Genocide Remembrance evolves into logical uprising embracing emotions of people

[Fri, 18 May 2018, 23:09 GMT]
Eezham Tamils in the island and the Tamil Diaspora marked 9th Mu'l'livaaykkaal Tamil Genocide Day with an ever-increasing emotional and logical uprising on Friday. While the people on the ground paid tribute, expressed their collective trauma, the younger generation contributed to safeguarding the collective memorialisation from the electoral politics of genocidal Sri Lanka paving the way for logical thinking taking precedence over rhetorics. Justice C. V. Wigneswaran has come with a diplomatically well-crafted speech, raising pertinent questions to the world humanity as well as to the Tamils. His message to the so-called International Community was finding ways without delay for direct engagement with Eezham Tamils cutting the Colombo red tape imposed on Tamils through the so-called ‘Sri Lankan’ State sovereignty. Full story >>

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Educational Mu'l'livaaykkaal targets Vavuniyaa campus of Jaffna University

[Thu, 17 May 2018, 19:10 GMT]
The occupying unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka is scheming to separate the campus of Vavuniyaa, which is currently under the administration of Jaffna University through a so-called ‘upgrading’ to full-fledged university status in the near future. At the same time, a planned move is also underway to use the ethnic sentiments of the Sinhala students to speed up the process of Sinhalicisaton of the administration of the campus. The sinister move is said to be the motive behind the latest controversy over a handful of students from the South attempting to forcefully erect a Buddha temple within the premises of Vavuniyaa campus. In the meantime, the diplomatic missions based in Colombo are actively involved in a systematic ‘pacification’ programme targeting Tamil academics and students to indirectly abet the Sinhalicisation of Tamil educational institutions. Full story >>

Colombo resorts to TID-threats against mothers of enforced disappeared

[Tue, 15 May 2018, 19:23 GMT]
The Terrorist Investigation Division of the police of the occupying Colombo has re-introduced interrogation threats against the mothers of enforced disappeared Tamils in the recent days, informed rights activists in Vavuniyaa told TamilNet on Tuesday. A mother from Vavuniyaa, who has been at the forefront in mobilising protests, which also criticised the so-called ‘Office for Missing Persons’ (OMP) as an eyewash, was recently summoned to the so-called 4th floor. The mother has been reluctant to talk to media about the threat, the source further said. Full story >>

Mining firm facing resistance in Thirukkoayil shifts exploitation area with fresh tactics

[Sun, 13 May 2018, 16:18 GMT]
Damsila Exports Pvt Ltd., a big company exporting phlogopite mica and other minerals from the island, has shifted its plan of excavating Ilmenite resources in Thirukkoayil North of Ampaa'rai district after the people mobilised against the move in December 2017. The company is now trying to deceive the people along the southern sector of the same division, Tamil activists in Thirukkoayil said. Damsila Exports is the premier mica mining and export company headquartered in Colombo. It is exporting phlogopite mica from the island under semi-processed and powder form to Japan, China, Germany and India. At present, about 65% of phlogopite mica product is sent to Japan according to the website of the company. Full story >>

No jobs, no compensation for lands seized by CEB in Champoor

[Fri, 11 May 2018, 20:46 GMT]
The Ceylon Electricity Board has failed to compensate for agricultural and residential lands it had seized from Eezham Tamils in Champoor of Moothoor East in the district of Trincomalee. The company owned by the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka has also discriminated Tamils in providing jobs during the construction phase despite its earlier promise to give preference to the people of the area in employment during the construction of the plant and after. Nothing seems to materialise, but the construction work of the plant is almost 40% complete, said Rural Development Society representatives in Champoor. Full story >>

Staggering 10% of lands in Mullaiththeevu militarised

[Wed, 09 May 2018, 23:57 GMT]
The ratio of the occupying Sinhala military personnel per Tamil civilians in the district of Mullaiththeevu is at one Sinhala soldier per two civilians as revealed earlier by Tamil politicians in the area. But, the extent of lands transformed into ‘Sinhala Military Zones’ have been systematically underreported, and the real size stands at 10% of the total land-area of the district, a highly placed source at the District Secretariat of Mullaiththeevu told TamilNet this week. Full story >>

