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jkpo; mwpTg; Nghl;b 2006

 

jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk; nghq;fy; Gj;jhz;L tpohit Kd;dpl;L jkpo; mwpTg; Nghl;b 2006 ma; elj;JfpwJ. ,g;Nghl;bahdJ Nkw;gpupT> eLg;gpupT  fPo;g;gpupT> koiyaH gpupT vd 4 gpupTfshf eilngWk;. xt;nthU gpuptpYk; Kjy; ,lq;fisg; ngWgtHfSf;Fj; jq;fg; gjf;fk; guprhf toq;fg;gLk;. Nghl;bapy; 75 tpOf;fhL kjpg;ngz;fSf;F Nkw;ngWk; midtUf;Fk; rhd;wpjo; toq;fg;gLk;. Nghl;b eilngWk; ehs;> Neuk;> ,lk; Nghl;bahsUf;Fg; gpd;G mwpaj;jug;gLk;. ,g;Nghl;bf;fhd tpz;zg;g KbT ehs; 31-12-2006 MFk;. Kof;fk; fpoik Vl;by; tpdhf;fisg; gbj;Jf; nfhs;syhk;. 

 

Nghl;b newpKiwfs;

 

Nkw;gpupT khztH (87-90 Mz;Lfspy; gpwe;NjhH) ,jpYs;s midj;J tpdhf;fisAk; gbj;jpUf;f Ntz;Lk;. ,tw;wpypUe;J 100 tpdhf;fSf;F tpil vOj Ntz;Lk;. eLg;gpupT khztH (91-93 Mz;Lfspy; gpwe;NjhH) Kjy; 100 tpdhf;fisAk; gbj;jpUf;f Ntz;Lk;. ,tw;wpypUe;J 75 tpdhf;fSf;F tpil vOjNtz;Lk;. fPo;g;gpupT khztHfSf;F (94-96 Mz;Lfspy; gpwe;NjhH) Kjy; 75 tpdhf;fisg; gbj;jpUf;f Ntz;Lk;. ,tw;wpypUe;J 50 tpdhf;fSf;F tpil vOjNtz;Lk;. koiyaH gpupT khztHfSf;F (97-99 Mz;Lfspy; gpwe;NjhH) Kjy; 50 tpdhf;fisg; gbj;jpUf;f Ntz;Lk;. ,tw;wpypUe;J 25 tpdhf;fSf;F tpil vOjNtz;Lk;. jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofj;jpd; KbNt ,Wjp KbthFk;

 

jkpo; mwpTg; Nghl;b 2006

tpz;zg;gg; gbtk;

ngaH ……………………………………………………….

je;ij ngaH …………………………………………………………….

gpwe;j Mz;L ………………………………………………….

Kftup ………………………………………………………….

njiy Ngrp vz; …………………………………………………

 

mDg;g Ntz;ba Kftup

 

Secretary, TCWA

2450 Lawrence Avenue East,

Units 1&2 (Kennedy/Lawrence)

Scarborough, ON M1P 2R7

 

$Ljy; jfty;;fs; Ntz;LNthH miof;f Ntz;ba njhiyNgrp vz;fs; - 416 281   1165> 416 335 9462> 416 261 9099

 

 

tpdhf;fs;

 

  1. jkpopy; vOjg;gl;l Kjy; ,yf;fz Ehy; vJ?

m/J vj;jid Mz;L goik tha;e;jJ?      

 

  1. goq;fhyj; jkpoH vOJtjw;F vjidg; gad;gLj;jpdH?  vd;d fUtpapdhy; vOjpdH?

  2. jkpo;nkhop tlnkhopiar; rhuhky; jdpahf ,aq;ff; $ba nkhop vd jdJ Ma;T %yk; epWtpa Nkw;F ehl;Lg; gd;nkhopg; GytH ahH? mtH vOjpa Ehypd; ngaH vd;d?

  3. fy;tpapy; ngupatd; vdg; Gfog;gl;l GytH ahH;?  

  4. ma;tif epyq;fs; vit? me;j epyq;fSf;F cupa G+f;fs; vit?

  5. eLfy; tzf;fk; vd;gJ ahJ?

  6. jpUf;Fwisg; GytHfs; ,d;ndhU ngaH nfhz;L mioj;jdH? me;jg; ngaH ahJ?

  7. mZitj; Jisj;J Vo;fliyg; GFj;jpf; FWfj; jwpj;j Fws; vd;W rpwg;gpj;Jg; ghba GytH ahh;?

  8. ntz;gh ghLtjpy; rpwe;j GytH vdg; ghuhl;lg;gLgtH ahH?

  9. jkpoPok;  vd;w nrhy;iy Kjd;Kjyhfg; gad;gLj;jpatH ahH?  

  10. jkpoh; cwT Kiwr; nrhw;fshd  'mk;khd;" kUkfs;” “Ngud; Mfpatw;wpd; nghUs; vd;d?

  11. jkpOf;Nf cupa rpwg;G vOj;J vJ?

  12. tlnkhop xypg;Gf;F Vw;wthW jkpo; nkhopapy; GFj;jg;gl;l fpue;j vOj;Jfs; vit?

  13. jkpoPoj; Njrpaj; jiyth; mth;fs; ngauhy; 'gpughfud; Mz;L" vd;w Mz;LKiwia mwpKfg;gLj;jpa nra;jp VL vJ?

  14. kwth; giljhd; jkpo;g; gil

    Fykhdk; xd;Wjhd; mbg;gil
     ntwpnfhs; jkpoh; Gypg;gil
     mth; nty;thh; vd;gJ ntspg;gil…….

     vdg; Gypfs; ,af;fk; njhlq;f Kd;dNu ghba jkpo;g; ghtyh; ahh;?

  1. g+l;ba ,Uk;Gf; $l;bd; fjT jpwf;fg;gl;lJ rpWj;ijNa ntspNa th..?

    vd;W jkpoiu tpopj;njOkhW ghly; vOjpa ghtyH; ahh;?

  1. %Nte;jH vd miof;fg;gl;NlhH ahH? mtHfsJ nfhb vd;d?

  1. ngUk; flw;gilia itj;jpUe;J fly; fle;J ehLfis vy;yhk; ntw;wpnfhz;L Gypf;nfhbapd; fPo; Mz;l Nrho kd;dh;fs; ahh;?

  2. Foe;ijfSf;F epiwag; ghl;nlOjpa aho;g;ghzg; GytH ngaH vd;d?   mtH gpwe;j CHg; ngaH ahJ?

  3. jkpo; neLq;fzf;fpy; cs;s (m) capH vOj;Jfs; vj;jid? (M) nka; vOj;Jfs; vj;jid? (,) capHnka; vOj;Jfs; vj;jid?

  4. jpUf;Fwisr; rpwg;gpj;Jg; ghba Ehypd; ngaH vd;d?   

  5. jpUts;StUf;F 1330 mb cauj;jpy; epWtg;gl;l rpiy vq;Nf cs;sJ?

  6. jkpopy; Kjy; Gjpdj;ij vOjpatH ngaH vd;d?  

  7. guzp vd;why; vd;d? jkpopy; vOjg;gl;l Kjy; guzpia vOjpatH ahH?

  8. jpUf;Fwisr; rpwpa tbtpy; gjpg;gpj;Jg; nghJkf;fSf;F mwpKfg;gLj;jpa ngupahH ahH?

  9. aho; Ehy; vOjpath; ahh;? aho; EhYf;F Kjy; Ehy; vJ?

  10. fPo;tUk; tlnkhopr; nrhw;fSf;F Vw;w jdpj;jkpo;r; nrhw;fis vOJf?

re;Njh\k;> gpui[> tp[ak;> Fk;ghgpN\fk;

  1. fPo;f;fz;l nrhw;fSf;F Vw;w Jha jkpo;r;nrhw;fs; vd;d?

   Ngf;fwp> uptp> NwbNah> epa+];Ngg;gh;

  1. rpe;Jf;Fj; je;ij vd;W Nghw;wg;gLk; ghtyH ahH?

  2.  “vypvd cid ,fo;e;jth; eLq;f Gypvdr; nray;nra;a Gwg;gL ntspapy;!” vd;W Koq;fpa ghtyh; ahh;?

  3. mt;itahH vOjpa 2 mw Ehy;fspd; ngaHfisj; jUf.

  4. jkpo;nkhopf;Fr; rpwg;ghf nfhLf;fg;gl;bUf;Fk; milnkhopfspy; %d;iwj; jUf.

  5. “jkpopNy NgRNtd;> jkpopNy vOJNtd;>

     rpe;jid nra;tJk; jkpopNy nra;Ntd;

     vdg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

  1. jdpj;jkpo; ,af;fj;jpd; je;ij vd miof;fg;gLk; jkpowpQupd; ngaH vd;d?

  2. Mj;jp #bapy; fhzg;gLk; fPo; tUk; ghlypd;  tupia epiwT nra;f.

(m) FzkJ …………………….

     (M) #J -----------------------------------------

     (,) mwk; nra;a …………..

  1. fPo;f;fz;ltHfsJ jkpo;g; ngaHfis vOJf.

(m) #upaehuhaz rh];jpupahH (M) tz.ng];fp (,)Rthkp Ntjhryk;

 

  1. ntw;wpNtw;if my;yJ eWe;njhif vd;w Ehiy ,aw;wpa kd;dd; ngaH  ahJ?

  2. jkpopy; cs;s XnuOj;Jr; nrhw;fs; ma;e;jpidj; jUf?

  3. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfis vOjpa ghtyH ahH?

        fg;gy; cyhtUk; flNy NgR

        cg;Gf; fhw;Nw Cjj; njhlq;F

        vq;Nf  vq;fs; jiytHfs; vd;W

        ,e;jpa muir vjpHj;J eP Nfs;

  1. gpd; tUk; ghly; mbfisg; ghbatH ahH?

ehy;tUzk; Mrpukk; Mrhuk; Kjyh

etpd;w fiyr; rupjk; vyhk; gps;is tpilahl;Nl.

  1. jkpopy; ,Ue;J Njhd;wpa nkhopfspy; ,uz;bd; ngaiuf; Fwpg;gpLf.

  2. nrhy;ypy; caHT jkpo;r; nrhy;Ny

     mjidj; njhOJ gbj;jplb ghg;gh!

   (m) ,e;jg; ghly; tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ngaH vd;d?

   (M) mtH gpwe;j CH vJ?

  1. rpyg;gjpfhuf; fijia vOjpa ,sq;Nfh mbfs; %d;W fhuzq;fSf;fhf mjid vOjpajhff; $WfpwhH. me;jf; fhuzq;fs; vit?

  2. “Njuh kd;dh! nrg;GtJ cilNad;” vd ehlhSk; kd;didg; ghHj;J    (m) tof;Fiuj;j ngz;zpd; ngaH vd;d? (M) tof;iff; Nfl;l kd;dd; ahH?

  3. jkpoHfs; Nghw;wpa cWjpg;nghUl;fs; %d;W vit? mtw;iw RUf;fkhf tpsf;fpg; ghba GytH ahH?

  4. jpUf;FwSf;F gjpd;kH ciu vOjpAs;sdH. mtHfspy; %d;W ciuahrpupaHfsJ ngaiuj; jUf.

  5. njhy;fhg;gpaH Fwpg;gpLk; murHf;Fupa rpd;dq;fs; ahit?

  6. jkpo; Nte;jHfd; Nghupy; gad;gLj;jpa ehy;tif gil vit?

  7. ,e;jg; ghlypd; mLj;j ,uz;L mbfis epiwT nra;f.

   <d;W Gwe;jUjy; vd;jiyf; flNd

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  1. eWe;njhifapy; fhzg;gLk; fPo; tUk; ghlypd;  mLj;j tupia epiwT nra;f.

   fLq;Nfhy; kd;dH thOk; ehl;by;

   ……………………………………….                  

  1. fPo; tUk; ghlypy; tpLgl;l tupia epiwT nra;f.

   xU Fbg; gpwe;j gy;NyhUs;Sk;

   %j;Njhd; tUf vd;dhJ

   ………………………………………….

  1. KuR fl;bypy; Japd;w GytH xUtiu ths; nfhz;L xWf;fhJ ftupnfhz;L  tPrpa (m) murd; ngaH vd;d? (M) GytH ngaH vd;d?

  2. ahd; thOk; gz;zd; thopa! vd tho;j;jpa (m) kd;dd; ngaH vd;d? (M) tho;j;jpa GytH ahH?

  3. fPo; tUk; ghlypy; tpLgl;l tupia epiwT nra;f.

   FW FW ele;J rpWif ePl;b

   ,l;Le; njhl;Lk;  ft;tpAe; Joe;Jk;

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  1. rq;f ,yf;fpaj;jpy; fhzg;gLk; murHfsJ vz;zpf;if vt;tsT? rupahd tpilia tl;lk; ,Lf.

     (m) 573 (M) 473  (,) 673  (<) 373

 

  1. fhtpupf;F mizfl;ba Nrhokd;dd; ngaH vd;d?

  2. mw;rid ghl;Nl ahFk;

Mjyhy; kz;Nky; ek;ikr;

      nrhw;wkpopy; ghLf!

      vdg; (m) ghba GytH ahH? (M) mtH ,aw;wpa Ehypd; ngaH vd;d?

  1. aho;g;ghz muir Mz;l murHfspd; murfl;by; ngaH vit?

  2. ePupd; wikah ahf;iff; nfy;yhk;

   cz;b nfhLj;NjhH capH nfhLj;NjhNu!

,t;thW mwpTWj;jpa (m) GytH ngaH vd;d? (M)mwpTWj;jg;gl;l kd;dd;               ahH?

  1. jkpo; ciueilapd; je;ij vdg; Nghw;wg;gLgtH ahH?

  2. gpd;tUk;  ghly; mbfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

   khjq;fspy; mtH khHfop

   kyHfspy; mts; ky;ypif

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; mbfisg; ghbatH ahH?

   mg;gh ehd;  Ntz;Ljy; Nfl;lUs; Gupjy; Ntz;Lk;

   MUapHfSf;F vy;yhk; ehd; md;G nray; Ntz;Lk;

  1. ,yf;fpaj;jpy; gpd;tUk; nrhw;fs; jUk; nghUs; vd;d?

(m) mfk; (M) Gwk; (,) rpNyil (<) Mw;Wg;gil

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; mbfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

   GjpaNjhH cyfk; nra;Nthk; - nfl;l

   NghupLk; cyfj;ij NtnuhL rha;g;Nghk;

  1. (m) ma;k;ngUk; fhg;gpaq;fs; vit?

  2.  eWe;njhifapy; fhzg;gLk; fPo; tUk; ghlypd;  tupia epiwT nra;f.

(m) vOj;jwptpj;jtd; ……………………

   (M) fy;tpf; foF ……………………………

   (,) fw;if ed;Nw fw;if ed;Nw………………………..

  1. fPo; tUk; ghlypd; mLj;j tupfis epiwT nra;f.

mw;w Fsj;jpd; mWePHg; gwitNghy;

   cw;Wopj; jPHthH cwty;yH -mf;Fsj;jpy;

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  1. kNdhd;kzpak; ehlf Ehiy ,aw;wpatH ahH?

  2. capNu jkpNo tzf;fk; vd;w ghliy vOjpa ghtyH ngaH vd;d?

  3. gpd;tUk; jhyhl;Lg; ghly; mbfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

   %lj; jdj;jpd; Kilehw;wk; tPRfpd;w

   fhL kzf;ftUk; fw;G+ug; ngl;lfNk!

  1. jkpoPoj;jpd; Njrpa (m) G+ vJ? (M) kuk; vJ? (,) gwit vJ?

  2. ngz;zpd; gUtj;Jf;Fk; cUtj;Jf;Fk; Vw;g VO tifahfg; gpupj;Js;sdH. mit ahit?

  3.   ,Ue; jkpNo cd;dhy; ,Ue;Njd; - ck;gH

   tpUe;jkpo;jk; vdpDk; Ntz;Nld;.

,e;jg; ghly; ve;j Ehypy; ,lk;ngw;Ws;sJ?

  1. vl;Lj;njhif Ehy;fspy; 4 ,d; ngaHfisj; jUf.

  2. gj;Jg;ghl;L Ehy;fspy; 4 ,d; ngaHfisj; jUf.

  3. Njd; vd;w nrhy;iy tpFjpahf; nfhz;l 4 nrhw;fis vOJf.

  4. Gfo;vdpd; capUk; nfhLf;FtH gopnadpd;

   cyFld; ngwpDk; nfhs;syH..

   (m) ,e;jg; ghly; tupfisg; ghbatHfs; ngaH vd;d?

   (M) ve;j Ehypy; ,e;jg; ghly; ,lk;ngw;Ws;sJ.

  1. mw;iwj; jpq;fs; mt;ntz;zpytpy;

   ve;ijAk; cilNak; vk; Fd;wk; gpwHnfhshH

   ……………………………………………

   ,e;jg; ghliyg; ghbatHfs; ahH?

  1. xU G+tpd; gUtj;ijf; Fwpf;Fk; nrhw;fis tupirahff; $Wf.

  2. nfhq;F NjH tho;f;if mQ;rpiwj; Jk;gp vdj; njhlq;Fk; ghliyg; ghba GytH ahH? ,g;ghly; ve;j Ehypy; ,lk;ngw;Ws;sJ.  

  3. gz;ilf; fhyj;jpy; kwtH> ky;yH> kotH> vapdH vdg; ngaH nfhz;l Fbfs; ,Ue;jd. ,e;jf; Fbfspd; rpwg;ngd;d?

  4. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfis ghba ghtyH ahH?

   vq;Nf! vq;Nf! xUjuk; tpopfis

   ,q;Nf jpwTq;fs;

   xUjuk; cq;fspd; jpUKfk; fhl;bNa

   kWgb cwq;Fq;fs;!

  1. gz;ilf; fhyj;jpy; rpwg;ghfg; Ngrg;gl;l njhopy; vJ?

  2. gz;ilj; jkpoHfs; fhjy; xOf;fj;jij vt;thW gpupj;jdH?

  3. aho;g;ghz itgtkhiy vd;w Ehiy vOjpa GytH ahH?

  4. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

        Jd;gk; NeHifapy; ahnoLj;J eP

        ,d;gk; NrHf;f khl;lhah?

  1. XH Mz;bid jkpoH MW ngUk;nghOJfshfg; gFj;jdH. mit vit?

  2. xU ehis jkpoH MW rpWnghOJfshfg; gFj;jdH. mit vit?

  3. el;lfy;Yk; NgRNkh ehjd; cs; ,Uf;ifapy;

   Rl;l rl;b rl;Ltk; fwpr;Rit mwpANkh?

(m) ,e;j tupfis ahH ghbaJ? (M) rl;Ltk; vd;w nrhy;ypd; nghUs;  vd;d?

  1. fwpfha; vd;gJ rupah?

     fha;fwp vd;gJ rupah?

  1. rJH mfuhjpiaj; njhFj;j Nky;ehl;L jkpo; mwpQH ahH?

  2. khw;whd; Njhl;lj;J ky;ypifAk; kzf;Fk; vd;W nrhd;d mwpQH ahH?

  3. fwe;j ghy; KiyGfh file;j ntz;iz NkhHGfh>

   cile;JNghd rq;fpNdhir capHfSk; clw;Gfh

   ,e;jg; ghly; tupfisg; ghba rpj;jH ngaH vd;d?

  1. fPo;f;fz;l jpirr; nrhw;fSf;F cupa jdpj;jkpo;r; nrhw;fis vOJf.

(m) Ngl;b (M) Frpdp (,) jghy; (<) ad;dy;;

  1. jkpopy; ,ul;ilf; fhg;gpak; vd miof;fg;gLk; fhg;gpaq;fs; vit?

 

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfis ghba  ghtyH ahH?

        jhaff; fdTld; rhtpidj; jOtpa

        re;jdg; NgiofNs! - ,q;F

        $tpLk; vq;fs; Fuy;nkhop Nfl;Fjh?

        FopapDs; tho;gtNu!

  1. rq;f fhyj;jpy; nfhz;lhlg;gl;l tpohf;fspy; ,uz;ilf; Fwpf;fTk;?

  2. ehlh nfhd;Nwh fhlh nfhd;Nwh

  mtyh nfhd;Nwh kpirah nfhd;Nwh

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xU ehL kiytsKk; fodptsKk; ehl;L tsKk; fly; tsKk; epuk;gp     ,Ue;jhYk; ehl;bd; rpwg;G khe;jH rpwg;Ng vd;Dk; nghUs; jUk; ,g; ghliyg; (m) ghba GytH ahH? (M) ,lk; ngw;w Ehy; vJ?

  1. vz;Ztnjy;yhk; caHthf ,Uf;f Ntz;Lk; vd tw;GWj;Jk; Fwis vOJf.

  2. vd;id ed;whf ,iwtd; gilj;jdd;

       jd;id ed;whfj; jkpo;nra;A khNw..

   (m) ,e;jg; ghliyg; ghba rpj;jH ngaH vd;d? (M) Ehypd; ngaH vd;d?

  1. jkpopy; cs;s ma;tif ,yf;fzq;fs; ahit?

  2. ehNd ,dp cid Ntz;LtJ ,y;iy> espdkyHj;

     NjNd fghlk; jpwe;jpLtha;> jpwthtpbNdh

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kpFjp ,uz;L mbfis epiwT nra;f. ,e;jg; ghliyg; ghba GytH ahH?

103.,iyapd; gUtj;ijAk; cUtj;ijAk; fhl;Lk; nrhw;fisj; jUf.

104.fPo; tUk; tlnkhopr; nrhw;fSf;F cupa jdpj;jkpo;r; nrhw;fisj; jUf. 

        ke;jpup> ghi\> rk\;b> tp[ak;> rdhjpgjp

  1. G+tpd;  cUtj;ijAk;  gUtj;ijAk; Fwpf;Fk; nrhw;fs; vit?

  2. gpd;tUk; tlnkhopr; nrhw;fSf;F cupa jkpo;r; nrhw;fisj; jUf.

        tpthfk;> K$Hj;jk;> gj;jpupif> tU\k;> rpuQ;rPtp> nrsghf;fpatjp>

  1. (m) Mjpr;rey;Y}h; vq;F cs;sJ? (M) Mjpr;r ey;Y}upy; Nkw;nfhz;l mfo;tha;tpd; NghJ fz;nlLf;fg;gl;l nghUl;fs; vit?

  2.  gpd;tUk; Mq;fpyr; nrhw;fs; vt;thW jkpopy; miof;fg;gLfpwJ?

        ,uapy;> rapf;fps;> gpNsd;> fg;> mq;fps;> Md;up

  1. jkpopy; ,Uf;Fk; cwTKiwg; ngaHfspy; ma;e;ijj; jUf.

  2. ee;jtdj;jpNyh uhz;b

        ehyhWkhjkha; Fatid Ntz;bf;

        nfhz;Lte;jhd; xU Njhz;b - mijf;

        $j;jhbf; $j;jhbg; Nghl;Lilj; jhz;b

       ,e;jg; ghliyg; ghba rpj;jH ahH? Njhz;b vd;W Fwpf;fg;gLtJ vJ?

  1. g/Wsp kzypDk; gy;tha;r; rpwf;fepd; MAs; vd (m) tho;j;jpa   GytH ahH? (M) tho;j;jg;gl;l ghz;ba murd; ngaH vd;d?

  2. kiwkiy mbfshupd; fzf;Fg;gb jkpopy; cs;s nrhw;fspd;    vz;zpf;if vt;tsT? rupahd tpilia tl;lkpLf.

         (m) 96>200 (M) 106>200 (,) 86>200 (<) 76>200

 

  1. jkpopy; cs;s Ntw;Wik cUGfspd; gad;ghL vd;d?

  2. mope;J Nghd rq;f ,yf;fpa Ehy;fs; %d;iwf; Fwpg;gpLf?

  3. gjpndz; fPo;f;fzf;F Ehy;fspy; %d;wpd; ngaiuj; jUf?

  4. rq;fEhy;fs;; $Wk; mf xOf;fq;fs; ahit?

  5. rq;fEhy;fs;; $Wk; Gw xOf;fq;fs; ahit?

  6. jkpio vOJk;NghJ tpyf;fg;gl Ntz;ba 5 Fw;wq;fisj;

        jUf.

  1. jkpo; nrk;nkhop vd mwptpf;fg;gl;ljw;Fg; gy fhuzpfs; cz;L. %d;wpidj; jUf.  

 

  1. jkpopirapy; fhzg;gLk;  xypf;Fwpg;Gf;fis (];tuq;fs;)

        tupirg;gLj;Jf?

  1. Mz;fSf;Fg; nrhy;yg;gl;Ls;s gUtq;fis tupirg;gLj;Jf?

  2. ehd;F tiff; ftpfs; ahH ahH?

  3. jio mW> jis mW> jiy mW Mfpa nrhw;nwhlupd; nghUis  

        tpsf;Ff.

  1. Kd;DhW Ke;EhW ,uz;Lf;Fk; cs;s NtWghl;il tpsf;Ff.

 

  1. fPo;f;fz;l nrhw;fspy; vJ rup? vJ gpio?

        ,af;FdH    ,af;FeH>

        ntd;dPH     nte;ePH

        NfhHit     Nfhit   

        ehfuPfk;     ehfupfk;

        vz;nza;    vz;iz

         

  1. gpd; tUk;  ghly; mbfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH? KUfDf;F      

  2. epfuhdtd; vd Fwpg;gplg;gLgtH ahH?

        g/Wsp Mw;wpd; gd;kiy aLf;fj;J tho;e;j
        ek;  ghl;ld; me;j KUfDf;F epfuhdtd;….

 

  1. Fw;nwOj;Jfs; ahit? nel;LOj;Jfs; ahit? ty;ypd

        nka;fs; ahit? nky;ypd nka;fs; ahit? ,ilapd nka;fs;

        ahit?

  1. Fws; ntz;gh vj;jid rPH nfhz;lJ?

  2.  

  3. gpd;tUk; nrhw;fisg; gpupj;J vOJf.

        ey;yhrpupaH> NguoF> goe;jkpo;> nre;jhkiu> gRQ;Nrhiy> rpw;WhH

        MUapH

  1. gpd;tUk; nrhw;fisg; gpupj;J vOJf

        mt;TapH> ,t;ntOj;J> me;ehL> ed;newp> nghd;dhL>

        vl;LizAk;> ehDhW

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfisg; ghba  ghtyH ahH?

        ,e;j kz;Zk; kz;Zs ahitAk;

        ,dpa thdKk; vq;fspd; guk;giur;

        nrhe;jkhFk;.

 

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

        rhzpf;Fg; nghl;bl;Lr; rhkpvd;ghH nra;iff;F

        ehzp cwq;F eifj;J eP fz;Zwq;F!

  1. rkaf; fzf;fH kjptop $whJ

        cyfpay; $wpg; nghUspJ vd;W

        (m) ghuhl;lg;gl;l GytH ahH? (M) ghuhl;ba GytH ahH?

  1. gpd;tUk; ghly; tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

        tof;fk; vd;gjpy; xOf;fk; ,y;iyNay;

        fOj;Jg; NghapDk; iff;nfhs Ntz;lhk;!

  1. Mrpupag;gh> tQ;rpg;gh> ntz;gh> fypg;gh Mfpatw;wpd; Xirfisf;   

        Fwpg;gpLf.

  1. ahg;G cWg;Gfs; vit?

  2. ehybahH vd;gJ vd;d?

  3. jkpopy; jpUf;Nfhapy; topghL nra;tjw;F Vw;w Nghw;wpg; ghly;fisj;

        njhFj;J ntspapl;l jkpof mikr;ruJ ngaH vd;d?

  1. ,e;Njh Mupa rNfhjud; rNfhjup cwT Kiwiaf; Fwpf;Fk; jkpo;        

        cwTr; nrhw;fis vOJf.

  1. fPo;f;fz;l ghly; tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ngaH vd;d?

        cs;sj;jpy; cz;ik xspAz;lhapd;

        thf;fpdpNy xspAz;lhFk;

  1. fPo;f;fz;l ghly; tupfisg; ghba GytH ngaH vd;d?

        kio xd;W ,uz;L ifkhdh guzd;epd; thapy; te;jhy;
       gpio xd;W ,uz;L nghwhNuh Fbapy; gpwe;jtNu.

  1. fy;tp fw;wtH vj;jpirr; nrd;whYk; mtHf;Fr; rpwg;Ng>

        vy;yh kf;fSk; mtuJ cwtpdNu. vy;yh ehLk; mtuJ ehNl.

        ,e;jf; fUj;ij ntspg;gLj;Jk; Fws; vJ?

  1. fPo;tUk; tlnkhopr; nrhw;fSf;F cupa jdpj;jkpo;r; nrhw;fisj;   

        jUf.

MrPHthjk;> rpNu\;l> fdp\;l> ge;Jkpj;jpuH> rptNyhf gjtp

  1. gpd;tUk; Mq;fpyr; nrhw;fSf;F <lhd jkpo;r; nrhw;fis vOJf.

        Commisioner of Police,  Personality,  Multi-national, Multi-culture, Toll-gate

  1. K..t. vOjpa Gjpdq;fspy; %d;iwf; Fwpg;gpLf.

  2. nja;tk;; gyg;gy nrhy;yp – gifj;

   jPia tsHg;gtH %lH.

        ,e;j tupfisg; ghba ghtyH ahH?

  1. jdpj; jkpopd; je;ij vd miof;fg;gLgtH ahH?

  2. ky;ypifNa ntz;rq;fh tz;^j thd;fUk;G

    tpy;yp fiznjupe;J nka;fhg;g Ky;iykyH

        ………………………………………………………

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        filrp ,uz;L mbfisAk; epiwT nra;f. ahH ghba ghly; ,J?

 

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tpz;zg;gg; gbtk;

 

 

ngaH ……………………………………………………….

 

je;ij ngaH …………………………………………………………….

 

gpwe;j Mz;L ………………………………………………….

 

Kftup ………………………………………………………….

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njh.Ngrp vz; …………………………………………………

 

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November 13, 2006

Toronto

Hon. Dan McTeaque, M.P.
Pickering-Scarborough East
Pickering.

Dear Dan McTeaque,

Thanks for the lengthy letter you wrote to Hon. Peter Mackay, Minister of Foreign Affairs taking him to task for his deafening silence over the slaughter of innocent Thamil refugees by the Sri Lankan armed forces. Unlike any national army of country. the Sri Lankan army is a racist army consisting of 99% Sinhalese. The army looks down upon the Thamils as their historical enemy. It is this chauvinist attitude that is largely responsible for the death of more than 70, 000 Thamils since 1983.

You made a valid point when you said "To many Canadians it is unacceptable for the Government of Canada to Label one group of people as terrorists and then say nothing when another group of participants in a dispute routinely display their own brutality and aggression. Moreover, there can never be any correct side when innocent people end up being slaughtered." Unfortunately, the war against terrorism per se led by USA since 9/11 had obliterated the distinction between those groups which are fighting oppression and others like the fanatical Islamic Al Qaeda which blows up planes, hospitals, trains, bridges and buildings in the name of Allah.

Canada can learn from the courageous experiment in Nepal where the Maoists and the Seven-Party Alliance have signed an agreement to give up a 10 year bloody insurgency and become part of the government. This is another instance of so called terrorists becoming heads of states. When the Sri Lankan government resorted to brute military force to suppress peaceful and democratic protest by the Thamils, the latter was left with no choice but to respond in kind. It is the oppressor who defines the mode of resistance against oppression. If the Sri Lankan government would have addressed the legitimate grievances of the Thamil people as soon as they start brewing, the word `terrorism' may well have been erased from nations' dictionaries.

The Liberal government too followed an unenlightened and myopic foreign policy by which it unofficially (officially for the purposes of the Immigration Act) designated the LTTE as an organization engaged in terrorism. It arrested and a jailed a Thamil activist under the infamous National Security and Immigration Act. It also refused visas to Thamil parliamentarians, not to speak of Thamil scholars and intellectuals. These discriminative acts continue under the Conservative government.

The 4 million Thamils reeling under a vicious military onslaught and economic embargo deserves immediate help from democratic countries like Canada.

The rogue state Sri Lanka which is openly racist and uses unbridled military force should be designated as a terrorist state. You will agree unlike armed groups like the LTTE, the world expects higher standards of governance from nation states.



Yours truly,







Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

cc. The Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Ministers an Hon. Members of Parliament.




