Shocking revelation about the Tamil Tigress –book written by Niromi De Soyza
Posted on October 15th, 2012

 by   Judy Mariampillai

The title of the book starts with the title “Tamil Tigress: my story as a child soldier in Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war by Niromi de Soyza ” which was initially published by the Australian publisher Allen and Unwin in 2011.This book sounds quite intriguing as it is difficult to find an insider’s account .After reading the Tamil Tigress book and the questions raised by the leading critics who are historians and scholars, I thought it is worth to unfold the truth about the book and the author niromi De Soyza.  I am not an activist . I am a just reader who is interested in Sri Lankan affairs and related to Ajanthi ( we called her Nirmala)  who was the centre piece of the book. Here are some of the challenges raised by the scholars and historians and Niromi de Soyza yet to answer the questions. Many journalist wanted to have a face to face meeting or phone interview. De Soyza refused to answer those questions.

a. False claim by Niromi de Soyza  as a Child solider

The book title started with a story of the child soldier. In fact the author Niromi De Soyza  was not a child soldier when she joined LTTE. Niromi acknowledged that her year of birth was 1969 in many interviews. In page 103 she claims her birthday is in mid-June. Therefore “ two days before Christmas in 1987″³ she was 18. Niromi was no longer a child (Under 18). It is part of the deceptive marketing.

 

 

 

 

 b. Artificial image to portrayed the Author Niromi de Soyza 

From the launch of the first edition, Niromi  has been portraying her artificial image .The following facebook link  showed the actual and  artificial image . The real photo was taken in 2012

   
Actual image Projected  image

According to the blog run by Prof Michael Roberts (One of the leading Historian, from Sri Lanka) , Niromi de Soyza’s real maiden name is Subothini Mariatta Anandarajah(1969)

refer http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-fake-memoirists-survival-guide/

c. Making up false stories to suite the audience .

During the launch of the first edition of the book in July 2011, Niromi de Soyza spoke against the Sri Lankan Government to get the support  from  the Sri Lankan Tamils Diaspora in Australia .Her attempts were miserably failed as the majority Tamils immigrated to Australia were under skilled migrants category and they easily discerned Niromi De Soyza’s  deceptive methods.

 Niromi de soyza mentioned during the  interview  with Allen &Unwin , the publisher of the Tamil Tigress book that she was proud for not associating with the Sri Lankan community . However  Niromi de soyza  failed to realise that she  landed as a student  in the Australian soil and claimed refugee status and completed her Bachelor and Master degree program under the Australian taxpayer’s money !.

 In the recent publisher’s trade exhibition in Byran bay, Niromi de Soyza demonstrated  the cyanide capsule [common practice by LTTE  suicide cadres to avoid getting into Sri Lankan army’s hand]  using her hand   with condom cover. After realising her support for the illegal boat people is not welcome by the Australian community, Niromi de Soyza is currently wearing a new cloak called ” Motivational speaker  “ . Author de Soyza often uses her crocodile tears to get the full attention of the audience in most of her public meetings.

 During the recent interview with ABC about the indefinite detention, Niromi De Soyza focused only the promoting her own book not about the refugees in the detention centre.

 Niromi de soyza’s  first public forum was on the 19 July 2011 in AIIA NSW. The program forensically investigates allegations that up to 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed as Sri Lankan Government forces moved in to destroy the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE) . I attended the forum.

 I also attended her public appearance in Melbourne along with two leading Sri Lankan academics and journalist . Sri Lankan journalist publicly challenged her about her untruthful and contradicting statements  in the book Tamil Tigress and during the radio interview . Author of Tamil tigress book  was unable to answer those allegations against her.

 Niromi De Soyza  spoke about her compelling reason for her to write the book was to give voice for boat people in Australia. Niromi de Soyza is becoming unpopular about her compelling reason as Australian Government and opposition support the off shore processing for the illegal migrant. After realising the threat to her own popularity , Niromi  de soyza removed the  Alvideo clip from her own website . The video was explaining the reason for writing the book.  

