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More than 18 RPG Shells recovered from a residential area of Selvapuram Village Mulaitheevu

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Mullaitheevu Police said  yesterday that  more than 18 RPG Shells which were found to be buried in sand in the yard of a house in a residential area of Selvapuram Village in Mulaitheevu yesterday...

People who fled the country should return to their routine life, says TNA Leader, Sampanthan

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Relevant Officers should take speedy action for the people returning to the country now, after fleeing the country due to war affectations, to return to their routine life, said the Leader of the...

” My missing daughter is with Maithri in his election pamphlet “-Mother summoned by TID.

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The TID has undertaken inquiries from the mother who claimed that her missing daughter is with Maithri, in his election propaganda posters. The relatives of the Missing people are engaged in a...

Case of people who went missing after surrendering to the Army at Vadduvagal postponed

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The Vavuniya High Court yesterday postponed the hearing on the 3 Writs of Mandamus filed on behalf of 3 persons who had gone missing after surrendering to the Army at Vadduvagal, at the end of the...

Sumanthiran requests Wijeyadasa Rajapakse to cooperate for Devolution Constitution

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The minister is the person who prepared the interim draft for land powers and how they should be integrated into the Devolution. Hence when we engage continuously in this matter, his involvement...

Navy should get out of Kurunagar jetty area in 2 months, decides the DDC, Jaffna

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The Navy personnel stationed near Kurunagar Jetty will have to vacate the land within two months, the DDC, Jaffna District decided. The DDC meeting was held at the Auditorium of Jaffna Secretariat...

People’s struggle will explode if Lands in Mandaitheevu are acquired, says MPc, Vinthan Kanagaratnam

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We will never allow the lands of the people at Mandaitheevu to be acquired to establish a Navy Camp. If attempts are made to acquire people’s lands, we will rally the people and engage in a...

Torture in custody at Chunnakam Police case – Bail application of accused police officers rejected

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The bail application filed by 5 former police officers including former OIC of Chunnakam Police Station Chinthakka Bandara, who had been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for torturing an...

Muliwaikkaal Commemoration should be handed over to committees of religious priests, requests former senior member of LTTE, Basheer Kaakka

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He said above in a thanks giving press release he sent. We thank all those who observed several features such as patience and tolerance regarding matters relevant to May 18th , the Genocide day. We...

We commemorated our people who were cruelly killed. Colombo Tamils need not be excited: says, CM

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Our people were not killed accidentally at Muliwaikkal. They were tricked into killing fields and massacred. How can we remain without commemorating them? Remembering people killed in war and...

What is the objective behind gunshots targeting me thrice? Former Militant Jesuthasan queries

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Swampillai Jesuthasan of Uyilankulam, Mannar, who had recently escaped from the 3rd assassination attempt said that the reason behind targeting me for the 3rd time is not known. Elaborating...

Invasion of Southern Fishermen :Unfortunate situation of Vadamaradchchi fishermen abandoning  Karaivalai (beach sein net ) fishing

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While saying that an unfortunate situation is created by the Southern fishermen who invade Vadamaradchchi shores for catching Beach de mer (Sand fish), where they are being forced to abandon their...

Mulliwaikkal Soil soaked in tributes of tears

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9th annual commemoration of the Mulliwaikkal genocide of Tamil people was observed sentimentally today at Muliwaikkal amidst flowing tears. Politicians, clergy of all religions and people...

Intervene immediately for justice to be delivered to us, Wigneswasran calls to International Society

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While insisting that although 9 years have passed the justice for affected people has become a mirage, the Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has requested the International...

Human remains in excavated soil : Further excavations commenced at the Sathosa-Mannar

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As human remains were discovered in the soil excavated near the entrance of Mannar Sathosa, further excavations were undertaken yesterday in the presence of  Mannar Magistrate Hon. Alex Rajah. The...

Deputy SG and Army AAL say “People made to disappear by Navatkuly Army not in any Army camps”

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The Deputy Solicitor General said yesterday in the Jaffna HC that nobody claimed to be made to disappear are held in any Army Camps. A Writ of Mandamus regarding 24 youths who were arrested by the OC...

Day of Mourning in Northern Schools Tomorrow. Provincial flag to be flown at half- mast

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Provincial Minister of Education K.Sarveswaran has called on all the Principals of the Northern Province to fly the Provincial Flag at half mast tomorrow , Friday, in view of the Muliwaikkal...

