Saturday, November 25, 2006

Google Profits Review 4

I completely respect why you would renig your previous review of Google Profits, however, it’s important to note that not all books can cover all aspects of a subject - at least not without becoming a daunting task for the reader.

I find that ebook authors need to find that elusive balance with just the right amount of information without the overload. Though I agree it’s lacking in some points, I believe that the ebook is still beneficial, especially for someone just starting out in the AdWords arena. But, by no means, is it the complete and final resource for AdWords.

I believe that one could start with Google Profits, then graduate to Google Profits (or even Rosalind Gardner’s Super Affiliate Handbook), and then finish up with just about anything by Perry Marshall.

Online Marketing is a continuing process, it’s all about growing and continuing to learn as we grow.

Google Profits Review 3


I would prefer that you save your money and read this guy’s Blog on Google Cash. You’ll learn more from his successes.

That guy is Barry Stein, he’s very helpful and shares a lot more than all the “Google Cash type” ebooks combined.

Here’s the blog URL:

Be sure to check out his Adwords report on his web site for a summary of his blog.

After you’ve read the blog, maybe you might still want to purchase Google Cash. Also read my blog…. Learn from my mistakes and have a much more pleasant journey!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Google Profits Review 2

Finally a book that truly demystifies making money online, and does it in plain English. Google Profits by Wade M. Winger (edited by Denise Blankenship) is an online business related ebook centered around earning money through Google AdWords and ClickBank affiliate products.

What To Expect From Google Profits

The book is geared to those who are new to online or affiliate marketing and can even be of great value to intermediate affiliate marketers. Google Profits explains, in plain English, what an affiliate program, Pay Per Click advertising, ClickBank, and Google AdWords are and why the latter two are the focus of the ebook.

Google Profits continues by explaining how to select affiliate products from ClickBank to market using the 5 step success formula.

  1. Find a product
  2. Set up an advertising campaign
  3. Identify profitable campaigns
  4. Start a full campaign
  5. Expand (make more money)

Each step has supporting information separated into two parts: Information and Action. The information section gives an overview of the step and why it’s important. The action step outlines exactly what you need to should do using the information provided.

Google Profits Review 1

Seagull Members Be Carefull!!!

I have no idea what your experience with adwords is so I'll make this review a little long to cover many areas. First off, in case you didn't know, adwords is a very tough game. Be prepared to loose money. I've been playing around with adwords for about 9 months and I've stumbled onto 3 successful campaigns, but it took me 67 campaigns to find 3 successful ones. With adwords you have to invest alot of time and money. Some people are very successful at it. Barry Stein who is a frequent poster here earns a full time living promoting affiliate products through google adwords. Now that I've gotten the preliminaries out of the way, I'll get on with the review. I just wanted you to understand that adwords is very tough to make money at, but it can be done.

I really enjoyed the ebook and have learned many different things from it. The most important things I've learned from it are: how many clicks to run test campaigns? which countries should you target? which clickbank product categories are the best? when deciding to promote a clickbank product, what should its ranking be within a category? Those are the four most important areas I found from this ebook. The author goes on to talk about click through rates and selecting keywords, but if your familiar with adwords you'll already know most this stuff. The most important part of the ebook is at the very end where he goes through one of his test campaigns. If you go back to his sales letter, he shows a clickbank commission statement for a one week period. Within that statement the commission $14.38 appears 53 times. This is the test campaign he covers in his ebook. He shows you all the changes he made to this campaign during a 7 day period. At the end of the week, he netted $264.28 in profit from this campaign.

If this is the type of information your looking for regarding adwords, then this is the ebook you want. I should let you know theres a lot of adwords information for free on the internet. So you don't neccessarily need to buy this ebook or any other. You can get many of your questions answered just by posting in this forum. But if you don't want to take the time search for answers to your questions, than purchasing an adwords ebook is the way to go. If you decide to purchase the product heres a link you can use.
By the way this is my affiliate link, you don't have to purchase through it, but I thought if my review has help you'd decide to buy the product, then I've earned the commission.

Best of Luck,


What is Google Profits...?

A Sri Lankan web site recently announced that a book called “Google Profits” will be sonly available in Sri Lanka for a price of Rs. 2750. It seem that they are specially focusing on victims of Seagullsoftwares online scam. According to that site they will give a discount of Rs 500 for the site members. This book is said to contain many information, tips and tricks to earn money “Online”. I found most of the following articles from the internet and im posting them just for your reading (most of them are optimistic). “Think before you jump”…

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sri Lanka begins work on second international airport

WEERAWILA, Sri Lanka, Nov 19, 2006 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's president Sunday marked his first year in office by launching work on a new international airport to handle the giant Airbus A380 airliner and pledging a major new port.

President Mahinda Rajapakse laid the foundation stone for a 125-million-dollar, 4,000-metre (13,200-feet) upgrade to a small airport at Weerawila, which is to become an international terminal by November 2009.

The airport is slated to handle two million passengers a year and will be the second international terminal in the country, where tourism is a mainstay of the economy.

"We are building this second international airport so that A380 planes could land here," Rajapakse said in a nationally-televised ceremony from Weerawila, 260 kilometres (162 miles) south of Colombo by road.

National carrier SriLankan Airlines is around 40 percent owned by Dubai-based Emirates, which has ordered 45 A380 planes, making it the largest single client for the outsized, European-built long-haul jet.

Weerawila is located within Rajapakse's home constituency of Hambantota, which he also pledged to make the country's second major seaport.

Rajapakse said an average of 180 ships pass Hambantota at the southern end of the island, which lies astride the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, and the government hoped to set up a port there to service them with supplies.

At the ceremony, he said the infrastructure development work would not be curtailed by rising defence spending.

"I will not sell the lie. I will not say that development is not possible because of heavy defence expenditure," Rajapakse said. "We all need to work harder. Ensure economic progress."

Friday, November 17, 2006

Sri Lanka Budget at a glance

Agricultural resurgence (Krushi Navodaya) - a comprehensive package of credit and tax rebates for machinery, equipment and extension services for agriculture. Rs.2 billion each year over the next three years earmarked for this project.

l Electricity generation and distribution exempt from VAT.

l Heavy fuel oil and furnace oil exempted from VAT.

l Normal passport fee reduced to Rs.2,500.

l Dual citizenship fee reduced to Rs.200,000 per family.

l Nominal visa fee of US$ 10 for visa on arrival

l Duty and VAT exempted for replacement of buses by operators who already have a route permit

l VAT rate on supply of jewellery to be reduced to 5 per cent.

l VAT reduced to 5 per cent on high-tech medical equipment

l Excise duty hike carbonated drinks

l Excise duty to be imposed on paints

l Housing loans of 5,000 low income householders to be written off

l VAT exemption for cinema equipment and tax holidays for ultra-modern cinemas

l Rs.13,295 million to be allocated under the SME sector at concessionary rates of interest for a variety of SME enterprises.

l A tax-free threshold of Rs.600,000 for medium scale partnerships.

l Tax relief for employee shares

l Cost of living allowance increase for Government servants, pensioners

l More jobs for graduates

l Closed factories to be re-opened with the creation of 10,000 jobs

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Power Failure Hits Sri Lanka

The entire country experienced a total blackout late this evening of 15th of November after a lightning strike tripped a main power line, an official said.

