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Jaffna incident: IGP admits shortcomings

Jaffna incident: IGP admits shortcomings

We should admit the fact that there may have been shortcomings on the part of the police with respect of the incident in Jaffna which resulted in the deaths of two university students, IGP Pujith Jayasundara says. MORE...

October 25, 2016  04:16 pm|

Jaffna University Conflict: Non-Fictional Clash of Clans?

Jaffna University Conflict: Non-Fictional Clash of Clans?

(FEATURE) The violent argument that occurred in the University of Jaffna earlier this month has possibly left considerable doubt in the minds of Lankans: Are we falling prey to racism? Is peace an intricate luxury that we seemingly cannot afford? MORE.....

July 27, 2016  02:43 pm|

Four soldiers sentenced in Vishvamadu rape case

Four soldiers sentenced in Vishvamadu rape case

The Jaffna High Court today sentenced four Sri Lankan soldiers to 25 years in prison for raping a women and sexually abusing another in Vishvamadu, Mullaitivu in 2010. MORE..

October 8, 2015  01:15 am|

Indian fishermen protest against Lankan navy

Indian fishermen protest against Lankan navy

Fishermen of Nambiyar Nagar in Nagapattinam district in India has gone on an indefinite strike, seeking the intervention of State and Central governments to secure the release of 15 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, The Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

September 24, 2015  01:18 pm|

Indian Goverment should act tough on Sri Lanka: Vasan

Indian Goverment should act tough on Sri Lanka: Vasan

The Indian Government should act tough and put an end to the attacks and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Tamil Manila Congress leader G. K. Vasan has said. MORE...

September 2, 2015  12:30 pm|

Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued ten local fishermen who were drifting 63 km off South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure. MORE...

August 31, 2015  05:23 pm|

Indian forum seeks Centres intervention to prevent attack on fishermen

Indian forum seeks Centres intervention to prevent attack on fishermen

Indian National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) has urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swraj to ensure that Tamil Nadu fishermen were not attacked while fishing by the Sri Lankan naval personnel. MORE...

August 27, 2015  11:13 am|

Two dead, 5 injured after van crashes into wall in Jaffna

Two dead, 5 injured after van crashes into wall in Jaffna

Two persons were killed and another 5 wounded after a van crashed into a wall in the Kodikamam area in Jaffna today (16). MORE..

August 16, 2015  01:15 pm|

Courts release Tamil Nadu fishermen

Courts release Tamil Nadu fishermen

Two courts in the Northern province today (10) ordered the release of 40 fishermen arrested by the Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territory in June. MORE...

August 10, 2015  02:43 pm|

Man suspected of killing woman and packing body in luggage arrested

Man suspected of killing woman and packing body in luggage arrested

The individual suspected of murdering a woman and packing her body inside a luggage arrested from Kovikulam, Mannar, Police said a short while ago. The suspect is a 44 year old man from Nallur, Jaffna. MORE...

August 5, 2015  02:39 pm|

Fishermen act as sea route smugglers?

Fishermen act as sea route smugglers?

The Indian Customs officials anticipate possibilities of gold sneaking into the State from neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka through fishing boats following the large-scale seizures of smuggled gold at the airports in the State, the Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

July 27, 2015  11:23 am|

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy yet again?

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy yet again?

Indian fishermen were attacked off Katchatheevu islet on Saturday night allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel, who opened fire in the air, forcing them to return to shore, the PTI news agency reproted. MORE...

July 26, 2015  10:42 am|

TNA reiterates self determination, North-East re-merger

TNA reiterates self determination, North-East re-merger

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a coalition of four parties in Sri Lanka, on Saturday reiterated its adherence to the right to self determination for Tamils and the re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces under federal structure. MORE..

July 25, 2015  10:39 pm|

Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen

Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday denied reports that it had attacked a group of Indian fishermen who had strayed into Sri Lankan waters on Tuesday evening. MORE...

July 22, 2015  04:02 pm|

WFFP urges full implementation of UN Law of seas

WFFP urges full implementation of UN Law of seas

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) has sought a permanent solution to tackle the issue of arrest and incarceration of fishermen crossing the national borders and entering the territory of neighbouring countries. MORE...

July 20, 2015  04:05 pm|

Three Indian fishermen injured in attack by naval personnel?

Three Indian fishermen injured in attack by naval personnel?

Three Indian fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Katchatheevu, the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

July 20, 2015  12:47 pm|

SL and India fishermen call for resumption of dialogue

SL and India fishermen call for resumption of dialogue

Leaders of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen have called for a resumption of the conciliatory dialogue which has been deadlocked since April last, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

July 20, 2015  10:29 am|

Ex-LTTE cadres to contest as independent group

Ex-LTTE cadres to contest as independent group

Former cadres of LTTE have decided to contest the Sri Lankan parliament elections as an independent group after the main Tamil party TNA refused to field them in the August 17 polls. MORE..

