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Archive of entries posted on August 2011

Tamil Nadu reverts to observing Tamil New Year from January to April

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Tamil New Year will once again be officially observed in Tamil Nadu in midApril instead of Thai Pongal day in midJanuary as being done now Although Tamil new year had been observed in April by Thamizhians for centuries the DMK govt of M.Karunanidhi changed it officially in 2008

‘Grease devil attacks’ on North-Eastern women

by D.B.S Jeyaraj Hello Friends A disturbing phenomenon in recent times has been the widespread panic in many parts of Sri Lanka about alleged attacks on women by unknown persons posing as devilish monsters. Cartoon on Sri Lankan newspapers about the ‘Grease Devils’ ~ courtesy via: Reports in the media refer to them generally […]

New Delhi conference aims at forging unified political stance among Sri Lankan Tamil parties

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Ten Sri Lankan Tamil political parties may seek solace from agony for two days on August 23rd & 24th in the Indian capital of New Delhi 10 Tamil parties are invited to attend a conference named “Agony & Solace” to be held at New Delhi’s prestigious Constitutional club of India Although titled”Agony […]

Fr. Jim Brown: Mystery of the missing priest

Hello Friends Five years ago on August 20th Fr. Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown a Catholic Priest serving in the Jaffna Diocese and Wenceslaus Vimaladhas a Catholic layman went missing in the north. Aug 20th 2006 was a Sunday and Fr.Jim Brown assisted in the morning mass at Kayts.He left Kayts at 12.30 pm on a […]

Human smuggler ‘Uganda Bala’ arrested in Colombo after being deported from Malaysia

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Notorious human smuggler Thirunavukkarasu Balachandran alias “uganda Bala” was arrested by Sri Lankan Police at the Katunayake Airport today The Sri Lankan national was taken into custody at KIA by Police Criminal investigations department(CID)officials as he arrived in Colombo

Shelton Ranaraja: Courageous politician with enlightened principles

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj The demise of Shelton Ranaraja on August 11th 2011 takes away from Sri Lanka a distinguished member of a dwindling species –Principled political leaders. The former MP for Senkadagala and deputy minister for Justice was a courageous politician with enlightened principles. It is indeed a rare politician who is prepared to stand […]

Lankan Tamil issue to be raised in India’s Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Tamil Nadu State Assembly on same day

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Sri Lanka Tamil issue likely to be raised in India’s Upper&Lower houses of Parliament&Tamil Nadu legislative assembly today August 11th 2011. Tamil Nadu politicians in well-coordinated moves plan to raise the Sri LankanTamil issue in the central&state legislatures simultaneously.

Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole facing ‘jail without bail’ situation leaves Sri Lanka

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Professor S.Ratnajeevan.H.Hoole, UGC Coordinator for Engineering, University of Jaffna,has flown out of Sri Lanka to a Country in the west. Prof.Hoole has left Sri Lanka against the backdrop of “legal action “initiated against him by cabinet minister Kathiravelu “Douglas” Devananda. Douglas Devananda, secretary-general of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party(EPDP) is regarded as the […]

Vaiko wants UN supervised referendum held on Tamil Eelam question

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj MDMK leader V.Gopalswamy now known as Vaiko wants a UN supervised referendum for worldwide Sri Lankan Tamils on the question of “Tamil Eelam”. Vaiko’s party the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham(MDMK) will stage a non -violent political demonstration on August 12th in support.

Indian PM says no adverse action against Sri Lanka as demanded by Tamil Nadu parties

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told MDMK Leader Vaiko that India cannot engage in punitive action or sanctions against Sri Lanka Singh told this directly to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (MDMK) leader V.Gopalaswamy now known as “Vaiko” when the latter met him MDMK leader Vaiko had a 20 minute meeting from […]

Tamil Nadu ADMK MPs protest presence of Sri Lankan MP delegation in Indian Lok Sabha

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Unruly TamilNadu MP’s chanted slogans in Lok Sabha protesting the presence of a Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation in the lower house. Responding to an invitation by Indian Speaker Ms.Meira Kumar 9 Sri Lankan MPs led by speaker Chamal Rajapaksa are on a 5 day trip to India.

Aussie Police investigating ‘operation excreta’ in Sydney by suspected LTTE elements

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation