December 16, 2017
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TNA is a curse that had befallen on the Tamil people

Jul 3, 2017 0

The TNA is a curse that had befallen on the Tamil people of Sri Lanka

The year 2004 was one of the most crucial periods in the history of Sri Lanka. Lot of tragic events had taken place before 2004 and many followed after that. But 2004 becomes a land mark in our history. A Golden opportunity that came on our way, to ease the prevailing tense situation in the country and to find a solution, was regrettably missed due to mishandling of the opportunity that came to us. It now appears as if the Tamil National Alliance is a curse that had befallen on our country and our people. Taraki’s views virtually confirms mine. In his article dated 11th Feb, 2004 he says,   “The Tamil National Alliance has been made out to be more than what it actually is. If not for a variety of external pressures, it would have imploded at inception. Contrary to the chief myth about the TNA that it is managed by the Liberation Tigers some of its leading politicians have had no scruples in running with the hare and hunting with the hound. They have no scruples in smartly exploiting the LTTE for their own political advantage. If you ask me, some of them wouldn’t even care two hoots for the struggles and aspirations of the Tamil people”. He had also said, The attempt to portray TULF President Anandasangaree as the villain of the piece is very wrong. At least the man speaks his mind”.

The country was in great turmoil for more than three decades. Violence was the order of the day. Armed struggle was going on. Leading politicians had been assassinated by unidentified armed groups. One could not predict as to what will happen to him or her or to the country or to any ethnic group. It was not safe to walk on the streets or travel by bus or even by train. Above all the most valued democracy, the Tamil community had been enjoying for generations, completely got devastated to the extent of electing Members of Parliament under threat, intimidation and impersonation. Up to now, democracy has not been brought back to its past glory in the Tamil community. This is the stage at which, irrespective of their ethnicity, everyone wanted the situation that was prevailing in the country, to vanish. A group of several Tamil organizations such as civil societies, University students, academics, media persons, some political parties and many such others, wanted to bring back the much needed peace in the country, for all the people. According to Taraki Sivaram “These lobbies felt that all Tamil parties and groups in the northeast should be brought under one Tamil national umbrella regardless of their deep divisions and regardless of their long association with the military and allegations of rights abuses”. The LTTE too seem to have agreed for this proposal.

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N V Q Certificates awarding ceremony

Jul 3, 2017 0

(Sivam)

The unemployed youths of North and East affected by the 30-year conflict assisted to be gainfully occupied and earn a living said the Chief Executive Officer for the EU in Sri Lanka and Maldives Libeeyus Shokubova.

She was speaking at the certificates awarding ceremony presided over by District Deputy Director General of National Apprentice Board was held at Devanayagam Hall, Batticaloa yesterday (28).

Youths in Batticaloa District  who had successfully completed the Vocational Training Centers conducted by the National Apprentice Board of Sri Lanka.

300 youths trained in the 14 Vocational Training Centers got their NVQ certificates on the occupation. The National Apprentice Board conducted these courses with the help of the EU and the Internal Labour Organization ( IL O) 45 courses of studies including National Technical Skills, Heavy Vehicle Drivers and modern garment designing were conducted.

She further said that 30-year war a course like this has been conducted successfully and we have to be proud of it. The courses of study are geared to the requirements of the market without these job oriented courses passing general education courses will not give you employment opportunities.

Job opportunities are their skilled personal therefore Students should acquire these skills in order to gets jobs. Therefore youths make use of the resources available at these Vocational Training Centers and increase their skills in order to gain employment.

Director General, National Apprentice Board Sulangani Perera and Batticaloa Government Agent P.S.M. Charles participated and handed over the certificates.

 

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Lying stone function in kadukkamunai Vani vidyalaya

Jun 28, 2017 0

Lying stone function was held on 28.06.2017 in kadukkamunai Vani vidyalaya for upstair building.

