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Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Jaffna Municipal Council hackers leave message celebrating LTTE leader's birthday

The website of the Jaffna Municipal Council was hacked on Wednesday, displaying a message celebrating the 60th birthday of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran.

The image, posted on Wednesday, featured Prabhakaran's photograph and the words “Happy Birthday Karikaalan,” a reference to the name he was also known as.

At the time of writing, the Jaffna Municipal Council website was offline.

The hacking follows events across the globe celebrating the LTTE leader's 60th birthday, as well as secret events held in the North-East to mark the occasion.

See our earlier post:

LTTE leader's 60th birthday marked across the world (26 November 2014)
Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Stop EU trade benefits if SL does not cooperate with UN inquiry says Foreign Affairs Committee
The British Foreign Affairs Committee report said that the UK should negotiate with the EU to remove trade benefits granted to Sri Lanka, if the government not allow UN investigators into Sri Lanka or stop activists engaging with the UN.

Highlighting further concerns over witness intimidation following David Cameron’s visit to Jaffna, the Commitee urged the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to report on how individuals at risk in Sri Lanka had been monitored, in a report published today.

The report also urged the UK to apply pressure on the new Indian government to give public support to the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) investigation into Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka was a country of concern in the Foreign Affairs Committee report alongside Burma, Israel and the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Commemorating 'Heroes Day' is a terrorist act warns SL military spokesperson
Sri Lanka will not allow anyone to celebrate the birthday of the Liberation of Tamil Tigers leader or “Heroes Day,” said the Military Media spokesperson, Ruwan Wanigasooriya.

The brigadier stressed that security had been strengthened in the North by deploying additional special forces, and warned that anyone commemorating these events would be considered as committing a terrorist act, reports Colombo Page.

See related articles.

Sinthujan Varatharajah Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Topography of terror and exile

Where do we carry our dead when our soil is stolen and our oceans were turned into impenetrable walls and borders? Where do we take our grief when our kovil bells are forced into silence and our mourners made illegal? Where do we sing our songs of sorrow and resilience when our lips have been sealed?

We carry them afar. We carry them in our suitcases across the sea.

Five years after the end of war, a new monument for the thousands of dead Tamil civilians and combatants will be inaugurated. The sculpture will consist of a black granite pedestal, a yellow and red-coloured karththigaippoo, as well as a black obelisk that rises out of the centre of the flower. The project took two years in planning and was entirely community-initiated and funded. A local sculptor, a community outsider, was later tasked with its completion. Though he had never worked on a monument of this kind, he was still able to finish it within a year – just in time for the twenty-sixth annual Tamil remembrance day.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Heavy military presence at Jaffna Uni ahead of Maaveerar Naal
Photograph Uthayan

SL Army personnel and police officers have been seen deployed around the University of Jaffna, since last night with two military vehicles stationed close by,

the day before the Tamil national remembrance day, Maaveerar Naal, reports the Uthayan newspaper.

The University of Jaffna was closed suddenly today, with university administrative officials saying the university would remain closed until December 1st. Students living in hostels have been ordered to vacate the premises until then.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
LTTE leader's 60th birthday marked across the world
The 60th birthday of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran was marked today, with celebrations reportedly being held across the North-East and the rest of the world.

Jaffna-based newspaper Uthayan reported that in locations across the North-East, Tamils distributed sweets to neighbours and relatives to mark the occasion.

Secret celebrations were also reportedly held in Jaffna University, where students lit candles and cut a cake.


Celebrations were also held across Europe including the UK, Denmark and France, with cakes being cut and fireworks lit.

In Tamil Nadu MDMK leader Vaiko also cut a cake, whilst students across the state in Kovai, Pondy and Chidambaram held events to mark the occasion.

See photos from the various events below.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Ananthy Sasitharan's office under military surveillance
The office of the TNA Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member, Ananthy Sasitharan is under military surveillance, locals sources said.

"The army is involved in unusual patrol activities in front of my office in Sulipuram and military intelligence are monitoring the office from shops opposite," Sasitharan told the Uthayan.

The heightened military activity comes amid the Tamil nation's annual remembrance day commemoration on November 27 - Maaveerar Naal.

Earlier in the day, trees were planted in the North-East in memory of fallen LTTE cadre.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Anonymous letters urge Jaffna schools to commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Schools in Jaffna received anonymous letters urging them to commemorate Maaveerar Naal on Thursday, reports Uthayan.

