Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamil Eelam – I
Posted on September 14th, 2013

by Thamizhchelvan Courtesy:

on 14 Sep 2013

Present scenario: It is more than four years since the LTTE was crushed, and it is sad and unfortunate that the Sri Lankan Tamils are yet to see a lasting solution to their continuing problems. President Rajapakse has not lived up to the commitments he made during his victory speech; Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) which control the Sri Lankan Diaspora are trying to revive Tamil militancy; the UPA government is inadequate and has no idea how to go about the issue; Tamil Nadu political parties including the ruling party are not interested in anything constructive but are continuing their political dramas; the separatist outfits keep harping on a separate Tamil Eelam.

The United States is moving against Sri Lanka through the UNHRC, not in the interests of the Island Tamils but as a check against China-â„¢s growing influence in Sri Lanka and to facilitate the Church-â„¢s agenda for a secessionist Tamil state.

This scenario serves as another great opportunity for the Generic Church to play its divisive game to achieve its long time agenda of creating a Tamil Christian Nation. In the absence of the LTTE, the Generic Church has unleashed all its forces such as human rights organizations, NGOs, Tamil separatist outfits, Dravidian parties, writers and columnists to achieve its objective.

Human rights organizations focus on the -Ëœwar crimes-â„¢ and -Ëœhuman rights abuses-â„¢ allegedly perpetrated by the SL Army; the NGOs work over time in evangelical activities and convert the vulnerable war torn people in the guise of service; Dravidian parties (ruling and opposition) and separatist outfits keep the Eelam agenda alive in Tamil Nadu besides exerting pressure on the UPA government at the center; writers and columnists use the media, print as well as web, to build mass opinion in favour of a separate Tamil Eelam.

While Tamil Nadu and the SL Diaspora are attempting to give life to the Eelam cause, the Sri Lankan government and Buddhist clergy are trying to Sinhala-ise the Island. As a result, the poor hapless Tamils in the island nation are bearing the brunt of Sinhala chauvinism. After suffering for more than three decades and losing everything, they have developed hatred for war and the separate Eelam demand, and yearn for a peaceful life in their own land. They desire only a political solution without affecting the sovereignty of a united Sri Lanka. Any sensible government would ensure this and take the war-torn country on the path of progress. Rajapaksa-â„¢s government has miserably failed, but the responsibility must be shared by the Indian government and the State of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka-â„¢s missed opportunity

There cannot be two opinions on Rajapaksa-â„¢s decisive action against LTTE; it deserved to be decimated. But regarding the rehabilitation of the Tamils, his government should have gone on a war footing for rehabilitation and ensured a peaceful livelihood for the Tamils. He had a great opportunity to implement the 13th amendment, which could have thwarted the attempts of the US and UNHRC to act against SL. He could have earned the respect and admiration of the Tamil community and ensured a united Sri Lanka in the real sense, after almost six decades. Had he attempted to implement the 13th amendment immediately after winning the war against LTTE, he would not have faced opposition from the Sinhala people as they saw him as a hero then. But he wasted more than three years and gave more than enough time to Sinhala chauvinists and the Buddhist clergy who are now bent upon scuttling the implementation of the 13th amendment.

On the contrary, his subsequent actions have dismayed the Tamils:

– He bifurcated the NE province to make separate entities of North and East;

– He banned singing the national anthem in Tamil;

– He dragged his feet on the rehabilitation process;

– He gave permission only to Christian organizations like Caritas to serve the internally displaced Tamils in the army controlled camps;

– He ignored India and flirted with Pakistan and China;

– Internally within the country, he earned the wrath of a section of the populace by insulting and harassing former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka who had made a major contribution to the nation during his tenure in the military;

– He impeached the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Shirani Bandaranaike, for ruling against the government, particularly the two bills (Town and Country Planning Amendment Bill and Divi Neguma Bill) proposed by minister Basil Rajapaksa, the President-â„¢s brother;

– He encouraged corruption and nepotism.

India-â„¢s missed opportunities

The Tamil civilian protests started only after the -Sinhala Only Act- was introduced by Prime Minister Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike in 1956. Repeated protests by Tamils and suppression by the regime slowly snowballed into civilian riots. The first major riots took place in May 1958 (-1958 Riots-).

