Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal

[Mon, 17 May 2021, 19:23 GMT]
SL President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Commander of the SL Army, General Shavendra Silva, have deployed the occupying military to suppress the 12th collective Mu'l'ivaaykkaal Remembrance of Tamil Genocide at the sacred memorial site, said former councillor Ms Ananthy Sasitharan on Monday. She was talking to TamilNet after the SL military blocked her from entering Mullaiththeevu. The SL military was using Covid-19 as an excuse to shut down two divisions surrounding the memorial place. War criminal Silva, who commanded the notorious 58th Division that waged the genocidal onslaught in Vanni in May 2009, is now leading Colombo's Operation Centre for Preventing COVID-19 Outbreak in addition to being the commander of the SL Army. His military men were also responsible for destroying, desecrating the memorial lamp and removing the enormous memorial stone brought to Vanni from Jaffna on 12 May. Full story >>

3 ஆம் பதிப்பு

13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?

[Tue, 02 Nov 2021, 15:32 GMT]
13 ஆம் திருத்தம் முழுமையாக நடைமுறைப்படுத்தப்பட்டாலும் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பின் வேர்களை மட்டுமல்ல ஒரு குச்சியைத் தானும் பிடுங்கும் ஆற்றல் அதற்கு இருக்கப்போவதில்லை. இலங்கை ஒற்றையாட்சி அரசியலமைப்பில் வேரூன்றிய சட்டவிதிக் கூறுகள் (entrenched clauses) என்று விபரிக்கப்படுகின்ற கூறுகளில் குறிப்பாக ‘பௌத்தத்துக்கு முன்னுரிமை’ (foremost place to Buddhism) என்பது ஒற்றையாட்சி முறையின் மூன்றில் இரண்டு பெரும்பான்மைக்குரிய ஒன்றாக இருக்கும் வரை எந்த மாகாண அரசின் நிரல் ஊடாகவோ அன்றேல் மத்தியும் மாகாணமும் ஒத்துப்போகவேண்டிய நிரல் ஊடாகவோ அமுலாக்கப்படக்கூடிய எந்த அதிகாரப் பரவலாக்கல் (devolution) மூலமாகவும் வடக்குக் கிழக்கில் மேற்கொள்ளப்படும் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பைத் தடுத்த நிறுத்துவது இலங்கையில் இருக்கும் நீதி மற்றும் மக்களாட்சி முறைகள் ஊடாகச் சாத்தியமற்றது. தடுத்து நிறுத்துவது மட்டுமல்ல அதன் வீரியத்தைக் குறைப்பதும் இயலாத கைங்கரியம். Full story >>

Feature Article

Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide

[Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 13:34 GMT]
Dr Navanetham Pillay
The manifestation of a “pre-existing strategy” using archaeology and historic preservation as guises for political or religious agendas has been observed by the UN Special Rapporteurs visiting Sri Lanka in recent years. Today’s international law has not provided universal human right to land. However, SL State’s violations of the land rights of “marginalised communities” could be addressed under the normative framework of international law, said Dr Navanetham Pillay. She mentioned the violation of the Right of Self-Determination. Pillay appeared as a keynote speaker at a conference titled “Loss of the Tamil Homeland,” which was convened by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran on Saturday. She was confronting TamilNet’s questions over her failure to call for investigations on Tamil genocide, which includes examining the “pre-existing strategy” for all the crimes committed against Tamils in the past. Full story >>

No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation

[Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 12:41 GMT]
Eezham Tamils wanted UN-sanctioned criminal investigations to focus on the crime of genocide through ICC and IIIM. But, the UK-led Core Group on Sri Lanka did not deliver it. Instead, the group chose to consolidate the March 2014 mandate-based evidence collection mechanism inside the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) through the UN Human Rights Council's resolution, which passed voting on Tuesday. The move has secured necessary space and time for the US-led Indo-Pacific geopolitical negotiations with the SL State through India and Japan, two of the QUAD countries that abstained from the voting for the same reason. China and Pakistan, which opposed the resolution called for a vote and nine other countries joined them voting against the resolution: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cuba, Eritrea, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. Full story >>

Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft

[Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 20:36 GMT]
A newly formed letterhead organisation in London calling itself ‘Movement for Truth and Justice’ has claimed that “substantial changes were made to the resolution text” of the Core Group on Sri Lanka. The outfit has come with deceptive articulations while announcing the end of a 17-days long hunger strike that was waged by a courageous Tamil woman activist, Ambihai K Selvakumar, on Monday. The announcement was citing a letter written by the UK’s Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 March 2021. The letter and the text of the latest update of the draft submitted to the UNHRC on 12 March 2021 expose the claim’s falsehood. The deception comes a day after hundreds of Tamils mobilised in London amidst British police attempting to crack down their protest. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2019:
2019 Nov 30 23:51      India strengthens defence ties with Japan
2018:
2018 Nov 30 10:31      Tamil, Sinhala policemen slain in Batticaloa
2007:
2007 Nov 30 17:57      Kfirs bomb Pooneryn
2007 Nov 30 13:51      Funeral of media personnel killed in SLAF attac...
2007 Nov 30 12:29      Two students feared abducted in Jaffna
2007 Nov 30 05:43      2 civilians shot dead in Jaffna
2007 Nov 30 01:26      Vanni protest rallies condemn SLA killing of sc...
2007 Nov 30 00:11      SLA, LTTE skirmishes in Northern FDLs
2001:
2001 Nov 30 16:10      Jaffna Magistrate orders seizure of illegal wea...
2001 Nov 30 16:05      NSSP leader wounded in attack
2000:
2000 Nov 30 14:58      4 killed in ambush
2000 Nov 30 14:55      Ratwatte back as Dep. Defence Minister
2000 Nov 30 07:43      Tigers ambush SLA convoy
2000 Nov 30 06:07      Youth identifies farmer's killers
2000 Nov 30 01:42      Clashes near Nagarkovil
1999:
1999 Nov 30 19:13      Hunger strike over missing youth
1999 Nov 30 14:18      Government commitment to fair polls sought
1999 Nov 30 13:18      Opposition seeks letters to LTTE
1999 Nov 30 13:16      Shell kills one
1999 Nov 30 04:53      Day of mourning to remember Madhu victims
1998:
1998 Nov 30 10:50      Navy fire kills 9 fishermen
1998 Nov 30 08:29      Tiger boats sunk - SLN
1997:
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Colombo moviegoers arrested
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Returnees fired on near Kilinochchi
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Police fire hits Vavuniya civilians
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Seven SLA soldiers killed - paper
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Mass arrests near Yala Park
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Heavy shelling hits Konavil
1997 Nov 30 23:59      Three SLA soldiers killed - radio
1997 Nov 30 23:59      15 arrested in Batticaloa
What a cruel thing the war is. To separate and destroy families and friends and mar the purest joys and happiness god has granted us in this world. To fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.
-General Robert E. Lee (Jan 19, 1807 - Oct 12, 1870
Quote from a letter to his wife, 25 December 1862.
Best known for commanding the Confederate Army of
..Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
Greatest victories: the Seven Days Battles,
..the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Fredericksburg,
..and the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.
After the war, Lee supported President Johnson's
..program of Reconstruction and inter-sectional friendship.

 

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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[27.11.21]
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[15.01.18]
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[01.01.18]
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[13.11.17]
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[08.06.17]
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[20.02.16]
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[11.11.15]
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[04.11.15]
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