A case to be filed against Sri Lanka: Yasmin Sooka in Skype conference with Media

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The Executive Director of the International Truth and Justice Project, Yasmin Sooka met relatives of the people made to disappear, in a skype Conference yesterday, at the Office of the Minister for...

Tamil Research Conference day Victims remembered at the Memorial in Jaffna

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Yesterday, the 4th day of the Muliwaikkal memorial week saw that a commemoration of 9 people who lost their life during the final day events of International Tamil Research conference being held at...

36 souls hacked to death by Sri Lanka Navy  on-board Kumuthini , commemorated yesterday

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33 years ago…Kumuthiny started her fateful journey with 64 passengers on board this day. Sanguinary demons in Sri Lankan Navy Uniform intercept her in mid seas and when the demons left her, 36...

Iranaitheevu people win in their struggle: Government approves their resettlement

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The Iranaitheevu people, who were struggling for more than one year, to release their ancestral lands in Iranaitheevu have scored a great victory, in the government allowing them to resettle, in...

Conceal Ocular impact of blast is concealed in our community

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanatha Blast wave contusions and blast fragmentation contributed to 80% of the ocular trauma in the community which was under heavy military operation. It might have happened in Vanni...

Until the safety of teachers are ensured school cannot be held: Principal of Analaitheevu MV

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The Principal of the Analaitheevu Sathasivam MV said that the School cannot be reopened until the security of the teachers are ensured. Except for two of the teachers, all others travel from areas...

3 Hand-grenade recovered during a shramadhana at Kopay Centre

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When  a shramadhana was undertaken in the Kopay Centre area, 3 hand –grenades were recovered. 24th stage of the shramadhana with a theme of Cleaner Kopy was undertaken in the Flood channel from...

3rd Day of Muliwaikkal Commemoration week at Chavakachcheri in memory Air Attack Victims

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The remembrance of Tamil people killed in the attack of the SL Air Force on Chavakachcheri Market, was observed on the 3rd day of Muliwaikkal Commemoration yesterday presided by MPc,...

Land release is possible only by International pressure: CM tells Iranaitheevu people

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As the powers are vested with the Central Government, we are unable to do anything. Land release is possible only with International Pressure, said the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran to Iranaitheevu taking...

Two arrested with Heroine worth Rs.10 Million

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When STF stopped a suspicious Hi-ace van travelling from Jaffna to Kilinochchi on the A9 road at Karanthaikulam area in Pallai Police Division, and checked it, they detected heroine worth Rs. 10...

The Vanni disaster caused permanent Corneal damages: Dr. Jamunanantha

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Dr. S.Jamunanantha pointed out that while the Vanni Disaster has caused a Social Trauma , it has also caused permanent Corneal Damages to most of the people who had gone through the Vanni Disaster....

Decision to undertake Muliwaikkal Commemoration together: All factions congregate at Muliwaikkal

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Because of the initiatives undertaken by the University students,  all factions which were standing separated  got together yesterday at Muliwaikkal,said the student Community....

TNA has weakened, says Leader of Plot , T.Siththarththan

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The Leader of PLOT, T.Siththarththan has said after the Central Committee meeting that, whether we like it or not, the truth is that, the TNA has weakened. The LG election results have clearly shown...

After murdering thousands of thousands of Tamil people , Army trying to be friendly, Says Ananthy

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The Sri Lankan Army is attempting to be friendly with the Tamil people now, after murdering several Hundred Thousands of Tamil people. People should be vigilant about this and defeat the intrigue of...

Muliwaikkal Comemoration Week commenced at Chemmany, Mirusuvil, and Mulliyawalai

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On the first day of the first day of the Muliwaikkal Commemoration week, events were held at Chemmany and later at Mirusuvil. Chemmanny was the site of burial of people arrested raped and killed ,...

CM will puts out a call to Eastern People to participate in the Muliwaikkal Commemoration

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The Chief Minister, C.V.Wigneswaran is to extend a call to the people of the East to participate in the Mulliwaikkal Commemoration. The CM announced this matter in the meeting of NPC with the...