Although there were incidents of civilian riots intermittently between the 1950s and -Ëœ60s, India never felt the need to interfere as successive SL governments exercised control over the prevailing situation. However, as the situation deteriorated and led to the formation of extremist militant groups and armed struggle in the late 1970s and early -Ëœ80s, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi felt it appropriate to support and train the nascent Tamil militant groups – a huge blunder by the Government of India.

Indira Gandhi encouraged and trained Tamil militant organizations to gain the support of MG Ramachandran. This worsened the situation in both Sri Lanka and India, as it turned out to be a case of catching a tiger by its tail. Both MGR and Indira Gandhi passed away in the mid-1980s, but their blunder caused heavy damage to both nations in general and Sri Lankan Tamils in particular.

Rajiv Gandhi, who took up the mantle with the sole qualification of being the Prime Minister-â„¢s son, signed the Indo Sri Lankan Accord in July 1987 in an attempt to put an end to the armed conflict and control the migration of Tamil refugees into India. As mandated under the Accord and also on the request of Junius Richard Jayewardene, Rajiv Gandhi sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force to disarm all militant organizations and make them participate in the administration of the northeast. As the LTTE wanted to dominate the Interim Administrative Council, it refused to cooperate and this led to repeated skirmishes between the LTTE and the IPKF. The Tigers were actually not interested in peace and indulged in attacks on Sri Lankans and waged guerilla warfare against the IPKF.

At this juncture, it must be clarified that Rajiv Gandhi didn-â„¢t order the execution of Prabhakaran when he came to meet Maj-Gen Harkirat Singh in September 1987. At that time, the IPKF had no plans of fighting the LTTE. Reliable sources within the IPKF say that the decision to fight the LTTE was taken only after the insurgency escalated and 12 LTTE leaders captured by the SL Army took cyanide pills and died, and subsequently the Government of India announced a reward on Prabhakaran dead or alive.

It is reliably learnt that the para-commandos missed Prabhakaran by a whisker once when they raided his camp. The Government of India, acting in the national interest, ordered the Indian Army to get Prabhakaran, dead or alive. The LTTE led by Prabhakaran was liquidating leaders of other Sri Lankan Tamil political parties besides killing thousands of innocent civilians, both Tamil and Sinhala. It had eliminated hundreds of soldiers of the IPKF, and was recruiting Tamil children into the terrorist outfit to train into future LTTE terrorists.

Meanwhile, Ranasinghe Premadasa, son of Richard Ranasinghe, became the third President of Sri Lanka; in India, Rajiv Gandhi lost the elections and VP Singh became Prime Minister. The LTTE had a tacit understanding with Premadasa and continued the fight against the IPKF. In 1989, Premadasa asked India to withdraw the IPKF and VP Singh obliged under pressure from Karunanidhi, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. By March 1990, the IPKF completely withdrew from Sri Lanka and within three months the LTTE turned against Premadasa and assassinated him in May 1993. It previously eliminated Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991. Thus, the move of sending the IPKF proved disastrous with the loss of 1255 soldiers. It was a disaster because New Delhi did not have an end objective in sight when it sent in the IPKF and therefore had no well-defined exit plan or time frame for their exit.

New Delhi should have resisted the pressure from both Colombo and Fort St. George and mandated the IPKF to crush the LTTE and should have withdrawn the IPKF from Sri Lanka only after compelling the Sri Lankan government to implement the 13th amendment. This would have checked the influence of China over Sri Lanka and brought a lasting solution to the civil war and asserted Indian supremacy in South Asia. But this did not happen.

Later, although the Jayalalithaa government in the state and the Narasimha Rao government at the center checked and controlled LTTE activities in the country to a large extent, the Indo Sri Lanka relationship could not see marked improvement as Eelam War III erupted in the island nation. Both Sri Lanka and India blundered by allowing western forces to play a role in the ethnic crisis in the name of mediation.

Only after the BJP-led government came to power did the SL Tamils issue receive some kind of attention. Ranil Wickremasinghe, second son of Esmond and Nalini Wickremasinghe and nephew of Lakshman Wickremasinghe, Bishop, Church of Sri Lanka, was Prime Minister. He cooperated well and the peace process brokered by Norway was supervised by the NDA government. In February 2002, Prabhakaran signed the cease fire agreement (CFA), as did Ranil Wickremasinghe. However, both prime ministers lost their respective elections, which caused a set back to the peace process.

The UPA government failed to rise to the occasion, and in Sri Lanka, Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa went on the offensive during the Eelam War IV and finally decimated the LTTE by May 2009, with maximum help from China and Pakistan. Even after the decimation of the LTTE, the UPA government was not proactive on the issue, and as it was mired in corruption and scams internally, it failed miserably in external affairs due to policy paralysis.

