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“Unified Tamil Power Will Influence The Course Of Events In The Indian Ocean Region” Rudrakumaran Tells TGTE Gathering In Canada

Highlights of the TGTE’s annual event in Toronto, Canada , by Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Rudrakumaran

“Presently, the international powers view the Tamil national issue as having three vantage points involving Sino-Indian-Sri Lankan geo-strategic interests. We hope by mobilizing Tamils across the globe, we can add our fourth unified vantage point, moving from a triangular to a quadrangular framed issue, enabling us to influence the course of events in the Indian Ocean and in the South Asian geo-political stage in a meaningful manner,” said Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, stressing the importance of the enormous impact the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter will have, “serving as a catalyst,” towards unifying all Tamils beyond party and group affiliations,” as well as changing events in our favour in the region.

Rudrakumaran the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was speaking at the annual TGTE event in Canada held at the Scarborough Convention Centeron Saturday 20th April 2013 where Human Rights, a UN monitored International Protection Mechanism for the people of the NorthEast and the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter took centre stage.

Addressing the guests via Skype, Rudrakumaran underscoring the need for a convergence of the interests of democratic powers and Tamil political interests said, such a move would be of mutual benefit to the parties concerned: “Asiahas become the most important political geography in the 21st century.  President Obama’s policy of “Pivot toAsia” highlights this.  As observed by diplomats and geo-political experts the island of Sri Lanka is strategically situated in the Indian Ocean.  As we stated in our Advisory Committee Report published in 2010 March that the TGTE is conscious of the strategic location of the island of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean and the geo-political situation inSouth Asia and elsewhere in formulating its political strategies. We believe that the Tamil political interest and the geo-political interests of the democratic powers can intersect and thrive,” Rudrakumaran said.

Rudrakumaran referring to Mark J. Gabrielson and Joan Johnson-Freese’s article entitled the ‘Tamil Nadu Factor in China’s Naval Basing Ambitions in Sri Lanka’, explained “when the Eelam struggle is undertaken by the Tamils across the globe, especially the Tamils in Tamil Nadu in conjunction with Eelam Tamils, the effect of it will multiply,” forcing India to review its foreign policy to strengthen its position in the region by placing less reliance on its relationship with Sri Lanka. In the light of China’s naval basing ambitions that include access to a new seaport which it funded and built in Hambantota, Southern Sri Lanka, a development, “…impacting the balance of naval forces in the Indian Ocean,” as analysed by Gabrielson and Johnson Freese, Rudrakumaran believed “India has to address the Tamil Nadu factor as an opportunity to actually strengthen its position formidably against China’s ambitions by aligning itself with Tamil Nadu towards finding a political solution for Eelam Tamils that’s in accordance with Tamil aspirations, thereby protecting her interests in the region.

With more than 700 guests in addition to a number of dignitaries gracing the occasion, the event was a significant occasion ahead of the promulgation of the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter.

Prof. Theodore Orlin, Professor of Public Law at Utica College delivered the keynote speech. Mrs. Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah, chair of the TGTE Senate welcomed the guests. Professor Joseph Chandrakanthan, Dr Zulfika Sithy, Ms Rathika Sitsabaiesan MP,Jim KarygiannisMP, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Councillor Logan Kanapathi, Councillor Raymond Cho and Amnesty International’s John Argue were guest speakers.

Prof. Orlin in his keynote speech spoke on the UN resolution against Sri Lanka at the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council entitled The UN Resolution and the Condemnation of Sri Lanka: “The UN resolution was an important statement of global rejection of Sri Lanka’s policies with 25 states bringing to the world’s attention that violations of human rights have and are being perpetrated. The fact that 13 states voted ‘no’ also was a confirmation of the difficult situation since many of the states who opposed the resolution have reputations of a poor human rights record…. The resolution was not significantly strong especially since it did not call for a independent international investigation, nonetheless it did note that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights called for such an effort and noted that violations are going on inSri Lanka now. This puts Sri Lanka on notice that it must meet the expectations of the resolution. in carrying out investigations and restore civil society in the North/East regions – this is important –  if there is ‘peace’ in Sri Lanka (as the government claims) there should be no need to deny the human rights and dignity of its people,” Orlin said.

Continuing, Prof. Orlin called on the Tamil Diaspora to remain united, stating the Channel 4 accounts showed there is a prima facie case for Genocide and that the Diaspora must continue to seek allies: “The Tamil Diaspora (with its numbers represented throughout the world) must remain united to let the world know that Sri Lanka is not just a island tourist paradise but a country who continues to violate human rights, whose record to meet is responsibilities to respect (R2P) all its people have been put in question by UN reports, TV documentaries – the CH. 4 accounts added credibility that there is a prima facie case of Genocide, etc. It must continue to bring this message to the world and must seek allies among those who are caring of human rights and dignity – the Diaspora cannot do it alone, but must be the central force to bring change. If the war was without witness, life after the war must be witnessed- Sri Lanka must respond to criticism and allow the media, human rights advocates, INGOs and NGOs to visit and work in the north and the east,” Prof. Orlin added. “We must continue, both Tamils and those who are committed to human rights, to have our voices heard at the the UN and other venues – not just the Human Rights Council, but the Human Rights Committee overseeing the CCPR, CAT (Convention against Torture), CEDAW (Convention against the discrimination of women) and others,” he said.

Both Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Councillor Logan Kanapathi were recognized, “for their outstanding  leadership, service to the community and unstinting support for human rights,” in passing a resolution in the City of Markham on 14th April  2009 requesting, “the Federal government to undertake an investigation of possible human rights violations and genocide in Sri Lanka and to undertake any actions deemed appropriate relative to this matter and asking that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the then Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon and all Local Members of Parliament,” Markham Council being the first and only Council doing so at the height of government shelling against Tamil civilians in the Vanni.

