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We will not allow international Investigation to be possible. We are ready to finish everything internally :  Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs. I am not rejecting the possibility of...

What is the progress relevant to UN resolutions, UN should monitor : CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Northern Chief minister has said that, in the context of two years’ time being granted to the Sri Lankan Government, to implement the UN’s resolution of 2015, he is to request the UN...

‘Good Things Will Happen’: Rajinikanth’s Open Letter To Sri Lankan Fans

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Four days after he pulled out of a trip to handover houses to displaced Sri Lankan Tamils, superstar Rajinikanth has reached out to Tamils across the Palk Strait to make up for his absence. The...

Jaffna Hindu’s Abinanthan hit the top spot in O/L Islanwide, Vembadi 52– 9As and 56- 8As, Jaffna Zone 110– 9As

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Arulanantham Abinanthan of Jaffna Hindu College has secured the 5th Rank Island wide all mediums and the 1st rank in Tamil Medium Island wide. The results of the GCE (OL) – 2016 were published in...

Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmuai Brilliant in spectacular wins in FA Cup series

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The Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navbanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmunai Brilliant  teams won their matches in a spectacular way, in Foot-Ball series for FA Cup conducted by the Sri Lanka Football...

Housing scheme for 190 families at a cost of Rs.90, 050,000/=

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While Rs. 90,050,000/= has allocated at Rs.500,000/= per family for a housing scheme for the 190 families  living in the Government employees housing scheme in Omanthai area. Further action has been...

This is a government that ignores the struggles of the people: NPC CM to the Swiss Ambassador

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We cannot accept the stance of the government which behave like nothing is happening while the struggles of the people are growing ever stronger. The president or the ministers should provide due...

The cold war within TNA is not positive : Dr.N.Kumarakuruparan of Democratic People’s Congress

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The Cold War that is occurring currently within the TNA is not a healthy aspect as far as Tamil are concerned, said the General Secretary of the Democratic People’s Congress, Dr.Nallaiah...

4,000 acre in Jaffna will be released : Major General Mahesh Senanayake

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20,000 acre lands were acquired by the Security Forces Head Quarters of the Jaffna District. Out of them 2,000 acre had been already released. Further 4,000 acre will be released soon, said the...

Sri Lanka wants to reduce China’s stake in strategic port deal

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Sri Lanka’s government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political...

New controls on people who went into HSZ for worship

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All the telephones were taken over the army before allowing the people who went into Vali North HSZ, for worship at the Mother Mary’s church inside HSZ. Army had earlier allowed for the people...

Mannar Unemployed graduates to hold Attention drawing protest demanding state employment

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The unemployed graduates of Mannar District who have been frustrated of not getting a state employment will undertake a continuous attention drawing protest, announced the Mannar District Un-employed...

150 houses built by LYCA for Tamils will be handed over to them without any fanfare : LYCA

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The Vice President of Lyca Organization has condemned that the Tamilnadu politicians have nothing for the struggling Tamils of Sri Lanka. South Indian Super star, Rajinikanth was to take part in the...

Problems cannot be solved by third party, solution should be obtained talking to government: Gen. Secretary of TNA

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The Eastern Province Minister of Agriculture and the General Secretary of Ilanklai Thamizh Arasuk Kaddchchi (ITAK) said that a third party is not going to come and solve our problems. By talking to...

Be careful about mystery material , police warns people of Pilakudiyiruppu

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In the context of the army handing over the lands of the people of Pilakudiyiruppu , the people who went to resettle there had found UXOs buried in their  lands and have reported the matter to the...

Government keeps its silence on while the struggle for the missing persons entered its 34th day, yesterday

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The struggle undertaken by the relatives of the people missing after forced disappearance near Kilinochchi Kandaswamy Kovil enterd its 34 day yesterday without any solution. This continuous struggle...

Major General Mahes Senanayake meets CM, Wigneswaran

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Major General Mahes Senanayke who is going on a promotion from being the Commander of the SF-Jaffna to be the Chief of Staff of the Army paid a courtesy call on the Northern CM, C.V.Wigneswaran day...

Military cannot be punished, TPPs are guilty: Chandrika, in Jaffna

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While saying that the military which protected the country in the war could not be punished, the former President and the Chief of the National unity and Reconciliation Secretariat, Chandrika...

News Bits……….

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* If anybody talks about war crimes arrest all former militants immediately:  Minister Champika Ranawakka. *  Equal rights should be granted to Tamil people  in the constitutions: Dew Gunasekara....

No permit for Liquor in the East anymore, says the Eastern CM, Naseer

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The Chief Minister of Eastern Province, Naseer Ahmed announced yesterday that no permits will be given in the future for establishing Liquor factories and liquor sales points. He was answering the...

No room for foreign judges & its utter foolishness to believe the government more in : Suresh Premachandran

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The President and Prime Minister is continuously saying in the Parliament that there is no room for any foreign judges. In a context where, Tamil people should be thinking about the next step, its...

TNA welcomes granting time with International Contribution

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In a context where a resolution is adopted in UN to grant 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka for implementing the 2015 resolution, the TNA has welcomed it. In a press release on the UN resolution(34/L...

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Australia refuses visa to war crimes accused Maj. Gen. Saji Gallage. Navy Commander hindering inquiries on White Van abductions : CID. International intervention not needed in the Human  Rights...

Eastern CM thanks Northern CM for cooperation in Dengue Control

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In the context of Dengu fever being spreading vigorously in Eastern Province, the CM, Eastern Province has thanked the CM, Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran  and the Provincial Minister of health,...

Mullikulam people commence an attention drawing protest demanding the Navy to go out of their Lands

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The people of Mullikulam held an attention drawing protest from yesterday demanding that their village occupied by the Navy and has been converted into training camp. Hundreds of men and women...

