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Sunday 19 November 2017
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TID Commence investigation about TRO Bank Accounts

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TID has commenced an investigation on the financial Transactions of Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) now. TID has summoned the former Managers of the Banks in which the TRO maintained its...

Homage paying to Maveerars and honouring their parents

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An event for paying homage to Maveerarrs and honouring theirs were held under the aegis of Democratic Militants Party at their Head Office, at Puthukudiyiruppu/ Kaively at 10.00 a.m. yesterday. In...

Desecrations of Pillaiyar temples continue in Mannar: 4th Pillaiyar statue broken up

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Pillaiyar Statues have been broken by vandals in several places in Mannar and the tills of Catholic Churches broken in. The Pillaiyar statue  which was installed in front of the Thallady, Mannar...

Vavuniya Agricultural College Massacre 11th Anniversary Observed

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The 11th year Anniversary of the massacre of  5 students of the Vavuniya Agricultural College, while they were engaged in practical during School time, was held yesterday at the College. Floral...

Attention drawing struggle in Jaffna, demanding to increase Beer prices

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An attention drawing struggle was staged yesterday between the Jaffna Secretariat and the Governor’s office condemning the price reduction for beer announced in the budget and demanding the...

One leader and one country, if all are united: says the Northern governor

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Politicians are responsible for all the problems prevailing in the country, said the Northern Governoer, Reginold Cooray. He said this, participating in the prize giving of the Velanai South Aiyanar...

1,500 police personnel to be brought into Jaffna Peninsula to contain Sword attack gangs

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High level police sources said that more than 1,500 police personnel are to be brought into the North, to subjugate sword attack gangs. 1,500 police personnel will come into the Jaffna Peninsula from...

Angel International, Manipy fails in its bid to capture Cup in National Schools Basket Ball Championship

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Although the Angel International School, Manipay went up to the final in the National Schools Basket Ball Championship, it failed in its bid to capture the Championship Cup. In the final of the...

Attrocity in Vavuniya. 16 year girl abducted and subjected to gang rape, Four youths arrested

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A 16 years old girl who was abducted by persons coming in an auto, had been gang raped. She was admitted to hospital after her taking a wrong decision and attempting suicide. Four persons had been...

Ungent direction by HC Judge Ilancheliyan to Senior DIG, NP, to arrest those who engage in Sword Attacks and Gang fighting

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The Jaffna High Court Judge, Ilancheliyan yesterday directed the police yesterday to bring into control all Sword attack incidents and gang fighting and bring to book the masterminds behind these...

Ariyalai Killing – Only witness did not identify any of the two suspects

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The Magistrate of the Jaffna Magistrate Court, S.Satheeskaran has ordered that the two STF personnel arrested as suspects in the Ariyalai Killing case be remanded till the 30th. Further, in the...

Relatives of Missing persons frustrated after meeting with President: Call for International Investigation

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While firmly declaring that they are not going to believe the Sri Lankan Government any more, the relatives of the missing persons requested the International Community to intervene and deliver...

TPPs’ case – 1 witness agrees to testify at Vavuniya, No reply from 2 witnesses abroad

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One witness of the case against three TPPs who engaged in fasting protest demanding their  case be not transferred from Vavuniya court, has consented to testify at the Vavuniya Court. The writ of...

Give Jaffna Dutch Fort area to the Army, the Governor requests the President

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The Northern Governor, Reginold Cooray said yesterday that he had requested the President to send the Army men stationed in private lands in Jaffna Town area and release the lands to the owners....

24 youths made to disappear: Illancheliyan orders Army Commander to appear in Court

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The High Court Judge Illancheliyan has ordered the Army Commander to appear in Court in the case filed by the relatives of 24 youth arrested in 1996 and made to disappear. Three writs of Mandamus had...

Stance of TPC regarding LG Elections

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Following, contradicting news items published in Newspapers and websites, for the past few days,  regarding the  TPC and the LG Elections the TPC Organizing Group has clearly announced its stance...

National Karate Championship, Vavuniya’s Sathurthiya wins a Gold

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Kanenthiran Sathurthiya, a student of the Vavuniya5 /Rambaikulam MV had won a Gold in the  Karate Championships held by the Sri Lanka Karate Federation at the Sugathathasa Indoor Stadium on Sunday....

