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Thursday 17 October 2019
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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...

Festival of harvest of seed Red Onion in Vavuniya

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The harvest festival of seed Red onion was  held day before yesterday in Akkarayan. In this even presided by the Akkarayan Agricultural Instructor, The Deputy Director of Agriculture of Kilinochchi...

Security fences moved back at Nanthikadal following inquiry by HRC, Vavuniya

Nanthikkadal fence

Following actions undertaken by the HRC, Vavuniya, Security fences put up by Army hadsbeen moved back to facilitate small scale Fishermen to engage in fishing in Nanthikadal. Earlier, small Scale...

We breached court order to prevent racial conflict, Mulaitheevu Police declares before HRC

Neeraviyadi

Mulaitheevu police has said in the Human Rights Commission Inquiry that, they did not take court order in to consideration so as to prevent racial conflict. A complaint was made with the Human Rights...

Fresh water fishermen affected without Employment

Vannerikkulam

As Kilinochchi / Vannerikuam has dried up completely, the fishermen who were engaged in fresh water fishing in it has been affected without employment. More than 115 farmers are engaged in...

University Students Federation holds a meeting with representatives of Tamil political Parties

Uni students and party leaders (4)

A discussion with the representatives of Tamil Political Parties was held by the Jaffna University Students Federation yesterday. discussions were undertaken on what stance should Tamil people take...

32nd Annual Commemoration of Lt. Colonels Kumarappa, Pulenthiran and 10 other Poralis today

Kumarappa and Pulendran

The year was 1987. During the period of peace following the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement  members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Lt. Colonels, Kumarappa, Pulenthiran, Major Abdulla, Captains,...

Archaeological Department makes a complaint against Vedukkunari Sivan Temple Administration

TPC special group

A complaint has been made by the Archaeological Department with the Nedunkerny Police against the Administration of Vedukkunari Sivan Temple. This complaint has been made regarding construction of...

Stance of Tamil people for President’s Election – Independent group discuss with TMK and EPRLF

TPC

The Special group formed by Tamil People’s Council is in the process of meeting Tamil Political Parties regarding the Tamil people taking a strong unanimous stance towards the President’s...

Tamil people should reach a consensus in handling President’s Election, insist independent group

TPC

An independent group formed by the Tamil People’s Council has commenced its meetings with Tamil politicians in the Tamil Nationalist arena in order to reach a consensus in handling the Presidential...

475th Annual Commemoration of Mannar Martyrs held

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The 475th Annual commemoration of Mannar Martyrs was held at the Thottavely Martyrs Garden yesterday. These martyr were persecuted and killed by King Sangiliyan for following Catholic Religion...

Mulaitheevu farmers show interest in Kalapokam cultivation

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Mulaitheevu farmers are engaged vigorously in Kalapokam cultivation.  They are working on more than 70,000 acres. They have undertaken cultivation under all irrigational tanks including important...

Sampanthan and Sumanthiran not Tamil representatives, but Sinhala representatives, says Rajkumar

Rajkumar

The Secretary of the Tamil Home Land Association for Missing Persons, Rajkumar said at a Press Conference held yesterday, that, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran are not Tamil Representatives but Sinhala...

Establish rule of Law and preserve Rights of Minorities, Struggle undertaken and memorandum sent to UN Commissioner

Vvauniya Lawyers

An attention drawing struggle was undertaken in North, against the cremation of the Buddhist monk within the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple premises in open breach of courts order and  AALs and people...

Gota informs courts his inability to attend court due to security concern

Gota

The Leader of the Forward Socialist Party, Kumar Kunaratnam raised question in Jaffna yesterday,  as to whether  Gotabhaya Rajapakse will be able to come to the North in context where, he had...

32nd Annual Commemoration of  “ Thiyaga Theepam” Thileepan held all over Tamil Homeland

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The 32nd  annual commemoration of “ Thiyaga Theepam” Thileepan  was held all over Tamil Homeland by Tamil people sentimentally all over Tamil Homeland. The main event was held at the memorial...

