3 December, 2020

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Sirisena Has All Party Support; Modi Should Build Confidence Among Tamils: GTF

Prime Minister Modi’s historic visit to Sri Lanka can induce speedy resolution of the humanitarian and political concerns of the Tamil people – Global Tamil Forum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka this week, the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in over 25 years, is undoubtedly an event of enormous significance. The expected visit by the Indian Prime Minister to Jaffna in the Tamil-majority North is historic first. The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) wholeheartedly welcomes these developments.

Suren Surendiran -Spokesperson GTF

Suren Surendiran -Spokesperson GTF

The recent changes of governments in India and Sri Lanka have significantly altered the geopolitical dynamics of the region. These developments have also created opportunities for the successful resolution of the Tamil national issue, a feat if accomplished, will usher the Indo-Lanka economic and political relations into a different era. Prime Minister Modi’s visit at such a crucial time is potentially transformational.

India’s steadfast commitment towards the dignity, equality and well-being of the Tamil people has been a source of immense strength for Tamils in Sri Lanka and in Diaspora. We are grateful for India’s active involvement in the resettlement of the displaced Tamils, typified by the 50,000 houses being built with Indian assistance. GTF is also fully appreciative of India’s role in relation to achieving a political settlement.

The new coalition government in Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Sirisena is unique in that it has the support of all the major political parties representing all communities, and the government is presently undertaking an ambitious democratic transition process. In our opinion, there is no better time to arrive at a permanent solution to the Tamil national question, and no country other than India can play the crucial role in making this a reality. However, time is of essence, and any delay in addressing the Tamil concerns, whether humanitarian or political, can only give scope for hard-line attitudes from all sides to re-emerge, and this will make the task of achieving meaningful progress more difficult in the future.

In this context, it is important that the Sri Lankan government immediately takes meaningful steps to address a few pressing issues that includes reducing the excessive military presence in the North and East, transferring the land back to the rightful owners from whom the land was expropriated, and releasing Tamil political detainees who have been incarcerated for years without ever being charged. It is also important that Sri Lanka makes public commitment to comprehensively addressing the war crimes, accountability and reconciliation issues in active collaboration with the UNHRC and other international organisations, and reveal its blueprint to achieve a political solution by negotiating with the elected Tamil representatives. Humanitarian, social and economic needs of people in the war affected North and East and by the Up country Tamils have to be addressed in a systematic and effective way.

We humbly request Prime Minister Modi to impress upon Sri Lanka to act on the issues highlighted here, as that will help foster a positive environment and build confidence among Tamils, both in Sri Lanka and in Diaspora. Global Tamil Forum, for its part, is fully committed to play a constructive role, in collaboration with all stakeholders, including the governments of Sri Lanka and India, in making all these a reality.

*Full text of press statement by the GTF

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    GTE is playing a child game. If tell IC that you are corpora ting with government they not just going to believe. Even if they believe they may not act on that. Robert Blake blamed Tigers to seat Old King as EP. They said he verified the money payment. He never took action to have the election cancelled. He gave arms to Old Royals. He had EU banned LTTE. He got the SLMMC to withdraw. He finished the war, putting the blame on the tigers.

    The Old King who paid to LTTE, paid even to American PR firms and bought American Congress.

    Now there is change outside. America no longer is the same. There is no change in Lankave. This is a matter has to be explained to foreign governments.

    Watch how the Sinhala Intellectuals play this game in political arena. Ranil is the one came to power by this change. Ranil is not yet elected as PM. He ordered the Brother Prince to be not arrested. Though he did not contest on the EP election, he and Mangala, the prominent UNPers promised on the election that no, leader, commander or soldier will be arrested and investigated. If brother Prince cannot be investigated for fraud is the GTF is saying that he will be arrested for White Flag murders?

    Ranil called people elected Northern CM as liar. He declared he will not talk with the elected person. He blamed CV was passing the resolution while negotiating, so that he will not talk with them. Ranil is the only one said until the election is over there is no talk of Tamils problem. Only god knows with who was Ranil negotiating and what? Such a liar Ranil called CV a liar. Norway believed only Ranil and went to North to ask why they passed the resolution. Could GTF write a letter to Norway explaining the situations? This is the guy keep losing the lections of his party and struggling to come to power!

