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Category: History and Literature

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...

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....

Evidence recovered in Mannar indicate Stone age people lived 1,600 years ago

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The Archaeological faculty of Jaffna University said yesterday that traces and pot shred has been found in Mannar, indicating the Stone age people lived there 1,600 years ago. They also said that,...

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...

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....

“Kural Game” designed to make memorizing 10 versus of Thirukural easy

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Great poet Bharathy called for sweetest Tamil be spread  all over world. Tamil Language is the identity of our nation. That is the reason behind our nation and the language encountering serious...

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...

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...

Burial ground of Pre-Vijayan era found in Dambulla, Labankottuwa – presumed 2,600 years old

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Senior Lecturer of Post Graduate studies Institute in Archaeological Studies, Rangith Bandara, had said that burial grounds of people who had lived in Pre-Vijayan era had been found in Labankottuwa...

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...

Pre-second century well and cobra stone of the period of Naga Kings found in Batticaloa

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 Pre-second century well and cobra stone constructed by Naga Kings were found at the Neermuga Pillaiyar Temple at Vantharumoolai, Batticaloa. A well, constructed with granite columns and a cobra...

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...

Monument of Tamil Intellectual History, Professor K.Sivathamby’s 4th Death Anniversary today

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Professor Karthigesu Sivathamby (May 10, 1932 – July 6, 2011) born in Karaveddy, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Well versed in Tamil, English, and Sinhala, Professor Sivathamby started as a teacher, went...

Metal castings of Nagas found in Batticaloa

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By Professor Dr. S. Pathmanathan In a school exhibition held in Batticaloa district some antique metal articles were displayed. Finding some letters in these artefacts, our friend, Selvanayagam...

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...

700 years old Tamil stone Inscription found Maraiyadithakulam in Vanni

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A stone inscription had been found in Puliyankula in Marayadithakulam kulam in Vanni, by a team of Archaeologists led by Professor P.Pusparatnam of the Faculty of Archeology of the University of...

Archeological Remains points at more than 8 Naga ruling houses in Batticaloa

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It had been revealed by the ancient plates discovered in several areas of Batticaloa District, that not less than 8 Naga ruling houses of Nagas existed around 2nd Century BC, said Prof.K.Pathmanapan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eelam Liberation Struggle: Sathiyaseelan Recalls – 01

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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...

New Archaeological Evidence

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By P. Pushparatnam Recent archaeological findings underscore the fact that the traditional history of the Sri Lankan Tamils should be reviewed. I consider that these archaeological findings and the...