Tamils - a Trans State Nation..

"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."
Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C

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Week Ending: Saturday 28 June 2008

Tamils: a Trans State Nation: Tamil Nadu

Suba Veerapandiyan in US - interviewed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The struggle for Tamil Eelam rests in three fronts or battlefields ".. The first battlefield is in Tamil Eelam. There the struggle is progressing with lives being put on line. The second battlefield is in the Tamil Diaspora living in many lands. The third battlefield is in India. A change in the policy of the Indian government will depend on a change in the approach of Tamil Nadu political parties. A change in the approach of Tamil Nadu political parties will depend on change amongst the people of Tamil Nadu..."... together with Comment by tamilnation.org more

Tamil National Forum

Pongu Thamizh Thamil Tamil1. Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia பொங்குக!

" பொங்கு தமிழ் நிகழ்வுகளின் முக்கியத்துவத்தை நாம் நன்கு உள் வாங்கிக் கொள்ள வேண்டும். அதன் பொருட்டு சில முக்கிய விடயங்களை நாம் ஆழமாகத் தர்க்கிப்பதானது சற்றுத் தெளிவைக் கொண்டு வர உதவக் கூடும் என்று கருதுகின்றோம்." more

2. அறிமுகம் - new Tamil E-Zine from Tamil Nadu

மொழியே ஓரினத்தின் மூச்சு


Comments to include

இராஜேஷ் லெனின், MakkalTV, Tamil Nadu - அன்பிற்குரிய (tamilnation.org) தமிழ் நேஷன் குழாமுக்கு... மக்கள் வணக்கம். தங்கள் வலைமனையைத் தொடர்ந்து பார்த்து, படித்து, பயன்பெரும் தமிழ் சமூகத்தினரில் நானும் ஒருவன். நான் மக்கள் தொலைக்காட்சியில் விளம்பர மற்றும் மக்கள் தொடர்பு மேலாளராகப் பணிபுரிகிறேன்... more

Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State Nation to include

Tamil Information Technology Seminar in Zurich, Switzerland on 19 July 2008

Tamil National Forum to include

Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan - Prelude to the �Black July 1983�- As gleaned from Mervyn De Silva�s Commentaries

Chandi Sinnathurai writes from Tamil Eelam - Where Do We Go From here?

Week Ending: Saturday 21 June 2008


"...Keep your distance from power... I tried to dig the truth out of hearings, official transcripts and government documents, and to be as accurate as possible... I felt like a guerrilla warrior, swooping down in surprise attack on a stuffy bureaucracy where it least expected independent inquiry. The reporter assigned to specific beats like the State Department or the Pentagon for a wire service or a big daily newspaper soon finds himself a captive. State and Pentagon have large press relations forces whose job it is to herd the press and shape the news. There are many ways to punish a reporter who gets out of line... All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out..." Izzy Stone

Tamil National Forum to include

Black July 1983 - the ExodusAn Open Letter from One Tamil in Eelam - Dear Sinhalese, I understand that you are upset by us. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. Today, it is the "barbarism of LTTE terrorism", yesterday it was the Federal party, before that it was the "favouritism of the British"...Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Your were upset in 1956, in 1958, in 1961 and again in 1977 and went on acts of arson, rape, pillage, murder and plain barbarity and we were scornfully asked to go to the Federal party for help. Of course, dear Sinhalese, long before there was a Tamil tiger, we the Tamil people - upset you. And we go back a long way in the history of Sinhala upset. We upset the "Great" Sinhala King Dutugemunu and you still use his "history" to teach your young ones to be more upset by us... And it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear Sinhalese, that we decided to leave you - in a manner of speaking - and establish a Tamil state..." more

Tamil Eelam Struggle for Freedom to include

K.V.BalakumaranA liberation struggle draws its strength from the determination of its people - K.V. Balakumaran Senior Member of the Liberation Tigers, Interviewed by Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) "Thamil Eelam is not a hastily concocted concept. It did not fall from the sky... A liberation struggle draws its strength from the determination of its people. Desire for freedom, once felt, never leaves the mind even for a moment. There is no substitute for freedom... We must be clear of our goal. There must no confusion about our goal. The strength of this belief is the propelling force..." together with Comment by tamilnation.org more
சமகால அரசியல் மற்றும் இந்தியாவின் நிலைப்பாடு தொடர்பில் அவுஸ்திரேலிய தமிழ் ஒலிபரப்புக் கூட்டுத்தாபனத்தில் ஒலிபரப்பாகும் 'செய்தி அலைகள்" நிகழ்ச்சி - 3 June 2008 - தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளின் சிறப்பு உறுப்பினர் க.வே.பாலகுமாரன் வழங்கிய நேர்காணல்


மூன்றெழுத்தில் என் மூச்சிருக்கும்....
அது முடிஞ்ச பின்னாலும் என் பேச்சிருக்கும்...

