Monks incite SL paramilitary to Sinhalicise Tamil heritage site in Trincomalee North

[Sun, 09 Dec 2018, 23:16 GMT]
Thennai-maravadiAn extremist section of the Sinhala-Buddhist Theravada monks establishment, which has been trying for more almost ten years to claim the ancient Tamil village of Thennai-maravadi as a heritage and archaeology site of Sinhala Buddhism, abandoned their attempt to erect a Buddhist temple at the lands of the Tamil village deity of Kanthasaami. However, the monks left behind noticeboards claiming the Saiva (Hindu) temple lands, where they conducted the excavations, as coming under the purview of the SL Department of Archaeology. Recently, on 30th November, Sinhala paramilitary personnel of the so-called ‘Civil Defence Force’ have put up foundations for a building inside the demarcated lands. If the seized properties of the Hindu temple come under the SL Archaeology department, how could the CDF personnel start constructing structures inside the grounds, the resettled Tamils questioned. Full story >>

Occupying Colombo reintroduces war-time harassments in North-East

[Sat, 08 Dec 2018, 22:19 GMT]
SLA fieldbike patrol at Naavat-kuzhi in Jaffna
The occupying Sinhala military and the SL police, tightly coordinated by the unitary state defence establishment in Colombo, have deployed armed patrols and started to harass former LTTE members across the eight districts of the North and East citing the recent slaying of two police constables in Batticaloa. Widespread harassments, as those prevailed during the war-time in Tamil areas, are again reported from Ampaa'rai to the south of Batticaloa to Mannaar in the west of the Northern province. The SL military in Jaffna has deployed much-dreaded commando field-bike units with soldiers covering faces with black masks to patrol the streets in the peninsula. In the meantime, ex-LTTE members in Vanni are under heavy pressure to organise and take part in proxy demonstrations condemning the attacks to create a public impression that the attack was a politically motivated one. Full story >>

Skeletal remains with shackled legs exhumed in Mannaar mass grave

[Thu, 06 Dec 2018, 23:31 GMT]
Mannaar massgrave: legs with shackle
Skeletal remains of legs belonging to two different victims were found locked together into a single iron shackle at Mannaar mass grave on Thursday, eyewitnesses in Mannaar told TamilNet. The excavation continued amidst rains for the 112th day and bone remains of 266 different victims, believed to be slain by the SL military during the times of war, have been discovered so far, and 260 of these have been exhumed and boxed for forensic investigations. The legal activists witnessing the excavation fear that Colombo and its justice system would never subject the remains to forensic analyses with an independent international third party. A female ring was also discovered this week at the mass grave site, which is located at the premises of Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (Sathosa) at the entrance to Mannaar city. Since 1990, and until recently, the premises was under SL military control. Full story >>

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USA wants India and Japan to look after smaller states in IOR, Modi says ‘Jai’

[Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 23:21 GMT]
The United States seems to have assigned five specific tasks to be worked out jointly by Japan and India to ensure its overarching interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) while making Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reaffirm his commitment towards the US outlook of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) centrality as the cornerstone of the more substantial Indo-Pacific programme. Despite the US origins of the agenda, the Indian media, as well as the Defence and Intelligence writers in New Delhi, have rushed to present the five-point plan as originating from the Indian quarters. Mr Modi has also likened the acronym for the trilateral programme between Japan, America and India (JAI) to the Hindi term ‘Jai’, which means victory. Full story >>

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USA, China agree on 90-day ceasefire on trade war, India to reaffirm US defence ties

[Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 14:45 GMT]
Xi - Trump meeting at G20
Unlike the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that ended without a final statement amidst US-China disagreements in Papua New Guinea two weeks ago, the summit of 20 powerful economies of the world (G20) has concluded in Argentina with consensus among the capitalist actors resolving to “strengthening the global financial safety net with a strong, quota-based, and adequately resourced IMF at its centre.” The G20 has also resolved to reform the World Trade Organisation, which has been viewed by US President Donald Trump as something designed by the rest of the world to screw the USA. While the G20 vowed to “improve a rules-based international order,” Mr Trump has agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping to begin negotiations on structural changes to resolve longstanding trade disputes within the next 90 days, which is seen as a ceasefire on trade war between China and the USA. Full story >>

