Search
Tuesday 11 August 2020
  • :
  • :

Category: Blog

KUMUTHINY MURDERS by merciless Sanguinary ogres: 30th Anniversary Today

Kumudini

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

Sathiyaseelan-e1428244891324

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...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 04

Sathiyaseelan-e1428244891324

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

Sathiyaseelan

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...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 02

sathiyaseelan cover-2

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...

The State of Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

The State of Plantation

   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...

The Tamil People and the so called Change in the election in Sri Lanka: An Interview with Professor Manivannan

Prof.Manivannan

Avery  important book, ” Sri Lanka: Hiding the Elephant – Documenting Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity“ was published in London on last 31st. This book with 2000 pages...

Virunthu – Spiced Roast Chicken

Spiced Roast Chicken (Serves 5-6) 1 medium whole Free range chicken with skin 2 tsp corriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 3 cloves 5 cardoman 10 dry red chilli (use only 5 for mild or...

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

sam-107

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

sam-106

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....

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

sam-105

“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

sam-104

“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

sam-103

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...

We are not supporting Maithree, expecting him to give solutions – Says Ariyanenthran in Kalkudah

Mahinda has not delivered any solution, but please don’t vote Maithree thinking he will give solutions. No body should think that he will give solutions, said Mr.Pa.Ariyanenthiran, the MP for...

Virunthu – Crunchy Chicken Dipper’s

  Crunchy  Chicken Dipper’s (serves 6) Kids will love this one!!! 500g chicken breast (skinless)  1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp fennel seed powder 1/4 tsp chilli...

The Indus Valley Civilization and Kondu People

sam-88

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

Consumer behaviour

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

sam-67

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...

Whither the Tamil Nation in India

Tamil Nation

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

sam-66

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...

The Sri Lanka Presidential Election- A Third Term or A Fresh Start?

sam-1

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s proclamation on November 20 last year decreeing a Presidential election two years before the expiry of his second term of office has provided the voters of Sri Lanka...

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

sam-60

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

sam-58

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

sam-52

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.

sam-53

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

sam-51

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...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 01

sam-9

The Tamil people’s Eelam liberation struggle, which initially commenced as a non-violent struggle, later became a violent struggle and has today evolved as a political and diplomatic struggle...

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

sam-6

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

sam-50

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

sam-77

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

sam-80

 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...