Prominent schools in and around the centre of Jaffna received the flyers bearing Tamil national symbols of remembrance such as the karthigaipoo or gloriosa lily.

The flyers also featured poetic tributes to Maaveerar who "sowed their lives as seeds", saying “your dreams will come true, the Tamil nation will emerge”.

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
TNPF office surrounded by Sri Lankan military personnel
The Tamil National People’s Front's office has been surrounded by Sri Lankan military personnel since this afternoon at 4pm local time, the party said.

The military surveillance comes on the day before the Tamil national remembrance day, Maaveerar Naal, and on the day of the birthday of the LTTE leader, V. Prabhakaran.

Intelligence officers have been stationed at the office door, the party said, adding that as a result local residents are afraid to leave their houses due to the overwhelming military presence.

Earlier this week, the TNPF issued a statement calling on the international community to provide protection for Jaffna University students and staff facing death threats by unidentified persons, thought to be connected to the Sri Lankan military.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
'Thoughts of you must guide our way' - Mano Ganesan on remembrance

Mano Ganesan, leader of the Democratic People’s Front and former MP, has posted a message of remembrance, ahead of Maaveerar Naal, on his Facebook page.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
SL intelligence launches investigation into Uthayan over LTTE leader 60th birthday article
Sri Lankan intelligence officers are to launch an investigation into the Uthayan, alleging that the newspaper had celebrated LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's birthday, reports BBC Sinhala.

The investigation was launched after the Jaffna based daily published an article which included a photograph of a billboard in India, which featured Prabhakaran's image and the words:
"60th birthday of the leader of the Tamils. The auspicious day the god of our nation was incarnated.”


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Rathika Sitsabaiesan commemorates 'Tamil Heroes Day' in Canadian parliament
A New Democratic Party (NDP) MP in a statement commemorating "Remembrance Day and Tamil Heroes Day," urged Canadian parliament to work towards peace and justice at "home and abroad" whilst highlighting injustices that ethnic communities faced in Sri Lanka.

Rathika Sitsabaiesan, an MP  for Scarborough Rouge River, spoke on the ongoing injustices and discrimination that ethnic and religious communities in Sri Lanka continued to face.

Full transcript reproduced below. 

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Three arrests over Maaveerar Naal posters

2nd lead 14:45 GMT

Poster in the North-East saluting fallen fighters (TamilNet)

Police in the North-East have arrested three people for activities relating to the Tamil remembrance day, Maaveerar Naal, reported the Uthayan on Tuesday.

Two arrests were made in Mirusuvil and one near Puththur junction and the detained were in possession of Maaveerar Naal posters, according to sources.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Australian senator remembers Tamils killed by systematic Sri Lankan state brutality
An Australian Greens senator for New South Wales, speaking in parliament, issued a statement remembering Tamils in Sri Lanka that had been killed by “more than 60 years of systematic Sri Lankan state orchestrated brutality towards them.”

Lee Rhiannon went on to condemn the government of Australia’s handling of Tamil asylum seekers reaching the shores of Australia, and reminded MPs of the need to consult the Tamil diaspora and multiple international human rights organisations to combat misinformation provided by Sri Lankan government propaganda.

Noting that the world had “woken up” to the crimes of the Sri Lankan government, the senator ended by warning the Australian government that Australia could be one of the last standing countries to give “cover to a President and government accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ongoing human rights abuses."

Full transcript reproduced below.

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Rajapaksa calls on SAARC to 'resist external manipulations'

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to unite and resist against 'external manipulations' at the 18th SAARC summit this week.

Addressing the summit, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal, Rajapaksa said,
"While SAARC practice has been to abstain from involvement in bilateral issues of a political nature, we must resist external manipulations."


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Conscripted Tamil women raped by Sri Lankan military
Tamil women, who were recently conscripted into the Sri Lankan military, were taken from Mullaitheevu to a Sri Lankan military party in Mihintale and raped on Saturday, reports Tamilnet.

After being returned to their original areas, the Tamil women’s complaints to the Sri Lankan police were ignored, whilst being belittled by the Sri Lankan military Civil Security Department (CSD).


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
TNPF condemns death threats against Jaffna Uni students
The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) said it "severely condemns" the issuing of death threats against four Jaffna University students and one lecturer, warning them against remembering Tamil national remembrance day, Maaveerar Naal on November 27.