A biography to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the late distinguished Tamil Scholar, “Cultural Ambassador” and Linguist, Rev. Father Xavier Thaninayagam, written by Mr. M K Eelaventhan, former TNA Member of Parliament (Sri Lanka) and TGTE Member of Parliament representing Canada Central, was launched at the event. Mr. Vin Mahalingam, TGTE Deputy Minister for Heritage, introducing the author, spoke of Mr. Eelaventhan’s close association with Father Thaninayagam that extended over 3 decades. Mr. Mahalingam also spoke of Father Thaninayagam’s unique contribution to celebrating and preserving the Tamil Language and Literature, “as a pioneer in founding the World Tamil Research Conference, by bringing together Tamil scholars from all over the world in one forum.” In addition to organising the inaugural conference in Malaysia in 1964 and then in Jaffna, France and twice in Tamil Nadu thereafter, Father, “established a permanent centre for Tamil research in India,” Mr. Mahalingam said. Mr. Eelaventhan remembered Father’s yearning for a land for the Tamils and how much he identified with the Tamil struggle, participating in the Tamil ‘Satyagraha’ campaign against the Sinhala Only Act at Galle Face Green. He also recalled the time when on June 5th 1956, Tamil politicians and activists who while peacefully protesting were brutally attacked outside parliament by a mob of hooligans unleashed by Sinhala Members of Parliament. Mr. Anton Philip, president of CWVHR (Centre for War Victims and Human Rights) highlighted the main features in his review of the book.

Mr. Shean Sinnarajah, deputy Minister for Information and coordinator for the TGTE Youth Caucus explained the activities of the Youth Caucus world wide.

A pictorial exhibition on Tamil History, the Tamil Kingdom, Tamil Self-Rule, The Tamil Freedom Struggle, the Right to self-determination under United Nations Treaties and Declarations, Tamil Genocide, Sri Lankan Military Occupation of Tamil Eelam, Nepotism inSri Lanka, Call for Intervention by UN and the International Community and the Student Protests etc., was a special feature of the event. The material for the exhibition was researched and compiled by Mr. Eliathamby Logeswaran.

A repertoire of dances was performed by Yalini Rajakulasingam, Prem Gopal and students of Mrs. Nirothini Pararajasingam.

The Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter it was announced will be promulgated on the 18th of May 2013 at an international conference under the auspices of the TGTE, titled: ‘Chartering Freedom through the Rough Seas of Geo-politics’, slated for the 15th  – 18th of May at the historic Thaddeus Stevens Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

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    If you want to unify and if Rudrakumar truly believes in what he is professing, then he should join TNA. There is no point in shouting from Canada or USA, you have to be on the ground and fight for your equal rights and not for a separate state. We all have seen how the people in the North and East have suffered due to separate state struggle. Those who live abroad can make noise but they forget that they are not being honest, only those who are on the ground in Sri Lanka are honest and require equal rights not a separate state.

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      It is the Tamil voice from outside had quiet impact on Tamil issue being discussed in the international forum and declare SRI lanka committed war crime and violated human rights. It is well established fact that Sinhala army massacred over 40,000 Tamil Civilians. Sri lanka is categorized as the worst country for human values. The people of North East suffered in the hands murderous Sinhala state since 1950s and still every tamil is surrounded by a Sinhala military. If you are an honest and respect equal rights, there won’t be a Ltte and you need to massacre over 200,000 tamils in the past six decades. It is only race that celebrated killing of fellow countrymen. You should be ashamed to be Sri Lankan.

      Respect laws!
      Respect fellow citizen!

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        Ajith

        No UN report has said that 40,000 Tamils were killed but only the Darusman and Petrits personnal reports say that on false sources. According to credible investigations of the UN, US and the GOSL, around 6000 were killed and majority of them are heavily and equally armed terrorists fought against the army. Civilion deaths are perpertrated by the LTTE who used poor Tamils as their human shield. No future R2P is possible in peacefull SL as it requires a UNSC resolution and no external investigations are allowed in a soverign country either.

        TGTE’s agenda of Elam without VP would also bring nothing but an another disaster in this country.

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          Dear Costa,
          You may not called it as a UN report but the fact is it is appointed by UN secretary of state and it has been widely used by UN and other institutions. Can you provide the US and US source for credible investigations. It is laughable when you talk about credible investigations by Sri Lanka. I do not you can remember Sri the credible Sri Lanka was maintaining the number of civilians in the war zone was 70,000 and at the end real numbers came over 300,000. Considering the fact your estimates reliability the count must be definitely over 40,000 (6000*5). Your denial for impartial investigation proves that a large number innocent Tamils were massacred by Sinhala forces. If your investigation is credible why you are afraid of investigation. Further you know well that large number Tamils and Sinhalese were massacred by your armed forces and still you are digging mass graves in the North and South.

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            Ajith

            You can not prescribe external investigations only ton Sri Lanka based on socalled UN reports made by former LTTE supporters who made estimations not even stepping in the country. It is true SLA rescued 300000 Tamils from LTTE. When they and the rest of the people were asked, the number was just 6000 and the same investigation is being done throughout the country by the GOSL on LLRC recommendation. You can laugh at them but the country is moving forward in a fast developping track on its own planning and implementations.

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        Ajith

        Have you noticed any Sinhalese killed, bombed, massacered etc? By any chance.

        Or in your tiny world, there exists only Tamils?

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          Ben Hurling

          “Have you noticed any Sinhalese killed, bombed, massacered etc? By any chance.”

          Yes I have. In 1971 and between 1987 and 1990. They were massacred by the Sinhala/Buddhists.