UXOs are great challenge in resettling people speedily: says the Pachchcilaipalli Divisional Secretary

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) are posing the biggest challenge against undertaking the resettlement of people speedily, in Muhamalai area, said the Divisional Secretary of Pachchilaipalli, Mrs. Jeyarani...

Iranaipalai Thuyillumillum cleaned by Shramadhana

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In view of the forthcoming Maveerar day, arrangement has been made to observe the Maveerar day in the area called 25 acre in Iranaipalai where hundreds of Maveerars who embraced hero’s deaths...

Students mass for TPPs – Rally yesterday in Jaffna

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An attention drawing rally was held yesterday in Jaffna insisting the un-conditional release of all Tamil Political Prisoners and granting the demands of 3 TPPs in Anuradhapura Prison. Hundres...

North East Organisations call on the international community to re-prioritize accountability and justice in Sri Lanka

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A number of organisations in the North and East have jointly called upon members of the international community to re-prioritize accountability and justice for atrocity crimes committed during and...

42,926 families resettled: sayed Muliatheevu District Secretary Rupawathy Ketheeswaran

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135,924 persons belonging to 42,926 families have resettled in the Mulaitheevu District, to date, said the District Secretary, Mulaitheevu, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran. People have been resettled in all...

Possibility of heavy rains in the North- Warns Met Department

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The Met Department has warned that strong winds and heavy rains prevail in the North due to a disturbance that is present in the atmosphere over South West Bay of Bengal. Strong winds will prevail in...

Unemployed Graduates to stage struggle in Jaffna Tomorrow

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The Unemployed graduates are to stage a demonstration tomorrow, Wednesday at 9.00 a.m.  in front of Jaffna District Secretariat demanding “Employment to all graduates”. After we...

Attention drawing Rally on behalf of TPPs under the aegis of Students of Jaffna University

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The Students of the Jaffna University undertook an attention drawing rally demanding the fulfillment of the requests of the Tamil Political Prisoners in the Anuradhapura Prison and to expedite the...

TGTE Urges UN to Deploy UN Human Rights Monitors to Ensure Tamil’s Safety

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As the United Nations – Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – begins it’s review of Sri Lanka’s human rights record, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) submitted a...

Sri Lanka has failed to honour its commitments to the UNHRC Resolution: MAP Report

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The Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (‘MAP’) in its Thematic Report: An Alternative Roadmap to Victims’ Justice released on 9 November 2017, has lamented the failure of the Sri Lankan...

Two more medals to Heartley College

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Heartley  College has won two more medals on day before yesterday, the last day of the National Schools Athletic meet. In Under 15 section: Suseenthirakumar Mithunraj of Heartley College who...

From the LG Election Arena

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North is reverberating with expectations and counter expectations regarding the preparations of parties to encounter the forthcoming Elections. Tamil Diplomat shall bring to you from today matters,...

ITAK trying to lure V. Arunthavapalan by giving National list seat

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ITAK is taking action for MP, Thurairatnasingam to resign and his seat be assigned to its Thenmaradchchi Organizer Arunthavapalan. In the context of the LG Elections to be held soon, the party has...

Government should think of not giving anymore just because we had accepted lesser powers: says CM

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The Government should not think that Tamil people need not be given anything anymore on the basis that we have accepted in-adequate powers, said the Chief Minister and one of the Co-chairs of Tamil...

Discussion on Cotemporary politics among the constituent parties At Mannar Bishop’s House

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A meeting on the contemporary political situations in North and East was held at the Mannar Bishop’s House under the aegis of Mannar Bishop of Mannar, Rt. Rev. Kingsley Swampillai yesterday...

The Army outrages on the Tamil people, CM writes to AP news organization

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The Northern Province CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has said that outrages has been perpetrated on some Tamil people in the North by the Army. He has firmly said so in a letter he had written to the Associated...

Baticaloa Public Organizations meet the Northern CM, today

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The representatives of Baticaloa Public Organizations are scheduled to meet Northern CM  today. This meeting will occur today morning. The delegation from Baticaloa consists of representatives of...

