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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 ...
Speaking to The Hindu, Kanthiah Mahadevan, president of a Jaffna-based credit cooperative society and an organiser of Tuesday's protest, said while many families in Jaffna receive financial support from a member earning abroad, it is the economically most vulnerable who are aggressively targeted by ...
The Media in Cooperation & Transition (MiCT) based in Germany, has drawn reference to a news item titled 'Private media training institute allegedly used Jaffna Uni name for its programmes', published in the Sunday Times of January 28, 2018. The MiCT said the name of Jaffna University had not been ...
A Pillaiyar temple in Chemmani, Jaffna was vandalised this week, with the statue of the deity smashed. The attack, by unknown persons, occurred on Thursday evening. The police are reportedly investigating the incident, which is the latest in a series of incidents of vandalism targeting Hindu and Christian ...
Thellipalai Mahajana and Kandarodai Skandavarodhaya will battle for supremacy when they meet each other in the 18th Battle of the Heroes to be played at Mahajana grounds in Jaffna this weekend. The match will be played on Friday (23) and Saturday (24). Both teams are equally balanced and an ...
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 ...
Cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand's village in the city can experience the colourful diversity of Jaffna through food and music from today till February 25 at this festival . This showpiece event, held in its second year, is a celebration of ...
For decades before January 2015, democratic space for serious social reflection was not present with the insurgencies, war and then an authoritarian regime, but what excuse do we have now? In this article, I draw from Tamil dissent, particularly in Jaffna, to begin thinking about our past and future.
A parade was organised by the military in Jaffna, with dozens of Tamil children being asked to join the parade. Several Tamil children ... The day was also marked by the military at the Jaffna district secretariat, with Sri Lanka's flag being raised first to Sri Lanka's national anthem in Sinhala and then Tamil.
A controversial star-class tourist resort, constructed in the Sinhala military-occupied private lands of uprooted Eezham Tamils in Kaangkeasan-thu'rai (KKS) in Jaffna, is to be subjected for foreign tendering by the SL State, the incumbent president Maithiripala Sirisena has stated in the South. The latest ...
JITF 2018 is Organized and managed by, Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) in association with the Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) with the support of the Jaffna Municipal Council, the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council, will be ...
A large crowd was seen protesting against bull fighting in several areas in the Northern Province during Thai Pongal. At these events several of the bulls end up severely injured while the onlookers resort to gambling. Bull fighting is prohibited in many countries. In Sri Lanka it is not banned though gambling ...
Chennai: To replenish the resources of Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka which had lost its rare collections of books and manuscripts to a fire in 1981, the directorate of public libraries has so far collected nearly 40,000 Tamil books from general public and educational institutions. Tamil Nadu government ...
A man was arrested by the Jaffna Police in connection with assaulting former LTTE media spokesman Daya Master in Jaffna yesterday. Daya Master who is also the Media Director of DAN TV, a private media institution was assaulted in his office at the Hospital Road in Jaffna. The Jaffna Police who had ...
In keeping with the aim to improve and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of consular related service delivery to the general public, particularly those in the Northern Province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a Regional Consular Office in Jaffna on 26 January 2017. The regional consular office ...
Security Forces personnel have found a large number of ammunition and grenades hidden in an abandoned well in Araly in Jaffna. The owner of the land had noticed them while clearing the well yesterday (Jan. 30). Thereafter the Bomb Disposal Squad of the STF took them out of the well. 14,992 T-56 ...
Sri Lanka Cricket is set to build an international cricket stadium in former LTTE hub, Jaffna and has already carried out a preliminary inspection of a site, SLC president Thilanga ... Sumathipala visited the Mandaithivu area in the Kayts islet of Jaffna district to inspect a 50 acre plot for the purpose. READ | Top ...
Despite repeated calls for demilitarisation, the Sri Lankan military held a medical clinic for Tamil civilians in Jaffna on Sunday, a service that the army called a ... The clinic, organised by troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), saw southern doctors and Buddhist monks in attendance, ...
An 8-year-old boy died at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital this morning (27) suffering from unidentified flu. The child who was a resident of Uduppiddy, had been admitted to Manthai Hospital in Jaffna with fever on 23rd of this month. Later, he was transferred to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, as his condition ...
The Sinhala military of genocidal Sri Lanka and the Colombo-centric unitary system, which constitutionally accords 'foremost place' to Buddhism in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils went ahead with staging a controversial cremation at the public grounds of Muttave'li in Jaffna on Friday. The Tamil ...
Police have found a cache of arms and ammunition from a house in Hospital Street, Jaffna. The owners of this house had rented the house to another person. However, that person had refused to vacate the house after the rent period was over. Then the owners have lodged a complaint with Jaffna Police.
COLOMBO: Malaysia will send a mission to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka to determine the assistance that can be provided to the war-torn province, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister, who received a courtesy call from C.V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province, ...
A loan of USD 150 million was obtained for the investments required for the 4th tranche of the integrated road investment program and two loans worth of USD 120 million were obtained as additional financing for the investment required for the ongoing Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Supply Project. The road ...
The loan will support Jaffna and Kilinochchi water supply project, which received $90 million from ADB in 2010. The original plan to channel water from an irrigation dam was beset by challenges, and a desalination plant is now considered the better option. The aim is to supply water to 300,000 people who ...
Jaffna+sword+attacks+continue+%28Photos%29. Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 11:44. Jaffna sword attacks continue (Photos). 12. Shares. 1,509. Views. An unknown group attacked 2 persons with sharp objects in the Meesalai area in Jaffna last night. The incident occurred at around 8 pm and the injured youths were ...
JITF 2018 is organized by Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) in association with the Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) with the support of Jaffna Municipal Council, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council. The event is endorsed by the ...
'Kelani Shakthi' professional development programme was initiated in 2014 by 'Kelani Shakthi' and 'Kelani Saviya' programme coordinator Jayantha Wijesinghe and Jaffna University Engineering Faculty Dean Prof. A. Athputhrarajah with the blessings of Kelani Cables PLC Director/CEO Mahinda ...
Speaking on this latest branch opening, Stuart Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of Janashakthi Insurance PLC said, “Our second branch in Jaffna is a reflection of the numerous untapped opportunities that are available to us in the North and East. This new branch is simply one of many steps that we will ...
Jaffna district tops the five districts in the Northern Province in the statistics over uprooted people who are awaiting resettlement in their private ...
At least 41 suspects had been arrested during raids carried out in Jaffna following the recent sword attack incidents in the peninsula region, ...
Sri Lanka has cancelled all police leave and stepped up patrols in Jaffna after a wave of violence in the island's former war zone, a minister ...
Leave of all police officers attached to the Jaffna police station had been cancelled until further notice due to suspicions that a clash could ...


 

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