Sinhaliztion of the North East: Kankesanthurai (KKS)

Sinhalization of the North-East: Kankesanthurai (KKS) Kankesanthurai (KKS) is a historic port suburb located in the Northern Province of the island of Sri Lanka. Formerly known as Gayathurai, the region is encompassed by a natural harbour, famous for ancient sites, such as the Keerimalai Springs, the Kankesanthurai Fort, and two prominent Tamil Hindu places of…

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Sinhalization of the North-East: Kokkilai

Sinhalization of the North-East: Kokkilai The south-east of the Mullaithivu District has been a target for state-sponsored Sinhala settlements for decades. As with Pulmoaddai, the Kokkilai region of Mullaithivu lies on the strategically important border between the traditional Tamil homeland’s northern and eastern regions, and as such has been targeted for state-sponsored Sinhala settlements. Much…

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Remembering India’s crimes against Tamils: The Valvettithurai Massacre

Remembering India’s crimes against Tamils: The Valvettithurai Massacre The information on this page was largely compiled from information put together by Nadarajah Anantharajah, the then-secretary of the Citizen Committee Valvettithurai and a survivor of the IPKF massacre. He was detained for two days and severely beaten by the IPKF. His meticulous documentation, including written affidavits…

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Sinhalization Of The North East: Pulmoaddai

Sinhalization of the North-East: PULMOADDAI Pulmoaddai is a majority Tamil-speaking, Muslim town in the Trincomalee District. The town, part of the Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat, is located on the border to the Mullaithivu District, occupying the strategically important region which links the traditional Tamil homeland’s northern and eastern regions. The area is known for its valuable…

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Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism Root of Continued Conflict in Sri Lanka – Panelists at DC Event

“Mr Arulthas spoke about the historic role of Sinhala Buddhist ideology in the oppression of Tamils and Muslims and how the recent incidents in Kandy and Amparai were a continuation of a decade-old pattern of violence, predating the armed conflict against Tamil resistance movements. He explained that Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism was embedded in the construction of the…

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