22 September, 2020

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New Tamil Diaspora Org Called ‘Non Resident Tamils Of Sri Lanka’ Formed

A new Tamil diaspora organisation has been formed to furtherance of the rights and wellbeing of Tamils of Sri Lankan origin world over.

V Sivalingam

V Sivalingam – Interim Chairman

Seven leading Tamil activists in the United Kingdom who were engaged in diverse political and media activities have come together to form the campaign group under the name of ‘Non Resident Tamils (of Sri Lanka)’.  The group will be also known as ‘NRT (SL)’.

According to the interim Chairman who is a well-known political analyst V.Sivalingam, ‘NRT is formed to embrace and represent the wider views of the Tamils overseas and campaign for democracy, good governance and justice. NRT will also endeavour to bring about speedy political resolution to the current impasse in Sri Lanka by engaging with all parties involved’.

“The group will proactively campaign for justice for the Tamils and support and campaigns on all important national issues in solidarity with political parties, campaign groups and communities struggling for justice and democracy in Sri Lanka. Non Resident Tamils too are stakeholders to find a political resolution to the conflict in Sri Lanka and the group will play a responsible, effective and pro-active role and engage positively with all other national and international players to achieve its objectives” he further said.

The NRT is said to be modelled on the powerful lobby group  Non Resident Indians (NRI) that successfully campaigned for political and economic concessions for the expatriate Indians for many years.

The memorandum of understanding signed by all seven members – R Jayadevan, Dr Roger Srivasan,  Shanthan Thamba,  V Ramarajaha, V Sivalingam, S Mahalingasivam and Dr Raveendran – states:

‘ We the undersigned met at 14 Drinkwater Road, Harrow, Middlesex and resolved that on the 5th of November 2014:

We shall be the founder members of the newly formed organisation known as the Non Resident Tamils (of Sri Lanka).

Non Resident Tamils (of Sri Lanka) shall also be known as NRT (SL).

The objectives NRT(SL) are:

Furtherance of the rights and wellbeing of Tamils of Sri Lankan origin world over.

Campaign for socio-political-economic betterment of all communities in Sri Lanka.

Encourage and liaise with all those working for democracy, justice and equality for all communities in Sri Lanka.

The founder members shall formulate the framework for a constitution that shall facilitate enhancement of membership and activities of the organisation.

Mr V Sivalingam shall act as interim Chairman until formal constitutional process is initiated’

Decisions of the founder members shall be consensual and if there are disagreements majority shall prevail.

Mr V Sivalingam shall act as interim Chairman until formal constitutional process is initiated.

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  • 9
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    Another group of Dosai Eaters with [Edited out]

    How many group like these have been formed over the last five years.

    Ho! Ho!! Ho!!! – It is Time for Santa

    JP / USA

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      `How many group like these have been formed over the last five years.¬ [Edited out]

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      Note the claim to leadership in the statement – “We shall be the founder members of the newly formed organisation known as the Non Resident Tamils (of Sri Lanka)”.

      100% of tamil diaspora politics is by groups who want to claim community leadership in the contries they live. These groups have no future and they wither out in a short time.

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    Are these guys for real? Or is this another comedy routine by these jokers in the west?

    Also Native Vedda, don’t come here, copy and paste my comment and add your rubbish. Just go and maybe disappear for another 50 years. By the time you come back, most of us here would be dead and gone. Maybe you can annoy the next generation.

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      Tamil from the north:
      Didn’t know that there were racist [Edited out] from the south who tried to call themselves from the north!
      Native Veddah has more brains in his rear than you will ever have in your head. And that is only the beginning of your problems!

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        Hey Palayang Yako, I am a Tamil from the north. I am no racist from either side that is why I am against all this nonsense. Remember every time these fellows in the west start one of these idiotic adventures, who does the Rajapakse goons harass? The Tamils in the country get the brunt of all the harassment from the Jarapakses. So buddy it is easy for you to sit on a donkey and talk big, while the minorities get thrashed by these hoodlums from Hambantota. So keep talking at the expense of the minorities.

