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In Jaffna
July 20, 2017 4:06 pm gmt |
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The Trial-at-bar that hears the rape and murder case of Sivaloganathan Vidya at Jaffna High Court today (July 20) called Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal to testify on 24th of July. The case earlier was heard at Kytes before Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal. The hearing will commence on the 24th of Jul...
In Jaffna
July 19, 2017 2:51 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran said economic development alone would not be the right choice for political crisis. Mr. Wigneswaran made these remarks during the discussion with the visiting Foreign Minister of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan today at his office in Ja...
In Jaffna
July 11, 2017 3:14 pm gmt |
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Jaffna District coordinator of the Human Rights Commission Sri Lanka, T. Kanagaraj stated that the commission was insisting impartial inquiry over incident in which an individual was killed when an illegal sand transporting vehicle was shot at by the Police in Point Pedro area. He added that the comm...
In Jaffna
July 6, 2017 3:36 pm gmt |
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BJP Tamil Nadu state president Tamilisai Soundararajan who is on a personal visit to Sri Lanka today (July 6) met Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran at his official resident in Jaffna. Speaking to reporters after the meeting Soundararajan said that it was a formal meeting. She a...
In Jaffna
July 3, 2017 12:45 pm gmt |
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Responding to reporters, Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran stated that the lands occupied by the military would gradually be released in the Jaffna Peninsula. He made these comments after the meeting headed by the Secretary of the Jaffna District N. Vethanayagan at the District...
In Jaffna
June 29, 2017 9:33 am gmt |
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Journalists and the public have been evicted from the court at the time when a state witness was testifying in the rape and murder case of Pungudutivu school girl Vidya. The murder trial of Sivaloganathan Vidya is being held for the second day before a three member bench at the Jaffna High Court. The...
In Jaffna
June 29, 2017 9:05 am gmt |
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Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran, provincial council members Ananthy Sasitharan and Kandiah Sarveswaran were sworn in as provincial ministers before Governor of Northern Province Reginald Cooray this morning. Vigneswaran took oaths as the Northern Province Minister of Finance and ...
In Jaffna
June 28, 2017 9:53 am gmt |
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The murder case of school girl Vidya of Punkuduthivu was taken up for hearing before a trial at the Jaffna High Court for the first time today. The case was heard for eight hours before a trial-at-bar consisting of Balendran Shashimahendran, Manakkawasagar Illenchiliyan and Annalingam Premshankar. Fo...
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 ...