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Storm batters Northern Tamil Eelam

Friday November 16, 2018

Hundreds of houses were damaged between Thursday night and Friday morning as Gaja storm battered the Northern districts of Tamil Eelam.

 

Jaffna district was worst affected, with 25 houses being fully damaged and 483 being partially damaged.

 

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Sri Lankan parliament engulfed by violence for the third day

Friday November 16, 2018

The Sri Lankan parliament descended into violence for the third day today, as opposition MPs were subjected to chilli powder attacks.

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Labour: Stop forcible return of Tamils to Sri Lanka

Thursday November 15, 2018

The UK's Labour party has urged the British government to stop forcible return of Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka.

 

In an urgent letter sent to the UK Home Secretary in the wake of deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka, seven Labour MPs said:

 

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Ousted PM Ranil's loyalist wields knife in parliament

Thursday November 15, 2018

A loyalist of the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been caught on camera wielding a knife in the Sri Lankan parliament.

 

Mr Palitha Thewarapperuma was stopped by other parliamentarians before he could use his knife.

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Clashes erupt in parliament as Sirisena refuses to backdown

Thursday November 15, 2018

Clashes erupted in parliament today as the Sri Lankan president refused to accept the no confidence motion passed by the former prime minister.

 

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News

Karuna: Ranil complicit in LTTE's raid on Katunayake airbase

Wednesday November 14, 2018
Mr Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan alias Karuna has claimed that Ranil Wickremesinghe was complicit in the LTTE's raid on Katunayake airbase.   ...
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Parliament reconvenes with the US ambassador in attendance

Wednesday November 14, 2018
The Sri Lankan parliament was reconvened today with the US Ambassador Alaina B.Teplitz in attendance as an observer.   ...
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Parliament remains dissolved - Sirisena's minister claims

Tuesday November 13, 2018
A Sri Lankan minister has claimed that parliament remains dissolved regardless of supreme court's stay order on Sirisena's proclamation.   ...
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Another former LTTE fighters dies under mysterious circumstances

Tuesday November 13, 2018
Another former LTTE fighter has died under mysterious circumstances.   ...
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Sri Lanka's supreme court suspends Sirisena's proclamation dissolving parliament

Tuesday November 13, 2018
Sri Lanka's supreme court has issued an interim stay order, suspending President Sirisena's proclamation dissolving parliament.   ...
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Western diplomats give the cold shoulder to Sri Lanka's new foreign minister

Monday November 12, 2018
Eight Western diplomats have given the cold shoulder to the new Sri Lankan foreign minister by not attending a meeting arranged by him.   ...
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Sri Lankan military engages in rice farming in occupied land

Sunday November 11, 2018
Photos have emerged of an occupied private land in Rambaikulam, Vavuniya, being used for rice farming by the Sri Lankan military.   ...
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TNPF: no alliance with Wigneswaran

Sunday November 11, 2018
The TNPF has announced that it will be contesting the general election scheduled for 5 January 2019 alone.   ...
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Two children die after falling in a flooded pit

Saturday November 10, 2018
Two children have died in Mannar after falling in a flooded pit.   The tragic deaths occurred in a rice field in Thoddavelli today evening.   ...
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SLFP split imminent?

Saturday November 10, 2018
Informed sources in Colombo have suggested that a SLFP faction led by Mrs Kumaratunga is working to oust President Sirisena from the party.   ...
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Three Tamil students drown in Upcountry river

Saturday November 10, 2018
Three students hailing from Jaffna have drowned in Paan Kudaa Oya, Ratnapuri, today whilst swimming.   The victims have been identified as students of Sabrahamuva University. ...
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US: Sirisena has endangered Sri Lanka's democratic institutions

Saturday November 10, 2018
The US has warned that the Sri Lankan president has posed a threat to the island-state's democratic institutions by dissolving parliament.   ...
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Schools damaged in flood-hit Batticaloa

Saturday November 10, 2018
Many schools in Batticaloa district were forced to close on Friday after heavy rainfall and floods caused extensive damage to some of them.   ...
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Flooding in Vanni; tens thousands of Tamils affected

Friday November 09, 2018
Heavy rainfall in the Vanni region has caused flooding, affecting tens of thousands of Tamil families.   At least six reserviors in the region are overflowing, damaging crops. ...
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Failing to garner the support of MPs, Sirisena dissolves parliament

Friday November 09, 2018
The Sri Lankan president has dissolved parliament, the Colombo daily, the Daily Mirror, has reported.   ...
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Gotabaya praises cricketer's remarks that Sri Lanka is a Sinhala country

Thursday November 08, 2018
The former Sri Lankan defence secretary has come out with all praise for Muthiah Muralitharan, the country's renowned cricketer.   ...
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Assassinated Tamil Diaspora activist remembered

Thursday November 08, 2018
Today marks the sixth death anniversary of Nadarajah Matheenthiran alias Parithy, a senior Tamil Diaspora political activist.   ...
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TNA leader sets next Dipavali as the deadline for a permanent solution

Tuesday November 06, 2018
The TNA leader has urged the Sri Lankan president to find a political  solution to the Tamil national question before next Dipavali.   ...
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US clamps down on development aid to Sri Lanka

Tuesday November 06, 2018
The United States has frozen development aid worth 480 million dollars to Sri Lanka, reportedly in response to the constitutional crisis.   ...
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Tamil victims of India's war crimes remembered

Tuesday November 06, 2018
A memorial was held today in Kaluvanchikudi, Amparai, to pay tribute to Tamils massacred by the so-called Indian peacekeepers.   ...
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