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Mullaitivu District Judge flees country amidst death threats

Mullaitivu District Judge T. Saravanarajah has tendered his resignation from his posts due to threats on his life and a lot of stress, the Mullaitivu District Magistrate said. His resignation letter was sent to the secretary of the Judicial Services Commission on September 23. According to the letter, he resigned ...

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Thileepan remembrance event banned in Trincomalee

The police prevented the planned Commemoration of Thileepan in Trincomalee and prevented him from performing the commemoration with a picture of Dhileepan. Subsequently, the picture was removed and the commemoration ceremony was held by garlanding the empty beam. திருகோணமலையில் கதிரைக்கு மாலை அணிவித்து திலீபனுக்கு அஞ்சலி. தியாகி திலீபனின் நினைவஞ்சலியானது இன்று (26) திருகோணமலை ...

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Land dispute sparks tensions between villages in Vavuniya

A contentious land dispute has erupted between residents of Kokkuveli and Karuppanichchankulam, triggering tensions and leading to a standoff between the two communities. The dispute revolves around an attempted land grab by Sinhala families from Kokkuveli, who seek to build a crematorium and cemetery for their use. The background of ...

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Unrest owing to Buddhist archaeological site in Mullaitivu

A Sinhala mob attacked and destroyed a memorial float dedicated to Lt Col Thileepan as it travelled through Trincomalee today. To mark 37 years since Thileepan’s fast unto death, the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) organised a memorial rally with a commemorative vehicle dedicated to Lt Col Thileepan, a political ...

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TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam arrested in Colombo

The leader of the Tamil National People’s Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam MP was arrested at his home in Colombo this morning. The party have confirmed that after being taken to Kollupitiya police station, Mr Ponnambalam is being transported away from Colombo, purportedly to Jaffna. Mr Ponnambalam was due to table a ...

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Chief Minister Wigneswaran rejects domestic investigation in new NPC resolution

Questioning the legal possibilities of conducting a credible investigation within the domestic sphere of the Sri Lankan Constitution and pointing out other hurdles within the SL State system, C.V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on Tuesday passed a resolution rejecting the domestic process being proposed by ...

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