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-jiytH gpughfud;-

 



 

 

Mtzp 11> 2005

 

 

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khkdpjH jUkuj;jpdk; rptuhk; (juhf;fp) FLk;g ey epjpak; 

 

ehd; ,we;jhy; vdJ kidtp gps;isfSf;F cjtp nra;Aq;fs;'

 

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TCWA,

Unit 14 - 2857 Lawrence Avenue East,

Scarborough, ON. M1P 2S9

 

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TD Canada Trust

A/c 521 4579 – 1033

 

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njh.Ng. vz;> njhif ,tw;iwf; Fwpj;J fhNrhiy my;yJ gzj;ijf; ifaspf;fTk;.

 

1) Babu Catering and Take Out, 4800 Sheppard Avenue East #201 Scarborough

2) First Class Bakery Inc. 2851 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough.

 

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-jiytH gpughfud;-

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2005

Toronto

Press Release

Thamil Nation has lost a Committed Nationalist and a Talented Journalist

The Thamil Creative Writers Association strongly condemns the cowardly murder of Dharmaratnam Sivaram (Taraki) a well known Thamil nationalist, political columnist and defence analyst.

Sivaram was abducted by unidentified gunmen right under the very nose of the Bambalapitiya police station situated in High Security Zone (HSZ). It is self-evident that his abduction and subsequent murder was the handiwork of the Sri Lankan armed forces helped by Thamil renegades.

Sivaram was a committed Thamil nationalist and a doyen among Thamil journalists. He tirelessly and fearlessly toiled to espouse Thamil national aspirations. His pen exposed the hypocrisy and double standards of the Sri Lankan Sinhala government that ruthlessly suppressed Thamil rights and freedom. In short he was the voice of the voiceless Thamil Nation.

It was then small wonder Sivaram faced death threats from elements strongly opposed to Thamil nationalism. Those elements included the Sri Lankan armed forces, Buddhist Sinhala extremist groups like the Jathika Vimukti Peramuna (JVP), Hela Urumaya etc. These outfits relentlessly attacked him from their platform as a pro-LTTE writer.

The Sri Lankan police twice raided his home in Colombo more to intimidate him than find any evidence of wrongdoing on his part. 

But Sivaram refused to be intimidated and insisted on moving among his people.  He travelled extensively.   He was planning to visit Batticaloa for the May day celebrations. His wish that in case of death he should be buried in his native village speaks volumes of his sterling character and his love for his land and people. 

Sivaram has visited Canada many times, but the Canadian government refused him a visa when he wanted to come to Canada last December. However, we saw and heard him at New Jersey where he was a guest speaker at the seminar hosted by the World Thamil Organization, Inc. 

Sivaram was a full time journalist who began his career as a columnist with the Island newspaper in the late eighties.  Lately he was writing regularly in the Daily Mirror and Virakesari newspapers published in Colombo.

All his articles both in English and Thamil were extensively read and digested both by his friends as well as his foes. The articles were   re-published in many newspapers, magazines and web sites around the world.

Sivaram was also a most sought after radio interviewee by BBC Thamil service, ITBC (London) CTR (Toronto), Thamilcholai (Toronto) etc. Last Sunday evening (April 24) Thamilcholai radio carried Sivaram’s weekly interview alive on the air-waves, probably the last one by him in an electronic media.

Sivaram is a self-made scholar who wrote extensively on national affairs both in Thamil and English.  He was considered the best defence analyst who possessed an in-depth knowledge on military science. He wrote with courage, conviction and passion but never one-sided or biased like Iqbal Athas of the Sunday Times. 

TCWA is conscious of the futility of protesting against the cold-blooded murder of Sivaram. Protests over the murders of other journalists like BBC correspondent M. Nimalarajan within the HSZ in Jaffna have been in vain. Likewise those who killed journalist G.  Nadesan in Batticaloa have not been brought to justice by the long arm of the law. Political murders like that of Kumar Ponnambalam and Chandra Nehru have also been swept under the carpet by a corrupt and racist government.

The GOSL had clandestinely allowed the first accused in the murder of Nimalarajan to escape to UK.  The accused was the district organizer of EPDP in Kytes.

