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Sampanthan, Lead The Tamils Towards A Genuine Solutions

By V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree

My fourth letter in the series is not going to be that palatable to you. You have not taken serious note of the Judgment delivered on the 25th of August at the Ottawa Ontario Federal Court, in the case heard in Toronto Ontario, referred to in my last letter to you. The said case was an appeal filed by a Sri Lankan asylum seeker, for Judicial Review of a decision of the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (ID). The Honorable Mr. Justice Brown delivering the Judgment along with a list of reasons had said, “I am obliged to dismiss the application for Judicial Review”. Of the reasons given, I quote para 41 which is very relevant, as far as you are concerned:- “ The applicant emphasizes repeatedly that he did not support the goals of the LTTE. However, that is not determinative. This issue is membership in an organization that was engaged in terrorism. There is no doubt that the LTTE was such an organization, a point conceded below and with which, on the record, I agree. It was also reasonable for the ID to find it had reasonable grounds to believe the Applicant, through his membership in ITAK (which supported the LTTE) and his following of Sampanthan (who led ITAK, effectively led TNA and who actively supported LTTE), was a member in an organization that was engaged in terrorism as contemplated by paragraph 34(1)(f)”.Sampanthan TNA

This is not a simple matter for you to ignore. It affects the future of several thousands of Tamil youths, seeking asylum or in pending cases, not only in Canada but also in several other countries, all over the world. This is a land mark Judgment that could be quoted in similar cases everywhere, not necessarily in Canada alone. It is now almost six weeks, since this Judgment was delivered. Although only your name mainly transpired during the proceedings of this case, I hardly find any response from you up to now. Knowing very well that the future of many youths will be blasted, your silence is shocking. There is a lawyer, who himself without understanding the seriousness of the mater, had merely said that his political party is currently studying the case and would discuss on how to address the matter with the Canadian Government. It is very unwise even to think that this matter could be sorted out with the Canadian Government, being a matter involved with the Judiciary. In our country we find difficult to have some political prisoners pardoned, how can we expect anyone to interfere with the Judgment of a foreign country. This lawyer’s interview to a local weekly that, we maintain a cordial relationship with the Canadian Government and that this kind of assumption is erroneous, will further aggravate the situation. We maintain good relationship with the Canadian Government, no one can deny, but finding fault with the Canadian Judiciary, in my opinion, is highly contemptuous. This lawyer’s statement that they are hoping to make representations to the Canadian Government, once they discuss the matter with the TNA leadership, is good if they succeed but please make them realize that this is a matter that involves the Judiciary of a country and also that the TNA is the bone of contention in this matter.

Mr. Sampanthan I plead with you not to allow this matter to be handled by inexperienced people and give false hopes to the innocent people, whose only hope is their young ones. You never took me seriously although I had proved correct on most occasions. I always think of a permanent solution while yours is piece meal treatment. Please wake up and take the problem in your own hands and see what you can do in this matter.

Do you think that this judgment will not seriously affect the asylum cases all over the world? I am now beginning to think about your future as a politician. The Canadian Judgment had clearly said that you, your ITAK and the TNA have links with a terrorist organization, very popularly known as LTTE or the Tigers. You and your team only made use of them, with fantastic ideas, merely to enter Parliament and later did nothing to save them. Instead you had on your own, wanted the LTTE cadre too tried for War Crimes. This is the greatest betrayal in the history of the Tamil struggle. You are not unaware as to how recruitments to the LTTE took place. There were three categories, one of which was innocent young ones, the other category was by conscription under compulsion and the third was, young men influenced by inflammatory speeches. Will it be possible to identify them as to which category each one of them belonged? Is this the reason why the political prisoners are not released? If so this is yet another betrayal on the part of the TNA. The Canadian Judiciary had proved the relationship you, the ITAK and the TNA had with the LTTE. This will expose the innocent people to grave danger.

During the war I had written a number of letters to you,to the LTTE and to the President. On 11th January, 2009 I appealed to you all to save the innocent people trapped in Vanni, failing which to quit your seats in Parliament. I wrote to Thamby Prabhakaran on 16th March, 2009 not to earn the curse of the three lakhs and thirty thousand people belonging to 81 thousand families. On the 02nd of May, 2009 I asked the Government of Sri Lanka to select an International Agency acceptable to the Government to visit Vanni and to persuade the LTTE to allow the innocent people to go out freely. Unfortunately no one responded. When the Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Shiv Shankar Menon, on 10th April, 2009, asked you the TNA to meet him in New Delhi the TNA refused, asking him to stop the war first. If any one of these suggestions had been favorably considered and action taken, there would not have been so much of causalities. The entire lot and the LTTE cadre including Prabhakaran and his family could have been saved. Most of the unpleasant incidents too would not have taken place. No one would have branded you the TNA and the ITAK as having links with a Terrorist Organization.