Ceylon Electricity Board General Manager Ranjit Palleperuma said, “A big power line has tripped, we think because of lightning, and it is not an infrastructure problem.” Due to the blackout, the country plunged into darkness for nearly an hour, forcing almost all shops and hotels to use diesel generators where available.

For the last two months, inter-monsoon weather conditions have brought widespread rain and thundershowers with lightning strikes in almost all parts of the country.

Java-Now Open Source

Sun believes deeply in creating communities and sharing innovations and technologies to foster more participation. Today in a historic move, Sun is opening the door to greater innovation by open sourcing key Java implementations—Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME), and Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE)—under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), the same license as GNU/Linux.

Sun is now the biggest contributor to the open-source community. Already Sun has released open-source implementations of its Solaris Operating System, NetBeans, Project Looking Glass, Project JXTA, Jini, OpenOffice, OpenSPARC, and Java EE technologies and is continuing on its path to open all of its middleware. By adding a second GPLv2 license to Java EE, which was previously available under the CDDL license through Project Glassfish, Sun is now open sourcing all core Java technologies under the same license.

Through this move, Sun is helping to:

  • Fuel innovation and build broader developer communities by enabling interested Java developers, as well as developers in the GNU/Linux community, to contribute more easily to the evolution of Java technology
  • Drive faster evolution of the Java platform and adoption by new developers and in new markets while ensuring platform quality and flexibility
  • Allow the 5 million Java developers worldwide to leverage platform enhancements and speed time to market for new applications

Monday, November 13, 2006

LTTE kills two; a child and a youth-Jaffna

The LTTE pistol gang shot dead two civilians including a child at the Anaipanthy junction on Point-Pedro road in Jaffna yesterday, Sunday the 12th of November.

It is reported that the LTTE pistol man showered a rain of pistol rounds towards these two innocent civilians at 6.40 a.m yesterday.

The victims were identified as Ravi Sanjeewan, 15 years of age and Kangarupan Kelli, 21 years of age.

The incident was reported to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and the Jaffna Police are conducting further investigations.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Scotland Yard to investigate on Jaffna MP's killing-President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the late Member of Parliament Nadaraja Raviraj spoke fearlessly on behalf of the people he represented. He did not hesitate to strongly voice his concerns over the issues pertaining to his people.

President Rajapaksa emphasized that he was the leader of all the people of Sri Lanka, irrespective of ethnicity, religion or any other differences he believes that every person in this country should have the right to speak out and express one's ideas freely with no restrictions; In keeping with the ideas of a democratic society, He said he was fully committed to uphold this principle of democratic freedom in governance.

President while expressing his deep sympathies to the family of the late MP stated that Mr. Raviraj was a personal friend of his.

President Rajapaksa said this at the opening ceremony of the new office building for the Department of Inland Revenue in Colombo this morning.

Meanwhile the President has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask for the assistance from the Scotland Yard to carry out investigations into Mr. Raviraj's assassination

"Deliberate and well planned attempt to bring the government and country in to disrepute" added the President.

The President said that this assassination of Mr. Raviraj shows every indication of being a deliberate and well planned attempt to bring the country and the Government in to disrepute; it was also a serious move to create obstacles to the efforts being made to bring about better understanding among the different communities in the country, in the search for peace and harmony.

President has, earlier instructed Inspector General of Police to conduct an immediate investigation into the murder and report back to him.

Tamil National Alliance MP Nadaraja Raviraj was shot dead this morning near the Elvitigala Housing Scheme at Elvitigala Road in Narahenpita - a busy centre town in Colombo.

Courtesy- Department of Government Information

TNA parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj shot dead- Colombo

Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Mr.Nadarajah Raviraj has been shot dead by an unidentified group of gunmen this morning.

Mr. Raviraj who suffered critical injuries in the incident was immediately rushed to the General Hospital Colombo. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

According to the information Mr. Raviraj and his bodyguard came under fire whilst traveling on a vehicle along the Matha road in Borella around 8.00a.m.

The police sources said that two assassins had arrived the scene in a three-wheeler and shot at the vehicle carrying Mr. Raviraj. Following the attack, the assassins have fled the scene on a motor bike leaving behind the murder weapon and a load of ammunitions.

The bodyguard of the MP has also been killed in the incident.

The former Parliamentarian Mr Nadarajah Raviraj was born at Thendamarachcchi in Jaffna in 25th June 1962 and he was an Attorney-at-Low by profession.

He displayed a passion for politics from his young age and he was elected to the Jaffna Municipal Council in 1997 under the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF). He has served in Jaffna Municipal Council as the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor in past.

He entered to the Parliament as a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member in 2001 for the first time and he was able to secure his seat in the 2004 general election as well.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Attack at Kadiraveli was after thorough verification of facts - Defence Spokesman

The government reiterates that it launched retaliatory attack at Kadiraveli in Batticaloa after thoroughly verifying the facts. The government's defence spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Army has launched a retaliatory attack at Kadiraveli in Batticaloa after verifying facts obtained through RADAR plots.

28 people were killed and 74 others were injured in the attack. The Minister further said that the LTTE terrorists launching attacks at the security forces are shielding themselves in the areas where there are displaced persons.

The government is fully committed to the security of the displaced and the ordinary civilians. The minister added that the foreign ministry yesterday enlightened the co-chairmen of the Tokyo donor conference. The SLMM is also conducting inquiry on this regard.

The minister also revealed that 600 displaced persons had arrived to the government control areas from Kadiraveli and Verugal.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sri Lanka appoint Jayawardene World Cup captain

Jayawardene, named Captain of the Year at the recent International Cricket Council awards ceremony, was appointed as a caretaker captain in February after an injury to Marvan Atapattu.

But Jayawardene's outstanding leadership, coupled with Atapattu's decision to opt-out of the forthcoming test series in New Zealand, persuaded the selectors to give him the job on a full-time basis.

"Mahela has done a good job since taking over from Marvan Atapattu and he will continue till the World Cup," Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Ashantha de Mel told reporters on Monday.

"We are working towards the World Cup and we wanted to ensure that Mahela felt comfortable ahead of the tournament," de Mel added.

Jayawardene thrived as a batsman under the increased responsibility of the captaincy, averaging 62 in test cricket and 46 in one-day cricket.

He also hit test cricket's fourth highest score of 374 during a recent 2-0 win against South Africa.

President: No room for communalism

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared yesterday that communalism would never be tolerated by his Government.

