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Wednesday 20 June 2018
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Closed door consultation between CM,NPC and the UN Official

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The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greif  and his team had a closed door meeting with the Chief Minister,...

JVP to decide whether to quit or stay

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today it would decide whether to remain in the National Executive Committee (NEC) or not. JVP announced this after attending the NEC meeting held today. . The...

China offers over $1 bln in grants to Sri Lanka

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China has pledged over $1 billion in new grant money to Sri Lanka after a Chinese luxury real estate project in the capital Colombo was suspended, a Sri Lankan government spokesman said on Wednesday....

We have strong evidence about missing people: Says Brito Fernandio

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“While Prime Minister Ranil Wicramasinghe is saying there are no secret camps or detention camps in country, we have strong evidence about missing people, according to media reports. Number of...

Under privileged village boy in Vidthatpallai, Scores 9 ‘A’s in GCE(O.L)

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N.L.Roojanan, a student of the Vidathatpalai Kamalasini Vidyalayam, a village school 7Km. away from Kodikamam, had scored 9 ‘A’s in the GCE(O.L) – 2014, while no other student in...

Solve Problems or quit – Warning to Police OICs by Senior DIG

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The OICs of the police Stations in the Jaffna division were yesterday warned by the Lalith Jeyasinghe, the Senior DIG, to take action against crimes like sand and timber smuggling and Theft. The...

No decision on the Ban on Diaspora Organizations: Deputy FM

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The Government had not made any decision regarding banning of Diaspora Organizations said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith B Perera. As this is a sentimental issue, it should be handled...

Uthayakumar appointed as Northern Province Director of Education

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The Zonal Director of Education S.Uthayakumar had been appointed as the Director of Education of the Northern Province. His appointment letter was handed over by the NPC Minister of Education...

TNA to continue together

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The four constituents parties of TNA decided yesterday to operate together under a programme of understanding to be drafted soon, said the spokesman of TNA, Suresh Premachandran, MP. The crisis...

NPC on PM’s visit; Sivagnanam clarifies

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Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Sivagnanam has sated that the Northern Provincial Council did not boycott the visit of Prime Miniter Ranil Wickremasinghe. Nor was it indifferent to...

FR against Mahinda rejected

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Supreme Court yesterday rejected the Fundamental Rights Petiton filed by Frontline Socialist Party against ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse. The petition stated that he issued a promulagation to summon...

Sajin gets bail

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UPFA former Minister and Parliamentarian Sajin de Vazz Gunawardena was allowed bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate. He was charged under Assets and Liabilities Disclosure Act.  

Prassana Deputy Chairmn EPC

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Tamil National Alliance meber of the Eastern Provincial Counil Prassana Indrakumar was elected Deputy Chairman of the Council at yesterday’s session. Earlier, the Council passed a vote of no...

Tell us what TNA diplomacy has won: Gajendrakumar asks Sampanthan

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Tamil National People’s Front Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has called upon Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan to explain to the Tamil people what TNA has achieved for Tamils through...

We will not let any force to divide TNA: Sathiyalingam

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Northern Provicne Minister P.Sathyalingam has steed that the Tamil people will stand firm and committed to preserve the unity of the community. They will dismiss the attacks on TNA by opportunist...

Demo by EP volunteer teachers

Volunteer teachers in the Eastern Province held a demonstration demanding permanency. Chief Minsiter Nazeer Ahamed and Provincial Councilor Thurairatnam met the demonstartors and held discussions...

Preserve Tamil representaion: Mano Ganesan urges Eelction Commissioner

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Democratic People’s Front Leader and Member of National Executive Council Mano Ganesan has urged the Commissioner of Elections to ensure that the representation of Tamils in the Parliament is not...

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

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Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific...

New Bits…

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  * Basil sick, returning to country may be delayed * Ready to face War Crimes Investigations : ’Field Marshal’ Sarath Fonseka. * Country had fallen in to hell because of Mahindha et al :...

Vincent Girls’ High School leads in Batticaloa in GCE (O.L) results with 24 “9A”s

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The results of the 2014 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination were released on the morning of Monday, March 30. In Batticaloa district, Vincent Girls’ High School is leading with twenty four...

War of words between Chinese firm and Sri Lanka escalates over Colombo Port City

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The war of words over the stalled Colombo Port City project escalated yesterday as China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) called the Sri Lankan government’s recent statement on the matter...

British woman in Sri Lanka ‘killed after falling from train after sitting on footboard’

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A British woman has died in Sri Lanka – reportedly killed after falling from a train. The Foreign Office has confirmed a British national died in Payagala yesterday but has yet to provide...

3 navy personnel arrested over Raviraj killing

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Three persons have been arrested over the murder of  TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj. Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, was gunned down in his car along with his police guard as he left his residence...

Hand over the 1,000 acre Kadju farm cultivated by the LTTE: The Civil Society requests Ranil

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When the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe attended meetings with Civil Societies at Kilinochchi Katcheri, they requested him to hand over the 1,000 acre Kadju farm at Jeyapuram , which was...

Give us our island: People of Iranaitheevu ask Ranil

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We got out of our island 30 years back and unable to return back yet although the war had ended several years back. The Navy is not allowing us to go back to our lands, please let us go to our lands...

