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Thondaimanaru Selva Sannathi holy bath festival held today
Posted Date: 16/09/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
The last day annual holy bath festival (Therththam in Tamil) of Thondaimanaru Selva Sannathi Murugan temple was held today morning at about 0900 hours. The festival has witnessed thousands of devotees. The chief Deity, Lord Muruga’s ‘Vel” was taken from the temple at about 0800 hours to the site of the event, where holy bath festival held amid..
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Valvai Nediyakadu Pillaiyar temple ‘Holy bath’ festival held today
Posted Date: 16/09/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
Valvettithurai Nediyakadu Pillaiyar Temple holy bath (‘Theertham’ in Tamil) festival held today morning at Orani beach, Valvettithurai. The chief Deity Vinayaka along with other gods was taken to Valvettithurai Orani beach from the temple at about 0800 hours, where special Pooja was held in the presence of number of devotees. The holy bath event continued till ...
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Devotees massed at Thondaimanaru Selva Sannithi chariot festival yesterday
Posted Date: 16/09/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
The chariot (or "Ther" in Tamil) festival of the historic Thondaimanaru Selva Sannithi Murugan temple was held yesterday, where thousands of devotees had participated at the event. The chief Deity, Lord Muruga - ‘Vel” along with other Deities were taken from the temple yesterday morning at about 0900 hours to the chariots in order to commence the chariot festival....
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Chariot festival of Valvai Nediyakadu Pillayar temple held
Posted Date: 16/09/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
The chariot ("Ther" in Tamil) festival of Valvettithurai NediyakaduPillaiyar Temple was held yesterday, 15th Sep 16, at about 1200 hours. Hundred of devotees had participated at the event. The chief Deity, Lord Ganapathi, along with Lord Muruga and others were taken from the temple morning at about 1100 hours to the gaily decorated chariots....
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Merchant Shipping's sub secretariat office opened in Kites, Jaffna
Posted Date: 05/09/2016 (Monday)     [photos]
A Merchant Shipping's sub secretariat office under the Ministry of Ports and Shipping - first of its kind in North - was opened on Friday in Kites, Jaffna by the Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga, in order to commence a safe passenger boat transportation service between the islands and main land ....
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Sivajilingam admitted to Jaffna teaching hospital today
Posted Date: 13/07/2016 (Wednesday)     [photos]
Former Member of Parliament and the present member of Northern Provincial Council, Mr.M.K Sivajilingam has been admitted to the Jaffna teaching hospital today morning, following respiratory system related problem, after returning from Geneva conference on July 4th of this month, sources close to Sivajilingam said. No further information.........
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Tamil's London Summer festival 2016 (Kodai Vizha 2016) held yesterday
Posted Date: 04/07/2016 (Monday)     [photos]
The annual Tamils Summer festival 2016 (Kodai Vizha 2016 in Tamil) was held yesterday (03) in London. The events organised by Valvettithurai welfare association (U.K) commenced at 0900 hours at GLYN School Sports Pavilion on Reigate Road.The festival was said to be great success as expected, with participation of hundreds of people from UK and other neighboring.....
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Agilan wins gold medal at WUKF world Championship in Ireland
Posted Date: 23/06/2016 (Thursday)     [photos]
Valvettitthurai based Agilan Karunakaran has won gold medal at 6th WUKF World championships in Individual Kumite, in the Karate. The event which was organised by 'Amateur Martial associaion' held from 15th to 19th june that took place at Ireland (Dublin), where 36 countries participated with a total of 2254 athletes. Agilan for kumite fought in a category with 66 Karate competitors...............
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Valvettithurai based Sharanja - First female student receives William F. Tapking, Jr Scholarship
Posted Date: 21/06/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Valvettithurai based Sharanja Mathyvannan received the William F. Tapking, Jr Scholarship, who has graduated high school (12th grade) on June 5, 2016. Only one student is awarded this scholarship annually and so far only the male students have been receiving this scholarship. This is the first year this scholarship has been awarded....
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Valvettithurai based Piragal nominated for Toronto by election
Posted Date: 07/06/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Valvettithurai based Piragal Thirugnanasuntharam has been nominated to run in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River. A 37-year-old municipal policy planner is the new Liberal candidate for the Scarborough-Rouge River provincial by election, emerging victorious on the first ballot from a field of six candidates. Piragal, born in Valvettithurai.....