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Tamil, Sinhala policemen slain in Batticaloa

[Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 10:31 GMT]
Vavu'natheevu incident
Unknown attackers have killed two SL policemen, a Tamil and a Sinhalese, who were manning a check post near Valai-i'ravu bridge, 5 km south-west of Batticaloa city in the early hours of Friday. 23-year-old Ganesh Dinesh, a Tamil policeman from Periya-neelaava'nai in Ampaa'rai was found shot and killed and bound to his chair outside the check-post. 34-year-old W N L Prasanna from Udugama in Galle was found dead at his bed inside the post with cut injuries to his throat. Residents said the killings could be related to a dispute between the police and a criminal gang operating with its backing. However, Colombo media was quick to blame it on Rajapaksa-aligned ex-paramilitary V. Muralitharan alias Karuna. Full story >>

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Tamil Eelam war heroes emotionally commemorated, people defy SL Court orders

[Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 17:40 GMT]
Tamil Eelam Heroes Day
The oppressed Eezham Tamils gathered in large numbers on Tuesday as never before in post-2009 remembrance day events to mark the public commemoration of Tamil Eelam great heroes (Maaveerar) at more than thirty heroes’ cemeteries which the occupying SL military had razed to the ground in the eight districts of the North-East. The people also defied the verbal court order in Jaffna, and the written court order in Batticaloa, which prohibited playing LTTE produced songs. Eezham Tamils went ahead with playing the main maaveerar-song, which vows to stay the course of the liberation of Tamil state. Full story >>

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Tamils across Palk Strait should initiate maritime policy for non-state actors in Indian Ocean

[Sun, 25 Nov 2018, 20:56 GMT]
Pirapaharan Soosai
The USA, approaching the island through its regional brother India, talks about “rules-based international order” while China's propaganda projects its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a “symphony performed by all relevant countries.” Genocide-affected Eezham Tamils and Tamils in Tamil Nadu facing various oppressions should convey to both the USA and China in clear terms which ‘rules’ they have to respect concerning the Tamil people and how to keep their ‘repertoire’ respecting the civilisational people not having a state of their own in the region, commented Tamil political observers in Jaffna. Observing the ‘naval diplomacy’ of genocidal Sri Lanka hanging in a dangerous balance with all the three geopolitical actors, they urged Tamils to grasp the big picture. Full story >>

India's RAW behind ‘Tiger identity erasure’ campaign

[Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 21:15 GMT]
Maaveerar Day preparations in Jaffna
The foreign intelligence agency of India, known as the Research and Analysis Wing’ (RAW), has advised its counterpart in the island to transform Tamil Eelam Maaveerar Naa'l (Heroes Day) as well as all other remembrance days of the LTTE members and cadres into remembrance days bereft of identity, politics and valour. The only way to do this is getting rid of terminology associated with the LTTE, Tamil nationhood, the concept of Tamil valour. Usage of the terms ‘maaveerar’ and ‘Eelam’ should also be avoided, the RAW has advised, according to informed paramilitary sources in the island. Full story >>

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South Asian journalists introduced to US agency-concept in making to fight China's BRI

[Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 20:20 GMT]
South Asian journalists on US tour
One of the eight journalists, who took part in a recent US-orchestrated ‘reporting tour’ posed a question on the Rohingya issue in Myanmar to Brig. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, deputy director for operations of US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) at Hawaii's Honolulu. Declining to comment, Anderson said it was a State Department and national leadership issue. “We are not against the fact that China wants to have a global presence and wants to be involved globally, so long as they don't want to subvert or change a system that has been working very well for the last several decades,” he told Rezaul Karim, the Bangladeshi journalist. The US commander was looking forward to military-to-military engagement with Bangladesh. During their trip, the journalists were introduced to the concept of the new finance agency, the USIDFC, which is being conceived to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative. Full story >>

