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Role of Tamil Nadu in the Sri Lankan Conflict/War

Role of Indian Government in the Sri Lankan Conflict/War

Secondary Articles  Do not ignore these secondary articles. They are written about specific events in the history of the Eelam Wars; those who are interested in the history and background information would find them useful.


Role of Tamil Nadu in the Sri Lankan Conflict/War (There is a separate section on the role of Indian government after this section)

19990501 The Myth of Greater Tamil Eelam (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 1999 (13 KB) (te)

Title is self-explanatory.

20070301 Indian Duplicity in Military Aid to Sri Lanka as Impotent Tamil Nadu Watches: Part I (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, March 2007 (16 KB) (te)

About Indian military aid during the 2006-2009 war.

20070601 Indian Duplicity in Military Aid to Sri Lanka as Impotent Tamil Nadu Watches: Part II (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2007 (19 KB) (te)

Part II: About Indian military aid during the 2006-2009 war. How the Indian Government tried to fool Tamil Nadu that it is not strengthening Sri Lankan military against minority Tamil fighters 

20070501 India, Sri Lankan Navy, LTTE and Tamil Nadu Fishermen: The Maria Episode and Investigation (by Usha Ramanathan), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2007 (16 KB) (te, tn)

Did India frame the LTTE for Tamil Nadu fishermen killings in 2007? Why?

20090701 Agony and Impotence of a Tamil Nadu Chief Minister within the Indian Union (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, July 2009 (14 KB) (te, tn)

A discussion if the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has any power or leverage over Indian government's policy towards Sri Lanka even as thousands of Tamils are killed by Sri Lankan military. Written immediately after the end of the 2006-2009 war and the defeat of Tamil fighters (LTTE).

20090101 Did Indian Government "Threaten" Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi to Tow its Line on the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict? (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, January 2009 (32 KB) (te, tn)

Title is self-explanatory. Written near the end of the 2006-2009 war and the defeat of Tamil fighters (LTTE).

20010303 Where is Praying for Prabaharan a Crime? (by Jaganathan Muralidharan), TAMIL TRIBUNE, March 2001 (6 KB) (te)

A surprising answer.

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Role of Indian Government in the Sri Lankan Conflict/War

20090803 Professor Boyle: India is Guilty of "Complicity" in Sri Lankan Tamil Genocide (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 2009 (11 KB) (te)

About Professor Boyle’s statement just a few days before the defeat of LTTE in 2009.

20070301 Indian Duplicity in Military Aid to Sri Lanka as Impotent Tamil Nadu Watches: Part I (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, March 2007 (16 KB) (te)

About Indian military aid during the 2006-2009 war.

20070601 Indian Duplicity in Military Aid to Sri Lanka as Impotent Tamil Nadu Watches: Part II (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2007 (19 KB) (te)

Part II: About Indian military aid during the 2006-2009 war. How the Indian Government tried to fool Tamil Nadu that it is not strengthening Sri Lankan military against minority Tamil fighters 

20030901 Indian Government Double-Dealings in the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict: 1983-1987 (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, September 2003 (11 KB) (te)

An analysis of history.

20040203 Indian Rulers and the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, February 2004 (12 KB) (te)

A comprehensive article on India's anti-Tamil policies and actions in the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict. First the article summarizes India's anti-Tamil policies and activities from 1983-2003. Then the article systematically demolishes the reasons given for India's Sri Lankan policy. Finally the author discusses the real reason for India's anti-Tamil policies in Sri Lanka. (Views expressed in this 2004 article are still valid after a decade).

20000603 Is there a "Dirty Secret" Behind India's Irrational Policy towards the Sri Lankan Crisis? Part I: An Independent Tamil Eelam is in the National Interest of India (by Yashoda Reddy, Siva Reddy and Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2000 (33 KB) (te)

Ideas presented in this article written in 2000 are still valid.

20000604 Is there a "Dirty Secret" Behind India's Irrational Policy towards the Sri Lankan Crisis? Part II: Debunking anti-Tamil-Eelam Propaganda in India (by Yashoda Reddy, Siva Reddy and Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2000 (21 KB) (te)

Ideas presented in this article written in 2000 are still valid.

20010501 Is there a "Dirty Secret" Behind India's Irrational Policy towards the Sri Lankan Crisis? Appendix I: Did India Help Sri Lankan Tamils until 1987? (by Yashoda Reddy, Siva Reddy and Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2001 (25 KB) (te)

Title is self-explanatory.

