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SFYC Thaipongal festival, Valvettithurai based Kite secures 1st place in Jaffna
Posted Date: 10/01/2016 (Sunday)     [photos]
National Youth Thai Pongal Festival was held today in Jaffna with the participation of 1,500 young people from country wide representing all ethnic groups. Tamil traditional events such as 'Kidugu pinnuthal', 'Kilith thaddu', Tug of war, Bullock cart and Flying of Kites etc were organized at the festival that continued till evening. ..
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Annual cultural event held at Valvettithurai
Posted Date: 05/01/2016 (Tuesday)     [photos]
The annual cultural event of ‘Valvettithurai cultural organization’ was held on day before yesterday, 1st Jan 2016, at Revady Beach, Valvettithurai. The event was headed by Mr.M.Sulaxan, the head of the Cultural organization, where Mr.S.Varatheeswaran (Secretary to the Chief Minister, Northern Provincial Council) participated as Chief Guest and ....
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Video - Thiruvathirai (Aruthra Tharisanam)
Posted Date: 28/12/2015 (Monday)      [videos]
Video shows Thiruvathirai (Arudra Darisanam) held at Valvettithurai Sivan Temple. Thiruvathirai is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Nataraja, considered to be one the major event in the Shiva temples in Srilanka and Tamil Nadu
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Trawler stranded after engine failure at Valvettithurai Seas
Posted Date: 27/12/2015 (Sunday)     [photos]
A fishing trawler has been stranded on Valvettithurai coast, near Orikkadu after an engine failure. The incident took place at about 1400 hours on today. The fishing trawler, which was on the way to her destination after fishing in the Palk Strait, had suffered an engine failure off Athi kovil. While the attempts failed to repair the engine, the Trawler commenced drifting ...
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‘Athibar’ Tamil movie talks about VVT- ers fraud?
Posted Date: 29/11/2015 (Sunday)    
A recently released Tamil movie from Tamil Nadu is said to be talking about deception between Valvettithurai based people living in Canada and Srilanka. The movie is named as ‘Athipar’, giving a meaning ‘President’ or ‘Principal’ in English. There were rumors among Valvettithurai based people, including those displaced, that many of them had lost millions of money in the form of various so called investments.....
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Low pressure belt causes Heavy rain to batter Northern Srilanka, many displaced
Posted Date: 15/11/2015 (Sunday)     [photos]
Low pressure belt in the Northeast of Sri Lanka brings heavy rain to the Northern part of Srilanka including Mullaitivu, kilinochchi and Jaffna Peninsula. Flooding is visibility seen in many places and heavy rainfall forcing the rain water from inland into the drainage system along the coastal line. The Meteorology Department has issued a warning to the naval and fishing communities in the South,..........
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Depavali celebrated in Dalian, China
Posted Date: 12/11/2015 (Thursday)     [photos]
Deepavali (Diwali), the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus in India, Srilanka and around the world, was ceebrated in Dalian, China. The event was organized by an Indian merchant, who is owning restaurants in Dalian, on yesterday evening, where special pooja had taken pace toward the festival. Over 200 persons incuding Indian,Russian foreigners
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North East Monsoon sets in, brings rain to the North
Posted Date: 27/10/2015 (Tuesday)     [photos]
A week after the onset of the northeast monsoon, several areas in the north, including several places in Jaffna Peninsula are said to be received considerable rainfall yesterday and today. According to the Meteorological Department of Srilanka Cloudy skies with showers or thundershowers are expected at several.....
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A rarely seen 5 feet White King cobra caught in Valvettiturai
Posted Date: 09/10/2015 (Friday)     [photos]
A rarely seen white king cobra was caught after a half hour battle in Selvarasa's house at Thiniyampai, Valvettiturai day before yesterday (07). Cobra charming used to be a religious ritual and considering the absense of 'safe snake farm' in Jaffna, the cobra was left peacefully yesterday at Point Pedro Vallipura Azhvar temple area. It may be noted that same kind of king cobra..................
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Blood donation camp held at Valvettithurai, local blood donors honored
Posted Date: 05/10/2015 (Monday)     [photos]
'Valvettithurai divisional hospital patients welfare association' organised a blood donation camp at 'Valvettithurai divisional hospital Hospital' on Sunday (04/10/15). The blood donation camp was inaugurated by Dr.Kalaichelvi, District Medical Officer - Valvettithurai divisional hospital, in which 45 volunteers, including women donated their blood. Dr.Ravinathas (PHI).................
