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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

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November 2005 -

30 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia - மாவீரர் தின உரை - 2005 - ஒரு பார்வை  "தேசியத் தலைவரின் உரையின் சாராம்சத்தை நாம்
1. சிங்கள மக்களின் நிலைப்பாடு
2. தமிழீழ மக்களின் நிலைப்பாடு
3. சமாதானப் பேச்சுக்களும் - அவற்றின் பின்புலமும்
4. சிறிலங்கா அரசின் நிழல்யுத்தம்
5. சர்வதேச சமூகத்துக்குரிய செய்திகள்
6. மகிந்த ராஜபக்ஸவின் கொள்கைகள்
7. மகிந்த ராஜபக்ஸவிற்கு ஒரு வாய்ப்பு
8. குறுகிய கால அவகாசம்
என்கின்ற எட்டுப் பகுதிகளாகப் பிரித்துத் தர்க்கிக்க விழைகின்றோம். " more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan - A Flashback to LTTE Leader Pirabhakaran’s 1995 Interview  "...Now it has become a ‘must item’ in Colombo, Chennai and elsewhere for the ‘analysis peddlers’ and the literate coolies of media moguls to study and check the script of LTTE leader Pirabhakaran’s annual Heroes Day Message. Here is a select list of half-baked opinions which have appeared since November 27th..." more

3.A Visitor from USA- Subject: Heard in Internet Circles "Dear Sumane. ..First of all Ana Pararajsingham is an old Royalist few years younger to us. He was totally non racist and came from a good Christian family. He is a FCMA. He used to work as an accountant in Zambia and got immigration to Australia. He came back with his wife of one year, on-route to Australia. He chose July 1983 to make this journey. Both his house in Borella and his wife's house in Wellawatte was torched and they lost most of their stuff but escaped with their lives. He was in a camp in Methodist College in Colpetty before he flew off. He really is a very nice regular guy. Of course now he knows that living under a Sinhala government under any circumstances is not a feasible option..." more

28 November 2005 Democracy Continues Sri Lanka Style


President Mahinda Rajapakse at Katargama 
(கதிர்காமம்) on 27 November 2005

28 November 2005 International Frame & the Tamil  Struggle to include

International Commission of Jurists  Expresses Serious Concern over  Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Raids on Sri Lankan Tamils in Melbourne  “The major sources of information leading to these raids is very likely to be Sri Lankan officials. ..Many Australians of Sri Lankan Tamil origin are here after being granted protection by this country from state-sponsored persecution. There is a real and serious concern that our international protection obligations under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees are under threat from our legislative response to terrorism..” more

27 November 2005  Tamil Eelam Leader, Velupillai Pirabakaran - 2005 Maaveerar Naal Address in Tamil, English Translation, in Audio and in Video

"அன்றும் சரி, இன்றும் சரி, தமிழரின் உணர்வுகளை, அவர்களது வாழ்நிலை அவலங்களை, அவர்களது தேசிய அபிலாசைகளைச் சிங்களப் பெரும்பான்மை இனம் புரிந்து கொள்ளவில்லை. புரிந்து கொள்ள எத்தனிக்கவுமில்லை. புரிந்து கொள்ளும் ஆற்றலும் அறிவுத் திறனும் ஆன்ம பக்குவமும் அவர்களிடம் இருப்பதாகவும் தெரியவில்லை..." more

26 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Velupillai Thangavelu from Canada - Thalaivar Vaazhthu - பல்லாண்டு பல்லாண்டு பலநூறாண்டு வாழ்க!

