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Thursday 22 February 2018
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Release agricultural farms and co-operative buildings held by Army in the North: Iynkaranesan

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Northern Province Agricultural Minister Iynkaranesan has made a requeste to Food Minister Jayawickrema Perera to relase the agricultural lands presently occupied by the Army in the North. He also...

Trinco Rotary donates cycles to needy students in Muthur East

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Trincomalee Rotary Club donated bicycles to five needy students in Muthur East to promote their studies. These students travel a long distance to attend school daily. The sponsors are AEDU UK. Trinco...

Blockade in front of Illavalai Police station: Demanding release of lands

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The owners of the lands in which Illavalai Police station is located, staged a demonstration in front of the police station, demanding the of the lands on which the police station is located. The...

TNPF decides to form a Tamil National Federation

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Tamil National people front has announced that, they are to form a Tamil National Federation in the merged North-East Tamil homelands and to form an Administrative structure to administrate Tamil...

Stronger UN Report in September: UN Official Feltman promises TNA

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United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman who is on a visit to Sri Lanka had promised that, a stronger  UN report on Sri Lanka will be tabled in September and that...

Army parasitic on Northern people, release lands arbitrarily taken: Wigneswaran tells Govt

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Justice Wigneswaran has charged that the army must not be allowed to be parasitic on the people of the north, while being happy that an area of 1000 acres is being handed over. It must be recorded...

SF’s writ hearing; CA notices respondents

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When the writ application of Sarath Fonseka was taken up for hearing,  Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on respondents. In this writ application, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, has sought an order from...

Desist from talking politics in schools: Chandrakumar

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EPDP Parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar has requested politicians to desist from discussing politics in schools or attacking political parties at school functions. He was speaking at a school...

Two EP ministers take oaths

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Ariyawathy Kalapathy yesterday was sworn in as Education and Lands Minister and M.I.M. Mansoor were sworn in as Minister of Education yesterday. The swearing in took place before Austin Fernando,...

Hendavitharana masterminded Australia human trafficking!

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In an investigative news story, Lanka News Web has highlighted the involvement of former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in the human smuggling network to Australia. According to its story, the...

Bi-lateral dialogue on fishermen issue postponed indefinitely

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The much awaited bilateral dialogue on the issue of fishermen between Sri Lanka and India due to be held on March 5 has been put off indefinitely. The talks were to focus on fishermen from both...

Relatives of disappeared decide not to appear before the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons

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Accusing the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons setup by the pervious regime for continuing with its haphazard work under the new government without rectifying any of the concerns raised by...

Demo against Presidential Commission on Missing Persons in Trincomalee

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A silent protest was held today outside the Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat in Trincomalee against the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons, set up by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The...

Regional Autonomy in the Merged North and East: Insist Sri Lanka Government Servants Unions

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The Sri Lanka Government Servants’ union’s Jaffna Branch had proposed a resolution insisting Regional Autonomy in the Merged North and East, to solve the Ethnic problem, in its 2nd Annual...

There are certain risks in declaring waste oil affected area : Warns a professional Officer

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In the context of demands made to declare the waste-oil affected area as “ Disaster Zone” , an expert in the sector warned that, there will be accompanying risks in declaring so. If one area is...

A Big disappointment to TNA in the Eastern Provincial Council

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The TNA was subjected to disappointment in the Eastern PC in that, it is not given the Ministry of Education and Land, as promised earlier.  But, Ariyawathy of the SLMC was sworn in as the Minister...

First stage of re-settlement in Valli North and Valli East

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1,500 families to be resettle in 6 Grama Officer divisions. This decision was taken in an important meeting held yesterday in Jaffna attended by the Minister of Resettlement D.M.Swaminathan, The...

Interim Injunction on Karaithuraipattu: Puthukudiyiruppu Elections for the 3rd time

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At  a time when all arrangements had been concluded, the elections for Karaithuraipattu – Puthukkudiyiruppu  Pradesha Sabas were postponed for the third time by the interim injunction issued by...

Point Pedro Court remands Indian fishermen

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Point Pedro Magistrate M.Ganesaraas remanded 43 Indian fishermen produced in Court allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan waters. They had earlier been arrested by the Lankan Navy and handed over to the...

Court of Appeal grants AG to file report on KP

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Court of Appeal granted Attorney General six month time to file report on Kumaran Pathmanathan. Earlier Attorney General has sought time to file the report on Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP by Court...

Harassment of opponent politicians and their wives bad: Mahinda

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has condemned that harassment of political opponents are bad. Even their wives are harassed. This is what is happening. He made this charge when he met the media...

State Minister of Education meets NP Chief Minister

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State Minister of Education V.Rathakrishnan met the Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran and held discussions. He was on an official visit to Jaffna. Addressing the media,...

Puthukudiyirupu and Marimepattu Pradesa Sabha elections postponed

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Elections to  Puthukudiyiruppu and Maritimepattu pradesa sabhas have been postponed by the Elections Commisioner. It was announced that the postponement is due to Supreme Court Order not to hold the...

Rajitha endorses PM’s stand on media that incite racism

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Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has stated that it is because one or two newspapers that supported the former regime still indulge in communal hate politics that Prime Minister Ranil...

MR Govt refused to recognize TNA Paliamentarians: Selvarasa

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Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Pon Selvarasa has charged that the Mahinda Rajapakse government did not recognize TNA Parliamanetarians as elected representatives of the Tamil people. Their views...

