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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 !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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December 2005

31 December 2005 Year End Reflections to include

 "...No one has yet come up with any evidence that anyone in the U.S. military or government has officially sanctioned anything close to 'torture'. The 'stress positions' that have been allowed (such as wearing a hood, exposure to heat and cold, and the rarely authorized "waterboarding," which induces a feeling of suffocation) are all psychological techniques designed to break a detainee..." Wall Street Journal, 12 November 2005 more

31 December 2005  Sri Lanka's Continuing War on Eelam Tamils - in the Shadow of the Ceasefire to include...

Sri Lanka Military shows its Hand in the Murder of Joseph Pararajasingham "The Joint Operations Command of the Sri  Lanka armed forces ... knows that the grossly impudent lie will leave traces behind even after it is nailed down. The 'even handed' approach of the BBC is one result - "Sri Lanka's government and rebel Tamil Tigers have blamed each other for the murder". But those who are not beguiled by the so called 'even handed' approach, will insist on asking the question: why did the Joint Operations Command lie about the identity of the killers of Pararajasingham?  Organisations (like individuals) lie when they have something to hide. What was it that the JOC sought to hide?..." more

29 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. M.Thanapalasingham from Australia - இடையறாத முயற்சியே தவமெனப்படுவது -  சிட்னி அவுஸ்திரேலியாவில் கலாநிதி முருகர் குணசிங்கம் அவர்களது 'இலங்கைத் தமிழர் வரலாற்று மூலங்கள் - அனைத்துலகத் தேடல்' என்னும் நூல் வெளியீட்டில் ஆற்றிய தலைமையுரை. more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha from Japan -  A Low-Down on Narasimhan Ram "Low-down: n.Slang, The truth. [Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, 1980, p.470]. When the year 2005 is winding down, its time to offer my low-down on Narasimhan Ram (born 1945). His current official designation is the Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu (newspaper) and Frontline (magazine). As per his profile, available in the internet, Ram grandiosely poses as a specialist on “The Sri Lanka ethnic crisis and the Tamil question”, among other themes..." more

27 December 2005 Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include

1.  Conflict in Sri Lanka: Ground Realities - an International Federation of Tamils Publication

2. What is Terrorism?  " There is no clear, coherent, globally acceptable definition of the concept of terrorism. As such, just and reasonable political struggles fought for righteous causes are also branded as terrorism. Even authentic liberation movements struggling against racist oppression are denounced as terrorist outfits. In the current global campaign against terror, state terrorism always finds its escape route and those who fight against state terror are condemned as terrorists. Our liberation organisation is also facing a similar plight..." Velupillai Pirabaharan  - Maaveerar Naal Address, 27 November 2005 more

27 December 2005 Sri Lanka's Continuing War on Eelam Tamils - in the Shadow of the Ceasefire to include...

"We are shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of Joseph Pararajasingham..."  Statement by Fifteen  Tamil Organisations in USA... "The international community must take concrete actions to stop Sri Lanka State terrorism. We are aware that when known leaders of the Tamil struggle are killed, such as Mr. Kausalyan, the head of LTTE’s Eastern political wing and the head of the Eastern Tsunami reconstruction efforts, and Mr. Chandra Nehru, the Human Rights activist and journalist Taraki, the international community expressed concerns. However, the assassination of Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham demonstrates that these concerns have not had any effect on the Sri Lankan government. It is appalling that these and other deaths are never investigated fully and brought to any conclusion. The impunity with which Tamils killings are never properly investigated or punished including mass murders are an encouragement for the armed forces to continue with their killings. However the LTTE is blamed without any effective investigation. This is part of the war to marginalize and dehumanize the only force that can effectively speak up for the Tamils..." more

26 December 2005 Sri Lanka's Continuing War on Eelam Tamils - in the Shadow of the Ceasefire: The Record Speaks...

University fiasco that has brought Jaffna to the brink of war - D.B.S.Jeyaraj in the Sinhala owned Sri Lanka Sunday Leader together with Front Note by R.Cholan and Additional Comment by News Watch:  "..It is said that when thieves fall out, the truth comes out. As  Ranil Wickremasinghe (&UNP) supporting Sinhala owned Sri Lanka Sunday Leader battles with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse as to who is best suited to (and knows how best to)  impose alien Sinhala rule on the people of Tamil Eelam, the truth sometimes peeps out. D.B.S.Jeyaraj's  concern about  the counter productive nature of   Sri Lanka military's actions under President Rajapakse, is a helpful example." more