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        “Native Veddah has more brains in his rear”

        ha ha you ve got one thing correct, native vaddha

      • 1
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        No they are not from the north. they are from the garbage dump.

    • 5
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      Tamil from the north

      Thambiah must be the old side kick of Suresh Premachandran.

      I was told that these two people left the premises few minutes before LTTE attacked EPRLF in Madras.

      I am also told Thambiah from UK contested the last Northern Provincial Council elections with out any success, of course not under Premachandran’s EPRLF banner.

      Can you please confirm all three Tambiahs are one and the same?

      You can have a go at me later. We can have our greetings later at my convenience.

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        Hey Native Vedda, you ask me a simple question I will answer you politely. but you take a dig at me in an insulting way, I will give as good as I get. Having said that, I left SL 30 years ago as a child and do not know any of these fools from these western Tamil Ealam governments. I only wish they never existed. What do these fellows care about the poor souls back home. They have sent all their children to great universities and colleges. Now it is time for them to start these comedic adventures so that they can pass time on the weekends over a scotch, while people suffer in the hands of these Jarapakse clan. For your information, I hate racists from both sides of the ethnic divide.

    • 1
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      I think this guy is Paski’s (R Paskaralingam – Premadasa supremo) brother! Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • 5
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      Tamil from the north

      You are indeed from North, but far North, not in this island but from the present day Pakistan.

      Bulletin of the Indus Research Centre

      Read its latest Bulletin (November 2014) you will find that your language has connection with Indus Valley texts.

      Dravidian Proof of the Indus Script via the Rig Veda: A Case Study
      Iravatham Mahadevan

      http://203.124.120.60/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/Bulletin4%20IRC-RMRL.pdf

      His conclusions:

      If the findings of the present study are acceptable, some important conclusions follow as a matter of course.

      (a) The language of the Indus Civilisation was an early form of Dravidian.

      (b) Due to the migration of a section of the Indus population southwards, forming some settlements in South India, the Indus Dravidian influenced the South Dravidian languages. The earliest attestations of such influence are found in Old Tamil.

      (c) The Vedic Age succeeded the Indus Civilisation. The RV itself is a product of the composite culture. The time interval between the Indus texts and the RV must have been sufficiently long to account for the dim recollections and mythologisation seen in the Vedic equivalents of the Indus names and titles.

      Tamil from the north

      You are indeed a Tamil from Pakistan. Take all your Tamil speaking brothers to whence your ancestors came. When you go take your Sinhala brethren back to their homeland, Tamil Nadu.

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        Atlast you seem to be in agreement with me that Dravidian were earliest people of sub continent.

      • 4
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        Hey NV, you have again proved yourself to be a goat. You do not even know who I am but you have speculated me to be a Tamil from Pakistan. How did you figure that out. I speak a specific language? May I enquire what language that may be? If the Tamils and the Sinhalese did not inhabit this land, your people will be still hanging on trees with our dear mutual friend Sumanasekeram. So, my kind advise to you is to walk to a very deep lake and JUMP IN IT and don’t ever come back.

  • 5
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    Are they agents of Douglas Devananda,KP and Karuna with the blessings of Rajapakse. We will know soon

    • 1
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      Sure, it is difficult to know why this group has appeared on the scene so long after the event without any agenda of its own, just before the elections. It is, perhaps, to do a whitewash of the Rajapakses.

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    A small but welcomed step. A Tamil Diaspora organization with “Sri Lanka’ in it’s name! albiet within perentheses. They sound more moderate and practicle. Perhaps a small part of the Diaspora has decided that the confrontational approach is not bearing fruit or effecting change on the ground.

    So I wish them luck! There should turn a blind eye to ealmist who call them traitors or BBS types who call them Koti. Engage and work with the GOSL. They will find many progressives among the hawks. Yet there is nothing like engaging.