Sinhala colony of Weli-oya extended by 47 sq km in Vanni

[Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 13:03 GMT]
Ma'nal-aa'ru
Occupying Colombo has silently absorbed lands from the adjoining districts of Vavuniyaa and Trincomalee to expand the recently Sinhalicised Weli-oya (Ma'nal-aa'ru in Tamil) division. A year ago, the figure of land was at 117.1 sq km. Now, the officials at Mullaith-theevu District Secretariat confirm that the land use of the ‘Sinhala Only’ division as 164.2 sq km. The additional 47 km sq is around 11,639 acres in extent. The division that was carved out for the exclusive purpose of Sinhalicisation to wedge the North from the East is getting bigger and bigger, they said. Full story >>

SL Governor shuts down Heritage Centre, escalates militarisation in Jaffna

[Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 14:19 GMT]
Heritage Centre dismantled in Jaffna
Occupying Colombo's colonial Governor of the Northern Province, Reginald Cooray, has shut down the Heritage Centre in Jaffna, which was launched by the elected Northern Provincial Council under former Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran and NPC Minister of Education Dr K. Sarveswaran. The SL Governor has removed the heritage artefacts and pulled off the plaque on the wall. Only the board on the premises remains. In the meantime, Cooray has deployed the SL military to launch a garden (park) at the mass grave site of Chemma'ni. Mr Cooray has also convened meetings bringing SL military commanders in Jaffna and Jaffna and E. Arnold, the mayor of the elected Jaffna Municipal Council and instructed the Tamil civil servants in Jaffna to ‘liaise’ with the occupying Sinhala military, civil sources in Jaffna said. Full story >>

Quad formation discusses “rules-based order” in Indo-Pacific

[Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 17:11 GMT]
The governments of the USA, India, Japan and Australia on Thursday issued statements through their respective foreign ministries echoing “rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific” in their statements. The statements come after the senior officials of the Quad countries met in Singapore on Thursday for consultations on addressing the Chinese challenge in the Indo-Pacific region. Another phrase featured in all the four statements, including that of India, was “ASEAN centrality”. The statements from three countries, except India, mentioned ‘Sri Lanka’ and the Maldives. Full story >>

Trump's top economic advisor plans to rival China's BRI through Quad

[Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 21:48 GMT]
Mike Pence
The Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian has revealed that US Vice President Mike Pence is set to present details of a joint ‘development’ financing scheme to rival Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the South China Morning Post reported on Friday. In a recent interview to the Washington Post, he warned Beijing and urged to change its behaviour if it wanted to avoid a new cold war with the USA. Pence is visiting Singapore on Tuesday to attend the annual summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Australia, India, Japan, and the USA form the Quad formation, which is also an informal defence formation of the USA in the Indo-Pacific. Full story >>

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Washington set to downgrade ‘human rights politics’ to association level in Indo-Pacific

[Fri, 07 Dec 2018, 19:26 GMT]
Cory Gardner's tweet
A new US Senate bill named as “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018” (ARIA) has been passed with an amendment by unanimous consent on 04 December 2018. The Trump Administration that has fully withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will be downscaling the scope of its human rights agenda er to a regional intergovernmental association level (ASEAN) if ARIA becomes a law. Republican Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado, who proposed the bill in April has urged the US House of Representatives to quickly send the legislation to the desk of President Donald Trump for him to sign it into law. Full story >>

Colombo withdrew Wigneswaran's security after his Remembrance Day statement

[Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 23:16 GMT]
Occupying Colombo's Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara instructed his Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Jaffna W.F.U. Fernando to immediately withdraw the personal security provided to the former Tamil Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran when Fernando reported to the IGP that Wigneswaran had issued a statement supporting the commemoration of Tamil liberation fighters. His statement was released on 26 November, a day before Tamil Heroes Day and the occupying Colombo withdrew his security on 28 November. A Tamil-speaking source with close links to the SL Defence Establishment in Colombo revealed the details on condition of anonymity. The IGP had also told the Jaffna DIG to instruct the two police personnel who were with Justice Wigneswaran in Colombo to report to a police station in Colombo with immediate effect, the source further said. Full story >>

SL State becomes prime reference for ‘debt trap diplomacy’ of China in US rhetorics