 


 

 

 

nehntk;gH 10> 2006

nuhud;Nwh

 nra;jp mwpf;if 

jdpj; jkpo;g; ngaHfSf;F ,uz;lhapuk; nts;sp; gupR

2006 Mk; Mz;Lf;fhd jdpj; jkpo;g; ngaHfSf;F ,uz;lhapuk; nlhyH gupR mspf;fg;gLk;. NkYk; fle;j  ,uz;L Mz;Lfspy; (01-01-2005 njhlf;fk; 31-12-2006 tiu)  jq;fs; gps;isfsJ tlnkhopg; ngaiu rl;lg;gb jdpj;jkpo;g; ngauhf khw;wpa ngw;NwhHfSf;F xt;nthU gps;isf;Fk; 100 nlhyH mbg;gilapy; 10 gps;isfSf;F gupR mspf;fg;gLk; vd;gij kfpo;r;rpAld; njuptpj;Jf; nfhs;fpNwhk;. 

,e;jg; gupRj; jpl;lj;jpy; gq;Fgw;w tpUk;Gk; fdba jkpo;g; ngw;NwhHfs; mjw;fhd  tpz;zg;gq;fis mDg;gpitf;FkhW Nfl;Lf;nfhs;sg;gLfpd;wdH.


2003-2006 Mk; Mz;Lfspy; gpwe;j Foe;ijfspd;  ngw;NwhHfs; kl;Lk; ,e;jg; Nghl;bapy; fye;J  nfhs;syhk;. mjw;fhd tpz;zg;gq;fs; ahTk; 2007 ijj; jpq;fs; (rdtup) 07Mk; ehSf;F Kd; fPo;f; fz;l  Kftupf;F mDg;gp itf;fg;gly; Ntz;Lk;. mjd; gpd;dH fpilf;fg; ngWk; tpz;zg;gq;fs;                                                  Gwf;fzpf;fg;gLk;.

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tpz;zg;gg; gbtk;

1) Foe;ij ngaH---------------------------------------

2) gpwe;j ehs;-------------------------------

3) gpwe;j ,lk;-------------------------- 

4) jha;; ngaH-----------------------------------------------

5) je;ij ngaH----------------------------------

6) Kftup---------------------------------------------------------------

7) njh.Ng. ,y.--------------------------------------------

,jpy; jug;gl;Ls;s juTfs;  cz;ikahdit vd ,j;jhy; cWjpg;gLj;JfpNwhk;.

jhahH ifnahg;gk;

 

je;ij ifnahg;gk;

mDg;g Ntz;ba Kftup

Secretary,
TCWA,
104 Hymus Road
Scarborough
Ontario. M1L 2C9
CANADA

 

ey;y jkpo;g; ngaiug; gps;isf;Fr; #l;Lq;fs;
ehndhU jkpondd;W milahsk; fhl;Lq;fs;!

 

 

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November 08, 2006


Toronto


Hon. Deepak Obrhrai, MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ottawa.

Canada calls on the LTTE to renounce terrorism and violence. and demonstrate willingness to compromise

Dear Minister,

We have read with interest your special statement in parliament on November 03, 2006, inter alia, calling on the LTTE to renounce terrorism and violence. You have also urged the LTTE that it must demonstrate a willingness to make compromises necessary for a political solution within a united Sri Lanka.

It is a thousand pity that you chose to repeat parrot-like the script written for you by the bureaucrats in your Ministry without any regard to recent or past history. Your appeal to the LTTE "to renounce terrorism and violence" demonstrates that you have not understood or care to understand why the LTTE took to arms in the first place. It is good to remind the Junior Minister that LTTE are not from another planet or they were born with gun in hand!

As for "willingness to make compromises necessary for a political solution within a united Sri Lanka" the LTTE has already at Oslo in 2002 declared its readiness to explore a federal model based on the principle of internal self-determination.

Again your statement urging the parties "To build on the opportunity to commit to a further round of talks on the heels of the concluded Geneva session which is commendable" displays a stark ignorance of what in fact transpired at the Geneva2 talks. The talks collapsed after the GoSL delegation steadfastly refused to open A9 highway in terms of the CFA to prevent a man-made humanitarian disaster in Jaffna. Even in regard to talks earlier held in February, the government reneged on the agreement reached at Geneva1 to disarm paramilitary groups operating with the army. GoSL simply said that there are no such paramilitaries working with the army which of course is a blatant lie. So your appeal urging both the parties to build on the opportunity to commit to a further round of talks which you described as "commendable" is nothing but empty rhetoric!

Within 24 hours of returning from the failed talks in Geneva2, the Sri Lankan air-force bombed civilian targets in Kilinochchi killing 5 persons belonging to the same family. One out of 6 bombs dropped partially destroyed the Kilinochchi base hospital shattering windows and brining down a section of the roof. A total of over 800 patients, including 300 in-house patients, fled for their life in panic and alarm.

As we write, Sri Lankan army firing of Multi-Barrel Rockets and artillery shells hit a school in Kathiraveli housing 5,000 displaced people killing 45 Thamils including below 6-month old babies. A further 150 persons have been wounded in the attack. So contrary to your belief " there can be no military solution to this lengthy conflict" the GoSLcontinues to believe in such a solution. GoSL has siugularly failed to address the " credible allegations of human rights abuses against the Security Forces."

If the Junior Minister is really concerned with finding a political solution to the conflict, he should direct his fire at the GoSL which is guilty of committing horrendous human rights and humanitarian law violations. One way to end the conflict is to withdraw the criminal gang of 100,000 armed Sinhala thugs in uniform occupying Thamil Homeland. The Junior Minister also could help peace by stopping the supply of arms, ammunition and training of the SL Army by USA, British, China, India and Pakistan. It is the military hardware from these countries that t is fuelling the Sri Lankan war machine.

Regrettably, we cannot agree with the Junior Minister's concept that armed struggle is "terrorism." As the Junior Minister may be aware the word "terrorism" has defied an acceptable definition even by the UNO.

Countries like United States, Britain, Canada, EU, Australia themselves are guilty of spawning terrorism. Especially USA has sponsored, underwritten, and protected other terrorist states and individual terrorists. In fact, as the greatest and now sole superpower, the United States has also been the world's greatest terrorist and sponsor of terror. Right now US and Britain are supporting a genocidal terrorist operation against Iraq via regular bombing attacks and killer squads that openly terrorize the civilian population. It is the same story in Afghanistan where NATO forces, including Canada, are killing innocent Afghanistan civilians but claim those killed are terrorists!

Terrorism of the Al Qaeda version should be fought, but not at the expense of violating human rights and humanitarian laws. Yesterday, the intelligent people of America booted out the warmongers who supported the illegal invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan after taking the international law and conventions in their own hands. US dropped banned cluster bombs, super bombs weighing 2.5 tons, GPS-Aided Munition bombs, GAM B-2, fired Tomahawk cruise missiles, and depleted uranium weapons to destroy Iraq cities, maim and kill hundreds of thousands of civilians that brought nothing but death, destruction, starvation and misery to the people. The nuclear tactical weapons used in Iraq produced radiation equalling 250,000 Nagasaki bombs!

It is time the Conservative government cease repeating the moth-eaten Liberal government foreign policy verbatim and instead come up with bold, realistic and enlightened initiatives to help solve the civil conflict raging in Sri Lanka. We hope the Junior Minister who says he listens to the voters will act on our plea too.


Yours faithfully,



Veluppillai Thangavelu

Cc. Hon. Prime Minster, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members of Parliament


 



nehntk;gH 28> 2006


nuhwd;Nuh


mwpf;if


=yq;fh cw;gj;jpg; nghUl;fs; kw;Wk; Nrit ,uz;ilAk; Gwf;fzpAq;fs;;


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n[dpth1 Ngr;R thHj;ijf;Fg; gpd;dH 1>339 jkpo;kf;fs; nfhy;yg; gl;Ls;shHfs;. 408 NgH fhzhky; NghAs;shHfs;. ,tHfspy; 98 NgH rpwhHfs;. tl-fpof;fpy; 1>81>643 kf;fs; ,lk;ngaHe;J nfhl;by;fspy; tho;fpwhHfs;. mtHfSf;F mur rhHgw;w epWtdq;fs; epthuzk; toq;Ftij =yq;fh muR jLj;J tUfpwJ. tl-fpof;fpy; 149 gs;spf;$lq;fs; xd;wpy; mopf;fg;gl;L my;yJ ,aq;fKbahJ Klf;fg;gl;Ls;sd.

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,e;jg; gpd; Gyj;jpy; rpwpyq;fhtpy; ,Ue;J ,wf;FkjpahFk; nghUl;fisg; Gwf;fzpf;f Ntz;Lk; vd;w vz;zk; Gyg;ngaH ehLfspy; tYg;ngw;W tUfpwJ. ,jpy; kNyrpa jkpo; mikg;Gf;fs; Ke;jpf; nfhz;L jkpoPoj;jpy; mg;ghtpj; jkpo;kf;fs; nfhd;W Ftpf;fg;gLtijf; fz;bf;Fk; tifapy; =yq;fhtpd; cw;gj;jpg; nghUl;fis xl;L nkhj;jkhfg; Gwf;fzpf;f Ntz;Lk; vd;W cyfshtpa jkpoHfSf;F miog;G tpLj;Js;sd.

xU fhyj;jpy; =yq;fhtpd; nghUshjhuk; Njapiy> ,ug;gH> njd;id Mfpatw;wpd; Vw;WkjpapNyNa jq;fp ,Ue;jJ. mz;ikf; fhyj;jpy; ,e;j epiyik khwptpl;lJ.

Jzp> cLg;G Vw;Wkjp ,d;W mjpfupj;J tpl;lJ. 2002 ,y; ,jd; Vw;Wkjp ngWkjp 2>424 kpy;ypad; mnkupf;f nlhyuhFk;. ,J nkhj;j Vw;Wkjpapy; 53 tpOf;fhlhFk;. khwhf Njapiy Vw;Wkjp 660 kpy;ypad;. ,ug;gH 27 kpy;ypad;. njd;id 84 kpy;ypad; Mff; Fiwe;Js;sJ.

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ma;f;fpa mnkupf;fh - 34.0 tpOf;fhL
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mT];jpNuypah - 1.00 tpOf;fhL

Gs;sp tpguq;fs; fdlhtpw;fhd =yq;fhtpd; Vw;Wkjp 1992 ,y; 40.7 kpy;ypadhf ,Ue;J 2000 ,y; 137.05 kpy;ypad; nlhyuhf mjpfupj;Js;sJ. ,d;W ,J NkYk; mjpfupj;jpUf;Fk; vd cWjpahf ek;gyhk;. czTg; nghUl;fs;> ijj;j Jzpkzpfs; kw;Wk; Glitfs; (51.40 tpOf;fhL) ,ug;guhy; nra;ag;gl;l nghUl;fs; (17.1 tpOf;fhL) Njapiy> Nfhg;gp> thridg; nghUl;fs; ( 17.1) kuf;fwp kw;Wk; kPd; (3.5 tpOf;fhL) Mfpait fdlhtpw;F Vw;Wkjp nra;ag;gLfpd;wd. fdlh jdJ nkhj;j Njapiy ,wf;Fkjpapy; 10 tpOf;fhl;il =yq;fhtpy; ,Ue;J ,wf;Fkjp nra;fpwJ. ,tw;iwtpl =yq;fh tpkhd Nritiag; gad;gLj;Jtjhy; ngUe;njhifahd nlhyHfs; =yq;fhtpd; kj;jpa fhg;gfj;Jf;Fg; Ngha; NrUfpwJ.

vdNt gpd;tUk; rpwpyq;fhtpd; cw;gj;jp nghUl;fisAk; NritfisAk; xl;L nkhj;jkhfg; Gwf;fzpf;FkhW fdba jkpo;kf;fs; cl;gl Gyk;ngaH jkpoHfis md;NghL Nfl;Lf;nfhs;fpNwhk;.


=yq;fh tpkhd Nrit>
=yq;fh jahupg;G cLGlitfs;

Njapiy

kuf;fwp

flYzT

ghdk;> [hk;> gp];fl;


,e;jg; gl;bay; epiwthdjy;y. =yq;fh jahupg;G vd tUfpw rfy nghUl;fisAk; jkpo; kf;fs; Gwf;fzpf;f Ntz;Lk;. kf;fs; ,e;jg; nghUl;fisg; Gwf;fzpf;Fk; NghJ mq;fhbfs; mtw;Wf;F cupa khw;Wg; nghUl;fis NtW ehLfsplk; ,Ue;J ,wf;Fkjp nra;thHfs; vd;gJ jpz;zk;. NkYk; =yq;fh rpq;fsg; gFjpapy; KjyPL nra;tijAk;> Rw;Wyh NghtijAk; =yq;fh fhg;gfq;fspy; fzf;F itg;gijAk; jtpUq;fs;.



-30-


 


 

November 01, 2006



Toronto



The Sinhala Army Made Humanitarian Disaster in Jaffna


The refusal of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to open A9 highway to public travel and transport comes as no surprise. It is the extreme manifestation of the antipathy of the GoSL towards the Thamil people.

The plea by the LTTE delegation in Geneva 2 to re-open the A9 highway to avoid human disaster of great magnitude has gone unheeded. The refusal demonstrates the supreme disregard and insensitiveness of the GoSL to the human suffering faced by the 600,000 people of Jaffna peninsula. A complete ban has been imposed by the army on fishing which has put 10,000 fishermen out of livelihood. Appeal by community and religious leaders to President Mahinda Rajapakse open the A9 highway has fallen on deaf ears.

The situation in the East is no better. Displaced people as well as local people in LTTE administered areas of Kathiraveli, and Eechilampaththu in Trincomalee are trapped without relief reaching them. Restrictions are also imposed on transport of food and other goods to LTTE areas in Batticaloa. To make matters worse the GoSL which displays fake pretensions in democracy, pluralism and human rights have placed restrictions on NGOs and INGOs providing relief to these people.

Apart from the fact the refusal to open the A9 Highway constitutes an infringement of the CFA signed between the GoSL LTTE; it also violates the fundamental right of freedom of movement of the people. Jaffna has been virtually turned into an open prison by GoSL. Armed forces continue to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law, which are war crimes. They engage in indiscriminate shelling and aerial bombing of civilian targets with reckless disregard to the safety of the people. Cordon and search operations, "disappearances" and "summary executions" are the order of the day.

The government insistence that LTTE should give protection guarantee to ships transporting foodstuffs is a refuge in hypocrisy to hoodwink the international community. Sea transport cannot be an alternative to road transport. According to Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Soundaranayagam over 200 Lorries used to ply between Jaffna and Colombo prior to the erection of the Berlin wall at Muhamalai.

The prices of essential food and fuel have skyrocketed beyond the means of ordinary people already reeling under the jackboot of the Sinhala occupation army. The misery of the people have been further exacerbated by greedy and heartless shop owners who are exploiting the shortages to make unconscionable profits.

The saddest part of this army made humanitarian disaster is the inexcusable and tardy response of the international community, especially the Co-chairs including Norway. Like Nero fiddling while Rome was burning, they are only paying lip service by mouthing worthless platitudes.

It is time the international community, Co-Chairs and UN see through the veil of deceit practiced by President Mahinda Rajapakse and knock some sense into his head to (1) Open Muhamalai check point immediately, and (2) Lift all restrictions on NGOs and INGO's access to Northeast provinces.

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October 26, 2006
 

Toronto


Hon. Stockwell Day
Minister of Public Security
and Emergency Preparations
Ottawa.

Use of National Security Certificate Process

Dear Hon. Minister,

Thank you for your undated reply in response to my letter dated June 13, 2006.

Let me first thank you for responding to my correspondence. Seldom or never Ministers care to reply to letters addressed to them.

Let me also thank you for releasing individuals held in custody on security certificates from Provincial correctional facilities ( a euphemism for prison) to a newly- built stand alone Canada Border Services Agency Immigration Holding facility co-located on the grounds of the Millhaven Penitentiary, near Kingston. This is a small but important step forward.

This writer has the appalling experience of seeing Manickavasagam Suresh locked up in Don Mill jail (1995 -1997) along with convicted criminals and accused persons awaiting trial. For 2 years Suresh was subject to immense psychological pressure because of the Kafkaesque situation that the Canadian authorities put him under. Two years of enduring the terrific conditions in prison took a toll on Suresh's physical health - he got infected with TB. Is this the way a democratic country like Canada should treat a person who sought political asylum after fleeing persecution on grounds of ethnicity?

The Hon. Minister says that from 1991 to date (a period of 15 years) only 27 such certificates have been issued. It is not the number that is at issue, it is the principle involved. The certificate process entails a standard which is lower than the criminal standard of 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt' and the civil standard of 'balance of probabilities'. Indeed, the secret process and the low standard resemble the Star Chamber of ancient England. The accused persons are not permitted to see the evidence against them - the information is kept secret, available only to Crown lawyers, CSIS officials and the judges who hear the cases. Given the political nature of these cases, it smacks of 'McCarthyism'.

The process and the law under which these asylum seekers are detained have been criticized severely by international and national human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, the American Association of Jurists, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Council for Refugees. Ironically, in the case of Suresh, the Minister of Immigration, Sergio Marchi, who signed the certificate, was one of the strongest opponents of the amendment to the Immigration Act (Section 19) as the then opposition party critic.

The argument that these asylum seekers pose a threat to the national security of Canada is simply laughable. Canada has an army of 50,000 regulars, a police force numbering several thousands and how then can an un-armed person(s) pose a threat? As a matter of fact armed motorbike gangs like Hells Angels and Rock Machines pose a greater threat to national security than these poor asylum seekers. Yet, these gangs are allowed to roam the streets freely!

Security certificate process may be good for the Soviet Union and KGB, but certainly it is not good for the image of Canada abroad. The same could be said about the current anti-terrorism law which the Federal Court judges have ruled infringes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

In this connection it is heartening to find NDP is strongly opposed to the certificate process. NDP Citizenship & Immigration Critic Bill Siksay has called for the abolition of the security certificate process. "The security certificate process is fundamentally unjust and flawed. There is a complete disregard for human rights and the presumption of innocence, these should not be features of our justice system. We cannot compromise human rights and civil liberties under the guise of national security" says Siksay.

In addition, NDP Foreign Affairs critic Alexa McDonough, MP called on the previous Liberal government to "immediately revoke all current security certificates and allow detainees to fight charges, if any, in a fair and independent trial; guarantee that they will not be deported; cease using Security Certificates and re-write the security provisions of IRPA in compliance with the constitution, the Charter, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the UN Convention against Torture."

By all means let us fight terrorism of the Al Qaeda variety, but not at the expense of human rights and due process of law. Security certificate process should be rescinded to restore Canada's claim as a model state.

A king who rules his people with injustice and oppression
Is worse than a professional murderer. (Chapter 56 Misrule - Thirukkural 551)



Yours truly,






Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

cc, Hon.Ministers and MPs
 


October 21, 2006


Toronto


Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
New Jersey,
USA.

US Congressman Frank Pallone condemns “brutal attack” on Sri Lankan Navy near Habarana

Dear Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.

This refers to your press release dated October 20, 2006 condemning the “brutal attack” on Sri Lankan Navy near Habarana.

It is sad to see that you have wittingly or unwittingly become the mouth piece and propagandist for the racist and fascist Sri Lankan government – the one country which is bombing its own citizens and turning the guns on them with impunity! While you are quick to condemn the “brutal attack” on Sri Lankan Navy personnel you have remained mute and indifferent when scores of un-armed LTTE cadres were killed in aerial strikes carried out by SLA Kfir jets far away from forward defence lines.

On August 11, 2006 eight LTTE un-armed cadres died when Sri Lankan Kfir jets bombed the LTTE’s Eastern Command conference centre “Thenakam” in Karadiyanaru in Batticaloa district, 225 kilometres (140 miles) east of Colombo. The Kfir jets attacked three times and dropped 12 bombs. Two bombs were also dropped on the same day in Illupadichchenai, also in Batticaloa.

An air force official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of air force regulations, said the strike was carried out to stop Thamil rebel movements to the waterway in Trincomalee district, 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Trincomalee. (Associated Press, August 11, 2006)

On August 15, 2006 Kfir supersonic jets dropped 16 bombs on Chencholai, 35 km (21 miles) from Muhamalai FDLs, where A/L class female students were undergoing in house training in first-aid and leadership skills. A total of 55 students and 4 staffers died and another 129 were wounded in the attack. GoSL claimed that the site was used as a training centre for LTTE recruits and Defence Ministry spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella made the audacious claim that when it comes to killing LTTE cadres age and sex did not matter!

On October 04, 2006 Kfir jets flew over Pallai and Pooneryn areas north of Kilinochchi and dropped three to four bombs when a meeting between Norwegian Special Envoy Jon Hanssen-Bauer and Liberation Tigers Political Head S. P. Thamilchelvan was in progress in Kilinochchi to discuss the modalities for creating a congenial atmosphere for talks.

On October 13, 2006 SL air-force dropped 48 bombs in 6 sorties on Muttayankattu village in the heart of Vanni far away from FDL positions in the North. A one-year-old baby girl and a 12-year-old girl were killed and 15 civilians were wounded in this attack.

If Sri Lanka Air Force bombers could continue to bomb civilian targets in Thamil homeland far off from FDLs where the Sri Lankan ground troops engage in frontal assaults how you could expect the LTTE to refrain from targeting navy personnel fully armed and in uniform? It is true that some of those killed were heading home for vacation, but others were going to Trincomalee to re-join duty.

As we write the SL air-force Kfir jets continue to bomb indiscriminately villages and towns in LTTE controlled areas with heavy concentration of civilian population.

SL armed forces artillery shelling of LTTE border areas, over the last 10 weeks, has killed more than 300 people, injured many more, displaced more than 200,000 people, destroyed at least 5 schools, 8 hospitals and many others dysfunctional.

The irony is not lost on the Thamils that the Kfir jet planes used for bombing were built by Israel and fitted with engines manufactured by One IAI Bedek Division - General Electric! In more than once sense Israel and US have to be blamed for the death of innocent Thamil civilians.

Finally, a country that has illegally invaded Iraq on false pretext by-passing the UNO should not speak about terrorism. While LTTE was forced to take up arms in self-defence the US government has killed 655,000 Iraqis since 2003. Therefore, Sir, as a Congressman representing a country that has spawned terrorism, violence, destruction and death you are least qualified to speak about “renouncing violence”!



Yours truly,







Veluppillai Thangavelu
 

 


October 17, 2006

Toronto

Mr.Sean McCormack
Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs
State Department
Washington Dc.

Attack on SL Naval personnel at Habarana

Dear Mr. Sean McCormack,

This refers to your press release dated October 16, 2006 in which you have condemned the bomb attack on SL Naval personnel. True to form you jump from your chair only when an attack is made on the Sri Lankan armed forces, but remain both deaf and dumb when innocent Thamil civilians are bombed and killed by the Sinhala armed forces.

A good example is the killing of 55 teenage students and 4 staffers on August 15 when Kfir supersonic jets dropped 16 bombs on Chencholai where A/L students were undergoing in house training in first-aid and leadership skills. GoSL falsely claimed that the site was used as a training centre for LTTE recruits. Defence Ministry spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella blurted out that when it comes to killing LTTE cadres’ age and sex did not matter!

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Monitors (SLMM) which visited the site within hours of the air-strike said they couldn't find "any evidence of military installations or weapons." Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), Ulf Henricsson, told MTV television. "We found at least 10 bomb craters and an unexploded bomb. But it was not a military installation, we can see [that]" he further claimed.

Between December 2005 and June this year nearly 900 people have been killed and more than half of them civilians. At least half dozen Thamils are killed daily in Jaffna by trigger happy Sinhala armed forces and paramilitaries operating along with them.

The Civil Monitoring Committee on Extra Judicial killings has recorded from February 2006 to end of September 43 cases of abductions in Colombo alone of which 29 are still unresolved, with six killed and eight released.

The GoSL has imposed an unofficial economic embargo on Vanni from August 12, 2006. It has refused to open A9 highway for movement of goods and people to and from Jaffna peninsula. The people of Jaffna are virtually living under the jackboot of the Sinhala army without adequate food, medicine and security. A third of the population depends on fishing for their livelihood, but the army is preventing them from going out to sea.

The US government has singularly failed to condemn any of these horrendous human rights violations committed by the GoSL with supreme impunity.

You have stated “LTTE must renounce the use of terror” but we beg to differ the way you define terror. Terror is blowing up civilian planes, bombing hospitals, derailing trains etc. But LTTE’s target was military and therefore legitimate under Humanitarian Law governing wars.



You further state “Only through the cessation of violence, a renewed commitment to peace talks, and constructive engagement by both sides can a political solution to this conflict be achieved” but it is public knowledge who in fact reneged on the agreement reached to disarm paramilitaries at talks held in Geneva in February this year. It is the GoSL, not the LTTE, which is violating the CFA and insists on its right to engage in “Defensive /Offensive” military operations and carry out pre-emptive strikes against LTTE.

The US government by sanctioning or condoning human rights violations committed by the GoSL is not seem to act even handedly between the warring parties. Such unprincipled and biased stance is encouraging the GoSL to unleash more and not less state terror against Thamil people. Thank you.



Yours truly,





Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

 


September 30, 2006

 

Toronto.

 

Hon. Bill Graham, QC, MP

Leader of the Opposition

Toronto – Rosedale

Toronto.

 

Deteriorating security, economic and political situation in Northeast of Sri Lanka 

Dear Hon. Bill Graham,

 

We wish to be to your kind attention and necessary action the deteriorating economic and political situation in Northeast of Sri Lanka

 

Since present President Mahinda Rajapakse, a Sinhalese hard-liner, assuming office in November, 2005 the security, economic and political situation in the Northeast has grown from bad to worse.

 

Currently the Sri Lankan government has imposed an economic embargo that has prevented essential foodstuffs and fuel reaching the Northeast.  Aid organizations have levelled accusations against the government, saying Colombo is trying to prevent aid from reaching places where it is most needed and was thereby risking the lives of many civilians.

 

In particular, the government wants to keep aid out of rebel-controlled areas in the embattled north and east, aid groups have charged.

 

In the Northeast, especially in the Jaffna peninsular, more than 15,000 fishermen have been prevented by the army from practicing their profession. More than 400,000 Thamil people have been internally displaced and forced to live in make-shift camps, huts, under trees and on roadsides in squalor and trying conditions.  

Since large-scale hostilities broke out in late July, "over 200 civilians have been killed and several thousands are internally displaced, creating a serious humanitarian crisis," the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said in a report sent to the government and Tamil Tiger leaders.

In Colombo abductions of Thamil business for ransom have resulted in the disappearances of over 50 of them. Some have fled to India to save their skin.  These disappearances have taken place in a city where there are army/police check-points every 25 yards.

Even churches, hospitals and ambulances have become targets although the government and the armed forces deny having any hand in it.

The monitors  spoke about  serious violations of the cease-fire, including risking civilian lives, creating a refugee crisis, denying people access to food and blocking the entry of monitors and aid workers into conflict areas for investigations and to help trapped civilians. The monitors further  said "the gravity of the violations have led to a dangerous escalation in hostilities."   

On September 17, 2006 ten Muslim laborers  were hacked  to death by the Special Task Foce (STF) in Poththuvil one of many  worst incidents of violence against  innocent civilians. Investigations into these killings have been stalled by the GoS.

On August 4, 2006  in  Muttur in north-eastern Sri Lanka, 17 local post-tsunami aid workers with the French organization  “Action Against Hunger” were found shot to death in August. Of those victims, 16 were ethnic Tamils, and foreign observers have blamed government forces for the massacre. .  Australian Forensic experts who came to assist in the investigations have returned  home after they were frustrated by the foot-dragging of GoSL.  

The armed force personnel responsible for the various murders and involuntary disappearance have not been arrested and brought to justice. As in the past a climate of impunity prevails all around.

We take the opportunity to appeal to you as the Leader of the Opposition to pressure the Canadian government to instill some sense in to the head of President Mahinda Rajapakse and his Ministers who are getting away with ethnic-cleansing of Thamils and crimes against humanity.

Yours truly,

 

 

Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

Cc. Hon.  Prime Minister, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members of Parliament for their information.


 

September 09, 2006

Toronto

Hon. Peter McKay MP. PC
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ottawa.

Freezing of TRO (Sri Lanka) Bank Accounts by Sri Lankan Government

Dear Hon. Minister,

We wish to bring to your attention the abrupt decision of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to freeze the bank accounts operated by TRO (Sri Lanka) with government and private banks without prior notice. TRO had over Rs 75 million (US$ 750,000) to its credit for tsunami and other relief work. Ninety percent (90%) of the funds frozen were project funds for contractual obligations under the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) TRO signed with UNICEF and international NGOs like Save the Children, Operation USA and the Nippon Foundation. About Ten percent (10%) of the funds came from Thamil Diaspora.

The freezing of TRO's funds has come at a time when several INGOs operating in the Northeast have pulled out citing deteriorating security situation as reason. Extra-judicial killings, abductions for ransom, involuntary disappearances blamed on an undisciplined and out of control armed forces and paramilitary groups have reached alarming proportions. On an average 5 people are gunned down daily. Since August 20, more than 25 Thamil civilians in Colombo and its suburbs have disappeared and/or abducted for ransom. The atmosphere of immunity is getting worse as each day passes.

The French charity Action Contra L' Faim (ACF) has reduced its staff by 60 to 70 percent and ceased financing all tsunami relief operations. This follows the gruesome massacre of 17 AFC employees (16 Thamils and 1 Muslim) at Muttur last month. The outgoing Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Maj- General (Rtd) Ulf Henricsson blamed government forces for the massacre. He said that all available evidence pointed a finger at the Sri Lankan armed forces. But Defence Ministry spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella had angrily rejected the allegation by the truce monitors, calling it "pathetic and biased".

Responding to the Minister, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions, Prof. Philip Alston's observed that ".it is an enduring scandal that convictions of government officials for killing Thamils are virtually non-existent, and many Thamils doubt that the rule of law will protect their lives."
The timing of the freezing in callous disregard to its consequences has multiplied the miseries of people who are already reeling under the ravage caused by war and tsunami. It is the unkindest cut of all many see it as an affront to basic human milk of kindness.

Over 220,000 people have been displaced by the recent spate of violent clashes in the Northeast despite a 2002 ceasefire and international mediation. This is in addition to the existing 500,000 IDPs. In the Trincomalee district 97 civilians have been killed, 215 injured and more than 46,000 people displaced. In the Batticaloa district, according to statistics provided by the Government Agent as of September 4, the total IDPs in the district was 15,914 families (59,703 individuals).

A further 11,000 Thamils have crossed over and sought refuge in Thamil Nadu since January 12th of this year.

The freezing has seriously affected operations of TRO (Sri Lanka) in running Children Homes, Pre-schools for poor children, and Nutritional Centers for pregnant mothers, emergency relief assistance to IDPs etc. On displaced people alone the TRO spends Rs.2 million (US$ 20,000) a day.

In a deliberate attempt to starve the Thamil people, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has severely restricted, and in some cases enforced a complete embargo, on humanitarian aid flowing to IDPs in LTTE controlled areas who fled and are still fleeing the shelling and bombing by Sri Lankan armed forces. Apparently, GoSL is using food as a weapon of war against Thamils in violation of humanitarian law.

As you are aware TRO (Sri Lanka) is an indigenous non-governmental organization registered with the Sri Lankan government and functioning since 1985. TRO (Sri Lanka) is helped by TROs functioning independently in 28 other countries that include US, Canada, Britain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Norway, Australia and Denmark.

TRO is the most efficient and effective national NGO operating in the Northeast, a fact recognized by many international NGOs, the UNO and foreign governments.

TRO opened an office in Colombo following the ceasefire agreement (CFA) between the GoSL and the LTTE in 2002. This office has been the liaison office for dealing with the GoSL, the international community and also for co-coordinating relief and reconstruction work. The continued functioning of this office is in jeopardy and severely affects TRO's ability to meet its administrative, humanitarian, and contractual obligations, not to speak of their personal safety.

Humanitarian assistance to these displaced people of the Northeast by local NGOs, INGOs and even UN agencies has now been effectively shut down by the Sri Lankan security forces. TRO is one of a handful of organizations assisting the IDPs after the pullout of most international agencies from the Northeast.

We, therefore, appeal to the Hon. Minister to use his influence with the Sri Lankan government to de-freeze TRO (Sri Lanka) bank accounts. The GoSL can appoint a Competent Authority to supervise all bank disbursements pending investigations.



Yours truly,




Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

cc. To All Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members of Parliament for their information.
 