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          Ben Hurling,
          Yes still Sinhalese are digging the mass graves of those JVP insurgents killed by Sinhala armed forces. Born as a Tamil, I had the previlage to undergo and see how our fellow men suffered the brutality in the hands of Sinhala rule. In 1958, the peaceful Colombo streets turned into a bloody violent horrors. Thugs and Criminals are wandering in the streets with swords and petrol cans smelling people for gingelly oil and dragging into the roads and burning them with Petrol while Sinhala policeman and military personal enjoying the scene and Sinhala politicians laughing at the scenes. What a joy for you. These are real scenes. Similar scenes and events are repeated several times, poor Tamil man what can he do in front of these civilised Sri Lanka men (man with lion face holding a sword towards them). Can they make a complaint in a police station, No; Can they ask for investigation; No!. Recently there was protest in the North aginst land grabbing by Sinhala military. Former Prime minister and opposition leader also participated in that protest. Unknown individuals coming with arms and behaved violently against the protesting people. People caught them and handed over to the police. What happened to that man later. He was released and sent to the barrack. These are common thinks. For the past 65 years, every day is like you are in a prison. I am sorry man there is no space in my brain to think about others because it is beyond the limit. Your world is wide, you can worry about US, China, India, Pakistan. You don’t need to worry about this tiny community. You are proud of massacred over 100,000 sinhalese, why you can’t massacre another 100,000 Tamils they are not Lions. You are the King. For your living you must kill others. That is what you care about!

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        Ajith, you have missed my point. You say that you want equal rights but how can you have equal rights when you are asking for a separate state. Even if a separate state is given tomorrow do you know what issues the separate state would have, especially with regards to the cast system prevailing in Jaffna. We all know how brutal LTTE was, but by saying this I am not protecting the government of SL in any way, they too were brutal. But if one needs equal rights then first of all it should come from within and above all those who carry LTTE flags cannot ask for equal rights as they are demanding a separate state.

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          You who came from India have a separate state, So why shouldn’t Tamils have a separate state for them where they are majority. You Sinhalese also had caste system and Tamils had the caste system. LTTE leader is not in the top of the ladder in the caste system. Tamils accepted him as the leader. I know that LTTE wass brutal to you. Similarly we know how brutal is your army and your leaders. LTTE brutality is not came first. It is the Sinhala brutality came first. Do you agree this point? The need for separate state arose because Sinhalese denied all other mechanisms to share the power with Tamils. Don’t you think that if Banda-Chelva pact implemented properly in 1956, you wouldn’t have 1958 riots against Tamils or the continued riots and this arm struggle. Do you know how many times Federal Party joined to form the Governments?

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          Caste problem is internal matter of Tamils, please dont shed crocodile tears

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      Lankan
      Tamils had enough of living with the sinhalese who made the Tamils to live in a form of slavery.This had led to mass slaughtering of innocent Tamils,Genocide.So living with sinhalese is No Way.If sinhalese wants to give up the genocide and believe in Dharma,they should hand over the Tamil Kingdom taken over by them in 1940s to the Tamils immediately.

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        Lanakan

        Find it impossible to live with people of another ethnicity in harmonsy?

        Consider moving to a racially segregated, Tamil only part of Tamil Nadu. True homeland of Tamils. You will be much happier.

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          You have missed my point. Please read my comments. I think your comment is not for my note but for some other note.

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          Ooops! My apologies.

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        Thiyaga, its not only Sinhalese but also Tamils who have taken part in mass slaughtering. We all try to live with the past glories in mind. But we all fail to understand past glories are different depending on the period we choose to quote. Its time for all of us to live in peace and it should come from within Sri Lanka, without the tiger flag. The minute we raise the tiger flag we are asking for separate state, and if we are asking for a separate state then we cannot have equal rights.

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      BS, read article in CT that describes the land encroachment by SL.No sense in speaking to such government and its people.

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        May I reccommend you a lovely so called “Tamil only gated community”?

        Where you could move in.

        You woould fit in. So well.

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          Ben Hurling

          “May I reccommend you a lovely so called “Tamil only gated community”?”

          Already there are few goated communities and a gloated community. My people are in a gated community, surrounded and swamped by kallthonies.

          If your people went back to your motherland India you too will fit in very well.

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            Native Vadda, you yourself as per Mahawamsa a “kalla thoni”. How dare you call the others kalla thoni.

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              Park

              My people were already in the land before it separated from mainland Baratt. We walked and walked……unlike the Sinhala/Tamil illegal immigrants who came here by thonies, Kallathoni to be precise.

              Mahawamsa does not say my people were kallathonies, however it confirms my ancestors were here before all those asylum seekers and land grabbing benefit cheats.

              Mahawamsa is not my cup of tea.

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    Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

    ““Unified Tamil Power Will Influence The Course Of Events In The Indian Ocean Region” Rudrakumaran Tells TGTE Gathering In Canada”

    Could you ask him to have a break, have Kit Kat as I myself need a break from him.

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      Ok he will have a Kit Kat. You can have your own food some lies for lunch.

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        Lanka Liar

        “You can have your own food some lies for lunch.”

        Do you sell them?

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          I got quite a lot from Sri Lanka. It is free available in abundance. Everywhere…….

