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Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Herculean effort to grant housing to Southern fishermen at Mulaitheevu

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The Northern Governor has ordered to identify the owners of the Muhathuwaram area in Mulaitheevu, in order to provide housing to the transgressing southern fishermen there. Karaithuraipattu...

If permits are given to Southerners by Colombo, Northern Officials should not interfere, says aggressively, Director of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

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“It he Southern fishermen had been issued permits to fish in Northern Seas, then the Divisional Secretaries and Departmental Officials should not pose any hindrance to them, and the concerns of...

500 Kgs Bomb recovered from Pachchilaipalli

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The De-mining workers who were undertaking demining work recovered a 500 kgs. bomb from Vempodukerny/ Indrapuram  in Pachchilaipalli Divisional area yesterday. It may be a bomb dropped by Kfir...

8kgs. Ganja captured from a house in Chulipuram Occupant arrested

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8Kgs ganja were recovered from a house in Chulipuram in Vaddokoddai. A person belonging to the household was arrested  accused of possessing the ganja said the police. A tip off was received that...

Lands allocated in Tamils in ‘L’ Zone-Commissioner comes to study and take decision

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It has been announced that the Director General, Mahaweli Development Authority, Anura Dissayanayake, will make a visit  to Mulaitheevu to study about the alleged land grabbing of the lands of Tamil...

Mulai Fisherman’s boat sunk, Raviharan condemns the outrage of Southern fishermen

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A boat of a Mathalan (Mulaitheevu) fishermen was rammed and sunk in the seas off Mathalan. The fisherman from Mathalan accused that the boats of southern fishermen rammed and  sunk his boat and they...

We will never forgive the Army who made our kins to disappear- Relatives directly say to Maithri

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We will never forgive the Army who made our kins disappear, they are responsible for the people made to disappear. They must be punished, said the relatives of the missing persons, to the President...

Potential New Directions for Tamil Diplomacy within the International System

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By Sowjeya Joseph and Lorenzo Fiorito The international criminal legal system will not bring justice to Tamils. Other avenues for enforcing human-rights decisions should be explored. On August 29,...

Massoor Moulana accuses that the Government is spreading propaganda that N&E Merger detrimental to Muslim people

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While saying that, the Government is undertaking a planned propaganda that Muslims are against N & E Merger , AAL and the President of the Siththi Lebbei research centre, Massoor Moulana also...

TPC Declaration insists Secular Federal Solution on the basis of a self determination in merged North and East

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The Government has no genuine interest in solving the political problems of the Tamils. The Tamils have lost their faith on action taken by the government in this regard. Hence the International...

Report to be prepared to revive Arumugam River plan to alleviate the water shortage in Jaffna

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In bid to find a solution, to the shortage of drinking water in the Jaffna Peninsula, ‘The Arumugam River Plan”   is to be revived and a study in underway to prepare a Feasibility...

TPPs raise suspicion on TID activities to transfer out their case

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“There are two witnesses in our case. One of them has gone abroad. In this context, how can the TID say that there is threat to witnesses? Four months ago, The TID had asked the witnesses to...

Minister Rajitha expresses pleasure over TNA cooperating with the Government

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Although the TNA had not joined the Government they working in conjunction with the government on all occasions, said Minister of Health, Dr.Rajith Senaratne. The Foundation stone for Sri...

Urany Kanishta Vidyalaya released by the Army yesterday

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Urany Kanishta Vidyalayam which had been hither to a Army camp was handed over by the Army, to the District Secretary, Jaffna officially, with a view ti the educational activities of the students of...

20th Amendment will grab back what is already there, worst of all: says CM

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While condemning that the 20th Amendment Act will grab the freedom enjoyed by the Provincial people, the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran further said that this act will pave the way force upon us half-baked...

A tender flower that was trampled 21 years ago …..Commemoration of Kirushanthy on 7th

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The year was 1996….. same month same day…… Kirushanthy, a tender flower in the form of an A/L student of Chundikuli Girls College Jaffna, was returning home after sitting for the Chemistry...

