Feature Article

Colombo accelerates Sinhalicisaton of disputed heritage hilltop in Vavuniyaa

[Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 22:38 GMT]
A team of technicians from the SL Archaeology Department were deployed to copy stone inscriptions found at the disputed heritage site of Vedukku-naa'ri hill-top in Vavuniyaa on Thursday and Friday. The members of the group were claiming that they had come following special requests from the District Secretary of Vavuniyaa, a Sinhalese, and the secretariat of the SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, said Thamilchelvan Thurairajah, an elected councillor at the Civic Divisional Council of Vavuniyaa North, who confronted and interacted with the team on Thursday. Two armed Special Task Force commandos and two police officers were providing ‘security’ to the technicians to carry out the recordings on Thursday and Friday. They were also making some other measurements at the hilltop, the witnesses said. Full story >>

Tamil refugees returned from India languish for seven years along border village of Vavuniyaa

[Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 19:13 GMT]
Thirty-seven Tamil families that have returned from the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu in India to their native village of Maruthoadai of Naavaladi in Vavuniyaa North after three-decades of exile are struggling without gaining access to their lands located along the border of Northern Province in Vavuniyaa North. The SL Forest Department is not allowing the people to set foot into their properties at Maruthoadai since 2010 when it gazetted their village as a forest conservation area. The intention is to block resettlement of Eezham Tamils and absorb the village into the expanding Sinhala colonisation programme, the uprooted families complain. They urge human right groups as well as the community organisations of Tamils to focus on their plight. Full story >>

Feature Article

Top military post for genocidaire Sinhala commander, Quisling acid-test to Tamil academic

[Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 23:18 GMT]
Two appointments recently made by the president of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka have evoked much attention. One is the appointment of a Tamil person, Dr Suren Raghavan, who has been serving him for some time, as the Governor of the Northern Province; and the other is the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. The appointments manifest in a classic setting of the genocidal Mahavansa-and-Mahaweli mindset of the Polonnaruwa-Anuradhapura establishment of Maithiripala Sirisena, commented Tamil political observers in Jaffna. The intentions behind the appointment of a Tamil academic, who is loyal to Sirisena and ‘acceptable’ to the Maha Sangha of the Sinhala Theravada Buddhist establishment, should be easy to grasp, they said. Full story >>

Speeding SL military truck claims lives of three Tamils on A9 highway

[Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 18:43 GMT]
Iyakkachchi
Three Tamil passengers riding a three-wheeler including its driver were killed on the spot when a speeding truck of the occupying Sinhala military crashed into the vehicle on Tuesday afternoon. The fatal incident has taken place on the A9 highway at Iyak-kachchi, north of Elephant Pass in Ki'linochchi district. Eyewitnesses said that a group of military soldiers rushed to the spot in a pickup vehicle immediately after the accident and transported the Sinhala military driver that seemed drunk away from the locality. By the time when the SL Police came, another SLA soldier had taken his place. The SL military started to claim that the wrong driving of the auto-driver had caused the accident. Full story >>

Tamil POW, detained for 10 years, launches hunger-strike at Anuradhapura prison

[Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 20:06 GMT]
Sivaseelan Sivapragasam was 22 years when the SL military detained him on 19 May 2009 at Oamanthai in Vavuniyaa. He had lost his mother and a brother during the genocidal onslaught by the advancing SL military which directed indiscriminate artillery fire into the so-called ‘safe zone’. His father, Mr Sivapragasam, the only remaining family member outside the SL Prison who was tirelessly demanding the release of his son, also passed away on 16 December at Vaddak-kachchi in Ki'linochchi. The lone survivor of Sivapragasam family is now waging hunger-strike urging his release to at least conduct the 31st-day ritual ('Anthiraddi' rites) to his deceased father, his fellow inmates told media on Sunday. Full story >>