This led to Sri Lanka moving closer to China and Pakistan, and India yielding to pressure from western countries to go along with them against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC. Any sensible government would have acted pro-actively, not only in the interests of the hapless Tamils of Sri Lanka but also in the national interest. The UPA gave scant regard to both.

Dravidian parties and their dramas

Ever since civil war broke out in Sri Lanka in the early 1980s, the Dravidian parties have been playing politics and have done absolutely nothing constructive in the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils. They have used the issue only to gain political benefits here in Tamil Nadu.

Though initiated by MG Ramachandran, Karunanidhi was the main culprit in taking up the separatist agenda of Tamil Eelam set by external forces. He allowed the LTTE to gain foothold in Tamil Nadu and to roam around freely with weapons. His party was even indicted by the Jain Commission for its role in Rajiv Gandhi-â„¢s assassination. Even as the Vajpayee government was proceeding in the right direction, he and Vaiko-â„¢s MDMK and Dr Ramadoss-â„¢ PMK, ditched the NDA in 2003 for selfish reasons. Later, after joining the UPA, the DMK continued its dramas, totally ignoring the interests and aspirations of the SL Tamils.

On the other hand, the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK shifted its stand on the ethnic issue and started supporting the agenda of -Separate Tamil Eelam-, calling the LTTE -fighters- instead of -terrorists-. After regaining power in 2011, she facilitated the passing of a resolution in the state assembly calling for amnesty for Rajiv Gandhi-â„¢s killers and for a -public referendum- on Tamil Eelam, knowing well that such resolutions passed in state assemblies have no use.

She allowed pro-Eelam parties like MDMK (Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi), VCK (Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi), etc., to campaign in favour of revival of LTTE though it is officially banned in India. She gave a free hand to separatist outfits like Nedumaran-â„¢s Tamil Nationalist Movement (TNM), Sebastian Seeman-â„¢s Nam Thamizhar Katchi (NTK), Kolathur Mani-â„¢s Dravida Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK), etc.

In May 2013, when NTK leader Seeman brought Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to Tamil Nadu to talk in favour of a separate Tamil Eelam, supporting the revival of an armed group like LTTE in a public meeting, Jayalalithaa remained a mute spectator and allowed him to get back to Kashmir. While soft pedaling the Church sponsored protests against the commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, she also allowed the PMANE (People-â„¢s Movement against Nuclear Energy) leader SP Udayakumar to launch the -Tamil Students Movement- backed by the Church, for separate Tamil Eelam, from the premises of Loyola College.

The few hundred strong -Tamil Students Movement- boycotted classes and unleashed violent protests on the streets. Instead of taking stern action, the Jayalalithaa regime knowing well that the majority of the student community was not interested in the so-called Eelam cause, facilitated the TSM to carry on with their protests for several days across the state by closing down students hostels attached to colleges.

While the TSM was an attempt by the Church sponsored separatist forces to bring the student community to the streets a la 1983, the fishermen community has been perennially used to create confrontation between India and Sri Lanka. As observed by Radha Rajan, editor, Vigil Online, traditional fishermen have a very sound knowledge about the seas and know the ocean boundaries of both Sri Lanka and India. They are not crossing over to Sri Lankan waters without knowledge and out of innocence, but they are pushed from behind by vested interests from Western countries who want to create confrontations between India and Sri Lanka and keep the issue alive.

While incidents of Sri Lankan fishermen crossing into Indian waters are very rare, why are Indian fishermen sneaking into SL waters so often? The fact that Tamil fishermen used to help the LTTE by ferrying them and smuggling arms, ammunition and fuel during the conflict must not be forgotten. All political parties in Tamil Nadu indulge in sordid politics of one-upmanship on this issue.

As Jayalalithaa continued with her separatist pro-Eelam politics, despite being Chief Minister, Karunanidhi developed cold feet and feared he would lose his -Leader of Tamil Race- status. To reassert his status, he revived the dead and forgotten Tamil Eelam Supporters-â„¢ Organisation (TESO) to -Ëœshow-â„¢ that he and his party has not lost their focus on the SL Tamils issue.

In such a confused scenario, the Sri Lankan Tamils remain a hapless lot with no solution in sight.

