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Presentation to hold a referendum  f for an independent Eelam i d d tE l Revision 15

for the  for the Tamil National Council TNC 2‐Sep‐09

By E.Logeswaran, Researcher

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Contents of the presentation 1 Early history 1. E l hi t 2. Tamil, Portuguese, Dutch and British rule 3. British rule and the solutions proposed, 1918 ‐ 1948 4. Sinhala rule, rights denial and the solutions proposed, 1948 ‐ 1977 5. Declaration and the mandate to restore and reconstitute Eelam 6. Tamil Freedom fighting groups in Eelam, 1960  Tamil Freedom fighting groups in Eelam, 1960 ‐ 2009 7. Exercising the right to self‐determination by building Eelam 8 Building of the armed forces to protect sovereignty of Tamil Eelam 8. Building of the armed forces to protect sovereignty of Tamil Eelam 9. Pursuing the economic, social and cultural development 10. Dismantling of the De Facto state of Tamil Eelam by Sri Lanka 11. Disappearance of Tamil Diaspora identity without their knowledge 12. Campaign to hold referendum with the aim of  re‐establishing Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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E ly Hi Early History y 2‐Sep‐09

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1. 200,000 to 50,000 BC: Evolution of "the Tamilian or Homo Dravida" 2. 200,000 to 100,000 BC: Beginning of the Tamil language.  3. 50,000 BC: Kumari Kandam civilisation.

Timelines of  Tamil Early  history

4. 20,000 BC: A lost Tamil culture of the Easter Island which had an advanced civilisation.  5. 16,000 BC: Lemuria submerged. (Refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumari_Kandam).

Chile 6 6087 BC: Second Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya 6. 6087 BC: Second Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king.  king 7. 3031 BC: A Chera prince in his wanderings in the Solomon Islands saw wild sugarcane and  started cultivation in Kumari Kandam.  East of Papua East of Papua  8. 1780 BC: The Third Tamil Sangam established by a Pandya king. 

New Guinea

9. 7th century BC: Tolkappiyam (the earliest known extant Tamil grammar) . 10. Mathivanan claims his interpretation of history is validated by the discovery of the "Jaffna seal", a seal bearing a Tamil‐Brahmi inscription assigned by its excavators to the 3rd century BC (but claimed by Mathivanan to date toBy E.Logeswaran, Researcher 1600 BC). 2‐Sep‐09 4


Before and after Christ T il L d Tamil Land

India

Tamil Land Tamil Land

Tamils have been living on the  Tamils have been living on the island long before 16,000 BC  (refer Sangam) 2‐Sep‐09

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Ceylon was part of the land mass of Tamil Nadu. It  y g became an island about 7000 years ago when it  physically separated from Tamil Nadu  TTamil  il Nadu

7000 years  ago Tamil  Nadu Land  Land mass

Satellite map Tamils  continue  t li to live on the  th island after  the physical  separation from  the land mass of  Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamils are the indigenous people in Sri Lanka 2‐Sep‐09

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Tamil Country during the Sangam Age River Palar Mamallapuram Chola Kingdom River South Pennar River South Pennar River Kaveri

Emblems of  3  Tamil Kingdoms Chera

Chera Kingdom

Musiri

Uraiyur Capital)

River Vaigai Vanchi ((Capital) p )

Pandiya g Kingdom

Kaverippumpattinam

Madurai (Capital)

River Thamiraparani Thondi (Port) Korkai (Port) 2‐Sep‐09

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Pandiya Kingdom 7


Early or Sangam Chola Kingdom

Tamil Land 2‐Sep‐09

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Sinhalese says that they are the descendants  of Indian Prince Vijaya who took refugee in the  of Indian Prince Vijaya who took refugee in the island 2500 years ago after expelled from India Part of  Tamil  Nadu

Tamil Nadu Tamil  king  Elara rule  in 204 BC

Drifting Vijaya

Vijaya Vijaya took refuge   in 543 BC ?

