26 September, 2020

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Geneva Resolution: Not A Victory For Tamils, But A Defeat For Sri Lanka

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

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The resolution proposed by America at the Human Rights Council related to Sri Lanka was passed by a majority of 13 votes. Out of the Human Rights Council comprising of 47 member states, 26 voted for the resolution, 13 against and 8 abstained taking a neutral position.

The resolution proposed and adopted by America did not come close to Tamil people’s aspirations or expectations. We cannot consider this resolution, therefore as a victory for Tamils. However, we can definitely look at this as a defeat for Sri Lanka.

This resolution will be problematic to the family-based dynastic rule of Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who continues to arbitrarily exercise power over the Tamil nation as well as other peoples in the island of Sri Lanka without any pressure from the international community. The fact that this resolution was debated and passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council will help to expose the atrocities committed against the Tamils during the closing stage of the war which the Sinhalase would prefer to hide and forget. Compared to last year, support for Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has declined. Mention should be made of a strong backer of Sri Lanka, Japan abstaining and not taking sides during the vote. It is appropriate to mention that the countries who voted in favor of Sri Lanka are not necessarily supportive of Sri Lanka, but opposed to U.S. foreign policy. The voting record demonstrates we are living in a epoch when the world is moving from a unipolar world order under the leadership of America to a multipolar world order.The voting in the UNHRC points out to the fact that Sri Lanka is increasingly becoming isolated in the international arena in this new world.

As far as the Tamil people are concerned, it is important that any resolution submitted to the UNHRC should address two issues. First, the destruction in Mullivaikal constitutes an act of genocide by the Sinhala Government. Second, those engaged in genocide should be subject to an independent international investigation as a means for justice. The U.S.-led resolution does not address either of these crucial issues. Thus, we cannot consider this resolution acceptable or satisfactory to Tamils.

As people who know the “rationale” by which governments function in the UNHRC and the rest of the United Nations, where global powers act solely based on their own national interests, the ineffectiveness of this resolution on matters of survival for the Tamil People comes as no surprise to us.

At the very minimum, we are pained by the fact that there is no proper acknowledgment in the resolution that Tamil people have been subjected to injustice in the island of Sri Lanka. We condemn that the resolution, which notes that human rights are violated in the island of Sri Lanka on the basis of religion and belief, failed to pinpoint the fact that the most massive human rights violations have been directed against Tamils on account of their Tamil ethnicity.

At this moment, I think it is important that I share certain matters we must take cognizance of with our people. In order to secure justice for our people, we must continuously campaign through political and diplomatic means with world governments.

It is not difficult to understand that the tyranny and oppression unleashed against the Eelam Tamil people by the Sinhala government in the island of Sri Lankan borders on genocide. Yet, world governments take the position that incidents that took place during the last phase of the war in Vanni were not an act of genocide, but war crimes committed by both sides.

If what happened in Vanni is acknowledged as an act of genocide, there arises a need for a protective mechanism based on the international legal and moral principles of self-defense and self-preservation. Further, the governments of this world will have to accept the establishment of an independent state of Tamil Eelam on the basis of remedial justice. However, while knowing the truth, these governments want to confine the problem within the boundaries of their own preference.

How are we going to approach such governments? We have to design good strategy and tactics.

One of the important lessons the Tamils and their friends learnt through the slaughter at Mullivaaikkaal is the fact that, irrespective of how just our cause may be, how much sacrifice we may make and the gallantry we possess, when powerful governments join hands with our adversary we cannot win.

Thus, today our strategy should center on how we are going to widen the distance between powerful global players and our enemy the Sinhala government, and how we are going to develop our relationship with these global powers. However, we should not sacrifice our own self-interests to these global powers. At the same time, we cannot expect the global powers to give up their interests fully and support us on the basis of justice. Thus, in order to deal with powerful governments, I believe we must employ twin tactics that will produce results.

First, we have to determine how to align our interests and the interests of the powerful global powers and design necessary plans. This should happen at the diplomatic level.

Second, we as people should engage ourselves with global powers through democratic and diplomatic means.

