Indian High Court directs police to allow meetings of pro-Tamil outfits


The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted two pro-Tamil outfits to hold meetings to commemorate those, who laid down their lives during the 'Eelam war' between 1989 and 2009 in Sri Lanka, at Kolathur in Salem district and at Palanisamy grounds in Alamoor on November 27.

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Jaya draws Modi's attention to plight of TN fishermen


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.

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Sunil Handunnetti to head COPE,Lasantha Alagiyawanna to head PAC


A JVP MP  for the first time will head the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

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LTTE cadres involved in serious crimes will not be released


LTTE cadres who have been convicted of serious crimes nor those against whom trials are on ongoing in courts will be released by the Government, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksha said today.

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Four named as respondents in Avant Garde inquiry


The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) named four individuals as the respondents in the alleged frauds at the Avant- Garde security company.

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President leaves for Malta


President Maithripala Sirisena left for Malta this morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (GHOGM) – 2015, to be held at Fort St.

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Navy arrests 20 Indian fishermen


Twenty fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on charges of allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning.

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Student commits suicide demanding release of “ political prisoners”


A student from a prominent school in Jaffna committed suicide  after reportedly writing a note that the government should release all the “Tamil political prisoners”.

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission investigating large scale corruption today to record a statement.

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