Occupying SL military dreams about assimilating Tamils: civil society activist in Jaffna

[Mon, 07 May 2018, 21:09 GMT]
Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Jaffna commander of the occupying Sinhala military, recently went on record stating that the Tamil people in Jaffna attended the Vesak exhibition organised by his troops in multiple times higher numbers than what the Tamil national parties and movements in Jaffna were able to draw towards their meetings. Tamil activists in Jaffna have rebuked the SL Jaffna commander blaming him for politicising the curiosity of Tamil visitors to a circus-like event with that of their cultural and political belongingness. The SL military commander in Jaffna could only assimilate Tamils from their national struggle in his dreams, commented 39-year old grassroots activist Parthipan Varatharajan on Monday. Full story >>

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Ploy of ‘development’ by powers abetting Colombo aggravates ethnic discrimination

[Sat, 05 May 2018, 22:28 GMT]
SL Minister for Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa has allocated new housing schemes with modern infrastructure facilities for two ‘model villages’ for Sinhala settlers in Trincomalee while ignoring the housing needs of the war-affected and resettled Tamils in Moothoor East division of the same district, Rural Development Society activists in Champoor complain. The mainstream political parties from South are competing in winning the hearts and minds of Sinhala settlers and the foreign powers locked in a ‘development’ race in their greed for geopolitical space in the strategically located island in the Indian Ocean. As a result, all the SL ministries, departments of the SL State and the occupying SL military are deployed in a coordinated and accelerated demographic genocide in the East. Full story >>

SL Army's 574 Brigade faces stiff resistance from Tamil landowners in Vanni

[Thu, 03 May 2018, 17:09 GMT]
The landowners and the people of Maangku'lam in Vanni on Thursday successfully blocked SL Survey Department officials from surveying their lands where the occupying SL Army's 574 Infantry Brigade has camped with its ‘headquarters’. The SL Survey Department has not issued a prior notice to the landowners about the surveying of their land. Protesters complained that the SLA was keeping their lands seized over a long time disregarding their objections. They vowed to step up their protests. Full story >>

SL President's secretary threatens Jaffna University against May 18 Remembrance statue

[Tue, 01 May 2018, 23:15 GMT]
Kalupage Austin Fernando, the secretary to SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, has threatened the Jaffna University administration and the student community not to embarrass the SL President by proceeding with their plan of launching a memorial statue within the premises of the University of Jaffna in remembrance of Eezham Tamils who perished in the genocidal war in 2009. A highly placed source at the administration of the University of Jaffna told TamilNet that Mr Fernando as threatening the university community in a teleconference meeting at the presence of Vice-Chancellor Professor R. Vigneswaran. Austin Fernando, who maintains a close rapport with the Sinhala Buddhist Establishment and Dayaka of several Buddhist temples, is also well connected to foreign Powers influencing the affairs of the genocidal State in Colombo. Full story >>

Army of Sinhala traders desecrate Ko'neasvaram temple in Trincomalee

[Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 21:40 GMT]
More than 65 shops have been put up in the vicinity of Thiruk-koa'neasvaram temple by an army of invading Sinhala traders causing several problems to the physical and spiritual environment of the historic temple of Eezham Tamils, K. Arulsubramaniam, the chairman of temple trustees told TamilNet this week. Full story >>

SL Judiciary drags on lawsuits for years when Buddhist monks grabbing lands are respondents

[Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 19:13 GMT]
Four Tamils, whose lands were encroached by the former soldiers of the occupying Sinhala military with the backing of two extremist Buddhist monks in Batticaloa district, approached the SL courts four years ago in 2014 seeking the SL judiciary to free their lands. The Tamil landowners chose the legal option as the police of the occupying unitary State genocidal Sri Lanka was reluctant to even file a case against the encroachers for more than two years at that time. So far, the legal suit has seen nine hearings over four years. Still, the simple case is not resolved by the District Court, legal sources in Batticaloa said. The judiciary of genocidal Sri Lanka is long known for dragging essential cases over many years, especially when those seeking justice are Tamils and those committing injustices are the occupiers. Full story >>

SL Army continues to rob material remains of houses before releasing Valikaamam lands

[Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 22:13 GMT]
The occupying Army of genocidal Sri Lanka makes it a routine to rob the remaining roof tiles, wooden door and window frames off of their houses every time it releases a pocket of land to the uprooted people of Valikaamam in Jaffna. The stolen material is transported into the military zones fenced away for civilian access. Also this time, a widespread pattern of robbing of structures has been witnessed by the people, who are preparing to resettle near the coast of Mayiliddi. In the meantime, the SL Resettlement Ministry is set to channel 830 millions of rupees of foreign aid to the SL military for further consolidation of military bases in the name of releasing lands. The people who get their lands are also left with the burden of cleaning the jungles. The SL authorities have no concern for the infrastructure of the resettlement. Full story >>

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Militarisation of housing contract frustrates storm affected Tamils in Ampaa'rai North

[Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 18:49 GMT]
Tamil residents have expressed serious concerns over the occupying Sinhala military of genocidal Sri Lanka emerging as the contractor of reconstructing the roofs of a housing scheme with 684 apartments, which come under two village (GS) divisions in Periya-neelaava'nai of Kalmunai administrative division in the Ampaa'rai district, along the border of the Batticaloa district. The residents are in shock after learning that the apartments, initially constructed by the SL Foreign Ministry exploiting international funds in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami catastrophe, are not strong enough to bear roofs of traditional tiles. The SL military contractors are now going to put up lighter roofing sheets, which are prone to wind suction during extreme weather, informed civil sources in the division told TamilNet. Full story >>

SL Attorney General continues to protect genocidaire commander

[Wed, 16 May 2018, 22:49 GMT]
A Deputy Solicitor General representing the SL Attorney Department was urging the High Court in Jaffna on Wednesday to suspend the investigation on the writ of habeas corpus, which was seeking a high-ranking commander of the occupying SL Army to produce Tamil youth who were detained 22 years ago in Jaffna during the regime of Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Former SL Commander and present minister, Sarath Fonseka, has been protecting Major General Duminda Keppettiwalana, who commanded the Sinhala soldiers of the military camp at Naavatkuzhi in 1996. Full story >>

Ira'nai-theevu residents have all rights to resettle in their islet: NPC CM

[Mon, 14 May 2018, 21:57 GMT]
The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council on Monday visited the twin-islet of Ira'nai-theevu giving recognition to the courageous move of the uprooted people, who had reached their twin-islet last month after waging a continuous protest for almost one year. The people, staying at the church and the school, were encouraged by the visit of Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, who proclaimed that no one could deny the people their right to resettle in their native islet. The SL Navy seems to be having its base in an area of 3 acres, and it should not restrict the people to access the residential lands. The coastal stretch which is essential for their livelihood should also be free from naval restrictions, the members of NPC delegation who accompanied Justice Wigneswaran told TamilNet. Full story >>

Colombo released lands with one hand to take away more with the other

[Sat, 12 May 2018, 10:07 GMT]
On the one hand, the SL Government is waging propaganda claiming it is releasing pockets of lands in Valikaamam North in Jaffna. But, on the other hand, it is seizing more lands citing a war-time Gazette notification from 07 August 1987, complained A. Gunabalasingham, the president of Valikaamam North Rehabilitation Society. Gunabalasingham's reaction comes on Saturday as the Divisional Secretary of Valikaamam North, S. Sivasri, issued a fresh notice to report those whose lands (in the former High-Security Zone) were coming under the Gazette Notification 465/14, to his office at Thellippazhai. Full story >>