86 transgressing Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

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The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday night arrested 86 Indian fishermen off Mullativu District in the North.  Ten of their 10 fishing boats also were seized by the Sri Lanka Navy. The Indian fishermen...

Ferocious attack on Kaddaikadu Fishermen by Indian Fishermen: Local fishermen warns self-immolation

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Three fishermen from Kaddaikadu were seriously injured when Trangressing Indian Fishermen Ferociously attacked local fisher ii the mid-sea. Their Fibre glass boats were also damaged in this attack....

Court throws out ‘Confession’ and release ex- combatant

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Suntharalingam Kanesalingam (aged 26) of Aalankerny,Kinniya was acquitted of charges  and released after the Jaffna Magistrate court found that, a “ confession” supposed to be given in the...

Abundant harvest of Potatoes in the Peninsula

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The experimental cultivation of potatoes at seven locations had been very successful with abundant harvest. This had generated much interest in farmers of the peninsula on potato cultivation for...

Tamil Organisations will boycott President’s Commission on Missing Persons

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The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) announced that, it and the Organisation   for the Forcibly Disappeared    Persons will boycott all sittings of the President’s Commission on Missing...

Take expeditous action against offenders of corruption: JVP demo

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JVP held a demonstration urging the new government to take stern and swift action against the politicians and officials engaged in corrupt practices during the previous regime. JVP General Secretary...

Beware of conspiracies to divide Tamils, cause disrepute to Tamil leaders: Sritharan

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Tamil National Allaince Leader S.Sritharan has appeled to the Tamil people to be beware of moves and conspiracies to jeopardize the unity of the Tamil pople and to cause disrepute to Tamil leaders....

Fonseka seeks CA order to enter Parliament

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Ex Army Commnader Sarath Fonseka has filed a petition in the Court of Appeal to dismiss the directive issued by ex Secretray General of Parliament to Election Commissioner informing him that he,...

ISIS thugs take a hammer to civilisation:3,000-year-old artworks smashed to pieces

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Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.  Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork...

Jaffna Central College Scouts Celebrate Baden Powell Day

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Baden Powell Day was celebrated by Scouts of Jaffna Central College (known as 1st Jaffna Scout Troop) on Tuesday with full gusto and enthusiasm in the school premises. Former Troop Leader of 1st...

South African delegation meets Minister Hakeem

The South African delegation currently in Sri Lanka met Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday and held discussion. The South African delegation was led by Deputy Minister...

NPC Chairman condemns the burning of Sumanthiran’s effigy

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Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Sivagnanm has condemned the burning of the effigy of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran at a Jaffna demonstration as utterly...

Radar coming to Jaffna to investigate waste oil seepage

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A radar system which has an ability to penetrate deeply and locate and identify locations affected by waste oil seepage and locations where oil could have been stagnated in large quantities will be...

Important discussion tomorrow regarding release of army-acquired lands

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An important discussion is to be held in the Governor’s Secretariat, regarding  release of acquired land in Jaffna district. The Minister of Rehabilitation D.M.Suwaminathan,  Officer Commanding...

Details of releasable Political prisoners will be published soon: says Sumanthiran

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 The list of Tamil political Prisoners who could be released immediately will be published soon by the Government. This matter was mentioned in the National Executive Council, said, TNA...

High level UN group to Sri Lanka: Will go to North also

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In the context of a Protest Rally condemning the postponement of UNHRC Report, it is reported that a high level committee of the UN Secretary General will visit Jaffna next Monday to review the...

Mavai dismisses joining Govt as day dreaming

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President of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi Parliamentarian Mavai Senathyrajah has dismissed the talk of the Tamil National Alliance joining the national governrment is nothing but day dreaming....

Formation of National Govt means, TNA will lead the opposition: Gamanpila

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Western Provincial Councilor Udaya Gamanpila has charged that if a national government is formed it is the Tamil National Alliance that will lead the opposition. It will encourage separatism in the...

Illegal Fishing by Southern Fishermen at Kaddaikadu area, aided by the Army

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Southern fishermen are engaging in illegal fishing Kaddaikadu in the Vadamaradchi East area, aid by the Army, MP, Suresh Premachandran accused yesterday. However the army HQ in the north has denied...

Jeyakumary ‘s remand order further extended

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The Colombo Magistrate Court ordered yesterday to Balendran Jeyakumari till 10th of next month. Jeyakumary who was detained for more than one year at the notorious Boosa prison was remanded last...

Memorial in Mullivaikkal: NPC will fully support it

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The Northern Provincial Council will offer its full cooperation for erecting of a memorial at Mulliwaikkal ,in memory of people killed there in 2009,  said the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran....

Mannar Bishop inaugurates signature campaign against deferral of UN report and rejecting internal probe

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Signature campaign expressing regret over deferral of the release of UN probe report, rejecting internal probe was inaugurated by Mannar Bishop Rev.Fr. Dr. Rayappu Joseph. The signature amapign also...

‘Telling truth can never be racism’: Wigneswaran’s response to Prime Minster

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In response to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe’s remark on the genocide resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V....

NPC mourns death of Councilor Kanakasundaraswamy

Northern Provincial Council mourned the death of its member Kanakasundaraswamy recently by observing silence for a few minutes. He was elected as member of the Council during the provincial poll in...

Could perpetrators become investigators? Queries Mannar Bishop

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Tamil people went the International community because of the reason the they cannot get justice from the perpetrators, said the Bishop of Mannar, Rt.Rev.Rayappu Joseph during the rally yesterday....