Number of members of Local Government Bodies increases. Jaffna Municipality get 27 instead of 23

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A gazette notification announcing the numbers of members of Local Government bodies  and the details of 5 newly formed LG Bodies was published yesterday. The Number of members of the Jaffna...

9,000 people affected by pouring rains in Jaffna District

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9,141 people belonging to 2,518 families have been affected by the rain. 4 houses are completely damaged while, 159 houses are partly damaged, said the District Secretary of Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan....

30 Million worth of Heroine captured in Vavuniya. Largest haul, says SP

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Vavuniya Police Superintendant, T.M.Emil M.Thennekoon said that the Heroine captured at the Vavuniya Centarl Bus Stand has a street value of nearly Thirty Million rupees. Commenting on this he said...

‘Mamanithar’ Raviraj remembered

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In a context where 11 years have been passed after the Former MP of the TNA and a Human Rights lawyer, ‘Mamanithar’ was assassinated,  a commemoration event was held at his statue...

Heavy Rains in the North & Manalkadu (Vadamaradchchi) in danger of being submerged

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If the rains will continue further, Manatkadu village coming under Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary’s  area will encounter a danger of being submerged in flood waters. As the rains are...

Milo Cup championships

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Valaipadu Jegameedpar Team won the Milo cup in the tournament conducted for Milo Cup among clubs beating Aanaikoddai Union by 2 goals : 1. Passaiyoor St. Antony’s beat Velanai Thuraiyoor...

National Level Discuss throw – Mithunraj of Heartley, win a Gold establishing a new record

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S.Mithunraj of Heartley College has won the Gold and established a new record, in the Discus Throw event of the National Level John Carbret Athletics Championship of National schools. The...

Let’s light sacrificial flames for the Veeramaravars (Valiant soldiers) in Eachchankulam Thuyillumillam, a call by former Vice-Chairman of Vavuniya Town Council

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M.M.Rathan, the former Vice-Chairman of the Vavuniya Town Council has put out a call saying, “Let’s light sacrificial flames and pay homage at the Eachchankulam Maveerar Thuyillumillam in...

Commemoration of former MP, T. Sivasithambaram observed in Vavuniya

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The commemoration of former MP, Thamotharampillai Sivsithambaram was held day before yesterday, at his statue, located at Vairavapuliyankulam, at 8.30 a.m. presided by the president of the Thamizh...

GOSL will investigate torture on Tamils: says Foreign Ministry Secretary, Prasath Kariyawasagam

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prasath Kariyawasagam had said yesterday that the Sri Lankan Government will investigate the charges made that torture is still being perpetrated on...

Mixed – Election Method unfavourable to  Muslims says, fomer EP CM, Naseer Ahamed

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Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Naseer Ahamed had said that the Mixed-Election method will be unfavourable to Muslims of Sri Lanka. Addressing an event to distribute school equipment to 5,000...

Bomb Attack on bus – former militant sentenced to 93 life imprisonments

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The Colombo High Courts has sentenced yesterday a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Satchithananthan Anantha Sukar alias Lawrence Davidraj alias Vasanthan, who was found guilty for...

Diaspora Organisations urge Canadian Gov to deny Visa to Sri Lankan military officials to attend UN Peacekeeping Conference in Vancouver

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A coalition of Tamil Diaspora Organizations have jointly urged the Government of Canada to deny entry of senior officials of the Sri Lankan armed forces during the upcoming UN Peacekeeping Defence...

Get prepared for the holy event of the Maveerar who had given their life in oblation                                

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The Secretary of the Kilinochchi District Maveerar Commemoration committee has put out a call for all to get prepared for observing the holy event of the Liberation fighters who had offered their...

“Aekeeya Rachchya” is Unitary State – Powers to be granted not enough for Tamil People – CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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We are clear in that, only the Federal system will grant adequate powers to Tamil People. “Aekeeya Rachchya” will only mean Unitary State system. The powers proposed by the Government are not...

Underground palace discovered in Trincomalee says the Ministry of Education

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The ministry of Education has announced that an underground palace had been discovered in Trincomalee. The ministry had announced that the said palace had been discovered during an Archaeological...