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Category: News

Nimal calls on Maha Nayaka of Malwatte Chapter

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Opposiiton Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva called on Maha Nayaka of Malwtta Chapter Ven. Tibbetuwe Sri Sithartha Sumangala Thera and sought blessings. He also visited the Dalada Maligawe.

Modi to Visit Sri Lanka in March

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The Timesof India reports that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may travel to Sri Lanka in March.  Meanwhile, a senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said in a tweet that  Modi may address the Sri...

Austin sworn in as Eastern Province Governor

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Former Defence Secretary Austin Fernando was sworn in as Governor of the Eastern Province before President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Ranil breaks diplomatic protocol; attends Reception at India House

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe broke diplomatic protocol and attended the reception held at India House to mark the 66 th Republic Day celebration of India. Although leaders of State do not...

TNA MP Yogeswaran meets Pon Rathakrishnan

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Seenithamby Yogeswaran, Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District Parliamentarian met Indian Union Joint Minister Pon. Rathakrishnan recently in Tamil Nadu and honored him by draping with a...

Mannar Bishop meets Thamilar Munnetra Kalaakm

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Mannar Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Rayappu Joeph met Representatives of Thamilar Munnetra Kalakam at Mannar. They sought his support to ensure granting of amnesty by President Sirisena to political...

Financial assistance to kidney patients

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The government has formulated a scheme to provide monthly assistance of Rs.3000 to kidney patients. President Maithripala Sirisena gave away special monthly allowance of Rs 3000 to selected kidney...

EP Chief Ministerial post; UPFA to support SLMC

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UPFA has consented to support the candidature of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress in the election of a Chief Minsiter of the Eastern Provicne, reliable sources reveal. The decision was taken at a...

Find the disappeared: Mannar Demo

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A silent demonstration was held under the patronage of Mannar Citizens’ Committee in Mannar urging the government to find a solution to the problems of the disappeared following the change of...

India hails Sirisena’s commitment to respond to people’s yearnings: Sinha

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Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha has stated that electoral victory of President Maithripala Sirisena is a tribute to his capacity to respond to Sri Lankans yearnings for change. He was delivering...

Colombo public praise China’s port city project says Xinhua

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 People in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo have praised the 1.4 billion-U.S.-dollar port city project which is funded by China on the Indian Ocean island. “As the general public, we believe...

Ariyanenthiran accuses SLMC of duplicity

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Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District Parliamentarian P.Ariyanenthiran has accused Sri Lanka Muslim Congress of duplicity in respect of the claim for the post of Chief Minister of Eastern...

Logeswaran assumes duties as WP Governor

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Newly appointed Governor of the Western Province K.C.Logeswaran assumed duties today at the office of the Governor. Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Gunawrdena was among those present.

Departing Northern Governor says He did his best for the Province

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The departing Northern Province Governor, Maj.Gen. (Retd) G. A. Chandrasiri, in his farewell message, said that he had done his best, since he assumed duties as the first Governor of the Northern...

Sirisena says there was a plan to deny him Lanka presidency

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Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena has said that there was a ‘plan’ to deny him victory by his predecessor even after the results showed that he had won the...

Take steps to hand over acquired lands to owners: Suresh Premachandran

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Tamil National Alliance Spokesperson Parliamentarian Suresh Premacahndran has urged the government to take steps to return the lands acquired from the people in Trincomalee, Mullaitheewu, Jaffna and...

We will protect supporters from harassment but not shield corrupt people: Nimal Siripala

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Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday observed that he would look after the interests of the supporters of his party who undergo harassment and who are implicated. He also stated...

JVP sets up committee to receive complaints of corruption

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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has set up a committee to accommodate and collect complaints of corruption and fraud by the previous government. JVP has invited the public to make complaints by...

Mangala’s call for refugees to return wonderful news: Chandrahasan

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SC Chandrahasan, the chief functionary of the Organisation for Eelam Tamil Refugees’ Rehabilitation (OFERR), has welcomed Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s appeal to Lankan refugees to return. He...

Gota has full protection against being taken to a war crimes tribunal: Government Says

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Justice Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe last week categorically stated that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has full protection against being taken to a war crimes tribunal of another...

Silent Protest in Mannar Today

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This protest is being organised by the  citizen’s committee of Mannar, and will be held today demanding release of Tamil Political prisoners and the inquiry regarding the mass- grave at...

Permission to catch prawns in the Kilinochchi Delta

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Prawns could be harvested in the Kilinochchi delta from today, said the Assistant Director of Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Kilinochchi District, Mr. R.Raveendran. Prawn harvesting...

Resolution passed condemning Ankajan

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The Chavakachcheri Town Council ,in meeting held on 22th had passed a resolution against Ramanathan Ankajan the SLFP Organiser for Jaffna District, and Member of the Northern Provincial Council,...

Pipe borne water to people affected by waste oil seepage: Minister Ainkaranesan

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Permanent pipe borne desalinated water supply will be provided to people affected by the waste oil seepage in and around Chunnakam, said Ainkaranesan.the Minister of Agriculture of the Northern...

“Maithripala Government Did Not Agree To Protect MR” – Rajitha

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Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said there was no agreement between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to protect the latter and his family members...

