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Tamils living in border villages of Vanni struggling to redeem their lands, says T.Raviharan

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Our Tamil people who are living in the border villages of Kookilai,  kokkuththoduwai and Karunaddukkerny, in Mulaitheevu District are fighting hard at the border to redeem their lands and retain...

Dragonflies invade Coastal areas of Trincomalee

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Dragonflies belonging to a small variety of grasshoppers have invaded Trincomalee. These flies are swarming over the coastal areas of Trincomalee, the area people said. Coastal areas from Trincomalee...

Provincial Council System with devolved powers will be preserved, assures Sajith Premadasa in Jaffna

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Former Minister Sajith Premadasa assured yesterday in Jaffna that the Provincial Council System with devolved powers within a unitary country will be preserved by him. This assurance was given in a...

Tiger ‘s documents recovered in Mathalan

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An excavation venture was undertaken in Mulaitheevu yesterday in search of the weapons of the Liberation Tigers. Some documents of the liberation Tigers were recovered in a state of being buried in...

Wimaleswary, who queried to account for 210 Million thrown out from ITAK sans any inquiry

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The leader of the Jaffna District Women Front ITAK, who raised questions about 210 million provided by Diaspora Organizations has been unceremoniously thrown out of ITAK without any inquiry....

Tiger Fever in the North again-TID arrests 21 in the North without fanfare

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The TID has arrested 21 persons in the North without much fanfare accusing them of being involved in re-formation of the LTTE, and had kept them under their interrogation. Further, as a fear had...

Don’t get distracted by Election politics, calls Tamil Makkal Peravai

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The voyage of our people towards their long-term aspirations is continuing through losses and sacrifices. There are massive contributions towards this of selfless people with unknown faces. In this...

Where is the 210 Million sent through ITAK, its Women’s Front queries

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The Secretary of the Ilankai Tamil Arasuk Kadchchi women’s Front, Wimaleswary Sri Kantharuban queried yesterday as to what happened to the Rs. 210Million sent by Diaspora Organization through ITAK,...

Country moving towards Military Rule, Its important that we strengthen ourselves, says Sumanthiran.

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A military rule which we have not seen in our times is looming.  Starting stages of that is to be seen clearly, The spokesperson of Tamil National Alliance, M.A.Sumanthiran had said. The event for...

While Elections drawing closer, violence skyrocket in Jaffna. Social enthusiasts express concern.

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Anarchy of Sword groups on the increase Ganja smuggling from India targeting Jaffna. Theft and robberies at peak. In a context where the General Elections of August 5th drawing near, violence are...

Why the Government is not releasing TPPs while protecting Karuna and KP, furies Suresh

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Few days ago Karuna boasted about killing 3,000 Army men in one night. Instantly battle flags were raised by opposition parties and Sinhala Buddhist racist groups against the boasting of Karuna. But...

Our struggle will continue till a solution is delivered , say people of Vav/Kanchuramoddai

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The People of kanchuramodai, which comes under the Vavuniya North Divisional Secretariat, are engaged in a struggle for the third day demanding to control the activities of the Forest Department...

Rajapakses may have taken people’s money, says Justice Wigneswaran

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Rajapakses may have the habit of taking the money belonging to the country and people. But I don’t have such habits, said Justice Wigneswaran yesterday. He expressed this opinion in a discussion...

Alternate Leadership is the need of the Tamils. What TNA done is enough, says Sivasakthy Ananthan

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The Vanni District candidate of Tamil Makkal koodany, Sivasakthy Ananthan said yesterday that the time had come for Tamil people to bring up a Leadership that is with a spine, brave, honest and...

One youth killed in Army shooting on suspected sand smuggling Tractor at Muhamalai

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A youth aged 24 years was killed pathetically in Army shooting. This incident had happened at Muhamalai at around 6.15 p.m. yesterday at Mauhamalai. Palai Police said that the youth was killed in a...

Struggle by public at Manatkadu against granting permits to excavate sand

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Public gathered yesterday to protest against granting permits to excavate sand in Manatkadu. A few days ago people had protested against granting permits to private persons breaching the norm that...

571,000 qualified to vote in Jaffna Electorate

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The Jaffna District Assistant Election Commissioner, Amalraj has announced that 571,000 persons are qualified to vote in the forthcoming General Elections, in Jaffna Electorate including Jaffna and...