The brutal murder of Sivaram has robbed Thamil journalism, where there was already paucity for talented journalists in English, of a well-informed, talented and courageous journalist.  It is our duty to continue his unfinished task.  That is the only way to foster his memory  and show our affection and gratitude to him.

It is the duty of the Thamil Diaspora to help Sivaram’s wife and three young children who have lost an illustrious father and the breadwinner of the family. TCWA with the help of   Diaspora Thamils will launch a campaign to help Sivaram’s family.

Sivaram is no more among the living, but his contribution to Thamil nationalism will be fondly remembered and cherished by a grateful Nation for ages.

 

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Contact: Tel.      (416) 281 1165  (416) 335 9462 (905) 949 0824

                 Fax        (416) 261 6745

                 E-mail:  tcwacan@yahoo.ca


 

 

May 03, 2005

 Toronto

 Press Release

Mamanithar Sivaram’s (Taraki) Family Aid Fund

 TCWA has launched a fund to assist Mamanithar Sivaram’s wife and 3 children.  His brutal murder by evil forces has robbed the family of its bread winner. We owe a  national duty to his family.  

The very fact our National leader Prabhakran honoured him by conferring the highest award viz Mamanithar on him is testimony to the  high  regard in which he was held  by the LTTE leader and the Thamil Nation. He made  the supreme sacrifice for defending the Thamil cause.  

While alive Mamanithar Sivaram politely declined any financial help. But  he told his friends “if I die you can help my wife and children.” He said this when he was in USA during December 2004/January 2005 to attend the conference organized by the World Thamil Organization Inc  at New Jersey.  He was a  guest speaker at the conference.  

TCWA. therefore.  invites contributions from Thamil nationalists, well wishers, business entrepreneurs, professionals and the general public to contribute liberally to the fund.  

Cheques drawn in favour of TCWA should be posted to the following address-

  

TCWA,

Unit 14 - 2857 Lawrence Ave. East,

Scarborough, ON. M1P 2S9

 

Contributions in cash/cheque enclosed in envelope giving name of donor, Telephone No. and amount on the cover can also be delivetred  to the following establishments during normal business hours.  

Contributions will be duly acknowledged through the local newspapers.  

1) Sankanai Furniture Market Inc. 2563 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough

2) Babu Catering and Take Out, 4800 Sheppard Avenue East #201 Scarborough

3) First Class Bakery Inc. 2851 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

4) Yarlton, 2104 Bridletown Cr. (Warden/Finch)  Scarborough

5) Uthayas Super Market, 5010 Steels Ave. West # 14 Etobicoke (Kipling and Steels)

6) Vijaya’s Silk, 27 Dundas Street East, Mississauga.  

 

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For further info. please contact     -       (416) 281 1165  (416) 335 9462 (905) 949 0824
                                            Fax  -      (416) 261 6745

                                            Email:  tcwacan@yahoo.ca

 


 

 

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TCWA,

Unit 14 - 2857 Lawrence Avenue East,

Scarborough, ON. M1P 2S9

 

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TD Canada Trust

A/c 521 4579 – 1033 

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1) Babu Catering and Take Out, 4800 Sheppard Avenue East #201 Scarborough

2) First Class Bakery Inc. 2851 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough.

 

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TCWA,

Unit 14 - 2857 Lawrence Avenue East,

Scarborough, ON. M1P 2S9

 

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njhlHG:  njh.Ngrp  -   (416) 281 1165  (416) 335 9462 (905) 949 0824

        njhiyg;gb -  (416) 261 6745

        kpd;dQ;ry; -     tcwacan@yahoo.ca

 

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1) Sankanai Furniture Market Inc. 2563 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough

2) Babu Catering and Take Out, 4800 Sheppard Avenue East #201 Scarborough

3) First Class Bakery Inc. 2851 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

4) Yarlton, 2104 Bridletown Cr. (Warden/Finch)  Scarborough

5) Uthayas Super Market, 5010 Steels Ave. West # 14 Etobicoke (Kipling and Steels)

6) Vijaya’s Silk, 27 Dundas Street East, Mississauga.  

