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Governor's address in TN Assembly:Entire opposition members bundled out over protest

The Tamil Nadu Governor Surjith Singh Barnala has addressed in the Tamil Nadu assembly after the entire opposition members bundled out by the speaker Avudaiaapan for their unruly behavior and disturb house proceedings.

Sri Lanka’s UNP Government advocated Interim Self-Governing body for Tigers- Wikileaks

Sri Lanka’s then United National Party (UNP) regime led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, advocated the idea of an 'Interim Administration' which set the basis for an ‘Interim Self Government Authority’ lateron prposed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a top secret cable made public by Wikileaks through Oslo—based Afterposten, reveals.

Sri Lanka: Recovery of Loans by Banks (Amendment) Act to increase floor for parate executions

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa presided yesterday (January 6, 2011) when Parliament met at 1pm. After presentation of papers and responding to oral questions, House took up the second reading of the Recovery of Loans by Banks (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, which was passed without a vote.

Sri Lanka to commence bunkering at Hambanthota Port by May

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will commence high sea bunkering (supply of oil to vessels) off the newly-built Hambanthota International Harbour by May this year, country’s Ports Chief Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema said recently.

Collect Election funds from Public: Karunanidhi directs to DMK functionaries


The ruling DMK in poll-bound Tamil Nadu will hold its general council on February 3.

Sri Lanka: Defence Ministry to track down and assign LTTE's ships to the Government

During today’s (6th January 2011) Parliament session, Minister of Water Supply and Drainage and Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena in response to a question for oral answer submitted by Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (MP – United National Party) stated that the considerable number of ships from the rump LTTE are engaged in illegal activities and they will be located and assigned to Government

Former Indian Captain Anil Kumble pulls out himself from IPL Cricket

Former Indian captain Anil Kumble has pulled out of this weekend's Indian Premier League auction, citing his involvement in cricket administration and other commitments.

Bullish sentiment prevails at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Exchange reported a record high turnover at Rs.4.22 billion for the first time during 2011 while institutional interest was witnessed at Colombo Stock market on Thursday the January 6, amidst foreign activity. Accumulation of favorite retail stocks continued to be the highlight of the market, keeping the indices in the green.

TN Government allots site to install statute of Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar

The Government of Tamil Nadu has alloted a site to install a statue of the Twentieth Century's Tamil Cinema legend Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar

TN government's association with Chennai Sangamam: HC orders notice to government on a PIL

The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu Government and Tamil Maiyam - run as a NGO by the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter M K Kanimozhi MP and her close associate father Jagath Gaspar, regarding a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) writ petition filed by an advocate to restrain the Tourism Department to fund government money to conduct the Chennai Sangamam festival.

Many Tamil civilians still “languishing” in camps: No steps initiated on the long—cherished political solution - Governor Barnala


The governor of Tamil Nadu Surjith Singh Barnala has said that when speaking about the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, pointed out that many Tamil civilians were still “languishing” in camps and not even preliminary steps had been initiated on the long—cherished political solution.


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