‚ (To be continued -¦)


6 Responses to “Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamil Eelam – I”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Reconciliation” is a word that is MISAPPLIED to the situation in Sri Lanka: there should be NO RECONCILIATION with the Eelamist MURDERERS who terrorized Sri Lanka for over 30 years, just as there is NO RECONCILIATION practiced in Europe and America against the murderous Nazis of Nazi Germany. No Reconciliation … NONE!

    “Reconciliation” has found currency, particularly in the West, because of what transpired in South Africa under Nelson Mandela after the ouster of the Afrikaans (Boer) regime practicing Apartheid against the vast majority of native South Africans, and its APPARENT success. This Reconciliation basically amounted to the Black South Africans FORGIVING the White South Africans for the systematic discrimination, racial subjugation, and wholesale theft, they practiced against native Black South Africans over centuries of colonial and apartheid rule. It allows the white South Africans the opportunity to live in Black ruled South Africa, without taking revenge on them for their awful crimes.

    The world considers this “Reconciliation” practiced and advocated by Nelson Mandela to be the reason a bloodbath was avoided in South African when that country was liberated from Aparthied rule of the whites, and advocates that “Reconciliation” BLINDLY to all other developing nations having such problems often rooted in the colonialism of the past.

    HOWEVER, there are many stresses and strains developing in South Africa today, because liberation from white rule did not eliminate the inequities that had developed over centuries of white rule. The bulk of the wealth and land of South Africa is still monopolized by white South Africans; this the burgeoning black population bitterly resents. There have been violent protests in the recent past against this situation that is continuing today.

    An assessment of the success of Mandela’s Reconciliation can only be written in the distant future with 20-20 hindsight on how these disparities and inequities are ironed out: peacefully or violently. Most white South Africans who could convert their assets to money have already fled to other Western countries, fearing retribution, while still others are preparing to leave. While FEAR of retribution drives some, others are driven to leave because centuries of inbred racist brainwashing cannot be displaced from the human minds of the whites within one generation.

    In contrast, in independent Sri Lanka, there was no such racist discrimination practiced against Tamils. On the contrary, it is the Eelamist Tamils who developed a Racist ideology, encouraged and fostered by the presence of Tamil Nadu with its 60 million Tamils nearby across the Palk Strait, who shared their caste ridden racist ways of thinking. This ultimately resulted in terrorist murders designed to create a backlash, and alienate the Tamils from the Sinhalese, and drive them towards supporting the creation of a separate state of Eelam in Sri Lanka practicing a form of Aparthied.

    The majority Sinhala people of independent Sri Lanka never discriminated against the Tamils, and gradually uplifted Tamils together with all other people of Sri Lanka. Those who embraced the communal transparency of independent Sri Lanka, particularly the Sinhala community, jettisoned even their caste system which was decaying even before independence under Buddhism’s influence.

    Therefore, what are we being asked to “Reconciliate”? The Racism of the Tamil Eelamists seeking to create an Apartheid State; their systematic MURDER of all who opposed that murderous Racist Vision, and enabling them to achieve that Separatist Apartheid Racist vision under the umbrella of “Reconciliation”?

    Just as the world has tarred and feathered the Nazis, and to this day reject their vision of a German Master Race “Uber Alles”, the People of Sri Lanka must commit themselves to REJECTING by leaf, branch, trunk and root the Eelamist Vision of a Apartheid Tamil State in Sri Lanka, and cry out “NO RECONCILIATION” with the Communal Racists and Murderers of hundreds of thousands of our fellow Sri Lankan citizens.

    The underlying principle of the Westerners blindly advocating “Reconciliation” to us istill is what it was in the colonial age: “What is mine is MINE; What is yours is NEGOTIABLE”. They advocate approaches for us that cost them nothing, but which they themselves would not practice if they wore our shoes.

    The South African Model of RECONCILIATION, the darling of the biased and jaundiced Westerners, DOES NOT APPLY in Sri Lanka and should be REJECTED TOTALLY.

    Instead, the Western Model of TOTAL REJECTION of the Nazi Vision, and NO RECONCILIATION with Nazis should be adopted against the Eelamists, by TOTAL REJECTION of the Eelamist Apartheid Vision, and NO RECONCILIATION with Eelamists.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    The author of this article wails on the FAILURE to give the Eelamists in PEACE what they failed to win by murderous WAR. We don’t think so … it is a SUCCESS, not a FAILURE!