 


 

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kjpKf> ghkf> tpLjiyr;rpWj;ijfs;> jkpoH Njrpag; Nguit> jkpoH Nguit> jkpo;j; Njrg; nghJTlikf; fl;rp> rl;lf; fy;Yhup khzth;fs; xd;wpak;> ngupahH jpuhtplH fofk; Nghd;w gy;NtW mikg;Gfs; MHg;ghl;lg; Nguzp> cz;zh Nehd;G> CHtyk; %yk; jq;fs; fz;ldj;ijAk; czh;itAAk; ntspg;gLj;jp tUfpd;wd.

vkJ jhaf kf;fs; fz;zPUk; fk;giyAkhf my;yy;gLk;NghJ> ,q;Fs;s TVInjhiyf;fhl;rp kw;Wk; CMR thndhyp ,uz;Lk; ,ize;J nfhz;lhl;lk;" vd;w kypthd fspahl;lj;ij elj;JtJ vkf;Ff; ftiy mspf;fpwJ. ,r; nray; vkJ czh;Tfis rpq;fs ,uhZtk; jkJ g+l;]; fhy;fshy; kpjpg;gJ Nghd;W cs;sjhf fdbaj; jkpoh;fs; nfhe;jspf;fpd;wdh;.

mz;ikapy; xl;lhthtpy; eilngw;w fz;ldg; Nguzpapy; 61 rtg;ngl;bfspd; kPJ vkJ jha;khHfs; tPo;e;J xg;ghupitj;j fhl;rpia xspgug;gp czh;tiyfisj; njhl;l mNj njhiyf;fhl;rp ,d;W me;j czHTfis mtkjpg;gJ Nghd;W xU kypthd fspahl;lj;ij elj;JfpwJ.

ty;ypGdj;jpy; gypahd khztpfsJ FUjp fhAKd;dH Ml;lk;> ghl;lk;> nfhz;lhl;lk; vd;W Fjpg;gJ me;j khztpfsJ epidTf;Fr; nra;Ak; ,uz;lfkhFk;.

TVI kw;Wk; CMR ,uz;Lk; fdbaj; jkpo; kf;fs; toq;fpa Mjuthy; cUthfpa Clfq;fs;. ,d;W Vwpa Vzpia cijj;Jtpl;L jkpo; czHTf;F miw$ty; tpLtij ehk; td;ikahff; fz;bf;fpNwhk;.

cynfq;Fk; thOk; vk; jkpo;kf;fsJ czh;TfisAk; jhaf kz;zpy; NghuhspfSk; kf;fSk; ehSk; nghOJk; vjph;Nehf;Fk; Jauj;ijAk; nfhr;irg;gLj;j Ntz;lhk; vd;W Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

nfhz;lhl;lk; nfhz;lhl ,J jUzk; my;y. vdNt mjid xj;jpg;NghLkhW TVI  kw;Wk; CMR  Clfq;fisf; Nfl;Lf;nfhs;fpNwhk;.

kPwpf; nfhz;lhl;lk; nfhz;lhlg;gl;lhy; mjw;Fj; jk;khyhd vjph;g;igj; njuptpf;FkhW fdbaj; jkpo; kf;fisAk; tzpfg; ngUkf;fisAk; md;NghL Nfl;Lf;nfhs;fpNwhk;.

 

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jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;

 

Mf];l; 20> 2006

nuhwd;Nuh

 

jkpo; czHthsHfs; ifJ nra;ag;gLtij fLikahff; fz;bf;fpNwhk;

tpLjiy Gypfis Mjhpj;J Ngrpa Fw;wj;Jf;fhf kjpKf njd; nrd;id khtl;l nrayhsh; jpU. Ntsr;Nrhp kzpkhwd; New;W jkpo;ehL fhty;Jiwapduhy;; ,e;jpa Fw;wtpay; eilKiwr;rl;lk; 153 gphptpd; fPOk; Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act gphpT 10> 13 kw;Wk; 39 ,d; fPo; ifJ nra;ag;gl;Ls;shh; vd;w nra;jp Nfl;L Vkhw;wk; mile;Js;Nshk;.  

jpU. kzpkhwd; kl;Lk; my;yhky; tpLjiyg; Gypfis Mjhpj;Jg; Ngrpa tpLjiy rpWj;ijfs; nrd;id khtl;l nrayhsh; jpU. flk;gd; mtHfSk; jkpof fhty; Jiwahy; Njlg;gLfpwhh; vd;w nra;jp Nfl;Lk; ftiy milfpNwhk;. 

jpU. kzpkhwd; kw;Wk; jpU. flk;gd; ,UtUk; Mf];l; 17 md;W nrd;idapy; tpLjiyr; rpWj;ijfs; mikg;ghy;; nrQ;Nrhiy tshfk; kPJ =yq;fh NghH tpkhdq;fs Nkw;nfhz;l Fz;L tPr;rpy; 61 khztHfs; nfhy;yg;gl;lijf; fz;bj;J cz;zhNehd;G ,Ue;j  epfo;r;rpapy; tpLjiyg; Gypfis Mjhpj;Jg; NgrpdhHfs; vd;gijf; fhuzk; fhl;bNa mtHfs; kPJ rl;lk; gha;e;Js;sJ. 

jkpo;g; giftp nry;tp n[ayypjhtpd; fw;fhy Ml;rpapy;jhd; Ngr;Rr; Rje;jpuk; gwpf;fg;gl;L jkpo; czHthsHfs; nghlhtpy; ifJ nra;ag;gl;L rpiwf;nfhl;by;fspy; ePz;l fhyk; milf;fg;gl;L rpj;jputij nra;ag;gl;lhHfs; vd;why; jkpoha;e;j jkpoH fiyQupd; Ml;rpapYk;  Ngr;Rupikf;F tha;g; G+l;Lg; Nghlg;gLtJ vkf;F tpag;ig mspf;fpwJ. mJTk; nfhLikahd nghlh rl;lk; xopf;fg;gl;l gpd;dUk; ,t;tpjkhd ifJfs; ,lk;ngWtJ vkf;F ,ul;bg;G tpag;ig mspf;fpwJ.  

jil nra;ag;gl;l ,af;fkhdhYk; mjid Mjupj;Jg; NgRtJ Fw;wky;y vd ,e;jpa cr;r ePjpkd;wNk jPHg;gspj;Js;s gpd;dzpapy; ,g;gbahd ifJfs; ,lk;ngWtJ mePjpahFk;.  

nrd;w Mf];l; 12> 13 ,y; Nryj;jpy; eilngw ,Ue;j cyfj; jkpoH  Nguitapd; ehd;fhk; Mz;L epiwT khehl;Lf;Fk; fhty;Jiw mDkjp kWj;jpUe;jJ. ntspehLfspy; ,Ue;J khehl;Lf;F tp.Gyp MjuthsHfs; tu ,Uf;fpwhHfs; vd;gNj jilf;Ff; fhuzk; vd fhty;Jiw rhHgpy; nrhy;yg;gl;lJ. jkpo; ehl;by; eilngWk; xU jkpo; khehl;by; tp. Gypfs; fye;J nfhs;fpwhHfs; vdf; fhuzk; fhl;b me;j khehL eilngWtijj; jilnra;tJ mehfupfkhFk;. mJTk; fiyQH fUzhepjpapd; Ml;rpapy; nra;ag;gl;lJ ngupa ntl;ff; NflhFk;. ,e;jj; jilahy; n[ayypjhtpd; mlf;FKiw Ml;rpf;Fk; fiyQH fUzhepjpapd; Ml;rpf;Fk; Ntw;Wik ,y;yhky; Ngha;tpl;lJ. ey;y fhykhf caH ePjpkd;wk; jiyapl;L khehl;Lf;F mDkjp toq;fp kf;fshl;rpapd; khdj;ijf; fhg;ghw;wpaJ.

mnkupf;fhtpYk; tp.Gypfs; xU jil nra;ag;gl;l ,af;fNk. Mdhy; tp.Gypfis Mjupj;Jg; NgRtNjh my;yJ vOJtNjh my;yJ  me;j ,af;fj;jpd; nfhs;if Nfhl;ghl;il gug;Giu nra;tNjh my;yJ me;j ,af;fj;jpw;F kUj;Jtk; Nghd;w kdpjhgpkhd gzpf;F epjp jpul;LtNjh Fw;wk; MfhJ. fhuzk; mnkupf;f murpay; ahg;gpd; Kjy; jpUj;jk; kf;fspd; mbg;gilr; Rje;jpuq;fshd Ngr;Rr; Rje;jpuk; $l;lk; $Lk; Rje;jpuk; Nghd;wtw;iw ('' Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”)

xt;nthU FbkfDf;Fk; cWjp nra;fpwJ. mnkupf;f murpd; ,d;iwa murpay; Nkyhz;ikf; nfhs;ifia tpUk;ghjtHfs; $l me;j ehl;bd; kf;fshl;rp tpOkpaq;fis Nghw;wNt nra;fpwhHfs;.  

rl;lk; xOq;F vd;w rhl;by; fiyQH fUzhepjpapd; Ml;rpapy; Ngr;Rupik fUj;Jupik eRf;fg;gl;L jkpo; czHthsHfs; mlf;FKiwf;F cl;gLj;jg;gLtij cyfshtpa jkpoHfs; nghWj;Jf; nfhs;skhl;lhHfs;. NkYk; ,g;gbahd ifJfs; jkpo; czHTf;F miz NghLtjw;F khwhf mjid nea;A+w;wp tsHf;fNt cjTk;. tuyhW ,jidNa nka;g;gpf;fpwJ.  

nry;tp n[ayypjhtpd; jhd;Njhd;wpj;jdkhd jiyf;fdk; gpbj;j Ml;rpiag; ghHj;J jiyFdpe;j jkpoHfs; fiyQH fUzhepjpapd; Ml;rpapy;jhd; jiy epkpHe;J epw;fpwhHfs;. ,g;gbahd Njitaw;w Ntz;lg;glhj ifJfs; fiyQH fUzhepjp Ml;rpapy; ,lk;ngwf; $lhJ. mg;gb ,lk; ngWtJ nry;tp n[ayypjhtpd; Ml;rpf;Fk; fiyQH fUzhepjpapd; Ml;rpf;Fk; ,ilapy; fhzg;gLk; NtWghl;il ,y;yhJ nra;J tpLk;.

fiyQH fUzhepjp mtHfs; gjtpf;F te;j EhW ehs;fspy; gy rhjidfisg;  gilj;Js;shH. ey;ytw;iw ehk; ghuhl;Lk; mNjNtis my;ytw;iwf; fz;bf;fTk; flikg;gl;Ls;Nshk;. ,bj;J mwpTiu nrhy;Yk; mikr;rHfis ,y;yhj kd;dd; nfLf;Fk; giftH  ,y;yhky; NghdhYk; jhNd nfl;Lg;Nghthd; vd;gij FwNshtpak; jPl;ba fiyQH fUzhepjp mtHfSf;F epidT+l;l Ntz;b mtrpak; ,y;iy vd ek;GfpNwhk;. 

jkpo; czHthsHfis ifJ nra;J rpiwf; nfhl;bypy; milj;J kf;fshl;rpf;F khR NjLk; murpay; rpd;dj;jdj;ijf; iftpl;L ey;yhl;rpiaj; njhlUkhW khz;GkpF Kjyikr;rH fiyQH fUzhepjp mtHfis tpUg;NghL Ntz;bf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

 

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Thamil Creative Writers Association

Toronto

 

August 20, 2006


Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi
Chief Minister
Thamil Nadu
Chennai.

Killing of 51 Students and 4 Staffers at Chencholai by Sri Lankan Air-Force

Dear Chief Minister,

We thank you for the resolution adopted unanimously by the Thamil Nadu Assembly last Thursday (August 18, 2006) condemning the killings of 61 students at Chencholai, Mullaitivu. Speaking on the resolution you have aptly described the SLAF air-strike as an "atrocious, uncivilized and inhumane act" and urged the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to request the Sri Lankan government to hold talks to settle the issue peacefully and stop killing of innocent Tamils.

The victims of the air-strike were girls from various schools in the nearby district of Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi staying overnight at the compound attending a course in first aid, leadership skills and self-awareness.

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Monitors (SLMM) which visited the site within hours of the air-strike on Monday (August 15, 2006) said they couldn’t find “any evidence of military installations or weapons.” Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), Ulf Henricsson, told MTV television. “We found at least 10 bomb craters and an unexploded bomb. But it was not a military installation, we can see [that]” he further claimed.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff from a nearby office immediately visited the compound to assess the situation and to provide fuel and supplies for the hospital as well as counseling support for the injured students and the bereaved families. Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director UNICEF in a press release on Tuesday (August 16, 2006) said the victims of the incident were innocent children and the killing of 61 schoolgirls a "shocking result of the rising violence.”

"UNICEF visited the site and four hospitals. UNICEF understands that the site was a former children's home which was no longer functioning. "Reportedly school children aged mainly between 16-19 in Mullaitivu District and Kilinochchi District were attending a two-day first aid training course at the site. While visiting hospitals, UNICEF observed more than 100 children undergoing treatment," UNICEF's Colombo office said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a press release disputed the Government version and said it saw no evidence of any military facilities there. “We can confirm that 21 civilians were killed consequent to the air strike at Manthuvil junction …The ICRC deplores the fact that the air strikes were carried out in a civilian area” the press release added.

The video footage shown by Government Defence spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella to prove that the bombing site was a LTTE military training camp has been dismissed by Ulf Henricsson, Head of the SLMM.

The Sri Lankan government stung by the string of criticism by Thamil Nadu Assembly, UN Agencies and other human rights organizations continue to maintain that the site was a LTTE training camp. Having told one lie the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) continues to lie through the teeth and has unleashed a vicious disinformation campaign to bury the truth.

The GOSL on Friday (August 18, 2006) took exception to the resolution passed by the Thamil Nadu Assembly. Reacting to the Assembly resolution of Thursday, the Sri Lankan government said:

“The truth of the matter is that the structure referred to in the state Assembly resolution was not an orphanage as claimed by the LTTE but a strategically located long-standing LTTE training camp from which that organization used to induct cadres for its recent attacks against the security forces and the positions established by the ceasefire in the Jaffna peninsula.”

Government Defence spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella also propounded what is by all accounts an irresponsible, vitriolic, and inflammatory proposition that age and sex will be of no concern when it came to killing “child soldiers.” “Since these children were trained to be dispatched to the battle front by the Tigers, if we don’t kill them today, tomorrow they will be fighting the government forces” he further argued. No doubt this is an extreme manifestation of chauvinistic megalomania of the GOSL.

Now, the Goebbelsian style propaganda by the GOSL has been totally discredited by the Director of Education for Kilinochchi district and Director of Education for Mullaitivu district. Both have informed their respective Government Agents the details of the 55 victims ( 51 students and 4 staffers) killed in the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombing on Chencholai last Monday.

On Thursday, Mullaithivu Principals Association and Kandavalai Principals Association, the organizers of the ten-day program, condemned the aerial bombardment that killed 55 schoolchildren and staffers. "The residential course progressed to its fourth day, when on 14 August at 7:00 a.m. the students were getting ready for the day's program when four Sri Lankan government Kfir jets started showering the area with bombs," the organizers said in a joint press release.

In this connection, we regret the fact that the Indian government is still maintaining stoic silence and has not issued any statement condemning the aerial terror by the GOSL. Not even a message of condolence to the bereaved families. May be with advisors like N.K.Narayanan, a confirmed LTTE baiter who has written extensively against the LTTE, around nothing more could be expected of Delhi.

In conclusion, we reiterate that the bombing of Chencholai is part of the long standing genocidal policy of successive Sri Lankan governments against Thamils.



Yours truly,




Veluppillai Thangavelu
President

 


 


jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;

A+iy 17> 2006


nuhwd;Nuh


nra;jp mwpf;if


nghlhr; rl;lj;ij kPsf; nfhz;Ltuf; Nfl;Fk; n[ayypjhit td;ikahff; fz;bf;fpNwhk;


nghlh rl;lj;jpd; fPo; go.neLkhwd;> Rg.tPughz;bad;> jhad;gd;> ghthzd;> rhFy; `kPJ MfpNahH kPJ Nghlg;gl;l tof;Ffis Kjy;tH fiyQH fUzhepjp jpUk;gpg; ngw;wpUg;gij kdjhug; ghuhl;LfpNwhk;.

n[ayypjh Kjy;tuhf ,Ue;jNghJ vy;iy fle;j gaq;futhjj;ij xopf;ff; nfhz;Ltug;gl;l nghlh rl;lj;ijj; jkpopd czHthsHfisg; gopthq;fg; gad;gLj;jpdhH. jpU. itNfh> jpU. go. neLkhwd;> NguhrpupaH Rg. tPughz;bad; cl;gl nkhj;jk; 14 jkpopd czHthsHfisf; ifJ nra;J 17 khjq;fSf;F Nkyhf ntQ;rpiwapy; milj;J moF ghHj;jhH. mjd; %yk; jhd; jkpopdj;jpd; guk;giug; gifjhd; vd;gij ntspg;gilahff; fhl;bf; nfhz;lhH. NkYk; gopthq;Fk; Nehf;NfhL jpU. itNfh> jpU. go. neLkhwd; ,UtUf;Fk; vjpuhfg; gy Mz;LfSf;F Kd;dH Nghlg;gl;l tof;Ffis n[ayypjh Njhz;b vLj;Jr; jpUr;nre;JhH> jpUr;rp ePjpkd;wg; gbf;fl;Lfspy; mtHfis Vw;wp ,wf;fpdhH.

nghlh kW Ma;Tf; FO mtHfis tpLjiy nra;J jPHg;gspj;j NghJk; mjid Vw;f kWj;J caH ePjpkd;wj;jpy; n[ayypjh Nkd;;KiwaPL nra;jhH.

jkpo; <oj; jkpoHfSf;fhfTk; mtHfisg; gpujpepj;Jtg; gLj;Jk; tp. GypfSf;fhfTk; kdpjNea mbg;gilapy; Fuy; nfhLj;jJ “Fw;wk;' vd;gjw;fhfNt jkpopd czHthsHfis n[ayypjh ntQ;rpiwapy; milj;jhH. ,tHfspy; jpU. go. neLkhwd; vOgJ mfitiaj; jhz;batH> ,jaf;NfhshWf;F mWit itj;jpak; nra;J nfhz;ltH vd;gijnay;yhk; kdj;jpy; ,Uj;jhky; n[ayypjh fz;Nzhl;lk; rpwpJk; ,y;yhj nfhLikf;fhupahf ele;J nfhz;lhH.

,g;NghJk; n[ayypjh NjHjypy; kf;fs; gbg;gpj;j ghlj;jpy; ,Ue;J vijAk; fw;Wf; nfhz;ljhfj; njupatpy;iy. Kk;ig njhlHtz;b Fz;L ntbg;igg; njhlHe;J nghlh rl;lk; kPz;Lk; nfhz;Ltug;gl Ntz;Lk; vd ghujPa [djh fl;rpj; jiytH yhy; mj;thdp Ntz;LNfhs; tpLj;Js;shH. mj;thdpf;F xj;JhJtJ Nghy n[ayypjhTk; nghlh rl;lk; kPz;Lk; nfhz;Ltug;gl Ntz;Lk; vd;W Nfl;Ls;shH. ,jid ehk; td;ikahff; fz;bf;fpNwhk;.

nghlh eilKiwapy; ,Ue;jNghJk; ,Nj Kk;igapy; Fz;Lfs; ntbj;J capupog;Gf;fs; Vw;gl;ld. jpy;ypapy; cs;s ehlhSkd;wKk; jPtputhjpfsJ jhf;FjYf;F cs;shfpaJ.

ePjp epahaj;jpy; ek;gpf;ifaw;w nfhLq;NfhyHfNs gaq;futhjj;ij xopf;fg; nghlh Nghd;w mlf;FKiwr; rl;lj;ij tpUk;GfpwhHfs;. ey;yfhykhf nghlh rl;lk; kPz;Lk; nfhz;Ltug;gl khl;lhJ vdg; gpujkH khd;Nkhfd; rpq; kw;Wk; kj;jpa mikr;rH g. rpjk;guk; mwptpj;Js;shHfs;.

,yf;fpy;yhj jdp kdpj my;yJ kjntwpf; FOf;fsJ gaq;futhjk; xopf;fg;gl Ntz;Lk; vd;gjpy; ,U NtW fUj;Jf;F ,lkpy;iy. Mdhy; gaq;futhj xopg;G Ngr;Rupik> vOj;Jupik Nghd;w mbg;gil kdpjTupikfisf; fhT nfhLj;Jr; nra;af;$lhJ.



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jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;


A+iy 23> 2004


nuhwd;Nuh


vy;yh khjq;fSk; fUg;G khjq;fshfp tpl;l epiyapy; vkJ
kz;Zk; kf;fSk; tpLjiy ngw;W tsNkhL thof; ifnfhLg;Nghk;!

fUg;G A+iy ngaUf;F xg;gNt jkpoHfsJ tuyhw;wpy; xU fup ehs; MFk;. mjd; tLf;fs; khwhJ ,d;Wk; ,Ue;J tUfpwJ. mJ kl;Lky;y fUg;G A+iyfs; ,d;Wk; njhlHfpd;wd. Mz;by; cs;s vy;yh khjq;fSNk ,d;W fUg;G khjq;fshfp tpl;ld.

fUg;G A+iyia ,df; fytuk; vd;W gyH miof;fpwhHfs;. ,J jtwhd nrhy;yhl;rp MFk;. fhuzk; fytuk; vd;why; rpq;fstUk; jkpoUk; Nkhjpf; nfhz;lhHfs;> rz;il gpbj;jhHfs; vdg; nghUs;gLk;. Mdhy; fUg;G A+iy MAjk; ifapy; ,y;yhj jkpoHfis MAjghzpfshd rpq;fsf; fhilaHfs; jhf;fp ,dg; gLnfhiy nra;j khjkhFk;.

fUg;G A+iy ,dg;gLnfhiy vd;gJ aho;g;ghzj;jpy; 13 gilapdH tp.Gypfshy; nfhy;yg;gl;ljw;F vjpuhf rpq;fstHfs; jhkhfNt tPjpapy; ,wq;fp jkpoHfisj; jhf;fp mtHfsJ nrhj;Jf;fis mopj;jhHfs; vd;wpy;iy. fUg;G a+iy ,dg;gLnfhiy vd;gJ rpq;fs ,dthj murhYk; rpq;fs ,dthjpfspdhYk; Kd;$l;bNa ed;F jpl;lkpl;L epiwNtw;wg;gl;l ntwpahl;lk; MFk;. NjHjy; ,lhg;Gfisf; ifapy; itj;Jf; nfhz;L kQ;rs; mq;fp mzpe;j gTj;j gpf;Ffs; jkpoHfsJ tPLfisAk; mq;fhbfisAk; ,dk; fhl;l rpq;fsf; fhilaHfs; mtw;iw #iwahbtpl;Lf; nfhSj;jpdhHfs;.

Gyk; ngaHe;j jkpoHfs; ,e;j ,dg;gLnfhiyia epidT $Wtjd; Nehf;fj;ij ed;F Gupe;J nfhs;s Ntz;Lk;.

,e;j ,dg; gLnfhiy jpl;lkpl;L muq;Nfw;wg;gl;lijAk; mg;gbahd ,dg; gLnfhiy ,d;Wk; njhlHfpwJ vd;gij ehk; fdba r%fj;jpd; ftdj;Jf;Ff; nfhz;L tuNtz;Lk;. =yq;fh mur gaq;futhjj;jpd; Nfhu Kfj;ij mtHfSf;Fj; NjhYupj;jpf; fhl;l Ntz;Lk;.


fUg;G A+iy fdlhTf;F ed;wp nrhy;fpd;w ehsy;y. ekf;F fdlh murpay; milf;fyk; nfhLf;fhtpl;lhy; vq;fspy; gyH capNuhL ,Ue;jpUf;f khl;Nlhk; vd;W nrhy;tJ ehl;iltpl;L Xlhky; jq;fs; kz;izf; fhf;f mq;F fsj;jpy; epw;gtHfis mtkjpg;gjhFk;. kiwe;j rpwe;j ,uhZt Ma;thsUk; gj;jpupifahsUkhd rptuhk; rpwe;j tof;fwpQUk; murpay; thjpAkhd FkhH nghd;dk;gyk; Nghd;wtHfs; jq;fsJ capUf;F Mgj;J ,Ug;gij ed;F czHe;Jk; ehl;il tpl;L ntspehL nrd;W tho kWj;j ehl;Lg; gw;whsHfs;. kWj;j fhuzj;jhy; mjw;fhd tpiyiaf; nfhLj;jtHfs;. ehd; ,we;jhy; vdJ cly; ehd; gpwe;j kz;zpNyNa tpijf;fg;gl Ntz;Lk; vd;W #Siuj;j MAjk; jhq;fhj Nghuhsp rptuhk; MtH.

,d;W $l jpUNfhzkiyapy; thoe;j jkpo;kf;fs; rpq;fsf; fhilaHfshYk; rpq;fsg; gilapduhYk; elj;jg;gLk; nfhiyntwp Ml;lj;Jf;F mQ;rp ngUkstpy; jkpo;ehl;Lf;F mfjpfshf Xb jQ;rk; mile;Js;shHfs;. mtHfsJ Jd;gk; Jauk; mtyk; vq;fSf;Fg; GupfpwJ. Mdhy; tp.Gypfs; jpUNfhzkiy kf;fis jhq;fs; gpwe;J tsHe;j CHfspy; ,Ue;J Xl Ntz;lhk; vd;W Nfl;Ls;shHfs;. fhuzk; mg;gb Xbdhy; rpq;fs ,dthj muR jkpoHfisj; Juj;jp tpl;L jpUNfhzkiyia rpq;fs kag;gLj;jg; NghLk; rjpj; jpl;lj;Jf;F ehNk cle;ijahf ,Ue;JtpLNthk;. jkpoHfs; iftpl;Lr; nry;Yk; tPL tsT fhzp Mfpatw;wpy; rpq;fstHfs; mur ae;jpuj;jpd; MjuNthL vspjhff; FbNawp tpLthHfs;. Kd;dUk; ,k;khjpupahd FbNaw;wq;fs; ele;Js;sd.

fdlhtpw;F Xbte;J murpay; jQ;rk; GFe;jtHfspy; gyH ,d;W jhq;fs; gpwe;j kz;izAk; kf;fisAk; Ntfkhf kwe;J tUfpwhHfs;. rpyH kwe;Nj tpl;lhHfs;. mq;Nf vkJ cld;gpwg;Gf;fs; xU Neu czTf;F my;yhLk; NghJ ,q;Nf fdbaj; jkpoHfs; Mlk;guj; jpUkzq;fs;> gpwe;jehs; nfhz;lhl;lq;fs;> NjH> jpUtpoh Nghd;wtw;wpy; gzj;ijg; gy;yhapuf; fzf;fpy; nrytopj;Jg; ghLgl;L cioj;j gzj;ij twpNj tPzhf;FfpwhHfs;. ,d;Dk; rpyH kypthd nghOJ Nghf;Ff;fhf kpFe;j nghUl; nrytpy; jpiug;gl ebfHfs;> ebiffs;> ghlfHfis tutioj;J jkpoHfsJ gzk; nfhs;is Nghf top rikf;fpwhHfs;.

jkpoPoj;jpy; 25>000 Fk; Nkyhd FLk;gj; jiytid ,oe;j jha;khHfs; tWikf; Nfhl;bd; fPo; tho;e;J tUfpwhHfs;. jhia my;yJ je;ijia my;yJ jha; je;ij ,UtiuAk; ,oe;j gps;isfs; Mapuf; fzf;fpy; tl- njd; jkpoPoj;jpy; ,Uf;fpwhHfs;. ,tHfspy; RkhH 3>000 Foe;ijfis jkpoH GdHtho;Tf; fofk; md;G ,y;yk;> tpGyhde;jH ,y;yk;> FUFyk;> fhe;jp epiyak; Nghd;w 18 rpWtH ,y;yq;fspy; itj;Jf; fhg;ghw;wp tUfpwJ.

nfhil cs;sk; gilj;j fdba jkpoHfs; khjk; 26 nlhyHfs; md;gspg;ghff; nfhLj;J 500 Foe;ijfisf; fhg;ghw;wp tUfpwhHfs;. njhlf;fj;jpy; ,e;j vz;zpf;if 1>000 Mf ,Ue;jJ. ,g;NghJ mJ 500 Mff; Fiwe;Jtpl;lJ. ,q;F thOk; %d;W ,yl;rk; fdba jkpoHfs; kdk; itj;jhy; 2>000 Foe;ijfisahtJ fhg;ghw;w KbAk;. mg;gbr; nra;Ak; mwj;ijtpl NtW rpwe;j mwk; cyfpy; ,Uf;f KbahJ. ,e;jj; jpl;lj;ij jkpoH GdHtho;Tf; fofk; mLj;j khjk; kPz;Lk; GJg;gpf;f ,Uf;fpwJ. ,q;F ,aq;Fk; xt;nthU CHr;rq;fKk; xt;nthU NfhapYk; jiyf;Ff; Fiwe;jJ gj;Jf; Foe;ijfisf; ifNaw;whNy Mapuk; Foe;ijfSf;F tho;T nfhLj;J tplyhk;.

fUg;G A+iyia ehk; epidT $Uk; ,e;ehspy; xLf;FKiwf;Fk; mlf;F Kiwf;Fk; cs;shfp Jd;gg;gLk; vkJ kf;fSf;F cUg;gbahf rpW cjtpiaahtJ nra;jpl #Siuj;Jf; nfhs;s Ntz;Lk;. mg;gbr; nra;ahtpl;lhy; fUg;G A+iy ntWk; Ngr;Rf; fr;Nrupahf ntWk; rlq;fhf ,Ue;J tpLk;.

vy;yh khjq;fSk; fUg;G khjq;fshfp tpl;l epiyapy; vkJ
kz;Zk; kf;fSk; tpLjiy ngw;W tsNkhL thof; ifnfhLg;Nghk;!



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jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;

A+iy 09> 2006

nuhwd;Nuh

nra;jp mwpf;if

Nrhjplk; xU Gul;L! NrhjplHfis ek;gp VkhwhjPHfs;!

kdpjd; jpq;fspy; fhy; gjpj;J 38 Mz;Lfs; fope;J tpl;ld. nrt;tha;> Gjd;> tpahod;> rdp Nghd;w Nfhs;fis Muha tpz;fyq;fs; Vtg;gl;L tUfpd;wd. mLj;J nrt;thapy; kdpjid ,wf;f ehrh  jpl;lkpl;L tUfpwJ. Gtpapy; cs;s kf;fs;njhif rpf;fiyr; rkhspf;f jpq;fspy; kdpjHfis FbNaw;Wk; jpl;lk; $l Muhag;gl;L tUfpwJ. Mdhy; jkpod; kl;Lk; ,d;Dk; Nrhjplk;> fhz;lk;> ifNuif> mUs;thf;Fr; nrhy;yp Ciu Vkhw;wp tapW tsHr;Fk; Nrhk;Ngwpf; $l;lj;ijj; Njb Xbf; nfhz;bUf;fpwhd;.

xU Foe;ij ey;y ,yf;fpdj;jpy; ey;y ,uhrpapy; ey;y  el;rj;jpuj;jpy; gpwe;jhy; mf; Foe;ijapd; tho;T rpwg;ghf mikAk; vd;Wk; mt;thW my;yhJ nfl;l  ,yf;fpdj;jpy;> nfl;l ,uhrpapy;> nfl;l el;rj;jpuj;jpy; gpwe;jhy; tho;T rpwg;ghf mikahJ vd;Wk; ve;j tpjpf;fl;bd;wp (arbitrary) mDkhdj;jpy; fz;L gpbf;fg;gl;lJjhd; Nrhjplk; MFk;. 

,ilf; fhyj;jpy; jkpofj;ij Mz;l kd;dHfspd; muz;kidapy; ,uhrFUthf ,Ue;j NrhjplHfs; rhjfj;ijf; fhl;b kd;dUf;F Njhrk; ,Uf;fpwJ mij ePf;f ahfk; nra;a  Ntz;Lk; GNuhfpjHfSf;Fj; jhdk; nfhLf;f Ntz;Lk;  vd;W $wpf; fUT+yj;ij nfhs;isabj;jhHfs;. nghd;jhdk; Nfhjhdk; G+jhdk; nfhLj;j Nru> Nrho> ghz;ba tk;rq;fs; kiwe;J Nghapd!   

fdba jkpoHfspd; gytPdq;fisg; gzkhf;Fk; Nehf;fpy; jkpo;ehl;by; ,Ue;J jq;fisj; jhq;fNs rhj;jpupfs;> gz;bjHfs;> rhkpahHfs;> up\pfs; vdr; nrhy;ypf; nfhz;L fdlhtpw;Fg; gilnaLj;J tUfpwhHfs;. jq;fspd; gpj;jyhl;lj;ij gzkhf;f fdlhtpy;jhd; mjpfsT ,spj;jthaHfs; ,Uf;fpwhHfs; vd mtHfs; fzf;Fg; NghLtNj ,e;jg; gilnaLg;Gf;Ff; fhuzkhFk;. Kd;idtplg; GJg; GJ njhopy; El;gj;NjhL NrhjplHfs; filtpupf;fpwhHfs;. filtpupf;f ,q;Fs;s rpy mq;fhbfs; kw;Wk; Nfhapy;fs; xj;Jiog;G ey;Ffpd;wd. 

tpNtfhde;jH Nghd;w Jha Jwtpfs; cLj;jpa fhtp ,d;W Gul;Lf;fis kiwf;Fk; Milahf khwptpl;lJ.

jpUkz Nahfk;;> jpUkzg; nghUj;jk;> njhopy; - thzpf Kd;Ndw;wk;> fy;tp> Ntiy tha;g;G> ehT+W> fztd; - kidtp xw;Wik> kidg; nghUj;jk;> Njhr ePf;fk;> rhjf gyd;> ifNuif ghHj;jy;> fhz;lk; thrpj;jy;> epidj;j fhupak; nrhy;yy;> ,we;jfhyk;> epfo;fhyk;> vjpHfhyk; vd Kf;fhyj;Jf;Fk; gyd; nrhy;yy; Nghd;wtw;Wf;Fg; gupfhuk; fz;L mtw;iwj; jPHj;J itf;fj; jq;fshy; KbAnkd;W ,e;j NrhjplHfs; KOg; gf;f tpsk;guk; nra;fpwhHfs;.

