Feature Article

Sinhala colonists harass Tamil GS officer threatened by extremist monk

[Wed, 30 Nov 2016, 23:20 GMT]
No action has been taken to ensure the security of the Village Officer S. Jeevithan who has been subjected to a systematic hate-campaign by Sumarathana thero the extremist Sinhala-Buddhist monk of Batticaloa Mangalaramaya vihara, informed Divisional Secretariat sources at Paddippazhai told TamilNet on Wednesday. Almost three weeks have elapsed. Except a symbolic temporary court order against monk, no action has materialised despite the exposure of the event through traditional and social media around the globe. On the ground, the GS officer was still being harassed by Sinhala colonists at Kevu'liyaa-madu, the civil sources said. Full story >>

SL military dismantles houses, destroys traces before releasing lands

[Thu, 01 Dec 2016, 20:07 GMT]
The occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka is dismantling houses and bulldozing constructions within selected pockets of former High Security Zone lands in Valikaamam North before readying the places to be released for resettlement, uprooted Tamils from Maaviddapuram area in Jaffna told TamilNet on Thursday. The SL military is also preparing to construct another beach resort and hotel similar to the so-called Thal Sevena Army Resort at Kaang-keasan-thu'rai. The new resort is to be constructed along the coast of Mayiliddi, the sources said. Meanwhile, the Sinhala military establishment at Palaali is discouraging resettlement and is attempting to make the Tamil land-owners within the former HSZ area to purchase lands elsewhere. Full story >>

Feature Article

Impunity shown on genocidal Sri Lanka emboldens Myanmar

[Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 19:00 GMT]
Persecution against the Rohingya ethnicity in Myanmar reaches the stage of genocide, report several international agencies. There is a strong connection between denial of genocide, abandonment of international investigation and leniency shown on any kind of investigation at all on the international community abetted crimes in genocidal Sri Lanka and what is now happening in Myanmar, Tamil political observers in Jaffna commented. Theravada Buddhism and military is the paradigm in both the places; regimes are backed by the same elements and often application of same models in both the countries to resolve the national question is often advocated in the so-called international community. Another country that is affected by the crisis due to refugee influx is Bangladesh. Full story >>

Opinion Article

PPT, Peoples’ verdict and Eezham Tamil Heroes

[Sun, 27 Nov 2016, 07:15 GMT]
If there was any meaningful international investigation conducted on the genocide of Eezham Tamils, identifying the ultimate culprits, that was the proceedings in two sittings undertaken by the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) in 2010 and 2013. The PPT has identified the USA, the UK and India as ultimately responsible. The justice has not come in procedural ways from the United Nations or from the deliberations of outfits like the Commonwealth – all manipulated by the very same ultimate culprits and their bandwagon. But, justice has come in unique ways by peoples of the said countries sharply denouncing the paradigm on which their Establishments were riding on so far. In 2016, Eezham Tamils remembering the day of their heroes, who basically defied the paradigm, have every reason to have the feeling of vindication. Full story >>

University of Jaffna commemorates Tamil Eelam Heroes

[Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 22:47 GMT]
Maaveerar Naa'l, Jaffna University
Delivering a sharp message against the threats coming from armed Sinhala policemen of genocidal Sri Lanka, who stormed the hostel premises in the early hours of Wednesday and warned the students not to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day, the entire University on Friday confluenced at Kailaasapathy Hall commemorating Tamil Eelam Heroes Day. Academics and students, including Muslim and Sinhala students, took part in the memorial event lighting candles in front of the symbol of Kaarthikaip-poo, the flower declared by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as the national flower of Tamil Eelam. Photos celebrating the life of LTTE Leader Veluppillai Pirapaharan and posters paying tribute to fallen Tamil Eelam Heroes were put up at several places. The move, planned in total silence, was quickly mobilised as the students wanted to mark it before the weekend this year. Full story >>

Colombo's military, police threaten grassroots not to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes’ Day

[Wed, 23 Nov 2016, 16:06 GMT]
The occupying Special Task Force (STF) commandos, trained once by the British and who are complicit in the crime of genocide, crime against humanity and war-crimes have been threatening the public in Batticaloa, particularly in villages situated between Aaraip-pattai (Aaraiyam-pathi) and Ka'luvaagnchik-kudi, that there was a ban of gathering in force between November 20 and November 30. In the meantime, SL Minister Rajitha Senaratne went on record stating that the SL military ‘would be dealing with’ those marking Tamil Heroes Day on November 27. The SL ministers have been instructed by SL Commander-in-Chief and President Maithiripala Sirisena to propagate a message that honouring war-dead LTTE members was harmful to ‘reconciliation’. Full story >>

Colombo should revert Gazette notifications, return lands seized in Mannaar: DDC Meeting

