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Crossing Divides: The Sri Lankan civil war enemies who fell in love
Crossing Divides: The Sri Lankan civil war enemies who fell in love
Crossing Divides: The Sri Lankan civil war enemies who fell in love

To watch Gauri Malar and Roshan Jayathilake playing with their 11-month-old daughter, you'd never guess that just 10 years ago they were mortal enemies. Gauri, 26, was a child soldier for the separatist Tamil Tigers, fighting what they saw as an oppressive regime propped up by people like Roshan. "I had not seen Sinhalese or spoken to them," she says. "We…

BBC - Jun 14 14:02 GMT - more ... [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary ]

Jaffna University students make final preparations for Maaveerar Naal
Jaffna University students make final preparations for Maaveerar Naal

Jaffna University students embarked on their final preparations for Maaveerar Naal, the Tamil national remembrance day for fallen fighters, today. Red and yellow flags marking Tamil national colours where hung across the campus, with the University Maaveerar monument receiving fresh coats of paint and a newly constructed entrance gate. The miniature entrance…

TamilGuardian - Nov 26 18:56 GMT - more ... [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, World ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • On the Myth of Stockholm Syndrome and Women Guerrilla Fighters

    On the Myth of Stockholm Syndrome and Women Guerrilla Fighters

    “Why did you join the movement?” I asked each former fighter in the contested territory of Batticaloa, in Eastern Sri Lanka. In the beginning, I was fascinated by the feminist grip of pink nails on an AK-47. I was looking for liberation. “In the beginning, before I joined, I only knew that they [soldiers] had been everywhere, my whole life.” Along with several…

    LitHub - Nov 19 16:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, World ]

  • Thamilselvan remembered in Jaffna

    Thamilselvan remembered in Jaffna

    The head of the political wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S P Thamilselvan who was assassinated by the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) on November 2, 2007 was remembered today in Jaffna eleven years on. Members and supporters of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) lay flowers and placed garlands in memory his service to the Tamil struggle…

    TamilGuardian - Nov 02 20:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, History ]

  • Vajpayee helped Sri Lanka in war against LTTE: Wickremesinghe

    Vajpayee helped Sri Lanka in war against LTTE: Wickremesinghe

    "He was one of the great prime ministers. He was a true friend of Sri Lanka, he stood for Sri Lanka at all times," Wickremesinghe said. "When I was the prime minister of Sri Lanka previously, the LTTE was in a very strong position. Our economy was weak. Mr Vajpayee helped us develop the economy and extended military training. We were able to stop the sea Tigers…

    PTI - Aug 19 14:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, India, History ]

  • Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

    German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel group a decade ago. Federal prosecutors said a judge ordered Thursday the 36-year-old, identified only as Sivatheeban B. because of German privacy rules, detained pending a potential indictment. He was arrested…

    Daily Mail - Aug 03 15:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, EU, WarCrimes ]

  • Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    A kachcheri is a district secretariat that functions as a liaison between the central Sri Lanka government and its activities at district level. Within its own district, a kachcheri also implements government projects, collects revenues, and organizes elections. Expectedly, a bureaucratic branch of the government of this magnitude requires a large facility to…

    AtlasObscura - May 09 18:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • War years VIP bullet proof vehicles, LTTE ship dumped in the sea by Navy

    War years VIP bullet proof vehicles, LTTE ship dumped in the sea by Navy

    Several bulletproof vehicles that were imported during the war for the security of Presidents and diplomats were dumped in the deep sea area off the western coast and destroyed last morning. The eight vehicles were taken to the deep sea area with the aid of a Nnaval vessel, and dumped in the deep sea area, said Acting Navy Spokesman Lt.Com. K.K.C. Udayanga. He…

    CDN - Mar 27 13:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, History ]

  • COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Today, a quarter of a century separates us from the last breath of Sathasivam Krishnakumar aka Colonel Kittu. On January 16, 1993, Col. Kittu was killed in a losing battle with nine other LTTE cards, as they were encircled by Indian warships in the ocean on a return journey. Kittu was born on January 2, 1960 in Valvettithuai, Jaffna. To achieve this, he joined as a…

    Tamil.de - Jan 16 21:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, World ]

  • Defying Govt Ban, Tamil Leaders In Sri Lanka Celebrate Prabhakaran's Birthday In His Home Town

    Defying Govt Ban, Tamil Leaders In Sri Lanka Celebrate Prabhakaran\'s Birthday In His Home Town

    Defying the government ban, leaders of a pro-Tamil party celebrated the 63rd birth anniversary of the slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran in his home town in northern Sri Lanka. Member of Northern Provincial Council M K Shivajilingam of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led the commemoration event held at Velvettiturai, where the LTTE leader's house was…

