Three Saiva temples vandalized in Mannaar

[Wed, 14 Feb 2018, 20:37 GMT]
Mannaar templeThree Saiva temples have been vandalized in Mannaar following the civic elections and a day before the Saiva religious day of Maha Shivaratri. One of the places of worship, Lingkeasvarar temple, is located on the left side of Mannaar - Thalai-mannaar Road and is situated near the St.Xavier's Boys' College. The Lingkam statue at the temple was fully destroyed Tuesday night. The other two temples are located very close to two Sinhala military bases in the district. Although various suspicions are being raised, the residents are of opinion that the vandalization would not have been possible without the culprits having a close rapport with the occupying military establishment. Full story >>

SL court in Aralaganwila discriminates Tamil dairy farmers from Batticaloa

[Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 16:21 GMT]
The SL court in Aralaganwila, which comes under the Polonnaruwa district was addressing a case filed by the so-called Department of Wildlife Conservation of genocidal Sri Lanka against Tamil dairy farmers on 05 February. Eight Tamil farmers who took their cattle for grazing in Mayilaththamadu pasturelands in Batticaloa district complained to the SL Police at Karadiyanaa'ru on 30th January that their cattle were being targeted with animal traps. The Sinhala policemen instructed the Tamil farmers to remove the traps and promised to trace the culprits. Later on the same day guards from the SL Wildlife Department from Aralaganwila entered the huts of Tamil farmers in Batticaloa and charged the Tamil farmers for being in possession of animal traps. Full story >>

Occupying soldiers harass Tamil women in coastal village of Batticaloa

[Sun, 11 Feb 2018, 22:35 GMT]
The Sinhala soldiers of the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka are harassing Tamil women in the coastal village of Thaazhang-kudaa, which is situated 14 km south of Batticaloa city, the residents complain. The SL military is further expanding its presence by extending its military base at Thaazhang-kudaa with additional 6 acres of public lands. In the meantime, the SL military intelligence is setting up several small huts within the expanded area of the camp, the residents further said. Full story >>

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US naval engagement with Colombo triggers genocidal Sinhalicisation of Tamil heritage

[Fri, 09 Feb 2018, 13:33 GMT]
The workers from SL Archaeology department of genocidal Sri Lanka have been deployed to carry out 'excavations' at the disputed hill-top of Maththa'la-malai at Choodaik-kudaa in Kooniththeevu, which is located near Champoor in Moothoor division of Trincomalee district. The project, which follows militarisation of Champoor, is aimed at Sinhalicising the entire Champoor region through evoking 'foremost place to Buddhism' clause in the unitary constitution of genocidal Sri Lanka. The move has been triggered by the SL Navy, which is being groomed by the U.S. Pacific Command under the notion of 'military-to-military' engagement. The USA is engaged in promoting the genocidal military of Sri Lanka with a marine training programme in Trincomalee. Full story >>

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Eezham Tamils set to lose Vavuniyaa North to Sinhala colonists in civic elections

[Wed, 07 Feb 2018, 15:08 GMT]
The Sinhala colonisation and demographic changes engineered by the genocidal unitary State of Sri Lanka in Vavuniyaa North have gone to the extent that Eezham Tamils would be losing their political hold of Vavuniyaa North Divisional Council (Piratheasa Chapai) in the forthcoming civic elections, Tamil civil sources in Vavuniyaa said. Vavuniyaa North was entirely a Tamil division before the colonisation by Sinhala paramilitary-led colonists following the State-sponsored anti-Tamil pogrom in 1983. Although the area has been subjected to Sinhala colonisation for a long time through settling Sinhala paramilitary personnel and their families, the extent of silent colonisation has been accelerated after the war in the recent years with the aim of transforming Vavuniyaa North into a 'Sinhala Only' division as the recently Sinhalicised division of Weli-oya, the civil sources further said. Full story >>

SL Forest Department grabs agricultural lands of 45 Tamil farmers in Madu

[Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 19:19 GMT]
Colombo-based SL Forest Department is blocking 45 Eezham Tamil families in Madu DS division of Mannaar district from accessing their own agricultural lands in extent of 175 acres at Chinnak-kungchuk-ku'lam, the villagers of Periya-kungchuk-ku'lam complain. All the land-owners are in possession of land deeds or LDO permits provided by the Assistant Government Agent of Madu. The families were owning the agricultural lands for more than 40 years. Due to the war and displacement, they were unable to engage in agriculture for almost 15 years and the SL Forest Department has put up border stones seizing their lands. The people having valid documents of ownership to their agricultural lands are being confronted by the guards of SL Forest Department, which disregards the rights of resettled Tamils. Some of their land deeds are from 1930s. Full story >>

