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Colombo unleashes dangerous scheme of demographic genocide choking North-East

[Wed, 21 Mar 2018, 22:24 GMT]
Kokkuth-thoduvaayThe Mahaweli Authority of the occupying State of genocidal Sri Lanka has schemed a new plan to destroy the territorial integrity of the traditional homeland of Eezham Tamils by changing the demography of 13 km long narrow coastal stretch from the south of Nayaa'ru lagoon towards the provincial border with Eastern Province at Kokku'laay in Mullaiththeevu district. The Sinhala colonial governor of Northern Province Reginald Cooray and Thissapura Gunarathna thero the intruding Sinhala extremist Buddhist monk at Kokku'laay have been working closely with the Mahaweli Ministry of SL President Maithiripala Sirisena with the plan to Sinhalicise 7,000 acres of lands along the two sides Mullaiththeevu - Trincomalee highway. It is the most dangerous plan to choke North and East, Tamil civil officials in Karai-thu'raip-pattu division of Mullaiththeevu district told TamilNet on Wednesday. Full story >>

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TNA Parliamentarian calls for UN plebiscite on independent Tamil State

[Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 22:25 GMT]
Taking part in a side-event on Tamils Right to Self-Determination, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Sivagnanam Shritharan on Monday called for a UN referendum among Eezham Tamils to exercise their external Self-Determination. The TNA MP was referring to 1977 democratic mandate for Tamil Eelam and the 2009-2010 referenda held in the Tamil diaspora. Mr Sritharan was braving the prohibition imposed upon him to articulate the aspiration by the 6th Amendment of genocidal Sri Lanka as he was explicitly calling for the exercise of the right to external self-determination. Mr Sritharan has smashed the taboo placed upon him by the TNA hierarchy controlled by R. Sampanthan and M.A. Sumanthiran through his explicit call for external right to self-determination at Geneva, Tamil political activists in Jaffna said welcoming the courageous move. Full story >>

Tamil woman found slain near SL military camp in Batticaloa

[Sun, 18 Mar 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. Full story >>

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Pogrom shows negative side of majority, unworkability of local investigations: NPC CM

[Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 23:12 GMT]
The recent anti-Muslim pogrom seems to be a pre-planned act, said Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V. Wigneswaran in an interview to TamilNet on Friday. The same tendency was also witnessed in the anti-Tamil pogroms of the past, and it is the wrong attitude on the part of the Sinhala politicians that has been contributing to the pogroms in the island. The SL leaders are displaying the same attitude with regards to the war crimes investigations, he said. “Only if there is a foreign input into the process of investigations, we might be able to bring about an attitudinal change on the part of the government and the majority community. Nothing will come out of a local inquiry,” he said. Full story >>

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Muslim grassroots activists from East call for unity with Eezham Tamils

[Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 17:20 GMT]
Batticaloa-based veteran writer and journalist HLM Hanifa and Ampaa'rai-based national organiser of the All Ceylon Government General Employees Union (ACGGEU) Ismail Mohamed Lebbe, interviewed separately by TamilNet this week, came with the same analysis of the causes, effects and the aftermaths of the recent anti-Muslim pogroms in the island. HLM Hanifa warned that the next wave of the pogrom, which he predicted after a future island-wide elections, would be more intense and destructive than what shocked the Central Province and Ampaa'rai in the Eastern Province this time. Both of the veteran grassroots activists underlined the urgent need for unity among Eezham Tamils and Tamil-speaking Muslims in the North-East, and they were highly sceptical to the exploitative attitudes prevailing among the political elites among the Tamil-speaking Muslims. Full story >>

Muslims in Ampaa'rai: SL authorities have seized lands for Sinhalicisation

[Mon, 12 Mar 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. Full story >>

SL authorities refuse to channel irrigation water to Vella-ve'li from Inginiyagala Reservoir

[Sat, 10 Mar 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. Full story >>

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Unknown persons attempt to trigger communal clash in East

[Thu, 08 Mar 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. Full story >>

Feature Article

FIU of CBSL emerges as networked Intel outfit against Tamils in homeland, Diaspora

[Mon, 05 Mar 2018, 17:32 GMT]
CBSL / FIUThe 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. The Central Bank is deploying the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), which was gazetted by the former regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa, for financial surveillance on Eezham Tamils, both in the homeland and in the Diaspora. The Central Bank of the unitary State system has become another Colombo-centric authority to wage structural genocide against Eezham Tamils with a sophisticated global network as well as sharing intelligence and surveillance with the military and police of the genocidal State. Full story >>

Tamils, Muslims in Mannaar jointly protest against Syrian onslaught

[Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 17:53 GMT]
Mannaar protest against Syrian war
“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. Full story >>

SL Navy dumps garbage polluting Champoor lands

[Thu, 01 Mar 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. Full story >>