Tamil dairy farmers face two-frontal attacks in interior Batticaloa

[Fri, 04 Jan 2019, 17:11 GMT]
Ex-paramilitary Karuna Group, which is aligned with former SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been gunning down the cattle belonging to dairy farmers at the pasturelands of Paalai-vaddavaan (Paalai-madu) in Paduvaan-karai, the interior northwestern part of Batticaloa district which was protected by the LTTE before 2007 from Sinhala colonisation coming from Polonnaruwa, the home district of Mr Sirisena. In the meantime, Sinhala encroacher ‘home guards’ paramilitary men have stolen eight calves within the last 20 days. The SL police are taking the side of the encroachers and demands the Tamil dairy farmers to identify the ‘thieves’ to register a complaint. The calve thefts have taken place at Mayilaththa-madu pasture land, which is located within two kilometres from the Paalai-madu tank, where the former paramilitary men who have been firing at the cows. Full story >>

Occupying Colombo turns SL military-employed pre-school teachers against TNA

[Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 23:23 GMT]
The unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka is planning to appoint Sinhala health sector workers and pre-school teachers for vacant posts at the absence of the democratically elected provincial council in the North, Tamil civil officials at the Northern Provincial Council said. In the meantime, the unitary state system has been inciting the pre-school teachers employed in the SL military-operated ‘Civil Security Division’ to protest against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) through propagating false propaganda that the TNA was attempting to scrap their job contracts, the sources further said. Full story >>

Sirisena didn't keep word on resettling Tamil Catholics of Musali before 31 December

[Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 22:59 GMT]
SL President Maithiripala Sirisena promised to resettle the people of Mu'l'lik-ku'lam before the end of 31st December 2018. Despite the repeated pleas the people made through their political representatives in the SL Parliament and the Bishop of Mannaar taking up the matter with the SL President and his secretariat in Colombo, nothing has taken place, complained Rev Fr Lawrence Leon on Monday. The SL Navy was refusing to release the lands and is still putting up constructions while the people are languishing without infrastructure and roads. Last year, a bus transporting people narrowly escaped from a fatal accident during the Christmas time. The new year mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption at Mu'l'li-ku'lam has therefore been moved to the morning on 01st of January 2019, the parish priest further said. Full story >>

Feature Article

SL Military psyops takes precedence over flood-assistance in North

[Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 22:46 GMT]
SL Mil Int poster after flood assistance in Mullaiththeevu
For the first time after 2009, the Eezham Tamils in the North managed to mobilise on their own without to provide immediate assistance to more than one hundred thousand people, who were severely affected in the floods across Mullaith-theevu, Ki'linochchi, Vadamaraadchi East in Jaffna and in the remote villages beyond the A9 road in Mannaar and Vavuniyaa. Despite some assistance through the hardworking Tamil civil servants, the attitude of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka was, as usual, discriminatory and propaganda-oriented. Also, the SL military which was duty-bound due to assist the victims of the flood, has gone to the extent of putting up ‘thanking note’ banners at several places, especially in Mullaiththeevu district, as if the people were thanking it for humanitarian assistance provided in the recent floods during which several thousand were affected. Full story >>

Ilmenite exploitation targets Vaakarai, civic members on alert

[Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 22:17 GMT]
Alchemy Heavy Metals Ltd, a Dambulla-based private mining and processing company has recently stepped up an exploitative move to obtain lands for mineral excavation in Vaakarai, which is located in the northern part of the Batticaloa district. The activity of the company, also known as Mirama Minerals, was unusually high during the recent soft coup in Colombo. There were indications of a similar trend in the past in 2010 and 2013, says Koa'ra'lap-pattu North (Vaakarai) Divisional Council Chairman Sivagnanam Konalingam. The democratically elected Divisional Council functioning since June 2018 is now tracing the background of the move to exploit ilmenite mineral, he told TamilNet on Thursday. The council is deploying the Right to Information Act in investigating the matter as the exploitation has been targeting two hotspots, Kathirave'li (40 acres) and Puchchaak-kea'ni (13 acres). Full story >>

Racist UNP Minister from Ampaa'ari deploys ‘human rights’ to terminate Tamil school