Buddhism introduced in 236 BC

Historians consider that the Vijaya’s arrival in Sri Lanka to be merely a myth 2‐Sep‐09

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2‐Sep‐09

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Saivaites * S i it * Saivaites

B ddhi ** Buddhists ** Siva Buddha

Siva People:

Muslims

Tamils

Sinhalese

God:

Religion:

Allah

Siva

Jesus

B ddh Buddha

Islam

Saivaism

Christianity

Buddhism

Language (mother tongue): 2‐Sep‐09

Tamil

Sinhala = Tamil + Pali + Sanskrit  (Emerged after 13th century)

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Tamils and Sinhalese are Dravidians 1. Marriage King Vijaya was married to a Tamil woman from Madurai 2. Similar Identity DNA of Tamil Nadu Tamils is matching the Eelam Tamils and Sinhalese

3. Signed treaties in Tamil g a. The king of Kotte, Bhuvanehabahu VII, signed the treaty with the  Portuguese in Tamil b. One of the Kandiyan Chieftains, Ratwatta Disawa, the ancestor of  Srimao Bandaranayake, signed the treaty in Tamil y , g y 2‐Sep‐09

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Long before 500 BC there were 7 Tamil  Temples which are shown below Temples which are shown below  Found 2591 B.C

Maviddapuram Trincomalee

Mannar Chilaw

Galle

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Sivanoli Pada Malai (Sacred mountain of Hindu Tamils) Tamil God Murukan in Kathirkamam

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Tamil, Portuguese,  Tamil Portuguese Dutch and British  h d iih rule 2‐Sep‐09

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Jaffna Kingdom existed for 403 years Portuguese landed in Ceylon in 1505 and took 115 years to conquer the Jaffna Kingdom. Though the Jaffna Kingdom fell, the areas to the south called Vanni did not accept the rule of the Portuguese. It did not p payy tribute to the Kandyan y Kingdom or to any other kingdom. It functioned as an autonomous entity. Although lh h at different diff times i the h territory of Eelam came under foreign rule, it never lost its Tamil Identity. even its it borders b d remained i d intact i t t till 1833. The Jaffna Kingdom existed with Nallur as its capital from 1215 AD to 1619 AD. The following are the names of the Kings and their period of rule of Tamil Eelam:‐ 2‐Sep‐09

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Reference: Winning Slow Victory in Sri Lanka

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Three Ceylonese Kingdoms 

Kandy

K tt Kotte

Jaffna

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Map drawn in 1681 

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1519

1799

Tamil King Sangili

1803 Tamil King Pantara Vanniyan

Jaffna Kingdom

Kandyan Kingdom

Kotte Kingdom

“Two different nations, from a very ancient period, have divided between them the possession of the island; the Sinhalese inhabiting the interior in its southern and western parts from the river Wallouwe to Chilaw, and the Malabars (Tamils) who possess the Northern and Eastern districts. These two nations differ entirely in their religion, language and manners.” – Sir High Cleghorn – British colonial secretary – June 1799. 2‐Sep‐09

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Map drawn during British Rule  1833

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1897

2 Tamil Provinces  2 Tamil provinces  and 3 Sinhala  d h l and 7 Sinhala  d h l provinces By E.Logeswaran, Researcher provinces

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Tamil Leaders  Tamil Leaders and the solutions and the solutions  proposed 1918 1948 1918 ‐ 2‐Sep‐09

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Tamil Leaders

Navalar 1822 ‐ 1879

G.G.Ponnampalam

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V. Navaratnam

Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan

S.J.V.Chelvanayagam

Sir Ponnampalam Arunachalam

Tondaman

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A. Amirthalingam

C. Suntharalingam

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Sampanthan


Group representation 1922 

25% Tamils

Federations within  Ceylon 1938

50% Sinhalese

25% Minotrities

Federation with India &  Eelam 1939

Federation with India &  Ceylon 1940

Solutions proposed during proposed during  the last 30 years  of the British of the British  Rule from 1918  to 1948 Rejected