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    Excuse me! do i have to understand that the Canadian Government and the other European and Western Countries have officially recognized a bunch of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers collectively going as the TGTE with a flag that shows a desecrated Sovereign Country,as a de facto government for the srilankan tamils? The group of speakers of whatever standing or Country who have graced this occasion should think of the anarchy which the LTTE reigned on the innocent tamil Sinhala and muslim during the last thirty years.How come you conveniently ignore to forget the mayhem caused by the terror leashed on the people. this foolish eelam dream arrived on a caste and power greed by a bunch of dillusioned bunch of wayward tamils. As in any sovereign state the Army,Airforce and Navy are there to defend the Country from its internal and external forces,not to scrape cocunuts. you started a war you lost.now you are hiding in a foreign land speaking of de facto rule and carrying on a show just to safeguard you personal wealth and positions.You want to do something for your tamil bretheren come to Srilanka and give a open challenge or fight. Human rights and voilations are like two sides of a coin,which side you are matters first. Your dream of eelam will always be a dream! As the late great Abe lincoln said…. You can fool the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. Finally, if you have the guts, or shall i call the balls…please get some TGTE artist to design a flag to suit you breed.. don’t insult my Country and its honest and peace loving, yet hopeful people who yearn for a better tomorrow.

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      Mohammed’
      You rightly quoted Hon. Abraham Lincon ” you cannot fool the people all the Time”.It applies to the sinhalese well.The sinhalese got round two Tamil fools and took over our Tamil Kingdom.After taking over they started taking away our lands and properties and taking the lives of Tamil race through Genocide.You asking Tamils to come,how can they come when you are waiting to kill.All the sinhalese are well versed in Killings,rape,abductions,and so forth,mass Genocide.If you are true person who says you are good people and don’t kill,and believe in Allah,you should advise the Sinhalese to hand over the Tamil Kingdom taken over by them in 1940s to the Tamils immediastely.

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        Thiagarajah,

        There is no your land or my land.

        There is only our land. That land is Sri Lanka. Period. Forever.

        PS: Aren’t you guys getting tired of that “Genocide” BS? Or believe in your own lies?

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          Ben Hurling
          We don’t talk lies like the sinhalese.Tamil Kingdom was existing from pre-historic times.you want put it in the rice and cover it up.It won’t work.Now Commonwealth meeting is coming up,we can talk about it if you like to arrange a meeting with all of them. Do it if you are interested to find out the truth.Tamils can’t live with those who do racial murders,Tamil women can’t live with those who rape them,Tamils can’t live with those who are continuesly abducting tamil people ,who are destroying tamil newspapers,where there is no legal protection.So if you say you are a good man,please tell your people to hand over the Tamil Kingdom taken over by the sinhalese in 1940s,to the Tamils without any further delay.

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          @Ben Hurling

          There is no such thing called “Forever.” This is how the world that you and I live in today looked like 225 million years ago. Click link.
          http://geology.com/pangea-continental-drift.gif

          Take a look at a map of 1945 and see how many countries were there then, then look at a recent map and see how many countries are there today. The number of countries have increased and not decreased. Nothing is permanent…not even the sun. When you and I die one day, SL might still be one country. But who knows what will happen in 100 or 200 years time? Why can’t the majority agree to share power with the Tamils? Rajapaksa even now is thinking of watering down the 13th amendment before the elections in the north to be held in September. Click link to read.
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/government-considering-amending-the-thirteenth-amendment-before-np-elections/

          If Sri Lankans want permanent peace and prosperity for every citizen living in SL, 3 things will have to happen.

          1.The Rajapaksas’ will have to be kicked out of power.
          2.The majority will have to stop believing in international conspiracies and Mahavamsa myths and learn to think that devolution of power is not a bad thing.
          3.If and when power is devolved to the Tamils, those Tamils who have the idea of a separate will have to give up that dream.

          Czech Republic, Slovakia , Eritrea, East Timor, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo are all NEW countries…and in July 9, 2011 South Sudan peacefully seceded from Sudan.

          So don’t ever say “Forever.” Devolve power now and SL will remain one country. If not, one day in the future there will be two countries.

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            PresiDunce Bean

            I support removing Rajapassa. He is serving himself. Rather than Sri Lanka.

            I am also for devolution as a means of empowering people and local government.

            However, I am not naive to believe Ealamists will quit with devolution. They are involved in a mythical dream of a Greater Tamil Ealam.

            You are right Sri Lanka as a country has no right to exist forever. That is exactly why we should fight to keep it as a country.

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        S.Thiagarajah, I am not sure whether you are in cosy little cottage in England or a penthouse in the US or living among your bretheren in Lanka, but most importantly i hope you are one of the senior citizens who may have lived at least 40 years on after we received Independence. True the Sinhalese got around two tamil fools ( if that is who i think of whom you think is !)Very wisely they left out a third fool, in which event they would have formed an union and got the desired eelam 40 years ago. So, the Sinhalaya is a wiseman, yet the sinhalaya is a modaya because after gaining Independence and being able to form a Government they failed to get the Bandas’, Singhes’,silvas’,naikes’into white collar job positions Where the Tamil elite of the likes of Lingams’ chelliahs’ Pillais and rathinams’ held on to most of the lucrative positions in Education, Adiministration and Social Departments and and local governmental organisations and carried on cosily in making hay when the going was good. Caste and creed too was playing a good part. Thanks to the Queen’s English which stood good stead among the tamils. The sinhalese woke up and found that they were left licking the crumbs and it was high time they took the major share.Thus started the battle for for Supremacy, which lead to the notion of an eelam and more importantly pride at being hurt. If power sharing was accepted and moral and human values were put first, the tamils, had they accepted the North/East merger and worked out co-operation with the sinhala and Muslim populace, Today, the north and east would have been a like of a middle east city.Meaning, all that money, wealth,human resources would have been put into meaningful use and could have built up a modern society for the tamils. But instead, we have had a disastrous ethnic conflict which both side are assuming the other is right.Mighte will never be right. You should seriously sit back and think the folly created by your own kind, which has woken up the sleeping lion. There was never a tamil kingdom before,and there will never be one now or in the future. United we stand divided we fight and fall!I am apolitical and so i have no torch to carry for the current rulers or the inept opposition parties.No one ever took your lands. you ran and left them because you feared for your own lives due to the ill conceived doctrine of you tamil leaders and terrorists.You chased away the muslim populace without an iota of sympathy in just 24 hrs, mercifully in their clothes.. you have let loose bombs and anarchy among the peace loving ordinary citizens, thus igniting a chain reaction where the innocent tamil lay man has been receiving the brunt.In a war of any kind you kill or get killed, you won’y wait to watch you enemy pull the trigger! that’s reality in war. S .The Allah in beleive in was watching then and is yet watching….. his justice is justice, that is the way it will be… while we are all killing ourselves for a piece of land, a healthy bank account, acres of sand, and the greed to live a never ending life….Nay, we will not take anything with us but own a plot 6 X 4 deemed by the almighty for us. That too is questionable, by todays’ standards!

