"Whatever may be said, whosoever may say it -  to determine the truth of it, is wisdom" - Thirukural

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October 2005 -

30 October 2005 Democracy, Continues Sri Lanka Style... to include

1. ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தலும் தமிழ் மக்களும் - சா.ஆ.தருமரத்தினம் "...சிங்கள இனவாதிகளோடு சேர்ந்து கொண்டு தமிழ் மக்களின் நியாயமான நிலைப்பாடுகளுக்கு எதிரான கருத்துகளை ராஜபக்ஷ முன்வைத்து வருகின்றார். அதேபோல், ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்கவும், ஸ்ரீலங்கா சுதந்திரக் கட்சி போன்றவற்றின் இணக்கப்பாட்டுடன் தான் அமைதி முயற்சிகள் சாத்தியப்படும் என்று கூறிவருகிறார். ....." more

2. தமிழ் இனத்தை அழித்துக்கட்ட உறுதி பூண்டுள்ள மகிந்த - மா.க.ஈழவேந்தன் M.P. "..இரு தலைவர்களுடைய தேர்தல் அறிக்கைகளிலும் படைப்பலப் பெருக்கம் பேசப்படுகின்றது. படைப்பயிற்சி பற்றியும் பேசப்படுகின்றது. அத்தோடு அண்மையில் நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் நடைபெற்ற வரவு செலவுத் திட்ட விவாதத்தின் போது பாதுகாப்பு நிதியாகக் கோடிக்கணக்கை அரசாங்கம் ஒதுக்கிய போது ஐ.தே.கட்சி அதற்கு ஆமோதித்து வாக்களித்தது... தமிழர்களை அழிப்பது என்று வரும் போது இரு கட்சிகளும் ஒன்றுபடுவர்..." more

3. ஆண்டவன் உலகத்தின் முதலாளி...?

“...It has to be said that the European Union is clearly frustrated with the lack of follow up to our previous election observation missions. None of the key recommendations for the three previous missions to strengthen the democratic process have been implemented. They have merely been left on the shelf gathering dust,” - EU Election Commission, Mr.Cushnahan, 28 October 2005  more

29 October 2005 Tamil Language & Literature - Learning & Teaching Tamil to include

Tamil: Its Assets & Current Needs - Dr. R. Jegannath "We Tamils need to have a clear understanding of the way our language works. Most of us go about it instinctively, but at times, it leads to avoidable inconsistencies..." more

28 October 2005 The Struggle for Tamil EelamMuslims & Tamil Eelam to include

1.Islamic Revivalism in Harmony and Conflict: The Experience in Sri Lanka and Malaysia - Ameer Ali, 1984 with a critical front note by Sachi Sri Kantha

2.Memorandum of Understanding between the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, October 2005

28 October 2005 International Relations in the Age of Empire to include

Power & Interests  News Report (PINR)  - India's Interests Collide Over Iran - "India's growing desperation in wanting to resolve Iran's nuclear crisis diplomatically has more to do with its own foreign policy dilemmas than any desire to punish Iran. After voting for a U.S.-backed International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) resolution on September 24, 2005 that condemned Iran for not complying with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.), New Delhi frantically hopes that in the November 24 meeting of the I.A.E.A. it will not be forced to endorse a resolution calling for the immediate referral of Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council. Conflicting signals emanating from New Delhi underscore the different pressures facing the Congress-led government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. [See: "Intelligence Brief: Iran"]

27 October 2005 Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State Nation to include

1. Canada - Toronto - பெண்கள் எழுச்சி நாள் நிகழ்வு

2. FranceParis - மாவீரர்களான லெப. கேணல் நாதன், கப்டன் கஜன் -  9 ஆம் ஆண்டு நினைவு கூரல் நிகழ்வு

26 October 2005 Reflections to include

"...I have no wish to be the victim of the fraud of a black world. My life should not be devoted to drawing up the balance sheet of Negro values. There is no white world, there is no white ethic, any more than there is a white intelligence.There are in every part of the world men who search. I am not a prisoner of history. I should not seek there for the meaning of my destiny. I should constantly remind myself that the real leap consists in introduction of invention into existence. In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself..." (Frantz Fanon in Black Skin, White Masks) 1952

