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Couples in India dying in `honour killings`
Tuesday, 3 August 2010 - 11:06 AM SL Time

BAHAN, INDIA Nineteen-year-old Rajni had been a bride for only a few minutes when her husband, Sanjeev, suggested they head for a nearby police station to ask for protection.

It was only a matter of time, Sanjeev reminded his new wife, before her family started to hunt them down.

In February, after she told her family of her plans to marry Sanjeev, a 24-year-old milkman, Rajni`s uncle grabbed her around the neck, slapped her, and threatened to kill her.

The couple was a mismatch, Rajni`s uncle raged. Her father, after all, has 25 buffalo, wealthy in this lush stretch of India, a checkerboard of rice paddy and sugar cane fields. Sanjeev and his parents, on the other hand, were labourers who made $2 a day.

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Security drill to check preparedness for terror attack
Wednesday, 4 August 2010 - 8:56 PM SL Time

Tamil Nadu police, Coast Guard and security agencies have launched a drill to check their preparedness in case of a terror attack emanating from the coast.

Operation Hamla (attack), the multi-agency drill that began last night, was a review of agencies` preparedness to meet such an eventuality, senior police officials said, adding, it is expected to continue through the day today.

Post 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai, which emanated from the seas, the state police and other agencies in Tamil Nadu have been engaging in such exericises and periodic review of their preparedness.

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They were protesting for everything.. Why have we not seen any Buddhist Monks protesting against Mervyn ???
Thursday, 5 August 2010 - 10:16 PM SL Time

Just wondering...

I heard that there were a few protests by people showing their disgust at Mervyn`s actions and MR`s inaction.

I was just wondering what happened to our MAHAA SANGHA RATHNAYA.

They were not afraid of the LTTE

They were not afraid of the Police

They were not afraid of the white vans when they protested FOR SF


Is Mervyn that powerful ? Or is the SANGHA RATHNAYA don`t care now that the poor person who tied himself to the tree is known to be not a Sinhgala Buddhist ??

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Beginning of the end?
Friday, 6 August 2010 - 3:07 AM SL Time

Public servants in Kelaniya beware! The Establishment Code of the Government no longer applies to you. Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva`s `kele-neethiya` or the law of the jungle has replaced the EC. According to a news report (not in The Island) the latest episode in the escapades of Mervyn Silva (MS) has just been staged at Kelaniya in which he ties up a Samurddhi Officer to a mango tree in the presence of a crowd of onlookers, ostensibly for his failure to attend a programme conducted in connection with the dengue eradication programme of the government. In addition he severely reprimands three other Samuruddhi Officers including two females in public apparently for the same reason.

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Mervyn Spells Assassination ..
Monday, 9 August 2010 - 9:47 PM SL Time

Dr.Mervyn Silva teaching his children how to spell the word `assassination`, continues ..

`One `ass, behind another ass, behind that I and behind I, the whole

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DMK will be routed in poll, VP ALIVE, says Vaiko
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 - 1:53 AM SL Time

Ooty, Aug. 8: The DMK will be routed in the coming Assembly elections, predicted MDMK general secretary Vaiko here on Sunday.

He explained that in the emerging political scenario, the AIADMK alliance was in a very strong position and it was going to win the next Assembly elections.

When asked whether he expected any re-alignment of political forces, he said he didn`t want to discuss that now.

Addressing mediapersons here, he said after AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa`s meet at Coimbatore, the DMK was rattled and in utter confusion over its prospects in the elections and about the alliance with the Congress.

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Ten men GENOCIDED with fraud charges ...
Saturday, 14 August 2010 - 6:46 AM SL Time

August 11, 2010

Police seized cash and computer equipment from a Brampton home and have arrested and charged 10 men three from Brampton with credit and debit fraud.
York and Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau detectives say two separate investigations netted them the arrests and charges. A search warrant at a Brampton home July 30 also resulted in the seizure of cash and computer equipment police say contained fraudulently-obtained credit and debit card data.
The original investigation started in February when a $1.3 million credit and debit card fraud was uncovered, according to police. That led to the arrest of Mayuran Jeyabalan, 24, of Brampton. It was his home that was searched in July and he was arrested that day, according to police. He faces charges of possession of property obtained by crime, possession of credit card data, fraud over $5,000 and possession of instruments of forgery.

