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India gives $45.27 million aid to develop KKS harbour in Sri Lanka
India gives $45.27 million aid to develop KKS harbour in Sri Lanka

India has extended a fresh financial assistance of USD 45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country's efforts to become a regional maritime hub. Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance and Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) signed an agreement in this regard on January 10, the…

PTI - Jan 12 20:31 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, Jaffna, China ]

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  - India extends financial assistance of Rs 6.9 billion to upgrade KKS Harbour - Sunday Times
GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers
GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers

According to the Department of Examinations, following are the names of the best performers from the island at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level (A/L) Examination. Results of the examination were released this morning. Physical Science: 1. Sridharan Duwarakan (Tamil Medium) – Hartley College, Point Pedro;3. R.D.…

Sunday Times - Dec 28 13:41 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, History ]

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  • Sri Lanka election authorities obstruct Tamil meeting “discussing politics”

    Sri Lanka election authorities obstruct Tamil meeting “discussing politics”

    In an apparent effort to suppress public criticism of Sri Lanka dragging its feet on constitutional reforms, election authorities have unsuccessfully tried to ban a public meeting with international participation in the Tamil speaking northern town of Jaffna. Sri Lanka election commission has requested university authorities not to allow a political meeting to be…

    JDS - Jan 18 17:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Elections ]

  • Thousands mark Maaveerar Naal across Jaffna district

    Thousands mark Maaveerar Naal across Jaffna district

    Thousands of local residents and families of the Maaveerar gathered at the Thuyilum Illams (LTTE resting homes) and memorial sites across Jaffna district today to mark Tamil National Remembrance Day (Maaveerar Naal). Many wept at the traditional Thuyilum Illam song played whilst lamps were lit by make shift tombstones. Events took place at Thuyilum Illams and…

    TG - Nov 27 20:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Batticaloa, Jaffna ]

  • More worries for the TNA

    More worries for the TNA

    A new political front is likely to be mooted against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Northern Province ahead of the elections to the local authorities, EPRLF leader Suresh Premachandran said yesterday. The TNA, made up of four political parties is facing an internal struggle after the Eelam People’s Evolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) led by Mr.…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 14 18:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, TNA ]

  • The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth

    The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth

    A more meaningful approach to address both the economic problems in Jaffna and the aspirations of the youth would be investment to create local jobs that provide a regular income. That would mean investment to develop local resources and small industries. That would also require some critical reflection on the part of the economists, policy makers and other pundits…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 16 17:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Gangsters’ death sentences changed to life jail in rape-murder case

    Gangsters’ death sentences changed to life jail in rape-murder case

    Six men who gang-raped a 17-year-old schoolgirl and also filmed the incident have had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment because their country, Sri Lanka, has an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment. One of the convicted men was reportedly aided by police to escape to Switzerland, though public outcry eventually forced President Maithripala…

    AFP - Sep 28 13:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Jaffna yet to over come trauma of war

    Jaffna yet to over come trauma of war

    The primary vocation of the people of Jaffna, fishing, is also in a confusing state. The traditional fishermen are finding it a tough proposition to survive on fishing. Most of the sea sides and beaches are under control of the Army. The government needs to make a huge investment in the northern province. Incidentally, the flow of foreign investment has not been…

    Millennium Post - Sep 25 14:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, World, Economy ]

  • Tamils seek federalism, not Sri Lanka’s division: Wigneswaran

    Tamils seek federalism, not Sri Lanka’s division: Wigneswaran

    Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has said the Tamil minority community’s demand for a federal solution to meet their political aspirations was not aimed at dividing the country. “You [the South] think we [Tamils] are all terrorists. We do not want to divide this country. When we ask for federalism we are being accused of trying to…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 11 10:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • NPC can’t support draft 20A outright: CV

    NPC can’t support draft 20A outright: CV

    Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said yesterday that there was no possibility of them supporting the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution outright. The Chief Minister expressed these views at a meeting held at the Provincial Council Complex in Kaithady, Jaffna. He said that the government was attempting to take over the powers of the…

    Daily Mirror - Aug 25 14:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

  • Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

    Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

    The number of those affected by the drought has risen to 1.66 million. The Disaster Management Centre has said the District of Kurunegala remains the worst affected, with over 163,000 people suffering the consequences of the drought. Close to 139,000 have been affected by the drought in the district of Puttalam. Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya,…

    News First - Aug 04 15:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu ]

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      - Iranamadu tank in Kilinochchi dries up; more than 10,000 farming communities affected - Sunday Times
  • Security to be beefed up in Jaffna after violence: Lanka police

