23 October, 2017

Manickavasakar: A Living Symbol Of The Continuity Of The Tamil Struggle

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran - PM – TGTE

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – PM – TGTE

It is not only a privilege but also a moral and political imperative for me as a Tamil and as the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) to write this letter stating Mr. M. K. Kanagendran’s service to the Tamil nation at large and to the TGTE in particular.

Mr. Kanagendran (a.k.a M. K. Eelaventhan) has been an elected member of the TGTE since its inception on May 18, 2010. He participates in each and every Parliamentary sitting and committee meeting.

The TGTE is a democratically elected Transnational Government of a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world. TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

The TGTE has twice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has a bicameral legislature and a Cabinet. It held one of its Parliamentary sittings in the British Parliament.

ManickavasakarThe TGTE is leading a campaign to realize Tamils’ political aspirations through peaceful, democratic and diplomatic means. The constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means.

Due to Mr. Kanagendran’s activism for the last 50 years, the sacrifice he has made resultant to the above, his political acumen, his commitment to ensure that the Tamils live in the island of Sri Lankan with equality and dignity, his deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the Tamil struggle (he is indeed one of the architects of the theoretical framework of the Tamil struggle) and his knowledge of contemporary politics, whenever he starts to talk there is always spellbound silence on the floor. Needless to say he is one of the moral icons of the Tamil struggle. He also acts as a mentor for the young members.

Mr. Kanagendran is a living symbol of the continuity of the Tamil struggle. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the “Vaddukotai Resolution” voted for by the Tamil people in the island of Sri Lanka in 1976. On that occasion all the major Tamil political parties pledged to campaign peacefully for the establishment of an independent and a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kanagendran is one of the few living people who played a major role in the passage of the Resolution. In keeping with the spirit of this Resolution and to move politically forward towards the aspirations of Tamil people, the TGTE is organizing various events such as the launch of writing the Constitution for Tamil Eelam, and organizing Conferences on topics such as “Yes to Referendum”. There has been a consensus among the TGTE members that Mr. Kanagendran will play a central role in all these events.

I must also say that even though Mr. Kanagendran is more than 80 years old, he retains an inspiring energetic spirit. Last year TGTE launched a Million Signature Campaign urging the UN to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court. Mr. Kanagendran has been at the forefront of collecting signatures in Canada. I heard stories that when he stands and collects signatures in public places people bring chairs and drinks for him. On some occasions the youths have asked him to be seated and they have taken the Petition and collected signatures on his behalf. That is the affection and respect he enjoys from the Canadian public.

Mr. Kanagendran is prime example for the younger generation of a life dedicated to social – political activism and service to humanity.

*Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran (Prime Minister – TGTE) wrote this letter for former TNA MP, M K Eelaventhan who is to be deported to Sri Lanka.

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    Canadian Government’s decision to deport Eelaventhan Ayya back to Sri lanka is very unfortunate and disheartening news for Tamils.

    Geneva convention, under which Eelaventhan Ayya applied refugee status is as old as 1949. The Prisoners treatment protocols are older than one and half century. The attempt to organize and force countries to be civilized is that old. 196 countries are members in that. Many refugee producing countries too have contributed to it. Not many of them are contributing to all the protocols. Though in 1959 Sri lanka signed for it, as it has been self aware of its pogroms and genocide, it has stayed out of it from that time. Even the many countries willing to accept refugees, frequently get involved in the politics of the refugee producing countries and reject the genuine refugees in favour of the country’s government who produced them.

    Canada is well recognized to be an open minded refugee accepting country. Even there some sincere cases like Eelaventhan Ayya get rejected for refugee status. One of the fallow in their system is various procedures allow the decision making responsibility to be on the hold as long as the bureaucrats wants. At the end, a particular refugee is cited a reason that he/she is no longer unsafe in their country and then get deported. Sri Lanka remains as an unsafe country for Tamils of any category. In that past, many times, the activists and sympathisers demanded British and Australian governments not deport even common criminals back to Sri Lanka. But those government persistently sent them back. These people were tortured and even killed by the government. International activist brought out these evidences to everybody. After seeing these evidences Canadian government is deciding to put an eighty years old man into this precarious circumstances.

    After the 2009 war all Tamil MPs and politicians faced very serious life threats. This includes Mano Ganesan too. Mano was given protection by USA. TNA MPs sought protection from India. Out of all of them Eelaventhan Ayya faced the most dangerous threat. He had been forced to give up his MP post too. An elected man was stripped his representation by the government’s violent threats. This is more than enough for Canada to accept his application. There is nobody out there in the world to ensure his safety if Canada is not willing to do that. Canada should not stand off on one or two legal points. They should be ready to evaluate all the underlying circumstances and reconsider the deportation decision.

    If Eelaventhan Ayya is deported and finishes his final days in the hands of the Sri Lankan Government, it is really a deathbell to all the activists who use democratic means to win their due rights.

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      Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran is going crazy again.

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    Tamils will be known as the dumbest culture that went to someone else’s country to create a separate state.

    You children will get to know how stupid you are.

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      Oh… Are you suggesting that they should drive the locals away and call the country theirs? That’s what Vijaya and his friends did, right?

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        Tamil did not evolve from monkey in Tamil Nadu did they? They arrived from Africa and created a civilisation there.

        The Germanic tribes arrived in England created a unique English civilization there.