July 10, 2015  10:09 am|

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lankas battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the militarised zone -- where civilians are not allowed. MORE..

July 9, 2015  04:38 pm|

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

A Sri Lanka Army soldier who was found guilty for the killing of 8 civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna nearly 15 years ago has been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:57 am|

Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

A batch of 43 persons who were recently arrested for unruly behavior near the Jaffna court complex have been further remanded until June 12. MORE..

June 3, 2015  01:43 pm|

Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

Sri Lanka said on Monday that it will continue to engage with India on the fishermen issue to seek satisfactory short-term and long-term solutions. MORE...

June 1, 2015  03:06 pm|

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE...

May 26, 2015  01:22 pm|

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

The Mallakam Court issued a stay order banning any processions or protests up to 14 days from today within the Chunnakam police area in Jaffna, police said. MORE..

May 26, 2015  09:57 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|

Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred

Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred

(UPDATE) The Inspector General of Police(IGP) has ordered the transfer of the OIC of the Jaffna Division SSP SSP Lakshman Weerasekara and the HQI of Kayts CI Q.R. Perera and HQI of Jaffna CI B.M.R.K.B. Balasooriya with immediate effect, Police spokesman told Ada Derana. MORE...

May 22, 2015  03:26 pm|

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|

Tamil Nadu fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to salvage boats

Tamil Nadu fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to salvage boats

A team of 141 people on 18 boats will set sail from the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday to repatriate 31 of the 81 boats released by the Sri Lankan government. MORE...

April 22, 2015  10:01 am|

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in the Sri Lankan waters. MORE...

April 21, 2015  05:32 pm|

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on the sidelines of his visit to Guruvayur temple, said that measures would be taken to solve the issues plaguing the fishermen community in India. MORE...

April 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

An extent of 1,000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of the people in the Jaffna District by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more land for resettlement in the district, the President Media Unit said on Monday (30). MORE...

March 30, 2015  10:56 pm|

Lalith-Kugan case: Rambukwella and Handunnetti summoned

Lalith-Kugan case: Rambukwella and Handunnetti summoned

A Jaffna court on Wednesday (25) issued summons to former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti to appear before court on 30 July. MORE...

March 25, 2015  05:43 pm|

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Fishermens associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each others waters. MORE...

March 22, 2015  12:18 pm|

India denies security breach during Modis Jaffna visit

India denies security breach during Modis Jaffna visit

The Indian Government has denied media reports alleging a security lapse while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting Sri Lankas northern region. MORE..

March 21, 2015  03:56 pm|

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

A group of Tamil Nadu fishermen accompanied by technicians will leave for Sri Lanka to repair and take back their 87 boats; these boats were released by Sri Lanka ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit as a goodwill gesture. MORE...

March 15, 2015  03:00 pm|

Tamils seek positive action to resolve problems - Wigneswaran

Tamils seek positive action to resolve problems - Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says that even though security concerns should be left to the Central Administration in any Country, it should not transgress the limits of protection of the Country to a protracted pursuit of purposeful military occupation with political undertones in place. MORE..

March 14, 2015  05:51 pm|

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna is making a new mark for itself, spreading message of peace to the world, says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:52 pm|

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of Talaimannar the closest point to India restored after decades of civil war, completing the reconstruction of the entire Northern Province Railway Line. MORE..

March 14, 2015  01:27 pm|

President Sirisena pledges war crimes inquiry

President Sirisena pledges war crimes inquiry

Sri Lanka hopes to set up a domestic inquiry within a month into atrocities from the civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the BBC. MORE...

March 12, 2015  05:25 pm|

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Friday that the Government of Sri Lanka and its people are eagerly looking forward to Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modis visit to the island-nation next week. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:29 pm|

Ex-President rejects allegations against him

Ex-President rejects allegations against him

Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (5) denied allegations that a presidential residence was being built for his excusive use in Kankesanthurei. MORE...

March 5, 2015  02:31 pm|

President to visit Northern and Eastern Provinces

President to visit Northern and Eastern Provinces

President Maithripala Sirisena will commence his first visit to Northern and Eastern Provinces on Tuesday (03) after assuming office as the President. MORE...

March 2, 2015  05:23 pm|

Jeffrey Feltman to visit Sri Lanka this week

Jeffrey Feltman to visit Sri Lanka this week

One week after the UN Human Rights Council agreed to withhold the already delayed report on war crimes in Sri Lanka, the UN announced that Secretary General Ban Ki-moons highest political official Jeffrey Feltman will visit the country this week. MORE...

February 25, 2015  11:05 am|

SL Navy reluctant to arrest Indian fishermen now?

SL Navy reluctant to arrest Indian fishermen now?

Earlier, Sri Lankan Navy acted promptly, but now they are reluctant to arrest the poaching Indian fishermen, Jaffna-based fisher leaders has told the Hindu newspaper. MORE...

February 9, 2015  08:10 am|

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