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Sri Lankan anthem sung in Tamil for first time since 1949

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Sri Lanka’s national anthem has been sung in the minority Tamil language at official independence day celebrations for the first time since 1949. The anthem was also sung in the majority...

Preparations for acquiring land for Air Port commence

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The surveying of lands is being carried out as a forerunner to acquiring lands for the Air Port. As a stretch of Valai – Araly Road is also to be included in this acquisition, attention should be...

Muslim leadership acquired spirit from Thanthai Chelva: Ammer Ali

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Deputy Minister Ameer Ali has observed that the Muslim leadership acquired the right spirit of politics from Thanthai Chelva. It was he that gave us the right direction, inspiration for healthy...

Supreme Court to hear plea today for re-look at verdict on gay sex

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hold an open court hearing of the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of Indian Penal Code’s section 377...

I am unable attend all meetings, nominating representative not approved yet: CM

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“The president had appointed me as a Co-Chair to Coordinating Committee Meetings of the 5 districts and 37 Divisional Secretariats. I am unable to attend all these meetings. If I do, I will not...

Mullai Zonal Education office opened

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Zonal Education office of Mullaitheewu was declared open by Northern Province Education Minister Kurukularasa recently. Zonal Director of Education Muneeswaran presided. There were cultural events...

Salman Khan files caveat petition in Supreme Court

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Bollywood actor Salaman Khan filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court today asking to be heard when the Maharashtra government’s appeal against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case comes...

Nayan becomes the most wanted heroine of Kollywood

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The star value of Nayanthara seems to be growing as she gets older and demand for her in Kollywood is on the rise in spite of stiff competition from her contemporary heroine’s and newcomers as...

TPPs to go into fast unto death hoping to secure release before Independence day

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The TPPs in 14 prisons all over Sri Lanka had announced that they will undertake fast unto death again if they are not released before the Independence day. We are losing hope as the Good Governance...

Big holes in the area where land split occurred & farmers unable irrigate crops

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The split occurred at Navagiri last week is growing into large holes and farmers are unable to water their crops due to all the pumped water is draining off through the holes. When the farmers...

Indian fishermen strike for release of trawlers

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Tamil Nadu fishermen have gone on strike in Nagapattanam and Puthukottai demanding the release of their trawlers in the custody of Sri Lankan government. Fishermen Associations charged that Sri Lanka...

Namitha becomes agori!

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After a long hiatus due to wait issues Namitha has come back slimmer by 23kgs and is starring as an Agori in ‘Pottu’ directed by Vadivudayan starring Bharath, Iniya and Manisha Yadav. Namitha is...

Zika Virus Leads To Two-Year Pregnancy Warning

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Health officials in El Salvador have warned women against falling pregnant as authorities struggle to control the spread of a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects.Vice-minister of...

Bangladesh detains Singapore deportees over terror links

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Bangladesh authorities say 14 of its nationals deported from Singapore are being held over links to a group blamed for attacking secular writers.The men were part of a larger group of 26 construction...

TN fishermen arrested off Mathakal seas

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Sri Lankan Navy arrested three Indian fishermen off Mathagal seas allegedly for poaching in Lankan waters. They also took into custody the boat they were fishing from. The arrest was made on January...

EU trade delegation to Sri Lanka

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An European Union trade delegation is expected to visit Sri Lanka on a three day visit. The delegation comprises officials from the European Commission and the European External Action Service. The...

Sivajilingam graces MGR birth anniversary in Pandatharippu

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Northern Provincial Councilor N.K. Shivajiligam was the Chief Guest at the 99 th birth anniversary of late M.G.Ramachandran, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu held at Pandatharipu. The event was...

Minister Rishad meets Fr. Swampillai

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Minister Rishad Bdiudeen met Mannar Apolistic Administrator Rev. Fr. Dr. Kingesley Swampillai at the Mannar Bishop’s House recently. They discussed the solutions needed to the problems of the...

Rajitha hands over appointment to trainee nurses

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Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne handed over appointment letters to 1100 trainee nurses at a in Maharagama recently. He was the Chief Guest. Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim was also present.

IIT-Madras girl ‘leaves for the Himalayas’

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26-year-old student of IIT-Madras went missing from her hostel on Tuesday, bizarrely leaving behind notes in her hostel room that said she was heading to the Himalayas to attain sainthood. The city...

Donald Trump presidential bid gets Sarah Palin backing

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Donald Trump’s Republican presidential bid has received the backing of Sarah Palin, the populist ex-governor of Alaska who was the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008. “Are...

Teen age pregnancies on the decline in Mannar: Regional Health unit

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The teen age pregnancies had decreased in 2015 compared to post war years, said the Mannar District Regional Health unit. Post war period experienced  an increase in Teen age pregnancies. However,...

Training for new recruit MAs in NP

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A ten day Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Management Assistants in the Northern province was held from 18th to 29th January 2016. The program was held at the Conference Hall, MOH...

50 suitcases to Mullaitheewu Iniya Vaalvu Children

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Fifty inmates of Vattu Iniya Vallvu Illam were handed over suit cases under the patronage of Vaddukoddai Hindu Youth Association. This assistance was extended following a request made by the...

Seminar on constitution for NP councilors

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A seminar was held on “Constitutional Models of Power Sharing, Challenges and Perspectives in Multi Ethnic Societies” for Northern Provincial Councilors at the Jaffna Public auditorium on January...