Tamils have no freedom in the island: Justice Wigneswaran

[Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 23:47 GMT]
NPC Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, in his capacity as the co-chairman of Tamil Peoples’ Council, on Saturday explained in a moderately worded statement why Tamils are boycotting or abstaining from the so-called ‘Independence’ Day celebrations while genocidal Sri Lanka is marking 70 years since February 04, 1948 on Sunday. Justice Wigneswaran was still harping on the outdated paradigm of ‘devolution of power under a Federal constitution’ and was failing point out that the root cause to the conflict was the British-introduced constitutional discourse in the island, which was neglecting the parity of status to Eezham Tamils as a nation. However, he was bold enough to issue a statement noting “celebration of Independence from the Britishers has lost its significance due to our coming under the domination and hegemony of the Sinhalese,” while being the chief minister of the NPC. Full story >>

Bogollagama should be stripped of Governor portfolio based on PRECIFAC findings

[Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 22:02 GMT]
Does the SL President Maithiripala Sirisena have the guts to remove the colonial Governor of Eastern Province, Chandrasekara Rohitha Bandara Bogollagama, from his position based on the findings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), questioned Tamil legal activists from Trincomalee. “The question is whether those who are named by the commission be ever prosecuted in a Court of Law of genocidal Sri Lanka and whether those who are holding key positions under the SL State today step down until their cases are disposed of,” a veteran legal activist from Trincomalee commented. Full story >>

Organised rings backed by occupying Colombo exploit natural resources in East

[Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 18:04 GMT]
The Sinhala police and the military of occupying Colombo, collaborating with businessmen from South, are exploiting the natural resources of Paduvaan-karai region, where the major cultivable lands of Eezham Tamils in the Batticaloa district are situated. Paduvaan-karai, also known for dairy and cattle farming for decades, is being systematically targeted for Sinhalicisaton and colonisation by the Sinhalese from Polonnaruwa district under the rule of Maithiriapala Sirisena as the president and the minister of Mahaweli ‘development’. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are also backing Sirisena's discriminative ‘development’ programmes under the System B of Mahaweli irrigation scheme. It is under these circumstances, the occupying forces of genocidal Sri Lanka are engaged in plundering the sand and logging trees by harbouring the exploitative rings from the South. Full story >>

37 fisher families in Batticaloa north vow to fight for their land rights

[Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 19:20 GMT]
37 of 44 Tamil fisher families from Murungkaiyadi-munai village in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) in Batticaloa district were refusing to put their signatures on empty papers in 2008 when the military commander of 233 Brigade in Vaakarai was threatening them to do so and was demanding the official papers of their land ownership to be handed over to the SL military. Only 7 families succumbed to the pressure. After 10 years, these seven families have received an official letter from the SL authorities in January 2018 that they were being provided with alternative lands. The 37 families, who have been refusing to yield to the military threat, are enraged by the attitude of occupying Colombo. They are set to file a legal suit against the SL State, informed sources told TamilNet. Full story >>

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Resolution to national question should precede reconciliation, development: NPC CM

[Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 23:49 GMT]
C.V. Wigneswaran
“In South Africa, the political problem was solved and then the Truth and Reconciliation Commission came into being. Before all these things, the necessity of solving the national problem or the Tamil problem looms large,” said NPC Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, who was invited as a guest to the Colombo and New Delhi centric business exhibition Jaffna “International” Trade Fair” (JITF) held for the 8th consecutive year in Jaffna on Friday. The Chief Minister was also conveying the reservations of the native people in the North to the big-scale external investments not sensitive to the economic culture and concerns of the war affected population. Although the entire island is globally ranked as a ‘Middle Income Country’, the conflict and war affected homeland of Tamils in the North-East is below the poverty line according to the global standards, the CM further observed. Full story >>

All departments at work to seize lands in Trincomalee for naval collaboration with USA

[Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 13:20 GMT]
The Department of Agrarian Development run by the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka has instructed the local Agrarian Service Center in Champoor area to collect details of forested lands which have once been cultivation lands. The details are being collected by the Agrarian Service Center officials through five agrarian organisations in Moothoor East, Trincomalee, informed grassroots sources in Champoor said. The latest move comes after an attempt by the SL Forest Department was confronted by the resettled people of Champoor in December 2017. In the meantime, the SL Forest Department is also preparing for another attempt to survey lands after 28th of February, the sources further said. Full story >>