  • 3
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    Are they agents of Douglas Devananda,KP and Karuna with the blessings of Rajapakses. We will know soon

  • 5
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    What is the diaspora interfering for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Tamils in Sri Lanka have peace and are enjoying not being brutalized by the LTTE. The diaspora left the country so they should take their hand out of the pot if not someone should make the pot boil so that their hands are burned. They didn’t do anything for their poor. Now that the north is developed at government expense they want it. One honest Tamil admitted that the south that supports the north. The Channel 4 video says Tamils are fleeing!!! Where did they go? To the South where the Sinhalese people are a majority. These hypocrites know nothing but deceit. Typical one way street they have. All they know is to cheat at exams, forge documents and get jobs abroad and tell all the lies and become asylum and refugees. If you left the country stay there. The streets of England are full of filthy looking diaspora walking about polluting the place. What rubbish they have admitted to the UK. Gangs killing each other and they think they are superior. GO TO TAMIL NADU AND BUILD SOME TOILETS TO START WITH AND MAKE YOUR HOME WITH 70 MILLION MORE OF YOU.

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      The term Diaspora means a mass dispersions of an involuntary nature. ie, Sikh, Indian, Pakistani, Sinhal, Jewish, Filipino Diaspora. All these Diasporas are actrively engaged in the affairs of the countries of their origin.

      IF, as you say, England is full of filthy looking Diaspora, then come back to SL. Colombo is beautiful now, however it is also full of filthy looking Tamils and even worse …Muslims. Can you belive some of these filthy lookers are cabinet ministers and have sinhala drivers driving them about in posh cars. Please Gamaya , save Colombo and save the Sinhala drivers from the filthy looking car owners!!!!!

    • 1
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      Gamage writes: “They didn’t do anything for their poor”

      Gamage you are an imbecile so you cannot comprehend that some overseas Tamils may have built a small orphanage or donated something to a local hospital just like some Sinhalese maids taking a break from cleaning toilets in Doha may have also contributed something worthwhile to their village

      “Where did they go? To the South where the Sinhalese people are a majority”

      I think the strong presence of an international airport, foreign embassies and businesses in the capital Colombo may have something to do with many Tamils living there rather than your cousin living in the next street.

      “All they know is to cheat at exams, forge documents and get jobs abroad and tell all the lies and become asylum and refugees”

      Yes and sinhala people like Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are bad at forging documents when sending people abroad to claim bogus asylum like when he tried to send Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan aka SLFP Vice President Colonel Karuna to England under the name of Kokila Gunawardena

      Also we know sinhala people never cheat in their law exams (with the assistance of a computer hooked up to the internet) like future hereditary ruler of Lanka, Namal Rajapaksa.

      “If you left the country stay there”

      Unfortunately some slip through the net and return back from claiming economic asylum in USA like Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa

      “The streets of England are full of filthy looking diaspora walking about polluting the place”

      Yes we need to keep the streets of England clean for when next time King Mahinda ‘tries’ to speak at the Oxford Union before being banned by UK police.

      “Gangs killing each other and they think they are superior”

      Yes Gamaya all the diaspora are out knifing each other in East London parks and some are definitely not trying to make use of a free western education to enter the job market because of course, according to your low IQ thinking, no overseas Tamil is mentally capable of leading a normal non-violent life.

      “GO TO TAMIL NADU AND BUILD SOME TOILETS TO START WITH AND MAKE YOUR HOME WITH 70 MILLION MORE OF YOU”

      Thank you Gamaya for that final mental outburst in caps as befits someone with hideously low IQ and complete absence of identifiable brain matter. However the chance for the sinhala govt to deport all Tamils to South India was missed in 1948 when they tried to send Murali’s relatives in Kandy packing but spared the Jaffna Tamils plus gave them a separate ethnic code of ‘Sri Lankan Tamil’ as opposed to ‘Indian Tamil’.

      Also you are probably over 50% south indian genetics yourself so you will need to help your fellow South Indians in toilet construction instead of coming here and exposing your magnificent idiocy for us as to marvel at and question how you manage to function in daily life unsupported.