26 December 2005 One Hundred Tamils of 20th Century - Maamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham to include

1. Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations Outraged by Killing of Tamil Parliamentarian, 26 December 2005  "We are shocked that the brutal slaying was carried out inside the church in the presence of hundreds of people right in the heart of Sri Lankan Army controlled town of Batticaloa where Mr Pararajasingham was attending mass on Christmas day at the St. Mary's Co-Cathedral Church ..." more

2. International Federation of Tamils (IFT) condemns murder of  Tamil Parliamentarian and human rights activist, Joseph Pararajasingham, 25 December 2005  " Non-Silent Night! Un-Holy Night! Escalation of Sri Lanka State Terror! In the name of human rights, democracy, religious and racial harmony, justice and fair-play, the IFT appeals to the International Community (IC), to condemn without delay, the brutal murder of the Tamil Parliamentarian and human rights activist, Joseph Pararajasingham during the midnight Christmas cathedral service and to hold Sri Lanka government and President Mahinda Rajapakse responsible for the heinous crime committed through the State Intelligence Unit and the paramilitary forces operating in the north-east..." more

3. Tamil Canadian Writers Association condemns Killing of  Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham, 25 December 2005 "..We condemn the brutal murder of Mamanithar Joseph Pararajasingham, TNA Member of Parliament on December 24, in the most cowardly fashion by  para-military hirelings and Military Intelligence inside St. Mary’s Church, Batticaloa ...situated right inside the well-fortified HSZ  .....  To add insult to injury the Sri Lanka  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..." more

25 December 2005 A Pause for Reflection on Christmas Day 2005


from original painting by jayalakshmi satyendra

Remembering Joseph Pararajasingham, a Tamil nationalist and Batticaloa district Member of Parliament (MP) of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and a committed political activist in the struggle for Tamil Eelam, who was shot dead at St. Mary's cathedral church in Batticaloa, Tamil Eelam  while attending Christmas prayers early morning at 1.20 a.m Sunday 25 December 2005... more

25 December 2005 -  Tamil Nation Library - Unfolding Consciousness to include

1. Danah Zohar - SQ - Spiritual Intelligence, the Ultimate Intelligence  "Unlike IQ, which computers have, and EQ, which exists in higher mammals, SQ is is uniquely human and  the most fundamental of the three. It is linked to humanity's need for meaning, ... SQ is what we use to develop our longing and capacity for meaning, vision and value. It allows us to dream and to strive. It underlies the things we believe in and the role our beliefs and values play in the actions that we take and the shape we give to our lives..."

2. Ervin Laszlo, Stanislav Grof, Peter Russell The Consciousness Revolution   "There is a real question about whether we can go on in today's world as we have been until now without triggering breakdowns and...so instead of discussing the usual things that all the think tanks always discuss, just how many trees that we must cut down or not cut down and other strategic questions and implications, we should look squarely at the fundamental issue..."

2. Jack Rauahala - Find Your God:A Pilgrim's Guide to the Cosmos  "The meaning of the cosmos is its purpose. The purpose of the cosmos is its meaning... there is no enlightenment. There is only continuous enlightening because reality is a verb, a process, a reaching for total communion with the Consciousness of the Cosmos..."

24 December 2005  On 18th Anniversary of MGR's  Death - One Hundred Tamils of the 20th Century -  M.G.Ramachandran extensively revised.