[Tue, 25 Dec 2018, 11:06 GMT]
Daya Gamage
SL Minister of ‘Labour, Trade Union Relations and Social Empowerment’ Daya Gamage, widely known for his anti-Tamil politics in the district, has been working behind the scene to terminate the operation of the only government Tamil school in the town, Ampaa'arai Tamil Maha Viththiyaalayam, Tamil civil officials in the East told TamilNet this week. In 2016, the then Zonal Director of Education, Sunil Gunathilake, a Sinhalese, handed over the classrooms of the school to the ‘National Youth Corps’ under the influence of Mr Gamage without consulting the principal of the school, K Loganathan, they said. However, the racist minister has deployed a Sinhala journalist and the ‘Sri Lanka’ Human Rights Commission office in the district to harass the Tamil principal and a teacher to issue leaving certificates to the students in an apparent bid to cease the operation of the Tamil school, they said. Full story >>

Sinhala Navy pelts stones at Tamil fishers at Vadduvaakal lagoon in Mullaith-theevu

[Sun, 23 Dec 2018, 10:07 GMT]
Vadduvaakal
The sailors of the occupying navy of genocidal Sri Lanka's largest naval base in Mullaiththeev, SLNS Gotabhaya, which is located to the north of the narrow Vaddvaakal lagoon which links the largest Nanthik-kadal lagoon with the sea, have imposed an unofficial ban on fishing activities in the Vadduvaakal lagoon, complain the representatives of Mullaiththeevu Fishers Association. The SLN personnel started to warn the Tamil fishers to stay away from the lagoon which engulfs the SLNS garrison. When the fishers continued to engage in fishing and pleaded with the SLN that their families were dependent on the income from prawn fishing, the SLN sailors started to threaten the fishers away by pelting stones at them. Full story >>

Feature Article

Sirisena brings ‘sacred area’ deception to subvert Madu Shrine into ‘Anuradhapura’ paradigm

[Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 21:50 GMT]
Our Lady of Madu
SL President Maithiripala Sirisena and a section of Sinhala Catholics in Colombo are pushing to demarcate the Madu area, where Our Lady of Madu shrine is located. The sinister move is based on the advice coming from the Sinhala Theravada Buddhist establishment, which wants to assert a mythical ‘Pathini Deiyo’ legacy in the next phase through the ‘Anuradhapura’ perception of so-called Sinhala heritage. Sections of Tamil Catholic priests in Mannaar have already sensed the heat in Sinhala establishment in Colombo and advocate caution without much public attention, informed sources in Mannaar told TamilNet. The Sanctity of Madu (Madhu) has always been beyond the scope of the boundary of a non-secular state apparatus and it should remain so also in the future is the general opinion being whispered within the ranks of Mannaar Diocese, the sources further said. Full story >>

Feature Article

China steps up investment on Sinhala propaganda assets in South

[Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 20:07 GMT]
CNU - SLCJF sign MoU on Belt and Road Initiative journalism scholarships
The Chongqing Normal University (CNU) in China is promoting 20 annual scholarships for carrier journalists through the organisation known as Sri Lanka China Journalist’s Forum (SLCJF). A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the CNU President Prof. Zhou Zeyang, and Nalin Aponso of the SLCJF outfit mentions the Belt and Road Initiative as the main platform for the scholarships. Mr Aponso is also the Public Relations Manager of the ‘Sri Lanka’ Port Authority. The MoU was signed at the presence of Chinese Embassy officials and the representatives of the Confucius Institute at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Kelaniya at an event held in Colombo on 12 December. The SLCJF, established in 2001 has been promoting China with Sinhala language periodical ‘Mahajana Cheenaya’ (People’s China), several exhibitions for educational institutions in China and arranging trips to China. Full story >>

Feature Article

SL State apparatus at full swing to Sinhalicise ancient temple of Tamils in Trincomalee

[Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 22:41 GMT]
The trustees of Thiruk-koa'neasvaram (Koneswaram) temple in the eastern port city of Trincomalee blame three different authorities of the unitary of state of genocidal Sri Lanka as severely restricting their initiatives to preserve the spiritual environment at the historic Saiva temple. The Tamil devotees experience the conduct of the SL state apparatus as racial discrimination, reporters in the city said. The secretary of the trustee board, Mr K. Parameswaran, when contacted by TamilNet said the SL Archaeology Department, SL Department of Coast Conservation and the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, which is a statutory body of the Colombo government, were confronting the trustee board. Full story >>