  • 2
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    I think that the conveners of NRT (SL) will,shortly, tell the Tamils living in Sri Lanka to vote and re-elect the present President if NRT (SL)’s objectives are to be acieved.
    Vela

  • 2
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    they look like their K A Sumansekeras buddies ;)

    • 4
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      Cannot be……these guys look like Vellalas.

      :-)

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        aratai

        K A Sumansekeras is a Vellala now, I pronounced him so about a year ago.

  • 2
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    The scenario is very similar to Jewish People & Ceylon Tamils. Only 6.1 million Jewish people live in Israel. 6.8 live in U.S. and another 2 million live in another part of the world.

    Just like the Jewish people they will start to organize themself. Money & influence will sure to grow along with prudent decision making using the western system and it’s economic and political influence.

    In a way they have already managed to isolate Sri Lanka this trend is just getting starting. It is a new phase of a continuation. You can call it as you please. It is a continuation in real sense.

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    This organisation is formed for their benefits not for the tamils live in sri lanka

    Can any person come forward and provide the list of benefits provided to SL tamil people by these diaspora organisations

    Thousand s of tamil people are still living from SL government benefits not from diaspora benefits

  • 1
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    THESE SEVEN MUSKETEYERS ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO INFORM ALL IN JAFFNA WHETHER THEY CAN PROCCED TO JAFFNA WITHOUT VISA OBTAINED AT OMANTHAI ARMY CHECK POINT WHEN THEY HOPE TO VISIT JAFFNA TO SUPPORT AND CARRY OUT THEIR ELECTIONS WORK TO SUPPORT KING RAJAH.

  • 4
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    Why do we need another group?

    ” R Jayadevan, Dr Roger Srivasan, K Thambiah, V Ramarajaha, V Sivalingam, S Mahalingasivam and Dr Raveendran “

    I have heard about R Jayadevan (Dr Rajasingham Narendran’s brother ….).

    Who are the rest?

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      anpu,
      This I feel is a scam to make some money. That is the reason such organizations mushroom these days. There are a lot of gullible diaspora Tamils who will contribute.

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      I assume that M. V. Sivalingam was an active member of the Communist Party (later Senth thamilar iyakkam) under V. Ponnampalam. Later Mr. Sivalingam become part and partial of SLFP and he is now a supporter of Mahinda Rajapakse.

  • 5
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    Isn’t the whole Diaspora Non Residents?..

    Don’t they carry IDs issued by PM Kumaran?.

    What is this mob going to do when the Reverend and Surendran look after all needs of the British Diaspora, including their Spiritual needs.

    • 2
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      ” when the Reverend and Surendran look after all needs “

      They have yet to declare themselves as the sole representatives. When they do, the rest will die a natural death.

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      you should know better as you also finance them dont you K A Sumanasekera

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      Hahahaha……………idiot Sumanasekeram. You amuse me everyday with your antics. I live in beautiful Canada and I do not even know where my Canadian Citizenship ID is. It must be lying around somewhere in the house, but no one will stop me on the road and demand to identify myself. Why in Sri Lanka people are subjugated like this. Not just Tamils but all people of the land are subjugated by successive governments. Answer that Vellalah Sumanasekeram.

      • 0
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        Obviously you don’t want a dual because Scarborough is paradise..Right….

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          If I am in Scarborough (I am not sure how you derived that), I will take that over SL any day.

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    Who are these jokers? Is it Christmas holidays are coming up and they need something to pow wow over a bottle of scotch?

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    NRST(L) is a better name than NRT(SL) Non Resident Stupid Tamils (Lanka).

  • 4
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    These guys are a waste of time. Another bunch of idiots trying to make money in the name of Tamil.

