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In Jaffna
June 21, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of the North Province, C.V Wigneswaran took over the NP Agriculture and Education Ministries today (June 21). The Chief Minister took oaths before North Provincial Council Governor Reginald Cooray. Ministry of Agriculture was previously held by Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan and the Ministry...
In Jaffna
June 18, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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If ‘no confidence letter’ against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was not withdrawn, the constituent parties of Tamil National Alliance TELO, PLOT and EPRLF are planning to act independently in Parliament. Following the Chief Minister’s move, asking two of the four minist...
In Jaffna
June 17, 2017 12:06 pm gmt |
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Minister of Agriculture of the Northern Provincial Council P. Aingaranesan has submitted his letter of resignation today (June 17). The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran had requested Ministers P. Aingaranesan and T. Kurugularajah to submit their letter of resignation by 12 p.m...
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 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 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 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 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 Jaffna
June 8, 2017 8:07 am gmt |
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A protest was staged in Jaffna demanding the Tamil Nadu Government to release Thirumurugan Gandhi, leader of May 17 Movement and three others. The protest was headed by the leader of the Tamil National People’s Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam. TNA’s former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran ...
In Jaffna
June 6, 2017 9:39 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Customs said it would resume operations in the North this month after being dysfunctional for 33 years due to the armed conflict. The department decided to operate in the region as a means of stemming concerns of continuing acts of smuggling. Customs Spokesman Dharmasena Kahandawa said ...
In Jaffna
June 5, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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The committee appointed by Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran to investigate the allegations on four ministers of the Northern Provincial Council has recommended in its report to sack two of the four ministers as they collected evidences to prove of the allegations. Accordingly, the committee recommende...
In Jaffna
June 1, 2017 9:59 am gmt |
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The 36th year of commemoration of the burning of the Jaffna Public Library was held today (June 1) in the compound of the library by the Northern Provincial Council. The Chairman of the council V.V.K. Sivagnanam, Opposition Leader of the council S.Thavarasa, members of the council M.K. Sivajilingam, ...
In Jaffna
May 31, 2017 9:29 am gmt |
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More than 1,20,000 people of around 33,000 families have been affected by the drought in the District of Jaffna, said Jaffna District Secretary  N.Vethanayagan. Addressing at a media briefing at the District Secretariat on Wednesday (May 31), Mr. Vethanayagan said people in Kayts, Karainagar, Marutha...
In Jaffna
May 25, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today (May 25) expressed its concerns for the interruptions occurred during the commemoration of the Mullivaikkal Day organized by the NPC held on the 18th of May at Mullivaikkal where thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were killed in 2009. C.V. K. Sivagnanam,...
In Jaffna
May 16, 2017 6:43 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said reliability is unlikely without international participation in the alleged war crimes investigations. The Chief Minister stated so in his press release ahead of the Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day which is going to be commemorated by the Northern Pr...
In Jaffna
May 8, 2017 6:37 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Army today (May 8) commemorated the War Heroes at the Palaly Headquarters. Northern Provincial Governor Reginald Cooray took part in the event as the Chief Guest while the District Secretaries of all five districts of the Northern Province presented as guests. The guests paid floral tri...
In Jaffna
May 4, 2017 8:00 am gmt |
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The High Court Judge of Jaffna on Wednesday (May 3) sentenced 10 years of jail term to the six police personnel who were arrested in connection with the arrest, torture and murder of twenty eight year old Sri Skandaraja Sumanan. Judge M Elancheliyan, the High Court Judge of Jaffna, delivered the sent...
In Jaffna
April 30, 2017 7:34 am gmt |
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The representatives of those who were subjected to enforced disappearance have met with the Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran and had a discussion at his office in Jaffna on Sunday (April 30). It is said to have been discussed to set up an organization included with the relatives of th...