    HE STATES: “On the contrary, his subsequent actions have dismayed the Tamils:”

    – He bifurcated the NE province to make separate entities of North and East;

    This is an essential step to ENSURE that the Eelamists will NEVER have another opportunity to CLEANSE other communities from the Eastern province as they did from the Northern Province. This is an ESSENTIAL STEP to preserve the INTEGRITY of Sri Lanka in the face on continuing Separatism from the Eelamist Tamils.

    – He banned singing the national anthem in Tamil;

    IN NO COUNTRY in the world is the National Antem sung in different languages. In the United States, the National Anthem is sung in English, and only in English, as “God Save the Queen” is sung in English in the UK.

    – He dragged his feet on the rehabilitation process;

    BULLSHIT! The rehabilitation process was completed in RECORD TIME compared to every other war affected country in the world. The Palestinians have still not been resettled after the 1967 war. Ask they millions of Syrian refugees now in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon etc how they are faring compared to the Tamils war displaced in the North; will they ever. Eelamists are NEVER GRATEFUL for what the GOSL and the Sinhala people do for Tamil people. They are INGRATES INCARNATE!

    – He gave permission only to Christian organizations like Caritas to serve the internally displaced Tamils in the army controlled camps;

    What NONSENSE! Who else should be given permission … Eelamist Diaspora groups and their NGO lackeys? Racists from Tamil Nadu? The GOSL took care of this in presicely the way it should have been handled with eye to compassion and need, and to national security lest terrorists create more refugees in Sri Lanka!

    – He ignored India and flirted with Pakistan and China;

    If India can’t stand the heat, it should get out of the kitchen! India is the source of ALL of Sri Lanka’s problems and it continues be that threatening the territorial integrity of rRi Lanka and intefering in the internal politics and governance of our country. India initiated Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka, trained and delivered torrorists into Sri Lanka, invaded and occupied a large part of our country to help separatists carve out a racist fiefdom, imposed amendments to our constitution to permanently divide and weaken the integrity of our sovereign nation, and labels Sri Lanka as a human rights abusing country on the world stage while hiding its own practices in Kashmir. Sri Lanka has been driven by these policies of India to seek alliances with Pakistan and China. Thank God that these allies are there to help Sri Lanka preserve its Sovereignty from Indian aggression. Don’t expect Sri Lankans to worry about India’s “feelings” .. India is an ENEMY of Sri Lanka.

    – Internally within the country, he earned the wrath of a section of the populace by insulting and harassing former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka who had made a major contribution to the nation during his tenure in the military;

    Sarath Fonseka was given everything to succeed in his career by the Rajapaksa Family on eve of retirement without significant accomplishment. This is a man who was driven by jealousy and unlimited amibition to turn against his country, his people, and those who befriended and elevated him. He is the source of many of the war crimes charges now being leveled against the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka that liberated our country from terrorism. Sarath Fonseka GOT WHAT HE RICHLY DESERVED; he should really be still in prison serving a life sentence for TREASON. Only Sri Lanka’s enemies … who want to exploit his services as a puppet … bemoan his fate. Give up; the people of Sri Lanka want to forget this Benedict Arnold of Sri Lanka.

    – He impeached the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Shirani Bandaranaike, for ruling against the government, particularly the two bills (Town and Country Planning Amendment Bill and Divi Neguma Bill) proposed by minister Basil Rajapaksa, the President’s brother;

    Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, as the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, should have kept her fingers out of the TILL, and not attempted to please anti-national elements at Sri Lanka’s expense for personal gain. She GOT, WHAT SHE RICHLY DESERVED. Only Eelamists and other anti-national elements, both foreign and local, wail about her fate. Give it up; the vast majority of Sri Lankans have moved on with their lives.

    – He encouraged corruption and nepotism.

    Perhaps you should relocate to Tamil Nadu in India where nepotism and corruption is absent. Send my regards to Karunanidhi heading a family dynasty, to Jayalalitha, to the Gandhi family in Delhi. Tell me in which country Leading Families have not held sway? The United States (President Bush the father, President Bush the Son, Son of Bush the Governor; President Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton the Secy of State, soon to be President; Kenndy the President, Robert Kennedy the Secy of Justice, Ted Kennedy the Senator, Grandson Kennedy the Congressman) … How many examples do you need of “Ne[potism”. As long as the Patriotic Rajapaksa Family defends, protects Sri Lanka against her enemies and transforms Sri Lanka into the Wonder of Asia … the patriotic people of Sri Lanka with support them … and than the Noble Triple Gem for having gifted us such a family! The jealous naysayers who could not do what they achieved, and anti-national enemies of Sri Lanka, can CONTINUE TO WAIL and bang their heads against the wall!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lanka nationalist party seeks legal action against major Tamil party

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Sinhala nationalist party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) says that legal action should be taken against the major Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for promoting separatism even after the defeat of tiger terrorism.