Independent Separate Sinhala  1920 Territorial  Eelam 1944 State 1944 Representation

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Independent Independent Unitary Ceylon  1948

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Rights denied, suppression  Rights denied suppression of non‐violent resistance of non‐violent resistance,  solutions proposed and the solutions proposed and the  crimes committed during crimes committed during  the Sinhala rule the Sinhala rule 1948 1977 1948 ‐ 2‐Sep‐09

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Denial of Tamils’ rights g 1. Colonising Tamil traditional home land with Sinhalese 2 Reduced voting power in the parliament 2. Reduced voting power in the parliament 3. Tamil has not been implemented as the official language 3. Tamil has not been implemented as the official language 4. Introduced University Entrance Standardization in 1970s 5. Stopped or minimised the gradual growth & advancement 6. Ignored the inputs of Tamil MPs to Constitutional & other changes

2‐Sep‐09

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Non‐violent Resistance suppressed by Police

1961 Tamil Leaders in Trincomalee 1961 Tamil Leaders in Trincomalee

2‐Sep‐09

Women Volunteers outside the Gates of  Old Jaffna Secretariat Old Jaffna Secretariat

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Solutions proposed between 1948 & 2009 1957 Regional Council

1987 North and East Merged  Provincial Councils

2003 Interim  Self‐Governing  Administration

1986 two Provincial Council  in North & Reconstituted  Eastern Province 1983 Provincial Level  Decentralisation

1985 District Council  without Executive  Power 1979 District  Development  Council 1965  District Council

1970 Autonomous Tamil  State, Muslim State & 3  Sinhala States

1995 Devolution  Package for all the  provinces

All the solutions were rejected or unilaterally abrogated 2‐Sep‐09

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Anti Tamil Pogroms in 1956, 58, 61, 74, 77, 81 & 83 Beaten Killed MassacredHunted Shot

Torched

Abandoned Burned alive Destroyed

Wounded

Took refuge  Camped

Chased 2‐Sep‐09

Displaced

Since 1983 these anti‐Tamil pogroms have been  p g carried out consistently and continuously  By E.Logeswaran, Researcher 26 by Sri Lanka to date


Declaration and the  Declaration and the mandate to restore and  d t t t d reconstitute the state  of Eelam of Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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International Law The Tamils are a people with the right to self determination. They have a separate land, language, ethnic origin, religion, political believe and fear of the same adversaries. Further they perceive themselves as a separate group of people with a history of their own. own Both the objective and subjective criteria for establishing a people with the right of self determination under international law and practice have been fulfilled by the Tamils. Tamils can be governed based only on their terms.  The Tamils did not give their consent to the Constitutions of 1972 and 1978. The Tamils did not give their consent to the Constitutions of 1972 and 1978. From the Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly  Relations and Co operation Among States in Accordance with the UN Charter Relations and Co‐operation Among States in Accordance with the UN Charter, (The SL Govt too approved the Declaration) p p p Political alternatives open to the Tamil people are 1. Establishment of a sovereign and independent State. 2. Free association or integration with an independent state or  3. Emergence into any other political status freely determined by the Tamils 2‐Sep‐09

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2‐Sep‐09

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Democratically The Tamil leaders since independence in 1948 were persistent in their efforts to find a p peaceful and democratic solution to the Tamil national problem. There is demonstrable evidence that the Tamils had exhausted all possibilities through dialogue before they were driven to an armed d struggle. l Much h before b f the h armed d struggle l by b the h LTTE , the h TULF, the representative party of the Tamils in its election manifesto of July 1977 stated as follows: " What is the alternative now left to the nation that has lost its rights g to its language, rights to citizenship, rights to religions and continue day by day to lose its traditional homeland; the Tamil nation must take a decision d i i to establish bli h its i sovereignty i i its in i homeland h l d on the h basis b i off its right to self determination‐‐to establish the independent state of Tamil Eelam either by peaceful means or by direct action or struggle struggle”. 2‐Sep‐09

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Even the limited rights the Tamils had in 1948 were taken away by the Sri Lankan government. 