Zonal Director of education Ahila kanagasooriyam was chief quest for this event and Divisional education officer N.Thayaseelan Participated in this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Province main Holy Vesak Zone in Batticaloa town

May 15, 2017 0

vesak-a vesak-b vesak-c vesak-dA large number of  Holy Veask lanterns depicting the Birth, the Enlightment  and the Parinibbana of Lord Buddha were switched Batticaloa zone   last evening (13)

The Vesak lanterns at  Lady Manning Drive close the Batticaloa lagoon was illuminated by Eastern Province Senior DIG Sumith Edirisinghe. The Veask lanterns from the Police divisions of Trincimalee, Kantalai , Ampara and Batticaloa  in the Eastern Province were kept on display the Vesak Zone extending from the Police round about, to the Koddaimunai Bridge and Kallady Bridge. The public enjoying the season until 14 May.

A good number of foreign visitors too enjoyed viewing the illuminated lanterns. Police women travelled from place to place sang Bakthi Gee within the Vesak Zone as well as the main junction of the town. Very large number of Dansalas distributed refreshments, Ice cream and drinks under the guidance of the public health inspectors. A large number of sight seers enjoying the season.

Batticaloa Ampara DIG Yagoda Arachchi, SSP, Batticaloa Saman Yattawera, SP, Batticaloa Keerthi Retna and Religious leaders were also present.

Sivam Packiyanathan

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The annual chariot procession of St, Sebastian’s church, Puliyadikuda,

May 15, 2017 0

The annual chariot procession of St, Sebastian’s church, Puliyadikuda, Batticaloa was held Saturday evening (14). After the Vespers the candle light procession from the church wended its way along New Kalmunai Road, Baily Cross Road, Sinna Uppodai Road, Bar Road, Pionrre Road and Lady Manning Road.

Sivam Packiyanathan

 

 

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A May Day rally organized by the Tamil Makkal Veduthalai Puligal political party in Batticaloa

May 2, 2017 0

(Sivam)

A May Day rally organized by the Tamil Makkal Veduthalai Puligal political party took place at Batticaloa yesterday (01).

The procession marched began with Deputy Secretary of the TMVP party Abirakam  Gyeorge Pillai  from the TMVP party office via Hospital Road up to Batticaloa town clock tower and back to the meeting venue at opposite of Batticaloa CTB bus stand. The meeting presided over by the Deputy Leader of TMVP party K. Yogaverl.

 

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Mat Day rally of the three Wheeler Drivers’ Welfare Union of Kattankudy

May 2, 2017 0

(Sivam)

The Three Wheeler Drivers’ Welfare Union of Kattankudy organized a May Day rally procession began at the Kattankudy Police station and proceed to Kattankudy beach yesterday (01). Eastern provincial Councilor Shipley Farook, OIC Kattankudy Police W.Wethagethara and others participating  the procession along the Batticaloa- Kalmunai high Way.The May Day meeting was held at Kattankudy beach.

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Medical equipment for Arayampathy divisional hospital

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

The Rotary International and the Australian medical aid organization in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Batticaloa donated medical equipment worth Rupees 20 million to the Arayampathy divisional hospital yesterday (23).

District medical Officer, Arayampathy divisional hospital Dr. S.F. Almedha accepted the gifts on behalf of the hospital. Before the presentation of the gifts the visiting donors toward the hospital to see for themselves the needs and urgent requirements of the institution and visited the patients.

Nebulizers, incinerators, body coolers, scanners, equipment of various tests were among of the items donated. The President of the Batticaloa Rotary Club Rtn.S.Pusparaja presided over the handing over ceremony which was attended by DG.Rtn. Natrajan Nagoji as the chief guest, PDG.Rtn.Ravi Raman (RC Madras Coromandal) anf team Dhanvanthri from India as guests of honour.

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A protest and demonstration to prevent damaged the dwellings

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

A protest and demonstration to prevent the damaged caused to adjoining dwellings by illegal sand mining and felling of forest timber was staged by the village folks of Illuppadichchenai along the Badulla- Chenkalady high way yesterday (25).

The demonstrators complained that the authority is turning a blind eye towards these illegal activities. They threatened that if the constructors do not stop illegal work they will continue the protests and demonstrations.

The demonstrators pointed out that the environment was getting eroded, floods were more likely to take place, paddy fields, Roads, pathways were getting washed away and the livelihood of the people was being affected.

They submitted a memorandum to the Batticaloa District TNA parliamentarian S. Viyalendran who visited the demonstrators.

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