Jayalalithaa is also perhaps the wisest of South Asian leaders on the tender issue of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. The Tamils in Sri Lanka regard Jayalalithaa as their last, best hope for resolving their ongoing crisis.
New York, New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Tamils for Obama sent a letter to the White House asking them to make Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a participant in the upcoming meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"We have a high opinion of Jayalalithaa," said a Tamils for Obama press spokesman. "We are confident that she could make a positive contribution to their conversation about the Tamil problems in Sri Lanka."
The letter began "Narendra Modi, the newly elected prime minister of India, will come to visit the US in September. Of course, meeting with the head of state of one of the world's most populous countries is an important occasion."
Tamils for Obama then continued, in the letter, "We hope that Jayalalithaa, the chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, can be included in this meeting. We consider Jayalalithaa an especially knowledgeable and far-sighted leader. She has helped to make Tamil Nadu one of the most prosperous of the twenty-nine Indian states."
The Tamil organization then expressed their opinion that "Jayalalithaa is also perhaps the wisest of South Asian leaders on the tender issue of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. The Tamils in Sri Lanka regard Jayalalithaa as their last, best hope for resolving their ongoing crisis and perhaps leading them to their ancient and future country of Tamil Eelam. She has met already with PM Modi, and we hope and expect that they have hammered out the beginnings of a successful policy."
The letter concluded that, "We also hope that you, President Obama, can lend the strength and moral authority of the United States to Modi and Jayalalithaa's plan for solving this persistent South Asian problem of Tamil nationhood."
To see the Tamil version of this press release, click here and to see the Hindi version, click here.
Tamils for Obama is a politically active group of Tamil Americans. They believe that over 70,000 Tamil civilians were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. They have also watched the behavior of the Sri Lankan Singhalese victors after the war, and strongly conclude that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this unfortunate island is divided into two states.
To read the Tamil version of this press release, click here.
To contact the group, call at (516) 308-2645 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.