"We dearly love our Motherland and respect our various communities, but we are in no way racist. We denounce all forms of communalism," President Rajapaksa told the 29th D.A. Rajapaksa memorial ceremony in Tangalle.

"Sisura" scholarships were granted to schoolchildren to mark the occasion.

The President stressed that the Government was not fighting a war, but only retaliating terrorist attacks to defend the Motherland. "We can only wage war with another country and not with our own citizens. We must cast aside race, religion and caste differences and be together as one united nation."

The President underscored the importance of developing the child's psyche to value and appreciate true patriotism, morals, values and norms of the nation, without being confined solely to physical development.

He had directed the authorities in the education sector to ensure that quality teachers are available not only in the Western Province but also in the other under-privileged regions of the country such as Hambantota, Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.

"We have allocated Rs.500 million for infrastructure development in villages. However, we will pursue development while protecting the environment. We will ensure that the cities as well as the villages are protected environmentally," the President added.

Anagarika Dharmasekera who made the main commemoration speech, urged workers to refrain from engaging in strikes at their workplaces demanding wage hikes, as that would have a detrimental impact on President Rajapaksa's efforts of solving the crucial national issues at this decisive moment.

Courtesy: Daily News (Wednesday the 08th of November)

Welcome Guys!!!

The two Ceremonies to welcome the New Admissions for the year 2007 was commenced at 8.30 a.m. & 11.00 a.m . respectively on Monday, 23 rd October 2006 , in the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT), Malabe Campus.

Maldives-Lanka undersea-link could be first leg of trans-Indian Ocean cable to Africa

November 6, 2006 (LBO) – An undersea optical fibre cable between Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands could be the first leg of a trans-Indian Ocean cable system that would link Africa with the Far East, officials said.

A 20 million dollar joint venture with Sri Lanka Telecom and Dhiraagu Telecom of Maldives, the 850 kilometre cable is due to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2007.

“This cable has a 10 Gigabit capacity, but it can be expanded to 1 terabit because there is a possibility that we can connect to the African side, via Maurtius, Seychelles, Madagascar and also South Africa,” Shuhei Anan Chief Executive of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) told Lanka Business Online shortly after a cable laying ship set off towards the Maldives from the West coast of Sri Lanka.

20,000 tons of food monthly to Jaffna

20 000 Metric Tonnes of essential food items will be sent to Jaffna, on monthly basis. The Sri Lankan Government has already taken the necessary steps to initiate the process and the adequate amounts of stocks are available to assure the continuation of the supply chain.

Already, 8000 Metric Tonnes of items is lined up to be sent to North within the next two days. The ships will start sailing from Colombo and Trincomalee habours. As the first step 3525 Metric Tonnes of essential food items will be sent to North initially that will consists of 1000 Metric Tonnes of Rice, Sugar 918 Metric Tonnes, 350 Metric Tonnes of Dhal, 200 Metric Tonnes of Coconuts and related products, 250 Metric Tonnes of Milk Powder and 25 Metric Tonnes of tea leaves etc.

The goods sent to North are being properly distributed through the Divisional Secretariat offices and Co-operative societies and so far totally thirteen ships with Rs. 600 million worth essential items were sent to North.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

LTTE mortar shelling injures a Tsunami victim- Ampara

The LTTE terrorists launched an indiscriminate mortar shelling, targeting the Special Task Force' (STF) camp at Sangamankanda and the compound of Tsunami rehabilitation camp in the area this morning at 7.15 (Thursday the 28th of September).

A lady who is a resident of the Tsunami rehabilitation camp, suffered serious injuries and was rushed immediately to the General Hospital Thirukkovil.

The STF personnel retaliated the terrorist attack using Mortars and small arms and brought the situation under control.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Vessel carrying weapons for LTTE completely destroyed [3rd Lead]

The Navy and the Air force in a joint operation successfully destroyed and sank a large vessel carrying weapons and ammunition for the LTTE this morning.

The vessel, sailing in the deep seas around one hundred nautical miles off Kalmunai was destroyed around noon today.

Large quantities of weapons and ammunition including artillery guns had submerged with the vessel.

The vessel sailing in deep seas around one hundred nautical miles off Kalmunai without a flag was detected by the Navy around 7.30 a.m. today. The ship had completely ignored the warning shots fired by the Navy patrol craft to stop. Instead the vessel had opened fire towards the Navy craft. Subsequently the Navy with the assistance of the Air Force destroyed and sunk the suspected vessel.

It is now confirmed that the vessel had illegally carried weapons and ammunition for the LTTE. The LTTE's continuous attempts to acquire weapons and ammunition during the past failed due to measures taken by foreign countries. This incident is a clear indication that the LTTE has not stopped their attempts in procuring arms and ammunition to further their terrorist activities.

This incident clearly indicates the motives of some organizations that are seeking to protect the LTTE following their humiliating defeats in the Northern and the Eastern regions. This is yet another attempt of the LTTE at hoodwinking the International Community. The LTTE has opted for peace talks every time when they were weakened by the Security Forces. This is a clear instance that proves that the LTTE is buying time to procure arms and strengthen themselves. Through these act it is not difficult to realize the ulterior motives of the LTTE. However, the successful operation carried out by the Security Forces to destroy this vessel is a great victory to the Government.

The sinking of this vessel comes at a time when the LTTE has suffered humiliating defeats against the Security Forces. It is well known that the LTTE is trying to create a ceasefire to strengthen themselves and procure arms for future attacks.

Press Release- MCNS

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tamil community pledge proactive measures against LTTE intimidations - Canada

The success of the massive surveillance operation done by the U.S officials in unraveling the huge network of the LTTE has, as at long last exposed the degree to which the LTTE has spread its tentacles all over the globe.

The very dangerously penetrative mode of operation of the LTTE has in many countries caused severe breaches of the internal security operations network, causing alarm and serious consternation. ( 26/08/06)

The arrest of the outlawed LTTE group activists in Canada and the United States, the Tamil diasporas have surfaced their grievances. The latest report from the Human Rights Watch reveals the bitter truth of the sufferings brought upon the Tamil people by the phony "Sole Representative". Read the full text of the report below:

"Ninety percent of people, even if they don't support the LTTE, they are scared. The killing doesn't just happen back home in Sri Lanka. It happens in Paris, in Canada. They burned the library, they broke the legs of DBS Jeyaraj. They tried to stop the CTBC radio from organizing. A journalist was killed in Paris. The threat is not only in Sri Lanka. It's everywhere, all over the world".

-Tamil community activist, Toronto, January 2006

Between 1983 and 2002, the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE or Tamil Tigers) cost an estimated 60,000 or more lives, and was marked by gross human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war on both sides. The war prompted nearly one-quarter of Sri Lanka's Tamils to leave the country, many fleeing government abuses, creating a Tamil diaspora that now numbers approximately 600,000-800,000 worldwide.