25 October 2005  European Union & the Tamil Struggle to include

Tamil Diaspora in Europe Demonstrate before EU Headquarters in Belgium against EU Declaration

25 October 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Melbourne, Australia - புலத்தின் களம் " இது புலம் பெயர்ந்தவர்கள் காணுகின்ற களமாகும். இது பலத்தின் களம். இவற்றை எதிர்கொள்வதற்கு நாம் அஞ்சத் தேவையில்லை!. நாம் நியாயத்தின் பால், நீதியின் பால் நிற்பவர்கள். எம்முடைய ஒற்றுமையையும், மனவலிமையையும் குலைப்பதற்கு எந்த வகையில் யார் முயன்றாலும் நாம் அவற்றை எதிர்கொள்வோம்!' . வெற்றியும் காணுவோம்."

2. Ana Pararajasingham writes from Sydney, Australia on The EU Ban: Impact on the Peace Process

25 October 2005 Democracy, Continues - Sri Lanka Style to include

Systematic and widespread police torture in Sri Lanka  says Asian Legal Resource Centre  "There is an absence of effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent torture in Sri Lanka... Police in Sri Lanka often operate, not like professional law enforcement agents, but thugs or gangsters, and this gang behaviour is often displayed through abuse, use of violence and torture".. more

25 October 2005 One Hundred Tamils of 20th Century - Kasi Anandan to include ஆனந்த விகடன் வார இதழுக்கு உணர்ச்சிக் கவிஞர் காசி ஆனந்தன் வழங்கிய நேர்காணல்

24 October 2005 European Union & the Tamil Struggle to include

EU Credibility on the Line - Brian Senewiratne "...The EU “calls on the LTTE not least to take immediate public steps to demonstrate their commitment to the peace process and the willingness to change”. For the record, it was the LTTE that initiated the Ceasefire even before the then Sri Lankan Government did so. The EU needs to check its facts. Would the EU call on the Sri Lankan government ”to demonstrate …. willingness to change” by abandoning its declared policy that Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist nation despite the fact that Sri Lanka is a multiethnic, multicultural and multi religious country, and repeal sections of the Constitution in which this is guaranteed? If not, why not?.." more

23 October 2005 Muslims & Tamil Eelam to include

The Muslim Factor in Sri Lankan Ethnic Crisis - Ameer Ali  with a critical front note by Sachi Sri Kantha

21 October 2005 Remembering:  18 Years Ago... Massacre of Tamil Doctors, Hospital Workers & Patients by the Indian Army (IPKF) on Diwali Day, 21 October 1987 - at the Jaffna General Hospital "..national sorrows are more significant than triumphs because they impose obligations and demand a common effort. .. A nation is a grand solidarity constituted by the sentiment of sacrifices which one has made and those that one is disposed to make again..." more

20 October 2005 Reflections to include

"...Speech is permissible so long as it does not threaten real political change or to alter the status quo...It is possible to engage in policy debates, as long as the criticism is issue-specific, directed in rational terms at the substance of a policy, rather than couched as vitriolic attacks against personal reputation. "  - National University of Singapore (NUS) Human-Rights expert, Dr Thio Li-ann on Academic Freedom in Singapore

20 October 2005 Fourth World - Nations without a State  to include

The Meaning of 'Nation' and 'State' in the Fourth World  - Dr.Richard Griggs -   "Fourth World: Nations forcefully incorporated into states and which maintain a distinct political culture but are internationally unrecognized. A convenient shorthand for the Fourth World would be internationally unrecognized nations. ...the Fourth World nation is engaged in a struggle to ... gain some degree of sovereignty over their national homeland.... mixing minorities, tribes and ethnic groups in a single category with nations results in a definition too broad to account for the common historical experience of internationally unrecognized nations..." more

