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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...

TNA MPs in fury as to how people are learning ‘in house’ truths

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The matters spoken in the Parliamentary group meeting are being made available through news papers. Somebody in the Parliamentary group is leaking out this news, said the Spokesman of TNA and MP,...

Sinhalese Officers appointed in the North to facilitate the Sinhala Colonization: Says the CM

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The Chief Minister of NP, C.V. Wigneswaran accused that Sinhala District Secretaries are appointed to facilitate Sinhala Colonization of the border Districts. He made this accusation at the Press...

Muliwaikkal Commemoration will be led by NPC: CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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Announcing that the NPC will lead the Muliwaikkal Commemoration as usual on 18th May, the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has also called upon all Public Organizations to join in the remembering of the...

Vavuniya athlete wins a Bronze in the South Asian Track & Field Meet

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S.Kinthusan of Vavuniya Tamil MV, representing Sri Lankan Team in the 5000 meter event of the Track & Field Meet for South Asian Youths,  won the bronze in that event. The event was held in...

Winning the War on Tuberculosis in Northern Province of Sri Lanka

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  DR.C.S.Jamunanantha, MBBS, DTCD New drugs and treatment regimes along with new public health institutions with human right approaches are making a difference in Tuberculosis treatment in...

TNA  meets people undertaking struggle in Iranaitheevu

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Members of TNA visited Iranaitheevu people in Struggle at Iranaitheevu. The TNA people have promised to provide thatch for putting up temporary sheds and tractor mounted water bowser for the use of...

Two Secretaries appointed to NPC Ministries

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While S.Sathiyaseelan was appointed by the Governor as the Secretary to the NPC Ministry of Education, K.Theiventhiram as the Secretary to the NPC Ministry of Agriculture. The governor had made these...

Packet with 17.6 Kg Ganja recovered in seas off Point Pedro

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A packet floating in Point Pedro seas was captured by the Navy yesterday night was found to contain 17.6 Kgs. Of Ganja. A patrol which was engaged in a search operation found the Ganja packet...

12 refugees returning to Home Land after 12 years arrested and released on bail: Boatmen remanded

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12 people who were displaced to India and returning by boat to Home Land were arrested yesterday along with two boatmen. They have returned after 12 years of refugee life. They  were arrested in...

Second International Conference on Tamil Nationhood and Genocide in Sri Lanka starts in Ottawa

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Second International Conference on Tamil Nationhood and Genocide in Sri Lanka started yesterday and continues till tomorrow in Ottawa. The conference brings together academics, activists and...

Muslims in Jaffna demonstrate against MPc, Asmin, burn his effigy

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Muslim people in Jaffna demonstrated against TNA member of NPC, Asmin yesterday and burned his effigy. A controversy occurred in the Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Girls College regarding the...

Tamil and Muslim intellectuals should get together to solve ethnic problem: Australian Prof. Ameer Ali

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While saying that no relief will be provided by our Tamil politicians to the Tamil people, Professor of Murdoch University, Ameer Ali also pointed out that, the intellectual of the Tamil and Muslim...

Observe Muliwaikkal Commemoration sans politics, requests the Jaffna Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace

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The Jaffna Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace had stated that it is appropriate that, the Muliwaikkal Commemoration be observed beyond Party Politics. The President of the Jaffna Diocese...

Army stays in North for commercial purposes says the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Security forces in the North are undertaking strategic moves in recent times. They are trying to attract Tamil people by building houses, digging wells, cleaning the costal and tank areas,...

Iranaitheevu people settling in in temporary huts bowing not to budge until due solution reached

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After engaging in 366 days of struggle demanding to resettle them in their own lands and after no solutions had been delivered, the people have started constructing temporary sheds in their own...

Commemoration of  Media warriors held in Jaffna

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In view of the Media Freedom day, the commemoration of media warriors were held at the Art Gallery at Racca Road. In this event held under the aegis of Jaffna Press Club, the Editor...

Risk of Malaria infection in the Northern Province had increased: says Medical officer A.M.C

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The Regional Medical Officer in Charge in Charge of Anti Malaria Campaign, Norris Mariyachelvam has warned that the risk of Malaria infection in the Northern province has increased and the public...

A lot of explosives including 737 nos. 60mm shells recovered from a jungle area in Mullaitheevu

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A lot of arms and ammunition including 737 nos. 60mm shells have been recovered from a jungle are in Ilangopuram of Mulaitheevu area. Following a tip off received by the Mulaitheevu police, the...

Iranaitheevu people to make a complaint against Kilinochchi State Administration with HRC, Jaffna

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In a context where the struggle undertaken by the Iranaitheevu people demanding their resettlement in their own lands in Iranaitheevu reaching one year mark, they have decided to make a complaint...

12th Commemoration of Uthayan Staff – “Vedkai” held yesterday

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Media Freedom day of Eelam titled as  “VEDKAI” was held for the 4 year was held yesterday at the Auditorium of Jaffna Library, Presided by Senior journalist N.Yogendranathan. At the outset,...

13th Amendment cannot be a permanent solution, says the Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan

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The 13th Amendment cannot be a permanent solution to the problems of the Tamil people. Understanding this former President Late R.Premadasa appointed parliamentary Select group under Mangala...

