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Wednesday 15 August 2018
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Army will continue to stay in Jaffna Fort, says Army Commander

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There is no truth in the news that Army is to capture the Fort. This is a false accusation on the Army, said the Army Commander, Mahes Senanyaka. The Army Commander Mahes Senanyake who visited Jaffna...

Attempt grab ancient lands of Tamils prevented at Sivanthamurippu

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An attempt to grab Sivanthamurippu Tank  located beyond Koddaikerny of Kokkuthoduwai and the ancient lands of Tamils beyond was prevented yesterday. Some Sinhalese were engaged in activities for...

Ammunitions of LTTE recovered in Chalai

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Excavation activities were undertaken in a spot in Chalai in Mulaitheevu, believed to spot where the LTTE had buried their ammunition, in front of the Registrar of the District Court under orders of...

Madhu Church area declared Sacred Area

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A suggestion to declare the area in which Madhu Church is located in Mannar District and developing it has been approved by the Cabinet. Madhu, revered by Catholics as a worship spot is also equally...

Give police powers, I will eliminate Northern violence in 2 months, CM challenges Center

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The NPC CM has thrown a challenge at the Central Government, that, if police powers are given, he will eliminate the Northern violence in 2 months. Any political unit which gets its...

Heart-breaking sight at Sathosa Mass Grave: Skeletons of a Mother and her tender child found

Heart-breaking sight at Sathosa Mass Grave- Skeletons of a Mother and her tender child found

In the context of the Mannar Sathosa excavation continuing for 43rd day, a heart rending sight was found at the excavation site. A mother and tender were found close to each other were excavated...

Peninsula people in fear Psychosis – Five major crimes in two days- properties worth 5M damaged

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A tense situation is continuing to be present in the Jaffna peninsula and its people are frozen into a fear psychosis  due to the continuing and unabated violence perpetrated by Sword slashing...

Appointing and dismissing a Minister is within the power and authority of the CM,  says NPC CM

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While saying the it is the power and Right of a CM to appoint a Minister from among the members and dismissing him is the power and right of the Chief Minister, he also said that,  the governor...

Wijekala invites southern Media, politicians to the North

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The media and the politicians centred on Colombo should come directly to the North and study the situations here, the former State Minister and MP, Wijeyakala Maheswaranhad said. The grievances...

Charge sheets filed against 5 under PTA, in the Attempted Murder case of Sumanthiran

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Charge sheets are to be filed today in Colombo Special High Court, against those arrested for attempting to murder TNA MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, twice. The TID which had arrested 5 persons in 2017...

TNPF will work along the CM and TPC, says Gajendrakumar, Leader TNPF

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The TNPF will only work with the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran and Tamil People’s Council said the Leader of Tamil National People Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam. He had further said that, this will be the...

Tamil people do not believe that the South will provide a solution, Siththarthan, PLOT

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TNA MP Tharmalingam Sitharththan said that Tamil People do not believe that the Political forces in the South will take action to provide political solute to the problem of the Tamil people....

The Federal System is the correct solution for us to rule ourselves, says C.V.Wigneswaran, CM

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Federal System is the best solution for political problem of the Tamil people. Federal system will pave the way for us to rule ourselves. Intervention by the centre will be minimized. Our uniqueness...

Jaffna Fort was a commerce hub even 2,700 years: Confirmation in the Archaeological Excavations

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The Archaeological excavations in Jaffna Fort has confirmed that there was a Fort existing before the current Fort and Jaffna was urbanized  2,700 years ago  and the Fort area had been a commerce...

3 students of Mahajan secure places in the National under14 Girls’ Foot Ball team

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Three students of the Thellipalai  Mahajana College have secured places in the National under 14 Girls’ Foot Ball team.  J.Jethunsika,U. Yogitha and S.Sivapriya are the three students who...

Our History should be documented after Historical researches, says Era Sampanthan , in book release

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It is an important need of the contemporary era to historically research into our history, document it and publish it, said the Leader of TNA and Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan. Further, in...

For the new Constitution, Mahindha’s Cooperation is essential, says Era Sampanthan

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The Leader of the TNA and the Opposition Leader, Era Sampanthan has said that, the cooperation of all factions including Mahidha is essential for the adoption of a New Constitution. He also said that...