,tw;iw vy;yhk; ,tHfshy; jPHj;J itf;f KbAnkd;gJ cz;ik vd;why; Vd;  Kjypy; ,tHfs; jq;fs; tho;f;ifr; rpf;fy;fisj; jPHj;J itf;fhky;; ,g;gb ehL ehlhfg; gzk; Njb miyfpwhHfs;?

gpuhkzHfspd; tPLfspy; kl;Lk; ,Ue;J te;j Nrhjplk; ,d;W jkpoHfspd; ,y;yj;jpYk; cs;sj;jpYk; Fb nfhz;Ltpl;lJ. Foe;ij gpwe;jJ Kjy; ngaH #l;LtJ> jpUkzk; nra;J nfhs;tJ> njhopy; njhlq;FtJ> tPL thq;FtJ> Fb GFtJ> Ntiy NjLtJ> kUj;Jtk; ghHg;gJ tiu NrhjplHfisj; Njbj; jkpoHfs; miyfpwhHfs;.   

Gtp cUz;il vd;Nwh> mJ jd;idj; jhNd Rw;wpf; nfhz;L QhapiwAk; Rw;wp tUfpwJ vd;Nwh> QhapW xU Nfhs; my;y mJ Nfhlhd Nfhb ghy; kz;lyq;fspy; fhzg;gLk; Nfhlhd Nfhb el;rj;jpuq;fspy; xd;W vd;W njupahj tHfshy;jhd; Nrhjpl rhj;jpuk; ,aw;wg;gl;lJ. ,d;Wk; QhapW G+kpiar; Rw;WfpwJ vd;w gpioahd mbg;gilapy;jhd; rhjfk; fzpf;fg;gLfpwJ.

xU Foe;ij gpwe;j Neuj;jpy; Nfhbf;fzf;fhd fw;;fs; njhiytpy; cs;s Nfhs;fs;> gy xsp Mz;LfSf;F mg;ghy; cs;s ,uhrpfs; kw;Wk; el;rj;jpuq;fs;  rQ;;rupf;Fk; ,uhrp tPLfisg; nghWj;J mf;Foe;ijapd; vjpHfhyKk; FzeyKk; fy;tp kw;Wk; njhopy; kidtp kf;fs; vy;yhk; mikfpwJ vd;gJ ntWk; fl;Lf; fij. ,d;iwa mwptpay; cyfk; mjid Vw;Wf;nfhs;shJ. rpyuJ rhjfj;ijAk; me;j rhjfj;jpw;FupatHfspd; Fzeyd;fs; MSik kw;w ,ay;Gfs; gw;wpa tpguq;fisf; nfhLj;J ve;jr; rhjfk; ahUilaJ vd;W fz;L gpbf;fr; nrhd;dNghJ NrhjplHfshy; fz;L gpbf;f Kbatpy;iy. 

FLFLg;igf;fhud; nrhy;Yk; FwpiaAk; Fwj;jp $Wk; thf;ifAk; Nrhop cUl;br; Nrhjplk;  $WgtidAk; fpsp Nrhrpak; ghHg;gtidAk; ifNuif ghHg;gtidAk; rhjf gyd; nrhy;gtidAk;  ghku kf;fs; ek;GfpwhHfs; vd;why; gbj;jtHfSk; ek;GfpwhHfs; vd;gJjhd; ngupa Nrhfk;!

gps;isahH ghy; Fbf;fpwhH vd;W ehnlq;Fk; gug;Giu nra;jtHfs; jhd;  Nrhjplj;jpNy mwptpay; ,Uf;fpwJ vdg; Ngrj; njhlq;fpAs;shHfs;. 

NrhjplH nrhy;Yk; vjpH$wypy; rpy fhfjhypakhf ele;J tpLtijf; nfhz;L Nrhjplk; cz;ik vd;W rpyH ek;gp tpLfpwhHfs;. NrhjplH nrhy;tJ elf;fhky; Nghdhy; vy;yhk; g+Ht n[d;k ght Gz;zpaj;ijg; nghWj;Nj elf;Fk; vd;W $wpr; rkhspf;fpwhHfs;. ,jdhy; Nrhjplupd; gpiog;G jil ,y;yhky; njhlHe;J elf;fpwJ. %d;whtJ cyf ehl;by; thOk; NghJ Nrhjplk; Nghd;w %l ek;gpf;ifia ek;gpdhy; mjidg; ngUe;jd;ikNahL kd;dpj;Jf; nfhs;syhk;. Mdhy; fdlh Nghd;w Kjy; cyf ehl;Lf;F te;j gpd;dUk; Nrhjplj;ij ek;GtJ Kl;lhs;j;jdk;.

jkpo;kf;fs; Nrhjplk; Nghd;w %lek;gpf;ffspy; ,Ue;J tpLgl Ntz;Lk;. cq;fs; vjpHfhyj;ij ePq;fNs cq;fs; ifapy; vLj;Jf; nfhs;Sq;fs;. nja;tj;jhy; MfhnjdpDk; Kaw;rp nka;tUj;j $yp jUk; vd;gij kwf;f Ntz;lhk;.

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THAMIL CREATIVE WRITERS ASSOCIATION

 

July 22, 2006

Toronto

Press Release

Only an independent Thamil Eelam will free our people from the hegemonic and barbaric rule of Sinhalese!

Twenty three (23) years ago on July 24, 1983 Sinhalese mobs executed an orgy of violence that surpassed all other previous pogroms. The pogrom commenced following the mass funeral of 13 Sinhalese soldiers killed in an ambush on the previous day in Jaffna by members of the Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE). In a deliberate attempt to inflame racial passions the GOSL gave wide publicity to the killings by televising, broadcasting and publishing the news. On the contrary the reprisal killings in execution style of 51 innocent Thamils in Jaffna on July 24 by the army went unreported.

In Colombo, Sinhalese thugs armed with electoral lists and led by Buddhist monks in yellow robes burnt and looted Thamil homes, business and industrial establishments under the very nose of the armed forces. Thamil civilians were hunted down like dogs and killed. Children were thrown into burning cauldron of tar barrels. Clouds of smoke from burning Thamil homes blackened Colombo skies and soon the violence spread to other cities and towns. The orgy of violence continued till August 03, 1983.

The Government claimed that the attack on Tamil civilians was a spontaneous backlash by ordinary Sinhalese, but the scale and intensity of the killing sprees belied that claim. Some Sinhalese did risk their lives to save Tamil neighbors and friends from the marauding mobs, but the overwhelming majority did not.

Nothing was heard from President JR Jayewardene for 5 days into the pogrom and when he appeared on television he rubbed salt into the wounds. There was no apology to the victims of the violence from the head of state. Jayewardene brazenly justified the orgy of violence by declaring that the attacks were "not a product of urban mobs but a mass movement of the generality of the Sinhalese people” and that "the time had come to accede to the clamour and the national respect of the Sinhalese people.”

The 11 days of unmitigated violence propelled Sri Lanka into an era of war and destruction that has lasted for 23 years, costing further 65,000 lives or more and leaving the economy in tatters.

About 3,000 (official estimates 358) lives were lost and more than a 100,000 (75 per cent of them from Colombo) were rendered homeless and ended up in refugee camps. More than 100,000 fled to neighboring India as refugees. Several thousands more fled the country seeking refuge in the West, including Canada. In sheer scale and intensity the Black July pogrom surpassed all previous pogroms in 1956, 1958, 1977 and 1979.

Black July 83 saw the parting of the ways irrevocably of the Sinhalese and the Thamils politically and psychologically. Since then, the relationship between the Thamils and the Sinhalese has remained antagonistic and the divide between them have widened and not diminished. The one positive outcome of the Black July pogrom is the rise of Thamil militancy and Thamil nationalism and the thirst for an independent Thamil Eelam.

Canada has not helped a wee bit in ending the ethnic conflict and promoting peace in Sri Lanka. The listing of the LTTE as a terrorist organization has only helped the Sri Lankan government to “cash in” on the “terrorist” label and kill and maim more Thamils than before.

A foreign army is occupying a part of the land of our forefathers. Our kith and kin living under occupation are getting killed, raped and maimed by the Sinhala army. Even those who seek the refuge of churches are attacked and killed.

There is a way to end pogroms like Black July 83 permanently. It is to help transform the de facto state of Thamil Eelam into a de jure state! Only an independent Thamil Eelam will free our people from the hegemonic and barbaric rule of Sinhalese and allow them to live in peace, security and dignity. On this Black July 83 anniversary let us all double our efforts towards this noble goal.



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Toronto

June 27, 2006

Press Release


India gifts military radars to Sri Lanka

We are very disappointed but not surprised that India has gifted indigenously made Indra radars to the government of Sri Lanka. We are disappointed because we were told that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has promised that neither his government will provide military assistance nor will it sign the proposed defence pact with the GOSL. We are not surprised since India has always followed a policy of double talk and double standards vis-à-vis Eelam Thamils.

India despite claiming to follow an even handed approach to the ethnic conflict had in fact acted against the interests of Eelam Thamils and in support of the racist regime in Colombo. India had both overtly and covertly helped Sri Lanka militarily and continues to do so. In the past India had –

(1) Provided military training to the Sri Lanka’s top army brasses in Indian defence colleges.

(2) Shared military and naval intelligence with the Sri Lankan armed forces, especially the Navy.

(3) Conducted joint naval patrol in certain key areas which India/Sri Lanka feel are 'sensitive areas' (LTTE merchant ships were sunk in international waters with logistics provided by the Indian navy)

(4) Sold 2 Sukanya class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to Sri Lanka in 2002/2003.

(5) Trained Sri Lankan naval pilots and sailors in regard to (4) above.

(6) Sold 3 Chetak helicopters to the Sri Lankan navy which cannot be used for assault missions but could well be used for spying purposes.

We welcome Dr.Ramdoss, founder of PMK forthright statement criticizing the sale of radars to Sri Lanka. We also welcome Thiru. Thol. Thirumavalavan, leader of the DPI to hold a massive rally on July 08 in Chennai to protest Indian government’s sale of military radars to Sri Lanka.

We appeal to the DMK, MDMK, DK and DMDK to condemn the sale of radars to Sri Lanka as an act of betrayal.

We appeal to Kalignar Karunanidhi to show leadership at this critical juncture and use his clout with Delhi to stop all military assistance to Sri Lanka in any form. He should make good his words (interview to Thinakkural) that he will not become a traitor to the Eelam Thamils.

Traditional enemies of Thamils both in New Delhi and Thamil Nadu are working overtime to discredit and destroy the Thamil national liberation struggle by falsely portraying it as “terrorism.” He should listen to the interview N. Ram, editor of The Hindu to BBC Thamilosai today where he could not suppress his glee over the sale of radars to Sri Lanka. Ram should since he is the recipient of Sri Lanka’s prestigious award ‘"Sri Lanka Ratna” last year.

Kalaignar Karunanidhi knows first hand the machinations and manipulations by our traditional enemies! He should stop India providing any form of military assistance even if they are innocuously described in polite language as “defensive and non-lethal equipment."

We wish to remind Kalaignar Karunanidhi that today he is provided with a historical opportunity to play the role of a mid-wife to the birth pangs of Thamil Eelam struggling to be born. He should grasp this opportunity with both hands and gain an honorable place in history as a great and courageous leader of world Thamils.



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Thamil Creative Writers Association

June 20, 2006



Hon. Albina Guarnieri (Mississauga East-Cooksville, Lib.)

Canadian MP calls on Government to protest military atrocities in Sri Lanka

Dear Alnina Guarieri

I write to thank you on behalf of the Canadian Thamil Community for raising on the floor of the parliament the unprovoked attacks on Thamil civilians who have taken refuge in the Catholic church in Mannar. Eye witness saw with their own eyes the naval personnel in blue uniform lobbing the grenades into the church. The military spokesperson made a feeble but ridiculous attempt to deny the involvement of the armed forces. For your information, the killings of innocent Thamil civilians have escalated since the Conservative government foolishly listed the LTTE on the terrorist list. This has embolden the racist government to go on a killing spree. The government has not brought one culprit to face justice in a court of law. All the perpetrators of heinous crimes have gone unpunished. In some cases they have been rewarded with promotions and diplomatic postings. If at all Canada should list the Sri Lanka as a terrorist state.

Mr. Deepak Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC) statement that the government of Canada is extremely concerned
is not convincing. At best Canada is only an passive onlooker. Listing of LTTE as a banned organization has deprived Canada of any influence it could have exercised over the LTTE.
It looks though the Harper's government had only one reason to ban the LTTE - to please president George Bush and Co. who pose a serious threat to world peace.


Yours truly


Thangavelu
President





Affairs: Canadian MP calls on Government to protest military atrocities in Sri Lanka
Source: Canadian Parliament Hansard - June 19, 2006Hon. Albina Guarnieri (Mississauga East-Cooksville, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, recent attacks on civilians by the Sri Lankan armed forces have reached a level of atrocity. In Mannar, navy troops lobbed hand grenades into a Catholic church where hundreds of refugees were huddled. Last week the Sri Lankan army raided a Tamil home, leaving the family hacked to death, with their seven and nine year old children hanged and disembowelled in a manner aimed to terrorize the local population.

When will the government protest the latest wave of military atrocities in Sri Lanka?

Mr. Deepak Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is extremely concerned with the breakup of ceasefire and peace talks between the warring parties in Sri Lanka. We are calling on both parties to come back to the table, to come back to a truce and adhere to the ceasefire. We are going, with our likeminded nations, to put pressure on bringing both parties to the table.

 


 

A+d; 14> 2006

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jkpkPo kf;fsJ tpbTf;F xU ePjpahd> epahakhd  jPHitg; ngw;Wj; jUkhW jkpof Kjy;tUf;Ff; fdba kf;fs; Ntz;LNfhs;

<oj; jkpou; Nghuhl;lj;jpy; cs;s epahaj;ij ,e;jpa eLtz; muRf;F  vLj;Jr; nrhy;yp jkpkPo  kf;fsJ tpbTf;F xU ePjpahd> epahkhd jPHitg; ngw;Wj; jUkhW jkpof Kjy;tH fiyQH fUzhepjp mtHfSf;F fdba jkpoHfs;  Ntz;LNfhs; xd;wpid mDg;gpAs;shHfs;. ,e;j Ntz;LNfhspy; Mapuf; fzf;fhd fdba kf;fs; ifnaOj;jpl;Ls;shHfs;. ,e;jf; ifnaOj;ijr; NrHf;Fk; gzpia jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk; Kd;dpd;W elj;jpaJ. 

Nkw;gb Ntz;LNfhspy; nrhy;yg;gl;bUg;gjhtJ -

khz;GkpF jkpof Kjy;tu; fiyQH K.fUzhepjp mtu;fSf;F!

jkpof tuyhw;wpy; ma;e;jhtJ Kiwahf kf;fspd; ek;gpf;ifiag; ngw;W   Kjy;tuhfg; gjtp Vw;wjd; %yk; Gjpa rhjid gilj;j jq;fSf;F vq;fs;  ey; tho;j;Jf;fis njuptpj;Jf; nfhs;fpNwhk;. 

jkpofj;ijg; G+j;jpUf;Fk; kyu;r; Nrhiyahf;Fjw;Nf! vd;gjw;F kl;Lk; jhq;fs; jkpof Kjy;tuhf gjtp Vw;;ftpy;iy> cynfq;Fk; gue;J thOk; jkpoh;fspd; tho;T kyh;r; Nrhiyahf khwr; nra;tjw;fhfNt ,g;nghWg;gpid Vw;Ws;sPHfs;   vd;gNj vkJ vz;zkhFk;.

cyfpy; ve;j %iyapy; thOfpd;w jkpoDk; Jd;gg;gLk;NghJ mtDf;fhf Fuy; nfhLg;Ngd; vd ePq;fs; njuptpj;j fUj;J jq;fspd; ,dkhdj;ijAk; jd;khdj;ijAk; fhl;lg; NghJkhdjhFk;.  

<oj;jkpoh;fspd; Nghuhl;lk; mikjp top %yk; jPh;T fhz Kbahtpbd; fj;jpapd;wp ,uj;jkpd;wpg; gphpe;j nrf;Nfhrpyhthf;fpah Nghd;W ,Uehlhfg; gpupe;J nfhs;tNj rpwe;jJ vd;w jq;fspd; 77 MtJ gpwe;j ehs; tpoh ciuia ,d;Wk;  cyfj; jkpo; kf;fs; ed;wpAld; epidj;J ghh;f;fpd;wdh;.

,yq;ifapYs;s jkpo; kf;fspd; epahaG+u;tkhd Nghuhl;lq;fSf;Fk;> tpLjiyg; GypfSf;Fk; jp.K.f. muNrh my;yJ ehNdh xUNghJk; vjpuhspfs; my;y> ,yq;ifapy; jkpo; kf;fs; RgPl;rkhf tho Ntz;Lk;> mq;F rkhjhdk; Vw;gl Ntz;Lk; vd;gNj vdJ ngUtpUg;gk; vd;w jq;fspd; nrt;tp (jpdf;Fuy;) cyfshtpa  jkpoHfspd; cs;sj;ij ctif nfhs;sr; nra;Js;sJ.

cyfj; jkpou;fspd; ftdj;ij <u;j;Js;sJk;> njhlu;e;J ftiy mspj;Jf; nfhz;bUg;gJkhd ,yq;ifj; jkpou;fs; gpur;rpid mikjp Ngr;Rthu;j;ijapd; %yk; tpiutpy; jPHf;fg;gl Ntz;Lnkd;W jkpo;ehl;L kf;fspd; ,e;j muR tpUk;GfpwJ vd MSeu; ciuapy; Fwpg;gpl;bUg;gJ  jkpoPoj; jkpou;fspd; cupikg; Nghuhl;lk; Fwpj;j jkpof murpd; fupridf;Fr; rhd;whFk;.

mg;ghtpj; jkpo; nghJkf;fs; kPJ njhlHr;rpahf =yq;fh ,uhZtk; ,d mbg;gilapy;  elhj;jptUk;; fz;%bj; jdkhd nfhiy ntwpj; jhf;Fjy;fis epWj;jp> jkpo; kf;fspd; mbg;gil kdpjTupikfis KOjhf kjpj;J ele;jhy; kl;LNk ,yq;ifapy; mikjp jpUk;g tha;g;gpUf;fpwJ. jkpou;fs; jhq;fs; gpwe;j kz;zpy; mr;rkpd;wp ghJfhg;NghLk; cupikNahLk; tho;tjw;Fupa rfy eltbf;iffisAk; jhq;fs; vLf;fNtz;Lk;. vdf; Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;. cq;fs; fhyj;jpy; jkpoPoj; jkpoHfs; jkJ epahaG+u;tkhd gpwg;Gupikfisg; ngw;W epk;kjpahf thoj; jq;fspd; nry;thf;ifAk;> mjpfhuj;ijAk; gad;gLj;j Ntz;Lk; vd;gNj vy;NyhuJk; xUkpj;j vjpu;ghu;g;ghFk;.

vdNt <oj; jkpou; Nghuhl;lj;jpy; cs;s epahaj;ij kj;jpa muRf;F Gupa itj;J jkpkPo  kf;fsJ tpbTf;F xU ePjpahd jPHitg; ngw;Wj; jUkhW md;Gld; Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

 

 vq;fs; giftH vq;Nfh kiwe;jhH
      ,q;Fs;s jkpoHfs; xd;whjy; fz;Nl!



 

Thamil Creative Writers Association

May 19, 2006


Mr.Piers Wisbey
Programme Producer
BBC
London.


Dear Mr. Wisbey


We are not amused to read in the news papers that Sinhalese extremists held a rally in London accusing BBC of pro-LTTE bias in covering Sri Lanka's ongoing low-intensity war. Nothing can be further from the truth. If at all, there is under-reporting by BBC of gross violation of human rights committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces against innocent Thamil civilians.

The May/June 2006 issue of the international affairs monthly, Foreign Policy, carried an article entitled "The Failed States Index" and Sri Lanka was ranked 25th out of 148 countries, compared to only 76 in 2005.

(http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3420).

Among SAARC neighbors, Bhutan and India were better than Sri Lanka, Bhutan at 39 and India at 93.

The poor ranking is not surprising especially in light of the headless bodies that keep being discovered and the exodus of civilians from government controlled areas into LTTE controlled areas. Government Agent of Trincomalee is issuing dry rations to more than 100,000 internally displaced Thamil people who are victims of Sinhalese thuggery.

After abandoning the path of peace the GOSL is betting on Karuna in a vain attempt to defeat the LTTE - a feat the combined Army, Navy and Air Force could not achieve so far.

Sri Lanka also enjoys the dubious distinction as the only country in the world that bombs its own citizens in the name of peace and with impunity.

Only last week the Sri Lankan naval personnel and paramilitaries that work with them carried out execution style killings of 13 people in an islet called Allaipiddy off Jaffna peninsula. Among the dead are 4 months old baby, 4 years old child and their father and mother!

On May 6th, 8 persons staying overnight in a temple at Manthuvil disappeared without a trace. There was an army camp positioned close to the temple and blood stained cloths were found inside the temple. The armed forces declared a curfew to facilitate the removal of the dead bodies to unknown destination.

Killing of civilians takes place daily, yet the president of the country remains dumb, deaf and blind. It is a well known fact that president himself has given orders to mount retaliatory attacks ostensibly against LTTE, but in effect innocent civilians.

I hope BBC will continue to expose the Sri Lankan government's barbarism and gross abuse of human rights to the outside world.



Yours sincerely





Veluppillai Thangavelu
President
 





May 15, 2006



The editor

Toronto Star

Toronto.

Canada as watch dog

Dear Sir,

Reference your editorial "Canada as watch dog" (Tor Star - May 158, 2006) I am appalled at the tongue in cheek statement by US "the criteria for a seat on the council failed to block the most flagrant rights abusers." US for whom you are holding a brief is one of the worst abuser of human rights and Geneva conventions and does so with total impunity. The killings, torture, aggravated assault, battery and degrading treatment of prisoners of Abu Ghraib prison is a telling indictment on US which mouths democracy but practice human rights abuses. Graphic pictures splashed on TV screens and newspapers around the world showed American military personnel in the act of abusing prisoners! The pictures showed prisoners naked, being forced to engage in simulated oral sex and other sex acts, images of a female soldier, grinning and pointing at the genitals of a hooded naked prisoner. I am also amused how Canada came to be elected to this august council when this country locks up "suspected terrorists" without trial and without charges ad infinitum! When this country expels "terrorists" to countries that practice torture!

The anti-terrorism law (Bill 36) is a disgrace to any country that claims to be civilized and democratic. Under this act the RCMP is routinely stopping Thamil Canadians for interrogation. Recently, armed RCMP carrying assault rifles raided the Tamil Academy of Arts and Technology school premises in downtown where kids aged from 10-12 were attending Thamil classes. The RCMP intimidated and bullied the students. Up to date no apology has been forthcoming from the RCMP for their boorish behaviour. The RCMP is also refusing to provide staff for cultural functions organized by Thamil Canadians because according to them the organizers are suspected criminals! Sadly there is no sign that the systematic misuse of coercive methods and indignities will abate or end any time soon. Tragically Canada is getting away with Soviet-KGB style authoritarianism behind the facade of a parliament and periodic elections.

It is my humble submission Canada is least qualified to sit in the UN Human Rights Council. If it does it simply means there are other countries like Sri Lanka "with long histories of human rights abuse."


Yours truly,




Veluppillai Thangavelu

416 281 1165

Copy to: Public editor



jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;

 

Nk 13> 2006



nuhwd;Nuh



jpU. fiyQH lhf;lH fUzhepjp
Kjy;tH
jkpo;ehL.



khz;GkpF Kjy;tH fiyQUf;F



tzf;fk;. jkpo;ehl;bd; Kjyikr;ruhf 5 MtJ KiwAk; Ml;rpf;F te;Js;s cq;fSf;Ff; fdba jkpo; kf;fs; rhHghf vq;fsJ kdkhHe;j ey;tho;j;Jf;fisj; njuptpj;Jf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

jkpoha;e;j jkpod;jhd; jkpo;ehl;bd; Kjyikr;rdhf tUjy; Ntz;Lk; vd;w Gul;rpf; ftpQH ghujpjhrdpd; fdT mwpQH mz;zh 1967 ,y; Kjyikr;ruhfg; gjtpNaw;w NghJ edthfpaJ. ,g;NghJ cq;fs; fhyj;jpy; mJ njhlHfpwJ.

cq;fs; jiyikapy; rl;lj;jpd; fPo; midtUk; rkk; vd;w ePjpahd> NeHikahd ey;yhl;rp eilngWk; jkpofk; cyfpy; kWgbAk; jiy epkpHe;J epw;Fk; vd kdjhu ek;GfpNwhk;.

jkpo;nkhop caHe;jhNy jkpod; caHthd;. vdNt cq;fs; Ml;rpapy; vq;Fk; jkpo; vjpYk; jkpo; vd;w epiy tUk; vd MtNyhL vjpHghHf;fpNwhk;.

Kg;gJ Mz;LfSf;F Nkyhf jq;fs; kz;zpd; tpLjiyf;fhf fz;zPH nrhupe;Jk; nre;ePH nfhl;bAk; Nghuhb tUk; jkpoPoj; jkpoHfs; tpLjiyf;F ifnfhLf;f Ntz;Lk; vd cq;fis Ntz;bf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

fiyQH jkpoPo kf;fspd; fz;zPiuj; Jilf;fTk; FUjp MW XLtijj; jLf;fTk; Nghjpa Kaw;rp vLf;ftpy;iy vd;w Mjq;fk; mtHfsplk; cz;L. kPz;Lk; Kjyikr;ruhfg; gjtpf;F te;Js;s cq;fSf;Fj; jkpoPo tpLjiyf;F kUj;Jtpr;rp Ntiy ghHf;Fk; mupa tha;g;G fpilj;jpUf;fpwJ. mjidr; ruptur; nra;J tuyhw;wpy; ,lk; gpbf;f Ntz;Lk; vd;W Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;. ed;wp.



kpf;f md;Gld;



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jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk;

Nk 15> 2006



nuhwd;Nuh



lhf;lH fiyQH fUzhepjp
jkpof Kjy;tH
nrd;id
jkpo;ehL.


midj;Jr; rhjpapdUk; mHr;rfH Mfyhk;


khz;GkpF Kjy;tH mtHfl;F


tzf;fk;. midj;Jr; rhjpapdUk; mHr;rfH Mfyhk; vd jkpof mikr;ruit vLj;j ey;y Kbit vkJ mikg;G tho;j;jp tuNtw;fpwJ.


mHr;rfuhf ,Ug;gjw;F xU Fwpg;gpl;l rhjpiar; rhHe;jtHfNs jFjp tha;e;jtHfs; vdf; $WtJ kdpjHfs; vy;NyhUk; rkk; mtHfspy; caHT jho;T ,y;iy vd;w mbg;gil kdpjTupikf; Nfhl;ghl;Lf;F KuzhdjhFk;.

tof;fk; Nghy; jkpo;ehL mHr;rfHfs; r%f eyr;rq;fk; jkpof muRf;F mg;gbahd Kbit vLf;f mjpfhuk; fpilahJ me;j Kbit khw;wpf; nfhs;s Ntz;Lk; vd;W Nfl;L mwpf;if ntspapl;Ls;sJ. mjpy; "Mfkj;jpy; $wp cs;sthW Myaq;fs; epHkhzpf;fg;gl;L me;je;j Mya tof;fq;fspd; gb Mfk tpjpKiwfSf;F cl;gl;L topghLfs; eilngw;W tUfpd;wd. ,tw;wpy; jiyapl;L Mfk Nfhl;ghLfSf;F toptopahf eilngw;W tUk; eilKiwfSf;F khwhf cj;juT gpwg;gpf;f muRf;F mjpfhuk; fpilahJ> mJ murpay; rhrdj;jpy; cWjp mspf;fg;gl;Ls;s kj Rje;jpuj;Jf;F Kuz; gl;ljhFk; vdNt Kbit khw;wpf; nfhs;s Ntz;Lk;"; vdf; Fwpg;gpl;Ls;sJ.

Mfk tpjpg;gbNa vy;yhk; eilngw Ntz;Lk; vd;why; Mfkk; tpjpj;Js;s rhjp Ntw;WikiaAk; Vw;Wf; nfhs;sy; Ntz;Lk;. Mdhy; rhjp Ntw;Wik mHr;rfHfs; Nkw;Nfhs; fhl;Lk; mNj murpay; rhrdj;jpd; %yk; xopf;fg;gl;L tpl;lJ. rhjp kl;Lk; my;yhJ cld;fl;il VWjy;> Foe;ijj; jpUkzk; Nghd;w mehfupfg; gof;f tof;fq;fSk; rl;lj;jpd; %yk; xopf;fg;gl;L tpl;ld.

Mfkj;ijf; fl;bg; gpbf;Fk; mHr;rfHfs; r%f ey rq;fk; vg;gb mHr;rfHfs; Mfktpjpf;F khwhff; fly; jhz;b Ntw;W ehLfspy; mHr;rfHfshfj; njhopy; ghHf;fpwhHfs; vd;gjw;F tpsf;fk; mspf;f Ntz;Lk;. mJkl;Lk; my;yhJ fdlh Nghd;w ntspehLfspy; Mfk tpjpf;F Kw;wpYk; khwhf Myaq;fs; mikf;fg;gl;L ,Ug;gjw;Fk; mHr;rfHfs; mt;thwhd Nfhapy;fspy; G+ir nra;tjw;Fk; tpsf;fk; mspf;f Ntz;Lk;.

jkpof muR ,t;thwhd rhjpntwpaHfspd; Ngr;Rf;F nrtp rha;f;fhJ midj;Jr; rhjpahUk; mHr;rfHfs; Mfyhk; vd;w Kbit tpiue;J eilKiwg; gLj;j Ntz;Lk; vd;W Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.



                                                          -30-


 




May 16, 2006


Toronto


Ms.Sharon Burnside
Public Editor
Toronto Star
Toronto.

Toronto Star smear campaign against the LTTE and WTM
 

Dear Sharon,

Further to my telephone conversation with you regarding my letter dated April 30, 2006 I have yet to receive the courtesy of a reply.

As mentioned to you the Tor Star by publishing stories derogative of the LTTE has inflicted untold damage to the Thamil Canadian community. So far the Tor Star has failed to repair damage. You will agree that it is not sufficient that you place a correction at page 2 after slandering the LTTE in the editorial page! Moreover, the correction is not appearing in the online edition of the Tor Star!

The above shows there was no sincerity behind the correction since you continue to publish false stories about WTM, that is, it has been banned by the US. It has become fashionable for the western media to tarnish black the image of persons and organizations fighting for self-determination around the world. This is a pity and reflects the arrogant disdain for fair and accurate dissemination of news.

Since the listing of the LTTE as a banned organization and the orchestrated campaign of deceit and hatred by mainstream Canadian media, the Thamil Canadians have been portrayed as "criminals" per se by law enforcement agencies.

Armed RCMP stormed the premises of the Thamil Academy of Arts and Technology where kids aged 10-12 were having after hours Thamil classes. Undoubtedly, the teen-aged students felt threatened by the unwarranted and boorish behaviour of the RCMP. One of the students narrated her harrowing experience at a rally held at Mel Lastman Square last Wednesday (May 10, 2006).

The RCMP has also refused to provide staff for cultural functions organized by Thamil Canadians on the excuse that those involved "might be criminals"! This is a tactic reminiscent of the KGB during the Soviet era to terrify and silence citizens. This tactic on the part of the RCMP whose members are paid by taxpayer's money is really troubling! It makes Thamil Canadians, who fled persecution by a racist state,  to conclude they have jumped from the frying pan into the fire! No doubt the RCMP is taking cover under the Anti-terrorism law which has conferred old-fashioned authoritarian Soviet style KGB status to it.



I will be very pleased to hear from you.





Veluppillai Thangavelu
President



cc Mel Sufrin, Ontario Press Council for information.


