22 Reports

Sivakaran released on surety bond

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 April 2016, 13:42 GMT]
V.S. Sivakaran, the outspoken critic of genocidal Colombo and the secretary of ITAK Youth Wing, who also runs a Tamil weekly from Mannaar, was released Thursday on surety bond by the Magistrates Court at Chaavakachcheari, 24 hours after the notorious ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID) arrested him at his paper office in Mannaar on Wednesday.
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Colombo detains ITAK youth leader cum editor after criticism on PTA arrests

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 13:36 GMT]
The notorious 'Terrorist' Investigation Division (TID), operated by the 'Defence Ministry' of genocidal Sri Lanka has arrested V.S. Sivakaran, the Youth Wing secretary of Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) and the editor of Tamil weekly ‘Puthiyavan’ on Wednesday afternoon at the paper office located on Mannaar Main street. Sivakaran's arrest is an attempt to suppress criticism being levelled against the abduction-styled arrests taking place in the Tamil homeland, journalists in North said. The arrest comes 2 days after Sivakaran went on record strongly condemning the PTA based arrests that have taken place in the North and East.
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Emboldened by EU delisting, genocidal Sri Lanka bans Tamil fishermen from entering their lagoon

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:13 GMT]
Christy Lal Fernando, the director general of Colombo's Fisheries Department, who was on a sudden trip on Monday to Mukaththuvaaram, situated at the mouth of Kokku'laay lagoon in Karaithu’raip-pattu division of Mullaiththeevu district, instructed the local authorities to block the native 300 Tamil fishermen from engaging in fishing in the lagoon. He was citing Colombo's declaration of sanctuary. In the meantime 1,352 Sinhala colonisers brought from South by the occupying SL military are engaged in large-scale illegal fishing in the same lagoon. The latest move by Colombo to block Tamil fishermen has triggered wide-scale protests on Tuesday. Mr Fernando was using complaints from Muslim fishermen from Pulmoaddai as excuse to announce the ‘ban’, Tamil civil sources in Mullaiththeevu said.
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Sirisena's party rejects federalism, Sinhala mob in Italy wants Tamils to hoist ‘Lion’ flag

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 April 2016, 16:59 GMT]
A group of Sinhalese carrying genocidal Sri Lanka's Lion flags protested on Monday against a sport event of Eezham Tamils at the city of Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy. The sport event was organised by the Eezham Tamil diaspora organisations to mark the Italian Freedom Day and to honour the pioneer of the Tamil freedom struggle, Pon Sivakumaran. The Sinhala mob was mobilised through posters that called ‘every Sri Lankan’ from Bologne to come to “Muandi Aiya's” shop to protest against the sports event organsed in support of the ‘Barbarous LTT’, according to a poster put up the mob, which was not even unable to write proper Sinhala, commented a Sinhalese who is close to Eezham Tamils. In the meantime, Mahinda Samarasinghe, a key Sinhala leader has described federal demand of Tamils as “unconstitutional” and as something that would strengthen “extremism”.
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23 Tamils detained under PTA in recent weeks

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 April 2016, 21:27 GMT]
The notorious ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo has detained at least 23 Eezham Tamils from North and East at various prisons since 29 March. The arrests have taken place in white-van abduction style and through hostage-taking of family members. One of the victims is a woman, who is detained at Vavuniyaa. Two males are being interrogated at the so-called 4th Floor torture chamber in Colombo, while the remaining 20 are being detained at Boosa prison in Galle district in the South. All the ‘arrests’ have been carried out under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), with judicial evidence standards for arrest lower than even "reason to believe."
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Sinhala intrusion of fishing trawlers accelerate with military backing in North

