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Tuesday 20 August 2019
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40% of the foreign Exchange earned by Sri Lanka is from Diaspora Tamils, says Governor Ragavan

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40% of the foreign exchange received by Sri Lanka is sent by Tamils abroad, said the Northern Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan Dr. Ragavan was participating in the “Kooduravalar Sangamam” held at...

Let Gotabhaya give back our children and become the President, say the Relatives of the missing

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The relatives of the missing have said that they have no problem in Gotabhaya becoming the President  after giving back their children. Gotabhaya in main reason behind their position of distress and...

UN Special Rapporteur visits North to study about Post Easter Sunday Religious Reconciliation

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The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion of Belief, Ahmed Shaheed  has come on a visit to the North to study about the religious Reconciliation after the Easter Sunday...

1,200 Million requested to release HSZ  lands, but not granted, Army says  to Ranil

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The Army said yesterday to Ranil that they had requested 1,200 Million to release part of the HSZ lands, but as the Government has not granted it, they are unable to release those lands. The DDC...

Only 900 acre to be released in Jaffna, Ranil declares in presence of TNA MPs, in Jaffna

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe declared yesterday in Jaffna, in the presence of TNA MPs that, only 900 acres are left to be released in Jaffna and action will be taken to re-commission KKS...

Ranil avoids relatives of Missing-Take alternate to open Building

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe used an alternative route in order to avoid the Relatives of the Missing persons, on his way to declare open a building in Vavuniya. The Relatives of the Missing...

Attempt by a southerner to grab Nallur “Manthiri Manai”. Will another Historical Legacy be lost?

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A person from majority race has approached the Department determining the Ownership of properties, in order to claim ownership of Nallur “ Manthiry  Manai” , a historical legacy of Tamil people,...

Whoever may come to power our struggle for our missing will continue, bow the relatives of the East

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Not only Gotabhaya Rajapakse but also whoever he may come to power our struggle for our missing relatives will continue until a just solution is delivered to them, said the leaders of the...

Gota? or UNP?, the TNA has not decided, says C.V.K.Sivagnanam

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The TNA has not decided to support either Gotabhaya or UNP. We will support a candidate who will take the problems of the Tamil people among the Sinhalese people and one who will cooperate with our...

Police ban placing the photos of students killed at ‘Chenchcholai’ in the Memorial Tower

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In a context where a memorial Tower is being constructed at Vallipunam, Police has banned placing the photos of the students killed in the Air attack of Sri Lankan Air Force in side Chenchcholai...

“ Ezhuha Thamizh” Invigorating Rally  on September 16: Public Organizations offer full support

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It was unanimously decided in the meeting held on Saturday with the Public Organizations that the Ezhuha Thamizh (Rise up Tamils) Rally will be held on September 16th. This meeting under the aegis of...

When the UNP forms its own government all people will be equally respected, says Sajith in Jaffna

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When the UNP forms its exclusive government in future All Sri Lankan people will be equally respected, the Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa said in Jaffna. He said so while...

Sumanthiran, MP  assures that the Thiruketheeswara Arch will be constructed

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TNA MP M.A.Sumanthiran has assured that the Thiruketheeswaram Arch will be re-constructed without causing any  cleft among the communities. He also has said that action is being taken against...

“ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” Memorial Swimming Pool declared open by Minister Mangala Samaraweera

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The International standard “ Ali Kumaran Kumar Anandan” Memorial Swimming Pool that has been constructed at Valveddiththurai was declared open by Minister Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday. Speaking...

It is not fair to check devotees coming to Nallur Temple, Tamil People’s Council expresses concern

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The Tamil People’s Council has expressed concern that subjecting the devotees coming to the Historical Nallur Kandaswamy Temple to severe checking had caused much heart burns. The Council has...

Struggle of relatives of missing reaches its 900th day. Attention drawing rally held in Vavuniya

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A protest rally was held by the relatives of missing persons in Vavuniya, who are engaged in a rotational fasting protest in front of  RDA in Vavuniya held an attention drawing protest rally on...

Entrance to Palaly Air Port being changed to rob people’s lands???  Suspicions expressed

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Activities are underway behind the screens to change the entrance of the Palaly Air Port which is currently lying to the East of Palaly Road to Myliddy side which is lying to the west. Although the...

Members of Northern Public Service Commission file case against Northern Governor

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A case has been filed by the members of the Northern Province Public Service Commission in the High Courts against Northern Governor, Suren Ragavan. When the sitting of the PSC was in progress on the...