[Mon, 03 Dec 2018, 19:03 GMT]
The unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka has become the de-facto reference case for Chinese debt-trap diplomacy, which is being increasingly referred in the US political, military and financial discussions. USINDOPACOM Commander Admiral Philip S. Davidson made a reference to ‘Sri Lanka’ when he faced a question on what he found as the most problematic with the Belt and Road initiative on 30 November. In the meantime, Roland de Marcellus, the acting deputy assistant secretary for international finance and development within the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, testifying at a US Senate subcommittee hearing on “multilateral economic institutions in foreign policy,” on 27 November said ‘Sri Lanka’ had become “a campaign issue in many elections around the world where opposition groups are criticizing the volume of Chinese lending and the terms and all of the other drawbacks”. Full story >>

Occupying Colombo intentionally targets ex-LTTE members for murder of SL policemen

[Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 14:17 GMT]
The investigating squad of SL Police that had come from Colombo to investigate the killings of two police constables on Friday has interrogated at least seven former LTTE members and one of them involved in organising Tamil Heroes Day Remembrance at Thaa'ndiyadi on November 27 has been detained, informed sources in Batticaloa said. The interrogators were mostly investigating how Heroes Day was organised braving SL Police harassment at Thaa'ndiyadi Heroes Cemetery, which comes under the supervision area of the SL Police at Vavu'natheevu. The investigating police squad is particular in interrogating the organisors of the memorial event at Thaa'ndiyadi Heroes Cemetery. The investigating squad has also deployed hundreds of agents clad in civil clothes in Vavu'na-theevu area. The SL policemen have also assaulted four onlookers on Friday. Full story >>

Germany abets Sinhalicisation of education in occupied Tamil homeland

[Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 18:02 GMT]
SLGTI
A'riviyal-nakar (Knowledge city) was a concept developed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during the de-facto administration of the Tamil state in the suburb of Ki'linochchi. The University of Jaffna established the Faculty of Engineering in 2013 at A'riviyal-nakar, which is located 7km south of Ki'linochchi town. The ‘Sri Lanka’ German Training Institute (SLGTI) conceived during the regime of Rajapaksa in 2010 as a “vocational training project for the regions affected by the war,” started to function in 2014. Now, 80% of the students are Sinhala students. While all other technical institutions operating in the North use Tamil as the default language of learning and teaching, Tamil is not used as the language of education at the SLGTI, which is operating in “A'riviyal-nakar”. Full story >>

Sinhala ethnocracy's entrenched insecurity, ultimate spoiler of stability: Gajendrakumar

[Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 21:07 GMT]
Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the leader of Tamil National Peoples' Front, was the first Tamil politician to warn – well in advance – that the powers collaborating with the SL State were risking instability in the island. The former Tamil parliamentarian came with the observation, which he has been implying for a long time, also in an interview to TamilNet in September 2018, two weeks ahead of Lt. Col. Thileepan's remembrance in Jaffna. The current political instability, predicted by Gajendrakumar in September, happened within 45 days, sending shockwaves across the international community. In a follow-up interview, just ahead of Maaveerar Remembrance in Jaffna, he indicates that any strategic collaboration between the external powers and the SL State, which is Sinhala-Buddhist ethnocracy in nature, would be doomed to falter, because of its entrenched attitude of insecurity. Full story >>

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Colombo awaits UN approval to seize 25-fold larger extent of sea than its landmass

[Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 14:52 GMT]
SL Claim of outer continental shelf
While waging the genocidal onslaught on Eezham Tamils in 2009, the SL State filed a submission to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), on 08 May 2009, seeking to extend the outer limits of the continental shelf, reportedly by 1,000 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of its territorial sea. The SL State is claiming the marine area to the effect of twenty-five times of its land area, covering a vast expanse of the south of the Bay of Bengal. The SL State submitted the report with the assistance (grant and credit) from Norway's Development Agency, the NORAD. Several other western countries also backed the move while the SL State was committing a genocide and the LTTE vessels were being systematically destroyed in the high seas with the intelligence information coming from the USA. Full story >>

Tamils determined to mark Heroes Day braving institutionally genocidal SL apparatus

[Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 21:51 GMT]
Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery at Aalang-ku'lam in Trincomalee
Eezham Tamils in their occupied homeland started the Tamil Eelam Heroes week by preparing for the marking of November 27 Great Heroes Day (Maaveerar Naa'l) at the genocidally annihilated heroes cemeteries at 33 different locations in the North and East. The occupying unitary state – regardless of the political turmoil prevailing in the South — is bent on using its institutionally anti-Tamil legal system to block Tamils from using Maaveerar-associated symbolism during the remembrance. The people on the ground are determined to mark the day with due respect for tens of thousands of Tamil men and women, who sacrificed their lives for the restoration of Tamil sovereignty through an armed struggle, which was the last resort to protect their nation from ultimate annihilation. Full story >>

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US-China trade war escalates, APEC summit ends without joint communique

[Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 07:29 GMT]
Jinping & Pence
“The United States will not change course until China changes its ways,” said US Vice President Mike Pence, who was continuing the hardline rhetoric against China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit held in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) capital of Port Moresby on Saturday. Chinese President Xi Jinping in his address asked: “Which direction should we choose? Cooperation or confrontation? Openness or closing one's door? Win-win progress or a zero-sum game?” The meeting ended without the parties agreeing on a joint statement. Full story >>

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Genocidal Sri Lanka's maritime and naval greed expose attitudes of powers

[Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 11:29 GMT]
Tongling missile frigate
Maithiripala Sirisena, the incumbent SL President and Ranil Wickramasinghe, the now disputed SL Prime Minister, increased military-to-military maritime training with the USA, India and Japan between 2015 and 2017 while seeking to exploit the China-tilt ‘achievements’ of the Rajapaksa government. The SL Navy was receiving naval vessels as gifts from all the powers after the 2015 regime change. However, the SL State wanted more and more, believing that the geopolitical paradigm experimented through the genocide on Eezham Tamils would bring it fortunes. The naval ambitions went to the extent of wanting 25 powerful naval vessels from different actors to create a powerful naval fleet. At the same time, SL State's maritime economic ambitions were aimed at making Colombo the financial hub in the Indian Ocean. Full story >>

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Chinese, US military conceptions of ‘Island Chains’ in Indian Ocean

[Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 14:21 GMT]
4th & 5th Island Chains
China has redefined the regional security environment and shifted it toward the Indian Ocean basin, expanding three Pacific “island chains” also to the Indian Ocean, argues Wilson VornDick, a China analyst and a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, in an article published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Describing the conception as his personal views and as not associated with a U.S. government or U.S. Navy policy, VornDick says the “fourth island chain through the middle of the Indian Ocean would reflect China’s ability to challenge its geostrategic neighbour India with dual-use facilities in Gwadar, Pakistan, and Hambantota, Sri Lanka.” Full story >>

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Chinese media refute US accusation of debt-trap diplomacy in Colombo, Hambantota

[Wed, 14 Nov 2018, 18:34 GMT]
Chinese media is attempting to counter the allegations coming from the US Defence Establishment and media with particular reference to 99-year-leases in Hambantota and Colombo port city projects being carried out as part of the 2013 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China. Global Times, the English version of the paper operated by the Communist Party of China, in an op-ed published on 05 November said: “According to Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Chinese loans made up 10 percent of Sri Lanka's total foreign debt at the end of 2017 while loans from Japan reached 12 per cent, India 3 per cent and the Japan-led Asian Development Bank 14 per cent.” Full story >>

US House Democrats, blind on genocide, express escapist concerns on SL 'reforms'

[Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 11:07 GMT]
Dina Titus, the co-chair of the Sri Lanka Caucus in the US House of Representatives, has stated along with fellow Democrat Representatives, David Price and Eliot L. Engel on Friday, urging the SL President Maithiripala Sirisena to uphold the commitment of his government to democratic governance and reopen the SL Parliament. In a letter to Mr Sirisena, the US Democratic members expressed deep concern that the suspension of Sri Lanka’s Parliament circumvents the country’s constitution and democratic process. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2013:
2013 Dec 12 12:05      SL minister Badurdeen splits Tamil speaking peo...
2013 Dec 12 04:11      UN failed in Sri Lanka, says Dieng
2010:
2010 Dec 12 18:53      Tamil journalist attacked in Batticaloa
2010 Dec 12 15:56      SLA tightens security in Jaffna
2010 Dec 12 13:39      More than 100,000 persons affected by rain in t...
2001:
2001 Dec 12 11:57      Wickremesinghe appoints cabinet of 25
2001 Dec 12 11:39      Sampanthan, Sangaree meet Indian HC
2001 Dec 12 03:16      Mutur SLA intelligence, Valaichenai Police atta...
2000:
2000 Dec 12 16:04      Six TELO cadres arrested for murder
1999:
1999 Dec 12 15:55      Tigers overrun Pullaaveli camp -radio
1999 Dec 12 11:12      Arson at UNP printers
1999 Dec 12 09:18      Tigers capture key naval base - radio
1998:
1998 Dec 12 20:57      South African delegation Visits Jaffna
1998 Dec 12 17:56      Congressional discussion focuses on Rights viol...
1998 Dec 12 14:47      Australian delegation visits Vavuniya
1998 Dec 12 14:45      Government officials return from Vanni
1998 Dec 12 14:38      Two LTTE casualties in Mannar
1997:
1997 Dec 12 23:59      Search operation follows Jaffna attack
1997 Dec 12 23:59      Four Policemen injured
1997 Dec 12 23:59      Sentries shoot hospital escapee
1997 Dec 12 23:59      Batticaloa police say bomb found in market
1997 Dec 12 23:59      Three Tamil prisoners killed by Sinhala inmates
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
-8th Amendment

Protections against "excessive" bail and "excessive" fines
...These provisions not incorporated against states.
...See: Murphy v. Hunt, 455 U.S. 478 (1982).
Protection against "cruel and unusual punishments"
...Incorporated against the states in 1962.
...See: See Robinson v. California, 370 U.S. 660 (1962).
...This holding has led the Court to suggest, in dicta,
...that the excessive bail and excessive fines protections
...have also been incorporated.
...See Baze v. Rees, 128 S. Ct. 1520, 1529 (2008).

 

Know the Etymology: 332
Place Name of the Day:
(332 of 500 revised)