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Indian, U.S. Establishments compete to influence modus operandi of Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance

[Thu, 10 May 2018, 13:45 GMT]
The grassroots sentiment of Eezham Tamils, which originates from the opposition to ITAK politicians such as R. Sampanthan addressing Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance, is being tactically deployed by an ITAK circle closely working with the Western Establishment against NPC Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran. At the same time, a group of personalities operating from the overseas, allegedly trapped into the sphere of the Indian Intelligence, is also trying to influence the discourse countering the ITAK circle, an informed political source in Jaffna told TamilNet on Thursday. Commenting, Tamil political observers in Jaffna said both the Indian and the Western Establishments want Eezham Tamils to mark Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance as a mourning ritual akin to that of 2004 Tsunami victims, bereft of any struggle-centric message. Full story >>

Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance in Vanni evolves beyond sphere of electoral parties

[Tue, 08 May 2018, 22:05 GMT]
Eezham Tamil journalists and a large section of the people were outraged about Tamil politician R. Sampanthan making the main venue of Mu'l'livaaykkaal Tamil Genocide Remembrance held last year in Mullaiththeevu as a platform deliver a speech. The Opposition Leader who is also a long-time parliamentary group leader of Tamil National Alliance was delivering a message from the so-called international community. This year, the public outrage has evolved into a political movement against all Tamil parties and politicians, who are locked in the electoral politics and particularly those who were not physically present in Vanni in May 2009, using the memorial event as a platform to deliver their ‘messages’. Full story >>

TID harasses disability activists in Batticaloa with increased surveillance

[Sun, 06 May 2018, 21:22 GMT]
The much-feared ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ officers attached to various police stations in the district of Batticaloa have increased their surveillance on the activists of Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs) in ten of the fourteen administrative divisions in the district in recent days. The majority of 8,600 beneficiaries organised through the DPOs are disabled ex-LTTE members, according to the civil sources at Batticaloa District Secretariat. Already, one-third of disabled LTTE members are reluctant to be associated with the DPO. For example, there are 530 disabled persons in Koa'ra'laip-pattu South (Kiraan) division. But, only 300 of them have registered themselves with the DPO in the division, the sources further said. Full story >>

With unchecked militarisation, North will end up like East in ten years: CM

[Fri, 04 May 2018, 20:48 GMT]
If militarisation is allowed to proceed unchecked at the current phase, the entire Northern Province will be demographically transformed [Sinhala colonisation] like the Eastern Province, warned the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V. Wigneswaran after returning to Jaffna from a trip to South India. In a fact-packed Q&A media release to Tamil media on Friday, the chief minister said Tamils do not need to be afraid as they were during the times of war in demanding demilitarisation of North. Full story >>

NPC Chief Minister urged to witness Ira'nai-theevu peoples’ plight in-person

[Wed, 02 May 2018, 22:47 GMT]
The uprooted people from Ira'nai-theevu, who courageously landed on their native twin-islet on 23rd April after almost one year of continuous protest, said they were anticipating a much-awaited visit by Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran to witness their plight, especially at this juncture. They further complained that the SL authorities and Tamil politicians have failed to secure their basic needs so far. Around 200 people are staying there, and the families have put up temporary huts along the coast and started to cook food in their shelters during the daytime, and they flock to the school and the church for sleep during the nights, said Mr Michael, a community leader of the uprooted people. Full story >>

Shifting of May Day is fundamental rights violation - CTU

[Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 22:40 GMT]
CTU Vice President ArokiyanathanThe vice president of Ceylon Teachers Union Mr Theepan Thileeshan Arokianathan said the Sri Lankan State shifting the May Day from May 1st to May 7th this year was a fundamental rights violation. The CTU is joining hands with the Jaffna University Union of Non-Academic Staff, and other grassroots organisations, is marking May Day at the University of Jaffna on May 01st, he said adding that the union has flagged it as a rights violation with the Geneva office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights. The Buddhist Vesak day was on April 29th. The following day on Monday was also a public holiday. Denying the right to mark May Day on May 01st, just because it is the third day after the Buddhist Vesak Day, cannot be justified, he said. Full story >>