We cannot give any assurance on missing: Commissioner of Office for Missing, Saliya Pieris

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I cannot give any assurance on handing over the missing to relatives. I will do the maximum possible through this office. I apologize for the way the relatives of missing had been treated in the...

I will discuss with the Government regarding Northern People, says  Athuraliya Rathne Thero in Jaffna

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Ven. Athuraliya Rathne Thero had said in Jaffna that he will have discussions with Maithri – Ranil Government regarding the problems of the Northern people. He further said that he will take the...

Tamil speaking District Judges swear in as High Court Judges

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Three Tamil speaking District judges were sworn in as High Court Judges yesterday. 13 judges appointed as High Court judges took their oaths before the Chief justice, Priyasath Dep,...

Vihare in Odduchuddan: Human Rights summons Commanding Officer 64D and Army Commander

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The Human Rights Commission in Vavuniya is pursuing with inquiries regarding the Vihare constructed in the premises of the 64D, in Odduchuddan. In this context summons have been served on the...

People’s lands to be acquired for extension of Palaly Air Port, Notice issued by Thelipallai Div. Sec

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A notice regarding acquisition lands for the extension of Palaly Airport had been issued by the Vali-North Divisional Secretary. The notice regarding this had been pasted at the Kadduvan Junction....

49 Kgs of Ganja recovered from seas off Kankesanthurai by the Navy

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The Navy said that a packet found floating the seas off Kankesanthurai was recovered by them and handed over to the Kankesanthurai Police. When a Dora of the Navy was on a routine patrol, a...

Rubber cultivation successful in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mulaitheevu

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The Advisor to the Plantation Ministry, Lakna Paranavithane said that the government is taking action to encourage Rubber Cultivation in North and East, like in the hill country. Small scale Rubber...

NPC declares May 18th National Day of Mourning

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The Northern Provincial Council has proclaimed Muliwaikkal Commemoration Day, May 18th   as the Genocide day and Mourning Day of Tamil Nationalism. The 122nd sitting of the NPC was held...

Three Senior Members of the LTTE plead: Let us cry at Muliwaikkal in peace

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Three Senior members of the LTTE, who made long term contributions for the Liberation Struggle, Palippody Sinnaththurai (Yogan Father – Baticalo) Aathmalingam Raveenthra (Ruban – Trincomalee)...

4,085 dangerous UXOs removed by SHARP Organization

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The Operations Manager of the SHARP Organization,  Retd. Capt. Prathap Narampanawa said that his Organization has removed 4,085 dangerous UXOs. The Humanitarian De-mining NGO SHARP is operating...

Stable development in the livelihood of War affected women: NFCM joins in with Provincial Ministry to prepare Draft Project

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The National Fishermen Cooperation Movement has commenced the preparation drafting a Project for creating stable development in the livelihood of war affected women in the Northern Province with the...

Application for regaining Sridhar Theatre

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The Application filed in the courts to regain the title of the Sridhar Theatre, which is currently being used as the Head  office of the Eelam People Democratic Party (EPDP) will be taken up for...

Muliwikkal Commemoration – University Students should cooperate with us: calls the CM

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We are approaching the Muliwaikkal Commemoration in an official capacity.  Hence the university students should cooperate with us, said the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran, yesterday. A meeting with regard...

Musaly Divisional Secretary bans Arab Housing scheme in Agricultural Land, on people’s complaints

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The  Housing scheme that was to be undertaken with the funds from an Arab Country in around 15 acre of Agricultural Lands belonging to people of Kokkupadaiyan village, coming under the Musaly DS...

Security Forces incessantly searching for weapons of Tigers: Disappointment yesterday at Vavuniya

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The Security Forces have intensified recently the search for weapons believed to be buried by Liberation Tigers in several parts of Vanni. Yesterday also the navy was engaged in such a search in...

The University Student’s Federation refuses to meet CM on Muliwaikkal Commemoration

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The President of the Jaffna University Student’s Federation, Krishnemenon said that they have not accepted an invitation from the CM to discuss the arrangements for the May 18th Commemoration...

Action will be taken to obtain the NPC Inquiry Report on Frauds occurred in JMC: says Mayor Arnold

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The Mayor of Jaffna Municipal Council, Arnold said that request will be made to provide the Report on the Frauds that occurred in the past at the Jaffna Municipal Council. The sitting of the council...