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Northern Province Agricultural Exhibition in Murug…

The Agricultural Exhibition of the Northern Province was held at Agriculture Training Center in Muruganoor in Vavuniya recently. Vavuniya Deputy Director of Agriculture Sahila Banu chaired. Northern Province Agriculture Minister...

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Jaffna University students march reaches Vavuniya

The march by the Jaffna University students demanding the release of political prisoners held under Prevention of Terrorism Act reached Vavuniya on Friday, October 12. The march that commenced in...

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Demo against hurikaduwa girls college Principal's …

- By J.M.Hafeez A demonstration was held protesting against the transfer of the Principal of the hurikaduwa girls college in Menikhinna in the Wathugama Educational Zone. The protest was held opposite...

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Sumanthiran congratulates Grade V scholarship exam…

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran met the two northern students who are the highest scorers in the Grade V scholarship examination and congratulated them. He shared words of encouragement with...

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Tellippalai Mahajana College vadamodi koothu wins …

Thellipallai Mahajana College won the first place in the Tamil Day contests among schools in the north recently. The prize was awarded for their staging the Ravanesan Vadamodi Koothu.

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Shivanandian Awards Day 2018

Batticaloa Ramakrishna Mission President Swamy Thakshyanathaji graced the Shivanadian Awards Day 2018 held at Batticaloa Shivananda College recently.

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Father of Non-violence Mahathma Gandhi's birth ann…

A simple ceremony was held at Gandhi Poonga in Batticlaloa to mark the 150 th Jayanthy Thinam of Father of Non-nonviolence Mahathma Gandhi on Tuesday, October 2.

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Gandhi Jayanthi in Jaffna

The statue of Mahathma Gandhi in Jaffna town was garlanded at a ceremony held on Tuesday, October 2 to mark the 150 th birth anniversary of Gandhiji. It was organized...

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Singaraveloo Cup Football Tournament in Thampalaka…

- By S.Kathiravan Jamaliya Muslim Maha Vidyalayam became champions at the late Singaraveloo Memorial Cup Inter School Soccer Tournament held for under 14 students. It was held under the patronage of...

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Wigneswaran graces Panpaatu Peruvizha

Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran graced the Panpaatu Peru Vizha held at the Bandara Vanniyan Maha Vidyalayam in Katsilai Madu in Ottusuttan, Mullaitheewu recently. It was held under...

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Disappearance of Journalist Khashoggi; US, UK to boycott Saudi Conference...

Britain and America are reported to be considering a boycott of a major international conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a...
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India elected to UN Human Rights Council

The 193-member UN General Assembly elected India to its top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019 at an...
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Trump's ex wife Marla Maples at Spiritual Seminar in India

Ex-wife of US President Donald Trump, Marla Maples has been invited to participate in the Global Summit on Science, Spirituality and Environmentin India. She is currently...
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Desmond Tutu turns 87

Former South African archbishop Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has turned 87 years old. He is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Cape Town for...
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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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Mahathma Gandhi challenged the largest empire through Sathyagraha: PM in...

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has hailed Mahathma Gandhi as “an extra-ordinary political strategist who challenged the largest empire of the world through Satyagraha. He made this observation...
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Vidya gang rape murder suspect escape case; Court orders arrest...

Kayts Chief Magistrate A. Judson has ordered the arrest of the Sub Inspector Sundaresan Srigajan who allegedly aided and abetted in the escape of suspects...
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Trial against Gotabhaya fixed for Dec 4

The trial against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for misappropriation of state funds has been fixed for December 4 by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. In this case the...
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Bharatha Luxman murder case; SC affirms conviction of Duminda and...

Supreme Court on Friday affirmed High Court’s conviction and death sentence of former Defence Ministry Monitoring MP Duminda Silva and two others in former Parliamentarian...
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20A requires passage by 2/3 rd majority, approval at referendum:...

Supreme Court has determined that the bill titled 20th Amendment to the Constitution, presented by the JVP needed to be passed by a two-third majority...
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Makkal Needhi Maiam is averse to alliance with DMK or...

Actor - turned-politician Kamal Haasan, founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has said that his party is averse to forging an alliance with the Dravidian...
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Arrest of Nakkheeran a draconian move: The Hindu

The Editorial of the prestigious Indian daily The Hindu has condemned the recent arrest of ‘Nakkheeran’ Gopal as a draconian move. In its Editorial The...
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Court releases Nakkheeran Gopal, rejects police request to remand him...

Metropolitant Magistrate Gopinath ordered the release of senior Tamil journalist Gopal, 59, Editor of Nakkheeran when he was produced in Court by the Tamil Nadu...
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Confer Bharatha Ratna on Anna, Jaya: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer prestigious Bharatha Ratna award on former Tamil Nadu Ministers...
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Panpattu Vizha in Thunukkai

The Panpattu Vizha depicting the traditions of Mullaitivu was held in Thunukkai recently under the patronage of Thunukkai Pradesa Sabha. Pradesa Secretary Prabakaramoorthy was the...
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Musical performance to mark Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary

A scintillating musical performance by Violin Maestro Dr. L. Subramaniam and the National Leipaja Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra was held at Nelum Pokuna to mark the...
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Maithree graces 'Sivakamiyin Sabatham' Dance Drama

Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe, wife of Premier Ranil Wikcremasinghe graced dance drama 'Sivakamiyin Sabatham' held at the Bishops College Auditorium, Colombo 3 as the Chief Guest. The...
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Angels' Twilight in Trincomalee

- By S.Kathiravan 'Angels' Twilight', an annual cultural show of the Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies' College Primary School, was held recently. Thirty cultural events with...
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Shirdi Sai Baba Spiritual Walk

Shirdi Sai Baba Spiritual Walk commenced from Bambalapitiya Vinyagar Kovil on Sunday morning, October 14 with the participation of hundreds of male and female devotees....
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Kolu poojas at Ponnambalawaneswaram

Kolu poojas were conducted at holy Ponnambalawaneswaram temple in Kochchikade Colombo to mark the first three days of Navarathri festival dedicated to Durkkai Amman. Male...
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Celestial Marriage of Lord Venkateshwara with Goddess Pathmawathy at Puttaparthi

The celestial marriage of Lord Venkateshwara with Goddess Pathmawathy was officiated by the Priest of Thirupathy Thevasthanam at Poornachandra Auditorium recently. Over three thousand five...
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Krishna Jayanthi at Vishnu Devalaya in Kandy

- By J.M.Hafeez The holy Krishna Jayanthy celebrations were held at the ancient Sri Vishnu Devalaya on Saturday, Septemeber 29 with the participation of Hindu and...
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