Tamils realised that Sinhala Government will never grant the rights of the Tamils.

As a result Tamil Democratic Leaders As a result Tamil Democratic Leaders made resolution in 1976

Sivasithamparam

Ti h l Tiruchelvam

Navaratnam

Tondaman

G.G. S.J.V

Amirthalingam

Declaration: Restore and reconstitute the state of Eelam Mission: Plan and launch the struggle without delay Mission: Plan and launch the struggle without delay  Call: “This convention calls upon the Tamil Nation in general and the youth in particular to come forward to throw themselves fully into the sacred fight for freedom and to flinch not till the goal of a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam is reached”. reached” 2‐Sep‐09

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Tamil Party TULF  y won 18 (78.26%)  seats out of 23  f 23 and received and received  overwhelming  mandate from  Tamils to Tamils to  establish the  state of Tamil  E l Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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2‐Sep‐09

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Based on UN charter of 1945 and  the International Covenant of 1966  on civil, political, economic, social  i il li i l i i l and cultural rights agreed by the and cultural rights agreed by the  government of government of  Sri Lanka, the Tamils  , exercised their right  to self‐determination by  building the state of Tamil Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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Tamils have determined their  P liti l St t f l Political Status freely Tamil Eelam

Sinhala Sri Lanka 2‐Sep‐09

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EEelam l T il h Tamils have built  b il the armed forces  to protect the to protect the  sovereignty of the sovereignty of the  state of Tamil Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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Law and Order

Judiciary

2‐Sep‐09

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Intelligence unit

2‐Sep‐09

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Police

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Army

2‐Sep‐09

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Air Force Bomber

7 Air Strips St ps

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Pilots

Prior to a mission o to a ss o

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Navy

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Submarines of Tamils

2‐Sep‐09

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Freely pursued the  Freely pursued the d l development work t k

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Economic Development Bankk

Customs and Excise

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Economic Economic Consultancy House

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Social Development

Ponnampalam Hospital 2‐Sep‐09

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Cultural development

2‐Sep‐09

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Sri Lanka dismantled  Sri Lanka dismantled the De Facto state of  Tamil Eelam by Tamil Eelam by  committing crimes committing crimes  against the Tamils  i t th T il 2‐Sep‐09

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Stages of Genocide

1. Classifying

2. Symbolising Muslims

Tamils

Sinhalese

Separation &  inequality

4. Organising abductions ii bd i

White Van to  abduct Tamils abduct Tamils Grieving mothers

We will kill  you Tamils

3. Dehumanising Any hospital out side safe  zone is a legitimate target  Tamil girls 

Buried are for Tamils  Army’s  y Denying Denying  alive pleasure humanity  Buddhism Defended separation of  5 years old children 5 years old children  from mothers 

Tamils Sinhalese Muslims 5. Making polarising speeches &  gp g p 6. Supported death lists for  pp ecouraging anti Tamil war the anti‐Tamil pogrom in 1983 

Abducted son

7. Mass killing 7. Mass killing

MP

Minister

President President MP 8. Denying crimes committed  against the Tamils against the Tamils

HR President Minister 2‐Sep‐09 By E.Logeswaran, Researcher 49 All the 8 stages have been operating continuously throughout the process of Tamil genocide


Crimes against humanity

2‐Sep‐09

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War crimes: Sri Lanka has been using weapons calculated to  Sri anka has been using weapons calculated to cause massive & unspeakable destruction in Eelam

2‐Sep‐09

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Crime against peace: Sri Lanka killed the Head of the Tamil Peace Sri Lanka killed the Head of the Tamil Peace  Negotiating Team & restarted the war in 2006

Thamilchelvan’ss funeral Thamilchelvan

2‐Sep‐09

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2006 Sri Lanka initiated invasion of the Tamil Eelam & war of aggression in violation of international law & war of aggression in violation of international law

2‐Sep‐09

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Dead & wounded. The majority of the surgical cases (92 %)  are violence related. The wounds are predominantly  p y caused by shrapnel and shooting.