 

 


 

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 Non-Thamil Attendees

  1. Peter Kormos    - | MPP Niagara Centre | NDP House Leader | Former attorney Gerneral.

  2. Philip Adams     - |Coordinator, Readers & Writers  (416) 703-8448 Ext.23 [not attended]

About PEN

International PEN was conceived in 1921 by Mrs. C.A. Dawson Scott. The first P.E.N Club was founded shortly thereafter in London by Mrs. Scott and John Galsworthy, who would become International PEN's first President. They established the following aims:

o      To promote intellectual co-operation and understanding among writers;

o      To create a world community of writers that would emphasize the central role of literature in the development of world culture; and,

o      To defend literature against the many threats to its survival which the modern world poses. PEN has endured as the only worldwide organization of literary writers.

o      It has grown to include Centers on six continents--with a total membership of more than 10,000 -- which sponsor International PEN Congresses held at least once a year.

  1. Piragalathan                             -       Back-up MC

  2. Thulasi Thiruthanikan                -      Director of Media Relations with Canadian Tamil Congress

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Tamil Attendees

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1.         mftzf;fk;

2.       kyH tzf;fk;

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4.       fdba jkpoH Nguit          - Jsrp jpUj;jzpfd;

5.               Progressive Conservative                  - John Mithis  | Candidate for PC party.

6.               Liberal Party                                        - Judy Sgro | Former Immigration Minister

7.       Peter Kormos                                           MPP Niagara Centre | NDP House Leader | Former attorney Gerneral

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khztHfs                -     yhtz;ah kNfe;jpud;> `upfud; nry;tFkhud;

12.        V. Njtuh[;                                        -    tPuNfrup MrpupaH

13.        <oKuR                                        -    rw;Fzuh[h

14.        jkpoH gilg;g         gilg;ghspfs; fofk;           -    jq;fNtY

15.        CMR \ TVi        jkpo;j; njhiyf;fhl;rp          -   tpf;Nd];tud;

16.        fNdba jkpo;         thndhyp                     -   utPd;

17.        CTBC                                          -   fpU\;zypq;fk;

18.        khUjp tPbNah                                     -   fpUghfud;

19.        jkpNohir                                       -   =];fe;jh

20.        jk;gpuhrh tre;jFkhH         (ghG) ghy;a ez;gd;           .   (ngupa Gy;Ykiy> kl;lf;fsg;G) 416-740-1408

 


 

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xU thufhyk; mth; vd;Dld; Ngrpa gy tplaq;fis vOj;jpy; nfhz;Ltu Kbahj epiyapYs;Nsd;. Vnddpy; gy me;epa rf;jpfspdJk; jkpo;j;JNuhfpfs; rpyhpdJk; cz;ikKfj;ij mg;gl;lkhfj; NjhYhpj;jpUe;jhh;. mth;fshy; jhd; ve;j Neuj;jpYk; nfhy;yg;glyhk; vd;gij cWjpglf;$wpdhh;. jdJ nfhiy xU $l;lzp rjpapd; nkhj;j tbkha; ,Uf;Fk; vd;gijAk; mOj;jkha;f; $wpdhh;.

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30.04.2005 rdpf;fpoik

=yq;fh mur iff;$ypfshy; gLnfhiy nra;ag;gl;l jpU. ju;kuj;jpdk; rptuhk; mtu;fSf;F jkpoPoj;jpd; mjpAau; tpUjhd 'khkdpju;" tpUij jkpoPoj; Njrpaj; jiytu; NkjF Nt.gpughfud; mtu;fs; toq;fpf; nfsutpj;Js;shu;.

