Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Category: News

Nazeer Ahamed to head EP Development Committee


Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahamed has been appointed as Head of the Eastern Province Developemnt Committee by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Development Committee will oversee...

Tamil businessman Kuganathan passes away


Successful Tamil businessman of Colombo Sivasaranam Kuganathan passed away yesterday at a hospital in Tamil Nadu. He hails from Velanai West.

Suresh visits released lands in Valigamam North


Jaffna TNA Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandren visited the lands released in Valligamam North recently. He also held talks with original owners who came to see their lands and found out their...

Jaffna University Muslim Majlis launches magazine


Muslim Majlis of the Jaffna University recently released a Magazine titled ‘Inquilaab’ at the Kailasapathy auditorium. Vice Chanellor Vasanthy Arasaratnam was the Chief Guest. Muslim Majlis...

Suresh meets Jaffna GA

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Jaffna Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran met Jaffna Governmant Agent Vethanayagan and dicussed the problems of the people resettled in Valkakamam North.

Parithithuraiyoor CD released


Parithithuraiyoor CD was released at a ceremony held at Point Pedro Divisional Secretarist auditorium recently. Chief Minister Wigneswaran was the Chief Guest. Provincil Councilors V.Sivayogan and...

Court extends remand of Tamil Nadu fishermen


Point Pedro Court extended the remand of Tamil Nadu fishermen till April 29. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

SC extends Jayalalitha’s bail


Supreme Court extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalalitha until the conclusion of the appeal by her against her conviction before Karnataka High Court.

News Bits


Mannar Bishop celebrates his 75th Birth day. Even after the end of war sexual violence perpetrated on Tamils  as a weapon of oppression, Pan Kee Moon. Arrange to sing National Anthem in Tamil in...

17,000 Sandal-wood trees planted in 2 years by “Green World in Future” Organization


On the initiative of  The “Green World in Future” Organization 17,000 Sandal-Wood trees had been planted in the last two years in the areas of Ananthapuram, Selavanagar in Kilinochchi District...

North picking up…increase in deposits, Central Bank report


The Central Bank report had indicated that the total amount of loans in banks had dropped by 30 billion and the deposits have increased by 41 billion. The economy of the North had declined in the...

The Government and the International community in an atmosphere favourable to us, Sampanthan


In a context where the GOSL and the International Community are in apposition favourable to us, If we fail to utilize these opportunities we will be forced back into zero position again, said the...

People afraid of the Army Camps in land released for re-settlement.


TNA had demanded removal of two Army Camp located in around  100 acre of land supposed to had been released in Valli North HSZ area. More 6,400 acre of the peoiple’s lands are under the Army...

National Anthem can be sung in the language of the region: Rajitha


Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has observed that the National Anthem can be sung in the regional language. It can be Sinhala or Tamil depending on the language of the region. Spirit is...

Ban pavement hawker business in Jaffna town


Jaffna Traders Assciatio President S.Jeyasekaram has urged the Jaffna Municipal Council to ban pavement haker business. The Jaffna Traders’ Asssociation has also asked the police to take necessary...

Refusing media covering serious omission: Douglas Devananda


EPDP Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has faulted the authorities for failure to invite the media to a meeting held at the Jaffna Secreatriat to discuss the contamination of water in Jafna wells. He...

Islamic Museum in Kathankudy


A museum depicting Islamic religion, Muslim culture, customs was opened recently in Kathankudy. Parliamentraian and foemer Minister Hisbulla was the Chief Guest. Kathankudy Urban Council Chairman...

Several MPs meet Mahinda on the New Year day


Several parliamentarians of UPFA met former president Mahinda Rajapakse on the new year day and expressed goodwill messages. They included former ministers too. The meeting took place at...

Swiss Hindu temple offers help to war-affected


Swiss Kathrivelauthaswamy temple has come forward to offer assistance to persons or families affected by the war through. Northern Pradesa Sabha Chairman Sanmugalingam Sajeevan handed over their...

Selvarasa opens Children’s Park at Priyakalalru hospital

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Batticaloa Parliamentarian Pon.Selvarasa declared open a Children’s Park at Periyakallaru Hospital at a simple ceremony recently. It was constructed with allocations from his funds under the...

Lankan Tamils in Chennai call on Julie

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Sri Lankan Tamils living in Chennai met Foreign Minister of Australia Julie Bishop and held talks when she visited Chennai. Julie stated that the talks were constructive.

Somawanse decides to resign from JVP


Ex-leader of JVP Somawanse Amerasinghe has taken a decision to resign from the party. He informed his intention at the party office yesterday.

New Year celebrations at Batti Prison

Traditional games were held at the Batticaloa Prison recently to mark the newyear under the auspices of the Prisnoners Wealfare Society. Batticaloa Municipal Council Commissioner S.Uthayakumar was...

Festivals pave way to revive old traditions: Sritharan


Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Sritharan has observed that festivals pave the way for the revival of age old traditions. He made these observations while he was addressing a Sports...

Vinayagamoorthy hospitalized following accident


Parliamentarian Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy was injured in an accident in Marawel when he was tarvelling in his car. His vehicle collided with a van. He was admitted to the hospital where he is...

