சனி, 7 ஜூன், 2014

SL Army conducts ‘archaeology’, The Hindu relays ‘history’

SL Army conducts ‘archaeology’, The Hindu relays ‘history’

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 June 2014, 17:23 GMT]
In addition to doing agriculture, industries and tourism, genocidal Sri Lanka’s occupying Sinhala Army, groomed to set a new paradigm jointly by Washington, New Delhi, Beijing and the UN, has started conducting archaeology too in the country of Eezham Tamils. The military claims ‘exploring and discovering’ a Buddhist site at the locality of Uruththirapuram Siva temple in Ki’linochchi. Meanwhile, The Hindu last week relayed a one-sided history projected by Colombo’s High Commission in New Delhi, on the Buddhist connections of Lanka and Odisha (Orissa), to envisage new business enterprises. The relay also added on Sita temple in Nuwara Eliya, a fake promoted into a larger regional myth in recent times.
SL Army and Archaeology
Occupying Sri Lanka Army's ‘archaeology’ in Uruththirapuram, Ki'linochchi. [Photo courtesy: army.lk]

In another development, New Delhi’s ‘Mauryan Empire’ historian Romila Thaper’s student, Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s schoolmate and Peradeniya University Professor of Archaeology, Sudharshan Seneviratne will be representing genocidal Sri Lanka as its new High Commissioner in New Delhi, news leaked in Colombo media reports said.

* * *

On finding Buddhist temple ruins at a current Siva temple locality in Ki'linochchi, genocidal Sri Lanka’s Army website on Wednesday said: “20 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the 662 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) came across the site lying in their area of responsibility by accident […] Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN who himself inspected the place,” and all the hall marks confirm the existence of a Buddhist temple of the Polonnaruwa period.

“Archaeologists soon after preliminary investigations have declared the site a sacred archaeological site, pending further excavations, extensive research and comprehensive evaluations,” the military website further said.

The SL military is not ‘accidently’ conducting archaeology, but is engaged as obsession in maintaining exploration cum antiquities cells in its camps occupying the country of Eezham Tamils, local people told TamilNet.

The Uruthirapuram Sivan temple was built in the last century at a site where a Sivalinga of Pallava style and an Ampaa'l sculpture were found.

However, Buddhist archaeological sites in the Tamil North and East, or Hindu archaeological sites in the Sinhala South, are not strange phenomena in the island. Many Buddhist as well as Hindu archaeological sites have become churches too in the colonial times.

The Sinhala-Buddhist State of Sri Lanka, placed at Colombo to succeed the legacy of colonialism in the island, congenitally doesn’t have a culture to look at history as history, particularly with the nation of Eezham Tamils and their country in the island.

The Eezham Tamils don’t militarily go and demographically claim Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa (a capitol built by the Cholas), Padaviya, Kurunegala, Kandy, Kotte (Colombo) or the Dondra Head (the southern most point in the island), citing the presence of Saiva sites there. Even their traditional pilgrimage to the Adams Peak and Kathirkaamam has become a humiliating experience in recent times.

What is genocidal about the ‘archaeology’ of the Sri Lankan State is the occupying Sinhala military, known for its engagement in the destruction and desecration of the Saiva temples, declaring Buddhist archaeological sites, carving out protected military enclaves, building new Buddhist temples there, bringing in Buddhist clergy, bringing in settlers and founding new Sinhala-Buddhist settlements and townships.

In 2010, writing in The Times, British journalist Jeremy Page encapsulated the whole process as “the army and the archaeology department.”

In that feature, Jeremy Page cited Sudharshan Seneviratne, who was at that time cultural advisor and head of Cultural Fund of Colombo government, for admiring Mahinda Rajapaksa as a “smart politician.”

The Washington-New Delhi Establishments that back the Sri Lankan State, particularly its military, as a ‘corner stone’ for their imperialistic manoeuvrings in the region, expect the Eezham Tamils to ‘reconcile’ with the naked genocide, accepting it as new social engineering for ‘multicultural unification’ of the island.

Genocide has many facets and one such is genocide of historicity.

Unless the historical reality of the two nations and their territories in the island are conceded, facilitating people to freely reflect on the legacies of the past without present constrains, viewing and presentation of history in the island is not going to be history. It will be only historical genocide of one nation against the other.

But the interest today is not on people reflecting on history, but creating a history in which people ‘reconcile’ with genocidal imperialism.