23 December 2005 Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State Nation - Canada to include Canadian  Student Associations Condemn Sri Lanka Army Attack on Students & Lecturers in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam

23 December 2005 Sri Lanka's Continuing War Against Eelam Tamils in the Shadow of a Ceasefire to include

NTT Video News of  Demonstration at University of Jaffna, Tamil Eelam

22 December 2005 Media & the Tamil Struggle to include

1.  Press freedom under threat in Jaffna -says  International Federation of Journalists "The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned of a clampdown on media freedoms in Jaffna following incidents of journalists being beaten, arrested and newspaper offices being searched. The concern is that these three incidents are just the beginning of the targeting of media and journalists in Jaffna which will result in a total clampdown of freedom of expression and free and independent reporting.... .Intimidation of journalists such as the searching of a newspaper office is an attempt at intimidating the media against a pro Tamil nationalism editorial stance..” more

2. The Associated Press, Truth & Co-Chairs Final Statement  "The Associated Press may want to re examine its Report filed from Colombo in the light of its stated vision of being 'the bastion of the people’s right to know around the world' and being 'an industry leader in open government issues' and ask the question  whether the spin that the AP report (as published by the Hindu),  puts to the Co-Chairs Statement is more in accord with the agenda of the Research Analysis Wing of India in relation to the conflict in the island of Sri Lanka than with truth. The Associated Press Reporters from Colombo include Krishnan Francis and  Dilip Ganguly."

3. Committee to Protect Journalists  deeply concerned about recent attacks on ethnic Tamil journalists "Several protesters were wounded when baton-wielding soldiers charged the demonstration. The army also opened fire to disperse the thousands of protesters, but the Defense Ministry said that no one was injured by the gunfire, according to The Associated Press."  [Note by News Watch - but see Reuters Report - Simon Gardner, 19 December 2005  "Hospital staff said it was the worst incident of its kind since a 2002 ceasefire halted two decades of conflict between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). One protester had been confirmed shot and wounded and 14 others were also injured, they said....  On streets bearing the scars of past bombs and shells, soldiers stood with assault rifles and sticks, some obscuring their faces with black bandannas...".]

21 December 2005 Reflections to include

 "...Change will not come simply by moaning about what is. Neither will it come from a simple minded moralising about that which ought to be. The words of Sri Aurobindo in his epic poem Savitri,  have an abiding significance: "Truth and knowledge are an idle gleam if they do not bring power to change the world" .." more

21 December 2005 Spirituality & the Tamil Nation to include மகாகவி பாரதியாரின விநாயகர் நான் மணிமாலை

செய்யுந்தொழிலுன் தொழிலே காண்;
சீர்பெற்றிட நீ யருள் செய்வாய்..
more

21 December 2005 Tamil National Forum -

Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia  நெகிழ்ச்சிப் போக்குத் தொடருமா?  "...தமிழீழத் தேசிய தலைமை இதுவரைகாலமும் கடைப்பிடித்து வந்த நெகிழ்ச்சித் தன்மையை எதிர்காலத்திலும் கடைப்பிடிக்கும் என்று நாம் எதிர்பார்க்க வில்லை... more

 20 December 2005 Indictment Against Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's Continuing War on Eelam Tamils -'02 todate... in the Shadow of a Ceasefire to include

1. Tamil journalists suffering repeated arrests and harassment says Reporters Without Borders "Instead of calming down the situation, the police and the army are carrying out unjustified arrests that only stir up resentments...Reporters T. Sabeswaran, Winston Jeyan and J. Jerad, working respectively for the Tamil language dailies Thinakkural, Thinakaran and Namathu Eelanadu, were clubbed while covering a student demonstration in the northern city of Jaffna on 19 December. Their work equipment was also damaged..."

 2. Withdraw armed forces from civilian inhabited areas in NorthEast - Tamil National Alliance in Sri Lanka Parliament  "The Tamil National Alliance vehemently condemns the conduct of the Sri Lankan armed forces not only with regard to the practice of State Terror against unarmed innocent Tamil civilians, but also the brutal suppression of the Tamil peoples' right to peacefully protest against the shameful and despicable sexual assault and murder of an innocent, vulnerable young girl. Incidents of this nature have been systematically used by the armed forces against Tamil civilians as a weapon of war."

3. Sri Lanka troops shot in the air & Tamils on the ground suffered gun shot injuries  "Two decades ago in 1984, Sri Lanka troops shot at roof tops in Chunnakam and the bullets hit Tamils on the ground. On that occasion, Sri Lanka National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali claimed that the bullets had ricocheted - and 'stray' bullets had hit Tamils on the ground. On this occasion it appears that some of the troops were "obscuring their faces with black bandannas..." - perhaps, their vision was obstructed and they did not know where they were shooting..." more

4. Sinhala occupation army on a rampage in Jaffna - V.Thangavelu  "The Sinhala occupation army in Jaffna is once again on the rampage. Reports coming from the peninsula for the last 2 weeks speak of SLA soldiers systematically sweeping areas of potential unrest and conducting cordon and search in the Jaffna peninsula. Several villages that include Kachchai area in Thenmaradchy, Ariyalai in Jaffna, Myilankadu in Valikamam North, Erlalai North and Mandan in Vadamaradchy area have been subject to cordon off and search operations..."

