Shivajilingam responds to Sampanthan: no withdrawal without written assurance

[Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 09:13 GMT]
If the TNA Leader negotiates with Sajith Premadasa and secures a written assurance in which the SL presidential candidate commits to fulfil two specific demands, Tamil presidential candidate M.K. Shivajilingam was prepared to withdraw from the race for SL presidential candidate. However, such a move has not taken place, said Mr Shivajilingam in a comment to TamilNet on Wednesday. He was responding to Mr Sampanthan’s public appeal to Mr Shivajilingam to step down from the presidential race without any preconditions. Full story >>




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Canada should move ICJ on Tamil genocide, US position disappointing: Ananthy

[Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 16:33 GMT]
Canada is home to the largest number of Eezham Tamils in the diaspora. Recently, a resolution has been passed in the Canadian parliament calling for international investigations on the allegation of Tamil genocide. Therefore, Canada could consider suing the SL State in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, also known as the Genocide Convention. Canada could reasonably justify the move as a significant group of its population, being Canadian Eezham Tamils directly and indirectly affected by the genocide that has taken place in the island, said former Northern Provincial Council Minister Ananthy Sasitharan. She had accompanied Tamil presidential candidate M.K. Shivajilingam in his meeting with the US Embassy officials in Jaffna after they jointly filed his nomination, Ms Ananthy said. Full story >>

Concentrate on nation-building beyond choiceless electoral politics of South: TCSF

[Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 22:09 GMT]
The post-war electoral politics in the South of the island has narrowed down the options available to the Tamils in the presidential elections to the survivalist choice between the lesser of two evils, as witnessed in 2010, 2015 and also this time, says Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) in a statement issued on Tuesday. It is outright stupidity to believe that one should choose the long-term danger than the immediate one or vice versa. The Tamil people should have this in mind while voting, the TCSF statement said. Full story >>

Gotabhaya's campaigners supply money and alcohol to young voters in Vanni

[Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 18:16 GMT]
The campaigners of SL Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were locking the uprooted Tamil youth from Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaiththeevu supplying 3,000 to 5,000 rupees per person and five Ceylon Arrack (alcoholic drink) bottles per person if they were prepared to attend the propaganda meeting on Sunday. Sinhala youth were also brought from Ma'nal-aa'ru (Weli-Oya) to Mullaith-theevu town with the same offer. Full story >>

SL Police extorts money from Kaaththaankudi Muslim traders

[Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 19:45 GMT]
Sinhala police officers posing as Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) investigators from a special unit in Colombo engage in widespread extortion of money from the Muslim business owners in Kaaththaan-kudi. The extortion has increased in recent days, and the business owners are reluctant to lodge complaints at the police station in Kaaththaan-kudi even though Tamil-speaking Muslim police officers are manning the station. Full story >>

Next ploy of Rajapaksa Establishment: Sinhala-Buddhicisation of Tamil youth in North

[Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 23:13 GMT]
Namal Rajapaksa, Athureliya thero introduce ‘Sinhala’ language to Jaffna youth
Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has managed to deceptively invite 600 Tamil girls promising government employment opportunities through a business operative, SL Ramachandran, a Tamil from Vara'ni in Jaffna. Sinhala-Buddhist extremist monk cum politician of Jathika Hela Urumaya, Athuraliye Rathana thero, was accompanying Mr Rajapaksa to the “introductory show of Sinhala education” where Tamil boys were made to dance wearing Sinhala costumes. The girls, who took part in the event said they were promised government jobs if they showed up at the event held on Monday at Ilangkai Veanthan Art's College at Neeraaviyadi, a suburb of Jaffna. Full story >>

SL Police detains Tamil trustees of Saiva temple in Vavuniyaa

[Sat, 02 Nov 2019, 21:03 GMT]
The Archaeological Department of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka has moved the SL Police to act against the chairman and the secretary of the board of trustees of Kaaddu-vinayakar temple at Maa'likai in Oamanthai, Vavuniyaa after they started to clear the bushes of their village deity. Recently, the resettled Tamils of the village got together in a Shramadana campaign at the war-destroyed ancient temple in the former no-man zone. Full story >>