These twin tactics should go hand in hand. Governments revolve around the axis of their own self-interests. But, political leaders play a big role in running these governments. Winning popular support is an important self-interest of political leaders. Due to this, the interests of the government machinery and the political leaders are not aligned in all instances. On many occasions, in order not to lose the support of the people, leaders are forced to make changes in the political stances of their governments.

Against this background, if we look at students rising up in Tamil Nadu, the importance of their efforts can be easily understood. The Tamil Nadu students’ uprising, launched with the support of the people, has the power to change the stance of the political leaders of Tamil Nadu and India.

The ongoing Tamil Nadu students’ uprising affirms the need for an international inquiry into the genocide inflicted on the Tamil people and of a referendum among the Tamil people for an independent Tamil Eelam. The students have launched their struggle convinced that if Eelam Tamil people are to live with security, dignity and equality, there is no alternative other than an independent Tamil Eelam.

We hold hands in solidarity with the Tamil Nadu students who have leapt into the battlefield on behalf of the Eelam Tamil people. We also join hands with the political leaders and the people of Tamil Nadu who stand in solidarity with the students struggle.

The political reality is, whether we like it or not, the victory of the Tamil Eelam liberation struggle depends largely on the success of Tamil Nadu in engaging the Indian government. International diplomatic calculations are made on the premise that India is the dominant regional power in the Indian Ocean and South Asia. It is also a growing global power. International relations are determined on these bases of power. Thus, India’s role is important in the creation of a new state of Tamil Eelam in South Asia.

Thus, in our strategy for winning the liberation struggle for Tamil Eelam, our aim should be to convince the Indian government to recognize an independent Tamil Eelam. This may not be immediately possible. However, internal conditions can make significant impact on the foreign policy of that country. As an example, Malaysia did not vote against the U.S.-led resolution, but abstained. The main reason is, though Malaysia is friendly with Sri Lanka, the Malaysian government has to give deference to the wishes of the Malaysian Tamils.

The emerging struggles and stances in Tamil Nadu in relation to the Eelam people have the ability to impact Tamil Nadu and other Indian States and thus influence the decisions of the Indian government. In this, the role of Tamil Nadu students is decisive. Students of Tamil Nadu have demonstrated their power fittingly. The call of the hour is for a plan of action to continue and widen the students’ struggle until conditions are created for India’s recognition of Tamil Eelam.

I would also like to record at this juncture that America is carefully and continuously observing what is happening in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is one of the dominant states in India. We can also understand America’s interest in Tamil Nadu through the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit there. We have to take note of the fact that the ongoing struggle in Tamil Nadu has the ability to impact not only in India, but at the global stage as well.

We must not lose faith because the resolution adopted at the UNHRC is not fashioned in a way that will bring justice to our people. We need not feel frustrated either. We are progressing towards our goal.

Today we are launching – together with Human Rights and other Tamil organizations – a three month world-wide signature campaign to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling on him to appoint an international inquiry on the basis of his inherent power, as confirmed by his legal advisers, pursuant to Article 99 of the U.N. Charter.

Today we are also launching a global signature campaign urging Mr. AdamaDieng. Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, to release the 2007 annual report of his office that mentioned the likelihood of the Tamil people being victims of genocide or mass atrocities, as well as other reports related to Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the U.N. Internal Review Report. There is proverb current among us: If you beat the grinding stone again and again it will move!

The Thirst of the Tamils is Tamil Eelam.

Thank you

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

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    Visu, We are with you till our death. Recent students declaring withering tehir indian citizen is not small thing, as per constitution governor has to answer to Cabinet and already there isa n uproar in Lok sabha and rajyasabha. SL thinks that no otehr can touch them and their arrogance will one day pay back. My wish, in any situation innocent should not suffer, let it be muslims,my own blood tamils or sinhalese. So it is for the right minded, non hatred srilankan to decide about the fate of their future.

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      The recent UN Resolutions are crafty enough to prevent the exposure of the involvement of the very forces that brought them about and lenient to the point to allow the War Criminals to go Scot free. Where is JUSTICE?

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      Visu and msk

      We Tamils in Sri Lanka have not authorized anyone outside our country as our representatives. We totally reject your erroneous views. Do not interfere into our affairs. We urge you to leave us alone.