 




Nk 07> 2006



nuhwd;;Nuh



Fbkf;fs; kjpg;gPL 2006


fdba Gs;sptpguj; jpizf;fsk; 5 Mz;LfSf;F xU Kiw vLf;Fk; Fbkf;fs; kjpg;gPL ,e;j Mz;L eilngw ,Uf;fpwJ. mjw;fhd Nfs;tpf; nfhj;Jf; FbapUg;ghsHfSf;F ,e;jf; fpoik mDg;gp itf;fg;gl;Ls;sJ.

,e;jf; Fbkf;fs; kjpg;gPl;il mbg;gilahf itj;Nj fy;tp> ey;tho;T> r%f kw;Wk; nghUshjhuf; nfhs;iffis muR tFf;fpwJ. gs;spf;$lq;fspYk; ,e;j kjpg;gPL gw;wp khztHfSf;Ff; fw;gpf;fg;gLfpwJ. Gs;sptpgu jpizf;fsKk; ,e;jf; fzpg;gpy; ngwg;gLk; juTfisg; gad;gLj;JfpwJ.

FbahdtHfs; ,e;jf; Nfs;tpf; nfhj;ij epiwT nra;tJ fl;lhakhFk;. ePq;fs; nfhLf;Fk; juTfs; gw;wpa ,ufrpak; fdba Gs;sp tpguj; jpizf;fsj;jhy; fhf;fg;gLk;. NtW vtUf;NfDk; ePq;fs; nfhLf;Fk; juTfs; nfhLf;fg;glkhl;lhJ. 92 Mz;Lfs; fopj;Nj tuyhW kw;Wk; guk;giu njhlHghd JiwfSf;F ,e;jj; juTfs; gad;gLj;jg;gLk;.

jkpo;kf;fs; ,e;jf; Nfs;tpf; nfhj;ij epug;Gk;NghJ jpUj;jkhf mjidr; nra;a Ntz;Lk;. Fwpg;ghf gpd;tUk; Nfs;tpf;Fj; rupahd gjpy;fs; nfhLf;f Ntz;Lk;.

Nfs;tp 14 - xUtNuhL ciuahLtjw;F Mq;fpyk; my;yJ gpuQ;R nkhop ePq;fyhf cq;fSf;F NtW ve;j nkhopapy;(fspy;) XusT ed;whfg; Ngr KbAk;?

tpil - jkpo;

Nfs;tp 15 (V) - ePq;fs; tPl;by; mNefkhfg; NgRk; nkhop vJ?

tpil - jkpo;


Nfs;tp 15 (gp) - ePq;fs; tPl;by; NtW nkhopfs; vijahtJ tof;fkhfg; NgRtJz;lh?

tpil - kw;wJ - jkpo;


Nfs;tp 16 - ePq;fs; Foe;ijahf ,Ue;jNghJ tPl;by; ve;j nkhopia Kjypy; fw;wPHfs;? me;j nkhopia ,g;NghJk; tpsq;fpf; nfhs;s Kbfpwjh?

tpil - kw;wJ - jkpo;

Nfs;tp 17 - cq;fsJ %jhijapduJ ,dk; my;yJ gz;ghl;L %yq;fs; vit?

(nghJthf %jhijaH vd;gJ cq;fsJ ghl;lidtpl Jhuj;Jr; nrhe;jk;)

tpil - jkpoH

Nfs;tp 19 - ePq;fs; nts;isaH> rPdH> njd;dhrpaH (fpof;fpe;jpad;> ghfp];jhdp> =yq;fd; Kjypa ..) fUg;gH> gpypg;gpNdh> ,yj;jPd; mnkupf;fh> njw;fhrpad; (tpal;ehkpaH> fk;Nghbad;> kNyrpad;> yhXrpad; Kjypaz .) muG> Nkw;fhrpad; (,uhdpad;> Mg;fhd; Kjypa ..) nfhwpad;> ag;ghd;

tpil - <oj;jkpod;


Nfs;tp 25 - vq;Nf cq;fsJ ngw;NwhHfs; gpwe;jhHfs;?

(V) je;ij

(gp) jha;

tpil - jkpoPok;


gpw;Fwpg;G - VjhtJ ma;aq;fs; ,Ue;jhy; md;G $He;J vk;NkhL njhlHG nfhs;sTk;.



                                      -30-
 


 

nuhwd;Nuh



nra;jp



tp.Gypis ma;f;fpa ehLfs; "gaq;futhj ,af;fk;" vdg; gl;bay; ,l;Ls;sJ vdj; jtwhd nra;jp ntspapl;l nuhwd;Nuh ];uhH tUj;jk; njuptpg;G

nuhwd;Nuh - nuhwd;Nuhtpy; ,Ue;J ntsptUk; nuhwd;Nuh ];uhH vd;w Mq;fpy ehNsL fle;j Vg;upy; 9 Mk; ehs; "tp.Gypfs; kPJ gaq;futhj Kj;jpiuiaf; Fj;j fdlh KbT" vd;w jiyg;gpy; xU nra;jpia ntspapl;bUe;jJ. me;jr; nra;jpapy; "ma;f;fpa ehLfs; mit jkpo;g; Gypfs; vd;W miof;fg;gLk; jkpoPo tpLjiyg; Gypfis Vw;fdNt xU gaq;futhj ,af;fk; vdg; gl;bay; ,l;Ls;sJ" vd vOjg;gl;bUe;jJ.


,uz;L ehs; fopj;J vOjg;gl;l Mrpupa jiyaq;fj;jpYk; "ma;f;fpa ehLfs; mit jkpo;g; Gypfs; vd;W miof;fg;gLk; jkpoPo tpLjiyg; Gypfis Vw;fdNt gaq;futhj ,af;fk; vdg; gl;bay; ,l;Ls;sJ" vdf; Fwpg;gplg;;gl;lJ.


ma;f;fpa ehLfs; tp.Gypfis gaq;futhj ,af;fk; vdg; gl;bay; ,l;Ls;sJ vd;w nra;jp jtwhdJ mjpy; cz;ik ,y;iy mg;gb cz;ikf;Fg; Gwk;ghd nra;jp ntspapl;ljw;F nuhwd;Nuh ];uhH ehNsL jkpo; r%fj;jplk; kd;dpg;Gf; Nfl;f Ntz;Lk; vdj; jkpo;g; gilg;ghspfs; fofk; mjd; MrpupaUf;Ff; fbjk; vOjpaJ.


,g;NghJ nuhwd;Nuh ];uhH ehNsL jdJ Vg;upy; 19 Mk; ehs; ,jopy; gpd;tUkhW jpUj;jk; ntspapl;Ls;sJ.

"Tamil Tigers not listed as terrorists by UN"

The United Nations has not designated the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, as
a terrorist organization. A story published Sunday, April 9 and
an editorial printed Tuesday, April 11 erroneously said the UN
had listed the group. The Star regrets the error."

"jkpo;g; Gypfs; ma;f;fpa ehLfs; mitahy; gaq;futhjpfs; vdg; gl;bay; ,lg;gltpy;iy"

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Toronto

 

May 9, 2006

 

News editor
CTV

Organized crime gangs aiding terrorists: RCMP 

Dear Sir,

You are talking through your hat when you say “Also known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Tigers were listed as a terrorist group by the United Nations ………. "

For your information the LTTE is not a banned organization by the United Nations and United Nations is not in the business of banning organizations.

The Toronto Star published a similar story on April 09, 2006 and repeated it in its editorial on 11th April, 2006, but it has since published an apology in its issue dated April 19, 2006 at page 2. It reads as follows-

Toronto Star
April 19, 2006
Page: A2
 
"Tamil Tigers not listed as terrorists by UN

 The United Nations has not designated the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, as
a terrorist organization. A story published Sunday, April 9 and
an editorial printed Tuesday, April 11 erroneously said the UN
had listed the group. The Star regrets the error."

Sincerely,
Deborah Jessop


Public Editor's Office
Toronto Star
One Yonge St.
Toronto ON
Canada M5E 1E6

Tel: 416-869-4949

I urge a similar retraction by the CTV for the slanderous story published forthwith. 

May I also inform you that the statement “Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers have also used proceeds of crime to finance politically motivated violence” attributed to John Thompson of the Toronto-based one-man Mackenzie Institute is a figment of his imagination? He has been pedaling this type of inflammatory and Gobbelsian propaganda through the columns of neo-fascist newspapers and magazines in Canada without producing a shred of evidence to prove the charge. I challenge this so-called expert on “terrorism” to produce tangible evidence prove his charge.  

We also have taken a mental note of Minister Stockwell Day’s assertion that “It's one of the reasons we took steps and initiatives against the Tamil Tigers to protect, certainly, the good people in the Tamil    community and all Canadians." Suffice to say we appreciate the Minister’s sense of good humour! 

Yours truly,

 

 V.Thangavelu

  



 

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April 30, 2006


The editor

Toronto Star

Toronto. (Attention: Deborah Jessop, Public Editor's Office)


Toronto Star smear campaign against the LTTE and WTM


Dear Sir,


Thank you for your undated e-mail message received by me on April 28, 2006.

Since I have cancelled my subscriptions for Tor Star I missed the correction published by you on the 19th April, 2006.

However, what I asked for is not a correction but an apology since the statement "The United Nations has already designated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as Tamil Tigers or the LTTE, a terrorist organization" caused irreparable damged to the image of Thamil Canadians in the eyes of mainstream Canadians.

It is apparent the Toronto Star either by design or default is out to denigrate the Thamil community by publishing false stories about the LTTE and other organizations.

Notwithstanding your correction you made, your overzealous reporters Surya Bhattacharya and Michelle Sheppard claimed that (RCMP raids Toronto Offices- Tigers outlawed as a terrorist group - Tor Star April 23, 2006) "The United States has banned the WTM, denouncing it as a front for the LTTE." Once again this claim has been made recklessly and without a shred of evidence to support it. For your information WTM has NOT been banned by the US any time.

The Tor Star must feel ashamed to continue publishing such false statements to smear the Thamil Canadian community either out of ignorance or without any regard to truth.

It looks though something is very wrong the way Tor Star is run. You will recall that when I wrote a letter to the editor, I got a reply in raw filth from your editorial office.

I, therefore, reiterate that Tor Star offers an unqualified apology since these false statements have damaged the standing of the Thamil community.




Yours truly,




Veluppillai Thangavelu

President



Cc:

The Chairman
THE ONTARIO PRESS COUNCIL
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1706,
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1J3

 




April 28, 2006



Toronto.



Press Release



B'nai Brith Canada is turning a blind eye to State Terror


We are not amused B'nai Brith Canada is applauding the Conservative government for adding the LTTE to the terrorist list. Obviously, B'nai Brith is exploiting the bogey of "terrorism" to cover Israeli genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people.

If B'nai Brith Canada is seriously interested in fighting terrorism it should stand before a mirror and look itself. Then they will know who the real terrorists are!

Unfortunately, but quite expectedly B'nai Brith Canada is turning a blind eye to the State terror unleashed by the Israel against the Palestinian people. Not only B'nai Brith Canada, even the International Community itself has completely ignored Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people. Who should be arrested for the targeted killing of dozens of Palestinians? Who should be sent to jail for the killing of thousands of Palestinian civilians? Who will stand trial for demolishing Palestinian homes using bulldozers? Who will be arraigned for the collective punishment of more than three million civilians during the last several decades? And who will face the International Tribunal for the illegal Israeli settlements of occupied Palestinian Lands, and the disdain for UN resolutions for more than 35 years?

Suicide bombs killing innocent citizens must be unequivocally condemned as immoral acts, and their perpetrators should be brought to justice. But they cannot be compared to State terrorism carried out by the Israeli Government. The former are individual acts of despair of a people that see no future, vastly ignored by an unfair and distorted international public opinion. The latter are cold and "rational" decisions of a State and a military apparatus of occupation, well equipped, financed and backed by the only superpower in the world.

Yet in the public debate, State terrorism and individual suicide bombs are not even considered as comparable cases of terrorism. Worse the State terror and war crimes perpetrated by the Israeli Government are legitimized as "self-defense"!

When it comes to state terrorism Sri Lanka is not second to Israel. Both states practice terror as a fine art under the cloak of fighting against "terrorism."

The Canadian Government decision to outlaw the Tamil Tigers represents not "a meaningful step forward" but a definite retrogressive step that will jeopardize the ongoing peace process. Already we see unmistakable signs of the ill-advised and ill-considered ban imposed on the LTTE by Canada. Embolden by the ban, the Sri Lankan government had gone on a killing spree against the Thamil people. A total of 103 Thamil civilians have been killed by the Sri Lankan army and paramilitaries since the Geneva talks held in March, 2006.


In response to the suicide attack on the Sri Lankan army general in Colombo, the armed forces shelled and bombed ostensibly LTTE targets, but in effect Thamil villages in the Trincomalee district. A total of 15 Thamil civilians got killed and more than 40,000 Thamils have been displaced following the bombing.

We have no hesitation in giving part of the 'credit' to Harper's government for the massacre of the Thamil people by the Sri Lanka State terror machine! Canada

has abdicated its responsibility to protect Thamil civilians from genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing by the Sri Lanka State terror.



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April 26, 2006

The editor
Toronto Star
Toronto.


"Canada to slap terrorist label on Tamil Tigers.." (Toronto Star April 09, 2006).

Dear Sir,
 

I wish to invite your attention to my letter dated April 11, 2006 on the above subject. Though you promised to give a reply soon you have not done so yet.

I also regret to observe that instead of undoing the damage by mis-reporting and mis-representing that "The United Nations has already designated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as Tamil Tigers or the LTTE, a terrorist organization." based on hearsay, you are compounding the problem by reporting that the World Tamil Movement (WTM) has been banned by the USA! It looks though you are hell bent to tar the image of the LTTE, WTM and by default Thamil Canadians black.

I urge again you to reply my letter without further delay.



Yours truly



Veluppillai Thangavelu
President
Thamil Creative Writers Association


 

 

April 07, 2006

 

Toronto

 

Press Release

 

Murder of  Thamil Activist V. Vigneswaran by Sri Lankan Army  MI

 

We are tired of condemning  cold blooded murders carried out by the Sri Lankan Army’s  Military Intelligence and Special Task Force (STF) of Thamil activists in the Northeast.

 

The latest to be killed is  Thiru. Vanniasingham Vigneswaran, President of Trincomalee District Tamil Peoples' Forum (TDTPF) on April 07, 2006. An unidentified gunmen who came on a three-wheeler fired 3 shots to his head while he  was about to enter the Bank of Ceylon building at the Inner Harbour Road in Trincomalee.

Bank of Ceylon is situated right  inside the High Security Zone (HSZ)  between two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) checkpoints, opposite to the Trincomalee Harbour, near the SLN Command in Trincomalee.

Thiru. Vigneswaran has been in the fore front of the campaign for the removal of the controversial Buddha statue, which was erected in a land close to the Trincomalee central bus stand last year.  He was also involved in organizing the Ponku Thamil event and staging hartals in Trincomalee to protest army killings of innocent Thamil civilians.

As usual the GOSL is going through the simulation  of dispatching a special Police team to hunt down the killers. Such special teams dispatched by the GOSL on earlier occasions  have drawn a blank. We have no reason to believe the  present case will  be anything different.

The killers responsible for the following high-profile murders  have not been arrested and brought to justice so far.

1) On December 01, 2005 unidentified assailants shot and killed two farmers at a tea shop close to Athiyar Hindu College in Neerveli at 8 p.m.  A youth who was standing inside the tea shop was seriously wounded

 

(2)  On December 16, 2005,   19 years old Thamil girl Eliyathamby Tharshini was raped and murdered by Sri Lanka naval personnel at Pungudutivu. Her body was found dumped inside a well. 

 

 (3) On December 22, 2005 a Thamil activist   K. Navaratnam (47), Jaffna district organizer for Tamil Resurgence Task force, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of the Thinakkural  newspaper office in KKS road in Jaffna town.

 

 (4) On December 25, 2005  remains of burnt bodies including a four-year-old boy were discovered inside a house of the Victoria Hundred Houses resettlement in Pesalai, Mannar in a revenge attacks on the civilians by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN). Soldiers blocked residents from searching for two other missing persons in parts of surrounding area. Three houses and a shop were burnt and almost all the houses were found looted. The victims were burnt using madras, kajan leaves and Palmyra stems,

 

 (5) On December 25, 2005,  Joseph Pararajasingham, M.P. was assassinated at St. Mary’s Church while attending midnight mass by Sri Lankan army intelligence and/or para-military groups. Pararajasingham’s son and daughter are Canadian citizens.

 

(6) On December 25, 2005 two civilians from Thoppu, in Atchuvely Jaffna, who went to hunt wild boars in shrub jungles close to the Palaly High Security Zone (HSZ) armed with shotguns, were shot dead by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops.   

 

(7) On December 28, 2005 unidentified gunmen shot and killed Thambirajah Arul Ajanthan, 16, at his house located in Eruvan in Kodikamam. The gunmen, who entered the victim's house premises, following a Sri Lanka Army patrol in the area, opened fire and killed the victim, the younger brother of a youth who took part in organizing Martyrs day remembrance events.  
 

(8)   On January 02, 2006 5 innocent Thamil students at Trincomalee were shot at point blank range by personnel of the Special Task Force dispatched by defence advisor and former DIG H.M.G.B. Kotakadeniya. He is the Vice President of Jathika Hela Urumaya, a religious outfit of Buddhist Bhikkus.

 

(09) On January 05, 2006 Rasaratnam Kuganenthiran, 24, also called Sinnathamby, a resident of Puthukkulam in Kiran Batticaloa was shot dead by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers. Sources said Kuganenthiran did not have the National Identity card in his possession.

 

(10) On January 6, 2006 two LTTE cadres killed by army deep penetration unit in Tampalagamam (Trincomalee) area under the control of the LTTE. Captain Suman (Vensumin Anburasa from Trincomalee) and Lieft.  Umainesan (Perinpa Saseetharan from Mutur        

 

(11) On January 11, 2006 Thambu Nadesu, who runs a business near the Puthur junction on the Jaffna - Point Pedro road was shot dead by Sri Lanka military intelligence operatives. 

 

We unreservedly condemn the latest cold-blooded murder carried out by the Military Intelligence which is busy engaged  in a clandestine war to eliminate Thamil activists.

 

We also condemn the international community, notably the US, U.K. and E.U. for their deadly silence over these murders.

 

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March 16, 2006

 

Toronto

 

Press Release

 

Jo Becker is using  Thamil Quislings to denigrate LTTE

 

It is apparent that Jo Becker, Advocacy Director in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) USA,  has a hidden agenda to denigrate and tarnish LTTE’s image by foul means.  The current 45-page report sensationally titled Funding The Final War: LTTE Intimidation and Extortion in the Tamil Diaspora does exactly the same.  In her previous report “Living in Fear” she flashed a photograph of “LTTE Child soldiers with the LTTE, 2004” on the cover page for visual dramatic effect.  A close look at the photograph showed that –

 

1)      The child soldiers shown in the photograph were NOT  Thamils but Sinhalese.

2)      The uniforms worn by them are that of the Sri Lankan Army and NOT LTTE.

3)      There was no   information about the place where the photograph was taken.

 

When confronted Jo Becker simply said “Yes it’s dated” meaning it was not taken in 2004. But she refused to disclose where, when and by whom the photograph was taken. In effect she acted in a reckless manner to smear the LTTE without any regard whatsoever to truth or fairness.  This speaks volumes about her credibility!

 

The current report authored by Jo Becker alleges “Thamil Canadians are extorted and threatened for thousands of dollars by supporters of the LTTE.”  These are outlandish and outrageous accusations without a shred of evidence.  She   has not interviewed the CTC/WTM or other community leaders to confirm or cross check her findings.  Neither has she interviewed Canadian law enforcement agencies.  It appears she went on a fishing expedition at the bidding of faceless anti-LTTE elements.

 

In her report she claims that "This is not just a matter of responding to isolated criminal acts, but also of protecting an entire community's right to live without fear." Strangely not a single complaint has been lodged with the Police.  RCMP has said that they did not receive any complaints from anyone.

 

HRW  belatedly  claims that it “ interviewed several dozen members of the Tamil community in Canada and the United Kingdom, including business owners, professionals, activists, journalists and other individuals”  how come that not a single individual Thamil  out of more than 150 present at the CTC press conference was never interviewed by the HRW? And what does “several dozens” means? Why not give the names of those individuals? If the reason is that those individuals will “place those persons at risk” how come an organization pompously styled “Canadian Democratic League” which suddenly surfaced is backing the HRW report? Four individuals have given their names, albeit, without the address or contact number of the organization itself!

 

It is now becoming patently clear Jo Becker and  HRW is using a few Quislings among Thamil Canadians to implement  its hidden agenda.  

 

Canada is a democratic country and extortion, physical threat and intimidation are criminal offences!  Therefore, it is an insult to the intelligence agencies and the Canadian justice system to claim that Thamil Canadians live in fear. 

 

The local media that include Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post and Sun have gone to town beating the drum because soft issues like fund raising, child soldiers, and terrorism are their favorite whipping horses!  It should be remembered the same media blacked out the Ponku Thamil (Resurgence) event staged by Thamil Canadians students on September 24, 2004 at Queen’s Park, Toronto. More than 50,000 Thamil Canadians rallied at this historical event which symbolized their support for peace and self-rule.

 

If extortion, physical threat are so wide-spread that Thamil Canadians live in fear as made out by HRW, how come these law and order issues never caught the eyes of their enterprising reporters?

 

Thamil people in the Northeast are living under unprecedented oppression,   displacements, cordon and search operations, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, torture, killings etc. Thousands of families continue to languish in refugee camps and welfare centres.  They are unable to re-settle in their homes because the armed forces occupy their homes in violation of the ceasefire agreement.  The HRW had turned a blind eye to the miseries of these poor and hapless Thamils.

 

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February 02, 2006

 

Toronto

 

Press Release

 

Abduction Of  Ten (10) TRO (Sri Lanka) Staff Members  by Para-Militaries

 

TCWA is appalled at the abduction of ten (10) staff members of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) by para-militaries working with the Sri Lankan Armed forces in two separate but related incidents.  The first one took place on January 23, 2006 just 100 metres from an army check point at Welikanda, Polonnaruwa district which is under the control of the SLAF.  A total of fifteen (15) staff members were travelling from Batticaloa when paramilitaries obstructed their path, dragged five out of the TRO van and forced them into a “white van.”  The rest were assaulted and forced to go back to Batticaloa.

 

A further five (5) members who left Valaichenai to Vavuniya to carry out the final assessment of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) funded Temporary Pre School Construction Project for Tsunami Welfare Centers and to evaluate the progress of the construction of Permanent Pre Schools funded by Save the Children in Sri Lanka have also been abducted. Latest reports say two (2) out of the five (5) have been released by para-militaries, but the fate of the remaining eight (five plus three) yet unknown.

 

The UN Resident/Humanitarian Co-coordinator’s Office in Sri Lanka has condemned the abductions. A statement released by the office said “the UN agencies in Sri Lanka deplore the reported abduction of 10 humanitarian aid workers ……..and call for their immediate release. These are humanitarian aid workers who devote their professional lives to serving those in need. Therefore, they have the right to respect and protection from harm.” Likewise the US embassy in Colombo has asked the relevant authorities to investigate the kidnappings. 

 

TRO is a registered NGO in Sri Lanka with 20 years of unblemished  humanitarian service.  Timely rescue and relief operations rendered by TRO to survivors of Tsunami disaster earned them world's  accolade and admiration. 

 

These abductions are a tragic development that is likely to jeopardize the peace talks between the GOSL and the LTTE scheduled to commence in Geneva in two weeks time. Additionally such  acts of state supported terrorism will seriously curtail TRO’s ability to deliver much needed humanitarian assistance to the Tsunami and war-ravaged victims.   

 

TCWA  calls up on the Canadian government to use all available diplomatic and other means to secure the freedom of  the TRO staff members.

 

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January 14, 2006

 

Toronto

 

 

Vaiko’s book From the Portals of a Prison released in Canada

 

TCWA released  Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko's  book From the Portals of a Prison  (English  as well as Thamil editions) was  released at the Pongal and New Year (2037) celebrations organized by the Thamil Creative Writers Association (TCWA) on Pongal day (Saturday - January 14) at the Murugan Temple, Canada. The function was well attended and the first copy of the book was bought by businessman Thiru Uthayan Ponnuthurai. A long queue formed immediately to buy the book prized at $50 a piece.

 

The Pongal New Year Vizha commenced with the singing of Thamil National anthem composed by Subramaniya Bharathiyar.

 

Thiru Nakkeeran, President TCWA in his address welcomed those present and explained the special significance of Pongal and New Year in the context of Thamil culture.  He exhorted parents to give their new-born babies pure Thamil names discarding the practice of giving Sanskrit names. As  Thamils our  individual identity is based on our name which should be perpetuated  for posterity.

 

The bi-monthly news paper Then Seidi edited by Pazha Nedumaran was also released on the same day. The first copy was bought by the proprietor of Babu Catering and Take Out and Thamil philanthropist Babu to the applause of the audience. This newspaper will be distributed free in Toronto.

 

Students of Vasu Master of Narthanalaya Dance School performed to inspirational songs composed  by Poet Kasi Anandan and Poet N.M.Muthukkoothan.  

 

Gold, Silver and Brown Medals were awarded to students successful at the Thamil Proficiency Competition  held by the TCWA and placed first, second and third respectively . In addition all successful students  were presented with trophies and certificates. In all 107 passed the exam in 7 different  age categories. 

 

$2,000 prizes for pure Thamizh names were presented  to 2 Canadian Thamil children and 10 children from Thamil Eezham. Lawyer K.T. Kesavan donated  half the prize money.

 

Despite the extremely cold weather, the Vizha was a huge success. There were plenty of pongal, fruits, sweets, coffee and other short eats to go around.

 

Vincent Veerasuntharam (Conservative -Scarborough South West) Marilyn Churley (NDP -Beaches East York) Derek Lee (Liberal- Scarborough –Rouge River) Bill Redwood (Conservative -Scarborough-Agincourt) and Pauline Browes (Scarborough-Guildwood) also addressed the audience.

 

Thiru K. Rasanathan proposed a Vote of Thanks.

 

 


 

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January 10, 2006

 

Toronto

 

His Excellency Jeffrey Lunstead
US
Ambassador for Sri Lanka
Colombo.

 

Your Excellency

 

Your outburst against the LTTE is unwarranted, uncalled for and totally biased. You seem to be oblivious by design or through inadvertence to the ground situation in the Northeast.

You have held out a threat that “if the Tigers chose to "abandon peace," they will face a "stronger, more capable and more determined" Sri Lankan military.” No doubt this will be sweet music and will certainly embolden the racist Sinhala government! When a superpower like US drunk with power holds threat to a small Nation trying to shake off the hegemonic rule of the Sinhalese we have no choice but to stomach it!

 

US is a country that has got away with the illegal invasion of Iraq on false pretext!  Little surprise  iconic singer-turned-activist Harry Belafonte called American President George W Bush the 'greatest terrorist' of all time!  How else he could have described with more than 50,000 Iraqis killed by the US and UK forces using smart bombs and precision bombing.

 

Thamil Nation is a small Nation, but a proud Nation. We are proud of our 2,500 years history, language and civilization. The language we speak is 2500 years old and our Thamil grammar treatise is 2,300 years old! When the Westerners were jumping from tree to tree the Thamils were enjoying a civilization far superior to Greeks and Romans!

 

I don’t want to sound xenophobic but just a reminder since you have threatened to teach us a lesson just like you are teaching the poor Iraqis!

 

You seem to feign ignorance of the fact that President Mahinda Rajapakse came to power promising to jettison the federal model, concept of Homeland, self-determination, expel or curtail Norway’s role as the facilitator. In other words Mahinda Rajapakse showed his back to the Oslo Declaration and put the clock 50 years back to the Bandaranaike era!  

 

You claim “Through our military training and assistance programs, including efforts to help with counterterrorism initiatives and block illegal financial transactions, we are helping to shape the ability of the Sri Lankan Government to protect its people and defend its interests" but  Your Excellency which people you are referring to? It cannot be Thamil people since more than 1,300 families have fled  from Sinhala army controlled Jaffna to LTTE controlled Vanni during the last one week!

 

Your Excellency either you are suffering from selected amnesia or feigning ignorance of the following killings, rape etc committed by the Sinhala occupation army since Mahinda Rajapakse came to power!

(1)   The rape and murder of 19 years old  Thamil girl  Eliyathamby  Tharshini on December 16, 2005 by Sri Lanka naval personnel at Pungudutivu which has deeply wounded the psyche of the Thamil women.

(2)   The dastardly murder of Joseph Pararajasingham, M.P. on December 25, 2005 at St. Mary’s Church while attending midnight mass by Sri Lankan army intelligence and/or para-military groups.

(3)   The shooting of 5 innocent Thamil students on January 02, 2006 at Trincomalee by a Special Task Force dispatched by defence advisor H.M.G.B. Kotakadeniya, a notorious racist and stalwart of the Jathika Hela Urumaya.

(4)   The daily arrests, cordon and search operations, extra-judicial killings, assaults, sexual harassment and disappearances by the Sinhala army.

As I said at the beginning Thamil Nation is a small Nation but a proud Nation. If a super power wants to exterminate us so be it!  But our people will not die kneeling, they shall die standing!

Once again Your Excellency has confirmed that US will be a better country without George Bush and without your self! This is not my view; half the American people thnik  so!

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

V.Thangavelu
President
Thamil Creative Writers Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

January  5, 2006

 

Toronto

 

Press Release

 

 

Canada Fails to Condemn Assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham MP

 

 by Sri Lankan Military Intelligence

 

We are disappointed the Canadian government has failed to condemn the despicable assassination of Joseph Pararajasingham, MP even after a lapse of more than one week. He was assassinated while attending mid-night mass at St. Mary’s Church, Batticaloa in government controlled HSZ.  The deafening silence of the government that is used to issuing  press statements at the drop of a hat as in the case of killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar is deplorable. Joseph Pararajasingham, MP is no ordinary person. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. His assassination has placed the peace process in jeopardy. 

 

The Liberal government is treating Thamil Canadians less than equal in regard to a number of vital issues affecting them.  The Liberal government -

 

(1)   Has FAILED to play an active role in the current peace process despite the presence of 300,000 strong Thamil Canadians in Canada. While our High Commissioner in Sri Lanka and some Canadian MPs have no qualms in meeting LTTE leadership in Vanni, LTTE political delegation was DENIED entry into Canada. 

(2)   Has FAILED to condemn the gross Human Rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces (SLAF) against Thamil people living in North East / Colombo. Under cover of emergency rule, Thamils are subject to pervasive extra-judicial killings, cordon and search operations, arbitrary arrests, detentions, disappearances etc.  The SLAF continue to occupy forcibly thousands of homes, schools and temples in the Northeast  in flagrant  violation of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA). 

(3)   DENIED charity status to Thamil Refugee Organization (Canada) on the specious grounds it is a front organization of Thamil Eelam Society (TESOC). The latter is a community based government funded organization.   TRO (USA) is a recognized charity.

(4)   Denied visas to Members of Parliament (Sri Lanka), Thamil activists and scholars to enter Canada. Late Joseph Pararajasingham, MP was one among many denied visas.

(5)   Failed to help worst hit Tsunami victims in the Northeast, barring distributing purified drinking water and medical help by DART for 40 days in Amparai district.  Out of the $425 million allocated to help Tsunami victims in 11 countries, not a single house/building has been built or financed by CIDA in the whole of Northeast.

(6)   Out of 5,000  applications by Tsunami victims for immigration to Canada, only 1,000  applications  have been processed  during the last one year and only 500 have actually landed.  

(7)   Used Section 19 (1) of the Immigration Act opposed and voted against when in Opposition by the Liberal Party but now in a bizarre twist uses it liberally to arrest, incarcerate, detain for an extended indefinite time, and prosecute accused persons without due process of law in camera and in a Kangaroo Court. Thamil activist Manickavasagam Suresh was a victim of this obnoxious law and his case is still in legal limbo.


We acknowledge that some  individual Liberal Party MPs  like Hon.Bill Graham, Hon.Jim Karygiannis,  Mr.Derek Lee and Mr. John Cannis took interest in addressing the concerns of  Thamil Canadians, but they  could not achieve much despite their best intensions. 

 

We, therefore,  appeal to Thamil Canadians to keep the foregoing in front and centre of their minds when casting ballots on January 23, 2006. As categorically stated by Vincent Veerasuntharam, Conservative Party Candidate for Scarborough  South West, at the commemorative meeting held for Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham it is time we refused to allow others treating Thamil Canadians as second class citizens.

 

 

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December 25, 2005

 

Toronto.  