As Sri Lankan Tamils established themselves in Canada, the United Kingdom (U.K.) and other Western countries, the Tamil community became a significant source of financial and political support for the LTTE in its struggle to establish an independent state, "Tamil Eelam," for the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka's North and East. While many members of the Tamil diaspora willingly and actively support the LTTE, others have been subject to intimidation, extortion, and physical violence as the LTTE seeks to suppress criticism of its human rights abuses and to ensure a steady flow of income.

Journalists and activists in the Tamil diaspora who openly criticize the LTTE or are perceived to be anti-LTTE have been subject to severe beatings, death threats, smear campaigns, and fabricated criminal charges. In 2005, the LTTE detained two British Tamils for several weeks in Sri Lanka in order to gain control over a Hindu temple in London. Such incidents have created a culture of fear within the Tamil community, stifling dissent and discouraging individuals from organizing activities that are not sanctioned by the LTTE.

The LTTE has for many years pressured members of the Tamil community to provide financial support for its operations. In late 2005 and early 2006, as armed violence escalated in Sri Lanka's North and East, threatening the four-year-old ceasefire between the government and the LTTE, the LTTE launched a massive fundraising drive in Canada and parts of Europe, pressuring individuals and business owners in the Tamil diaspora to give money for the "final war."

Fundraisers for the LTTE and LTTE-linked organizations went from house to house, and approached businesses and professionals, demanding significant sums of money for their cause. In Canada, families were typically pressed for between Cdn$2,5002 and Cdn$5,000, while some businesses were asked for up to Cdn$100,000. Members of the Tamil community in the U.K., France, Norway, and other European countries were asked for similar amounts.

Individuals who refused were sometimes threatened. Some were told that if they didn't pay the requested sum, they would not be able to return to Sri Lanka to visit family members. Others were warned they would be "dealt with" or "taught a lesson." After refusing to pay over Cdn$20,000, one Toronto business owner said LTTE representatives made threats against his wife and children.

The LTTE and groups linked to it such as the World Tamil Movement repeatedly call and visit Tamil families seeking funds. Some families have received as many as three visits in a single week. Fundraisers may refuse to leave the house without a pledge of money, and have told individuals who claim not to have funds available to borrow the money, to place contributions on their credit cards, or even to re-mortgage their homes.

The LTTE identifies Tamils from the West who return to Sri Lanka to visit family members, and systematically pressures them for funds when they arrive in LTTE-controlled territory in the North of Sri Lanka. The assessed "rate" is often Cdn$1, œ1, or ?1 per day for the length of time they have lived in the West, so individuals who have been abroad for years may be asked for thousands, and told they may not leave until they produce the requested amount. In some cases, the LTTE may confiscate their passports until the money is paid.

Many members of the Tamil diaspora vividly remember government abuses during the war, and willingly contribute funds to the LTTE. They see the Tamil Tigers as a legitimate and important representative of the Tamil people and their interests. They support the LTTE's goal of establishing an independent Tamil state and the use of military means to achieve that objective.

Other members of the Tamil community do not wish to contribute, either because of their personal economic circumstances, or because they do not believe in the LTTE's goals or methods. Some support Tamil political parties that have been decimated or marginalized by the LTTE. However, under intense pressure or outright threats, these individuals may be forced to provide financial support for LTTE operations, including its continuing pattern of child recruitment, political killings, and other human rights abuses that have continued, even during the four-year ceasefire.

The LTTE's dependence on the Tamil diaspora for financial support, and the diaspora's substantial size and influence, give the diaspora unique potential to influence the LTTE's policies and behavior, including its human rights practices. However, that potential has been effectively neutralized by the LTTE's effective use of intimidation and extortion within the community.

The governments of countries that host substantial Tamil populations have a responsibility to protect individuals from these abuses. However, government authorities admit that responding to such activity has not been a high priority, and they have taken little action to respond.

Although fear within the Tamil community has resulted in few individual complaints to the police or other law enforcement, clear patterns of intimidation and extortion should prompt proactive government action, including police investigations, prosecutions, and public outreach to the community to publicize individuals' rights and avenues of complaint.

Human Rights Watch conducted research for this report from October 2005 through February 2006, conducting interviews in person and by telephone with members of the Tamil communities in Toronto, Canada; London, U.K.; Geneva, Switzerland; and Dusseldorf, Germany. The focus of the investigation was on the Tamil communities in Canada and the U.K., as together these two countries host nearly half of the global Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora. In both countries, Human

Rights Watch interviewed Tamil business owners, professionals, activists, journalists, and other individuals. Most interviews were conducted in English; some were conducted with Tamil translation.

We also talked with representatives of the London Metropolitan Police, the Toronto Police, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the World Tamil Movement, and independent experts. In February 2006 we submitted questions in writing to the LTTE in Sri Lanka regarding the issues covered in this report, but did not receive a response. In February 2006 we also contacted the British Tamil Association by both telephone and electronic mail with questions related to this report, but did not receive a reply.

Because of the significant security risks for Tamils interviewed for this report, the names of most individuals are kept confidential. Some locations and other identifying details are also withheld or changed in order to protect the identity of those who spoke with Human Rights Watch. Some cases reported to Human Rights Watch have been omitted entirely, because it was not possible to describe the reported incidents without putting the individuals involved at risk.

To the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries with a significant Tamil diaspora

Take active steps to protect Tamil residents from harassment, threats, extortion and violence linked to the LTTE. Specifically:

Establish a special interagency task force, headed by the police and including other agencies as appropriate, to actively investigate intimidation and extortion in the Tamil community, and initiate prosecutions as warranted;

Initiate a public education campaign in the Tamil community, using Tamil newspapers, radio, and other media, to publicize relevant law related to intimidation, harassment, and fundraising by the LTTE or other groups, and steps that individuals can take if they are subject to such activity;

Establish a special hotline, staffed by Tamil speakers, to receive complaints of intimidation and extortion, and provide information as appropriate to law enforcement authorities;

Initiate meetings with leaders in the Tamil community to discuss patterns of LTTE-related intimidation and extortion, using such meetings to communicate the government's deep concern regarding such activity, its commitment to respond, and steps that are being taken to protect members of the Tamil community; *

Take steps to inform members of the Tamil community that funds raised for the LTTE may indirectly support the commission of war crimes, including the recruitment of children as soldiers;

Urge the LTTE to end all use of violence, threats, intimidation, and harassment against members of the Tamil diaspora.
To the LTTE and organizations linked to the LTTE

Immediately stop all use of violence, threats, intimidation and harassment to solicit funds from the Tamil community, including among the diaspora and from members of diaspora communitieis making return visits to Sri Lanka;

Immediately stop all use of violence, threats, intimidation or harassment against Tamils who express criticism of the LTTE or organize events or activities independently of the LTTE.
To the Tamil diaspora.

When it is possible without undue personal risk, ensure that funds provided to organizations in Sri Lanka are not directly or indirectly benefiting the LTTE so long as the LTTE continues to commit serious human rights abuses.

