[Sat, 18 May 2013, 11:51 GMT]Mrs Ananthi Sasitharan, who personally witnessed Sri Lanka military taking away her husband, Mr Elilan, a political leader of the LTTE, at the end the Vanni War in May 2009, speaks out her experience from a civilian point of view and as a mother caring for her children during the war and the genocidal onslaught. Still living in Vanni, at Ki'linochchi, the 46-year-old mother of three is also running an organization that seeks to establish what had happened to their beloved ones. The SL State is still refusing to reveal the fate of those who were filtered away from the civilians and taken into buses to undisclosed detention camps. The narration of the survivor of the genocidal massacre, told with courage from Ki'linochchi, brings out the spirit and courage of a people who stood with their liberation fighters until the last moment. TamilNet brings out a 40-minute recount by Mrs Sasitharan. Full story >>
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[Sat, 18 May 2013, 11:30 GMT]Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) politician and former parliamentarian Selvaraja Kajendran and Visvalingam Manivannan of the TNPF and thirteen other TNPF activists were arrested by the Sri Lankan Police at Mannaar Saturday afternoon while they were attending a Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance Day function. The SL police is trying to curb the activities of the TNPF politicians by attempting to detain them under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), initial reports from Mannaar said. Full story >>
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[Fri, 17 May 2013, 23:37 GMT]Canadian politicians from both the ruling Conservative party and the main opposition NDP conveyed messages to the Tamil diaspora on the occasion of Mu’l’livaaykkaal remembrance day. NDP MPP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton Jagmeet Singh, Ontaria NDP leader Andrea Howarth and Ontaria PC Party leader Tim Hudak sent messages emphasising the need for justice and accountability for human rights abuses in the island. MPP Jagmeet Singh, affirming his solidarity with the Tamil community “in their call for justice and recognition of their loss” further encouraged his fellow Canadians “to support the Canadian Tamil community and attend Tamil Genocide Day.” Full story >>
[Thu, 16 May 2013, 11:41 GMT]Criticizing Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s support to holding the CHOGM in Sri Lanka, former Australian diplomat Bruce Haigh opined that Sri Lanka at the head of the Commonwealth would bring the institution’s demise, arguing that “Sri Lanka has a human rights record as bad as South Africa under Apartheid.” In an article for ABC News on Thursday, Mr. Haigh further said that despite evidence to the contrary, Bob Carr “believes that the Sinhalese majority are free of triumphalism and ethnic abuse of Tamils, amounting to state sponsored genocide, following a bloody civil war that occurred because of the very attitudes and practices being deployed against Tamils today.” Asserting that the Rajapaksa regime undermines the values of the Commonwealth, the author further called on Australia to boycott the CHOGM. Full story >>
[Thu, 16 May 2013, 06:18 GMT]Remembering the heroes of the Tamil cause, civilians and journalists, who sacrificed their lives this week in 2009, TamilNet reproduces a short film that featured the slain journalist Ms Isaippiriya. Full story >>
[Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:32 GMT]The British tourism market to the island of Sri Lanka has seen an 18 per cent increase from last year, according a report by Colombo based financial reporter Feizal Samath, published in TTG Asia, a tour industry publication on Tuesday. The increase in British tourists choosing Sri Lanka “killing fields” as tourist destination comes following the reports and a law-priced air travel campaign by the British Airways, which recently resumed its services with three flights a week from London Gatwick to Colombo via Male. Full story >>
[Tue, 14 May 2013, 21:05 GMT]The occupying Sri Lanka military in Batticaloa district is intimidating the rural official and the leaders of Rural Development Societies to identify lands in 27 Village Officer (GS) divisions in Vaakarai region, which was under the control of the Tigers before 2007, into privately owned and public owned lands. The SL military is scheming a mass scale appropriation of lands for Sinhalicisation and militarisation. Full story >>
[Mon, 13 May 2013, 01:08 GMT]A civil society move, undertaken by the Mannaar Bishop Rt. Rev. Rayappu Joseph to bring unity among mainstream Tamil political parties in the country of Eezham Tamils, lasted for more than 6 hours on Saturday, news sources in Mannaar said. The deliberations exposed the desire of the powers and their diplomatic elements in Colombo backing the ‘unity and integrity’ of the genocidal Sinhala State in pushing the Tamil National Alliance into the path of a non-descript solution along the lines of the truncated 13th Amendment-based devolution deception that doesn’t recognize the right to self-determination of Eezham Tamils, their nationhood and their own sovereignty, the sources said. However, revealing the subtle competition between New Delhi and Washington, the ‘elements in reserve’ kept by New Delhi are yet to come into the picture of the current deliberations, the news sources further said. Full story >>
