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In Jaffna
June 17, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Councilor Kesavan Sayanthan of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi said on Saturday (June 17) that they would grab power of the Provincial Council by ensuring majority of members to expel current Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. A No Confidence Motion against Northern Province Chief Mini...
In Latest Stories
June 14, 2017 1:15 pm gmt |
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The proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to form district level committees and to establish a national reconciliation committee to resolve ethnic and religious issues was approved by Cabinet Ministers today (June 14). Co-cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Land Gaya...
In Jaffna
June 14, 2017 12:30 pm gmt |
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The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran has ordered Provincial Ministers P. Aingaranesan and T. Kurugularajah to submit their letter of resignation by 12 p.m. tomorrow (June 15). The Chief Minister who addressed during the council’s special sitting today insisted the ministers to...
In Jaffna
June 13, 2017 6:37 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is said to be on discussion with the allied party members of the governing Tamil National Alliance over the allegations on Provincial Ministers. Accordingly, the Chief Minister has had discussion with the party leaders and members of the governing sid...
In Colombo
June 13, 2017 6:19 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the Ministers and the Police to be vigilant when addressing to the public. He said some Ministers and Police personnel try to boost communal tensions when they address the public. He added that when commenting on the attacks on religious places and business ou...
In Jaffna
June 12, 2017 10:34 am gmt |
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The case of rape and murder of Sivalokananthan Vidya of Punkuduthivu was taken for hearing before the three member trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court this morning (June 12). Nine suspects who were arrested in connection with the case and currently in remand have already been served indictments on ...
In Colombo
June 12, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said neither foreign judges nor international observers could be included in the mechanism to investigate the war crimes allegations committed during the armed conflict. Reiterating the same policy which has been expressed by the government the newly appo...
In Jaffna
June 11, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is said to have scheduled to meet the representatives of the relatives of those who have gone disappeared during and after the armed conflict on Monday (June 12) in Jaffna. The meeting would take place at the office of the Governor of the Northern Province. The relative...
In Batticaloa
June 11, 2017 7:59 am gmt |
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The students attached to the Eastern University started protest against the management of the University. They have kept five demands before the management to be dealt with such as completing the courses on time, removing the CCTV cameras installed in the university premises, resolving the Mahapola S...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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Diesel power plants had to be used in place of hydro power plants to fulfill the power requirements of the recent past, the Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ajith P. Perera said. Even though rainfall was received, certain catchment areas did not receive the required amount of rainfall, ...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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A programme has been implemented by the Police Child and Women Bureau Headquarters, to arrest those who use children to earn money by begging. During the period from March 01 to May, 11 boys and 7 girls who were driven to beg have been taken into Police custody and subsequently produced before the co...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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If the promises of the Sri Lankan government is not fulfilled, the GSP plus granted by the European Commission will be withdrawn said the German ambassador to Sri Lanka. He stated the above when he briefed a Media amidst the increased Violence against the minority. He further stated that the Sri Lank...
In Latest Stories
June 10, 2017 8:05 am gmt |
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The duties and functions of the newly created ministries as wells as the departments, statutory institutions and public corporations allocated to them have been gazetted. The institutions mandated under the Ministries of Finance and Media, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, and Development Assignments ...
In Latest Stories
June 10, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Monica Pinto on her mission to Sri Lanka is scheduled to be tabled on Monday at the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Report, which would be tabled under the title “Agenda item – 3/ Promotion and pr...
In Srilanka
June 9, 2017 11:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe held discussions with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland on Friday (June 9) at the United Nations Permanent Representative Office in New York. At the meeting, the Premier and the Commonwealth Secretary General discussed ties between Commonwealth Count...
In Jaffna
June 9, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Council Minister of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs Thambyrajah Gurukularajah is said to have taken decision to resign over the allegations leveled against him. Ministers Gurukularajah and Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan, the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Ser...
In Latest Stories
June 9, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said military would be deployed to control communal tensions in case the police are unable to maintain harmony as alternative means. The government has been accusing that some hateful elements trying to create communal tension in order to spoil the good name of the pres...
In Srilanka
June 8, 2017 10:22 am gmt |
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Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne said tobacco cultivation would be banned by 2020 . Responding to a question by UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana in Parliament on Wednesday (June 7), he observed that about 30,000 persons are currently involved in tobacco cultivation, said a programme...
In Latest Stories
June 8, 2017 10:04 am gmt |
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British Tamils Forum urges the Tamil people in Britain to ensure that they exercise their voting right to choose their MP who will best represent their interest in the UK parliament. Tamil People should support the candidates who will, recognize Tamil people’s right to self-determination in the...