Blank Banner Dove Square

Jaffna

National reconciliation is our condition To any presidential candidate who seeks our support
National reconciliation is our condition To any presidential candidate who seeks our support

Our condition is to achieve national reconciliation practically on the ground. We will support a candidate capable of delivering it in the real sense. There should be equality among the ethnic groups. They should be able to live with dignity. Our people continue to suffer. They need a political solution that guarantees equal rights for them. Tamil politicians always…

Daily Mirror - Jun 15 19:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, History, TNA ]

Colombo strengthens impunity for genocidal Sinhala commander
Colombo strengthens impunity for genocidal Sinhala commander

Jaffna High Court Judge Manickavasagam Ilancheliyan on Monday gave green signal to proceed with the cases of habeas corpus seeking a senior commander of the SL Military to produce three of twenty-five Tamil youth, whose whereabouts are not known after the SL Army at Naavatkuzhi detained them 22 years ago in 1996. The first respondent is Major General Duminda…

TamilNet - Apr 04 18:35 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, WarCrimes ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Turning the spotlight on industries

    Turning the spotlight on industries

    In the pre-war era, Jaffna’s local industries — such as rice mills and glass factories — were active, much like industries in the rest of the country. In 1983, Jaffna district had 3,121 manufacturing units, where more than 18,000 people worked, according to the Department of Statistics. The Industrial estate in Atchuvely, Jaffna, set up in 1971, then…

    Hindu - Aug 14 14:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, WarCrimes ]

  • President Sirisena provide employment to Vidya’s sister

    President Sirisena provide employment to Vidya’s sister

    President Maithripala Sirisena handed over a letter of appointment to Nishanthi Sivaloganathan, the sister of Vidya Sivaloganathan the school girl who was murdered in Jaffna on 2015, today. This letter of appointment was handed over to her fulfilling a promise made by the President when he visited the residence of Vidya during a tour Vavuniya last year. Veteran…

    CDN - Apr 25 14:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

  • Thousands rally over mounting debt in northern Sri Lanka

    Thousands rally over mounting debt in northern Sri Lanka

    Protesters in Jaffna slam government for inaction against microfinance companies that charge exorbitant interest rates 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…

    Hindu - Feb 27 18:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

  • ITAK picks Emmanuel Arnold as Jaffna Mayor

    ITAK picks Emmanuel Arnold as Jaffna Mayor

    The Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has taken a decision to name Emmanuel Arnold as the new Mayor of Jaffna. He contested the 2013 Northern Provincial Election under ITAK and was elected as a member. He resigned from the council recently to contest last week's Local Government Election under ITAK. Before entering politics, Mr Arnold had worked as an…

    Sunday Times - Feb 14 16:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, TNA ]

  • Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam told a news conference, that it was meaningless to continue with the ban imposed on LTTE within Sri Lanka. "Eight years has lapsed since the war ended with even former LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons and in such a scenario continuing with the ban on the LTTE is…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 30 20:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • RETURNING TO THE LAND: Families Resettle On Land Cleared By HALO

    RETURNING TO THE LAND: Families Resettle On Land Cleared By HALO

    Conflict forces people to flee their homes, but even after the fighting has ended, landmines and unexploded remnants of war mean it is often too unsafe to return. During Sri Lanka’s Civil War, over 300,000 people were displaced. Since 2012, HALO has been working to clear the vast Muhamalai minefield so that the land can be made safe, families can resettle and…

    Halo Trust - Jan 18 17:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, NGOs, WarCrimes ]

  • GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers

    GCE A/Level 2017 - List of best performers

    According to the Department of Examinations, following are the names of the best performers from the island at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level (A/L) Examination. Results of the examination were released this morning. Physical Science: 1. Sridharan Duwarakan (Tamil Medium) – Hartley College, Point Pedro;3. R.D.…

    Sunday Times - Dec 28 13:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, History ]

  • NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    NPC Minister refuses to hoist national flag: Reginald Coorey seeks AG’s advice

    Northern Province Governor Reginald Coorey is to seek Attorney General's advice on how to proceed on, over the incident where the Education Minister of the Northern Province S. Sarweshwaren refused to hoist the national flag. The Northern Education Minister attended a function held at a school in Vavuniya as the Chief Guest last Thursday and had refused to hoist…

    CDN - Nov 20 18:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Jaffna, History ]

  • Norway and UNDP provide support to 1400 resettled households in N&E

    Norway and UNDP provide support to 1400 resettled households in N&E

    Royal Norwegian Embassy and UNDP provide support to 1,400 resettled households in the North and East with a contribution of more than Rs. 300 million, a statement from UN agency said. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Sri Lanka recently visited the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat area in the Jaffna District where…