"Posters have been posted inside Jaffna University's premises including the names of four students and a lecturer, threatening to shoot and kill them. The names listed in the posters are english department's dean and the University Teachers’ Union Leader, Amirthalingam Rasakumaran, as well as 3rd year media studies students, Thurairasa Thamilselvan, Kanesalingam Nivas, and Thangarasa Ayngaran, and 3rd year geography student Philipeiris Britto," the TNPF said in a statement.

"The poster, written in inaccurate Tamil, warned not to observe Maaveerar Naal events, and if observed, [the students and staff] will be shot and killed. As only the Sri Lankan government and the army have been continuously making threats not to hold remembrance events, we suspect that the posters published between 21 and 27 during Maaveerar remembrance week were posted by Sri Lanka military intelligence officers," the TNPF said.


Tamil Guardian 25 November 2014
Monument for Tamil war dead to be erected in Germany

The Tamil monument during construction (Photo: Knut Vahlensieck, Der Westen)

A sculpture to commemorate Tamil war deaths will be erected in the German town of Essen later this week, reported the German paper Der Westen.

German sculptor Georg Schaab created the12-ton granite monument at the request of German Tamils, who funded it using donations from the community.

“Many Tamils were driven away from Sri Lanka since the civil war in the 1980s and live in exile across the world,” Schaab said.


 International Affairs
Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
US led coalition foreign ministers to discuss action plan against Islamic State militants
Foreign ministers from up to 60 countries within a US led coalition against Islamic State militants will hold their first meeting next week in Brussels.

The meeting, to be held on December 3 and chaired by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, will analyse progress in the fight against Islamic State militants, and discuss future political coordination, reports Reuters.

Meanwhile, the US military continued its airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 10 attacks near Kobane, destroying six fighting positions said US central command on Wednesday.

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Catalan parties to unite in 18 month plan for independence
Catalonia’s leader Artur Mas, outlined a plan to create a Catalan state within 18 months, by uniting the region's politicians, reports Reuters.

Catalonia’s two main parties, on Wednesday, came close to agreeing on a decision to call for regional elections that could be used as a proxy for a referendum on independence from Spain, by the parties uniting on a common election platform.

The leader of Catalonia’s second-biggest party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), welcomed Mas’ plan as a “good starting point.”

“We need to seek formulas that add up between all the political forces that want to move towards independence,” said Oriol Junqueras.


Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
US drone strikes kill 5 militants in Pakistan
A US drone strike in Pakistan killed 5 militants, a government official said on Wednesday.

The US drone strike hit a house used by militants, near the Afghan border, as the Pakistani military intensified their own airstrikes in an offensive against Taliban militants.

The Pakistani government condemned the US strike as an infringement of Pakistani sovereignty.

“The Government of Pakistan condemns the drone strike that took place in the early hours of Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at Garga, north Shawal in North Wziristan Agency,” the government said in a statement.

Though Pakistan protests drone strikes, many say that the military has given its tacit acceptance of the US strikes, Reuters said.

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Student leaders arrested as police clamp down on Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong police, on Wednesday, moved in to clear one of the largest protest sites in the occupy movement and faced several clashes with pro-democracy activists that continued to stream into cleared areas.

Several student leaders were arrested, including Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, reports the BBC.

Police used pepper spray and batons against demonstrators, whilst arresting individuals that resisted the police.


Tamil Guardian 25 November 2014
Farc releases two soldiers in bid to restart peace talks
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released two Colombian soldiers and vowed to release an army general, in a move that is hoped to revive stalled peace talks.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the release, stating it was “an important step which shows the maturity of the peace process and the gestures of peace all Colombians demand."

In a statement released from Havana, Cuba, FARC said it had ”fulfilled the conditions of the first phase of the Special Humanitarian Accord and will now focus its efforts on freeing General Ruben Dario Alzate ... and his companions."

The group went on to call for a halt on all Colombian government military activity in area held by FARC, saying,

"We hope the operations led by the defense ministry and the military siege against the civilian population will be immediately suspended so that the release of these individuals can go ahead without any scares."

The Colombian army has been accused by the militants of bombings, deploying troops and of surveillance flight over FARC-held territory. The two soldiers captured in the eastern Arauca province in a reported clash with FARC militants two weeks ago.


Tamil Guardian 25 November 2014
Grand jury decision over Michael Brown shooting sparks protests
A Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown earlier this year, has sparked protests across the United States.

