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Valikamam North Housing Scheme; Mavai Senathirajah…

Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi Leader Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah laid the foundation stone at the inauguration of the Valikamam North Housing Scheme in the Jaffna district. Jaffna Government Agent Nagalingam Vethanaygam...

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Busy buying by people of Trincomalee ahead of Thai…

- By S.Kathiravan People of Trincomalee were seen engaging in busy buying of sugar canes, new clay pots, lamps, clothes and other materials necessary for pongal ahead of the Thai Pongal...

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Hartal in Batticaloa protesting against Hizbulla’s…

A hartal was staged in Batticaloa town on Friday protesting against the appointment of former UPFA Parliamentarian Hizbulla as the Governor of the Eastern Province.

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Sumanthiran in Inuvil, hands educational kits, liv…

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentrian handed educational kits to needy children and livelihood assistance to the needy families in Inuvil in Jaffna. The event was held at Anna Community Centre recently.

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Foundation laid for Market Complex in Gelioya

- By J.M.HafeezA simple ceremony was held recently to lay the foundation stone for the Market Complex in Gelioya in Udunuwara. The Complex is constructed under the patronage of Asian...

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10th death anniversary of slain journalist Lasanth…

The tenth death anniversary of slain journalist, Sunday Leader Founder Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was commemorated in Batticaloa under the patronage of the Batticaloa Tamil Media Federation. President V. Kishnakumar presided...

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Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan assumes …

Newly appointed Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan assumed duties at the Governor’s Office in the Jaffna Old Park on Wednesday morning. There were religious observances to mark the occasion.

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Sumanthiran declares open Kattaikkadu Tamil School…

Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran declared open the newly constructed building of the Kattaikaadu Roman Catholic Tamil School recently.

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Kumar Ponnambalam’s 19th death anniversary commemo…

The 19th death anniversary of the slain Leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress Kumar Ponnambalam was commemorated at an event held in Mannar. The Chief Guest was Tamil People’s...

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Deer Sanctuary in Trincomalee town

- By S.Kathiravan A Deer Sanctuary has been established in the stretch of land lying between Back Bay Park and Sangamitta Buddhist Pilgrims Rest in Trincomalee town.

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Sheikh Hasina wins 11th Parliamentary Election in Bangladesh

The 71 year old Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangladesh's founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has become victorious in the 11th parliamentary elections with a...
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Pakistan’s ex PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 7 years imprisonment...

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister 68 year old Nawaz Sharif was on Monday ordered to served seven years imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case...
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Buddhist traditions are liberal; there could be a female Dalai...

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has observed that there could be a female Dalai Lama in the future since Buddhist traditions are very liberal, having...
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Funeral service of George HR Bush held at National Cathedral...

The funeral service of former US President George HR Bush was held at the National Cathedral in US on Wednesday. It was a rare gathering...
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None seeks the taking away of foremost place accorded to Buddhism; we urge ensuring freedom...

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education Rauff Hakeem has categorically stated that no one wants the foremost place given to Buddhism to...
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Mahinda must stop spreading hate, misinformation about constitution: Anura Kumara Dissanayaka appeals

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka has appealed to former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to stop spreading hatred and circulating misinformation about the new Constitution among the people. He made...
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House ought to pass new constitution, seek people’s approval at referendum: Sampanthan responds to Mahinda

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has stated that the new constitution must be passed in Parliament and taken before the people at a referendum and the people would decide whether...
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Mahinda Rajapaksa challenges the government’s legitimacy to move a new constitution

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has challenged the legitimacy of the current government to introduce a new constitution. He has urged the government to go for a general election. He was addressing...
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Joseph Pararajasingham murder case; Court holds confessions by 2 accused voluntarily made

Batticaloa High Court Judge M.Y.M. Irshadeen has held that the confessions made by the two main accused charged with the murder of former TULF Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham...
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Wimal Weerawansa ordered to pay Rs 10 million to Tilwin for breach of Intellectual Property...

Commercial HC judge Ruwan Fernando has ordered National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa to pay Rs. 10 million as compensation to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna General Secretary...
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Application for order to check President Maithripala Sirisena’s mental state dismissed

The application for a Writ of Mandamus filed requesting the Court to issue a ‘Mandatory Order’ on the Police Department, to seek a District Court order, to...
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Dismiss in limine petition seeking order for inquiry on state of mind of President: Mahinda...

UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera has sought the Court of Appeal to dismiss in limine writ of Mandamus to institute judicial proceedings in the Colombo District Court...
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Robert Payas seeks permission to...

Sri Lankan national Robert Payas, one of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has urged the Tamil Nadu Prison Department, to grant...
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Initiate CBI investigations into Jaya’s demise: DMK president M.K.Stalin

DMK president M.K. Stalin on Monday urged for an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the demise of former Chief Minister of...
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Kamal Haasan, his party MNM decide to contest Lok Sabha...

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan has stated that he and his party candidates will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabah elections. He revealed this...
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Secular forces must rally together to protect the secular character...

Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani has appealed to all secular political parties in India to rally under one umbrella to preserve and protect the secular...
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Arumuga Navalar Festival in Colombo

Arumuga Navalar festival was held in Colombo recently under the joint auspices of the Arumuga Navalar Sabhai, Hindu Development Society, Department of Hindu Religious Affairs...
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Christmas festival of the Army in Batticaloa

Batticaloa Bishop Rt Rev. Dr Joseph Ponniah graced the Christmas festival held under the patronage of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) in Batticaloa...
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Saiva Pulavar Graduation ceremony in Jaffna

The Saiva Pulavar Graduation Ceremony was held at Vannai Navalar Maha Vidyalayam recently. It was held under the patronage of Akila Ilankai Saiva Pulavar Sangam....
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Navalar Festival in Mannar

A grand celebration was held recently in Alamban Maha Vidyalayam in Mannar to mark the Srila Sri Arumuganavalar Day. There were procession, poojas and discourses...
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Thai Pongal festival at sacred Mamangeswaram Temple

Religious ceremonies were performed with dedication at the sacred Mamangeswaram Koil in Batticaloa on the Thai Pongal Day by the temple priest. Hundreds of Hindu...
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Special Mass at Murukandy Infant Jesus Church to mark Thai...

A special Mass was conducted at the Infant Jesus Church in Murukandy on Tuesday to mark the Thai Pongal festival. Parish priest performed the religious...
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Kottaimunai Arasadi Pillaiyar Flag hoisting festival

The annual festival of the Kottaimunai Pillaiyar Koil in Batticaloa commenced with flag hoisting ceremony recently. The poojas were conducted by the Mahotsava Priest Siva...
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Buddhist devotees engage in religious observances at sacred Sri Dalada...

- By J.M.HafeezHundreds of Buddhist devotees congregated at the sacred Dalada Maligawa on January 1st from dawn to dusk before commencing their tasks for the...
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