[TamilNet] Monday, 8 December 2014 14:10 | No Comment
Arundhati misses Buddhist casteism, Wigneswaran massages Hindu imperialism

Brilliantly exposing the legacy of Hinduism in the political, social, cultural and economic oppression committed in India by a small section against the vast majority of the masses, Indian writer Arundhati Roy in an article last month said: “Now, the caste system is up for export. Wherever Hindus go, they take it with them. It exists among the brutalised Tamils in Sri Lanka.” She sadly misses the caste structured Sinhala-Buddhism, with which now India’s Hindutva makes an unholy alliance through [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 8 December 2014 14:11 | No Comment |

The incumbent Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance, common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena and seventeen other candidates on Monday handed over their nominations at the SL Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya, news sources in Colombo said.

“All the 19 candidates who paid their deposits handed over their nominations for the presidential election. The photo copies of the nominations will be displayed outside the Secretariat and any objections with regard to the nominations will be accepted from [...]

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[TamilNet] Sunday, 7 December 2014 14:07 | No Comment |

Sri Lankan ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID) officers, who have detained four suspects in connection with the killing of ex-LTTE member Nakuleswaran in Ve’l’laang-ku’lam in Mannaar last month, are trying to protect the real culprits who gave the orders and weapons to assassinate the Tamil activist, who was struggling for the resettlement of Tamil villagers of Eekam-kudiyiruppu, the villagers complain. In the meantime, the Divisional Secretary of Maanthai West, who has been collaborating with the SL minister Rishad Badurdeen, has been [...]

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[TamilNet] Saturday, 6 December 2014 14:06 | No Comment |
SL TID investigates Heroes Day lighting in Jaffna University

27 November. The SL military was deployed in front of the destroyed Heroes memorial statue inside the campus on that day. It had even occupied storied houses and buildings in the neighbourhood of the Jaffna University to keep an eye on the campus. But, the students went on lighting the common flame of sacrifice at the Selvanayagam block amidst the prying eyes of the SL military. The University administration has also been instructed to comply with the TID to identify [...]

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[TamilNet] Friday, 5 December 2014 14:05 | No Comment |

Northern Provincial Council (NPC) chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam on Thursday ran away from the NPC sitting in an attempt to defend the position taken by NPC Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, who wanted to postpone voting on a crucial motion on Tamil genocide at the 20th sittings of the NPC, news sources at the NPC Secretariat in Kaithadi told TamilNet. The NPC chairman has been postponing the resolution, which identifies the crimes that were committed and those that continue to be committed [...]

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[TamilNet] Thursday, 4 December 2014 14:04 | No Comment |

38 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who have been jailed in the Jaffna prison, are on a hunger strike demanding their release since Tuesday, news sources in Jaffna said. The occupying Sri Lanka Navy arrested the Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameasvaram and Puthuk-koaddai in the seas off Jaffna alleging them for illegal poaching.

The Tamil Nadu fishermen have sent an urgent appeal to the Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu through the office of the Indian Consulate General [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:20 | Comments Off |
Colombo stages ‘excavation’ of massgrave in Mullaiththeevu

The occupying Sri Lankan military on Tuesday brought down a large number of journalists from Colombo and staged a in-camera ‘excavation’ of an alleged burial site in Puthukkudiyiruppu of Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, describing the site as a place where Tigers had slain prisoners of the SL military persons. As there was no skeletal remains at the alleged site, the TID changed its version and claimed that there were traces of burnt bodies from 2006 at the site.

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 3 December 2014 13:44 | Comments Off |

The intelligence and political operatives who operate under the direct command of SL presidential siblings Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the SL defence secretary and Basil Rajapaksa, the economic minister have been trying to woo grassroots Tamil members of the civic bodies in the North and East to the side of the ruling UPFA in the South. US-trained SL military commander in Jaffna, Major General Udaya Perera, who has been transferred to Colombo and promoted to the rank of Director General General Staff [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 3 December 2014 13:43 | Comments Off |

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan, who recently assured that the TNA would not take any decision ignoring his own Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) party and the other parties in the Tamil alliance on the issue of SL presidential elections, has again come under criticism from the ITAK structures for deciding to send TNA national list parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran to a meeting of the opposition parties, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, ITAK sources told TamilNet Sunday. [...]

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[TamilNet] Sunday, 30 November 2014 13:41 | Comments Off |

“The material force and the historical significance of the liberation struggle for [Tamil] Eelam, battled by the LTTE provided a counter-hegemonic source for all oppressed people to organize a sovereign and people-centered and highly effective liberation struggle, to the dismay of international and regional establishments,” writes Norway-based Anthropology academic Athithan Jayapalan, in an article on the role of national narratives of liberation and culture for the oppressed. “The destruction of the LTTE was a loss for oppressed people across the [...]

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[TamilNet] Saturday, 29 November 2014 13:41 | Comments Off |

The occupying Sri Lankan military that was spying on SMS messages exchanged among the young generation of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa district on Thursday instructed the SL police to arrest and detain two Tamil youths at Vaazhaich-cheanai police division of Batticaloa district, news sources in Batticaloa said. The SL military had intensified deployment of military intelligence operatives in all places, from places of worship to private tuition centres in the Batticaloa district.

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[TamilNet] Thursday, 27 November 2014 16:47 | Comments Off |
Heroes Day marked in occupied Tamil Eelam

Amidst hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers deployed surrounding the University of Jaffna, a group of students who were inside the premises of the university lit the common flame of sacrifice at the Selvanagam Block. A selected group of journalists witnessed the event. Defying threats from the occupying Sri Lanka Army soldiers, bells were tolled at temples and churches. Sacrifices were offered at churches in Thenmaraadchi. Former LTTE members gathered at various places paying tribute to their fallen fighters. The families [...]

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[TamilNet] Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:44 | Comments Off |
Tamils mark Pirapaharan’s 60th birthday

While Tamil poets, students and activists belonging to all Tamil nationalist movements in Tamil Nadu marked LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan’s 60th birth anniversary, political activists marked the day with planting trees at the birthplace of Mr Pirapaharan at Valveddithu’rai in Jaffna. The birth anniversary was also observed in several cities in the West.

Eezham Tamil environmentalist and Northern Provincial Council (NPC) agricultural minister P. Ayngaranesan, NPC Councillors Ms Ananthy Sasitharan, Mr Gajatheepan, Mr Sugirthan, Valveddiththu’rai Urban Council president Mr Sathees [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:39 | Comments Off |
Tamil youth interrogated for alleged possession of Heroes Day poster

Sri Lankan ’Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID) is interrogating a youth Tamil activist, S. Sulaxan, from Meesaalai in Thenmaraadchi for alleged possession of Tamil Eelam Heroes Day posters, according to SL police in Thenmaraadchi. In the meantime, relatives of the detained youth said SL military intelligence operatives had seized a laptop computer from the youth, who has been a grassroot Tamil national activist in Meesaalai.

The occupying military soldiers on Tuesday night arrested Sulaxan while he was riding a motorbike. [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:36 | Comments Off |
SL military deployed everywhere, Jaffna University shut down

The occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka has deployed armoured vehicles at the entrance to the University of Jaffna since Tuesday evening when the university administration was forced to announce that the university has been shut down from 25th of November till 01st of December. The US-trained commander of the SL military in Jaffna, Major General Udaya Perera was insistent on closing down the university during the Tamil Eelam Heroes Day, informed sources said. Students were forced to abstain from [...]