SL military assassinated 3 ex-LTTE members after deception, entrapment

[Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 13:26 GMT]
After getting the family members of the three slain ex-LTTE members in Nedungkea'ni to identify the victims, the Sri Lankan authorities have refused to hand over their dead bodies to the families to conduct a decent funeral. The family members who were allowed to identify the said the victims were shot in close range. Meanwhile, reliable sources in Vanni and Jaffna told TamilNet that they were not slain in a clash as the SL military has claimed, but caught in advance. It is believed that a Tamil person, who was working as the SL military intelligence officer at Kokkaavil camp in Vanni, was also slain in the sting operation. His identity is yet to be confirmed. The operation has been headed by an under cover operative now working for Sri Lankan military intelligence. He is known as Kalaiyan, an informed source told TamilNet Thursday. Full story >>
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Genocidal Sri Lanka schemes corporate Sinhalicisation choking Jaffna and Vanni

[Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 23:30 GMT]
While the occupying Sri Lankan military has been constructing hotels and resorts along the coastal strips of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils from Ampaa’rai to Puththa’lam for military run affairs, a systematic corporate programme of coastal land grab is being schemed by Colombo’s ministries under the direct supervision by SL presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, the minister of ‘Economic Development’ and Namal Rajapaksa, the son of SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The latest design is to choke Jaffna by turning the narrow strip of Chu’ndikku’lam sandbar, which links the peninsula with Vanni mainland, into a Sinhala colony with new resorts, prawn farming industry and state of the art houses to tolerate any disaster with the guarantee from the SL disaster management ministry with the backing of occupying SL military. Full story >>

Terror squad assaults Tamil journalist in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna

[Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 23:43 GMT]
Selvasivan Sivagnanam
A squad, believed to be operated by the Sri Lankan military intelligence on Monday evening chased and attacked 29-year-old Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a leading journalist in Vadamaraadchi. When the journalist attempted to escape from the squad, the attackers chased him on foot and assaulted him causing severe internal injuries to his head. The squad also broke one of his legs. The brutal assault comes just one week after the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo had obtained his motorbike registration number, identity card number and cell phone details through Nelliyadi police in Jaffna. Full story >>

SL military threatens former LTTE members, civilians from Batticaloa

[Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 14:38 GMT]
The occupying Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives have detained 3 Eezham Tamils from Batticaloa district in recent days. A couple and their kids living in Vavuniyaa were detained by the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division, interrogated at Vavuniyaa TID office and later transferred to Boossa detention in Colombo. The arrest was made in Vavuniyaa on 06 April. Both, the husband and wife were former LTTE members in Batticaloa who had left the movement before the defection of Karuna. They were arrested in Vavuniyaa where they were employed. Their three children have been handed over to the grand parents in Aayithiya-malai, news sources in Batticaloa said. Full story >>

Colombo stages smokescreen operations to divert global focus on crimes: TNA councillor

[Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 18:26 GMT]
The so-called revival or regrouping of the LTTE and the arrests made during the sessions in Geneva, targeting of rights activists, and now claiming the episode over by killing three alleged ex LTTE members under suspicious circumstances, looks like a political smokescreen operation carefully managed by the Sri Lankan military intelligence, blames TNA councillor and former parliamentarian M.K. Shivajilingam. The reaction comes after the Sri Lankan military claimed that it had slain three LTTE members who were re-organising the movement. The killings seem to have taken place in Nedungkea’ni in Mulaiththeevu district. But, the dead bodies were taken to Sinhala colony Padaviya division in Anuradhapura district. No independent journalists have been allowed to witness the episode or those slain at the claimed site where the cordon and search operation had taken place, he said. Full story >>

Colombo’s Gazette confirms colonial rule over Tamils

[Wed, 09 Apr 2014, 22:54 GMT]
Apart from its atrocious content, the Tamil version of genocidal Sri Lanka’s extraordinary Gazette declaration, dated 21 March and signed by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa itself is an evidence for the State’s non-rightful rule over Eezham Tamils and their territory in the island. If a State doesn’t know how to properly spell the names of places it claims as ‘integral’ parts of its country, that only shows an alien rule and questions the very right of the State to rule over that territory, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island, citing the way many of the Tamil villages and places in the island are notified in the Gazette that individually lists out around 400 Tamils in the diaspora as ‘threats’ to its genocidal and colonial rule. Full story >>