TNA laid the foundation for Buddhist Dominance and laid the seeds for Buddhist Terrorism, say relatives of missing of Vavuniya

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The relatives of missing persons of Vavuniya raised slogans at Nallur, accusing that, TNA laid the foundation of Buddhist Dominance and planted the seeds for Buddhist Terrorism. Their struggle...

Wild Life Department Officials fish in Maruthankerny/ Eluvaikulam, blocking livelihoods of 120 families

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The Wild Life department has claimed ownership of Eluvaikulam in Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary area in Vadamaradchchi and preventing 120 from undertaking their routine livelihood in the Kulam....

Those who act against Hindus are not real Bhikkus , says the Vihrathypathy of Naga Vihare Jaffna

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Mekaha Yathure Sri Vimala Thero, the Vihara-adi-pati of Jaffna Naga Vihare has said that the Buddhism came from Hinduism and those who act against Hindus are not real Bhjkkus. He has  said this...

People in their thousands congregated to observe obsequies to their fathers at Keerimalai beach

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Keerimalai beach was the venue, where people in their thousands on the July new moon day, yesterday to observe obsequies for their dead fathers. Much overcrowding occurred as thousands of people...

Wild Life Department should be prevented from acquiring the Casuarina jungle

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Manatkadu Social Organization has brought a resolution to DDC meeting of Jaffna District that the Wild Life Department should be prevented from acquiring the Casuarina jungle planted and maintained...

Anuradhapura Cancer Hospital cancer wastes dumped in Valikamam North

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An accusation was put forward in the Jaffna District DDC meeting that the cancer related wastes from Anuradhapura Cancer Hospital are being dumped in Valikamam North and this drastically detrimental...

21,830 acres to be brought under paddy cultivation in Kilinochchi in Sirupokam (Yala Season)

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Kilinochchi District  Agricultural Department announced that around 21,830 acres  will be brought under paddy cultivation in Kilinochchi District, this yala season. Due to the prolonging drought...

Fresh water wells in Ampalaperumal Kulam in Mulaitheevu District turning saline

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The people of the Ampalapperumal Kulam have reported that due to seepage of saline water into the village is turning the waters of fresh water wells in the village into saline waters and the trees...

Mawai Kanthan’s assets worth Rs.15 Billion  destroyed. Rare ola scrolls and medical data hidden

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The Secretary of the Temple Work Society , E.Perinpanayagam expressed concern that more the 15 billion worth  of assets of Maviddapuram Kanthasamy Kovil has been destroyed in war during 1995 and it...

Grand invigorating People’s Rally under the aegis of Tamil Makkal Peravai on September 07

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A grand people’s rally is to be held in the North and East homeland on September 7th, under the aegis of Tamil People Council (TPC)  putting forward 6 demands including opposition to oppression...

Relatives of Missing hold protest Rally in Vavuniya

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The relatives of missing who are engaged in continuous struggle for their relatives and lately in rotational fasting struggle in front of Road Development Department held a rally yesterday. After...

Another catastrophe strikes the final battleground- Drinking water sold at 1/= per litre

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All the families in Anandapuram, one of the battle fields where the final war was waged, has been pushed into a situation where they have to purchase their drinking water. Around 250 families are...

Large number of Palmyrahs destroyed with the connivance of the Police, in Paghilaipalli accuses the public

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It has been observed that large number of Palmyrahs being destroyed in deserted areas in Soranpattu and Mulaiyady Grama Officer divisions of the Pachchillaippalli Divisional Secretary’s area. It...

No problems in the country, if the Traditional Home Land concept had been accepted, CM to Thero

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Former Northern CM, C.V.Wigneswaran met the chief priest of Kalmunai Subathra Ramaya Vihare and who had performed Fasting protest in the Kalmunai Divisional Secretariat affair, Ranmuthugal...

Interest on Mannar Kurunthankulam Pillaiar Temple is on the increase

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The Mannar Kurunthankulam Pillaiyar Temple which is claimed to belonging to 13 Century AD is drawing much interest in recent days. Devotees from Mannar Thiruketheeswaram Nanattan, Manthai undertook a...

Tamil should live for Tamil Nation to live, says Northern Governor

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If Tamil Nation is to live, Tamil should live. We are people with  Tamil Identity. Therefore, as Bharathy said,  study other languages but have Tamil as the Mother, said Dr. Suren Ragavan , the...