Onion cultivation in 1,900 hectares this year in Jaffna

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The Farmers of the Jaffna peninsula are getting ready to cultivate onions in 1,900 hectares the Agricultural Department said. As this month is not conducive for onion cultivation, they getting ready...

We will take a decision together with International countries, if GOSL continues to cheat us – Mawai

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The May Day rally of the TNA commenced from the Nelliady new market area and concluded at the Mali Junction Michael Play grounds and May Day meeting was held there. It is notable that revolutionary...

It’s foolishness to think that TNA will repent even after losing 200,000 – Vote Bank, says Gajendrakumar

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 The May Day meeting of TNPF was held at the “ Col. Kiddu Park” yesterday. Speaking there, the Leader of the TNPF, Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam said, we expected that the TNA will correct itself...

The people of the country have been pushed into Racist Politics says JVP’s Anurakumara in Jaffna

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The people of our country have been pushed into extremist racist politics by the Government, said the Leader of JVP, addressing the May Day Rally of the JVP held in the Jaffna Esplanade. Speaking...

Sumanthiran in the JVP May Day Rally in Jaffna

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The May Day Rally of the JVP commenced at the Jaffna Don Bosco Primary School Grounds yesterday. The Leader of the JVP, Anurakumara Dissanayake led the Rally. It wound towards Nallur Temple through...

Resettlement tasks dragging on for want of adequate funds. DS in quandary with only 20% funds released

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Although the Jaffna District was allocated 3,150 Million last year by the Ministry of Resettlement, only 197 Million has been released so far this year. Hence the resettlement tasks are delayed, it...

Last respects paid sentimentally to Former Porazhi, Prateeban who died of Cancer

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The final rites of former Porazhi S.Pratheeban who died of Cancer day before yesterday was held yesterday with large number of people paying their last respects ti him sentimentally, at his home at...

Unity needed for changes to occur: says Mawai Senathyrasa

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There is a need for revolution to occur in our Education Sector and in our life style. For that we have to work united, said the Leader of the ITAK and MP, Mawai Senathyrasa. The opening ceremony of...

Converge on Muliwaikkal in pride demanding Justice, Jaffna University Students call out

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We are nearing the 9th anniversary of the Ultimate Human Disaster at Mulliwaikkal. May 18 is with its historical importance as a day when the Eelam Tamil race remembers the injustices perpetrated...

Criminalizing politics and politicizing crime

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Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Each time a horrific crime hits the headlines, ministers and police top brass make solemn avowals that stringent...

TNA Leaders should look at themselves in the mirror, says CM, C.V. Wigneswaran

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If the Leadership of TNA does not act properly, it will affect the interests of the Tamil Community. I am only pointing out that the political efficiency of the TNA Leadership is not adequate. They...

Palmyrah distribution census undertaken, after 40 years, through Satellite

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Manager (Extension) of the Palmyrah Development Board, K. Kopalakrishnan said that the census of Palmyrah Distribution is currently undertaken after 40 years, with the aid of satellite. Palmyrah is...

Politicians are the Sales Agents of Narcotics, accuses Northern officer in Charge of Anti – Alcohol and Drugs Centre

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An awareness should be created at village level to wipe out the abuse of Liquor and narcotics. Social Organizations and progressive thinkers should get together to work for this end. Multi National...

Army sucking off water from Thirunelvely Temple Well, area people ask this be stopped

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In a context where hundreds of families are depending on the Thirunelvely Sivan Kovil well for their drinking water, The Army is sucking off bowsers full of water from the said well, the area people...

Demonstration yesterday demanding justice to Assassinated Journalists Yesterday at Baticaloa

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The North and Eastern Journalists staged a demonstration in Baticaloa yesterday, the day on which Mamanithar Sivaram (Taraki) assassinated in Colombo, demanding justice for all assassinated...

Indian Trawlers anchored along Kiranchi Coast. 70 Local fishermen deprived of their livelihood

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The fishermen of Kiranchi Coast pointed out in the CC meeting for Pooneryn that as the Indian Trawlers have been anchored along Kiranch coastal line, around 70 fishermen are unable to undertake their...

Karainagar Temple Chariot topples, no casualty

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The Temple Chariot of a Karainagar Temple toppled on its round around the Temple, but by god’s grace there were no casualties, it is reported. When the Pillaiyar deity went in the chariot...

UGC decrees permanent Ban on constructing Muliwaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University Premises

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The UGC has imposed a permanent ban on constructing a memorial Tower citing it is being against the Government policies. The VC, Wigneswaran has said that the UGC has prevented the construction of...

Strong opposition expressed by Tamil Parties for 20th Amendment

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Minority parties have opposed the 20th amendment to the Constitution calling for the complete removal of Executive President system, to be tabled in the Parliament by the JVP. Tamil Progressive...

Hand-loom textile industry to be revived in the North

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The Textile Industry in the North which was in a stagnated state for more than 35 years is to be revived, and action is to be taken to develop this industry. The shortages of Raw materials and the...

Production of Dry Fish had increased in Jaffna District

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The statistics of the Jaffna District Fisheries and Aqua Resources have indicated that the production of dry fish had increased in stages compared to the past months. Further, fishing is undertaken...