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        TAMILS AGAINST TAMIL ETHNO FASCISM

        You are all bark and no bite! Are your patrons Karun, KP, Douglas et al?

        It will be good if you could at least tell us at least what you stand for and what your current position has gotten for you.

        My guess is its a tough one to answer!

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        If only we leave you in next 10 years, there wont be any called as tamils in SL. If you dont want, better go and stay as sinhalese, but dont say that you dont need the TN tamils support.

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    Just like at all Eelam wars, I think Tamils and Sinhalas both lost at UNHRC. India and Sri Lanka too have lost their long established friendship. In the minds of majority Sri Lankan, I do not think it can be patched up.

    Though Neo-colonialists have won their devious game it wouldn’t get Sri Lanka to do what they want for no UNHRC resolution is binding. Otherwise, Israel would have to take back all their West Bank settlements a long-time back.

    Just like all Eelam wars, I think Tamils and Sinhalas both lost at UNHRC. Worst, the long established friendship between India and Sri Lanka too have reached a point of no return. Only Neo-colonialists won in their devious game to balkanize India.

    Just like at all Eelam wars, I think Tamils and Sinhalas both lost at UNHRC. India and Sri Lanka too have lost their long established friendship. In the minds of majority Sri Lankan, I do not think it can be patched up.

    Though Neo-colonialists have won their devious game it wouldn’t get Sri Lanka to do what they want for no UNHRC resolution is binding. Otherwise, Israel would have to take back all their West Bank settlements a long time back.

    Just like all Eelam wars, I think Tamils and Sinhalas both lost at UNHRC. Worst, long established friendship between India and Sri Lanka too has reached a point of no return. Only Neo-colonialists won in their devious game to balkanize India.

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      I diagree. Tamils were disappointed but not lost, Srilanka was made to realise their failure, given time for justice, I bet if we are living in next 10 years, we see what end reulst. Did you think four years back after war victory that it would lead to this state? No right? Things will emerge, even mighty hitler in the beginning was victorious but at the end, innocent who lost lives won

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        I think Sri Lanka has reached the point of NO RETURN.

        SRI LANKA BEEN CHECKMATE BY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

        What is next……..Only two choices.

        1)Give Federal power to North/ East.

        2)Hold Independent election and elect peoples choice leaders.

        If no response to these will lead to eventual Intervention By India and USA along with other countries support.

        Also a change in Govt. could also be expected. BBS interfering on other religions will aggravate the situation.

        Forget about China or Pakistan coming to rescue as President think.

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    It is the likes of Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran who make life difficult for Tamils in Sri Lanka. He talks about the Thirst of Tamils. I agree with him if the thirst is for water. As for Tamil Eelam, even a New York taxi
    driver will tell him “there is no way buddy.” Don’t waste your time
    Rudrakumaran. The majority of Tamils here are great, decent people and are for Sri Lanka. Rudra has not even come to Colombo.

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      Mr Ulundu come in your original identity, dont cover yourself as Tamil

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      Ulundu wadi, Rudra ,like Prabhakaran, and Wijeweera earns a lot of moeney. So he will try to keep a dead horse alive ,for as long as he can.
      Look at what happened to normally law abiding god fearing Tamil, Sri Lankans . They had to forfeit their most priced treasure for Prabhakaran to play around with, Jayawardana, made mistakes lots of politicians before that made mistakes , but normal Sri Lankans lived very well with each other.it is ok for Prabhakaran to have fought for his people but he should have known to back off before all this destruction happened and negotiated when he was in a strong position, basic rights for his people. Instead he caused genicide or what ever you may like to call it. Now Rudhrakumaran would want to continue

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    I would not agree that it is a defeat for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka does not stand for Human Rights Violations. The culprit is the present Government who think that all the Sri Lankan people are with them. What a rude awakening they will have one of these days, if they don’t stop turning a Blind Eye to the dissatisfaction that is brewing among the people.