2,000 Drunken driving cases filed by Motor Traffic Department in 7 Months in area under Jaffna Court

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More than 2,000 cases have been filed through Motor Traffic Divisions of Jaffna and Kopay police Station under the jurisdiction of Jaffna courts in the last seven months. These cases have been filed...

Publication of Sustainable Development Project for Jaffna District held

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The publication of the Sustainable Development Project ( 2018 – 2022) for Jaffna District was held Day before yesterday, at the auditorium of the Jaffna District Secretariat. In this event presided...

News bits…

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* The solution for the problems of Tamils is poverty alleviation: Gotabhaya Rajapakse. * Sumanthiran and Jayampathy trying to earn money using the new Constitution: Group of 16 * Although there are...

Smoke came from the buried war time  shell

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A shell used during the war period was recovered when excavations were made to find out the source of a smoke which rose while a small tank in Manianthottam, Jaffna was renovated. The shell was...

Yala (Sirupokam) paddy cultivation only in 1,633 Hectares in Mulaitheevu District

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It has been announced that Yala paddy cultivation had been undertaken only in 1,633.5 Hectares in Mulaitheevu district. Due to the prolonging drought, in Mulaitheevu District, various affectations...

Attempted Murder Case of Gotabhaya Rajapakse, accused Hindu priest released after Confession being  rejected

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A Hindu priest who was charged with aiding and abetting the attempted suicide bomb attack on Gotabhaya Rajapakse was released un-conditionally by the Colombo High Court, after being in prison for 13...

Sirupiddy Youth’s murder case: Attempt by defence counsels to save the Army Officers fails, case goes to High Court

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The application filed by the AALs of the accused in the Murder case of 2 Sirupiddy youths, in an attempt to get the accused released was rejected by Jaffna Magistrate Court , yesterday Thursday. Non...

Mannar Sathosa Mass grave – Victims clubbed to death and buried ?

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In a context where the excavations for human remains continuing for the 42nd day yesterday, the experts engaged in excavations said that there are fracture marks to be seen on the human remains...

1,825 families affected by the prolonging drought, in Vavuniya , says Disaster Management Unit

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The Vavuniya District Disaster Management Unit had said that, 6,583 persons belonging to 1,825 families in Vavuniya  have been affected badly  by the drought prevailing in the District. Due to...

Northern lasses go down fighting till the last whistle, and Western Province emerged Champions!

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The Final Match of the National Inter Provincial Basketball tourney conducted jointly by the Sports Department, Provincial Council, Ministry of Local Government and Department of Sports Development...

902 acre land in North and East will be released soon, says the Ministry of Defence

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The Ministry of Defence has said that, further 902 acre land currently used by the Army will be released to the owners soon. 312 acre state lands and 112 acre private lands in the North and 318 acre...

Wigneswaran and Denees proved that there is nothing in the PC: Gajendrakumar

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The CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has been telling for 4 years now that, there is nothing in Provincial Council System and Deneeswaran has legally proved it now. Even after that, some people are staging...

The Palaly Airport should come under Civil Aviation Services,  CM write to Director of Civil Aviation

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The CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has demanded that the taken over by the Army for the Palaly Airport should go under Civil Aviation Services. A letter had been sent to the Director of the Civil Aviation...

Skull and leg bones recovered at Nayanmarkaddu excavations yesterday

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The Excavation group at Nayanmarkaddu had announced that a human skull and leg bone had been from the site excavated at Nayanmarkaddu. They also said that the bones are in deteriorated stated and are...

Welikade Massacre commemoration on Friday

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A commemoration meeting had been organized at Nelliyadi to remember the massacre of 53 political Prisoners at Welikade Prison during 1983 race riots. This meeting will be held at the Karaveddy...

Jaffna Central Cricketer Viyaskanth plays for the Sri Lankan Under 19 XI against Indian under 19 Team

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In the 2nd Test match between the under 19 teams of India and Sri Lanka, Jaffna Central College player Viyakanth Viyaskanth was put into the ground in the Sri Lankan under 19 XI. It a special...