* * *

Last week The Hindu relayed a history, citing Colombo’s outgoing High Commissioner in New Delhi, Prasad Kariyavasam, speaking on the Buddhist relations between Lanka and the Odisha (Orissa) state of India that was called Kalinga in history.

The occasion was the formation of Kalinga-Lanka Foundation, which was launched by Kariyavasam and New Delhi’s former Foreign Secretary, Lalit Mansingh.

The aim was to encourage investment to exploit the human and mineral resources of the two regions. There was also mention of scholars, artists, tourists and pilgrims.

The real aim was isolating Tamil Nadu from the other Indian States on the national question in the island.

Colombo diplomat’s endeavour is on “developing unique ties with individual Indian States on the basis of their cultural linkages with the island nation.” The Hindu said.

“When South Asia and Asia rise, our two regions that once controlled the sea trade at the time may also rise,” The Hindu cited the Colombo diplomat.

The Hindu relayed the history narrated by the Colombo diplomat on Prince Vijaya, the founder of the Sinhala race, the tooth relic and several Sinhala kings coming from Kalinga.

According to the same Sinhala Buddhist historiography, the worst ever conquerors against Sinhala Buddhism, such as Kalinga Maaga, also had come from Kalinga.

According to history, Kalinga has also contributed to the formation of the Tamil-Saivaite Kingdom of Jaffna in the north of the island.

Will Kalinga-Lanka Foundation will help for that historical legacy too is the question of Eezham Tamils responding to The Hindu relayed history of the Colombo diplomat.

* * *

Writing on the outgoing diplomat, who will be taking up genocidal Sri Lanka’s UN ambassador post in New York, The Hindu said that he had also facilitated the establishment of a temple to Sita near Nuwara Eliya sponsored by the Madhya Pradesh government [run by the BJP].

The High Commission has taken keen interest in participating and providing inputs to the Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh, The Hindu further said.

The temple of Sita in Sita-Eliya in Nuwara Eliya is a historical fake, resulting from conflation of words and myth-formation by a migrant community.

Sita-Eliya simply means the cold plains.

While promoting genocidal Buddhism against Eezham Tamils on one hand the BJP need not build fake history for ‘Hindus’ in the region, and The Hindu need not subtly paint a picture for corporate-imperialistic engineering bulldozing nations in the region, Tamil activists for alternative politics commented.

Tamils, in their long history of interaction with all the major religions of the world (which is unique compared to any linguistic identity in South Asia), rejected a spiritually and ideologically corrupt Buddhism at one point of time, in favour of socially liberating Saiva and Vaishnava devotional movement. From time to time, Tamils have also rebelled against Brahmanistic monopoly of religion. The latest expression could be seen in the driving spirit of the Dravidian movement and atheist movement in the last century. Such a civilisation could never ‘reconcile’ with genocidal-military Buddhism that is now trying to cling on to neo-imperialist aspirations in the region, including that of ‘Hindutva’.

The Hindu: Lanka pushes for entrepreneurial ties with Odisha based on cultural links
Sri Lanka Army:  Archaeologists Find Buddhist Ruins in Kilinochchi

SL military blocks people from attending protest

SL military blocks people from attending protest in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 June 2014, 23:05 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) politicians joined a protest held in front of the Mullaiththeevu District Secretariat on Thursday demanding legal hearings into habeas corpus petitions from the families and relatives of persons, who are reported missing after the families had handed them over to the occupying Sri Lankan military during the final days of the genocidal onslaught on Vanni in May 2009. On Thursday, the Sri Lankan military in Mullaiththeevu was blocking the kith and kin of the missing persons from attending the protest, which was led by Ms Ananthy Sasitharan, an elected councillor of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) who represents the voice of the kith and kin of the missing persons.
Protest in Mullaiththeevu

NPC Councillor from Mullaiththeevu Mr T. Ravikaran was earlier arrested and brought to the Mullaiththeevu court by the SL police on the allegation of contempt of court. He was later released and the venue of the protest was shifted to the District Secretariat.

On Wednesday, SL military intelligence operatives had approached the people, offering the families of the missing persons transport facilities to take part in the protest on the following day. On Thursday, the people were taken on board the SL military run buses and were transported to SL military camps, civil sources told TamilNet.
Protest in Mullaiththeevu

SL military was blocking the people at Keappaapulavu and Mu’l’liyava'lai. Those who managed to reach Mullaiththeevu town were blocked inside their buses by the occupying SL military.