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    Well Pol pot, then why did not SL people raise together and voice it, if you are really a country of people stand for human rights? it is fear? A country which lives in fear to express its basic rights can not be called democratic it is autocratic

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    Rudrakumaran,

    Please list all the wrongs, human rights violations and war crimes the LTTE committed against the Tamils and other Sri Lankans first and apologise on behalf of the LTTE. Do penance thereafter by fasting for at least ten days. There after demand that the GOSL do the same. MR definitely needs to lose some weight! You are the surviving and free LTTE face now. It is incumbent upon you as the legal advisor of the LTTE to do so on its behalf. This will work wonders here in Sri Lanka and make you a nascent Gandhi to the Tamils here. It will be much better than being an imaginary president of a nebulous Tamil Eelam!

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      @Naren. Why don’t you list all the violations of the GOSL and yes the IPKF and the quisling groups b4 asking Rudrakumaran to list the violations of the LTTE.
      Do not make futile suggestions and ridicule the people who have been slaughtered in 2009 and those much before from 1977. The innocents died unnecessarily and tens of thousands of war widows are being subjected to rape and sexual molestations. Please understand what is going on there and something needs to be done without all the frivolous arguments.

      Tamil diaspora started demanding independent international investigations and US investigations of their own citizens way back in 2007 via Tamils For Justice and attorney Bruce Fein. We have always said in public and on international on American TV that Tamils do not have any problem with LTTE being included in such investigations so that the Sinhalese GOSL and civilians as well as Tamils like you have any grievances for 2009 or the previous 30 years they can do so.

      TGTE, GTF, USTPAC, TAPI all came after a few years.

      Whether there is litigation or prosecution it does not matter. The Truth, Accountability and Justice need to prevail. What seems to be your problem with that demand, which you or the Rajapakses protest will continue until we Tamils accomplish that goal. Please understand that process and most of us are not going to pack our bags and change sides for selfish or personal reasons like some.

      Rudrakumar, has the right to “Thirst For Anything” since he has always been a politician for at least 2 decades and he calls himself The Prime Minister from his NY office while working as an immigration attorney. Immaterial of Tamils in Sri Lanka achieve a Seperate State(Eelam) or Ellam with a larger territorial interest than the NE, depends on the geopolitical factors that govern the region and the world. But the island also belongs to the Tamils and Tamils political demands eventually have to be negotiated by their elected representatives the TNA or anyone else in the future.

      4 years after the massacre of 100,000 Tamils Rudrakumar finally sees the light and writes something which he did not do in 2009 or 2010. Writing on such blogs does not change the course of the Tamil diaspora as a whole. The IC with whom some of us have regular conversation seems to be finally understanding the “real nature of the Tamil problems”. So Tamil quislings being critical here and there or on everything what the Tamil diaspora does, would not make any changes. The quislings are barking at the moon together with the racist-chauvinist Sinhalese who are now fighting with the Muslim ladies/girls and the halal meat sellers.

      Who is next or who is left?

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        Donald,

        The lists can be googled. The TGTF can study these, add events and details and event delete event, and publish comprehensive lists of what each party to this conflict did over at least three decades. I am sure the TGTF has the resources to do this.

        Naren

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          You know, Sine you are Friend of MR & Bros, Why don’t you ask MR to come for an official Debate with Mr.Rudrakumarn?, Donald may be able to have CNN host it or even we can ask Ms.Frances Harrsion help for CH 4 or BBC broadcast, Let MR explain his position, an Mr.Rudrakumaran explain his position. Both are Layers , it will be nice to see two Lawyers go at each other. Both went Same law School in SL, Why don’t you do that?

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      Sucker like u want list of ltte wrongs. Damn fool like you never going to learn. Ltte gone full stop. u vellala rascals want dominate tamils and their fate. Forget it u fool time change go and enjoy your lolly pop. We tamils never going to give up our freedom and way of our life. soon u pack up go and live with your bros like mainda mongrels. if u want to live among tamils live quietly, we know where you live shut up. go and enjoy youe life let our people live in peace…

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      Narendran,
      Please list the particulars of pregnant female LTTE cadres who,according to you were forced to jump from trees to have abortions.
      Did any suffer dislocations and/or fractures of ankle & elbow joints?
      How many aborted.
      Also,please state the number of ‘disappeared’ persons,who are according to you employed by the Ministry of Defence.

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        Justice,

        Stupidity has limits. Would you ask your pregnant wife or daughter to jump from a tree, even for fun? Do you think the victims were concocting stories in the immediate aftermath of the war? Do you think those intent on conscripting, were not familiar with the technique and foolish to damage the goods they very much wanted? Do you think I was out there, taking a census, amidst all the tragedy? I was recording events and stories as related by the iDPs emerging from the war zone at the end of the war. I advised many IDPs in Settikulam to record their experiences in an exercise book for posterity, explaining that time will impact adversely on their memories. In one of my write ups at that time requested that the academics visit these camps and record events and extent. I am sure the government in its myopia would not have permitted this. Now it is paying the price for this supreme folly.

        Dr.R.N

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    Surprise ,Seemon , aka Nadu Praba didn’t get a guernsey from the Hon PM of International Elaam, especially when Nadu Praba was the chief organizer of the recent agitations including the cowardly bashings of Sinhal Buddhists and Monks who were passing through Tamil Nadu on their way to Buddhagaya.

    Nadu Praba has been pounding the pavements in Geneva suburbs marshalling the Diaspora troops whilst the this PM and his coterie were pleading with the White man to punish Rajapaksa.

    According to the rabid anti Rajapaksa website LeN, here are some of the sloagans of this Seemon.

    “Rape Sinhala women, Kill Sinhala children to avenge Mulikavil, Give us an Elaam in Lanka or I will create one in Nadu”.

    How strange that the futue PM of Elaam is calling for democratic means , when he is one of the main archtects of Mulikavil,as the chief Legal Advisor to Jaffna Praba who refused to accept Ranil’s mini Elaam offered on a plate.

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    Ulundu Wadai ….. Do not disturn Rudras bread and butter & his life style. If not for Velu & the LTTE’s dream land where would these diaspora and Rudra be today?

    Dr. R.N…. Did’nt you know its a Cardinal sin to get Rudra to list out the ltte’s cardinal sins against, eminent Tamils. Its taboo & such events did not take place.
    Do not address the eelam P.M. in this manner. he’ll haul you before courts.

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    “The Thirst of the Tamils is Tamil Eelam.”
    I predict a long, dry, throat-parched spell Mr Rudrakumaran and his followers.

    Perhaps Mr Rudrakumaran could go on a hunger strike to prove his dedication to the cause?

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    Rudrakumar finally writes ” Today we are launching – together with Human Rights and other Tamil organizations – a three month world-wide signature campaign to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling on him to appoint an international inquiry on the basis of his inherent power, as confirmed by his legal advisers, pursuant to Article 99 of the U.N. Charter.
    Unquote”

    Better late than never..
    Why did it take 4 years to figure such a simple thing.
    His office is a few blocks away from Moon’s office and UN building.
    Tamils still continue to consume Rajapakse groceries/food and keep flying to Sri Lanka on Sri Lankan airlines and Tamil travel agents sell most of SL airlines tickets and packages.

    The Tamil’s contribution of the inward remittances annually is $3 billion dollars, and the housemaids have not increased their remittances from 2003, ten years ago. That is because of loss of jobs due to many reasons. The Sinhalese, Muslim, and Burger diaspora sends funds, but their family homes were never destroyed nor lands acquired and tens of thousands of families remain displaced, homeless and displaced. payments to Police, Army, Navy and para military all originate from the diaspora as well and that is why MOD keeps the Operation White Van continuing for years. Good business and additional income for the workers and bosses as well.

    When the Tamil diaspora makes the decision to make sacrifices and there is trade union action (Not hammering 1 Buddhist monk, which is no right) then Sri Lanka will be in real trouble and the Caucasians will also do their part by stopping wearing Jungies and Bras made in Sri Lanka.

    Copy that TGTE/GTF and the rest. There should be daily reminders folks. only then the “Grinding Stone” will start moving.

    1 Million Indian students have extended their unconditional support and now it is upto the port workers and airport workers to show their support. Then see what the ……….. happens. Bucks will stop coming in, including Indian tourist which comprises of 25% of the tourist and the Tamil diaspora with their brand foreign new passports. lol.

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      One Of The Best Hon.Rudrakumarns Writings.