[Sun, 12 May 2013, 18:44 GMT]The occupying Sri Lankan military has again brought in more than 200 Sinhala fishermen from the south within the last two weeks to Maaththa’lan in Mullaiththeevu, while the Eezham Tamils, uprooted from their native place Maaththa’lan after the genocidal onslaught, are still denied access to their lands and the sea. One month ago, the encroaching Sinhala fishermen were sent back after protesting Tamil fishermen attempted to set fire to their boats. The Sinhala fishermen had then returned to the South vowing that they would return. Now, the Sinhala fishermen camped in Maaththa’lan are deploying more than 50 boats depriving the livelihood of Tamil fishermen in the coastal sea of Mullaiththeevu, Tamil fishermen complain. Full story >>
[Sat, 11 May 2013, 10:58 GMT]“Tamils agonize why the entire setup of Western institutions refuses to call what happened to us and what is happening to us is Genocide. Should the Tamils be surprised,” asked Dr N. Malathy, a key member of NESoHR and the author of ‘A Fleeting Moment in My Country’ at a meeting in Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Tamil Society on 5th May. “In this talk I have to convince you that there is nothing surprising in the behaviour of the Western institutions,” Malathy continued substantiating her stand and said that genocide can be mandated by a Western style of democracy. In meeting the situation, Tamils in Tamil Nadu have taken up their own course of action. Tamils in Tamil Eelam would act to suit their own conditions. The best for the diaspora is to protest in numbers as they did in 2009 and protest continuously, Malathy concluded. Full story >>
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[Sat, 18 May 2013, 09:50 GMT]YEK-KOM, a Germany based federation of numerous Kurdish organizations, demanding justice for the genocide of the Eezham Tamil nation, condemned the world powers who rejected “the just demands of the Tamil people, turned their backs and have instead supported a military solution” in a solidarity statement sent on the occasion of Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance Day. Emphasising the need for the state terror against the Tamils in the homeland to be halted, the federation further called on the German government and the European Union to “take diplomatic measures and exert pressure on the Sri Lankan government till the self-determination of the Tamils is recognized.” They also called for revoking the ban on the LTTE in the EU to ensure equality of parties and for a just peace. Full story >>
[Fri, 17 May 2013, 23:48 GMT]Speakers at the Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Friday came down strongly on the Indian and Western establishments for their complicity in the genocidal war on the Eezham Tamil nation. While veteran Tamil nationalist activist Pazha. Nedumaran condemned the holding of CHOGM in Sri Lanka, MDMK leader Vaiko criticized India’s contribution to the genocide of the Eezham Tamils from the IPKF days to the present. Periyarite leader Kolathur Mani spoke extensively about the structural genocide under unitary Sri Lanka. Criticising the complicity of the International Community of Establishments, Thirumurugan Gandhi from the May 17 Movement stated that the role of the US and India in the war on the Tamils must also be probed. Full story >>
[Fri, 17 May 2013, 02:44 GMT]The British Tamil Forum’s (BTF) call for a mass rally in London on Saturday, remembering the 2009 Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal genocidal massacre, focuses on urging Britain and the Commonwealth to boycott the Sri Lanka CHOGM meet in November. Earlier this month, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his decision to attend the meet. “It is ridiculous as well as painful to find that Cameron has decided to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka,” said a BTF statement on Thursday, adding that the meet, leading to Sri Lanka chairing the Commonwealth for the next two years, “will not only be disgraceful to the Commonwealth and Britain, but will also create a permanent blot in their history.” Full story >>
[Thu, 16 May 2013, 08:04 GMT]1984 Genocide Coalition, a UK based Sikh group, has called for solidarity among diasporic Sikhs and Tamils for anti-genocide rallies on 18 May and 9 June in a release on Thursday. Stating that such protests “are an opportunity for these heroic struggling nations to unite their power of protest and unite their campaign resources”, the release further said that “the enduring, courageous struggles of Tamil and Sikh peoples against brutal states like Sri Lanka and India; epitomise the struggle of small nations around the world.” The activists from the Coalition and Nations Without States further urged small nations across the world to unite in a common movement for global justice and freedom. Full story >>
