13 November, 2019

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TGTE-GTF Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance Message: History Recorded The Abject Failure Of The International Community

By Colombo Telegraph –

“The absolute power and the arrogant ways of the present Sri Lankan regime are earning the disgust of the international community. This in turn is creating conditions favourable to our cause. In addition, there are noticeable and encouraging changes in the mind set and approach of the international community following the disaster at Mullivaaikkaal. It is up to our ingenuity and political intelligence how we take advantage of these turn of events in the way we act. We should strengthen our ability to collaborate across differences with a shared understanding and collective action.” say  two powerful Tamil diaspora groups.

Issuing a joint statement called  “Mullivaaikkaal remembrance message” Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) further say “many thousands of civilians were murdered by the Sri Lankan government forces in inhumane ways, under the guise of a war on terrorism, having abandoned all international norms and conventions of war. History has recorded the abject failure of the international community, including the United Nations, to take any form of sensible action to prevent the mass killings of Tamils in Mullivaaikkaal.”

Below we give the full statement;

Today marks the third anniversary of the genocidal events that the Tamils had to endure in Mullivaaikkaal. On this day, we remember with deep sorrow and solemn responsibility all the people who perished in Mullivaaikkaal and in the long freedom struggle of Eelam Tamils in preceding years.

Many thousands of civilians were murdered by the Sri Lankan government forces in inhumane ways, under the guise of a war on terrorism, having abandoned all international norms and conventions of war.

History has recorded the abject failure of the international community, including the United Nations, to take any form of sensible action to prevent the mass killings of Tamils in Mullivaaikkaal.

The Tamil people deserve justice for all the brutal inhumanity suffered by them. Those who committed the crimes should be brought before justice. It is also prudent to ensure that in the future no other people are subject to the same cruelty and pain that the Tamils were meted out. Our struggle for justice is, therefore, not for Tamils alone. It indeed becomes the struggle for setting the limit on any state that might intend using brutality and violence on its own people.

A substantial body of evidence is in our hands and those of the international community incriminating the Sri Lankan Government of its mass killings, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is not incomprehensible for the international community that the Sri Lankan State has neither the intention nor the capability of inquiring into its war crimes through an internal mechanism in an adequate manner.

The longer it takes for the outside world to act on Sri Lanka, faster it seems would be the rate of destruction of the Tamil people and their land by the same State. Therefore, we call upon the international community to act decisively to bring about an international and independent investigation on the events of Mullivaaikkaal.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka are longing for relief and a life of dignity to take them out of the miserable conditions in which they are trapped at present. It is essential that an international protection mechanism for safeguarding the lives of the Tamil people is created urgently.

It is timely that we seek the attention of the international community in our clamour for justice through unified sets of action. In this, Tamils in Eelam, those in the Diaspora and in Tamil Nadu would need to work with the support of the wider community of Tamils from around the world and the international civil society concerned with human justice matters.

The absolute power and the arrogant ways of the present Sri Lankan regime are earning the disgust of the international community. This in turn is creating conditions favourable to our cause. In addition, there are noticeable and encouraging changes in the mind set and approach of the international community following the disaster at Mullivaaikkaal. It is up to our ingenuity and political intelligence how we take advantage of these turn of events in the way we act. We should strengthen our ability to collaborate across differences with a shared understanding and collective action.

With this in mind, representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam and the Global Tamil Forum got together in San Francisco on the 13th and 14th of this month. We are pleased to announce that following discussions on several areas of joint action, agreements were reached on some of these areas. This is indeed an important milestone as we move through the third phase of our struggle for freedom coinciding with the remembrance of Mullivaaikkaal.

The Global Tamil Forum intends to liaise with other Diaspora Tamil organisations and representatives of Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka in its efforts to build similar forms of shared understanding.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, for its part, is engaged in building a power base among the world Tamil community, particularly in Tamil Nadu, and with sections of the international civil society. On this occasion, while we remember the mass atrocities in Mullivaaikkaal, it is incumbent upon us to jointly and solemnly declare that the pursuit of freedom by our people shall remain incessant.