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Unanimous adoption of resolution co-sponsored by 36 countries giving 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka Ultimate powers to Tamil people within unitary state system : Deputy Minister Ajith Perera. MP,...

We are not satisfied with the actions of the Government, Sampanthan express grief in Trincomalee

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This Government has not released adequate lands of our people; Exclusion in providing employment opportunities; and no conclusive decisions to the problem of missing persons. So, our people have...

Sri Lanka gets two years time to implement 2015 UNHRC resolution on ethnic reconciliation

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The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday unanimously gave Sri Lanka two years’ extension to implement the September 2015 resolution on ethnic reconciliation and accountability for alleged...

Attempt to capture Tamil people land and mine Ilmenite mineral, at Kokkilai

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During the former regime 40 acre land of the Tamil people has been acquired by coercing, with and without the consent of the people for the Mineral sands Corporation and mining of Ilmenite has been...

UN criticises Sri Lanka for failing to investigate human rights atrocities during the civil war

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The United Nations has criticised Sri Lanka for dragging its feet on investigations into the civil war-era crimes against humanity and claimed that politics has deterred the government from exposing...

National Programme targeting 2000 exporters to be inaugurated in Jaffna

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A programme targeting 2,000 exporters is to be inaugurated in Jaffna. The Facilitators of this programme have announced that the objective of the programme is to create exporters in par with...

India to Back UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka For a Second Time

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India will once again support a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution that gives Sri Lanka another two years to address war crimes that were committed during the country’s decade-long civil...

Affected people demonstrate against the granting of time to Sri Lanka, in Jaffna

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A protest struggle was undertaken by the affected people yesterday in front of the Jaffna Central Bus stand from 10.30 a.m., insisting that No time should be granted to Sri Lanka by UNHRC and it...

Rajanikanth to visit Jaffna for the first time on April 9th, will hand over houses to people

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South Indian Super star Rajanikanth is to visit Jaffna for the first time on Aril 9th. In the context of the shooting of his latest film Enthiran – 2 nearing completion, he will be visiting Jaffna...

UK encourages Sri Lanka to set up credible transitional justice mechanism

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United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Statement during the Interactive Dialogue on Sri Lanka at the 31st regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 22 March 2017: “We welcome the...

Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that ‘impunity is no longer tolerated’ underlines UN rights chief

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Presenting an oral update on the rights situation in Sri Lanka, the top United Nations human rights official today said that a general lack of trust in the impartiality of the justice system in the...

If UN grant time to SL, Release of TPPs will become a mirage, TPPs : Nirmalanathan, MP

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If the UNHRC grant more time the release of the TPPs will become Mirage, the TPPs have warned to TNA MP, Charles Nirmalanathan. They also accused the although  the Government was granted time...

Solution to Kepapulavu affair in two days, announce the Government

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The Government had announced that a proper reply will be provided in one or two days for the Kepapulavu land affair. The people are engaged in a struggle demanding to release their lands for more...

1,451 vacancies in the Northern Provincial Council – CVK informs Graduates

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There are 1,451 vacancies existing in the Northern Provincial Council and the details of these vacancies had bee provided to representatives of the Un-employed Graduates Society. In the context of...

Granting 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka, Attention drawing demonstrations in North and East

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An attention drawing demonstration was held by the people of the North and East condemning the granting of 2 years’ time to Sri Lanka, by UN and insisting International Investigation against...

2,150 registered as graduates seeking employment, in the North

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2,150 graduates have registered themselves as Graduates seeking state Employment, with Northern Province Unemployed Graduates Society, to date. The un-employed graduates who are seeking state...

The race which has risen recovered from a Genocide and great human misery should not lose hope: Toronto Mayor

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The Tamil race which has recovered and risen from Genocide and Great human misery should not lose hope, said the Mayor of Toronto, John T. Tory who came on a special visit to Mulaitheevu day before...

Minister Swamynathan blocking the renovation of Thikkam Distillery

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The Member of the Northern Provincial Council, V.Sivayogan accused that Minister of Resettlement, D.M.Swaminathan is the barrier across renovation of Thikkam Distillery. The 26th Anniversary of the...

Granting time without finding out the wish of the affected people is a wrong decision, the relatives of Missing persons

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The war at Mulliwaikkal was not waged in accordance with international norms. The final war was conducted as a war to massacre innocent people. What the countries of the world assisted for is that....

Gotabhaya led death squad’ in Sri Lanka

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A police report has implicated the brother of a former Sri Lankan president saying he directed a top-secret death squad that targeted journalists and dissidents. The Criminal Investigations...

Mere extension of time to Sri Lanka will accomplish nothing and only delay justice: Warns Anuradha Mittal

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Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute has warned that granting more time to Sri Lanka to implement the UN resolution will only delay justice for those who have already...

Oakland Institute report exposes Sri Lanka’s failing on Promises of Resettlement, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation

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As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets to discuss transitional justice and human rights in post-war Sri Lanka, a new report from the Oakland Institute, Justice Denied, exposes the...

Chief Minister meets relatives of Missing Persons in Kilinochchi

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The Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran visited and consoled the relatives of missing persons who are engaged in a continuous attention drawing struggle for the 28th day in Kilinochchi at around...

Demonstration on 27th at Maruthankerny against the sea water purifying Project

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A demonstration is to be staged by the Federation of the Vadamaradchchi East Fishermen Cooperative  Societies, against the project for purifying the sea water of the Vadamaradchchi East...

Agreement to link Toronto and Jaffna towns signed in Jaffna

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An agreement regarding development has been signed between Toronto city and Jaffna town yesterday. Toronto City Mayor, John Terry signed on behalf of Toronto City and the CM NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran and...