21 Reports

Traffic police in Moothoor East harass Tamil youth to join Sinhala Police

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 March 2018, 21:04 GMT]
The traffic policemen of occupying Colombo are stopping Tamil males between 18 and 25 years riding motorbikes in the eight villages including Champoor, Koonith-theevu and Kadatkaraich-cheanai in Moothoor East and are harassing them to join the SL police. The latest campaign is annoying the resettled Eezham Tamils. The traffic police are also registering the names of those who are being stopped and asked to join the police. “The policemen are asking to register the names first even when we politely say we need some time to think about the offer,” a 24-year-old Tamil male from Kadatkaraich-cheanai told TamilNet on Thursday.
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Ex-LTTE members with war-injuries discriminated with burden of medical documentation

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 13:29 GMT]
The SL authorities are refusing to assist former members of the Tamil liberation movement with war injuries by merely demanding medical documentation from the times of their injuries. The ex-combatants of the LTTE, who were subjected to prolonged incarceration at the hands of the occupying Sinhala military, do not have such documentation with them. The SL military that carried out a so-called ‘military rehabilitation’ of former LTTE fighters didn't provide any document entitling them for medical treatment after their release. Now, they are struggling without proper treatment, Tamil doctors say.
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SL Navy erects new buildings in occupied Moohoor East

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 23:26 GMT]
SL Navy is continuing to put up new buildings and bunkers within the lands it has seized from Eezham Tamils in Moothoor East of Trincomalee. Initially, the SL Navy wanted only 40 acres of private lands for its naval training base named Vidura, but then expanded its occupation covering more than 3,500 acres of public lands of Eezham Tamils. Now the SL Navy is planning to put up resorts for Sinhala tourists as Buddhist extremist monks have started to claim the places of worship of Tamils with ancient Tamil heritage as sites belonging to occupying Sinhala Theravada Buddhism. In the meantime, the U.S. Pacific Command is grooming the occupying SL Navy with a marine training programme in Trincomalee under the notion of 'military-to-military' engagement with the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka.
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SL Forest Department seizes lands for future Sinhala colony northwest of Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 March 2018, 21:34 GMT]
The Forest Conservation Department of the occupying unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka has seized the residential and agricultural lands of war-uprooted Eezham Tamils in four villages 30 km northwest of Batticaloa city, civil officials at the District Secretariat told TamilNet on Monday. The villages come under three GS divisions in the administrative division of Ea'raavoor-pattu (Chengkaladi) of Batticaloa district. Already, the division is exposed to Sinhalicisation as it is bordering with Maha-oya division of Ampaa'rai district in the west with Sinhala settlers in Tempitiya, Poolawala and Aranthalawa GS divisions of Maha-oya.
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Monks object alienation of public lands to Tamils in border village of Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 March 2018, 21:11 GMT]
A Sinhala Buddhist extremist monk has been threatening the civil officials in Poaaratheevup-pattu (Vellaa-ve'li) division of Batticaloa district against alienation of public lands to 15 poverty-stricken and war-affected Tamil families at Maalaiyar-kaddu village, located close to the border with the Uhana division of Ampaa'rai district. The threat initiated by the monk has been escalating into pressure from the authorities of the occupying Colombo, informed sources at the District Secretariat told TamilNet. Maalaiyar-kaddu is a remote Tamil village located 55 km southwest of Batticaloa city. The intruding monk and Sinhala colonists have built a Buddhist temple at Chinna-vaththai, a GS division to the north of Malaiyar-kaddu, at the lands that belonged to Irrigation Department.
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SL authorities in Ampaa’rai harassing Tamil farmers from Batticaloa exposed at courts

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 March 2018, 22:56 GMT]
Why did the guards from the SL Wildlife Conservation Department in Ampaa'rai district intrude into the district of Batticaloa and arrest the Tamil dairy farmers from the pasture lands there in January 2015, questioned Lahshman Bandara Mullegama, the lawyer representing the Tamil farmers at a court case, which was taken up for investigation at Dehiattakandiya Court in Ampaa'rai for the 11th time on Thursday. Operatives belonging to the SL Wildlife Conservation Department and the occupying Sinhala soldiers were chasing the Tamil cattle herders away from Maathava'nai and Mayilaththamadu pasturelands where Sinhala colonists were allowed to engage in slash-and-burn cultivation.
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SL Departments worse than ever in seizing Tamil lands: TNA MP