Responding to Monday's verdict, rights’ activists and civil liberties’ organizations denounced the failure to indict Wilson as symptomatic of a larger failure by the American justice system to hold police officers accountable for their disproportionately high rates of violence against people of colour.

Jeffrey Mittman, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union said
in a statement,
“The grand jury's decision does not negate the fact that Michael Brown's tragic death is part of an alarming national trend of officers using excessive force against people of color, often during routine encounters. Yet in most cases, the officers and police departments are not held accountable. While many officers carry out their jobs with respect for the communities they serve, we must confront the profound disconnect and disrespect that many communities of color experience with their local law enforcement.”
In a statement released on Monday, the family of Michael Brown expressed their disappointment with the decision.
“We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen”
Thousands of Americans at demonstrations throughout the country have condemned the failure to indict Wilson as unjust. Despite calls for restraint by various state and federal officials, including President Obama, some have turned to rioting and violence with reports of police having fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters. In Ferguson alone, 61 people were arrested Monday night.


Tamil Guardian 25 November 2014
Dozens killed as Syrian government bombs Raqqa
At least 87 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of air strikes carried out by the Syrian government on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa.

Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 10 Syrian government jets had struck Raqqa at least 10 times, killing dozens.

"The majority of the strikes were in the eastern part of the city," Abdulrahman said. "At least 36 of those killed are civilians. As for the rest, we are not sure yet if they were fighters."

"Most of the casualties were caused by two consecutive air strikes targeting the city's industrial area," he went on to add. "The first strike came, residents rushed to rescue the wounded, and then the second raid took place."


Tamil Guardian 24 November 2014
US confirms successful airstrikes against Islamic State militants
The US military in a statement, said that it had, with its allies, conducted several successful airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

According to the statement 9 strikes in Syria took out at least three Islamic State militant fighting positions, whilst 15 strikes in Iraq destroyed militant checkpoints and military vehicles, reports Reuters.

US air-drops arms to Kurdish forces fighting IS (20 October 2014)

IS retreat amidst US airstrikes, coalition pledges further support to forces fighting militants (16 October 2014)
Tamil Guardian 24 November 2014
At least 45 killed in blast in Afghanistan
An explosion, thought to have been caused by a suicide bomber, has killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan.

The attack on Sunday occurred in the Paktika province, where locals had gathered to watch the game.

Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani said the incident was a"heinous attack", according to his spokesman and Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement, "no cause justifies such acts of terrorism and taking of innocent lives."

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion occurred just hours after the lower house of the Afghan parliament, approved security deals which will see around 12,000 NATO and US troops remain in the country after most foreign troops withdraw next month.


Tamil Guardian 24 November 2014
US welcomes interim oil deal between Kurdistan and Baghdad
The US vice president Joe Biden welcomed an agreement made last week between the Iraqi central government and Kurdistan over managing oil exports in the region.

Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said he was encouraged by the interim agreement made by the two regional governments.

Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government agree preliminary oil export deal (16 November 2014)
Tamil Guardian 23 November 2014
Farc calls for reduced government military presence and international mediators for release of captives
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) militants warned the Colombian government, increased government military activity would jeopardise the release of the recently captured Colombian general, reports Agence France Presse.

Condemning Colombian troop deployments and movement restricting security measures imposed into their areas, the Farc said,

“These communities have been practically besieged by the army.”

The Farc went onto call for demilitarisation before freeing the captured general, and requested the Red Cross to be involved in the hand over.

FARC militants defend capture of Colombian general  (19 November 2014)
Tamil Guardian 23 November 2014
Almost 50 killed in attack in northern Nigerian state
Boko Haram militants are alleged to have killed 48 people in an attack in the northern Nigerian Borno state, on the border with Chad.

The victims, mostly fishermen reportedly had their hands tied and throats slit by insurgents from the Islamic militant group.

The head of the fish traders association Abubakar Gamandi told AFP "the attackers killed their victims silently without the use of the gun to avoid attracting attention from the multi-national troops."

Troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger are currently stationed at the village of Doron Baga, where the attack took place, as part of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to battle against Boko Haram.

The BBC reported the attack took place after villagers from the community pointed out four insurgents to security forces and were shot dead.

The attack was apparently aimed at punishing the community after four insurgents were pointed out to soldiers and were shot dead.
Tamil Guardian 23 November 2014
Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes a war crime – HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Israel should immediately stop destroying the family homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks on Israelis, stating the practise amounts to a war crime.

