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Two villagers on the verge of vacating their homes, as Police vows to arrest all males

The Police has threatened to arrest all males in the Thunnalai East and Kudawattai villages in Point Pedro.

Two villagers on the verge of vacating their homes, as Police vows to arrest all males
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Sri Lanka President To Hold Bilateral Discussions Whilst In New York

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York yesterday to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations will be addressing the UN General Assembly today evening.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena addressing the UN General Assembly session - File Photo
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Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs

The Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly, P. Dhanapal, on Monday (Sept 18) disqualified 18 MLAs loyal to ousted AIADMK ‘general secretary’ V K Sasikala and ‘deputy general secretary’ TTV Dinakaran.

 P. Dhanapal -  Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly
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Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this morning (Sep. 18).

Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
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Indonesia: FORUM-ASIA condemns forced dispersal of academic discussion on 1965-66 human rights violations

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses grave concern over the forced dispersal of an academic discussion on the human rights violations of 1965-55 at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) building, which houses the Jakarta Legal Aid (LBHI) office, by the Indonesian Police on 16 September 2017. FORUM-ASIA further strongly condemns the inaction of the police on intimidation and threats of hundreds of protesters who surrounded the LBH Jakarta office on the night of 17 September 2017 following a solidarity event held by LBH Jakarta calling for actions to save democracy.

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First Public Rally of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in Jaffna on 30th, this month

A frontline leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa is expected to visit Jaffna on the 30th of this month, to address the first public meeting to promote his new found party in the midst of the Tamils in the North.

Basil Rajapaksa is seen entering Nallur Temple to pray along with G.A. Chadrasri  former Governor of the Northern Province – File Photo
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Glitz, glamour mark ‘Creator of Cleopatra’ Show

Meher of Meher Makeup and Hairstyle won three prizes at the “Beautician Contest 2017 Creator of Cleopatra” award night held at Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai recently.

Sheela Armani (left) Prakash M Swamy present award to model Sajini Pandy while makeup artist Meher (extreme right) look on
 Model Rutva Shah
Popular Tamil actress and TV panelist Kasturi
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America Tamil Sangam honors Jayanthi

America Tamil Sangam headquartered in New York has recently conferred noted Chennai based Bharatanatyam dancer Jayanthi Srivatsan the title of Naatya Tharagai (dancing star) for her contribution to the South Indian dance form.

Jayanthi Srivatsan
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99th Samadhi Anniversary at Shirdi from 29th Sept

Shirdi town is getting decked up for the 99th Samadhi anniversary of Sai Baba. The functions will begin on29th September and conclude on 2nd October. For the benefit of lakhs of devotees, the Sai Samadhi temple will be kept open on the night of 29th September and the following day which is also marks the festival of Dasara.

The 99th Samadhi Anniversary of Shri Sai Baba will be celebrated on behalf of Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), between 29th September 2017 and 02 October 2017
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Sign Language, to be recognized as Official Language in Sri Lanka

Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, S.B. Dissanayake submitted a draft bill and the Cabinet approved to recognize sign language as an official language in Sri Lanka.

S.B. Dissanayake - Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
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