Tamil POW goes on dry hunger-strike amidst suffering asthma attack

[Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 23:26 GMT]
31-year-old Tamil Prisoner of War, Sivaseelan Sivapragasam, who has been waging a hunger strike at Anuradhapura prison Saturday, refused to drink water starting from Tuesday. On Wednesday morning he was subjected to medical inspection at the prison hospital. Later in the noon, he was rushed to Anuradhapura hospital in a stretcher after suffering an asthma attack, fellow Tamil prisoners said. Sivaseelan was caught in trauma after his father, the only family member to be alive outside the prison, recently passed away, according to his fellow Tamil prisoners who talked to reporters at Vavuniyaa when they came for a hearing in the afternoon. Full story >>

Feature Article

SL Navy restricts humanitarian access to resettling people of Ira'nai-theevu

[Mon, 07 Jan 2019, 22:21 GMT]
Ira'nai-theevu
Nine months have elapsed since the uprooted people embarked on a courageous sea landing to SL Navy occupied twin-islet of Ira'nai-theevu at the western coast of Vanni. Only a few toilets and temporary huts have been provided to them. While the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to assist the resettled people with necessary facilities such as access to potable water, the SL Navy stationed at Muzhangkaavil along the coast of the Vanni mainland has restricted the NGOs and community organisations from accessing the twin-islets, which it regards as a ‘high-security zone’. The local workers of the UNDP and other NGOs as well as the community-based organisations, trying to visit Ira'nai-theevu are facing strict procedures and are subjected to surveillance as if they were enemies entering the property of the SL Navy, humanitarian workers said. Full story >>

Sinhala monk wages anti-TNA propaganda among flood-affected Tamils

[Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 22:10 GMT]
The Tamil people in Vanni should thank the SL military as their saviours as it protected them from the recent floods and the Tamil people should not demand its withdrawal from the North, said Sinhala extremist politician in saffron robes, Battaramulla Seelarathana thero, who was visiting Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu this weekend in an apparent propaganda move. The TNA politicians, who demand de-militarisation were flying in helicopters while the SL military was helping the flood-affected Tamils on the ground, the extremist monk told the people. Apart from the drive to promote military psyops, his visit was aimed at strengthening Sinhala settlers (not affected by the floods) who have encroached Karai-thu'raip-pattu division in Mullaiththeevu district seizing the strategic link between the North and East to wedge the contiguity of the traditional Tamil homeland permanently. Full story >>

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SL Navy transforms another hill-top into Sinhala Buddhist temple in Moothoor East

[Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 22:56 GMT]
A small hill with an abode for Tamil deity Murukan has been slowly converted into a full-fledged Sinhala Buddhist temple during the last two years in Champoor, Moothoor East of Trincomalee district. The hill-top was absorbed into the so-called ‘high-security zone’ in 2016 for the expansion of the SL Navy's naval training base, SLNS Vidura. The transformation has taken place in all secret while Maththa'la-malai, which is facing Choodaik-kudaa (Shell Bay) of Trincomalee outside the military zone, gained focus last year. The SL Department of Archaeology seized the hill-top of Maththa'la-malai after creating controversy with the claim of finding artefacts associated with an ancient girth of a Cetiya which it claimed as existed in the ancient past at the locality. Full story >>

SL Police blocks uprooted Tamils attempting to enter Keappaa-pulavu after 670 days of protest

[Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 14:46 GMT]
Keappaa-pulavu protest on 31 Dec 2018
One hundred and thirty-eight families in Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaiththeevu, who have been staging a continuous protest for 670 days since 01 March 2017 attempted to enter their lands inside the SL military occupied zone on Monday. The protesters had sent a letter to SL President Maithiripala Sirisena and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan two days ago warning the Sinhala and the Tamil political leaders would be responsible if they were to be assaulted by the SL military while trying to enter their lands. Full story >>