Now Mr. Sampanthan you must take the full responsibility for what is happening now. There was absolutely no need for the TNA to contest the 2004 elections on the ITAK ticket. Recognition of the LTTE at that time, as the sole representatives and National Leaders of the Tamil people was uncalled for. All of us considered much earlier, that for the purpose of talks relating to the Tamil problem with the Government and such others, to accept the LTTE as the Sole Representatives of the Tamil people and not in all matters. Your giving in to all the foolish demands of one individual, for whom leadership was foremost in his mind, has brought the Tamils to this state. Greed for power, destroyed everything and now the entire Tamil community in Sri Lanka is on the verge of being declared as Terrorist. If you can, please save us. If you can’t, kindly declare that you have failed in your mission and handover the leadership to the TULF, the proper authority, left behind by Thanthai Selva, in co-ordination with Hon.G.G.Ponnambalam and Hon.S.Thondaman, as a legacy for the Tamil people. I am 83 years now wanting a solution for our people soon and not any positions for me. I am prepared to stand down, if a solution acceptable to our people is offered. You will never solve this problem alone. At least now call for an all party meeting to discuss the main issues or leave that task in my hands.

*V. Anandasangaree – Secretary General- TULF

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    Why dont you address these letters personally to Mr.Sampanthan.Then we might be able to read his reply?

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      Thamilan

      “Why dont you address these letters personally to Mr.Sampanthan.Then we might be able to read his reply?”

      V. Anandasangaree used to send letters to MR and VP. Did you hear about them responding to VA.

      MR thought VA was an useful idiot, VP being Omnipotent just ignored him, …. I am not so sure what Trinco Sam thinks about this serial groom.

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        I am not so sure what Trinco Sam thinks about this serial groom.

        How about, ‘A thorn in the butt!’, for a guess.

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    Mr Ananthasangaree writes ” Your giving in to all the foolish demands of one individual, for whom leadership was foremost in his mind, has brought the Tamils to this state. Greed for power, destroyed everything and now the entire Tamil community in Sri Lanka is on the verge of being declared as Terrorist. If you can, please save us. If you can’t, kindly declare that you have failed in your mission and handover the leadership to the TULF, the proper authority, left behind by Thanthai Selva, in co-ordination with Hon.G.G.Ponnambalam and Hon.S.Thondaman, as a legacy for the Tamil people. I am 83 years now wanting a solution for our people soon and not any positions for me”.

    He has gone off his mind. He did more damage to Tamils than any single individual except members of Rajapakse family. He went to South Africa with another enemy of Tamils to demonise LTTE and seek support for Rajapakse regime. Tamils voted him out rightly in many occasions. For any job there is an age limit and he has exceeded his age to hold political leadership.

    Mr Ananthasangaree wants Mr Sampanthan to “handover the leadership to the TULF ‘ and betray the trust Tamils showed to the latter in the last and other general elections. Leadership is attained by winning elections and not by writing letters to the press.

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    Sangaree- wake up please

    Sampanthan is leader of the opposition. He should lead the country to a solution. Not just Tamils.

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    V. Anandasangaree

    RE: Sampanthan, Lead The Tamils Towards A Genuine Solutions

    “The applicant emphasizes repeatedly that he did not support the goals of the LTTE. However, that is not determinative. This issue is membership in an organization that was engaged in terrorism. There is no doubt that the LTTE was such an organization, a point conceded below and with which, on the record, I agree. It was also reasonable for the ID to find it had reasonable grounds to believe the Applicant, through his membership in ITAK (which supported the LTTE) and his following of Sampanthan (who led ITAK, effectively led TNA and who actively supported LTTE), was a member in an organization that was engaged in terrorism as contemplated by paragraph 34(1)(f)”.

    So, LTTE is a Terrorist organization, says the Judge. What is new here. Those who support the Terrorists are also at least partially Terrorists?

    Anyway, around 2007/2008 you appealed to the Terrorist Maestro, Mahaveeran Periyavar Veluppilai Prabakatan, to settle with the SL state peacefully. He ignored it.

    Where is he and his other Terrorists now?

    Has any common sense got into the Tamils, yet? True it is hard to deal with Sinhala “Buddhists” because they are stupid, but the Tamils are equally stupid. After all the Average is of is 79 for both Tamils and Sinhala and other Paras.

    My be they all need better nutrition to increase their IQs and get some common sense!

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    Here the only member of the defunct political party TULF is talking. Is he still a National list member who is living on free money ?

    He is talking to the very soon to be Defunct party TNA.

    In Sinhale, Those who saved the country are criminals. Suicide bombers and Black tigers are political prisoners. The best thing is send all those political prisoners to Canada and let them fight the immigrations laws there to see whether these people actually politcal prisoners or terrorists pardoned by the Sinhale govt.

    when he says HOn to two racists – Ponnambalam, one who was born in Malaysia and tried to claim Peelam in sinhale, another Indian Tamil who screwed up Indian tamils to mass wealth in Tamilnadu, and the Singpore born Christian racist – Tamil Thanthai Chelva, that says every thing about him.

