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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Tamil Eelam Struggle for Freedom

LTTE LogoTamil Eelam Struggle for Freedom: We are silencing our guns - LTTE "... The LTTE had for almost three decades fought the Sri Lankan military and defended its right to carry arms as a means of protecting the Tamil people living in the island. Since the war intensified in 2007, several thousand Tamil civilians have died. The recent thrust by the military into the Northern strong holds of the Tamils have seen an escalation in the deaths and has resulted in untold misery with people succumbing to starvation and lack of medical supplies....We need to do everything within our means to stop this carnage...

Sri Lanka Genocide of Eelam Tamils

... It is our people who are dying now from bombs, shells, illness and hunger. We cannot permit any more harm to befall them. We remain with one last choice - to remove the last weak excuse of the enemy for killing our people. We have decided to silence our guns... We have not forgotten that it is for our people that we fight. In the face of the current conditions, we will no longer permit this battle to be used as a justification by the forces of the Sinhala state to kill our people. We willingly stand up with courage and silence our guns... " more

Indictment Against Sri Lanka - Censorship, Disinformation and Murder of Journalists

SriLanka blocks Tamil Websites "Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has blocked access to the following websites as of today from its ADSL network:


Reports I have received indicate that these are still accessible on Dialog. All ISPs in Sri Lanka have repeatedly blocked access to Tamilnet.com, but actions today indicate that the scope of websites being blocked that are perceived to be pro-LTTE is increasing apace. - ICT for Peace Building together with

Comment by tamilnation.org "We have always taken the view that if we are ignored, we have not been effective, and if we are effective we will not be ignored. It seems that President Rajapaksa's genocidal regime regards us as being too effective. We had on average received around one thousand visitors each day from Sri Lanka - and it seems that that number is large enough to worry the murderous Rajapaksa regime. Such is the fragility of its hold on power. The words of Mamanithar Dharmaretnam Sivaram come to mind 'It is easier to enslave a people who have lost their ability to understand the nature of their oppression'. Hence censorship."


"... Today it is clear beyond all reasonable doubt that India and the US-UK-Japan Bloc are trying to influence and manage Sri Lanka's peace process to promote and consolidate their respective strategic and economic interests...We already hear fools (and there are many of the educated variety among Tamils) declaring that we should swallow our pride and yield to the dictates of the world's sole super power... Any foreign force can have its way in a country only if its people are divided, politically obfuscated and are irredeemably sunk in political stupor. The creeping intellectual/political barrenness in the northeast should be stopped without further delay. LTTE officials too should stop making pedestrian, boringly predictable utterances on public forums and, instead, make every endeavour to stir the people's reason, intellectual curiosity, their sense of community, their imagination and their intellectual fervour. This is the only way forward to decisively break the vicious circle of political obfuscation by which our people are deeply but blissfully afflicted today..." Mamanithar Dharmeretnam Sivaram on the The folly of Eelam punditry, 2003

Tamils: a Trans State Nation - United Kingdom


"Genocides do not just happen.. Mao Tse-tung's famous dictum that the guerrilla moves amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea has brought with it the counter guerrilla strategy of draining the sea... It is unfortunate that US policy appears directed to help draining the sea by evacuating the Tamil civilian population from their homeland in the Vanni to camps - albeit supervised/overseen by the international community so that the US and the 'international community' (presumably not including China and/or Iran and/or even India) may secure their own physical presence in the island, through international NGOs and/or the United States Pacific Command... I have tried to understand the reasons for your denial of the justice of the struggle of the people of Tamil Eelam for an independent state - an independent state which may associate on equal terms and in freedom with an independent Sinhala Sri Lankan state. I am driven to the conclusion that it is the dynamics of the balance of power in the Indian Ocean region that leads you to give your support to the continued existence of an undivided Sri Lanka. It appears that you are concerned that support for an independent Tamil Eelam may lead to an increased Chinese/Iranian presence in Sinhala Sri Lanka and in the Indian Ocean region. At the sametime, you will recognise that a 'post genocide' Sri Lanka will prove to be no different to Saddam Hussien's Iraq which the US supported in Iraq's war against Iran..." Nadesan Satyendra in Open Letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 6 April 2009