5. Reign of State Terror in Sri Lanka - International Federation of Tamils "The Member of Parliament for Jaffna, Mr Gajendran who was with the marchers was also severely wounded in the army assault. Prof. Perinpanathan of the Faculty of Humanities and Kandeepan, the President of the Medical Students Union were admitted to the hospital with gunshots. The bullet aimed at the Vice Chancellor, Dr Mohanathas, whistled past, as he was quick to fall flat on the ground along with the other marchers, at the sight of impending danger.However, he and Prof Sivachandran were severely butt-assaulted and subsequently rushed to hospital for treatment along with many others."

6. Reign of  State Terror in Sri Lanka  -  Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations  "The Australasian Federation of Tamil association joins the International Federation of Tamils (IFT) in strongly condemning the ‘Reign Of Blind Terror’ imposed by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces on the Academic Community in Jaffna, in which the Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University, Deans of Faculties, Senior Lecturers and Student Council Leaders were brutally shot at, assaulted, and trampled on their way to the office of the Peace Monitoring Commission on Monday, 19 December, to hand over a memorandum protesting against the recent army and paramilitary atrocities perpetrated on the student population and the civilians in Jaffna within the last two weeks..."

20 December 2005 One Hundred Tamils of 20th Century to include A Lesson in Gratitude from the Movie Maestro Sivaji Ganesan by Sachi Sri Kantha

19 December 2005 International Frame & the Tamil Struggle to include

International political advocacy indispensable to maturing Tamil struggle-  Pathmini Sithamparanathan “US Congressional meetings gave me hope that a conducive atmosphere is emerging in the supreme legislative body of the US with regards to the Tamil struggle. It is critical that we maintain sustained efforts to reinforce relationships with congresspersons interested in our struggle, and address human rights issues raised by UN agencies and watchdogs. With the maturing phase of our struggle, focussed political action in major world capitals has become an urgent priority.." more

18 December 2005 Conflict Resolution: Sri Lanka - Tamil Eelam Norwegian Peace Initiative

Attack on Sri Lanka Army Helicopter & Norwegian led Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) "It is important that the SLMM maintains an even handed approach and its findings are not arbitrary but made on reasonable grounds. The SLMM should not succumb to  pressure by the Sri Lanka government and rush to conclusions which cannot be supported by reason. A failure to adopt an even handed approach will threaten the credibility of the SLMM itself and in that way jeopardise the Peace Process which the SLMM is at pains to safeguard." more

16 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Editorial, Oru Paper - Trying to get out of the trap of its own making, the Rajapakse government plays for time "...A frightened Sinhala nation is today fighting for time. The government forces right now are not at all ready for any confrontation with the LTTE. This was borne out by the tame answers given by the Sri Lankan armed forces chiefs at a news conference they gave in Colombo on December 9. ... The sudden climb down of the President on many issues reveals a desperate attempt to proceed with the peace process, not because the peace process was important, but time was required to prepare for war. Both bedmates of Mr.Rajapakse, the JVP and the JHU, have been agitating for the expulsion of Norway from the negotiating process, but now Mr.Rajapakse has pocketed his pride and asked Norway to come back. The government is also prepared to give up the early demand that all talks should be held on Sri Lankan soil..." more

14 December 2005  US & the Tamil Struggle to include

C.Yusuf Mumtaz, Asia Program, Nathan Hale Foreign Policy Society on U.S.Policy Towards Conflict in Sri Lanka "...There are four possible policy options available to the United States for engaging the Sri Lankan conflict:

(a) to deal directly with Sri Lanka only;
(b) to provide direct military support or action into the conflict;
(c) to cooperate and engage with both India and Sri Lanka and use India’s regional power status; or
(d) to encourage the continuation of mediation of the conflict between the two leading parties.

