4 December, 2023


In Honour Of Maveerar Day

By Usha Sri-skanda-rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Today in honour of Maveerar Day I wish to publish two of my poems composed in 2006 and 2010. A lot has happened since then, we are on the road to winning justice for our people and through remedial justice winning Tamil Eelam. I am certain of that. My poems precede time but are still very relevant, for we cannot forget the past. It is from acknowledging and learning from the past that we can move forward. I also hasten to say that today Our Beloved Maveerar would want us to continue the fight to win back our motherland in a non-violent manner through diplomacy. That is what the TGTE is committed to – the peaceful diplomatic approach. Nonetheless I have the highest respect for all those great human beings and our leader and all who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to save our country Tamil Eelam.

Today also could be a day to reach out to the Sinhalese people…for greater understanding between our nations sharing the island…

1. Maveerar – composed in Nov 2006

2. To the International Community – The 2009 Tamil Holocaust and Your Lost Credibility – composed in Oct 2010


gloriosa_lily800They went to the battle field

Never afraid to die

Brave soldiers they were

They did it for you and I


The glory of Thamil Eelam

Was their single, unwavering goal

Defending their Motherland

Was in their very soul


Possessed of both integrity and discipline

Absolute mastery of skill and mind

Trained by a Phenomenal, True Leader

A superior class of Freedom Fighters, they are a rare find


They shed their sacred blood

To save us from tears

So that we may live and give our sweat

For Thamil Eelam’s future years


Never flinching if the tide turned

Never faltering, that’s why never spurned

Men and Women of valour they were

Never retreating with their backs turned


They had sworn an oath and lived by that oath

They were not mercenaries, hired to kill

Try as they did the enemy could not break them

Acclaimed as Martyrs they were known, for their unshakable will


They had dreams not selfish whims

They fell, so that we could rise all at once

From slavery to freedom

From depravation to ample abundance


If you are a Thamilan

Worthy of your great race

You would know that they have been

Our only real saving grace


They are the sustaining spirit

Behind every courageous battle

They give us strength and it’s our strength

That will carry us through the freedom struggle


18,743 and counting of our finest Men and Women

Of unmatched bravery and unparalleled courage

Our Best tribute to them is not only to worship their memorials

But keep the torch burning and incessantly carry their message


By their selfless dedication, for justice for their people

They have made the ultimate sacrifice ever

They did not die, but have transcended death

And have found a place in the people’s hearts, as the Greatest Heroes ever


When Freedom is won and Thamil Eelam is proclaimed

When we sit down to think and assess

In the final analysis, it would be said

That the Maveerar were the bulwark, the pillars of our hard fought success

2009 Tamil Holocaust and your lost credibility

The Cry of a Freedom Activist: To the International Community

Tamil civilian lives are in your hands the Diaspora pleaded in desperation;

To Canada, US, Britain, EU, Norway and the UN; had you heeded with compassion;

Twenty to forty thousand need not have perished in one sweep without identification;

From a cruel regime’s and its ally’s fire power, chemical weaponry and ammunition.


You have to act fast before it’s too late we wailed and protested;

Lay down on highways, burnt our bodies, fasted, begged and prayed;

In a tiny sliver of land our people are holding out, we cried,

To their last vestige of freedom and dignity, still brave but petrified.


You would have prevented a HOLOCAUST from happening;

If you did what was right by your conscience, without failing;

You should have used R2P: ‘Responsibility to Protect’ with urgency, without faltering;

Canada’s initiative, mind you, to intervene to save lives, it was then certainly wanting.


Tamils were falsely led to the ‘no fire zone’,

Only to realize as soon as they had gone,

They were going to be slaughtered, not spared but done;

Under the very nose of the international community and the UN.


It was a war without witness, no media to report the situation there;

The people were left with no food, no water, and no real medical care.

No humanitarian aid, not a soul to truly comfort and care;

Such inaction on your part, a travesty of justice, that’s beyond compare.


The attackers used their diplomatic machinations to raise the ‘human shield’ concept;

You harped about it, not knowing, it was the perpetrators’ way to cleverly manipulate.

The decision not to leave was a cry for freedom from enemy subjugation, you know it;

Instead you fell prey; if you had a heart you should have surely and easily have known it.


It’s a real shame under the pretext of fighting terrorism;

You turned a blind eye to ruthless Sri Lankan state terrorism;

You condoned the mass slaughter of a people who defied fascism;

Women, children, babies and the elderly left to die from this unspeakable barbarism.