 

Press Release

 

TCWA Condemns the Killing of Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham

 

We condemn the brutal murder of Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham, TNA Member of Parliament on December 24, in the most cowardly fashion.   He was gunned down by Thamil para-military hirelings and Military Intelligence inside St. Mary’s Church, Batticaloa during mid-night mass conducted by the Bishop of Batticaloa-Trincomalee. The church is situated right inside the well-fortified HSZ and the government should accept blame squarely for this dastardly killing.

 

Joseph Pararajasingham was a committed nationalist who was in the forefront of the national liberation struggle as a parliamentarian since 1990.  He articulated the Thamil cause very effectively both in national and international forums. By killing him his enemies has sought to silence a powerful voice of the voiceless people. 

 

Mahinda Rajapakse, since his election as President, has sought to appoint Sinhala- Buddhist hawks and known chauvinistic megalomaniacs to key positions in the cabinet and armed forces.  His  choice of Ratnasiri Wickramanayake as Prime Minister and Deputy Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka as Army Commander and   H.M.G.B. Kotakadeniya, ex-DIG and current Treasurer of Jathika Hela Urumaya  as  Defence  Advisor on  police service  signals  a  definite  predisposition towards a militaristic solution  to resolve  the ethnic conflict.  In recent weeks attacks, assaults, firings and  killings of  innocent civilians and Thamil activists  by the occupation Sinhala armed forces in Northeast  had escalated many-fold.  

 

To add insult to injury the Defence Ministry is indulging in fanciful imagination and puerile fabrication by blaming the LTTE for the killing of Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham. If the Defence Ministry thinks that by this Goebellsian propaganda they can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community, it will be sadly mistaken.  We refuse to believe the international community is dim-witted and gullible to swallow such propaganda.

 

Even at this stage, President Mahinda Rajapakse can pull the country from sliding into war by confining the armed forces in the Northeast inside barracks. It is patently clear that the Thamil people want the army to quit their land immediately.  Whether Mahinda Rajapakse has the necessary political will and sagacity to act wisely is doubtful given his penchant  for strident Sinhala chauvinism. 

 

If anything the cowardly  killing of Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham far from weakening the forces of Thamil nationalism  will only unite and galvanize the Thamil people in their unstoppable march to freedom. 

 

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Secretary,
TCWA,
104 Hymus Street
Scarborough
Ontario. M1L 2C9
CANADA

 

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November 20, 2005

 

Toronto

 

Press Release 

 

CANADA FOREIGN MINISTRY BLAMING THE LTTE IS FACTUALLY FLAWED, GROTESQUE AND BIASED

 

We note with amusement Canadian Foreign Ministry’s press release dated November 18 welcoming the successful conclusion of Sri Lanka Presidential election the previous day.

It has now become fashionable for all and sundry to indulge in LTTE bashing and the Foreign Ministry seems to be no exception. Evidently, the Ministry is ill-informed about facts relating to the presidential elections.

Contrary to Ministry’s assertions, the LTTE did not call for a boycott of the elections. The call to boycott the elections came from civic and students’ organization in the Northeast. All what the LTTE said was that they are dis-interested in the elections, but the people if they so wish, are free to vote for any candidate of their choice. Evidently, the decision of the LTTE was based on historical experience how voting for one Sinhala president in preference to another has not brought any change in the lives of ordinary Thamil people. On the contrary, the military and political oppression of the Thamil people increased many-fold under successive Sinhala presidents who wielded executive power.

The claim that “the use of violence and intimidation to prevent the participation of Sri Lankans, particularly Tamils and Muslims, in areas controlled by the LTTE.” is palpably false.

In the first place there are NO MUSLIMS living in areas controlled by the LTTE. Therefore, the question of preventing Muslims from voting did not arise! As for Thamils, they kept away from voting on their own volition.  Several factors operated against Thamils who wish to exercise their franchise. One major factor was they were faced with only a Hobson’s choice. The ruling party candidate vowed –

(1) To uphold the current UNITARY constitution which entrenches majoritarian rule of   Sinhala-Buddhists over Thamils;

(2)    To reject LTTE‘s demand for AUTONOMY, HOMELAND, RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND FEDERALISM as a solution to resolve the National question;

(3)    To REWRITE the 2002 ceasefire agreement (CFA) signed with the LTTE claiming, albeit falsely, it gave too many concessions to the LTTE;

(4)    To ditch   P-TOMS (Tsunami aid deal) signed between Chandrika Kumaratunga and the LTTE to distribute international aid  worth 3.5 billion to tsunami victims claiming it infringed the sovereignty of the country; and

(5)    To BOOT Norwegian facilitation and its role as peace broker accusing the Norwegians of favoring the LTTE!

The other opposition candidate pledged to enlarge and modernize the army, build the largest Buddhist dagoba in the world etc. Of course he stood for devolution of power, but short of mentioning the word federalism and without spelling out the parameters;  

There were other contributory factors that prevented the Thamils from voting. Firstly, the long distance they have to trek, in some cases over 50 km, to the polling booths.  A request by LTTE to construct polling booths inside their territory to facilitate voting was turned down by the Commissioner of Elections. Secondly the ban on carrying bags and body search of Thamil voters by armed Sinhala military soldiers in uniform before entering government held areas scared the voters away.

Contrary to the view held by most local and international poll monitors that the people in the Northeast were not allowed to vote freely, the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) who were in Sri Lanka from November 10 to 20 addressing a press conference in Colombo said “people were free to exercise their franchise and the results reflected the people’s will. The people in the un-cleared areas should have exercised their right to vote without any fear when they had been given the opportunity to do so. “

“If people did not vote fearing that on their way they would be attacked by some elements, can you blame either the government or the LTTE for that?” asked the Pilipino polls observer Benjamin Abalos.

Therefore, the Ministry’s statement accusing the LTTE violence and intimidation is factually flawed, grotesque and biased. It merely echoed what other interested parties said without verifying facts. 

We hope in future the Foreign Ministry will do enough home work before rushing to issue half-baked and inaccurate press releases related to affairs pertaining to Sri Lankan affairs, especially Thamil affairs.

 

THAMIL CREATIVE WRITERS ASSOCIATION

 

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November 17, 2005

 

Toronto.

 

Hon. Bob Rae,
Ex-Chair and President of Forum of Federations
Richard Naiberg - Goodmans LLP
2400-250 Yonge St
Toronto, ON. M5B 2M6   brae@goodmans.ca

 

Sri Lankan Urged to Export Peace

 

Dear Sir,

 

We are more than amused to read the news in today’s Toronto Star that you  are “ to be    honoured for efforts to halt long time civil war” in Sri Lanka.  To our thinking this is like putting the cart before the horse, especially in the backdrop of the just concluded presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

 

Despite your best efforts to sell “federalism” Mr. Rajapakse’s electoral victory in alliances with the hard-lined extreme Sinhalese-Buddhist parties Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) signals the imminent REVERSAL OF THE FEDERALIST PATH set, however reluctantly, by the outgoing President Chandrika Kumaratunga. According to the pacts signed   between

 

Mahinda Rajapakse with the JVP and the JHU.  Mahinda Rajapakse has vowed –

 

(1)    To  preserve the current UNITARY constitution which entrenches majoritarian  rule  of   Sinhala-Buddhists over  Thamils;

 

(2)    To reject LTTE‘s demand for AUTONOMY, HOMELAND, RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND FEDERALISM  as a solution to resolve the National question;

 

(3)    To REVIEW the 2002 ceasefire agreement (CFA)with the rebels;

 

(4)    To  ditch   P-TOMS (Tsunami aid deal)  signed between  Chandrika  Kumaratunga and the LTTE to distribute international aid to tsunami victims; and

 

(5)    To BOOT Norwegian facilitation and its role as peace broker.

 

Each one of the above taken singularly and collectively is a lethal cock-tail for national disaster!

 

In the circumstances it will be ironical for you “to be honoured for efforts to halt long time civil war!”  at a time when war clouds are gathering over Northeast!  More over it is very simplistic to imagine that peace could be achieved by a few expatriate Thamils and Sinhalese hosting a gala event. The members of the Canada - Sri Lanka Business Council have nothing in common except their business interests! 

 

If anyone is to be honoured for halting the blood-bath and bring a glitter of hope for peace then it is the Norwegians who deserves that honour not your good-self. Your mission was a total failure as the presidential election results reveal.

 

We don’t want to stand in your way, but only wish   to caution you that it might tarnish your image and diminish your standing among Thamil Canadians and also nationally and internationally.    

 

Sincerely

 

 

 

 

V.Thangavelu
President
Thamil Creative Writers Association 

 

cc. Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Legislative Building
            Queen's Park, Toronto. ON M7A 1A1
            priya.saugh@pmo.gov.on.ca

      Prof. David Cameron, University of Toronto.
           
 Cameron@sympatico.ca
      George Anderson, President and CEO of Forum of Federations.    

           anderson@forumfed.org



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2005

 

Toronto

 

Dear Sutha,

 

Enclosed please find cheque No. 001 for Cdn. $ 10,000 drawn on TD Bank, 3477, Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough to be credited to -

 

 Mrs. Yogaranjani Sivaram‘s   Savings A/c No. 0030-646102-101 with  Seylan Bank, Galle Road, Mt.Lavinia.  Mrs. Sivaram’s Tel. No. is  011 94 -11- 276 1387.

 

Head Office Address

Seylan Bank Ltd.

Ceylinco - Seylan Towers, 90, Galle Road,

Colombo 3,

Sri Lanka.

 

 Tel

+94-11- 4701000

+94-11- 2456789

  

 Fax

+94-11- 2456456

  

Yours affectionately

 

 

 

 

V.Thangavelu

President

Tamil Creative Writers Association

 


 

 

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August 24, 2005

 

 Toronto


 Press Release


 JVP fans the flames of war and racism in Canada

 It is reported that members of the Janatha Vimukti Perumuna (JVP) Canada  Branch will stage a protest demonstration on 27th August, against "LTTE
 terrorism in Sri Lanka and to condemn their killing spree and to caution the Sri Lanka government against the duplicity of the Tamil rebel outfit."

JVP being both a Sinhala racist and fascist party had conveniently ignored the killings of scores of un-armed LTTE cadres and Thamil civilians by the
SLA and para Thamil military groups in areas controlled by the Sinhala  armed forces.

 

JVP as a party is  against the peace process, international  mediation and deliberately  pushing the country for a  resumption of war.  

On July 5, 2004 Lt.Col. Senathirajah head of the LTTE's political division  for Batticaloa was shot and wounded by gunmen suspected to be associates
of renegade  'Karuna' harboured by the SLA  at Arasady Junction , Batticaloa in close proximity  to a SL military camp.  in Batticaloa. He succumbed to his injuries on July 13, 2004.

 On August 10, 2004 Ramesh and Susiventhan, riding a motor cycle, unarmed  and proceeding towards Thambiluvil from the Political Office in Pavadda
 for political work, were shot dead. A blue van reportedly driven by a  person clad in police uniform with one more police uniformed individual
 and another six in civilian dress, has approached the LTTE members and  firing took  place from within the van.

 On August 20, 2004 Vasu Bawa, a senior political cadre and the former  head of the Ampara political division was killed along with an aid in a
 claymore mine attack near Kajuwatte, soon after they had  entered  government held areas.

On  February 07, 2005  Lt.Col  E. Kaushalyan,  LTTE's political leader in the  East,  along with three other LTTE members, were  killed in a land mine
explosion in  government-controlled area between two SL army camps near  Bowatta, Welikanda in North  Central Province. A. Chandra Nehru, a former Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  MP travelling with Kaushalyan, was injured and later died in hospital.

On July 11, 2005 two unarmed LTTE members, including Sea Tiger area leader  Dikkan, and two civilians, were killed by assailants dressed in Lankan
military fatigues at Selvanayagapuram, Trincomalee in close proximity to a  military checkpoint.

It is an open secret that these para-military groups which should have  been disarmed in terms of clause 1.8 of Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) within
D day +60days are fed, clothed and deployed by the SLA.  All such  cadres are on the regular payroll of the GOSL. They are paid the same salary and allowances as regular members of the armed forces.

We still do not know who killed the intelligence chief or the Sri Lankan  Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. All we know is LTTE has denied any
connection to these killings.

According to a report in "The Island", a fiercely pro-Sinhala -Buddhist  newspaper, Kadirgamar's assassination was said to be a contract killing.
The weapons used by the assailants are reported to be those in use by the  SLA.  As for the tragic death of Charles Wijawardena, S.P. he was killed not by the
LTTE but by an infuriated mob reacting against the cold-blooded murder  of a hair dresser,   Jeyaseelan Santharuban (24) by trigger happy Sinhala soldiers.

All these killings, which took place in government controlled areas, are being investigated by the Sri Lankan police and we have to wait for the outcome before pronouncing a guilty verdict.

It is highly hilarious the JVP which is a racist and fascist outfit that  brutally slaughtered thousands of innocent industrialists, members of the
armed forces, public servants, professionals and relations of politicians  in the seventies and eighties is "protesting against terrorism!"   Many of the killings carried by the JVP were barbaric, bizarre, perverted and sadistic. Fathers were gunned down before their children (as was Chandrika  Kumaratunga's own husband), whole families locked up in houses and burned  alive, and people decapitated, their severed heads strung up on parapet  walls. 

 

 Crimes attracting a JVP's death penalty included going to work on JVP  'curfew' days; watching television, and selling or eating paruppu (dhal)
 imported from India!  Is it not the real terrorism?

During 1988-1989 JVP killed a number of prominent people among whom were  Terence Perera of the Police Counter Subversive Unit, Vijay Kumaratunga, leader of SLMP and husband of President Kumaratunga and Harsha Abeywardena, President of the UNP.

Additionally, JVP robbed around half a ton of gold, comprising of 1992 rings, 2528 earrings, 1042 chains and 294 gold coins from ordinary village folks!

 

Premachchandran, a trainee journalist who accompanied a senior journalist  with Colombo Thamil daily "Sudar Oli" to cover JVP's demonstration
opposite Colombo Fort Railway Station.   Premachchandran has also  complained that he was assaulted by the Sri Lankan Police.  As is the
justice system in Sri Lanka, the Sinhala Police arrested the victim  calling his a suspected Tiger and remanded him in prison under the
emergency regulations (ER) while allowing the attackers to go Scott free!


Today (August 24) he is released by a court and President and the opposition leader  have condemned the JVP for this un-provoked and cowardly attack by JVP thugs. Obviously Premachchandran was assaulted by the JVP goondas for no fault of  his other than the fact  he is a Thamil. That speaks volumes about
JVP’s democratic pretensions!

 It should be said for purposes of record that JVP is made up of murderers,  arsonists, rapists, perverts and sadists!  It is huge joke for a
 blood-thirsty outfit wedded to Sinhala racism in its purest form to  parade itself as a Marxist party displaying portraits of Marx and Lenin!

 Marxists consider religion as the opium of the people, but the JVP  worship the Mahanayakas of Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters and receive ‘holy’
 blessings.

 An authentic and principled Marxist party will fight on the side of oppressed  people, a theoretical position clearly and precisely stated by Lenin. He
 states: "Self-determination of nation in the Marxist programme cannot,  from a historico-economic point of view, have any other meaning than
 political self-determination, state independence, and formation of a  nation state. (Lenin - The Right of Nations to Self-Determination)

 Lenin advanced the freedom of an oppressed nation to secede as a universal  socialist principle of workers' democracy. He stated that the struggle of
 an oppressed nation to secede as a revolutionary mass action and a  necessary part of the proletarian attack on bourgeoisie.

The vast majority of Thamils are poor farmers and fishermen leading a hand to mouth living.  The JVP, instead of championing the revolutionary democratic struggle of the  Thamil workers and peasants against an oppressive Sinhala racist state has  emerged as an ardent and vociferous champion of Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony over Thamils. 

It is true that for a brief period the JVP postured as a radical democratic party and advanced the slogan of "self determination for the national minorities." But it has never seriously championed the rights of the Thamil and Muslim minorities and at every crucial  turn has revealed the entrenched Sinhala racism that lies at the core of its political philosophy.

It is time for mainstream Canadians to see the JVP in its true colours, that is, a Sinhala racist and fascist out-fit masquerading as a pseudo-Marxist party.  It is this sheep in wolf's clothing that has called for the demonstration on August 27th at down town.

Today the JVP opposes every action/step taken to resolve the national  conflict peacefully and justly. It beats the drums of war and has rejected Norwegian facilitation. It has burnt Norwegian and US flags on a regular basis. It opposes the following that have received the  backing of the international community, including Canada, Norway,  European Union, Japan, USA, Australia and India -

 1)      The CFA signed between the GOSL and the LTTE with Norwegian  facilitation. It will be obvious to even to an imbecile that the
 abrogation of CFA, a political demand by JVP, will mean back to the destructive war.

 2)      Direct talks between the GOSL and the LTTE.

 3)      Norwegian facilitation between GOSL and LTTE. JVP has vowed to  expel Norway from Sri Lanka.

 4)      The P-TOMS which is a simple administrative structure to channel humanitarian foreign aid worth 3 billion to the tsunami victims of Northeast. These
 people who suffered the fury of mother nature have now been hit by JVP  made tsunami!

 5)      The Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) that will set-up an  interim administrative structure in the war ravaged northeast to undertake
 rehabilitation and reconstruction work pending a final settlement.

 6)      Devolution of power to the Northeast under a federal form of  government, probably based on Canadian model.  Canada is actively engaged
 in selling the concepts of federalism to both Thamils and Sinhalese.

 The JVP being totally blinded by racism sees the liberation struggle waged  by the Thamil people and spearheaded by the Liberation Tigers of Thamil
 Eelam (LTTE) as terrorism per se. Like the Palestinian people, the Ache  people, the East Timorians, Eritreans etc.  fighting for freedom from
 oppressive regimes and basic human rights and is not terrorism. It is the  denial of such freedom that constitutes terrorism.

 We are hopeful that the majority of Sinhalese, including those who fled JVP  terror in the seventies and eighties and made Canada their new home, will
 not fall prey to JVP’s sanctimonious humbugging!

 They can see for themselves the working of the Canadian federal system  which keeps the various diverse ethnic communities together as a single
 Nation enjoying peace and prosperity. Today, Canada remains a model state  for any multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-lingual and multi-cultural
 society.

 We call upon Sinhalese Canadians to join Thamil Canadians to seek a  peaceful and just settlement to the national conflict that has claimed the
 lives of over 75, 000 and caused misery, destruction and economic  stagnation. They should reject the call for demonstration by the JVP,
 since such provocative and uncalled for demonstration in Toronto is  bound to open old wounds inflicted on the Thamils by Sinhala racist
 and fascist forces in the past.

 


 


 

 

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August 15, 2005

 

Toronto

 

Press Release

 

Assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar

 

We join countries like Canada, US, India, Japan, high ranking diplomats and other dignitaries in condemning the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar by an un-identified sniper (s) last Friday.  Kadirgamar’s assassination has been variously described as a ‘heinous crime’  ‘senseless and vicious act of violence’ etc. We agree and express our shock and grief over his untimely death.

 

It is widely claimed that the demise of Kadirgamar, a great patriot, an icon of a united Sri Lanka and a true national leader, is a set-back for the fragile peace processes. We disagree with such perception since Kadirgamar both by his words and actions acted against a peaceful resolution of the National conflict.  When ever there is a sign of sympathy for the Tamil cause in foreign countries, Kadirgamar always condemned it ‘as a clear interference in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.’  He had also constantly accused the Norwegian Government both as Foreign Minister and later as Presidential Advisor “that they are no longer visibly impartial in the peace process, and that they do their job or get out of the country.”

 

We belief Kadirgamar’s death is the result of GOSL‘s lack of sincerity and commitment in implementing key provisions of the ceasefire agreement. Notably clause 1.8 that required GOSL to disarm armed groups in the Northeast within 60 days of signing the CFA.  After President Chandrika grabbed 3 key Ministries in December, 2003 from the UNF government under the false pretext of an imminent threat to national security in the Northeast, the President willfully orphaned the CFA!

 

The late Kadirgamar’s entry into politics was an accident; being a lawyer by profession he lent his brain to the best bidder. The SLFP which has a long history of creating and foisting synthetic Thamil leaders on the Thamil people thought Kadirgamar a good candidate for the role.  In the seventies Chelliah Kumarasooriyar, a non-elected person like Kadirgamar, was brought from obscurity by Srimavo Bandaranaike and made a Minister with much fanfare.  It is the policy of both the SLFP/UNP to reward Thamils who are willing to play the role of Quislings with office of Ministers! Kadirgamar is just one of them. 

 

What ever it may be, one has to acknowledge that as Foreign Minister Kadirgamar out performed Dr. Joseph Gobbles, Minister for Propaganda under Hitler and served his masters well and truly!   He often claimed “some sections of the Thamil Diaspora raised funds for the LTTE from trafficking in narcotics and human smuggling....” a lie and an insult to the law-enforcement agencies of foreign countries!

 

Although, Kadirgamar is a de-nationalized Thamil (the Buddhist funeral rites and absence of any mourning in the Northeast bore ample testimony) who did not speak his mother tongue, yet President Chandrika exploited his name to cloak her racist face internationally.  Therefore, we fully understand the outpourings of grief and tears for Kadirgamar by Sinhala chauvinistic forces.  But these same forces opposed tooth and nail when his name was touted for the post of Prime Minister.  Though Kadirgamar was a Thamil only in name, yet his candidature was anathema to the hard-lined Buddhist Bhikkus and others. The office of Prime Minister has remained an exclusive birth right of Buddhist Sinhalese only.

 

In his funeral oration Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed that “Ours is a country where different communities, living in different areas, speaking different languages and following different religions, share a common heritage and a common way of relating to the world” but  the reality  belie such grandiose  claims. Thousands of Thamils have been massacred by the Sinhala army for no other reason than  they were Thamils!  Why Rajapaksa did not stand down in favour of Kadirgamar and why he staked his own claim for the office of Prime Minister? 

 

Kadirgamar was a hawk in President Chandrika’s cabinet. He was like the proverbial Minister who gave match-box to the Queen who torched homes! Like new converts, Kadirgamar laboured hard to portray himself as more nationalist than Sinhalese! He acted as the cheer leader of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s ill-fated Jeyasikuru military campaign cynically termed “War for Peace. This military campaign claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Thamils and brought nothing but tears, misery and destruction.  A total stranger to Sri Lankan politics, Kadirgamar never understood the political aspirations of the Thamil people. He never accepted LTTE as the vanguard force of liberation.  To him LTTE was a ‘terrorist’ and ‘fascist’ organization bent on dividing Sri Lanka. Thus, his propensity for self-delusion was indeed amazing! Not surprisingly the Thamils called him a ‘traitor’ and he knew it while alive!

 

Kadirgamar as Foreign Minister displayed outright arrogance and behaved like a tin-pot Hitler. He did not think of himself as a Foreign Minister of a debt ridden banana republic, but always thought he was a foreign minister of a mini-super power! His penchant for ridiculing and insulting foreign NGOs and UN Agencies became legendry.  As Foreign Minister Kadirgamar had the temerity to declare at the General Assembly that international agencies like UNO and ICRC had no mandate to make comments about human rights violations. Here is the relevant quote- 

 

“The state-run Daily News today quoted Kadirgamar saying that the UN had no mandate to make these comments. ``Who are they to be concerned about this? They should be concerned about malaria and mosquitoes,'' Kadirgamar told the newspaper in New York, where he is attending the UNGA session.” (Indian Express – September 27/99)

 

The funeral orations of President Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa show lack of historical memory and victims of their own lies.  Last month the donor countries viz the US, European Union, Japan and Norway, the Co-Chairs of Sri Lanka’s donor community, describing themselves as Co-Chairs of the Peace Process, in an uncharacteristically blunt statement asked “the Sri Lankan government, in accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement, must ensure that all paramilitary groups are disarmed and prevented from any activity that might lead to acts of violence. The government must also guarantee the security of unarmed LTTE cadres in government controlled areas….,”

 

But President Chandrika dismissed the call outright by claiming that there are no armed groups operating with the army in the Northeast!  Only the deaf, the dumb and the blind would believe her.  President Chandrika’s own Peace Secretariat Head, Jayantha Dhanapala contradicted her statement by confessing to the existence of Karuna group. He said “Karuna group does not qualify as a paramilitary group because they were not there prior to the Ceasefire Agreement.” goto TopHe was responding to the statement by the LTTE which warned that the country would face another war unless the government stopped providing logistics support to five paramilitary groups allowing the armed forces to sustain a shadow war against the Tigers.

 

It is irrational and futile to demonize the legitimate struggle of the Thamil people as terrorism. The International community should not fall a victim to this type of Gobbelsian propaganda!  Thamils are exactly in the same position as the people of Palestine asking the occupying Israeli army to vacate their homeland.   

 

Currently, the southern polity is divided and is heading into political quagmire.  We are skeptical both about the ability and stability of the Sri Lankan government to negotiate a federal form of government in an un-dived Sri Lanka.  There are no signs that this is the case. Unless the GOSL saves the CFA from collapsing, there will be more bloodshed. As for Thamils their hopes for normalcy and  freedom have become a distant dream!  

 

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March 21, 2005

 

Toronto

 

Press Release 

 

Gun Battle in Theevuchenai - The Cat Is Now Out Of The Bag 

 

On February 7, 2005, LTTE Political Head for Batticaloa and Amparai districts E.Kousalyan, TNA former parliamentarian A. Chandra Nehru and four others were shot and killed by unidentified assailants at Pilaiyarady between Welikanda army camp and Punnanai. The scene of the murder was in territory controlled by the government and in close proximity to (a) The Minneriya army camp (b) The Welikanda army camp (c) The Punnanai army camp within the Pollonnorawa district and, (d) The Navallady army camp, and  (e) The Valaichchenai army camp within the Batticaloa district. 

 

Following the cowardly killings, LTTE blamed renegade Karuna’s group of having carried out the assassination in collaboration with the Sri Lankan security forces and the Military intelligence.   LTTE also conveyed through Norwegian special Envoy Mr. Eric Solheim to President Kumaratunga its concern regarding the non- implementation of Article 1.8 of the CFA in relation to disarming of paramilitary groups.  LTTE told President Kumaratunga  that the continued operation of para-military groups in government controlled areas is a clear violation of CFA.  

Sri Lankan army dismissed the accusations by the LTTE and claimed  that no Tamil para-military groups, including renegade Karuna’s cadres, operate in government controlled areas.  In a press release issued by Presidential Secretariat on February 25, 2005  President  Kumaratunga while condemning the killing of Kausalyan emphatically rejected the suggestion that there are any paramilitary forces operating in association with the Sri Lankan security forces. It was obvious that both the Army and  the President were trying to hide a whole pumpkin inside a plate of rice.  

On March 20,  Colombo based English newspaper, The Sunday Leader, exposed the presence of  Karuna's camp at Theevuchenai in the SLA-held area of the Polonnaruwa district. The paper said its reporters visited Theevuchenai, a village lying about 10 km north of the Harabarana-Valaichenai highway from Sevenapitiya.

 

The area around Theevuchenai is ringed by SLA camps and detachments. The closest army check point is at Mutugala, on the access road to Thivichchenei, about 3 km from the village. The camp was led by Karuna loyalist "Mangalan Master" according to the paper.

The newspaper also carried photographs of  road-block sentry points and   bunkers manned by renegade Karuna’s cadres.  Though military personnel denied knowledge about the existence of Karuna's group in the area, Sunday Leader’s photographer Weerasinghe managed to photograph an armed teenager who was hiding in a bunker.

 

Despite the overwhelming documentary evidence,  Sri Lanka military spokesman Brigadier Daya Ratnayake told BBC Sadeshaya that "I have to stress again that there is no camp belonging to any group in government territory” and accused  the Tamil Tigers of “hatching a plot to bring the government and the security services into disrepute."

 

Now comes the news that three paramilitary cadres of the Karuna Group were wounded in a predawn attack by  unidentified gunmen Monday in Theevuchenai - the very same village identified by the Sunday Leader. This  news  makes mockery of government repeated claim that there are no Karuna group military camps in government controlled areas.  

 

The Karuna Group cadres admitted to Polannaruwa base Hospital gave their names to the medical  authorities as  Aiyathurai Satheesh, Sinnamuttu,  Ravindrarajah and  Kandasamy Deveraj.

 

An SLA officer in Polannaruwa said ‘Mangalam Master’,  believed to be the person who led the attack on Kausalyan and his comrades, sustained only minor injuries in the attack. But medical sources in Polannaruwa said his injuries were serious.

The Sri Lankan government’s political machinations and subterfuges now stand exposed.  It was obvious that the Sri Lankan army spokesman and President Kumaratunga have been  lying  through both the corners of their mouth.  Now they have been caught pants down without even a fig-leaf to hide their innocence!

 

The  duplicity practiced by the Sri Lankan government has rendered the CFA a dead letter. CFA or not, the government is relentlessly pursuing its proxy war against the LTTE without any let up.  Now that the cat is out of the bag, how long  does the international community wishes the LTTE to stick to the CFA in the face of such flagrant  treachery  by the Sri Lankan government?

 

-30-

 

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January 17, 2005

 Toronto

 Press Release

 Speculative Accusations  against LTTE

 We wish to congratulate Jim Karygiannis, M.P. (Scarborough-Agincourt) for undertaking a humanitarian mission to Tsumani ravaged Northeast, including areas under the control of the LTTE.   We also commend him for meeting the LTTE political wing at Kilinochchi and discuss problems connected with relief and rehabilitation of people devastated by Tsunami.

 The criticism publicly levelled at Jim Karygiannis by David Kilgour, M.P. (Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont) that his visit “is an exceedingly unhelpful idea because I'm afraid his visit is going to be used to pour gasoline on the fires when we're trying to put the fires out to fight the tsunami…..”  is ill-timed, ill-advised and ill-founded.

 Now everyone can see for themselves that there has been no earth shaking repercussions   because of Jim Karygiannis visit to LTTE controlled areas. What is more he has the tacit approval of the Prime Minister himself!  Therefore, it is obvious that it is not Jim Karygiannis   but David Kilgore who is indulging in cheap political theatrics by ignoring ground reality.

 John McKay, M.P. (Scarborough East) has also made the ridiculous statement that “it is inappropriate for Canada to have direct or indirect relations with that group."  He even feels shy to refer to the ‘group’ by its proper name. Obviously  John McKay is living in the  apartheid past.  His statement is at odds with visits to Vanni by his colleague Jim Karygiannis and our own Canadian High Commissioner in Colombo.

 There is also a vicious campaign carried on by UNICEF and Human Rights Watch that LTTE is recruiting children and blocking relief supplies. These speculative assumptions have been promptly picked up by the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, CBC and City Pulse without a second thought.  Even Prime Minister Paul Martin has fallen a victim to this game of demonizing the LTTE.

 Any suggestion, even remotely, that UNICEF/ HRW are more interested in our children than the LTTE is ridiculous to the extreme. Likewise any accusation that LTTE is blocking relief supplies to the Thamil people flies in the face of cold logic and reality.

 It is not the UNICEF/HRW but the LTTE and TRO that are running scores of homes for destitute children in the Northeast. Thamil Canadians are supporting hundreds of them through child sponsorship.  The UNICEF/HRW/Canadian government combined have not spent a penny towards their care.  Canadian government does not even allow tax credit for the sponsors of these children.  So much for the pretended self-pity by UNICEF/HRW/ Prime Minister Paul Martin.  

We ask the Canadian print and the electronic media not to pepper their news stories with unfounded allegations of recruitment of children by the LTTE for purpose of sensationalism.  Bad news may make good news for the media, but not at the expense of innocent and traumatized children.

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Toronto

 

December 14,  2004

 

Ms Jo Becker

Advocacy Director in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch

USA.

 

LTTE Recruitment and Use of Children

 

Dear Ms. Jo Becker,

 

Let me first thank you and the HRW for voicing support  for human rights around the globe. I appreciate your  humanitarian service.

In your latest report you have taken to task the US government that “It’s time for the United States to come clean about crimes committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The United States has to get serious about prosecuting people implicated in prisoner deaths and mistreatment.”

 

The US government is the worst offender of human rights  and democratic norms.  The invasion of Iraq by US  after short-circuiting the UNO  is both illegal and immoral.   US occupation forces have carpet bombed Iraq cities with impunity and thousands have been killed.

 

I don’t know your overall stand on this illegal war and the killing of Iraqi civilians under the façade of promoting democracy, but you ought to devote all your energies to this single  criminal act  of  US President George Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

 

I was not present at the meeting you held last Sunday (December 12, 2004) at the Scarborough Civic Centre as I was out of town.  But from the reports  I have read and heard first hand I think you did not do your home work well.  What is worse your report on LTTE child recruitment was full of fabrication,  hearsay and  one-sided.  Your aim seems to be to   magnify and exaggerate your report many times over just to slander and discredit  the LTTE rather than to uphold the rights of ‘child soldiers.’  When you indulge in such reckless reporting   you lose   credibility even where you may have a  valid point or two.  