Indictment Against Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's Genocidal War '08 -'09

1.UN Security Council Press Statement, 13 May 2009 "A Wakeup Call" together with Comment by tamilnation.org

"Predictably, the UN Security Council has called upon the LTTE to 'allow the tens of thousands of civilians still in the conflict zone to leave'. If not for the humanitarian tragedy faced by the people of Tamil Eelam caused by the genocidal onslaught by Sinhala Sri Lanka, the UN Security Council suggestion that but for the LTTE, Tamil civilians would some how want to voluntarily leave the conflict zone to go into barbed wire concentration camps euphemistically called welfare villages would be laughable...

...The UN Security Council Press Statement (not Resolution) reflects the horsedealing that went on before unanimity was found and the real politick nature of its deliberations behind the pretensions of humanitarian concern...The Statement will provide a wake up call to those in the Tamil diaspora who sought to rely on the 'humanitarian concerns' of the international community to secure freedom and justice for the people of Tamil Eelam..." more

2. Army's war crimes continue in northern Sri Lanka
Wije Dias, WSWS, 13 May 2009

"The Sri Lankan army was responsible for a further atrocity yesterday as it intensified its offensive against the remnants of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). At least 49 people were killed and more than 50 injured when a shell struck the only remaining hospital in the so-called no-fire zone on the north east coast of the island...The army's attacks on hospitals and other civilian targets are not accidents but part of a strategy of terrorising the population inside the remaining LTTE territory. The aim is to stampede civilians into leaving the area so that it can be turned into a free fire zone... Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected all calls for a ceasefire and responded to any criticisms of the military's actions with unconcealed contempt...The Rajapakse government, however, is secure in the knowledge that no action will be taken through the UN. China, Russia, Japan and Vietnam tacitly supported the Sri Lankan government and its war crimes by blocking any formal discussion of the situation in the UN Security Council on Monday. The US, France and Britain have been issuing hypocritical expressions of concern about the humanitarian crisis, but all these powers quietly backed Rajapakse's decision to plunge the country back to war in mid-2006. Their calls for a ceasefire are not issued out of concern for the trapped civilians, but to shape the outcome of the war in their own economic and strategic interests. All these powers bear their share of political responsibility for the Sri Lankan government's communal war and the war crimes being carried out." more

International Dimensions of the Tamil Eelam Freedom Struggle

David Miliband1. Revised 12 May 2009 Sathyam Commentary: On the 11th Anniversary of the launch of tamilnation.org - Understanding Mr.Milliband - Nadesan Satyendra ".. though Mr. Miliband has no difficulty in labeling an organisation that has resorted to armed resistance as a last resort against state terror as terrorist, Mr.Miliband finds difficulty in labeling President Rajapaksa's war on the people of Tamil Eelam as genocidal. Mr.Miliband claims that 'the fog of war makes it difficult to be certain of the facts of the present situation'. Many Tamils will wonder whether it is the 'fog of war' or the fog created by the countervailing strategic interests of the trilaterals (US, EU and Japan), India and China in the Indian Ocean region, that prevents Mr.Milliband from seeing that which the world has seen for the past several months." more
2. Revisited: Sathyam Commentary: Three Months Ago - The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, 29 January 2009-

