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Wednesday 11 December 2019
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Where are the persons made to disappear? A demonstration in Mullaithivu today

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A struggle is to be undertaken in Mulaitheevu today in view of the International human rights Day demanding justice to the relatives of the Missing Persons. The Relatives of the missing persons have...

STF enters Jaffna Campus creating tension

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Tension was caused by entrance of the STF into the University of Jaffna Premises yesterday. Police later said they came in chasing two students. However, the STF and the Police who earlier entered...

Inclement weather – 55,000 affected in the North

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Because of the inclement weather conditions prevailing in the country, more than 55,000 people have been affected in the Northern Province only. The water level at Iranaimadu had risen to 34.5 feet...

Alternate faction to TNA is the TNPF affirms Gajendrakumar

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The Leader of the Tamil National People’s Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnampalm has said that if there is an alternate faction for TNA, it is the TNPF. The people will understand about persons who have...

Control of Dengu menace – GA, Jaffna orders closure of private tuition centres for two weeks.

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The Jaffna District Government Agent, N.Vethanayagan has ordered the Private Tuition Centres be closed for two weeks as part of the effort to control Dengu menace in the district. He had sent...

20,000 Differentlly – abled  in North with concern for their future               

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Differently Abled Tamil Association (DATA) said yesterday that around 20,011 are co-travelling with the community encountering several challenges. The Differently abled in Northern Province joined...

“EROS Arullar” breaths his last

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A pioneer of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Struggle, E. Arulpragasam alias ‘EROS Arullar’ expired yesterday. It is notable that Arullar is one of the founder members of the EROS movement. Being sick...

SL Army constructing Vihare on private land in Thaiyiddy- Construction intensive, after regime change

SL Army constructing Vihare on private land in Thaiyiddy- Construction intensive, after regime change

The Sri Lankan Army has  occupied a private land in Thaiyiddy of Vali North and is engaged in construction of a Buddhist Vihare  that land. In the wake of the regime change the construction work...

Alternate  Alliance will be formed under Justice Wigneswaran, says Suresh Premachchandran

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The Leader of EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran said yesterday that an alliance will be formed soon under the former Chief Minister, Justice Wigneswaran  consisting of an alternate faction. The Central...

3 ½ ‘ Buddha Statue brought to Neeraviyadi  Temple premises contravention to court order

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In the wake of the regime change  a 3 ½ ‘ Buddha Statute has been brought from Colombo to be installed in the Buddhist  Vihare  constructed in the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple premises, in...

3 man committee appointed to recommend the New Vice chancellor to University of Jaffna

Jaffna Uni

A 3- man assessment Committee has been appointed to undertake pre-preparation tasks to conduct the election for recommending the new Vice Chancellor to the University of Jaffna. The University...

Are you raising slogans of unity to sustain your post, Arunthavapalan asks Sumanthiran

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The Media Spokesman of Thamizh Makkazh Koodany, K. Arunthavapalan has raised a question at MP Sumanthiran as to whether he is raising slogans of unity to sustain his post. He had questioned so in a...

Budget -2020 of Jaffna Municipal Council defeated by 21: 16

Jaffna Municipal Council

The budget proposals of Jaffna Municipal Council was defeated by majority members voting against it. Mayor Arnold tabled the budget proposals for 2020 on 21st of this month. Said Budget was...

All Maveerar Thuyillumillams soaked in tears  People brave all threats to honour their children

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The Maveerar Day – 2019 was commemorated sentimentally in Tamil Homeland yesterday  amidst much threats.  Thousands of people gathered at the Thuyilumillams  to honour their Maveerars yesterday...

Heavy rains lash North yesterday – 20.2 mm in Jaffna, 75mm in Kilinochchi , Iranaimadu rises to 17’

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Routine life of people of North was affected much due to heavy rains that lashed the North yesterday. Heavy rains which commenced at mid night day before yesterday extended till morning yesterday....

Win the hearts of Tamil people as you have won the hearts if Sinhalese people, Hindu council to Gota

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S.Sakthikreevan, the President of the  Jaffna Hindu Council has pointed out to the new President Gotabhaya Rajapakse that, he should win the hearts of Tamil people like his victory in the...