Tension again in Mayakkalli Malai/ Irrakkamam

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Tension was created in Mayakalli malai on Saturday, when some Buddhists tried to clear the land there and put up residents there. Some Buddhist monks and some Buddhist people had purchased a land...

Attempt again to transfer the case against the 3 TPPs to other courts in the guise of threats to witnesses

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On an allegation that threats were leveled against two persons who testified against three former member of the LTTE murdering the security forces members who were captured as prisoners of war, the...

Palaly could be made into a Regional Air-Port without Acquiring land of people: says Indian Team

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The Indian team which made surveys of Palaly Air Port , has recommended to the Colombo Government that the Air Port could be transformed into Regional Airport without acquiring further lands from...

Transport across Army border on Ponnalai-Point Pedro Road

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Security forces have announced that transport in CTB busses only will be allowed from 5.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m on Ponnalai-Point Pedro Road. Commenting on this the Jaffna District Secretary...

Eastern Secretaries transferred in a haste and the members express doubt

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The Secretaries of Ministries and Department have been transferred in a haste and MPc, K. Thurairatnam said that it should be examined why the transfers were made in a haste. The new Governor...

Senior Journalist Kurunathan no more

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A senior journalist Kala Bhoosananm Sinnaiah Kurunathan passed away on Friday. His final rites will be nhel at his home at 142, Main Road, Trincomalee at 10.30 a.m. today. Cortege will leave for...

Sushma assures India’s fullest support to Sri Lanka’s government

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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the government of President Maithripala Sirisena could always count on continues Indian support. She said this when she called on President...

Mullikulam Land Affair – Navy again go back on their words

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A  team led by Charles Nirmalanathan brought to the notice of the State Minister for Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene that the promise of the Navy commander on the Mullikulam lands. Mannar Vicar General...

Only residential areas will be released: says Navy, Cites Coastal algae ( Cultivated by Navy???) as reason

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The navy promised to release only the area where people in extent of 186 acre in Iranaitheevu. They said the all of the Northern part is needed for anti drugs smuggling and radar operation and they...

Murder in Custody Case witness threatened wife life at Anuradhapura prison, Judge orders to tighten security for the Witness

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A witness of the Police Station detention murder case complained to the Kayts judge that he had been threatened with life at the Anuradhapura Prison and the judge ordered the Prison Officials to...

Hakeem resent at the Karaithuraipattu Divisional Secretary over not issuing lands to Muslim People

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The Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Minister Rauf Hakeem resented at the Divisional Secretary of the KaraithuraiPattu over the problems in granting lands to Muslim people.  The office of...

Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna again, promises  Asgiriya Mahanayake

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On the basis of the importance of the three languages, action will be taken to reestablish the Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna. All the religions teach only peace, Fellowship and unity. If this...

Fisheries Ministry takes action to encourage Sea Algae cultivation in the North

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The Ministry of Fisheries has announced that it is intending to take action to give continuous training in the North for cultivating Sea Algae and through that to increase the income level of the...

“Kumuthiny” back in service

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The Kumuthiny boat which was under repairs for some time has returned to active service,this week. Kumuthiny which was serving from Kurikadduawan – Neduntheevu went out of order last week had been...

Intervention of International countries needed in the People made to disappear: says CM

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No constructive action has been taken by the Government so far and it has entailed the intervention of International countries, said the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council,...

Killer elephant that terrorized Vadamaradchchi East had left the area

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The killer elephant that was terrorizing the Vadamaradchchi East are for the last two days had left the area, said the Maruthankerny Divisional Secretariat circles said. They also said that the...

Another threat from India-Malaria Mosquito found in Mannar

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In a context where it had been announced that Malaria had been eradicated from Sri Lanka completely, now the Health officials have warned about the presence of Malaria Mosquito in Mannar District....

Swizz Kumar testifies: Minister Wijekala saved me from the people

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While I was tied to a post and beaten by people, Minister Wijekala Maheswaran came to the spot and prevented people from beating me and requested the people to untie me from the post. She asked me...