2‐Sep‐09

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Fleeing Tamils Taken Hostage

2‐Sep‐09

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Locked up 300,000 Tamil civilians in concentration camps

Jewish children  behind Barbed  wires 1945

2‐Sep‐09

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What is happening in Sri Lanka is an attempt  at extermination of the Tamil race, a racist war.  Same thing happened in the 1930’s against Jews Same thing happened in the 1930’s against Jews.

Jews

Tamils

2‐Sep‐09 Bosnian Muslims

Summary executions violate Common Article 3 to the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949,, to which Sri Lanka is a contracting Party, prohibiting in subsection I(d) "... the carrying out of executions without previous Jews judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court...." Violations of the Geneva Conventions are war crimes, said Professor Francis Boyle By E.Logeswaran, Researcher

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Sinhala Military Rule  Enslavement of Tamil people North of Eelam has been kept as an Open Prison 5 Soldiers per Tamil, 24 hours per day, last 15 years. This is violation of Geneva Conventions.  What we witness in Sri Lanka is a clear attempt to destroy the Tamil race in whole or in part.  All should identify this act as genocide.

Jaffna

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Sri Lankan armed forces have been interfering daily in every sphere of Tamil’s life


Looting, selling and destroying the Tamil heritage  with the ultimate aim of fully eliminating the  traces of Tamil presence in Eelam traces of Tamil presence in Eelam

2‐Sep‐09

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Slow disappearance of  pp the Tamil Diaspora the Tamil Diaspora  identity without identity without  their knowledge h k l d 2‐Sep‐09

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A Tamil person will not be considered as English or Sinhalese or integrated if he has any traces  of the Tamil culture. He will be excluded as “not native” until the Tamil identity is faded fully   Tamil: 1. Language 2. Music 3. Dance 4. Painting 4. Painting 5. Sculpture 6. Architecture 7. Festivals 8. Religion 9. Gods 10. Temples 11. Novels 11. Novels 12. Drama 13. Poetry 14. Dress 15. Believes l 16. Customs 17. Worship 18. Vegetable 18. Vegetable 19. Fruit 20. Food 21. Flowers 22 A i l 22. Animals 23. Name 24. Colour 2‐Sep‐09

English: 1. Language 2. Music 3. Dance 4. Painting 4. Painting 5. Sculpture 6. Architecture 7. Festivals 8. Religion 9. Gods 10. Temples 11. Novels 11. Novels 12. Drama 13. Poetry 14. Tamil Dress 15. Believes l 16. Customs 17. Worship 18. Vegetable 18. Vegetable 19. Fruit 20. Food 21. Flowers 22 A i l 22. Animals 23. Name 24. Colour

Sinhalese: 1. Language 2. Music 3. Dance 4. Painting 4. Painting 5. Sculpture 6. Architecture 7. Festivals 8. Religion 9. Tamil Gods 10. Temples 11. Novels 11. Novels 12. Drama 13. Poetry 14. Dress 15. Believes l 16. Customs 17. Worship 18. Vegetable 18. Vegetable 19. Fruit 20. Food 21. Flowers 22 A i l 22. Animals 23. Tamil Name 24. Colour

Integrated: 1. Language 2. Music 3. Dance 4. Painting 4. Painting 5. Sculpture 6. Architecture 7. Festivals 8. Religion 9. Gods 10. Temples 11. Novels 11. Novels 12. Drama 13. Poetry 14. Dress 15. Believes l 16. Tamil Customs 17. Worship 18. Vegetable 18. Vegetable 19. Fruit 20. Food 21. Flowers 22 A i l 22. Animals 23. Name 24. Colour

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1. Tamil Diaspora p identity has been disappearing without the knowledge of the Tamils

2. The Tamil culture is one off the h world ld respected cultures

3. To achieve this 3 effectively & maintain the Tamil identity the Tamils should be ruled by Tamils as soon as possible 61