The families of the missing persons had filed writs of habeas corpus on behalf of the victims at the Vavuniyaa High Court. The High Court had instructed the District Court to commence initial investigations. But, there have been no hearings for years, the protesters complained.

It has become almost a practice to indefinitely put off the hearings citing absence of the lawyers as the SL government wanted to drag the process out, they further complained.
Protest in Mullaiththeevu

TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran, TNPF leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, NPC councillors T. Ravikaran, M.K. Shivajilingam, Ananthy Sasitharan and Mary Kamala Gunaseelan attended the protest.

Ananthi Sasitharan is the wife of Ezhilan, the former Trincomalee Political Head of the LTTE and a mother of three girls. She personally witnessed Sri Lanka military taking away her husband at the end the Vanni War in May 2009.

The SL State is still refusing to reveal the fate of those who were filtered away from the civilians and taken into buses to undisclosed detention camps.

வெள்ளி, 6 ஜூன், 2014

ரோசா தமிழ்ப்பெயரா? கலைஞரே! ஏன் இந்தத் தடுமாற்றம்?

ரோசா தமிழ்ப்பெயரா? கலைஞரே! ஏன் இந்தத் தடுமாற்றம்?

இன்றைய (வைகாசி 23,2045 / 06.06.12)தினமணியில்
"நான்கு பெண் குழந்தைகளுக்கு தமிழில் பெயர் சூட்டிய கருணாநிதி!!!"
என்னும் தலைப்பில் ஒரு செய்தி வந்துள்ளது.
'என்ன சத்தம் இந்த நேரம்'  என்னும் திரைப்படத்தின் அறிமுக இயக்குநர் குருரமேசு, இப்படத்தில் நடிக்கும்,ஒரே மகப்பேற்றில் பிறந்த நான்கு பெண் குழந்தைகளான அதிதி, அக்ரிதி, அட்சிதி, ஆப்தி ஆகியோரை அழைத்துச் சென்றிருந்தாராம்.

''குழந்தைகளின் பெயர்களைக் கேட்டறிந்த கருணாநிதி அவர்களுக்கு அழகு தமிழில் பெயர் சூட்ட விரும்பி அதிதிக்கு மல்லி என்றும், அக்ரிதிக்கு முல்லை என்றும், அட்சிதிக்கு ரோசா என்றும், ஆப்திக்கு அல்லி என்றும் பெயர் சூட்டினார்.'' என்று இதில் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. செய்தியாளராகவே கற்பனை செய்துகொண்டு கலைஞர்  தமிழில்தான் பெயர் சூட்டியிருப்பார் என எண்ணியிருந்தால் அதுவும் தவறுதான். ஏனெனில் தமிழ்ப்பெயர் சூட்ட வேண்டிய கலைஞர், குறிஞ்சிப்பாட்டில் கபிலர் 99 பூக்களை அழகாகக்  கூறியிருப்பாரே, அவற்றை எல்லாம் மறந்து தமிழில் பூக்களுக்குப் பெயர் இல்லை என எண்ணிச் சூட்டி விட்டாரா? 
அல்லது உண்மையில் கலைஞரே தமிழ்ப்பெயர் சூட்டுவதாக இப்பெயர்களைச் சூட்டியிருப்பின் அதுவும்  வேதனைக்குரிய செய்திதான்! ரோசாவைத் தமிழ் என எண்ணும் நிலையில் தினமணிச் செய்தியாளர் இருப்பதில் வியப்பில்லை. ஆனால், முத்தமிழறிஞர்  இவ்வாறு இருந்தால் இன்றைய இளந் தலைமுறையினரின் தமிழின் நிலை என்ன?
 வருத்தத்துடன் இலக்குவனார் திருவள்ளுவன் /தமிழே விழி! தமிழா விழி!/  எழுத்தைக் காப்போம்! மொழியைக் காப்போம்! இனத்தைக் காப்போம்!/

வியாழன், 5 ஜூன், 2014

இலண்டனில் புலம் பெயர்ந்தோர் காப்பு ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்

India should call for genocide investigation, referendum: Jayalalithaa tells Modi

India should call for genocide investigation, referendum: Jayalalithaa tells Modi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 June 2014, 07:01 GMT]
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi Jayalalithaa, in a memorandum submitted to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has firmly reiterated the stand expressed in four Tamil Nadu State Asssembly resolutions, demanding the Indian government to move a UN resolution demanding investigations on Tamil genocide and a UN referendum on Tamil Eelam among the Tamils in the island as well as among those living outside the island. Selvi Jayalalithaa, who didn’t attend the swearing-in ceremony due to the controversial invitation extended to SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa, met Mr Narendra Modi at New Delhi presenting him the demands of Tamil Nadu in the 25 point memorandum where the genocide investigation and UN referendum on Tamil Eelam was the second point of the agenda.