மாற்றுக்குறையாத வீரத்தின் விளை நிலமே
வெற்றித் திருமகளின் நிகரில்லா வீரனே
பாயும் புலிகளின் தானைத் தலைவனே
தமிழீழ அரசின் ஆட்சிக் கட்டிலில்
கரிகாலன் உன்னை நாம் அமர்த்தி
கண் குளிரப் பார்க்க வேண்டும்!... more

26 November 2005 Conflict Resolution: Sri Lanka - Tamil Eelam to include

1. Nadesan Satyendra - Sri Lanka Reneges on 2002 Oslo Declaration and  on 2005 P-TOMS Agreement  "...Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse is an honourable man. It is simply that as Sri Lanka President, he finds it expedient to dishonour the undertakings that his country had given - and resile from agreements that his country had signed. It appears that he is intent on proving, yet again to the Tamil people something which Sathasivam Krishnakumar said 14 years ago.."  more

2. Eye of the storm? "...Within hours of the Sri Lanka’s election commission announcing Mr. Rajapakse’s vote tally had surpassed the requisite 50%, the new Norwegian government extended its congratulations and extended a clear offer to resume peace facilitation. But President-elect Rajapakse did not respond. Indeed, he did not even acknowledge Oslo’s extended hand either at his swearing in speech or in the days afterwards..." more

3. International Federation of Tamils -  Sri Lanka Presidential Elections: Back to Square One -  "..The results of the recent Presidential election in Sri Lanka should serve as an eyeopener to the International Community (IC) to see for itself, the actual conditions prevailing in the island and formulate a suitable and pragmatic policy re-structure, in order to install permanent peace and promote development in the turbulent island and the South Asia region..." more

25 November 2005 Tamilnation Library to include

Book Release - Pirabhakaran Phenomenon by Sachi Sri Kantha - From the Author - "A Book to Honor Pirabhakaran - I have the pleasure in announcing to the readers that my Pirabhakaran Phenomenon series [which had appeared in the electronic medium, from 2001 and 2003] has been edited, updated and compiled into a book with physical dimensions. From November 26th, it is being offered as an educational resource for the researchers, diplomats, journalists, students and interested well wishers of Eelam Tamils. ‘A writer’s greatest pleasure is revealing to people things they knew but did not know they knew’, wrote one of my favorite humorists, Andy Rooney, an American icon. In this book, I have tried my best to follow this dictum of Rooney. What I have written about Pirabhakaran is ‘known’ to all Eelam Tamils. But, as Andy Rooney noted, I have tried to shed light on Pirabhakaran’s character and skills which have escaped the glance of many pundits..." more

25 November 2005 Reflections to include

"...To remember the dead is the duty of the living.. Our hope for freedom as a people and a nation should never be de-linked from the past. Forgetfulness of the past is a social sin. Memory is a virtue. .. The refusal to communicate or transmit an experience that embodies the collective suffering, anguish, misery, helplessness, torture and even brutal death of a people amounts to the betrayal of the very people. We have to struggle with words against the mute silence of the international community that did nothing to prevent the death of women and children. There are many nations that crow loudly about human rights but these very nations became accomplices in the genocidal scheme of the State of Sri Lanka....”  Prof. Chandrakanthan at the Maaveerar Memorial Service in Toronto, 28 November 2003

25 November 2005 Maaveerar  - மாவீரர் அணையாத தீபங்கள்  to include 

1. Maaveerar Naal 2005  - London Remembrance Day at Wembley Arena Pavilion & Alexandra Palace from 12 noon to 7 pm on 27 November 2005

2. Building cemeteries, constructing identities: Funerary practices and nationalist discourse among the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka - Cristiana Natali, University of Bologna

23 November 2005 One Hundred Tamils of the 20th Century to include Alvapillai: A Silent Axle of the Colonial and post-colonial Ceylon Administration - nominated by Sachi Sri Kantha

23 November 2005 Democracy Continues Sri Lanka Style

Anura Bandaranaike &
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse


கண்ணோடு கண் நோக்கின்,
வாய்ச் சோற்களின் பயன் என்ன?

