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Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East

[TamilNet, Saturday, 30 June 2018, 22:08 GMT]
SL Governor to East Rohitha Bogollagama, conspiring with the Sinhala-Buddhist establishment and the administrative officials of the unitary state, has instructed the Divisional Secretary of Kuchchave'li to survey 400 acres of lands at Arisimalai, which is located 50 km north of Trincomalee city. The Sinhala colonial governor was arguing in favour of the extremist Sinhala Buddhist monks stating that the lands belong to the Buddhist vihara. The move, which has long been objected by the Tamil-speaking Muslims, is surfacing again at the absence of an elected Provincial Council in the East. Tamil-speaking activists in Pulmoaddai say that the Sinhala Buddhist establishment is trying to survey at least 1,300 acres of lands from Arisimalai to Thiriyaay in the division of Kuchchave'li.
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Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 June 2018, 23:05 GMT]
The occupying Sinhala colonists have stepped the land grab of Pa'nikkar-vayal in Thennai-maravadi, an ancient Tamil village situated in the north of Kuchcha-ve'li division of Trincomalee district. The encroachment targets the strategic border between the Northern and Eastern provinces choking off the territorial contiguity of the Tamil homeland. The move is also seen as an attempt to annex Thennai-maravadi with the Sinhala division of Padavi Sri Pura in the west to create a sea-access corridor to that division. Besides, the move also threatens the neighbouring Tamil-speaking Muslim village of Pulmoaddai, Tamil and Muslim grassroots activists in Kuchchave'li told TamilNet this week.
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Occupying Colombo steps up sting operations to justify continuation of draconian PTA

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 22:31 GMT]
The so-called Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo has detained six Tamil men in the Ki'linochchi district during the last four days. Most of the arrested are believed to be ex-LTTE members. The recent arrests by the SL TID come following an incident on 22 June at former LTTE stronghold of Puthukkudiyiruppu (PTK) in Mullaiththeevu district. The entire episode seems to be a sting operation initiated by the SL military intelligence to project a false impression that there were ex-LTTE members, still interested in reviving an armed struggle, informed sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet on Wednesday. The operation seems to combine counter-insurgency experiments along with an intention to justify the continuation of the draconian and abusive ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ (PTA), the sources further said.
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Two Tamil girls brutally raped by occupying Sinhala soldiers of genocidal Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 23:26 GMT]
Sinhala-speaking soldiers of the 18th Sri Lanka National Guard have brutally raped two Tamil school girls in Batticaloa on 18 June. The victims are at the age of thirteen and fifteen. The two girls, and a 6-year-old boy, who is the brother of one of the victims, were being chased by the occupying soldiers sometime after 8:00 a.m. Then, the soldiers stuffed clothes into the mouth of the girls, bound their hands and took them away. The rapists were from the 18th SLNG stationed at Panichchang-kea'ni junction, according to the available information.
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SL authorities dilly-dally over covering costs of excavating mass grave in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 June 2018, 07:27 GMT]
The excavation of the mass grave, discovered last month at the premises of the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) in Mannaar, face the danger of cancellation or postponement as the SL authorities have started to dilly-dally over the coverage of the expenses associated with the process, legal sources in Mannaar said. In the meantime, the social activists and the relatives of the people subjected to enforced disappearance in Mannaar believe that the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka, which was stationed at the locality during the times of war, had dumped the abducted Tamils at the site. The representatives of the enforced families believe that the victims were killed sometime between 1982 and 1992.
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Sand mining, backed by Colombo's authority and monk, destroys ecology of verukal river

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 June 2018, 22:32 GMT]
A Sinhala trader from Kantha'laay in Trincomalee district, Ms Ramani Herath, is operating a sand mining business exploiting Verukal river basin at Aaladi in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) division, north of Batticaloa. The sand extraction is going on disregarding the concerns of the native people of erosion and other mining-induced consequences disrupting the channel and the habitat. At least 24 truckloads of sands are being transported to Colombo on a daily basis, deploying the vehicles of a Tamil businessman from Chengkaladi, local government sources in Vaakarai told TamilNet. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were protecting Vaakarai from structural genocide and exploitation during the times of peace and war until 2007 when the entire area faced an all-out genocidal war by the SL State.
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Continuing military excavations in Vanni imply existence of secret detention of ex-LTTE members