To escape prolonged racism, marginalization, violence and persecution;

To defend their territorial integrity, sovereignty and their security from ‘occupation’;

People joined together, Tamil Eelam their thirst, their passion, their earnest aspiration;

Forming a defacto Tamil State in Vanni to protect their nests and nurture their future generation.


They cultivated their fields, fished and traded, even ceased fire for a peaceful resolution;

Self Rule, Nationhood, Homeland, three principles upon which they stood for liberation; Swearing allegiance to Tamil Eelam which had its own administration, police and legal system;

Defending the land from enemy fire, scores of freedom fighters died attaining true martyrdom.


Tamils needed understanding, sensitivity and empathy;

To the people crying for freedom Sri Lanka is their enemy;

To ask them to go with an army, not friendly, with whom they did not identify;

To be disappeared, incarcerated, tortured, raped and massacred; it does defy,

Logic and reason; that’s obvious; was proved right with hindsight; alas too late to rectify.


The strategy of the enemy was to deny sustenance and wear Tamils out;

Weaken their resolve and virtually force them from their hold out;

It was not a ‘hostage rescue operation’ but a ‘hostage taking operation’, with no time out;

Even with Tamil fighters’ guns silenced, the bombing and the shelling ended not;

The carnage leaving dead bodies, people butchered with limbs gone and organs out;

To stop chemical weapons and multi barrel rockets from being fired on the innocent;

In the end with white flags, the political heads, their families surrendering came out;

Only to be killed at point blank range, as soon as the order from the top was given out.


These helpless people had a right to life,

A fundamental human right, even in strife.

With a will to protect, it was for you to strive

To act expeditiously to save innocent life.


The perpetrators have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity;

The question is who will bring the members of the Sri Lankan family dynasty,

Those who allegedly gave the orders, to the International Criminal Court to answer flatly;

To the charge of ‘Genocide of the People of Tamil Eelam’; if you act correctly,

And see that justice is done and manifestly seen to be done, only then considerably,

Could YOU redeem your reputation in our eyes ever again and restore your lost credibility.

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  • 2

    Well done Usha!

    Don’t worry about the nasty comments.

    Many of them were written by [Edited out], President of the Tamil for Justice.

  • 2

    Hi Usha

    Count your blessings that you are in SL where you can openly publish you allegiance to a terrorist organisation. If anyone did something like this supporting Nazi’s anywhere in Europe, USA or many other countries, you will be jailed.
    If that happens, please tell them this is what you really meant to say!

    They went to the battle filed
    Hiding behind children and women
    Pathetic cowards they were
    And did it for their own gain.

    Personal glory
    Was their selfish goal
    It did not matter who got killed
    As long they had a swimming pool!

    Possessed by mammoth ego
    With no skill other than killing
    Trained by a pot-bellied idiot
    Bunch of losers with nothing to lose

    They shed poor tamil blood
    To save their own miserable hinds
    So that they can live in luxury
    In a dream land called eelam

    Ran like rabbits when really got kicked
    Hiding and cowering in every hole
    Real idiots they were
    Retreating when tables were turned

    No principals whatsoever
    They were low lives would will kill forever
    Brave solders made them roast
    Now they are buried in a pit of compost

    They had selfish dreams
    And they fell like cornered pigs
    In slavery forever
    Without a home now or never

    You all thamilans
    Is a race without country or home
    And now you know that is your
    Dream that will never appear

    They were the misled fools
    With nothing to show after 30 years
    They give you something to cry about
    That will make you whimper throughout

    Nearly 20,000 terrorist scums
    Which you could find in any dump
    Your best tribute is to dump on their graves
    And wipe you backs with their message

    By their dedication to a pot belled pig
    They died like ants in a field
    They just not died but got annihilated
    And will be forgotten by those who mattered

    While eelam remains a dream
    You sit down kiss our behinds
    You may not like what you got here
    But dear, your mother land is not here!

  • 3

    It is people like Usha who keep hatred and suspicion alive. People like this undo all the work done by men of goodwill from all races and religions. They give justification to authoritarian governments and the BBS. In fact they are the Tamil equivalent. If I didn’t know better I’d say she was on the Government’s payroll.

    An utter disgrace to all Tamil women.