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Sirisena declares war against Tamil fishermen of Vanni, says native fishermen society

[Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 14:03 GMT]
The SL Ministry of Mahaweli Development, which comes under the direct supervision of SL President Maithiriapal Sirisena, has instructed the Divisional Secretary of Karaithu'raip-pattu and the fisheries sector officials in Mullaiththeevu district not to allow a disputed fishing ‘Paadu’, to be used by the fishermen. The SL ministry has come with a new claim that the area, subjected to a legal dispute for the last 21 months, as coming under the so-called ‘Mahaweli L Development zone’. The occupying Sinhala fishermen have been opposed to native fishermen using the only Paadu (an area of coastal sea-bed falling within the scope of a draw net at 10 feet length), at the locality known as Padakuth-thurai in Naayaa'ru. They have seized the entire coastal stretch from Naayaa'ru lagoon to Mukaththuvaaram in Kokku'laay, occupying more than 11 Paadus of Eezham Tamils in that division. Full story >>

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Occupying Colombo harasses war-affected families in Madu

[Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 17:18 GMT]
Around 300 war-affected families from the five districts of North who have been resettled at 2nd Mile Post (Ira'ndaam-kaddai) from Madu Road junction along the road to the Holy Shrine of Madu complain of harassments coming from various departments under the central ministries of occupying Colombo, the Sinhala police, particularly the STF and the military intelligence of genocidal Sri Lanka. The villagers say they are living in an open prison, which is being subjected to repeated interventions by the Sinhala officials of the SL Forest Department, who claim to protect the forest from illegal logging, the Wild Life Department falsely blaming the villagers of hunting deers and peacock, Geological Department claiming to protect the soil from illegal sand scooping and the SL Archaeology Department which is in the forefront of Sinhalicisation deploying heritage genocide against Eezham Tamils. Full story >>

13 years elapsed, GTZ-initiated housing scheme yet to obtain roofs in Batticaloa

[Mon, 12 Feb 2018, 17:28 GMT]
Many of the 300 houses of a housing scheme, initiated 13 years ago by Germany's governmental organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), in Tsunami and war-affected Vaakarai in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North of Batticaloa district, are yet to obtain their roofs, windows and doors, complain the beneficiaries of the housing project. Some time back, the officials of the Divisional Secretariat were collecting 1,500 rupees from each family promising to complete the project with roofs. But, nothing has been delivered, the poverty-stricken families said. Full story >>

Champoor Tamils prepare to launch protest after civic elections

[Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 14:08 GMT]
Grassroots organisations of the resettled people of Champoor have decided to launch a protest campaign after the civic elections are over, the representatives of the community organisations said. The occupying SL Navy has seized thousands of acres of agricultural lands. Similarly, the SL Board of Investment and the Ceylon Electricity Board are still engaged in fencing off lands that were seized earlier for the controversial coal power plant, which has been abandoned. But, the land-owners have not been provided alternative lands as promised by the SL authorities. In the meantime, Sinhala Buddhist extremist monks have been triggered by the SL military intelligence to occupy the worship sites of Eezham Tamils using the clauses of the SL constitution, which accords foremost place to Buddhism. Full story >>

Sirisena's deceptive election promise exposed in Jaffna

[Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 15:21 GMT]
SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, during his latest propaganda trip to Jaffna on Monday, promised to open the coastal road that links Point Pedro in Vadamaraadchi North with Punnaalai in Valikaamam West for public use. In the meantime, ITAK Leader Mavai Senathirajah, who has deployed his son in the civic election race for Valikaamam North, was claiming that ITAK's 'collaborative politics' with Colombo was yielding results. But, within 2 days, the eyewash opening of the road for 'public use' was exposed as a farce as the people were refused access to use the road. The occupying Sinhala military has restricted the 'public use' to only allow SL State-owned bus service with military escort through the road on Tuesday. Full story >>

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UNHRC, OHCHR belong to failed human rights paradigm, say victims in Jaffna

[Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 21:18 GMT]
The families of enforced disappeared, who have been waging continuous protests for hundreds of days have again blamed SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who is also the commander of the armed forces of genocidal Sri Lanka, for repeatedly deceiving them with different explanations each time he met them last year and for his latest claim in Jaffna on Monday that none of the enforced disappeared were in the custody of his forces anywhere in the island. Mr Sirisena was visiting Jaffna for election campaign on Monday. The families of enforced disappeared have been demanding the International Community to trace what had happened to those who were handed over to the SL military in Mullaiththeevu and in Vavuniyaa after the occupying SL military instructed the families of all LTTE members to hand over the surviving at the end of genocidal onslaught in May 2009. Full story >>