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 April 2016, 22:14 GMT]
The livelihood of Tamil fishermen from Mukaththuvaaram in Kokkuth-thoduvaay in Mullaiththeevu district to Naakar-koayil and Point-Pedro in Jaffna has been seriously affected by the fishermen from South who operate multi day boats off Vadamaraadchi and Karaithu'raip-pattu with the full backing of the occupying Army and Navy of genocidal Sri Lanka, says S. Mariyathas, the chairman of the society of fishing associations in Mullaiththeevu. The Tamil fishermen are not allowed to operate multi day boats. Sinhala fishermen from South deploy banned methods, including the use of poisonous leaves to catch cuttle fish in large scale. The fishermen park their boats at military camps and transport the catch to South, Mariyathas further said.
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Trinco Campus under pressure from Colombo not to punish offending Sinhala students

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 April 2016, 21:26 GMT]
The administration of Trincomalee Campus of the Eastern University has blamed both the Tamil and Sinhala students as culprits behind the ethnic-motivated violence against Eezham Tamil students at the unit of Siddha Medicine in March 2016. The move comes as the Colombo-based University Grants Commission (UGC) instructed the campus administration not to take disciplinary actions against the students belonging to one community alone, informed academic sources at Trincomalee campus told TamilNet this week. The Tamil students describe the assault against them as a result of two-year long campaign of hate crimes against them. The administration has failed to contain the hate crimes, the students have alleged.
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Colombo deploys military to carry out extra-judicial arrests, hostage-taking in North-East

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 21:41 GMT]
Colombo's military Establishment has stepped up white-van abductions and hostage-taking of family members of former LTTE members in the North and East in the recent weeks. At least 13 Eezham Tamils, including a woman, are being detained at the moment in the notorious torture chamber known as 4th Floor in Colombo, legal sources in Colombo said. Ex-LTTE members returning from employment abroad in the Middle East have been subjected to arrests at Katunayake airport. In the meantime, the ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID), operated from Colombo had taken two siblings of a former LTTE member in Batticaloa as hostages till the person they were searching for turned himself over to the TID, the sources in Colombo said. While claiming ‘good-governance’ and ‘reconciliation’ to outside world, the Colombo regime has reinforced Sinhala military rule in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils.
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SL Foreign Ministry instructs visiting foreign citizens to North to obtain ‘military visa’

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 23:42 GMT]
The officials of Colombo's Foreign Ministry have started to cite an updated ‘news report’ in the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website, dated 03 March 2016, in instructing foreign citizens travelling to the five districts in North to obtain ‘prior approval’ from the genocidal military of ‘Sri Lanka’, a Tamil visitor from Europe engaged in providing humanitarian assistance has complained to rights activists in Colombo this week. The latest ‘development’ comes after increased reports of abduction-styled arrests that have been carried out by Colombo's military intelligence in North. The Eezham Tamil visitor, engaged in humanitarian work from abroad for a long time, was recently lured into ‘think’ as ‘Sri Lankan’ by the ‘reconciliation’ desk of the foreign ministry in the country of citizenship.
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Tamil women complain increase of ethnic sexual harassment in public sector

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 April 2016, 19:57 GMT]
The successive regimes based in Colombo, unchecked by the absence of the political balance of power from the side of Eezham Tamils, have engineered the structural administration of public sector, by bringing in Sinhala males from South into leadership positions in the East. Tamil women employed in the public sector are being subjected to sexual harassments at working places. Also in the cases where Tamil-speaking males harass the female workers, Tamil women experience increased difficulties in taking forward the complaints to the Sinhala-dominated hierarchy in the public sector, feminist rights activists in Batticaloa told TamilNet.
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Zeid aids Sri Lanka's war-crimes in the treatment of Tamil PoWs, says Boyle

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 April 2016, 18:22 GMT]
Denouncing United Nation's Human Rights Chief, Zeid bin Ra’ad, for labeling Sri Lanka's Tamil prisoners as "Security Detainees," Professor Boyle, an expert in international law, and who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that Zeid, as a military man, knows fully well that Tamil detainees are Prisoners of War (PoWs) under the Geneva Convention, and continuing to hold Tamil PoWs in prison after the cessation of hostilities [in 2009, nearly 7 years ago] is a war crime under the same convention. "Zeid is a GOSL Wolf dressed up in the Blue Clothing of the United Nations," Boyle said.
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Tamil political prisoners urge strong outside efforts to secure their release