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Kerudavil HTMS students exhibit 'Temporary fish tank oxygen' in “Sahasak Nimavum” the National Invention Exhibition
Posted Date: 02/10/2015 (Friday)     [photos]
Temporary fish tank oxygen', a hand made instrument which supplies the needed oxygen for the fishes in the fish tank, made by Kirushnakantha Kumaran and Ravindran Pathushan of J/Kerudavil HTMS, participated in the “Sahasak Nimavum”, the National Invention Exhibition. “Sahasak Nimavum”,.......
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Chithambara Weightlifting students honored by school today
Posted Date: 25/09/2015 (Friday)     [photos]
Three female students who have achieved success in weight lifting of 'All Island school games 2015' were honored today (26) morning by Valvai Chithambara college. Having garlanded, the winning students were invited to the school auditorium with a band paly performed by the students. This special event begun with points of celebration, in which the school head appreciated students, staff.....
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Public participate in the National Coastal Cleaning Programme at Valvettithurai
Posted Date: 21/09/2015 (Monday)     [photos]
The public of Valvettithurai J/390 G.S division were engaged in a clean-up activity this morning (20) at Valvettithurai coastal beach area as part of National Coastal Cleaning Programme. The event was organised by the respective G.S along with Women organization and Fishermen association of this area. Number of people, including number female students of Valvai Mahalir Maha Vidthyalayam.....
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Container ship 'Perkasa' ex Neptune Agate - the ship produced many Valvettithurai seafarers
Posted Date: 19/09/2015 (Saturday)     [photos]
Photo shows an old image of container ship Perkasa (ex Neptune agate) which was built on 1964 at a German shipyard and scrapped on 1996 at Alang of India, after a continuous service of 32 years. The ship was operated by Neptune Orient lines - The largest shipping company in Singapore, where Valvettithurai based shipping merchant Mr.Manivasager along with late Captain Charles Gnanakone.....
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Valvettithurai.ORG presents Commemorative plaque to Manivasager
Posted Date: 15/09/2015 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Mr.Manivasager, the former shipping merchant of Valvettithurai, during the honoring ceremony, was presented by a commemorative plaque by us - Valvettithurai.ORG by his care, support and commitment towards brining up of Valvettithurai seafarers in the past. Captain Athiroobasingam Asukan presented the Plaque to Mr.Manivasager on behalf of Valvettithurai.ORG......
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Valvettithurai based former shipping merchant Manivasager honoured
Posted Date: 15/09/2015 (Tuesday)     [photos]
Mr.T.Manivasager, Valvettithurai based former shipping merchant Manivasager, whose exceptional professional social commitment prompted many seafarers to come up in the well known coastal town of Valvettithurai, has been honored by the people of Valvettithurai with the help of 'Vaiswa' today. Mr.Manivasager, during the honoring ceremony, was presented by a commemorative plaque by us - Valvettithurai.ORG ...
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Annual Selva Sannathi holy bath festival attracts thousands of devotees
Posted Date: 29/08/2015 (Saturday)     [photos]
The last day annual holy bath festival (Therththam in Tamil) of Thondaimanaru Selva Sannathi Murugan temple was held today morning at about 1000 hours. The festival has witnessed thousands of devotees, where temple premises and all the roads leading to the temples were seen packed with devotees. The chief Deity, Lord Muruga’s ‘Vel” was taken from the temple at about 0900 hours......
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Valvettithurai Nediyakadu Pillaiyar temple ‘Holy bath’ festival held
Posted Date: 29/08/2015 (Saturday)     [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 Puja was held in the presence of number of devotees. The holy bath event continued till about 0930 hours.....
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Thousands of devotees have massed at Thondaimanaru Selva Sannithi chariot festival
Posted Date: 28/08/2015 (Friday)     [photos]
The chariot (or "Ther" in Tamil) festival of the historic Thondaimanaru Selva Sannithi Murugan temple was held today, where thousands of devotees have participated at the event. The chief Deity, Lord Muruga - ‘Vel” along with other Deities were taken from the temple today morning at about 0900 hours to the chariots in order to commence the chariot festival. Large number of devotees....
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Chariot festival of Valvettithurai Nediyakadu Pillayar temple held today
Posted Date: 28/08/2015 (Friday)     [photos]
The chariot ("Ther" in Tamil) festival of Valvettithurai Nediyakadu Pillaiyar Temple was held today, 28th Sep 15, 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 today morning at about 1100 hours to the gaily decorated chariots including those two newly made conventional chaariots...........
