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Sinhalicised division formalised in Mullaiththeevu district

[TamilNet, Sunday, 21 October 2012, 22:41 GMT]
A newly created division, Sinhalicised in demograhpy and acquired a name ‘Weli Oya’ changed from the Tamil name Ma'nal-aa'ru, has been formalised with a divisional secretariat of the civil administrative structure of occupying Sri Lanka in the Mullaith-theevu district of the country of Eezham Tamils. This is an explicit move of colonisation and structural genocide aiming for the annihilation of the territoriality of the nation of Eezham Tamils in the island for the edification of those who ask for evidence, commented civil society activists in Vanni. Why should the Tamils have territoriality in the island is a question raised by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime that opts genocide as means and argues that anyone could settle anywhere in the island, under the blessings of the powers that insist on treating the island as one unit whether there is genocide or not, said civil society activists.

Demographic change in Mullaiththeev
Demographic change in Mullaiththeev
Kokku'laay
The location of Kokku'laay village and lagoon. [Satellite map courtesy: Google Earth]
Shown within the box is the target area of Colombo discussed in the feature
The ‘engagement’ of the nation of Eezham Tamils and their natural allies with India and the International Community of Establishments depends very much on the answer that comes from the abettors, who talk of ‘reconciliation’ with Colombo's genocide and the ongoing model of structural genocide, commented the civil society activists in the island.

If the Colombo's model is going to be the universally envisaged model of the ICE and India, then the Eezham Tamils have no option other than waging a direct struggle, in the name of humanity, against the entire coterie, the activists said.

The entire world should know that the Global Order hijacked by India and the USA in the name of the ICE, is mischievously faltering in this instance, by setting an example of levying the price from the affected nation of people rather than making the state that had committed and continues committing genocide to pay the price. Anyone who care for the larger perspective of humanity should be prepared to come forward for the larger internationalised struggle, the activists further said.

Dr. Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group (ICG) that is perceived to be working for the agenda of the International Community of Establishments (ICE), recently said that someone has to document and legally prove the claim of genocide and the ongoing genocide in the island.

The Colombo government has issued a new map of Mullaiththeevu district on September 25, when SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a ‘special’ District Development Council (DDC) meeting of Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districts in Ki'linochchi.

The new map has a fifth division, Weli Oya, with 19 Sinhalicised villages, is divided into 9 GS divisions.

The territory under concern which is constituently a part of Mullaiththeevu district and Northern Province administratively transferred to the Sinhala district of Anuradhapura in the North Central Province during the war and has been now returned to the administration of Mullaiththeevu district after Sinhalacising it in every respect.

Almost all of the 11,789 people belonging to 3,536 families in the ‘Weli Oya’ division are Sinhala settlers.

3500 acres of land in the Mullaiththeevu district has been confiscated for the creation of the new Sinhala division.

This is in line with creating a Sinhala division in the Vavuniyaa district a few decades ago.

If the island belongs to everyone, why the Sri Lankan state has not created Tamil and Muslim divisions in the rest of the provinces, especially in the North Central, North Western, Western, Southern and in the Central provinces, is the question asked by those who challenge the Rajapaksa regime's ideology of state in the island.

The new division in the Mullaiththeevu district with a toponym ‘Welioya,’ renaming the Tamil Ma’nal-aa’ru, will permanently wedge the demographic contiguity of the northern and eastern provinces of the country of Eezham Tamils occupied by Sri Lanka’s military.

Demographic change in Mullaiththeev


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