Kottawatte people show instant opposition to Police Officer who insulted LTTE Leader Prabaharan

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People showed instant and strong opposition to a Superintendent of Police who had spoken insultingly about the LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabaharan. Because of this a situation was created where the...

20th Amendment is an attempt to grab the meager powers granted to PCs: Suresh Premachandran

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20th Amendment is  for dissolving the PCs, whenever they wish and to bring them into their control, said the leader of the EPRLF and former MP, Suresh Premachandran. He stated so in the media...

Untill Indian trawlers are brought under control Don’t prohibit our fishing: says local fishermen

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Although ban on trawlers has been implemented, please stop arresting local fisher for engaging in Trawler fishing until such time Indian Trawlers are brought under control, the local fishermen...

Family man killed by elephant in Vadamaradchchi!!

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An elephant which had suddenly appeared in the Vadamaradchchi East Division of the Jaffna District had killed a family man and two others were injured in its horrible attack and hospitalized. The...

Disaster at Mandaitheevu….6 students drowned, one on his Birthday

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Six students were drowned when a boat they were in was capsized near Mandaitheevu yesterday evening. They were celebrating birthday of two of them while the tragedy occurred. 18 students from Jaffna...

President requested to remove the Army Memorial constructed after war, at Depot. Junction: Kilinochchi, District Secretariat requests

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As per a decision of the Coordinating Committee, the District Secretary, S. Arumainayagam has sent a letter requesting the President to remove the Army Memorial built at the Depot Junction,...

The Struggle of Kepapulavu passes 180 days mark, but no light at the end of the tunnel

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The struggle that has been undertaken by the people of Kepapulavu demanding the release of their hereditary lands occupied now by the Army has 180 days now. They have engaged in their struggle, as...

Foundation stone laid for Salt Production Establishment

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The foundation stone for the new office block of the “Mannar Manthai Salt Industry”  has been laid yesterday and the State Circuit Bungalow also was declared open along with it. Minister...

Attempt to Buddhistize Point Pedro Harbour area: says area people

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The activities of majority race people have increased in and around Point Pedro Habour area. They are consuming liquor on the beach in the evenings. They are behaving in contravention of our Culture....

Competition in renovating Lt.Col. Thileepan’s Memorial

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In the context of the 12 days commemoration of Thiyagatheepam Lt.Col. Thileepan to be held next month, the Tamil People’s National Front has carried out cleaning at and around the Thileepan...

Point-Pedro Ponnalai road released for people’s use

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The District Secretary, Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan has announced yesterday that the Army has agreed to release Point Pedro – Ponnalai road so as to facilitate people to travel from Point Pedro to the...

4,607 unemployed Graduates register for state employment with 95 of them aged over 35 years

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4,607 persons have registered themselves as unemployed in the Jaffna District Secretariat. 95 of them are aged above 35. Action has been taken to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates in Ministry of...

Dengu on the increase in the North: says the Director for Dengu Elimination

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The number of persons afflicted with Dengu in the North, especially in Jaffna is increasing. The Director for Dengu Elimination, Dr. Kakistha Thisera inspected the situation in the North and has...

Intervention in duty, Rowdiness- Kayts Chief Inspector complains against the ASP in charge of 3 divisions of Kayts

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The Chief Inspector of Kayts division has complained to the Senior Deputy Inspector General, that the ASP in charge of the three police Divisions in Kayts is continuously posing obstruction to his...

Grand Uprising struggle on behalf of People made to disappear

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The Member of the NPC, M.K.Sivajilingam has put out a call to Tamil people at home and abroad to participate without party discrimination, in a grand uprising struggle on behalf of 20,000 Tamils who...

Weight Lifter ASIKA will be in Australia to represent Sri Lanka in the Common Wealth Weight Lifting for women

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Jaffna Chundikuli Girls College student Wijeyapaskar Asika will travel to Australia, to represent Sri Lanka in the Common Wealth Weight Lifting Championship to be held in Australia. The Commonwealth...