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Category: Articles & Features

Does TNA depend on not written agreements? Gajendirakumar responses to Sumanthiran

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The non-written agreements that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has entered with the new government regarding problems of Tamil people which are just based on Trust only can not be trusted, Tamil...

Agreement with Maithiri but not written will be made public: Sumanthiran

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On resolutions to problems, Tamil National Alliance has entered into an agreement that is not written with the new government. But we are in a situation of not able to reveal that. Before the general...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls: 06

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In my last episode I mentioned about Alfred Thuraiyappa and explained why Sivakumaran and I decided to assassinate him. I record here how we manufactured a bomb with dynamite to assassinate Alfred...

Why the London meeting is so important to Sri Lanka?

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L. Vijayanathan During the Presidential election at the beginning of last January, the current President did not utter a word regarding the ethnic problem of the Tamils or the solution to it, till...

One Country Two Nations: Is It an Empty Slogan or a Meaningful Doctrine?

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Sathur Vethi The  ideology of  “One Country – Two Nations” is being widely discussed in the political space of the Tamil people. Tamil National people’s Front has been putting forward a...

Antagonising Indian politics and the self- centred superpowers on the Eelam struggle

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L.Vijayanathan The elected Tamil political leaders are deeply rooted with the conception that Eelam people cannot find any practical solution without the support of India. Their line of political...

What are we doing and what should we do?

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Raj Subramaniam Over the course of the Sri Lankan Civil War, the Tamil people suffered heavy tolls.  The conflict destroyed the majority of accomplishments which brought down our morale, and left us...

Living with Violence: Rape and Murder

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Thanges Paramsothy ( PhD Research Student in Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of East London) On 14 May 2015, morning around 8.30AM, a domestic helper who informed landlady of an...

War is a hobby for diaspora Tamils, They will not keep up their Tamil Eelam identity: says Kampavarithi Jeyaraj

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As far as the diaspora Tamils are concerned, War is a hobby and they like the War to go ahead in the home country, All Ceylon Kampan Association organizer Kampavarithi E. Jeyaraj said. He also said...

KUMUTHINY MURDERS by merciless Sanguinary ogres: 30th Anniversary Today

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The Tamil Diplomat  Correspondent in Jaffna 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...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 05

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In my last episode I noted about Thamby Prabaharan, who asked to be allowed in the meeting I had with Kuddimany, Thangathurai and several others in Valvettithurai on 29.11.1970, was refused, and that...

The origins and growth of journalism in the Tamil Language in Sri Lanka (I)

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This article was written by late Professor Bertram Bastiampillai ( Dept. of History and Political Science University of Colombo, Sri Lanka ) for ‘Kalaiththoothu’, a facilitation volume to mark...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 04

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The Bomb blast under taken by Sivakumar at the Urumpirai Hindu Tamil MV was recorded in the last installment. I wish to indicate in this installment, the activities I engaged in, along with Sivakumar...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 03

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I mentioned in the last instalment about the bomb blast undertaken by Sivakumaran in June, 1970, and promised to write about it is this instalment. I think it is appropriate to describe this bomb...

Katchatheevu belongs to the Northern Province: The NPC should prevent Katchatheevu being transformed into a Navy base

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Professor A.S.Soosai (Department of Geography, University of Jaffna) Following the agreements in 1974 and 1976 Katchatheevu Island became the property of Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu government for several...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 02

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In my last article, I dwelled on how the activities of the Tamil Leaders caused disappointment among the youths and how such frustration of the youths led to the birth of Student Peravai. I also...

International mechanisms including ICC referral is a must

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Written statement submitted by the Pasumai Thaayagam Foundation, non-governmental organization in special consultative status at Human Rights Council Twenty-eighth session  United Nations Human...

UN deferral must be used to make Sri Lanka war crimes report stronger

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This month, the UN Human Rights Council announced it would defer publication of a major report that investigates allegations of serious human rights violations and related crimes during the last...

The State of Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

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   POPULATION The total population is approximately 1.5 million Resident population in the estates is- 912,000. Out of this workers 193,412 and the staff 12,330 (in 2012)are employed by the...

Is the UN Inquiry becoming a Mirage?

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The resolutions brought up under the leadership of America were solely for exerting pressure on the Mahinda Rajapakse government. They were not brought, to demand accountability for the Human Rights...

The Change achieved and the Solution that is still elusive

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L. Vijayanathan The findings of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the international investigations regarding Sri Lanka will be tabled in the sessions of the Human Rights Council in March...

Is this a dangerous period to Tamils?

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L. Vijayanathan In the conjuncture of 23 days passing from the takeover of Maithri’s government, only 77 days are left in its voyage towards change. When evaluating the political field situation,...

The Putins of the world should be terrified by what just happened in Sri Lanka

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In analysing the Sri Lankan presidential election, Amanda Taub,  senior Sadness Correspondent highlights the characteristics of autocratic rulers and finds that autocratic rulers should worry more...