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      Thaks Mr Md.

      Well said and thanks for the great summery.

      Further, no UN report has said that 40,000 Tamils were killed but only the Darusman and Petrits personnal reports say that on false sources. According to credible investigations of the UN, US and the GOSL, around 6000 were killed and majority of them are heavily and equally armed terrorists fought against the army. Civilion deaths are perpertrated by the LTTE who used poor Tamils as their human shield. No future R2P is possible in peacefull SL as it requires a UNSC resolution and no external investigations are allowed in a soverign country either.

      TGTE’s agenda of Elam without VP would also bring nothing but an another disaster in this country.

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      Mohamad you must quickly create a war between the Sinhalease and the Tamils then only Muslims can do business. Now there is no war so no business for Muslims. It is dull and they are coming after Muslims. Pray so that Alah make Sinhalease and Tamils fight all the time.

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        Buddy, What is there for me start any further,VP and Co., did it,JR Welcomed it,Preme and IPKF messed it,Rajiv paid for it with life and then there were the Canadians,the norwegians, the english and the Chennians’ all who but help escalate it and left the tamils in lurch. Ah! Muslims have always being traders the honest one makes money and lives a peacful and honurable life, the dishonest one makes money and lives a dishonourable life…. we don’t wan’t an eelam nor do we grab land!

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          We know you dont want Elam. But what about RajaPakistan. Honest business yes do it – I hope you say it honestly. There is some trouble brewing in Sri Lanka we will see your honesty rather honest business.

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            Lanka liar trouble is brewed when the wrong cooks are set to brew it. this is what is happening today.What i want is one Sri lanka.

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    What about the atrocty by SL military and the goons of govt, destroying mosques, killing journalist, attaccking media.

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    I’m more convinced than ever that the TGTE is a black special ops unit created by Gota and DMI. Nothing else can explain their bizarre rantings always guaranteed to give GoSL a nice domestic ‘fighting the terror’ boost.

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      Mango

      I see some lateral thinking in your comment. By any chance you were a Veddah in your previous birth.

      You should meet my elders for you could do much better than this.

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        Vedha please dont think. Not everybody can. It is better not to try things that are beyond you rather than hurting you badly. Good luck

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          Lanka Liar

          Very stupid man.

          Please reread my comment. Where have I said I was thinking?

          Stupid, stupid and very stupid man.

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            You tried to see the thinking. I told you you have already hurt yourself. . It is ok. When people are hurt they jabber a bit. You will be alright. I wont take your comments seriously ok. Good boy very intelligent one. A few more like you will make Sri Lanka a paradise. a f..ls paradise.

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    These pictures of full on ex LTTE members and supporters. standing shoulder to shoulder with high profile movers and shakers of Canada, with the Red and Yellow Srilanka in the bacground and listening to the ex Tiger PM Rudra will send shivers down the spine of all our Southern cousins for sure.

    With the exception of our Moderate Vigilantes lead by Ranil and his new ally Sambandan, who were holding candles inside.

    More so with the LTTE proxy Sambandan now going to establish his own PC in the North.

    Even Chinese are going to get the shivers from Mr Rudra’s Mission Statement.

    Thank heavens that the Southerners are going to get a high teck hospital in the South soon to go with their own Airport and the Harbor.

    Hope a deshapremi IT geek will extract the Red and Yellow Srilanka and print Ranil in the middle flanked by Rudra and Samba.so that the Southerners can have some sort of glimpse of what is on the Horizon for them.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Southerners are going to get a high teck hospital in the South soon to go with their own Airport and the Harbor.”

      The way things are, Southerners need more hospitals than anything else given that Duminda is out on bail.

      You need more harbours and airports in order to carry the loot out of the island and into China(?). Please build more in case if you needed to carry first lady’s pairs.

      Indians are planning to build Northern harbours and airports.

      These are good news for us since when the time is appropriate Sinhala and Tamils may need their own transport

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        Dear Native,

        Don’t worry about brain dead Duminda.

        If your idol, CM Sambandan goes on Hartal ,which was his forte, before Praba warfare , we will need more High Tech hospitals in Vauniya and Trico as well.

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      Sumansekera
      You can only feel the shiver down the Southerners,but you never had any form of feeling,you were dumb when your bombs pierced through the bodies of innocent children and parts of flesh hanging down.You want the Southerners to get Hi-Tek hospital but you never gave even iodine to apply on those affected by Chemical bombs which was banned throughout the World.You were enjoying innocent tamils getting killed.Are you all humans.

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        Mr Thiagaraja,

        The great Leader, Maraveer Chief, the LTTE Supremo who forced young girls and boys who wern’t even grown up to choke on the cyanide capdules hid amongst their poor mums and dads to save his ass.hoping that the “IC” will take him to safety in Scarborough or London.

        Of course we had great empathy for the poor captives then and we stiil do now.

        That is why the Govt is doing everything to help them get back on their feet.

        Ask the ex LTTE leader who is now helping the poor in Killinochchi, if don’t believe us.

