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Wednesday 19 September 2018
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President Sirisena’s brother dies

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena (40) who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo following an axe attack, has succumbed to his injuries this morning,...

President’s brother in critical condition

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo following an assault is reported to be in a critical condition. The...

Yogeswaran faults Indian High Commission for non-recognition of TNA

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran has observed that the failure to send invitations to TNA Parliamentarians and TNA Eastern Provincial Councillors for the event held at Vaharai to...

Ranil defends singing national anthem

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has observed that it is absurd to prevent national anthem being sung in Tamil is absurd. He defended the right to sing national anthem in Tamil.  He made these...

NPC boycotts visit of the Premier: No proper invitation to the CM

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As the CM was not invited properly for the functions to be attended by the Prime Minister, the NPC members will not participate in those events, it is reliably learnt. The Prime Minister is scheduled...

News Bits….

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No Ban for the Port City Project: Maithri in China. Maithri’s brother attacked in Pollonaruwa. Presence of oil in underground water: Tamil National People’s Front. Proper solutions should be...

Land acquired by TID near Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

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A former private hospital near Jaffna Hospital had been taken over by the Terrorist Investigative Department (TID), saying that is a property of LTTE. But  the Jaffna Hospital has requested that...

Missing persons registered as Dead

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The Commission investigating missing persons also encourage complainant to register missing person as dead. Last year 249 were encouraged to register their relatives who had gone missing as dead and...

Mother coercing son to go for tuition with kerosene-soaked body dies of burns

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A mother who was trying to coerce her son to go to tuition with fake suicide attempt with kerosene soaked body, died of the burns she suffered when her body caught fire accidently. A mother of three,...

TNA cold shouldered at Batti event organized by Indian High Commission

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians, Eastern Provincial TNA Ministers and TNA Provincial Councilors have not been invited to the event held in Batticaloa to hand over houses to beneficiaries...

Dinesh must be appointed opposition leader: Vasu

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UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakara has proposed that Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader Dinesh Gunawardena be appointed opposition leader. He has also criticized Sri Lanka Freedom Party members...

Wigneswaran must opt to be TNA leader or quit

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The contemporary opinions expressed by the CM resembles all what we were saying for the past five years, said Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam , the Leader of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF). But...

TNA treads on right path under Sampanthan’s leadership: Thurairajasingam

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Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi General Secretary Provincial Minister Thurairajasingam has observed that Tamil National Alliance treads on the right and appropriate path facing all challenges with...

President of Vavuniya Citizens Committee summoned to TID

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The President of the Citizens Committee of Vavunaiya  K.Thevarasa had been called by the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) for inquiries in connection with the inquiries held in the area....

Mahinda’s security should be highest priority: Welivita

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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Coordinator Rohan Welivita has made a complaint that there are lapses in the security provided to the former President. In a letter addressed to the government, Welivita...

Silent demo by Jaffna undergrads

Jaffna undergrads of the Fine Arts faculty staged a silent demonstration opposite the campus in Maruthanamadam demanding to improve the quality of education, hold practical tests etc. They also...

Tamil Nadu fishermen repatriated

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Tamil Nadu fishermen numbering 54 who were released from remand by the government arrived in Mandapam yesterday. They were repatriated by the Sri Lankan Navy and handed over to Indian Coast Guard....

The grandest ever stage show of Jaffna

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Passion play from Centre for Performing Arts (Thirumarai Kala Manram) today in Jaffna . The Centre for Performing Arts, has been recreating Passions of Jesus Christ with massive stages and casts of...

Germanwings Flight : Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane

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The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board, officials said Thursday. “We at Lufthansa are speechless...

Jeyakumari and Vipusika finally united after one year

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Jeyakumari who was released on last 10th  finally united with her daughter Vipusika  after 1 year  in Vavuniya today. The Kilinochchi court  had refused  on 20 March an application of Jeyakumari...

New government lacks credible strategy for eliminating corruption: Says AHRC

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Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in a statement issued yesterday said Sri Lanka’s new government lacks credible strategy for eliminating corruption. “His (Maithripala Sirisena )  catchwords...

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

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President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation’s new government against shutting off billions in investments from...

Sirisena Meets Chinese President Xi

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Sri Lanka’s president held talks Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in...

Weerawanse condemns Sirpala being opposition leader

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UPFA Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawanse has condemned Nimal Siripala being the opposition leader when his party is part and parcel of the government. Speaking in Parliament, he charged that it amounts...

Siripala not entitled to be opposition leader: Dinesh

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UPFA Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawradena has stated that Nimal Siripala holding the post of opposition leader is against Parliamentary traditions. Speaking in Parliament, he stated that as Sri Lanka...

Indian officials in Jaffna

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A seven member delegation of Indian officials of the Foreign Ministry is on a visit to Jaffna. They called on Chief Minister of the North Wigneswaran and held talks. They also met the Depty Indian...

Ranil to visit the North

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Prime Mnister Ranil Wickremasinghe is scheduled to undertake a two day official visit to the North on March 28. During his visit, he is scheduled to call on Nallai Atheenam Somasundara Paramasariya...