,J njhlh;ghf tpLjiyg;Gypfspd; jiyikr; nrayfk; Njrpaj;jiyth; mth;fspd; ifnahg;gj;Jld; fbjk; xd;iw midj;J Clfq;fSf;Fk; mDg;gpitj;Js;sJ
me;jf; fbjj;jpy; jkpo; kz;izAk; jkpo; kf;fisAk; Mskhf Nerpj;j xU cah;e;j kdpjiu jkpoh; Njrk; ,d;W ,oe;Jtpl;lJ vd;Wk; jkpoPo kz;zpd; tpbTf;fhfTk; jkpoPo kf;fspd; tpLjiyf;fhfTk;> Xq;fp xypj;j xU cupikf;Fuy; ,d;W Xa;e;Jtpl;ljhfTk; Vjpupapd; Nfhioj;jdkhd jhf;FjYf;F xU jiyrpwe;j jkpo;g;gj;jpupifahsh; gypahfptpl;lhh; vd;Wk; njuptpf;fg;gl;Ls;sJ.

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11.00 kzpapypUe;J 11.30 kzpastpy; ,g;Nghuhl;lk; ,lk; ngw;wJ.,g;Nghuhl;lj;jpd; NghJ rpwPyq;fh muRf;F vjpuhfTk; NjrtpNuhjpfSf;F vjpuhfTk; gy;NtW Nfhrq;fs; vOk;gpAk; kf;fs; MHg;ghl;lj;jpy; <Lgl;ldH

rpwpyq;fh murpdhy; flj;jp gLnfhiy nra;ag;gl;l Clftpayhsu; rptuhkpw;F mQ;ryp nrYj;Jk; tifapy; ,d;W jkpou; jhafk; vq;Fk; Jf;f ehshf gpufldg;gLj;jg;gl;bUe;jJ. ,jdhy; jkpou; jhafj;jpd; gy gFjpfs; kf;fs; elkhl;lkpd;wp ntwpr;Nrhbf; fple;jd.

;murpay; ,uhZt Ma;thsH b.rptuhkpd; gLnfhiyiaf; fz;bj;J rHtNjrj;jpd; thOfpd;w jkpo;kf;fs; > jkpo; mikg;Gf;fs;> jkpo; kdpj chpik mikg;Gf;fs;> Nghd;wd ntspehl;L J}juq;fs; me;j ehl;L murhq;fj;jpw;Fk;;> mikr;Rf;fSf;Fk;> ntspehl;L J}juq;fSf;Fk; >kdpj chpik mikg;Gf;fSf;Fk; fz;ld mwpf;iffis mDg;gp itj;Js;sdH

Clftpayhsh; rptuhkpd; nfhiyia mLj;J rpwPyq;fhmurhq;fj;Jf;F rh;tNjr mOj;jq;fs; gpuNahfpf;fg;gl;Ls;sjhf njhptpf;fg;gl;L;s;sJ. ,jd; xU fl;lkhf gy ehLfspd; Jhjufq;fs; murhq;fj;jplk; ,e;jf;nfhiy njhlh;gpy; tpsf;fk; Nfl;L;s;sjhf njhptpf;fg;gLf;pwJ ,e;j epiyapy; rh;tNjrj;ij jpUg;jpgLj;Jk; tifapy; xUtiu ifJnra;J epiyikia rkhspf;f Kaw;rpf;fhyk; vd vjph;ghh;f;fg;gLfpwJ

29.04.2005 nts;spf;fpoik

gpugy ,uhZt murpay; tpkh;rfUk; ClftpayhsUkhd juhfp vd;fpw jh;kul;zk; rptuhk; fle;j ,uT ,dk;njupahj egh;fshy; gLnfhiy nra;ag;gl;bUf;fpwhh;.
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New;W ,uT 10:30 kzpastpy; gk;gyg;gpl;b fhty; epiyaj;Jf;F Kd;ghf itj;Jf; flj;jpr; nry;yg;gl;l mth; ,d;W mjpfhiy xU kzpastpy; mjpcah; ghJfhg;G tiyakhd nfhOk;G n[ath;j;jdGu Nfhl;NlapYs;s rpwPyq;fh ehlhSkd;wj;jpw;F mUfpy; Kfk; rpijtile;j epiyapy; rlykhf kPl;fg;gl;lhh;.
jkpo; Mq;fpyk; ,uz;L nkhopfspYk; ghz;bj;jpak; ngw;w rptuhk; nfhOk;gpYs;s rpq;fsg; Ngupdthj Clf fl;likg;Gf;Fs; jd;Dila vOj;J td;ikahy; jkpoh; jug;G epahaj;ij ntspf;nfhz;LtUk; MSik ngw;Wtuhf tpsq;fpaJ NgupdthjpfSf;F vupr;rYhl;bapUe;jJ.
 