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 April 2016, 06:15 GMT]
Tamil political prisoners in Anuradhapura prison told a delegation of Mannaar Citizens' Committee and a Northern Provincial Council member from Mannaar who were visiting them at Anuraadhapura prison on the traditional New Year Day on Thursday that they had lost all the hopes in the Colombo regime, which had come to power using the votes of Tamils. The regime is adamant in not taking a principled approach to their release. In the meantime, the political prisoners, who met the delegation from Mannaar told TamilNet over the phone that they had urged the visiting NPC councillor to impress upon the Chief Minister of the NPC and other councillors to also address the plight of Tamil political prisoners with Up-Country Tamil origin languishing in Anuradhapura prison.
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Occupying Colombo resumes arrests, abductions in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 April 2016, 20:02 GMT]
32-year-old Jeyakanthan Rajadurai, a former LTTE member released from the custody of the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka earlier, was abducted at gun point by unknown persons, who came to his residence at Nu'naavil in Chaavakachcheari on Sunday, according to a complaint lodged at the Human Rights Commission office in Jaffna. The abducted man is now detained at Boosa prison, about 98 km south of Colombo, informed sources told TamilNet. There are at least 11 abduction-styled arrests that have taken place in Jaffna and Ki'linochchi districts in the recent days, the sources further said.
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Road accidents involving occupying military escalate, jouranlists threatened

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 17:10 GMT]
The increasing accidents and aggressive behaviour by the occupying Sinhala military is on the increase as witnessed this week in two accidents in Poonakari in the North and in Trincomalee. A 59-year-old Tamil mother and her 33-year-old daughter were killed Monday night near Vigneswara College in Trincomalee city when a speeding military vehicle crashed on their autorickshaw. The driver and another 33-year-old woman were rushed to hospital. At Poonakari in Ki'linochci district, a 23-year-old Sri Lanka Army driver of a military water bowser was killed and a civilian driver of a dump truck (Tipper) sustained injuries in the accident on Tuesday night.
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Village officers in Vanni protest against violent Sinhala colonists occupying strategic coast

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 23:04 GMT]
More than 40 Tamil Village (GS) officers in Vanni staged a protest on Monday in front of the District Secretariat of Mullaiththeevu condemning the occupying Sinhala military for assaulting the GS officer of Kokkuth-thoduvaay Mr Jeevaratnam Jesuratnam on Sunday, when he went to inspect the illegal occupation by Sinhala fishermen, who have been brought from South by the occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka. The violent Sinhala military officers had also seized the identity documents from the Tamil GS officer. The Sri Lankan State is accelerating Sinhala colonization with the aim of permanently wedging the demographic contiguity of the northern and eastern provinces at Kokkuth-thoduvaay, a strategic village situated in Mullaiththeevu district. Colombo regime is deploying SL Navy, Army, Police and various ministries to carry out the structural and demographic genocide.
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Southern extremist groups influence Sinhala students at universities in North-East

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 April 2016, 22:43 GMT]
Tamil academics attached to the Universities of Jaffna and at the Eastern University say they are worried about Sinhala extremist elements from South continuously influencing the Sinhala students at these universities. There is ethnic motivated patterns of suppressive and exclusivist tendency at the universities, especially among the Sinhala students who have a ‘good rapport’ with the occupying Sinhala military and police. However, the university administrations are reluctant to address the challenge at an early stage. They intentionally avoid making complaints about racially motivated crimes taking place within the university premises, the academic sources said. The violence that shocked the Trincomalee campus in March took place as the Eastern University administration maintained its reluctance for a long time despite repeated complaints from the Tamil students.
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Racist frenzy being whipped up in South against Tamils: ITAK youth leader

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 April 2016, 21:19 GMT]
A section of the political forces among the Sinhalese in South is attempting to project the isolated event of discovery of mines at Chaavakachcheari in Jaffna as a threat with the intention of justifying and further accelerating military occupation in the North, said V.S. Sivakaran, the youth wing leader of Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK), condemning the political forces in the South and the Sinhala media for whipping up racist frenzy among the Sinhalese. The intention behind the projection by the Sinhala Establishment is to sustain the suppressive Sinhala military rule and to justify further militarisation, the youth leader from Mannaar said.
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Colombo continues to sabotage investigations on Mannaar killing fields

