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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Reliable sources reveal that LTTE's chief for cross border terrorist activities, Kumaran Padmanadan, alias "KP" has been hidden after the ending of the war in Sri Lanka. Now he is very afraid to have been killed.He is hiding saying "I must hide if not Tamils will not safe'. But all the world know all the Tamils including 'Karuna" are here in safe in Sri Lanka.Millions of people say the governments must kill this No1 butcher "KP" before his next attacked on innocent people as before.
Kumaran Padmanadan is one of the most wanted terrorists by the International Police (Interpol) who has been running the global procurement network of the LTTE terrorists.
Some Tamils say KP will head the LTTE. But now..LTTE is no more. Only the name. KP will go to hell without any doubt.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Some news papers in India have created a fake a story thar LTTE leader, Prabhakaran is still alive. Only to sell their news papers among the poor , idiot people in India. We've found that story is a created one to sell the news papers among the imotional people who don't have facility to reach internet or satellite TV etc.This newspaper office must be sealed and take all the people who created and sold the newspapers in to costody or killed for the charges helping to safe one time their leader in India Rajeeve's kiler and helping the world's No.1 butcher.
This video help U to undrstand how they created the fake story.
India....Seeled the news paper office as imediately !!!
|Australian FM condemns attack on 2 Lankans in Australia? |
Australian Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith has condemned the recent unprovoked attack by a gang of thugs on two Sri Lankan young men in which both had been badly injured. The Minister said that the local police investigation is being overseen by a Special Central Unit. He made these observations when he telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart, Rohitha Bogollagama today (21 May 2009) and exchanged views on developments following the defeat of LTTE terrorism in the country. Minister Bogollagama appreciated the strong condemnation of this incident by the Australian Government contained in a Statement issued by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans.
The Australian Foreign Minister informed Minister Bogollagama that Australia was increasing its assistance to the humanitarian relief programme for the IDPs in the North by a sum of A$ 10 million. He noted that Australia is a longstanding friend of Sri Lanka was keen that a durable political settlement is found, in order to bring about lasting peace and security in the country. Australia is also concerned about the welfare of the large number of IDPs who have fled the former conflict zone and are now being accommodated in various IDP centres and welfare villages. Hence, he hoped that the additional sum of money that Australia has pledged would help in the humanitarian relief efforts.
Foreign Minister Bogollagama while expressing his appreciation for the Australian Government’s additional aid pledged to the UN System, pointed out that if assistance could be made available bilaterally, such aid would reach the beneficiaries more quickly, avoiding unnecessary bureaucratic delays. Minister Smith responding positively stated that he would explore this request to channel Australian assistance for capacity building and humanitarian relief operation at the bilateral level.
Minister Bogollagama giving a comprehensive briefing to Minister Smith on the new developments in the post-conflict phase, referred to the address to the nation by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 19 May wherein the President unequivocally stated that the Government had removed the word “minorities” from the Sri Lankan agenda three years ago. All citizens of Sri Lanka have equal rights and the Government was determined to ensure that the Tamil people, particularly in the North who have been subjected to the brutal reign of terror of the LTTE, are once again able to enjoy the fruits of democracy. He also pointed out that critics of the Sri Lankan Government abroad who had warned of an imminent bloodbath and a humanitarian catastrophe in the days leading to the final phase of the security forces’ humanitarian mission to rescue the civilians held as human shields by the LTTE in the former no-fire zone (NFZ), have now being effectively silenced.
The Minister said that all LTTE combatants who had been captured or surrendered to the Government forces are now being put through a comprehensive year long rehabilitation programme under the aegis of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation. He also said that the President has declared that henceforth, para military groups will not be permitted to operate on Sri Lankan territory.
While appreciating the Australian Foreign Minister for his continued interest in Sri Lanka, Minister Bogollagama invited him to visit Sri Lanka to have a firsthand look, which would enable him to gain a better perspective of the ground situation. Minister Smith thanked the Sri Lankan Minister for the invitation to visit Sri Lanka and stated that he look forward to doing so at an early date. (Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tamils, Sinhalese clash in Westmead
- Dylan Welch
- May 18, 2009
A LARGE brawl broke out in Sydney's west last night between Tamils protesting against the war in Sri Lanka and supporters of the Government's offensive.