22 November 2005 International Frame of  Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include

 Sri Lanka Presidential Elections, US State Department & Reason "That the US State Department is pained with the result of the Sri Lanka Presidential election is understandable - "If only the Tamils had voted for the US favoured 'market reform' candidate, Ranil Wickremasinghe, the result would have been so different."  Robert Burns wrote more than two hundred years ago - “The best-laid plans of mice and men, often go astray - And leave us naught but grief and pain, For promised joy.”  Denied of the promised joy, it appears that grief and pain has led the US State Department to deny reason ..." more

22 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia ஒரு தேர்தல் இரண்டு தீர்ப்புகள்  "...தமது வாக்குகளை அளித்து மகிந்த ராஜபக்சவிற்கு வெற்றியை வழங்கியவர்கள் தாங்கள் பேரினவாதிகள் என்றும், பேரினவாதத்திற்கும் அதன் செயற்பாடுகளுக்கும் ஆதரவானவர்கள் என்றும் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்கள். அது வாக்களித்த அவர்களுடைய தீர்ப்பு. இந்த அரச அதிபர் தேர்தலை புறக்கணித்து தமது வாக்குகளை அளிப்பதற்கு ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக மறுத்த தமிழ் மக்கள் தாங்கள் பேரினவாதத்திற்கு அடிபணிய மாட்டோம் என்று அறிவித்துள்ளார்கள். இது வாக்களிக்க மறுத்த தமிழ் மக்களின் தீர்ப்பு! ஒரு தேர்தல்-இரண்டு தீர்ப்புகள்!.." more

22 November 2005 Democracy Continues Sri Lanak Style to include புலிகளின் அழுத்தத்தினால்தான் தமிழ் மக்கள் வாக்களிக்கவில்லையா? - க.வே.பாலகுமாரன்

20 November 2005 International Frame & the Tamil Struggle to include

R.Cholan writes from USA on Sri Lanka Presidential Election and the International Community - "...A lot of effort has gone into blaming ‘politicians’ for the quagmire Sri Lanka is in, much of this effort by the media and the peaceniks stationed in Colombo to explain away election results and other such events. ‘Politicians do what the electorate wants’ and not the other way around. What the Sinhala electorate in Sri Lanka wants is a ‘unitary government’, where the Sinhala-Buddhist majority rules all aspects of everyone’s life in Sri Lanka all the time, and all ‘others’ have to put-up and shut-up. What I want to ask the international community now is this. What exactly do you want the Tamil people to do?.." more

20 November 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style to include

The South has Spoken  - Statement by Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations  "..By boycotting the presidential election which pitted the openly chauvinistic Mahinda Rajapakse against the equally anti-Tamil, Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Tamil people have allowed the Sinhala South to have its say... The overwhelming majority of the Sinhalese have thus voted for the man who denies .. the Tamil people's right to self determination.." more

18 November 2005 Reflections to include

''I was once asked by an Englishman connected with the British Refugee Council: 'You say Tamil Eelam, but where are the boundaries of this Tamil Eelam that you talk about? Show me.' I was taken aback by the directness of the question. I thought for a while, searching for an appropriate response. Then I replied: 'Take a map of the island. Take a paint brush and paint all the areas where Sri Lanka has bombed and launched artillery attacks during these past several years. When you have finished, the painted area that you see - that is Tamil Eelam.'''  Sathasivam Krishnakumar, speaking in Zurich, on Maha Veerar Naal, in November 1990, quoted in Boundaries of Tamil Eelam

18 November  2005 Re visited - Sathyam Commentary, 7 Years Ago on Maaveerar Naal

17 November  2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style to include

1. Sri Lanka's Presidential Election: Why the Tamils did Not Vote - Arthur Rhodes, AsiaMedia Contributing Writer

2.Thamilchelvan - ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தலில் தமிழ் மக்களின் ஒட்டுமொத்த வெறுப்பு  "இந்த ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தல்கள் பொதுவாக தங்களை ஒடுக்கி வைத்த சிங்கள பேரினவாத தலைமைத்துவம் அதிகாரத்துக்கு வருவதையே குறியீடாக காட்டியது என்று தமிழ் மக்கள் கருதிவந்துள்ளார்கள்." more