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Press Release: Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance
[ SLTMA ] [ 17:38 GMT, Dec. 31, 2001 ]

Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance
113/6, Ellie House Road,
Colombo –15, Sri Lanka
Phone: 075-347285
E-mail: tamilmedia@hotmail.com

30-12-2001

The Minister of Information,
Ministry of Information
Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
Colombo.

Dear Sir,

Attack on the Thinakathir office and Mr. D. Sivaram

Sri Lanka’s well known Internet editor, defense writer and a founder-member of the Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA) Dharmaratnam Sivaram, was brutally attacked and severely injured by a group of persons at the office of the Thinakathir newspapers, in Battcaloa town, late on Wednesday night.

The attack is part of a pattern of intimidation directed at the Thinakathir, a regional daily published in Batticaloa by forces inimical to the freedom of the press and the independence of journalists as well as against Mr. Sivaram personally.

At around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday a group of people known to have connections with a section of the security forces in Batticaloa entered the press of Thinakathir with the intention of preventing the printing of next day’s newspaper. Hearing of this matter K. Rushangan, editor, Thinakathir and other members of the editorial staff made their way press to dissuade the troublemakers from their intended course of action.

Mr. Sivaram, who had come to the Thinakathir office to pick up photographs, accompanied the editorial staff to the press. He told the troublemakers that they had no right to stop the printing of the newspaper and asked them to leave the premises. The editorial staff returned thereafter to the head-office of Thinakathir at No. 115, Trincomalee Road, in Batticaloa town.

About 15 minutes later, a group of six persons, including those who had earlier tried to prevent the printing of the paper arrived at Thinakathir’s head-office armed with clubs, batons and swords. It is believed that at least one assailant was armed with a gun. The group set upon Mr. Sivaram and beat him up with clubs and batons, causing him extensive injuries, particularly on the head. Another member of the editorial staff, Paramasamy Wijendran, was also severely injured.

Meanwhile, a section of the gang tried to enter the office but was prevented by Mr. Sivaram though he was bleeding profusely by this time. The group however proceeded to smash the offices’ windowpanes and other equipment lying in the porch including Mr. Sivaram’s motorbike.

The gang prevented the staff from leaving the newspaper office premises to the hospital for over one hour. Though repeated telephone calls were made to the Batticaloa Hospital to send an ambulance to dispatch the wounded, the hospital declined to do so. Friends eventually took the injured to hospital around 11.30 p.m.

On arrival at the hospital, the staff members of Thinakathir saw the main assailant had already arrived there. A member of the security forces who is known to be a friend of the assailant was also present but left soon after. Mr. Sivaram and Mr. Wijendran were then admitted to the Batticaloa hospital.

This is not the first time that the staff and the offices of Thinakathir have been intimidated and attacked.

On November 2, 2000 Deva Athiran, a Thinakathir reporter was abused in obscene language and assaulted by an accounts clerk and the additional director of education, both known supporters and activists of the People’s Alliance (PA) in Batticaloa, when he went to the provincial department of education on an official coverage. The police however said they could not proceed with the case due to a lack of evidence.

On November 18, 2001, a grenade explosion occurred near the Thinakkathir office. Following this, the police shot indiscriminately and damaged hoses and other buildings nearby. When Mr. Rushangan and another journalist wanted to photograph the incident, their camera was forcibly taken away and the film confiscated.

Finally, there have been many occasions when the brigade commander, 233 Brigade, Batticaloa, has called up the editor and members of staff of Thinakathir and warned them against publishing news, which the army held was inimical to its interests.

These incidents demonstrate a trend of intimidation aimed at preventing the Thinakathir from expressing its views and publishing news with freedom.

We also like to draw attention to the fact that Mr. Sivaram has been a target of intimidation and death threats under the PA regime. The state media has carried out persistent and extensive propaganda clearly aimed at instigating extremist elements to target him and his family.

