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USNS Mercy’s two women Navy personnel sexually harassed
USNS Mercy’s two women Navy personnel sexually harassed

Two US women Navy personnel attached to the US Navy Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy, had been subjected to an attempted act of sexual harassment by a hotel employee in Uppuveli on Sunday. The suspect, who is a resident of Mullaitivu, was arrested by the Uppuveli Police today. Police said the two women aged 25 and 23 had been staying at the Trinco Blu Hotel in Uppuveli…

Daily Mirror - May 08 14:11 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Trincomalee, USA ]

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Sri Lanka workers threaten massive strikes against proposed oil deal with India
Sri Lanka workers threaten massive strikes against proposed oil deal with India

Workers's of Sri Lanka's state-run petroleum firm are set to launch an indefinite strike from Monday against the government's proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee.Sri Lanka and India are expected to sign an agreement to jointly invest and develop the Trincomalee Port and establish a…

PTI - Apr 23 12:27 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, Trincomalee, SriLanka ]

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  • India, Sri Lanka in talks on port

    India, Sri Lanka in talks on port

    Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said that the decision on offering the port to India will be taken soon. “Talks are at present going on between India and Sri Lanka and we hope to offer…

    Hindu - Jan 19 18:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Trincomalee, SriLanka ]

  • US Navy Secretary visits Trincomalee Naval Dockyard

    US Navy Secretary visits Trincomalee Naval Dockyard

    The United States Secretary of the Navy, Hon Ray Mabus made a visit to the Trincomalee Naval Dockyard on Monday (22nd August 2016) in order to observe the ongoing joint training between the navies of the two countries. According to Naval media sources the visiting US official was received by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on his arrival…

    MoDSL - Aug 23 13:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Trincomalee, USA ]

  • First stage of Sampur (Sri Lanka) Housing Project completed with the support of Tamil Canadians.

    First stage of Sampur (Sri Lanka) Housing Project completed with the support of Tamil Canadians.

    In 2006, thousands of Tamils were forced to flee their homes in Sampur village due to the war. In August 2015, the new Sri Lankan government released 818 acres of land in Sampur to its original owners. Though 367 families got their land back, their houses were completely destroyed during the war. Out of these 367 families, 41 families were women headed families. …

    CTC - Apr 06 04:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Trincomalee, Canada, TNA ]

  • US to assist Sri Lanka's long-term progress

    US to assist Sri Lanka\'s long-term progress

    Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, speaking in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Trincomalee, said that during his visit to the country it was exciting to witness important first-hand work that communities, civil society organisations and local authorities were undertaking to improve the living standards of the citizens, Xinhua…

    IANS - Dec 16 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Trincomalee, USA, SriLanka ]

  • Body of Chennai Taxi Driver Washed Ashore in Sri Lanka

    Body of Chennai Taxi Driver Washed Ashore in Sri Lanka

    The body of a Chennai taxi driver has been washed ashore at Nilveli near Trincomalee in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The body, discovered by local fishermen on Sunday, had an Identity Card of N.Poomi Durai, member of the Chennai Central Call Taxi Association (registration number: 161/2003). His address is given as No: 13/15 N.G.O.Colony, Kamaraj Nagar, Chooli…

    NIE - Dec 07 14:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Trincomalee ]

  • U.S. Embassy Discusses School and Hospital Renovations in South and East

    U.S. Embassy Discusses School and Hospital Renovations in South and East

    Members of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently traveled to the South and East to survey schools and medical facilities in disaster-prone areas to identify potential infrastructure assistance. The team visited schools from the Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities across the Eastern Province, as well as schools and medical care facilities…

    US Embassy - Colombo - Oct 23 10:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Trincomalee, USA ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province Governor refutes criticism of resettlement of displaced people

    Austin Fernando, Governor of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, has strongly refuted criticism made in certain quarters about the Colombo’s decision to resettle internally-displaced people (IDP), mostly Tamils, in Sampur town. According to Mr. Fernando, critics of the government sought to portray the move as one being carried out at the behest of Indian government…

    Hindu - May 08 10:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Trincomalee, History ]

  • Revisiting Sampur: How Long Will it Take to Return Home?

    Revisiting Sampur: How Long Will it Take to Return Home?

