Monthly Archives: August 2015

Redefining the Mission of EROS

EROS requests the Tamil speaking people of North East and upcountry, to vote for EROS that is committed to providing a qualitative shift to the Tamil leadership in terms of honesty and integrity and provide a transparent and dynamic leadership, committed to the welfare of the people living in North East and Sri Lanka. EROS MPs will concern themselves with the powers of the central and concurrent lists without infringing on the powers of the Provincial list and will not corporate with ministries of the central government which seek to undermine the powers of the provincial government.

From Sachi’s Files – Chapter 2

Front Note by Sachi In Chapter 1, I had transcribed the travelogue essay of Julian West about his visit to Jaffna in early 1991 (Asiaweek, March 8, 1991). This item elicited three responses from the readers of Asiaweek. Two were from Sinhalese, and the other one was from me. For completeness, I provide these three… Read more »

Sri Lanka Massacred Tens of Thousands of Tamils

by Callum MacCrae, VICE, New York, August 5, 2015 Sri Lanka Massacred Tens of Thousands of Tamils While the World Looked Away August 5, 2015 by Callum Macrae This article appears in the August Issue of VICE Magazine To the Tamils of northeast Sri Lanka and to much of their global diaspora, Isaipriya was a… Read more »

Major Sri Lankan Parties Reject TNA’s Demand for Federalism

Major political parties in Sri Lanka have flatly rejected the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)’s demand for federalism. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)-led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA); United National Party (UNP)-led United National Front for Good Governance and the Janatha Vimukthi Perumana (JVP) have, in unison, said the demand, if accepted, would lead to division… Read more »

India Must Ensure Decentralization in Sri Lanka, Modi Told by Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to expedite decentralization of power in Sri Lanka — for the cause of Tamil Eelam. Jayalalithaa presented a memorandum listing various demands to Modi when he went to her residence after launching the National Handloom Day and India Handloom brand here. The meeting between… Read more »