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Jaffna Municipal Council Members in war of filthy words in the Monthly sitting

Jaffna Municipal Council

The Members of the TNA and EPDP fought with filthy words in the monthly sitting of the council held yesterday. They tried to use water bottles as missiles. The Monthly sitting of the council was held...

Chairperson and Husband of Society for Missing persons summoned to TID

Jeyavanitha

K. Jeyavanitha , the Chairperson for the Association of the relatives of Missing persons (Vavuniya District) said  that TID has issued a summons yesterday for her to attend inquiries  Terrorism...

“Thamizh Amutham”  event held in invigorating spirit in University of Jaffna 

Thamizh Amutham

“Thamizh Amutham”  event was held in an invigorating spirit at the University of Jaffna  yesterday under the aegis of the University Students’ Union. A grand cultural Procession commenced in...

Governor Charles meets the Jaffna Bishop for the first time after assuming duties

Charls

The governor of the Northern Province,Mrs.P.S.M.Charles met the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt.Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam yesterday for the first time after assuming duties. This meeting was held yesterday at...

Grand Exhibition of the Engineering students of the University of Jaffna

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Expo – Ariviyal Nagar 2020 organized by the Engineering Students of the University of Jaffna was held at the Engineering Faculty at Ariviyal Nagar. The Competent Authority of, University of Jaffna,...

35th Commemoration of  Vankalai Massacre

Vangalai 2

The 35th commemoration of Rev. Mary Bastian and the children and public killed with him was held Monday at 7 a.m. in front of the statue of  Fr.Bastian near St. Anne’s church in Mannar. The...

People  chase away sand smugglers:  Smugglers unload sand on A9 and flee

sand ariyalai

When people started chasing sand smugglers who were loading sand in Ariyalai area, the smugglers had fled the area unloading the sand on A9 road. It could be noted that the dumped sand being spread...

Tamil Political Prisoner dies in Baticaloa Prison: Other TPPs  in struggle of roof demanding just inquiry

Batti prision strruggle

Sellappillai Mahendran, a Tamil political Prisoner detained in Baticaloa Prison has died there. He was afflicted with diabetes. In the context of this TPP dying in prison co- TPPs had undertaken a...

District Secretary writes to Defence Secretary to release Kadduwan Myliddy Road within HSZ

vethanayakan

The District Secretary, Jaffn, N,Vethanayagan has written a letter to the Defence Secretary, Major General Kamal Gunaratne to take action to release the section of the Kadduwan- Myliddy Road that is...

Danger of hundreds of students losing eye sight in Thenmaradchchi, PHI reveals a shocking news

Eye

The danger of hundreds of students losing the sight of one eye of both eyes is prevailing in Thenmaradchchi, said the PHI, M.Prabaharan. He said so in an event held at the Chavakachcheri  Medical...

Cancer patients increased in Northern Province – 5247 treated in 2019 with 70 deaths- Health Secretariat

Thellippapali

In context where the number of Cancer patients increasing, 5247 were admitted for treatment in 2019 with 70 of them succumbing to their illness, said Jaffna Region Health Services Secretariat...

Seat distribution among constituent parties of TNA ends cordially

TNA

The final agreement in distribution of parliamentary seats  among the constituent Parties of TNA has been reached yesterday. In a context where uncertainty prevailing in the last two in the...

Negotiations with the Government- decision to be taken after the Throne Speech of  President- TNA

TNA-Sampanthan-Sumanthiran

The TNA has announced that an important decision will be taken regarding the negotiations with the Government only after the Throne speech of President Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The 4th series of the...

5,000 million for installing Buddhist symbols in the North. 3,000 Million to Tamil Leaders to keep mum, accuses Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran

Former Chief Minister Wigneswaran has said that Ranil announced earlier that 5,000 Million had been allocated for installing Buddhist symbols in the North and 3,000 million to Tamil Leaders to keep...

Case filed against Maravanpulavu Wind Mill project, says Chairman Vamadevan

Maravanpilavu windmil

The Chairman of Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Sabha said that a case had been filed in the Chavakachcheri Courts relevant to Maravanpulavu Wind Mill Project. Continuous struggles have been undertaken by...

GCE (A/L) – 2019 – 43 Vembadi Girls secure 3As – 36 Jaffna Hindu boys secure 3As

Abarna

The results of the G.C.E. (A/L) – 2019 were released recently. 43 Vembady Girls secured 3 As and 36 Jaffna Hindu Boys secured 3As. 28 Vembady Girls  secured 2As. Details of some leaders in the...

Attention drawing struggle by relatives of Missing in Kilinochchi tomorrow

Mullai disappeared

A massive attention drawing struggle is to be held by the relatives of people forced to disappear in front of Kilinochchi Kandasamy Kovil, tomorrow at 10a.m. Transport arrangements have been...

Ban on singing National Anthem in Tamil – Amounts to Government itself sowing split among the races, says Mawai

Mavai

The TNA MP Mawai Senathyrasa said that banning the singing of the National Anthem in Tamil will amounts to government itself sowing seeds of separation among the races. He said so participating in...