Alarming trend of ‘hostage taking’ by Colombo’s TID investigators: Lawyers

[Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 09:54 GMT]
The military intelligence of occupying Colombo is keeping the family members of alleged suspects as hostages in detention camps irrespective of their age, gender and irrespective of any connection to those the military claims as suspects involved in the revival of the armed struggle, Colombo-based lawyers representing the victims said in a note sent to human rights defenders. The lawyers described the trend as alarming. Not only the freedom of movement, but also the freedom of having visitors in their residences is seriously affected in Mullaiththeevu and Ki’linochchi districts in particular, the lawyers said. Full story >>

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SL land grab of Tamil-owned property continues in East

[Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 00:07 GMT]
Building of new military camps and command centers, and forced, illegal acquisition of Tamil-owned lands, continue unabated in the Amapaa'rai district after the conclusion of the war in 2009, T. Kalaiyarasan, an elected member of the Eastern Province Municipal Council, said this week, commenting on the Colombo-directed policy of land-grab of ancestral land belonging to Tamils by Sri Lanka military, sources in the East said. Kalaiyarasan also noted that Colombo, while ignoring the plight of Tamil people affected by war, appeared to be pursuing with single-minded determination in stealing Tamil-owned lands in different districts of Tamil homeland, including the East. Full story >>

Genocidal military deceives Tamil students in Jaffna, Vanni

[Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 13:47 GMT]
The occupying Sri Lankan military is waging a targeted campaign in Jaffna and Vanni to deceive and recruit Tamil youth between 18 and 22 years to substandard assignments within the genocidal military. The SL military has been collecting the lists of students who didn’t succeed in their GCE (O/L) exams and is engaged in a targeted campaign, promising driver and data-entry jobs for 30,000 rupees a month. At some places Tamil schoolteachers are being forced to ‘encourage’ the students to enlist themselves in the military. The SL military officers coming from Palaali military base have been allowed into schools in uniform to conduct propaganda meetings. Full story >>

Badurdeen squad threatens Tamil newspaper editor in Mannaar

[Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 23:15 GMT]
A squad led by UPFA provincial councillor from Mannaar Rifghan Badurdeen, who is the brother of controversial SL minister Rishard Badurdeen, entered the office of the ‘Puthiyavan’ newspaper in Mannaar on Thursday and issued death threat to its editor SV Sivakaran, who is also the leader of the youth wing of the Ilankai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK). The squad, led by Rifghan Badurdeen also threatened to curb the distribution of the newspaper and to set fire to the office, which is situated at Chinnak-kadai on Mannaar main road, the editor of the paper said. Full story >>

Namal Rajapaksa’s Mullaiththeevu operative detained on human trafficking allegation

[Wed, 09 Apr 2014, 21:47 GMT]
A key operative of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling UPFA and two of his close associates have been arrested in Mullaiththeevu by the SL police on 05 April following reports from Australia that they were operating a human trafficking agency. The UPFA operative, who is a close confidante of Namal Rajapaksa, was identified as 45-year-old Arul Jenyberd, who lost in the NPC elections on UPFA ticket. In the meantime, the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has arrested a group of fishermen on the following day at Polika’ndi in Point Pedro on allegations that they had bought a boat from money obtained from overseas, in an attempt to project them as having ‘LTTE’ connections. More than 50 people have been arrested within the last 5 weeks on various allegations by the TID. Full story >>

 

Flashback:
2000:
2000 Apr 18 17:36      LTTE launches fresh offensive in Jaffna
2000 Apr 18 14:33      Forty Tamils arrested in Udappu
2000 Apr 18 13:57      Ranil to brief Indian PM
2000 Apr 18 03:14      Hindu orphanage in security zone robbed
1999:
1999 Apr 18 14:54      News in Brief:
1999 Apr 18 10:53      Batticaloa widows given empowerment training
1999 Apr 18 10:42      Red Cross concerned at children's plight
1998:
1998 Apr 18 23:59      Ex-EPDP cadre disappears
1998 Apr 18 23:59      Tiger impostors caught
1998 Apr 18 23:59      Search Operation in Jaffna
1998 Apr 18 23:59      Gen. Ratwatte visits Trincomalee
1998 Apr 18 23:59      Open verdict on mysterious death
Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
-Antoine Rivarol
1753-1801, French Journalist, Epigrammatist

 

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[27.11.13]
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[28.10.13]
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