[Mon, 21 Nov 2016, 23:20 GMT]
Monthly District Development Committee meeting, co-chaired by Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, SL Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr Rishad Bathiudeen, who is elected from Vanni electorate, four Tamil and Muslim Vanni District parliamentarians and four NPC Councillors, on Monday unanimously resolved to demand the Colombo regime to revert the Gazetted appropriations or takeovers of lands by its forest and wildlife departments in the recent years. While people remained uprooted from their native villages that have been subjected to military occupation, large tracts of residential and agricultural lands have become jungles. These lands have been systematically taken over by Colombo’s jungle and wildlife authorities. These lands should be released back to people, the meeting held at Mannaar Kachcheari has resolved. Full story >>

Jaffna city targeted by occupying Sinhala military and police

[Sat, 19 Nov 2016, 23:08 GMT]
The occupying SL military and Police of genocidal Sri Lanka are systematically advancing their plan of permanent occupation of strategic frontier and interior lands where they have been ‘temporarily’ stationed during and after the genocidal war. Using the provisions in the so-called Constitution of the SL unitary State that has no democratic mandate of the nation of Eezham Tamils and deploying indirect intimidation citing former ‘LTTE connections’, the occupying military and police are moving towards ‘legally’ transferring the lands to themselves. The geo strategic military outlook of Colombo is ultimately conceived against the interests of the Indian State in the long run, commented the while the New Delhi Establishment is pre-occupied with ‘military-to-military’ relationship and joint training sessions with the genocidal Sinhala military, commented informed civil sources in Jaffna. Full story >>

Solid resistance gives hopes towards resolving fishermen’s problems: Noor Alam

[Tue, 29 Nov 2016, 22:16 GMT]
Tamil-speaking fishermen in the Northern province have been expressing their sharp opposition against the destructive methods of bottom-trawling and large-scale intrusion by Indian fishermen in the seas off Northern province. Recently, the local fishermen in Musali division of Mannaar district have also been firm in resisting high-level attempts from Colombo that was aiming to create a permanent colony for fishermen from South (Sinhalese) at Kaayaa-kuzhi. Noor Alam Mohammed, the leader of Fisheries Societies in Mannaar said the Tamil-speaking fishermen’s uncompromising stance on fundamental issues have forced the SL fisheries ministry and its counterpart in New Delhi to agree to the demands that have been put forward by the struggling fishermen. Full story >>

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Self-mobilised people pay homage to Eezham Tamil Heroes

[Sun, 27 Nov 2016, 14:23 GMT]
Kanakapuram Maaveerar Thuyilum Illam
The families and relatives of Tamil Eelam war heroes spontaneously mobilised themselves in collectively remembering their loved ones on the Heroes Day on Sunday in Vanni. The self-mobilisation, without any political force behind them, was highly emotional at Muzhangkaavil and Kanakapuram Maaveerar Thuyilum Illams (Heroes Cemeteries) in Ki'linochchi district, at Vanni-vi'laangku'lam in Mullaiththeevu, and at Pa'ndi-virichchaan and Aa'ndaang-ku'lam in Mannaar district, political observers in Vanni said. The people decorated the destroyed memorial stones with red and yellow pieces of clothes. Apart from the collective remembrance at the Heroes Cemeteries that were razed to the ground by the occupying Sinhala military, Eezham Tamils remembered their heroes by lighting flames of sacrifice at school grounds and by tolling temple bells across the occupied country of Eezham Tamils. Full story >>

Fidel Castro passes away at 90

[Sat, 26 Nov 2016, 19:52 GMT]
Fidel CastroThe Cuban revolutionary leader, who became a legacy in human history by proving that the world order of the USA could be defied to its very face at its own doorstep, passed away on Friday at the age of 90. The legacy has to be saluted and remembered as inspiration by Eezham Tamils in the context of their own struggle needing defiance shown to any imperialism-imposed paradigm. The struggle of the nation of Eezham Tamils fundamentally defying British-created and US-continued ‘Sri Lankan State,’ was unfortunately not grasped well even by Cuba, Vietnam etc. that succumbed to the deceptions of Colombo diplomacy and to the misleads of Colombo-centric Left in the island. Nor did Tamils ever explicitly express to the world the larger dimensions of their struggle. Castro legacy would tell them that success comes by identifying larger perspectives to place defiance. Full story >>

Mannaar Magistrate issues interim order against Sinhala colony in Musali

[Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 19:01 GMT]
Mannaar Magistrate A G Alex Raja on Thursday issued interim order against the infrastructure work at Kaayaa-kuzhi, where Colombo's Director General of Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources was silently engaged in creating a permanent coastal Sinhala colony for 83 Sinhalese from South. Tamil and Muslim fishermen jointly protested against the move on 09 November. On the following day, the Tamil-speaking fishermen protested when Sinhala fishermen who had come from Negombo were putting up fishing huts (vaadis) at the locality. The Senior Superintend of SL Police was attempting negotiate a deal between the Tamil-speaking fishermen and the intruding Sinhala colonists. As the local fishermen were not prepared for any compromise on the structural genocide against them, the police was forced to bring the case to the Magistrate’s Court in Mannaar. Full story >>