 De Soyza is using the religion to sell her book to the catholic community . She wrote her review in the catholic magazine under the title of “In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Catholic Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers ” .With that quota she spoke about the made up stories  among the catholic school children . 

After failure of convincing her own Tamil community in Australia, De Soyza  wanted to get into Sinhalese Australian migrant community . Melbourne is a place where most of Sinhalese speaking people live in Australia. When she presented to the Sri Lankan community, a couple of leading Sinhalese native speaking academics and a well-known Economist  had confronted  Niromi de soyza  at a public meeting in Melbourne .

De Soyza claimed that she was with the LTTE group for only eight months . because of the ill treatment to her boyfriend Roshan (lover)  by the LTTE leaders and later Roshan was murdered  in India  lead her to  pour her hate feeling through one chapter. She grew up in Jaffna with her mother who was an Indian descendent moved to Jaffna from Kandy. Father worked in Middle East country to earn money and Niromi did not grow in the hands of the father. Along with her friend Ajanthi’s death and the  rejection of the society by the cast system and Jaffna society lead Niromi to write this book .  However her thought was later changed to make fortune out of portraying her deceased friend Ajanthi ( we called her Nirmala) in her book . 

 d. Deceptive promotional methods are widely used by the Author Niromi de soyza  to sell her book Tamil Tigress

 Deceptive promotion of Tamil Tigress  in North America 

 The review of the Tamil Tigress book  was written by Koom Kankesan  a Canadian Tamil recently exposed by the editor of the New Direction of Time .

 Soon after the review was published in the  New Direction of Time   in Canada , Many readers who knew the truth commented to Koon’s review .But the reviews, which challenged the author Niromi De Soyza, were removed by the request of Koom Kankesan. Here is what Geoffrey says “ I’ve removed a certain comment at the request of Mr. Kankesan. I’ve done this not because I am taking a side in the matter. I know little about it. I like him so I’ve agreed to his request. That’s all “ . I commended Geoffrey’s openness and truthfulness. 

 Untruthfulness of the Tamil Tigress author Niromi de soyza and her book not only mislead authors like Koom Kankesan  and DBS Jeyaraj , but also  lead the readers to portrait a  bad image about the  DBS Jeyaraj and Koom Kankesan.

 You can view the comments from the editor of The New direction of time under comments section   http://thenewdirectionoftime.com/2012/07/02/tamil-tigress-reviewed-by-koom-kankesan/#comments

Deceptive promotion of Tamil Tigress  in India

 After the second edition , published in India ( changed the cover from Tamil girl with gun to Tamil girl wearing  sari )  Author  Niromi de Soyza wrote her own review and  published in the Indian media  under the title of “ LTTE tortured and killed while fighting Indians: Ex-cadre’s book

 Deceptive promotion of Tamil Tigress  in Sri Lanka

Knowing the danger of the having the last chapter of the first edition, Niromi de Soyza  removed the chapter last chapter in the second edition .

 e. Why did Niromi De Soyza remove the last chapter from the first edition?

 In the Last chapter,  Niromi De Soyza  openly criticised against the government of Sri Lanka and calling for the international community “ƒ”¹…”s involvement in Sri Lankan affair . Compelling reason for her to remove the chapter so that she can sell her book in  the local bookstores in Sri Lanka .

  f. Niromi de Soyza’s Compelling reasons have changed with the new opportunities to sell the book

Compelling reason started with voice for Sri Lankan boat people in Australia , now voice for peace and harmony and charity  . observers predicts her might change anytime in the future to gain more popularity through the controversial stunt and hot topics in the market. 

 A leading Sri Lankan historian like Prof Michael Robert, Adelaide brought the untruthfulness and her contracting statements  during the Australian Radio interview to the day light . However Prof Robert was biased towards to the Government of Sri Lanka and for  that reason Tamil community  did not take Prof Michael Roberts’s article into account. 

