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Islets residents protest against SLA, SLN harassment

[TamilNet, Monday, 27 June 2005, 11:30 GMT]
Hundreds of civilians of islets in the Jaffna district Monday held a demonstration condemning the harassment by Sri Lanka Army (SLAN) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel stationed in islets and the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists' elements in the south. They went in a procession from Palakattu junction to Kayts Divisional Secretariat office, sources said.
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Jaffna Islets' ferry service to use Indian boats

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 June 2005, 14:57 GMT]
Four of the fifty-two Indian fishing boats seized by the Jaffna High Court for poaching in the northern territorial waters are to be used for transporting passengers between islets of the Jaffna district. A team of engineers of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources recently visited Jaffna to finalise arrangement in this regard, Jaffna Fisheries Department official Mr.T. Tharmalingam said.
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Resettled families urge not to stop issue of dry ration

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 March 2005, 15:05 GMT]
Hundreds of residents of Islets in the Jaffna district Monday held a demonstration in front of the Velanai divisional secretariat demanding that they should be provided with dry ration without interruption instead of taking steps to suspend it, civil sources said.
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Jaffna prepares for Heroes' Day celebrations

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 November 2004, 17:16 GMT]
Students, public servants and members of public are giving a new look to Heroes' cemetaries in Jaffna district in preparation for the Maveerar Day which falls on November 26, sources said.


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Jaffna-Pannai road is to go under sea due to erosion

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 17:24 GMT]
Due to neglect and lack of maintenance by the Road Development Authority the Pannai road which links Jaffna mainland with islets, is in the verge of going under sea between Pannai and Allaipiddy due to sea erosion, civil sources said.
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Kachchaithivu stranded refugees rescued

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 September 2004, 16:40 GMT]
25 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded in Kachchathivu, an islet in Indian Ocean, were rescued and transported to Nedunthivu, one of the islets in Jaffna peninsula by a co-operative passenger boat Friday evening, Jaffna district secretariat sources said.
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SLN, govt departments to use confiscated Indian trawlers

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 September 2004, 17:36 GMT]
Indian fishing trawlers confiscated by the Jaffna High Court for poaching in the northern sea have been handed over to Sri Lanka Navy and other government agencies for their use. 47 Indian trawlers taken into custody have been kept in the Kankesanthurai harbour under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy on a confiscation order by court, sources said.
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Sri Lanka Navy establishes camp in Nedunthivu

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 July 2004, 12:50 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has been engaged in establishing a camp in Nedunthivu, one of the islets in the Jaffna peninsula, since last week. This has caused apprehension among the residents of the village, civil sources said.
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New ambulance boat service for Jaffna Islets

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 July 2004, 02:10 GMT]
0The Ambulance Boat service to be inaugurated early August to serve the residents of Jaffna islets will operate the Boat out of Kurukkadduvan Jetty in Punguduthivu, said Deputy Health Service Commissioner for Jaffna district, Dr.E.Theivendram, local media reported..
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WFP, Japanese teams visit Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 July 2004, 17:09 GMT]
The World Food Programme (WFP) has come forward to provide financial assistance to launch fisheries development projects in the Jaffna district. As a prelude, a team of officials comprised Mr.M.Mazlan Jusoh, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) resident representative for Sri Lanka and Maldives and his Programme Officer Mr.K.P.Sugathapala arrived in Jaffna Thursday to conduct a feasibility study, Jaffna district secretariat sources said.
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NorthEast prepares to celebrate Black Tigers Day

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 June 2004, 00:41 GMT]
Captain Miller's statueCelebrations marking the Black Tigers day are to be held in different parts of NorthEast on 5 July, event organizers said. Key junctions and roads leading to celebration venues will be decorated and Sporting events, Poetry, Story writing competitions, and welfare activities to assist students in poor neighrborhoods will be held during the day, according to the organizers.


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Nedunthivu residents without proper transport to mainland

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 May 2004, 10:13 GMT]
Residents of Nedunthivu, one of the islets in the Jaffna peninsula have been agitating for a better passenger boat service for travelling to the Jaffna mainland as the "Kumudhini" mechanized boat has gone out of order for the last eight months. Privately owned two small boats now plying between Nedunthivu and the mainland could not stand up to the rough sea following the change of monsoon, civil sources said.
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EU funds project to assist fishermen in Vanni, Jaffna Islets

[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 May 2004, 18:07 GMT]
The Human Development Center (HUDEC) in Jaffna district is to implement a project funded by the European Union to improve the living standards and employment opportunities of fishermen in Vanni region and Jaffna peninsula, HUDEC Director Fr.R.Jeyakumar said. Restrictions and ban imposed by the Sri Lanka military in many parts of Northeastern coastal areas severely affected the livelihood of many fishermen during the two decades old war.
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SLN bans transport of camera equipment to Jaffna islets

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 May 2004, 15:30 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has totally banned the transport of video cameras and other photographic equipment to the islets in the Jaffna peninsula from the Jaffna mainland. This ban has come into effect from Monday as a "security measure," SLN sources said.
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13 civilians remanded for allegedly torching EPDP camp

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 April 2004, 15:50 GMT]
The Kayts Magistrate, Mr.A.Premshankar, Tuesday ordered remand for thirteen suspects who were produced by the police in connection with the alleged burning down of a camp of the paramilitary Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) in Analaitivu following the April 2 general election, legal sources said.
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Annai Poopathi remembered in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 April 2004, 21:12 GMT]
Annai Poopathi sacrificed her life for the emancipation of Tamil people in the northeast province, said the Tamil National Alliance national list parliamentarian, Mr.M.K.Eelaventhan, addressing the death anniversary celebration of Annai Poopathi held Monday at the Colonel Kittu mausoleum, located at Muththirai Santhi in Jaffna town.
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NorthEast to observe Annai Poopathi anniversary

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 April 2004, 11:01 GMT]
Large cutout seen in Chunnakam junctionArrangements have been made in several parts of NorthEast to celebrate the 16th death anniversary of Annai Poopathi on Monday (April 19). She died after fasting for 31 days from 19 March 1988 demanding that the Indian government should stop the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and initiate talks with the LTTE.
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Post election violence continues in Jaffna islets

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 April 2004, 16:15 GMT]
Violence is on the increase in the islets of Jaffna district after the general election held on April 2. Several people were injured in clashes that took place on the Tamil-Sinhala New Year Day (April 13) at Thambatti area in Kayts between members of public and the paramilitary Eelam People's Democratic party (EPDP), police said
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SLN harasses civilians travelling to Jaffna islets

[TamilNet, Sunday, 11 April 2004, 16:36 GMT]
Residents of islets in the Jaffna district Sunday made complaints to the authorities concerned that Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel manning entry check points at Allaipitty and Kayts Kannagai Amman jetty have started harassing civilians following the general election held last week, sources said.


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SLN blocks TNA candidates from campaigning in Jaffna islets

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 March 2004, 11:53 GMT]
Lead candidate for Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Jaffna district, Mavai Senathirajah, complained Friday to the Elections Commissioner that the Sri Lanka Navy soldiers are blocking TNA candidates and their supporter to carryout election campaign in Jaffna islets, local media from Jaffna reported.
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