Seek opportunities to promote human rights within the Tamil community, including dialogue regarding the community's role in improving the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

Courtesy: Human Rights Watch

Friday, August 04, 2006

LTTE kills 10 Muslims in Mutthur,Sri Lanka

At least 10 Muslim civilians were killed and twenty others were injured as the LTTE terrorist (Tamil Tigers) bombarded the Arabic College in Muttur town with heavy Artillery fire at 1.15p.m today (Thursday the 3rd of August) .

This Arabic College is presently functioning as refugee center since the destabilization created by the LTTE in Muttur town. At present large numbers are pouring in to this refugee center due to indiscriminate shelling and firing by the LTTE cadres.

The Tamil Tigers in their pursuit to dive away the Muslims from the Muttur area are at present deliberately firing Mortar and the artillery fire at largely populated Muslim areas in Muttur.

Nazim who is 11 years old was rescued by the security forces when the LTTE shelled the Muslim villages in Muttur. Nazim is presently undergoing treatments at government hospital Trincomalee.

However, despite the sinister moves of the Tamil tigers to subtly rid the entire area of Muslim civilians gradually, the combined effort the tri services, Police and the Special Task Force personnel will however see an end to such abominable action.

In this backdrop the LTTE is trying to evict the Muslim civilians from the area. It is indeed noteworthy that not only the Muslim civilians but also the Tamil civilians are rallying around the security forces very enthusiastically boosting their morale.

It is no wander the disintegrated support of the civilians received by the LTTE has roused discomfort and disruption and harm to the innocent Muslim civilians.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

LTTE will soon give up, says KPS Gill

Meenakshi Iyer

New Delhi, July 26, 2006

Extolling the Sri Lankan government for its efforts to control the present crisis in the island nation, India's super cop and counter-terror expert, KPS Gill, says that the LTTE will soon give up its fight.

"With international pressure mounting and the European Union banning the group, the Tigers will soon have to bow down," Gill, who is credited with flushing out terrorism from Punjab, told HindustanTimes.Com.

"You cannot support terror in any part of the world and that has been realised globally," he said.

A surge in violence since the end of 2005 has inflamed the situation in Sri Lanka.

The government blames the rebels for mine attacks on its forces, attacks in the sea, and the killing of innocent civilians.

But the Tigers deny the charge and accuse the military of abuses against civilians.

Ever since the abortive suicide bomber attack on Army Chief Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka, killings by both sides have increased threatening to take beautiful Serendib back to war again.

Gill suggests strong action against terror.

"Terror has to be dealt with firmly. The war against terror has to be sustained and fought every minute of the day."

After the withdrawal of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in March 1990, Gill was invited to Sri Lanka to advise the government on V V I P security. During his visit in 2000, the counter-terror expert met the then President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who was very impressed with the top cop's anti-militancy work in Punjab.

On the constant allegation that the Sri Lankan security forces were committing excesses on civilians and killing them wantonly, Gill said: "It is one of the techniques of terror to spread such stories about the security forces. This is done to affect the opinion of the general masses and the LTTE did this very successfully."

In an earlier interview to, Gill had stressed that the IPKF experience was not a sour one.

Had the peacekeepers stayed on for six more months, the situation would have returned to normal in Sri Lanka, he said.

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

"Child Soldiering"- The most abominable crime of the day

Sri Lankan Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, Permanent Representative to the United Nations denounced the Child soldering as the most abominable crime in the present world.

He made this special comment at the United Nations Security Council yesterday (Monday the 24th July), as the Council met in New York to hold an open debate on children and armed conflict.

The Ambassador explained that it was the responsibility of each State and, indeed, the entire international community to protect and promote the welfare of children and ensure they did not fall victim to abuse in any way. The fate of innocent children caught in armed conflict was one of the most serious concerns facing the international community, and recruitment or forced conscription of children by armed groups stood as one of the most abominable crimes of the day.

He also pointed out that States, which had the responsibility to protect children whether in times of peace or conflict, had their human rights records reviewed periodically by international organizations and monitoring bodies. It was not, therefore, necessary for the Council's working group to focus on non-State actors and those who were not bound by, nor had any respect for, international treaties and norms. That would help ensure that States were not burdened with multiple reporting responsibilities, and that non-State actors would be brought under a punitive regime.

Revealing the tragic circumstances faced by the Tamil children living in war toned areas in Sri Lanka, he said that, for the past 20 years, detestable crimes had been committed by the Tamil Tigers against young children, particularly Tamil children, living in the north and east. It was no secrete that the situation had scarcely improved -- a fact well-documented by UNICEF, which had taken the lead in bringing the sad situation to the public's attention -- as many of those children were still being forcibly conscripted for battle against the Sri Lankan army and civilians. He said that some had even been "programmed" to be suicide bombers. As an affected country, Sri Lanka would urge the international community to take swift and decisive action to end the impunity enjoyed by non-State actors who continued to abuse children. "Let us not fail in our responsibility to ensure a safe and secure world for our children," he said.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Radhika Coomaraswamy , Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict revealed that Tens of thousands of girls were subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence. Abduction of children was becoming more systematic and widespread. Since 2003, more than 14 million had been forcibly displaced within and outside their home countries, and between 8,000 and 10,000 had been killed or maimed each year by landmines.

Monday, July 31, 2006

LTTE holding 5,000 children in combat camps

Credible evidence has emerged that the LTTE are holding about 5,000 children in combat camps.
In 2004 alone, the LTTE recruited 1,000 children.
According to the latest human rights reports, children abducted from schools and homes are held in LTTE camps where they undergo training in guerilla combat and prepare for deadly missions such as suicide bombings.
The escalation of tension between the LTTE and security forces in recent months has led to an intensified drive by the Tigers to recruit children, which in turn is forcing hundreds of families to flee their homes, the reports say.
In response to the LTTE's continued conscription of children, Buddhist monks, saree-clad women and men carrying children's coffins will be among the hundreds of demonstrators expected to rally on August 5 from 10 a.m. to noon outside the Federal Building in Westwood, CA to demand that UNICEF take action to bring the leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for war crimes against children.
Rallying under the banner of the local expatriate activist group 'Sri Lankan Patriots,' protesters will launch a worldwide petition calling on UNICEF Director Ann M. Veneman to follow the United Nations' own resolutions and to invoke international laws such as the Rome Statute to bring the Tiger leaders before the International Criminal Court for conscripting children as combatants.
An online petition has already been launched.
Spokesperson for the group Hassina Leelarathna said that as the world's leading children's organisation UNICEF has failed in its attempts for over a decade to stop the recruitment of children in the island's North and East from the LTTE.
The UN agency is also accused of compromising the welfare of the children by cooperating with the LTTE - a view shared by the leading rights group Human Rights Watch.
"Every year UNICEF officials make a trip to Sri Lanka and extract a promise from the rebels that they will free the children. A token few are released, only to be re-abducted. A few weeks ago, even as UNICEF was making its annual plea, the Tigers stepped up their recruitment drive, taking dozens of children away from their parents."
Leelarathna, who is the editor of the bi-weekly newspaper 'Sri Lanka Express', said the arrest by the ICC in March of this year of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for war crimes, including the conscription and enlisting of children under 15, is a turning point.
This is the first such arrest by the ICC and it opens the door for the arrest and prosecution of leaders of all militant groups who use children to fight wars.
"There is overwhelming evidence that the LTTE has conscripted children, some as young as ten, including tsunami victims, and we are demanding that UNICEF take the steps needed to bring the LTTE before the International Court, so similar punitive action may be taken against this group that has openly flouted international norms for the past twenty years," she said.
The Rome Statute, under which the ICC was established, requires that a state government or the United Nations Security Council refer the 'situation' to the ICC prosecutor for a criminal investigation to commence.
Ven. Apareke Punyasiri of the Maithri Buddhist Meditation Center in Sun Valley, California said the August 5 rally is being organised in the face of the LTTE's intensified recruitment drive in recent weeks. "We cannot ignore the plight of hundreds of Sri Lankan children. It is urgent that we act now," he said.
He said copies of the petition will also be circulated among US leaders to create awareness of the problem.
"The petition drive and protests will continue for as long as we have children being used as combatants and suicide bombers," he added.
Courtesy- Daily News (31st July)