Heritage-genocide was motive behind scrapping of Tamil centre at Nalloor, Jaffna

[Sun, 30 Dec 2018, 22:58 GMT]
Removed plaque of Tamil Heritage Centre
The SL Governor to North Reginald Cooray in November instructed to remove the plaque off the wall of the Tamil Heritage Centre, which had been launched by the democratically elected Northern Provincial Council (NPC) under the former Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran in October 2018. The initial set of cultural artefacts that were showcased inside the building have been dumped at an abandoned room of the Teachers Training College at Koappaay. Although the plaque was removed, the board was still standing inside the premises of the Nalloor Stana C.C.T.M School near Muththiraich-chanthi in Jaffna in November. However, this too has been later removed from the locality. Full story >>

Exhumed human skeletons indicate fate of enforced disappeared: Mannaar Bishop

[Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 23:12 GMT]
“We could sense the fate of what had happened to the enforced disappeared people while witnessing the hundreds of human skeletons discovered under the grounds of the Sathosa building at the centre of the Mannar town,” said Bishop of Mannaar Rt Rev Emmanuel Fernando when asked to comment on the response of the Mannaar Diocese regarding the need for forensic analyses of the exhumed skeletal remains. Full story >>

Diocesan Authority over Madu Shrine should remain uncompromised: Mannaar Bishop

[Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 22:30 GMT]
Bishop of Mannaar
The Diocese of Mannar is still on a clarification and consultation stage in its engagement with the SL Presidential Secretariat on the proposal of declaring the locality of Madu Shrine as a sacred area, Bishop of Mannaar Rt Rev Emmanuel Fernando said in a video interview on Monday. “It is of utmost importance to preserve the authority of the Bishop of the Mannaar Diocese on Madu Shrine without any erosion, same as it has always been,” the Bishop said. “We have also urged the participation of the Administrator – the Holy Friar – of the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in all the discussions,” he said. “We are still watching whether these would be properly met. Only if these concerns are appropriately met, we would be prepared to grant our permission to the move,” Bishop Fernando clarified. “We have also obtained advice to be able to refuse our permission if that is not the case,” he stressed. Full story >>

SL State could tamper with skeletal evidence from Mannaar on the way to foreign labs, lawyers warn

[Mon, 24 Dec 2018, 21:20 GMT]
Mannaar killing fields
There must be a credible independent international mechanism to oversee and ensure that the human skeletal remains exhumed from the Mannaar killing fields get transported without the risk of tampering with the evidence by the SL State, the team of lawyers representing the families of enforced disappeared in Mannaar have cautioned. The lawyers, who didn't wish to be named, said they have urged the Bishop of Mannaar and are preparing to take up the matter with international actors once the exhumation commences again on 02 January 2019. The lawyers also told TamilNet that they would stand firm in their demand to be allowed to monitor the entire transportation process. Full story >>

Sinhala extremists set to install 25 Buddha statues in Tamil-Muslim division of Trincomalee

[Sat, 22 Dec 2018, 15:12 GMT]
The extremist Sinhala Buddhist establishment has increased activities of genocidal land grab in Trincomalee North through the SL Archaeology Department in the recent weeks. The monks are using Sinhala paramilitary (Civil Defence Force), Army and Navy personnel in civilian clothes to put up concrete structures in the seized lands. The intruders are waging heritage genocide as they aim systematic transformation of all hill-tops, and rocky or cave-areas with traditions of folk deities, Saivist or Tamil Mahayana Buddhist Saivist traces into Sinhala Theravada Buddhist installations through placing brand new Buddha statues. Twenty-five new Buddha statues are going to be brought into Kuchchave'li in Trincomalee North, a division with predominantly Tamil-speaking people, civil officials from Pulmoaddai said on Friday. Full story >>

USA welcomes India's USD 1.4 billion assistance to Maldives

[Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 23:34 GMT]
The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, David Ranz, has welcomed the latest announcement by Indian PM Narendra Modi that New Delhi would be assisting Malé with USD 1.4 billion in financial assistance. Mr Ranz recently visited the Maldives announcing USD 7 million in “foreign military financing” to maritime security and another USD 3 million for civil society and environment. Geopolitical observers interpret the Indian mega assistance as a move to bail out the archipelago nation struggling under Chinese debt burden and transform it as a strategic asset for the Quad formation. Full story >>

