I Stand By What I Write!

26th May 2014 // 0 Comments

by S. V. Kirubaharan( May 25, 2014, Paris, Sri Lanka Guardian) Soon after a resolution was successfully passed on Sri Lanka in the 25th session of the Human Rights Council – HRC, I wrote an article in April, titled, “Successful Resolution And Sabotage By Tamil Stooges!” In a website, there were 63 responses. Some of these were by people with such names as “KnowYourGamesKirubh ; buggeroff ; FOFF ; dieyouasspora,” etc. Beyond doubt all these and many other comments were written by an individual who lives in Columbus-land. This person is non-grata among the diaspora and writes nasty remarks with bogus names, especially when the author is known to him. He suffers from an inferiority complex, jealousy and guilt and is a disgrace to Tamils. […]

Mody is a Mere Mortal-Do not Expect an Indira in India soon

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Dr C P Thiagarajah The Indians in general and the world Tamils in specific expect an immediate appearance in India of a strong personality such as Indra Gandhi, a David Cameron or a Candian PM Stephen Harper after Mr Modi won the Lok Saba election on an anti-Sonia-Rahul (revulsion) wave. Prime Minister Modi will need time to even reach the stature of Madame Jayalalitha Jeyaram the Tamil chief minister of Tamil Nadu. She dwarfed the Modi wave in the last election by her tsunami victory for her ADMK party in Tamil Nadu.She won thirty four out of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, a record. This she did by her strong conviction and devotion to the preservation of human rights of Tamils in Tamil […]

Assets of 424 persons, 16 Tamil Organisations to be frozen

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

The Government has issued an order to freeze all funds, other financial assets and economic resources of persons, groups and entities designated and listed in March on suspicion of terrorist financing. The 39-page list was promulgated in terms of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSRC) 1373 and contains the names of 424 persons and 16 entities, nearly all of them Tamil. The Government claims they are responsible for the continued financing of terrorism. The latest gazette was issued on Thursday under the signature of Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Competent Authority for the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1373. It gives effect to a freeze on “all funds, other financial assets and economic resources belonging to or owned or held by any natural or legal person, group […]

There Needs To Be Political Will – Erik Solheim

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Easwaran Rutnam The Norwegian Government played a key role in mediating between the Government and the LTTE during the war, including under the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government. However as soon as the LTTE was defeated the Norwegians were accused by many within the Government of playing into the hands of the LTTE and being biased towards the rebels. The man who took center stage as Norwegian mediator is former Minister Erik Solheim. Yet active on expressing his views on Sri Lanka, Solheim told The Sunday Leader, he is still fully convinced the peace process could have succeeded. Here are excerpts from the interview: Q: Sri Lanka is this week celebrating five years since the end of the war. As a former mediator in the Sri […]

”No” to cheating President Rajapakshas invitation by the Tamil Chief Minister.

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

President Rajapaksha was trying to make a false impression to the international community that the Northern PC and the Central Government had a strong relationship by taking the Tamil Chief Minister of Northern Province with him to India. By doing so he was trying to hide the continues racist policies taken by his government on the minority Tamils since the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians by his Army. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran turned down the invitation extended to him by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join him as part of the Sri Lankan delegation to the swearing-in ceremony of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “acceptance would indicate that there exists a strong co-operative spirit between the Centre and the Province, when in fact, […]

Losing The Peace

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Functioning Of N&E Provincial Councils Although on paper the same powers are devolved to all Provincial Councils those in the former North-East Provincial Council and the present Northern Provincial Council have been stultified in their functioning by the manner in which the Governors of these two provinces have used their powers with respect to these two Provincial Councils (the former North-East and later Eastern Provincial Council) and the Northern Provincial Council. Unlike the manner in which the Governors have functioned in the South where they have played a largely passive role and allowed the Chief Ministers and the Councils to function as per their initiative, the Governors in the former North Eastern Provincial Council and later in the Eastern and the Northern Provincial Councils have stymied the legislative […]

Sri Lanka cannot mislead India under Narendra Modi like they did with Manmohan Singh

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Sri Lanka would no longer be able to mislead India under Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi like it had done with the previous Congress-led UPA government, the country’s main opposition party has said. Tissa Attanayake, the general secretary of the United National Party (UNP) told a gathering in the central district of Kandy on Saturday that the era of duping India had ended with BJP leader Modi’s victory. “Sri Lanka had incredibly misled Dr Manmohan Singh’s government. It has now ended. Mr Modi is a forceful leader who has built his own power base,” Attanayake said. The UNP bigwig said Sri Lanka’s failure to keep promises made to the Congress government was a main reason why Indo-Lanka relations had soured during the UPA government in Delhi. […]

Wimal opposes South African mediation because they won’t be able to cheat the Tamils again.