Campaign to hold the  C i t h ld th referendum with the  aim of re‐establishing aim of re establishing  the state of Tamil the state of Tamil  E l Eelam 2‐Sep‐09

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Different types of Tamils who could not get the rights of the Tamils 1. Those who work for the Sri Lankan government (SLG) or other international forces covertly with i h an objective bj i to suppress the h freedom f d struggle l off Tamils T il 2. Those who involved in espionage activities among Tamils and expose the freedom fighters and supporters to risk by the oppressing (SLG) and its collaborators. 3. Those who involved in overt political activities to suppress the freedom struggle of Tamils for the sole reason to get political and economical advantages from SLG and its collaborators. 4. Tamils who are affected by the activities of the main force advocating the Eelam struggle & involved in activities with vengeance to sabotage the freedom struggle of Tamils without any consideration to the collective benefits of Eelam Tamils.

Small Tamil Parties and Tamil individuals who are within the government have not been able to get the rights of the Tamils.

EPDP Mi i t Minister 2‐Sep‐09

Mi i t Minister

TMVP Chief Mi i Minister

Small Tamil Parties who are out side the government and requesting to grant the rights of the Tamils have not been able to get the rights.

TULF

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Attitude of countries and the international media  which did not help to get the rights of the Tamils which did not help to get the rights of the Tamils   1. International media  a Sabotaged the Tamil cause silently a. 2. Few countries a. Rationalising and abetting genocide. b. Supported the HR violations of Sri Lanka in UN HR Council c. Strengthening the Sri Lankan state diplomatically and economically d. Allowing genocide, incarceration and the crushing of Tamil safe guards e. Always telling Tamils to compromise. f. Telling Tamils to reconcile, not to call ‘genocide a genocide’ g. Meticulously continue to nullify the Tamil national question. h. Making Tamils drop their nationalism by coercion or enticement. i. Keeping Tamils deprived of sovereignty to decide about their homeland j. Ensuring a political solution or handing over the land to Tamils doesn’t arise k. Capturing everything of Tamils including their spirit to make them as ‘work force’ l. Want Tamils to forget achieving permanent security by having their own state m. Preventing the democratic political moves of Tamils worldwide to suit their interests n. Showing interest in IDP issues to establish Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on the island 2‐Sep‐09

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Rule from 1500 to 2009

Separate state

Tamil Kingdom 2009

Portugese Dutch British

Full Majority  Sinhala Rule British Scale  Scale Rule Tamil Rule  War Non  Built the De  Violent  Facto state  Tamil  of Tamil  Freedom  Eelam S Struggle l

Sinhala Si h l Kingdom

1505

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1656 1800

1948 1833 1977 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka  Merged Merged  became  the 2  kingdoms independent

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Unitary State

2006 State within  65 a state


Separate state is the best solution

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Benefits of separate Tamil state Benefits of separate Tamil state 1. Legitimacy 1 Legitimacy 2. Reclaimed Tamils’ sovereignty 3.  Government in Eelam & virtual government outside Eelam

4. Empowered Tamils p 5. Protected identity 6 Continuous improvements 6. Continuous improvements 7. Prosperity 8. Strength 9 International Support 9. International Support 2‐Sep‐09

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Unique Selling Point: Referendum The referendum could help to change the situation in  Tamil Eelam. It is a vote in which the Tamil Diaspora Tamil Eelam. It is a vote in which the Tamil Diaspora  are asked if they continue to agree with restoration  and reconstitution of the state of Eelam and reconstitution of the state of Eelam The referendum is a democratic method, Supported by South Asian and other democratic countries, Strengthen the conflict resolution process initiated by the TNA,  Could force a situation for Sri Lanka to resolve the Tamil problem & Allow India to help Tamils to get their rights & improve their relations ll di h l il h i i h &i h i l i 2‐Sep‐09