Last week, Israeli authorities demolished the family homes of a Palestinian man who rammed his car into a baby and woman at Jerusalem station, killing them both. HRW noted that in 2014, there have been 5 times that Israeli forces have destroyed Palestinian family homes, leaving dozens homeless.

“When carried out in occupied territory, including East Jerusalem, it amounts to collective punishment, a war crime,” said HRW.

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director, added, “punitive home demolitions are blatantly unlawful... Israel should prosecute, convict, and punish criminals, not carry out vengeful destruction that harms entire families.”

The demolitions took place despite the German, French, British, Italian and Spanish ambassadors calling on Israel to halt the practise.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon confirmed that the European Union diplomats had met with Israel regarding the practise, but said "this is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks."


Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
US to return to combat with Taliban

The US has decided to expand their military role in Afghanistan, enabling them to target Taliban fighters from 2015.

Under previous withdrawal plans, the 9,800 US soldiers remaining in the country, would only be training Afghan soldiers and fight remnants of Al Qaeda.

The troops will not go after the Taliban unless they "directly threaten" the US, an unnamed official told US media.

“We will no longer target belligerents solely because they are members of the Taliban,” the official said. “To the extent that Taliban members directly threaten the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan or provide direct support to Al Qaeda, however, we will take appropriate measures to keep Americans safe.”

In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat - The New York Times (22 Nov 2014)


Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
Western sanctions are aimed at 'regime change' in Russia says Lavrov
Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Western countries of using sanctions to try and bring about regime change in Russia.

Speaking at a meeting of the advisory Foreign and Defense Policy Council in Moscow, Lavrov said,

“The EU is our largest partner... Nobody is going to shoot himself in the foot and reject cooperation with Europe, but everyone understands that it won’t be business as usual anymore.
“But we don’t need the kind of business we had. [That] was like ‘Russia must do this and must do that,' and we want to cooperate as equals,” he added.
The foreign minister went on to add,
"As for the concept behind to the use of coercive measures, the West is making clear it does not want to force Russia to change policy but wants to secure regime change."

"Now public figures in Western countries say there is a need to impose sanctions that will destroy the economy and cause public protests."


Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
Chilean generals jailed for torture of president's father
Two former Chilean generals have been sentenced to jail for the torture of incumbent President Michelle Bachelet's father in 1973.

Edgar Cevallos Jones and Ramon Caceres Jorquera were sentenced to two and three years in prison respectively, for the torture of General Alberto Bachelet, who opposed a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.

Alberto Bachelet died in 1974, with investigators linking his death to the torture he received.

The BBC reported that in a letter to his family, Bachelet said, "I was detained in solitary confinement for 26 days... I was subjected to torture for 30 hours. They broke me inside."

Chilean government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde said the ruling “is a step forward precisely to advance in the truth and justice Chile needs."

However the sentence has been criticised by other torture victims in Chile as being too lenient. One man who was also tortured by the former generals told AP,

"I think it seems a bit ridiculous, that after all the years of repression, torture against hundreds of people from different organisations, they get three years.
Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
Dozens killed in Kenya bus attack
At least 28 people have been killed in a bus attack in northern Kenya, which police officials have blamed on Somali militant group al-Shabab.

The bus was travelling to Nairobi from the northern Mandera county, near the Somali border, when it was ambushed by gunmen. Non-Muslims     were reportedly separated out from other passengers and killed.

Though it was not immediately clear who the attackers were, regional police chief Noah Mwavinda told AFP, "I can confirm... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shabab."

Mandera Country Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba said on Twitter,
"The inhumane butchering of innocent Kenyans by terrorist must get [a] very firm response from our national security team."
The killings come after Kenya security forces carried out a series of raids on mosques in the city of  Mombasa which saw over 350 people arrested and one person killed. The raids heightened tensions in the region, with four people stabbed to death in apparent revenge attacks last week.

Kenya has troops on Somalia as part of an African Union Mission currently battling al-Shabab militants, alongside Somalia's government.
Tamil Guardian 21 November 2014
ICC considers war crimes charges against Islamic State militants
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that the ICC was contemplating tabling war crimes charges against Islamic State militants, noting that several fighters were from countries party to the ICC statute.

Speaking in an interview to the German news outlet, Sueddeutsche, Fatou Bensouda noted that several European and Arab nations had supplied the ICC with background fields of citizens that were recruited b the Islamic State.
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