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Government Minister and National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa known to be an well known racist has strongly opposed South African mediation in Sri Lanka. He has opposed any rights to the minority in Sri Lanka and opposes the full implementation (13th amendment) of the constitution of the country. Weerawansa says having South Africa mediate in Sri Lanka would leave room for the internationalization of what he says should remain a domestic issue. He opposed holding of election in the North and implementation of the 13th amendment of the constitution of the country.  The president Rajapaksha in April 2009 promised the world leaders that he will implement more than the 13th amendment of the constitution( famous 13+ lie of Rajapaksha)  if he is allowed to kill the LTTE. […]

Modi and Mahinda: the twain will meet tomorrow

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Modi by Rajan Philips It was not Prime Minister Modi’s idea to invite his South Asian counterparts to grace his swearing in tomorrow in New Delhi. It was not even an idea that started in India’s External Affairs Ministry. Apparently it began as a public image idea in a think tank discussion involving retired Indian diplomats and government officials. They ran it by the new PM and after a brief chat on the phone Mr. Modi okayed the idea. It is a great idea for public optics, but its politics may not have been thought through. The two controversial invitees are Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. There is no one in India who is opposed to Mr. Sharif visiting […]

‘Jaffna Economy Lacks Progress’

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Functioning Of N&E Provincial Councils Although five years have passed since the end of the civil war, there appears to be no change or improvement in the economic development of Jaffna. President of the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce R. Jeyasegaram says that conducting business in Jaffna is not easy. “The businessmen undergo poor turnover in their business and struggling to pay the interest to the financial institutions from where they borrowed loans for expanding business establishment,” said Jeyasegaram. The founder of the Jaffna Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agribusiness, Selva Jathusan said that doing business in Jaffna is very difficult, and one of the reasons was that, “They have however received unexpected trading competition created by south traders in Jaffna, which is hindering the […]

Tamil students in Delhi chant anti-Rajapaksa slogans

25th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Tamil students in Delhi chant anti-Rajapaksa slogans to dissuade him from attending Modi’s swearing-in A Tamil students group called Delhi Tamil Youth Forum staged a protest in the streets of Delhi today to register their anger against the incoming Government’s decision to extend invitation to Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa who is accused of war crime. Sri Lankan Army killed more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009 as per UN.  President Mahinda Rajapaksha’s Army killed more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrenders with White Flag after UN officials negotiated the surrender with Sri Lankan government. This killing has made the world loose the trust in UN negociations in future with any conflicting governments as NO action has been taken by […]

”President’s Rule in Tamil Nadu” says Mad dog Subrasanian Swamy

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

A simmering political row in Tamil Nadu over the invitation sent to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony intensified on Thursday, with Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa describing the move as “ill-advised”. Meanwhile, the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) said the move could have been avoided. The invitation has been sent to Rajapaksa and other leaders of the seven nations that belong to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). “It is with a deep sense of anguish that we point this out to the new government to be formed at the centre,” said Jayalalithaa, chief of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), in a press statement. “Particularly, with regard to the relationship of the new […]

Mahinda’s friends Swamy To Hold Finance, Sushma To Get Defence

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

The current speculations of Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, according to sources close to the BJP revealed that the party’s senior leaders Subramanian Swamy and Sushma Swaraj may get Finance and Defence ministries, respectively. According to the sources, BJP president Rajnath Singh is likely to replace outgoing Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde while the party veteran LK Advani may be appointed as the NDA convenor. Moreover, Murli Manohar Joshi may become Speaker of the Lower House. “The party may announce Arun Jaitley’s name for Ministry of External Affairs and Venkaiah Naidu’s for Railways. Besides this, Chandni Chowk MP Dr Harsh Vardhan is being considered for the post of Health Minister,” said a BJP leader. The BJP’s ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan may head Petroleum and […]

Jayalalithaa to boycott PM swearing-in over ‘ill-advised’ invitation to Rajapaksa