      “First, we have to determine how to align our interests and the interests of the powerful global powers and design necessary plans. This should happen at the diplomatic level.

      Second, we as people should engage ourselves with global powers through democratic and diplomatic means.

      These twin tactics should go hand in hand. Governments revolve around the axis of their own self-interests. But, political leaders play a big role in running these governments. Winning popular support is an important self-interest of political leaders. Due to this, the interests of the government machinery and the political leaders are not aligned in all instances. On many occasions, in order not to lose the support of the people, leaders are forced to make changes in the political stances of their governments.”. Thank You Colombo , Telegraph.com.

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    Visu

    You talk about “family-based dynastic rule of Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa.” But you are going after the dynastic rulers in Delhi and Chennai (MGR/Jayalalitha; DMK – Karunanithy’s family empire). You yourself are the mediocre lawyer son of a mediocre Jaffna mayor and that is your only qualification to be the imaginary PM of an imaginary Eelam. I know many Tamil asylum seekers who landed in California complaining about your screw-ups of their refugee claims.

    You say you have designed “good strategy and tactics” to achieve your Tamil Eelam. You and your steadfast tin soldiers cannot set foot in Sri Lanka anymore. U.S. will not do anything in South Asia without India’s concurrence. The ruling class in New Delhi will never allow Tamil Eelam to emerge as that would unleash the centrifugal forces in India now kept deftly under control by Delhi. The average people of Tamil Nadu are not crazy enough to be swayed by your pipe dream.

    So you are going to exploit the children of the poorer classes and “lower castes” in Tamil Nadu just like your dead leader Prabakaran did in the Wanni. You are going to brainwash and incite the impressionable young students to cause violence and mayhem in the streets of Tamil Nadu. Jaffna people treated the plantation Tamils of Indian origin as of inferior caste and didn’t want to have anything to do with them socially. Now you are going after their bretheren without any shame. In this sinister plan you will be of course assisted by rabid Tamil racists, political jokers like Seeman, Vaiko, and Nedumaran, and political perverts like Jayalalitha and Karunanithy.

    You the Tamil Eelam Einstein have figured out every step of your political fantasy: (1) Student agitation in Tamil Nadu (2) Tamil Nadu puts pressure on Delhi (3) Delhi puts pressure on U.S. (4) U.S. puts pressure on UN to declare there was genocide in Sri Lanka and order an independent, international investigation (5) Referendum (6) Tamil Eelam

    This is your “good strategy and tactics.” You say “we are progressing towards our goal” by “beating the grinding stone again and again.”

    LET’S ROLL VISU

    and don’t screw it up like the refugee claims you were handling.

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    Donald Gnanakone must be thinking about the members of BBS when he referred to ‘the racist-chauvinist Sinhalese’ ‘who are now fighting with the Muslim ladies/girls and the halal meat sellers’.

    He seemed to know nothing about ‘halal’ controversy. BBS or Sinhalas has no problem whatsoever Muslims eating halal meat as they have been doing all these years in Sri Lanka. Their problem being ACJU forcing ‘halal’ badge on 4500 odd manufactures in this country by fraudulent means and compelling 70% Buddhists to buy products that may be ‘halal’ for Muslims but not necessarily halal to Buddhists. Pork is ‘haram’ for Muslims but ‘halal’ for both Tamil and Sinhala Christians.

    Another example is that water in all bottles ought to be ‘halal’ for everyone meaning good or acceptable for all religions. But ACJU had even compelled water bottlers to print their halal badge in water bottle labels. I have seen ‘halal’ badge in cement bags. Why?

    As for ACJU, this ‘halal’ badge in everything is not entirely absurd for they definitely have other ulterior motives. These we have shown through very many comments at various instances. Besides, wherein Koran or Hadith that says ‘halal must be forced upon nonbelievers through fraudulent sales tactics. I couldn’t find it.

    As always, rump LTTE like Gnanakone tend to pick up anything and everything that can be used in their project Eelam. We cannot stop lies by rup LTTE but every now and then a bit of truth comes out as well. And that’s a good sign for ordinary Tamils, as well as Sinhalas.