Muslim, Tamil politicians not bold enough to confront Buddhist cultural intrusions in East

[Tue, 22 Nov 2016, 21:51 GMT]
A Sinhala minister of genocidal Sri Lanka, Daya Gamage, who hails from Ampaa’rai district, has gone on record threatening his own regime stating that he would resign his ministerial portfolio in protest if the statue of Buddha, erected by intruding monks at the village hilltop of Maayak-kalli-malai in I’rakkaamam division of Ampaa’rai district, was to be removed from the locality. Observing a systematic acceleration of cultural intrusions by Buddhist monks into Muslim and Tamil dominated areas in East, veteran Muslim journalist Kalapooshanam A.L.M. Saleem, who is based in Kalmunai of Ampaa’rai district, asks why none of the politicians among the Muslims and Tamils are firm in opposing the controversial erection of Buddha statue with a similar resolve to the extent of risking their ministerial or parliamentary portfolios. Full story >>

Secular Tamil nationalist aspirations weakened by global and regional religious paradigms

[Sun, 20 Nov 2016, 23:49 GMT]
Failure of secular forces and Marxists in India and Dravidian movements in Tamil Nadu in delivering justice to the genocide-affected nation of Eezham Tamils, who have based their national question on secular foundations coming through millennia of Tamil language heritage, results in further meddling through globally and regionally simulated religious conflicts. The forces that work behind the fundamentalism of different religions in the island are one and the same. There is a master plan for the conquest of Tamil Nadu that is now ruled by the Dravidian movements for more than half a century. The coastlines between Tamil Nadu and the country of Eezham Tamils in the island share similar religious demography and there is a sinister move to create conflicts among these groups to weaken the language-based nationalism of all Tamils, commented Eezham Tamil and Tamil Nadu political observers. Full story >>

Feature Article
2ND LEAD

Monk-talk reveals realities set by imperialisms riding on genocidal ‘Sri Lanka’

[Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 23:31 GMT]
The Sinhala-Buddhist monk, Ampitiye Sumanarathna Thero, who is now boldly and publicly genocidal in speech against Eezham Tamils and Tamil-speaking Muslims, was earlier appeasing the LTTE and was even participating in the LTTE programmes when it was in control of the East, sources in Batticaloa revealed. The monk is only a representative of the age-old deception that is the reality of the Sinhala-Buddhist State, first set by British colonial geo-polity, and then to continue which, Washington, New Delhi and a bandwagon of Establishments tilted the balance hard-achieved by the nation of Eezham Tamils. It is for an imposed agenda that doesn’t shun genocide to sustain a State model at the southern tip of South Asia to serve imperialisms, both the Right and the so-called Left are orchestrated to uphold ‘Sri Lanka’ against all realities, Tamil activists for alternative politics commented. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2009:
2009 Dec 03 11:19      Indonesian commandos attempt raid on refugee boat
2009 Dec 03 11:17      Mano Ganesan backs Fonseksa
2009 Dec 03 10:29      SL Police Sub-Inspector, businessman abducted i...
2009 Dec 03 09:55      Fonseka visits India
2001:
2001 Dec 03 08:31      EPDP on rampage in southeastern village
1999:
1999 Dec 03 17:36      EPDP cadres remove Jaffna voters register
1999 Dec 03 17:28      UNP leader to tour Batticaloa
1999 Dec 03 17:20      LTTE to release two POWs
1999 Dec 03 12:42      Censorship regulations before Court
1998:
1998 Dec 03 22:34      Tamil medium education neglected
1998 Dec 03 18:45      Jeyasikurui shell attack displaces 9000
1998 Dec 03 14:42      Rape victim gives evidence
1998 Dec 03 14:40      Milk powder banned
1998 Dec 03 08:38      EU Ambassador visits Jaffna
1997:
1997 Dec 03 23:59      Plain speaking, but motives unknown - Paper
1997 Dec 03 23:59      Night long battle at Eluthumattuval
1997 Dec 03 23:59      SLA supply lorry intercepted
1997 Dec 03 23:59      Nominations called for local elections in Jaffna
1997 Dec 03 23:59      Tigers, SLA clash at Manthivil
The whole structure of democracy rests upon public opinion. Indeed under a government which functions through democratic institutions we are ruled by public opinion. Only thorough the full and free expression of public opinion can the springs of democracy be renewed and its institutions kept alive and capable of functioning...
-Franklin D.Roosevelt
President of United States (1933-1945)
Letter to the Institute of Human Relations,
National Conference of Jews and Christians,
New York City, Aug 20, 1937

 

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Amicci-kuḷam, Āṇṭāṉ-kuḷam
Amichchi ku'lam

The tank built or maintained by obligatory labour

The tank of the lord or ruler

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