Britain accountable for causing genocide through unitary discourse: Political Analyst

[Sun, 04 Feb 2018, 22:40 GMT]
The two initial European powers to colonise the island, the Portuguese and the Dutch, only introduced some changes in the customary laws and religious practices. They didn't impose upon us any major political or economic change disturbing the parity that prevailed among the ethnic identities. It was the colonial British, since they seized the control of the island in 1796 and enforced a single administrative unit in 1833, who were behind the political reforms starting from Colebrooke-Cameron commission disturbing the parity between the ethnic identities in the island. The British were the ones who brought the constitutional discourse of unitary character and they should bear the responsibility for creating conditions for the annihilation of Tamils as a nation in the island, commented Jaffna based Tamil political analyst S.A. Jothilingam in an interview to TamilNet on Sunday. Full story >>

UNP wants to erect 1000 Sinhala-Buddhist temples in occupied Tamil country

[Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 22:42 GMT]
The UNP of the ruling Yahapalanaya alliance, particularly SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, has recently gone on record vowing to erect 1,000 Buddhist temples in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils in the North-East of the island. The agenda is also mentioned in the manifesto of UNP in the run-up to the local elections. The UNP claims as it has managed to allocate 500 million rupees to the programme. The propaganda waged by the UNP and the SLFP in Vavuniyaa has been centred around the theme of SL State sponsorship to Sinhala-Buddhisication of Vavuniyaa and the North. The construction of 1,000 locations for Sinhalicisation in the North-East project is being termed as a ‘reconciliation project’. Full story >>

SL Police, Forest Department connive against Tamil dairy farmers in Batticaloa

[Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 15:01 GMT]
Eight Tamil dairy farmers were ‘arrested’ on Tuesday by the guards of SL Forest Department alleging the former of being in possession of animal traps. The arrest came in the evening just a few hours after the farmers lodged a complaint with the SL Police in Karadiyanaa’ru against animal traps being laid against their cattle in Mayilaththa-madu pasture land area. The SL police told the farmers to remove the traps from the pasture land promising action against those laying the traps, the farmers said after getting released from the SL forest guards. Full story >>

Families urge NPC Chief Minister to ensure security of TPPs

[Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 21:36 GMT]
The families of Tamil political prisoners languishing in the jails of genocidal Sri Lanka met the Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice C.V. Wigneswaran on Monday, urging him to take up the matter of security of Tamil political prisoners who have been transferred to cells with underground criminals and Sinhala extremists who have earlier assaulted the Tamil prisoners at various prisons. A political prisoner who was earlier released also joined the families to narrate the concerns of TPPs directly to the chief minister, NPC sources in Jaffna said. Full story >>

Sirisena opts for foreign tendering of ‘Mahinda resort’ in KKS, Jaffna

[Sat, 27 Jan 2018, 20:19 GMT]
A controversial star-class tourist resort, constructed in the Sinhala military-occupied private lands of uprooted Eezham Tamils in Kaangkeasan-thu'rai (KKS) in Jaffna, is to be subjected for foreign tendering by the SL State, the incumbent president Maithiripala Sirisena has stated in the South. The latest claim by the SL President has triggered strong reactions in Jaffna as the owners of the land were not ready to give up their claim of the lands unless the SL State was prepared to transfer the entire property to the Provincial Council for the promotion of tourism that could benefit the local population under the purview of the NPC Chief Minister. Full story >>

CEB, BOI scheme permanent occupation of 600 acres of cultivation lands in Champoor

[Thu, 25 Jan 2018, 11:40 GMT]
The lands seized for the abandoned project of coal power plant in Champoor in Moothooor East of Trincomalee still remain fenced off on the instruction from the Board of Investment (BOI) in Colombo. Cleaning work of the land is still going on and Colombo is planning to do something else there, the people who are resettled to the west of the BOI-seized lands said. Although it was said only 500 acres were taken over by the BOI as the main project land, around 600 acres are going to be totally fenced off, the people further said. Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) workers are also making regular inspection visits to the site, the villagers further said. Full story >>

Colombo’s ‘development’ crime evicts one-third of resettled Tamils from border village in Batticaloa

