Why do we need a political and
Pathmanathan (KP) Blog, 22 July 2009
Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, 7 August 2009
and Concerning KP
- Nadesan Satyendra, 6 August 2009 ]
Last week, I said that we will view in this
week�s pages as to how we face the current period
full of complications.
To study the information and details available of
the current situation in our homeland is important
before we think through the way we confront the
Currently, military occupation of many areas of our
Tamil homeland is being taken forward by the Sinhala
nationalistic government in a most vicious manner.
About 300,000 people have been torn away from their
traditional dwellings in Vanni and are being
isolated in Sinhala military internments away from
Yet another 300,000 continue to live as displaced
people in other parts of our Tamil homeland. In
total, over 600,000 people are languishing as
displaced under extreme circumstances.
In addition, more than 10,000 freedom fighters are
being held in isolation and are subjected to torture
by the Sri Lankan Government against international
The democratic and human rights of the people from
the Northeastern homelands are being systematically
denied. The people who are killed or affected have
been orphaned with no means of judicial recourse.
The economic, educational and other opportunities of
our people have been severely affected. They live in
an environment where they have no immediate relief
or medium to long-term plans. This is driving the
Tamil people to poverty and to an extremely trying
In the mean time, exposing the catastrophical plight
of the people of Tamil Eelam and the difficulties
they face, Sri Lanka is principally succeeding in
obtaining huge international resources and support.
By saying that they will engage in rehabilitation
and reconstruction with the assistance, and portray
a picture of immense concern for the welfare of
Tamil people, the Government is trying to escape
from being blamed for the Tamil genocide.
By establishing a civil administration with its
military personnel, under the guise of
reconstruction and development the Government is
attempting to change the demography of Tamil
homelands in favour of the majority Sinhala
The Sri Lankan Government is also moving forward
with schemes that will disable the socio-economic
infrastructure of the Tamil people from being self
reliant as one that would be controlled and made
dependent on Sri Lanka�s south.
The Sinhala Government is extremely focussed on
destroying the politico-socio-economic and self
reliant capacity of the Tamil people.
Apart from this, the Sinhala Government is intent on
denying the uniqueness of the Tamil national race
and attempting to imprison the people of Tamil Eelam
on the principles of one country and one people
under the Sinhala hegemony.
The Tamil national race is forced into a situation
where they have to even fight to preserve their
cultural identity and their national uniqueness.
In a situation of this nature, it is a practical
necessity for us to think of everything from the
perspective of our homeland and the existential
situation of our people. This is the correct and
In the current situation in our homeland, we are
faced with many challenges in our path ahead; on one
end while we work towards meeting the basic
humanitarian challenges of ensuring the safety of
our people and freedom fighters who are detained in
Sri Lanka Government�s internment camps, caring for
their needs, resettling our people back to their
homes as soon as possible, working towards restoring
normalcy to their lives and providing a new life for
those people and freedom fighters who have lost
their limbs, at the other end we are tasked with
regaining the political aspirations of Tamil people
under the principles of Tamil Nation, Tamil
Homelands and their rights to self determination.
In such a challenging environment, taking into
account the difficult living conditions of our
people, the recent massive set back we encountered
in our freedom struggle, the international
environment, regional pressures and the external
factors that affect the Tamil Eelam society it is
our opinion that it is prudent that we move forward
the fight for the freedom of the people of Tamil
Eelam mainly through political and diplomatic means.
This would be the most feasible and strong approach.
Based on these principles and according to the
resolution made by our National Leader at
Mullivaikkaal, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
have resolved to silence our weapons and take
forward the next steps to achieve our freedom
through political and diplomatic means.
This is an important position pertaining to the
steps in our struggle for freedom. We will examine
these further next week (29.07.2009)
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