Although the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) and many other international media organizations urged the government of that time to take action on the matter and safeguard Mr. Sivram’s life and that of his family, nothing was done. A similar vilification campaign was carried out before BBC journalist Mr. Nimalarajan was killed in Jaffna.

Taking into account these incidents and the gravity of what happened on Wednesday evening, the SLTMA earnestly requests you to persuade the government to bring to book the culprits without fear or favour and take measures to prevent such acts of intimidation occurring in the future.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,

P.Manikavasagam, R.Bharati,
President General Secretary

Courtesy : SLTMA

I have been waiting all these days to see the reaction of the UNF government
to the cowardly attack on journalist Dharmaratnam Sivaram and staff of
Thinakathir.  Strangely the UNF Ministers concerned are observing stony
silence. Neither the Defence Minister, Minister of Mass Communication nor
the Minister for Internal security had ordered the police to conduct
inquiries. Of the three persons arrested two have been released by the court
on bail. Sivaram needed 5  stitches, yet there is no sign those arrested
were charged for attempted murder. It took more than an hour and several
frantic calls to the hospital get an ambulance to transport Sivaram to the
hospital. He was bleeding profusely and any delay in taking him to the
hospital would have proved fatal.

The government of President Chandrika vilified Sivaram as an LTTE spy. The
Thinakaran newspaper published a large photograph of Sivaram identifying him
as an LTTE stooge and a spy. Not surprisingly this  was picked up by
Divaina, sister paper of The Island, both noted for their vitriolic and
venomous attack on the LTTE. Sivaram shifted to Batticaloa because he feared
that Colombo is not safe. He could be quietly bumped off like Kumar
Ponnambalam and Ramesh of Thinamurasu by assassins who are very close to the
President Chandrika and her minions.

 I am sure the UNF government would have reacted differently if the victim
is a pro-government Sinhalese journalist.  The tall rhetoric of UNF leaders
that they will deal with criminals and underworld characters without any
mercy remain empty boast. One week after the disclosure by the Sunday Leader
(December 23,2001) that Kumar Ponnambalam's murder was carried out by
assassins hired by Mahen Ratwatte who told the Director CDB"Why are you
worried?All the top people know about the assassination!" there is no
reaction either from the UNF or the Police. The Police are only good at
rounding up innocent Tamils and incarcerating them in prisons without
charges or trial for years and years. The Police and the Army has been so
communalised that they don't think or realise the Tamils are also citizens
having equal rights. In fact the Sinhala army based in Batticaloa was
terrorising Thinakathir's editors and staff for the perceived
anti-government stance. I hope the UNF government will  act fast and act
decisively against those who break the law.

SLTMA slams military harassment of Thinakathir

[TamilNet, December 30, 2001 09:20 GMT]

Sri Lanka's Tamil Media Alliance Saturday protested to the Ministry of Mass
Communication over the attack on Dharmaratnam Sivaram, a well known defence
analyst and journalist, by "persons connected with the security forces." Mr.
Sivaram, a Colombo-based contributor to TamilNet, suffered extensive
injuries in the attack which occurred at the office of the Thinakathir
newspapers in Batticaloa town late on Wednesday night.

"The attack [on Wednesday] is part of a pattern of intimidation directed at
the Thinakathir, a regional daily published in Batticaloa by forces inimical
to the freedom of the press and the independence of journalists as well as
against Mr. Sivaram personally," the SLTMA's letter said.

"This is not the first time that the staff and the offices of Thinakathir
have been intimidated and attacked," the SLTMA said.

On November 2, 2000 Deva Athiran, a Thinakathir reporter was abused in
obscene language and assaulted by an accounts clerk and the additional
director of education, both known supporters and activists of the People's
Alliance (PA) in Batticaloa, when he went to the provincial department of
education on an official coverage. The police however said they could not
proceed with the case due to a lack of evidence.

On November 18, 2001, a grenade explosion occurred near the Thinakkathir
office. Following this, the police shot indiscriminately and damaged houses
and other buildings nearby. When Mr. Rushangan and another journalist wanted
to photograph the incident, their camera was forcibly taken away and the
film confiscated.