    Ranil has warned that he will shoot the Tamil Nadu fishermen if they come to Lanka waters. Chinese ships were plundering the Lankan Sea. Because they fished with Lankan flag, EU has banned the Lankan fish. Ranil will not shoot Chinese fishermen and have the EU’s fish ban restored. Ranil shoot only Tamil Nadu Fishermen. Why? Tamils are Cheap! Jaffna fishermen are complaining of Sinhala rowdies taking over their fishing points in the North as new settlers with the help of army occupying the lands. Ranil will not shoot the rowdies or the Army. Will he?

    Tamil Nadu Fishermen and Jaffna fishermen were talking about the problems, in reality. This is not a dupe like the double talk Ranil made as “no negotiations until the election is over” and pretending like “while he was talking CV passed the resolution”. He could have let the Tamils and Tamils to talk like the way India did. But he dipped unnecessarily his nose into that and warned that he will shoot the Tamil Nadu fishermen.

    What the Susma swaraj, FM said to this gimmicks? If the Jaffna fishermen go there, they too will shoot. India and Lanka will shoot others Tamil fishermen. Is GTF has an answer for this too? Is this the tone of the negotiation Ranil doing while CV passing the resolution? Is this how GTF has convinced IC (or India) that the both Tamil fishermen are genuinely in negotiation, but the India and Lanka still want to shoot?

    Time for GTF to start to talk practically. If Tamils back off not democratically demonstrating how the IC are supposed to come know the Tamils problems? Are enlightened?

    Will Norway, which talked to CV and in the past, it has been talking to India about Tamils problems, talk talk to India in this shooting competition too?

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      I suggest that you learn to write English before attempting to analyse issues.I am sure have a point but one is left mystified as to what it is? Eg:

      “Time for GTF to start to talk practically. If Tamils back off not democratically demonstrating how the IC are supposed to come know the Tamils problems? Are enlightened?”

      ????

      “Will Norway, which talked to CV and in the past, it has been talking to India about Tamils problems, talk talk to India in this shooting competition too?”

      ???

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        he like most is your country Girrava.
        suprised this is PinYin & HinTin
        and at times Rintin the flying horse with a latthi.

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    I think this is a significant step in the present circumstances. It is noted that the choice of language, tenor, and the overall construction of the stance seem positively different. If not for, perhaps, the only spoiler, which came from within Sri Lanka, the North, the so-called genocide resolution, the core of the Tamil polity both in Sri Lanka and abroad appear to be adopting an approach, which could help build confidence among the diverse communities in the medium to long term. There may be others who may not endorse my view, but I consider this approach encouraging. The need for a lasting solution to the national question has arrived.

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    Sirisena will create Tamil Eelm very soon and also he will send Gota [Edited out] and Mahinda [Edited out]

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    Who takes seriously a statement issued bucket shop with which in accounting terms insolvent. They had to shift from two previous offices to premises owned by the relatives of one its director Kuhanendran. They also had to let go of their employees, Joan Ryan and Stuart Drakes. It is an empty shell that makes a lot of noise.

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    Not sure what this game is?

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      “DON’T JUST STAND THERE YOU STUPID IDIOT, GET ME OFF THIS F*CKING CROSS!”
      ☻/
      /▌
      / \
      that’s the cry of cardinal & pope to Goota on his and wife’s visit.
      I would rather support Gota and BBS and get the job done soon like faluja and let these butt keep on trolling for all its .-

      We learn from mistakes- rapido. Change …
      ☻ it was worth it, they set the elections they must win now come april.
      ▌==={—
      / \

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    Will Suren Surendran get a cabinet post after Sira gets back from London ?.

    TNA of course refused Ministerial posts.

    And the Vellala CM called even the father of the UNP a racist bigot who carried out Tamil genocide.

    Now the ex LTTE Suren is full of praise for the ex Defence Minister, now President, who in fact was part of the original Genocide clan, as identified by Ms Pillai and the Diaspora.

    What a transformation?.

    I don’t think Ranil was serious when he said he was giving orders to shoot Naduans who travel in Fishing boats to visit Vellalas in the North.

    Otherwise PM Modi won’t come all the way to shake hands with Ranil…Right…

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      “”Will Suren Surendran get a cabinet post after Sira gets back from London ?.”

      in that case he would offer it to now retired Pillai so that you may shout Nadu even more – maddhu Babasheep.