    Security to be beefed up in Jaffna after violence: Lanka police

    Security will be beefed up in SriLanka's Tamil-dominated Jaffna city after the assassination attempt on a high court judge and the death of three security personnel, a senior police official said on Monday. "We have to adopt different strategies now to ensure security of the people and the police, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera told reporters. He…

    PTI - Jul 31 14:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, History ]

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      - Kopay attack main suspect an ex-LTTE cadre: IGP - Daily Mirror
  • He served beyond the call of duty

    He served beyond the call of duty

    “This is not a racial issue, this is what you call humanity. Racism has destroyed our humanity for so long. In my case, it is true that I am a Tamil Judge, but Hemachandra protected me not only in peacetime but also during the war. We were not thinking in terms of Tamil or Sinhala here,” he said. “For the first time in the history of Jaffna, banners have gone…

    CDN - Jul 28 15:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, SriLanka ]

  • Humanity surpasses all How Nallur incident is used by all to further their agendas

    Humanity surpasses all How Nallur incident is used by all to further their agendas

    The motive behind shooting at the Policemen providing security to Jaffna High Court Judge Manikkavasagar Ilanchezian is not clear yet. One of the Policemen injured in the incident, a Sergeant died later at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, while many people were attempting to interpret the incident in a manner that suits their political agendas. Meanwhile, the…

    Daily Mirror - Jul 27 20:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, SriLanka ]

  • Senior policeman in Lanka held for aiding murder, rape suspect

    Senior policeman in Lanka held for aiding murder, rape suspect

    A senior police officer in Sri Lanka was arrested today for allegedly aiding and abetting a man accused of raping and killing a girl from the minority Tamil community in the northern province, officials said. Deputy Inspector General of Police Lalith Jayasinghe, who was the in-charge of the Jaffna division, landed in the police net for helping the accused flee the…

    PTI - Jul 16 00:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

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      - Sri Lanka senior cop arrested over Vidya rape and murder cover up - EN
  • Tamil MP challenges Mittal housing project

    Tamil MP challenges Mittal housing project

    A Tamil parliamentarian on Thursday challenged a proposed housing project of steel maker ArcelorMittal in the Supreme Court, questioning both its suitability for the post-war region and the government’s tendering process.From the time the government roped in Indian-born billionaire Lakshmi Mittal’s company to build 65,000 houses in the Tamil-majority north and…

    Hindu - Jul 14 11:19 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, History ]

  • Indian mission in Jaffna entertains Sinhala monk engaged in controversial Vihara project

    Indian mission in Jaffna entertains Sinhala monk engaged in controversial Vihara project

    Consul General of India in Jaffna A. Natarajan was visiting the Chief Incumbent monk of Nagadeepa vihara in Naiyinaa-theevu, Navadagala Paduma Kiththi Tissa Thero on Wednesday. The CGI visiting the Sinhala-Buddhist monk at Nayinaatheevu, who is treated by the occupying Sinhala Navy as a commander as standing above the executive SL President, is sending wrong signals…

    TamilNet - Jul 11 18:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Jaffna ]

  • Sri Lanka ends decades-long occupation of Tamil port

    Sri Lanka ends decades-long occupation of Tamil port

    Sri Lanka's military said Tuesday it has ended its occupation of a major fishing harbour after 27 years and allowed Tamil civilians in the former war zone to take back their land. Security forces withdrew from the Mayliddy harbour in the Jaffna peninsula on Monday, bowing to the long-standing demands of fishermen and their families from the minority Tamil community…

    AFP - Jul 04 14:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Two NPC ministers found guilty resign

    Two NPC ministers found guilty resign

    The two ministers of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), found guilty by a three-member committee which investigated corruption allegations made against them had tendered their resignation. Education Minister Thambyrajah Gurukularajah tendered his resignation yesterday, while Agriculture Minister Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan had reportedly handed over his…

    CDN - Jun 21 11:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, History ]

  • Over 121, 000 affected by drought in Jaffna

    Over 121, 000 affected by drought in Jaffna

    Over 121, 000 persons from 33, 000 families in the Jaffna district have been severely affected by the prevailing drought situation, Jaffna District Secretary N. Vedanayagam said. According to the District Secretary, Kayts, Maradankaini, Karainagar, Sangilipaai, and Chelanai are among the places which have been severely affected by the drought. There are severe…

    Sunday Times - Jun 06 16:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, NGOs, History ]

  • 1000 Sunday school teachers oriented on national integration & reconciliation programme in Jaffna

    1000 Sunday school teachers oriented on national integration & reconciliation programme in Jaffna

    A national reconciliation event to institutionalize National Integration and reconciliation into the Sunday religious schools teaching covering Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religions was held in Jaffna last week with the partcipation of thousand religious teachers to introduce and institutionalize National Integration and Reconciliation concepts and…

    Sunday Times - May 29 13:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, History ]

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