    The election of a new President has unleashed high expectations of change for the better. Although for some the expectations relate to macro issues of constitutional reform and good governance, for others their hopes are more basic: that of survival, of returning to their own homes and rebuilding their lives. A key stumbling block to these expectations being met was…

    GV - Jan 29 14:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Trincomalee, IDPs ]

  • Sri Lanka's first Special Agricultural Zone to attract foreign capital

    Sri Lanka\'s first Special Agricultural Zone to attract foreign capital

    The project should be up and running within a year. The area, which covers 3,000 acres, is located in the eastern part of the country where 80 per cent of the population works in agriculture. The project will also provide an opportunity to upgrade the local infrastructure.The government also plans to invest in new technologies, build new infrastructure like roads and…

    Asia News - Oct 07 13:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Amparai, Batticaloa, Trincomalee ]

  • Occupying SL military demolishes mosque in Trincomalee

    The occupying Sri Lankan military has demolished a mosque situated at Karumalai-oottu in Trincomalee Town and Gravets division within the past 2 days, Muslim fishermen from Trincomalee said. The mosque, established in 1926 and registered as a Jumma Mosque in 1947, has been seized by the SL military, which demarcated the area as ‘High Security Zone’ in 2009. The…

    TamilNet - Aug 18 13:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Trincomalee, SriLanka, Muslims ]

  • 800 Tamil families hit in the name of Sri Lanka-NTPC project

    800 Tamil families hit in the name of Sri Lanka-NTPC project

    A white, rectangular board with Sinhala and Tamil letters appears once every few metres along the iron fence around a huge expanse of land in the sea-facing town. ‘Ilangai Minsara Sabaikkuriya Kaaniyaagum. Utpravesithal thadai’ [This land belongs to the Ceylon Electricity Board. Entry is banned] reads the board. This is where a 500-MW capacity, coal-fired power…

    Hindu - Dec 15 11:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Trincomalee, History ]

  • Playing smart on all teams

    Playing smart on all teams

    We know that you are still a smart man, KP, because when Mahinda maama wanted you to run for Chief Minister of the North, you apparently declined. Now, that seems to be a wise decision, after seeing that much respected judge losing all that respect by running for political office in the North! So, tell us how you do it. How is it that you are able to run with the…

    Sunday Times - Sep 22 00:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Colombo, Trincomalee ]

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  • Do you know what’s in that bottled water?

    Do you know what’s in that bottled water?

    Whether at a five-star restaurant in Colombo, at a neighbourhood kade or even backpacking though the countryside, locals and tourists alike rely on bottled water. However, Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) warn that they may not be as safe as you think. Last week, PHIs in the Eastern and North Eastern Provinces seized some 4,000 to 5,000 bottled water items carrying…

    Sunday Times - Mar 20 12:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Trincomalee, SriLanka ]

  • Colombo accelerates demographic genocide in Trincomalee

    The Colombo government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse has been implementing a land appropriation policy to reduce the parliamentary strength of Tamils in Trincomalee district with the support of occupying Sri Lanka Army, say Tamil politicians in the district. While landless residents of the district have to fight for the allocation of half an acre per family, the…

    TamilNet - Nov 16 19:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Trincomalee, SriLanka ]

  • Proposed all-party council for the East – an opportunity lost?

    Proposed all-party council for the East – an opportunity lost?

    If drawing marginalised groups into the mainstream of national politics is one of the goals of the reconciliation process, then this would have been an ideal opportunity for the UPFA to demonstrate its political will to advance that goal. But partisan politics has yet again won the day. It would seem that the opportunity to try out a unique experiment in power…

    Sunday Times - Sep 24 13:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Trincomalee, SriLanka ]

  • Majeed sworn in as Eastern CM

    Majeed sworn in as Eastern CM

    UPFA Provincial Council member Najeeb A. Majeed was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the temple Trees a short while ago, sources said. They said, following the SLMC's decision to support the government in the Eastern Provincial Council, the government had named Majeed for the post with the approval from…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 18 10:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Amparai, Batticaloa, Trincomalee ]

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  • The landscape after the PC elections

    It is the 51% that it secured in the Batticaloa District to the UPFA-Pilleyan 31% that settles the matter of Tamil allegiance and is harbinger of what to expect in the Northern PC elections, if ever the international community can get Rajapaksa to cease his shameless breach of the Constitution. He dare not allow NP-PC elections because an autocrat knows not how to…

    Lakbima - Sep 16 11:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Amparai, Batticaloa, Trincomalee ]

  • India to set up dedicated economic zone in Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee district

    India has agreed to set-up a dedicated economic zone and to build a pharmaceutical hub in Sri Lanka as part of bilateral ties to strengthen economic trade between the South Asian neighbours, a minister said. “We have agreed to establish a manufacturing investment zone to manufacture engineering, auto parts for exports to India,” Sharma said on the sidelines of an…

    LBO - Aug 03 12:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Trincomalee, SriLanka, IDPs ]

  • Threats and intimidation have already started: Sumanthiran

    Threats and intimidation have already started: Sumanthiran

    Last time we did not contest. We went to the Supreme Court and filed a case and said that the Former Chief Minister belonged to a party that was still carrying arms and in such a situation we cannot contest. This time round we are contesting, I would not say that the situation is conducive for a free and fair election, but it is better than the last time. Last…

    Daily Mirror - Jul 20 10:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Amparai, Batticaloa, Trincomalee ]

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