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    CT – A word has been spelled incorrectly, pls make the correction “diaspora” should be spelled as “diashora” applicable only when referring to Lankan Tamils that too specifically when referring to the barking type.

    Even SS of GTF has had a change of heart, he is talking ! he says current president has support of “all communities” and he uses some heavy words “Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Sirisena is unique”

    What we would like to know is what changes have u done ? have u dropped the demand of separate country ? will u stop raising the tiger flag ? will u stop sabotaging the efforts taken by moderate Northern politicos by using your tiger money backed cronies ?

    Like I said before times are changing Diashora have to change with time or be left behind.

    We will await the counter punch from Rudara of TGTE, their web site calims 1/3 of Sri Lanka.

    These jokers are expecting government of Sri Lanka will take them seriously.

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      “”CT – A word has been spelled incorrectly, pls make the correction “diaspora” should be spelled as “diashora” applicable only when referring to Lankan Tamils that too specifically when referring to the barking type.”2

      what is a pig shit yelling like that I would prefer all four paws hung by hooks and stem dried in Spanish style- yummy yummy you mummy idiots world wide vermin.

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      What we would like to know is what changes have u done ? have u dropped the demand of separate country ? will u stop raising the tiger flag ? will u stop sabotaging the efforts taken by moderate Northern politicos by using your tiger money backed cronies ?
      Go eat pig sh*t little big Sh*t.

      soylent green the voice of iSlam the bored wives and pedophiles,

      His knowledge is off Mi5&6 from London & Phew York.

      Better get stuffed in the sihala ambude jihadi Apu_zal baluuuu.

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    Suren is 100% right. Our struggle is moving at the right direction after LTTE. This will not be resolved overnight but eventually it will be resolved – we can not predict the future. Indian politics might change again in favour of us or China might help us. In politics there is no permanent enemy or permanent fiend. Singhalese have to understand that there is nothing permanent in this world.

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      Senthil,

      During the Pre-presidential election period, this idiot Suren appeared on television debates and called for war crimes investigation and among other things not realising he was indeed unintentionally subversive by giving ammunition to the MR campaign! He has no sense of political awareness and completely devoid of guile.

      Now that the platform is charged, the GTF wants get in on the act. The best thing they can do is to keep quite and allow the TNA and NPC to advance the negotiations and reconciliation. There was an opportunity to meet with MS during his visit the UK; did GTF seek such a meeting? In fact I am Extremely embarrassed with people like Suren claiming to represent the Tamils!

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      Senthil..the Tiger Pup makes another meaningless comment ,why not mention the”karma” again your favorite word ,or have you come to the realization finally that “karma” bit you on the back ,time you picked out your ealam on the moon ..but then you will have to ask Russians or Americans for that “China might help us” lol what a numpty now resorting to begging

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    Tamils who betray the Tamil Eelam would be punished, accordingly and sodomized with an iron rod for their treachery of Tamil Eelam and the great leader of Tamils Velupillai Prabhakaran. Sudrendram who had been living a life of luxury thanks to our Eelam money would soon be exposed.
    Tamil who recognizes genocidal Sinahala president Sira is a traitor of Tamil Eelam. If the Supreme Leader of World Wide Tamils and our devine Thalaivar were alive, he would not have let gullibal Eelam Tamils to vote for Sinhala President.
    As Bala Anna once said Thalaivar is all our president, prime minister and the only god.
    Tamils are now ready for the final and decisive battle against genocidal Sinhala government . Tamils quest is Tamil Eelam

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      Patriotic

      Tamil Eelam is still exist only you and your elks put you tails between the legs and ran away even the throwing the higly toxic cyanides.

      Did Bala Anna said that? Then he said VP was a mad too?. What have these duo achieved?.

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        what have they achieved???

        Chelva was not Ceylonese by decent. His son married a sihala woman his secretary- nice guy defended most of the terror suspects till 83- then other bootlegger parasites like Nehru.

        – both Other Backward wanted to be ruling class.

        one a school drop out murderer of alfi duriappa to become the gangster leader and the other a bookworm.

        they started together as woodworms holding hands and even your image in the village held their hand,
        the bookworm died saying what a mistake for more money power we executed Rajiv and then he died of god disease then the other in his pongu said the same about his blunder with india which helped him setup.

        finally he died a COWARD- Hole In One- fatso VP the 4 legged animal who hid in a barrel floating in water.