 19 October 2005 Tamil Diaspora: a Trans State Nation - Switzerland to include

Speech by Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2003 "...The total number of people from Sri Lanka living in Switzerland, including those who have obtained Swiss citizenship, was 38,310 at the end of 2002. By way of comparison, this is almost a third of the population of the city of Berne or almost half the population of the town of Galle, a port in the south of Sri Lanka.The high level of immigration from Sri Lanka has been a challenge for Switzerland. In general, Switzerland has problems with the topic of immigration, as is illustrated by the federal referendum of November 2002. Many Swiss people ... are  worried because there are some asylum seekers who resort to crime and in so doing give other asylum seekers a bad name. The Tamils in Switzerland have demonstrated that in their case such fears are largely unfounded..." more

18 October 2005  Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka to include

MonkRajapakse rejects Tamil autonomy  reports BBC   "I will not be held prisoner by concepts such as traditional homelands, the right to self-determination" Mr Rajapakse also indicated that Norway would no longer play a role as peace broker.more

18 October 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Sanmugam Sabesan from Australia  -  உங்களுக்குள் உள்ளேயே (தான்) உலகம் "..உலக வரலாற்றில் எத்தனையோ உரிமைப் போராட்டங்கள் நடைபெற்றிருக்கின்றன. தற்போதைய காலத்திலும் எத்தனையோ உரிமைப் போராட்டங்கள் நடைபெறுகின்றன. .. இவ்வாறு உலகின் பல பாகங்களிலும் நடைபெறுகின்ற... உரிமைப் போராட்டங்களைப் பொதுவாக மேற்குலகம் ஏற்றுக் கொண்டதில்லை. மேற்குலகம் ஏற்றுக் கொள்ளவில்லை என்பதற்காக அந்த விடுதலைப் போராட்டங்கள் நடைபெறாமல் போனதில்லை. .." together with English version  more

18 October 2005 Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State Nation - Germany to include

Chandravathanaa Selvakumaran's  மனஓசை- "நான் எல்லோரும் போல சாதாரணமானவள்தான்.
பருத்தித்துறையில் ஆத்தியடி என் பிறப்பிடம். எண்மரில் நான் இரண்டாவது. பெண்களுள் மூத்தவள்... "

என் இனமே...! என் சனமே...!
என்னை உனக்குத் தெரிகிறதா?
எனது குரல் புரிகிறதா?... more

17 October 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style to include

Armed men enter Colombo weekly press, set fire, warn employees "Free Media Movement condemns the arson attack, which took last night on printing press of the Sunday Leader and Irudina weeklies. This attack threatened not only press freedom but also free and fair election environment in the country. FMM as a co convener of Centre Monitoring Election Violence is very much concerned that violence against media should not be allowed to continue in the context of upcoming presidential election on 17th November..." more

17 October 2005 New Delhi & the Tamil Struggle - An Amoral Role Revisited Rajiv Gandhi Assassination - The Verdict - Six Years Ago

"....Procedural law is civilisation's substitute for private vengeance and self-help. 'Lynch law' is no law. Was the procedure adopted to establish  the guilt of the accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination a fair one?.... were the findings of fact by the trial judge vitiated by the draconian provisions of the law  itself - the (TADA) provisions, which in the assessment of Amnesty International, contravened 'several international  standards for fair trial, including the holding of trials in camera (inside Poonamallee jail) and the non-disclosure of the identity of witnesses'?... What reliance may be placed on the results of a police investigation which was subject to immense political pressure to 'deliver the goods'?  What weight may be placed on the testimony of witnesses whose identities were not disclosed - secret witnesses who stood behind a screen to answer Counsel's queries? What value may be placed on confessions secured in a police dominated environment where torture was 'routine'?... (is it not wrong) to seek to punish on the basis of a secret trial which, in truth, was no trial at all -   a ‘show trial’ with a pre ordained ending with  features which, to many Tamils, may invite comparison with the infamous show trials of 1936 under Stalin’s regime in the then Soviet Union..." more

