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Wednesday 15 August 2018
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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...

Not going to intervene in the EPC affairs: President tells TNA

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President Maithripala had said that he is not going to intervene in the crisis that had developed between the TNA and SLMC , as to who will form the government. TNA leader Sampanthan and M.A....

CJ questioned regarding conspiracy

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It is revealed that a statement has been obtained from Chief Justice Mohan Peiris regarding a complaint Minister of Foreign Affairs made on a conspiracy said to have taken place at Temple Trees while...

New WP Governor Logeswaran

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed K.C.Logeswaran as Governor of the Western Province. Logeswaran was Sri Lanka’s envoy to Korea. He had also served as Registrar of the Jaffna...

Sampanthan, Sumanthiran in Committee Against Corruption

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Tamil National Alliance Leader Sampanthan and TNA Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran are among the members serving on the Committee Against Corruption. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe Chairs the...

NP Chief Minister at the inauguration of Pulithiyaru Irrigation Scheme

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C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Northern Province, was the Chief Guest at a ceremony held today,  Jan 23 to hand over the Pulithiyarau Irrigation Scheme to the beneficiaries. Saplings and seeds...

6th annual Trade Fair starts today in Jaffna

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The sixth annual Jaffna International Trade Fair has begun today in Jaffna at library auditorium. This exhibition is to be held for three days. This three day event is being organized by the Lanka...

Sri Lanka finds missing presidential fleet of state owned vehicles: police

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Sri Lanka’s police Friday seized a fleet of more than 50 state-owned vehicles, including bullet-proof limousines, that were not returned after president Mahinda Rajapakse’s toppling in...

Sri Lanka to appoint new local commission to probe war

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 Sri Lanka’s new government will appoint an independent domestic commission to probe the last stages of the country’s civil war that ended in 2009, a minister said on Friday. Cabinet...

Pillaiyan boycott the meeting with the President: A repercussion of the crisis in the east

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The President Maithiripaala Sirisena was engaged recently in a meeting with members of all the Provincial Council except the Northern PC, but the Member of the Easter PC and the leader of the Tamil...

TNA says it will not forgo the Chief Minister post in the east

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It had been decided yesterday, at a special meeting of TNA, held under the leadership of R. Sampanthan, at Colombo not to forgo the Chief Minister post of the East, under any circumstance. It had...

Chunnakam Power Plant closed following Champika’s directive

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Minister Champika Ranawake has ordered the closure of Chunnakam Power Plant run by Northern Power Company. This was revealed to the media by Chairperson of Environment Protection Organization...

Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s early commitment to justice reform welcomed by IBAHRI

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The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes newly elected Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena’s early public statements that he will work to strengthen the...

Ranil’s commitment on 13 A laudable: DMK Patriarch

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, DMK Patriarch Dr.M.Karunanithy has observed that the commitment made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in Parliament to implement the 13 th Amendment for power...

LSSP LeaderVitharana’s double standard unacceptable: LSSP rebels

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Lanka Sama Samaja Party dissidents have accused former Minister Tissa Vitharana for the display of double standards. They allege that they were expelled from the party before the presidential...

Ranil chides Weerawanse for his communal stand

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has chided former Minister Wimal Weerawanse for inciting people by making communal slogans and disrupting national unity. He made the remark while addressing...