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          Well said Javi

          This has been the problem the Tamils face since independence, yes, Sinhala leaders not saints, on the other hands ours were worse than. Sending Indian Tamils home is a historical mistakes, who have aided and abutted?. Why did they do?. When one party put some appropriate resistance, other party go hold hands with the major party. As for me, emergence of these regional parties in the first place itself is a death knell for Tamils, particularly being a minorities and so smart. End up in live or death situation, our smart guys wouldn’t pause for a moment, ran away with their whole families and the distance relatives too, understandable, but when they settled down in the wealth countries, for some good ones, the guilty feeling hit, for that, they want to do something. Only something, doesn’t matter whether what they do will help improve situation for those who stay put in the land, some steadfastly stayed back although they have had ways and means to be fled, and others, many of them, who cannot run away as they don’t have the means. Even in this lot, a few who have sent their family to safer places and dedicated themselves as servants of Tamils.

          The behavior of our people has been changed and it will never be. Once, send the Indian Tamils, we started fighting within ourselves, and only way to unit these parties was to play the racial card, and to ignite tension. Result was emergences of Vadukoodai resolution. When political parties were appeared united, Tamil militant start a movement TELO. Even those who fighting for one aim, could agree on one formation. How many at the peak, maybe a dozen?. Worst thing was some were really robbers masqueraded as liberators, didn’t have any aim at all. At the end, our Thalaivar, VP, came out unscathed. Rest is history, tamils’ is a basket case, the one stay in the island, it could gotten to worse, luckily MR’s agenda didn’t go at least to another term. We have always capable of destroying ourselves, whether in peace or war, so why do we need more enemies?. See what has started in North, those rejected ugly ones started raising their heads. Suresh, Ms Sasi and some more are a liability to Tamils, as they have been only looking for their well being nothing else.

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    Patriotic Tamil of Tamil Eelam

    “Tamils who betray the Tamil Eelam would be punished, accordingly and sodomized with an iron rod for their treachery of Tamil Eelam and the great leader of Tamils Velupillai Prabhakaran.”

    Is that why VP surrendered to Sri Lankan armed forces? Did he ask the armed forces, as his last wish to be sodomized with hot iron rod and later be hacked to death?

    “Tamils quest is Tamil Eelam”

    After typing the above did you just emit something below your belly?

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    Villagers don’t know how to get what they want.
    They just dip into the river of crocodiles and
    interestingly dolphin looking braggers.

    say salaam to them I like my Jammon Jammon direct from the hooks.

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    GTF and Surendran is wrong again.
    President Sirisena and the current coalition which is a Sinhala Buddhist racist-chauvinist national unity government does not have national support.

    The support Sirisena and his brothers had was that he was chosen as the compromise candidate to run for the Presidency, to defeat the Rajapakses and kick them out of power. That was why, India, US, UK, Norway, EU and Canada collectively cooperated together in the elections. This was an Anti Rajapakse elections and not a Pro Chandrika, Ranil or Maithree Sirisenea elections.

    As for HAD support, that support is not there any more because there are in numerous breaches of TRUST, CONFIDENCE and Promises.

    If the elections are held again that 1.8 Million Tamil support won’t be there. Most of them will stay at home without any campaign for Boycott.

    Nevertheless, Tamils really does not need India to negotiate with the War Criminals. India should atleast fulfill their many promises like the 50,000 houses for the Tamils in the North 4 years ago. Afterall, India itself was one of the countries which assisted or abetted in destroying the 260,000 Tamils homes since 1983. India is responsible in not permitting the Sampur Tamils to return to their homes.

    Tamils are not demanding the dirty Coal Factory to produce fuel/electricity to the Free Trade Zones in the other 8 provinces and mainly the Sinhalese. India should build the coal powered power plant in Hambantota or Colombo and not in Sampur.

    The war crimes investigations are also evoking the war crimes committed by the IPKF especially the attack on the Jaffna Hospital in 1988 and killing of many doctors, nurses, patients and civilians deliberately in Jaffna as well as other civilians at point blank range. At least India should offer some decent compensation to those who were murdered and injured.

    Indians estimated that the costs per house 4 years ago was 550,000 rupees. 4 years later the costs are 1 million rupees and now they are trying to get away for 550,000 houses and that too without much infrastructure such as electricity, wells, proper roads, schools and play grounds.