16 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Vigna Tharmarajah writes from USA  "Need for A Cyber Memorial... "Only Man is Vile - the Tragedy of Sri Lanka" is a book written by William McGowan, an American who spent time in Ceylon during IPKF battles. I was browsing a few pages last night and I was reminded  - once again - of the horrors of 1983. The  victims of 1958 and of 1983, many of whom were toddlers and children,  were burnt and raped and mutilated by  Sinhalese thugs aided and encouraged by the government of the day. Do we at least know the names of the victims? Do we have a memorial or website that lists them?..." more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan on the 25th Anniversary of Sansoni Report - Anandasangaree and a 1977 Assault on Amirthalingam

15 November 2005 Reflections to include

"...The fundamental meaning of war is that it is the expression of a difference of opinion. The object of war must therefore be defined as follows: the object of war is to change the enemy's mind. This simple and almost platitudinous statement is of supreme importance and a failure to remember it has led to the most deplorable efforts..." Sir Stephen King-Hall  in Defence of the Nuclear Age

15 November 2005 Revisited: 12 Years Ago -  Sri Lanka's Unwinnable War - Nadesan Satyendra, December 1993

"....Instead of reading out chunks of Robert Thompson to his restive Parliamentary colleagues, Prime Minister Wickremasinghe may have more usefully heeded the words of his own Cabinet Minister, Savyamurthy Thondaman in March 1992: ''If you mean defeating the LTTE, it could in my opinion be equated to defeating every single Tamil in the North-East. One thing is clear. You cannot isolate the LTTE from the rest of the Tamil people. Wiping out the LTTE means wiping out the Tamils. Until there are Tamils there will be a LTTE hard-core. Remember that the LTTE... is seeking to express the aspirations of the Tamil people..''... That is why Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE is unwinnable. .." more

14 November 2005 Selected Writings - Sanmugam Sabesan to include

அதிபர் தேர்தல் ஒருபுறம் - அக்கறையின்மை மறுபுறம்  "...தமிழீழ விடுதலைப்புலிகள் கடைப்பிடித்து வந்துள்ள நெகிழ்ச்சிப் போக்கானது சமாதானத் தீர்வு குறித்த சர்வதேசக் கருத்துக்களைப் புலிகள் அனுசரித்து வந்ததன் வெளிப்பாடே என்பதைச் சம்பந்தப்பட்டவர்கள் புரிந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும். சர்வதேச வலைப் பின்னலில் புலிகள் சிக்குண்டு விட்டார்கள் என்ற பொய்ப் பரப்புரை நெடுங்காலம் நிலைத்து நிற்காது.... அப்படி ஒரு சர்வதேச வலைப்பின்னலை சிங்கள தேசம் உருவாக்குமானால் அதற்குள் சிக்குவதற்கு புலிகள் ஒன்றும் எலிகள் அல்ல..." more

14 November 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style to include

One Party State in Sri Lanka:Political Ideology - Anti Tamil "...Recent revelations have confirmed that there may be several political parties in the Sinhala South, but only one ideology – being anti-Tamil. There is the right wing United National Party (UNP), the supposedly socialist Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the so-called “Marxist” Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Marxists of yester-year, the Lanka Sama Samaga Party (LSSP), the political party of not-so-clean-shaven men in yellow robes, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), and many more of their ilk. In reality they are all different names for one party policy – anti-Tamil. .." more

12 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. An Expatriate Australian Tamil writes from Sydney  "A Piece of Advice to Prof. Dayan Jayatilleke: Holier-than-thou attitude serves no peace - it is not too late for a National Soul Search.  Dear Prof. Jayatilleke, I am not a Professor or any kind of intellect. I am an ordinary Tamil living in a corner of the world. I long for peace in my country of birth just as you do. On reading the news item: ‘Realignment of Sinhala Nationalist forces spells trouble for Sri Lanka Peace – Gajendrakumar’ [TamilNet, November 05, 2005], my heart urges me to share with you some candid thoughts that came to my mind. And I have elected to convey them to you as well as to other ‘serious’ peace seekers via the helpful cyber press..." more [including Audio Report  of Washington Forum on ‘The Sri Lanka Peace Process: Dead end or is there hope’]