17 October 2005 Spirituality & the Tamil Nation to  include

 1. Saiva (Dharma) Neri: Its Spirituality A Perspective - V.Siva Subramaniam "..Although the applicability of core moral values are universal and timeless ( i.e.remain relevant over time), the peripheral moral values are added and discarded to meet the changing socio-economic imperatives. When in judging the value of dharmic values the emphasis shifts to the peripheral values (especially those that have passed the use-by date) at the expense of the core values, morality and spirituality suffer...The task for Saivites today is to address the urgent issue of revising the irrelevant peripheral dharmic values to address the challenges arising from the present societal changes..." more

2. தீபாவளி என்றால் என்ன? - Thanthai Periyar

16 October 2005 Tamils - a Trans State Nation: Pongu Thamizh in Tamil Eelam & Around the World to include Consortium of Tamil organizations in Trincomalee prepares for Trinco Resurgence Convention on 22 October 2005...

- "One leader, Under one flag, We stand united"

 

 

 

 

16 October 2005 One Hundred Tamils of 20th Century - Sundara Ramaswamy to include a note on his death on 15 October 2005 in California, USA "Winner of the Katha Chudamani Award, Sundara Ramaswamy authored several novels, including ''JJ Silakurippugal'' and ''Puliamarathin Kathai'' (Story of a Tamarind Tree), which were considered watersheds in the history of Tamil literature. Both were translated into English. He had also written more than 100 short stories, notable for their conscious experiments with form..."

16 October 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style - Child Recruits?

16 October 2005  Tamil National Forum - Sanmugam Sabesan  நீ (தியா)யுமா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியமே? to include

English Translation by Reuben Nanthakumar - Et Tu, EU -  The Betrayal of Tamil Trust "....The U.S State Departments’ Bureau of South Asian Affairs manages the American representation in the Donor Group. Assistant Secretary Christina B. Rocca currently heads the office. Unfortunately for the Tamils, the United States’ misguided Foreign Policy on dealing with armed non-state actors disengages them from the Tamils. The result of this is that the US view on Sri Lankan matters is almost always jaundiced towards the failed Sri Lankan state. Christina Rocca’s statement to the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror after the EU travel ban reflects that view. In it, the Assistant Secretary was quoted as saying that she “believed the ban would remain till the purpose of imposing it was achieved.” Her choices of words clearly reveal that they played a major role in twisting the EU’s arm to get the ban passed..."more

14 October 2005 Media & the Tamil Struggle to include

Murder of Tamil National Patriot Sivakadadcham, Principal Kopay Christian College & Sri Lanka's Disinformation - a Cover  Up of Murder by Sri Lanka Army ? (updated to include reports from Sri Lanka Army Website) "Whatever may be said, whosoever may say it  -  to determine the truth of it, is wisdom" - Thirukural

14 October 2005 அறிமுகம்

 

"எழுக தமிழ்"முன்னெடுப்பானது 29.09.2005 அன்று ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றிய தலைமையினால் வெளியிடப்பட்ட அறிக்கை மீதான அதிருப்த்தியையும் கண்டணத்தையும் இடித்துரைப்பதாக அமைகிறது. தமிழர் விடுதலைப் போராட்டத்தை பாதிப்புக்குள்ளாக்கும் விதமானதும் ஒருபக்க சார்பான முறையற்ற செயலாகவும் அமைந்திருப்பதையிட்டு,  ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றிய அறிக்கை வேதனை தருவதுடன் இலங்கைத்தீவில் சாமாதானத்தை நாடும் அனைத்து தரப்பினரதும் கண்டணத்திற்கும் அதிருப்திக்கும் உள்ளாகியுள்ளது..."