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “hid amongst their poor mums and dads to save his ass.”

          He couldn’t, his ass was explored by the Sri Lankan armed forces with a hot iron rod.

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        The nukes, don’t forget the nukes that were dropped on Tamil Tiger kitty cats.

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    Did you all see the map of Sri Lanka clearly marked with the ‘carved out portion of the North, East and the South East enclosing 2/3rd of the sea sorrounding the island. This was the “dream” of LTTE Chief Velupillai Piribakaran.? Every speaker who stands in that podium is shown “ALLEGIANCE” to the dipiction of that “Separatae State” called “Tamil Eelam”.

    Do we need to discuss anymore of this “struggle” for “fake” peace and reconciliation? The “Tigers” never and ever change their “spots”. So let this be a “warning” to the Sri Lanka Government and the people of things to “come” and be prepared to safeguard our future.

    These people can never be “trusted” and must not be left without appropriate “confrontations” for the sake of “peace” and “reconciliation”. The so called “Foreign Governments” and the so called “Human Rights Watch Angles” will try to make us to swallow a “sugar coated piill in the name of “peace” and “reconciliation”. So be on the look out for danger and take care of our country and the people to aviod another round of “blood bath”.

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      Douglas
      You all gave sugar coated pills to two Tamil leaders and took over our country and talking now as your own country.Who wants your country.Please the International Community,Tamils are not asking for even one centimetre of the Sinhalese country.Tamils are asking for their Tamil Kingdom taken over by the sinhalese in 1940s.We so hope this is clear to the Foreign Governments,and Human Rights Organizations.If tamils continues to live with the sinhalese they will finish all of them in a matter of years.Genocide of tamil race.

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        this person he or she, must be akin to a ‘alice in wonderland’ that’s why he/she keeps dreaming of a tamil land which is of non existance.

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    But this Prime Minister cannot come to Canada! if he tried to come here some Tamils will chase him back.!

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      The gathering was in Canada. Did Rudrakumaran, not attend?

      Dr.RN

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        His initial is M you know what it stands for. so what you expect.

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        He never step into Canada. He always come on TV to bark.

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      I don’t think he declared bankrupt after playing out lots of money from innocent people. Sri Lankan embassy is looking for a Mokan S for some unfinished business.

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    This bunch of self-conscripted Eelam fanatics will never come down to reality and learn a lesson from their past crimes. These parasites are determined to continue their self-glorification at the expense of the Tamils who have the real stakes in the issue – the ones who are living in Sri Lanka and who want to find a practical solution rather than prolong the conflict in pursuit of an impossible dream. These freeloaders are so ethnocentric they delude themselves into thinking their little staged drama concerning a small population of 2.2 million (the size of the population in a small city like Houston, Texas) in a small strip of land in a small island is going to be the next focus of attention of western powers. And Rudrakumaran seems to be convinced that the geo-strategic experts in US have bought his self-serving analysis of South Asian regional politics. The worst enemy of the Tamils living in Sri Lanka today is this Prime Joker with his “transrational” strategies.

    The worst part is this Prime Joker is accepted only by one faction of the LTTE rump and there are now at least five factions. And even the TGTE has a rival body called the TGTE – D! And the TamilNet didn’t think their government’s coming out farce – though held only once a year – was significant enough to be covered. Come on people, get real!

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    This article does not mention any demand for a separate state. It seems to speak for the rights of tamil people in their traditional areas. Also it speaks of implementing a Tamil Charter to increase tamil influence in the Indian Ocean etc. So this may not be something new. The influence of Tamils worlwide is acknowledged since they live in many countries and have become an influential voice.

    However this trend is divisive in nature. If the Sinhalese for instance also have a Sinhalese Charter and Muslims a Muslim Charter, then there could be areas of conflict between the various people. When you speak of a region you need to take into account all people living within that region. What we need is a common vision which is unifying force for the region not to have various groups and eternal conflicts.

    We cannot comment without knowing the contents of the charter. No one can deny the fundamental rights of people. But they should be all inclusive for all people. Primarily the people of a country should swear allegiance to the sovereignity andd territorial integrity of that country whatever race or religon they belong to. For instance Malaysia has ‘Vision 2020’ and ‘Malaysia One’. Such policies are successful because they unite people. All for one and one for all.

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    What with this and the Canadian Foreign Minister’s bizarre performance in London a few days ago, Canada seems intent on challenging North Korea and Tamil Nadu for the title of World’s Nuttiest Ruling Politicians!

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      Forgotten our fellows Merwin RajaPakistan Karuna Pillayan many many we have

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    “TGTE is conscious of the strategic location of the island of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean and the geo-political situation inSouth Asia and elsewhere in formulating its political strategies. We believe that the Tamil political interest and the geo-political interests of the democratic powers can intersect and thrive,”

    This timely and forthright statement by the leader of the oppressed Tamils internationally and locally will be welcomed by the liberal democratic, progressive ,Marxist and Trotskyite and Greens political parties in Australia, Canada, Europe and most importantly in the US. If there was any doubt about the legitimacy about the Tamil liberation struggle, this statement clears them all.They are duty bound to put all powers behind to achieve Eelam based on the principles and ideas of Enlightenment and social equality.

    In the quadrangular power equation, Eelam would be representing the geo political interests of the enlightened West without a doubt .As Indian establishment does not have guaranteed place in world politics without their allegiance to the enlightened West, they will have to join our effort to create Eelam. The momentum gathering in Tamilnadu for Eelam Tamils to form a partnership with democratic world powers will enhance the progress in the right direction.

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      Mr Peter Drummonds has articulated well the issues – what an intellect – Thank you!

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        Usha SSR

        “Mr Peter Drummonds has articulated well the issues – what an intellect.” My foot.