 

There is   suspicion that you embarked on this  wild-goose chase in Toronto  at the bidding  of confirmed anti-LTTE elements, some of whom were also present at the said meeting.

 

You yourself has  confessed that recruitment of children under the age of 18 is taking place in 60 or more countries that includes US, UK, Sri Lanka etc. . . . If this is so should you not first ask those countries to stop recruitment of child soldiers before asking  non-state players like the LTTE to cease recruitment? But your thinking appears to be that it is easy to arms-twist LTTE  compared to powerful states.  

 

Your quotes from ‘terrorism expert’ Rohan Gunaratna’s book “LTTE Child Combatants,” (Jane’s Intelligence Review, July 1998) was   in bad taste.  You should know his background   before rushing to quote  him.   He is an unashamed champion of  Sinhala racism  and a confirmed LTTE baiter. To quote him  in  support  of your report is like quoting the devil to support the scripture!

 

You left off the hook the Sri Lankan government which is the cause of all deaths and destruction  in the Northeast.   It is the Sinhalese governments which used military force to suppress  all  democratic and   peaceful protests by the Thamils.   Had the Thamils enjoyed even a modicum of human rights under the tyrannical rule of majoritarian Sinhala government there would have been no war to begin with. The question of child soldiers also would   not have arisen.  In 1995.  President Chandrika Kumaratunga unleashed a bloody war on the Thamil people under the slogan of “War for Peace” that lasted for over two years.    It was the denial of the most basic rights of the Thamil people that forced them to take arms to defend themselves. The LTTE merely spearheaded this military campaign and  acted as  the vanguard force.

 

It would not be a bad idea to suggest that HRW concentrate its energies  to identify the root cause of the conflict   and take  the Sri Lankan state  to task for  using   military force to solve   political problems.  Conventional wisdom dictates that  HRW  treats  the disease and not the symptoms.

 

You have  said that you were  fishing for a  solitary non-partisan Thamil representative ,  but  could not find one.  It is not understood why you were looking for a non-partisan Thamil representative. The best  course of action would have been to talk on a one to one basis with  Thamil community activists and  solicit  their support. 

 

Your approach was wrong from ab initio and you should have learnt  lessons from your experience from  a  similar meeting you held  in  London.  The whole episode  is a  sad commentary on your competence and tactfulness.  It is time you  reflect on your failed missions and think of a  better  stratagem to tackle this emotive and controversial subject. 

 

Your report is replete with pretended self-pity.  For example your claim “ The deaths of numerous child combatants during the internecine fighting between the Vanni LTTE and Karuna’s faction highlights the willingness of the LTTE leadership not just to recruit children, but to use them in battle” is outlandish,  highly exaggerated and baseless accusation against the LTTE. The whole world knows that only a handful of cadres got killed on both sides since the fighting did not last  for  more than a  few days. Karuna ran away without offering battle and he himself has said that he did not fight because he did not want a fratricidal war!

 

The unkindest cut in your report was your call to the Thamil Diaspora to “Consider the appropriateness of channeling economic assistance through agencies, such as the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, that are linked to the LTTE.”  I wonder whether you have given sufficient thought to this profoundly appalling  suggestion that borders on sadism! Your falsified logic  shows your utter contempt and insensitiveness to the very survival  of these children  who subsist on  TRO support.  If your suggestion is implemented these children will face starvation making  your  remedy worse than the disease!

 

I wish to tell you that if not for the financial support  by the Thamil Diaspora  via the TRO towards the care of these children, they would not have survived the bloody war!

 

The  Tamil people have been  subjected to  unprecedented oppression,  military operations, innumerable displacements, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, torture, mass massacre  etc. Currently thousands of  families and children are living in  refugee camps and welfare centres in government controlled areas.  These children and their parents are unable to re-settle in their homes because the armed forces have not vacated them  in violation of the  ceasefire agreement.  The HRW had turned a blind eye to the  miseries of these poor and hapless Thamils.

 

Finally I suggest you  to talk to the  LTTE  which has  signed an agreement  with the UNICEF to rehabilitate  existing ‘child soldiers’ and turn over under-aged children to  special centres.

 

Yours truly,

 

 

 

 

 

V.Thangavelu

President

 

 


 

 

 

November 30, 2004
 

The editor
The Hindu
Chennai.
 

Dear Sir,

 

Your ranting  and raving (LTTE’s brinkmanship – Hindu editorial –November 30, 2004) against the LTTE is nothing new. It is the usual stuff  which has  become very stale.

 

In more than one way you are like the ostrich which thinks the whole world is dark because it has buried its head inside the sand. Your claim that LTTE has been weakened because of the defection of Karuna is just fanciful. This man you thought will trounce the LTTE bolted from the battle field as soon as operations against him commenced and ever since he is in hiding!

 

You have blamed the LTTE for the stalling of the peace talks, where as it is President Chandrika and her ally the JVP that have to be blamed for the non-resumption of peace talks.

 

You seem to suffer from selective amnesia when you sweep under the carpet Chandrika’s opposition to the ISGA proposals and her taking over 3 important portfolios, including defence, which paralysed  

 

Mr.Wickremesinghe’s government. The UNF government did say that although ISDA contains proposals that go beyond Oslo declaration that it is prepared to commence talks.

 

It is the ISGA proposals that precipitated the dissolution proposals on the excuse it threatened the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the island.

The ISGA does not envisage a separate state. The proposals envisage a measure of autonomy to the Northeast. The LTTE has said if there are any objectionable elements in the ISGA it could be discussed at the table.

 

You failed, or you feign ignorance, that the real reason for the non-resumption of talks is  JVP’s opposition to the ISGA. The JVP has publicly declared that it will leave the government if President Chandrika decides to hold talks with the LTTE on the basis of ISGA proposals.

You seem to be more Sinhala than the UNP stalwart and former Minister Rajitha Senarathne. Here is what he told the BBC Sinhala service-

“UNP stalwart Rajitha Senarathne said the president's constant change of decisions in regard to LTTE's proposal is beneficial to Tamil Tigers' supremo Velupiilai Prabhakaran to justify the resumption of war.

 

The former minister told BBC Sandeshaya on Sunday that the United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA) along with coalition partner Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is creating an ideal atmosphere to LTTE to start the civil war again.

 

"President's lack of consistency, and the recent violent incidents in places like Mannar, Vavuniya and Trincomalee are good excuses to Prabhakaran to start the war and justify it in front of international community” he said.

 

In terms of right to self-determination, he said, the UNP has in principal agreed to devolve the power to the North East under a federal structure.

"President also says she agrees to a federal solution. What we don't understand is why she can't start talks based upon LTTE proposals, which calls for even a less-powerful devolution," Senarathne said.
 

He has urged the government to commence talks with the LTTE immediately."

 

You also seem to be more Sinhala than Minister DEW Gunasekara of the UPFA! Here is what he told the BBC Sinhala Service:

‘LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran has sent a positive message regarding the peace talks in his Heroes' day speech, a senior member of the ruling coalition said.
 

Responding for the first time on Saturday's annual speech by the LTTE leader, a senior minister of the United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government said that it regards the speech as a constructive message towards resumption of negotiations.

 

"It is not a war cry as many would interpret," Minister for Constitutional Reforms DEW Gunasekara told BBC Sandeshaya. (emphasis mine)
On the warning that the Tigers would have "no alternative other than to advance the freedom struggle" if the government ignores the urgent appeal to recommence talks based on the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) Minister Gunasekara said "an organisation which has agreed to negotiate after fighting for nearly two decades obviously has to warn of war if negotiations fail."
 

He was of the view that the LTTE has shown flexibility. The government would also be ready to respond accordingly, he said.

Not stating a position on the core demands of Tamils' homeland and the self-determination, as requested by the LTTE leader on Saturday minister Gunasekara said all major political parties in the South have accepted federal solution to the national question.

 

"This is a historic occasion. Never in the last fifty years since the independence has there been a consensus among the government and the opposition on this."

 

No one in his right mind will failed to see the bias and prejudice in your one-sided editorial arising out of your pathological hatred of Thamil nationalism.

 

Although  you wrote an editorial  justifying  the arrest of Jayendrar  based on police evidence, it did not  prevent you from rushing to receive the Junior Vijayendra Saraswathi r who was coming from Mehboobnagar  and tale him to Kanchi Mutt in your  our own car!. This despite your membership in the Communist Party (ML) of India! Perhaps you are  Dr.Jekyll during the day and Dr.Hide during the night! 

 

 

Yours truly,
 
 
V.Thangavelu
President

Canada
 


October 14, 2003

 

Toronto

 

The Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, KIA OK2 

The arrest and indefinite detention of Hassan Admrei 

Dear Hon. Prime Minister, 

The news item which appeared in the Toronto Star  (October 4, 2003) captioned “Toronto terror suspect on hunger strike- Hassan Admrei held in solitary confinement for two years – Nobody beats me, but they torture me by cold” is very disturbing and worrisome.  

This news is a national disgrace to Canada, which never ceases to lecturer third world countries about the virtues of democracy, rule of law and due process of law.  The national security certificate process under 40.1 of the Immigration Act fails to provide a fair and meaningful opportunity for a person to know the case against him/her and to put up a reasonable defence.

Hassan Admrei’s arrest and indefinite detention highlights the serious human rights abuses inherent in the security certificate process.  

The national security certificate issued by the Minister and Solicitor General also makes nonsense of the legal dictum that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A person cannot simply be detained or ordered out of the country based upon mere suspicion. It must be done on much more valid and legal grounds.  

The CSIS is in the habit of issuing such certificates periodically to justify its payroll, which must be pretty fat for a country like Canada.  

It is both unjust and unfair to keep a person indefinite in solitary confinement without meaningful access to a court, even if the court is a Kangaroo court or a Star Chamber of medieval England.     

 

It also rings hollow in the context of Canada’s foreign Minister’s angry and vehement protest at the arrest and torture of Canadian citizen William Sampson by Saudi Arabia.  The latter might very well tick off Canada by saying  “physician heal thyself” first! 

We urge the Prime Minister to set Hassan Admrei free or bring him to trial even before a Kangaroo court as early as possible. 

It is also appropriate to remind the Hon. Prime Minister that the then Liberal party immigration critic savagely criticised the amendment of section 19.1 of the Immigration Act while sitting in the opposition bench.

 

 

Yours truly,

 

 

 

V. Thangavelu
President

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jpU.Mde;jrq;fupf;F ,g;NghJ xd;WNk tpsq;Fjpy;iy. ,e;jg; G+idAk; ghy; Fbf;Fkh? vd;w Njhuizapy; mtH ele;J nfhs;fpwhH. jpU. Mde;jrq;fupapd; Gyp vjpHg;Gf;Fj;jhd;  ,e;jpah 'gupR' toq;fp mtiuf; fdk; gz;zpaJ vd;w cz;ik murpay; ghy ghlk; gbj;jtHfSf;Nf tpsq;fptpLk;.

 

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,itgw;wp jpU. Mde;jrq;fupf;F mwpf;iftpl NeuKk; ,y;iy. epidg;Gk; ,y;iy.  jpUkzk; vd;Wk; nrhe;j mYty; vd;Wk; ,e;jpahTf;F mbf;fb gwe;J NghtjpNyNa mtH jdJ Neuj;ijr; nrytpLfpwhH.

 

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,e;j Neuj;jpy; Mde;jrq;fup Nghd;NwhH Fl;iliaf;  Fog;Gtij ''ehq;fSk; kf;fs; gpujpepjpfs;'' ''vq;fSf;Fk; Mid Nrid ,Uf;fpwJ'' vd;w Njhuizpy;  NgRtijj; jkpo; kf;fs; tpUk;g khl;lhHfs;. khwhf mjid ,dj; JNuhfk; vd;Nw vz;ZthHfs;. mtuJ nfhLk;ghtp vupf;fg;gl;lJk;> mtUf;F vjpuhf nghJ mikg;Gf;fs; fz;ld mwpf;iffs; ntspapl;L tUtJk; me;j vz;zj;ij cWjpg;gLj;JfpwJ.

NjHjy; murpayhy; vijAk; rhjpf;f KbahJ  mJ Njhw;Wg; Nghdjhy;jhd; MAjg; Nghuhl;lk; ntbj;jJ.

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ahid jdJ jiyapy; kz;iz thupf; nfhl;LtJNghy; jpU.Mde;jrq;fup jdJ Gyp vjpHg;ghy; jdJ jiyapy; kz;izf; nfhl;l epidj;jhy; mJ mtuJ Rje;jpuk;. Mdhy; tuyhW mtiu kd;dpf;f khl;lhJ vd;gij kl;Lk; mtUf;Fr; nrhy;yp itf;f tpUk;GfpNwhk;.

Kbthf jpU.Mde;jrq;fup Nghd;w murpay;thjpfis fdlhTf;F ,wf;Fkjp nra;gtHfs; ,dpNky; xUKiwf;F ,UKiw jPu Nahrpj;Jtpl;L KbT vLf;FkhW md;NghL Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

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,e;jr; rpf;fy; ,g;NghJ jkpof fHehlf  khepyq;fSf;F  ,ilNa Nkhjyhf ntbj;Js;sJ.

 

cr;r ePjpkd;wj; jPHg;igAk; fhtpup  Mizaj;jpd; fl;lisiaAk;  eilKiwg; gLj;j Kbahnjd fHehlf muR rz;bj;jdk; nra;tNj ,e;j NkhjYf;Ff; fhuzkhFk;.

 

cr;r ePjpkd;wj; jPHg;igAk; fhtpup Mizaj;jpd; fl;lisiaAk; fHehlf muR Jr;rkhfkjpj;J mjid eilKiwg; gLj;j kWg;gJ fHehlfk;   ,e;jpahtpd;   25 khepyq;fspy; xd;wh my;yJ mJ jdpehlh  vd;w Nfs;tpia vOg;gpAs;sJ.

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fHehlf murpd; ,e;j KbT cr;r ePjpkd;wj;ij mtkjpf;Fk; nrayhFk;. fhtpup Mizaj;jpid Nfyp nra;tjhFk;.  xNu ,e;jpah> vy;NyhUk; ,e;jpa kf;fs;  vd;w Nfhl;ghl;Lf;F Mzp miwtjhFk;.

 

fhtpup ePiuj; jkpofj;Jf;F jpwe;Jtplf; $lhJ vd;gjpy; fHehlf jpiug;gl cyfj;jpdH Kidg;ghf cs;sdH. re;jdf; flj;jy; tPug;gdhy; tpLtpf;fg;gl;l ebfH uh[;FkhH  vjpHg;Gg; Nghuhl;lq;fSf;Fj; jiyik jhq;fp elj;JfpwhH!   

vjpHtUk; xf;NjhgH 12Mk; ehs; nea;Ntypapy;  jkpoH ghJfhg;Gf; fofk; ,af;FdH jpyfk; ghuhjpuhrhtpd; jiyikapy; khngUk; MHg;ghl;lg; Nguzp xd;iw elj;jcs;sJ.  

 

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,af;FdH jpyfk;  ghujpuhrh  jiyikapy; jkpoH ey ghJfhg;Gf; fofk; elj;Jk; ,e;j cupikg; Nghuhl;lj;Jf;F fNdba jkpoHfspd; rhHgpy;  vq;fs; KO MjuitAk; ey;tho;j;Jf;fisAk;  njuptpj;Jf; nfhs;fpNwhk;.

 

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nra;jp mwpf;if

 

mq;Nf jkpo; kf;fs; jpz;lhl;lk; ,q;Nf nfhz;lhl;lkh?

 

Nrhopad; FLkp Rk;kh MlhJ' vd;gJ gonkhop. Gjpjhf =yq;fhtpd;   nfhd;ry; n;[duyhf (Consul General)  gjtp epakdk; nra;ag;gl;Ls;s jpU.rp.v];. G+Nyhfrpq;fk; gpujkH uzpy; tpf;fpukrpq;fh murpd;  gbkj;ij kpDf;Ftjpy; Kk;kukhf <Lgl;L tUfpwhH. mtUf;F khkhNtiy ghHf;Fk; Gy;YUtpj; jkpoHfs; rpyH ,q;F elhj;jg;gLk; ,uz;nlhU epfo;r;rpfspy; Nkil mikj;Jf; nfhLj;J tUfpwhHfs;.  

 

,jd; njhlHr;rpahf vjpHtUk; Mf];l; 23k; ehs; '=yq;fh ehs;' ( Sri Lanka Day) xd;iw elj;j mtyhy; Vw;ghL nra;ag;gl;bUf;fpwJ. rpq;fstH> jkpoH> K];ypk;> NrhdfH> guq;fpaH  Nghd;w r%fq;ffisg; gpujpepj;Jtg; gLj;Jk; FOf;fs;  xd;whf ,ize;J  =yq;fh nfhd;ry; n[duy; JhJtuhyaj;jpd; Filapd; fPo;  Wonderland y; ,e;j ehisf; nfhz;lhl ,Uf;fpd;wd.  

 

,e;j epfo;tpy; =yq;fh> nuhwd;Nuh> xl;lhth  gFjpfisr; NrHe;j murpay;thjpfs; fye;J nfhz;L Ngr ,Uf;fpwhHfs;. mj;NjhL =yq;fhtpd; fyhr;rhu epfo;r;rpfSk; ,lk;ngw ,Uf;fpd;wd.

 

jpU.G+Nyhfrpq;fk; xU mur CopaH. mtUf;F kf;fsJ tupg;gzj;jpy; ,Ue;J rk;gsk; nfhLf;fg;gLfpwJ. vdNt mtH jdJ flikfis murpaYf;F mg;ghy; ,Ue;J nfhz;L nra;a Ntz;Lk;. Mdhy; mtuJ eltbf;iffs; xt;nthd;Wk;=yq;fhtpy; ,dq;fSf;F ,ilNa rpf;fy;fs; vJTk; ,y;iy> mtHfs; vy;NyhUk;NjDk; ghYk;Nghy xw;WikahfTk; kfpo;r;rpahfTk; ,Uf;fpwhHfs; vd;w  khiaia Njhw;Wtpf;f vLf;fg;gLk; vj;jdkhfj; njd;gLfpwJ.

 

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October 14, 2003

 

Toronto

 

The Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, KIA OK2

 

The arrest and indefinite detention of Hassan Admrei

 

Dear Hon. Prime Minister,

 

The news item which appeared in the Toronto Star  (October 4, 2003) captioned “Toronto terror suspect on hunger strike- Hassan Admrei held in solitary confinement for two years – Nobody beats me, but they torture me by cold” is very disturbing and worrisome.  

This news is a national disgrace to Canada, which never ceases to lecturer third world countries about the virtues of democracy, rule of law and due process of law.  The national security certificate process under 40.1 of the Immigration Act fails to provide a fair and meaningful opportunity for a person to know the case against him/her and to put up a reasonable defence.

 

Hassan Admrei’s arrest and indefinite detention highlights the serious human rights abuses inherent in the security certificate process.  

The national security certificate issued by the Minister and Solicitor General also makes nonsense of the legal dictum that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A person cannot simply be detained or ordered out of the country based upon mere suspicion. It must be done on much more valid and legal grounds.  

 

The CSIS is in the habit of issuing such certificates periodically to justify its payroll, which must be pretty fat for a country like Canada.  

It is both unjust and unfair to keep a person indefinite in solitary confinement without meaningful access to a court, even if the court is a Kangaroo court or a Star Chamber of medieval England.       

 

It also rings hollow in the context of Canada’s foreign Minister’s angry and vehement protest at the arrest and torture of Canadian citizen William Sampson by Saudi Arabia.  The latter might very well tick off Canada by saying  “physician heal thyself” first! 

We urge the Prime Minister to set Hassan Admrei free or bring him to trial even before a Kangaroo court as early as possible. 

It is also appropriate to remind the Hon. Prime Minister that the then Liberal party immigration critic savagely criticised the amendment of section 19.1 of the Immigration Act while sitting in the opposition bench.

 

 

Yours truly,

 

 

 

V. Thangavelu
President

 

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WORLD TAMIL CREATIVE WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Canada

 

December 25, 2000

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

MIRUSUVIL REMINISCENT OF CHEMMANI MASS GRAVES

 

We are appalled, but not surprised, at the gruesome murder of 8 Tamil civilians by Sinhala troops at Mirusuvil which brings to memory the Chemmani mass graves. These mass murders also come in the heels of the massacre at Bindunuwewa and extra-judicial killings of Tamil civilians at Gopalapuram by Sinhala armed forces. Those done to death at Mirusuvil include a 5 year old Prasath and his brother 15 year old Pratheepan and another 12 year old child. Even four-legged beasts could not have carried out such dastardly murders in such savage fashion.

 

Globe trotting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar visits capital cities raising the bogey of child soldiers deployed by the LTTE at the battlefront. He came all the way to Winnipeg last September to attend the Foreign Ministers conference and waxed eloquence about how the Sri Lankan government is rehabilitating "Tamil child soldiers" captured by the Sinhala army. He further told the Foreign Ministers that the Sinhala army unlike in the past has metamorphosed into a disciplined force under President Chandrika.

 

 But no sooner he returned to Sri Lanka, the same army carried out the most cowardly murder of more than 30 Tamil youths under  judicial custody at the Bindunuwewa Rehabilitation camp.

Ironically Foreign Minister Kadirgamar was the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Committee responsible for the administration of the camp! A clear case of entrusting the chicken hoop in charge of wolves!

 

President Chadrika addressing the representatives of the World Bank-organised Sri Lanka Development Forum held at Paris from 18-19th, claimed that "I would say, 80% of the people living in the  North, the Tamil people, who the LTTE is supposed to liberate, are consistently and repeatedly requesting the Government not to withdraw the forces and leave them to the mercies of the LTTE. They do not want to be liberated by the LTTE. This is not what I am saying, this is what all foreign delegations, journalists, who have had the occasion to go to Jaffna have been told by the ordinary citizens of Jaffna."

 

President Chandrika’s claim is not only supremely ironic, it is also a cruel joke bordering on sadism. Her claim will only be true if by liberation she meant mass murders of innocent Tamil civilians and dispatching them to the world beyond by her Sinhala armed forces. Apparently having deceived most of the people most of the time, she expects to deceive all the people all the time.

 

We wish to ask President Chandrika whether none of the foreign delegations, journalists who visited Jaffna ever told her that 2,000 Jaffna University students took out a procession on November 22 and burnt the effigies of both Chandrika and Devananda in front of the Jaffna Kachcheri? Again did she not know that the Arts faculty students of the Jaffna University performed a street play on December 4, in which her puppet cabinet minister Douglas Devananda was portrayed as a heinous oppressor of civilians in the north and the caricature of. Devananda torn to pieces by the people of Jaffna?

 

It is very worrisome President Chandrika’s intelligence outfits are keeping her in the dark about her "popularity" among the Tamil people!

 

The mass grave at Mirusuvil once again reinforces our conviction that the Sinhala chauvinistic leadership will never renounce the path of military violence and terror against the Tamil people. The anti- Tamil racial politics offers no alternative to the Tamil people other than to fight and liberate their lands to establish an independent state of Tamil Eelam which will guarantee the security of our people to live in freedom and dignity.

 

The time has come for the international community to accept the self-evident truth that Tamil people cannot co-exist with the Sinhalese in a single polity and Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity cannot be reconciled with the right of self-determination of the Tamil people. As stated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu a friendly divorce is the need of the hour just like the Czechs and Slovaks. Tamils have shed enough blood, sweat and tears for their freedom and they deserve liberation from the yoke of Sinhala hegemonic rule.

 

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August 17, 2001

 


Toronto.

 

 

Prof. Chelvadurai Manogaran – a doyen among Tamil scholars

 

By V. Thangavelu, President,  WTCWA

 

Thiruvalluvar in his immortal Kural, a masterpiece of Tamil literature reflecting the highest and purest expressions of human thought, speaks about the age-old concept of impermanence.

 

“Like the bird to the shell it leaves
Is a life’s link to its body” (Chapter 34 – Kural 338)

 

That is  the kinship between the body and the soul is like that between the nest and chick after the latter has flown away in the air.
 

This Kural couplet crossed my mind when I heard the shocking news that Prof. Chelvadurai Manogaran has passed away to the world beyond. Only the day previously I thought about him when I saw his latest book "The Untold Story of Ancient Tamils in Sri Lanka." among the many books on my table. No doubt it took a while for the message to sink into my thought since it is only last week he spoke to me on the telephone while passing through Toronto. He was to have come back later to Toronto to ceremoniously release the book. 

 Last month (July 6-7th) I met and spoke to him at the 10th Joint Convention hosted by Tamil Nadu Foundation and Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) held in Detroit, Michigan. He looked cheerful and spirited giving no hint at all that the shadow of death is lurking very closely behind him.  

As always soft-spoken, warm, gentle,  kind and humble he spoke to me about the latest book he has written.  He wanted  me to write a review after reading the book which I promised but regrettably could not keep it. But soon as I returned to Toronto I got the review earlier written by Prof. Betram Bastiampillai of the Colombo University posted in the TamilCanadian web site.  

In his book Prof. Manogaran has argued that that the Tamils in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka have a legitimate claim to the right of self determination. He has cited South Indian scholars to associate the Dravidian-speaking immigrants of the proto-historic period with the Yaksha and Nagas of Ceylon. According to him these Dravidian speaking people brought with them the Tamil language, the ancient Tamil script (Vatteluttu) and Hinduism long before the arrival of the mythical Vijaya and his 700 followers.  

Even the accounts of Ramayanam and Mahavamsa speak about the dark skinned tribes called Asuras or Rakshas and Nagas the serpent worshipping tribal people. The Yakshas of Ceylon and the Rakshas of South India belong to the same racial stock called Yatudanas in the Vedas and Nagas in the later Buddhist and other literature. Jawaharlal Nehru in his book “Discovery of India” has said that Ramayana depicts the story of the war between the Aryans and the Dravidians. Obviously King Ravana who is described in Ramayanam as a Raksha king who ruled Illankai is a historical figure.  

According to Prof. Manogaran Tamil language and the Vatteluttu script ( used in Kuccaveli Rock inscriptions as late as the 8th century) greatly influenced the development of the Sinhalese language and Sinhalese script. Prof. Manogaran’s book is a must for students of Tamil history at a time when Sinhalese chauvinists are bending over backwards to re-write history to fit the pan Sinhala-Buddhist ideology.  

Prof. Manogaran has also written a book on Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka in 1987 and co-edited a book with Professor Bryan Pfaffenberger, The Sri Lankan Tamils: Ethnicity and Identity, published in 1994.  

The first time I met Prof. Manogaran was in 1996 when he came to Toronto to give expert evidence in the case Solicitor General of Canada Vs Manickavasagam Suresh. His evidence related to the systematic state sponsored colonization of Tamil Homeland with Sinhalese settlers and how ethnic cleansing of Tamils had drastically altered the demographic composition of the Northeast reducing the Tamils to a numerical minority in the eastern province. I understand he has compiled in book form the summary of all evidence led and documents produced in the above case.  

With the passing away of Prof. Manogaran the Tamil people had lost yet another Tamil intellectual who strode like a colossus among scholars. He

took an abiding interest in the liberation struggle of the people of Tamil Eelam. He used his scholarship and erudition to espouse the cause of Tamil Eelam effectively and in his own inimitable style. It will be difficult to fill the void left by Prof. Manogaran who was one of the few outstanding scholars of the pre-1956 era.  

On behalf of World Tamil Creative Writers Association (WTCWA) I wish to convey my heart-felt condolence to his wife Devi and other members of his family including his brother C. Baskaran.

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW

 

THE UNTOLD STORY OF ANCIENT TAMILS IN SRI LANKA, by Chelvadurai

Manogaran.  Chennai, Kumaran Publishers, 2000.  81p. 

 

                                    Review by Prof. Bertram Bastiampillai  

In a slim volume, Chelvadurai Manogaran, former Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin _ Parkside, endeavours to  argue that the Tamils in the northern and eastern provincs of Sri Lanka have a legitimate claim to the right of self determination.  Manogaran has written a book on Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka in 1987 and co_edited a book with Professor Bryan Pfaffenberger, The Sri Lankan Tamils: Ethnicity and Identity, published in 1994.  He is no newcomer to handling the ethnic problem in a study and the conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government's forces, about which he has comments to offer. 

He traces briefly the antecedents of the Sinhala _ Tamil problem and enumerates some of the handicaps suffered by the Tamils in a section on the "Majoritarian System of Government and Minority Rights."  As he asserts the "Purposes of the monograph is to show that Sri Lankan Tamils have a long history of  settlement, dating back to proto_ historic times...  He refutes the view that the Tamils were late arrivals and bases his contention on the similarity of the language and scripts used by ancient South Indian Tamils and found in Sinhala writing.  He cites the example of the use of the script in the Kuchaveli rock inscription in east Sri Lanka, and demonstrates that the scripts of the Sinhalese and Dravidian languages like Telungu are alike indicating relationship. 

Additionally, Manogaran advances the idea that along with Tamil immigration to the island agricultural technology was transfered from South India to Sri Lanka.  His evidence, as he states, is based on epigraphic records and ancient inscription which testify to a peaceful co_existence to the Tamils with the Sinhalese.  He claims that the term Sinhalese is not applicable  "to the early period of the island's history..." the term Sinhala is even not mentioned in ancient inscriptions...". maintains the writer.   On the contrary,  according to the author, inscriptions reveal clear Tamil presence in the island in ancient times. 

Manogaran furthermore devotes a few pages of his concise essay to the Nagas of Sri Lanka. They are considered to be a discrete group but like the Tamil speaking Dravidians of South India had continued to worship Siva.  They constructed Siva temples but were also instrumental in the spread of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.  He draws his evidence from the Tamil epic Manimekalai, and the Mahavamsa when discussing the Buddha's second visit to the island. 

He concludes the final part of this account with a discussion on the contribution of the Eelam Tamils to the development of Tamil literature in the Sangam period.  Manogaran states that "Tamil speaking people formed the backbone of the island's society" until the 4th century AD, "When their identity began to be gradually submerged in Sinhalese _ Buddhist society".  The author also speaks of the paucity of written history on Sri Lankan Tamils and their tradition quoting Professor K. Kanapathi Pillai. 

According to Manogaran there is an unwillingness on the part of the Sinhalese scholars, especially later, to acknowledge the Tamil presence despite evidence of an early settlement of the island by Dravadian speaking people who had migrated from south India from prehistoric years.  He submits that only from the fourth century AD that the chronicles began to portray the Tamils as enemies of the Sri Lanka state.  It was felt that the existence of Sri Lanka's Sinhalese Buddhist society began to be felt to be under the constant threat of  racial and cultural assimilation from Dravadian South India, emphasis Manogaran.  Hence the animosity  toward Tamil Hindus, he posits. 

The extended essay by Chelvadurai Manogaran is bound to excite interest as well as controversy.  The author's views will be challenged and criticized by some and there can be debate and discussion.  But, as a  daily newspaper quoting Amartya Sen, warned "Do not mix myth with history", and one should be wary about accepting what is conveyed as historical facts in any controversy.  Dr. Deraniyagala has correctly  indicated  "that the picture of our country's early civilization is beginning to drastically change as a result of tests and excavations carried out here in recent years." 

And history may need to rewritten in the light of new evidence and argument. Much about Tamils needs to be unraveled and examined according to the author who is convinced and tries to convince that Tamils had been in the island from early years living peacefully with the Sinhalese.  Animosity against them arose later, affirms  Managoran who dedicates the little monograph "Toward hope for peace in Sri Lanka."

 

 

Professor Chelvadurai Manogaran Passed Away

[16 August 2001]

Chelvadurai Manogaran, retired Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, (USA) passed away this morning at the age of 67. He was on a tour of the northeast United States at the time of his death.

Prof. Manogaran was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and migrated to his native country Sri Lanka in 1949. He earned his first degree at the University of Ceylon and was appointed lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Jaffna College (Undergraduate Division). He then proceeded to the United States in 1966 and received his MA at the Clark University in Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. in Climatology from Southern Illinois University. He held the position of Professor of Geography and International Studies at University of Wisconsin since 1970, until his retirement last year.

He had published several academic papers on Climatology and had a special interest in the Tamil national struggle in Sri Lanka. He had authored two books, “Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka” [University of Hawaii Press, 1987] and “The Untold Story of Ancient Tamils in Sri Lanka [Kumaran Press, Chennai; 2000,] and co-edited (with Bryan Pfaffenberger) the book “The Sri Lankan Tamils: Ethnicity and Identity” [Westview Press, Boulder Colorado; 1994]. He had also published several articles on the Tamil National Struggle, especially on the State Aided Colonization of Tamil Homelands in Sri Lanka. As an expert in geography he demonstrated how the names of rivers and rivulets in the Tamil homelands, which ended with the Tamil Aru in the early maps of Sri Lanka, were changed in the subsequent maps with the Sinhala Oya.