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Modi brings Maldives into Quad-agenda, announces USD 1.4 billion in assistance

[Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 12:35 GMT]
Modi & Solih in New Delhi
The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Ibrahim Solih, who defeated the former pro-China president Abdulla Yameen in what was described by media as a shock election in October, is in New Delhi on his first ever state visit to a foreign country. Mr Solih, elected to power with an “India-First Policy,” has inked four pacts with New Delhi during the visit on Monday. During the occasion, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced USD 1.4 billion financial assistance to the Maldives, which is yet to find out how much it owes to China following the infrastructure projects initiated during the Yameen regime (2013-2018). New Delhi's diplomatic relations with Malé were in shambles during the ‘pro-China’ Yameen Government. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2011:
2011 Jan 21 12:51      SLN blamed for murder of female teacher
2011 Jan 21 12:44      Nobel winner pulls out of Sri Lanka book fair
2004:
2004 Jan 21 12:52      ‘Sri Lanka army does not want war’ says Jaffna ...
2004 Jan 21 12:05      TNA delegation meets Akashi
2004 Jan 21 12:00      SLMC leader Hakim meets Akashi
2004 Jan 21 10:01      JVP-SLFP pact threatens peace and is set to pro...
2004 Jan 21 09:08      'Tamils ready to face war'-minister
2004 Jan 21 07:57      LTTE commander warns of grave consequences
2002:
2002 Jan 21 23:16      Teacher appointments cancelled in North-East
2002 Jan 21 12:36      Mutur ICRC office open again
2001:
2001 Jan 21 19:49      ICRC outlines war zone activities
2001 Jan 21 18:48      Solheim to meet Balasingham
2000:
2000 Jan 21 13:09      Peace package by April - radio
2000 Jan 21 12:39      Search operation in Ampara
2000 Jan 21 12:35      Three Home-Guards arrested
2000 Jan 21 12:30      Maj. Gen. Seniveratne appointed Jaffna Commander
1999:
1999 Jan 21 18:29      Large search operation in Mannar
1999 Jan 21 18:26      Trinco UC officials transferred
1999 Jan 21 17:29      SLAF Jaffna shuttle from Monday
1999 Jan 21 17:24      Casualties in Vanni clashes
1999 Jan 21 17:19      Four detained in Vadamaradchi
1999 Jan 21 16:40      Poisonous plants kill two
1999 Jan 21 16:38      Senior Red Cross officials visit Vavuniya
1999 Jan 21 14:46      ICRC reports 1998 achievements
1999 Jan 21 14:45      10,000 extra Policemen for polls
1999 Jan 21 11:30      Jaffna posters dissuade paramilitary contact
1998:
1998 Jan 21 23:59      Civilians assaulted by police, soldiers
1998 Jan 21 23:59      Civilian areas being shelled at night
1998 Jan 21 23:59      Massive search operation in Valaichenai
1998 Jan 21 23:59      LTTE condemns use of its name
1998 Jan 21 23:59      EPDP camp stormed
1998 Jan 21 23:59      SLA says shot men were robbers
1998 Jan 21 23:59      Several arrests in Vavuniya
As soon as we begin to philosophize, on the contrary, we find ...that even the most everyday things lead to problems to which only very incomplete answers can be given. Philosophy, though unable to tell us with certainty what is the true answer to the doubts which it raises, is able to suggest many possibilities which enlarge our thoughts and free them from tyranny of custom. Thus, while diminishing our feeling of certainty as to what things are, it greatly increases our knowledge as to what they may be; it removes the somewhat arrogant dogmatism of those who have never travelled into the region of liberating doubt, and it keeps alive our sense of wonder by showing familiar things in an unfamiliar aspect.
- Part II
-Bertrand Russell
British philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician
18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970
in The Problems of Philosophy (156-157) 1912

 

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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[05.03.18]
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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[01.01.18]
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[17.12.17]
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[20.09.17]
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Tamil Genocide Book
[20.02.16]
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
[11.11.15]
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
[04.11.15]
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
[06.05.15]
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
[05.05.15]
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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