Deeds handed over to 5464 beneficiaries in Vavuniya

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5464 persons were awarded deeds in Vavuniya district at an event held in Vavuniya Cultural Hall on Tuesday. Vavuniya Parliamentarian Selvam Addaikalanathan was the Chief Guest. Government Agent...

Pakistan National Day in Colombo

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Paksitan National Day was held in Colombo on March 25. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka was the Chief Guest. Acting High Commissioner Dr. Sarafraz Ahmed Khan Sipri welcomed the guets. Health...

Volunteer teachers in North seek permanency

Volunteer teachers in the Northern Province staged a protest out side the Provincial Education Office and demanded that they be given permanency. The protest was held from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm on...

Vethanayagam assumes duties as Jaffna GA

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Mullatheewu Governemnt N.Vethanayagam assumed duites as Jaffna Government today. Jaffna Governemnt Agent Suntharam  Arumainayagam has been transferred to Killinochi.

Thamilisai denies Mahinda’s allegations about RAW

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BJP Tamil Nadu Leader Dr. Thamilisai Soundaranayagem has denied the allegation made by Mahinda Rajapakse that RAW was behind his defeat. Speaking to the media, she denied the allegation. She said:...

Modi will call at the East on his next visit: Sinha

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Indian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha has assured that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will call at the East during his next visit to the island. Sinha made the assurance when he...

The body of the Kanagarayankulam rape victim girl exhumed for further examination

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A girl, who was admitted to Kilinochchi hospital  first week of this month with a complaint of being unable to drink water, died later in the hospital. Initial Post-mortem report had said that the...

Most complaints against Vaddukaddai Police

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The National police Commission had announced the most number of complaints are made about Vaddukkoddai Police. The commission was established in the north two years back at the District Secretariat,...

I lost my wife and sister to Cancer; Awareness essential: NPC CM

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“As far as the Northern people are concerned, awareness about Cancer is among them is at a very low level. When symptoms appear, we should immediately go to the relevant doctor. When we delay doing...

Maithri takes home Palmyra leaf garland worn on him

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President Maithripala was garlanded with a colourful garland made of Palmyra leaf, when he came for inauguration of the handing over lands to re-settlers, at Vallalai . It took his heart so much that...

The Sri Lankan Army has very much less humanity: says the Soldier condemned to death

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A Sri Lankan Army soldier who was condemned to death by Jaffna High Court,  for shooting a co-soldier dead, said that, humanity is less in the Sri Lankan Army and because that he was contemplating...

Navarathnasamy swam across Palk Straights on this day sixty years ago

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Sixty years ago, to be exact, on 25.03.1954, Murugupillai Navaratnasamy, a native of Valvettithurai, became the first man, the first Tamil man to swim across Palk straights and made the Tamils of...

Assault on Chundikulam Fishermen: Selvam urges to take action

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We see the reported assault by the MIC men on the Vadamaradchchi, Chundikulam Fishermen as an attempt to bring the Fishing Community under oppression, and we vehemently condemn this act, said Selvam...

Shivajilingam calls on UK Parliamentarian

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Member of the Northern Provincial Council Shivajilingam called on UK Parliamentarian and Chairperson of All Party Parliamentary Group Association Lee Scot and discussed the problems of the Tamils...

Rishi Thondunathan of Hawai Ashram meets Matale students

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Rishi Thondunathan of Hawai Ashram met students from Packiya Vidyalaaym amd Hindu College in Matale recently. He delivered discourses on Hindu religion.  

Joining the national govt; TNA to deliberate: Suresh

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Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has observed that If an invitation is extended to the Tamil National Alliance to join the government, that will be decided after serious...

Sivasakthy Anandan invites Maithripala, Ranil to visit Mullaitheewu

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Vanni Tamil National Allaince Parliamentarian Sivasakthy Anandan has extended an invitation to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minisiter Ranil Wickremasinghe to visit Mullaitheewu district...

Grinding Mill inaugurated at Periamannal in Kayts

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A grinding mill was declared open in Periyamannal in Kayts by Provincial Minsiter Deneeswaran recently. The grinding mill was provided under an allocation by the Northern Provincial Council following...

Educational kits to 2 Killinochi schools by TNA Victoria Branch

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A set of educational kits were distributed to two schools in Skandapuram in Killinochi at a simple ceremony. Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi Parliamentarian S.Sritharan was the Chief Guest. The...

‘Lee Kuan Yew, a friend of Tamils’

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Political leaders in Tamil Nadu condoled the death of former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, saying that the Tamils across the world have lost a good friend. “He brought together various...

Sampanthan at Thampalakamam temple Ennaikapu

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Tamil National Alliance Leader Trincomalee Parliamentarian R. Sampanthan was among the hundreds of Hindu devotees that attended the Ennaikappu ceremony of Thampalakamam Aathy Konanayakar Koil on...

Ranil celebrates 66 th birthday

Sri Lanka's newly elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe

Today is Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s birth day. He is 66 today on March 24. He is scheduled to take part inreligious observations.

Talks for release of Indian fishermen fruitful: Rathakrishnan

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Indian Union Minister Pon. Rathakrishnan has assured that talks are held at diplomatic level to secure the release of 54 lndian fishermen presently on remand. He also stated that the Centre is...