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Category: Politics and Diplomacy

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TNA MPs are being sold to UNP: Shocking information revealed on MPs involved in personalized individual deals

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-Sathurvethi At the beginning of this week, there was a meeting held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Chief Ministers of all the provinces. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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?

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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...

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...

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...

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...