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[Tue, 14 May 2013, 23:52 GMT]“The 40 000 plus killed in the Tamil genocide is one of the worst mass killings sanctioned by a state in history, ” stated Glen Murray, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Toronto Centre while hosting the third annual Tamil Memorial Tree Planting event on Saturday at Evergreen Brick Works, a community environmental centre. The Evergreen Brick Works houses the first memorial dedicated to the victims of the Tamil genocide and was erected in 2011 by Mr.Murray. The memorial remembers the events from Black July to Mu'l'livaikkaal and all trees are planted to create a memorial forest to honour the Tamil lives lost in the pursuit of justice and freedom, the organizers said. On the same day in a symbolic move Frank Scarpitti, the Mayor to Markham city unveiled a new street named after the Vanni, the region of the Tamil homeland which endured the brunt of the genocidal atrocities in 2009. Full story >>
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[Sun, 12 May 2013, 23:56 GMT]Four Sinhalese men who were riding in a van, lured a Tamil laundry-woman into their vehicle promising to give her a lift home and sexually abused her in a nearby jungle on Tuesday. A woman herding cows found the 45-year-old victim at unconscious state in the jungle near Ma'ndoor Black Bridge and admitted the victim at Ka’luvaagnchik-kudi hospital. Full story >>
[Sat, 11 May 2013, 11:38 GMT]A former UN official and a key witness to the Vanni War admitted to a diaspora gathering last Sunday that it was genocide that had taken place. But he didn’t want to be quoted, for it would not help his current mission. He advised the Tamils to be ‘pragmatic’. Why is the advice? Is it because Tamils have to learn to live with genocide, as it has been pre-determined by the ‘all-powerful’ and cannot be changed, or is it because the elements that are ultimately responsible for the crime occupy and will continue to occupy the Establishments of the world, asks a diaspora Tamil activist, adding that the deceit of the ICE is bold now, telling: Yes, it is a deceit, it will continue to be a deceit and if you don’t want to be deceived by us then you should deceive yourself by ‘auto-suggestion’ that there was no genocide, there is no genocide and there doesn’t exist a territory of Eezham Tamils. Full story >>
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Challenging enforced self-deceit: A former UN official and a key witness to the Vanni War admitted to a diaspora gathering last Sunday that it was genocide that had taken place. But he didn’t want to be quoted, for it would not help his current mission. He advised the Tamils to be ‘pragmatic’. Why is the advice?
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Genocide could be mandated by democracy of West: Malathy: “Tamils agonize why the entire setup of Western institutions refuses to call what happened to us and what is happening to us is Genocide. Should the Tamils be surprised,” asked Dr N. Malathy, a key member of NESoHR and the author of ‘A Fleeting Moment in My Country’ at a meeting in Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Tamil Society on 5th May.
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UK author eulogising Sri Lanka COIN backfires exposing USA: The latest is a COIN literature on Sri Lanka, ‘Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers’ by British analyst Paul Moorcraft, which adds to the myth of a ‘successful innovative Sri Lanka COIN’, while covering up the genocide executed by GoSL. But, it exposes the various measures taken by the US-led powers to break the Tamils’ struggle, including advise by the Pacific Command to the GoSL as early as in 2002 to use cluster bombs.
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UK Tamils urged to boycott Conservative Party: If the British Prime Minister David Cameron is not prepared to boycott CHOGM hosted by Sri Lanka setting a new global paradigm on genocide, then the UK Tamils should have the guts to demonstrate the same sentiments they had showed to Rajapaksa visiting London to the British Prime Minister too, commented new generation Tamils for alternative politics in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils.
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International aid complicit in Colombo’s structural genocide of Eezham Tamils: In recent days, hundreds of workers have arrived in north of Ma'na'laa'ru in Mullaiththeevu from the Sinhala South and electricity supplies are being put up to accelerate the extension of Sinhala colonization of the area, Tamil civil officials in Mullaiththeevu told TamilNet. The international aid providers not stopping the process are openly in complicity with the structural genocide of Eezham Tamils, the officials further said.
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Copper plates tell on charities of Jaffna and Vanni at Chithamparam: A copper plate grant issued by the chieftains of Vanni in the Dutch times, refers to an earlier charity; a mutt built by the King of Jaffna, Pararaja Sekaran at Chithamparam in Tamil Nadu, and on the charities made by chieftains of different parts of Vanni to another mutt built by a Vanni chieftain, Kayilaaya Vanniyan, at Chithamparam.