Release convicts in Rajiv murder case: Tamil Cinema Artistes

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Tamil Cinema Artistes have urged the Central Government of India to release the seven convicts in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ganthy murder case. They are stage an agitation and present a...

Farmers who cultivated Ginger in Jaffna, disappointed by the drop in expected price

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Those who have invested in Ginger cultivation had been subjected to great disappointment and financial losses it is reported. The farmers engaged in Ginger cultivation in the hope of reaping a high...

Opinions of Northern people on the new Constitution to be obtained from Feb 5th

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The committee which had been tasked with finding out the opinion of the Northern people, as to how should the new constitution should be formulated will hold its sittings in the North from 5th of...

Ranil sowed sorrow in the hearts of Vali North People: Society for Resettlement and Rehabilitation

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Ranil had sown sorrow in the minds of Valli North people who were drowned in happiness by the promise of Maithripala Sirisena that they will be resettled in their own lands within 6 months. This will...

We don’t want alternate lands, we want our own lands: Fight Tamil border villagers of Mulaitheevu

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People of  border villages of Kokkilai, Kokkuththoduwai and Karunaddankkerny staged a Protest Rally, yesterday demanding the government to hand over their own lands instead of giving them alternate...

Forming a new party is uncertain: Udaya Gamanpilla

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UPFA Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpilla has observed that no certainty has been reached over the formation of a new alliance by the Mahinda Rajapakse faction. Speaking to the media, he said that they...

NFF will contest under a new Alliance:Weerawanse

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NFF Leader Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawanse has stated that his party will contest elections for local bodies under a new alliance. He was speaking to the media. He stated that a new alliance will be...

Devolution must not go beyond 13 A: Mahinda

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Ex-President Mahinda Rajaapkse has stated that the new constitution should not devolve powers beyond the powers of devolution stipulated in the 13 th amendment. Speaking at a meeting in Abeyarama...

Alagaratnam re-elected BASL President

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President’s Counsel Geofffrey Alagaratnam has been re-elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for 2016/17. He was re-elected unanimously. Mr. Alagaratnam is a former lecturer and...

Iran nuclear deal: ‘New chapter’ for Tehran as sanctions end

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Iran “has opened a new chapter” in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani said, hours after economic sanctions on Tehran were lifted. On Saturday the international nuclear...

Karthi and Nayanthara as a Royal couple

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Karthi and Nayanthara are working together for the first time in ‘Kashmora’ directed by Gokul of ‘Idharku Thaaney Aasaipattai Balakumara’ fame.  Last year, 50 percent of the film was shot...

Flint, Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency

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US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead. The city’s water became contaminated after a change in...

Prakash Raj and Ilaiyaraja team up again

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The multi-talented film personality Prakash Raj is currently directing a film. His previous two films were the Tamil-Telugu bilingual ‘Dhoni’ and ‘Un Samayalarayil’ which was...

Burkina Faso attack: Hostages freed in Ouagadougou hotel siege

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Gunmen stormed Ouagadougou’s Splendid Hotel and a nearby cafe in an attack apparently involving car bombs. Communications Minister Remis Dandjinou said the security forces operation at the...

Release of TPPs delayed by their own Attorneys: accuses the Minister of Resettlement in Jaffna

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Speaking in the National Pongal Festival held at Weerasingam Hall, Jaffna, The Minister of Resettlement and Prison Reforms, D.M.Swaminathan  accused publicly that the delay in the release of the...

Changes evident in Sri Lanka after Regime change: Hugo Swire, UK FM

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Addressing  the gathering at the National Pongal Festival  held at the Weerasingam hall, Jaffna, The Foreign Minister of United Kingdom, Hugo Swire said that changes are evident in Sri Lanka after...

Ranil orders people’s lands should be released, keeping minimum possible for security purposes

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Prime Minister has directed that all the people’s lands except the minimum possible  extent of lands  needed for the development of KKS harbour and Palaly Air Port. However the Prime Minister...

Jakarta attacks: Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital

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A series of bomb blasts have rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and there is continuing gunfire and reports of further explosions on the streets. At least six people have been killed by the...

Colombo protest says ‘no to private medical colleges’

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Medical Faculty students held a protest in Colombo yesterday protesting against private medical colleges in the country. The demonstration commenced from Medical Faculty and proceeded through Fort,...

TNA must spell out its stance on political solution: Vasudeva

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UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakara has urged the Tamil National Alliance to clearly state its stance on the nature of political solution it seeks. He has urged the TNA to state what sort of...

TVP condemns Lankan Minister’s stance on release of boats

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Thamilaka Vaalvurimai Party has expressed strong condemnation to Sri Lankan stance to refuse to release boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen in its custody. TVP Leader Velmurugan has stated that it is high...

We will not accept political solution in Unitary state: Shivajiligam

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 Tamil National Alliance Northern Provincial Councilor K. Shivajiligam stated that they will not accept any political solution within the ambit of a unitary constitution. He was speaking at the...

Pillaiyan granted permission to participate in EPC meetings

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Former Chief Minister of Eastern Province and Leader of TMVPK Sivanesadurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan has been granted permission to attend sittings of the Eastern Provincial Council from...

Livelihood assistance to the needy by EPC

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23 beneficiaries were handed over livelihood assistance to the needy in the Batticaloa Pradesa Secretariat. The livelihood assistance was provided under the votes of the funds of the  provincial...

S Korean president urges Chinese action over N Korea test

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South Korea’s president has urged China to help build the strongest possible sanctions in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear test claim.Park Geun-hye also warned of possible further...