Archive for november, 2005

I sin første henvendelse til parlamentet i Colombo afviste Sri Lanka’s præsident, Mahinda Rajapakse, fredag det tamilske krav om ret til selvbestemmelse og begrebet ‘traditionelt tamilsk hjemland’, undgik at komme ind på norsk mægling og gentog sit hårde standpunkt, der var skitseret i valgmanifestet, ‘Mahinda’s tanker’, udarbejdet efter hans aftale med de ekstreme singhalesiske nationalistpartier, JVP og JHU. Han ophævede P-TOMS aftalen og sagde, han ville erstatte den med tsunami genopbygnings-programmet, ‘Jaya Lanka’ (Sejr til Lanka). Hans ‘nye freds proces’ ville sigte imod at føre direkte samtaler med ‘Tamil Eelam’s Befrielses Tigre’ (LTTE), sagde han.

Rajapakse sagde:’ I stedet for traditionelle hjemlande og selvbestemmelse, der tillader en etnisk gruppe at bryde ud af ‘Den Srilankanske Republik’, vil der blive taget skridt til at sikre alle samfund, herunder singhalesere, tamilere, muslimer og malayer, frihed til at udøve alle de rettigheder, der er indeholdt i grundloven, herunder retten til at bo i alle dele af Sri Lanka, ud fra den betragtning, at hele territoriet er hjemland for alle grupper i samfundet.

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  • Sri Lanka: SL Forest Department seizes permit lands of 600 Tamil families in Madu 18. august 2018
    The SL Forest Department has started to grab the lands of more than six hundred Eezham Tamil families, who have been residing in their permit lands for more than three decades in Madu Divisional Secretariat division of the district of Mannaar district. The grounds had been appropriately allocated to the families through Land Kachcheari forty […]
  • Sri Lanka: Drought-stricken Tamil farmers in Vanni abandoned by authorities, politicians, NGOs 17. august 2018
    The resettled Eezham Tamil families in Madu division of Mannaar district complain that the SL authorities have wholly abandoned them. None of the Tamil politicians has helped them to address their grievances caused by the drought that had rendered 4,300 families who are struggling without the proper livelihood in the absence of agricultural income. The […]
  • Sri Lanka: New Delhi with ‘cultural presence’ not concerned about Chinese ‘heritage archaeology’ in Kayts 16. august 2018
    Even after losing Trincomalee to the grip of the US Pacific Command, which recently renamed itself as the United States Indo-Pacific Command, the New Delhi Establishment has no qualms of increasing Chinese presence in Jaffna. Informed media circles that interacted with Colombo-based diplomats of New Delhi as well as with Indian journalists well-connected to the […]
  • Sri Lanka: SL military, police engineer land disputes between Tamils and Muslims in Trincomalee 15. august 2018
    A systematic pattern of SL Police encouraging Tamil-speaking Muslims from Ki'n'niyaa division to seize the lands of Eezham Tamils and the intelligence officers of the occupying SL military instigating Tamil land-owners to act against the Muslim settlers engaged in clearing agricultural lands, owned by Tamils in Mahaweli river delta. A recent dispute went to the […]
  • Sri Lanka: Arson attack in Naayaa'ru by intruding Sinhala fishers causes 5 million in damage 14. august 2018
    The associations of Eezham Tamil fishermen in Naayaa'ru in Mullaiththevu have tentatively estimated the property damage caused by the arson attack carried out by the intruding Sinhala poachers Monday night into 5 million rupees. The representatives of the fisheries associations said they had restrained the Tamil fishermen, who are provoked by the violent act, which […]