Consumption of fuels go up in Jaffna

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Following the recent reduction prices of the fuels, the consumption has sky rocketed in Jaffna, it is reported. Several people are seen to be filling their fuel tanks to full capacity.

School furniture from De-centralized budget

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Provincial Minister P.Deniswaran and Vanni District MP,  Selvam Adikalanathan got together and handed over school furniture to certain school in Mannar, Murungan and Mavilankerni. Laptops, multi...

Resolving the economic problems may reduce nationalist issues: Says Rathana Thera

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In an interview to the Ceylon Today, Chairman of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Athuraliye Rathana Thera, said resolving of economic problems may reduce the emergence of nationalist issues. “Certain...

New Lanka govt looks to improve rights record

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Following new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s assertion that his government would get the country’s human rights house in order, separate missions are to make crucial visits abroad...

This is a trial period; be ready for democratic struggle: Mavai in Vavuniya

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” The activities of the Tamil National Alliance with the new regime will be as in a trial period. If our aspirations are not fulfilled democratic struggle will explode and the people should be...

Chunnakam Oil seepage, a massive threat: Dean of the Jaffna Medical Faculty

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Danger of spreading serious diseases due to the seepage of oil in drinking water, the dean of Medical faculty had warned.  He said this , taking part in the media conference held at the Chunnakam...

Sumanthiran on justifiability in TNA demanding Chief Minister’s post

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. Sumanthiran has stated that their party is entitled to claim the post of Chief Minister in view of the fact that it secured more votes in two districts of...

Expedite resettlement without prejudice to security concerns: Wigneswaran to Swaminathan

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice C.V. Wiigneswaran has requested the Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan to expedite the resettlement of the people displaced from Valigamam North....

Friday Forum urges long term political solution

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Friday Forum has appealed for long term political solution that will promote diversity, inclusivity and pluralism. The Friday Forum’s statement states: “The election showed us that Sri...

Mass Media Minister promises right to information Act

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Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathileke has assured that the right to information act will be brought into the statute to ensure media freedom in the country. He was speaking to the media after...

Inquiry initiated against KP: Rajitha

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Minister Rajitha Senaratne has revealed that an inquiry has been initiated against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, the former LTTE International coordinator. He added that nobody has so far...

Govt appoints Committee to probe attack on Wlikade inmates

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A  Committee to investigate the incident of attack on the inmates of the Welikade prison on November9, 2012. It was reported that 27 prisoners were killed and 40 inmates were injured following a...

Indian HC to inaugurate Open House on Jan 30

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High Commission of India is to inaugurate Open House in Colombo on January 30, 2015 to deal with issues under its consular jurisdiction. The move is part of the   constant endeavour of the High...

The External members of the Jaffna University Senate should resign

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University Teachers Association has demanded that the politically appointed External Members of the Jaffna University Senate to resign immediately. It had said that this demand is being made in...

Lift irrigation facilities in the “ Puluthi Aru Scheme– Inaugurated by the Nothern Chief Minister

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Lift Irrigation facilities had been provided in the ‘Puluthi Aru’ scheme in Mayavanoor, Kilinochi. Completed at a cost of Rs.32 million, this scheme will facilitate irrigation to about100 acres....

Northern Industries go under the Ministry of Rehabilitation

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Vadakadal Establishment, Salt Corporation and Palmyra Development Board, which were under the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development earlier, had now been brought under...

Consider waste oil seepage problem also in the 100-days programme

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When the President met the Chairmen of the local government authorities, at the Presidential Secretariat Friday, the Chairman of Chunnakam Pradeshiya Saba, Mr.Thi. Pragash had requested in person, to...

Do not buy American Apple !

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The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka had instructed not to purchase American apples and banned selling of the same while ordering the importer to withdraw American Apples from the market. This follows a...

Jaffna Catholic Diocese calls for release of political prisoners, resettlement of the displaced

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A letter has been sent to President Maithripala Sirisena by the Commission for Justice & Peace of the Catholic Diocese of Jaffna seeking the release political prisoners in jails without trial and...

No more military training for Principals: Education Minister

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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam promised to stop the two week military training given to Principals of school by the last regime. He added that 4000 Principals who had been conferred with...

120 vehicles of Presidental Secretariate still missing: 53 discoverd by police

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Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said, at least 120 vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat are still unaccounted for, and  requested the public to notify the police regarding any...

Sri Lanka Premier Wickremesinghe: ‘Huge Challenge’ Ahead

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Two weeks after an electoral upset that ousted Sri Lanka’s long-reigning ruler, the country’s new leaders are moving quickly to investigate allegations of corruption under the previous regime...

ITAK Opens its ‘Thayakam’ Office in Vavuniya

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TNA’s office ‘Thayakam’ was opened today in Vavuniya by Mavai Senathirajah, the leader of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) and TNA Parliamentarian.  TNA Parliamentarian S. Sirtharan, and...

Analaitheewu Divisional Hospital declared open

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Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran declared open the Analaitheewu Divisional Hospital on Jan 21. Jaffna District Parliamentarians, Northern Provincial Councilors and others...

Investment Expert Mahendran appointed CB Governor

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Former Head of the Board of Investment Arjun Mahendran has been appointed the Governor of the Central Bank. The appointment was made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. President Maithripala...