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[4 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Tamils of struggle polity need not worry who becomes SL president

While SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa is almost open in telling that electing the next president is choosing between China and the USA, senior Tamil grassroot leaders and activists in the island are of the opinion that Eezham Tamils put in a situation of struggle polity need not worry who succeeds as president. “Tamils should not participate in this election. Whether the future of Tamils is linked to the Sinhalese or not has to be decided by the Sinhalese. [...] The [...]

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
9th Anniversary of STF killing of Trincomalee students

Dr Kasippillai Manoharan and four other families will be commemorating the nineth anniversary of the murder of their sons extra-judicially executed by the Special Task force (STF) of the Sri Lanka Government on the 2nd January 2006. The high school students, all then nearly 20-years old, were spending an afternoon at a seafront in Trincomalee when the allegedly planned crime took place. Dr Manoharan told TamilNet that the STF officers Kapila Jayasekera and Vas Perera, part of the STF [...]

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[27 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Heroes Day in London highlights global significance of Tamil struggle

Conveying a spirit of struggle taking the Tamil Eelam liberation movement as inspiration, speakers at the Maaveerar Naa’l (Tamil Eelam Heroes Day) event in London highlighted the global significance of the Tamils’ struggle. The powers who collaborated with genocidal Sri Lanka, who take a position of genocide-denial, who deny the nationhood and self-determination of the Eezham Tamils, who banned and still push for the ban of the LTTE – these are the issues that Tamils need to challenge, not just [...]

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[27 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
New Delhi mission traps Tamil Nadu film director

By trapping him into a meeting with SL Minister Douglas Devananda in Jaffna last Saturday and by circulating photos of the meeting, a sinister attempt has been made to discredit his image among global Tamils, accuses leading Tamil Nadu film director P. Bharathiraja. While in Jaffna, Bharathiraja was told by the Indian High Commission over phone that an SL Minister would be visiting him, and he obliged. Addressing a function at Kiraan-ku’lam in Batticaloa on Tuesday, Bharathiraja, who was invited [...]

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[22 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Uprooted Champoor people stranded by heavy rains

Normalcy has been completely disturbed as the monsoon rains are continuing to wreak havoc in the North-East. Around 30,000 people have been displaced in Paduvaan-karai area of the Batticaloa district. The uprooted people from Champoor, languishing in the so-called welfare centers in Moothoor East have been fully affected by the floods, reports from Trincomalee said.

The sluice gates of Kanthalaay tank were opened causing additional flooding across the roads of Kaddai-pa’richchaan.

1,160 persons belonging to 352 uprooted Champoor families are [...]

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[19 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Tamil people should reject both Mahinda and Maithiripala: Gajendrakumar

The global and regional powers locked in a geopolitical gambling have brought a contest between Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithiripala Sirisena. Rajapaksa is backed by China while the West and possibly India back Rajapaksa’s former associate Sirisena, said Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the leader of Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) on Thursday. Declared that there is no use for Tamil people by going behind any of the two mainstream candidates of the South in the upcoming Sri Lankan presidential election, the former [...]

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[17 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SL presidential race brings violence between EPDP, TNA in Jaffna

A District Development Council (DDC) meeting, which was co-chaired by Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran and SL Minister Douglas Devananda, ended in violence at Jaffna District Secretariat on Tuesday, when the EPDP paramilitary leader Mr Devananda faced objections from the NPC councillors of the TNA for turning the DDC meeting a venue for Rajapaksa’s election propaganda. The paramilitary goons of the EPDP began to assault the TNA representatives who objected the conduct of the EPDP leader at [...]

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[15 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
1,500 acres of lands seized for Sinhalicisation in Mullaiththeevu

In a closed-door meeting held at Mullaiththeevu District Secretariat on Friday, the divisional secretaries of Mullaiththeevu district were informed that 1,500 acres of lands belonging to Eezham Tamils had been transferred to Sinhala settlers in Kokkuththoduvaay of Karai-thu’raip-pattu division of Mullaiththeevu district. While the Tamil landowners, chased away from their villages in 1980, are in possession of documents of ownership and have been demanding resettlement in their villages, the Land Commissioner of Northern Province, Ponnambalam Dayanandan, has transferred the lands [...]

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[8 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[6 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[3 Dec 2014 | 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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[27 Nov 2014 | 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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[27 Nov 2014 | 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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[26 Nov 2014 | 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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[26 Nov 2014 | 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 [...]