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Tamil voters to remember the following for the referendum 1. Tamils have always been the indigenous people of Ceylon. 2. Sinhalese are the majority in the parliament & they have been able to develop a discriminatory constitution to destroy the Tamils effectively. 3. Over the last 60 years Sinhalese and their government have been destroying the Tamils non violently and violently with varying speed. 4. Government is treating the 300,000 Tamils in the detention camps inhumanly & will not allow us to live with dignity until we are no more. 5. Sri Lankan government and few countries have been cheating the Tamils over the past 60 years uncountable times & no one could trust them any more. 6. Referendum and the democratic actions following will help to form a Tamil government & change the status of Tamils in Eelam and worldwide. 7. Persuade as many other Tamils as possible to cast their votes correctly 8. Demonstrate our political will for sovereignty and tell the powers loudly & clearly 8 that meaningful engagement comes only when they recognize the nation of Eelam Tamils2‐Sep‐09 and its absolute self‐determination. By E.Logeswaran, Researcher 71


Know the information related to voting 1. Date: Saturday, 12 y, th December 2009  2. Time: 9am till 4pm 3. Location: Go to www.vkr1976.org.uk Contact – Polling Station 4 Ballot paper and box: At Polling Stations 4. Ballot paper and box: At Polling Stations 5. Way to cast your votes: By visiting Polling Station with ID to confirm your name,  Y Young people should take age declaration ID  l h ld t k d l ti ID 6. Results of the referendum: Will be announced as soon as voting counted on the  same day (may be just after mid night)  7. Organisers of the referendum: Tamil National Council in collaboration with Tamil  Schools, Temples and Church with non Sri Lankan Judicators for each Polling station. 8. Web site and the telephone number of the organisers: www.vkr1976.org.uk 8. Web site and the telephone number of the organisers: www.vkr1976.org.uk Secretary: Sri ‐ 07841 522514; Raghu ‐ 07807 108318; Para ‐ 07958 507010 2‐Sep‐09

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We the Tamils let us cast our votes to show our  solidarity to re‐establish solidarity to re establish the state of Eelam the state of Eelam Referendum in  Norway, 2008

Election in  l Jaffna &  Vavuniya 2009 2‐Sep‐09

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Hold a UN supervised referendum in Eelam now so that the Tamils' rights can be  ascertained as to whether they want a separate statehood ‐ Eelam 1. Historically Tamils have been ruling Ceylon fully, partly, continuously and time to time long before the birth of Christ to‐date. Their last rule ended in 2009 in Eelam, however it is continued democraticallyy byy the Tamil Diaspora. p 2. UN charter of 1945 Supports the view that self determination is a legal principle. 3. Based on UN covenants of 1966 Tamils living on the island have the right to self determination. 4. Constitution related Tamils can be governed based only on their consent. Tamils did not give their consent to the Constitutions of 1972 and 1978. 5. Democratically 5 1977 – Tamil Party TULF won 18 (78%) seats out of 23 and received overwhelming mandate from Tamils to establish the state of Tamil Eelam 2004 –MPs of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won 22 (96%) seats out of 23. 2009 – 89% of the Eelam Tamils rejected Mahindas’ rule Historically, peoples who have suffered through genocide‐level Historically genocide level atrocities like what the Tamil people have been through, assured their safety only after creating a separate state for themselves. 2‐Sep‐09

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Reminder We feel that if Sri Lanka continues  to deny Tamils’ rights and commits  d T il ’ i h d i crimes against them a request to crimes against them, a request to  hold a referendum in current Tamil hold a referendum in current Tamil  y Nadu to annex the 7000 year old  part of original Tamil Nadu later  called Ceylon with India may  become inevitable 2‐Sep‐09

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Let you know International laws dictate that Tamils are entitled to the right of self determination. India you, India, you me or the Sri Lankan Government cannot dictate terms to what Tamils should do. Independent political formation of Eelam Tamils, strongly anchored on their national aspiration for independence and sovereignty, sovereignty is the foundation for achieving anything or engaging with anybody meaningfully. 2‐Sep‐09

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