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Van runs off, Valvettithurai Youth dies in a single Vehicle accident at Misaalai, Jaffna
Posted Date: 16/08/2015 (Sunday)     [photos]
A Valvettithurai based youth, Sivanantharsa Sellakumaran (Age 26) has died today early morning, following an accident that took place in the Mirusuvil area of Thenmaradchi Jaffna. It is learnt that the youth had lost control while driving a white color Hiace and ran off the road and collided with a wall. The owner of the vehicle, who traveled with the diseased, too has got...
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Thondamanaru Selva Sannithi Mrugan temple annual festival commences
Posted Date: 15/08/2015 (Saturday)     [photos]
The annual festival of historic Thondaimanaru Selva Sanity Murugan temple, in Jaffna, has commenced yesterday 14.08.15 with Kodiyetram – the traditional ceremony of hoisting of flag at the uppermost portion of the temple, to mark the beginning of the annual festival. Having performed special pooja the temple's priest hoisted the temple flag (Kodiyetram in Tamil) amidst chanting of hymns at about....
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Model ship Florence C Robinson ex Annapurani exhibited at Valvettithurai
Posted Date: 13/08/2015 (Thursday)     [photos]
A ribbon cutting ceremony of a Model ship 'Florence C Robinson ex Annapurani' was held at Valvettithurai yesterday evening, in order to honor the sailing vessel 'Florence C Robinson', which was made at Valvettithurai and sailed to port of Gloucester, in the East coast of USA 76 years ago. The event was headed by Mr.Rathnakumar, the president of Valvai community centre , where Mr.V.A.Athiroobasingam....
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The Great festival of Valvettithurai Sri Muthumariamman Amman temple 2015 – Video
Posted Date: 18/07/2015 (Saturday)      [videos]
Video shows great festival held on 4th of May 2015 at Valvettithurai, as part of last day annual festival of Sri Muthumari Amman temple. The festival which was put on by entire people of this well known coastal town – Valvettithurai, with the support Diasporas. Many events mostly.....
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Conversation TV's Interview with NPC Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran
Posted Date: 15/07/2015 (Wednesday)      [videos]
Video shows an interview of 'Conversation TV' with Justice C. V. Vigneswaran, Chief minister of Northern Provincial Council in the Island of Sri Lanka. Mr.Vikneswaran shares his views with S A N Rajkumar on Conversation Show towards the reality of Tamil's situation in Sri Lanka.
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TNPF Hands Over Nominations For Jaffna (Full list and Photos)
Posted Date: 13/07/2015 (Monday)     [photos]
Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam handed over nominations today this morning at about 1100 hours in Jaffna for the general parliament election to be held on August 2015. The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) has 10 candidates including TNPF's president and former Member of Parliament
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VVT-er’s annual great summer festival held in London yesterday
Posted Date: 06/07/2015 (Monday)     [photos]
The annual great summer festival (called ‘Valvai Kodai Vizha’ in Tamil), of Valvettithurai based Srilankan Tamil in London, held on yesterday, 5th July 2015 in London. The festival was said to be great success as expected, with participation of hundreds of people from UK and other neighboring European countries, amid prevailed pleasant weather
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Myanmar Tamils also victims of human trafficking, become bonded slaves in Malaysia
Posted Date: 16/06/2015 (Tuesday)    
As the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar hit headlines, minority Tamils are lesser known victims of human trafficking crisis and their situation is worse as they are not recognised as refugees. Tamils, who are predominately Hindus and Christians and are descendants of rice growers in the Thaton and Bhamo districts of Myanmar, are conned by ..
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Maankulam - Mullaitivu A34 Highway in Vanni (Video)
Posted Date: 11/06/2015 (Thursday)      [videos]
Video shows A34 Highway which connects Maankulam to eastern coastal City of Mullaitivu in mainland Vanni. The highway was considered to be strategic during the past civil war between government forces and LTTE. Having expanded its width and constructed as a carpet road, the highway
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Seafarer Help
Posted Date: 05/06/2015 (Friday)    
You can talk in confidence about anything. Whether it's a problem with your life on the ship; life at home; a worry about health, or; you just want to talk to someone or anything else that you might want to know. If it's important to you, it's important to SeafarerHelp. To make communication easier staff at SeafarerHelp speak....
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