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D M Swaminathan.

In Srilanka
October 20, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena should decide about the transfer of Tamil Political Prisoners cases from the Tamil Vavuniya High Court to the Sinhalese Anuradhapura court, said Minister D.M.Swaminathan. He satetd, while answering the question raised by journalists in Jaffna today (Friday). ...
In Latest Stories
August 23, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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 Resettlement Minister, D. M. Swaminathan stated, that It is impossible to do anything about the release of Tamil political prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The Minister said, responding to a question of journalists  in Jaffna yesterday (Tuesday), about Three Tamil political ...
In Jaffna
August 26, 2016 1:01 pm gmt |
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The Government informed Parliament today that over 3200 people are still in camps for the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the Jaffna District. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said that there are 31 welfare camps, situated in t...
In Srilanka
August 24, 2016 9:19 am gmt |
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The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will soon be abolished and it will be replaced by the Counter Terrorism Act, the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs said. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M Sw...
In Srilanka
August 19, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Twenty-five acres of land in Karachchi, Killinochchi which had been used by the Sri Lanaka Army will be released to its owners in October, the Defence Ministry said yesterday (18th Aug). The move comes following President Maithiripala Sirisena’s direction to the Army. In early December, D.M.Swaminath...
In Jaffna
July 24, 2016 6:00 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka government has taken steps to free more 1500 acres of land from the Palaly High Security Zone. Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi on Saturday (July 23) visited the areas on the direction of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Defence Secretary also oversaw the ongoing construction o...
In Srilanka
July 2, 2016 12:29 pm gmt |
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Minister of Prison Reforms Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D M Swaminathan says the present Government has not done anything that would adversely affect the Tamils. He says the Government is committed to ensure the well being of the Tamil Community. The Minister this week pr...
In Srilanka
June 28, 2016 6:51 am gmt |
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A group of 36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees lived in camps in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 28th June 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation program. According to the Secretary to Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs V. Sivagn...
In Special News
May 26, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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State Minister of Child Affaires Vijayakala Maheswaran said in Parliament on Wednesday (May 25) that the government has decided to build brick houses for the conflict-affected people in the Northern and Eastern provinces. Responding to a statement of TNA parliamentarian Sivasakthi Ananthan regarding ...
In Jaffna
May 25, 2016 12:09 pm gmt |
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A meeting took place today between Minister of Prison Reforms Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan and IGP Pujith Jayasundara. The meeting was held to discuss about the current security situation in Jaffna. Concerns were raised about the violent crimes reported fr...
In Colombo
April 28, 2016 6:45 am gmt |
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A special discussion is scheduled to be held on the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (April 28) at the Presidential Secretariat on release of lands which have been occupied by the army in the Northern Province. Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, Minister of P...
In Latest Stories
March 25, 2016 11:51 am gmt |
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177 acres of lands belong to the people were released by the Sri Lanka Navy on Friday (March 25) in Sampur area of the Mutur Divisional Secretariat in the district of Trincomalee. Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan, Minister of Resettlement and Prisons reforms D.M.Swaminathan, Governor of the Eastern Pro...
In Special News
March 25, 2016 7:47 am gmt |
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An occasion of handing over of 18 houses established for the displaced people of the area of Sampur in the district of Trincomalee on Friday (March 25). The houses were sponsored by the Canadian Tamil Forum for the people who were dwelling in Welfare centres. Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan, Minister ...
In Jaffna
March 5, 2016 10:23 am gmt |
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Minister of Resettlement D.M. Swaminathan said that the Palaly airport in Jaffna will be converted into a regional airport and not an international airport, adding,  the Government wants to ensure the war displaced are given homes and resettled soon. He told war displaced families in Kopai that the G...
In Colombo
February 27, 2016 6:41 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader and leader of the Tamil National Alliance R.Sampanthan stated at a media conference after having discussed with the Minister of Resettlement D.M.Swaminathan on Thursday (Feb 26) that the lands of people in the North would not be allowed to be occupied for development programmes....
In Srilanka
February 21, 2016 5:54 am gmt |
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The release of Tamil prisoners in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) hit a snag as the prisoners refused to accept the flexible terms of parole the government has offered, Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan said. The government offere...
In Srilanka
February 21, 2016 5:47 am gmt |
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The development of the Palaly Airport as a regional airport is next in line under the government’s infrastructure development program for the Northern Province, Resettlement, Reconstruction, Hindu Religious Affairs and Prison Reforms Minister D.M.Swaminathan said. Commenting on the objections raised ...
In Srilanka
February 21, 2016 5:37 am gmt |
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Animal sacrifice in all Hindu shrines in the island will be banned under a new law that is to be introduced soon, Resettlement, Reconstruction, Hindu Religious Affairs and Prison Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan said. He said he will present the Bill in Parliament at the end of this month. The ‘Prev...
In Colombo
February 17, 2016 9:50 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chief Minister are to meet every month to discuss matters related to development and other issues. This had been decided at the first Northern Province Development Planning Meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on Monday. M...