    Sunday Times - Oct 30 14:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Norway, History ]

  • A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    In midst of an impossible muddle of governance in Colombo, the handing down of the death sentence to the accused in the Sivaloganathan Vithya rape and murder case by a trial-at-bar in Jaffna this week is one tentative indication that, (to borrow from Longfellow) the mills of justice in Sri Lanka have started grinding again, exceedingly fine. Indeed, this trial is…

    Sunday Times - Oct 03 10:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Vidya’s murder: Seven sentenced to death

    Vidya’s murder: Seven sentenced to death

    Seven of the nine accused in Sivaloganathan Vidya’s abduction, rape and murder, were sentenced to death by a three-judge bench of Jaffna High Court a short while ago. Jaffna High Court Judge M. Elancheliyan while sentencing them said the first and the seventh accused should be released because of the lack of evidence against them. The seven men found guilty…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 27 12:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna ]

  • Rain water harvesting project for Jaffna Peninsula

    A new project for rain water harvesting has been initiated in the Jaffna Peninsula as a solution to the severe shortage of water. Accordingly, it has been planned to save 20 percent of the rain water in an area of 78 square kilometers around the Vadamarachchi lagoon. The project has got the approval of the Chief Minister of Northern province as well as the…

    Relief Web - Sep 25 14:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Northern Sri Lanka’s hidden treasures – a beautiful land scarred by war and untouched by tourists

    Northern Sri Lanka’s hidden treasures – a beautiful land scarred by war and untouched by tourists

    It is hard to miss the scars left by three decades of civil war. For years, the LTTE (the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, known internationally as the Tamil Tigers) fought for an independent state until their defeat in 2009. Houses are riddled with bullet holes. Once beautiful colonial buildings are missing roofs and are burnt out. But between the ruins, life has…

    SCMP - Aug 29 17:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, Vanni ]

  • As rural Sri Lanka dries out, young farmers look for new job options

    As rural Sri Lanka dries out, young farmers look for new job options

    Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s young people are voting with their feet. At least 150 youth have left this agricultural village 170 km northwest of Sri Lanka’s capital since the drought began, looking for jobs in the country’s cities, or overseas, village officials say. Few…

    Reuters - Aug 16 17:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

  • DCM Hilton opens US funded refurbished school in Jaffna

    DCM Hilton opens US funded refurbished school in Jaffna

    Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy in Colomb Robert Hilton inaugurated a newly refurbished building at the Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College on July31that that will support reconciliation and stabilization and provide girls in Jaffna with opportunity to study in a modern facility. Coordinating closely with the Sri Lanka Ministry of Education and the Northern…

    Sunday Times - Aug 04 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, USA ]

  • Sri Lanka to host conference on Tamil culture

    The International Movement of Tamil Culture (Sri Lanka chapter) in association with the University of Jaffna will be holding a two-day special conference on ‘Challenges and Initiatives of Tamil Language and Culture’ at the University premises on August 5 and 6. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Malathi Rajavelu, IMTC India Chapter and Panch.…

    Hindu - Jul 31 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War

    Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War

    Throughout the decades of violence, women in the war-ravaged north and east have had pivotal roles, as fighters with the LTTE, activists for peace and justice, victims and survivors of atrocities and now as household heads who are trying to hold both their families and their damaged communities together. Conflict-affected women have spearheaded the demand for justice…

    Crisis Group - Jul 28 15:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, History ]

  • Bring perpetrators to justice: TNA

    Bring perpetrators to justice: TNA

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) issuing a press statement on Saturday, strongly condemned the attack on Jaffna High Court Judge Manickavasagar Illanchelliyan.“We urge the Inspector General of Police to bring the perpetrators of this incident to justice and to investigate the conspiracies behind this incident. While we strongly condemn these kinds of violent…

    CDN - Jul 24 14:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, History ]

    Related:
      - President Sirisena condemns shooting attack against Jaffna High Court Judge - ST
      - Rajapaksa says incident in Nallur should not be taken tightly - Island
  • More than 900,000 affected by droughts in the North

    More than 900,000 affected by droughts in the North

    More than nine hundred thousand civilians are affected by the drought condition that currently prevails in the Northern parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. DMC Deputy Director K.A.D.P.K. Kodippili responding to Daily News said the year prolonged drought condition has affected areas including Puttalam, Monaragala, Anuradhapura,…

    CDN - Jul 14 14:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, SriLanka ]

Blank Banner

FOLLOW US ON

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

  • Sed feugiat augue faucibus libero ultricies, eget condimentum nisi pulvinar. Donec pharetra neque et odio tempor mattis.

EVENTS

VIDEO

Riding 'The Death Train' to America's border