Tamil Eelam was in existence even before Buddhism came here, C.V. Wigneswaran clarifies 

Wigneswaran

“There is no need to prove Thamil Eelam. It exists even now. Eelam is another name for Lanka, Ceylon, Serendip and so on. Since Sri Lanka exists Eelam also exists. Thamil Eelam is that part of...

Sinhalese are not opposed to power sharing: Wigneswaran replies to the President

Gota-and-Wigi

Our Sinhalese brethren are not against peace and prosperity. Many a Sinhalese at the grass roots level are aware of the individuality of the Tamils, and their long time exclusive continued residency...

More accusation of link to Illegal groups on Jaffna Police

Jaff

It was pointed out in a discussion on controlling crime in the North, held yesterday at the District Secretariat that most of the crimes are occurring due to the negligence of the Police. The...

Round up and search operation yesterday in Jaffna to contain anti social activities

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Special round up search operation were undertaken from the early hours of yesterday with a view to controlling the sword slashing  and anti-social activities in Jaffna, centering on Arasady area....

It will be difficult for TNA to get 16 seats this time: Sitharththan MP

Sitharthan

Although it is a question mark , whether the TNA will get 16 seat like in earlier time, it may get most number of seats, TNA MP, T.Sitharththan expressed hope and also said that the entry of...

Mahajana Girls’ Team crowns as National Champions beatin Parakramabahu MV

Mahajana College women football

Thellipalai Mahajana was crowned Champions in the National Schools under 20 Foot Ball Championship winning the finals. The final of this series was held yesterday at 11.00 a.m. at the Colombo City...

Case will be filed within one week against the Wind-mill company, Chava PS announces in writing

Maravanpulavu

The Chavakachcheri Predeshiya Sabha has announced in writing to the protesters against the Wind-mill construction company that, case will be filed against the wind-mill projects without Pradeshiya...

Area people gather to protest against the Windmill project in Maravanpulavu

Area people gather to protest against the Windmill project in Maravanpulavu

The area people of Maravanpulavu joined in for a struggle against the construction of Wind Mill – Power Station near their residences in Maravanpulavu , under Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary...

We don’t want enmity with Sinhalese. Political solution should be delivered, insists Era Sampanthan

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A fair political solution should be delivered, insisted the TNA Leader Era Sampanthan yesterday. He further said that ,’we don’t like to have any enmity against the Sinhalese people nor Sinhala...

Vadduvagal Bridge on A-35 in a dangerous situation

vadduvakal bridge

The Vadduvagal Bridge on A-35 road has been damaged in several places and is in a dangerous situation. The longest bridge on the way to Mulaitheevu town remains in a state of disrepair to date. It...

Tamil National Party formed by those who left TELO- President – Sri Kantha, Secretary  – Sivajilingam.

Srikantha

A new Tamil political Party has been inaugurated with Attorney at Law, Sri Kantha as President. The new party has been named “ Tamil National Party” Sri Kantha announced yesterday that the new...

The Sri Lanka Government should take the responsibility for Tamils who were killed, Ariyanendran

Ariyanethiran

Former TNA MP, Ariyanendran said that the Government should take the responsibility for Tamil Youth bearing arms and the Tamil people who were killed. The 13th Commemoration of Political Adviser to...

Save the villages from sand robbers, people block A9 Road, to protest against them

Save the villages from sand robbers, people block A9 Road, to protest against them

People rising up against sand robbers block A9 High way to protest against the sand robbers. People from Iyakkachchi and Kovil Vayal coming under Palai Divisional Secretaqry’s area engaged in this...

Next action depends on the decision of the state relevant to Geneva Resolution, says Sumanthiran

sumanthiran

We are waiting for the stance to be taken by the Government regarding Geneva Resolution. Our next stage of action will depend on the decision of the Government, said the TNA Parliamentarian,...

No one is authorised to interpret Sri Lanka as a Buddhist Country, former CM, Wigneswaran

wigneswaran

The former Chief Minister of Northern Province and Secretary General of Tamizh Makkal Kootanii Justice  C.V.Wigneswaran has said that no one is authorised to interpret Sri Lanka  as a  Buddhist...

Limitless sand robbing  in the North- People gearing up for mass protest

Sand Mining Nagar Kovil

In a context where illegal sand mining is being carried out in abundance in all Tamil areas of the North, it has gone beyond all limits at all places. Hence, the people are getting ready to undertake...

Establishing a Commission to study the release of TPPs ,  an eye-wash, says Rev. Sakthivel

Father Shakthivel

The leader of the Association for the release  of Tamil Political Prisoners , Rev. Fr. Sakthivel opposed the establishment of a Commission to study into the release of the Tamil Political...

Defence Secretary, Maj. General Kamal Gunaratna, accused of war Crimes to visit Jaffna today

Kamal Gunaratne

It is learnt that that, the Defence Secretary, Major General Kamal Gunaratne is to visit Jaffna today. A high level conference on the ‘security of Jaffna District and Law and Order procedures’ is...

Where are the persons made to disappear? A demonstration in Mullaithivu today

Missing people strruggle

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

Jaffna Uni STF

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

gajendrakumar-ponnambalam

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.

Dengue

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               

DATA

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

Arul Pragasam

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

Suresh-P

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

Neeraviyadi

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

Aru and Suman

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...