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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Tamil online news websites and April Fools Day.

[b]Tamil online news websites and April Fools Day.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 03 April, ( [/b]Two popular online Tamil news websites became the latest victims of the April Fool’s day hoaxes by Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror of 01 April 2006.

Without knowing that they were hoax news stories meant for the April Fools day by the Daily Mirror, Tamil news websites thought them as real news and published the Tamil translations of those news stories, without even sourcing the news stories as usual - “as being talked about in high Colombo circle, believing TNA will join the Govt and JVP will be ousted.

[b]It was a joke[/b]

"While the country’s focus was on the local polls results during the weekend, two Daily Mirror page one stories on Saturday, April 1 also grabbed the attention of our readers."

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