Koyilā-maṉai/ Kōyilā-maṉai
Koyilaa-manai

The temple house; or the house of the temple servants

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CBSL FIU
[05.03.18]
FIU of CBSL emerges as networked Intel outfit against Tamils in homeland, Diaspora: The so-called Financial Investigative Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka (CBSL), which is led by a Colombo-based ‘Sri Lankan’ Tamil, Indrajith Coomaraswamy, is scheming rigid controls on Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) in the North-East with a ‘counter-insurgency’ role.
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Valentine's Day
[15.02.18]
Wives of enforced disappeared exposed to nightmare on Valentine's Day: At a stage event organised by the so-called Families of Disappeared (FoD) operated by Colombo based NGO and diplomatic community, Tamil women from the East were exposed to the traumatic experience of narrating their love stories with their husbands.
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SL harassment against resettled Tamils in Madu, Mannaar
[20.01.18]
STF, SL departments harass resettled Tamils in Madu: The guards and officials of various SL departments as well as the notorious commandos of the StF are repeatedly harassing the 300 resettled and poverty-stricken Eezham Tamils of Ira'ndaam-kaddai (2nd Mile Post), which is located between Madu Shrine and Sinhala militarised Madu Road Junction in Mannaar district.
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Kumpurup-piddi
[15.01.18]
Sinhala Buddhicisation stepped up in Trincomalee North: SL Presidential Secretariat in Colombo is exerting pressure on Tamil Divisional Secretary not to interfere in the affairs of extreme Sinhala Buddhist monks, who are engaged in cultural genocide in Kumpu'rup-piddi in Trincomalee North.
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Champoor controversy
[01.01.18]
Colombo demonstrates ‘foremost place’ to Buddhism at Champoor: The SL Archaeology Department, extremist Sinhala Buddhist monks, Sinhala governor and his wife are all jointly working for Sinhala Buddhicisation of Champoor, where SL Navy, groomed by the U.S. Pacific Command under the notion of 'military-to-military' engagement, is having its training base for the marines of genocidal Sri Lanka.
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Kudumpi-malai
[25.12.17]
SL Army wages Sinhala-Buddhicisaton of Baron's Cap in Batticaloa Northwest: With the collaboration of ministries of Fisheries and Tourism, 232 Brigade of the Army of occupying Sri Lanka is Sinhalicising the Kudumpi-malai area of Batticaloa district.
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Gnanadas, Uru
[17.12.17]
Enduring psychological disaster of families of enforced disappeared conveyed through film: The story writer and director of the award winning short-film, Uru (Trance), 49-year-old Gnanadas Kasinathar, narrates the depth of psychological disaster as witnessed by him on the ground. The film, shot in Batticaloa, is inspired by the stories of long enduring sufferings of the enforced disappeared families.
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P. Ramasamy
[13.11.17]
Factoring political solution more important than addressing human rights: Not only did the Sri Lankan regime won the war against the Tamil liberation force, it might even win the propaganda war if the problems of Tamils in the island are exclusively focused on human rights to the neglect of the fundamental question of a long lasting political solution, commented Deputy Chief Minister of Penang state in Malaysia, Professor P. Ramasamy, told TamilNet on Monday.
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SL vision for 2025
[08.10.17]
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka: The World Bank, the IMF and the WTO are behind the agenda that seeks to permanently lock Eezham Tamils into a Colombo-centric single-unit of genocidal Sri Lanka. The interim report on the constitutional discourse should be seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’, launched by the Agent State in Colombo in September 2017.
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Sathasivam Papers
[20.09.17]
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day: Four pioneering research papers on the Dravidian connections between ancient Sumerian and Tamil, written between 1964 and 1987 by Eezham Tamil scholar, the late Prof A Sathasivam, gain new significance today because of the current advancements in coupling linguistics with DNA studies.
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Quisling politics from the horse's mouth
[04.07.17]
Understanding ‘Quisling politics’ and facing it with ‘Navaratnam School of Thought’: Eezham Tamils should grasp the synthesis of the Colombo-centric Quisling politics, which is being brought into them by the global powers and regain their strength to address it through the school of thought embraced by enlightened leaders of Eezham Tamils in the past.
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CEPA
[08.06.17]
Netherlands-funded CEPA project wages political ‘counter-insurgency’ on Tamils: Colombo-based NGO outfit, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), is tasked to recruit gullible and opportunistic sections of the diaspora expanding Rajapaksa-time ‘KP-Diaspora’ programme. The programme is funded by the foreign ministries of the USA, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Australia.
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Tamil Genocide Book
[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]
South Africa to Singapore: global Tamils grasping geopolitics to act: The South African conference held in Durban has come out with many demands that are dear to the heart of Tamils, such as demilitarisation, stopping Sinhala colonisation, repeal of the 6th Amendment to facilitate free negotiation etc. But the slip was still showing when the conference avoided the term genocide. What was more ironical that betrayed the deception was the slogan of the conference organizers that called the country they want to salvage as ‘Sri Lanka’, boldly written in Tamil.
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1915 Anti-Muslim Pogrom
[04.11.15]
Tamil leadership need not shy away or react to unfair challenge coming from Sumanthiran: Eezham Tamil polity seeking pardon from Tamil-speaking Muslims should be unassuming, but it should come in an enlightening way to the edification of the Colombo-centric agenda or the powers-guided agenda, pursued in the past as well as in the present. Otherwise, it may only amount to conferring impunity to the State in Colombo and its abettors.
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Kathirgamathamby Kurunathan
[06.05.15]
Retired land commissioner of Eastern Province on Structural Genocide against Eezham Tamils: The systematic seizure of traditional lands belonging to the Tamil speaking people of the North-East have been widespread under the guise of archaeological, forest and wild-life conservations and subsequently carried out through the acts of demarcating these lands under the purview of the state apparatuses such as the Archaeological Department, Forest Department and the Wild-life Conservation Department, says retired Land Commissioner of the Eastern Province Karthirgamathamby Kurunathan, in an in-depth video interview to TamilNet.
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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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V. Thevaraj
[02.05.15]
Sivaram, Wigneswaran saw futility in convincing Sinhala polity: senior editor: The failure of Sivaram and his transfer into a staunch Tamil nationalist is analogical to the political course and current stand of the NPC Chief Minister, Mr C.V. Wigneswaran, said veteran Tamil journalist and editor, Mr. V. Thevaraj, addressing the 10th assassination anniversary meet of Sivaram held in Batticaloa on Wednesday.
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