200107f1 Feedback on "Is there a "Dirty Secret" Behind India's Irrational Policy towards the Sri Lankan Crisis?" (by (1) M. Ramkumar: I wish all Indians would read this article, (2) Bala: Indian betrayal of Sri Lankan Tamils, (3) Soma Jeyendran: India was never genuine in solving the issue, (4) Subra Jayahanthan: An eye opener to millions of people, (5) Rajan Venugopal: India's selfish intervention prolonged the agony ), TAMIL TRIBUNE, July 2001 (12 KB) (te)

Feedbacks to the article published in 2000.

20030501 Who Made Indian Prime Minister the Lord Emperor of Sri Lanka? (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2003 (11 KB) (te)

Indian foreign policy: Application of India's infamous "Indira doctrine" (Indra doctrine) to Sri Lanka (Views expressed in this 2003 article are still valid after a decade).

20060602 India, Pakistan and the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2006 (13 KB) (te)

Is India cooperating with Pakistan in arming the Sri Lankan military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)? If so, why? (written in 2006)

0080101 Why India, Pakistan, China and America are all Arming the Sri Lankan Military Against Minority Tamils? (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, January 2008 (13 KB) (te)

Why did all the major players in the region helped Sri Lanka during the 2006-2009 war? Author explains. There are lessons to be learned.

20080401 Rajiv Gandhi Assassination and India's Anti-Tamil Actions in the Sri Lankan Civil War (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, April 2008 (13 KB) (te)

Is India using Rajiv Gandhi assassination merely as an excuse to justify its anti-Tamil actions in the Sri Lankan Civil War? A critical assessment.

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Secondary Articles

20080702 India Sheds Crocodile Tears for Palestinians but Shows No Concern for Sri Lankan Tamils (by Thanjai Nalankilli),TAMILTRIBUNE, July 2008 (6 KB) (te)

India refuses to give permission to Red Cross to take food and medicine to Tamil civilians in war-torn Sri Lanka from India (written in 2008).

20090602 India Sends Medical Aid to Sri Lankan Soldiers at War (even as Tamil civilians go without medicine) (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2009 (12 KB) (te)

Written near the end of the 2006-2009 war. Title is self-explanatory.

20000601 India is not an Acceptable Mediator for the Sri Lankan Conflict (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2000 (9 KB) (te)

Why India is not an acceptable mediator for the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict between the Sinhala majority government and the Tamil minority? (Written in 2000 but still valid after a decade.)

20021201 Sri Lanka, America and India: Two Suitors for a Lady (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, December 2002 (12 KB) (te)

Sri Lanka's geopolitical dance with the global superpower United States of America and the regional power India. Though the cold war is over, Indian and American interests are not necessarily the same in the Indian Ocean and South Asia. If, during an "emergency", Indian and American goals diverge, will Sri Lanka go against the will of its giant neighbor to the north? Can the United States of America rely on Sri Lanka? (This article was written in 2002; relationship between America and Sri Lanka soured after the end of the war in 2009 but those interested in Sri Lankan affairs may find the article useful.)

20060901 India's "Federal Constitution" is not a Suitable Model for Sri Lanka (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, September 2006 (14 KB) (te)

Given the dominant unitary character of the Indian constitution and the dissatisfaction of many state governments about the concentration of power at the central government, the Indian constitution is not even a suitable starting point for Sri Lanka. Written in 2006.

20000602 India's Promise of "Humanitarian Aid" to Sri Lankan Military has already Helped the Sri Lankan Military and Harmed Tamil Civilians (Year 2000) (by Yashoda Reddy & Siva Reddy), TAMIL TRIBUNE, June 2000 (8 KB) (te)

Year 2000: Humanitarian evacuation of an army encircled by its enemy is an absurd notion. What would have been Indian reaction if China offered humanitarian evacuation to the Pakistani military that was cornered by Indian military during the Bangladesh war?

20070501 India, Sri Lankan Navy, LTTE and Tamil Nadu Fishermen: The Maria Episode and Investigation (by Usha Ramanathan), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2007 (16 KB) (i, te, tn)

Did India frame LTTE for Tamil Nadu fishermen killings in 2007? Why?

20080102 When Sri Lanka is Pricked, Indian Navy Jumps (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, January 2008 (7 KB) (te)

Whenever Sri Lankan armed forces are pricked in the Sinhala-Tamil civil war, Indian Navy jumps to attention. Why? (Written during the 2006-2009 war in Sri Lanka.)

20090503 Where were the Indian Coast Guard and Navy when Terrorists Came to Mumbai? (November 26, 2008) (by V. Ramakrishnan), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2009 (7 KB) (i, te)

Author questions India's security priorities. Why is India chasing shadows in the south while real enemies enter northern India? 

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