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According to an obituary in a Tamil-language newspaper over the weekend, Kanagaratnam was born in Nainatheevu, off the coast of the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. He attended St. John College in Jaffna, where his parents still live. He had distant relatives within the Greater Toronto ...
The Northern Provincial Council has discussed the genocidal land grab choking the territorial contiguity of the traditional homeland of Eezham Tamils in the North-East of the island in a special sitting on Thursday. The move comes after years of reports highlighting how SL President Maithiripala Sirisena ...

Eight agencies – both local and international – and the Sri Lanka Army continue to engage in demining, mainly in the Northern province. .... The end goal of de-mining is resettlement, HALO officials point out, and through their work they hope to have the villages of Ampalavalai and Indrapuram ready for ...
The division has now wedged the contiguity between the Tamil districts Vavuniyaa in the Northern Province and Trincomalee in the Eastern Province, while it established contiguity with the Sinhala ... The village Ilangkai-thu'rai is located at the narrow entrance to the lagoon seen at the lower part of the map.
Sinnasami Nallathambi (left) is one of hundreds of Tamils still waiting for news about their loved ones who went missing during Sri Lanka's civil war. ... Rajkumar, who is from the Tamil ethnic group, has been protesting around the clock at a roadside hut at the town of Vavuniya in Northern Province.
On a three-day visit to the Northern Province, the Finance Minister made a stop in Puthukudiyirippu, where the civil war came to its brutal close in May ... in Sri Lanka's 26 year civil war, confronting the brutal legacy of conflict and offering livelihood support and economic relief for war-affected communities.

Recently concluded elections to local authorities in February saw the municipal elections in Jaffna assuming great political significance. Sumanthiran suggested that each entity, which came first in a particular local body be allowed to elect the Mayor or Chairperson and form the administration in a spirit of ...
Human rights defender Gopal Krishnan Rajkumar, who is from the Tamil ethnic group, has been protesting around the clock at a roadside hut at the town of Vavuniya in Northern Province. He slammed the government and Tamil politicians for ignoring the families' demands, adding that people are losing ...
Man with a child are seen in hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 25, 2018. ... reflecting pool of the National September 11 Memorial for those killed in the February 26, 1993 truck bomb attack at the World Trade Center on February 26, 2018 in New York City.
In newspaper reports we read, the Sri Lanka Army stated that when they entered Kilinochchi, it was a ghost town, since all the civilians have been made to move deep into the Vanni inlands quite sometime prior to the arrival of the army. In a programme on TV, the Sri Lanka Army stated that at Mankulum, ...
The life and death issue in Sri Lanka today is, how to kill, not stop, the dishonestly run secret scheme by the trio -Ranil-Chandrika-hardcore Marxist Jayampathi- to balkanize the island. Other talks .... Over 40,000 village names we find today is evidence of this Trinity with collections of such villages/hamlets.
It includes that for the Northern Province, which is otherwise due later this year. ... delaying the LG polls for three years and together at it, and having deliberately upping the stakes, to making it a national election fought on national issues, instead of village and street-level concerns, none can complain now, ...
These days Tamil politician and LTTE propagandist harassing Buddhist and engaged in activity such as name changes of Sinhala villages to Tamil names and further now they are trying to convert ... Nagadeepa Island is a small island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Myliddy is in Northern Province in Tellippali Divisional Secretariat Division in Valikamam area and described as a typical fishing village. Myliddy is in ... Myliddy is the second most popular fishery habour in Sri Lanka and served as a historic economic landmark in the Northern Province. It was decided to ...
Most of the men from the village, who were able to sustain their families with daily wage work even during the times of war, are now forced to seek subservient ... While the resettled Tamil villagers are being criminalised by all the forces of the occupying unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka, the SL military ...
Hewa Matara Gamage Siripala Palihakkara is former Governor of the Northern Province, one of the nine provinces, of Sri Lanka and former Foreign Secretary. Following are extracts from a foreword to the collection of essays by academics on Sri Lanka-China Relations 'The Island of the Lion and the Land ...
Comfortably immersed in that melee, there was a time during the height of Madam Bandaranayake's tenure, the city gossip said anything could be done if .... It is an unwritten, rarely documented fact in Sri Lanka that if not often than at times, important State postings are compromised on caste, lobbied by ...

