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A 23-year-old youth who was resident of Navatkuli was killed in a motorcycle accident in Jaffna yesterday (Apr. 23). Police said that the motorcycle ridden at high speed had veered off the road and hit an electricity pole, in front of Navatkuli Vidyalaya on Jaffna - Mannar main road. Another person sustained ...
Hatch Kalam, the first maker and co-worker space in Jaffna was officially launched this April following the signing of the agreement between Hatch Works, GIZ SME Sector Development Programme and Yarl IT Hub. Hatch Kalam is founded with the shared vision to accelerate budding innovation, technology ...

The University of Jaffna is one of the smaller universities with 7000 students, but it has one of the largest Councils, a lot bigger than mighty Peradeniya's – almost double. This is by Jaffna Council's manipulation by proliferating faculties to reward more people. Its Council of 29 members (14 internal, ...
Jaffna has a generally liberal-minded population. At the Local Government Elections even Nallur where the Kandasamy Temple is, elected a Christian woman. However, not everything is perfect. Danger signs of growing Hindu intolerance are growing. I have written previously of public meetings where the ...
At least 683 acres of civilian land used by Jaffna Security Forces in the past was handed over to its rightful owners this week in keeping up with government's policy of releasing civilian lands without compromising on national security concerns. the Army said. The land located in Thelippalei Divisional ...
Why just last Sunday 8th I drove from Jaffna to Batticaloa to attend the fiftieth ordination celebration of my good friend The Rev. Fr. John Joe Mary on Monday. I settled down in my car to read my Sunday newspapers. A prominent English language Sunday newspaper had its top, page 1 story with the ...

Apr 14, Colombo: In line with the government's policy of releasing civilians' land used by Jaffna Security Forces, the Sri Lanka Army without compromising national security interests released a record 683 acres of land in Jaffna to the original owners. The Army handed over 683 acres of land in Thelippalai ...
Ava+Group+resurfaces%2C+youth+attacked+in+Jaffna. Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 12:00. Ava Group resurfaces, youth attacked in Jaffna. 4,688. Views. Thelippalai Police say that a 19-year-old youth has been attacked allegedly by members of the Ava Group. The youth was attacked last night (Apr. 10) with sharp objects ...
The Sri Lankan navy declared open several newly constructed buildings at its base inside the Kankesanthurai High Security Zone in Jaffna earlier this year. Sri Lanka's Commander of the Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva, declared open the ground floor of new Command Wardroom ...
When the move to launch a food court in Thirunelveali in Jaffna, the NPC ministry had sought financial assistance from the SL Ministry of Agriculture in ... After providing the funding, the SL Ministry in Colombo opposed the Tamil name 'Ammaachchi' and demanded the food court in Jaffna be named as ...

The Jaffna peninsula will run into deep trouble sooner or later if the need for portable water in the peninsula is not addressed urgently, a top official of the Northern Province Irrigation Department said. Irrigation experts have warned subsequent governments ever since the 'River for Jaffna' project was ...
As the second round of voting was abandoned, it has been officially announced, Arnold as the Mayor. At the last Jaffna Municipality elections Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (TNA) won 16 members, while Tamil National Front received 13 seats, EPDP 10 seats - other parties, UNP 3, SLFP 2 and TULF 1 seat.
Tamils protested in Jaffna on Tuesday against the Sri Lankan government's failure to take action against microfinance companies with high interest rates leaving families under spiraling debts. Women-headed households have been particularly vulnerable to the such loans after the end of the armed conflict ...
Months after Sri Lanka's Central Bank vowed action on mounting household debt in the war-affected north, thousands gathered in Jaffna on Tuesday, protesting against the government's inaction. 'Our home and country are indebted, what is the solution?; 'Stop loans, give employment' and 'Strengthen ...
Jaffna Police say the body of a medical student from the Jaffna Medical College was found in the Kandarmadam area in Jaffna. It was found yesterday (Feb. 27). The victim was 26-year-old Emmanuel Ramuwel, a resident of Vavuniya. He was a 4th-year student at the Jaffna Medical College. The body was ...
The body of a 26-year-old undergraduate of the Jaffna University was found hanging at a house at the Kandarmadama area in Jaffna yesterday, the Jaffna Police said. The deceased, who was a law student, was identified as a resident of Ukkulankulam. The Police suspects the student may have committed ...
The spokesman said the super luxury Presidential Palace built by the Sri Lanka Army in 2012 with five-star accommodation and facilities on a 100-acre land could be used as a high-end tourist attraction as Jaffna did not have a five-star hotel right now. “Arrangements will be made shortly for the reservation ...
The new initiative had been launched by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) in close coordination with the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and other state officials in Jaffna with the blessings of the Commander of the Army who ...
Fisher families, residing at Serankottai near the Naval camp alerted police on spotting the man, identified as Mahir Devrim (43), on the seashore asking for directions to town after being reportedly dropped off by a Jaffna fisherman. Rameswaram Jetty police, who arrested him, said Devrim had arrived from ...


 

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