Cremating the Thero’s body within temple premises, an act contravening Agama regulations, condemns International Hindu Priests Federation

Neeraviyadi

The International Hindu Priests Federation has condemned that cremating the Thero’s body in the Theertha Premises of Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple is a violation of Hindu Agama regulations. This act...

TPC to attempt to reach a consensus on President’s Election at a meeting of all Tamil Parties

TPC meeting in jaffna january 2018

At a special Central Committee meeting of the Tamil People Council (TPC), it has been decided to attempt to bring all Tamil Parties to a common table, reach a common consensus on whom to support in...

High level pressure to bury Thero’s body in the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple premises

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It is understood that high level pressure is being exerted for burial of Buddhist Monk’s body within the premises of the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple in Mulaitheevu District. Meanwhile Buddhist...

More than 80,000 acre lands of Tamil people robbed in Mulaitheevu, says Raviharan

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Former Northern Provincial Council, T.  Raviharan has said that more than 80,000 acres of lands of Tamil people had been robbed in Mulaitheevu District by Government Departments, Security forces and...

Southern Company setting up illegal saltern in Kilinochchi / Uruthirapuram

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A southern company is setting up an illegal saltern in Serukkan area in Uruthirapuram of Kilinochchi District. MP, Sritharan has visited the area on complaints from the public. The saltern that is...

Massive upsurge of people witnessed in “ Ezhuka Thamizh”  Rally, with all round support

Eluha Tamil

Jaffna Town reverberated with slogans in the unprecedentedly attended “ Ezhuka Thamizh”   rally yesterday. The Rally was augmented by overall hartal and non attendance in schools and private...

International Community must consider conducting a Referendum among the Tamil people: Wigneswaran insists in Ezhuka Thamizh

Wigneswaran

Co – Chairman of Tamil People’s Council and Former Chief Minister of Northern Province, Justice, C.V.Wigneswaran has said that the International Community must consider conducting a Referendum in...

Jaffna in an upsurge spirit: Thousands of people take part in Ezhuka Thamizh

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While thousands of people are participating in the Ezhuka Thamil , Jaffna town has gone into an upsurge spirit. Thousands of people have joined the procession which commenced from Nallur temple and...

32nd Annual commemoration of  ‘Thiyagatheepam Thileepan”  commence today at Nallur

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All events of 32 Annual Commemoration  week of ‘ Thiyagatheepam Thileepan ‘ will be held under the aegis of Jaffna Municipal Council. Thus,  the  first day’s events will be held today...

Action Starts to release lands under Army, says Governor Ragavan

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The First stage of activities have been commenced to release lands under the control of the Army, said the Northern Governor Suren Ragavan. A discussion was held at Kilinochchi, yesterday, on...

Heaping support for “ Ezhuka Thamizh” – Thousands of people are expected to attend

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A steep increase trend is observed in the past days for the “ Ezhuka Thamizh”  Rally , organized by the Tamil people’s Council to be held on the 16th. Neutral observers said that thousands of...

The reason or the sorry state of Tamil people: Tamil Leaders being sold out, says Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran

If the Sinhalese Leaders like J.R. Jeyawardena had been following the Buddhist religion which propagate love and if they are real Buddhist, the necessity for bearing arms would not have been forced...

Let’s all rally in “Ezhuka Thamizh” to strengthen the demands of Tamil people, a call from University students

Eluka Tamil East (2)

Jaffna University student’s Federation has announced that all should join the  “Ezhuka Thamizh” ally to strengthen the demands of the Tamil people. No one who are really concerned about Tamil...

Solution to ethnic problem within 6 months without aggravating Sinhalese People, says Sajith to TNA, in Jaffna

Sajith

Minister Sajith Premadasa who made a visit to the North yesterday, had said to the TNA that if he is elected as the President he will find a solution to the ethnic problem without aggravating the...

If Tamils vote for Anurakumara, merger of North and East , Right of Self-Determination, says NPP,in Jaffna

NPF

The National People’s Power has said in Jaffna that North and East will be merged and the Right of Self Determination will be granted to Tamil People, if they vote for JVP’s Presidential...

