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In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 9:31 am gmt |
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Leader of Tamil National Alliance and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan said that it is expected that a solution will be received soon for the issue prevalent in the Northern Provincial Council. He expressed these views answering journalists following an event in Moratuwa yesterday. Meanwhile, leaders ...
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 Srilanka
November 9, 2016 6:32 am gmt |
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Unity is strength Says Northern province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. He pointed out that the Northern province people should stay together to avoid and overcome the problems. He stated the above when he participated in an event in Kilinochchi to hand over a Shop which was recently built to a busi...
In Jaffna
October 25, 2016 6:06 am gmt |
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Te hartal has been observed in the Northern Province condemning the brutal killing of the two university students in Jaffna and calling for impartial enquiry and justice. Accordingly, both government and private transport facilities remain unavailable. Schools, shops and other business outlets remain...
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June 28, 2016 5:56 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that military engagement in commercial activities, including farming and tourism still exist in the North, adding,  during his visit to displaced communities in Jaffna, the High Commissioner observed that the lack ...
In Jaffna
June 24, 2016 7:49 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran stated that there was a plot in the meeting of the cabinet ministers and the chief ministers headed by the President last Monday to stop the economic zone which is to be established in the Northern Province. Addressing at the opening ceremony of the “...
In Srilanka
June 13, 2016 11:00 am gmt |
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Major General Mahesh Senanayake, the Commander of the Security Forces in Jaffna asserted on Saturday that there would never be another war in Sri Lanka. Briefing the media on the present situation in the North he opined that the presence of the army in the North had helped the citizens greatly and th...
In Srilanka
June 12, 2016 12:12 pm gmt |
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C.V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province says that he is slowly losing confidence in the government as he is yet to receive a response from the government to the proposals he presented including a proposal to endorse a federal system for the Northern and Eastern Provinc...
In Jaffna
June 1, 2016 8:37 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan Army has decided to return shortly 400 acres of land in the Northern Province to its legitimate owners, a senior government official said. This includes 200 acres in Tellipalai, Jaffna. Asked how soon the release of lands will take place, the official at the Resettlement Ministry said:...
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May 7, 2016 7:35 am gmt |
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Right Reverend Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam, Roman Catholic Bishop of Jaffna questioned on Tamils’ life. He questioned that, is Tamils’ life destroyed intentionally by the increased crime, drugs, murder and robbery in the Northern Province particularly in Jaffna peninsula? He made this observation in...
In Jaffna
April 23, 2016 10:55 am gmt |
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A Bill aimed at establishing the merge of Northern and Eastern provinces into one federal ruling system and some other proposals to be considered when devising the New Constitution were on  passed by the Northern Provincial Council with a majority vote. The Resolution was presented to the Council by ...
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April 13, 2016 6:30 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that, the Northern Province may try to form a Separate Eelam in future. He pointed out that, the expectation of northern provincial council never fulfills.  Local provincial councils have no power to join or divide the provinces. Some members of southern prov...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2016 6:39 am gmt |
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C.V. Wigneswaran stated that, we strongly condemn the government activities on the project for northern people without consultation with the northern province. He made this observation addressing at the helping event of ‘Uthavippaalam’ for the development of northern people’s livelihood at Kaithady o...
In Jaffna
March 16, 2016 10:57 am gmt |
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The Australian envoy to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson who visited the Northern Province of Sri Lanka has said the Australian Government was keen to assist Sri Lanka in development process especially in the war affected areas. While talking to the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray, he exp...
In Jaffna
March 2, 2016 7:28 am gmt |
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Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran says that the Government for Good Governance with the mindset of the former regime. Commenting on the media news saying the western countries and India have stressed the Northern Province to cooperate with the Central Government, the Chief Minis...
In Jaffna
February 24, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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The province wide hartal which is being observed across the Northern Province condemning the recent rape and murder of the 13 year old school girl Gangatharan Harishnavi, paralyzes mercantile operations and transport services. The protesters demand for an immediate investigation and arrest of the res...
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February 23, 2016 12:10 pm gmt |
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It had been announced that a protest to draw attention to be held in the Northern Province, calling for justice to Harishnavy, the 13 years old girl from Ukkulankkulam, Vavuniya, who was raped and murdered last week. This call has been made by the Students’ Union and Teachers’ Unions Thou...
In Jaffna
February 22, 2016 6:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena, the Head of Scouts in Sri Lanka, inaugurated the 9th National Jamboree in Jaffna today. The President was given a warmly at the ceremony. For the first time the National Jamboree is being held in the Northern Province. The President hoisted the national flag and ceremo...
In Srilanka
February 20, 2016 7:39 am gmt |
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A TNA Northern Province councilor was assaulted in Vavuniya by unidentified assailants on Thursday night. Ramanathan Indrarajah, a councilor from Vavuniya, was on his way home on a motorcycle ridden by NPC Councillor Pichchaimuththu Nadarajah. The assailants rode up to them and hit the councilor on t...