International Tamil culture centre to be built in Kilinochchi at a cost of Rs. 100 crore
Posted on January 19th, 2016

Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement  19.1.2016

I want my readers first to have a look at the following news item immediately

The Hindu 17.1. 2016

Puducherry Tamilnadu

The theme of the international conference was on Challenges and Opportunities for Tamil living abroad. About 50 delegates from abroad and 150 delegates from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry are participating in the event. Delegates from Sri Lanka, Canada, US, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Africa and many countries participated.

Meet seeks to pass on Tamil’s heritage

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/meet-seeks-to-pass-on-tamils-heritage/article8115560.ece#comment

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Participants at the special conference of International Movement for Tamil Culture, in Puducherry on Saturday.— Photo: S.S. Kumar

Over 100 delegates from different countries take part in the international conference

Tamil-speaking families from across the world on Saturday joined common cause to discuss ways to pass on the legacy of the language and its literature to a generation of youth with little or no access to their mother tongue.

Over 100 delegates from different countries shared a platform under the aegis of International Movement for Tamil Culture on Saturday seeking to enrich and conserve the cultural heritage of Tamil language in countries where the Tamil-speaking population had moved as migrant plantation workers or in search of better prospects.

Though the Tamil-speaking people who were taken to Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa as plantation workers during the British rule they have retained the cultural practices to an extent, the opportunities to read and write Tamil language have dwindled.

Eminent scholars and writers present at the two-day international conference felt that with younger generation preferring English or any other language to Tamil language, there was a need to preserve the cultural heritage of Tamil language by making them understand the richness of the classical language.

In order to revive and address the current challenges, two-day International Conference was organised by the International Movement for Tamil Culture (IMTC), India in association with the Canada chapter on Saturday in Puducherry.

Nada R Rajkumar from Canada, a propagandist of the International Movement for Tamil Culture said: People are willing to learn the language in those countries but there are no good teachers. It is the case in South Africa where they have requested for teachers to teach them the language. We need to reach out to them.”

In this view, the movement is planning to frame a common syllabus to teach Tamil for the Diaspora Tamils living Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and many other countries across the world. To strengthen the Tamil culture and language, another initiative on the lines of United Nations Organisation is being planned.

Nada Rajkumar said that an International Tamil Culture Centre would be established in Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka in 2017. This will be built on the lines of United Nations Organisation. But, it will take decisions only on issues related to the culture and language. There will be no political discussions held in this centre.

This will have representatives from more than 160 countries where Tamil-speaking population lives,” he said.

He added that the cultural centre will be built at the cost of Rs 100 crore.

The theme of the international conference was on Challenges and Opportunities for Tamil living abroad. About 50 delegates from abroad and 150 delegates from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry are participating in the event. Delegates from Sri Lanka, Canada, US, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Africa and many countries participated.

International Tamil culture centre to be built in Kilinochchi at a cost of Rs. 100 crore”

I wonder whether these people have come to the conclusion that the EELAM is   already established in Sri Lanka. Otherwise, why did they decided to establish this International Tamil culture centre in Kilinochchi at a cost of Rs. 100 crore without deciding it to be established in Tamilnadu –the Real Traditional Home land of Tami people the world over.

One need not be surprised even if one comes to this conclusion going by recent past incidents India such as intervention in 1987 Vadamarachchi Operation and the Rajive/JR Pact, IPK operations, the 13th Amendment  forcing constitutional amendment of the country’s constitution to introduce the 13th amendment tying the north and east and claiming both to be historical habitats of the Tamils that had nothing to do with bringing peace to this country, Viceroy attitude of the then Indian Ambassador Dixith, frequent visits and undiplomatic utterances by many Indian Leaders, the latest being former Ambassador Ghandi’s comments on war crimes etc. Furthermore recent events like the Proposed Road and tunnel project across the Palk Straight, Ongoing  direct Indian funded infra structure development in the North and East like railways  and housing projects current political economic and cultural invasion, their role in the proposed Constitution making, Indian objections to the  Pakistan-Sri Lanka Thunder Jet issue, poaching by Indian Fishermen in the Sri Lankan waters and persistent objection to Sri Lanka’s ties with china point directly to this conclusion

Therefore it is high time for all our politicians (Sinhala.Tamila nd Muslim) to give up domestic ploys and concentrate seriously on the safety and security of the motherland against this Indian invasion. Of course this applies only to those who consider this country as their Motherland. Though Tamils and even Muslims like Hakeem who have joined hands with Tamils as Tamil speaking people, to deprive the Sinhalese of their birth rights may not take it seriously, the Sinhalese, irrespective of their political alignments will have to seriously take up this issue with the Government in order to prevent this disaster before it is too late. I would rather appeal to them to give up all their party politics and join hands under one banner to fight this monster to save the Motherland.

3 Responses to “International Tamil culture centre to be built in Kilinochchi at a cost of Rs. 100 crore”

  1. Christie Says:

    Sudhath
    Picture looks like a SLFP meeting of the early days.
    How come people cannot see we have been culturally buggered by the Indian Empire.
    The Sinhalese ( I mean Sinhalese Buddhists, Christians and Muslims) should unite and go to their roots and stand up to Indian colonialism and Imperialism.

  2. Dham Says:

    The following is a comment made by a Tamil vermin in an Australian media discussion which had nothign to do with “Tamil”.

    Quote-
    “Unless Tamil language is made a functional official language of Tamil Nadu state, future of the language is doomed. Everyone knows that the non-Indian origin languages Hindi, Urdu, Arabic are made compulsory in CBSE, ICSE and various Islamic schools in Tamil Nadu. Central government institutions operating in Tamil Nadu have virtually banned Tamil from critical use and impose the Hindi language circumventing the official 2-language formula. 2-language formula in India is only for HIndi states who need not study Indian languages, and Tamil Nadu has been using the 3-language formula with Hindi imposition from schools, airports, trains, and central institutions, as expect the so-called “Tamil” parties in TN are silent about this. It again really comes down to the point that the various Dravida outfits are actually Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and Telugu people operating in TN whose primary goal is the complete eradication of Tamil language out of India, of course news media will not say this.”
    Unquote

    Tamil vermin are our there to capture the whole of Sri Lanka, because they have ZERO acceptance in India.

    This “International Tamil culture centre ” is a threat to our national harmony and security. This project should not be allowed.

    Which politician is campaigning against this ?

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Tamil folk come together ONLY in Eelam formation through the Tamil LANGUAGE. Tamil leaders also try to use ‘Discrimination of Tamils’, (trumped up 1983 Riots), in Lanka for Eelam formation.

    If any Tamil Eelam is formed in Lanka, then the Tamil Hindu Caste structure will fully imposed on Eelam as Tamil Nadu will take over the culture of any Eelam. We can see that happening even now.

    The REAL problem is the 3,000 yr old Tamil Hindu Caste structure, but Tamil leaders will not admit that. Instead, they use the “Eelam in Lanka through Tamil language” ploy to bring Tamils together whilst hiding the Caste based issues.

    Just expose the facts in Lanka. Lanka does NOT have Caste lines on the birth certificates issued here. All in Taml Nadu have Caste lines on their birth certificates.

    Lanka Parliament, all politicos, business folk, clergy, intellectuals, writers, artists, etc etc have to come together and face the true facts and avoid further disasters for all in Lanka.

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