New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2011
“Leaders want to be aware of what is going on around them,” said a spokesman for the political group Tamils for Obama. “We are making efforts to make sure that every member of Congress has a chance to view UK Channel 4’s documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields.’ We expect that there will be chatter among the legislators and their staffs about this documentary. We also expect that the president and secretary of state will want to keep up with the current topic, and so we have sent them each a DVD of this presentation.”
“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” is a documentary by UK Channel 4’s news department. It tells of the atrocities and horrors done by Sri Lanka’s government during and since the Sri Lankan civil war. This news program uses the phrase “war crime” to describe some of the government actions.
“We are spreading this documentary around to every influential and important person we can reach,” said the spokesman. “We think that every intelligent person in the world should be told of what went on--and is still going on--in Sri Lanka.”
Tamil for Obama believes that widespread awareness of the horrors in Sri Lanka will get them closer to their eventual goal of an independent Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.
“Awareness in DC of the atrocities in Sri Lanka is a step toward our goal,” said the Tamils for Obama spokesman. “Awareness by Obama and Clinton is an important part of this.”
To read the letter sent to Obama, go to:
To read the press release in Tamil got to:
The Tamils for Obama spokesman added “We are collecting signatures for a world-wide petition calling for a referendum in northeastern Sri Lanka like the one recently held in southern. We will give the link to the petition at the end of this release.”
To read and sign the petition go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/Referendum2011/english.asp
Tamils for Obama is a politically active group of Tamil Americans. We supported Hillary Clinton and then Barack Obama in the Democratic primary and US general election in 2008. We believe that over 70,000 Tamil civilians were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war. We have watched the behavior of the Sri Lankan Singhalese victors after the war, and we strongly conclude that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this unfortunate island is divided into two states.
To contact the group, call at (617) 765-4394 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.