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Sunday 21 January 2018
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Category: Articles & Features

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

Harishnavi Funeral

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...

How can we reverse the incidence of Chronic Renal failure in Sri Lanka?

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha (MBBS, DTCD, SMO, TH, Jaffna) Introduction  The first patient with Kidney disease of unknown origin was identified in 1991 and then subsequently every four years the numbers...

Resolution of the Chief Minister and the intrigue to paralyze the Northern Provincial Council

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Sathurvethi The Northern Provincial Council and its Chief Minister, stand reflecting again, the thinking of not only the people of Northern Province but also the entire Tamil people through adopting...

Why desalinization is inappropriate for Sri Lanka?

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Eng. M. Sooriyasegaram We have plenty of water in Sri Lanka. In fact we have more water in Sri Lanka than we need for drinking, domestic uses, industrial uses and for agriculture. We have sufficient...

Tamils live with adverse Psychosocial Index

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S.Jackganan Psychosocial Index I was narrowly escaped death. I was threatening to death if I failed to obey orders. I walked long distance without rest. I thought I was killed I saw others being...

The Forever Victims: Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka

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A report co-authored by scholar activists Nimmi Gowrinathan and Kate Cronin-Furman, The Forever Victims: Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka, reveals shocking reality of Tamil Women’s lives in the...

Tony Blair’s seven principles strategy for successful peace-making

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, during his keynote address at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture  at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations & Strategic Studies,...

Attempt to change the name of Kuruvil Village (Photos & Video)

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The villagers of, Kuruvil village is afraid that The Wild Life Department is trying to evict the residents. In a context where a case had been filed in the Mannar court and the case is pending, name...

9th Anniversary of the “Chenchcholai” – Mass Murder

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Nine years back, the sun was rising over Chenchcholai Complex. 500 Advance Level students, all girls from Kilinochchi and Mullaitheevu districts were busily getting ready for their resident training...

It should not be just stopped in providing assurances alone; the situations of people have to be understood – Workers are saying with despair

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G.Krishanthan Akkaraipathanai Senmarket Estate workers said in despair that they have been voting for electing leaders since the time they got their voting rights. But no one has come forward even to...

TNA, TNPF, D.B.S Jeyaraj and ‘Objective’ journalism

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Indhiraa “With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous...

Summarising Impacts and Recommendation on Lagoon Schemes in Jaffna Peninsula

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Professor. R. Sivachanthiran (Rtd) – Director, Chithanaikoodam, Centre of Research & Development Jaffna Fresh water of lagoon schemes in Ariyalai and Thondamanaru were completed in 1955 and...

Commission a Panel of History Experts and bring out historical truths of Tamils in Sri Lanka: Requests Wigneswaran

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Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has put out a call to commission an Expert Panel with the help of the Tamil Diaspora to study several evidences that have surfaced...

Is the neutrality followed by Chief Minister correct?

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Sathurvethi With only two weeks remaining for the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka, it can be observed that all the political parties and its candidates are functioning very busy keeping...

Vote for candidate who would stand the test of Valluvar: Full text of Wigneswaran’s message on impending election

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Full translated text of Northern Provincial Council  CM Wigneswaran’s  message on impending election: “It was when I left Sri Lanka on my visit abroad that Elections were fixed. I have...

Federal or Not: ‘Singapore Principles for a new constitution in Sri Lanka’ casts doubt

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) creates a great gap between its election manifesto released last week and of the version of ’Singapore Principles for a new constitution in Sri Lanka’ – a...

The necessity of Two-Parties politics and the role of Tamil National People Front

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-Sathurvethi This time, the election field of Northern Province, particularly in Jaffna, it appears to be quite different from the previous elections. When we compare parliamentary elections held in...

The Creeping Reach of ISIS in Gradually Radicalising Sri Lanka

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In an article written for The Quint,  Sri Lankan journalist Ranga Jayasuriya provides details of Mohamed Muhsin Sharhaz Nilam (37), who has reportedly died fighting along the dreaded Islamic State...

Kalaignani- A Monument: 23 July 2015 was his 82nd birthday

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A lone ranger, committed to the society he belonged  and an artist with multiple views , “Kalaignani” lived a secluded life fit to his highest title “ Mamanithar” (Great Man).He was an...

International Community’s Chess Game in Sri Lanka and the parliamentary election in 2015

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By:  L.Vijayanathan During the post-world war-2 period, countries located in the Indian Sub- Continent Region  did not get entangled in the grips of super powers, but took up non-aligned policy and...

Will Maithri’s strategy to throw Mahindha down, successful?

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By: Sathurvethy Precision Chess move are being made in Sri Lanka’s politics, centering on the General Elections. On one side Mahindha and politicians supporting him are making their moves against...

The Politics of the Island of Sri Lanka Entangled in Geo-politics

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By: Nirmanusan Balasundaram Nirmanusan Balasundaram, a political analyst, reviews the historical context of geo-politics in the island of Sri Lanka with regards to the Indian Ocean region and leads...

2,200 years old stone inscriptions in Sagamamkandi

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 Professor Pathmanathan ( University of Jaffna) We got an opportunity to go to Sangamamkandy to inspect some Archeological remains in May 2013. Former Provincial Council Member Pushparajah made all...

Resources of North Utilising Flourishing of South

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K.Kurunathan (Rtd Land Commissioner) Resources are gifts offered to us by nature. As much as possible, we have the responsibility to safeguard these resources. However, the limestones  exploited...

TNA’s selection of candidates and its internal conflict

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Sathurvethi    In a context that the period for handing over nominations for the forthcoming Elections had already commenced and will be ending on next Tuesday, It could be observed that all the...

Sinhala leadership acting with integrated strategies and planning and the Tamil leadership engaging in Laissez faire politics

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By L. Vijayanathan Following the Sri Lankan Parliament being dissolved  on June 26th by the President Maithripala Sirisena, Not only the Sri Lankan political field but also the Geo-Political moves...

Understanding Obstacles and Opportunities in Post War Recovery for Fishing Households in the Palk Bay

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M.Bavink, J.Schlte and A.S.Soosai Abstract Over the past few years controversies related to Indian trawlers crossing over to Sri Lankan waters have repeatedly formed newspaper headlines, in India and...

Displacing army will not go away from Jaffna

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  S.R.Haran The Government is considering about implementing a new plan at a cost of around 3.25 billion US Dollars, as if to reveal that there is no chance of taking a decision to remove the...

Large Stake net fishing method is a new threat in Southern Mannar Island area

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Prof.A.S. Sosai ( Department of Geography, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Email: assoysa@gmail.com; Tel: 0094770842761) Using illegal fishing methods in the form of dynamite, stupefying...