Iranaitheevu is a pair of twin islands situated in the Palk Strait, belonging to the Poonekary Division of the Kilinochchi District in the Northern Province in Sri Lanka. A channel of sea water runs between the Big Island (Perum Theevu) and Small Island (Sirum Theevu). According to an official survey map of ...
Balaranjan, 33, was born in the north of Sri Lanka in Jaffna, the capital of the country's Northern Province, and lived in fear for the majority of his childhood during ... He recalls soldiers walking through their house, playing cricket with the village children and having to scramble to safety when bombs went off.
It includes that for the Northern Province, which is otherwise due later this year. ... delaying the LG polls for three years and together at it, and having deliberately upping the stakes, to making it a national election fought on national issues, instead of village and street-level concerns, none can complain now, ...
Myliddy is in Northern Province in Tellippali Divisional Secretariat Division in Valikamam area and described as a typical fishing village. Myliddy is in ... Myliddy is the second most popular fishery habour in Sri Lanka and served as a historic economic landmark in the Northern Province. It was decided to ...
Most of the men from the village, who were able to sustain their families with daily wage work even during the times of war, are now forced to seek subservient ... While the resettled Tamil villagers are being criminalised by all the forces of the occupying unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka, the SL military ...
Hewa Matara Gamage Siripala Palihakkara is former Governor of the Northern Province, one of the nine provinces, of Sri Lanka and former Foreign Secretary. Following are extracts from a foreword to the collection of essays by academics on Sri Lanka-China Relations 'The Island of the Lion and the Land ...
In the outskirts of the Anuradhapura city limits Women Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara who represents the same district was addressing a pocket ... A van carrying supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) managed to drive through the crowd of the meeting venue located on the side of a road as ...
Sri Lanka's North is always considered a dry zone, but excessive rainfall without smart irrigation systems should be of concern to the Northern Provincial Council. Though classified a dry zone, partly due to the scorched earth, the Northern Province can be a lush, green, cultivatable land mass. It is still ...
The five-member delegation to Sri Lanka, headed by All Party Parliamentary Group-SL, UK Chairman Ranil Malcolm Jayawardena MP, had Michele ... They were facilitated to visit London Stock Exchange Group Technology and Colombo Port City. ... In Jaffna they met the Northern Province governor.
Gunathileka is not alone. Disasters, man made and natural, are increasingly forcing agriculture-based income earners, especially small farmers, out of their villages and into cities looking for work. In the village of Adigama, in the same district, government officials suspect that between 150 and 200 villagers, ...
As on March 1, 2016, the Army was occupying 67,427 acres of land belonging to Tamil civilians in the Northern Province. ... Earlier, Sri Lanka had transformed the Menik Farm Displacement Camp in Mullaitivu District into Menik Farm village, an apparel village with garment factories, as part of a new US$ ...
"The project will not only boost the agricultural production in central and northern Sri Lanka, but it will also guarantee domestic water and industrial water, ... The water from this reservoir will irrigate dry land in faraway Vanni in the Northern Province and Rajarata, Wayamba, Central and Eastern Provinces.
Dec 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has handed over another building that was being used by the security forces to the civilian authority in the Northern Province. A property, named 'Anthony Pillay' building in the center of Kilinochchi town, earlier leased to the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi ...
Out of the total of 133.34 acres released today, 111.05 acres in Keppapilavu were released to 68 land owners and the remaining 21.84 acres were given to 17 land owners in Seeniyamottai village to whom the land was belonging. Sri Lanka Army commenced the gradual release of private property used by ...
The Sinhala military of genocidal Sri Lanka and the Colombo-centric unitary system, which constitutionally accords 'foremost place' to Buddhism in the ... Meegahadure Gnanarathana was the chief incumbent of Sri Naga Vihara in the city of Jaffna and was 'Chief Sanganayaka' of Northern Province until his ...