After attending the public forum in Melbourne, Australia organised by Dr.Sarvananthan ( an Economist ) , Dr.Sarvananthan brought Niromi’s fake identity to the day light. Dr.Sarvananthan was against the Tamil Diaspora  because of that reason Tamil people even did not take his criticism into consideration. 

 In the recent interview which was published in the Island (19/09/2012) , De Soyza did not speak about her favourite topics such as the human rights violation by the Government of Sri Lanka or Asylum seekers by the boats to the Australian Shore. Niromi de Soyza was only concern about promotion of her book Tamil Tigress.

 Niromi De Soyza’s  class mates from the schools she studied ( Holy Family Convent and Chundikuli Girls’ College) in Jaffna  Sri Lanka started to question Niromi de Soyza about the actual motive of writing the book other than making money by portraying her close friend Ajanthi ( Nirmala) . They could not find any other motive than money behind it.

Author Niromi De Soyza should answer to the allegation brought by critics. Her continuous silence will lead to more unanswered questions.

Reference

http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-fake-memoirists-survival-guide/

http://groundviews.org/2011/12/22/niromi-2009-versus-niromi-tigress-2011/

http://groundviews.org/2011/12/28/clouds-of-deception-jeyaraj-anoints-and-cloaks-niromi-tigress/

http://groundviews.org/2011/08/31/forbidden-fruits-niromi-de-soyzas-tamil-tigress-noumi-kouri-and-helen-demidenko/

http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/niromi-de-soyzas-first-excursion-into-the-media-limelight-in-may2009/

http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2011/08/farce-of-fake-tigress.html

http://sundaytimes.lk/110925/Plus/plus_07.html

http://www.getreading.com.au/50-books-you-cant-put-down-2012/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamil-Tigress-The-fake-memoirs/426676137369106

 

6 Responses to “Shocking revelation about the Tamil Tigress –book written by Niromi De Soyza”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “In the recent interview which was published in the Island (19/09/2012) , De Soyza did not speak about her favourite topics such as the human rights violation by the Government of Sri Lanka.”

    Too bad for Tamil Tigers isn’t it?

  2. rohan.liyanage Says:

    Whole world know LTTE recruited the child soldiers . Even UN documented against the LTTE’s child recruitment. But De Soyza is lying about her age. she was not a child soldier two days before the Christmas in 1987. The book started with lies about the age!

    What I understood from this article about this Niromi de soyza is a woman with two faces. one face to show it to the Tamil diaspora that she is for the Tamil eelam, human rights and asylum people, the other face is show it to the Government of Sri Lanka that she supports peace. The reason is to sell her book. It is very dangerous and threat to the unity of Sri Lanka. Well known Prof Michael Roberts and Dr.Sarva challeged this woman and warned many times. please read the references.

    She spoke for the boat people in the middle of the year in Sydney and Melbourne . After the labor and liberal parties went against the illegal boat arrivals in August , she changed the popular topic of Boat arrival which showed Niromi de soyza does not any have principle. But she speaks to the diaspora Tamil community against the Government of Sri Lanka and involved in mass propaganda . We Sri Lankan cannot be fooled like selective Australian media.

    As a patriot of the my country Sri Lanka, I will warn the authorities to be vigilant. do not want the Sri Lankan community to be vigilant .

    if a person can portraying a dead close friend to make a fortune , what else you can expect from this author Niromi De Soyza.

    What we need to do is work hard to build the Nation from the wound rather listen to Niromi’s story of 8 months with Terrorist! .

  3. rohan.liyanage Says:

    I do not see Judy is another Tamil Tigress. Are we saying the reference given from Prof Michael Roberts are wrong . please read http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-fake-memoirists-survival-guide/

    We should read what is in the Judy’s article. When you read then you will understand she is a patriot of Sri Lanka.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Rohan,

    I totally DISAGREE.