    They all mislead Tamils.

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      In a multi-cultural society, if one particular race, religion or culture is given the foremost place, then that particular race, religion or culture becomes the first class citizens and all others will automatically become second class.

      The Tamil struggle in Sri Lanka started officially only after SWRD Bandaranayake came up with ‘Sinhala Only’ in 1956 and eventually turned into a bitter war for 30 years. One of their most important demand right from the beginning was, everybody in Sri Lanka should be equal, and nobody should be considered 2nd class. By giving Buddhism the foremost place, Buddhism is made the first class religion in Sri Lanka and all others automatically becomes second class.

      Are we going back to square one (the 1956 – 1972 era) to restart the struggle again? This time, not only Wigneswaran but all the Tamil politicians and the entire Tamil community (tens of thousands) will rise and protest. The government cannot simply fool the people saying equal status to all and then give foremost place to one religion only.

      If the Sinhala-Buddhists think that the Tamil freedom struggle ended at Nandikaddal, they are worse than the worst fools in this world. Just like the Palestine-Jew conflict continues with the Western World supporting the Jews, the Sinhala-Tamil conflict will also continue with the West (including the UN) supporting the Tamils. In the future, the Sri Lankan government may have to deal with Uncle Sam (USA) and the powerful west in order to solve this once internal issue. Poor Sri Lanka will always continue to be the begging nation and known as a pariah state by the West.

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    Jim softy the Dimwit Wishful thinker.You are not very smart!

    ‘He is talking to the very soon to be Defunct party TNA.’

    You are saying and hoping that the TNA will become obsolete and irrelevant.
    They have been misleading the Tamils since time immemorial.
    They will do so and lead the Tamils to the next ‘Wellai Mullivaikkal’ .They will do it because they will be voted in as the saviors of Tamils.
    That is what they want.
    You think that they will just roll over and go to sleep?
    They will not give up this lucrative business easily,even if they have sacrifice a few more Tamils come Eelam war 5!

    Ananda Sangaree thinks that he needs to take on the mantle of Sambanthan.

    He can hardly walk to his car without body guard support.

    Jim Softy please find Mr. Ananda Sangaree a home for the very senile & aged in Colombo where he can give the media his regular joke statements.
    Thank You

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    First need to address who led, who aided and abbeted our future Youth & Children to get destroyed?

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    Well, there are 2 things that ails his position.

    – The first is that Sambandan has set the “Gold standard” in class of bigots i.e. Thambi Velu’s water boy. No matter how hard he tries he can never beat that class of bigot.

    – The 2nd factor is he belongs to the “collaborator” class. This is where he appears to depend on the Sinhala people for his existence.

    The reason I use “appears” is that the Sambadan et al lives on Sinhala bread crumbs too.

    But they show a little bravado and appear independent and distant. This is why everyone in TNA complain and clash once often. It gives the impression they are not collaborating. Its all smoke and mirrors.

    Both these things were imported to Ceylon by their prophet. This is how Tamil Nadu politicians operates too. Over there they keep BJP and Congress-I out and monopolize the electorate.

    So Anandasagaree is a victim of his own prophet I am afraid. He will just fade away into an oblivion. That is not to say Sambadan will accomplish anything. He will be a dud too but he will have a good excuse as a “savior” of the donkey Tamil.

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    V.Anandasangaree’s son Gary.Anadasangaree, is now a federal MP in Canada.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Anandasangaree

    V.A can Very well request G.A to take up the matter.
    Why doesn’t he?

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      Gary Anandasangaree’s proposal to declare a Tamils Heritage Month has been accepted by Canada.

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        justice

        “Gary Anandasangaree’s proposal to declare a Tamils Heritage Month has been accepted by Canada.”

        In fact it was Rathika Sitsabaiesan Canadian MP for the Scarborough Rouge River Riding, who first tabled a Private Member’s Bill C-471 designating January as Tamil Heritage Month in the Canadian parliament in January 2013.

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          In fact it was Rathika Sitsabaiesan Canadian MP for the Scarborough Rouge River Riding, who first tabled a Private Member’s Bill C-471 designating January as Tamil Heritage Month in the Canadian parliament in January 2013.

          So she stayed one term.

          This Liberal guy also stays only one time, after than gone.

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    Sangaree

    You say that your approach “never failed”

    Can you please tell me when it ever succeeded?

    People who cannot accept their wrongs are dumb. Dont you see that the previous three letters were thrown into the waste bin?

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    …… I am prepared to stand down,if a solution acceptable to our people is offered….. Anandasangarees cheeky run off the last ball.
    Stand down from what? A stool?
    A voice in the wilderness!

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