[TamilNet] Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:48 | No Comment

While the occupying Sri Lankan military has been constructing hotels and resorts along the coastal strips of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils from Ampaa’rai to Puththa’lam for military run affairs, a systematic corporate programme of coastal land grab is being schemed by Colombo’s ministries under the direct supervision by SL presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, the minister of ‘Economic Development’ and Namal Rajapaksa, the son of SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The latest design is to choke Jaffna by turning the [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:29 | No Comment |

The military intelligence of occupying Colombo is keeping the family members of alleged suspects as hostages in detention camps irrespective of their age, gender and irrespective of any connection to those the military claims as suspects involved in the revival of the armed struggle, Colombo-based lawyers representing the victims said in a note sent to human rights defenders. The lawyers described the trend as alarming. Not only the freedom of movement, but also the freedom of having visitors in their [...]

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[TamilNet] Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:45 | No Comment |
Terror squad assaults Tamil journalist in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna

A squad, believed to be operated by the Sri Lankan military intelligence on Monday evening chased and attacked 29-year-old Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a leading journalist in Vadamaraadchi. When the journalist attempted to escape from the squad, the attackers chased him on foot and assaulted him causing severe internal injuries to his head. The squad also broke one of his legs. The brutal assault comes just one week after the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo had obtained his motorbike [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 12:05 | No Comment |

Building of new military camps and command centers, and forced, illegal acquisition of Tamil-owned lands, continue unabated in the Amapaa’rai district after the conclusion of the war in 2009, T. Kalaiyarasan, an elected member of the Eastern Province Municipal Council, said this week, commenting on the Colombo-directed policy of land-grab of ancestral land belonging to Tamils by Sri Lanka military, sources in the East said. Kalaiyarasan also noted that Colombo, while ignoring the plight of Tamil people affected by war, [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 12:04 | No Comment |

The occupying Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives have detained 3 Eezham Tamils from Batticaloa district in recent days. A couple and their kids living in Vavuniyaa were detained by the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division, interrogated at Vavuniyaa TID office and later transferred to Boossa detention in Colombo. The arrest was made in Vavuniyaa on 06 April. Both, the husband and wife were former LTTE members in Batticaloa who had left the movement before the defection of Karuna. They were arrested [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 12:03 | No Comment |

The occupying Sri Lankan military is waging a targeted campaign in Jaffna and Vanni to deceive and recruit Tamil youth between 18 and 22 years to substandard assignments within the genocidal military. The SL military has been collecting the lists of students who didn’t succeed in their GCE (O/L) exams and is engaged in a targeted campaign, promising driver and data-entry jobs for 30,000 rupees a month. At some places Tamil schoolteachers are being forced to ‘encourage’ the students to [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 12:02 | No Comment |

The so-called revival or regrouping of the LTTE and the arrests made during the sessions in Geneva, targeting of rights activists, and now claiming the episode over by killing three alleged ex LTTE members under suspicious circumstances, looks like a political smokescreen operation carefully managed by the Sri Lankan military intelligence, blames TNA councillor and former parliamentarian M.K. Shivajilingam. The reaction comes after the Sri Lankan military claimed that it had slain three LTTE members who were re-organising the movement. [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 12:01 | No Comment |

A squad led by UPFA provincial councillor from Mannaar Rifghan Badurdeen, who is the brother of controversial SL minister Rishard Badurdeen, entered the office of the ‘Puthiyavan’ newspaper in Mannaar on Thursday and issued death threat to its editor SV Sivakaran, who is also the leader of the youth wing of the Ilankai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK). The squad, led by Rifghan Badurdeen also threatened to curb the distribution of the newspaper and to set fire to the office, which [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 08:07 | No Comment |
Colombo’s Gazette confirms colonial rule over Tamils

Apart from its atrocious content, the Tamil version of genocidal Sri Lanka’s extraordinary Gazette declaration, dated 21 March and signed by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa itself is an evidence for the State’s non-rightful rule over Eezham Tamils and their territory in the island. If a State doesn’t know how to properly spell the names of places it claims as ‘integral’ parts of its country, that only shows an alien rule and questions the very right of the State to rule over that [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 08:04 | No Comment |

A key operative of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling UPFA and two of his close associates have been arrested in Mullaiththeevu by the SL police on 05 April following reports from Australia that they were operating a human trafficking agency. The UPFA operative, who is a close confidante of Namal Rajapaksa, was identified as 45-year-old Arul Jenyberd, who lost in the NPC elections on UPFA ticket. In the meantime, the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has arrested a group of [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 08:03 | No Comment |

If international sports is part of statecraft or tradecraft of the Establishments, India playing cricket with genocidal Sri Lanka, after partnering the genocide, having ‘military to military’ relationship and backing the genocidal State in every international forum, is in sharp contrast to how Non-Aligned India of 1960s and 70s responded to Apartheid South Africa by refusing to play cricket with it, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island. India losing the game is not merely ‘sports’. The very [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 14 April 2014 08:03 | No Comment |

New Delhi continues to backstab Eezham Tamils, ignoring the reality that it is the nation of Eezham Tamils that would be the only friendly force India could count on if Indian interests were to be geopolitically compromised in the future, said M.K. Sivajilingam Councillor of the Northern Provincial Council and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Jaffna after returning from taking part in the meetings and press events held in Geneva. There is no use in the powerless 13th Amendment. The [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 7 April 2014 08:21 | Comments Off |
Peace Studies philosopher advises Tamils to tell the story with a vision

“Let us say you have one million Tamils in the Tamil diaspora. They used to collect money for the LTTE. They collected a lot of money. Let me put it in very plain simple terms: these one million work on the media of the world and make the story better known,” said 84-year old Peace Studies Professor Johan Galtung, in an interview to TamilNet-Palaka’ni last month. Acknowledging that the Eezham Tamils face genocide and structural genocide, identifying the Mahavamsa mentality [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 7 April 2014 08:18 | Comments Off |

A 54-year-old Tamil man from Thampiluvil in Ampaa’rai district is reported missing after he went herding cows on 25 March to Kagnchi-kudichchaa’ru is reported missing while his clothes were recovered and four men carrying automatic rifles assaulted a Tamil man, who went herding cattle at the same jungle on April 01. The attackers had bound the 37-year-old man to a tree and left the site into Paavaddaa jungle. The Tamil people, uprooted from Kanchi-kudichchaa’ru area say they are being threatened [...]

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[TamilNet] Monday, 7 April 2014 08:17 | Comments Off |

Issuing an extra-ordinary gazette notification and citing a UN Security Council Resolution (1373), the genocical State of Sri Lanka on Friday officially proscribed 16 Tamil groups and 424 Eezham Tamil individuals, most of them foreign citizens settled in the Western countries. The 16 organisations range from the LTTE to democratically elected diaspora bodies. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has justified the ‘proscriptions’ by signing the United Nations Security Council Resolution of 2001, especially after the UNHRC resolution on Sri [...]