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Wednesday 16 August 2017
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Category: Articles & Features

Chenchcholai Massacre which shook Eelam

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14th August 2006 is a day stained by the blood, shed by 61 tender children of Tamil Eelam, massacred mercilessly by the Armed forces of Sri Lanka, and this has come to stay as the cruelest massacre...

Valvai Massacre by IPKF (Nick named Indian Peace Killing Force) of 1989

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The Time is 1989 August 02nd Morning. Place: Valvai Market square. An un-expected confrontation between IPKF and the LTTE occurred. 6 soldiers of the IPKF were killed and 11 were injured. The losses...

1981, Jaffna Public Library and the Cruellest Cultural Genocide: A Holocaust staged by the Racist Sinhala Government 36 years ago

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The cruellest cultural Holocaust in the history of the ethnic conflict was staged on this day 36 years ago. 97,000 books and 1,800 Ola-manuscripts saw their last in blazing flames lighted by the UNP...

Tharakki Sivaram: A Proud Asset of Tamil Nationalism

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By Parani Krishnarajani April 29th is the day of remembrance of Tharakki Sivaram, a great soul. Many of us, including me, staunchly believed that Sivaram was murdered in cold blood then, to suppress...

1,000 years old Tamil Epigraphs found in the ruins of Sivan Temple located in the jungles of Trincomalee

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By Prof. P.Pushparatnam, Archaeological Coordinator, University of Jaffna Recently a resident of Seruvila had sent a photograph of ruined temple to Manimaran, an officer attached to the Regional...

Another ancient settlement discovered at Nagapaduvan

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By Prof.P.Pushparatnam (Archaeological Coordinator – University of Jaffna) The excavation work that is carried out at Kaddukarai kulam area recently is expected play an important role, in...

Advocacy at the United Nations

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Editorial  Once again the United Nations human rights council will discuss Sri Lanka on its agenda, once again the Sri Lankan government will seek for time and space to conduct its own...

Eelam Liberation Struggle – Sathiyaseelan Recalls : 11

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Please forgive me for writing this impression after a long lapse. Because of several reasons I could not continue the writing of this article. In the previous instalment, I wrote in detail regarding...

Kaddukkarai Archaeological studies which have ventured into a new path towards Misted Ancient History of Northern Sri Lanka

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Professor P. Pushparatnam,  Archaeological Coordinator, University of Jaffna Kaddukkarai is a small village located near Vaddalkkandal, at a distance of 26 Kms to the North East of Mannar District....

Trouble Tamil’s Water – The Scientific understanding for Palk Bay fishing

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Dr.C.S. Jamunanantha ( SMO, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna) Poaching in Sri Lankan waters by Indian fishermen is being observed. There are more than Five thousand fishermen have been arrested and...

The Violent Death of Two Tamil Students in Jaffna: Accident; Isolated Incident; or Symptoms of Systemic Violation?

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By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe As usual, there are conflicting presentations and interpretations being made in relation to the recent incident where two Tamil students riding on a motorbike had died in...

Police Shooting of Two Jaffna Students should be Condemned Strongly

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By Laksiri Fernando The police shooting and the killing of two Jaffna University students on the 21st should be condemned strongly, and the blatant killers should be brought to justice without delay....

The day that destined the confrontation with the IPKF

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The year was 1987. The fateful day was October 3rd.   “Kadal Pura” (Sea pigeon), the famous sea craft belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was chopping on the waves of the...

Sri Lanka: Tamils in the North-East protest at last

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Brian Senewiratne MA (Cantab),MBBChir (Cantab), MBBS Hons (Lond) MD(Lond), FRCP, FRACP Brisbane, Australia On the 24th September 2016, there was a massive protest in Jaffna, in the Tamil North, where...

67,000 acre land under Army in North and East:  Sinhalisation continuing accuses the Vavuniya Citizen’s Committee

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On behalf of the Vavuniya Citizens’ Committee, N.Muthiharan, K Arunthavarajah and Kparameswaran, has submitted a memorandum to the Task Force for finding out the opinion of people on the mechanism...

Probability of indigenous Malaria returning to Sri Lanka

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Dr.C.S.Jamunannantha ( S.M.O, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna)  There has been no malaria transmission in Sri Lanka since October 2012. Malaria has been eliminated from Sri Lanka. Although there is no...