    Well, GTF, Suren or Emmanuel are really not experienced in Tamil politics, and unable to go to India or Sri Lanka. They all refused to talk or meet Ranil in London late last year. They campaigned hard to get Rajapakse re elected by lobbying for and with the Tamil voters not to participate in the Presidential elections.

    Now they are hanging to Sirisena’s tail?

    OMG.

    Donald Gnanakone
    Tamils For Justice
    Founder.

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      “”Nevertheless, Tamils really does not need India to negotiate with the War Criminals. India should atleast fulfill their many promises like the 50,000 houses for the Tamils in the North 4 years ago. Afterall, India itself was one of the countries which assisted or abetted in destroying the 260,000 Tamils homes since 1983. India is responsible in not permitting the Sampur Tamils to return to their homes.””

      kallathoni when the Christian bishop of Jaffna handed letters to would be students of TN and in the UK they begged there drank and sang the eelam song to retired WW2 Indian forces (that is where rum was not milli- kallu is your favourite)
      Then came the introduction to RAW which upto now has had several south indian directors (present Foreign secretary is former director Singh daughter)
      So came the intro to Indira administration (she was having home trouble and family trouble with Sanjay- till his death then Menika)
      we all know why we call folk Other Backward Class because they spit on the hand that feeds them- Bala & VP admitted it was a mistake – Rajiv)

      The rich always win, the rich always run,…….they break their promises to the poor fools who vote for them!! LOL

      throw that middle eastern rosary away – the cat is definitely on non rusting from Iron Age- Gupta Pillar N.Delhi surrounded by mystic Muslims not in your borrowed language of crusade faith. The Indian ocean is Hindu in this very era. The Americans (the ambassador said it and Bush confirmed USAID is defence solely- so you see Guju chemical engg victorias secret garments in the north with USAID) will always train the lankan forces to kill it’s own as at Egypt the bridging nation of the Middle East conflict.
      NaMo has to call and the matter gets resolved or become the 30th state- ungrateful servitude murders thieves in the island trying to say you are Mr America heavy weight – old uncle moottal porriki with out ground control- yarn for what I say??? terrorism is profitable.

      you have to be born again to try anything with out India final say- and say they will have- the low class will try its best to squander a better life for all solution – because you are neither Boston Brahman or r. vellala detached from jaffna yet attached. Neither is Suren the upstart from South Africa- he is just a pace setter well and good for London is not France- there are protest almost weekly at Oxford Street and helicopters flying above- then they negotiate unlike French socialism of burning and inviting russia arab into the conflict for millennial from Islamic wars days.
      Lanka has always been known as the southern island of the Deccan Plateau governed by Marathas like their naval base at Andaman present day air force base and listening point- Indias strength is in Air Force but now input will be Maratha style for sea supremacy within 10 years to equal or parallel

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    Burning Issue:- I assume you are a Singhalese. First of all I am amassed about your diplomacy – well done. When I saw my name, I was expecting some retaliation because that is normal our Tamil or Singhalese culture (hot temper). I agree that Tamils do not have political knowledge or diplomacy may be because as minority we were not absorbed into that field and after LTTE we are forced to get involved but still the older generation did not change. Only my and other good Tamil’s concern is (forget about attracting Singhalese voters) Mithiry did not promise anything before election or did nothing much after election to release unlawfully arrested people or Stolen land showing guns or even stop arresting diaspora ladied visiting srilanka to see ill parents or for other urgent matters. Mithiri Government encouraged people to come back and the same time instruct the defence people to arrest them – you think it is correct. Frankly speaking Mithiri should have resolved the urgent issues immediately. If he reduce the army in North could have solve half the problems. If he can reinstate everything to Sarath Fonseka, what is stopping Tamils issues. In the last election we gave votes, but we did not get anything in return. The Government could have shown at least a fraction of interest it is showing to stop UN investigation. We Tamils will be with Singhalese all the time but US, China, India will only stay until they get what they want.

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      “In the last election we gave votes, but we did not get anything in return. “

      because they sleep with the Tamil speaking Mystic Muslim they are free to do that
      while the Muslim sells the mums of every soul they encounter- it’s hard to put a bucket to milk a mouse used to the favorite game of hide and squeak.Say cheese they are there for Goota.

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