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

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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...

A constitution which could send Political Businessmen hoe is needed, says Victor Ivan in Kinniya

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“Ravaya” Editor and a Senior Journalist Victor Ivon said in Kinniya that a constitution which will protect Political Leaders is not needed.A constitution which will protect the people of the...

Who gave permission to Buddhist Monks to hold Archeological surveys on Kurunthoor malai? Court rebuke Department Officials

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The Mulitheevu Court rebuked strongly the Archaeological Department for causing disturbance at Kurunthoor malai allowing Buddhist monks to carry out archaeological research at Kurunthoormalai. On the...

TNA’s current selection in Indian houses

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It is not important as which country is constructing the house, but houses so constructed must be satisfying the needs and likings, the TNA had said. The countries of China and India have submitted...

Medical Museum established Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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The Medical Museum of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital was declared open yesterday. Articles related to Medicine have been exhibited in one part of the Museum. In this event presided by the Director of...

All factions should support the new political entrance of women, request all party female candidates

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The woman candidates of all parties, held a press conference at the Jaffna Press Club, to insist that all should join in to support the new political entrance of the women. After being relieved from...

Pressure increasing on the Government regarding Fasting TPPs, with letters from South

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The pressure  on the Government regarding the TPPs on their 19th day of Fasting by letters from important people of the South. Tamil Diplomat publish today three letters sent from south regarding...

Northern province Teams sweep the board in National School PT competitions

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Under 20 Girls PT Competitions All medals in the National Schools PT Competitions in the girls section were won by Northern schools. The National School PT Competitions  were held on 3 October 2017...

Rights should be granted to those around us, says the Chief Minister, Wigneswaran

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On a basis that we are Tamil people, We are demanding our entitlements, Rights and honour the Colombo Government. WE should think about whether we are giving the entitlements, Rights and honour to...

5,300 acre in the control of Departments in Manthai west only

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A special meeting for releasing state Lands acquired by two Departments in Manthai West, Mannar, was held at the Manthai West Divisional Secretariat, yesterday. Forest Department and Wild Life...

Attention drawing rally on the commemoration day of Nimalaruban and Dilruksan

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A call has been put out to assemble in front the Central bus stand, Jaffna for attention drawing rally on Tuesday, to commemorate,  the death of  Tamil Political Prisoners Nimalaruban and Dilruksan...

Years after war, trials of resettlement in Sri Lanka

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After 20 years in India, wearing a “refugee” tag that led her from one camp to another, it was only in December 2016 that Edward Selyn, 55, returned home. Until a few days ago, she was among a...

Stop arresting former militants, they need acknowledgement to live: NPC CM insists with EU reps

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While insisting European Community representatives that the Police and Army should stop the practice of arresting former militants for crimes perpetrated anywhere in the country, the Chief Minister...

World Food Program playing a big role in building up the health of the North: Ainkaranesan

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The World Food Program is performing a humanitarian task in playing a big role in alleviating the hunger of the Northern Province which has been affected by war, said the NPC Minister of Agriculture,...

130 kgs Kerala Ganja captured at Mathagal

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130 kilograms of Kerala Ganja in readiness to be smuggled by sea to some other districts was captured at Mathagal, in the Illavalai police area. Earlier Police intelligence had received a tip off...

Turkey wedding suicide bomber ‘was child aged 12-14’

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A suicide bombing which killed 51 people in the Turkish city of Gaziantep was carried out by a 12 to 14-year-old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Mr Erdogan said the so-called Islamic State (IS)...

US: Iran cash linked to prisoner release

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The State Department has said a $400m (£300.8m) cash payment to Iran was used as “leverage” in the release of five US prisoners. Spokesman John Kirby maintained the payment was...

‘Theri’ Box office status after the 100 day mark

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Producer Kalaipuli.S.Thanu will be the happiest man on earth. His big production venture ‘Kabali’ starring Superstar Rajinikanth and Rathika Apte in lead roles has got a humongous opening...

Army Commander promises   Protesting people to release Paravipanchan Lands in stages

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The Army Commander, Major General Karunasena has promised to release Paravipanchan lands of the people in stages, said Colonel Colambage to the protesting Land Owners. The people of Paravipanchan had...

Nandita Das all set to reenter Kollywood with Samuthirakani

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Now the news has been confirmed and there is another interesting addition to the project. Nandita Das will play the lead role in this film, which will deal with the suffering of a women within their...

Vayavilan Central girls grab medals for the first time at National Level in Weight Lifting

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In the National Level Weight Lifting Championships, the Vayavilan Central college girls captured 2 medela.K. Ragina competing in the 75 Kilo weight group won a gold medal lifting 57 kilogram. S....

Stalin, elected DMK’s Leader in Tamil Nadu Legislature

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DMK treasurer and DMK MLA M.K. Stalin has once again been unanimously elected as the organisation’s legislative party leader. He was elected at the meeting of DMK legislators held on Tuesday....

NP Chief Minister takes on Governor

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Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran has criticized Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray for holding a meeting on Jaffna city development scheme without consulting him, according to...

News Bits

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Disaster Areas declared High Security Zones with immediate effect, by President. Former DIG, Anura Senanayake arrested for hiding evidence in Thajutheen case. We are not guilty, truth will come out...

State records 73.76% polling

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Unseasonal rains in parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday failed to dampen the spirits of the voters, who turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. Tentative polling figures released by the...