Sand mining mafia intimidates Divisional Secretary in Batticaloa North

[Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 15:05 GMT]
Three Sinhala sand mining traders, scooping sands in Kathirave'li in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) division, have threatened the Divisional Secretary M. Karan saying that they were capable of transferring him away from his division. One of the Sinhala sand mining traders from Kanthaa'laay in Trincomalee is demanding to increase the extent of the sand permit to cover the expenses to sponsor one of the leading presidential candidates, the officials further said. The latest threat has come as the DS was trying to limit the extensive scooping. The traders operate with the backing of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, which comes under the unitary State system in Colombo. Full story >>

Mobilisation stops surveying of lands for militarisation by SL Navy in Jaffna

[Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 22:37 GMT]
The people of Maathakal and Chuzhipuram put up stiff resistance against surveying of 40 perches of lands that belong to a private Eezham Tamil owner near Thiruvadi-nilai on Monday. Elected Divisional Council representatives of the Tamil National Alliance, as well as SL Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran of the UNP, visited the site of protest. The protesters handed over a written appeal to stop all surveying activities. Following the mobilisation of people on Maathakal - Punnaalai Road on Monday, the SL Survey Department officials were forced to cancel also the other planned surveying activities involving more significant extent of lands at Neduntheevu (Delft) on Tuesday. Full story >>

Occupying Colombo resumes military land grab in Jaffna peninsula

[Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 20:14 GMT]
The occupying military of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka has resumed appropriation of lands at several locations in Jaffna peninsula. The SL Survey Department officials have been instructed to carry out surveying activities on Monday and Tuesday for the SL Navy that wants to grab lands at Chuzhi-puram. The tendency is notably worse at Neduntheevu (Delft), the farthest islet off Jaffna, said Shageevan Shangmugalingam, an elected councillor of Valikaamam North and the chairman of Resettlement Committee in that division. Full story >>

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2ND LEAD (Adds audio)

Sajith Premadasa intensified heritage genocide against Tamils through departments in his ministry

[Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 23:36 GMT]
The successive governments of the occupying unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka have gazetted 167 ancient heritage monuments, which they want to convert as ‘Sinhala only’ Theravada Buddhist monuments in the traditional homeland of Eezham Tamils in the North-East after 2010. Rajapaksa government gazetted 123 sites in two notifications in May and August 2013. The regime led by Maithiripala and Wickramasinghe has gazetted forty-four monuments in May 2015 and March 2016. The heritage genocide accelerated under Sajith Premadasa as minister of cultural, housing and construction affairs. A range of departments from the SL Department of Archaeology to Central Cultural Fund, which sophisticatedly undermines Tamil heritage involving Tamil and foreign academics function under him, Tamil civil officials and activists in Jaffna and Mullaiththeevu told TamilNet. Full story >>

Tamils in Musali fear intensified demographic genocide by SL ‘national security’ state

[Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 20:47 GMT]
The occupying SL Navy has continuously refused to vacate from Kondaichchik-kudaa, a Tamil village along the coast between Mu'l'lik-ku'lam and Chilaavath-thu'rai in Musali division of Mannaar district, since 2009. Apart from retaining 19 acres of residential lands that belong to thirty-six families for ten years, the Sinhala Navy has also seized two acres of land, which the Divisional Secretary allocated recently as the cremation ground for the use of the uprooted community. The people of the village fear that they would permanently lose their properties at the hands of the ‘national security’ state apparatus of the South, regardless of the future president being Gotabhaya Rajapaksa or Sajith Premadasa. Full story >>

SL Navy silently extends occupation of coastal lands at Kirimichchai in Batticaloa

[Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 23:24 GMT]
The occupying Sinhala military’s naval detachment in Batticaloa, “SLNS Kashyapa,” has silently extended the appropriation of lands at Kirimichchai, a coastal cashew farming area located 44 km north of Batticaloa city. The military land grab has been going on for the last ten months. However, the SL Navy has not obtained necessary permissions from the civil authorities at the district or divisional level, informed administrative sources said. In the meantime, residents in the area have witnessed accelerated construction activities inside the military zone. It is not known whether the SL Navy is converting the coastal stretch into a military-operated tourist resort or an industry, they said. Full story >>