Visvanathan Rudrakumaran                                                   Rev Dr S J Emanuel
Prime Minister,                                                                             President,

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)              Global Tamil Forum (GTF)

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    ….it appears far too late to brag about the numbers killed in a WAR that ended 3 years ago… War was over … Violence begets Violence….
    …Through this article also it appears somehow that the timing is right for some foreign power to incite another conflict .… since the Hero of the Aryan nation has been provoked and it is at the stage of reluctance to step into the next stage … the weapons producers know that somehow they could incite more violence and conflict in order to get more orders in order to keep their economies from getting into recessions …. now our readers know better how to filter these articles written by journalists who failed or journalists yet to fail ….and read the truth in between the lines …..
    Best thing for us – Sri Lankans is to go back on the age old Eastern Path of Non Violence and discuss and sort out issues like we had done centuries ago….
    These articles are good to learn the English Language as some of our Professors and MPs still do and need to …

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    Thinking of all the people who had nothing and get caught between warfronts and were used by both sides, thousands of young women and men who were raped and murdered after their surrender against International Convention, the abducted and disappeared, the journalists who lost their lives for an independent reporting from north and south.

    The International Community has failed to protect you.

    You have no use of UN resolutions, You are no more with us

    The people who prevented an intervention of IC with all their tricks like Dayan Jayathilake, Tamara Kunanayagam and all other SL delegates and international players should bear their responsibility, not only the military. They are the real slayers.

    The end of the SL war gave a birth for a new dictatorship

    The LTTE responsibles who used you as human shields should face a charge

    Who should rehabililate whom? Wolf the sheep or sheep the wolf?

    This is not the end of the 2nd World War and their reconcilliation.

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    Army commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka has received 30 months of rehabilitation by the Rajapakses at Welikade. That is how the Rajapakses treat the so called Singhala War Hero. In a way that is Fonseka’s bad karma. If Fonseka does not repent and tell the whole truth, God knows what kind of Karma he will receive. That is in God’s hands. Or Devil’s hands.

    Now GOSL and the Rajapakses realize that killing the LTTE and 100,000 Tamil civilians hasn’t solved their military problems. or even the economic problems. They are spending 20% more to maintain the military at a $2.2 Billion budget which is 25% of the country’s gross export value.

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    Fonseka is guilty of gross insubordination and treason. In many countries he would receive a much harsher sentence than 30 months confinement.

    Drastic times require drastic measures and even if the Rajapaksas have employed extra legal methods to rid Sri Lanka of the terrorists and their supporters, they deserve congratulations from the international community, not UN resolutions condemning them for harsh measures used.

    Sri Lanka’s best chance for a bright future lies with the Rajapaksas making rapproachment with the US, and curtailing Chinese and Indian influence, not with Ranil, TNA or other LTTE apologists being emboldened.

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    ….with that kind of Defense Budget the military is built up to protect the Island from insurgencies…. this military spending to revive the economy is Keynesian economics which will enable the economic growth to surge forward….. so join in the unity and fight vocally for democratic freedoms in all provinces through the Non violent path….
    If you guys sit outside the country and dream it would not materialize….. you have to become friends with the people you think are antagonistic or unfriendly….. when that new friendship emerges it will be so strong that others will envy our partnership……
    Its true that currently the former occupied areas are like garrison towns with too much military settlements and activities …. but you see the military is de-mining and clearing a former battle zone of mines and UXDs ….. so that it would be suitable again for resettlement…
    we all know that everything happens for the good…. so it has happened … now we all have to re-build ….. so you guys should join in the negotiations ….. Not to worry…. mostly Tamil speaking people can live in the North …. Sinhalese people will never feel comfortable living in the North …. so you people can get something like an autonomous province with police & land powers for the North….. but you must negotiate …. Sinhalese people are not so unreasonable as you think ….. then we could perhaps have a few more autonomous provinces in the south too ….. these new provinces can later compete amongst themselves ….. and we’d have freedom, democracy and high development to become a better society ………

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    There is abject failure of the Tamils too, in the last 3 years. They are still trying to get their act together, especially in the US, where there are a few US war criminals who will come under 100% US jurisdiction and US need not go via the UN or UNHRC.
    Bare Words Butters No Parsnips – TAG, TGTE, GTF, and CTC… (USTPAC, TAPI, Thamil Sangams).

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    No GOSL will ever be able to solve the Tamil greivance. This is evident from all GOSL since 1983. Why waste more time and see the way GOSL is trying to change the demography of East & North of Sri Lanka. Will it be more sensible to part ways and both parties can concentrate on separate development and and have a good future!

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