Several people were arrested after a punch was thrown at a police officer during the brawl involving more than 50 people, and a man was bashed by four others after he took a small Tamil flag from a car and snapped its pole in half, police said.
He was taken to Westmead Hospital with bruises and a cut to his right eye.
The violence occurred after a convoy of about 120 cars of young Tamils drove through Sydney's CBD waving Tamil flags yesterday afternoon.
When the group returned to a Hindu temple in Westmead - where a Tamil has been on a hunger strike for the past two weeks - reports began to filter in of Tamils being attacked at Westmead railway station, the protest organiser, who wished to be known as "Vish", said.
Vish and some friends went to the station and were set upon, he said. "We got out of the car, went around the corner and then there were three Sinhalese [the Buddhist ethnic majority in Sri Lanka] guys with three crowbars who came running at us."
He managed to escape from the three men and call police. He then heard a large brawl had erupted at a nearby car park.
When he arrived he found more than 50 Tamils and Sinhalese in a brawl involving weapons. "It was about to get worse … but then the police came," he said.
A Tamil protester, already on crutches, was hit with a crowbar across the arm, Vish said.
A senior member of the Sri Lankan Tamil community, Ana Pararajasingham, said he was surprised the protests, until now peaceful, had turned violent.
Sri Lankan tensions hit Australia community .....Sinhalease Target by Tamils ????
Racial tensions in Sydney's Sri Lankan community have spilled over, with acid poured over the faces of two sleeping students just hours after brawls involving rival ethnic groups.
At least five men forced their way into the Sinhalese students' home in Alexandra Avenue at Westmead about midnight (AEST) on Sunday.
They threw acid over a 22-year-old man, identified only as Jayasiri, leaving him severely burned and fighting for his life in Concord Hospital in an induced coma.
They also doused 27-year-old Chathuika Weerasinghe in acid before stabbing him in the abdomen and breaking his ankle.
A third man in the house at the time managed to escape uninjured and called police.
The intruders rampaged through the house during the attack, splintering a bedroom door, leaving windows, a coffee table and television smashed and blood splatters on walls and furniture.
The attack followed two brawls on Sunday, both believed to have involved members of the Tamil and Sinhalese communities.
The violence is thought to have been sparked by the Tamil Tigers admitting defeat in their 37-year battle for an independent ethnic homeland in Sri Lanka, which is ruled by the Sinhalese majority.
The Tamil community has been protesting for weeks in Sydney and Canberra over what they say is the genocide of their people.
Police are speaking to Sri Lankan community leaders, and have appealed for witnesses to the politically-motivated unrest to come forward.
"We respect the right of everyone to express their political or social allegiances, however these protests must remain peaceful and free of violence or acts of retaliation by groups with opposing viewpoints," Superintendent Karen Webb said.
Sri Lanka's Consul-General Gothami Indikadahena, who visited the scene of the acid attack on Monday, said Sinhalese people in Australia feared for their safety.
"That is a serious concern which I need to address with the NSW government and the Australian government," she said.
"We want to contain these incidents because we are a united country; we want to live happily here.
"These boys came here just to study because we feel that in Sri Lanka they are not safe because of the terrorists."
Indikadahena said she was disturbed by the attack, and a witness was under protection amid fears of more violence.
Tamil spokeswoman Sam Pari also condemned the attack, saying it was unlikely to have been carried out by a member of her community.
"My own concern is that it could be individuals with their own kind of individual grievances against people," Dr Pari said.
"If it was someone from a Tamil background, then our community would have nothing to do with it because we spoke to everyone and we told them this issue should be left up to the authorities."
She said Tamils too were concerned for their safety.
A distressed neighbour said the three university students targeted were good neighbours and not the sort of people who make trouble.
Another witness told The Sydney Morning Herald the intruders had been screaming in Tamil during the rampage.
Police are investigating possible links between the acid attack and a brawl involving about 100 people outside a Wentworthville supermarket about 4.30pm (AEST) on Sunday.
Five people have now been charged over the fight, which left a police officer concussed and another man injured.
