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Public land becoming military land is strategy of ICE in the island

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 July 2012, 23:48 GMT]
Converting all public lands or community lands of Eezham Tamils into Sinhala military lands, in the guise of ‘legally’ asserting them as ‘State Land’ of Sri Lanka is the strategy now promoted by the International Community of Establishments (ICE), partnered in the context by India and the USA that are in war with the nation of Eezham Tamils in proving a new order based on State terrorism and genocide, said political observers in Jaffna commenting on the accelerated land and sea appropriations taking place in the country of Eezham Tamils, ‘conquered’ in a genocidal war designed by the said culprits. As genuine Eezham Tamil nationalism would not agree to the grab, the culprits employ the genocidal Sinhala military to do the job, protect it from international indictment and that is why they deny any genocide taking place in the island, the activists further said.

The talk of upholding ‘State’ that ended in the biggest international terrorism of the century committed by the international community of establishments – the genocide of Eezham Tamils– has acquired a new phase after the war in confirming the ‘ICE terrorism’. The UNHRC resolution is just facilitation, said a new generation political activist in the island.

“After experimenting genocide in a war without witnesses, the same elements with the deployment of the same forces, now experiment the structural genocide, especially through the land grab of a military drunk with genocidal blood.”

Facilitating the process, while the US and its outfits carry-out the sophisticated job of hijacking the Eezham Tamil intelligentsia, especially the diaspora from any struggle, the dirty job of conforming the rest in various other ways has been undertaken by India.

“The war crime investigation hoodwink of the West and the talk of ‘integration of Tamil land through Indian investment’ told to the gullible are just two sides of same deceit. China has not come into the picture from the blues. It is these two culprits, the USA and India that have brought in China. When the strategic partners begin their contention the genocidal Sinhala nation also will posthumously realise.

“With the given resources and reaches of the establishments involved, negotiations and collaborations of individual activists with them would not work. Only the peoples’ power could stop them. The articulating Tamil politicians need to come out of their individualism and falling prey for the strategies of the ultimate culprits. They should pave way for the peoples’ power to wipe out the culprits,” the activist further said.

The following are some of the recent developments in the India-US abetted land related genocide carried out in the island by the Sinhala agent military:

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After appropriating thousands of acres of lands in Vanni mainland, Colombo has accelerated genocidal land grab in Jaffna peninsula through its military-run administration led by war-crimes alleged military commander turned governor of Northern province Maj Gen (retd) GA Chandrasiri and the SL Government Agent of the Jaffna district, S Arumainayakam, civil officials in Jaffna said.

After a recent attempt by Chandrasiri was strongly by the opposing elected civic bodies in Jaffna, Mr Arumainayakam, who was posted to Jaffna as SLGA, replacing Imelda Sugumar, has been engaged by Colombo in the silent appropriation.

In Vanni, the Sinhala military used to say that the lands and properties were in Tigers’ possession and that they are seizing such lands and properties, threatening away the real owners to fight against such appropriation.

In a similar fashion, the SL military, which has been controlling most of the peninsula since 1996, has now begun to silently appropriate public, community and private lands where LTTE-run administration had set up children's parks in the 80s and in the early 90s in Valikaamam.

The GA had recently collected details of the public lands through divisional secretaries and handed over to the SL military hierarchy, the officials say.

At Naavatkuzhi, such an appropriation that took place during Imelda Sugumar's tenure, is now being challenged by the land-owner in the SL courts. Following the legal dispute, the construction work for a military base has been put off at the site, the sources said.

Now, Colombo wants to make sure that such lands are carefully scrutinized and transferred to military in such a way that it could have a ‘legal’ advantage under the discriminatory law of the unitary state of Sri Lanka.

While the SL military officials were proclaiming that they were aiming to discard their camps in the city and the suburb, what they are doing in practice is to take over more lands in other places saying that they need new lands to relocate their existing camps.

In reality, they only expand their presence by keeping the already occupied lands and buildings while extending their presence, said Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran citing the examples of SL navy bases in Kaarainkar and Maathakal.

New Sinhala military camps have also come up in Pa'n'nai causeway area and in the suburbs of the city.

Some time back, the SL military said it was moving its 512 Division camp from Jaffna city to Koappaay, where the Tamil Heroes Cemetery was desecrated, destroyed and a military complex was built with the help of the Chinese. But, the camp in the city was not relocated. Instead, more lands have been seized by the military in the city.

The SL military has now appropriated lands, close to near Maruthangkea'ni divisional secretariat in Vadamaraadchi East, by saying that these were ‘State lands’, the civil officials in Jaffna said.

The SL military is taking over more and more public and private lands of the people of the country of Eezham Tamils, saying that the lands are ‘State lands’.

Despite the opposition shown by the officials at local level, the GA was forcing the Divisional Secretaries to sign documents proving that the lands have been handed over to the SL military.

The uprooted people were first settled in barbed-wire camps and were later moved away from the areas. Civilians were not provided the necessary facilities. Those who protested against the moves, such as the one reported from Thirumu'rika'ndi, were brutally attacked and forcefully taken away.

SL Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, whose military leadership and relationships with China are compromised by both the US and India has been directly involved in the genocidal land grab, the civil officials said.

When the public and community lands go with the occupying military, on which civic body the US State Department and the New Delhi wallahs are going to ‘devolve’ the powers as a ‘lasting solution’ they perceive to the national question of Eezham Tamils, ask Tamil political activists in the island tired of the two ultimate culprits.



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