Indictment Against Sri Lanka

Black July 1983

Black July 1983: the Charge is Genocide... - Nadesan Satyendra, July 1984, extensively revised June 2008, to mark the 25th Anniversary of Genocide '83 which commenced with concerted attacks on Tamils in Trincomalee in June 1983. more

Tamils: a Trans State Nation - பொங்கு தமிழ்

Auckland, New Zealand

Pongku Thamizh 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand and Oslo, Norway "The special guests at Oslo were Pulamaippiththan and Arivumathy, well known poets and cine lyrists from Tamil Nadu, India. Poet Arivumathy, while speaking said that she was clearly aware of what the Eezham Tamils want. But, she wanted the audience to demonstrate it to the media and to the world. When she asked who among the audience wanted to resolve the Sri Lankan crisis under a unitary state, no one stood up. But, when she called for the response for a separate Thamizh Eezham, all the audience stood up..." more

Oslo, Norway

Tamil Eelam: Right to Self Determination to include

Karen Parker on Tamil Self Determination at Tamil Mirror, Canada - Video Presentation...

Sri Lanka Accused at United Nations: UN Human Rights Council - Eighth Session, June 2008 to include

1. Amnesty Reflections on Sri Lanka's UPR: Review of Sri Lanka under the Universal Periodic Review

2. Statement by Visuvalingam Kirupaharan on behalf of Interfaith International under Agenda Item Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka, 13 June 2008

Week Ending: Saturday 14 June 2008

Tamils: a Trans State Nation - USA

Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America - 21st Annual Tamil Convention July 4 to July 5, 2007 Orlando, Florida, USA

இனம் வாழ மொழி காப்போம், மொழி காக்க கை கோபோம்...






"தாய் மொழியைப் போற்றி வீழ்ந்த நாடும் இல்லை. தாய் மொழியைப் புறக்கணித்து வாழ்ந்த நாடும் இல்லை"

"There is no nation which has praised its mother tongue and fallen. There is no nation which has turned away from its mother tongue and lived." more

Tamil Language & Literature: Eelam Tamil Literature to include

A Century of Tamil Poetry in Sri Lanka: An Introductory Note by K.Kailasabathy with Front Note & Postscript by Sachi Sri Kantha

Indictment against Sri Lanka

Remembering Genocide'58 - Fifty Years Ago "...Hon. Senators will remember how one of the present Ministers of this Government went round the countryside saying that the U.N.P. Government had offered the Sinhalese man's mat to Suppiah to lie on and allow Nalliah to pluck his eye and Subramaniam to wring his neck. That is the type of communal propaganda indulged in by the M.E.P. (Government)...The Tamils are the pawns in a political game. It does not matter to anybody how we suffer, how we feel, so long as in this game one Sinhala party is the victor and the other Sinhala party is the vanquished. .... if one party said, "We will kill the Tamils", the other party could go one better and say, "We will eat the Tamils." In other words, it was a competition as to who would hold down the Tamils most. And the party which was going to hold down the Tamils most was going to have the support of the Sinhalese masses... That is all. That is why I ask you not to make us pawns in your game... We are willing to go. Every Tamil man, woman and child is willing to go...We do not want language rights from you. We will look after our language..... Please have Sinhalese only. No Tamil worthy of his name is ever going to study the Sinhalese language. You have stamped it out... We only want the right to live in our areas. We want the right to be able to walk the streets without being molested. Those are the rights we want. The elementary duty of a Government is to afford protection to its subjects, and the duty of the citizens is to be loyal to that Government. The moment that Government fails to afford that protection, it forfeits its right to that loyalty and affection. This Government has forfeited that right... " (Senator S.Nadesan Q.C. in Senate on 4 June 1958 ) Comment by tamilnation.org That which Senator Nadesan said 50 years ago has remained true during the succeeding fifty years but there are still those in the international community (including India) who continue to espouse the cause of a 'multi ethnic plural society' in a 'united' Sri Lanka and give credence to the masquerade by a Sinhala ethno nation seeking to pass off as a Sri Lankan civic nation. They continue to espouse and give credence, unmindful of the thousands of Tamils who have given and who continue to give their lives in their struggle for freedom from alien Sinhala rule. The Sri Lanka government has long forfeited its right to the loyalty of the people of Tamil Eelam.