12 October 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1.  Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan - A Chronicle of Consequence - Book Review: S.Sivanayagam: Sri Lanka: Witness to History – a Journalist’s Memoirs

2. M.Thanapalasingham writes from Australia - மாணிக்கவாசகரின் யாத்திரை "...சம்பந்தர் அப்பரைவிட இறைவனிடம் நெருங்கிய உறவைப் பாடுகின்றார். சுந்தரர் ஒருவிதமான பரிகாசத்துடன் இறைவனை தோழனாகக் கண்டு பாடுகின்றார். மாணிக்கவாசகரோ ஒரு காதலியின் விரகதாபத்துடன் தன்னை இழந்து, முற்றாகப் பறிகொடுத்த நிலையில் பாடுகின்றார்...அவர் தும்பியை நோக்கி 'தினைத்தனை உள்ளதோர் பூவினில் தேன் உண்ணாது'  பேரின்பதேனை உண்ணுவாயாக எனப் பணித்ததை ஏற்று நாமும் திருவாசகம் என்னும் தேனை அருந்தி மகிழ்வோமாக." more

10 October 2005

1. International Frame & the Tamil  Struggle to include

Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations on  European Union Declaration "...the EU’s action has only served to destroy the LTTE’s status as an equal. And not being an equal the LTTE’s is constrained in its capacity to negotiate. Nelson Mandela’s observation that “Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts” accurately reflects the LTTE’s predicament..."
 
சுப்பிரமணியம் in Thinakural - தமிழீழ விடுதலையும் சர்வதேச சமூகமும் ".. தமிழ்த் தேசத்திற்கு பாரிய கடமையொன்று இருக்கின்றது. சர்வதேச சமூகம் நோக்கி அரசியலை முன்னெடுப்பதே அந்த பணி. இந்தப் பணி சர்வதேச சமூகத்தை நோக்கியிருக்க வேண்டுமே தவிர, சர்வதேச நாடுகளை நோக்கி இருக்கக் கூடாது..." more

2. Struggle for Tamil Eelam  to include The Intelligence War "ஒற்றும் உரைசான்ற நூலும், இவையிரண்டும் தெற்றென்க மன்னவன் கண்." more

3. Tamil Nation Library - International Relations to include

Mark Lloyd - Special Forces: The Changing Face of Warfare "...Despite recent technological advances HUMINT (Human Intelligence), the exploitation of human resources, still provides the bulk of intelligence input at all but strategic levels. Information, to be of real use, must not only be accurate but timely....First rate HUMINT can often only be obtained from within an organisation either by infiltrating an agent into one of its cells or by turning an existing member. Turning is best achieved by targeting a participant whose heart is not in it or who is suffering from obvious family pressures...This policy worked with excellent results against the Mau Mau in Kenya and against the communist terrorists in Malaya.." more

4.  Tamil National Forum - Sanmugam Sabesan from Australia to include

ஒருங்கிணைப்பு  "...சர்வதேச உலகம் தூங்கவில்லை. ஆனால் தூங்குவது போல நடிக்கின்றது. .. தூங்காமல் நடிப்பவர்களின் தூக்கம் கெடாமல் இருப்பதற்காக சிறிலங்கா அரச கோடிக்கணக்கான ரூபாய்களை தனது விசமப் பரப்புரைகளுக்காக செலவழித்து வருகின்றது... சிறிலங்கா அரசுகளின் விசமப் பரப்புரைகளை முறியடிப்பதற்கு புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழீழ மக்கள் செய்ய வேண்டிய முதல் செயல்பாடு தம்மிடையே உள்ள ஒருங்கிணைப்பை இன்னும் வலிமையாக்குவதேயாகும்... " more

9 October 2005 Reflections

"If You Desire Peace, Cultivate Justice" Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Organization more

9 October 2005 Mahatma Gandhi - An Average Man to include

Mahatma Gandhi, the Missing Laureate by Øyvind Tønnesson "The Times, on September 27, 1947, reported: "Mr. Gandhi told his prayer meeting to-night that, though he had always opposed all warfare, if there was no other way of securing justice from Pakistan and if Pakistan persistently refused to see its proved error and continued to minimise it, the Indian Union Government would have to go to war against it. No one wanted war, but he could never advise anyone to put up with injustice. .. " more

