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October 24, 2017 6:59 am gmt |
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New Democratic Marxist Leninist Party and the mass organization for social justice held a demonstration on Tuesday  demanding the release of political prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The protesters gathered near the central bus stand, urged to ‘reverse the transfer of the politi...
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October 23, 2017 8:05 am gmt |
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University students of Jaffna conducted a Signature Campaign, demanding the immediate release of Tamil political prisoners who detained under the prevention of terrorism act. The campaign launched in University of Jaffna today (Monday) and taking place in Thirunelveli, Jaffna, Nallur, Chunnagam and m...
In Jaffna
October 21, 2017 6:15 am gmt |
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30th year of homage for the 68 people, who were killed by Indian army at the Jaffna hospital in 1987, was paid in Jaffna hospital today (21 Oct). On the even the Director of Hospital Dr. Sathiyamoorthy loaded the lamp.The hospital officials, staff and relatives of the deceased have put on a garland f...
In Jaffna
October 15, 2017 5:05 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the National Tamil Language Day ceremony held at the Jaffna Hindu College, today (14) said that the language should be used as a bridge which link the people, but not as a tool to divide the people. Even though some people are of the view that language should...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna today. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam...
In Jaffna
October 13, 2017 9:19 am gmt |
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The Northern Provincial Council has decided to avoid the Tami Cultural event in which President Maithiripala Sirisena attend, due to the lack of involvement in Tamil Political prisoners’ release, C.V.K.Sivagnanam, the Chairman of Northern Provincial Council said. The Tomorrow’s event will be avoided ...
In Jaffna
October 12, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday (October 12) arrested five Indian fishermen and seized their boat for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters, local media reports said. Reportedly, the fishermen were arrested off Sri Lanka’s Mannar Basin and handed over to the Fisheries Department in Jaffna. Th...
In Jaffna
October 4, 2017 7:59 am gmt |
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A protest by the University students and the officials of Jaffna University held in front of the Jaffna University today. The protest was organized by the University Student Commission, in order to urge the government to release the political Tamil Prisoners and resist the transfer of the three polit...
In Srilanka
September 27, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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The verdict of the Sivaloganathan Vidya murder case, delivered short while ago. According to the verdict seven of the nine accused have been sentenced to death, including the chief suspect in the case ‘Swiss Kumar’. The sentence has been imposed on 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th suspects, and 30 yea...
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September 26, 2017 5:53 am gmt |
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An unidentified gang with sword have attacked a person in Jaffna – Thenmarachchi Keruda area. The person who injured in the attack identified as Thurairajah Rajeev (35). He is currently being treated at the Chavakachcheri Hospital. The incident took place last night (Monday). Four assailants ha...
In Jaffna
September 24, 2017 10:15 am gmt |
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A new project for water supply to Jaffna utilizing rainfall into the Vadmarachchi Lagoon with a surface area of 78 sq. km. was announced on Friday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Policy Development Office. “The Project envisages making use of 20% of the annual rainfall in to the Vadama...
In Sports
September 23, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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 Jaffna’s vaulting queen Anitha Jagatheeshwaran once again renewed her own SL record in the Pole Vault at the 43rd National Sports Festival started in Matara yesterday. Anitha who already renewed the SL record less than a month ago at the National Athletics Championship with 3.47m went over 3.4...
In Jaffna
September 18, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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A decision that to preserve the graves of died soldiers of LTTE called “Maveerar Thuyilum Illam”, in Jaffna, has taken out at Jaffna Coordination Committee meeting today.  The meeting was held at the Jaffna district secretariat, headed by the chief minister of Northern Provincial Council C.V.Vgneswar...
In Jaffna
September 14, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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The judgment in the rape and murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vithya is to be delivered on September 27, the judges of the trial-at-bar said yesterday (13 Sep). Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed. The incident had sparked an outrage in Jaffna with violent protests held by ...
In Jaffna
August 31, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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Minister of fisheries and Aquatic resource Development Mahinda Amaraweera held discussions with several piscators of the North along with the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray to discuss the complications faced by the northern fishing community. Through the discussions that were held ...
In Jaffna
August 28, 2017 12:25 pm gmt |
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Six A/L students, who were from school in Jaffna, visited mandativ to have a boat visit, have dead by the boat drowning, Police said. They went to the island in order to celebrate a birth day one of their friend, sources said. One among the seven students was able to swim to the shore. However [&hell...
In Jaffna
August 8, 2017 7:39 am gmt |
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The bail application which applied by the police is rejected by Jaffna high court judge Ilancheliyan. The bail was applied to release the police 05 officers who were arrested on two university students’ murder case. The judge stated that, the bail could not provide while the investigation going on.  ...
In Srilanka
August 8, 2017 6:20 am gmt |
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The suspected leader of the criminal gang ‘Ava Group’ has been arrested along with 5 other gang members, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara told Ada Derana. Sathyavel Nathan Nishanthan, alias “Nisha Victor,” who is also the main suspect in the recent attack on two police officers in Kopai, was take...
In Jaffna
August 8, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Official says that a great demonstration to emphasize the release of political prisoners is to be held in Jaffna today. The protest is arranged on the Memorial Day (today) of Dilrukshan, who was murdered as a political prisoner. Ceylon teachers union, University employees association, rural workers u...