Sri Lanka – LTTE Ceasefire Agreement 22 February 2002

Norwegian Peace Initiative Sri Lanka – LTTE Ceasefire Agreement 22 February 2002 Full text of the ceasefire agreement signed by the government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: Preamble The overall objective of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to…

Tamil’s Great Heroes Day :The Revival of Martyr Cults among Ilavar Part 4

Peter Schalk – Copyright  Temenos 33 (1997), 151­190. The veneration of martyrs by the LTTE The martyr is usually venerated in a ninaivuccinnam, “token of commemoration”. It may be a high, pillar like construction, called tupi, sometimes having a conic structure. It stands on a platform to which an escalation leads. This tupi is partly…

Tamil's Great Heroes Day :The Revival of Martyr Cults among Ilavar Part I

Peter Schalk – Copyright  Temenos 33 (1997), 151­190. The article was first published in the Journal Temenos  edited by Dr.Tore Ahlbäck (Temenos 33, 1997, 151-190) and  is  published here with the permission of the author and Temenos. The article extracts passages from a forthcoming book by Professor Schalk  on the concept of martyrdom of the…

How I Became a Freedom Fighter In an interview VELUPILLAI PIRABAHARAN

VELUPILLAI PIRABAHARAN ‘How I Became a Freedom Fighter’ April 1994 In an interview given to ‘Velicham’, a Tamil language literary magazine published in Jaffna, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Velupillai Pirabaharan, reflected on the events and circumstances during his early life that inspired him to take up arms and join the…