29th September 2014

NO Tamil person is ‘Missing Persons’, All are Dead (We killed them all!)

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Relatives Oppose The Issuing Of Death Certificates For Missing Persons Relatives of the Tamil’s who had disappeared during the years of the war are offered Goats by the government who wants to revoke the decision to issue death certificated and pay compensation for the missing persons. A mother who accuse the Army of  They have stated this to the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding Missing Persons when it had called for witnesses at Mulankavil Maha Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi on Saturday. The Commission convened at Mulankavil on Saturday and today and will convene at Poonakary Divisional Secretariat on September 29 and 30. It is scheduled to call witnesses on 250 missing persons in the region. The government had decided to issue death certificates for […]

Scots Have Voted! When Will Eelam Tamils Vote!!

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By Rajasingham Jayadevan – The conduct and the outcome of the Scottish referendum for a separate state of Scotland has taught us many lessons. Beyond the outcome, peaceful campaign and management of the referendum are far reaching and is a lesson to be learnt by the pseudo democracies world over. It is the will of the British parliament to accommodate a peaceful referendum for secession that must praised. The process was handled with mature sense throughout which is praiseworthy. There was no anti-Scot hate feelings let lose in the media or in the campaign. There was no police baton beating, not a bullet or tear gas being fired, there was no white vans or kidnaps or any form of physical violence. Instead all these were translated into responsible political […]

Fear of LTTE regrouping unfounded and untrue

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Nothing wrong in TNA having close links with Tamil Diasporaby Sulochana Ramiah MohanBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Global Convener of Overseas Affairs, Vijay Jolly, who is also a member of the BJP Executive Committee, says although India has committed US$ 1.6 billion as development assistance to Sri Lanka, following the end of the war, they are not satisfied with the progress. “The absence of confidence between the government and the people needs to be rectified on an urgency basis,” he told Ceylon Today in an exclusive interview.Excerpts of the interview:Q:Many say India’s foreign policy, of PM Modi’s government, especially with Sri Lanka, is like ‘Old wine in a new bottle’. How will you defend this statement?A: No, this is not true. Foreign Policy of India, under […]

A day of frugal meals and visits by party faithful

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For AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa, who is known to be an early riser, Sunday at the Parappana Agrahara prison was no different. For AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa, who is known to be an early riser, Sunday at the Parappana Agrahara prison was no different. Her first full day in jail began as early as 5.30 am. Prison officials told The Hinduthat the three-time Chief Minister asked the authorities for five newspapers — three Tamil and two English. This was followed by her request to take a walk on the premises, which was allowed. Sources said she refused prison breakfast. Idlis and vadas were brought from outside for her. This is allowed at the discretion of the jail superintendent under the prison manual, sources said. Hectic activity […]

What Jayalalithaa’s Sentence Means for Tamil Nadu

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(Siddharth Varadarajan is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University) ‘The king rules the world and justice rules the king’ – Tirukkural By finding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa guilty of corruption and sending her to prison for four years, a special court in Bangalore has created a political vacuum in Tamil Nadu that will not be quickly or easily filled. The conviction means Jayalalithaa must immediately resign as Chief Minister and as Member of the Legislative Assembly. She will appeal her conviction, no doubt, and perhaps even get a stay on her sentence. But so long as the courts do not stay the conviction itself – as was the case with the former BJP MP […]

High Commissioner Nonis Quits After Assault By MP Sajin Vaas

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Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom, Chris Nonis has resigned after he was assaulted mercilessly by Sajin Vass Gunawardena, the Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs at a house in New York. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who returned to Colombo from New York, after attending the UN has ordered the state and private media to blackout the news and not report anything on this matter. He personally spoke to everyone concerned. The incident took place at the house of Dilan Ariyawansa, who is now Director of Sri Lankan Airlines in New York. He has thrown a dinner for many members of Rajapaksa’s team taking part in UN General Assembly. Ariyawansa was originally sent to New York as an employee-manager of Sri Lanka Travel Inc. in 2000 by […]