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Writer, Drama artist Kamala Periyathambi is dead at 84
Posted Date: 31/05/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Kamala Periyathambi, one of the most notable female writer, passed away in Toronto, Canada. She was 84. Kamala Periyathambi, who wrote under the pen name, Vathana, was known for her versatility in writing, music and Radio drama. Kamla, 84, who leaves a son and 4 daughters besides her husband Periyathambi, was suffering from age-related problems for some time. Born..
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SL Navy & Air force conduct Search and Rescue drill at Valvettithurai Seas
Posted Date: 13/05/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
A Search And Rescue (SAR) drill was carried out by Srilankan Navy and Air force off Valvettithurai Seas in the Palk Strait, today at about 1100 hours. The exercise was simulated by air lifting a casualty by an Air force helicopter from a naval vessel attached to Srilankan navy in the Palk Strait, off Orikkadu, Valvetithurai. The simulated casualty was landed.....
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Valvettithurai great festival – Indra vizha ends, drew mass crowd
Posted Date: 23/04/2016 (Saturday)     [photos]
The great festival of “Inthira-Vasantha Vizha” considered as the single largest unique festival in Jaffna Peninsula, had drawn thousands of people yesterday at Valvettithurai – a tiny notable coastal town in Srilanka. The celebration, that used to be on the last day annual festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumari Amman temple, had commenced just after the sunset, in..
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Valvai Sri muthumariamman holy bath festival held today
Posted Date: 22/04/2016 (Friday)     [photos]
The last day event of Holy bath festival of Valvettithurai Sri muthumariamman temple was held today. Large number of devotees, including those VVTrs from other parts of the Island and Diasporas of VVT origin took holy bath which had taken place at Orani beach, Valvettithurai. Followed by special Pooja today early morning, the chief deity along with other deities..
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Valvettithurai gears up for the annual great festival
Posted Date: 21/04/2016 (Thursday)    
The great festival (Called Inthira Vizha in Tamil) of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman temple is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Valvettithurai. The celebration that used to be on the last day annual festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumari Amman temple would commence just after the sunset, in the stretch of two kilometers on the Point Pedro – KKS main road....
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Valvai Sri muthumariamman temple’s chariot festival held today
Posted Date: 21/04/2016 (Thursday)     [photos]
The chariot (“Ther” in Tamil) festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman temple a was held today, 21st April 2016. Having commenced with special Pooja in the morning; Chariots commenced to underway at about 0930 hours on outer roads of the temple. Large numbers of devotees, including those VVTrs from other parts of the Island and Diasporas of ...
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Sapparam temple festival held
Posted Date: 21/04/2016 (Thursday)     [photos]
The Sapparam festival - 13th day annual festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman temple was held yesterday. Having commenced Pooja at about 1900 hours, the deity was taken to the Sapparam (Chariot), which had been traditionally decorated. Sapparam commenced underway in the outer roads of the temple at about 2100 hours amid loud slogans of ...
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Hunting festival held at Valvai sri muthumariamman temple
Posted Date: 20/04/2016 (Wednesday)     [photos]
The traditional tiger hunting festival - 12th day annual festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman temple was held yesterday 19th April 2016. The traditional event of hunting of tigers was simulated at the outer roads of the temple when goddess was underway at about 2200 hours. Apart from aerial fireworks, smoke filled balloons were made to fly during the ..
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Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman Temple annual festival commences
Posted Date: 10/04/2016 (Sunday)     [photos]
Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman temple annual festival has commenced day before yesterday on 8th April 2015, by hoisting the temple’s flag at the Tower at about 1130 hours. Considerable numbers of devotees were present for the commencement of the festival, which commenced at about 1000 hours in the morning. The festival lasts for 15 days, where..
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Valvettithurai Sivan temple chariot festival held
Posted Date: 22/03/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
The chariot ('Ther' in Tamil) festival of the historic Valvettithurai Sivan temple in Jaffna Peninsula was held today, where hundreds of devotees participated at the festival. Having performed special Pooja in the morning, the Chariots commenced to underway in the outer roads of the temple at about 1100 hours and reached their destination at about 1200 hours, where special Pooja again took place.....