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan on the Expulsion of Jaffna Muslims – Part 3: The Attributable Motive

3. G.Amirthalingam writes from London - Sri Lanka - 500 years ago……! "..It was exactly 500 years ago the first Europeans set foot on Sri Lankan soil..."

 11 November 2005 Remembrance Day Reflections

"...செயல் இழக்கப் போகின்ற எங்கள் கைகளில் உள்ள
விளக்கை உங்களிடம் தருகின்றோம்.
அதனை உங்களுடையதாக உயர்த்தி பிடியுங்கள்.
இறந்து கொண்டிருக்கும் எங்களுடைய நம்பிக்கையை
நீங்கள் உடைப்பீர்களேயானால்
நாங்கள் தூங்கப் போவதில்லை.
ஆனால் இந்த பொப்பி மலர்கள்
FLANDERS FIELDS ல் தொடர்ந்து பூத்துக் குலுங்கும்...." more

11 November 2005 Democracy Continues Sri Lanka Style to include News First Advertisement Hoarding in Colombo on the Presidential Elections

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

GOD SAVE SRI LANKA

9 November 2005 European Union & the Tamil Struggle to include

R.Cholan writes from USA: Appeasement – A Failed Strategy "... Appeasement doesn’t work with Sri Lanka. The wife-beating husband stopped only when it started to hurt. What will work with Sri Lanka doesn’t require elucidation..." more

8 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan on the  Expulsion of Jaffna Muslims - part 2: The Context & D.B.S.Jeyaraj

2. Sanmugam Sabesan from Melbourne, Australia on நினைவு தினம் - Remembrance Day  "...இத்தினம் ஏன் முதலில் ‘யுத்த நிறுத்த தினம்’ என அழைக்கப்பட்டது?. ஏன் யுத்த நிறுத்த தினம் கொண்டாடப்பட்டது? பின்னர் ‘யுத்த நிறுத்த தினம்’ என்ன காரணத்தால் ‘நினைவு தினமாக’ மாறியது? இடையில் ஏற்பட்ட வரலாற்று சம்பவங்கள் என்ன?..." more

8 November 2005 Spirituality & the Tamil Nation to include

Dr R Sri Ravindrarajah on வெளிநாடுகளில் சைவசமய வழிபாடும், சிட்னியில் சைவசமயக் கல்வியும்  "சமயவாழ்வு வேறு, சமூகவாழ்வு வேறு என்று வாழ்கின்ற காரணத்தினால் தான் மனிதசமூகம் பலவாறான இடர்ப்பாடுகளை அனுபவித்து துன்படைகின்றது. ..மனித உரிமை மீறல், சமய வழிபாட்டுச் சுதந்திரம் புறக்கணிப்பு, உயிர்க் கொலை, இயற்கை அழிப்பு உலகெங்கும் பரவலாக நடைபெறுகின்றதைக் காணக் கூடியதாகவுள்ளது. படிப்பது தேவாரம் இடிப்பது சிவன் கோயில் என்ற பழமொழியையும் தோற்றுவித்தவர்கள் சைவத் தமிழர்களே. .." more

7 November 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style..

Presidential Elections:Two Voices but a Single Thought... "How best to conquer and rule"

Belligerent Face of Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalism

Tweedle Dum

and

Tweedle Dee

6 November 2005 Reflections to include

"...There is something within me impelling me to cry out my agony. I have known humanity. I have studied something of psychology though I have not read many books on psychology. Such a man knows exactly what it is. That something in me which never deceives me tells me now: "You have to stare the world in the face, although the world may look at you with bloodshot eyes. Do not fear. Trust that little thing which resides in the heart. " It says: 'Forsake friends, wife, and all; but testify to that for which you have lived, and for which you have to die. " - from  Mahatma Gandhi's Quit India speech, 1942