Traditional Knowledge Systems in India and Sri Lanka: Implications for the present

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Abstract Among the great civilizations of the world, the Indian civilization can be ranked high in terms of its antiquity, vibrancy and continuity even to the present age. The Indian civilization...

Anna Nadarajah – the symbol of perseverance

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Inuvil is a typical Hindu Village that lies 5 km from Jaffna on the Kankesanthurai Road. It is inhabited by a humble people engaged in cultivating vegetables, tobacco and subsidiary food crops....

Sri Lanka: Test for triumphalism

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  The Port of Colombo ranks among the busiest in south Asia, with gigantic red and yellow cranes shifting millions of tonnes of cargo annually, roughly half of which heads north to neighbouring...

Antagonising Indian politics and the self- centred superpowers on the Eelam struggle

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L. Vijayanathan The elected Tamil political leaders are deeply rooted with the conception that Eelam people cannot find any practical solution without the support of India. Their line of political...

Challenges Ahead: Sri Lanka’s mass atrocities and international justice

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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”- Edmund Burke Elections and the Engineers of Mass Atrocities Sri Lanka, a country currently under international...

Sinhala ultra-nationalism beyond Mahinda

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“Will the Rajapaksas actually let go of power?” is a question that I have been asked frequently by ordinary people in recent days by people of all walks of life. They are asking about the future...

A call for Environmental Justice for Tamils in Jaffna

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Every human being has a right to clean water and clean air, and nobody has a right or should be allowed to degrade and destroy the environment and Mother Nature. Environmental justice has been...

Wind for the change has begun to stroke

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Voters! Think before casting your votes. Scientificdevelopmentis increasing: wealth is multiplying, but the people feela heavy burden onthem. The poorare becomingpoorer. Stuckin greed, the middle...

The Indus Valley Civilization and Kondu People

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The inscriptions of the valley could be dated between 3500 B C – 1900 B C in addition to the inscription the Artifacts found too could be traced to that period. There is a division of opinion among...

Consumer Behaviour – Consumption Culture

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Translated by: V.F.Joseph Consumer behavior is considered as a marketing tactic with a commercial purpose. This is a tactic that adopted by Marketers to sustain their product and their trade mark in...

The fertile Valikamam soil that is being grabbed on one side and degraded on the other

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Valikamam North and Valikamam South are two areas in the Jaffna peninsula of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka which is naturally blessed with fresh water resources and fertile red soil that is...

Our Maiden Voyage

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The Ethnic strife in Lanka over the last five decades has evolved over many stages. It has seen resistance to oppression both nonviolent and resistance, third-party involvement namely International...

Whither the Tamil Nation in India

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I am compelled to write this article as the Tamil Nation is poised to become a momentous force that cannot be ignored in the Indian Political arena and as there is a need for reflection regarding the...

The Presidential Election and Tamil Nationalism

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L. Vijayanathan The forthcoming Presidential Election in Sri Lanka that is to be held on the 8th of January is of unprecedented historical importance. Though it is viewed as a confrontation between...

Whether Mahinda or Maithri will be the next leader of Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism?

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This article will be analytically discussing the ground reality to find out the answer of the question asking “whether Mahinda or Maithri will be the next leader of Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism?”...

The fundamental issues of the Tamils in Ampara District need to be resolved prior to the formation of coastal district

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Translated by: Iniyavan M.T.Hasanali, Secretary General of Muslim Congress and the Member of Parliament requested the Tamils to accept and support the demand for the coastal district for Tamil...

President Rajapaksa Not Tamils In A Catch-22 Situation

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The Wayamba provincial council election over 15 years ago is one the new generation would not know. It is also one election people in the North, the Vanni and the East had no interest in. But that...

THE ART OF FOLK DRAMA (KOOTHU) : UNDISCUSSED AMONG THE DIASPORA.

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Translated by : V.F.Joseph We all know that, it is an un-contradictable fact, that Art and its Aesthetics is a form of entertainment, long cherished by the human race. It is a matter for routine...

Interview with the Chairman of the Valikamam North Resettlement Committee

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Translated by: Iniyavan Interview with the Chairman of the Valikamam North Resettlement Committee and the Vice chairman of Valikamam North local council Shanmugalingam Sajeevan 1. What is the plight...

Develop our products from home and take them global -a perspective to internationalize unique products of North & East

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Things have changed drastically  in the commercial world over the past years. Customers’ attitudes, values, and perceptions tend to reflect a new perspective of evolution. Hence, business...

Reconciliation after War: Thinking Beyond Solitudes

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Writing in the context of Canada’s political and constitutional crisis, generated by the rise of secessionist nationalism in the French-speaking Quebec, Charles Taylor commented: The “two...

Art Therapy

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Translated by: V.F.Joseph In the growth of global civilization, Art has been playing the role of a medium for exchange of information and it notable that it has been reducing mental pressures, from...

Thought Provoking Hindu Doctrine

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 Translated by: V.F.Joseph The story of the birth of this creation A meeting of the Tamil Forum was organized at the home of ‘Annan’ (Elder brother) Nallathamby Sivanathan, that great poet, who...