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JAFFNA NEWS

Chinese firm wins contract for Sri Lanka wind and solar energy projects near Tamil Nadu coast

February 08, 2021 8:53 am

The Sunday Times report said that India had lodged a strong protest with the Sri Lankan government on the contract to the Chinese company days before the Sri Lankan government cancelled the contract for the Eastern Container Terminal.

Explained: Why a demolition in Jaffna recalls Sri Lanka's unaddressed Tamil question

January 19, 2021 11:03 am

The demolition triggered protests by Sri Lanka’s Tamil community in the North and East, and condemnation by Tamil diasporas and human rights groups, and from politicians in election-bound Tamil Nadu.

Alliance Air announces daily flights between Chennai and Jaffna from February 27

February 25, 2020 2:29 pm

The Chennai-Jaffna airfare costs about Rs 3,190 and the Jaffna-Chennai airfare is Rs 3,990.

Journey into future

October 18, 2019 11:46 pm

Civilian flights out of Jaffna are symbolic of the distance Sri Lanka has travelled from war to peace

Chennai-Jaffna air link resumes after nearly four decades: All you need to know

October 18, 2019 7:03 pm

Commercial flights between Chennai and Jaffna had ceased when the civil war, led by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) insurgency broke out in the island nation in 1983.

Lanka's Tamils demand release of political prisoners

October 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Sri Lanka has come under increasing international pressure to repeal the PTA enacted in 1979 after Tamils started a bloody campaign for a separate homeland. The three-decades-old campaign ended with the military victory over the LTTE in 2009.

Sunday Story: The grass is greener in Jaffna

August 23, 2015 2:07 am

Cricket was always big in Jaffna, thriving during the war years. But local heroes were not allowed to travel to the mainland to showcase their skills.

Sunday Story: The train returns to Jaffna

August 23, 2015 8:15 am

From the relaunch of train services and a second thumbs-down to Mahinda Rajapaksa to a newfound ambition to play national cricket, the city is putting behind its war bruises.

Sirisena govt brings change to Jaffna, raises peace hope

March 16, 2015 2:10 am

In post-war Jaffna, thousands of Tamils are rebuilding lives, slowly, gradually.

Modi to address Lanka House, visit Jaffna

March 09, 2015 2:01 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be touring Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 11-14.