"...the international community will wait till Tamil resistance is sufficiently weakened or annihilated before it attempts to intervene 'on humanitarian grounds' and in seeming response to 'world wide Tamil appeals'. Meanwhile the IC will even welcome ...world wide appeals by Tamils as that will pave the way (and establish useful contact points amongst the Tamil diaspora) for IC's eventual intervention with 'development aid' with the mantra of not conflict resolution but 'conflict transformation'... After all the simplest thing that the international actors could have done to protect the Tamil people would have been to remove the ban on the LTTE so that the capacity of the people of Tamil Eelam to resist the genocidal onslaught launched on them by Sinhala Sri Lanka may have been strengthened. The simple and humane thing that the international actors could have done was not to taunt the struggles against terrorism with the label terrorism but to adopt a principle centered approach which liberated political language and also helped to liberate a people who have taken up arms as a last resort in their struggle for freedom from oppressive alien Sinhala rule. .." more
3. Mr. Miliband Prevaricates - Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary General, Sri Lanka Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process in State Controlled Sri Lanka Daily News 6 May 2009 "Though the British have a reputation for perfidy, there is also about them a sense of fair play, which makes them difficult to dislike. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the BBC where, though the Sinhala Service tends to criticize the government at any opportunity, the English programmes are better balanced, i.e. they are harsh about and to everyone... And so the relentless campaign against Sri Lanka continues. A UN report appears by accident on a website, and is highlighted in the London Times, which also tries to play the China card to reinforce Western hostility to Sri Lanka.."
4. How the West lost Sri Lanka - Don Wijewardana in State Controlled Sri Lanka Daily News , 8 May 2009 "An important factor Western countries have overlooked in their manipulations is that unlike in those days, when there was no alternative to Western aid, now there are other donors who are willing and able to step into the breach. As Jeremy Page of the Times noted China's aid to Sri Lanka jumped from a few million dollars in 2005 to almost $1 billion last year, replacing Japan as the biggest foreign donor. By comparison, the United States gave $7.4 million last year and Britain just £ 1.25 million. Beijing also appears to have increased arms sales significantly to Sri Lanka since 2007, when the US suspended military aid over the same human rights issues. According to Jane's Defence Weekly in April 2007 Sri Lanka signed a classified $37.6 million deal to buy Chinese ammunition and ordnance for its army and navy. It is not China alone that helps Sri Lanka: there is Japan, Russia, Iran, Libya and Vietnam in addition to India and Pakistan. "
5. Double Standards in Washington - Lucien Rajakarunayake, in State Controlled Sri Lanka Daily News, 9 May 2009 "...The entire record of the United State on the current situation with regard to the Sri Lankan Tamil civilians is one of double standards. This was best seen earlier this week when more than 100 Afghan civilians were killed and many more injured, when the US military carried out air attacks on Afghan terrain where they believe fighters of the al Qaeda are sheltering. At a meeting with the Afghan President Karzhai in Washington US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that America 'deeply, deeply regretted' the reported deaths. That is all. Whether 'deep regret' is repeated thrice or a hundred times like a mantra, it does not take away the sheer brazen nature of the US action, the tragedy that has taken place, and the total disregard for the safety of Afghan civilians, especially non-combatant women and children, in carrying out its aerial attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan..."

Indictment Against Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Genocidal War

1. How many years can some people exist, before they're allowed to be free

How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

2. Sri Lanka: A Paradise turned into Kingdom of Vultures! - Richard Dixon, UK Daily Telegraph Blog also in PDF- "The World doesn't need any more proof to recognise the war crimes that are being committed against Tamils. Hospitals are bombed. People are deliberately forced into starvation and death. Voices of the victims are suppressed. Chemical weapons are used against innocent civilians. Many Tamils are locked up in barbed wired concentration camps... It is time for the West and India to support the Tamils to establish a State of their own" more

Sri Lanka: A Paradise turned into Kingdom of Vultures!


Right to Self Determination: Tamil Eelam "...In all regions of the world conflicts turn violent over the desire for full control by state governments, on the one hand, and claims to self-determination (in a broad sense) by peoples, minorities or other communities, on the other. Where governments recognise and respect the right to self-determination, a people can effectuate it in a peaceful manner. Where governments choose to use force to crush or prevent the movement, or where they attempt to impose assimilationist policies against the wishes of a people, this polarises demands and generally results in armed conflict. The Tamils, for example, were not seeking independence and were not using violence in the 1970s. The government response to further deny the Tamil people equal expression of their distinct identity led to armed confrontation and a war of secession..." Implementation of the Right to Self Determination, as a Contribution to Conflict Prevention , UNESCO International Conference of Experts, Barcelona 1998 more