A separate fight, in which Pari alleged a Tamil man was attacked by a group of Sinhalese, broke out about 30 minutes later outside Westmead railway station.
The Tamil man was taken to Westmead hospital suffering lacerations above his right eye and soft tissue damage to some of his limbs.
Indikadahena said the three students were not involved in the brawl, just a few minutes walk from their house.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sri Lanka Celebrate The Victory over LTTE........Watch Matara , Sri Lanka Celebrate Nidahasa after killed Prabhakaran
Sri Lanka Celebrate The Victory over LTTE........
|Hoist the National flag..............|
All state institutions are requested to hoist the national flag for a period of one week to celebrate the victory over terrorism.
|LTTE leader dead: Sri Lanka official |
The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was shot dead while trying to flee government troops, a senior defence official told AFP.
Prabhakaran tried to flee the area in an ambulance along with two close aides, but was ambushed and killed, the senior defence ministry official said on condition he not be named.
"He was killed with two others inside the vehicle. There will be a formal announcement later," the official said.
Mr.president , Mahinda Rajapaksha will add to the world history, not only in Sri Lankan history as a hero who defeated the most deadly terrorist organization in the world , LTTE.
Un- believable !!! 30 years long deadly War in Sri Lanka is over !!! May Mahinda, The President of Sri Lanka and the Brave Security Forces Long live !!!!! The Devil-LTTE'rs may go to hell !!!See the U-Tube videos I've uploaded Matara celebration.
Friday, May 15, 2009
"Slumdog" child star's Mumbai shanty home torn down (Reuters)
MUMBAI (Reuters) - City authorities in Mumbai demolished the shanty home of a "Slumdog Millionaire" child star on Thursday, forcing his family into the streets months after the Oscar-winning film shot him to global fame.
Azharuddin Ismail, 9, played the character of Salim as a child in the film, a rags-to-riches romance about a poor Indian boy competing for love and money on a television game show.
Ismail's tarpaulin-covered home in a teeming slum was one of several shanties, illegally built along a drain, that were demolished by local authorities in Mumbai, India's financial capital and entertainment hub.
"When they came I was sleeping, they shook me awake and one policeman even threatened me," Ismail, surrounded by half-broken suitcases filled with clothes and utensils, told Reuters.
"What can I do if they have demolished my house? I will sleep out in the open."
A poster of "Slumdog Millionaire," signed by director Danny Boyle, fluttered from the only wall of Ismail's shanty still standing. Open sewers run nearby and it had no running water.
Authorities said the shanties had been demolished earlier but had sprung up again on the same spot.
"The shanties are all touching a drain that has to be cleaned before the advent of the monsoons," said U.D. Mistry, the local official in charge of the demolition drive.
Earlier this year, there was an outcry after pictures emerged of "Slumdog Millionaire's" child stars living in squalor despite the movie's box-office success and eight Academy Awards.
The film also sparked controversy for its name, deemed by some to be offensive to slum dwellers, and its treatment of the cast. Its depiction of the lives of poor Indians was dubbed "poverty porn" by sections of the media.
In February, the housing authority of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, said they would give Ismail and fellow child star Rubina Ali new houses. But Ismail's mother, Shameem, said the family is now at the mercy of the rains.
"We also heard that the government had promised us houses, but what happened? We are still homeless," she said. "My son has brought glory to the country, shouldn't he get some credit?"
(Writing by Tony Tharakan; Editing by Matthias Williams and Paul Tait)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Michelle Obama was clear what she wanted when she appointed the Californian interior designer Michael Smith to refurbish the private quarters of the White House. ‘Michael shares my vision for creating a family-friendly feel to our new home and incorporating some new perspectives from some of America’s greatest artists and designers,’ she said. She could not have chosen better. Smith is brilliant at creating historically based rooms that are comfortable, light and airy. He combines antiques with family life: the television and Scrabble board taking their place alongside gilded screens and Sultanabad carpets. Smith’s style is steeped in the English country-house look (from his days studying decorative arts at the V & A), yet he does not disdain mass-produced products when they are right for the job.