Don't deviate from agreed venue for memorial statue, JUSU warns VC of Jaffna University

[Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 23:16 GMT]
The Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) has conveyed an ultimatum to Prof Ratnam Vignswaran, the vice chancellor of Jaffna University and the administration under him, to respect what they had previously agreed with the student leaders on launching a statue in remembrance of those who sacrificed themselves confronting the genocidal onslaught on Vanni in 2009. The University administration and the JUSU came to an understanding in a meeting on 19 April that the students could proceed with their plan of launching Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument. The only dispute they had was on the venue, and it was the university administration that proposed the site to be alongside the Maaveerar memorial statue. But, now the University administration has come under pressure from the University Grant Commission and the SL Ministry of Higher Education, the student leaders said. Full story >>

Eezham Tamils differ with SL State on shifting 2018 May Day

[Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 20:33 GMT]
The May Day is universally observed on May 01. It cannot be changed according to the whims and fancies of non-secular Establishments and States, opined Eezham Tamil trade unionists and political activists in the North-East. They were responding to the move by the Colombo government to mark the day on May 7th instead of on May 01st following the advice coming from the Mahahanayake Theras of the Sinhala Buddhist Theravada Establishment in the South. Full story >>

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Uprooted Tamils embark on courageous sea landing, SL navy restrained at Ira'nai-theevu

[Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 21:35 GMT]
Ira'nai-theevu landing
Four hundred uprooted Eezham Tamils, who have been waging a continuous protest since May 01, 2017 at Muzhangkaavil along the western coast of Vanni, embarked on a historic sea journey to the twin-islet of Ira'nai-theevu on the 359th day of their protest on Wednesday. They were vowing to resettle back in their native place braving any objection coming from the occupying SL Navy, The Sinhala sailors present at the naval detachment restrained as their officers were embarrassed by the courage of the people. The people went there in 46 boats. Seven Catholic priests, including their parish priest Fr Arudchelvan, accompanied them. The people are now staying at the premises of the Church of Our Lady of Holy Rosary and at the Catholic Tamil Mixed School in the twin-islet, which is located 12 nautical miles from the coast of the mainland in Mannaar facing the Palk Bay. Full story >>

Illegal logging accompanying SL militarisation threatens agricultural ecosystem in Moothoor East

[Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 16:52 GMT]
Colombo's military and police are functioning as brokers for intruding woodcutters coming from other areas to collect timber by logging the trees in SL military occupied Tamil villages in Moothoor East of Trincomalee. The farmer's associations representing the resettling uprooted Eezham Tamils in Champoor, who are struggling to resume their lost agricultural livelihood, complain that recent deforestation has become one of the most severe problems on par with the militarisation of Moothoor East. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2008:
2008 May 21 17:05      Sri Lanka loses race for HRC seat
2008 May 21 14:50      Asian rights offenders fight for UN seats
2008 May 21 14:23      Justice Ministry Secretary visits Jaffna
2008 May 21 06:20      Explosion disrupts Kandy-Matale train service
2008 May 21 00:05      Police officer shot dead in Batticaloa
2001:
2001 May 21 10:30      Bomb blast injures three
2000:
2000 May 21 18:06      Tigers train guns beyond harbour
2000 May 21 17:51      Shelling kills fifteen at home for aged
2000 May 21 11:46      Tiger manoeuvres pressure SLA
1998:
1998 May 21 23:59      Six missing in Jaffna
1998 May 21 23:59      Fifteen killled in Vanni fighting
1998 May 21 23:59      'Last chance' amnesty - again
1998 May 21 23:59      Shelling kills two civilians
1998 May 21 23:59      Navy says LTTE boats sunk
A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
-Napoleon Bonaparte [1769 - 1821]

 

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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