Legacies  of Tamils demolished by rulers with Mahavamsa mentality,  condemns  FPO, T’malee

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The Federation of Public Organizations of Trincomalee has said that The EP Archaeological Task Force is unnecessary. In a Report it has pointed out that the appointment of the President’s Task...

Guava harvest in Mulaitheevu

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The harvesting event of Guava ( popularly known as Koiya in Tamil) successfully cultivated in an extant of 2 acres at Palampasi village coming under Thanduwan Agricultural Instructor’s  area in...

Friction between people of Mulai/Thamduvaan and Survey Department

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People of Thanduvaan have expressed their opposition to the disseising and demarcating of the lands owned by people by the District Survey Department in Mulaitheevu District. When an activity of...

Court orders to argue the full case in the Damage to Thiruketheeswaram Arch Case

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The court had ordered to argue the full case on the demolition of Thiruketheeswaram Arch. Two criminal cased were taken up at the Mannar Magistrate Court and a case relevant to the warrant in the...

Ancient tribes of Ceylon were Tamil Hindus, Justice Wigneswaran insists to a southern media

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In reply to a question of Colombo journalist Justice Wignewswaran had said that * Mahavamsam is not a Historical Book. * What perpetrated against Tamils  is Genocide ! * No Sinhalese Leader can give...

Danger of Corona Virus spreading in North, warns  Government Medical Officers’ Association

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The Health services has warned that a second wave of Corona Virus may affect Sri Lanka soon. They have said that situation might be created by Indian traders illegally entering the North. If that...

Telecommunication equipment hidden in Pesalai recovered by STF

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Police in conjunction with the STF had recovered day before yesterday evening, telecommunication equipment which laid hidden in the southern coastal area coming under Mannar Police division. On a tip...

Release the Tamil Political Prisoners first to evolve and achieve a peaceful permanent solution to the national question, Says TMTK to Rajapakses

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The Tamil Makkal Thesiya Koottani had sent a letter to President Gotabhaya Rajapase and Prime Minister Mahindha Rajapakse  asking them to release the Tamil Political Prisoners first to reach a...

Kili/Akkarayan area Hospital converted into Corona treatment Centre- Organizations protest

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Northern Health Officials had taken yesterday a decision of converting Akkarayan Hospital into a Corona treatment Centre within one month. The Akkarayan Hospital which is in use of large number of...

Aanai Vilunthan paddy fields will be released immediately, assures the Director General of Forest Department

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The Director General, Forest Department Mahindha Seneviratne has assured that action will be taken to release the paddy lands of Aanaivilunthan People will be released immediately. The...

Stone pelting attack on Jaffna Naga Vihare

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A stone pelting attack was made by unidentified persons on the Jaffna Nagavihare  located at Ariyakulam junction. Some unidentified persons had undertaken a stone pelting attack on the Jaffna...

22,000 UXOs laying buried at Muhamalai and Elephant Pass areas, says the Manager, SHARP 

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Operations Manager of the SHARP Organization, Retd. Capt. Prabath Narampanava said yesterday that 22,260 dangerous UXOs had been removed from 1,101,950 Square meter area in Ambakamam, THachchadampan...

We will not support any Political  faction in the Elections, bows Relatives of Missing

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The chairperson of the Association for Missing persons, Amparai, Thampirasa Selvarani had said that they would not support any Political faction in the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections. Several...

Atrocity of sand smuggling- People prevented from going to their own lands- STF brings situation under control

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Under the guise of the owners of lands in Tharmapuram in Kilinochchi living in other districts, sand smuggling from their paddy lands being undertaken liberally. These owners who are living in other...

Indian National went from Jaffna found with Corona symptoms in India- 3 houses in Inuvil quarantined

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A Indian national who stayed in Inuvil for days and engaged in textile business has been found in India as having Corona symptoms and as a result of it three houses in Inuvil have been...

Relatives of Missing persons hold attention drawing demonstration in Vavuniya

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The relatives of the missing persons held an attention drawing demonstration yesterday in Vavuniya. The relatives who are undertaking a continuous struggle  for more than 1200 days, calling for...