No problems from Sri Lankan Forces, if Indian Fishermen will not cross the Border – Doughlas

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New Minister of Fisheries and Aqua Resources, Doughlas Devenanda has firmly said that, if the Indian fishermen will not transgress into Sri Lankan territorial waters no problem will be caused by Sri...

Gota will release Tamil Political Prisoners, Fr. Sakthivel express hope

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While saying that, it’s a welcome  that Gota has put out a call to Tamil and Muslim people to rally with him, Rev. Fr. Sakthivel, the Coordinator of the Organization for the release of Political...

1,557 persons afflicted by Dengu in Jaffna only in October, two dead, announce the Health Services Secretariat

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The Regional Health Services Secretariat, Jaffna has  announced yesterday that as from October this year to the middle of November 1,557 persons had been afflicted with Dengu and two of them had...

We are also a reason to Sajith’s defeat, accede TNA

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The TNA has said that, TNA  erecting stages and campaigning for Sajith may be one of the reasons for the defeat of Sajith. MP, S.Sritharan who participated in a Media Conference held in Jaffna...

We are prepared to hold talks with President Gotabhaya on the problems of the Tamils, says Mawai Senathyrasa

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We have to accept the new president who has been elected by most of the people. We are ready to hold talks with him regarding the problems of Tamil people , said Mawai Senathyrasa, Leader of the...

Commemoration observed for students killed In Vavuniya Agricultural College

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The 13th annual commemoration of five students killed within the premises of Vavuniya Agricultural College on 18.11.2006 was commemorated at the College premises yesterday. In this event...

Delft affected by sea erosion, people call for dikes be constructed

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The Delft Fishermen had said the area from Pidari Amman Temple to Kalawaimunai is subjected speedily to sea erosion and  dikes should be constructed to the said area. The Eastern coastal line of...

Take courageous decisions in the Problem of the Tamil People, Wigneswaran’s call to Gota

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The former Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has put out a call to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  in his greetings over the election of Gota as President, that as a Leader who...

The struggle of relatives of Missing persons reaches 1000th day

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A demonstration was undertaken in front of Road Development Authority by the relatives of the Missing Persons, yesterday,  in view of their Rotation fasting struggle reaching its 1000th day...

1000th Day struggle for finding missing Relatives on day after tomorrow

Missing people strruggle

The continuous struggle undertaken by the relatives of the missing persons to find their missing relatives in the North and East will reach its 1000th day on the 16th of this month. The  relatives...

No space should be granted to Oppressive Regime, says Chandrika in Jaffna

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Former President Chandrika Bandaranayake said in Jaffna that no chance should be given to oppressive regime full of murders and robberies. Further she said that Sajith will solve the problems of...

Jaffna – Chennai Air Service commence yesterday – Governor travels in the inaugural flight

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The inaugural Air Service from Jaffna International Air Port took off yesterday. After religious worships, the flight took off. Northern Governor Suren Ragavan traveled in the first flight from...

Before speaking on behalf of Tamil people, Namal should reveal who killed 5 students in Trinco, says Sampanthan

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Namal should reveal who killed 5 students Trincomalee before coming to Jaffna and speak on behalf Tamil youth, said MP and Leader of TNA, Era Sampanthan. Elaborating further, he said, “ Namal is a...

I will create a regime without any discrimination , says Sajith in Jaffna

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Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa said in Jaffna yesterday that he will form a government within a united country without ethnic, religious language party discrimination or Sinhala, Tamil or...

Mahindha concluded the war creating more than 50,000 disabled, says Wijekala Maheswaran

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Mahindha who claim that he concluded the war had created more than 50,000 differently abled persons in North and East, claimed State minister for Education, Wijekala Maheswaran. She said so in an...

ITAK decides to support Sajith, says Sumanthiran

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ITAK MP M.A.Sumanthiran said yesterday that the Central Committee of Ilankai Tamil Arasuk Kadchchi (ITAK) had unanimously decided to support Sajith Premadasa in the Presidential Election. He...

TELO’s decision on whom to support on 6th, says Sri Kantha

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We will not have any discussion with ITAK regarding  President’s Election, as the ITAK has taken a decision without consulting the constituent Parties, said the General Secretary of TELO, AAL ,...