        You are embarrassing even me by your stupidity. Can’t you see Peter Drummonds is being ironic and ridiculing the delusions of grandeur displayed in Rudrakumaran’s “geopolitics.”

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        Usha, like you, this guys is equally good in brain washing the gullible tamils in sri lanka and the world over.Your are hood winking your own people…surely cash and fame must be the principle behind the TGTE, to carry on a cold war and thrive for the next 30 years are so. ……………… remember… ‘ kannai nanbathe, unnai ematrum nee kaanum thottam… unnmai illathathe…. arivai nee nanbu ullam thelivakum adayalam kattum… poiyye sollathathu !( Courtesey.. a few line from a well meaning movie song from a late MGR movie)

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      Wow, sounds like Eelam is just around the corner. Please allow me to join you and Usha in this circle jerk :)

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        Sarma, read my prompts carefully, i have no usha or eelam for you to join.you need a little humor in life…. not samabar and rasam all the time.

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    These burgers are ruin our nation and earns $ for their comfortable life. That is the reason Tamils are isolate in the world as wel Sri lanka. Why cant we put hands together as Sri lankan and kill the rajapaksha family for peacefull sri lanka

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    For how long the likes of Mohamed Fazly Ilyas (his community is now at the receiving end of Sinhala – Buddhist extremists like the BBS whose headquarters was declared opened by their hero Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at Galle last month. Unable to face the attacks and insults, the SLMC has resolved to get serious with the government! Whether this is just empty rhetoric like in the past remains to be seen) will raise the bogey of LTTE to deny Thamil people their basic rights? If there was no state terrorism, then there would have been no LTTE or Prabhakaran. It is the toxic historical/political conditions that created the LTTE. The LTTE did not come from the vacuum. There is concrete historical/political conditions for its emergence. There is a way to under cut and undermine the TGTE. Just treat the Thamil people as equal citizens and give them their dignity. Don’t rob their lands in the name of national security. Today not only the Thamil Diaspsora, but also Thamils living inside Ceylon hate this government. Just withdraw the occupation army of 200,000 to the barracks to see whether any racist Sinhalese politician can step into Northeast!

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      Thanga, you forgot to complete your first sentence….how long.. What. BBS nor the SLMC bother me. I am me and a peace loving Srilankan.

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    How come suddenly pigeon come into the middle of their elam symbal always there tiger in middle of the two guns

    looks like tiger turn into pegion – Ha Ha Ha

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      kris

      “How come suddenly pigeon come into the middle of their elam symbal always there tiger in middle of the two guns”

      It looks like catapult to me.

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        That is elam flag. they will decide what to put or not.

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          Lanka Liar

          A white flag with two arms up in the air perhaps.

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            You mean white van in front of a man tied to the tree. That is Lankan flag isnt it

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              Lanka Liar

              “You mean white van in front of a man tied to the tree. That is Lankan flag isnt it”

              No, Lankan flag contains a navy lion dressed in white providing escort to Rajiv Gandhi when he was hit by a fellow seaman.

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          You should ask the people of Tamilnadu for some land and get Ravana to push it to the tip of lanka and for you dreamland!

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    People on the outside like USHA & Rudra, Emmanuel, Poopaslaya bad mouthing and people of the North & East who has no truck has to suffer.
    They have yet to apologise to the people of the North & East for funding the LTTE and getting the Tamil youth & children destroyed.
    My foot USHA…………you too have blood on your hands. Wipe it on your saree.

    Rudrakumar, you can say that in Canada to that BULL DOG FACED Baird seen at the C/conference…..

    Fazly Ilyaz…. These leeches have still not begun to suckout their blood. Wait for that moment when Canada & the rest crouch in pain more than the medicinal value of the sting.

    OBSERVE THE FLAG ? TROUBLES NOT OVER. LETS MOVE ON UNTILL ITS OVER.
    THIS USHA HALLUCINATING FOR AND ONBEHALF OF RUDREA.

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    ” Mobilising the Tamils across the globe as the fourth vantage point” ! A domination of wishful thinking and bombast!

    The Eelam map depicted in the logo, is now a symbol that will continue to remind us of a futile dream, that became our nightmare.

    From what has been reported the only useful aspect of this annual event, was the tribute paid to the life and work of Fr. Xavier Thaninayagam- great man who contributed much to making Tamil known to the world. Since his death, the International Tamil Conferences he initiated and organised over several years, have lost their lustre and have become mediocre.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Sorry, a correction:

      A combination of wishful thinking and bombast!

      Dr.RN

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      I am sorry to learn of the fate of your family during the IPKF period. Most people use such events as to fuel their hatred. You on the other hand seem to have channeled your emotions into constructive and forward thinking actions. I commend you sir! Its so easy to be a hater. The concept of ‘turning the other cheek’ in bible is very powerful concept, if used and understood in the manner it was intended. (as explained to us by Ben Kingsley in the movie Gandhi)

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      No one is as bombast as you !!
      Please set up that public trust fund you promised for the ex-CJ -was that not bombast?????

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    “Presently, the international powers view the Tamil national issue as having three vantage points involving Sino-Indian-Sri Lankan geo-strategic interests. We hope by mobilizing Tamils across the globe, we can add our fourth unified vantage point, moving from a triangular to a quadrangular framed issue, enabling us to influence the course of events in the Indian Ocean and in the South Asian geo-political stage in a meaningful manner,” said Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – by Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah.”

    What a wonderful fantasy world we live in – The Prime Minister of the TGTE and its Chairperson of the senate is unaware that the quadrangular frame has been in existence for a very long time. Surprise! Is it not coming from both happy to hold fantasy positions and still residing in North America?

    Has he forgotten the role-played by Richard Lee Armitage The deputy secretary, a member of the co-chairs during the time he was one of the negotiators.

