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North won in both sections in National Mathematical quiz competition

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The Northern Province students scored a Record by winning the first places in both Junior section and senior section. The competition for junior section was held day before yesterday and the Northern...

Northern Football team out of Semi-finals at the 43rd National track and Field Sports festival

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The Northern Province Foot ball team lost the chance of reaching into the finals of the Foot Ball series held as part of 43rd National track and Field Sports festival.   In a semi final match...

Northern Football team out of Semi-finals at the 43rd National track and Field Sports festival

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 The Northern Province Foot ball team lost the chance of reaching into the finals of the Foot Ball series held as part of 43rd National track and Field Sports festival.   In a semi final match...

Anitha claims new record in Pole vault at the 43rd National track and Field Sports festival

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Jegatheeswaran Anitha  representing Northern Province achieved a new record, and captured the Gold, in the open Pole Vault event of the 43rd National track and Field Sports festival.   The...

No Export resources. Grapes production curtailed locally: Grapes Producers

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The Grapes producers have expressed concern that their products are being curtailed within local marketing. Grapes harvesting is in progress now in the Jaffna District. In the Jaffna District Grapes...

Commemoration of Nagarkovil Massacre held yesterday

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The 22nd annual commemoration of the 21 students killed in bomber attack made on the Nagar Kovil MV was held yesterday. The Commemoration was held at the memorial for the students, at the Maha...

Case of the TPPs transferred to Anuradhapura ignoring the promise of the President

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In the context of the 3 TPPs undertaking fasting protest demanding not to transfer their case from Vavuniya Courts, the Attorney General’s Department has sent a letter asking Vavuniya Court to...

Demonstration in Maruthankerny opposing Land grabbing

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Peopple of Maruthankerny held a demonstration yesterday morning opposing acquisition of additional lands by Wild Life Department, for National Sanctuary. This demonstration was held in front of...

51 rare herbs produced amidst adverse weather: says Department Indigenous Medicine

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Provincial Department for Indigenous medicine said yesterday that the although, adverse weather prevailed in the North, 51 rare herbs have been delivered to the Medicine Production Unit. Elaborating...

Northern Province Foot Ball team enters Semi-finals in 43rd National Sports Festival Football

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In the Foot-ball tournament as a part of the 43rd National Sports Festival the Northern Province Foot ball team has qualified for the Semi Final round. In a quarter final held at the Matara public...

Study regarding reasons for change of names of archeological sites will be undertaken: says CM

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The NPC CM, C.V.Wickneswaran said that he is studying about the reason behind the change of names of our archeological sites in the North. Elaborating further said that the names of a large number of...

Naseer supported 20th amendment to remain in the CM post: says the Northern CM

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The Eastern Chief Minister Naseer Ahamed has supported 20th amendment so as to remain in the CM’s post, said the CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran. He was answering the question of a journalist during...

North win medals in male and female section of 43rd National Basketball

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In the 43rd National Sports Festival Northern girls have won a Silver in the Women’s  Basket Ball event with the Male team winning the Bronze in the Men’s Basket ball event....

Don’t send back Diaspora Tamils till a permanent solution is reached, Democratic Militants insist with Swiss Officials

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The Democratic Militants Party has insisted with the Officials of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka, not to send back Diaspora Tamils until a permanent solution is reached in the motherland. A meeting...

Final day events of Commemoration week of ‘Thiyaga Theepam’ Thileepan

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The Tamil National People’s Front has announced that arrangements are being made to hold the Final day events of the 30th Annual Commemoration week for ‘Thiyaga Theepam’...

International Film Festival – Jaffna: It should help the rise of the Eelam Tamil Cinema

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Vethanayagam Thevananth, Hon. President, Federation of Jaffna District Non-Governmental Organizations After the war came to an end, Projects utilizing arts to create reconciliation, and for the...

Sumanthiran’s Junior in an effort to nullify the powers of the Northern Provincial Council through Sri Lanka Courts

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Niran Anketell, the Junior Attorney at Law of , M.A.Sumanthiran , the spokesman of TNA and Attorney at Law, had undertaken a vigorous attempt to nullify the meager powers granted to Northern...

