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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 ]

Sri Lanka to build 1,040 MW hybrid energy park in Punarin
Sri Lanka to build 1,040 MW hybrid energy park in Punarin

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to build an energy park of 1,040 MW of power in Punarin area in line with the government’s policy. Under this proposal, construction of a hybrid energy park consisting of 240 MW of wind power and 800 MW of solar power will be built in three stages. The construction will be carried out within 2 years, acquiring…

LBO - May 25 19:24 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, Economy ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • 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 ]

  • Rising from the ashes, Jaffna library writes new chapters

    Rising from the ashes, Jaffna library writes new chapters

    In June 1981, an organised mob, reportedly of Sinhalese persons, set fire to the building, destroying all that was thoughtfully collected for generations of Tamil youth. The incident delivered a major blow not just to the library, but to the dreams and aspirations it had nurtured. Some consider it a major provocation in the lead up to Sri Lanka’s civil war.After…

    Hindu - Jun 02 15:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • A port, an airport, 2 harbours: Jaffna CM offers India a chance to checkmate China in Sri Lanka

     A port, an airport, 2 harbours: Jaffna CM offers India a chance to checkmate China in Sri Lanka

    India have a geopolitical problem: the Chinese influence in the South Asian region. A regional airport and two harbours in the North and East - Kankensanthurai (KKS) and Mullaithivu on the north-eastern coast will be useful. At one stage, Mullaithivu catered to 1/3rd of the fishing needs of the entire island-nation. Reviving all these will be beneficial to India,…

    WION News - May 19 14:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Jaffna, China ]

  • Many flavours of Palmyrah in the heart of the city

    Many flavours of Palmyrah in the heart of the city

    Mix Palmyrah fruit pulp and wheat flour in proportionate quantities. Add a bit of sugar and salt for taste and a pinch of baking powder and mix well. Deep fry small globes of this saffron-hued mixture in oil. Offering freshly fried panangai paniyaram, a signature delicacy of the Hindu New Year table, for us to sample is Shanthakumar Kamaleshwari, Production Officer of…

    ST - Apr 19 16:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

  • Lyca's village inaugurated without Rajinikanth, Vigneswaran

    Lyca\'s village inaugurated without Rajinikanth, Vigneswaran

    Lyca is owned by a Sri Lankan Tamil, and its village has as many as 400 houses. It also happens to be producing Rajinikanth's next film, Enthiran 2.0. Rajinikanth along with North Province Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran and Opposition leader R. Sampanthan were supposed to attend the inauguration of the village. But it wasn't to be as the veteran actor called off…

    DM - Apr 14 12:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, SriLanka ]

  • On her own two feet, after Sri Lanka’s crippling war

    On her own two feet, after Sri Lanka’s crippling war

    Few students in Vadamarachchi, part of Sri Lanka’s northern peninsula, had heard of Visual Basic until Sebastian Selvanayagi started offering a course in it at her modest computer centre. “Even basic programming languages haven’t come to our village in a big way,” she said, entering a small room in her home, in Vetrilaikeni in Vadamarachchi East, where five…

    Hindu - Mar 11 20:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, History ]

  • On crossing the language barrier in Jaffna

    A month after moving to Colombo to report for 'The Hindu', the author writes about her first trip to the Tamil-majority north. The first thing that struck me about Rajachandran was the way he spoke: pausing between words and raising his voice when he emphasised a point.He watched my face to make sure I followed what he was saying. There was no difficulty…

    The Hindu - Feb 23 08:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • Large-scale Sinhala housing project underway in Naavatkuli

    Large-scale Sinhala housing project underway in Naavatkuli

    A large scale grant-based Sinhalese settlement will be built on public land in Naavatkuli, Jaffna, despite local opposition. 250 Sinhalese beneficiaries have been chosen to receive houses built on land owned by the National Housing Development Authority in Naavatkuli. After the end of the war, Sinhalese people had settled with temporary buildings in Naavatkuli,…

    TamilGuardian - Jan 23 20:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, SriLanka ]

  • Govt. should implement pledges: CV

    Govt. should implement pledges: CV

    “The government should implement without delay the pledges made regarding the Tamil people while entering into pacts,” said C. V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of the Northern Province He made this statement at a media briefing which followed a meeting of the Tamil National Council held on Monday at the Jaffna Library. He said that, in 2009, the then…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 21 19:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, SriLanka ]