[Tue, 23 Jan 2018, 16:49 GMT]
Almost one third of resettled Tamil families in the village of Oamadiyaa-madu village, located near the district border of Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa in the East, have displaced in recent months from their village due to the ‘development’ crimes committed against them by the occupying Colombo. This post-war displacement is caused by systematic deprivation of infrastructure and intentional neglect in the restoration of their livelihood by the central ministries and authorities of the unitary State system of genocidal Sri Lanka. The SL Ministry of so-called Mahaweli ‘Development’ is working behind the scene to Sinhalicise the entire area, Tamil civil sources in Batticaloa said. Full story >>

Up-country origin Tamils most affected among uprooted in Mannaar

[Sun, 21 Jan 2018, 15:09 GMT]
166 families, most of them poverty-stricken Tamils of Up-country origin, who lived with self-respect in Vanni until 1996 doing farming after they ended their centuries old plantation life after state-sponsored pogroms against Tamils in the island in 1977 and 1983, are now again transformed into people doing menial work in the local fishing industry in Peasaalai, Mannaar. The families are living at Chi'ruth-thoappu village which is located on Mannaar-Thalaimannaar Road as they had lost their lands and farms in Vanni to occupying SL military. The families displaced to Mannaar in 1996 and were residing in an open refugee camp operated with the support of UNHCR at that time. While majority of the uprooted people had vacated from the camp, 166 families were unable to resettle due to the war and as their original lands in Vanni were being seized by the occupying Sinhala military. Full story >>

Sinhala colony schemed with expansion of Buddha temple at Punaa'nai, Batticaloa

[Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 22:24 GMT]
A small worship place with a Buddha statue, which was left behind by the occupying Army of genocidal Sri Lanka in 2016, has now been expanded into a big Buddhist temple establishment at 121st Mile Post on Colombo - Batticaloa Road in Punaa'nai East in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) division. The expansion has taken place in an accelerated phase in December 2017. The jungle area without any civilian settlement has been selected for Sinhala colonisation and the Buddhist vihara establishment has become the anchoring point, Tamil civil sources in Batticaloa North said. In the meantime, more than 150 Sinhala families have been settled near Punaa'nai Railway station three years ago. The settlement near the railway station was also commenced with the establishment of a similar Buddhist vihara. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2005:
2005 Feb 18 13:37      Sri Lanka blasts Annan’s statement
2005 Feb 18 05:43      LTTE political office attacked
2002:
2002 Feb 18 18:55      UNF minister meets Karikalan in Batticaloa
2002 Feb 18 18:19      UNF govt to reduce 2002 defence expenditure
2002 Feb 18 18:10      PTA indictments withdrawn for want of evidence
2002 Feb 18 06:22      A9 opening
2001:
2001 Feb 18 11:32      Four Jaffna undergrads arrested
2001 Feb 18 07:21      Jaffna University undergrads collect signatures
2001 Feb 18 06:17      Body of Jaffna youth identified
2000:
2000 Feb 18 18:46      Navy shells village, 5 missing
2000 Feb 18 18:38      Families of POWs allowed to visit
2000 Feb 18 18:28      "Missing" youth held by army
2000 Feb 18 12:52      Sinhala extremists condemn Norwegian involvement
2000 Feb 18 07:36      SLAF Helicopter shot down in Jaffna
1999:
1999 Feb 18 20:31      Jaffna politicians organise paramilitary protec...
1999 Feb 18 20:02      Committee on amnesties reports finding
1999 Feb 18 19:35      STF said using child slave labour
1999 Feb 18 19:26      New regulations on rations announced
1999 Feb 18 14:15      Foreign ministry withdraws Chemmani statement
1999 Feb 18 11:49      Three LTTE boats destroyed - SLN
1999 Feb 18 07:39      University employee detained
1998:
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Sri Lanka to censor victims' photos
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Minister threatens to burn newspaper's offices
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Journalists taken to Jayasikurui FDLs
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Jaffna - Trinco ferry to resume
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Bureaucracy hampers rehabilitation
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Ex-EPDP MP protests over attack
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Feared militia commander shot dead
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Batticaloa faces power shortage
1998 Feb 18 23:59      SLA, LTTE exchange bodies in Jaffna
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Press protests over intimidation
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Jaffna university increases admission
1998 Feb 18 23:59      Jaffna curfew may be lifted temporarily
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
-Dionysius of Halicarnassus
20 B.C., Greek Historian

 

Know the Etymology: 149
Place Name of the Day:
(149 of 500 revised)