U.S. policymakers can enact these recommendations either exclusively or in combination. ...  U.S. diplomatic options are clearly limited by concerns of reaction from India and a secondary goal of gaining port access to Trincomalee for its Fifth Fleet. The United States is currently seeking to develop a more friendly relationship with India vis--vis joint military exercises. If the goal is to develop closer ties with a credible regional counter-weight to increasing PRC presence in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, Washington is perhaps better off, for the time being, not agitating New Delhi by intruding into its sphere of influence..."  more

14 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include Sara Ananthan on Practical implications of Diplomacy and Statecraft

13 December 2005 Conflict Resolution: Sri Lanka - Tamil Eelam to include

1.  Sri Lanka's Special Task Force & Sri Lanka  Ministers complicit in paramilitary operations - "Creating dissension between the Muslims and the Tigers was key.."

2. "The four co-chairs are the four co-chairs"- says Japanese peace envoy for Sri Lanka, Yasushi Akashi

3. Shadow War in Sri Lanka:The Paramilitary Role - R.Cholan "While vocalizing support for the peace process (for international consumption), Sinhala leaders have done little to actually advance it. After the CFA was signed (for which Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was amply criticized), nothing was done to promote the peace....Massive demonstrations against the Norwegian mediators, vigorous propaganda against federalism, take-over of key ministries in the peace process by the President on the pretext of ‘national security’, and so on and so forth.It is in this milieu that the existence of the so called paramilitaries, or the ‘other groups’ must be viewed and understood. If anyone believes that these paramilitaries are functioning without the support of the Sri Lanka government and the Sri Lanka armed forces, they are indeed hallucinating..." more

11 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Ana Pararajasingham writes from Australia Required: Paradigm Shifts "..It is vital that the Tamils seek a deeper understanding of the factors which drive this (Sinhala) intransigence. A clue to this is to be found in a speech by S W R D Bandaranaike, the founder of the Sinhala Maha Saba and the architect of the Sinhala Only policy of 1956 which marked the beginning of the Tamil struggle for self-rule. According to  the Daily News of 8, November 1955, Bandaranaike made the case for the Sinhala Only bill by arguing that  "With their  books and culture and the will and strength characteristic of their race, the Tamils (if parity were granted) would  soon rise to exert their dominant power over us”  It was not just the Mahavamsa inspired notions of 'primacy' that have been the impetus, but also something else-the fear of domination. .".. more

2.Dr.Rajan Sriskandarajah writes from USA on the Sri Lanka Elections and Tamil Participation: Why the Boycott? "If, the only explanation the Sinhala society can come up with for the Tamil non-participation in the presidential election is that the LTTE forced them to, then we have a problem. ... None of the Sinhala opinion writers have entertained the possibility that maybe – just maybe – the Tamil people didn’t want to vote at this election. If only these writers had paused to look at the present Tamil attitude towards the Sri Lankan state, instead of focusing on their own wishful thinking, they would have seen a different picture... As a result, they have become totally oblivious to a fifty-year transformation in the Tamil political consciousness..." more

10 December 2005 Maaveerar Naal 2005 to include

M.Thanapalasingham at Sydney Maaveerar Remembrance Day  "...அடக்கப்பட்ட ஒரு மக்களின் விடிவிற்காக, ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட ஒரு இனத்தின் தன்மானத்திற்காக, ஆக்கிரமிப்பிற்கு உள்ளாக்கப்பட்டுள்ள ஒரு தேசத்தின் விடுதலைக்காக தம்மை ஆகுதியாக்கிய அற்புதப் பிறவிகளை நினைவுகூர்வதற்காக இங்கு கூடியிருக்கின்றோம்... சிறிலங்காவின் இறைமை பற்றியும், பிராந்திய ஒருமைப்பாடு பற்றியும் பேசுவோர் வரலாற்றை புரட்டி பார்கட்டும். ஒரு தேசத்தை அடக்கியாளும் இன்னொரு தேசம் சுதந்திரமாக இருக்க முடியாது." more

