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2009 Jan 30 23:51      LTTE appoints Pathmanathan as head of internati...
2009 Jan 30 23:20      Train service to Vavuniyaa suspended until furt...
2009 Jan 30 23:19      Trincomalee Tamil civilian arrested in Peradeniya
2009 Jan 30 19:56      SLA separates relatives of seriously wounded, s...
2009 Jan 30 17:07      Shut down observed in East despite SLA threats
2009 Jan 30 16:23      Tamils held in prisonlike SLA detention centres...
2009 Jan 30 13:22      'Vision' of a Sinhala sociologist
2009 Jan 30 13:02      TNA salutes Muthukumar’s sacrifice of life to t...
2009 Jan 30 13:00      Maya tells of Sri Lanka Genocide to U.S., world...
2009 Jan 30 12:56      South Africa calls for permanent ceasefire in S...
2009 Jan 30 12:54      Nadesan regrets misinformation of Colombo UN of...
2009 Jan 30 12:17      ‘Allow food, medicine, international mercy miss...
2009 Jan 30 11:49      UN spokesperson ducks, Ban Ki Moon meets Basil
2009 Jan 30 10:18      LTTE salutes sacrifice of Tamil Nadu Journalist...
2009 Jan 30 09:14      Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead...
2009 Jan 30 07:47      Batticaloa district Tamils condemn killing of T...
2009 Jan 30 07:01      4 Indian military experts wounded in Vanni
2009 Jan 30 06:58      Tamil family man reported missing in Colombo
2009 Jan 30 06:41      4 SLA soldiers killed in Trincomalee
2009 Jan 30 06:39      Advocates in Tamil Nadu announce indefinite cou...
2001 Jan 30 18:40      Heads shaved to tighten Vanni embargo
2001 Jan 30 16:49      PM invokes Ruhuna ethos for SLA recruiting
2000 Jan 30 17:32      Stop transfer of detainees to Anuradhapura - MP
2000 Jan 30 16:45      Resettlement, a distant dream to refugees
2000 Jan 30 16:44      Welikade Tamil detainees assaulted
2000 Jan 30 16:38      Security for EPDP MP withdrawn
2000 Jan 30 13:08      Bomb explodes in bus
2000 Jan 30 08:34      Claymore blast kills two
1999 Jan 30 20:19      Census planned for Vanni region
1999 Jan 30 20:17      Three Sea Tigers killed - radio
1999 Jan 30 20:13      Clashes kill 4
1999 Jan 30 11:04      SLA ambush kills 7
1999 Jan 30 11:01      SLMC calls for urgent electoral reforms
1999 Jan 30 03:03      Two Tigers killed - VoT
1998 Jan 30 23:59      TULF leads council by narrow margin
1998 Jan 30 23:59      PLOTE driven out of Kayts office
1998 Jan 30 23:59      Election commissioner releases results
1998 Jan 30 23:59      SLA denies arresting youths
1998 Jan 30 23:59      TULF to run council alone
1998 Jan 30 23:59      Kattankudy youth shot by police
1998 Jan 30 23:59      Four Tigers killed in Jaffna - SLA
1998 Jan 30 23:59      Grenade thrown at SLA patrol
1998 Jan 30 23:59      Malaria compounded by drug shortage
. . First Amendment rights, applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment, are available to teachers and students. It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. . . .
-Abe Fortas, Supreme Court Justice
Majority Opinion, Dec 16, 1965
On Mary Beth Tinker Vs Iowa
School officials banning students wearing black
arm bands to show opposition to war in Vietnam.
Federal Court took the side of school officials,
Court of Appeals was divided equally and
Supreme Court reversed the decision 7-2.


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

Koyilā-maṉai/ Kōyilā-maṉai

The temple house; or the house of the temple servants


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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
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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