"There have been many occasions when the brigade commander, 233 Brigade,
Batticaloa, has called up the editor and members of staff of Thinakathir and
warned them against publishing news, which the army held was inimical to its
interests," the SLTMA said.

"These incidents demonstrate a trend of intimidation aimed at preventing the
Thinakathir from expressing its views and publishing news with freedom. We
also like to draw attention to the fact that Mr. Sivaram has been a target
of intimidation and death threats under the PA regime. The state media has
carried out persistent and extensive propaganda clearly aimed at instigating
extremist elements to target him and his family."

"Taking into account these incidents and the gravity of what happened on
Wednesday evening, the SLTMA earnestly requests you to persuade the
government to bring to book the culprits without fear or favour and take
measures to prevent such acts of intimidation occurring in the future."

The SLTMA provided details of the events of Wednesday night: "At around
10.30 p.m. on Wednesday a group of people known to have connections with a
section of the security forces in Batticaloa entered the press of
Thinakathir with the intention of preventing the printing of next day's
newspaper. Hearing of this matter K. Rushangan, editor, Thinakathir and
other members of the editorial staff made their way press to dissuade the
troublemakers from their intended course of action.

Mr. Sivaram, who had come to the Thinakathir office to pick up photographs,
accompanied the editorial staff to the press. He told the troublemakers that
they had no right to stop the printing of the newspaper and asked them to
leave the premises. The editorial staff returned thereafter to the
head-office of Thinakathir at No. 115, Trincomalee Road, in Batticaloa town.

"About 15 minutes later, a group of six persons, including those who had
earlier tried to prevent the printing of the paper arrived at Thinakathir's
head-office armed with clubs, batons and swords. It is believed that at
least one assailant was armed with a gun. The group set upon Mr. Sivaram and
beat him up with clubs and batons, causing him extensive injuries,
particularly on the head. Another member of the editorial staff, Paramasamy
Wijendran, was also severely injured.

"Meanwhile, a section of the gang tried to enter the office but was
prevented by Mr. Sivaram though he was bleeding profusely by this time. The
group however proceeded to smash the offices' windowpanes and other
equipment lying in the porch including Mr. Sivaram's motorbike.

"The gang prevented the staff from leaving the newspaper office premises to
the hospital for over one hour. Though repeated telephone calls were made to
the Batticaloa Hospital to send an ambulance to dispatch the wounded, the
hospital declined to do so. Friends eventually took the injured to hospital
around 11.30 p.m.

"On arrival at the hospital, the staff members of Thinakathir saw the main
assailant had already arrived there. A member of the security forces who is
known to be a friend of the assailant was also present but left soon after.
Mr. Sivaram and Mr. Wijendran were then admitted to the Batticaloa
hospital."

 


 

Attackers of Tamil journalist linked to security forces

Amantha Perera in Colombo, 1.20 p.m. SLT Monday December 31. The assailants of Tamil Net contributor Dharmaratnam Sivaram are believed to be closely linked with the Counter Subversive Unit (CSU), according to sources close to the victim. Sivaram and several others were attacked and severely injured by a group of persons at the office of Thinakathir newspapers, in Batticaloa town, late December 26 night. The attack took place after Sivaram and other members of Thinakathir's staff confronted a group of persons who had visited the newspaper's press with the intention of stopping the next edition. One person who had led the attack has been identified as having close links with the CSU. Police arrested three persons connected with the attacks and they were later released on bail. In addition to contributing to Tamil Net Sivaram is also a well-known defense columnist.

 

Published: Mon Dec 31 02:16:17 EST 2001

 


 

Mankulam: strategy and counter-strategy 

By Taraki 

The exceptionally heavy monsoons in the Vanni last year were generally assumed to be themain reason for the delay of Op. Jaya Sikurui.  