    1. There is something called FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. She has a right to say what she wants.

    What she says in this book is VERY GOOD propaganda material for SL. Tamil Tigers and LTTE Diaspora has got diahrea when this book was launched.

    Now answer this.

    2. A total con artist by the name Gordon Weiss wrote a book, “THE CAGE” which is REALLY damaging to SL. Did any of these Sarvas, Roberts, etc. condemn that? Did they prove it wrong? NO!!

    This book business backfired didn’t it?

    3. So she was 2 days older to be a child!!!

    Still she is a child soldier because she did not make the decision in 2 days!!

    4. “As a patriot of the my country Sri Lanka, I will warn the authorities to be vigilant. do not want the Sri Lankan community to be vigilant .”

    So you do NOT want the Sri Lankan community to be vigilant!! Then you are NOT a patriot. Patriots are ALWAYS vigilent!! That is why NANTHIKADALS cannot fool us.

    5. Finally answer me this that will separate patriots (YES) from traitors (NO or NO ANSWER).

    Do you approve the great NOBLE war by SL armed forces that wiped out Tamil Tigers and especially the NOBLE acts in the last days, months and weeks of the war that brought us peace?

    In my case I approve them 150% hence I’m a patriot.

  5. aravinda Says:

    Dear Judy Mariampiilai, I beg to disagree with your assertion that Dr.Micheal Roberts is biased towards GOSL. His empathy extends to all Sri Lankans. I worked for Dr.Roberts in 1978, when he and Dr. Garbutt did an Economic and Social study of Colombo slums-dwellers. I still remember going from slum to slum in “Dematagoda Passage” of Maradana, which was “Hell on Earth”. I found Dr.Roberts a decent, straight forward man who treated everyone same.

    Judy, thanks for exposing Subothini Mariatta Anandarajah. DBS Jayaraj was singing praises of this impostor for sometime. I Wonder where that Ostrich is hiding his head now?

  6. kopterkojak Says:

    ZOYSA
    It was on a cool August night in 1987 in Trinco.The view of China Bay was magnificent.Young Sanjay Anand my Cojo and I were sitting and enjoying snacks with soft drinks since we were both teetotallers.Sapre the later leader of the abortive night op(Bharat-Rakshak)had said to me’Kojak, I want you to start the first Mi-8 Dett in Trinco’.Thats how I as a Sqn Ldr was here during the Peace.though the Naval Intt Surd was inside monitoring the Tigers(telling us when we could visit the Chinese Restaurant with VCP on it’s menu!!).They of course had the works- frequency scanners etc funded by perhaps that hapless Malaysian Tamil lady whom I bumped into in Chennai the day MGR died.
    I had bumped into Yogi,great days also in Mineria,such a clean Lankan Town compared to Jaffna,with that gracious SLAF host CO Sqn Ldr Mahesh Gunaratne?Witnessed also the fraud surrender of arms.
    Around me I looked at the WW2 bombed out oil farm.Fuchida who led the Pearl Harbour attack had led this raid.The Brits had frantically raised Indian Coastal Def Flts.In 71, the US 6th Fleet headed for the Bay Of Bengal.Could they have been prevented from entering Trinco?What had been gained in creating Bangladesh? Perhaps better might have been sternly push back refugees.Here also push back and spend money on airdefence in the South,generating employment and later a ‘Chunnel’style Adam’s Bridge, mutually beneficial?
    And then these two guys came in.Very nice guys.We offered them drinks and had a great chat.Both were journalists.One Samara was less talkative.The other named Richard de Zoysa was a sharper guy.Richard wanted to know why we were there and what the future held for his beloved Country.In India,when the Chinese came,the Nation was one.But sad to say in this beautiful land,(‘Oh Island,In The Sun,Willed To Me By My Fathers Hand, All my Days I Will Sing In Praise….’),the Buddhist Clergy,Sinhalese,Tamils all pulled in different directions.(To Be Continued).

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