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September 6, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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The ‘Jana Balaya Kolambata’ protest, which was an attempt made by the joint opposition to certifying its next political leader, was a total failure State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday (Wednesday). Addressing a news briefing held at the Government Information Department last eve...
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September 1, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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While claiming that the government was acting arbitrarily, Asgiri Chapter Mahanayake Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said yesterday (Friday) the government must take steps to curtail the increasing crime in the country. “Crime is on the increase. No one is paying attention to it. Shooting incidents...
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August 28, 2018 9:02 am gmt |
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A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Mahaweli Authority engineered #Sinhala colonization schemes currently underway in the district; protesters demanded to stop colonization of state lands in former war torn area. A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Maha...
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July 31, 2018 9:16 am gmt |
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The university protests carried out by the university students were politically funded, Higher Education & Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday. Addressing a news briefing, he said it had become an issue to maintain the discipline at the university education due to t...
In India
May 24, 2018 5:56 am gmt |
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The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with immediate effect and disconnected electricity supply to the unit early on Thursday morning. Orders to close the plant were issued by the Chairman of the TNPCB on Wednesday. The ...
In India
May 22, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The protests going on for last several months demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday with ten person feared dead in the clash between protesters and police in Thoothukudi (also known as Tuticorin). Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran said, “People of Tu...
In World
April 24, 2018 9:32 am gmt |
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Philippine security forces held security drills on the beaches of Boracay on Tuesday (April 24) to demonstrate its capability to handle threats ahead of the island’s six-month shutdown. Police, soldiers, navy and coast guard officers belonging to Boracay’s security task force showed how t...
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April 20, 2018 11:35 am gmt |
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Diaspora Tamils staged a protest in London today against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3” to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the Commonwealt...
In India
April 16, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said on Sunday that, the State government would consider the pleas for allowing peaceful protests on the Marina beach. The government would examine whether or not allowing peaceful protests would create law and order issues in the area or cause disturbance to the publi...
In India
April 15, 2018 8:41 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the protests in Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) would not stop until the board was formed by the Centre. “The [Cauvery Rights Retrieval] rally was part of our struggle. We won that battle. The war is going on,” he said in a stateme...
In India
April 14, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Environmental activists protesting against the Sterlite copper plant and its expansion in Thoothukudi have filed RTI pleas with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) invoking a special clause for getting information in 48 hours. On Friday afternoon, activists, including Madras High Court ret...
In India
April 11, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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The Centre’s reluctance to set up a separate authority to distribute Cauvery waters among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry clearly stems from purely electoral reasons. With an eye on the coming Assembly poll in Karnataka, it failed to implement the Supreme Court order asking it to set up ...
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March 26, 2018 9:58 am gmt |
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Catalans on Monday (March 26) woke to a scenario of heightened political tension after former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was arrested on a European warrant in Germany on Sunday (March 25) sparking protests in Barcelona, Girona, and LLeida. Puigdemont was detained in the northern German state...
In India
March 26, 2018 4:03 am gmt |
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After the massive turnout of over 15,000 people on Saturday against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite copper plant here, scores of residents of A. Kumareddiyarpuram continued the protest for the 42nd day on Sunday.  Women and children of the village squatted under a tree with a black board deman...
In India
March 25, 2018 3:47 am gmt |
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The protest against the expansion of Sterlite that began in Tuticorin about six weeks ago intensified as there was widespread support for the 24-hour strike that demanded closure of the major copper producer. Residents have put forward the demand, alleging that the plant has been polluting air, water...
In India
March 13, 2018 9:00 am gmt |
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Hearing and speech impaired youth protested in India’s southern Coimbatore city on Monday (March 12) demanding government jobs under the one percent quota for the deaf and mute. The protesters gathered outside the office of the district collector with banners and leaflets and held a silent prot...
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March 5, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent separatist-called protests, police said. Separatist conglomerate, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have called for a valley-wide protest shutdown ...
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February 20, 2018 6:53 am gmt |
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The families of the disappeared from Kilinochchi make their one year of continuous protest today (Tuesday), from 9am to 3pm, in the Kilinochchi town. The protest is being staged to find out the truth about their loved ones and hold accountable those responsible for their disappearances. President Mai...
In India
January 13, 2018 4:19 am gmt |
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Protesting the Union government’s move to establish a seaport between the coastal hamlets of Kovalam and Manakkudi near Kanniyakumari, thousands of fisherfolk and farmers observed a fast at Kovalam on Friday. After the fishermen’s intense and sustained protests against the Enayam International Contai...