    Participating in a national radio program, the National Organizer and the Media spokesman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said the Tamil party is attempting to create a dark era once again through the Northern Provincial Council election.

    Warnasinghe said the election manifesto released by TNA calling for self-determination in a merged North and East has challenged the laws of the country, the sovereignty and the territorial integrity.

    According to the JHU spokesman, Sri Lanka should have adopted a measure similar to what Germany did after the war banning everything including the political movements connected to Nazism and ban every organization associated with the Tamil Tiger terrorist group LTTE.

    Participating in the same radio programme, the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Open University Raja Gunarathne said that the people of the North should be further enlightened about the reality.

    He said that after being subjugated to terrorism for several decades they are now used to implement orders being given to them and measures should be taken to make them capable of independent thinking.

    “People of the north should be given the opportunity to decide whether they want to make their children inherit the cyanide capsule once again or to march through the peaceful path,” Gunarathne said.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    This is total RUBBISH!

    Tamils have been voting for Tamil RACISM since 1947 at EVERY DAMN election.

    It is not something that changed in 2009.

    In 1939 Tamil leader Ponnayaambalam called Sinhalese MOGRELS and started a riot. Tamil people LOVED him for it and voted for his ACTC in 1947 winning ALL the seats in Jaffna!!

    In 1977 Mangayatkarasi whorre called on Tamils to SWIM IN THE BLOOD OF THE SINHALESE. What happened? Her TULF won a LANDSLIDE and became the main opposition!!!!

    Tamils ALWAYS voted for RACISM and violence against Sinhalese.

    It has nothing to do with 13 amendment or Tamil national anthem.

    We had 13 amendment since 1987. Did it stop a LARGE WAR in 2006? NO.
    We had Tamilian national anthem since 1987. Did it stop a LARGE WAR in 2006? NO.

    Get real without living in a FOOLS’ PARADISE.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sampanthan is TWO FACED and speaks with a FORKED TONGUE, like the Eelamist Rattler he really is. To the Tamils he hisses “Separate State …. Support us for a Separate State of Eelam”, but turns around and rattles to the GOSL and the Sinhalese it is ONLY a call for “Self-determination for Tamils”.

    To us observing the ANTICS of this Separatist Snake …. it means the SAME THING: TREASON, for there is no SELF DETERMINATION for ANY CONSTITUENT COMMUNITY of People in Sri Lanka that is SEPARATE from the SELF DETERMINATION already enjoyed by ALL Citizens through universal franchise.

    Calling for “Self Determination for Tamils” that is distinct from the Self Determination of ALL other Sri Lankans is a TREASONOUS CALL for a Separate State.

    If it looks like an EELAM, walks like an EELAM, talks like an EELAM, and smells like an EELAM … then it IS an EELAM that he wants!

    Sri Lanka Tamil party rejects allegations of demanding a separate state

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today rejected the allegation that its election manifesto demanded a separate state of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka.

    Speaking to media at a press briefing in Jaffna, the leader of the TNA, R. Sampanthan said the party only wants to uphold the right of self-determination of the Tamils in a merged north-east while preserving the integrity of the country.

    “We have never asked to divide the country. We have very clearly said, without any attempts to hide, that a solution should be found within the country,” Sampanthan told reporters.

    He said the party will ask for whatever necessary to find a solution and the party is ready to discuss and negotiate with the government in future to achieve such a solution.

    Sampanthan said however, he was very disappointed the way the Sri Lankan President has alleged that the TNA plans to divide the country and create a separate state.

    He said the President when he recently visited Vavuniya, had spoken in a manner to create confusion among the people.

    The Tamil leader said the President has told the people that the TNA is now asking for what the Tamil Tigers wanted and therefore it cannot be considered.

    Sampanthan said the President doesn’t say what the Tamil Tigers had demanded and he doesn’t say what the TNA is demanding.

    “It is wrong to speak in such manner without explaining what we (TNA) are asking for and why they (the government) are unable to give it,” Sampanthan said.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    The more you give to Tamils, the more DEMANDING they become.

    The less you give to Tamils, the more PEACEFUL they become.

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