  • 6
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    Hello CT – why is this a news item ?
    any one can get together and form a private club?
    I just formed a group called “Non Resident Thomians & Royalist who got drunk at the big 1969 match”

    I can advise the office bearers and Patron if you intend to publish

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      hmmmm you say I just formed a group called “Non Resident Thomians & Royalist who got drunk at the big 1969 match”

      well that grammar is certainly not from a Royalist or a Thomian from 1969 as that time the English standard was very high yours look like a wannabe chap impersonating a Thora or a Royalist hahahahahhah

      the proper sentence would have been “Non Resident Thomians & Royalists who got drunk at the 1969 big match”

      o tempora o mores!

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    Ah Ho another group from the Tamil diaspora to help themselves and not to help others.

    The first item of the objectives on the memorandum of understanding by the so called members of the NRT(SL) is ” Furtherance of the rights and well being of Tamils of Sri Lankan Origin world over”. This itself is crazy because every Diaspora Tamil is doing very well in their lives,

    Every Tamil who ventures on political agenda for the welfare of the Tamils are seems to be hypocrites. These crooks have a hidden agenda. We have to wait and see. We may not see for they would achieve their aims without us knowing about it. The welfare of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, for them, comes second.

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    The timing of the formation of this Group has coincided with the opinion sought
    from the Supreme Court for a Third Term.Note the term Srilanka and also the suspicious look in the Photo of its interim Chairman.
    NATIVE what would you say?

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      j.thavarajah

      “also the suspicious look in the Photo of its interim Chairman. NATIVE what would you say?”

      I need some time to find out about the person, I have sent out a message to my Elders by Talking Drums, Marathon Runners, Pigeon Mail, Smoke Signals, …. etc.

      Let me have some time.

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    I don’t know when these Tamil diaspora will grow up. They should call themselves “Non Resident Sri Lankans’ not “Non Resident Tamils” and invite all Sri Lankans to join them. This way the Tamils won’t isolate themselves while showing their willingness to accept diversity and unity. Working with the Sinhalese will always bring better and quicker outcomes.

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    Another big *rick Chairing a group of economic refugees in foreign countries. If they abandoned their country and citizenship, then what right they have to talk about their former abodes. They were just gypsies in that case.

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    One common trait Tamils and Sinhalese share is that they are all Thaniyars – Individuals – and consider their own thoughts are unique and therefore they form their own party and invite a Secretary, a Treasurer and a propagandist (Media person) give them some recognition and powers. When they get about 10 people they soon split to form other parties by vegetative propagation and with names that only we can con-cote. I have lost count of the political parties and their names in Sri Lanka. Even when they unite for a common cause, they keep their names to split again at the drop of a hat. I also have lost count of the Tamil Diaspora organizations and their names. They spring up like mushrooms and multiply like dandelions.

    I guess this is all part of growing-up as a democracy.

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      n.ethirveerasingam

      “One common trait Tamils and Sinhalese share is that they are all Thaniyars – Individuals – and consider their own thoughts are unique”

      One common trait Tamils and Sinhalese share is their stupidity, both born with it, they thrive on it, will die for it.

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      Whoever you are, you hit the nail on the head or should i say the pr*** head. You are right; they thrive on their own importance. Not on what they pretend to be serving. Not a chairman or the president (and they always call themselves the first chairman of this and that, or the first president of this and that, as if they are the inventors of the concept of presidency or chairperson)? Then they are out of the organization like lightning. I have never seen such egoistic but unpractical theoreticians anywhere else in the world. The last thing they understand is politics.

    • 1
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      Mushroom turn Poisonous and begins to smell. But these lot already smell and become poisonous .

  • 2
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    I think there is a serious omission in the name of the organsiation.
    The proper name I think should be

    ‘Non Resident Tamils (of Sri Lanka)congregating at A Certain Wembley Temple”

    CT can you please check this out.

  • 0
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    Very interesting list of comments from both hardcore and soft core Thavalar cheer squads of the CT.

    On the balance of probabilities, this new Diaspora Orgy is different to the London Eelaam run by the Reverend and Surendran.

    The list of names .sound like all Vellalas , Perhaps I shuld check with my elders.