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 June 2018, 23:46 GMT]
The head of Mullaiththeevu district organisation of the families of enforced disappeared, Ms Easwary Mariyathas, told TamilNet on Saturday that the recent upsurge of ‘treasure hunting’ operations by the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka, was an indicator that the SL military was still detaining ex-LTTE members in secret detentions. There have been many recent incidents in which SL military or SL military associated groups from the South, engaging in targeted treasure hunting operations in the Vanni mainland. The squads seem to be particularly interested in finding gold reserves from the LTTE times.
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Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 June 2018, 13:20 GMT]
The ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ of the police of the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka has instructed the chairperson of the Batticaloa District Tamil Journalists Association, Valasingam Krishnakumar, to attend a TID questioning in Colombo on Friday. The TID wants to record a written statement from Mr Krsihnakumar. The latest harassment involving a journalist in the East is reported amidst a series of similar interrogation ‘invitations’ being served to Tamil activists, including a provincial minister in the North, especially after Eezham Tamils marking the Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day on 18 May.
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Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 June 2018, 16:24 GMT]
Eezham Tamil fishers in Vadamaraadchi East, Jaffna, took to the seas Wednesday night encircling and detaining eight sea cucumber poachers from the South. The mobilised action response from the native Tamil fishers came as the intruding divers from the South had sneaked into the seas off Kaddaik-kaadu in Vadamaraadchi East with lighting and diving equipment in three boats. The native fishers, who spotted the massive lighting, wanted to hand over the detained poachers with evidence to the fisheries authorities. But, the SL police of occupying Colombo intervened and freed the intruding southern poachers. It also turned against the Tamil fishers. The discriminatory conduct spontaneously triggered off strong reactions from the people, who demanded the SL Police to revert its position.
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Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:52 GMT]
The Secretary of the NPC Chief Minister's Ministry Ms Vijeyaluckshmi Ketheeswaran has publicly criticised SL President's Secretariat in Colombo for evading the process of stock-taking the extent of militarised lands in Mullaiththeevu and coming with a proposal for phased release of private lands back to the people. Mullaiththeevu is one of the heavily militarised districts of the Northern Province. Two months have elapsed since she attended a meeting convened in Colombo at the SL Presidential Secretariat on 11th April, Ms Vijayaluckshmi told journalists in Jaffna on Tuesday, a day after the SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who was visiting Ki'linochchi handed over a document to the Government Agent of Mullaiththeevu of releasing just 52 acres of lands in the district.
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SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 18:33 GMT]
All the three armed forces and the police of the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka are still occupying 6,275 acres of lands in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai), one of the 14 administrative divisions in Batticaloa district. Although eleven years have elapsed since the SL military seized the division from the control of the LTTE, Colombo is refusing to de-militarise the division, which is home to 7,517 Tamil families, who are mostly poverty-stricken. The people who are dependent on agriculture, fishing and forest-based activities as their livelihood are one of the most poverty-stricken sections in the entire district.
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Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 June 2018, 23:05 GMT]
Post-mortem examinations have revealed that the 32-year-old Tamil victim, who died after SL Police fired on him within the premises of a Catholic church at Mallaakam in Jaffna on Sunday evening, was caused by a gunshot that pierced his lungs. The bullet entered from backside below the shoulder. Besides, there were also wounds indicating that he had been beaten, medical sources said. In the meantime, the SL police Senior DIG in Jaffna Roshan Fernando went on record stating that the policeman was involved in the firing was being detained. But, no such police officer was produced to the courts, legal sources in Jaffna told TamilNet Monday night.
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SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 June 2018, 23:51 GMT]
The policemen of the genocidal state of Sri Lanka opened fire at a Tamil man, who was trying to protect his nephew when an opposing gang targeted the latter at Ku'lamangkaal in Mallaakam, Jaffna, Sunday night around 7:00 p.m. The 32-year-old man later succumbed to injuries at his shoulder. The police violence has taken place within the premises of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Chakaaya-maathaa), 11 km northeast of Jaffna city. The episode comes following a minor gang rivalry on the road. SL Policemen who arrived at the entrance to the church intentionally fired to kill the innocent man who was trying to protect his nephew, who was targeted by the opposing gang, eyewitnesses told journalists in Jaffna.
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US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 June 2018, 20:31 GMT]
New police posts have been put up, and security patrols beefed up in Moothoor East of Trincomalee district following increased joint naval exercises between the U.S. Pacific Command and the naval forces of genocidal Sri Lanka in the seas off Trincomalee, the occupied and Sinhalicised capital of Eezham Tamils. Two weeks ago, on 30 May, Colombo also signed a trade deal with the subsidiary of the American firm Schlumberger for seismic study off the east coast of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils. Now, commando units of the notorious Special Task Force (STF) have been deployed to carry out days long clearing operations in Moothoor East where SLNS Vidura naval base is located.
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Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 June 2018, 20:03 GMT]
The Tamil families in the eight districts across the North-East have thoroughly denounced the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) as just another false move by the SL State. The families have democratically rejected it with majority Tamils opposing it than those attending its sittings. Further, the OMP is unable to stand the two tests placed by the district organisations of the families of enforced disappeared, Eeswary Mariyathas, the head of Mullaiththeevu district organisation for enforced disappeared, told TamilNet on Thursday. Her opinion comes as the uprooted people in Trincomalee followed the trend in Mannaar, Vavuniyaa and Mullaiththeevu in staging protests against the deceptive OMP.
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Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 June 2018, 14:38 GMT]
The occupying State of genocidal Sri Lanka, particularly SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, has so far avoided revoking the initial Gazette notification through which the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa seized the lands of the uprooted people of Champoor. Three years would have elapsed by August 2018 since the people of Champoor started to resettle in their areas in 2015.
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Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 June 2018, 19:14 GMT]
The rulers of genocidal Sri Lanka, who launched a Sinhala colonisation scheme and created the division of Seruvila in the district of Trincomalee, also gave some lands to Tamil families in the past to avoid the criticism of Sinhala Only policy in settlement schemes. The division, sandwiched between Moothoor and Eachchilam-pattai divisions, was carved out of the traditional Tamil homeland. It is a dominant Sinhala division today. However, some settlements continue to be Tamil areas along the southern border of Moothoor division. The older generation of Eelam Tamil landowners who want to transfer their lands to their children are facing the dilemma of spending more money to retain their lands or leaving the fate of their properties at the hands of the Sinhala land officials in Seruvila, Tamil civil officials in Moothoor said.
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SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 June 2018, 19:04 GMT]
The occupying SL Army stationed at Veappaiyadi in Annamalai 02 GS area of Naavithan-ve’li division in Ampaa’rai district has started to operate a grocery shop at the military base competing with the native shop owners who are dependent on 900 families as customers in the area, local Tamil business owners complain. The people are now urging Tamil politicians to de-militarise their village.
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131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 June 2018, 18:17 GMT]
The districts of Mullaiththeevu and Vavuniyaa top the list of district-wise figures of Sinhala Buddhist installations, which the occupying Colombo has put up in the Tamil-speaking Northern Province after the end of the genocidal war on Eezham Tamils, say democratically elected councillors of the Northern Provincial Council. The list is not complete as it does not include the Buddhist temples that are located inside the Sinhala military camps, the NPC sources told TamilNet on Friday.
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Encroaching Sinhala monk receives official recognition from SL Archaeology Department