6 November 2005 One Hundred Tamils of 20th Century -Charles Jeyam Thamotheram  to include

1.A Tribute sent by S.Sivanayagam from Colombo and read at the Funeral in London on 4 November 2005  - "Dear Friends, This is no ordinary occasion for which you have met today. This is not like any other internment. This is not like any other funereal gathering. In marking the passing away of one individual, you are today marking the end of an epoch in the history of Tamils in this country (UK)...." more

2. C.J.T.Thamotheram - An Appreciation by Ivan Pedropillai

3.Jeyam Thamotheram: An untiring servant of the cause of freedom for his people - Rev. Dr. S.J. Emmanuel

4. C.J.T. Thamotheram: an End of an Era - Brian Senewiratne "This is not an obituary, since I am not qualified to write one. It is just a note of thanks from a Sinhalese to a great Tamil for all he has done for the Tamil cause over a very long time..." more

5 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Sara Ananthan from Australia on Pragmatism and Idle Talk of Vedanta  "Talking about Vedanta appears to be a favourite past time amongst some of us to lull others into inaction. But inaction leads to lethargy and bondage as we can see in the plight of Tamils from two thousand years of our history. Speaking for the voiceless and the oppressed is Dharma. Asking for equality and fighting against inequality is the birth right of every human being. To hoodwink that right by invoking Vedanta is amoral..." more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan On Checking the Pockets of Presidential Contenders

3. Velupillai Thangavelu writes from Canada on Chandrika Kumaratunga's War Crimes

3 November 2005 Conflict Resolution in Empire & Beyond to include

Wilton Park Conference on Engagement of Armed Groups in Peace Processes - Sponsored by Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United States Agency for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Africa Directorate and Conflict Issues Group. Preview of Programme for 9-11 December 2005 "Over the last two decades, whether in the context of a peace process or a humanitarian initiative, armed groups have become key actors in efforts to ease suffering and rebuild conflict-torn societies. Despite their participation in numerous peace processes there is deep controversy about appropriate responses to their actions and this has given rise to some complex policy questions.".. more

1 November 2005 Reflections to include

"...Movements for justice throughout the world and throughout history always begin with and are sustained by a moral statement, a value idea. ... It often begins with the notion that all human beings are equal regardless of race or colour and that the achievement of equality was in itself the pursuit of justice. But for such a notion to become sustainable one must have worked with ...a philosophical construct, a historical interpretation and a social and cultural context. Values are agents of social cohesion...." ...  N Barney Pityana in Liberation, Civil Rights & Democracy

1 November 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Sanmugam Sabesan from Melbourne, Australia - புலப் பாய்ச்சல் - "...கொட்டுகின்ற மழையிலும் கோடையின் சுகத்தைச் சுகிக்கின்றவர்களாய் சுமார் இருபதினாயிரம் புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழீழ மக்கள் எழுப்பிய உரிமை முழக்கத்தின் தாக்கத்தை, பரிமாணங்களைப் பல தளங்களில் வைத்து தர்க்கிப்பது, இவ்வேளையில் மிக முக்கியமானதாகும் என்றே நாம் கருதுகின்றோம்.!.. புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழீழ மக்களின் உரிமை முழக்கப் பாய்ச்சல் அது! புலப் பாய்ச்சல்!" together with English Version

2. Sachi Sri Kantha from Japan - Expulsion of Jaffna Muslims – The Numbers & D.B.S.Jeyaraj

3. Brian Senewiratne from Brisbane, Australia on Mahinda Rajapakse - the Road to Disaster "..The upcoming election is to elect a Sinhala President and that is a problem for the Sinhala people. It is not a problem for the Tamils. " more

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