Feature Article

Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity

[Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 18:20 GMT]
The policy outlook adopted by the US-led bandwagonism of the West and that of India is tightly in sync with each other. Their modus operandi is nothing else than pure appeasement of the accelerating Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism in the South. They would be prepared to sacrifice the democratic aspirations of Eezham Tamils as their manoeuvrings are aimed at gaining strategic access to this island. However, they find themselves in a delicate situation today as they could no longer dictate the terms of Tamil political debate through the collaborationist sections of the TNA, says Political Analyst S.A. Jothilingam in an exclusive interview to TamilNet on Friday. Thanks to the role played by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, the mainstream discourse is getting shaped to the point that it is now practically possible to forge a unified Tamil polity for Tamils once again, he says. Full story >>

SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives

[Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 21:53 GMT]
SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the occupying military, and SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe have given green signals to the respective intelligence services under their control to recommence recruitment of former Tamil paramilitary operatives in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils in the North and East, informed ex-paramilitary sources in Jaffna said. Full story >>

Feature Article

Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned

[Fri, 06 Jul 2018, 23:17 GMT]
The Colombo-based Archaeology Department of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka is pushing for the presence of the SL military inside the Jaffna Fort. The move hints a deep-rooted motive of checkmating the native Tamil academics and their institutions from engaging in independent research. Mainly depending on the funds and the academic focus of the UK-based ‘UNESCO Chair on Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage’ of the Durham University, which is flowing through the Colombo-centric unitary mechanism, the academics of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of History, avoid opposition to the Sinhala militarization of the Jaffna Fort, they further commented. In the meantime, the occupying SL military has started to put up foundation structures for a military point, just 100 meters close to the archaeological excavation site, on Friday. Full story >>

Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee

[Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 12:22 GMT]
The occupying Colombo is systematically absorbing Ilakkanthai, a fishing hamlet and an ancient settlement of Tamil Veddahs, located in the southeastern sector of Moothoor East in Trincomalee district. The coastal village was maintaining close links with neighbouring Paddaa'li-puram and Champoor and was previously under the control of LTTE. There were at least 210 families before the people were fully uprooted due to the war in 2006. Afer 2010, the occupying SL Navy didn't want the Veddahs to resettle in Ilakkanthai. The aboriginal people were given housing at Paaddaa'li-puram together with the Veddahs from Veera-maanakar. Later, the SL Navy reduced its presence there. The ancient hamlet of indigenous people is now being absorbed by the Forest Conservation Department of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka. Full story >>

TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort

[Sun, 08 Jul 2018, 19:06 GMT]
The Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF) staged a protest outside the Jaffna Fort against the move by the occupying SL military to militarise a section of the Jaffna Fort. The TNPF protesters also blamed Emmanuel Arnold, the Mayor of Jaffna and the TNA politicians who collaborate with the SL Governor in North Reginald Cooray, who is advocating militarisation of Jaffna Fort. Full story >>

Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain

[Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 23:39 GMT]
Photos from May 2009
A surviving staff reporter of the Eezha-naatham daily, one of the few media to directly witness the last phase of the genocidal war in Vanni, released this week a set of photos and video clips from one of the digital cameras used by an Eezham Tamil humanitarian worker during the final days of the onslaught in 2009. Apart from serving the purpose of documenting the genocide, the material would also be useful to the kith and kin of the victims who perished in the onslaught and to those who are searching for their loved ones, says Suren Karthikesu, the journalist who is exiled in Vancouver, Canada. TamilNet brings the material to the public domain with the warning that some of the photos would be too upsetting to the viewers. Full story >>

Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East

[Sun, 01 Jul 2018, 10:20 GMT]
The occupying navy of genocidal Sri Lanka deployed its marine commandos in a convoy of 45 vehicles, including 15 armoured cars, in one of the biggest training exercises to be traumatically experienced by the resettled Eezham Tamils in Moothoor East of Trincomalee district on Friday. The war-affected families, especially the elder-generation among them, were caught in trauma due to the roaming vehicles and the live firing, which reminded them of the times of genocidal onslaught in 2007. The political observers in the East ask the question for whom the marine force is getting prepared at the physical and psychological expense of war-affected Eezham Tamils of Moothoor East. Full story >>

Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi

[Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 23:05 GMT]
Thennai-maravadi
The occupying Sinhala colonists have stepped the land grab of Pa'nikkar-vayal in Thennai-maravadi, an ancient Tamil village situated in the north of Kuchcha-ve'li division of Trincomalee district. The encroachment targets the strategic border between the Northern and Eastern provinces choking off the territorial contiguity of the Tamil homeland. The move is also seen as an attempt to annex Thennai-maravadi with the Sinhala division of Padavi Sri Pura in the west to create a sea-access corridor to that division. Besides, the move also threatens the neighbouring Tamil-speaking Muslim village of Pulmoaddai, Tamil and Muslim grassroots activists in Kuchchave'li told TamilNet this week. Full story >>

Occupying Colombo steps up sting operations to justify continuation of draconian PTA

[Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 22:31 GMT]
The so-called Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo has detained six Tamil men in the Ki'linochchi district during the last four days. Most of the arrested are believed to be ex-LTTE members. The recent arrests by the SL TID come following an incident on 22 June at former LTTE stronghold of Puthukkudiyiruppu (PTK) in Mullaiththeevu district. The entire episode seems to be a sting operation initiated by the SL military intelligence to project a false impression that there were ex-LTTE members, still interested in reviving an armed struggle, informed sources in Ki'linochchi told TamilNet on Wednesday. The operation seems to combine counter-insurgency experiments along with an intention to justify the continuation of the draconian and abusive ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ (PTA), the sources further said. Full story >>

SL authorities dilly-dally over covering costs of excavating mass grave in Mannaar

[Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 07:27 GMT]
The excavation of the mass grave, discovered last month at the premises of the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) in Mannaar, face the danger of cancellation or postponement as the SL authorities have started to dilly-dally over the coverage of the expenses associated with the process, legal sources in Mannaar said. In the meantime, the social activists and the relatives of the people subjected to enforced disappearance in Mannaar believe that the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka, which was stationed at the locality during the times of war, had dumped the abducted Tamils at the site. The representatives of the enforced families believe that the victims were killed sometime between 1982 and 1992. Full story >>

Continuing military excavations in Vanni imply existence of secret detention of ex-LTTE members

[Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 23:46 GMT]
The head of Mullaiththeevu district organisation of the families of enforced disappeared, Ms Easwary Mariyathas, told TamilNet on Saturday that the recent upsurge of ‘treasure hunting’ operations by the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka, was an indicator that the SL military was still detaining ex-LTTE members in secret detentions. There have been many recent incidents in which SL military or SL military associated groups from the South, engaging in targeted treasure hunting operations in the Vanni mainland. The squads seem to be particularly interested in finding gold reserves from the LTTE times. Full story >>

Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police

[Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 16:24 GMT]
Kaddaik-kaadu
Eezham Tamil fishers in Vadamaraadchi East, Jaffna, took to the seas Wednesday night encircling and detaining eight sea cucumber poachers from the South. The mobilised action response from the native Tamil fishers came as the intruding divers from the South had sneaked into the seas off Kaddaik-kaadu in Vadamaraadchi East with lighting and diving equipment in three boats. The native fishers, who spotted the massive lighting, wanted to hand over the detained poachers with evidence to the fisheries authorities. But, the SL police of occupying Colombo intervened and freed the intruding southern poachers. It also turned against the Tamil fishers. The discriminatory conduct spontaneously triggered off strong reactions from the people, who demanded the SL Police to revert its position. Full story >>

SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa

[Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 18:33 GMT]
All the three armed forces and the police of the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka are still occupying 6,275 acres of lands in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai), one of the 14 administrative divisions in Batticaloa district. Although eleven years have elapsed since the SL military seized the division from the control of the LTTE, Colombo is refusing to de-militarise the division, which is home to 7,517 Tamil families, who are mostly poverty-stricken. The people who are dependent on agriculture, fishing and forest-based activities as their livelihood are one of the most poverty-stricken sections in the entire district. Full story >>

SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna

[Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 23:51 GMT]
The policemen of the genocidal state of Sri Lanka opened fire at a Tamil man, who was trying to protect his nephew when an opposing gang targeted the latter at Ku'lamangkaal in Mallaakam, Jaffna, Sunday night around 7:00 p.m. The 32-year-old man later succumbed to injuries at his shoulder. The police violence has taken place within the premises of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Chakaaya-maathaa), 11 km northeast of Jaffna city. The episode comes following a minor gang rivalry on the road. SL Policemen who arrived at the entrance to the church intentionally fired to kill the innocent man who was trying to protect his nephew, who was targeted by the opposing gang, eyewitnesses told journalists in Jaffna. Full story >>

Feature Article

SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military

[Sat, 07 Jul 2018, 19:56 GMT]
The occupying Sinhala Army of genocidal Sri Lanka indiscriminately massacred more than 130 Eezham Tamils in Moothoor East in Trincomalee district on 07th and 08th of July in 1990, launching a so-called cordon and search operation. The people of Champoor and other villages commemorate the massacre victims every year. Last year, they marked the event on 07 July at the presence of TNA Parliamentarian K Thurairatnesingham putting up a basic structure in remembrance of those who perished. This year, the SL Police informed the people on Friday that it has prohibited the memorial event, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday. The United States Indo-Pacific Command is grooming the marine force of genocidal Sri Lanka at Champoor. Full story >>

Feature Article

Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations

[Thu, 05 Jul 2018, 23:49 GMT]
Many recent reports from the eastern coast of the North-East indicate a widespread pattern of various corporate and state-centric exploitations targeting the natural resources of the territorial sea and the coast of the North-East. Colombo-based corporates and traders are exploiting export-related businesses, be it sea cucumber export to China, fake mangroves and minerals to the USA and Japan, or mining sand for shipping to the neighbouring state of Maldives. On top of this, Colombo-centric State-to-State relationships originating from geopolitics-driven ‘development’ narrative, as well as military to military ‘exchanges’, are challenging the sovereignty of Eezham Tamils in a big-scale along the territorial sea and the strategic cost. Full story >>

Feature Article

Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu

[Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 22:30 GMT]
The intruding Sinhala-Buddhist establishment and the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka are rushing ahead with the expansion of an already reconstructed Buddhist temple, the so-called Gurukanda Raja Maha Vihara (Gurukanda RMV), which is located at Chemma'ni, Naayaa'ru in the coastal Karai-thu'raip-pattu division of Mullaiththeevu district. As the protesting Tamil land-owners successfully blocked the surveying of the lands earlier this month, the intruders are now citing an Extraordinary Gazette notification, issued in 2013 (1823/73) during the times of Rajapaksa rule, to proceed with their plans of expanding the Vihara, the civil sources at the District Secretariat said. Full story >>

Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners

[Wed, 04 Jul 2018, 20:29 GMT]
Tamil political prisoners languishing in Anuradhapura prison have questioned the role of the international community, particularly the UN human rights regime based in Geneva, in defending their rights. The successive High Commissioners of Human Rights, as well as the council mechanism of the UNHRC, have failed to exert pressure on the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka to release the prisoners of the times of war. The comment comes from the Tamil prisoners, who learned on Monday that the so-called Special High Court in Anuradhapura, which was set up to address their cases, transferred their cases back to Anuradhapura High Court, after dragging the cases for five more years. Full story >>

Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu

[Mon, 02 Jul 2018, 22:55 GMT]
The occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka is deploying the ethnic chauvinist Archaeology Department of the unitary State with a motive to permanently Sinhalicise a private property, which is of religious significance to the native Tamils at Oddu-chuddaan in Mullaiththeevu, after being repeatedly confronted by the family of the 62-year-old landowner, V. Kanagasundaram. The SL military invited the family at the presence of the Divisional Secretary on 25 June to a meeting in which their 5-acre land was supposed to be handed back to the rightful owner. J. Indrakumar, an official at the Divisional Secretariat also confirmed that the SL military had invited the family to release the lands. However, the meeting turned out to be a different one, the family told TamilNet. Full story >>

Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East

[Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 22:08 GMT]
SL Governor to East Rohitha Bogollagama, conspiring with the Sinhala-Buddhist establishment and the administrative officials of the unitary state, has instructed the Divisional Secretary of Kuchchave'li to survey 400 acres of lands at Arisimalai, which is located 50 km north of Trincomalee city. The Sinhala colonial governor was arguing in favour of the extremist Sinhala Buddhist monks stating that the lands belong to the Buddhist vihara. The move, which has long been objected by the Tamil-speaking Muslims, is surfacing again at the absence of an elected Provincial Council in the East. Tamil-speaking activists in Pulmoaddai say that the Sinhala Buddhist establishment is trying to survey at least 1,300 acres of lands from Arisimalai to Thiriyaay in the division of Kuchchave'li. Full story >>

Feature Article

Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan

[Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 23:38 GMT]
Tamils had been the first inhabitants and an original people of this island. Although some historians accept that fact, the present Sinhala historians do not take it. Back in the old days, when H.C. Ray was the professor of history at the University of Ceylon, he used to refute the claim that Tamils were interlopers. The interlopers were the Sinhalas and not the Tamils, he used to say. However, one is unable to resonate that fact anymore, says Rt Rev Dr S Jebanesan, the former Bishop of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, in an exclusive interview to TamilNet. The tyranny of the ‘majority’ is dominating the post-colonial political discourses and the case of ‘Sri Lanka’ is a classic example of this trend, the scholar of philosophy, theology as well as the Tamil and English languages, said. Full story >>

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Two Tamil girls brutally raped by occupying Sinhala soldiers of genocidal Sri Lanka

[Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 23:26 GMT]
Sinhala-speaking soldiers of the 18th Sri Lanka National Guard have brutally raped two Tamil school girls in Batticaloa on 18 June. The victims are at the age of thirteen and fifteen. The two girls, and a 6-year-old boy, who is the brother of one of the victims, were being chased by the occupying soldiers sometime after 8:00 a.m. Then, the soldiers stuffed clothes into the mouth of the girls, bound their hands and took them away. The rapists were from the 18th SLNG stationed at Panichchang-kea'ni junction, according to the available information. Full story >>

Sand mining, backed by Colombo's authority and monk, destroys ecology of verukal river

[Sun, 24 Jun 2018, 22:32 GMT]
A Sinhala trader from Kantha'laay in Trincomalee district, Ms Ramani Herath, is operating a sand mining business exploiting Verukal river basin at Aaladi in Koa'ra'laip-pattu North (Vaakarai) division, north of Batticaloa. The sand extraction is going on disregarding the concerns of the native people of erosion and other mining-induced consequences disrupting the channel and the habitat. At least 24 truckloads of sands are being transported to Colombo on a daily basis, deploying the vehicles of a Tamil businessman from Chengkaladi, local government sources in Vaakarai told TamilNet. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were protecting Vaakarai from structural genocide and exploitation during the times of peace and war until 2007 when the entire area faced an all-out genocidal war by the SL State. Full story >>

Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa

[Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 13:20 GMT]
V Krishnakumar
The ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ of the police of the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka has instructed the chairperson of the Batticaloa District Tamil Journalists Association, Valasingam Krishnakumar, to attend a TID questioning in Colombo on Friday. The TID wants to record a written statement from Mr Krsihnakumar. The latest harassment involving a journalist in the East is reported amidst a series of similar interrogation ‘invitations’ being served to Tamil activists, including a provincial minister in the North, especially after Eezham Tamils marking the Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day on 18 May. Full story >>

Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North

[Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 11:52 GMT]
The Secretary of the NPC Chief Minister's Ministry Ms Vijeyaluckshmi Ketheeswaran has publicly criticised SL President's Secretariat in Colombo for evading the process of stock-taking the extent of militarised lands in Mullaiththeevu and coming with a proposal for phased release of private lands back to the people. Mullaiththeevu is one of the heavily militarised districts of the Northern Province. Two months have elapsed since she attended a meeting convened in Colombo at the SL Presidential Secretariat on 11th April, Ms Vijayaluckshmi told journalists in Jaffna on Tuesday, a day after the SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who was visiting Ki'linochchi handed over a document to the Government Agent of Mullaiththeevu of releasing just 52 acres of lands in the district. Full story >>

Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen

[Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 23:05 GMT]
Post-mortem examinations have revealed that the 32-year-old Tamil victim, who died after SL Police fired on him within the premises of a Catholic church at Mallaakam in Jaffna on Sunday evening, was caused by a gunshot that pierced his lungs. The bullet entered from backside below the shoulder. Besides, there were also wounds indicating that he had been beaten, medical sources said. In the meantime, the SL police Senior DIG in Jaffna Roshan Fernando went on record stating that the policeman was involved in the firing was being detained. But, no such police officer was produced to the courts, legal sources in Jaffna told TamilNet Monday night. Full story >>

US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee

[Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 20:31 GMT]
New police posts have been put up, and security patrols beefed up in Moothoor East of Trincomalee district following increased joint naval exercises between the U.S. Pacific Command and the naval forces of genocidal Sri Lanka in the seas off Trincomalee, the occupied and Sinhalicised capital of Eezham Tamils. Two weeks ago, on 30 May, Colombo also signed a trade deal with the subsidiary of the American firm Schlumberger for seismic study off the east coast of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils. Now, commando units of the notorious Special Task Force (STF) have been deployed to carry out days long clearing operations in Moothoor East where SLNS Vidura naval base is located. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2002:
2002 Jul 16 18:11      Charles Anthony remembered
2002 Jul 16 16:03      LTTE express regret over sea incident
2002 Jul 16 15:55      SLFP power struggle goes to court
2002 Jul 16 14:42      Students of school inside navy camp protest
2002 Jul 16 13:26      Velanai committee begins inquiry
2001:
2001 Jul 16 18:37      Three SLA soldiers killed -VoT
2001 Jul 16 18:09      Impeachment of the President considered
2001 Jul 16 08:49      Claymore blast in Jaffna town
1999:
1999 Jul 16 20:14      Anuradhapura court rules on Jaffna civilians
1999 Jul 16 20:14      Three held on chemicals charge
1999 Jul 16 20:13      Man freed as police miss dates
1999 Jul 16 12:39      Two police casualties in Batticaloa fire fight
1999 Jul 16 12:25      EPDP member shot in Jaffna
1999 Jul 16 12:20      Mannar Police give hospital unidentified body
1999 Jul 16 12:15      Senior PLOTE member dies in mine blast
1998:
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Regional divisions apparent
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Police raid nets suicide kits - paper
1998 Jul 16 23:59      One killed in explosion
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Journalist arrested
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Rape victim's body found
1998 Jul 16 23:59      PLOTE leader blames Tigers
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Four arrested in Jaffna
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Teaching appointments uneven
1998 Jul 16 23:59      MP's funeral on Saturday
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Norwegian ambassador visits Batticaloa
1998 Jul 16 23:59      Investigation demanded
The basis of our government being the opinion of our people, the very first object should be to keep it right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and capable of reading them
-Thomas Jefferson
1799

 

Know the Etymology: 332
Place Name of the Day:
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Koyilaa-manai

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V. Thevaraj
[02.05.15]
Sivaram, Wigneswaran saw futility in convincing Sinhala polity: senior editor: The failure of Sivaram and his transfer into a staunch Tamil nationalist is analogical to the political course and current stand of the NPC Chief Minister, Mr C.V. Wigneswaran, said veteran Tamil journalist and editor, Mr. V. Thevaraj, addressing the 10th assassination anniversary meet of Sivaram held in Batticaloa on Wednesday.
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