Attempts are being made to find political Solution to problems of Tamil people, says Ranil  in Jaffna

Ranil Jaffna

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said in Jaffna yesterday that attempts are being made to find political solutions to the problems of the Tamil people. He said this while addressing the people...

Health  Volunteer attempt to commit suicide in front of Mawai

Health  Volunteer attempt to commit suicide in front of Mawai

Mawai Senathyrasa went and met yesterday,  the health volunteers who is engaged in  struggle at Chavakachcheri Hospital. During his visit, one of the volunteers engaged in struggle , poured...

Danger of crisis in providing drinking water to Kilinochchi , warns the Water supplies Board

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The Kilinochchi District National Water Supplies and Drainage Board has announced that the water supply provided by the District Water Supplies Board is being undertaken every other day. Difficulties...

Re-planting of  trees essential in de-forested areas, insist Mulaitheevu Public Organizations

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Environmental problems are found increased in Mulaitheevu District due to the uncontrolled deforestation for excavation of sand and gravel. Large extents of forest has been destroyed for excavation...

Four fishermen injured in Navy assault at Pulmoddai, Trincomalee

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Four fishermen who were engaged in fishing in Trincomalee /Pulmoddai seas had been injured in an assault by Navy and admitted in Trincomalee  Public Hospital, the Police said. Abdul hameed...

Some of us have confidence , the President will fulfill his promises, says Sumanthiran , in front of President

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TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said in the presence of the president that some of them still have confidence that the president will fulfill his promises. Participating in the last days events of the...

International Day of People made to Disappear –  Mass Rallies in Kalmunai and Omanthai

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The Chairperson of the Mulaitheevu District Association for people made ti Disappear, Mariyasuresh Eeeswary, said that struggle of the Relatives of the people made to disappear will be held in...

Attention drawing struggle undertaken yesterday demanding release of Lands of Tamil People

Demo against Wildlife dept

An attention drawing demonstration demanding the release of lands seized by the Security Forces and the Wild Life Department in the North was held yesterday in front of Jaffna District Secretariat. A...

Recruitment to University – Struggle, if the administration supports Ministers intervention, warns TU

Jaffna Uni

The Employees Union of the Jaffna University has warned that if the administration supports the racially biased stance of the Line Minister in the recruitment of Non-Academic staff to the University,...

Relatives of Missing do not like Gota becoming president, says OMP Representatives

Missing people reps amparai

The relatives of the missing do not like Gotabhaya Rajapakse becoming the President. He is the reason for our relatives wandering on the roads to date, their Amparai and Baticaloa District...

OMP office in Jaffna to hoodwink UN and International countries, says Justice Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran

The former Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council, C.V.Wigneswaran has said that the establishment of the Office of the Missing Persons(OMP)  is to be opened today and this is really an eye...

Powerful magnetic field line going through Maravanpulavu and Thanankilappu , reason for hasty purchase?

Thanangilappu

A private firm is in the process of buying strategically placed high value lands for meager sums, without making the owners aware of the real value. A very powerful Magnetic Field line is going...

British Representatives meet Resettle people in Valikamam North

British Representatives meet Resettle people in Valikamam North

Representatives  of British High Commission met yesterday the resettled people in the village Vali North  and inquired about their problems. A team of these representatives including Chief...

Alternate project to solve the drinking water problem of Jaffna Peninsula to begin on 30th

Vadamaratchi lagoon

The alternate Project drafted for solving the drinking water problem of Jaffna Peninsula will be put into implementation on the 30th. The project designed to be completed last August had to be...

Iranamadu tank drying up, crisis in providing drinking water, says the Water supply & drainage Board

Iranamadu Tank

The District Engineer of Kilinochchi District Water Supply and Drainage Board , N.Navaruban said yesterday that a crisis is experienced in the Pipe Borne water supply to 17 Grama Niladhari Divisions....

Rally in Batticaloa demanding the Nationalization of Hisbullah’s university

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A grand rally was held in Baticaloa demanding the nationalization of Hisbullah’s University. This rally was led by MP, Athuraliya Rathne Thero , yesterday, Tuesday. More than 200 Buddhist monks and...