Milk Production Plant opened in Poonakary

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Milk Production plant in Mukkomban Poonakary in Kilinochchi was opened by Canadian High Commissioner Shelly Whiting at a simple ceremony. The Milk production and product processing plant will provide...

Govt to appoint inter-ministerial committee for HR protection: Mangala

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has stated that the Government will appoint an inter-ministerial committee to to consider all matters related to human rights for the preparation of a National...

Govt committed to raise conditions in prisons to UN standards: Swaminathan

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Minister of Prisons D.M.Swaminathan has stated that the Sri Lankan government is committed to improve the conditions in the country’s prisons to make them more humane and effective by adhering...

‘Don’t scuttle JO May Day Rally’: Weerawnase to Govt

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 National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa has charged that there are moves to sabotage the holding of May Day Rally by the Joint Opposition. The government party must refrain from such...

Tamil National May Day in Marutanarmadam, Sampanthan will take part

The Tamil National May Day this year will be held at Ramanathan College Grounds at Maruthanarmadam on May 1st, Sunaday at 4 p.m. The leader of the Opposition and Leader of TNA Era Sampanthan will...

Wife hacks husband with axe and surrenders to the Police

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A wife ,who was harassed by her alcoholic husband for a long time had hacked her husband with an axe and surrendered to the police on the following morning to  the Vavuniya,  Iraddai periya kulam...

A Lankan Tamil detained in Tamil Nadu for smuggling

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A Sri Lankan Tamil has been detained by Tamil Nadu police allegedly for attempted smuggling of 10 kg of ganja from the Pamban seashore, according to media reports. The suspect is S. Prasanthan (24)...

Deprive Sampanthan of the opposition Leader post: BBS

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Bodu Bala Sena has demanded that Tamil National Alliance Leader Sampanthan should be deprived of the post of opposition leader since he is using the position to promote Tamil Elam cause through...

Sri Lankan Govt backtracts on commitment to UNHRC: Gary

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Canadian Member of Parliament Gary Anandasangaree has charged that the Sri Lankan Government has backtracked on commitments to UNHRC.  He made this observation in an interview with a Sri Lankan...

Karunanidhi hits back at Jayalalithaa over Katchatheevu

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Hitting back at AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for blaming him for the ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka, DMK president M Karunanidhi today accused her of enacting a...

Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272

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  At least 272 people have been confirmed dead and more than 1,500 people injured after Ecuador was hit by its most powerful earthquake in decades. Some 10,000 troops and 3,500 police are being...

Opposition Leader in Killinochi, meets Paravipanachan people

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Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan visited Paravipanchan village, met the people and held talks. He listened to their problems and promised to take steps to resolve them. He is currently on a tour in the...

Unable to Repay Loan, Farmer Commits Suicide

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A 65-year-old farmer from Veppampallampudur near Vadavalli, consumed poison on Thursday and succumbed to its effects on Saturday at a hospital. He was upset over his inability to repay a loan, he had...

Wickremasinghe, acting IGP

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Senior DIG S.M. Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the Acting IGP by the President, according to Police spokesman. He will act for IGP N.K. Illangakoon who retired from service on April 12.

India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100

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An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say. The fireworks, which were to be used to celebrate a local new...

China pledges yuan 500m to SL to symbolise friendship

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Chinese Prime Minister has pledged 500m yuan to Sri Lanka next year to symbolize friendship. This has been announced during the official visit by Prime Minister to China. Prime Minister of China Li...

Use of illegal drugs rapidly increases: Sathyalingam

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Northern Province Health Minister Dr. P.Sathyalingam has expressed serious concerns over the rapid increase of the use of illegal drugs in conflict affected areas in the North. Speaking to BBC...

The Governor recommends changes to be effected in the Pre-Fabricated house project

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The Northern Governor had said to an Indian media that he had recommended that changes be made to the houses of the 65,000 house scheme. Some of the facilities provided in these house, like, TV,...

Warning to Southern Fishermen transgressing into Mullai seas

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The Mulaitheevu Fishermen had warned southern fishermen who are staying in Chaalai Shore to leave the Mulai Seas and fish in southern seas. When the Fisheries Minister made a visit to Mulaitheevu he...

Gatimaan Express, India’s fastest train, launched on the Delhi-Agra route

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Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday flagged off India’s fastest train, the “semi-bullet” Gatimaan Express, from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in New Delhi. Speaking at the flag-off...

House Robbery at Atchuvely: 3 houses robbed & 100 sovereigns looted

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A series robbery had occurred at Atchuvely at around 2.30 a.m. yesterday. The robbers had entered three houses,attacked the inmates and robbed golden jewellery and money. The robbers appeared to be...

Minister of Fisheries grant authority to Fisheries Director to stop illegal fishing of Southern Fishermen in Mullaitheevu

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The southern fishermen who are engaging in illegal fishing in Mullaitheevu should be stopped forthwith. I am granting the authority to do so to the Assistant Director of Fisheries and Marine...

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on fast

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13 Sri Lankan Tamils refugees in the Special Camp in Tiruchi are on indefinite fast demanding their release, an Indian newspaper reported. They are facing cases under the Passport Act, the Foreigners...

Mahinda on Sirisena

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Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has charged that President Sirisena too is accountable for the alleged faults of the past regime. He stated that if there had been any faults of the past regime,...

Constitution Assembly to convene on April 5

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Sri Lanka’s long awaited constitutional assembly is expected to convene on April 5, according to Parliament sources. On that occasion a Steering Committee, and fourteen other members to draft a...