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Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Natrajan, new Indian Consular General in Jaffna

A.Natrajan assumed duties as Indian Consular General in Jaffna on Monday. He was formerly Indian Consular General in Kandy. He succeeds V.Mahalingam who went on transfer. Thereafter Deputy Consular...

New alliance formed in Tamil Nadu to safeguard Rights of the Tamils

A new alliance was formed  yesterday in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, under the name of TAMIL MOLYURIMAI KOOTIYAKKAM ( Joint Movement for the Rights of Tamil Language) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of...

The news that is being spread that we are supporting Mahinda Rajapakse is false: Gajendrakumar

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The Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) has strongly denied the news that has been publicized that, their party is supporting Mahindha Rajapakse in the President’s Election. Their stand...

Catholic Bishops’ Conference appeals for peaceful poll

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka has appealed to all political parties and government officials to strive to hold a free and peaceful poll in the island. It issued the following statement:...

Tamils don’t see the election as their election: The Hindu article says

Meera Srinivasan, reporting for the Hindu Newspaper, in a feature article has highlighted that Tamils don’t see the presidential election as ‘their election’ and can’t see how their lives...

UN reiterates concerns on polls

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The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its concerns on the violence ahead of Thursday’s Presidential elections, nad called on the Government to ensure an inclusive process. Responding to a question...

Maha Nayakkasurge IGP, EC to hold peaceful poll

Most Venerable Tibbatuwe Siddhaartha Sumangala Thera of Malwatte Chapter and Most Venerable Udugama Buddharakitha Thera of Asgiriya Chapter have urged the Commissioner of Elections and the Inspector...

Land issue can be solved if Rajapakse wins: Ankajan

Sri Lanka Freedom Party Jaffna Organizer Ankajan Ramanathan has stated that a solution can be found to the problem of land acquisition by the military in the north if President Rajapakse wins for all...

North beats Western Province in banking density

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The Northern Province has beaten the Western Province in the latest banking density rankings. According to the Central Bank, the Northern Province’s bank branch density (bank branches per 100,000...

16 points demands by War Affected Women to the future President

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War Affected Women of Sri Lanka and a few human rights organisations around the world have jointly presented a list of 16 points demands to the next president of Sri Lanka including repeal of the...

“TNA Will Not Accept Positions In Maithri Govt; But Will Support Advisory Council”

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The Tamil National Alliance today indicated that it would not accept ministerial portfolios under Maithripala Sirisena’s government; but assured to play an active role in the process of making...

Freshly severed heads of dogs strewn in front of the houses of two human rights activists

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Two severed heads of dogs have been strewn on Sunday night in front of the houses of Brito Fernando and Prasanga Fernando, who are human rights defenders and campaigning for Maithripala Sirisena....

AHRC expresses concern over the safety of Maithripala Sirisena

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Releasing a report today, the Asian Human Rights Commission said it has been alerted by many people who are anxious about the safety of the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena due to the...

Don’t commit blunder by boycotting the poll: Selvarasa

Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Pon. Selvarasa has appealed to the Tamil people not to commit a historic blunder by boycotting the presidential poll. He was addressing an...

We are not supporting Maithree, expecting him to give solutions – Says Ariyanenthran in Kalkudah

Mahinda has not delivered any solution, but please don’t vote Maithree thinking he will give solutions. No body should think that he will give solutions, said Mr.Pa.Ariyanenthiran, the MP for...

Sri Lanka monitors fear voter intimidation before election

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International observers said Sunday they had received complaints of voter intimidation before this week’s Sri Lankan presidential election, in which the incumbent faces a tough battle to win an...

Mangala assures security; Urges smooth transition

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The Opposition, while assuring that the security of the incumbent President and his family would be ensured in the event of his defeat at Thursday’s Presidential Election, urged him to allow...

Vote without fail and vote for Maithripala: Wigneswaran

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Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran has appealed to the people to cast their votes without fail at the presidential poll and do so in favour of common opposition candidate...

Wigneswaran urges President to suspend DCC Meetings

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Accusing Minister Douglas Devananda’s conduct at Jaffna District Coordinating Committee (DCC) meeting held on 15 December, as violent and anti-democratic undermining the democratic process, the...

Vote for Maithripala: Sampanthan

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Sampanthan has stated that the government has missed an opportunity to find a reasonable, lasting political solution to the ethnic problem, wherer all can live with honouy and self respect after the...

Indian Embassy not invited

Although the Colombo Kankedsanthurai train service was officially inaugurated, the Indian Embassy was not invited for the function, said the Indian Embassy circles. The train service from Colombo to...

Jaffna University Science Teachers’ Association says ‘boycott is not an option’

Jaffna University Science Teachers’ Association has urged Tamil people not to boycott the election despite the fact that neither of the Sinhala candidates have no answer to the Tamil national...

Siritunga wants army in baracks

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Presidential Candidate Siritunga Jayasuriya has urged the Elections Commissioner to ensure that the military remains in the barracks, at least from midnight tomorrow till the election is over....

Police Raid On Sirikotha In Search Of ‘Defamatory Publications’

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Police are now raiding Sirikotha, the UNP headquarters, in search of a “defamatory” booklet on President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The search warrant had been issued by the Gangodavila...

International community should be cognizant of the declarations by both candidates: World-wide Tamil Organizations

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World-wide Tamil Organizations and Entities around the world, in a joint press release have urged the international community to take into account of the belligerent declarations by both major...

Sri Lanka Opposition Candidate’s Rally In Pelmadulla Attacked

An election rally of the common opposition candidate held yesterday in Pelmadulla in Ratnapura district had come under attack from ruling party supporters. The common opposition candidate Maithripala...

Threat to Sri Lanka real says G.L

The Government says the threat faced by Sri Lanka if the opposition wins the upcoming Presidential election is very much real. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris said that the joint...

Clash near Thuraiyappa Stadium: Attack on Douglas brother

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An altercation between Dayananda, the brother and private secretary of Minister Douglas, and Ankajan Ramanathan, Sri Lanka Freedom Party Jaffna Organizer, ended in fisticuffs near the Thuraiappa...

TNA’s poll campaign in Batticaloa begins

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Tamil National Alliance commenced its presidential poll campaign supporting common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena in Batticaloa on Thursday. The TNA campaign for Maithripala in Batticaloa...

Why was Prabaharan referred to as ‘ Mr ‘ by Chandrika in Nallur? Mahinda’s anger and Cnandrika’s explanation

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Chandrika referring to Prabaharan as ‘Mr’ at an election rally in Nallur has sparked off a controversy in politics. Addressing a meeting in Nallur, Chandrika referred to Prabaharan as ‘ Mr ‘...

Ranil meets Indian High Commissioner Sinha

In the background of hectic election campaign by President Mahinda Rajapakse and Opposition Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has met Indian High...

Valvettithurai UC dissolved

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Valvettuthurai Urban Council run by Tamil National Alliance was dissolved following a directive by Northern Province Chief Minister   C.V.Wigneswaran on the basis of a report submitted by former...

ICET requests Tamil people to keep their long term aspirations in deciding on the election

“Regarding the upcoming election, our request is that each Eelam Tamil should act in keeping our long-term goal in mind, and express to the international community a stance based on only the Tamil...

Politicians visited Singapore before crossing over: Dinesh charges

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Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena charged that  Maithripala Sirisena had been frequenting Singapore and Geneva in the recent past. He made this observation while addressing a...