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A Fitting Tribute to the TAF
Saturday, 14 August 2010 - 11:21 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Air Force war victory memorial showing a war trophy. This aircraft was flown by a suicide terrorist with approx. 215 kg of C4 and aiming for the hangers housing the aircraft of the SLAF`s No. 10 Fighter Squadron (IAI-KFir C.2,C.7). He was being chased by an AIRCAP aircraft (depicted here by a replica of a IAI- KFIR) in the background. As he approached the base, low and fast in the pitch darkness, the SLAF ground defence shot it up with 12.7 mm fire and it crashed short killing the terrorist.
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Tamil congress `concerned` by Ottawa`s tone
Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 8:04 PM SL Time

The Canadian Tamil Congress is `deeply concerned` that Ottawa`s rhetoric about the arrival of migrants aboard a suspected people-smuggling ship could `undermine` ongoing investigations and spur `more than a backlash of words` against the Canadian Tamil community.

A spokesperson for the congress said it is calling on the federal government -- particularly Public Safety Minister Vic Toews--to `exercise some caution` and avoid publicly speculating about the `possibility that Canadian Tamils are supporting the smuggling activity and perhaps may be involved in it.`

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Captain of Sun Sea has links to Tigers
Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 9:50 PM SL Time

Although Canadian authorities are concerned some of the recently arrived migrants might be members of the Tamil Tigers, a terrorist group outlawed in Canada, Ottawa has been tight-lipped about any evidence it might have for this claim.

Nor have this week`s detention hearings shed any light on whether the MV Sun Sea was a human-smuggling ship or whether any Tamil Tigers were aboard.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has said the Thai cargo ship was part of a `broader criminal enterprise` and a `test boat` intended to gauge Ottawa`s attitude toward refugees arriving by ship.

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A New Direction and Ideology for Tamils in Canada
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 - 2:35 AM SL Time

A clearly defined mission, extreme focus, unwavering determination and relentless perseverance will reach any goal

Monday, 23 August 2010 07:57
Written by Subramaniam Masilamany

Talking about Tamils, in every nation where ever we are, we are a numerical minority, psychological inferiorities and 2nd class citizens. Minority refers to numbers but that does not mean that we have to behave like second class citizens. Every community is in some way a numerical minority so let us not talk about it, but Inferiority is a state of mind, a state due to our anthropology, but we can always evolve out of this state. Both numerical minority and psychological inferiority can be changed, has to be changed, must be changed, and we are going to change. That is what we are going to do we are going to offer such a compelling and convincing program that people will want to convert to our nature. If we Tamils don`t offer a formidable alternative to our Tamils they may also switch allegiance and alliance and become Singhalese as what happened along the North West coastal areas from Negombo to Puttalam in Sri Lanka. It is not about race or religion, but who has a better plan that will give us economic control, respect and recognition. There are no Singhalese, no Tamils or no others in Sri Lanka we have people, children of Mother Nature.

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Rejected refugees take Australia to court
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 - 10:54 PM SL Time

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast: 24/08/2010


Two Sri Lankan Tamils are testing off-shore immigration processing in the High Court, claiming it is unconstitutional.

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Australia`s offshore immigration processing scheme is being tested in the High Court.

Two Sri Lankan Tamils who were refused asylum claim Australia`s processing procedures on Christmas Island are unlawful and unconstitutional.

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Vaiko denies former LTTE leader`s charge
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - 3:55 AM SL Time

CHENNAI: MDMK general secretary Vaiko has denied that he stood in the way of a ceasefire between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan forces, as claimed by former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan.

Accusing KP of betraying the cause of Tamil Eelam, Mr. Vaiko said KP had joined the long list of those who had acted against the cause.

Mr. Vaiko described KP`s charge that he stood in the way of a ceasefire as a blatant lie and added that no one would have been happier over such a development than he and Tamil Nationalist Movement leader P. Nedumaran. He revealed that he and Mr. Nedumaran had desperately wanted a ceasefire somehow.

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We`re angry refugee system in a shambles - OTTAWA CITIZEN
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - 8:00 AM SL Time

By D.C. McCaffrey, The Ottawa Citizen August 24, 2010

Re: Take a deep breath, Aug. 14.