The armour and transport vehicles were getting stuck in the mud. The swelling floods of Kanakarayan Aaru had prevented the troops from advancing from their positions east of the A9. Malaria and yellow

fever had struck down more than a battalion. The season of Rasputitsa or slush is considered by military historians as the most important factor which prevented the German army from reaching Moscow for

many weeks. There was even speculation in some circles that the LTTE might breach the Iranamadu tank in Kilinochchi to flood the path of Jaya Sikurui. (The ignorance of proponents of this view is remarkable the waters of Iranamadu would have flown harmlessly in the opposite direction). 

Hence it was generally agreed that once the monsoon was over, the march of Jaya Sikurui would continue inexorably. But it has been more than two months since the rains ceased. But the spearhead of the operation, comprising three full strength divisions of the army, has been stalled in its attempt to overwhelm Mankulam despite the exceptionally valiant efforts of the troops to overcome what is uniformly described by the army and the press as the LTTE's resistance.  

Hence it is clear that the monsoon in the Vanni is not the main problem that has stymied the advance of the army. The troubles of the army stems from the LTTE's strategy of 'selective delaying'. This is very much a well calculated strategy than the straight resistance which the army thinks the LTTE is desperately putting up against Jaya Sikurui.  

The 'selective delaying' appears to have been mapped out by the LTTE's strategic planning division months before the government set out to capture the A9. The LTTE's strategic planning division is a

little known unit even within the organisation. Mano master is the only person of this section who has been permitted limited interaction with the outside world. 'Selective delaying' is the means by which the

Tigers think they can effectively deal with what they still insist to be their 'prize catch' - the core strength of the army in three divisions forming the spearhead of Op. Jaya Sikurui.  

The main component of the 'selective delaying' strategy currently , as we pointed out in these columns, is to push the army to some distance along the old Kandy road which runs east of the A9. The exceptionally tough resistance put up by the Tigers at Mankulam appears to be aimed at this. 

Mankulam is otherwise useless to the LTTE now. The town has no population and has been reduced to a rubble heap. The army cannot spread too far into the western interior so as to pose a major threat to  the LTTE's positions there. This, the LTTE knows. So why hold on to Mankulam this long?  

The longer the army is delayed here, the greater the compulsion to advance along the Old Kandy road. And anyway there is no other option left to the army for advancing along the western flank is fraught with logistical problems given the unsuitable location of the interior roads here. The

Moondumurippu-Vannivilankulam road is too far flung from the A9 and does not continue in the direction of Kilinochchi. There are few motorable interior dust roads to the west of the A9 (and close enough to it for 'logistical comfort') between Mankulam and Kilinochchi.  

Therefore, the Old Kandy road which runs north of the army's current positions at Karuppattamurippu in the direction of Kilinochchi remains the inevitable option to the army in the face of the LTTE's heavy resistance on the western flank. The resistance at Mankulam can further compel the army to advance along the Old Kandy road, which it did after the latest attempt to take the town failed.  

The army is by now fully cognizant of the fact the advance along the Old Kandy road can get them bogged in the catchment area of the Iranamadu tank. The myriad jungle streams and rivulets which fill this large tank originate in the area through which the Old Kandy road runs north towards Kilinochchi.

The real effect of the monsoons in the Vanni can be seen here when the streams and rivulets swell overnight treacherously, creating large fields of slush. This is one of the main reasons why the Kandy

road (A9) was laid on higher ground to the west of the old road after the Iranamadu irrigation scheme was established.  

Armour is particularly vulnerable in Iranamadu's catchment area. (The LTTE tried to pull away an Indian army tank that got stuck here in 1988.)  

The initiative of assault in the Vanni theatre still remains in the hands of the LTTE. One can safely predict that the LTTE's counter attacks on Jaya Sikurui in the coming months will be calculated to delay the army and let it advance at an increasingly tired and cautious pace into the Iranamadu catchment area.  

Then, the Tigers would attempt to pin the army's core strength here during the next monsoon while harassing the rear. All this is apparently very obvious to the planners of Jaya Sikurui. They know that it is politically absolutely impossible for the government to pull out from the A9 at this juncture and go for the Mannar-Pooneryn-Jaffna road along the western coast. This would be tantamount to conceding defeat.  

Hence, they may have little else to consider but the thankless task of weighing the limited and danger tinged options beyond the Mankulam town.