Teak Trees planted and maintained by LTTE even during war, robbed by Southern persons

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The public have expressed concern that Teak trees in Mulaitheevu Karaithuraipattu are being cut down and taken to other districts. The teak trees in Alampil Thangapuram Road and Kumulamunai Murippu...

High Court Issues interim injunction on constructing Vihare at Kanniya

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Trincomalee High Court Judge M.Ilancheliyan has proclaimed an interim injunction on constructing Vihare at Kanniya. He also has banned Archaeology Department from undertaking excavations there. An...

Tamil Leadership has acquired assets equivalent to the betrayals done to Tamil people, relatives of Missing

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The Tamil Leadership has done so many betrayals to Tamil people and would have accumulated  assets in par with their betrayals, said the Relatives of people made to disappear, expressing concern....

All should rally under one umbrella, to oppose chauvinist Forces, says Rev. Fr. Sakthyvel

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The Buddhist Chauvinism has raised its ugly head at Kandapola and Kanniya. The chauvinists are bent on gaining a foot hold in North, East and the Hill country. In this context all Tamil Politicians...

Two youth shot, one dead, by police shooting on sword group, in Manipay

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A youth was shot dead in Manipay , yesterday night. The police announced that in a shooting done on a group going with swords one person was killed. This incident occurred at Manipay at around 8.40...

Livelihoods affected by the prolonging drought in Mulaitheevu District. Shortage of Drinking water

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The District Secretary of Mulaitheevu District, Mrs. Rupawathy Ketheeswaran said that due to the continuous drought prevailing in the district, livelihoods such as Fishing and agriculture had been...

If Tamil MPs cannot stop atrocities against Hindu religion they should resign calls Dr. Thirumurugan

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The President of the Sivabhoomy Trust, “ Chenchotchelvar” `Dr. Aru Thirumurugan called on the Tamil MPs to resign enmasse if they cannot stop the atrocities unleashed on the Hindu religion. He...

Are we guinea pigs? Protest against 5G channel towers in front of Jaffna Municipal Council

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Public gathered in front of Jaffna Municipal Council in an attention drawing protest against  and demanding to immediately stop the erecting  of Smart Cellular telecommunication towers being...

Bikkhu desecrates “ Nanthy Flags” of Neeraviyady Pillaiyar Temple

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The Bikkhu who had encroached into the Mulai/Neerviyady Pillaiya Temple premises and had built a Vihare with a massive Buddha Statue has cut down the “Nanthy Flags” used to decorate the...

Hindu temple belonging to the 13 century AD at Mannar/ Kurunthan area

Hindu temple belonging to the 13 century AD at Mannar

In a Field – research undertaken by the Assistant lecturer and the Students of the History faculty led by the Coordinator of the Jaffna University’s Faculty of History Prof. Paramu Pushparatnam,...

Struggle in Kanniya among blockades- Sinhalese threw hot water on Aatheena Swamigal

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The Tamil people in their numbers who went to Kanniya Temple were prevented from entering the Hindu Temple premises there, where the Sinhalese are attempting to build a Buddhist vihare with the...

Building up a Vihare on debris of destructed Pillaiyar Temple is a Form of Genocide, Says former CM

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Demolishing  the Pillaiyar Temple in Kanniya area and building a Vihare on it amounts to a Cultural Genocide, said the former CM of NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran. The act of building a Vihare in a more than...

Political solution to Tamils in 3 years – says Ranil in Jaffna

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Prime Minister Ranil yester proclaimed in Jaffna that a stable political solution to Tamils will be granted within three years by undertaking devolution of power. He attended the 125th year...

Action taken to commence the “ Vadamaradchchi  Lagoon “ Fresh water project

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The Vadamaradchchi Lagoon Fresh Water project has been proposed to solve the drinking water problem of the people of Jaffna District.Minister Mano Ganeshan and the Governor Dr. Suren Ragavan made a...

Even in UNP rule many Hindu Temples under Army Control, Accuses Wijeyakala Maheswaran

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State Minister for Education, Wijeyakala Maheswaran has accused that even in UNP rule, several Hindu Temples are still remaining under control of the Army. She accused so, speaking in an event held...

150 acre lands gobbled by Wild Life Department in Mulitheevu- Departments continue occupation

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Occupation of ancient lands of Tamil people  is being continued, in North and East, first during Mahindha Rajapakse rule after the end of the war, and then during the so called Good Governance...