Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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The Eastern Province (கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kiḻakku Mākāṇam; නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.wikipedia
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Trincomalee

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The capital of the province is Trincomalee.
Trincomalee also known as Gokanna/Gokarna, is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

Northern Province, Sri Lanka

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Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Northern Province to form the North Eastern Province. The province is surrounded by the Northern Province to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Southern Province to the south, and the Uva, Central and North Central provinces to the west.
Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Eastern Province to form the North Eastern Province.

North Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Northern Province to form the North Eastern Province. Elections in the newly merged North-East Province were scheduled for 19 November 1988.
The province was created in September 1988 by merging the Northern and Eastern provinces.

Batticaloa District

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The districts of Batticaloa, Bintenna (part of present-day Badulla District), Tamankaduva (present day Polonnaruwa District) and Trincomalee formed the new Eastern Province.
Batticaloa District is located in the east of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province.

Provinces of Sri Lanka

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The Eastern Province (கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kiḻakku Mākāṇam; නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.

Trincomalee District

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The districts of Batticaloa, Bintenna (part of present-day Badulla District), Tamankaduva (present day Polonnaruwa District) and Trincomalee formed the new Eastern Province.
Trincomalee District is located in the east of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

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The thought of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam controlling this province, directly or indirectly, alarmed them greatly.
Its aim was to secure an independent state of Tamil Eelam in the north and east in response to the state policies of successive Sri Lankan governments towards Tamils.

Sri Lankan Civil War

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Much of the Eastern Province was under the control of rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for many years during the civil war.
However, limited hostilities renewed in late 2005 and the conflict began to escalate until the government launched a number of major military offensives against the LTTE beginning in July 2006, driving the LTTE out of the entire Eastern province of the island.

Sri Lanka

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The Eastern Province (கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kiḻakku Mākāṇam; නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Southern ProvinceSouthernSouthern Provincial Council
The province is surrounded by the Northern Province to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Southern Province to the south, and the Uva, Central and North Central provinces to the west.
The province is bordered by Sabaragamuwa Province and Uva Province to the North, Eastern Province to the Northeast, Western Province to the Northwest and the Indian Ocean to the South, West and East.

Batticaloa

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Batticaloa (மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital.

Uva Province

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The province is surrounded by the Northern Province to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Southern Province to the south, and the Uva, Central and North Central provinces to the west. Tamankaduva was transferred to the newly created North Central Province in 1873 and Bintenna was transferred to the newly created Uva Province in 1886.
Uva is bordered by Eastern, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal

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Many community members blamed Pro-Government Tamil groups such as the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP).
The purported aim and the motive of the party are to safeguard the rights of Tamils within the Eastern Province.

Kalmunai

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It is also the largest city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

Ampara District

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Ampara District is located in the south east of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province.

Oluvil Harbour

Oluvil
Other Projects include reconstructing the Walai Iravu bridge which was destroyed by the LTTE, developing the Weber stadium in the Batticaloa town, increasing agricultural production, construction of Manmunai, Vavunativu and New Oddamavadi bridges, carpeting roads, constructing 48,000 houses in the Eastern province for the people who live below the poverty line, developing the Trincomalee Harbour, construction of the Sampur Power Station, Development of Maritime park and a Maritime Museum in Trincomalee, creation of the Sampur industrial zone, development of bus stands, canals and the Oluvil Harbour in Ampara district.
The Oluvil Harbour is a commercial and fishery harbour located in Ampara District, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

Ampara

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It is located in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, about 360 km from the capital city of Colombo.

Districts of Sri Lanka

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The Eastern Province is divided into 3 administrative districts, 45 Divisional Secretary's Divisions (DS Divisions) and 1,085 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).

Eravur

Eravoor
Eravur is a town in the Batticaloa District of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, it is located about 15 km north-west of Batticaloa.

Pigeon Island National Park

Pigeon Island
Historic sites and other natural attractions such as Pigeon Island, coral reefs contribute to the industry.
The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares.

Eastern Provincial Council

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The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC; கிழக்கு மாகாண சபை Kiḻakku Mākāṇa Capai; EPC) is the provincial council for the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka.

1988 North Eastern Provincial Council election

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Elections in the newly merged North-East Province were scheduled for 19 November 1988.
The Indo-Lanka Accord signed on 29 July 1987 required the Sri Lankan government to devolve powers to the provinces and, in the interim, to merge the Northern and Eastern provinces into one administrative unit.

Sri Lankan Tamils

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They constitute a majority in the Northern Province, live in significant numbers in the Eastern Province and are in the minority throughout the rest of the country.

List of Governors of Eastern Province

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The Governor of the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka (නැගෙනහිර පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා Nægenahira palāth āndukāravarayā) is the head of the provincial government and exercises executive power over subjects devolved to the Eastern Provincial Council.

List of Chief Ministers of Eastern Province

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The Chief Minister of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial board of ministers, a body which aids and advises the governor, the head of the provincial government, in the exercise of his executive power.