New York, NY (PRWEB) October 8, 2010
Tamils for Obama congratulated initial Prime Minister Visvanathan Rudrakumaran on his recent election that made him head of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam. The congratulation was made in a letter sent to him on Friday.
"We wish you well in what will probably be a vital and challenging responsibility,” wrote Tamils for Obama to Visvanathan Rudrakumaran in a letter congratulating Mr. Rudrakumaran on his recent election as the first prime minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam.
“We think this is a historic occasion,” said a spokesman for the U.S. Tamil organization. “Nobody knows what the future will hold for us, but we hope that this will prove to be an important point in modern Tamil history.
“The whole world recognizes the shortcomings of the Colombo government,” the spokesman added. “They have blood on their hands, they are over-throwing their own constitution, they are persecuting their Tamil population, and they are taking all kinds of anti-democratic measures. The world is appalled by the government of Sri Lanka.
“We think it is essential at this time for the Tamils to have an institution to represent them,” said the Tamil spokesman, “and the TGTE is that institution.”
In the letter, Tamils for Obama named several goals that they hope the TGTE will remember.
“We know that Prime Minister Rudrakumaran will have plenty of things on his plate,” said the spokesman. “He will have plenty to do, but we hope that he will remember these goals.”
The goals that Tamils for Obama mentioned include:
- Ultimately gain independent state for the Tamil northeast in Sri Lanka.
- Consult and perhaps make common cause with some newly independent nations such as East Timor, Eritrea, Montenegro, and whatever southern Sudan becomes.
- Seek recognition from the US state department and official and semi-official bodies anywhere in the world.
- Raise a voice against the cultural damage being done to our Tamil homeland by the aggressive resettlement of our lands by the Singhalese.
Copies of the letter were sent to US Undersecretary of State Robert Blake, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia A. Butenis, Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M. Karunanidhi, and AIADMK general secretary Dr.J.Jayalalitha.
To read the entire letter go to: http://www.Tamilsforobama.com/Letters/Letter_to_Rudrakumaran10810.html
Tamils for Obama is a politically active association of Tamil Americans. The group believes that the ultimate solution to ethnic strife in Sri Lanka will necessarily include some form of political separation of Sri Lankan Tamils from the government dominated by the majority Singhalese. Tamils for Obama supports peaceful measures that if believes advance this goal of a political solution to Sri Lanka's ethnic problems.
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 40,000 in 2009. The Tamil are a population in Sri Lanka has 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.