Friday, July 14, 2006


The JHU wishers to thank everybody who contributed to the successful enactment of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act which was passed unanimously in Parliament yesterday (05.07.2006). The Bill was originally presented as a private members bill by JHU’s General Secretary Ven.Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thero M.P. which was challenged in the Supreme Court by 16 petitions. The Supreme Court upheld that this bill was in accordance with the Constitution and that it did not requir to be passed at a national Referendum.
Subsequently the Government presented another Bill through Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva and requested the JHU to withdraw it’s Bill. In considering the difficult path which needed to be taken as a private members Bill JHU agreed in principal that if it’s Bill was presented without any dilutions in the Government Bill the JHU would withdraw as requested. However after the Government Bill was presented there was a major deviation as to the definition of the percentage of Alcohol as the Government Bill wanted it increased to 4.5% as against 1%. After deliberations in the Supreme Court it was finally agreed to accept the JHU’s argument.
Many local & multinational companies spend millions of rupees to either throw this Bill to the dustbin or to dilute the contents of the Bill. Top legal experts were hired to challenge this Bill. This is a major victory for the people who voted the JHU and in general to all peace loving people of mother Lanka as this could be considered as the most important Act passed in the recent past. Many voluntary organizations including Catholic, Christian, Anglican, Methodist Churches ,the Sri Lanka Temperance Council, ADIC, Sri Lanka Medical Council, many Women’s Organizations, Lawyers & Human Rights Organizations, Swarna Hansa Foundation and Dharmavijaya Foundation extended their fullest support on this Bill.
It was reveled by Ven. Sobitha Thero that in the year 2004 the total liquor production was 86,800 Million Liters!!! And there are 4,300 liquor bars in the Country. There are around 14,000 places of shops & restaurants who sell liquor and only 10,000 temples in the country!!!
Minister De Silva thanked the JHU for introducing this Bill and many other MP’s appreciated the work done by the JHU in this regard. UNP’s Dr. Rajitha Senaratne commenting on this Bill told that this is the first meritorious act the JHU committed after entering politics. UNP MP P. Dayaratne also thanked the Government and the JHU monks for not bending to the pressure inserted by various interested parties who opposed these regulation. The TNA, JVP also expressed satisfaction with regard to this Bill.
Let’s appreciate the good work done by the JHU and hope that the menace of Tobacco and Alcohol would be minimize and our younger generation could be guided and protected.

Narendra Gunatillake
Secretary – International Affairs JHU

Claymore mines recovered in Kandy

The Police recovered two claymore mines on PUSHPADANA MAWATHA, KANDY yesterday (Thursday the 13th of July) at 10.25 p.m. targeting government Defence Spokesman Hon. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who was scheduled to go to Kandy.
The Army bomb disposal squad rushed to the scene and later defused it, and the same time Police recovered two detonators and wires in the vicinity.
The KANDY Police are conducting investigations.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Tributes were paid to the victims of the London Bus bomb(07th July 2005), in its 1st anniversary commemoration held recently. Yet, many remain puzzled "why an international effort has not been taken to crucify the responsible?"
London bus bomb's, 1st anniversary depicted the cruelty of terrorism especially in a Western theater. Though many forums argue against terrorism, has such argumentations being productive enough to curtail the fund flowing into the terrorist organizations?

Will their lament be heard??? (SAY NO TO TERRORISM!!!)

al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin- Laden, has been accused for this treacherous act in the British soil, which claimed 52 lives leaving 800 more casualties. Intelligence sources in Britian, argue that al- Qaeda's, leadership did not have the capability to plan or direct such operations after "war against terrorism" in the Arab world left many Islamic terrorists perished. Hence, it is more likely to read the trails of assistance from the terror high flyers, the LTTE to co-ordinate such a menace.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE), are no doubt the pioneers of suicide bombing and fearsome attacks targeting civilians.

Aftermath, of the 1st anniversary of the London bus bomb, sets a perfect stage to recall the Kebitigollewa, massacre (15th June, 2006), by the LTTE terrorists killing 64 civilians including 08 children and wounding more than 90 others.
The odds and the similarities of these bus attacks have surprised many in the South Asian Region, whether the "West", has a different definition for terrorism?
The following images reveal the truth, which the world has forgotten to realize...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

LTTE- guardians of Human rights

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has taken on the role of guardians of Human rights. The LTTE must bear in mind that thirty (30) countries have listed them as a terrorist organization thereby placing them among the world’s most ruthless terrorists as the It was the LTTE which very recently boasted that it was they who introduced and popularized the use of the suicide ‘ bomber’ and not Al-Qaeda.The countries that hav listed the LTTE as a terrorist organization include USA, India, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and the twenty five (25) countries of the European Union (EU). They comprise more than half the world’s population including USA the most powerful country in the world. It also includes India with a population of over I billion people. Many factors have brought the LTTE to notoriety as a terrorist organization. Among them are the brutal massacre of innocent civilians, extortion, drugs and weapons smuggling, assassination of all opponents, torture, and worst of all the forcible conscription of children as child soldiers. These child soldiers are not only used for intelligence work but are used as front line troops in armed assault exposing them to certain death. The LTTE deftly denies they recruit child soldiers even to UN organizations as UNICEF, UNHCR, Al and the Human Rights Watch based in New York. The world also detests and condemns the use of ‘suicide bombers’ – a pregnant woman was used as a suicide bomber in April 2006 in the attempt to assassinate the Commander of the Army LT Gen Sarath Fonseka. A pro- LTTE website has quoted the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) in Jaffna regarding the disappearance of 160 persons since December and the ‘number has steadily has steadily increased after the stepping up of search operations by the Sri Lanka Army. The LTTE has also taken on issues as the displacement of Tamil people from the Jaffna peninsula. Over 60% of the Tamil people live amongst the Sinhalese and the Muslim communities seeking safety and to protect their teenage children from forcible conscription. It was also a few days ago that the chief LTTE negotiator and theoretician Anton Balasingham accepted that it was the LTTE which assassinated the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The LTTE and its sympathizers had until now repeatedly denied their complicity in the assassination and even tried to implicate a third party. However The Commander of Jaffna Major General Chandrasiri has given an assurance to the SLHRC for the Jaffna District that a Committee will be established to investigate these disappearances. This will determine the truth of these allegations. Meanwhile it is evident that the LTTE raises these issues of ‘disappearances’ and ‘displacement’ to regain whatever sympathy and prestige they once have had among the international community. Their effort will be vain until they renounce violence, lay down their arms, renounce child conscription, stop killing innocent civilians opponents and get back to negotiations and democracy.