After assuming power all TPPs will be released under General Amnesty, Says Rajitha in Jaffna

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No one of the Tamil Political Prisoners went to jail for robberies or murder. They fought a political struggle. When we assume power all Tamil Political Prisoners will be released under General...

No alternate lands….We want our own lands, insist people of Kepapulavu

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The people of Kepapulavu who are engaged in a three years long continuous struggle have firmly said that they are not ready accept any alternate lands but their own lands. Commenting on this the...

If Gota can release the TPPS, why can’t you do now? Wigneswarn questions the President

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The Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran, has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena to release all Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPS) on the next Poya Day. Drawing the...

If it is the desire of the Tamils to separate why not? But we are not interested in separation: Former NPC CM Wigneswaran

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“There is nothing wrong with separation because the Sinhalese never occupied the North and East to the exclusion of Tamils and if it is the desire of the Tamils to separate why not? But we are not...

Gota drowns North with Promises: Believe me If I am elected I will release TPPs, he says

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Believe me. I will release the Tamil Political prisoners, Promised Gotabhaya Rajapkse in Jaffna. In a campaign meeting held at the Ilankathir Sports Club grounds in Racca Road, Gotabhaya liberally...

Surveying in 3 places of Jaffna for Land Acquisition – Lands to be acquired, in 60 places in North & East

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It has been learned that amidst the excitements of Presidential Election, land surveying is to be done in three places of Jaffna, for the purpose acquiring them. Land surveying is to be undertaken...

Buddhist monks cause new controversy at Neeraviyadi Temple introducing Archaeological ruins

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A new controversy has been created by the Vihare faction yesterday by showing that non- Hindu archaeological ruins are available at the Temple complex. Around 30 Buddhist monks from Western Province...

Sudden arrests of LTTE suspects in Malaysia and Sri Lanka are political antics and/or electoral gimmicks: Wigneswaran

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The Former Chief Minister of Northern province and Secretary General of Thamizh Makkal Kootanii Justice CV Wigneswaran has expressed his views over the sudden arrests taking place in Malaysia and...

I am contesting as a common candidate of Tamils, say Sivajilingam

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In a context where 35 candidates are contesting in the Presidential Election, I am contesting as the Common Candidate of Tamils. He said so in meeting with people held at Kerniyady in Trincomalee. On...

Wigneswaran rejects Ranil’s invitation to meet him saying It is proper to meet 5 parties together

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Ranil Wickremasinghe had put out a call to former CM and Secretary General of Tamil Makkal Koodany Justice C.V. Wigneswaran to meet him. However, in answering the call Wigneswaran had said that if...

People hav not been resettled in Palaly East, Mawai express concern after laying foundation stone in West

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 TNA MP, Mawai Senathyrasa requested that the lands of people located to the East of Jaffna International Air Port should be released and people re-settled in them. The Opening of the Jaffna...

Release of TPPs may be possible sometime after Presidential Election, Ranil says in Jaffna

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The release of the Tamil Political Prisoners may be possible some time after the election, said prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in Jaffna. He said this in reply to questions from media regarding...

Rare herbal plants and cattle smuggled illegally from Iranaitheevu – People ask to prevent it

Iranaitheevu

The people of Iranaitheevu have said that rare herbal plants and cattle are being smuggled to other areas from Iranaitheevu and have requested that action be taken to prevent this smuggling. Around...

Stance on Presidential Election – 5 Tamil parties sign General Agreement, TNPF refused to sign

Jaffna Uni

Ilankai Tamil Arasuk Kadchi, Tamizh Makkal Kootani, EPRLF, TELO and PLOT have signed in a general agreement prepared by University students on a general stance the Tamil People should take. Although...

The time is ripe now for the resolving of the so called ethnic question: Justice Wigneswaran

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The former CM, NPC and the Secretary General of Tamil Makkal Koodany, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran said that the time is ripe for resolving the problems of the Tamil people. He has said so in his weekly...

Some candidates fielded deliberately to scatter votes of Tamil People, says Wigneswaran

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Former Northern Province CM, C.V.Wigneswaran accused  yesterday that some candidates of Presidents Election put into field deliberately to scatter the minority people’s votes. He said so when he...

Protest against continuing abductions in the North

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An attention drawing protest was undertaken by the relatives of the missing, day before yesterday evening, against the abductions and making to disappear that are continuing in the North. The...