9 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan on Karuna and Kalkudah  "I wonder how many had noticed the rebukes and expose faced by Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, aka Karuna in the past few weeks. By whom? First, by the prima donna of Colombo politics, the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Secondly, by the Kalkudah constituency on November 17th, in which his native town Kiran is located. And he is quivering from such exposures. The wisdom of the Tamil proverb, Oorudan pahaithaal Verudan Kedum [You antagonize your village; You die with your roots.] seems applicable to his plight. Thirdly, by the newly elected President Mahinda Rajapakse..." more

8 December 2005 Conflict Resolution: Sri Lanka - Tamil Eelam to include

1. Norway to Consolidate India's Support Before Facilitating Next Round of Talks  "..Hours after Sri Lanka’s new President overturned an earlier statement and asked Norway to resume its role as facilitator of peace talks between the government and Tamil rebels, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg arrived in New Delhi to consolidate India’s support before facilitating the initiation of the next round of talks... Stoltenberg said, ‘‘If they don’t want us, we have other things to do. We are interested in facilitating talks only if both parties are serious about reaching a resolution. If they’re not willing, there is no role for Norway.’’ He said the main challenge now was to get the peace process back on track. ‘‘The distance between the two parties has become too big, and that’s why there have been differences.’’ ’’

2. Clause 1.8 key to saving truce - Tamil Guardian "..Colombo’s schoolyard politics of sneak attacks and claims of innocence have been tolerated by the international community for too long. The Co-chairs must exert their influence with the new Sri Lankan administration to demonstrably implement Clause 1.8 of the Ceasefire Agreement immediately. A period of mutual de-escalation and confidence building is a sine quo non if a meaningful peace process is to resume. It must begin with an end to the Army’s covert onslaught. .."

3.Sri Lanka U-turn on Norway role "Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has asked Norway to continue mediating in peace efforts with Tamil rebels. .. The move came despite a recent election vow to review Norway's role and follows calls from key coalition allies for Oslo to be relieved of its duties."

7 December 2005 International Relations in the Age of Empire  to include

Art, Truth & Politics - Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter 2005 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature "..the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power..... What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed... I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving,  fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory..." more

6 December 2005 International Frame of the Struggle for Tamil Eelam

Indian Expansion: An Outline - Dev Nathan "In analysing Indian expansionism we must turn to three levels at which the denial of the rights of nationalities and nations operates. The first is the centralisation of powers in Delhi and the economic, political and linguistic - cultural suppression of non-Hindi nationalities, manifested in the blocking of the paths of development of the existing or aspiring national (regional) formations. The second is the denial of the right of secession of the border nationalities that either wish to secede (Nagas and Mizos) or do not accept their integration in India (Kashmiris). The third is the whittling down of the sovereignty of the neighbouring small powers of South Asia. The economic, political, military and cultural-linguistic processes operate at all three levels simultaneously. For example, we have existing today, the linguistic suppression of the Tamils, the military denial of the Sikh demand for federalism, the military suppression of the Naga movement for succession and the whittling down of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty - all operating together." more

6 December 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

1.Sanmugam Sabesan from Melbourne, Australia மகிந்தாவின் சி(நி)ந்தனைகள் together with English Translation

2. Sachi Sri Kantha from Japan - A Hole in the Head of Ms.Nirupama Subramanian

3. Dr Victor Rajakulendra writes from Sydney, Australia Where does Sri Lanka go from here ?

2 December 2005 New Delhi & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam - An Amoral Role to include

1. New Delhi's Tears for Eelam Tamils...

 
 

2. December 2005: India's General Officer Commander-in-Chief of Southern Command Lt. Gen. B.S. Thakker visits Vavuniya Sri Lanka Army Frontlines

3. 12 Years ago - November 1993: India's  Major General Mehta on the Pooneryn Debacle "In Sri Lanka, the IPKF did not have an end game. So they got roughed up without learning any lessons for the future. It was an unwieldy conventional army, not designed for low intensity warfare to tame the Tiger (LTTE)... The LTTE must be credited with a near maniacal sense of motivation which compensates for the slightest imperfection in military skills. .. Over the years they have become a highly disciplined and versatile guerrilla force with a bewildering range of military expertise.  Prabaharan is easily the greatest living leader of a guerrilla movement of his time... The author is also of the opinion that the finesse with which the LTTE have humbled the IPKF earlier, and the Sri Lankan Army now, should find a place in the "Hall of Revolutionary Fame." more

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