Pentagon steps up maritime defence trade with India, UK seeks IOR opportunities

[Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 23:31 GMT]
The bilateral defence trade between the USA and India is expected to reach an estimated USD 18 billion by the end of 2019, said US Department of Defence Undersecretary Ellen Lord in a press conference at the Pentagon on Friday. The defence trade was almost zero back in 2008, she said. India has gained same authorisation as USA’s NATO allies, Japan, South Korea and Australia, she said. In the meantime, India has requested the UK to place a liaison officer at the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to explore opportunities under the “Make in India” initiative, media reports from India said. Full story >>

Student leaders fail to pinpoint ITAK, blame all five Tamil parties for ‘approach failure’

[Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 22:39 GMT]
The leaders of the Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) have passed the blame of the failure to stipulate the choices to be made if and when the actors in the South fail to meet the thirteen-point terms in the document articulated by the mainstream Tamil political parties last month. The document articulated by six parties and agreed in full by five of them in the signature was about vetting the mainstream candidates in the forthcoming SL presidential elections. The SLPP candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated unitary state as the solution and wants to consolidate it further. The NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa has rejected Tamils Right of Self-Determination and their distinct sovereignty in principle through stating ‘undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka’ in his manifesto. Full story >>

Independent Tamil committee appointed by TPC backs Tamil candidate in principle

[Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 23:37 GMT]
The ideal option available to the Tamil people was to cast their votes for a Tamil candidate, who is acceptable to most of the Tamil parties, said the independent committee appointed by the Tamil Peoples’ Council in a written statement issued in Tamil on Monday. The committee was not pointing at anyone by name since it had failed to field a common candidate acceptable to most of the Tamil parties. However, it was indirectly pointing at Mr Shivajilingam, who has the backing of at least two of the Tamil parties and alliances. Full story >>

Jaffna TELO branch contradicts party stance on SL presidential election

[Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 20:02 GMT]
The Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Jaffna branch of Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), a constituent party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has issued a statement against the decision made by its hierarchy on supporting Sajith Premadasa in the forthcoming SL Presidential election. The party should not back a candidate who fails to genuinely honour the thirteen-point demands put forward by the six major Tamil parties, the Jaffna branch of the TELO said in a media statement issued after discussing the matter at a meeting held in Jaffna on Saturday. Full story >>

SL military warns Tamils against protesting land-grab along Pooneryn sandbar

[Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 18:02 GMT]
The commander of the occupying Sinhala military stationed in Ki'linochchi, Major General GV Ravipriya, has threatened the people of Kauthaari-munai and the nearby villages along Ma'n'nith-thalai sandbar of Poonakari (Pooneryn) not to object SL Governor's plan of alienating lands to a planned hotel by an Australia-based Tamil trader collaborating with the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka. The SL military is fully backing the land grab, which is promoted by the SL Governor to North Suren Raghavan. Full story >>

2ND LEAD (UPDATE)

ITAK betrays Tamils once again: Suresh Premachandran

[Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 21:25 GMT]
The leading Sinhala presidential candidates have categorically rejected the thirteen-point joint demands, which were articulated by the main six Tamil parties and unanimously accepted in whole by five of them, including the ITAK. Furthermore, it is evident to anyone that the UNP is not going to deliver the constitutional changes. What happened to the constitutional discourse of the same regime during the past four and a half years? The proposals were dumped into the dustbin. How could then the ITAK, which is also a signatory to the joint declaration make a unilateral decision of extending support to Sajith Premadasa, asked EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran. Full story >>

Eezham Tamil fishers detained by Indian Coast Guard return home

[Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 22:42 GMT]
Eighteen Tamil fishermen from Jaffna who were detained by the Indian coastguard that trespassed into the waters off Jaffna on 03 October 2019 reached Colombo airport on Wednesday morning after 27 days of detention in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Coastguard entered the territorial waters off Jaffna, near Ezhuvai-theevu, and towed their vessel for five nautical miles inside the Indian border before getting onboard, the fishermen who reached Jaffna on Thursday said. The investigators from the SL Defence Ministry were harassing the fishers for almost six hours at Colombo airport, Annalingam Annarasa, the secretary of Jaffna District Fisheries Federation who had gone to Colombo to receive the returning fishers said. Full story >>

