External Development cannot Substitute the Settling of the Basic Unresolved Issues
The Chairman of Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Jaffna, Fr. S.V.B Mangalarajah, has written a detailed letter on Friday to the permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See in Colombo, Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Spiteri, elucidating the structural genocide being carried out by occupying Sri Lanka on the country of Eezham Tamils. The letter comes following the move by the Colombo's colonial regime handing over a report to the Apostolic Nuncio, detailing the so-called development activities carried out in North and East. The JPC Chairman was categoric in his letter that external ‘development’ cannot substitute the settling of the political solution and urged the Vatican to exert political pressure on Sri Lanka to put forward a political solution framework. The detailed letter summarises the genocidal programme of the Sri Lankan State under 10 topics.
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'World failed Eezham Tamils'
[ Thursday, 15 November 2012, 04:25.21 PM | Media Hause ]
With the much delayed report authored by U.K.'s Charles Petrie on the review of UN inaction during the 2009 Mu'l'livaaykkaal massacre due to be released to the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon tomorrow, UN Dispatch, a website that covers the U.N., chronicles the "massive and system wide failure to prevent the slaughter of an estimated 40,000 ethnic Tamils in five short months in the winter and spring of 2009," and says, like what the UN has done, "[a]nti-genocide constituencies around the world ought to also undertake the same hard-hitting self examination" on the failure to first prevent, and later the failure to expose the mass atrocity against Eezham Tamils.
No mention of Nambiar in UN report: ICP
[ Thursday, 15 November 2012, 04:21.18 PM | Tamilnet ]
“It is not at all clear that this long delayed Petrie report represents any more serious approach by Ban's UN on the ongoing issues in Sri Lanka,” opined Inner City Press (ICP) on Wednesday after the UN released the Petrie report in which portions were blacked-out or redacted. The ICP said it did a fast word search and found that while the name of John Holmes – who defended his and the UN's actions on Tuesday – appeared in the report, UN envoy Vijay Nambiar did not.
LTTE Ex-Chief KP:
Selvarasah Pathmanathan Moves from Colombo to the House of Thamilchelvan in Kilinochchi
[ Friday, 09 November 2012, 09:44.42 AM | Media Hause ]
Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias “KP” who is under the protective custody of the Sri Lankan Government has been relocated from Colombo to Kilinochchi last week by the authorities.
'You know, it is those who are prepared to give their lives that they hunt. ':
Tamil nationalist political organiser assassinated in France
[ Friday, 09 November 2012, 07:43.10 AM | infotamil ]
Nadarajah Mathinthiran alias Parithi, an ex-LTTE commander who had left the movement in the early 90's and later coordinated Tamil organisational political activities in France since 2003, has been assassinated Thursday evening outside the office of the Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC) in Paris, news sources in France said. People close to the 50-year-old organiser, who was also known as Reagon, blamed the Sri Lankan military establishment for the assassination. “This seems to be a psyop assassination serving the agenda of the Sri Lankan state targeting the political mobilisation of the Tamil diaspora,” Mr Pradeep, an independent political activist based in Paris told TamilNet. The French Police is investigating the killing.
Tamil Nadu writer:
‘Independent civil society activism best tribute to Thamilchelvan’
[ Thursday, 08 November 2012, 05:23.15 PM | Media Hause ]
Arguing that Sri Lanka’s genocidal war on the Eezham Tamils and the protracted genocide post-2009 was possible only due to the system of global injustice, Tamil Nadu based writer, poet and civil society activist Meena Kandasamy urged the Eezham Tamils in the island, the people of Tamil Nadu, the Tamil diaspora and other solidarity groups to form a ‘global civil society’ so as to politically and ideologically counter the designs of the establishments, in a commentary sent to TamilNet. Writing on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the assassination of S.P. Thamilchelvan, Ms. Kandasamy opines that such activism would be the best tribute to the legacy of the late political leader of the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam.
ICE justice means rewarding people connected to genocidal war
[ Thursday, 08 November 2012, 05:18.00 PM | Tamilnet ]
Rajapaksa regime this week has approved new diplomatic appointments to generals conducted the genocidal war in the island. Conspicuously, they will be representing the regime in a new set of Establishments. People are usually named for such assignments not without prior consent by the concerned countries. Sri Lanka’s Major Generals, Shavendra Silva, Jagath Alwis and Kamal Gunaratne are named to go as Deputy Ambassadors respectively to South Africa, Israel and Brazil, media reports from Colombo said. Earlier the UN, some Western countries, Japan and Australia have received war-crimes-accused SL generals as diplomats.
Sri Lanka must be investigated for crime of genocide: London conference (Adds Resolutions)
[ Thursday, 08 November 2012, 05:10.44 PM | Tamilnet ]
The global conference organized by British Tamils’ Forum (BTF) and All Party Parliamentary Groups for Tamils (APPGT), involving participation of civil society activists and politicians from the island and Tamil Nadu, diaspora groups, and British parliamentarians, on Wednesday called for an independent international investigation on the complete conduct of the Sri Lankan state against the Tamil nation, specifically calling for an investigation on the allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the GoSL on the Tamil people. The proposed resolution also urged the global civil society and leaders of the IC to stop decimation of the Tamil nation by the Sri Lankan state.
Rehabilitation of Sri Lankan War Victims by NGOs - Why they should co-ordinate by M.C.M. Iqbal
[ Friday, 12 October 2012, 04:40.37 PM | Media Hause ]
Since the war ended in Sri Lanka in May, 2009, the wave of sympathy for the victims of the war resulted in philanthropists, members of the Sri Lankan diaspora, individual well wishers and funding organizations providing prospective INGOs, local NGOs and charities with the resources needed to expeditiously help the war victims to resume their normal life as quickly as possible. The war had resulted in the loss of a large number of breadwinners leaving behind thousands of disabled men and women, and, widows and orphaned children. The infrastructure in the conflict zone had been reduced to ruins.
“If you tell anyone, we will kill you and your husband”
[ Friday, 12 October 2012, 04:33.30 PM | Media Hause ]
Frances Harrison, author of Still Counting the Dead, explains how Sri Lankan refugee women are living in fear. All I had was an address in East London. The interview was set up by a series of lawyers and priests and I still don’t know the woman’s real name. We sat in a tiny back room of a terraced house and she told me, a complete stranger, the story that she’d never told her mother or husband. Then, understandably, she never wanted to see me again.
Analyst - Eelam-e-News:
Erik needs to stop cheating Tamils
[ Friday, 12 October 2012, 04:26.31 PM | Media Hause ]
Former Norwegian minister Erik Solheim tried to sell stories that the LTTE leadership was responsible for the Mu’l’livaaykkaal massacre at the book launch event of Frances Harrison’s ‘Still Counting the Dead’ at London on Friday, solidarity activists and members from Eezham Tamil diaspora in the audience criticized his role as a failed peace-broker and the unjust role of the UN and the International Community of Establishments in leading to the genocidal massacre of the Eezham Tamils in May 2009.
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