Full text of the second point as formulated in the memorandum follows:


There are very strong sentiments amongst Tamils and in Tamil Nadu on a range of issues relating to India’s relations with the present regime in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka, which was marked by an ethnic pogrom and genocide perpetrated on the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka. The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has already passed four Resolutions condemning the continuing discrimination against the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka and violation of their human rights.

I request that India should sponsor a resolution in the United Nations condemning the genocide in Sri Lanka and to hold to account all those responsible for the genocide and thereby render justice to the Tamils in Sri Lanka. The resolution should also provide for holding a Referendum amongst Tamils in Sri Lanka and displaced Sri Lankan Tamils across the world for formation of a separate Tamil Eelam.

* * *

While welcoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who has been consistent in reflecting the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu, Tamil political observes in the island blamed the elected Eezham Tamil politicians of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), other Tamil politicians from the island and in the diaspora for their grave failure in conveying the sentimental and political consequences of referring the nation of Eezham Tamils as a ‘minority’ and calling the Eezham Tamils ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’.

Related Articles:
07.09.10   'India should stop calling Eezham Tamils a minority'
23.09.08   Eezham Thamizh and Tamil Eelam: Understanding the terminolog..

External Links:
The Times of India: Jayalalithaa takes firm stand on Sri Lankan Tamil issue
PTI: India should bring a UN resolution against Sri Lanka on genocide: J Jayalalithaa to PM Narendra Modi
NDTV: Jayalalithaa Meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

Sri Lanka State identity needs denouncement

Sri Lanka State identity needs denouncement, as mass-grave polity is congenital

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 June 2014, 23:28 GMT]
“Sri Lanka: The Island of mass graves,” says editorial of Asian Human Rights Commission’s journal for Feb–April 2014. The editorial by Nilantha Ilangamuwa traces the ‘mass grave’ statecraft of ‘Sri Lanka’ since early 1970s. Generalisation of the mass graves and equating them with labels such as JVP and LTTE, is fundamentally misleading, and would not resolve the issue of State in the island, as the former was state terrorism’s response to a political question and the latter was naked genocide to respond to a national question, to which even the JVP was a party. The Tamil graves are largely not LTTE graves, but graves of ordinary members of a nation. If there is anything common that all in the island have to denounce, that is the very ‘Sri Lanka’ state identity, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics.

The identity ‘Sri Lanka’ has no historicity in the island, other than the shameful fact that introduced in 1972, it has become a contemporary history symbol of state terrorism, militarism, mass graves and finally genocide cum on-going genocide, not only in the island perspective, but also in global perspective.

‘Sri Lanka’ State concept and identity was ‘constitutionalised’ on 22 May 1972, following the massacre of thousands of Sinhala JVP activists in April 1971. ‘Sri Lanka’ once again massacred the JVP in late 1980s. Certain outside Establishments indirectly helped the ‘Sri Lankan’ State on both the occasions.

The JVP’s struggle was a Sinhala struggle to change the structure of the State, but on the national question its stand was no different from that of the State.

The Tamils democratically denounced the concept and identity of ‘Sri Lanka’ at its very inception, as evident from the protests of 1972, KKS by-election of 1975 and general elections of 1977.

Disappointed by the State as well as by the rebel movement that came from the Sinhala nation, the Tamil militant struggle to create an alternative State for the Eezham Tamil nation followed later.

The Tamil struggle had to face the gravest genocide in recent human history, and faces on-going genocide, enacted not only by ‘Sri Lanka’ but also by active participation of leading imperialisms of the world.

The Tamil mass graves in the island have an explicit international dimension and generalisation of them in the island is not doing justice.

Generalisation orientates the issue to mere ‘State reform’, which like the idea of ‘regime change’ doesn’t address the question of the concept and identity of a congenitally flawed State.