Shivaji wants UN Referendum if next SL President fails to address Tamil question within 3 months

[Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 21:22 GMT]
The SLPP led by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as a presidential candidate has issued its election manifesto. There is no recognition of the existence of the Tamil national question in that document. It talks about consolidating the unitary state and ensuring a foremost place to Buddhism. It is also about disciplining the society, the meaning of which is evident to every Eezham Tamil, said M.K. Shivajilingam, who is contesting in the SL presidential race to denounce the Sinhala-centric outlook of resolving the conflict in the island. Sajith Premadasa’s New Democratic Front is yet to release its manifesto. If that too fails to meet the key terms jointly articulated by the five Tamil parties, Tamils should be prepared to demand UN Referendum giving three months ultimatum to the newly elected president, he said in Jaffna on Wednesday. Full story >>

“Gota, go home,” mothers in Jaffna protest against the architect of white-van abductions

[Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 23:02 GMT]
The kith and kin of Eezham Tamils subjected to enforced disappearances at the hands of the occupying Sinhala military during the regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a protest in Jaffna on Monday, when his sibling, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa contesting the forthcoming SL Presidential elections came to woo the Tamil voters in the North on Monday. The mothers gathered in front of Col Kiddu Park at Nalloor staging their symbolic protest against the former SL Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The world community must call for international criminal investigations against the crimes committed by Mr Gotabhaya, the mothers said. They were also denouncing internal and hybrid forms of the inquiry approved by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as futile. Full story >>

Gotabhaya's presidency would dash Musali people's hopes on incremental resettlement

[Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 22:27 GMT]
The uprooted Tamils in Musali division of Mannaar district fear permanently losing the militarised villages at the hands of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he becomes the next SL President. The Tamil Catholics of Mu'l'lik-ku'lam have been waiting for the SL Navy to honour its pledges on returning some of the occupied properties since 2017. It was Mr Rajapaksa who declared their village as a high-security naval area in December 2012. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, a Cardinal of Vatican, personally accompanied his friend, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to silence the then Bishop of Mannaar Rayappu Joseph and the Tamil Catholics of Mu'l'lik-ku'lam in 2012. Full story >>

Monks from South visit disputed Neeraaviyadi temple at Naayaa'ru

[Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 23:27 GMT]
A group of Sinhala Buddhist monks from the South visited the disputed ‘heritage site’ Neeraaviyadi at Naayaa'ru in Mullaiththeevu on Thursday. The group was inspecting the Pi'l'laiyaar Hindu temple and the recently erected Buddha statue at the locality. Then, the group proceeded to the hut, where the late monk, Kolamba Thero, was preserving his collection of ‘artefacts’ claiming them as the remains of an ancient Sinhala Buddhist Chaitya. The collection of stones have been stored inside a small hut inside the SL military base located across the road, just opposite the disputed temple. The latest visit by the monks comes as the court is set to investigate the controversial cremation of the late Kolamba Thero, which took place near the Hindu temple in September. Full story >>

Feature Article

US trick of coercion: Carrot to entice Gotabhaya, stick to strike Shavendra

[Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 23:51 GMT]
US Acting Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asia of the US State Department, Alice G. Wells, was turning a blind eye to the ongoing structural and heritage genocide in the traditional homeland of Eezham Tamils in the North-East during her testimony on human rights in South Asia to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The US was “encouraged by the SL government’s progress on the operationalization of an Office of Missing Persons and the establishment of an Office of Reparations,” she said. Alice G Wells was accompanied by Robert Destro, the assistant secretary at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, who was also citing “Sri Lanka” as the country in the South Asian region where the US have had some “notable successes”. The only strong complaint they had was the recent promotion of pro-Chinese SL Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva. Full story >>

