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AIDS on the rise among youths: Dr. Liyanage

AIDS on the rise among youths: Dr. Liyanage

The Health Ministry says that the authorities have identified some 160 persons diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) AIDS as of October this year alone. MORE...

October 1, 2015  10:43 am|

Shivajilingam writes to UN human rights chief

Shivajilingam writes to UN human rights chief

M K Shivajilingam, who is contesting in the upcoming parliamentary polls as an independent candidate, has asked the UNHCR for an international probe into the alleged war crimes during the conflict with the LTTE. MORE..

August 9, 2015  12:23 am|

Prabhakarans distant relative to contest against Mahinda at polls

Prabhakarans distant relative to contest against Mahinda at polls

A relative of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has entered the fray for Sri Lankas parliamentary election to be held in August 17 to challenge former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

July 19, 2015  11:03 am|

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Dr. Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry at Jaffna University, blames the breakdown of traditional social and administrative structures for the gang rape and murder of 18 year old school girl, S. Vithya, at Pungudithivu on May 13, and the mayhem that engulfed Sri Lankas Northern Province subsequently. MORE..

May 23, 2015  09:51 am|

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

The Jaffna Magistrate Court has issued a stay order banning all types of protests in Jaffna Town, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

May 23, 2015  07:15 am|

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

The 130 persons arrested for unlawful protest, damaging public property and assaulting police officers near the Jaffna Magistrates Court have been ordered remanded. MORE..

May 21, 2015  04:07 pm|

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Police today used tear gas to disperse protesters who were behaving violently near Jaffna Court over a rape and murder of a girl in Kayts, the police said. MORE..

May 20, 2015  01:32 pm|

Three nabbed over kidnap, rape and murder of student

Three nabbed over kidnap, rape and murder of student

Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnapping, rape and murder of an 18-year-old student, who was on her way to school Wednesday morning in Punkudithivu, Jaffna. MORE..

May 15, 2015  12:35 pm|

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Charmini Peli Kankanamalage is terrified she stole something from her child. MORE..

April 16, 2015  02:03 pm|

Mattala is like a chicken-and-egg problem: ex-CEO

Mattala is like a chicken-and-egg problem: ex-CEO

Eran Wickramaratne, the deputy minister of investment promotion, says the current government now has to figure out how sunken investments like the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) can be salvaged, or if they can be at all. MORE..

March 31, 2015  05:18 pm|

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