Is Wigneswaran the next CM?…No it is not like that,  Doesn’t India pressurizing Sri Lanka now? …Yes it is so …Sampanthan’s replies

Sampanthan meets Tamil journalists (4)

Answering a question from media men whether  Wigneswaran will be the CM candidate of the TNA , Era Sampanthan said that it is not so. He said so during a Media conference with Tamil journalists...

An indication that the ‘making to disappear’ will continue: Ananthy comments on Office for Missing Persons

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The Office for the Missing Persons is to be established as an advance preparation indicating there are many Tamils in Sri Lanka to be made to disappear. This is an ‘eye wash’ Office. Even...

Political Solution may or may not come, we must act with composure- Sampanthan

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The Leader of the TNA and the Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan said that the solution may come, may not come, but we must act with composure. The President and the Prime Minister should guide...

HC judge release Sumanthiran murder plot suspects on bail saying, “Just because they are former Militants, they could not be remanded indefinitely”

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The five former militants who had been charged with plotting to murder MP, Sumanthiran were allowed to go on bail by HC Judge Ilancheliyan. Karalasingam kulendran, Gnnasekaralingam Rajmathan,...

Ezhilan did not surrender to the Army: Retired Major General Chanakka Gunawardene

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Retired Major General of the Sri Lankan Army, Channakka Gunawardene testified yesterday at the Mulaitheevu Magistrate Court that, the five persons, including Ezhilan, the Political Leader of the LTTE...

Request to Protect Agricultural Lands building saline- water stopping dam, at Mandaikallaru

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The farmers in Mandaikallaru had requested that their agricultural lands be protected from saline-water penetration by building a dam for Mandaikallaru river. The farmers pointed out that because of...

Commemoration students killed in aerial bombing by SL Air Force in Nagarkovil

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The 22nd Commemoration of the students who were killed in the aerial bombing of the SL Air Force will be held on 22.09.2017 at NagarKovil Maha Vidyalayam. 21 Students of the Nagar Kovil Vidyalayam...

Vehicle census for Strategical Development of Jaffna Town, All requested to Cooperate

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While announcing that the vehicle census for Strategical Development of Jaffna Town is being undertaken by the undergraduates of University of Jaffna in progress, Jaffna District Secretary,...

The decisions of Jaffna Coordinating Committee Meeting

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The Jaffna District Coordinating Committee meeting was held in the Auditorium of the Jaffna District Secretariat yesterday.  Some of the decisions taken at this meeting are given below: 1.Priority...

The Diplomatic Opportunity should not be missed: explains Mawai Senathyrasa

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The ITAK President and MP, Mawai Senathyrasa has insisted that the diplomatic opportunities provided to the Tamil people should not be missed. He said as above when he participated in the event for...

India willing to assist in the construction of Express Highway to the North

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India has consented to assist in the construction of Express Highway to the North it is learnt. The agreements were reached in the meetings between Indian Foreign Minister, Susma Suwaraj, who was on...

Amnesty International meets the relatives of missing persons, promise to internationalize the matter

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While insisting with the Amnesty International that they are struggling with evidences that their children are alive, the relatives of the missing persons said that the Sri Lanka Government will only...

Referendum on Constitution should be held before any Election, TNA tells the Government firmly

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The TNA has firmly insisted with the Government that before holding any election, the Referendum on the New Constitution should be held. In a context where the anticipation for the elections East,...

Basil and Chandrasiri to Visit Jaffna next week for Party works of Mahindha faction

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Former Minister Basil Rajapakse and former Northern Province Governor, G.A.Chandrasiri  are visiting Jaffna next week. It is reported that they are visiting Jaffna to make arrangements for making...

Rights should be granted to those around us, says the Chief Minister, Wigneswaran

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On a basis that we are Tamil people, We are demanding our entitlements, Rights and honour the Colombo Government. WE should think about whether we are giving the entitlements, Rights and honour to...

Lands given by LTTE at Kaively  to Maveerar Families and Militants in control of Forest Department

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25 housing lands given by the LTTE, to former militants and Maveerar families at Kaively are now in the control of the Forest Department. The people belonging to these families have requested that...

