Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2009
Tamils for Obama called for a conference in a U.S. city to begin the process of forming a transnational government to represent Eelam Tamils all over the world.
The initiative is a response to suggestions sent to the Tamil organization by Tamils responding to their poll, the organization said.
The poll, titled "What next for Tamils?" asked Tamils whether they want a transnational government to represent Eelam Tamils all over the world. A spokesman for Tamils for Obama said that "The response to our poll showed that Tamils overwhelmingly approve of the idea of a transnational government that can speak for all Eelam Tamils." He added "The ones who wrote to us and suggested that we should have a conference to get moving on this idea mostly suggested certain U.S. cities as logical places to have the conference, so we are following their suggestions."
In a letter addressed to "members and friends" the Tamil group asked for proposals about where to have the conference and whom to ask to plan it. The Tamils who wrote to Tamils for Obama suggested Washington and New York City along with Boston would be suitable venues for the gathering.
The ones who want the conference to be held in Boston even suggested a place for it (the JFK Library) he said.
Two organizations have tentatively offered to organize the conference but have asked to remain anonymous, said the spokesman for Tamils for Obama. "You can understand why they would not want to go public with their offer yet," said the spokesman. "It is too early to announce anything, and also they know that as soon as their names are known the Colombo government will start doing things to disrupt their efforts. So we understand their apprehension."
Tamils for Obama is asking for opinions on where to have the conference and whom to ask to run it, said the group's spokesman.
To see the poll results, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/poll3/result.asp
Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. During the final weeks of the recent civil war, the Sri Lankan government killed about 1,000 Tamil civilians per day, according to the United Nations, and about 30,000 in 2009. Tamils are a minority population in Sri Lanka, and have borne the brunt of a civil war they regard as genocide. One-third of the Tamil population has fled the island and formed a substantial diaspora overseas. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S. or who were born in the U.S.
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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