The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has officially declare North-East as the Tamil homeland of Sri Lanka
Posted on December 27th, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara

Dear all,

I draw your serious attention to the following news item where the The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sri Lanka has declared the North – East as the Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. Apparently he seems to be ignorant of the fact that the Tamil Homeland is found in South India where 70 million Tamils live and not in Sri Lanka.

Tamil guardian Wednesday, 27 December 2017

TAMIL NEWS

Tamils in North-East remember tsunami victims

Tamils in the North-East held memorials for the 35,000 people that perished during the catastrophic tsunami that hit the coasts of the North-East and South of the island of Sri Lanka, thirteen years ago.

The United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said five days after the disaster that almost two thirds of those killed across the island were in the Tamil homeland of the North-East.

Families of the victims gathered at the public memorial in Uduththurai, Jaffna on Monday to mourn their loved ones. Services were also held in several other districts as well as at the University of Jaffna.

Uduthurai (including above)

Now we must ask the Government (if there is one in this country) whether it is going to question the High Commissioner as to why he made this undiplomatic and controversial statement. What authority he has got to make such irrelevant and illegal statement as a member of an international Organization, unless he is a part and parcel of LTTE or a person who is espousing the cause of EELAM in Sri Lanka. We have no quarrel with anyone supporting the LTTE cause, but certainly a diplomat belonging and representing a UN agency where Sri Lanka is also a member should never make such statements. For a diplomat representing a UN agency where Sri Lanka is also a member this is a blatant and brazen violation of all diplomatic norms, actually tantamount to treachery and a serious interference against the sovereignty and independence of a free nation. Since the Government has so far not responded to this news item it is presumed that the Government country for its part does not think so. This is a very dangerous situation.

The Government must reprimand the HC and deport him immediately for overstepping his diplomatic boundaries and for supporting and instigating Tamil separatism in this country which the Sri Lanka Government has successfully defeated in May 2009. Even if the Government keep mum over this issue, one should not get surprised when you look at the way how it has acted and behaved treacherously and meekly over the past three years in office

Anyway all patriotic citizens must demand the government to take action immediately on this matter and deport this diplomat so that all others in similar position will also learn a lesson. If the Government cannot take such strict measures on a serious and crucial matter like this concerning the independence and sovereignty of this country then it has no right to be in office even for a second.

15 Responses to “The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has officially declare North-East as the Tamil homeland of Sri Lanka”

  1. Senerath Says:

    Tamil homeland is a concept given in out con-institution 13th Amendment , my dear.
    Our great heroes including Honerable Mahinda Rajapakse says 13th amendment is part of our con-institutiton and it cannot be removed now.
    It is fully legal for UN High Commisioner to say that !
    So long as we have great heroes who accept Tamil Homeland, it is just a matter of time it is accepted by all.

  2. nilwala Says:

    Now that the Head of UNHCR has brought up the issue, which probably went unaddressed at the time due to the many problems that needed to be addressed due to the disaster, and the passing reference to it as a”Tamil homeland” was probably passed over as a misstatement that had been settled by academics and historians, it is time for President Sirisena to step in and stand by the statements that he has made so many times that Sri Lanka is a UNITARY State and that he will never allow separatism.
    Thank you Sudath G. for bringing up this vital issue and reiterating that the Tamil homeland is in Tamil Nadu.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    The Indo-Lanka Peace Accord also accepted the north and east to be areas of Tamil traditional/historic habitation. Sri Lanka is a signatory.

  4. nilwala Says:

    The North and East of Sri Lanka is NOT the homeland of All Tamil peoples. What was MEANT was that it is the region where there was a dominant population of Sri Lankan or Ceylon Tamils. Any other interpretation would be a diabolical twist.

  5. Dilrook Says:

    Quoted from the text of the Accord.

    1.4 Also recognising that the Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been areas of historical
    habitation of Sri Lankan Tamil speaking peoples, who have at all times hitherto lived together in this territory with other ethnic groups.

    I didn’t mention homeland.

    What is most important is the context which is the saving of the LTTE by India with the Accord and the imposition of 13A paving the way for Perumal and Wigneswaran beyond the LTTE.

    Sadly political supporters are living in a fairyland of denial.

    Who has the courage to cancel the Accord (imposed with undue influence and duress)?

  6. Christie Says:

    Most of the UN people are on two sets of wages. They get paid their usual waged from the UN. Then they get paid by other interested parties.

  7. nilwala Says:

    Dilrook quotes from the Indo Lanka Accord:

    “1.4 Also recognising that the Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been areas of historical
    habitation of Sri Lankan Tamil speaking peoples, who have at all times hitherto lived together in this territory

  8. nilwala Says:

    Quoted from the text of the Indo-Lanka Accord by Dilrook.