    Eve more intersting was the comment that this Org will be asking the Vellalas back home to vote for the President.

    That will put them diametrically opposite the Vellala Sambandan and his cabinet of former Terrorists of different denominations.

    That makes me think that the Org Diaspora definitely are not LTTErs, although they had to obey the Thavalar, and hand over the monthly protection money to Reverend and Surendran’s enforecemrnt Agency.

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    Hey Tamil from the North, I feel your sincerity but it’s wasted on these Gama Modayas like casting pearls before swines. I know that people of any colour or creed have no fear walking down the streets in the West, without any fear of being stopped and asked to show an ID for no reason except to be awkward and show their pseudo superiority. This used to happen in apartheid South Africa and I thought it was old hat and gone away but sadly it appears it’s still existing in Sri Lanka to anyone vaguely looking like a Tamil person. I once witnessed a Tamil person reporting his wallet stolen in Pettah. The police were more interested in the man with questions like how he got there and from whence he came etc. I doubt the initial crime was ever solved or even investigated. When you succeed in making these godayas understand the hurt feelings of another human being, for no logical reasons but an accident of birth, you have won half the battle.

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      Sylvia Haik, completely agree.

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    Most of the presumptions, conclusions and accusations (the ludicrous assertion that “this organisation is formed just in time to support Mahinda Rajapakse’s forthcoming bid for another term of Presidency”; conjectures of “one of the persons is this, the other person is that and another person is possibly that’ etc) that are being vent as comments on the news of the formation of the Non-Resident Srilankan Tamils Organisation seem to be done without heed to any factuality and based on ignorance and idiocy.

    The fact remains that there is a need to take up the issues that the Non -Resident of Sri Lanka origin living overseas are faced with.

    Just to name a few of the issues: Arbitrarily denying or suspending the issuance of dual nationality; threat of appropriation of their lands and homes; denying free access to further their economic interests and investment in North & East; the draconian requirement of having to get special permits to go to North & East where their kith and kin live etc, etc.

    These affect all the Sri Lankans but unfortunately more so the Non-Resident Tamils. There is a requirement to find ways and means to remedy these. Therefore, the need for a Non-Resident Sri Lankan Tamil Organisation in the pattern of, say, the Non –Resident Indian Organisations to address and seek remedies to the problems and issues that specifically affect them is understandable and necessary. The wider matter of a political settlement for the Tamil speaking in Sri Lanka and what it shall be, should be left to the representatives of the political parties that are voted by the Tamil people living in Sri Lanka.

    Whether this new Organisation will find solutions and remedies to the needs and issues of Non -Resident Sri Lankan Tamils and how they will get about them or whether it too will wither away for one reason or another or slip into a notion of grandiose that they represent the political aspirations of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka are matters that only time will tell.

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    People jumped to conclusion when they see the word ” Tamil . . . “.
    Can’t you people gues who these so called ” Seven leading Tamil activists . . .”, who want to
    “. . . endeavour to bring about speedy political resolution to the current impasse in Sri Lanka by engaging with all parties involved’. “
    Just these words proved who they are ” . . . current impasse . . . . with all parties involved.”
    1 ) R Jayadevan of the Tamil Democratic Congress
    2 ) Dr Roger Srinivasan, The UNP London organizer, is reported to have told a meeting . . . .
    3 ) K Thambiah and Kanesalingam Thambiah . . . .both same ?
    Just few sample , , , , and Why others’ Photos and Full Names were MISSING ?

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    The temple till should be the symbol.

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    Tamils in the UK say

    R Jayadevan-former LTTE boy , later Mahinda Golaya ,Now Maithree supporter.

    Dr Roger Srivasan-Former UNP UK leader

    K Thambiah- EPRLF man (Perumal faction)
    V Ramarajaha- former Tamil militant leader
    V Sivalingam-former JVP member

    Thses members were on the payrol of Mahinda government some years ago, but now on Maithree Group’s payrol. They are said to pocketting money for their radio propaganda

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