    Dr. A. Baheerathan, son of the late TULF leader, Appapillai Amirthalingam, was in Sri Lanka last week of March 2013 and is reported as had said that there were no more cruel deaths on a daily basis and the people were living without the sounds of guns. Infrastructure developments are taking place extensively. People are moving around freely. He said; “our house and the collection of books and other important documents have been destroyed by the LTTE. The house was used by LTTE theoretician, Anton Balasingham and the outfit’s political stalwart Yogaratnam Yogi.”

    But Dr. A. Baheerathan has complained saying, plenty of things that have to be done to improve the living conditions of the IDPs; large number of them have not yet been resettled in their original places and their lands have been acquired by the Security Forces. He wished 13A was accepted by LTTE and merger of N & E stayed permanently. If that Indu-Lanka accord had succeeded, and the 13th Amendment had been implemented ‘satisfactorily’, our problems would have been settled long ago. He hadn’t talked about Sargent Sompala who was killed with his father in his attempt to save him from LTTE pistle gang.

    Majority Sinhala believe that ‘satisfactorily’ implimentaion of 13A for Tamils means little now and more later tactic to grab power till they reach Eelam in the end.
    Leela

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    PM Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran Tamils are with you have proved that this a Tamil people quest for freedom.

    TGTE came up after the May 2009 Tamil Genocide and is post LTTE and this proved this a demand of the Tamil People and the fact this was done by an referendum amongst overseas Tamils.The Struggle is democratic and peaceful.

    LTTE is gone and fell in Mulivaikal and many Sinhala commentators believed the Tamils were finished and Tamil Eelam was gone actually only after it the Tamil Struggle has risen after Mulivaikal genocide international Pressure on Sri Lanka has increased like never before.

    If this was an LTTE issue it should have gone on May 19th 2009 but Tamil has rises from ashes like Phoenix.

    Any Sri Lankan diplomat will tell up that they face more pressure than any time since Black July 1983 .Tamils in the diaspora ,Tamil Nadu ,Malaysia are with you.We have never seen this since 1983

    Further they no longer have the LTTE as an excuse.There is going to be no more armed struggle only a peaceful diplomatic struggle under your leadership which Sri Lanka is losing.

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    MSM wants me to come out with my “original identity” and does not
    cover my identity as a Tamil.

    He seems a man who Makes Serious Mistakes or MSM all the time. My
    ethnicity is not the debate at issue. Moreover, Ulundu Wadai is NO
    longer the exclusive cuisine of my friends in the Tamil community.
    No doubt, it is one of their great specialities having its origins
    in South India.

    Come to the point MSK. Rudra’s thirst is for money. He is like
    the jockey who sits on horses that run for stakes. He rides on the
    Tamils to make his dollars. If that is understandable, what is not is
    how he does it, riding piggy back on Tamils.

    There was a time when people fell for it. MSK, they no longer.

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      Ulundu Wadai, You have such a rotten Ulundu Wadai, like your name. Ha

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      I am not here for arguementative with silly minded people. if you have something to offer for the peace of the people do it, else stay away. Atleast people like Rudra put efforts to IC to realise the ongoing facts. You people are in denial mode for your own detrimental.

      (last reply to you)

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        msk

        “if you have something to offer for the peace of the people do it, else stay away.”

        May I ask all of you to stay away from my ancestral land since no one has offered anything towards building a peaceful island. On the contrary all of you, the descendants of illegal immigrants continue to destroy my land.

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    Ulunds,

    In one para you say “..does not over my identity as a Tamil” and in
    the next “…the exclusive cuisine of my Tamil friends” You are fried, dear boy, well and truly.

    Senguttuvan

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      Ulundu Wadaiwe caught you steeling? Let me ask you one question , you seems to be gotten your First TV after 1983 Riots? Did’nt you, My wife family lost their 18′ Colour TV.

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    OH!! Senguttuvan. Did you say fried? Not yet
    my Tamil friend, not yet. The problem with
    some of you guys (not all) is you want all
    those who differ from your views to be not
    only fried like Masala Wadai but also
    swallowed with coconut chutney. When I say
    “my Tamil friends,” how does it not make
    me a Tamil. Summa Po Dah, I would say to
    fools like you.

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