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EP Governor Rohitha Bogollagama chairs Disaster Ma…

Eastern Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama chaired the meeting held recently to discuss Disaster Management in the Batticaloa district. The meeting was held at the Batticaloa Secretariat.

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Thol Thirumavalavan calls on Wigneswaran

Leader of Tamil Nadu Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi Thol Thirumavalavan paid a courtesy call on former Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran and held talks. The meeting took place at...

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Raviraj remembered in Chavakachcheri

Former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj was remembered on his 12th year of commemoration ceremony held at the foot of his statue in the premises of the Chavakachcheri Pradesa...

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Douglas Devananda accorded reception in Kilinochch…

Newly appointed Minister of Resettlement EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda was accorded a welcome, when he visited Kilinochchi recently. A special pooja was conducted at the Pillaiyar temple in Killinochi. The...

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Thampalakamam inundated following torrential rains

- By S.Kathiravan The agricultural village of Thampalakamam in the Trincomalee district has been inundated following continuous torrential rains for several days. The paddy fields are flooded with rain water. Some...

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Malaysian Tamil writers meet upcountry counterpart…

- By J.M.HafeezA group of Tamil writers from Malaysia had a literary interaction with Tamil writers in the upcountry at a literary meeting held in Kandy Senior Hindu College recently.

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Dindigul Leoni at Tamil Day festival in Matale

- By J.M.HafeezReputed Tamil Nadu artiste Dindigul Leoni was the Chief Guest at the Tamil Day festival of all island Tamil schools held at the National Hindu College in Matale...

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Kandy Girls’ High School holds Prize Day

- By J.M.HafeezThe 139th Annual Prize Day of Kandy Girls’ High School was held recently with the participation of Principal, students, teachers, past students, parents and well wishers.

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66 Principals honoured for service in Teldeniya

- By J.M.Hafeez Sixty six principals who had contributed immensely with dedication for the promotion of education among schools in the Teldeniya Education Zone were honoured at a ceremony held Teldeniya...

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Four scouts from Trinco Shanmuga honoured for winn…

- By S.Kathiravan The four students from Trincomalee Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College who won Presidential Awards were honoured at a ceremony held at Sampanthar Hall in Trincomalee Hindu College recently. The...

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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as President of the Maldives...

Fifty four year old Ibrahim Mohamed Solih from the Maldivian Democratic Party was sworn in as President of Maldives at a ceremony held at the...
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Queen Elizabeth at 100th anniversary of the end of Wolrd...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the royal family attended a Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall in central London to...
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Potential explosive devices sent to Obama, Clinton

Potential explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama in Washington and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York have been intercepted by...
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The Hindu Editorial on Sabarimala issue

The prestigious English daily of India has urged all sectors to keep peace irrespective of what their stance on the Supreme Court verdict. The Editorial...
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Take political decision to release prisoners held under PTA: Sumanthiran...

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran has urged the government to make a political decision to release all the prisoners held under the PTA without further...
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Name Dickoya Hospital after Mahatma Gandhi: Palani Digambaran

Minister Palani Digambaran has urged the government to name Dickoya hospital after Mahatma Gandhi.  He made the request during his address in the Parliament on the...
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We failed to launch sathyagraha against govt in 1977 and...

Opposition Leader, Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has expressed lament that Sri Lanka could have averted an armed struggle had the Tamil political representatives taken...
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Office of Reparations must offer reparations to the aggrieved :...

Tamil National Alliance Leader and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that the TNA welcomes the new legislation for Office for Reparations as an important step...
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SC hears 14 Fundamental Rights Applications challenging dissolution of Parliament...

Fourteen fundamental rights petitions have been filed at the Supreme Court stating that the President’s order to dissolve the parliament is illegal. They were heard...
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Alleged plot to assassinate President; Ex DIG Nalaka Silva remanded...

Colombo Magistrate’s Court remanded former DIG Nalaka Silva until November 07 when he was produced before Court by the CID over his alleged involvement in...
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Colombo Magistrate’s Court to take up case against Vijayakala Maheswaran...

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has directed that the case filed against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran over her controversial statements regarding the LTTE be taken...
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CA re-fixes Lalith Weeratunge’s appeal for Nov 26

The appeal filed by Lalith Weeratunga, the Secretary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-2015) has been re-fixed for November 26 by the Court of Appeal. In this...
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Chandrababu Naidu calls on Stalin

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu called on the DMK president MK Stalin at the latter's residence recently and held talks. Sources said that...
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MK Stalin condemns the dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament

DMK Leader M.K. Stalin has condemned the dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena as a blow to democracy in the neighbouring...
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Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators

The Madras High Court has upheld the Tamil Nadu Speaker's decision disqualifying the 18 AIADMK legislators from the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Justice Sathyanarayanan said there...
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Anbazhagan hospitalized

DMK General Secretary Professor K. Anbazhagan has been hospitalized. He was admitted to Appolo Hospital in Chennai following a sudden illness. He is undergoing treatment....
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Tamil Literary Festival in Trincomalee

- By S.KathiravanEastern Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama was the Chief Guest at the second day of the Eastern Province Tamil Literary festival conducted under the...
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Islamic Day in Madawala

- By J.M.Hafeez The Islamic Day of the Digana International School was held in the Madina Central College Ashraff Auditorium recently. The event was held under...
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‘Avvai Amudha Mozhigal’ launched in Batticaloa

The book titled ‘Avvai Amudha Mozhigal’ compiled by V. Sivapathasuntharam of Kallady Poomichchimunai was launched at a literary meeting held at Thulasi Hall recently. Batticaloa...
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Vidyarambham at Batticaloa Ramakrishna Mission

The age old Hindu tradition of Vidyarambham ceremony was held at Batticaloa Ramakrishna Mission under the patronage of its Head Swamy Prabu Premananda Maharaj and...
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Soorasamharam ritual at Hatton Sivasubramaniya Swamy koil

The soorasamharam ritual was held at the Arulmigu Sivasubramaniya Swamy Koil in Hatton recently. The event was held to mark the conclusion of the Kanthasahasty...
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Deepavali poojas in Vavuniya

Hindus participated in special poojas conducted by priests at three temples in Vavuniya district. They are Kurumankadu Sri Kaliamman koil, Vairava Puliyankulam Aaathy Vinaygar koil...
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Vap Full Moon Poya Day prayers at Sri Dalada Maligawa

- By J.M.Hafeez Thousands of Buddhists, males, females and children, congregated at the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa on Wednesday, October 24 and participated in the special...
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Vani Vizha at Mannar Secretariat

A religious ceremony was held at the Mannar Secretariat recently to mark the Vany Villa. Mannar Government Agent Mohanadas was the Chief Guest. There were...
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