SL Police take sides, Sinhala tipper drivers causing fatal accidents escape legal action

[Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 21:17 GMT]
The police of occupying Colombo is protecting the Sinhala vehicle owners and drivers of the tipper vehicles that are involved in fatal accidents in Batticaloa district, legal sources representing the victim families, said observing a pattern involving several accidents in the East. A speeding tipper vehicle, which was transporting sand from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa claimed the life of a 26-year-old Tamil man in the early hours of 25 February. Another victim sustained severe injuries. But, the Sinhala driver hailing from SL President's home district of Polonnaruwa has managed to evade legal action with the help of the police of the occupying unitary State. Another similar accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old former Village Officer at Kathira-ve'li on the following day. Full story >>

300 days and counting: uprooted people of Ira'naitheevu want IC to hear their plight

[Sun, 25 Feb 2018, 18:03 GMT]
The elder generation of uprooted Eezham Tamils from the SL Navy occupied Ira'nai-theevu twin islets, which lie 12 nautical miles from the coast of the mainland in Mannaar facing the Palk Bay, have again vowed to intensify their protest through sacrificing their lives after placing their predicament on the shoulders of the international community. Their continuous protest completed 300 days on Sunday. The protesters blamed SL Resettlement Ministry for repeatedly deceiving them with promises of partial resettlement. Full story >>

Intense protest in Mullaiththeevu against SL Navy base blocks surveying for 3rd time

[Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 21:05 GMT]
Vadduvaakal protest
The people of Vadduvaakal staged an intensive protest for more than 6 hours in front of the so-called ‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ navy base in Mullaiththeevu on Thursday. The move came as the SL Survey Department officials were attempting to measure 671 acres of lands, which the SL Navy has seized from the public several years ago. The SL State was trying to legalise the illegal land grab through a Gazette notification in August 2017. The people accompanied by their politicians managed to stop the surveying for the 3rd time. They also burnt an effigy representing the so-called ‘good governance’ regime in Colombo in front of the SL navy base. Full story >>

Feature Article

Ananthy urges IC to put an end to 100-years of pogroms through genocide investigations

[Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 15:42 GMT]
Ananthy Sasitharan
NPC Minister Ananthy Sasitharan has said that the recent anti-Muslim violence was part of more than 100 years of pogroms of a protracted genocide, sustained by the Sinhala Buddhist extremist Mahawama mindset and by the failure on the part of the international community to put an end to it. Taking part in UN Human Rights Council session, she released a report, with details composed by Tamil-speaking Muslims in the North on the recent anti-Muslim pogrom waged by extremist Sinhala Buddhist organisations and a section of Buddhist monks in the Central Province as well as in the Ampaa'rai district of Eastern Province. Full story >>

Hayleys Agriculture exploits war-affected Tamils in East

[Sat, 17 Mar 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. Full story >>

Colombo wants to post a Sinhala GA to Mannaar for third time

[Thu, 15 Mar 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. Full story >>

Grassroots stand united against militarisation of PTK

[Tue, 13 Mar 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. Full story >>

Feature Article

Elected Muslim councillor in Jaffna refutes claims of SL military commander

[Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 22:21 GMT]
“Muslims from the North-East did not play any leadership role in militarily defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as the Sri Lanka Chief of Defence Staff was claiming last week. There is no truth in the claim,” K.M. Nilam Niyaz, one of the two Muslim councillors recently elected to Jaffna Municipal Council, told TamilNet on Sunday. “As you are aware, the military is trying to exploit the situation to its advantage politically. Tamils and Muslims should not allow them to be deceived by this propaganda. Instead, they should stand united as Tamil-speaking people like they did before 1990. All the ethnicities in the island should live in peace and harmony,” the 47-year-old Tamil-speaking Muslim politician commented further. Full story >>

Alarm over high suicide rates in Vavuniyaa

[Fri, 09 Mar 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. Full story >>

Feature Article

Tamils, Muslims need strategic alliance to counter worsening paradigm of genocide

[Tue, 06 Mar 2018, 22:48 GMT]
Sinhala Buddhist extremist monks and sections of the SL military intelligence, directly or indirectly serving the interests of external agenda setters, have been trying to trigger off an island-wide pogrom against Tamil-speaking Muslims, starting from Kandy, the capital of Theravada Buddhism in the Central Province. It is not a shocking development, especially when the global powers competing for geo-strategic access to the island in the Indian Ocean are determined to uphold the genocidal paradigm through sustaining impunity for the unitary State. It is under the prevailing State impunity, the ‘Sinhala Only’ attitude, which manifested as an Act in the late 50s now taken an extreme form of imposing ‘uniformity’ from the southernmost Dondra point in the Sinhala country to the northernmost Chakkoadai cape in the occupied Tamil country, in every aspect of life. Full story >>