    PTI - Nov 27 21:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, World ]

  • Thousands mark Maaveerar Naal across Jaffna district

    Thousands mark Maaveerar Naal across Jaffna district

    Thousands of local residents and families of the Maaveerar gathered at the Thuyilum Illams (LTTE resting homes) and memorial sites across Jaffna district today to mark Tamil National Remembrance Day (Maaveerar Naal). Many wept at the traditional Thuyilum Illam song played whilst lamps were lit by make shift tombstones. Events took place at Thuyilum Illams and…

    TG - Nov 27 20:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Batticaloa, Jaffna ]

  • EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers

    EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers

    The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers. Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court's view of 2014 that the Council of the European Union, the 28-nation grouping, had insufficient evidence to maintain…

    Reuters - Jul 26 15:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, EU, World ]

    Related:
      - European Union top court removes Tamil Tigers from terrorism blacklist - India Today
  • Prabhakaran wanted me dead

    Prabhakaran wanted me dead

    Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingam is identified as a politician who always raises his voice on issues confronting the people of the North, a one-time Parliamentarian who created a sensation by contesting from the Kurunegala district during the 2015 Parliamentary elections. As a political bureau member of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation…

    Daily Mirror - May 30 20:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Politics, History ]

  • ITAK willing to include former militants: Mavai

    ITAK willing to include former militants: Mavai

    The ITAK is willing to absorb the rehabilitated former militants into mainstream politics, Leader of the ITAK and Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah said. Mr. Senathirajah said that the former militants had collectively formed a new party and since they had been rehabilitated, the ITAK wished to absorb them into democratic politics.ITAK Leader said that the TNA was…

    DM - May 04 14:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, Vanni ]

  • Popular Tamil Eelam singer SG Shanthan passes away

    Popular Tamil Eelam singer SG Shanthan passes away

    Shanthalingam Gunaratnam (SG Shanthan), the most popular Eezham Tamil singer of songs in the Tamil Eelam liberation struggle so far, has passed away in Jaffna on Sunday at the age of 57 of kidney failure. The singer, known for his unique high-pitch singing of liberation songs, has recorded more than 250 Tamil Eelam songs and at least 350 devotional songs. One of his…

    TamilNet - Mar 02 11:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Arts&Culture ]

  • Karuna forms ‘Tamil United Freedom Party’

    Karuna forms ‘Tamil United Freedom Party’

    Former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias ‘Karuna Amman’, yesterday launched a new political party called the “Tamil United Freedom Party” in Batticaloa. Speaking at the the inauguration of the new party at Focus Hall, Batticaloa, Karuna Amman who was the former Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said the party would be…

    Daily Mirror - Feb 12 21:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Politics, KarunaGroup ]

    Related:
      - Karuna leaves SLFP, forms ‘Tamil United Freedom Party’ - Sunday Times
  • Federal Court upholds deportation of Tamil Tigers fundraiser who has fought to stay in Canada for 22 years

    Federal Court upholds deportation of Tamil Tigers fundraiser who has fought to stay in Canada for 22 years

    An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal. The Federal Court upheld the deportation of Manickavasagam Suresh on the grounds he was a member of a terrorist organization and that he was complicit in war crimes and crimes against…

    National Post - Jan 17 17:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Refugees, Canada ]

  • Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan attacked in Vellore jail

    Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan attacked in Vellore jail

    A G Peralivalan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was on Tuesday attacked inside the high security central prison in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, by another inmate, police said. The 44-year-old was attacked by another inmate Rajesh, they said. Officials declined to spell out details of the incident, including the reason for the attack,…

    PTI - Sep 13 12:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Northern Province CM to discuss ex-Tamil rebels with Sri Lanka PM

    Northern Province CM to discuss ex-Tamil rebels with Sri Lanka PM

    Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran on Monday said he will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeinghe to discuss concerns on former Tamil Tiger rebels. Wigneswaran said he will discuss with Wickremeinghe the allegations that former rebels who were released after being rehabilitated were injected with a poisonous drug, Xinhua news agency…

    BS - Aug 22 16:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, WarCrimes ]

    Related:
      - Alleged deaths, illnesses of ex-LTTE cadres: Five member committee to assist probe - CDN
  • When Tamil Tigers cheered for Sri Lanka with Civil War's top prisoner

    When Tamil Tigers cheered for Sri Lanka with Civil War\'s top prisoner

    The response from the President was apparently that she didn’t know such a group was being held. The defence secretary is said to have said that the government considered prisoners as dead soldiers. The book seller Vijitha Yapa, however, contacted the ICRC and through them sent me complimentary subscriptions to Newsweek and National Geographic. I suppose it…

    Daily O - Aug 16 15:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, SriLanka ]

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