When there are traces of irrigation being undertaken, how could Aanaivilunthan lands be belong to Forest Department, queries Sritharan

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Former MP, for TNA, S.Sritharan said yesterday that appropriate action will be taken with regard to the paddy fields of people of Aanaivilunthan in Kilinochchi. He held a meeting with the people of...

Alliance led by Wigneswaran decides to meet UN Rresident Representatives

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The Tamil Makkal Thesiya Koottani led by Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has decided to meet soon the High Commissioners and  Consulars of important countries including the UN Resident Representative. A...

We would be urging the International powers to conduct an internationally monitored referendum – Justice C.V.Wigneswaran, Former Chief Minister of NP

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We would like to have a full fledged federal constitution   for the  merged  North and East which will ensure the integrity of the Island but give the Tamils and Muslims the elbow space to look...

No need to fear about presence of Grasshoppers, says the NP Department of Agriculture

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The NP Department of Agriculture had said that the farmers need not be afraid of desert grasshoppers. They said so in response to an inquiry after news spread about the sightings of grasshoppers in...

Father in search of missing son dies after fall from a tree

Nallathambi

A father who was engaged in struggle for his who was abducted at Vavuniya and made to disappear had died yesterday morning. Sinnasamy Nallathaby (aged 70) , who is a resident of Koomankulam,...

Officials attempting to show that learning activities are occurring through on-line, accuses Ananthy

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The Educational Officials who are not capable of developing the educational status of Northern Province are attempting to show that learning activities are occurring on-line, accused former...

A skeleton and explosives recovered at Muhamalai in the 2nd stage of excavation

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In the context of a skeleton and UXOs recovered from the site of recovery of human remains and rifles etc at Muhamalai, further excavations are postponed to 9th. on the 21st of last month skeletons...

Shells recovered from Kurumbasiddy and Vavuniya

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23 shells were recovered from a private well in Kurumbasdiddy of the Thellipallai Polioce division. These shells were recovered in an excavation made as per the Court order. Some uxo were observed in...

Differently abled person arrested and tortured, complaint made against police with Human Rights Commission

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A complaint had been made with the Jaffna Regional Office of the Human Rights Commission that a differently abled person who had lost both his legs was arrested on a false accusation and was tortured...

300 families in Mannar dependent on Palmyra based products in utter helplessness

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300 families of 8 villages in the Mannar Divisional Secretary’s area within Mannar Island, which were dependent on production of Palmyra related products are in utter helplessness after losing...

Memories blaze even after 39 years for cultural Genocide of Jaffna Public Library

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Although 39 years have passed after the scorching of Jaffna Public Library, which lauded as the knowledge Bank of South East Asia, the mental scars created by the outright Arson on Tamil people...

Forest Department bans agriculture at Mulai/ Kokkuththoduwai and Erintha kadu agricultural lands

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When the farmers went to clear the agricultural lands in Mulai- Kokkuththoduwai and Erinthakadu areas, the Forest Department had prevented them. The farmers of that area had requested the relevant...

Massive struggle on 1200th day , says the relatives of missing persons

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The chair person of the Association for missing persons, K. Jeyavanitha said yesterday that their Association is to undertake a massive struggle on Monday in view of the completion of 1200 days of...

Excavation at Muhamalai –  Uniforms, human remains rifles  of Liberation Tigers recovered

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The first day of the excavations at the site where human skeletons were discovered at Muhamalai in Kilinochchi/ Palai Police division was undertaken yesterday. The first stage of the excavations was...

Strong winds in Mulaitheevu – 48 houses damaged

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14 houses had been damaged in Puthukkudiyiruppu/ Mulaitheevu due to strong winds that blew on 23rd. 14 houses including a small temple in Ananthapuram in Puthukudiyiruppu of Mulaitheevu District due...

Attempt to Buddhistize Eastern Province, Tamil National Cultural Federation express concern

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The Tamil National Cultural Federation has expressed strong opposition and dissatisfaction regarding the Presidents announcement that A presidential Task Force will be established to be led by...

Canadian Director to make a film on Mulliwaikkal Catastrophe soon

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A Canadian Film Director Kanthasamy Ketheeswaran has announced that he will make a full length film in English so as to bring the truths to screen of disasters of Mulliwaikkal. He has announced so in...