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 April 2016, 23:13 GMT]
A Consultant Judicial Medical Officer, who was to be present at the exhumation of the alleged mass grave site at Thirukkeatheesvaram, Maanthai, failed to attend Mannaar Magistrates Court and the site of alleged mass grave when all others, including the Judge and the experts from 12 other institutions, were prepared to commence the excavation. The explanation given to the Judge was that the consultant JMO was attending a conference and that the exhumation was to be cancelled without his presence. The Judge, after a lengthy meeting has fixed a new hearing on 29 April. Similarly, the CID from Colombo was seeking more time, once again, to receive a proper response from one of the three Latin American institutions that were to be approached to conduct forensic anthropological analysis on the already exhumed human skeletons from the killing fields of Mannaar.
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‘Regime change’ didn't bring any change for Tamils: NPC Councillors, TNPF and ITAK MP

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 April 2016, 15:18 GMT]
While R. Sampanthan, M.A.Sumanthiran and Mavai Senathiraja belonging to Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) were on a collaborating course with the Sri Lankan regime on the advice from Washington and New Delhi, ITAK Parliamentarian Sivagnanam Sritharan, who has also been alleged of playing into the hands of the US Embassy, which got him to collaborate with M.A. Sumanthiran, went on record on Friday at a protest in Jaffna stating that he had no faith in the ruling regime and said the current regime has failed in building confidence and building peace with Tamils. Sritharan was protesting along with NPC Councillors and TNPF politicians in laying siege to the Divisional Survey Office at Thirunelveali in Jaffna.
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Continued desecration of Tamil Heroes cemetery is ‘Good Governance’ for Sinhala State

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 April 2016, 23:25 GMT]
Occupying Sinhala military's 233 Brigade has been ploughing the grounds of the largest Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery in Batticaloa with the genocidal motive of deploying illegal Sinhala settlers to do cultivation in the grounds where more than 675 fallen Tamil fighters lay buried. The gruesome act has been committed for during the past 2 weeks despite repeated pleas from the Tamil civil sources to the government officials in Batticaloa district not to hurt the sentiments of Eezham Tamils. The present regime of Maithiripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe, accompanied by former SL President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who are engaged in ‘Sinhala-Only’ determined ‘reconciliation’, have chosen to ignore the requests from the Tamil public, civil sources at the District Secretariat told TamilNet.
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SL military refuses to release illegally seized lands at Pul-moaddai, Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 April 2016, 23:37 GMT]
In addition thousands of acres of agricultural lands that have been seized from Eezham Tamils by the Sinhalese in Kuchchave’li DS division in Trincomalee, the occupying military of genocidal SL State continues to keep around 500 acres of private and public lands. The SL military is refusing to release these lands, even for the purpose of a housing scheme for government employees, Tamil civil sources in Trincomalee told TamilNet. Pul-moaddai (meaning grassy pond), situated at a sandbar on the side of the Eastern Province of the North-East border, is not only a must location from the genocidal point of view, but is also a place of significant economic importance because of the ilmanite deposits found there beneath the white sand dunes.
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Boyle accuses Zeid of diverting attention from Tamil genocide

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 April 2016, 21:06 GMT]
Noting the expansion of the Special Task Force (STF) camps in the NorthEast on the direction of the Sri Lanka Defense Ministry, and the continued presence of more than 8000 STF personnel in 70 camps, Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in international law and who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law, turned his ire on the United Nations and its Human Rights Chief, Zeid bin Ra’ad, for their failure to recognize the international crimes of the Sri Lankan state and the on-going systemic genocide, and said that Zeid and his Office are acting like "[l]ittle poodle dogs jumping through hoops to keep the international audience amused while the GOSL Wild Animals devour the Eelam Tamils and Tamil Eelam."
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