EU Referendum: The Changes to your Finances

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Subash Shangary (Managing Director, Berkeley Private Wealth, High Net Worth Wealth Management, Email: subash.shangary@berkeleypw.com) There will be an immediate impact on some but not all of our...

Sri Lanka wants the world to forget about justice for war victims. Please don’t

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Nirmanusan Balasundaram writes for The Guardian In October 2015 the government of Sri Lanka co-sponsored, along with the US, a resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights...

Stay or Leave EU?

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By Subash Shangary (Managing Director, Berkeley Private Wealth, High Net Worth Wealth Management) The referendum on Thursday, 23rd June is your chance to decide if we should remain in or leave the...

Sri Lanka’s 65,000 Disappeared: Will the Latest Missing Persons’ Office Bring Answers?

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Ruki Fernando A few days ago I was with Mauri Inoka, whose husband disappeared in September 2013. She was protesting on the pavement of a major road in Colombo, close to the presidential secretariat,...

May 18, 2009. 7+ years

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Raj Subramaniam ( Markham Ontario, iniyaval@gmail.com) Seven years have passed since the Tamil community in Sri Lanka lost everything in their fight to unchain 500 years of slavery under the...

The heart breaking day when Disaster descended on Tamil Nation at Mullivaikkal

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Hundreds of thousands Tamil people were mercilessly killed at Mulliwaikkal, 7 years ago from today. This is a day which had given heart full of cruel pains to Tamils living all over the globe, from...

Redefining the ‘war without witness’: My Experiences working inside a war

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By Dr. T Varatharajah I feel compelled to write this article at the commemoration of 7th Year Mullivaikkal Genocide remembrance.  Resolution that was passed at the UNHRC regarding war crimes in Sri...

‘Kumuthiny Murders’ by merciless Sanguinary ogres: 31st Anniversary Today

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It was the sunny morning of 1987 May 15th. Kumuthiny started its fateful journey from Neduntheevu an islet off Jaffna. 64 people including a 7 months old baby to a 74 years old man commenced their...

The Current Political Expectation of Tamils in Sri Lanka

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha We should need a strategic road map to political solution. The efficiency of third party intervention in the conflict resolution in diplomatic, military and economic should be...

The Saviour

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Indhiraa Tamils in Sri Lanka are having important conversations every day, in person and through social media and the blogosphere. In some instances, the impact is swift. For example, on 25th...

This is a very long journey and I have only started to walk towards my goals: says “SciNirosh” show producer and presenter Dr. Niroshan Thilainathan

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“Education is an important part to succeed in life. I try to do my part, by giving back my knowledge to our Tamil people out there “ says Dr Niroshan Thilainathan, who is doing a wonderful job in...

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls- 10

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I have written in my last episode about myself going to India from Valveddithurai and after that, the 3 members of the Students’ Federation , Thavarajah (current Leader of the Opposition,...

What happened to 14 years old Harishnavi? Atrocity committed in broad day light trespassing house!

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By K.Vasu That mother opened the outer gate , opened the door  and entered home calling Harishnavi! Harishnavi!  She was calling for her daughter. The next second she froze in her tracks. Next...

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 09

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In the last episode I have written that I went to Valveddithuri and then when to India by an illegal boat to escape from the police who had intensified the search for me. In reality,  I had two...

The day, 9 Tamil lives were lost to state terrorism

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The day was 10th January 1974. The whole of Jaffna peninsula was decorated reminding of “Kaveripoompaddanam” of olden days. Speakers all over are broadcasting traditional “Nathaswaram –...

“Parai” – The percussion instrument nurtured by Ancient Tamil Nation

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Premalatha Panchadcharam Ancient Man lived in caves before being civilized. So as to fulfill his food requirement he consumed foliage plants, fruits, honey and wild animals hunted by him. He wore the...

Will any action be taken, for the accusation of fisher folks of Manner?

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The fisher folks at Manner have felt sad, that the Sri Lankan navy has been greatly supportive for the unlawful catching of fish at manner for the Sinhalese fisher-folks. They further expressed their...

