Tamils for Obama Searching for Consensus re Sri Lankan Civil War

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Tamils for Obama is conducting a world wide poll among Tamils. They hope to find a resolution to the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka, and are searching for a consensus among Tamils as to what should be done, especially by the new U.S. administration.

Tamils for Obama is conducting an internet opinion poll to find a consensus view among Tamils of how to end the bloody Sri Lankan civil war. They are especially concerned with the constitutional ending of the war. That is, what kind of government will the island have at the war's end? They are also asking what kind of action the new U.S. Administration should take to help end the war.

Tamils for Obama explains that in the democratic world, they think that Tamils should decide their future. It is not, they believe, a matter for the Sri Lankan Singhalese government and military to dictate.

The poll is trying to sense the opinions of Tamils throughout world. Although Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamil Americans, they think that the western world has heard only the opinions of the Singhalese government that rules from Colombo. They say that they hope to get an accurate gauge of world wide Tamil thought on this matter.

To validate responses and assure a more accurate poll, Tamils for Obama will send an email with an activation code to authenticate each respondent.

The polling will continue until midnight of December 31, 2008. Results will be published the shortly thereafter. Tamils for Obama hopes to get a clear message and plans to distribute this message to the Congress and the new administration.

To participate in the poll, Tamil readers can go to http://www.tamilsforobama.com/poll/vot.asp .

Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. They are a minority population in Sri Lanka, and are currently engaged in a civil war they regard as genocide. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S., or who were born here. This poll includes all members of the Tamil diaspora, living in almost every continent.

To contact the group, call at (617) 765- 4394 and speak to or leave a message for the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.

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