Nāvaṟ-kāṭu, Paṉaṅ-kāṭu, Kilukiluppaip-kāṭu, Neruñcik-kāṭu, Kurakkaṉ-kāṭu, Tōṭṭak-kāṭu, Iṭaik-kāṭu, Olāntāk-kāṭu, Maṇaṟ-kāṭu, Paṭu-kāṭu, Cuṭukāṭṭālaṭi, Kāṭṭumāvaṭi
Naavatkaadu

The jungle of Nāval trees

The palmyra-palm grove

The thicket of rattlewort shrubs

The (locality found with) dense growth of cow's-thorn thistle

The finger-millet cultivation field

The pastureland of cattle herders

The garden or plantation

The Dutch-ruins jungle

The sandy desert

The burial ground

The banyan-tree locality by the cremation ground

The wild-mango-tree locality

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[20.02.16]
The Tamil Genocide by Sri LankaThe second edition with over 150 new pages traces the ongoing engagement in the Sri Lankan conflict of Professor Francis A. Boyle, an eminent American expert in international law, from the conflict’s last years to the present pursuit of UN recognition of the Tamil genocide and call for reparations. It is the first book to develop an authoritative case for genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law. The book is available from Clarity Press, Amazon in soft cover or in Kindle version.
Durban Conference
[11.11.15]
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[04.11.15]
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[06.05.15]
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Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
[05.05.15]
TNPF rejects ‘domestic investigations’ upheld by USA: The fact that the United States and the US Secretary of State John Kerry would consider the post January 08th 2015 situation in Sri Lanka, with the new government favourable, is understandable. But, for him to suggest that there is a favourable condition for the Tamils, is stretching too far, said Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, responding to a question from TamilNet.
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[02.05.15]
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[02.05.15]
New generation of organic intellectuals needed to continue Sivaram’s work: Informed by Tamil literature as much by Tamil history, Marxism as much as Poststructuralism, Thucydides as much as contemporary COIN theorists, Sivaram worked for the Eelam Tamil cause as a leading politico-military analyst and as a true “organic intellectual,” writes RM Karthick.
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[02.05.15]
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Batticaloa, memorial event
[29.04.15]
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[24.04.15]
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Comment by D. Sivaram
[24.04.15]
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Colombo
[13.03.15]
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Ki Pi Aravinthan
[10.03.15]
Ki Pi Aravinthan's 2008 interview to TamilNet serialized: TamilNet serializes this week a 2008 interview with veteran former Tamil militant, poet and writer Ki Pi Aravinthan (Christopher Francis alias Sunthar), who passed away on Sunday in Paris at the age of 62.
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Palaka'ni
[14.02.15]
Palaka'ni: NPC resolution gives hopes on Tamil political unity The recent resolution presented and unanimously adopted in the Northern Provincial Council on historic and recent genocide against Tamils in the island, has rung alarm bells at necessary diplomatic quarters, say Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran (EPRLF) and TNA Councillor M.K. Shivajilingam (TELO). In a Palaka'ni interview to TamilNet this week, Mr Shivajilingam said there were attempts afoot to influence certain Tamil diaspora activists to issue sophisticated statements urging the UN Rights Chief to postpone the OISL report.
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Accountability
[13.02.15]
Opinion: Understanding accountability: international investigation on outlook crime: NPC Chief Minister Justice CV Wigneswaran observed that such an investigation would make Sinhala people to see the truth and would help getting justice. Equally important or more important is an international investigation on the adamant ‘outlook crime’ of certain powers that fundamentally contributed to the genocide, especially in the recent decades.
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NPC CM Justice C.V. Wigneswaran
[12.02.15]
Wigneswaran exposes US delay tactics at Geneva: “In my recent conversation with Ms Biswal, I understood that the USA wants to be in favour of the present Sri Lanka government, as this government is favourable to the USA,” Wigneswaran said. “When Ms Biswal asked what could be the appropriate time for the release of the Geneva report and when I replied that it should be in March, she didn’t accept it,” the NPC-CM said.
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Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam
[11.02.15]
Key to struggle is to change outlook of powers: Gajendrakumar: The outlook of Powers with regards Tamil national question in the island doesn’t come from lack of knowledge, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam said in a Palaka'ni interview last week, naming US-dominated West, India and China as actors primarily involved. The change in their outlook to accommodate Tamil interests is certainly not going to be through education, it is something that has to come through a struggle, he said.
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CV Wigneswaran
[10.02.15]
Wigneswaran calls for international investigation on genocide: In a key development, the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC), Justice CV Wigneswaran, on Tuesday called for real international investigations on genocide against Tamils committed by the successive governments since Ceylon's independence from the British in 1948.
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