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Leaked US draft on Maldives should open eyes of Tamils: A draft of US defence pact proposed to the Maldives, but leaked to media a few days ago, should open the eyes of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, in Tamil Nadu and in the diaspora, on the game played by the USA along with the Establishments in the region, either by exploiting or by treading on the struggles of peoples in the region, commented alternative political activists in the Sinhala military occupied country of Eezham Tamils.
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Justice Wigneswaran delivers ITAK’s Chelva Memorial Lecture: Marking the 36th death anniversary of S.J.V. Chelvanayagam Q.C., Justice C.V. Wigneswaran delivered this year’s Thanthai Chelvanayagam Memorial Lecture, titled “Whither Sri Lankan Tamils,” at the New Kathiresan Hall in Colombo on Friday. Despite logic and eloquence in aptly bringing out the cause of Tamils, the lecture was ultimately reeking of the agenda of India and the USA, political observers in the island commented.
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TN government requested to protect heritage site of Eezham Tamils in Chithamparam: Eezham Tamil circles in the island and in the diaspora, connected to charities established in Chithamparam by their ancestors, request the Tamil Nadu government, especially the Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa, to make legislation to protect the charity enclave at Chithamparam and to promote it as a heritage site of Eezham Tamils, participated by Eezham Tamils in the island and in the diaspora.
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Tamils should resist being taken into current western agenda: N Malathy:Tamils should be wary of the intentions of the Western Establishments that are pricking Sri Lanka with this or that war crimes evidence released year after year. They hold possession of a lot more hard evidence of Sri Lankan atrocities, but still do not address the question of genocide of the Eezham Tamil nation, opines N. Malathy noting that the West is currently trying to integrate Sri Lanka as a whole into its sphere of influence.
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TamilNet Opinion: Time to wage next stage of struggle: With confidence coming from the Tamil Nadu upsurge to embark on a new genre of struggle, Eezham Tamils should know converting the solidarity into a joint people’s power rather than detracting it or hijacking it.
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UNHRC, CHOGM, Regime Change: people’s power has no substitute: Those who talk about diplomatic manoeuvrings and soft power–hard power formulas, by exercising no power at all and merely by sitting in the pockets of the powers, forget that there is no substitute for people’s power.
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TamilNet Opinion: Learn Lesson and Respond Concretely: ‘LLRC’ for Tamils on US resolution: The draft resolution based on Sri Lanka's LLRC tabled at the 22nd Session of the UNHRC, by the USA that architected the genocidal war against Eezham Tamils, should be an eye-opening lesson to all Tamils in the world in learning with confirmation the dismissive attitude of the USA towards the annihilation-facing nation of Eezham Tamils.
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New Delhi, Colombo, jointly ‘cherish’ IPKF memory at Palaali SMZ: New Delhi Establishment’s envoy in Colombo, Ashok K. Kantha, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Sharmila Kantha paid tribute at the newly ‘rediscovered’ IPKF memorial at Palaali in the Sinhala Military Zone (SMZ) on Saturday.
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Blake, architect of Tamil tragedy, spectator to genocide: Blinded by the 9/11 terror and impelled by the perceived need for swift action against "terrorism," the US-led International Community, made two serious miscalculations in Sri Lanka war.
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Extra-constitutional interim solution to counter Sinhala militarization must be probed: Any interim solution can be successful only on an extra-constitutional basis that has pre-constitutional recognition of the Eezham Tamil nation’s territoriality and historical sovereignty, writes RM Karthick arguing that the strategy for Tamils world over should be the restoration of Eezham Tamil sovereignty over their traditional homeland.
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Civil Society insists on pre-constitutional recognition of Tamil nation, self-determination: In a set of preliminary points submitted at a conference held in Berlin, 26-27 January, facilitated by the Berghof Foundation, the Tamil Civil Society (TCS) from the island insisted on “pre-constitutional recognition of Tamil nationhood and self-determination” before Tamils could sit down and debate institutional proposals for a constitutional design within a united Sri Lanka.
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Opinion: Tamils will lose land forever by failing to address US, India in time: Any international resolution on the island of Sri Lanka that doesn’t recognize and protect the nation of Eezham Tamils and its territoriality is not only useless to the affected people but also worse than the genocidal war waged against them by the International Community of Establishments.
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