Recovered human remains, evidences for war crimes of SL Army, says TNA

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The TNA MP and the leader of ITAK, Mawai Senathyrasa said that that, the  human remains  continuously recovered in Tamil areas are evidences for the war crimes of the Sri Lankan Army. They...

The  Army Cannot be allowed into the Fort, Jaffna DDC decides

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The Jaffna DDC has decided that Army should not allowed into Jaffna Fort. Further, the Army men stationed now also should go out, it had decided. The DDC meeting was held yesterday at the auditorium...

Black July commemoration in University of Jaffna

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Sentimental homage was paid to the kins killed in the race riots of 1983 July was held in University of Jaffna. 35 years have passed after the July riots or the Black July were unleashed against the...

Large Bunker of Liberation Tigers destroyed in Manipay

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A large bunker of Liberation Tigers located behind  the open air theatre of the Sellamuthu Grounds in Manipay was destructed with the aid of Heavy machinery. This bunker was constructed by the...

British Tamils observe Black July

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Tamils in the UK marked the 35th anniversary of “black July”  violations on 23 June 2018 outside No 10 Downing street. More than hundred of Tamils and human rights activists gathered in...

A honest Dictator needed for Tamil People, insists  MPc,  G.T.Linganathan

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Member of the Northern Provincial Council, G.T. Linganathan said that, Tamils need no leaders now, they need only a good administrator. He said so participating in the event for releasing a book, The...

Skeletons continued to be discovered in Mannar. So far 44 complete skeletons recovered

Students of University of Kelaniya join the excavations for human remains at Mannar Sathosa

44 Human Skeletons and other parts of human bodies had been discovered so far from the excavated site at the premises of Mannar Sathosa, where a mass grave had been detected. When a load of soil...

Even now there is a fear of the Tigers in South. Which way we have to travel? We must decide- Ranil

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There is a fear in the South that the Liberation will re-emerge. But, news galore that the Tamil people like, the re-emergence of, the Liberation Tigers. Which way could we go now? We were separated...

Pressures of South will decline some day. Until then our voices for our rights should rise loudly– CM

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If we ask that, we should be allowed to rule ourselves, in our regions and live like citizen with sovereignty, they monody that we are demanding partition. Their continuous pressures will come to...

Local Commerce paralyzed by secret factors, CM points out to the Prime Minister

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The local commercial enterprises are being paralyzed by secret factors including the Army and massive intrusion of Southern companies,  the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran had pointed out to the Prime...

National Basket Ball, Northern Girls enters the Final

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In the Basket Ball series held as a part of the 44th  National Sports Festival, the Norther Provincial’s  Girls team has entered the Final. In the Semi-Finals held at the Old Park,  Jaffna ,...

Ranil accepts  the Truth: Development is much less in the North  

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The Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinge said yesterday that in comparison other areas of Sri Lanka, the Development in the North is very much less. Speaking to the gathering, after declaring open the...

India will remain the ally of Sri Lanka,  says Indian Premier Narendra Modi in Jaffna through online –Technology

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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking through on –Line Video Technology said that India will continue to remain helpful in the good and bad of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is not merely a...

We will raise our voices until we get our rights, says CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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While saying that the Tamil people will not give up their rights, CM, C.V.Wigneswaran had also said that we will raise our voices until we get our rights. They have robbed our rights and lands and...

Epigraphs of Maveerars recovered  from former Army Camp premises at Urelu

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Epigraphs of Maveerars which were installed in Kopay Maveerar Thuyilumillam had been recovered from a premises in Urelu, from where an Army Camp operated. During the term of former SF-Jaffna...

Human skeleton recovered from the site of an Army sentry at Nayanmarkaddu, Chemmany

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Human remains had been detected in a pit dug for water supply works in Nayanmarkaddu in Kalviyankadu. These human remains had been found in a location where the Army was stationed during the war...

68,250 Hectare land cannot be granted to China, Yogeswaran MP express opposition

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The TNA MP for Baticaloa District, seenithamby Yogeswaran had said that 68,250 Hectare land in Kudumbimalai, Batticaloa, cannot granted to Government Company of China for Sugar Cane Cultivation. He...