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First solar powered pleasure boat on service in Jaffna
Posted Date: 15/03/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
A locally made well designed double boat, named as "Blues Pleasure boat" meant for boating has been modified with solar power and put on service at Valvettithuai, Jaffna yesterday, 14th March 2016. In addition to the attempt of having solar power, Mr.Sakthivel – a Valvettithurai based Norwegian, who owns this boat, has made a modification on the bottom ...
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Mahodaya Punya holy bath festival held today
Posted Date: 08/02/2016 (Monday)     [photos]
Mahodaya Punya kala holy bath ('Theertham' in Tamil) festival, which is taking place after 144 years, held today at Orani, Valvettithurai. Idols of 10 temples from Valvettithurai and its surrounding areas were seen in marching one after the other on the Point Pedro - KKS main road today early morning. As soon as all the Idols reached Orani beach, the rare Holy bath....
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International standard swimming pool to be built at Valvettithurai, Jaffna
Posted Date: 08/02/2016 (Monday)     [photos]
An international standard swimming pool, a 50 meter pool, is to be built at Valvettithurai, Jaffna, by the Ministry of Sports, in the name of Valvettithurai born Guinness world records holder Kuman Ananthan who swam across Palk Strait, said Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam, member of Northern Provincial council. According to Sivajilingam, the proposed pool is to worth 250...
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Chithambara College annual sports meet held
Posted Date: 31/01/2016 (Sunday)     [photos]
Annual sports meet of Valvettithurai Chithambara College was held yesterday 30th Jan 2016 at the College sports ground. The events commenced at about 1330 hours, headed by Mr.C.Gurukulasingam, the Principal of Chithambara College. Mr.S.Ramachandran (Officer of Vadamaradchi educational zone) and Mr.R.Rajaseelan (Adviser, Athletic, Vadamaradchi ...
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Fishing boat sunk after developing a crack in Palk Strait, fisherman rescued
Posted Date: 30/01/2016 (Saturday)    
A fishing boat reported to have fishing off Valvettithurai seas sunk after developing a crack in the hull; however the fisherman was rescued by fellow fishermen who were fishing nearby. The incident took place on 27th Jan 2016 early morning, at about 3 nautical miles north of Athikovil in the Palk Strait. ...
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Canada Valvettiturai annual winter get together held
Posted Date: 28/01/2016 (Thursday)     [photos]
The annual winter get together of Valvettithurai Welfare association (Canada) was held at Etobicoke, Canada on 23rd Jan 2016, the event commenced at about 1700 hours headed by Mr.Vishnusuntharam Selvam, the president of Valvettithurai welfare association of Canada. The event was marked by releasing a commemorative stamp, recognized by Canadian ...
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Australia Valvai Summer get together held
Posted Date: 28/01/2016 (Thursday)     [photos]
The annual Summer Get Together of Valvettithurai Welfare association (Australia) was held at Sydney on 23rd Jan 2016. The event was organized by former Valvettithurai Welfare association (Australia) president Mr. S Nallainathan. During the event, the new Committee for this year 2016 has been elected and the members details as follows, ...
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Florence C Robinson ex Annapurani stamp released in Canada
Posted Date: 26/01/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Valvettithurai welfare association in Canada on Saturday released a commemorative stamp, recognized by Canadian Government, on Florence C Robinson ex Annapurani, the historical sailing vessel of Valvettithurai, which had made a journey from Srilanka to Western coast of America. The event was held at Etobicoke, Canada on 23rd Jan 2016 at about 1700 hours....
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Valvettithurai to have tiny fruit juice production
Posted Date: 25/01/2016 (Monday)     [photos]
An opening ceremony of tiny firm to produce fruit Juice was held at Valvettithurai, Jaffna on 23rf Jan 2016. The tiny factory is expected to give job for at least 20 persons residing in this area. It may be recollected that late Mr.Subramaniyam, a prominent merchant of Valvettithurai, had successfully ran a Factory producing soft drinks till mid 80’s, which were ...
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Official trailer of London based Tamil film Tamil MI-7
Posted Date: 25/01/2016 (Monday)      [videos]
A short Video bellow shows the much awaited feature film – ‘Tamil MI-7’, a London based Tamil language action film about a London-based detective who tries to take down a known drug dealer. The film is set to screen on 13th March worldwide. London Baba, Victoria and Lalitha are lead roles in this action packed film, Detective Tamil fights against drug gangs with a ...
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