    Is he not aware that the USA was the prime mover of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the Human rights council that concluded its session recently? Does he or his Senator unaware of the geostrategic location of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.

    Is he not aware of American interest in policing the Strait of Malacca?

    Is this some cheap stuff to mislead us? Who is using whom? Are we influencing the USA or the vise versa? The Tamils for Obama, The Tamils for Romney – what a clever lot we are? Whom are we fooling?

    The Tamils need to think of the methodologies in engaging with the Sri Lankan Polity and frame our strategies accordingly if we are to help the Tamils living in Sri Lanka. Tamils do not only live in Jaffna alone. We cannot keep on threatening Sri Lankan state and cry foul in the existence of security zones. We have all played divisive politics and paid the price. Is it not time to do something inclusive? Whatever the solutions are the Sinhalese and Tamils wanting to reside in the Island of Sri Lanka and in amity

    Dr. N. Satchi UK

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      Correction

      Has he forgotten the role-played by Richard Lee Armitage The Deputy Secretary of State.

      Dr. N. Satchi

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        //The Tamils need to think of the methodologies in engaging with the Sri Lankan Polity and frame our strategies accordingly if we are to help the Tamils living in Sri Lanka. //

        Well done, what a change Satchi! Remember, you used to deliver firebrand speeches at meetings in London. Is this change happened after the surrender of you kinsman KP, whom you maintain regular contacts now. Or because you became no one in the community you have changed your bedfellows?

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          Dear Mr. N. Sugandakumar,

          Yes I have spoken in London and in international forums defending the LTTE. Yes I had thought a lot about events that led to the defeat of the LTTE, as any reasonable responsible person should do. Yes I realize that The Tamils and Sinhalese have to live in the Island together. It is easier for them to live together if they arrive at solutions by peaceful means.

          It is difficult to cohabit that land and live in peace if we maintain the present status –quo. Yes I realize that a sizeable proportion of our people live outside the northeastern region of Sri Lanka and vice-versa.

          Not only KP even the great leader Prabhakaran, Kittu, Shankar are all my kinsman. I do not personally know KP. I am not in contact with him. I can assure you that neither KP nor you are going to influence me except by reason.

          Regards

          Dr. N. Satchi UK

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            Dear Mr. N. Sugandakumar,

            I do not think my position in the community is going to change, because you think so. In any case I am engaged in a popularity contest.

            Have a good day.

            Dr. N. Satchi

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              CORRECTION –

              Dear Mr. N. Sugandakumar,

              I do not think my position in the community is going to change, because you think so. In any case I am NOT engaged in a popularity contest.

              Have a good day.

              Dr. N. Satchi

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      Not sure if they are crying foul – “5000 cases to be file against land grabbing in the Northern Province” lankasrinews.com/view.php?2034Y5B220eYmBd34eaImOlx4cadQWAAcddcKeMQKdac4JlOmae42dBmY3e032B5Y402

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      Dr. you should take some efforts to teach the Tamil leaders or so-called leaders into some sense that you believe in. The motive of tgte is power, money and fame, unless this changes nothing will.

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    Dr. N. Satchi:

    “We cannot keep threatening Sri Lanka Sate and cry foul in the existence of Security Zone. We havae all played divisional politics and paid the price, Is it not time to do something inclusive”

    Well said Dr. This statement indicates, understanding, realization and the path to a solution. I do hope all Sinhalese, Tamils, Moors etc. will develop an understading along this path and evolve a clear path to achieve a Nation of “Sri Lankans”, INCLUSIVE.

    A WELL MEANING MESSAGE FOR THE “TGTE GATHERING IN CANADA.

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    My God don’t bring this Rudrakumar into the Tamil struggle. If he is a true leader he will try to enter Canada get arrested and proof his worth. Please do not bring this guy into the picture.
    He simply cannot do it, why waste our time with him or do you mean to say Tamils are such losers to elect him? If he is the PM I do not want to be a Tamil. Did I put is hard enough for him to get the message.
    Time to get the whip out and clean up the house of losers. Gutless worms.

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    Why not Tamil Nadu too is amalgamated into the red color shaded area of Sri Lanka and make a bigger Eelam.

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      Tamilnadu was not suffering illegal encroachment by centre and genocide by military and hence no shouting for separate state. You had been doing violence in all forms on Tamils , hence separate state request has been in demand. blame your politician for this sorry state than any one else

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        “Illegal encroachment” ? Where is that? I hope you have no knowledge of Sri Lankan Land Reform Laws!

        But the “Vanniyan gangs” burn down the homes of Parayas and Sakilies. Better tell the stories of the Parayas of Dharmapuri!

        In India “separatist” demand is illegal from 1962. From that date onwards, DMK gaveup their “separatist” demand.

        Separation is illegal in Sri Lanka also!

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    This pompous “TGTE” would be funny were it not for the damage they are doing to the cause of Tamil-speaking people and the Dravidian race (if one has to bring race into it) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

    There are many intelligent, articulate people who are fluent in both Tamil and English, and who actually know a bit about the historical, geographical, political and strategic factors that are affecting Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka, India and around the world (the Tamil Diaspora, as it is often called). They are clearly not members of this so-called “government”.

    This odd talk of “vantage points” and changing from a triangular to quadrangular perspective when talking about beautiful Sri Lanka shows how out of touch they are with reality. And how little they love the country and its people.

    I hope no one is foolish enough to give them more money or support – it will only strengthen their delusions of grandeur, and make their eventual cure more difficult. It will also pose of the danger of reigniting old hostilities and deepening unnecessary divisions.

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    Prabakaran took tamils for ride now Rudrakumar taking them for ride, only we have to wait and see the end of this tamil drama

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