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 June 2018, 13:56 GMT]
SL Archaeology Department officials have put up a stone and a notice board claiming a locality that has been encroached for some time by an extremist Sinhala Buddhist monk at Chemmalai East close to Naayaa'ru Bridge as an archaeological site on Friday 01 June 2018. The monk, claiming the establishment as Gurukanda has been collecting the belongings of uprooted Tamils and claiming these as heritage artefacts from an ancient Sinhala Buddhist settlement of his imagination. In fact, there was a Buddhist vihara in the past, and it didn't belong to Sinhala Theravada Buddhism, the officials said. The Sinhalicisation of the area aims at destroying the territorial contiguity of the North and the East, which is the traditional homeland of Eezham Tamils.
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Occupying SL military forged land documents with fake signatures: landowners

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 June 2018, 18:13 GMT]
Thirty of forty land-owners of 59 acres of lands along the Nanthik-kadal lagoon in Mullaiththeevu district have categorically refuted the claim being advanced by the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka that they had agreed in writing to accept alternative lands or money as compensation in return for the properties that have been seized by the occupying Sinhala military. The military has provided forged documents to P. Senthil Nathan, the additional secretary of the SL Resettlement Ministry.
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SL Navy schemes to grab more lands in island off Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 June 2018, 21:21 GMT]
The Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice C.V. Wigneswaran on Monday criticised in strongest terms the latest move by the SL Navy to grab more lands in Ma'ndai-theevu islet, which is located at an entrance from the Palk Bay into the Jaffna lagoon. The Chief Minister said the SL military was releasing pockets of lands with one hand in Valikaamam North to take with the other in other places. Justice Wigneswaran was addressing the District Coordination Committee meeting on Monday.
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OMP chairman admits failing acid test of Vanni protesters

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 June 2018, 21:35 GMT]
The Office of Mission Persons (OMP) Chairman and President's Counsel Saliya Pieris has regretted to the protesting families in Mullaiththevu admitting that he could not secure any list of those who were handed over to the SL military by the families of former LTTE members in Vanni during the final hours of the genocidal war in 2009.
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Protesters spell out acid test conditions for OMP in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 June 2018, 20:45 GMT]
Relatives of the enforced disappeared Eezham Tamils in Mullaiththeevu district on Saturday staged a protest denouncing the sittings conducted by the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) at the District Secretariat office. Around 400 family members protested in front of the DS office while only about 50 attended the sittings. The OMP is a farce and the so-called human rights defenders from the South, who have been working to conceal the root crime of genocide, are being awarded jobs at the OMP, the protesters said.
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