  • Lessons of protests against murder of Jaffna University students in Sri Lanka

    A month after the murder of two Tamil students belonging to the arts faculty, Jaffna University workers, the country-wide demonstrations of students and youth offer key political lessons. Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim students throughout the country jointly protested against the police murder. On October 20, Sri Lankan police had opened fire at Pawnraj Sulakshan and…

    WSWS - Nov 24 13:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna, History ]

  • Nestlé Lanka empowers Jaffna with new milk chilling centre in Urumpirai

    Nestlé Lanka empowers Jaffna with new milk chilling centre in Urumpirai

    Nestlé Lanka marked a new milestone in its local dairy development initiatives by opening another new milk chilling centre in Jaffna recently. The new milk chilling centre in Urumpirai, will enable the farmers in the area to preserve the quality and freshness of their milk, collecting only the excess amount after meeting the needs of the farming families. The…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 03 18:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Economy ]

  • 3 fishers held by Sri Lanka for smuggling heroin

    Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested three fishermen on charges of smuggling heroin. Among them two have been identified as Thalvin Rajan and Levin from Thangachimadam in the district. Sri Lankan navy personnel attached to Sri Lankan naval station, Barana situated at Mullikulam in North Western Naval Command during their special operation intercepted a fishing craft…

    ToI - Oct 28 10:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

  • Final rites of Jaffna university student Nadaraja Gajan held today

    Final rites of Jaffna university student Nadaraja Gajan held today

    The final rites of Nadaraja Gajan - one of the two Jaffna university students who died in Kokkuvil, Jaffna, was conducted today. The funeral took place at Iranamadu public cemetery in Kilinochchi. The remains of the late student were brought from his residence at Baaradee-puram in Iranamadu to the public cemetery in a procession. It was reported that the…

    Hiru News - Oct 23 22:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, Students ]

  • TNA condemns killing of university students in Jaffna

    TNA condemns killing of university students in Jaffna

    The leader of the TNA, and The Leader of the Opposition, R Sampanthan MP met President Maithripala Sirisena while attending an event in Trincomalee this morning and raised concerns regarding the incident. Since then, a special police unit has been deployed to Jaffna to investigate the incident on the orders of the President and the police officers who had allegedly…

    Sunday Times - Oct 22 10:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, HumanRights, Jaffna ]

    Related:
      - Jaffna student deaths: Five policemen remanded - CDN
      - Five Lanka cops held over death of students - AFP
      - President orders impartial inquiry over Jaffna Uni students’ deaths - Daily Mirror
  • -The slow death of a moderate

    -The slow death of a moderate

    For another, perhaps the TNA still believes Wigneswaran is not completely lost and could be brought back to the fold. The Chief Minister’s conduct offers little hope of such a scenario developing, but if there was a chance to reset the clock on his waywardness, that would still be preferable. The Chief Minister’s return to the path of moderate politics would…

    FT - Oct 07 12:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka: Tamils rally in Jaffna against occupation, ethnic cleansing

    Sri Lanka: Tamils rally in Jaffna against occupation, ethnic cleansing

    Military intervention in Tamil civilian life, and sexual violence against women and children, were condemned. The rally demanded that "the occupying forces immediately leave the North and East". The declaration called for "an international investigation to investigate crimes perpetrated on the Tamil people". It also called for the repeal of the Prevention of…

    Green Left - Sep 29 18:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    Ministry of Education in 2013 reports that there are only 0.4% schools that offer school education in all three languages Sinhala, Tamil and English. Further it points out that there are only 3.5% national schools while 96.5% are provincial schools. This sheds light on why the grade 5 scholarship exam is highly competitive, pressurizing children to attend a national…

    UNDP - Sep 16 13:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, SriLanka ]

  • SLC to construct stadiums in Polonnaruwa and Jaffna

    SLC to construct stadiums in Polonnaruwa and Jaffna

    Sri Lanka Cricket is investing in the development of cricket in parts of the country less exposed to the game by earmarking funds for the construction of two new cricket stadiums in the Northern and North Central Provinces. The executive committee of SLC has given its approval for the two projects to go ahead. The projects, on which work is due to begin in the near…

    ESPN - Sep 06 14:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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