India ensures assist Sri Lanka peace process

Although the LTTE has increased terrorist attacks in the country, the government will not change its commitment to the peace process. While taking whatever the steps needed to ensure public security, the government will continue its attempts to find a peaceful negotiated settlement with the LTTE. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated this when he held talks with the Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, who arrived here yesterday. The discussions were held at the President's office in Colombo.
A spokesperson for the Indian High Commission in Colombo said that as New Delhi is concerned with the recent violence in Sri Lanka and sent a special representative for discussions.
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. Government Peace Secretariat head Dr. Palitha Kohona and several others attended the meeting.
Related source: Government Information Department

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Violence continues: The LTTE carries out two hand grenade attacks in the East

A Muslim civilian and two police officers sustained injuries as the LTTE terrorists carried out a hand grenade attack at a boutique owned by a Muslim civilian around 7.45p.m today (3rd of July) in Samanthurai. Media center for national security says that the two police officers were having a tea in the boutique at the time of the attack. Police personnel have restrained form any retaliation in order to avoid civilian casualties.

Meanwhile the LTTE terrorists have lobbed another hand grenade at a post manned by home guards at MAHAMAYA PURA in Trincomaleee around 8.15p.m today (3rd of July). No casualties or damages for the security forces have been reported.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

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Foreign and local firms jostle to take up fifth mobile phone license

June 30, 2006 (LBO) – More than ten foreign and local telecom operators shown interest in bidding for Sri Lanka's fifth mobile operator's licence, the island's the telecom regulator said Friday.

Bidders, which included those from Singapore, India and Malaysia, are keen to get a slot in the mobile phone market which grew over 50 percent to 3.34 million users by the end of 2005.

"The response has been good, with over ten companies showing interest in the license when the deadline closed today," Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Director General, Kanchana Ratwatte told LBO.

Though Ratwatte declined to confirm, Malaysia's cellular operator Maxis Communications, Singapore Telecommunications and India's Reliance Infocom are believed to among the suitors.

"New licenses will be issued subject to clearance from the Defence Ministry with regards to issues like ownership, equipment and so forth," he said.

Newcomers will have to pay four million dollars for the GSM1800 license, says Ratwatte, adding the TRC will shortly announce the winning bid.

Telecommunications is one of the fastest growth sectors in this South Asian island of 19.5 million people and the Central Bank said Thursday that mobile connections per 100 people had risen to 19 percent from 13 percent reported a year ago.

Dialog Telekom, a unit of Telekom Malaysia, dominates the landscape with over 2-million subscribers on its network.

Other operators include Celltel Lanka Ltd, Hutchinson and Mobitel, a unit of fixed line giant Sri Lanka Telecom.

In May, Sri Lanka invited mobile operators to set up a next generation or third generation mobile phone network, with the aim of offering high speed wireless services.

Third generation or 3G licenses will be available on the 2GHz (2 GigaHertz band) and the initial spectrum allocation will be limited to existing mobile operators.

Cellular services have been growing at a blistering 50 percent each quarter in the absence of landline capacity.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Pope Condemns LTTE's barbarism

Pope Benedict XVI in a message of condolence said that His Holiness was deeply saddened to learn of the great loss of life in the bus explosion which killed 68 innocent civilians and injured more than 90 civilians in Kebithigollawa of Northern Sri Lanka.

The message signed by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State has offered his prayers during the times of sorrow.

"To the Civil and Religious Authorities in Sri Lanka

"His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was deeply saddened to learn of the great loss of life in the bus explosion in northern Sri Lanka, and he extends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died and assures them of his prayers during this time of sorrow.

In a special way the Holy Father appeals to all in the region to renounce violence which causes so much suffering to civilian populations, and instead to embrace the way of lasting peace. Praying for those who have been injured and for the eternal repose of the dead, he invokes upon all the afflicted the Almighty's blessings of comfort and strength."


Terror-Terror, Trigger-Terror, Prabha-Terror, Tiger-Terror!

Kandiah Karunakaran, Analaitivu , Sri Lanka

The actions of Velupillai Pirabaharan, the leader of Tamil Tigers prove he is real tiger, four-footed but two of them hands. The only business he knows is killing. He killed Kalvian Kaadu Chetty, the person who named the group "Tamil Tigers" and the original leader of the Tiger group.

Then Pirabaharan tried to kill the next leader of Tigers, Uma Maheswaran in a shoot out in India . He killed the founding members of the Tigers, Michael and Pat Kunam. Pirabaharan himself tipped off the Police about the then leaders of Tigers, Kuttimani and Thangathurai and their whereabouts. This incident led to Kuttimani and Thangathurai’s incarceration until their terrible deaths in the Welikade jail.

Pirabaharan killed all the persons he worked with before he became the leader of the Tigers. He even killed the last surviving Tiger group founding member Sabalingam who was residing in France , because Sabalingam started writing about Pirabaharan's power hungry killings.

After Pirabaharan became the leader of the Tigers, he started killing all Tamil political leaders, elected mayors, university professors and many innocent Tamils who had criticized Tigers. Pirabaharan banned all Tamil political organizations for the last twenty years and finally the international community including USA , Canada , European Union , India and Australia have banned the Tigers, mainly due to Tigers' continuous use of child soldiers and their terror activities.

Pirabaharan also killed hundreds of people who were members and supporters of Tamil political organizations. Pirabaharan killed the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He even killed the Sri Lankan President Premadasa who had provided helicopter loads of weapons and money to Tigers and the ministers Wijeratne, Athulath Muthali and Dissanayake.

Pirabaharan clearly knows that under any circumstances except at gunpoint, majority of Tamils won't accept his leadership. That's why he killed all other Tamil Political leaders, to become as the so-called "Sole Leader of Tamils".

Ramachandran a.k.a MGR, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a South Indian State , gave Pirabaharan more than 1.25 billion rupees in 1985. Tamils provided their support to Tigers at gunpoint only and never helped Tigers to grow to this extent. Without MGR massive financial support and Premadasa's supply of weapons and money, Tigers won't exist today.