Rights and Powers are coming towards us, points out the CM

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“ Little by little our rights and powers coming towards us. Good Governance is not a policy which could remain for name sake. A situation where every single act of ours being open to observation,...

Governments speed not adequate regarding Problems of the Tamils: NPC points out to visiting US Senators

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The NPC had pointed out that the government is not acting speedily on matters like release of lands and release of political prisoners, to the visiting American senators yesterday. They also pointed...

Vemabadi leads in GCE(O.L) results with 28 “9A”s and Jaffna Hindu with 18

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The GCE(O.L) – 2014 were published yesterday. In Jaffna district, Vembadi Girl’s  School is leading in the results of the 2014 GCE(O.L)  in Jaffna District, with twenty eight students ...

Pablo de Greiff will visit Jaffna

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff who is on a six day visit to Sri Lanka for helping in reconciliation will visit...

Ranil attempts to divide TNA: Ariyanendran charges

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Batticaloa MP Ariyanendran has charged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe seems to be striving to divide the TNA in the way he divided the LTTE. Speaking at a meeting in Batticaloa, he went on...

58 MPs support Dinesh to be Opposition Leader

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Wimal Weerawanse has stated that 58 Parliamentarians have a signed a petition seeking that MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena be appointed as Oppositon Leader. He has explained that some of the...

Court refuse Basil’s plea to recall warrant

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Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court has turned a plea made by lawyers on behalf of Basil Rajapakse to recall the warrant issued to arrest him. His lawyers assured Court that Basil will return to the...

Nimal can’t be opposition leader: Wimal

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Leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawanse has stated that Nimal Siripala de Silva cannot continue to be the leader of the opposition in the House. Addressing a media meeting, he stated...

OL results; performance by Vembady and Hindu

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26 students at Vembady Girls’ College and 18 students from Jaffna Hindu College have obtained 9 As in G C E (Ordinary Level) examination held in December 2014.

Demand to register TNA, move to disrupt party: Ariyanendran

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Parliamentraian Ariyanenthiran has charged that he views the demand to register Tamil National Alliance as a political party as a move to divide the Tamil National Alliance at a crucial time. He was...

11 members withdraw support to UPFA in the East

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Eleven members of the UPFA are to withdraw their support to the administration in the Eastern Provincial Council. They have decided to occupy the ranks of the opposition in the Council. This was...

Failure to register TNA; Suresh expresses disappointment

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has expressed disappointment over the failure to register TNA. Responding to the media on this issue, he stated that the request for...

Wigneswaran hands over appointments to graduate teachers

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Chief Minister Wigenswaran handed over letters of appointments to 252 graduates to serve in the north at an event held at Jaffna Ladies’ College. Provincial Education Minsiter T.Kurukularaja and...

Ranil stresses political solution

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stressed the need to find a political solution to ensure unity in the country. He made this observation at the end of his Jaffna visit. He stated that Tamil...

New method to increase Onion production in Jaffna

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The current yield rates of onion per hectare is around 14 -15 Metric tons. A new method with seeds produced from onion flowers and  activated Carbon fertiliser are to be introduced shortly in order...

Pre-schools under Army administration even now in Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu

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Even after the regime change the pre-schools in Mullaitheevu and Kilinochchi areas said the area people. Further, army checking is done Poonagary they said. The Pre-school teachers are annexed to the...

Trincomalee town invaded by deer

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A herd or around 50 had invaded Trincomalee town in search of food and water. They stubbornly stay in front of shops and houses until they are given something to eat or drink.  Accidents are caused...

Prawn season on in Battiacloa Lagoon: Income fishermen soar

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The prawn season in Batticaloa lagoon had commenced and the income of the fishermen has increased said the area people. The daily catch level had reached 1500 kgs., and the prawns purchased by...

News Bits….

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*Indian Government should be vigilant about The Chief minister of Northern Provincial Council C.V.Wigneswaran  as he is acting  to suit the wishes of the Tamil Diaspora :  Indian Senior...

Navy Training base to be moved away from Sampur

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The Navy training camp at Sampur encompassing 237 acre land which belong to the public is to be moved a new location following a government decision to hand over above lands to the owners. This...

The treats of MI continuing: Ex LTTE Carders complain direct to Ranil

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“ We are being continually threatened by the MI. They are threatening our wives when we are not present at home. Even after being rehabilitated we are being harassed by the Intelligence people in...

Special treatment centre for Differently – Abled in Kilinochchi : Ranil in Kilinochchi

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said yesterday that, he is take action to establish a Special Treatment Centre in Kilinochchi to treat former members of the LTTE, members of the civil society,...

Army’s intervention is the main problem in the North, says Ranil in Jaffna

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“All the (Civil)tasks undertaken by the Army should be undertaken by the Civil Society. This is the current problem of the North.” said the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, in a meeting he...

Life Span of Local Bodies extended

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The term of office of 234 local bodies has been extended till May 31 by the new government. A gazette notification is to be made to confirm it legally. 30 Urban Councils, 201 Pradesa Sabhas and 3...

Enlist in Police Force: Ranil to Jaffna youth

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has appelded to the Jaffna youth, both men and women, to enlist themselves in the police force to maintain law order in the country. He made the appeal at a...