The ‘State reform’ paradigm now comes from the very international culprits who were grooming and buttressing the State for decades, who continue to impose its identity, and who now want particularly its military that was instrumental to all the mass graves, ultimately to continue the State restructured to suit their new needs.

Generalisation of mass graves subtly aims at ‘blanket amnesty’ to all the regimes as well as detraction of the singularity of the question of genocide and on-going genocide imperialistically experimented on the nation of Eezham Tamils.

If there is anything common about the mass graves to Sinhalese, Tamils and all the other peoples in the island, it is the shame associated with the ‘Sri Lanka’ identity. The symbol, legacy and memories would continue with that identity.

Denouncing the State and geographical identity ‘Sri Lanka’ that came in 1972 in mind and usage is symbolically answering the mass-grave paradigm setters locally and internationally. There are many other alternative ways to refer to the island geographically, or in asserting to one’s identity in every walk of life other than ‘official’ insistences of the Establishments.

Creative writers, artists and progressive media should come forward to consciously denounce the ‘Sri Lanka’ identity, without worrying whether their publications and presentations would find acceptance or the media would get ‘advertisements’. It is like Mahatma Gandhi’s symbolic movement for handmade cloth.

Related Articles:
07.01.14   People’s struggle of Eezham Tamils begins from stopping ‘Sri..

External Links:

தமிழக அரசின் ஆங்கிலவழித் திணிப்பிற்கு எதிரான ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள்

தமிழக அரசின் ஆங்கிலவழித் திணிப்பிற்கு எதிரான ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள்

தமிழ்நாடெங்கும், தமிழக அரசின் ஆங்கிலவழித் திணிப்பிற்கு எதிராகப்போராட்டங்கள் நடை பெற்று வருகின்றன.
இவைபோல் தமிழ்வழிக் கல்விக் கூட்டியக்கம் சார்பில் பள்ளிக்கல்வி அமைச்சர் வீடு முற்றுகைப் போராட்டம்  நடத்தப்பெற்றது. பல்வேறு அமைப்புகளைச் சேர்ந்த 400 ஆக்கும் மேற்பட்டோர்  தளையிடப்பட்டு மாலை விடுவிக்கப்பட்டனர்.
வைகாசி 14, 2045, மே 28, 2014 அன்று காலை 10 மணியளவில் நடைபெற்ற போராட்டத்திற்கு, தோழர் பெ.மணியரசன் தலைமை ஏற்க பல்வேறு காட்சித்தொடர்பியல் தலைவர்கள் பங்கேற்றனர்.
தமிழ்த்தேச மக்கள் கட்சி சார்பில் பொது செயலாளர் தமிழ்நேயன், அமைப்புச் செயலாளர், செந்தமிழ்க்குமரன் தலைமை.நி.செயலாளர் தமிழ் மகன்,  முதலானோரும்சென்னை மாவட்டம் புரட்சி நம்பி, மலையன குணவழகன்  முதலிய பலரும் காஞ்சி மாவட்டம் சார்பில் நடராசன்,  இலக்சுமண், சதீசு, விசிறி  முதலான 30 க்கும் மேற்பட்ட தோழர்களும் பங்கேற்றனர்.
இவற்றின் ஒளிப்படங்கள் சில   கீழே தரப்பட்டுள்ளன.
தமிழ் மொழிக்கு எதிரான ஆங்கில வழி கல்வித் திட்டத்தைத் தமிழக அரசு உடனடியாகக் கைவிட வேண்டும் என மதிமுக உயர்நிலை கூட்டத்தில் தீர்மானம் நிறைவேற்றப்பட்டது.

இனப்படுகொலையாளன் எதிர்ப்பு ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள்

இனப்படுகொலையாளன் எதிர்ப்பு ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள்

இனப்படுகொலைகாரன் பட்சேவை அழைப்பதற்காக, நரேந்திர(மோடி)  தென்ஆசியநாட்டுத் தலைவர்களை அழைத்துத் தன்னைப் பெருமைப்படுத்திக்கொண்டு தமிழர்களைச் சிறுமைப்படுத்தி விட்டார். இதற்கு உலகெங்கும்  எதிர்ப்புகள் எழுந்தன. எடுத்துக்காட்டிற்காகச் சில ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்களின் ஒளிப்படங்கள்.