  • 2

    They went to the battle field
    Afraid, against their will
    Forced by cowardly Tigers
    Who dared not take their pill

    The flower of Tamil childhood
    Herded to the front
    Like unsuspecting cattle
    Forced to face the brunt

    Of shells and canon fire
    Of bullets, bombs and blood
    Just to please a psychopath
    They perished in the mud

    Years after it is over
    Their names are long forgot
    A woman re-writes history
    Makes out its what its not

  • 2

    Rohana Wijeweera was branded as a Terrorist and killed in custody but he and his fellow comrades who were killed by the government forces are now considered as martyrs and remembered and honored by the JVP every year without any obstacles because they are Sinhalese.The Sinhala soldiers who lost their lives during their engagements in killing Tamils are also considered as martyrs by the Government and the Sinhala people because they are Sinhalese.The VP and his carders were also killed by the forces after catching them alive but the people are not allowed to remember them as their heros as they are Tamils. But remember that you may suppress the actions but not the feelings of the people by force.Majority of Sinhala people are still in difficult to understand and recognize the rights of the minority communities in the country and this would bring a disastrous future to the whole nation.

  • 3

    @ Usha for goodness sake you stay in luxuary in any country but leave the sri lankan tamils alone you lot are bloody selfish

    where were you when ltte on the guise of attacking either the SL army or the IPKF lay bombs in highly congested areas killing many civillians!

    if you were soo keen you could have sent your children to become maaveerar but hey you cant do that as they need to study in Canadian universities and become doctors and engineers and own nice houses with the latest gadgets right


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      This style of writing is the trade mark of the President of

      This why I said in comment that half of the comments written here were by this fraudelent Pilot

      • 1

        hey sritharan your dead wrong if you think like that
        unlike the tamils for justice fellow im 100% sri lankan !

        I hate racists and warmongering either from Usha’s types or from the Booru Balu Sena (BBS) boys!

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          The US based President of the Tamil for Justice and his late brother, donated millions of dollars to the LTTE to continue their monstrousness against the Singhalese.

          Their contribution to the LTTE was obviously to encourage racism?

  • 1

    Usha why do you have to waste your time and intellect and superior intelligence endeavouring to persuade adulterated Vedahs who don’t posess an ounce of compassion , humanity, remorse or human kindness and forgiveness?

    Sister when ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise!


    • 1

      you say ‘who don’t posess an ounce of compassion , humanity, remorse or human kindness and forgiveness? ‘

      so are you saying that the LTTE showed compassion , humanity, remorse or human kindness and forgiveness? my foot if VP and the LTTE rascals had those qualities they would have never taken the Tamils to such a terrible plight!

  • 1

    I am a Jaffna Tamil and what a load of rubbish Usha publishes. She perhaps is domiciled comfortably in a foreign country trying to fight for the rights of the true Tamil people on the ground here. I don’t endorse any of the aggression this government or previous governments have exerted on minorities with their narrow minded and regressive policies but this is not the way to glorify a bunch of cold blooded murderers. If we speak of successive governments being divisive this kind of poetry is worse.

  • 0

    More Mahamadayans than Mahaveerar

  • 3

    Your Maveerar is now in garbage. You and Rudrakumaran make some dollars. That is all!

  • 1

    Even Hitler left the cemeteries of the enemies, He had the moral responsibility of respecting the dead even it was his enemy. The cause of the war is to be analyzed at this point rather than talking shit about them. Do we talk about our brothers who were part of JVP like this? They were against the government. They are also terrorist, but today it is a political party in our parliament. Why do the Sinhalese (not all) has this double standards? We have committed more crimes than LTTE here in the south and we are celebrated as heroes!

    Killings of Lasantha is a classic example. I am pretty sure some of the fool here will say that was done by the LTTE!

    Our honorable Mervin Silva, don’t even know why he is an MP? Oh wait, I know the answer for that question… just because fools like us wanted anyone who HATES peace and harmony in our nation.

    Anyone who supports the president’s family, you may want to work double shifts just because this regime has just put a dept of 300000/= on each of your head and it is still growing. What will happen if we can’t pay this $51 Billion dollar credit to other nations? I have the answer for that too… we will have to wipe China and India’s bottoms with our nose for the rest of our life!

    Wake up you fools and fight for a real cause that will save the country from these crooks.


  • 1

    Publico, you are wasting your breath comparing or talking about LTTE.Think of the years of systematic atrocities and human genecide by the people and their government on helpless minorities with the assistance and blessings of some of their friends – partner countries. CAMERON has exposed this to the world. You can’t hide!


  • 0

    [Edited out] :-)

    A true account of Mahinda Rajapakse’s Sri Lanka government and armed forces’ excesses in the Tamil Eelam War of Liberation.May the Almighty be with you in your efforts to lend succour to the beleagured Eelam Tamils ! :-)

  • 0

    All this is fine my dear [Edited out]lady – yes time flies does’nt it? – but do not forget that piraphakaran created a fascist movement that killed democrats. If you like piraphakarans style of government then you should be more than happy with what the brothers are dishing out.

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