He presented a paper at the International Conference on Tamil Nationhood and the Search for Peace in Sri Lanka, at the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada May 21-22, 1999, on the subject of “Sinhalese Settlements and Forced Evictions of Tamils in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.” He also presented a paper titled “Sri Lankan dilemma: Negotiated Settlement or Continuing War” at the International Alert Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland in July 1977.

His expertise on Sri Lanka has also been utilized by the U.S. State Department for which he has served as a consultant on Sri Lanka in the nineties. His papers have been quoted in Encyclopedia Britannica.

Prof. Manogaran has been actively involved in many of the activities of the Ilankai Tamil Sangam, USA, and will be sorely missed by its members.

He leaves behind his wife Devi, two daughters and a grandchild.

Sangam wishes to convey our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family of Chelvadurai Manogaran.

 

 

 

 

Professor Chelvadurai Manogaran Passed Away

[16 August 2001]

Chelvadurai Manogaran, retired Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, (USA) passed away this morning at the age of 67. He was on a tour of the northeast United States at the time of his death.

Prof. Manogaran was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and migrated to his native country Sri Lanka in 1949. He earned his first degree at the University of Ceylon and was appointed lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Jaffna College (Undergraduate Division). He then proceeded to the United States in 1966 and received his MA at the Clark University in Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. in Climatology from Southern Illinois University. He held the position of Professor of Geography and International Studies at University of Wisconsin since 1970, until his retirement last year.

He had published several academic papers on Climatology and had a special interest in the Tamil national struggle in Sri Lanka. He had authored two books, “Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka” [University of Hawaii Press, 1987] and “The Untold Story of Ancient Tamils in Sri Lanka [Kumaran Press, Chennai; 2000,] and co-edited (with Bryan Pfaffenberger) the book “The Sri Lankan Tamils: Ethnicity and Identity” [Westview Press, Boulder Colorado; 1994]. He had also published several articles on the Tamil National Struggle, especially on the State Aided Colonization of Tamil Homelands in Sri Lanka. As an expert in geography he demonstrated how the names of rivers and rivulets in the Tamil homelands, which ended with the Tamil Aru in the early maps of Sri Lanka, were changed in the subsequent maps with the Sinhala Oya.

He presented a paper at the International Conference on Tamil Nationhood and the Search for Peace in Sri Lanka, at the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada May 21-22, 1999, on the subject of “Sinhalese Settlements and Forced Evictions of Tamils in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.” He also presented a paper titled “Sri Lankan dilemma: Negotiated Settlement or Continuing War” at the International Alert Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland in July 1977.

His expertise on Sri Lanka has also been utilized by the U.S. State Department for which he has served as a consultant on Sri Lanka in the nineties. His papers have been quoted in Encyclopedia Britannica.

Prof. Manogaran has been actively involved in many of the activities of the Ilankai Tamil Sangam, USA, and will be sorely missed by its members.

He leaves behind his wife Devi, two daughters and a grandchild.

Sangam wishes to convey our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family of Chelvadurai Manogaran.

 

 

 

http://www.tamilnation.org/forum.htm#29 July 2000

From: V. Thangavelu, Canada, 29 July 2000

This refers to the observation by Jega Rajan, Australia (8 July, 2000) about Prof. A.J. Wilson.  The Wilson Jega Rajan knew in 1986 was entirely a different Wilson  of the nineties. His political convictions underwent a sea change during this period. He supported the cause of Tamil Eelam without any reservations. He developed nothing but total admiration for the LTTE leader Prabhakaran and the armed struggle led by him. He attended and spoke at every International Conference sponsored by FACT. 

He and his wife were Special Guests at the annual FACT dinner held in 1997 to raise funds for the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization. He was seated on the dais along with the Chief Guest Speaker at this dinner who was none other than Mamanithar Kumar Ponnambalam, General Secretary, ACTC.   

Prof. Wilson’s advice was sought and readily obtained by FACT at all times. He even took the trouble to vet draft letters and press releases issued by FACT. Prof. A.J. Wilson was also one of the  expert defence witness in the case Manickavasagam Suresh vs. Solicitor General of Canada. 

As President of FACT (1997-98) and in my personal capacity I was in constant touch with him till his last days. Only his deteriorating health prevented me from speaking to him far too often.

He keenly followed the progress of the Jayasikuru military campaign launched by the SLA in Vanni during 1997-99. He was worried whether the LTTE really had the military might to defeat the heavily armed SLA. He felt very happy and relieved when the LTTE finally nullified the two-year battle gains of SLA in six days of blitz in November,  1999. He also lived to see the fall of Elephant Pass base which he at one time thought was impregnable.  

One should read his book “The Break-Up of Sri Lanka, The Sinhalese -Tamil Conflict to fathom the political metamorphosis he underwent. In this book he confidently asserted that “THE PARTITION OF CEYLON IS A FACT OF HISTORY.” His use of the word CEYLON instead of Sri Lanka is pregnant with meaning.  

From: Jega Rajan, Australia, 8 July 2000

 

Re Mr.Sivanayagam on Professor Wilson: I was in Toronto, Canada in 1983. As part of Tamil  Eelam Society of Canada, I along with two others participated in directly communicating and negotiating with the Dept of Foreign Affairs of Canada. Tamils needed the support of Prof. Wilson, I, and other Tamils involved in the struggle approached him several times to help us. Canadian Dept of Foreign affairs wanted at least some statement about the situation in Sri Lanka at that time. According to the Canadian Government Prof Wilson was a very credible person. However, he did not want to identify with the Tamil people when we needed him. Privately he indicated that he did not want to compromise his personal relationship with JRJ.  

According to Mr Sivanayagam:

"A man of his (Prof Wilson's) intellectual calibre and academic standing would have been an asset in justifying the Tamil struggle in the eyes of the international community". That is exactly what the Tamil community tried to do then. It might be true that Prof.Wilson may have had a change of heart since 1986, however I feel Mr.Sivanayagam's article is quite one sided.

 

 

 

 

Features

 

                                                 Saturday 24, June 2000

 

 

 

Prof. A. J. Wilson - farewell to a teacher

 

By Dr. Laksiri Fernando

 

Professor A. Jeyaratnam Wilson, the most discerning political scientist that Sri Lanka has ever

produced, was very close to many of us both intellectually and emotionally who studied the

discipline under him at Peradeniya or New Brunswick, Canada. His death in Ottawa on May

31, at the age of 72 was a great loss to his students, friends and the country at large. We

share the sorrow with his wife. Susili Wilson and children.

 

People of my generation knew of A. J. Wilson through his well-written text books on the

subject of civics and government even before we entered the university. As I came to

understand later, those books, several in number, were written initially in English to be

translated into Sinhala and Tamil. Along with S. F. De Silva and I. D. S. Weerawardena he

was instrumental in popularizing the subjects of civics in Sinhala at school level.

 

When I entered the university in 1964, he appeared to be a giant in the intellectual life of

Peradeniya. He soon became the Professor of Political Science. He was equal to Sir Ivor

Jennings in all matters of constitutions and constitutionalism. I clearly remember the debate in

the department, initiated by Dr. K. H. Jayasinghe on the proposal for a presidential system

made by J. R. Jayewardene at a SLAAS seminar in 1967. While the proposal was criticized

by many others, he was of the modest opinion that the country perhaps needed a

"constitutional leader who could bring about consensus or compromises amongst various

competing social forces." His liking for a presidential system derived from his critical analysis

of the functioning of the Westminster cabinet model in the country, a theme that he dwelt in

several of his scholarly articles written at that time. His book The Guallist System in Asia

(1980) was the culmination of this line of thinking.

 

He left Peradeniya for London on sabbatical leave somewhere in 1970 and never returned for

some reasons. He disliked insolence. He earned his second doctorate (D.Sc.) for his scholarly

work during his sabbatical. He was appointed Professor of Political Science at the University

of New Brunswick (UNB) in 1972. He held the Chair of the Department for over a decade

there.

 

He had an active academic life of 42 years: twenty one at Peradeniya (1952-1972) and twenty

four at New Brunswick (1972-1994). Upon his retirement, he was made Professor of

Emeritus at UNB and Honourary Senior Research Fellow of the Toronto University.

 

When I decided to proceed for my post-graduate studies in 1974, I sent him a SOS. He readily
accepted me. When I arrived at the Frederickton airport, he sent his Secretary to fetch me up.
When I left Frederickton in 1976, he personally came to drop me at the airport. He was one of
the most gracious persons I have ever known. I came to know him and his family very
closely. He was married to Susili, the daughter of late S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, equally a
gracious woman of similar views and temperament. During my two years of stay at UNB, I
and my family were frequent visitors to the Wilsons. We were treated completely equal
without any trace of ethnic divide.  

When I presented a copy of my MA thesis on "Political violence in Sri Lanka: The April 1971
youth insurrection" to him, I had a note attached to it: "to a dear teacher who taught me the
value of detachment in political analysis." I thought my comment was pertinent given my
previous radical involvement in politics. That was in December 1976. He stared at the note
and slowly said, "I am moving in the other direction." he meant political involvement.  

Between 1977 and 1983 Wilson was a frequent visitor to Sri Lanka. In almost all the
occasions I happened to see him in Colombo or Kandy. He was an unofficial advisor to
President J. R. Jayewardene on constitutional matters. His main objective was to find a
reasonable and a lasting solution to the ethnic conflict. He worked very closely with late Dr.
Neelan Tiruchelvam on those matters. He was in fact a mediator between the ruling UNP and
the opposition TULF during that time.  

However, he soon became disillusioned. This disillusionment was apparent even before 1983.
Apparently the Black July was the turning point. He was in Colombo during the initial events.
He was asked to leave Colombo for his safety by the President. He wrote to me saying that "I
will never come back." I thought he was "understandably bitter" about the events. I replied
that way. But he replied back saying,  

"I did not feel bitter, but disillusioned and despairing - that that is the end. Our happy island is
gone. We are all brothers and sisters but what have we come to."  

This was the origin of his book. The break-up of Sri Lanka (1988). Whatever might be our
opinion about his conclusions in the book, he had every right and duty to tell his side of the
story leading to the tragic ethnic impasse after 1983. He knew inside of the events.  

"He developed a modified viewpoint as time passed by. He became disillusioned about the
ruthlessness of the LTTE. He wrote to me at a very early stage saying, "the LTTE is after
totalitarian power and wants to be given uncontrolled control over the NEP...They want
control over everything...These people will stop at nothing to achieve their goals."  

He never repented what he wrote in his Break-up. He extremely tolerated differences of
opinion and maintained his own, while respecting others. He was extremely saddened at the
death of Neelan Tiruchelvam. It was a clear turning point in his life and views.  

Prof. Wilson was a prolific letter writer. I couldn't match him at all. He loved to discuss life
experiences through letters. He recounted how he nearly died twice in the "annus horribilis
1995." He wrote.  

"The arrival of death at my door step has made me stop to ponder on the after life if there is
such a thing. One thing I learned - that if I had died, I would never have known and so it
would not have made much of a difference. It seems as if we are all mortals to be born and
perish when our time comes."  

Prof. Wilson was very fond of many of us, his former students. I was not aware to "what
extent," until received the following.

"They say that when a man grows old and stricken with illness the children whom he regards
as his favourites come closer to his mind as the days go by. Well, you belong to this category
and your thoughts have been on my mind for the last several months."

Farewell father ! It was through your books that I came to know your mind. It was through
your letters that I came to know your heart.

The writer is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Director, Centre for the Study of
Human Rights, University of Colombo.

 

 

 

 

                                                         18 June, 2000

 

 

 

Prof. A.J. Wilson - a tribute: The man from the golden afternoon 

 

Professor Alfred Jeyaratnam Wilson, Sri Lanka's foremost political scientist and the doyen

of Sri Lanka studies in the West, passed away on May 31, at his home in Toronto, Canada.

He was seventy one, past the Biblical milestone of three scores and ten. Although he had

lived in Canada for the last 28 years, he never really left the old Ceylon, and was equally at

home in England where he did his doctoral and post doctoral studies. An alumnus of the

London School of Economics, he obtained a Ph.D. and a D.Sc., emulating the feat of Dr.

N.M. Perera, Lanka's first political scientist whom Wilson personally knew and admired. At

various times he held visiting fellowships in a number of British Universities, including the

prestigious Simon Research Professor position at Manchester in 1987, an honour earlier

bestowed on M.N. Srinivas the renowned Indian Sociologist.

 

Beside the impressive public persona, there was an engaging personal side, warm and

gentle, soft-spoken but witty. Professor Wilson was neither overbearing nor patronising, and

was a happy blend of the old values of integrity and generosity with the new awareness of

gender equality. His wife and constant companion for 48 years, Susili, is now retired after a

career of her own as a Librarian. Their two daughters, Malliha and Maithili, and son,

Kumanan, excelled in their studies and are now well established in the learned professions of

law and medicine in Canada.

 

Those of us who knew him well in Canada know how well he adapted to the evolving North

American culture that views men who cannot cook and who do not share in home-making

as brutes confirmed. He enjoyed his cooking as much he enjoyed his writing. The Ceylon

Daily News Cookery Book was his culinary handbook, while the Love Cake and the Pork

Curry were among his favourite recipes. Illness after retirement put an end to his cooking,

but nothing could stop him from wielding his pen. He was at home with the fax and the

electronic mail, but when it came to writing he persisted with the good, old long-hand and

left the word processing magic to his faithful typist.

 

Professor Wilson belonged to the golden age of the University of Ceylon when it produced

the best and the brightest of its graduates in the social sciences. The alumni of the calibre of

(Bishop) Lakshman Wickremasinghe, I.D.S. Weerawardena, H.A. de S. Gunasekara,

Ralph Pieirs, S. Arasaratnam, Stanley Tambiah, Gananath Obeysekera and Wilson himself

would have been towering faculty giants in any university anywhere in the English speaking

world. Another icon of that era was Ian Goonetileke, the erudite custodian of the

Peradeniya University Library until 1977. Until the 1960s the Peradeniya Campus was the

proud possessor of all of them in one capacity or another. The campus itself was the last

bastion of what turned out to be only an anticipation of a Ceylonese nation. Like the rest of

the Ceylonese society the university too fell apart, and what began as a trickle of academic

exodus soon turned into a haemorrhage as the whole country was bled of its academics and

professionals in quality and in quantity.

 

                            Academic writer

 

Wilson taught for 20 years at Peradeniya following a short stint as an editorial writer for the

Ceylon Daily News. He would later remark that the early experience of writing daily to earn

his living served him well in becoming a prolific academic writer. As a teacher, Professor

Wilson was loved and respected by his students, regardless of their political inclinations.

Over the years, he cultivated a wide network of loyal old students, Sinhalese, Tamils and

Muslims, who kept him informed of developments at every level of the Sri Lankan polity.

He was a teacher not only to those who sat in his Peradeniya classes, but to the several

hundred more students and their teachers in schools across the island, who read his seminal

text book, Introduction to Civics and Government, first published in 1954 and later reedited

and reprinted several times including translations in the Sinhala and Tamil languages. His

good looks and elegant manners often made students who saw him for the first time wonder

as to which of the island's half a dozen nationalities he belonged, even though they knew he

was the son-in-law of S.J.V. Chelvanayakam, Q.C., the founder leader of the Tamil Federal

Party. They were not alone in being curious, for Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

after giving an interview to Wilson and a fellow Peradeniya colleague in his Horogolla

residence, in the 1950s, asked the young University Lecturer, "Are you pray a Burgher,

Ceylon Tamil, Indian Tamil or Sinhalese?". "I am a Ceylon Tamil, Sir", Wilson replied.

 

I first came to know Professor Wilson in 1972, when I was an Engineering student at

Peradeniya. That year, I was one of the organizers for the annual Dean's Day activities at the

Peradeniya Engineering Faculty, and we invited Dr. Colvin R. de Silva, then the Minister of

Constitutional Affairs and the architect of the First Republic, to deliver the keynote address

on the new Republican Constitution, and Prof. Wilson to speak on the "History of

Constitutionalism in Sri Lanka" as a prelude to Dr. de Silva's main address. It turned out to

be more than a prelude, as Wilson delivered an incisive critique of the new constitution

without ever mincing words about its objectionable provisions relating to minorities. When

we broke for tea following Dr. Wilson's address and before Dr. de Silva began his, Wilson

told some of us around, "Colvin is going to clobber me". But Colvin did not clobber Wilson

or cavil at his critique of the constitution, for Dr. de Silva was too seasoned a performer

who knew when to pick on and whom. He graciously acknowledged Wilson's expertise and

concerns, and later, over lunch, suggested a meeting in Colombo to go over the constitution

"with a fine tooth comb". Years later, Professor Wilson told me in Canada that the meeting

never materialized owing to interference by political middlemen.

 

From Peradeniya Wilson moved to the far away University of New Brunswick in

Fredericton, Canada, as the Chair of Political Science. He was already familiar with

Canada, having spent the whole of his sabbatical, in 1971, at McGill University in Montreal,

using that time to work on one of his more outstanding monographs, Electoral Politics in an

Emergent State: The Ceylon General Election of 1970, published by the Cambridge

University Press in 1975. But unlike the bustling, bilingual and relatively radical metropolis of

Montreal in Quebec in Canada's heartland, Fredericton is a sleepy, conservative town and

the capital of New Brunswick, one of the older Provinces in the country's hinterland. But the

University of New Brunswick, as Canada's oldest university, is possessed of tradition and

enjoys a certain prestige. Professor Wilson taught at New Brunswick for 23 years until his

retirement in 1995. During his tenure, he arranged for three of his former Political Science

students at Peradeniya, a Sinhalese, a Tamil and a Muslim, to do their M.A. under him in

Fredericton.

 

But teaching alone could not consume the energies of a man with a phenomenal memory,

abundant organizational and communication skills and capable of several hours of sustained

intellectual work everyday. The upshot was a flurry of publications, totalling a dozen books,

symposiums and several dozens of academic articles. Among them are his comprehensive

Politics in Sri Lanka (the Sri Lankan companion to Hugh Tinker's The Union of Burma,

published in two editions by MacMillan in 1975 and 1979. He was also a contributing

editor, with Dennis Dalton, of The States of South Asia: Problems of National Integration,

published in honour of Professor Morris Jones. He sat on the editorial boards of a number

of journals, including The Round Table, Asian Survey, The Journal of Commonwealth and

Comparative Politics, and The Parliamentarian. But all his writings were no more than a

mere tip of the iceberg considering his vast knowledge of the politics of different societies

and his mastery of the comparative method. He was not just a bookish political scientist but

an applied political scientist. He travelled widely to several countries and cities in every

continent to attend conferences, present papers and compare notes with fellow political

scientists. At various times he was consultant to both the Canadian and US governments on

South Asia, immigration and foreign aid.

 

                          Constitutional politics

 

It was from the University of New Brunswick that Professor Wilson made his foray into Sri

Lanka's constitutional politics as an intermediary between the government of President J.R.

Jayewardene and the Tamil United Liberation Front led by Mr. A. Amirthalingam. The late

Mervyn de Silva called Wilson the "Brahmin from New Brunswick" for his role in the

long-distance shuttle diplomacy between 1978 and 1983. Professor Wilson's involvement

as an intermediary provided the last chance for Sri Lanka to resolve its internal problems

without outside mediation. In his book, The Break-up of Sri Lanka (1988), Professor

Wilson has documented how his efforts were thwarted by the lack of political will and

persistent failure to act promptly on agreed decisions when time was of the essence. Two

more books followed, S.J.V .Chelvanayakam: A Political Biography (1994) and Sri Lankan

Tamil Nationalism (2000), completing an authoritative tribology on Sri Lanka's national

question and Lankan Tamil nationalism. He wrote his last book between illnesses. It may not

be the last word on Sri Lanka's national question, but it certainly would be a lasting

contribution to the broader discussion of the new manifestations and new theories of

nationalism as the phenomenon of nationalism in the age of globalism moves away from the

rigid territorial matrix of state and national economy to the nebulous nursery of culture and

anthropology. Professor Wilson's writings are his legacy and they will always remind us and

future students of his scholarly eminence.

 

                                      RANJAN PHILIPS -Waterloo -Canada

 

 

 

Appreciation: Alfred Jeyaratnam Wilson (1928-2000) "The Brahmin of
 Brunswick"- Brendon Gooneratne -TheIsland
 - --------------------------------
 Appreciation:A. J. Wilson, eminent scholar, political commentator and
 analyst, beloved guru of generations of students in Sri Lanka and
 abroad, was affectionately known by various names: Alfy, 'A.J.',
 Willie, Jeyaratnam and Jeyam. My wife Yasmine and I, who had the
 privilege of his friendship for over 40 years, always called him
 'Jeyam'.
 Our acquaintance began when, on visits to my Royal College classmate
 Vaseeharan Chelvanayakam at his parents' home in Alfred House Gardens,
 Colombo, I encountered Vaseeharan's brothers  (Ravindran, Chandrahasan
 and Manoharan the eldest, his sights set even then on the USA, where he
 settled soon after), their only sister Susili and another frequent
 visitor, Susili's soon-to-be-fiance, A. J. Wilson.
 Vaseeharan, Lalith Athulathmudali and I were close friends, travelling
 together daily in the same car to the Royal Preparatory School and
 remained friends after we left Royal Prep for Royal College. It was
 during these visits, exchanging books, discussing our school studies and
 the cricket matches played as regular fixtures in the backyards and
 grounds of our parents' homes, that I came to know Mr. and Mrs. S. J. V.
 Chalvanayakam well and although we were only schoolboys at the time, we
 were aware of the political discussions in progress on the verandah of
 the Chelvanayakam home where the Federal Party had its origins.
 A further link between Jeyam and myself was the fact that Susili had
 been, like Yasmine, a student at Bishop's College. When, as an
 undergraduate at the University of Ceylon in Peradeniya, Yasmine found
 herself in A. J. Wilson's Political Science tutorial class, that link
 was reinforced.
 Following our own marriage in 1962, we were all together for ten years
 at Peradeniya, where I was teaching in the Medical Faculty while Jayam,
 Susili and Yasmine were active in different areas of the Faculty of
 Arts. Our friendship with the Wilson family, fuelled by constant
 meetings, letters and telephone conversations over many years and across
 many oceans, has been a source of the greatest joy to Yasmine and
 myself.
 Recalling A. J. Wilson is to recall the memory of a friend and kindred
 spirit who was also an outstanding mind of our times. He was a dedicated
 teacher, the brilliance of whose wit (going unexpectedly hand in hand
 with an outwardly quiet personality) has never been forgotten by those
 who had the good fortune to be taught by him.
 To cite just one example of this, quoted to us at the beginning of this
 year by a former student: Wilson's tutorial class at Peradeniya had
 many crack badminton players in it and on one occasion, with campus
 tournaments in progress, they were anxious to get away early from class
 and change into their sports gear. The bell rang, signalling the end of
 the class, but Wilson ignored it and talked on. The students coughed
 gently, shuffled their feet and shut their books in a meaningful manner,
 but Wilson talked on. At length he paused and without once looking up,
 remarked quietly: "You need not be in such a hurry to leave. I have a
 few more pearls to cast."
 Wilson's research output was extensive, as a glance at any uptodate
 library of books on political affairs would indicate. He was
 particularly focussed on Sri Lankan politics: Susili Chelvanayakam,
 devoted to her father and very alert and sympathetic to his political
 views, had chosen in Wilson, one of the most brilliant graduates of his
 time, 'an ideal husband' for herself and an ideal son-in-law for the
 Father of the Federal Party.
 It was inevitable that his marriage to the only daughter of the Federal
 Party's founder and his own ethnicity should have drawn Wilson, a
 political scientist by profession, into the vortex of Sri Lanka's murky
 politics. But he maintained his relationships across the emotionally
 charged ethnic divide and counted individuals from all of Sri Lanka's
 communities among his numerous close friends.
 He held the degrees of BA (Honours), PhD. (London) and D.Sc. (London),
 the last an earned higher doctoral degree based on his research and
 publications and not an 'honorary' one. He was the Foundation Professor
 of Political Science at Peradeniya, Simon Research Fellow and finally
 Professor of Political Science and Head of Department at the University
 of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada, from 1972 to 1995. He was
 subsequently honoured with appointment as Emeritus Professor at New
 Brunswick and after retirement lived in Toronto with his wife and in
 close proximity to their children.
 The fact that all three of those children are highly qualified
 professionals has given both Jeyam and Susili great personal
 satisfaction: Mallihai, their eldest daughter, is a Toronto lawyer;
 Maithili, their younger daughter, entered the medical profession to
 practise first as a radiologist and currently as a dermatologist; and
 the youngest, their son Kumanan, is a physician.
 It is one of the paradoxes of our national life that the children and
 grandchildren of S. J. V. Chalvanayakam have left Sri Lanka to make
 their homes elsewhere and seem to be permanently resident in North
 America and South India. I see this as a national loss to our country,
 but Jeyam Wilson himself has steadfastly continued his involvement with
 Sri Lankan affairs.
 As the ethnic divisions in Sri Lankan politics grew wider, I took a
 personal decision not to involve myself in discussions with Jeyam,
 stating my own views which were in many ways different from his.
 Instead, I exerted myself to discover (to quote a favourite phrase of
 his, drawn from contemporary political thinking) 'areas of agreement'. I
 did this quite deliberately, because I valued our lifelong friendship
 and did not wish it to be affected by national politics.
 It was a wise decision, for it did not detract in any way from the
 enjoyment we derived from each other's company and it enabled us to
 remain the closest of friends until Jayam's death a few days ago.
 One of the most endearing of this exceptional man was his generosity of
 mind and spirit. He took great pleasure in his teaching, always
 responding with alacrity to the calls made upon him by former students
 for his advice on their research and would refer to their achievements
 with enormous pride.
 The 1950s in Colombo and Peradeniya was Sri Lanka's academic Camelot,
 producing a veritable Round Table of intellect and talent. At the
 Peradeniya campus alone, as Wilson's contemporaries in the Arts Faculty,
 were M. B. Ariyapala, Sinnappah Arasaratnam, K. M. de Silva, H. A. I.
 Goonetileke, H. A. de S. Gunasekera, Siri Gunasinghe, Karl Gunawardene,
 Laksiri Jayasuriya, Gananath Obeyesekere, Ralph Pieris, S. J. Tambiah,
 George Tambyapillai, Ian Vanden Driesen, P. W. Vitanage and many others.
 
 Somewhat senior to this group was another galaxy: Cuthbert Amerasinghe,
 O. H. de A. Wijesekera, Doric de Souza, D. E. Hettiarachchi, W. J. F. La
 Brooy, E. F. C. Ludowyk, G. P. Malalasekera, T. Nadarajah, Senerat
 Paranavitana and Ediriwira Sarachchandra.
 A Golden Age, indeed! It was a period that will be remembered as a time
 that has passed and will probably never be repeated. The younger
 generation which followed this glorious company is now scattered far and
 wide, teaching in universities all over the world, but never failing to
 acknowledge with pride the University and the teachers, such as A. J.
 Wilson, who taught them their skills, shaped their thinking and opened
 to them the world of learning.
 During the last years of his life, Jeyam encountered serious illness.
 Throughout that difficult time he was looked after by his devoted wife
 Susili who kept constant vigil, supported in all respects by their
 children. Jeyam expressed his appreciation of their care in many letters
 to us.
 Despite the effects of time and distance, Jeyam and I met whenever we
 could, trying to arrange our visits to Sri Lanka and elsewhere to
 coincide, besides visiting each other's homes in Canada and Australia.
 The 1980s provided one such occasion, when we ended a memorable day
 together with dinner at an Indian restaurant in London.
 I asked him then whether he was familiar with a poem that meant a great
 deal to me, William Cory's verse translation of Callimachus's 'Epigram
 2'. When he heard it, Jeyam was so taken up with it thathe produced a
 pen and a sheet of paper, on which he wrote the lines down. Ten years
 later, in Fredericton, he showed it to me.
 I end this memorial tribute with the four lines of the poem he liked so
 much, since it epitomises our own relationship and recalls to my mind a
 person I have regarded for forty years as my brother in all but blood:
 They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead,
 They brought me bitter news to hear and bitter tears to shed.
 I wept as I remembered how often you and I
 Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down tht sky
 
 ----

 

 

FACT PAYS TRIBUTE TO  PROFESSOR A. JEYARATNAM WILSON

 

(4 October 1928 - 31 May 2000)

 

“My considered view is that Ceylon has already split

into two entities. At present this is a state of mind; for it to

become a territorial reality is a question of time.”

 

Pro. A Jayaratnam Wilson

 

Alfred  Jeyaratnam Wilson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Brunswick, who passed away at his home in Toronto on May 31, 2000 (Wednesday).

Prof. Wilson was a doyen among his colleagues and has been credited with as one of the best political scientist in the Canadian University system.  Professor Wilson enjoyed a brilliant career as an academic in Political Science, until he retired in 1994. Educated at the University

of Ceylon and the London School of Economics, he started his teaching career as the founding chair in Political Science at the University of Ceylon. In 1972, he accepted the chair at the University of Brunswick, which he held for 22 years.

He had authored several books and publications, many of which were on the conflict in Sri Lanka. He was intimately involved in the conflict in Sri Lanka, having served as a constitutional advisor to President Jayewardene and also as an intermediary between the government of Sri Lanka and the Tamil United Liberation Front.

As the son-in-law of the Father of Tamil Nationalism, S.J.V.  Chelvanayakam, QC he was close to events in the 1950-77 period, when political moderation by Tamils was tried and defeated by the extremist Sinhala majority politics.

Later he became a firm believer in the inevitability of the division of the island into its constituent nation states. In his 1988 book titled  “The Break-up of Sri Lanka,” he wrote,

“The war may take several years for a final decision.

The longer it takes, the more likely it is that a separate

state will emerge… compromise agreements will, as

history has repeatedly shown, not be honoured on a

permanent basis. The war will be resumed. The

partition of Ceylon is a already a fact of history.”

 Many of his predictions have been prophetic, and it is, indeed, regrettable that he did not live to see his prediction of the break-up of Sri Lanka and the birth of Thamil Eelam.

 FACT valued Prof. Wilson’s scholarship and learning and frequently turned to him for advice and guidance which he gladly gave in abundance. Prof. Wilson presented papers in almost all the Seminars and International Conferences hosted by FACT in Toronto. He was always warm, un-assuming, soft-spoken and easily accessible to people at all times. His passing away has created a huge vacuum which is hard to fill in the years ahead. He and his wife were special guests at the Annual FACT Dinner held in 1997 where late Mamanithar Kumar Ponnambalam was the Chief Speaker.

 He is survived by his wife Susili, daughters Malliha, Maithili, and son Kumanan. As Thamil Eelam mourns the loss of one of its gifted sons, an intellectual par excellence, FACT conveys its heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family.

 

 

FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATION S CANADIAN TAMILS 

 

                                                                                             OBITUARY

   Professor A. J. Wilson

   (4 October 1928 - 31 May 2000)

 

            “My considered view is that Ceylon has already split
         into two entities. At present this is a state of mind; for it to
         become a territorial reality is a question of time.”

                                     - Prof. A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

     Alfred Jeyaratnam Wilson, Professor Emeritus at the University of
     Brunswick, passed away at his home in Toronto on Wednesday, 31
     May 2000.  

     Professor Wilson enjoyed a brilliant career as an academic in
     Political Science, until he retired in 1994. Educated at the University
     of Ceylon and the London School of Economics, he started his
     teaching career as the founding chair in Political Science at the
     University of Ceylon. In 1972, he accepted the chair at the
     University of Brunswick, which he held for 22 years. 

     He had authored several books and publications, many of which
     were on the conflict in Sri Lanka. He was intimately involved in the
     conflict in Sri Lanka, having served as a constitutional advisor to
     President Jayewardene and also as an intermediary between the
     government of Sri Lanka and the Tamil United Liberation Front. 

     As the son-in-law of the father of Tamil nationalism, S.J.V.
     Chelvanayakam, he was close to events in the 1950-77 period,
     when political moderation by Tamils was tried, and defeated by the
     extremist Sinhala majority politics.  

     Later he became a firm believer in the inevitability of the division of
     the island into its constituent nation states. In his 1988 book titled
     “The Break-up of Sri Lanka,” he wrote,

 

        “The war may take several years for a final decision.
        The longer it takes, the more likely it is that a separate
        state will emerge… compromise agreements will, as
        history has repeatedly shown, not be honoured on a
        permanent basis. The war will be resumed. The
        partition of Ceylon is a already a fact of history.” 

     Many of his predictions have been prophetic, and it is, indeed,
     regrettable that he did not live to see his prediction of the break-up
     of Sri Lanka and the birth of Thamil Eelam. 

     He is survived by his wife Susili, daughters Malliha and Maithili, and
     son Kumanan. As Thamil Eelam mourns the loss of one of its gifted
     sons, the Ilankai Tamil Sangam, USA, wishes to convey its
     condolences to the family.  

 


 

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