TNA-Govt honeymoon ends: Douglas


EPDP Parliamentraian Douglas Devananda has stated that going by the remarks made by Chief Minsiter Wigneswaran, it is clear that the honeymoon of Tamil National Alliance has ended. Addressing a...

Jaya’s appeal case; two Orders over Anbalagan’s plea


Two divergent orders have been delivered by the Supreme Court on the application made by DMK MP Anbalagan in Jayalalitha’s appeal case. Application by Anbalagan sought the removal of Bawany Singh...

National Oil Anointing Ceremony; President attends

Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the national oil anointing ceremony held at an auspicious time at Jayanthy Vihara inKaduruwela on Wednesday. Minister Gunawardena was also present.

Constituent parties seek equal status in TNA: Suresh

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TNA Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has reiterated that the constituent parties in Tamil National Allaince seek equal status in signing an MoU. He also stated that the decisions reported to have...

Sangary’s views on Sampanthan are childish: Jana


Eastern Provincial Councilor Jana has dismissed the views TULF Leader V.Anandasangary on Tamil National Alliance Leader Sampanthan as childish and it is bad taste. Speaking to the media, Jana...

Vytheeswara Kurukal rememebered in Kailasanathar Kovil

A simple ceremony was held recently at the Jaffna Kailasanathar Koil to commemorate the memory of late priest Srilasiri Vytheeswara Kurukal, who was reveredly called ‘ Manikutukal’. Northern...

Brutality beyond the gun wounds

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Speaking about the encounter, one of the team members, Satyabrata Pal, former member of National Human Rights Commission, told reporters in Vellore that he had not come across such brutality in his...

News Bits


* European Union ban on export of Fish may be lifted soon, Fisheries Ministry expresses hope. * Lotus Tower of China in Sri Lanka is an Electronic Spying Centre and a  threat to South Asia, Indian...

Exhibition in Denmark on Genocide on Eelam Tamils


An exhibition revealing the Genocide perpetrated on the Eelam Tamils was held in Kosans City, Denmark  on the 5th of last month, by the Danish Tamil Organization with a view to making aware the...

Health Statutes not Approved by Governor yet & seeking opinion of the Attorney General

The Health Statutes submitted 2 weeks ago by the NPC to the Governor for approval had not been approved by the Governor so far. The Governor had sought the opinion of the Attorney General and...

Robbers galore in released areas

Robbers who come in ‘buddy’ trucks are removing whatever windows and doors left in the partially demolished houses in the released areas. They are also scavenging for iron goods. People had...

People hesitate to register for re-settlement in the lands released by the Army in Valikamam


Only around 150 families registered themselves for re-settlement in the lands released  by the Army in the Valikamam area. This hesitation is caused by the difficulty in identifying their respective...

Mahinda holds New Year celebrations


New Year celebrations were held by ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse at his residence Carlton House. His wife Shiranthy and sons took part. Besdies that former minister Wimal Weerawanse was also

End sufferings of Tamils under good governance: ACHC’s New Year Message

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has urged the need to end the sufferings of the Tamil people in the island under the good governance promised by the new government. The Congress has appealed to the Hindus...

‘Offer support to ongoing UN investigation’: Cameron tells SL Govt


British Prime Minister David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party, has urged the Sri Lankan government to continue to support the ongoing UN investigation. He said: “I would like to send my...

Canada’s Liberal Party sends message for Tamil New Year


Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudean has extended New Year message to Tamils in Canada for their contribution to the country. The message said: “Today, Tamils in Canada and around...

Contamination of wells a reality, nobody has politicized the issue: Douglas


EPDP Jaffna Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has charged that the Tamil National Alliance Chief Minister Wigneswaran is trying to give a twist to the drinking water problem in Chunnakam and...

On arrival visa to India becomes operative


India’s on arrival visa to Sri Lankans has come into operation from the New Year day. According to the offer, Sri Lankans can obtain visa for thirty days on arrival in any of the Indian airports....

New faces in SLFP Central Committee


Five members have been appointed to the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in place of the Bandula Gunawardena and other s who were dropped. Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika...

Let’s find solution to ethnic issue in the New Year’: Pon Selvarasa


Batticaloa Tamil National Alliance Parliamentraian Pon.Selvarasa has expressed hope that the island can find a political solution to the ethnic problem that has eroded the nation like a canker for...

Ensure the security of Tamil media men: Sritharan


Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Sridaran has writeen a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure security to Tamil media men in the island to discharge their duties without fear....

Principal’s management essential for progress of school: Thandauthapany


Eastern Province Education Minister S.Thanduthapany has observed that the managent capacity of a Principal, the leadership he gives, is essential for the progress of a school. He added that there are...

“London Tamil Market” successfully concluded

London Tamil Market 2015 (28)

Lasting for two  days, the “London Tamil Market” organised jointly by British Tamil Chamber of Commerce and Narchyar Events successfully ended on 12 April 2015. The event which took place at...

News Bits


* Government confused  about internal war crimes investigation, Deputy Minister Ajith Perera. * Katchatheevu will not be given again to India, Luxman Kirielle in Madras. * Give ‘Field Marshal’...

12 from North selected to the trial Squad for Netball World Cup


12 players were selected for the trial squad for the Netball world cup to be held in August, in a talent Identification held on Saturday by the selecting officials from National netball...