Archive for April 20th, 2012

Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka: Karunanidhi’s daydreams

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Asada M Erpini Pirabaharan, who challenged the lawfully elected government of Sri Lanka and the often-derided armed forces of the small island nation, met his Waterloo in the Nandikadal lagoons in May 2009. But many who propagate his deranged vision of a mono-ethnic Eelam in Sri Lanka for the Tamils are alive and kicking. Among […]

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Separate Nation for Tamils in Sri Lanka – April 19,2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012

 I. de Silva London, Canada The Editor Hindustan Times New Delhi, India Dear Sir: Reference the news item regarding the statement by Karunanidhi that a “separate Tamil Eelam rings in the ears of Tamils living all over the world as a liberation song”, considering that Tamil Nadu has sixty million Tamils, is the homeland of […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—12-KALU APPU ENDS HIS TERROR, VILLAGERS CELEBRATE

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Arcadius There was unusual festivity in the village.  As on any other festive occasion, the villagers partook of the traditional milk-rice and pastry.  The women played the rabana, the traditional goatskin drum, to rhyme with a good selection of raban sural (tunes).  The men played the card game buruwa (Blackjack) and talked endlessly.  They were […]

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‘The wise give up the idea of victory and defeat’ Response to Friday Forum

Friday, April 20th, 2012

By Gamini Gunawardane Courtesy The Island April 19, 2012, 7:16 pm By Gamini Gunawardane As much as the Friday Forum had articulated their point of view in their article titled The wise give up the idea of victory and defeat” published in “ƒ”¹…”The Island’ of 16th March I believe other mortals who are not in […]

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Karunanidhi can have Eelam in India: Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Courtesy Daily Mirror Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said if DMK Leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s unfulfilled dream was a Tamil Eelam, he should work for it in India because the largest population of Tamils live in the Tamil Nadu state of India and not in Sri Lanka. “A much bigger […]

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MY 2ND VISIT TO JAFFNA AFTER THE WAR ENDED-THE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE

Friday, April 20th, 2012

 Stanley Perera-Kandy Writer visited North for the second time since the war ended. After spending the first night at Mankulam Army camp, we proceeded to VellamulliVaikkal, Nandhikadal and Mullativu. The officers at the Army camp treated us warmly and supplied with food and lodging. We are thankful to the Army at Mankulam for their generosity. […]

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