While the Theravada Buddhist Sinhalese are a majority in most parts of the country, Tamils—who are mostly Hindus (15% of the island's population) and Christians as well—constitute the majority in the northern province of Sri Lanka. Although Sri Lanka is a secular state and its constitution guarantees ...
Najib, during his newly-concluded official visit to Sri Lanka, said a special mission would be sent to the island nation to see what aid could be given. He said Jaffna, the capital city of the northern province, was under pressure after the civil war, fought with the separatist Tamil Tigers, left 45,000 women as ...
Heavy rains lashed Sri Lanka's Northern Province over the past few days, leaving over 9,000 people displaced, the chief government administrator of Jaffna said on Monday. The displaced have been shifted to relief camps. The rainfall in Jaffna was the highest since 2009, said Nagalingam Vethanayagam, ...
At a roadside temple en route to Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka's Northern Province, we come across a group of young men worshipping and chanting. ... Next door is the crumbling Dutch fort – once one of the mightiest in Asia – and from its walls we can see the sparkling lagoons surrounding the town.
These days Tamil politician and LTTE propagandist harassing Buddhist and engaged in activity such as name changes of Sinhala villages to Tamil names and further now they are trying to convert ... Nagadeepa Island is a small island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
The Chief Minister of the Northern Province bragging about his people is .... All the other problems Tamil folk of Sri Lanka have are same as the ...
The rice bowl of Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst drought of the past 40 years. ... Our villages depend a lot on tobacco farming and we contribute a lot when ... in the village,” said P.G. Dissanayake, a third generation barn owner who ... in the Northern Province, is almost as much as the 2,500 hectares of ...
Sri Lanka's Central Bank will evolve a programme to help the country's war-affected communities tackle the mounting pressure of household ...
... the Vavuniya town towards Settikulam Divisional Secretariat Division. ... The excavation site is inside the jungle adjacent to the village. ... of the pre-historic humans and their settlements in Sri Lanka. ... Wimalakanthi Thera this is the first excavation of this scale that has been done in the Northern Province.
A must for a 21st century constitution of Sri Lanka. ... Lanka, with the bigger waves hitting the Eastern province and the Northern province. ... The newly launched port city, the capital city and many other maritime cities and ports will .... (right bank) will be under another administration, splitting villages bound ...
... of the Constitutional Assembly suggests “Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is a free, ... from Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran. ... Government shall be the City of Colombo” which is what practically, the case is now.
Of all the districts in Sri Lanka, only Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mannar's ... District” show the Northern Province has the lowest number of arrests could be misleading. ... From the report's selection of large towns, Trincomalee and ...
The security of the Jaffna Court Complex and Jaffna town was tightened today. The brutal gang rape and the killing shook the island nation ...
The changing terms of trade for Sri Lanka's major commodity exports and a ... country, Gunasinghe characterised the village he studied in Jaffna as one of ... In Sri Lanka and in the Northern Province in particular, investment in ...
... on my personal conviction that a tiny nation like Sri Lanka does not need a ... or the Northern Province, covering about 14% of the total area of the island ... It soon spread into the suburbs and the main towns of the southwest of the ... the mobs from entering the city of Colombo intent on demonstrating their ...
Among the Asian elephant range states Sri Lanka has the highest .... Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Northern Province after the war concluded. ... fences on the boundary of the villages—surrounding the village.
Regional Consultations as part of the design of Sri Lanka's National Export ... of public and private sector representatives from the Northern Province. ... With Jaffna's position as a prominent northern city, the development of its ...
More than 100 people in Jaffna and nearby the villages had been arrested in ... Sunil warned that although Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. ... ethnic lines and struggling for a Sri Lanka-Eelam Socialist Republic as part of ...


 

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