Colombo discriminates Tamil-speaking graduates in teaching appointments in East

[Sun, 04 Mar 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. Full story >>

‘Sinhala Gammana’ colony gets expanded in Ko'ndaichchi, Mannaar

[Fri, 02 Mar 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. Full story >>

NPC urges UNHRC to refer SL State to an international judicial mechanism

[Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 14:01 GMT]
NPC Resolution forwarded to UNHRC
The Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the UN Human Rights Council to refer the SL State, which has not only failed in implementing the UNHRC resolution but also gone on record opposing to comply with it, to an international judicial mechanism headed by the UN. The resolution also urged that the IC, especially the USA which co-sponsored the UNHRC resolution, the European Union and India to mediate a political solution between the Tamil nation and the Sri Lankan State. Full story >>

SL President failed to satisfy his promises: families of enforced disappeared in Batticaloa

[Mon, 26 Feb 2018, 13:07 GMT]
The President of genocidal Sri Lanka is trying to escape from his promises on tracing what had happened to those subjected to enforced disappearance by the armed forces under him. Mr Maithiripala Sirisena is now explaining that the crimes took place under Mahinda Rajapaksa and that he is not answerable. “As far as the families of enforced disappeared are concerned the culture of impunity continues as long as there is a Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, unwilling to trace the records of the military under him,” said Mrs Amalanayaki Amalraj, the coordinator of Batticaloa district families of persons subjected to enforced disappearances. Full story >>

Increasing reports of Sinhala colonists gunning down cattle belonging Tamil dairy farmers in Batticaloa

[Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 19:18 GMT]
Armed Sinhala colonisers have again stepped up the killing of cattle owned by Tamil dairy farmers in Koa'ra'laip-pattu South (Kiraan) division of Batticaloa district. The intruders have gunned down six cows and caused injuries to two since January 01 2018, the dairy farmers complain. Between 2013 and 2016, more than 1,000 cows, owned by Tamil dairy farmers were shot and killed. The process accelerated after Maithiripala Sirisena coming to power. However, due to relentless protests and complaints, the menace was temporarily halted from the end of 2016. Now, it has resumed in full force again, the farmers further said. The SL Police at Karadiyan-aa'ru doesn't act against the activities of illegal settlers but collaborate with SL Forest Department against the interests of Tamil dairy farmers. Full story >>

Colombo barring Tamils from fishing along Adam's Bridge reef sparks protest

[Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 21:41 GMT]
More than one hundred Eezham Tamil families from Thalai-mannaar took to the streets on Monday protesting against the occupying SL Navy and SL Department of Wildlife for blocking them from fishing in their traditional territorial waters along Adam's Bridge reef and Thalai-mannaar. The SL Navy has forcefully chased away the fishermen on Sunday night and in the early hours of Monday stating that the SL Wildlife Department has barred fishing for the ‘protection’ of endangered birds. Occupying Colombo and its military are using ‘wildlife protection’ as a cover for militarisation, the fishermen questioned. Full story >>


2002 Mar 23 12:05      Govt., TE request ICRC's help to open A9
2001 Mar 23 18:30      Vavuniya Pass violates fundamental right- Ilan...
2001 Mar 23 13:18      Three killed in Batticaloa
1999 Mar 23 22:07      Civilians wounded in clash
1999 Mar 23 13:32      Two policemen wounded
1999 Mar 23 03:33      Operation Rana Gosa II takes Madhu
1998 Mar 23 23:59      2 EPDP cadres released
1998 Mar 23 23:59      Kalutara prisoners begin fast unto death
1998 Mar 23 23:59      US delegation visits Jaffna
1998 Mar 23 23:59      SLA comments on Jaffna rape
1998 Mar 23 23:59      Hindu priest injured
1998 Mar 23 23:59      UNDP operations hampered
1998 Mar 23 23:59      SLA-LTTE firefight in Pashaiyoor
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Know the Etymology: 121
Place Name of the Day:
(121 of 500 revised)

Vaṭamarāṭci, Teṉmarāṭci, Pirāmaṇāṭci, Mẹdavacciya

The northern lordship territory (a traditionally recognized division in Jaffna Peninsula)

The southern lordship territory (a traditionally recognized division in Jaffna Peninsula)

The Brahmin land possession

The middle lordship territory (a territorial recognition coming from its location between Kandyan and Jaffna Patnam territories)


Valentine's Day
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
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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Sivaram in late 90s
New generation of organic intellectuals needed to continue Sivaram’s work: Informed by Tamil literature as much by Tamil history, Marxism as much as Poststructuralism, Thucydides as much as contemporary COIN theorists, Sivaram worked for the Eelam Tamil cause as a leading politico-military analyst and as a true “organic intellectual,” writes RM Karthick.
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