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

Jaya, Vaiko, DMK oppose invitation to Lankan President Rajapaksa Vaiko meets Narendra Modi, says Mahinda Rajapaksa should not be invited Karunanidhi, Ramadoss opposes invite to Rajapaksa Jayalalithaa to boycott PM swearing-in over ‘ill-advised’ invitation to Rajapaksa Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa will boycott the swearing-in event of India’s new Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 26 May, over the issue of invitation to Mahinda Rajapaksa, latest news reports said on Friday, citing AIADMK party sources. Earlier, Ms. Jayalalithaa described the invitation to genocide-accused Rajapaksa as “ill-advised” and as “rubbing salt into the wounds.” Modi’s camouflage in inviting SAARC heads of governments is impelled by his priority to Pakistan and Muslim factor, and the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s immediate response to come shows the US […]

‘We are mindful of rights of Tamils’

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

Facing criticism from allies, the BJP on Thursday backed the party’s decision to invite Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister scheduled for May 26. Addressing reporters here, BJP State president Pon. Radhakrishnan said the decision could not be compared with the UPA’s invites to Mr. Rajapaksa in the past. While taking the decision, the BJP was mindful of the rights of the Sri Lankan Tamils. “The knife in the hands of a killer is not the same as the one in the hands of a doctor. The BJP’s decision is like the latter. It is to heal.” The invitation was not extended exclusively to Mr. Rajapaksa; all SAARC heads of state were invited for the function. “Inviting […]

Which way Modified India?

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi is a conundrum.  So it seems for the time being. From his alleged role in the massacre of Muslims in the 2001 Gujarat communal riots to his invitation to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff to attend his inauguration on Monday, analysts search for answers. How will he drive the economy? What will be his foreign policy? Will India’s Muslims be safe?One thing is certain. Modi will do what he thinks is right for India. If he sees peace with Pakistan is a way to enhance India’s status as an economic powerhouse in the world, then he will pursue a policy of reconciliation and cooperation.  This applies to India’s other neighbours, with which India has troubled relationships. They include Bangladesh, China, […]

Tamil PM Rejects Rajapaksha Invitation to fool PM Modi!

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

North CM to consult NPC on invite Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran is to consult the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) before deciding on the invitation extended to him to accompany President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) sources said. The invite was extended by the President today, the President’s office said. The President was invited by Indian Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Monday. President Rajapaksa’s attendance was formally confirmed yesterday (May 22) through diplomatic channels and also via the President’s official Twitter account (@PresRajapaksa) this morning: “Thank you for the invitation to attend your swearing-in ceremony. I look forward to being there.” The President was one of the first world leaders to call Modi to […]

Under the name of Terrorists, Tamils are Terrorised by Army!

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

”There was a security operation in the north but we did not surround a temple or any location or raid any newspaper” Military and MOD spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya. BUT THE TRUTH…………….  SL military ridicules Mu’l’ivaaykkaal observance even in temples Tamil media and political parties were targeted on the morning of May 18, as heavily armed troops surrounded the offices of Uthayan, Thinakkural newspapers, the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Attempts by mourners to say prayers for the dead within temples were also stopped, as armed troops surrounded Nallur and Keerimalai temples, blocking off access to Tamils. Earlier in the week the military banned all temple events and public gatherings to commemorate the dead, stating that no bells should toll on May 17 and 18. The University of Jaffna was ordered shut earlier […]

Man in critical condition after attack in Rayners Lane Barber shop.

22nd May 2014 // 0 Comments

Man in critical condition after attack in Rayners Lane The man in his 50s was attacked in the Raja Salon, in Village Way East, Rayners Lane. A man is in a critical condition after an attack in a barber shop. Police have made an arrest in connection with a serious assault which left a man with severe facial injuries. The 57-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with the attack at the Raja Salon in Village Way East, in Rayners Lane, on Monday. The victim, a man aged 50, was found with serious facial injuries that police believe were inflicted with a knife. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a non-life-threatening condition. Police are appealing for […]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have given various assurances to India from time to time, over the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. Such promises have now disappeared into thin air

22nd May 2014 // 0 Comments

  With BJP Leader Narendra Modi being elevated to the position of Prime Minister in India, a new era has dawned in Indian politics.Narendra Modi, a leader who comes from the grassroots level, does not belong to the elitist circle of Indian politicians. He very much represents the ‘common man’ of India who forms the large majority of the country’s population. He did not have a powerful family behind him nor did he cash in on any sort of dynasty or lineage. He began his political career as a young activist and travelled the hard path in politics over decades. Being elevated to the helm of the world’s largest democracy is undoubtedly the culmination of his long and arduous political career.Any regime change in India […]

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