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Monday 22 October 2018
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Look at Fishermen issue as a humanitarian issue: Yogarajan

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UNP Parliamentarian R.Yogarajan has appealed that the issue of fishermen of both India and Sri Lanka must be viewed as a humanitarian issue. He was addressing Parliament on the bill submitted by...

Hearing of Writ Application against KP put off for Feb 26

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Court of Appeal put off the hearing of the writ application against Kumaran Pathamanthan for February 26. Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath informed Curt it needs time to sumit a report to Court abd...

Release of Palali lands will have adverse effects: Weerawanse

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Wimal Weerawanse has charge that the new government had agreed to release 1,000 acres in Palali regardless of the adverse effect such action would have on national security. He was addressing a rally...

Our defeat was an outcome of conspiracy: Mahinda on his defeat

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that his defeat was the outcome of a conspiracy. He made this observation in a statement he issued for the Dematogada Rally. His statement was read out...

National Drug Policy is not inconsistent with constitution: SC

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The Supreme Court has decided that the provisions in the bill titled National Medicines Regulatory Authority were consistent with the Constitution. This was announced in Parliament by the Speaker...

Sri Lanka says China “port city” broke rules

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Sri Lanka’s prime minister said on Wednesday a $1.5 billion luxury real estate deal with China was signed without cabinet approval and without following procedures, and launched a new...

Sri Lanka’s ex-President Rajapaksa vows political return

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday vowed to return to politics following his stunning defeat in last month’s presidential election and said he may contest for prime...

Sri Lanka must use the extra time: UK urges

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UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has urged all sides to continue to work together to ensure that the OHCHR’s report on Sri Lanka, now due in September, is thorough and consistent. Speaking the...

Encourage SL to address Ethnic Reconciliation and Power Sharing” :The Hindu to Delhi

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The Hindu Editorial has urged the Indian government to encourage Sri Lankan leadership to address issues of ethnic reconciliation and power sharing with Tamils. The Editorail states: ‘Relations...

Repatriation conducive only if congenial atmosphere prevails” :Tamil Nadu Governor

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Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah has sated in his address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly that the government is committed to the peaceful, just and honourable resettlement of the refugees. But it is of the...

‘ Extend support for UN investigation’: Amnesty Internal urges SL

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Amnesty International India has stressed that the government must cooperate with the UN, including the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL).The new Sri Lankan government should extend the support...

TNA to accept ministries in EPC: Ariyanenthiarn

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Batticaloa TNA Parliamentarian B.Ariyanenthiran has stated that a consensus has been reached between the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress in being partners in the formation...

NP Councilor Kanagasundaraswamy passes away

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A member of the Northern Provincial Council Veeravgu Kanagasundara Swamy passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday. He was elected to the Council from Mulletheewu district during the 2013 provincial...

Abduction and arresting of Tamils returning from foreign countries are on the increase

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Although the new government has invited the Tamils living in foreign countries to return to Sri Lanka, the officials specially the security apparatus of the country have not shown any change in...

UN is once again failing the Tamil people by delaying justice: BTF denounces

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The British Tamils Forum (BTF) has expressed its deepest disappointment and anguish over the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to delay the presentation of the war crime inquiry report  on Sri...

Jake Lynch urges IC to gather evidences for ICC trial on genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka

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Director of Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney Professor Jake Lynch, has stressed the role of the International Community to press ahead with efforts to gather evidence for...

Northern Fishermen express disappointment over government’s attitude

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Northern fishermen have expressed disappointment over the attitude of new movement,  and they have said that  the Colombo government failed to consult them before the president’s visit to India....

TNA will not accept local investigation: Suresh denies Sumanthiran’s opinion

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The statement of Sumanthiran that, if the term of office of the UN investigation and if they are allowed to come in the publication of the investigation report could be postponed and that, an...

Mannar Paralysed: People gathered in large number to protest transgression of Indian Fisher men

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A mass protest was held by the people of Mannar yesterday demanding to stop the transgression of Indian Fishermen and to arrest them. Transport came to stand still as people flooded the town. All...

North is developed, but there are enormous problems: The New Governor describes

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The new Governor of the North, H.M.Palihakara said at the Coordinating Committee meeting held with Minister Karu Jayasooriya in Chair, yesterday morning that, although development being undertaken in...

We will continue dump garbage here: Municipal Commissioner says to protesters

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When the  Municipal Commissioner Pranavanathan,  visited the protest site, people requested him not to dump garbage there. But, the commissioner said that, this is Municipal property and that...

People oppose dumping of solid wastes at Kallundai: Mass protest held

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A picketing protest  insisting not to dump solid wastes at Kallundai, blocking traffic on Sunday.  People of Navaly, Anaicodai, and Kakaitivu areas participated in this protest. The solid wastes...

Mullaitivu Election Arena sans excitation and deserted: Campaigns end on 25th

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The Election department had announced that all propaganda campaigns for the Puthukudiyiruppu and Karaithuri Pattu  Pradeshiya Saabs  should be terminated on 25th mid night . This election is to...

TNA to be a partner in EP administration

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Tamil National Alliance has responded positively to an appeal made by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem seeking its support to from a national government in the eastern province. TNA has...