TNA  ready to encounter Elections

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If the Government abandon 20th amendment, the Tamil National Alliance is ready to face elections. We think that it will be better if that  election is held soon, said M. ASumanthiran, spokesman of...

Dengu infection increases in the Jaffna Peninsula

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The impact of the Dengu iunfection is on the increase in the Jaffna Peninsula. Upto yesterday in this month 76 patients have received treatment for Dengu in the Teaching Hospital Jaffna. This was...

The Cooperative sector of the North should be re-structured: Ananthy Saseetharan

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The Cooperative sector of the Northern Province encountering severe setbacks now. There is a need for restructure it, implement new projects and develop the Cooperative Sector, said the Northern...

Commemoration of Manthuvil Massacre yesterday

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Commemoration of the people killed in the aerial bombing of the Sri Lankan Air Force in 1999 at Manthuvil  market was held yesterday. The photographs of 24 Tamils who were killed in this attack were...

Commemoration week commence in the North for Thileepan

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Several commemoration were held in the North for “Thiyaga Theepam” Lt.Col. Thileepan, who sacrificed his life on the alter of the Liberation struggle of the Tamil people. Yesterday is...

Better political selection depends on the votes of the people: Eastern CM, Naseer Ahamed

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Better Political selection is dependent on the votes of the people. The people should decide as to what kind persons they are bringing into the Politics. Don’t bring  useless persons into...

Kepapulavu struggle sees its 200th day

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The struggle undertaken by the people of Kepapulavu demanding the release of their lands reached its 200th day yesterday. They are engaged in a continuous struggle demanding the release of 482 acre...

5 Police suspects in University Student’s Murder case released on bail

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5 policemen who were in remand for the last 11 months, relevant to the shooting of 2 university students were released on Bail yesterday. ”Each of the suspects is allowed go on  a cash bail of...

30th Commemoration week of (Sacrificial Flame) “Thiyaga Theepam” Lt.Col.Thileepan starts today

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30 years from today  the venue, spot in close proximity to Nallur Kandaswamy Temple. A lean figure  waves goodbye to his people. A saintly looking mother place the symbolical veera Thilakam on his...

Sinhala imposed on Minorities in Amparai, Complaints made to President and Ranil

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Although Tamil people are are living in majority, in the Amparai District, the Tamil people and officers are greatly inconvenienced because the District Secretariat is sending all letters only in...

We felt like setting our foot on the moon: says a residents of Iranaitheevu who visited their lands

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Our residents in Iranaitheevu have been destroyed. Our cattle has multiplied and roaming the areas. When we set foot on Iranaitheevu we were submerged in a feeling similar to what was felt by...

Alternate Leadership not needed till Sampanthan is alive: CM Wigneswaran firmly says

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The NPC CM, Wigneswaran firmly said that as far as Sampanthan is alive there is no need for an alternate Leadership. He said this in an interview he granted. Q: Do you think that a vacancy exist for...

Vithya’s Case which attracted the attention all over country judgment to be delivered on Sept 27th

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The Judgment of the Pungudutheevu student Murder case is to be delivered on 27th of this month. Speculations are running rife among various factions as to the nature of the judgment. The...

8 Medals to North in the National Boxing Championship

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In the Nationmal level boxing champion ships held by the Schools Boxing Association 8 medals were won including 5 Golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes. This Championships were held at the Mulliyawalai...

The powers granted under unitary state system are not permanent: says CM NPC

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Whatever powers are granted under the unitary state system, they are inherent with the danger of being  revoked at any time. A solution based on Federal system will be the final and conclusive, said...

This is the opportunity for minorities to acquire their rights: says the EP CM Ahmed

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Past Government has not granted any rights to the Minorities. Competing politicians have always cheated the people. But all that has changed now. The joint Government which came to power with the...

Vidya’s Case – Deputy Solicitor General summarize: Charges against 4 accused Proved 3 aided and abetted no witness against 2

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Summary of the Prosecution side was delivered yesterday by Deputy Solicitor General, P.Kumaratnam  yesterday.  Delivering his summary he said that the charges against 2nd accused, Jeyakumar,...