United States & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam

Eelam Tamil Association of AmericaLest We Forget: 25 years ago on 9 June 1983 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Urges Financial Boycott of Sri Lanka "The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously adopted a Resolution filed by Representative Marie E. Howe (D-Somerville) and the Eelam Tamil Association of America, headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, urging the divestment and withdrawal of public funds and pension revenues from businesses that are owned by organizations based in Sri Lanka. In filing this Resolution on behalf of the Eelam Tamils, Representative Howe stated, '... Government sponsored terrorism against the minority people of this Island just south of India will not be tolerated' .." Comment by tamilnation.org We may want to learn from history if we do not want to relive it. more

Tamil Nation Library: Eelam to include

The Re-emergence of the Tamil Nadu Factor in India�s Sri Lanka Policy - Dr.M. Mayilvaganan, Associate Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India "...There is a view in Tamil Nadu that India played a role in the division of LTTE, primarily to weaken the LTTE and force it to come to the negotiating table. But people in Tamil Nadu would rather argue that any effort by India aimed at trouncing the LTTE at the moment, when the government of Sri Lanka has launched its full-scale offensive against the LTTE, would be construed as inimical to the interests of the Tamils and give rise to spontaneous opposition by the people of Tamil Nadu..." together with Note by tamilnation.org "Dr.Mayilvaganan is right to point out that 'it is well known that in the absence of a genuine devolutionary arrangement any Tamil outfit supported by India or Sri Lanka will lose out to LTTE in terms of its support among the Tamils of Sri Lanka'. And, it is here that New Delhi finds itself between a rock and a hard place.." more

Sri Lanka Accused at United Nations: UN Human Rights Council - Eighth Session, June 2008 to include

1. Statement on behalf of 'Interfaith International' by Deirdre McConnell "According to the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances, Sri Lanka has the highest number of disappearances in the world..." [also in Video] more

2. Statement by Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

3. Statement by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary-General of the Sri Lanka Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process together with Comments by tamilnation.org

4. Intervention by Karen Parker, International Educational Development together with Comment by tamilnation.org

Week Ending: Saturday 7 June 2008

Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style

LTTE 'can only be defeated by the guns, men and women of the Sri Lankan armed forces' - Sri Lanka Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka "...Tiger fascism cannot be defeated by unarmed Tamil expatriate dissidents... It can only be defeated by the guns, men and women of the Sri Lankan armed forces ..." Comment by tamilnation.org (revised 5 June 2008) "Tamils living in many lands (including Tamil Nadu) will welcome Mr.Dayan Jayatilleka's statement that the LTTE 'can only be defeated by the guns, men and women of the Sri Lankan armed forces' and not by 'unarmed Tamil expatriate dissidents'. They will welcome his statement for its belligerent frankness..." more

Comments & About Us to include

P Raghunandan from India "Hello, Just dropped by. What a lovely site you have there. Very deep, and broad looking with various points of view and perspectives. I read parts of the site and was very impressed. Seriously though you have gone way beyond just Tamil Nation or Sri Lanka or Eelam. All those are probably (in my view) restricting the whole canvas..." together with Response by tamilnation.org "Many thanks for your comments - and for having taken the trouble (and time) to write. We take on board your comment that 'seriously though you have gone way beyond just Tamil Nation or Sri Lanka or Eelam. All those are probably (in my view) restricting the whole canvas.' (Said that)... we ourselves believe that Frantz Fannon was right when he declared that "...the building of a nation is of necessity accompanied by the discovery and encouragement of universalising values... It is at the heart of national consciousness that international consciousness lives and grows..." more

International Relations in an Asymmetric World

From Kennedy To Obama: Liberalism's Last Fling - John Pilger "As their contest for the White House draws closer, watch how, regardless of the inevitable personal smears, Obama and McCain draw nearer to each other. They already concur on America's divine right to control all before it. "We lead the world in battling immediate evils and promoting the ultimate good," said Obama. "We must lead by building a 21st-century military . . . to advance the security of all people." McCain agrees. ...Despite claiming that his campaign wealth comes from small individual donors, Obama is backed by the biggest Wall Street firms: Goldman Sachs, UBS AG, Lehman Brothers, J P Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, as well as the huge hedge fund Citadel Investment Group... What is Obama's attraction to big business? Precisely the same as Robert Kennedy's. By offering a "new", young and apparently progressive face of the Democratic Party - with the bonus of being a member of the black elite - he can blunt and divert real opposition..." more


"...A key psychology for leading from good to great is the Stockdale Paradox (i.e. �You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end - which you can never afford to lose - with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.�). Retain absolute faith that you can and will prevail in the end regardless of the difficulties, and at the same time confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be... Create a culture wherein people have a tremendous opportunity to be heard and, ultimately, for the truth to be heard. Creating a climate where truth is heard involves four basic practices: 1 Lead with questions, not answers. 2 Engage in dialogue, not coercion. 3. Conduct autopsies without blame. and 4. Build red flag mechanisms that turn information into information that cannot be ignored. Leadership does not begin just with vision. It begins with getting people to confront the brutal facts and to act on the implications..." Jim Collins - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't Comment by tamilnation.org It seems to us that that which Jim Collins wrote in relation to the corporate world applies equally well to all organisations concerned to move from 'good' to 'great'. After all, Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923�July 5, 2005) was one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy.

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