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 March 2018, 21:24 GMT]
K. Thurairetnasingam, a veteran ITAK politician from Trincomalee and a national list parliamentarian of the TNA, says Colombo government's Forest Department, Department of Archaeology, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Coastal Conservation and Mahaweli Authority behave in a manner worse than ever before when it comes to seizing the lands of Tamils. The close associate of Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan was making a particular reference to the latest move by the Mahaweli Authority planning to grab 7,000 acres of lands in Mullaiththeevu and said a strong message has already been conveyed through Mr Sampanthan to the concerned Establishment in Colombo. The matter would also be taken up with SL President Maithiripala Sirisena on his return from foreign vist, he further said when contacted by TamilNet on Friday.
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SL military harassment against Tamil journalists continues in Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 March 2018, 22:23 GMT]
“We will watch you and get you at the next opportunity,” a Sinhala military official at A'lampil in Mullaiththeevu has told a 32-year-old Tamil journalist who had taken photos and video of a Sinhala military-operated cafe at A'lampil in Mullaiththeevu district on 18 March. The journalist who hails from Vanni was in possession of a media card and documented that he was working for IBC, a privately-owned media outlet that operates in Tamil and Sinhala. Thavaseelan also documented that he had not recorded any military installation. However, the officers of the occupying Sinhala military were harassing him for 2 hours and finally released him only after SL military spokesman in Colombo was contacted by the editorial board of his media. Also when releasing him, the military officers came with the threat that he would be on their watchlist for the next opportunity.
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Tamil woman found slain near SL military camp in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 March 2018, 22:25 GMT]
A 28-year-old Tamil woman has been beaten to death at Vaakaik-kaadu, located between the camp of the occupying SL military at Kiraan bridge and an SL Police post at Puli-paayntha bridge Sunday afternoon. The victim is from Ka'neasa-puram in Vavuniyaa.
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Hayleys Agriculture exploits war-affected Tamils in East

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 March 2018, 08:24 GMT]
Colombo-based Hayleys Agriculture, the largest exporter of fruits and vegetables, is exploiting the poverty-stricken war-affected Tamil farmers at Pirappaiyadi in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) division by facilitating 300,000 rupees loan per family and thereby locking their lands to a programme of workforce slavery, Tamil civil sources in the division said. The State-owned Bank of Ceylon is providing the loans in the deceptive project, the sources further said.
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Colombo wants to post a Sinhala GA to Mannaar for third time

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 March 2018, 23:10 GMT]
The occupying Colombo is attempting to post a Sinhala official as the Government Agent (District Secretary) of Mannaar for the third consecutive time, Tamil-speaking civil sources in Mannaar said this week. By posting Sinhala officials as GAs to Mannaar, the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka is trying to not only facilitate militarisation in the district but also Sinhalicisaton of the lands of Tamil-speaking people in the district, they complained.
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Grassroots stand united against militarisation of PTK

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 14:48 GMT]
The representatives of grassroots organisations in Puthuk-kudiyiruppu (PTK) representing all sections of the people in the division unanimously resolved against militarisation and demanded the civil authorities and politicians for de-militarisation of PTK. A Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian received flak for his proposal to SL military for an alternative venue to relocate its camp currently situated at Ponnambalam hospital created during the times of the de-facto State of Tamil Eelam under the LTTE.
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Muslims in Ampaa'rai: SL authorities have seized lands for Sinhalicisation

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 March 2018, 21:30 GMT]
Tamil-speaking Muslim activists in Ampaa'rai complain that Sinhala officials have seized 2,541 acres of their lands in 7 different locations within the district in recent years. The SL departments of Archaeology, Wildlife Conservation and Forest Department have occupied the agricultural lands under various pretexts for Sinhalicisation and colonisation, they said. A Muslim organisation has sent a detailed appeal to SL President and urged to release these lands back to the owners.
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SL authorities refuse to channel irrigation water to Vella-ve'li from Inginiyagala Reservoir

