Archive for November, 2012

On the evening of the November 27 at 06:07 PM (local time), flames were lit in commemoration of Maaveerar Naal 2012 (Martyrs’ Day 2012). It was initiated by the Tamil students from the Jaffna University. Pre-deployed Sri Lankan troops forcibly entered into the Ladies’ Hostel and attacked the students and   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

“There would be prompt replacement of every dead LTTE cadre or leader as long as the idea of Eelam remained,” Brigadier (retd) Ravi Palsokar quotes Lt Gen AS Kalkat, who commandeered the IPKF in Sri Lanka as having said, in ‘Ours Not to Reason Why’. Pune-based Palsokar, who raises questions   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Teachers and workers of the University of Jaffna staged a peaceful protest against Sri Lankan police and Army today to strongly condemn the action against Tamils, when they attacked University students two days ago. The demonstration held from 11.00am saw teachers holding placards in front of the University gates. The   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A visiting UN delegation visited the final battle zone in Mullivaikal, where Sri Lankan forces massacred more than 140,000 Tamil civilians yesterday and had discussions with families resettled in the area. Senior Political Affairs Officer in the Department of Political affairs at the UN, Hitoki Den, who is in Sri   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian Authority bid to upgrade its status to a “non-member observer state.” The Palestinians sought the upgrade, despite stiff opposition and possible negative repercussions from Israel and the United States. One hundred thirty-eight countries voted in favor of elevating the Palestinian Authority’s   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The protest was held in Peratheniya University, Kandy on Thursday against the Sri Lankan military attacks on Jaffna University Tamils students on Wednesday. Sri Lankan police and military personnel attack Jaffna University students who stage a peaceful demonstration against SL military intervention in the observation of Tamil Memorial Day. Scores   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

An officer in the Sri Lanka Army, who fled to Canada and claimed he was ordered to plant explosives at the home of an outspoken opposition politician, is raising new questions about military abuses committed during the island nation’s long civil war. Captain Ravindra Watudura Bandanage, 38, deserted after flying   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” — Isaac Asimov (American author and Professor of Biochemistry – 4 October 1919 to 6 April 1992) Two years ago Mr Subramaniam Sivanayagam known as ‘Iyah’, editor of “Hot Spring”, “Tamil Nation” and “Saturday Review”, passed away. Mr Sivanayagam   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

On 27 November, Reporters Without Borders will launch a website called WeFightCensorship (WeFC) on which it will post content that has been censored or banned or has given rise to reprisals against its creator. This original website’s aim is to make censorship obsolete. It is an unprecedented initiative that will   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

November 27th is the Tamil Eelam Liberation Tigers’ Heros Day on which day people offer their commemoration to the demised  warriors.    It is customary for people to pay their respect to the deceased on such days. This salutation offered to their blood brothers, relations and parents has been mercilessly suppressed   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]