"Foreign Ministers and diplomats presumably understand the permanent interests of their country.. But no one can foresee clearly the effects of even very simple facts as they pertain to the future. The Rajah of Cochin who in his resentment against the Zamorin permitted the Portuguese to establish a trading station in his territories could not foresee that thereby he had introduced into India something which was to alter the course of history. Nor could the German authorities, who, in their anxiety to create confusion and chaos in Russia, permitted a sealed train to take Lenin and his associates across German territory, have foreseen what forces they were unleashing. To them the necessity of the moment was an utter breakdown of Russian resistance and to send Lenin there seemed a superior act of wisdom..." Sardar K.M.Pannikar, Indian Ambassador to China from 1948 to 1952, and later Vice Chancellor, Mysore University in Principles and Practice of Diplomacy, 1956

International Frame & the Tamil Eelam Struggle for Freedom

1. China

China - Sri Lanka's Biggest Aid Donor "The Sri Lankan government has been able to disregard international concern over its civil war with Tamils because of financial and military backing by China, a senior former Indian intelligence official was quoted saying on Saturday. The (London) Times newspaper said China has replaced Japan as Sri Lanka's biggest foreign donor giving the island-nation nearly a billion US dollars last year. By comparison, the US gave $7.4 million last year, and Britain 1.25 million pounds. " together with Comment by tamilnation.org "It will not come as a matter for surprise to many Tamils that the UK based Times and the India based Hindustan Times should put the cart before the horse. 'International concern' is about securing the international community's own strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region - strategic interests which have been threatened by the China ward tilt by President Rajapaksa's murderous regime. And that is why there is 'international concern' about 'the civil war with Tamils' The concern is that with Tamil resistance annihilated, President Rajapaksa will help embed Chinese interests in the island for the forseeable future. We said it two years ago on 2 October 2007 in International Dimensions of Conflict in the Island of Sri Lanka..". more
2. United Kingdom
Sri Lanka Posters on UK Foreign Minister Miliband et al



Conflict Resolution in an Asymmetric Multi Lateral World Nadesan Satyendra, 10 May 2004, Revised 7 December 2007 "... The problem with war is always with the 'victor', because he (or she) has demonstrated that superior force pays - and, sooner rather than later, there will be those who will rise to show that they have learnt well the lesson that was taught. If as Churchill reportedly remarked, the farther you look back into history, the further you can look forward, it will seem that we are faced with the continuing prospect of conflicts and wars to end wars, till the end of time. But then again, hopefully, Churchill may have been wrong in casting the future in the mould of the past."... more


An Elephant Story...

"Once upon a time when an elephant was sleeping, a mouse came up to him and saw him sleeping so soundly that he tied the elephant with a chain. Ever since the elephant has remained a slave of the mouse. One day a cat came by and wanted to eat the mouse. The mouse ran to the elephant and asked for help. He promised the elephant that if he helped the mouse would set him free. The innocent elephant helped the mouse against the cat and then asked him to release the chains. The mouse laughed at the elephant and replied, "You don't deserve to be set free; you are not fit for it." After a few days the same cat came again and attacked the mouse. The mouse once again went to the elephant for help. The elephant replied, "You are dishonest; a traitor and deceiver! I won't help you. I'll try to break my chains by myself. It is good for the cat to eat you." And that is exactly what happened, the cat ate the mouse and the elephant applied a bit of strength to break his own chains and was free." From a Leaflet used by Subhas Chandra Bose, 1944

Tamil National Forum

Varadaraja PerumalSachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan The Indo-LTTE War (1987-90) - An Anthology. Part 14: President Premadasa's double-crossing manoeuvre "...One of India's cottage industries from ancient times, it should be noted here, has been the production of political stooges. Even the current Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh qualifies as a perfect stooge. V.Perumal's career ran in parallel to that of Afghanistan's Soviet-India stooge Mohammad Najibulla (1947-1996), who was killed by the Taliban. Najibulla, while he ruled the roost for little more than five years from Nov. 1986 to April 1992 was supported by the India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) operatives. Similarly, Perumal was also a stooge installed by the RAW and RAW operatives helped him to flee the island shoreson March 10, 1990 with his wife and three children. Najibulla's wife and his three daughters also lived in exile in New Delhi, after Najibulla was ousted by Taliban in 1992..." more

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