    ” 1.4 Also recognising that the Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been areas of historical habitation of Sri Lankan Tamil speaking peoples, who have at ALL TIMES HITHERTO (Emphasis mine) lived together in this territory…..”

    It is a shame that phrases have been included that run counter to acknowledged history, since the areas now attributed to Tamil settlements were actually only temporary fishing villages during the non-monsoonal months, as acknowledge by History Prof Indrapala (himself a Tamil), and the Muslim settlements came only AFTER the Kandyan King permitted a compassionate settlement in ~16th Century,after he was appealed to by the Muslims of the Jaffna region who felt oppressed in the North.

    How all this became transformed into “ALL TIMES HITHERTO” and went unchallenged by the SL government of the time is something that the Govt. should be called on for responsibility, and should be again brought up for debate as the Goelbellian march of revisionism seems to go on unabated.

  9. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    UNHCR is the cat’w paw of the christian west. Deshapaluwan in Us, uk, france etc. etc. lick the backs of traitor tamil
    diasporats for their votes. These never Sri Lankan, never loyal, never grateful tamils were brought to Sri Lanka by
    the dutch to work in tobacco plantations, by the british to work in tea estates and the rest is kallathonis who crossed
    the sea to save their lives from the severe famine in tn in the 60s. Today all the traitor lot paying back handsomely
    by trying to dismember Mother Lanka. Then traitor alugosu (to Sinhalese only) deshapaluwa [email protected] gave them more encouragement.

    Traitor anti Buddhist, anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lankan catholic run UNPatriotic party has been promoting the traitors for a long time and do anything to please them for their votes. That’s why traitor alugosuwa
    (to Sinhalese only) [email protected] signed indo-Sri Lanka accord. UNPatriotic party has been destroying Sinhalese race,
    Buddhism and Sri Lanka for more than 50 years. Still a lot of Sinhalese support these traitor low lives. Can you
    believe these Sinhala traitor modayas?

  10. dingiri bandara Says:

    Why don’t the UNHRC declare Tamil Nadu, India as the Tamil homeland. If they legitimate concerns, they need to work toward getting Kurdistan as a separate homeland for Kurd people and also solve problems of the Palestinians. The Tamils already have a Tamil homeland

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    The Indo-Lanka Accord (13-A) is ILLEGAL as it was forced under Duress on the pro-west JRJ govt by INDIA during Cold War times.

    Question : Why quote from an ILLEGAL piece of legislation as though it is factual ?
    If this is done, by and by, the lies becomes ‘Facts’ !!

  12. Dilrook Says:

    Indo Lanka Peace Accord has still not been challenged in court and it is still in force. It is not illegal under law unless and until it is so declared by a court.

    The bigger shame is that no government so far wanted to change it! All presidents and prime ministers since 1987 support and uphold the Accord.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Another Question : Are the Tsunami Victims also categorised under the “Missing Persons” headline ?
    That way, are these people trying to show the mostly Tamil Tsunami Victims of the Tsunami as “Tamil victims of the SL Armed Forces” ?
    The media reported some 30,000 plus victims of the Tsunami of Dec 2004.
    Even P’karan & Pottu Amman were in a church that morning on Boxing Day of Dec 2004, and they were carried off by the Tsunami.
    This Tsunami claimed its victims mostly from the Eastern & Northern coastal areas, as the Tsunami was most virulent in those areas after the earthquake in Indonesia.

    Does the GoSL have the names of these Tsunami Victims ?
    If so, those names ought to be made public.

    Lay to rest the past, in honor and dignity in respect of the dead.
    Do not use the dead of the Tsunami for ulterior motives of dividing Sri Lanka.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    We have gone through all this a number of times on the L’web
    This is merely reassertion of the facts.

  15. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dilrook,

    If, since 1987, Sri Lanka has govts that abide by the ILLEGAL 13-A, then Lanka is NOT a Democracy.
    Almost all voters of Lanka know that the 13-A was forced on the JRJ govt.
    In fact, the JVP protested against the 13-A (2nd insurrection) and got mashed for their pains, possibly due the wrong methods they used as they were not listened to – this is ironical since all right thinking voters of Lanka are now against the 13-A.

    You are correct in stating that instead of removing the 13-A, Lanka has govts that abide by the 13-A. This means that Lanka govtsare are dictated to by outside powers for various reasons not to the benefit of Lanka, be it INDIA or other countries or agencies, and even kills her own citizens to maintain the 13-A

    Now that the Cold War is over, it is high time that the 13-A is removed, isn’t it ?
    To my thinking, the 13-A was used by the then INDIAN leaders for Cold War purposes.

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