Tigers are terror loving trigger-happy killers, created by MGR and Premadasa. Tigers' killings are severely affecting the future of Tamils since the killings created a huge political vacuum.

Most of the young people who are younger than 35 years, do not know the history of Tigers. They believe that, Tigers became so powerful, because of continuous outpouring support from majority of the Tamils,

If Tamils like Tigers, why is Greater Colombo flooded with Tamils from Tiger controlled areas? If majority of Tamils like Tigers, Tiger controlled areas should be flooded with Tamils from other areas. Why are Tamils trying to escape Tiger controlled areas, rather than migrating to Tiger controlled area?

If Tigers lift the exit pass system and allow free movement in the Tiger controlled areas, except the people on Tigers' payroll, every body else will leave Tiger controlled area. The only supporters of Tigers are that they either do not know anything about Tigers or gain benefits from Tigers.

Why are even Pirabaharan's daughter Thurga and wife Mathi Vathani living abroad, rather than in Tiger controlled areas? Why are none of the Tamil business people investing in Tiger controlled areas? Why are even farmers leaving Tiger controlled areas? Why are Tamils living abroad trying to help their relatives to leave Tiger controlled areas? In Tiger controlled areas nobody can express any political opinions or different ideas.

Only things allowed to say are those that support Tigers. No way can anyone criticize Tigers and live the next day in a Tiger controlled area. Tigers that do not care about human lives will never understand even the basics of human rights. Even the hardcore Tiger supporters are not willing to relocate to Tiger controlled areas.

Majority of the Tamil refugees, who claimed asylum in western countries, told the authorities that they were running away from Tigers. If majority of Tamils who live abroad support Tigers, why do they have to be threatened to collect money for Tigers as reported by the Human Rights Watch?

If majority of the Tamils who live abroad support Tigers, those Tamils would line up in front of the Tiger branch offices to drop off money. The major serious problem Tamils are facing right now is there are hundreds of very young terror loving trigger happy Tigers who know only one thing, which is killing another human. Last thirty years, Tigers killed more Tamils than any body else. Also more Tigers were killed by Pirabaharan than any body else.

Majority of Sri Lankan Tamils are patiently hoping, praying and waiting for a new young democratic political visionary as a leader. Until then, gunpoint Tiger culture and never ending killing spree by Tigers will grow and continue.

Kandiah Karunakaran could be contacted on email:

Editor’s Comment:

This highly poignant, deeply touching and heart rending account by Kandiah Karunakaran from Analaitivu, one of the outer Jaffna islands, expresses most pointedly the utterly destructive features of Prabhakaran. Written by a man who evidently was educated in Tamil, his obvious limitations in English were not a barrier to express his feelings, which must truly be that of thousands of Tamils forced under the terror rule of a madman.

This heart-crushed person broke the barriers of language to communicate effectively the terror-trapped dilemma of his community. We commend his concern for the community, his guts and courage. We are sure, and it is also obvious to us, that in the horizon there is a surge developing and the waves are beginning to roll and roar and it is just a matter of time, before a kind of tsunami will hit Wanni with such force, the rule of the utterly sick man will come to an end with one hell of a wave.

We also like to make a note here that the so-called fund help for the Tigers from M G Ramachandran was a cover-up. This fund was launched in 1987 in the US by a group of Sri Lankan Tamil expatriates led by three doctors who met in Connecticut . Mr Amirthalingam who was at that time the Leader of the Opposition was present at that meeting.

It Mr Amirthalingam who carried the first contribution which included a donation of US$50,000 from a Tamil doctor, the son of a Jaffna school principal, banked it in Geneva on his way into an account that was opened in the name of Mr Ramachandran. It was into this account, funds flowed from the US .

Mr Amirthalingam who along with his wife were the earliest of Prabhakaran’s supporters, called him 'Thambi' affectionately and even encouraged him to become active in the movement from the time Mayor Alfred Duryappah was murdered near their home in Ponnalai.

True to his image, the Tigers killed him as well. Those who are familiar with the story of the Russell's Viper will understand the agony of Mrs Amirthalingam. Even if we feed the viper with milk, it is bound to strike you back with it's poison.

If the Government of Sri Lanka consider him as the leader of the Tamils and still insist on talking to him to settle the ethnic crisis, then they are only setting a viper on the Tamils.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A nation suffers from the world's most barbaric Terrorism

On May 14, 1985, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam carried out a massacre in Anuradhapura, gunning down 146 civilians as they prayed at a Buddhist shrine. That bestial act was a turning point in the conflict in Sri Lanka. It told the world that in the lexicon of the LTTE's `liberation' ideology, there is no place for humane conduct. Almost to the day 21 years later, as if to mark the anniversary of that attack, the LTTE has carried out another horrific massacre in Anuradhapura. Inevitably, there will be those who argue that it was the European Union ban that drove the LTTE to carry out this claymore mine attack on a bus carrying innocent men, women, and children. They must pause to think that had V. Prabakaran's organisation been a sincere partner in the attempt to find a negotiated, peaceful solution to the ethnic conflict, its effort would have been to tell the world after the European ban how wrong and misled this group of 25 countries was in judging its character; it would have gone out of its way to project itself as a reasonable organisation; it would have negotiated with maturity at Oslo and agreed to revive the stalled second round of talks at Geneva. But instead of Geneva 2, the LTTE served up Anuradhapura 2. That should be enough to banish the last lingering doubts about the wisdom of the EU ban.

In the two decades that separate the two massacres, the LTTE has shown on countless occasions that it revels in violence and terrorism as "political strategy," wearing this proudly as a badge of honour. It has directed violence against Tamils and Muslims to silence those who oppose it in these communities and to establish decisively its hegemony over them. Against the Sinhalese, the Tigers use violence again and again, hoping to provoke the majority community into unleashing an orgy of revenge attacks against the minority Tamils. The LTTE awaits such an opportunity to justify its own existence and Pol Potist methods. But this is not 1983. It may remain where it was then, but the Sri Lankan state has matured almost beyond recognition to realise that it has to be accountable to all its citizens, irrespective of ethnicity or religion. There was an unfortunate lowering of guard by the Government in Trincomalee a few weeks ago, when the LTTE deliberately stoked up anti-Tamil sentiment in the Sinhala community. But President Mahinda Rajapakse was alert enough to prevent the situation from spinning out of control. After the attack on the bus, the Sri Lankan Government carried out retaliatory strikes on LTTE positions in the North-East, just as it did following a suicide bomber's attempt to kill the Army chief. Whether a war can be averted at this stage is uncertain. But under no circumstance must the Rajapakse Government get provoked into a conflict in which the worst sufferers will be the people of Sri Lanka. India and the world must express their firm solidarity with Sri Lanka during this time of troubles.

Friday, March 03, 2006

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