‘I have no qualms about buying printed cotton bedspreads from Urban Outfitters if they have that vibration I’m looking for,’ he says. Just as well, as it is said that one of his first tasks at the White House will be the bedrooms of Sasha and Malia Obama (though he never comments). Every president is allotted $100,000 per term for the private quarters, which wouldn’t go far in the houses of his Hollywood clients: Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and Michelle Pfeiffer. One of his main tasks is finding out what his clients want – he never imposes his own style. But there are elements that recur in many of his houses: white sofas, faded oriental rugs, polished plaster walls in subtle colours, four-poster beds, hand-blocked fabrics, chinoiserie wallpapers, dark Japanese-inspired kitchens and rush matting. These lovely interiors give us a glimpse of the new style that is coming to the Obama White House.
‘The proportions of these rooms are so commanding and strong that they would be beautiful even without anything in them. As in Palladio’s villas, the materials are incredibly raw yet refined. The ground floor is covered in pietra serena – the stone used to construct the city of Florence. The walls are Venetian plaster and the carpet is 17th-century Persian. There are two seating groups focused on a fireplace at each end. I had hemp custom-woven for the sofas. The palette is pale, except for the indigo in the rug and the red fabric on two Georgian chairs, which I had copied from an antique Indian textile. I have used a large table between the seating groups in the living-room to anchor the space and mark a passageway through the centre.’
Japanese-style kitchen, Malibu
‘This is my 21st Japanese-feudal kitchen – one of my favourite rooms in this house. Someone gave me a book on feudal Japanese palaces and I’ve been carrying around those pictures in my head.
Then I crossed that idea with a northern European castle (creamy plaster walls, wood beams) and modern minimalism. The island is made of walnut over stainless steel with an inset of stone round the sink. The Japanese tansu chest is 18th century, and the hanging lamps are made of fabric over a wood frame and were salvaged from a 1940s department store in Japan. It’s Shogun in Malibu.’
Dining-room, Santa Barbara, California Smith has commissioned a painted mural here, but for his own dining-room he used a hand-painted mural wallpaper by the British firm De Gournay
‘Dining-rooms are always tough. You want to create a sense of magic and I think nothing does it better than a mural. Suddenly you’re enveloped in this otherworldly atmosphere. You’re looking beyond the walls to the trees and sky. The northern Italian-style chair is covered in a damask linen.’
The library, Smith’s home in Los Angeles
‘The dark painted-leather screen sets off the bright yellow English Regency sofa, draped with an old Indonesian quilt, which I bought because I loved the pattern. Then I threw on more pattern with the cushions covered in a Turkish ikat and Indian fabrics. The coffee table is a 19th-century Chinese table, cut down to work in front of the sofa. The whole room is layered with objects I love: blue and white porcelain, old French maps, a marble obelisk – all guaranteed to transport you to another place and time.’
Guest-room in flat, Eaton Square, London
‘The guest-room in this apartment, on one of the most beautiful squares in London, is comparatively small. Funny how you get ideas – I was invited to Christian Lacroix’s show and he sent out the models against a backdrop of enormous black-and-white blow-ups of paintings. I loved that idea and replicated it by wrapping this guest-room in a grisaille wallpaper by Zuber. The vistas expand the narrow space. Then I furnished it with a stately neoclassical Russian secretaire and hung claret-red curtains, making the grey look even more crisp. It adds romance. It’s regal.’
Smith’s own bedroom, Los Angeles
‘I couldn’t find the perfect four-poster bed, but I found these Georgian posts and built a bed round them, hung with a fabric I designed called Indian Flower hemp. Of course, it had to have a canopy. If you’re going to spend a third of your life in bed, it might as well have a sense of ceremony. Beds are for lounging and I always make them super-comfortable with plenty of pillows. The cushion on the floor is meant to be for the dogs, but you can guess where they end up.’
* Extracted from ‘Michael S Smith: Houses’ (Rizzoli, £25), by Michael S Smith with Christine Pittel
Friday, May 8, 2009
Suffering of civilians cornered by HRW
The Anglo American Corporation Human Rights Watch (HRW) is now engaged in a campaign, along with its patrons, to denigrate Sri Lanka in the eyes of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This follows its campaign throughout 2009 to dissuade civilians from leaving the LTTE controlled territory to refuge with the Sri Lankan Government.