Responsibility was handed over, but authority was retained: Says NPC Chief Minister

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The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has expressed cynicism over the manner in which power of the Northern Provincial has been nullified. Chief Minister made...

New Editors to Lake House newspapers

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Senior journalist Lakshman Gunasekera has been appointed Chief Editor of Sunday Observer, while another senior journalist Lalith Alahakoon has been appointed Editor of Daily News.

Refugee Graduates as teachers in hill country schools

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State Minister of Plantaion Industry K.Velautham has presented a proposal to the government to appoint graduate refugees presently in Tamil Nadu as teachers in the upcountry schools. According to the...

Shed conflict- politics and take up compromise politics: NPC Chief Minister

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We have engaged in conflict politics so far. May the Almighty open up avenues for compromise- politics, said Northern Chief Minister C.Vickneswara, while addressing the Coordinating Committee meeting...

Sampanthan neither happy nor disappointed with UN’s decision to delay its inquiry report

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Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan was quoted as saying to BBC Tamil Service that he was neither happy nor disappointed about the Human Rights Council’s decision to delay the UN report...

Samboor displaced people on token huger strike

A hunger strike was held by the displaced people from Samboor in Killivetty seeking the governemtn to resettle them in their original lands in Samboor. Displaced people of Samboor presently in...

Human Rights Council agrees to delay the UN report on Sri Lanka by six months

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The United Nations decided Monday to postpone an eagerly-awaited report on a war crimes probe into Sri Lanka’s brutal separatist war to give the country’s new government a chance to...

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

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Sri Lanka’s bid to postpone publication of a UnitedNations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, according to a letter...

Govt seeks cordiality with Northern Province: Karu Jayasuriya

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Local Government Minister Karu Jayasuriya has stated that the new government seeks to establish cooperation with the northern province not only to solve people’s problems and but more than that to...

Rally with the university community in their protest: TNA’s call to Tamil people

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The International community and the UN should be made aware of what the Tamil people’s feelings are. Hence the protest of the university community should be transformed into a gargantuan protest...

Families of disappeared launched a symbolic Hunger Strike in Batticaloa

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Several hundred relatives of the disappeared are a symbolic hunger strike today in Batticaloa at Gandhi Park, demanding to reveal the whereabouts of their kin and their immediate release. The hunger...

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka

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Press Trust of India reports that, India and Sri Lanka signed a civilian nuclear pact that would help the island nation meet its energy goals, a sign of improving ties as President Maithripala...

Narendra Modi meets Maithripala Sirisena

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hyderabad House here on Monday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier called on the visiting...

President unveiled Avalokitheswara Bodhisathwa statue

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President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled an Avalokitheswara Bodhisathwa statue yesterday  afternoon at Sri Lankan High Commission office complex in New Delhi.

Shift Army camp at Poovarasu Primary School: Sivasakthy Anandan to President

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Vavuniya Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Sivasakthy Anandan has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to shift the army unit stationed at Poovarasu Primary School in Poovarasan Kulam in...

Govt appoints Paskaralingam as PM’s advisor

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Government has appointed a former official R.Paskaralingam as an advisor to Prime Minister. He had held important positions in international organizations and during the Premadasa regime.

Support release of OHCHR report: TNA to India, US

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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh K. Premachandran has sated that the Tamil National Alliance has urged India and the US to support the release of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri...

TNA Leader at Jothylinga Dharshan at Trinco

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan inaugurated the 12 Jothy Linga Dharshan in Trincomalee Sivan Kovil on Sunday, Feb15. The event organized under the patronage of Bramma Kummaris Raja Yoga...

India welcomes President and wife

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in India with his wife, was given a red carpet welcome at the Indira Ghanthy Internal Air Port tody. State Minister of Shipping P.Rathakrishnan welcomed...

Worldwide Tamil diaspora organisations jointly call on the UN to release OISL report in March

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Fifteen powerful worldwide Tamil Diaspora organisations have jointly urged in a letter written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today, to release the...

India may increase development aid to Sri Lanka

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India is expected to announce increased development assistance to Sri Lanka during the first visit of its new President Maithripala Sirisena in a measure to strengthen ties with his month-old...

Sri Lanka’s New President Makes India His 1st Visit Abroad

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Sri Lanka’s new leader is underlining India’s importance as a regional ally by making it his first official foreign destination as president, following years of uneasy relations with New...

Student girl abducted in Jaffna

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Abduction of a Tamil student in Jaffna has created panic   among the public.  According to reports reaching from Jaffna,   a girl student from  Kilinochi Poonery  was abducted  by...

Karuna sidelined in the SLFP

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Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna has been deprived of the post of Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at the meeting of the Executive of the party held yesterday. He is however...

Major changes in the SLFP

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A top level committee headed by President Maithripala Sirisena has been appointed to advise and lead the party for elction campaigning. The other members are y appointed a top level committee to...

AG’s address at ceremonial sitting for CJ Sripavan

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Attorney General (AG) Yuvanjana Wijeyatillake in his welcome address at the ceremonial sitting held to welcome Chief Justice Sripavan extended good wishes on on behalf of the official bar. He said:...