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 March 2018, 16:04 GMT]
More than 1,000 Eezahm Tamil families are affected as their rice fields are not receiving irrigation water supply in Vellaa-ve'li, located 24 km southeast of Batticaloa city. The SL authorities in predominantly Sinhala Inginiyagala irrigation scheme in the nearby Ampaa'rai district are refusing to channel water to the smaller reservoirs in Vellaa-ve'li. It has been the practice in the past, especially when the local reservoirs go empty for irrigation water during the dry season, to channel water from the largest Inginiyagala reservoir to the smaller reservoirs in Vellaa-ve'li.
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Alarm over high suicide rates in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 March 2018, 19:20 GMT]
The Director of Vavuniyaa General Hospital Dr K. Akilendran has urged public awareness and education against increasing depression and suicidal thoughts in the society citing the alarming rate of suicides registered by Vavuniyaa hospital in 2017 and the first two months of 2018. The suicide tendency is higher among war-affected families that are affected by trauma over several years. Most of the victims are between 12 and 45 years, he said. The hospital has registered 393 attempted suicides throughout 2017. There have been 35 cases for treatment within the first two months in 2018 at Vavuniyaa hospital.
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Unknown persons attempt to trigger communal clash in East

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 March 2018, 23:42 GMT]
As a wave of the anti-Muslim pogrom was spreading from Kandy to other areas in the Central Province, a group of unknown persons on Wednesday attacked a Tamil man in a predominantly Muslim area in Akkaraip-pattu in the district of Ampaa'rai in the Eastern Province. On Thursday, a small bomb was diffused at a border area between Tamil and Muslim villages near Aaraip-pattai (Aaraiyampathi) in Batticaloa district.
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NPC to seek direct response from SLA commander on transfer of cashew farms

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 March 2018, 22:16 GMT]
The Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has initiated a move demanding a direct response from the commander of the SL military, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, on its repeated requests to hand over the cashew farms that are under the occupation of SL military stationed in Ki'linochchi and Mannaar districts to a civil authority.
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Colombo discriminates Tamil-speaking graduates in teaching appointments in East

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 March 2018, 15:03 GMT]
The SL Governor of Eastern Province Rohita Bogollagama has excluded a disproportionately large number of Tamil-speaking graduates from the appointments for teachers in the three districts of the Eastern Province, the President of Batticaloa District Unemployed Graduates Association S. Sivakanthan has blamed. He was talking to media after complaining of the alleged breach of fundamental rights at the SL Human Rights Commission office in Batticaloa.
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Tamils, Muslims in Mannaar jointly protest against Syrian onslaught

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 March 2018, 17:53 GMT]
“All the superpowers have been pouring weapons into Syrian civil war aggravating the bloodbath. Playing global power politics on innocent peoples' lives should be strongly condemned. Eezham Tamils have not forgotten how more than 40 countries, including the USA, China and Russia were directly or indirectly abetting the genocidal onslaught of Eezham Tamils tilting the diplomatic and military power of the Tamils in the conflict. Don't play your global and politics on innocent people's lives. We see this repeating again and again and stand in solidarity with the affected people of humanity,” said Tamil activist V.S. Sivakaran, who mobilised Tamil-speaking people in Mannaar for a protest on Saturday.
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‘Sinhala Gammana’ colony gets expanded in Ko'ndaichchi, Mannaar

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 March 2018, 13:17 GMT]
The Forest Department of genocidal Sri Lanka is silently expanding the so-called ‘Sinhala Gammana’ colony in the traditional Tamil village of Ko'ndaichchi in the Musali division of Mannaar district. The majority of the colonisers are Sinhala Army, Navy and Civil Defence Force paramilitary personnel in addition to the Sinhala workers of SL State-owned cashew corporation. Construction workers from South who were deployed by the occupying SL military and Rajapaksa regime for the post-war infrastructure and militarisation of North were settled there by the occupying Sinhala military.
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SL Navy dumps garbage polluting Champoor lands

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 March 2018, 16:37 GMT]
The occupying SL Navy, which has seized thousands of acres of lands for its naval training base called SLNS Vidura, is dumping garbage into the agricultural areas of resettled people outside the military zone, causing environmental and health hazards. At the same time, lousy toilet drainage from SLNS Vidura base is also polluting the drinking water of resettled people, health workers among the resettled Tamils in Champoor told TamilNet.
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