In both cases, the HRW agenda fits in with that of the LTTE. This may not be deliberate, but it is certainly convenient for the LTTE. Now that the LTTE is reduced to using the civilians it has entrapped, not just as a shield, but as a weapon of mass destruction, HRW has begun to issue lengthy descriptions of their suffering. It ignores completely its own contribution to this suffering, through its protracted campaign to suggest throughout 2008 that the civilians were as well off with the LTTE as they would be with Government.
In July last year, when it became clear that the Tigers were forcing civilians to accompany them as they retreated into smaller and smaller areas, HRW began the game of claiming that the facilities the Sri Lankan Government provided for refugees were internment camps.
Rousing emotions associated with what the British did to the Boers and the Nazis to the Jews, forcibly taking people from their homes, HRW thus sought to persuade the world that the civilians the LTTE were forcing to go along with them would suffer just as much if they succeeded in escaping.
This year the campaign continued, with vicious falsehoods about conditions in the welfare centres, and claims of shortages of food and medicine in February, when we were looking after fewer than 40,000. No one else made such claims, so HRW obviously had an ulterior motive in continuing to insinuate that people would suffer if they succeeded in getting away from the LTTE.
Despite this dissuasion, nearly 30,000 more fled to us in March, and over a 100,000 in April. Finally now the penny seems to have dropped, that conditions of life with the LTTE are much worse than those in Government welfare centres. But even so, HRW manages to write a whole article on the horrors of the No-Fire Zone without a single mention of the fact that the LTTE will not let people leave.
This is evil evasion. HRW provides a description of refugees who left the No-Fire Zone on April 20, and spent nine days at sea, but omits to mention that that was the day on which the Sri Lankan Forces managed to breach one of the walls the LTTE had built, enabling 40,000 people to flee to safety with the Government, followed by another 70,000 on the next two days.
There is no mention of this rescue operation in the article, no demand that the LTTE set free the hostages it has taken. Instead HRW’s senior Asia researcher, yet another in the band of mercenaries paid to denigrate Sri Lanka, claims that ‘The Sri Lankan Government is doing everything it can to keep these stories of suffering from reaching the world’.
Nonsense. The Sri Lankan Government knows there is suffering, suffering because the Tigers ration the food we are sending in as those who have fled to us make clear (but HRW will doubtless claim that we are starving them in internment camps); suffering because the Tigers have piled up heavy weaponry in the zone and are using it in particular against civilians trying to get away (but why should anyone want to get away, according to HRW, since conditions are equally bad everywhere); suffering because of the landmines the Tigers have strewn in profusion, and which caused the bulk of the injuries of those who succeeded in fleeing to us (and also a number of the deaths TamilNet declared occurred on that day).
According to Human Rights Watch, in its latest bombshell, timed to explode as its mentors strive to rouse feeling against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council, just as the LTTE flag waving demonstrators are doing in Western capitals, all this is the fault of the Sri Lankan Government. Even the one mention of LTTE firing is accompanied by the assertion that this puts civilians at risk from retaliatory fire.
The story of the boat people is truly horrifying. The owner of the boat lost six members of his family, a mason lost five, and seems to be left with just his 8-month old son. But it never occurs to Human Rights Watch that the root cause of this suffering is the wickedness of the LTTE, in holding these people for so long, in firing at those who tried to flee by land, in building walls and laying mines to stop them getting away.
But there is more to it than this. There is also the contribution of Human Rights Watch, which strove so hard for so long, in its bitterness against Sri Lanka, to deny the magnitude of the LTTE horrors. They may find it easier to continue to blame Sri Lanka. But if they are at all bothered about their immortal souls, they should stop to consider how their connivance with an LTTE agenda has helped that terrorist organization.
Human Rights Watch has thus contributed to the immeasurable suffering of the Tamil people trapped by the LTTE, seeking to escape, dying so tragically even when in sight of freedom. The LTTE may be appallingly evil. Human Rights Watch exemplifies the banality of evil, as Hannah Arendt described it, the triviality and self-centredness that has contributed to so much destruction in this world.
The writer is the Secretary General, Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process