spokesman M.A.Sumanthirtan

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The media spokesman of TNA, MP, M.A.Sumanthiran has said that they will oppose Mahindha strongly for the good of Tamil people. The new government is going on saying that the TPPs will be released and...

GOSL will not grant anything to Tamils: International Community has to get them for Tamils, says C.V. Wigneswaran

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No Sri Lankan Government will grant anything to Tamils. The International Community has to them for us, said former CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran in a press release issued by him yesterday. In a context...

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*  I had pre-warned Ranil ….I will not withdraw from my position: President Maithri *   Prime Minister’s seat in Parliament is not Mahindha’s until some faction shows its majority: Speaker...

Minorities should be careful of the current political moves, says Naseer Ahmed, Former EP CM

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The Minority people should carefully watch the current  political moves and take actions according to them, said the former CM of the EP, Naseer Ahamed. He had advised so in his media release issued...

The Actions of President will be reflected in Geneva, says Dr. Pakiasothy Saravanamuthu

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The decision taken by the President, Maithripala Sirisena will affect Sri Lanka in the next Geneva sitting, the Executive Director of the Centre for Research of Alternate Policies, Dr. Pakkiyasothy...

We don’t want the despotism of Mahindha.  President! Save the Democracy!, Members of UNP demonstrate in Baticaloa

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A demonstration was held at Baticaloa with a main demand of “President save the democracy!” by the Supporters of UNP in Batticaloa, yesterday Morning. Slogans were shouted there rebuking the...

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* Few more from TNA to join Mahindha: Gotabhaya *  Parliament will be convened only on 14th: Maithripala Sirisena * UNP in possession of alternate solution, if Parliament Convened: Ranil *   If...

We asked for written Assurance from Mahindha , But he refused, says Sampanthan

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“I told Mahindha to put forward an assurance on Political Solution and we shall consider supporting you if you will give  a written assurance on how you will implement it and the time frame for...

This is the beginning of the end of Maithri’s political life , flares up Sumanthiran

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The Spokesman of TNA, MP, M.A.Sumanthiramn has gone into a frenzy in saying that, the start of the end of  the political life Maithri who  had tried to split TNA, has come now. He said this while...

President Maithri orders the relevant Officials to take immediate action to release TPPS

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News items have been updated in websites that the President had ordered relevant Officials to take immediate action to release all Tamil Political Prisoners arrested before, during and after War....

TNA will vote against Mahindha in the no-confidence motion & We will never go along Anarchy

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The TNA announced that it will vote against Mahindha who has been appointed illegally and  and in contravention to the Constitution, in the no-confidence motion against him. Further, keeping a...

Selvam Adaikalanathan to file libel suit against Sivasakthy Anananthan claiming damages of 150 Crore

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A libel suit claiming damages of 150 crores will be filed against Sivaskthy Ananthan, MP, said Selvam Adaikalanathan  MP. He said this while commenting on a statement by Sivasakthy Ananthan that he...