10th Anniversary of the 5 students Mercilessly murdered in Trincomalee

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The day was 2nd of January 2005, time is around 7’o clock. Five students, Thangathurai Sivanantha(Vanniar Road), Manoharan Rajeekar (St. Mary’s Road), Shanmugarajah Sajendran (Vidyalaya...

Moves against Wigneswaran

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Illaiyathambi Thambiah D.B.S Jeyaraj of the Daily Mirror has mentioned in his article saying that P.K Balachandran had mentioned in his article of the Indian Express, the   affluent USA and...

No more we can allow decisions of Individuals : Chief Coordinator of Tamil People’s Council, Dr.P.Luxman

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Chief Coordinator of Tamil People’s Council, Dr.P.Luxman, had stated that the political aspirations and the voyage of Tamil People are unique, it had always given priority to policies, and hence,...

Will Vankalai Village be protected from the sea erosion in Mannar?

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People express grief that Sea erosion is gobbling up land in the Village of Vankalai in the Mannar-Nanattan Pradeshiya sabai  area. Vankalai is a village with marine resources in Mannar District...

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 08

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In my last episode I have detailed about myself going to Kandy because of being searched by the police in connection with attempted murder of Thuraiappah , going from there to Colombo, staying there...

House of Jaffna Kingdom period found in Mulliyan Jungle

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-K. Vasu A dilapidated house of Jaffna Kingdom vintage was found in the Nithiyaveddai Mulliyan area, located around seven kilometres southeast of Iyakkachchi Fort, coming under Kilinochchi District....

31years have passed after Massacre, But Othiyamalai Village still in risky situation- A Spot Report

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By K.Vasu  Although, however much we talk about the war being over and about Good Governance and National Government, in reality the reconciliation had not been reached and a situation still...

Good Governance Government targeting the vote bank of Tamils in Northern Province: Staged in Mannar

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Mannnar Correspondent  Good Governance Government is extending its diplomatic moves targeting the vote bank of Tamils in Northern Province. As a part of this covert plans are being undertaken in...

What is wrong in me keeping neutral?: Full text of Wigneswaran’s reply to Sumanthiran

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Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran on Tuesday had dismissed TNA spokesperson MA Sumanthiran’s threat to sack him from the Tamil National Alliance and accused party leader R...

Professor. S. Mahalingam: A productive scholar, a gifted and devoted teacher

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The Last rites of the famed Engineer and Professor Emeritus of Peradeniya University, S.Mahalingam was held at his home in his native Alaveddyin Jaffna yesterday and his remains were cremated...

Poor mother waiting with tears for her son to come home on General Amnesty on November 7

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By: K.Vasu Tamil Political prisioners (TPPs) who were detained for long time without any inquiries even after the end of war staged a fast unto death demanding to release them under General Amnesty....

Eelam Liberation Struggle : Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 07

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Due to unavoidable circumstances, I am writing this episode after a long lapse and I apologize for the delay. In the last episode, I described about Sivakumaran and myself placing a bomb in the car...

No graves for Sri Lanka’s disappeared

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S.M. Premasilee commemorates All Souls’ Day but is not sure whether she should or not. That’s because she doesn’t know if her husband and two brothers are still alive or dead. The...

“A soul with consciousness, knowledge and personality had left us”: Wigneswaran in his condolence message on the death of Thamizhini

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“A soul with consciousness, knowledge and personality had left us.”, the CM NPC, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has said in a condolence message over demise of former Leader of the Women’s ...

Is Mulliyawalai Turning into another Wilpathu ?

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Tamil Diplomat Vanni Correspondent  There is a tension prevailing in Mulliyawalai which is identified as the cultural centre of vanni. “ our area is also becoming another Wilpathu. Nobody is...

Vinnangampiddy village about to be plundered: People’s representatives who do not care about border Villages

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A Direct Report by K.Vasu While the war was fought and after the end of the war, several Tamil Villages in the North and East, which are the traditional homelands of the Tamils, were acquired by the...

The Performing art of “Kudamoothat kummy” slowly vanishing from the Life style of Tamils

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By: K.Vasu This is a dance form where soft arecanuts are put into beautiful clay pots and dance will be performed synchronized with the beat of the drums. At this time, the nuts put into the pots...