Tamils - a Nation without a State
Tamil Diaspora - eine Transport Zustand-Nation
- an estimated 50,000 Tamils live in Germany -
Tamils in Germany Remember the Massacre of Innocents
at Vallipunam on 14 August 2006
Germany, 14 August 2007
".. to have suffered, worked, hoped together;
that is worth more than common taxes and frontiers conforming to ideas of
strategy... I have said 'having suffered together'; indeed, common suffering
is greater than happiness. In fact, national sorrows are more significant
than triumphs because they impose obligations and demand a common effort. ..
A nation is a grand solidarity constituted by the
sentiment of sacrifices which one has made and
those that one is disposed to make again. " (Ernest
Renan: Que'est-ce qu'une Nation? Paris 1882)
Sri Lanka Air force kills 61 school children and wounds 129 in Vallipunam,
14 August 2006 [Also
in Streaming Video
Dr. Arul Ranjithan, 19 August
"Sixty-three schoolgirls in children's home, killed in airstrike,
screamed headlines on websites,
mind goes numb and blank and suddenly
the world makes no sense
when children's lives are snuffed out with such
cruelty and ease...]
Thambirasa Lakiya (17), Mahalingam
Vensidiyoola (17), Thuraisingam Sutharsini (17), Nagalingam Theepa(19),
Thambirasa Theepa (19), Thirunavukkarasu Niranjini (18), Raveenthirarasa
Ramya (18), Kanapathipillai Nanthini (18), Vijayabavan Sinthuja (18),
Naguleswaran Nishanthini (17), Tharmakulasingam Kemala (19),
Arulampalam Yasothini (18) Muthaih Indra (18), Murugaiah Arulselvi (18),
Sivamoorthy Karthikayini (18), Santhanam Sathyakala (20) Kanagalingam Nirupa
(17), Kanagalingam Nirusa (17), Navaratnam Santhakumari (18), Nagalingam
Kokila(19), Sivamayajeyam Kokila, Shanmugarasa Paventhini, Balakrishnan
Mathani (18), Sivanantham Thivya (18), Thambirasa Suganthini (18). S
Vathsalamary (20), Thanabalasingam Bakeerathy (19), Thanikasalam Thanusa
(19), Pathmanathan Kalaipriya (18), Markupillai Kelansuthayini (18),
Rasamohan Hamsana (19), Vivekanantham Thadchayini (18), Santhakumar Sukirtha
(19), Uthayakumaran Kousika (19), Nallapillai Ninthija(18), Veerasingam
Rajitha (18), Thamilvasan Nivethika (18), Suntharam Anoja (17),
Puvanasekaram Puvaneswari (17), Kiritharan Thayani (17), Mahalingam
Vasantharani (18), Thuraisingam Thisani (18), Vairavamoorthy Kirithika
(19), Chandramohan Nivethika (17), Sellam Nirojini, Tharmarasa Brintha (17),
Thevarasa Sharmini (17), Varatharaja Mangaleswari (17), Rasenthiraselvam
Mahilvathani (18), Nilayinar Nivakini (17), Kubenthiraselvam Lihitha (19),
Chandrasekaran Vijayakumari (27), Kandasamy Kumarasamy (48), Solomon
Singarasa (65), S Jeyarubi (20)
Dr. Arul Ranjithan, 19 August 2006...
Sixty-three schoolgirls in children's home, killed in
screamed headlines on websites,
mind goes numb and
blank and suddenly the world makes no sense
when children's lives are
snuffed out with such cruelty and ease.
Surely it is a mistaken bombing
and Sri Lankan President will
give solace to grief-stricken families.
I wait in vain for words of
sorrow and healing.
Instead minister of (dis) information says that the
children are child soldiers.
God, is this the thrice blessed land of Buddha,
compassion to all lives?
Love and kindness replaced with hatred and
all in the name of fighting terrorism and preserving
Life after nine eleven is much easier for those in power.
are against us, surely you are a terrorist.
Lankan state labels its
enemies as terrorists,
and fighting them, the state itself has become
State terrorism unleashed on hapless Tamils,
with news media to spin the events, and blame falls on Tamils.
Never again says the world with each succeeding genocide,
Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia followed
now by Sri Lanka.
With sadness and anger I walk outside, in the summer rain,
tear drops washed away by drops of rain.
Pain that is dull and aching
falls drop by drop on my heart,
I long for wisdom, to wash away the pain in my heart.
of a believer is infinitely worse than that of a non-believer,
I cannot blame God, for the pain of my people in Lanka.
If it is
God's plan to rain death and destruction on my people,
same God expects
children's conscience to guide them to action.
schoolgirls, the flowers of our embattled society,
Raised with love and care only Ammahs (housemothers) can give,
part of them will be with us forever,
And their deaths shall not be
Farwell to you our beloved children, here's my pledge
that your ashes are mingled with our rivers and our land,
memorial I can give you, is to persevere till my end,
To enable our
people to live
freedom and dignity in