 6 October 2005 பொங்கு தமிழ் - Pongu Thamil  to include

ம. தனபாலசிங்கம் சிட்ணியில் ஆற்றிய உரை - "...எமது போராட்டம் நீதியானது, நியாயமானது,  தர்மத்தின்பாற்பட்டது. 'எப்பொழுதெல்லாம் அதர்மம் தலைதூக்கி தர்மம் நலிவுறுகின்றதோ அப்பொழுதெல்லாம் நான் வருவேன்' என்றான் கீதாசிரியன். அவன் வரக்காணோம்..."   more

6 October 2005 Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka to include

Tamil National Question & EU Declaration - TamilNet Interview with V.Navaratnam "...Enough is enough. I have not reached my 96 years in this world with my eyes shut. I have seen enough of the Senanayakes, Bandaranaikes, Ratwattes, Kotalawelas, Jayawardenes, Wickramasinghes, Premadasas, Pereras and Silvas. There is no denying that they are all genuine, sincere patriots, every one of them - but Sinhalese, not Ceylonese..."

5 October 2005 Tsunami Disaster  & Tamil Eelam  to include Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) -  Report on Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation for Tsunami Affected Sri Lanka  26 December 2004 – 26 June 2005

5 October 2005 Tamil National Forum to include Sachi Sri Kantha from Japan - Revisiting the Two Masterpieces of Mahatma

4 October 2005  Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka style... to include

Amrit Muttukumaru on Tamils & Christians Short-Changed Again?  “Both presidential candidates are playing the now traditional political football at election time with the ethnic conflict. They are both reluctant to face up to the reality that unless and until the stranglehold of Sinhala-Buddhist majoritarianism is tamed, there is little hope to resolve not only the long festering ethnic crisis but also the more recent phenomenon of Christian bashing... "

3 October 2005 Tamil National Forum - Sanmugam Sabesan to include

You Too, E.U.? நீ (தியா)யுமா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியமே?  "எது எப்படியிருப்பினும் தமிழீழ மக்களும் புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழீழ மக்களும் ஒரு விடயத்தில் உறுதியாக இருக்கின்றோம். ..நியாயத்திற்கு எதிராக எத்தகைய அழுத்தங்கள் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டாலும், அவற்றை நாம் கண்டிக்கவோ, எதிர்க்கவோ தயங்க மாட்டோம்.!’ இதுவே இன்றைய தினம் நாம் ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியத்திற்கு விடுக்கக் கூடிய வேண்டுகோளும் செய்தியுமாகும்.!" more

2 October 2005 Conflict Resolution: Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka to include 

Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka, 2000 – 2005, - Jonathan Goodhand and Bart Klem with Dilrukshi Fonseka, S.I. Keethaponcalan, and Shonali Sardesai "...The southern polity holds the key to peace in Sri Lanka. Some of the preconditions for sustainable peace include: a level of stability in the politics of the South including a bi-partisan approach to peace negotiations, a strategy for limiting the effects of, or co-opting conflict spoilers and a significant and stable constituency for peace.... PR has produced more moderate mainstream parties, whilst encouraging more communalist minority parties. Furthermore, a political settlement requires state reform and thus constitutional change, but achieving the necessary two thirds majority in parliament is less likely under the PR system..." more

1 October 2005 Tamil Nation Library - Conflict Resolution to include

Michael Mann - The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing, 2005  "...Where a significant minority movement is already making collective political demands on a state dominated by another ethnic or religious group, these demands will neither wither away nor be repressed, once aired and organized. The nation-state ideal is too strongly entrenched in the modern world for them to be simply repressed or ignored... I predict that Indonesia will be unable to assimilate or repress Aceh or West Papuan autonomy movements; India will be unable to assimilate or repress Muslim Kashmiris or several of its small border peoples; Sri Lanka will be unable to assimilate or repress Tamils..." more

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