Sinhala supporters of Gotabhaya encroach into pasturelands in Batticaloa

[Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 23:58 GMT]
Former Sinhala paramilitary affiliated colonists (also known as home-guards), who encroached into the pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai region of Batticaloa during the Rajapaksa regime, have again started cultivation activities in the area, Tamil dairy farmers complain. When contacted by TamilNet, Nimalan Kanthasamy, the secretary of Dairy Farmers Association in Koa'ra'laip-pattu South division, confirmed the intrusion. At least fifteen encroachers have sown seeds clearing the pasturelands in Mayilaththa-madu within the last ten days, he said. The activity comes in the wake of killing around 1,500 cattle that belonged to Tamil dairy farmers in the area during the past ten months, he said. Full story >>

Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa

[Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 23:43 GMT]
A Sinhala Buddhist monk engaged in hostile colonisation activities in Batticaloa district along the border to Ampaa'rai district has threatened Tamil farmers who were levelling lands at Maalaiyar-kaddu village to stay away from the ‘reservation’ lands on Friday. The Tamil landowners were stopped by the SL Police who accompanied the monk while they were cleaning the property using a bulldozer. The SL Police has instructed the Tamil farmers to come to Vellaa-ve'li police station on Monday. The Tamil families have been doing agriculture in three acres of lands beside the plot which they were levelling. They had purchased six acres of lands from another Tamil landowner 15 years ago, the families said. However, the monk from Chinna-vaththai was claiming that the SL State had reserved the three acres of lands. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2008:
2008 Nov 15 22:22      SLA continues artillery barrage on Ki'linochchi...
2008 Nov 15 20:24      Tamil family man shot dead in Batticaloa
2008 Nov 15 20:21      4 Tamil youths arrested in Gampola
2008 Nov 15 14:26      3 STF killed in Ampaa'rai - LTTE
2008 Nov 15 14:24      Paramilitary abducts familes of recruits
2008 Nov 15 09:07      Rajapaksa claims occupation of Poonakari
2007:
2007 Nov 15 18:18      'Rajapaksa sustains majority votes' - UPFA mini...
2007 Nov 15 16:17      SLAF helicopter grounded in Mannaar
2007 Nov 15 15:10      U.S. freezes TRO funds
2007 Nov 15 12:44      Three UNP MPs to support Rajapaksa
2007 Nov 15 12:08      Electricity shortage in Jaffna
2007 Nov 15 09:22      Dilan Perera protests against UNP MP's crossover
2007 Nov 15 05:37      4 civilians seek protection with Jaffna HRC
2007 Nov 15 04:55      Youth shot dead in front of Point Pedro Court
2003:
2003 Nov 15 19:30      PM holds talks with Malwatte Mahanayake
2003 Nov 15 12:55      STF, LTTE meet in Amparai
2003 Nov 15 12:15      Parliament to be reconvened as scheduled
2003 Nov 15 10:46      US encourages continued negotiations with LTTE
2001:
2001 Nov 15 22:43      14,000 Tamils in Mutur denied booths
2001 Nov 15 22:42      Deputy Minister's detention extended
2001 Nov 15 10:14      Army intelligence operatives killed in explosion
2001 Nov 15 02:47      Sri Lanka rules out lifting LTTE ban
2000:
2000 Nov 15 19:18      Entire village displaced
2000 Nov 15 19:14      Twenty arrested in Badulla
1999:
1999 Nov 15 07:23      CTTU strike planned
1998:
1998 Nov 15 23:35      Identity of dead youth disputed
1998 Nov 15 23:33      Seven Tigers killed in explosion
1998 Nov 15 23:30      MPCS president attacked
1998 Nov 15 20:05      Army shoots traders violating embargo
1998 Nov 15 20:02      Journalists barred from Presidential Commission
1998 Nov 15 19:35      Jaffna NGOs help displaced in Vanni
1998 Nov 15 10:16      Transport restrictions hit Vadamaradchi
1998 Nov 15 10:14      Jaffna islands get telephones
1997:
1997 Nov 15 23:59      Police patrol ambushed
1997 Nov 15 23:59      Fierce fighting in Vanni
1997 Nov 15 23:59      Military police raid EPDP office
1997 Nov 15 23:59      Police arrested for negligence
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
French philosopher and writer
whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution,
1712-1778

 

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Koyilaa-manai

The temple house; or the house of the temple servants

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