In its editorial, the Citizen urges Canadians to stand back and `let our refugee system work.` The system is the problem -- it does not work.

Canada`s refugee determination process is a shambles. It was cobbled together by politicians, the Canadian judiciary, and the ever-expanding `immigration industry.` The system is inefficient, expensive, porous and perverse. It takes on average two years to process a claim and then if the claim is rejected the claimant is often allowed to stay on compassionate grounds.

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Canada should shift focus to real refugees
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - 8:04 PM SL Time

Last Updated: August 25, 2010 2:00am

It has been fascinating to watch the political left in this country react to the news, reported on Sunday, that 71% of Sri Lankan refugee claimants in a secret government survey go home for vacations or to sponsor family members into Canada.

For pointing out that the Harper government is not taking the issue of bogus refugees seriously, we have oddly been painted as mouthpieces for the government. The left in Canada, it seems, would rather ignore the issue than take the government to task. Over at the CBC, blogger in residence Kady O`Malley took issue with our numbers for not being statistically valid.

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Open shores for illegal migrants erode Canadian sovereignty
Thursday, 26 August 2010 - 12:41 AM SL Time

Opinion writer Peter Showler and letter-writer Mohan Samarasinghe (`Two tales of Sri Lankans,` Aug. 21) argue that we must preserve our humanitarian tradition of welcoming `refugees.`

My experience as an old, and cynical, immigration officer leads me to suspect that our humanitarianism is restricted to those citizens who are prepared to use their own resources to receive and settle refugees.

Politicians take money from taxpayers and use it to promote their own political interests. They are forcing Canadians to pay for `humanitarian` policies that subvert our laws and sovereignty.

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Intl Humanitarian Law...(For all intents and democratic purposes)
Friday, 27 August 2010 - 3:58 AM SL Time

By Chandi Sinnathurai

People have strong opinions about the credibility of the Sri Lanka Lessons Learnt Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). In a democracy, each person is entitled to have their opinions. Both their rights and privileges are protected by the state even for an opposing voice, advancing a contrary argument. We do not know how much of a `free country` Sri Lanka is in this sense. However, what an ex-UN Under Secy General Dhanapala has said while testifying before the LLRC is worthy of serious consideration. (See Appendix)

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As children play, puzzled Tamils wonder why they`re being detained
Friday, 27 August 2010 - 8:25 PM SL Time

As dusk fell one night this week, about two dozen Tamil children spilled out onto the grassy field of a Burnaby detention facility they now call home.

Dressed in assorted bright colours, the children hollered and squealed as they kicked soccer balls, threw flying discs and chased floating bubbles with facility staff. Several women -- presumably the children`s mothers_day.jsp' class=black>mothers -- watched from the sidelines.

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Terrorism | 31.08.2010 Germany indicts three suspected Tamil Tiger leaders
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 - 9:38 PM SL Time

Two German nationals and one Sri Lankan have been charged with belonging to the Tamil Tigers, a banned separatist group. The men are believed to have raised millions of euros from Germany-based Tamils for weapons.

German prosecutors have charged three suspected Tamil Tiger rebel leaders with membership in a terrorist organisation and breaches of export laws.

A Federal Prosecutor`s Office statement said the three men - Vijikanendra T., 35, Sasitharan M., 33, and Koneswaran T., 39 - were accused of belonging to the terrorist group and of supplying the organization with three million euros ($3.8 million) for weapons and supplies.

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Dozens of Tamil migrants segregated
Wednesday, 1 September 2010 - 9:44 AM SL Time

By TOM GODFREY, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: August 31, 2010 5:03pm

Police checking for links to Tigers, paramilitary, crimes against humanity

More than three dozen Tamil migrants have been segregated from 492 others who arrived by boat for questioning by police on suspicion of being linked to the Tamil Tigers, or other inadmissible groups, including war criminals.

Those held in segregation at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre, in B.C., include the skipper of the MV Sun Sea, Kamalraj Kandasamy, a.k.a Captain Vinod, his 24-man crew and about a dozen migrants who arrived Aug. 13 off the coast of B.C. after a 90-day trip from Thailand.

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