        Similarly Vijaya and the followers did the same creating a unique civilization in the island.

        Tamils did not create their civilization in the island. Tamils were shipped there as slaves. Why is this such a struggle for you?

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          Vibushana
          You evolved from LION

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          Vibhushana the imbecile,

          You have no shame whatsoever! How many times you ran away after various people exposing your blatant lies? Examine the Sinhala language you fool, if you were to take out the Tamil words and grammar, it will be like a half-baked potato! The Sinhala swelled to the majority status only after assimilating the slaves and coolies that were brought in by the colonists!

          No matter how much concoction that you endeavour, you will not succeed in your devious bigotry. You are a shameless bigot and no amount of reasoning or education will not work on you.

          Vijaya story is a myth mate; it is about time you accept this! The Sinhala are a product of admixture of various Indian peoples. The Sinhala language is a product of admixing Pali, Tamil and other Dravidian languages.

          Read what Prof. J. B. Dissanayake in his book “Understanding the Sinhalese” at page 118 states:

          “….Sinhala occupies a unique position among the languages of South Asia because of its close affinity, with two of the major linguistic families of the Indian sub continent Indo-Aryan and Dravidian…’ From this, one can conclude that Sinhala in written form could have been made by one or many, who knew both Dravidian and Aryan language. Thus early Dravidian Buddhist priests were scholars in Tamil, Pali and Sanskrit, to make Sinhala in spoken and written form possible.”

          See imbecile what have you to say? ” Why is this such a struggle for you?” Now answer your own question.

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          Vibushana
          You are the one who is struggling and exposing your frustration.
          go and fxxx a lion.

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          Vibushana
          you are learning and coming around to admitting facts, even though it’s a slow process
          You have just posted that Tamils created civilisation
          Keep going …..and you will get there

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          Vibhushana has revealed that his great grandparents were brought as coolies from a Dalit village in South India and settled in Southern Sri Lanka for peeling cinnamon. Later they adopted Buddhism and became Sinhalese. Vibhushana’s ancestors are still living in Thooththukudy in South India.

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    Brother 58% of your one million signatures came from Tamil Nadu. I believe you should be setting shop there.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-million-people-counting-want-sri-lanka-referred-to-the-icc/

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      Most likely one of the ‘expert IT yingineers’ in TN figured out how to write a basic script :D

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        Wee Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        “Most likely one of the ‘expert IT yingineers’ in TN figured out how to write a basic script :D”

        Thanks for the infor.

        Tamilnadu is not a toilet Nadu after all.

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        They figured at least now. They are still much behind you, Malaiyaali. Didn’t you put the Old King on the top of the list of Time Magazine? Even after that it took three four years to copy the technique. The Kerala Mercenaries converted as Sinhala Intellectuals are still top in the line of the crook deeds.

        “Most likely one of the ‘expert IT yingineers’ in TN figured out how to write a basic script :D “ Yes you can laugh at them. You deserve that pride.

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    This makes Eelaventhan’s case worse. By the way how many chairs does he need to sit in?.Bensen

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    Hi Visuvam

    This eelaventhan was a mindless loose canon not capable thinking beyond slogans when he was running around colombo 50 years ago. He seems no better.

    I agree – an appropriate symbol of tamil hubris, delusion and continuing willingness to use the poor.

    Good company for you with your laughable antics.

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    Rudrakumaran

    As per last general election, TNA received only 569,000 votes in north and east, even if we assume this is only 50% of the Tamil population, the current total will not be more than 1.2 million people, compared with a total population of 22 million in Sri Lanka it’s less than 6%, at this rate expecting a separate state is only a day dream, or maybe you will have to set up a state in Canada or somewhere else.

    Best is to fight for equal rights as citizens of Sri Lanka, that will be a more realistic solution for everyone.

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    How did Eelaventhan become an MP? Why did he lose his MP ship? How did he end up in Canada? Now that he is 80 years and having failed in whatever he wanted to achieve why doesn’t he allow others to take up the case of the Tamils of Srilanka?

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    ‘..for me as a Tamil and as the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’

    Ha Ha Ha this gondemala never learns. Millions of Tamils in S. India just twenty miles away to help them. Years of protests, strikes and riots. After president Premadasa made the IPKF leave these idiots claimed they had ‘defeated the worlds fourth largest army’. After which they had decades of war with child soldiers, suicide bombers, ships and aircraft that Middle Eastern militants could only dream of…and still no Tamil Eelam.

    So who won after all this? And who continues to win? The much mocked ‘Sinhala Modayas’ are not so foolish after all.

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      taraki

      “After president Premadasa made the IPKF leave”

      Of course Premadasa’s army fought the invading IPKF and kicked them out of this land.

      A new history is being written in this forum.

      Where was the most talked about non existent sovereignty of this island between 1987 and 1990? By the way where were its defenders while the occupying army was committing all kind of war crimes? I am sure the brave Sinha le soldiers weren’t hiding behind their women folks but behind VP’s bum.

      “So who won after all this?”

      Hindia.

      Then of course MR and his family won elections, committed all kind of atrocities, looted the treasury, ……

      Actually the Sinhala people are the losers because of Sinhala/Modayas, like you.

      By the way a few years ago I saw you carrying Gota’s clanking b***s in this forum. Have you switched sides?

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    One thing for sure the Tamils are not short of inspiration for coming up with grand names and flashy titles!! That their organizations are hollow is besides the point

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