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'Eelam Tamil Cause' Basically about Saving Tamil Lives

Sri Lanka's successful subterfuges that misled the world initially in demonetizing the Eelam Tamils resistance as terrorists are now well exposed.

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(LONDON PFLT) - If India wants to be in the global world, to be regarded as an upcoming world power, then it cannot allow a dubious failed genocidal Sri Lank government to play games with it. Let India come out in open world and boldly join the free democratic nations which uphold human rights and human dignity and call for international and independent investigation.

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International community is convinced enough that Sri Lanka's genocide is a more menacing evil, disturbing peace in today’s modern world. As these crimes unravelled the civilized reacted with horror on learning how brutal the Rajapakses were compared to even the so called ‘terrorism’ of the Eelam Tamil insurgency.

Had the media provided the images of horror of the Rajapakses’ counter terrorism war that the Channel 4’s classic documentary presented to the world, the West would have reacted faster as it reacts to the Syrian horrors, today.

The Sri Lanka government's successful subterfuges that misled the international community initially in demonetizing the Eelam Tamils resistance as terrorists are now well exposed.

India played a key role in warding off international pressure on Sri Lanka to halt military operations and hold talks with the LTTE in the dramatic final days and weeks of the war in 2009, confidential U.S. Embassy cables accessed by The Hindu through Wiki Leaks showed. As a consequence India is under severe scrutiny. Colombo's victory over the Tamils shows India's power on the wane.

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From opening an unlimited line of military credit for Sri Lanka to extending critical naval and intelligence assistance, India provided sustained war support including even infantry, chemical bombing and more, despite a deteriorating humanitarian situation there. All these were possible, because India did involve Tony Blair's Labour government and presumably did underwrite the demise of the Tamil insurgency.

In the closing stages of the war, New Delhi played all sides, always sharing the concern of the international community over the humanitarian situation and alleged civilian casualties in the Sri Lanka military campaign, but discouraging any move by the West to halt the operations. The gullible West was stunned by the military brilliance of Prabhakaran's fighting force and initially. was only keen to weaken the LTTE.

An appreciation of the thinking of the perpetrators of the horrible genocide of Tamils, the USA, the UK, and India, during the very short period, a matter of 25 days from from April 23, 2009 to May 18, 2009, tells all. In their thrill and enthusiasm of finishing off great Prabhakaran and his brilliant fighters, they simply didn't think of the civilians or the possible consequences.

On April 23, Mr. Burleigh wrote ( 203792: confidential) of his meeting that day with the Indian Foreign Secretary.

Mr. Menon told him that in a phone call to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later that day, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee would propose that the U.S. and India coordinate an international effort to force the Sri Lanka government “to take appropriate political steps to bring stability to Sri Lanka and a return to normalcy in the Tamil regions.”

He told Mr. Burleigh that the Indian Cabinet had decided to make “a new appeal to pause military operations” and provide relief to civilians trapped in the war zone.

Mr. Menon and Mr. Narayanan then made a quick visit to Colombo on April 24. On their return, the NSA told Mr. Burleigh, in a cable sent on April 25 ( 204118: confidential), that the Sri Lanka President had “more or less” committed to “a cessation of hostilities”.

Mr. Rajapakse would make the announcement on April 27 after consulting his Cabinet. Mr. Narayanan asked the U.S. to “keep quiet” about it until it came.

The announcement did come, but not for a cessation of hostilities. Declaring that combat operations had ended, the Sri Lanka government announced heavy-calibre weapons would no longer be used. The Defence Ministry warned this was not a cessation of hostilities or ceasefire, and said the push into a 10-km swathe of land where the LTTE leader and the members of his inner circle were holed in would continue.

Briefing Delhi-based diplomats during his May 6-7 visit, Des Browne, the U.K. special envoy, said he believed Sri Lanka could be forced through monetary inducements to accept a post-conflict role for the international community, according to the cable sent on May 13, 2009 ( 206806: confidential).

“At the end of the day they'll want the money,” Mr. Burleigh quoted the U.K. special envoy as saying. Mr. Browne noted that the government had expended “vast resources” for the war, and emphasised India's “unique role” in the post-conflict scene.

But it appears that the U.S. was worried India might shy away from such a role, and Mr. Burliegh suggested in his cable that “the time is ripe to press India to work more concretely with us on Sri Lanka issues.

During this period alone 67,000 civilians were slaughtered. The world was simply watching. Why?

Sri Lanka, India and the Imperialist Forces USA, UK were killing Tamils each with different agenda. Further during the past 65 years, Tamils were killed solely on account of the fact that they were Tamils, like the way Jews were killed simply because they were Jews.

The Rajapakses demonetized the Tamil insurgency to annihilate the Eelam Tamils; over a couple of millions killed or massacred, displaced, starved, deprived of livelihood and driven out of Sri Lanka as refugees.

The excesses of the Sri Lanka genocide naturally conditioned and shaped world opinion, changing into supporting the Eelam Tamil cause which is basically about saving Tamil lives.

By Nadarajah Balasubramaniam (PFLT-UK) 8th June 2012


Based in London, Nadarajah 'Bala' Balasubramaniam is a contributing writer who also serves as Chairman / Leader of People's Front of Liberation Tigers.

His life as a journalist begins with the Sri Lanka Tamil Diaspora. This event which began shortly after WWII and heated up violently in the 1970's and 80's, has caused a 20% decline in the population of the Tamil Sri Lanka culture in the last 30 years alone. Born in Jaffna, Bala also spent part of his life working in Colombo, but like so many, he lost his house and escaped from the 1983 pogrom, the year remembered for a murderous event against Tamils known as 'Black July' which left thousands dead.

When Mr. Balasubramaniam left Sri Lanka with his wife and three sons and went to work in the Middle-east, where he worked as a telecom engineer. In 1989 he moved to the UK mainly because of his children's education. Nadarajah Balasubramaniam has been associated with the liberation struggle of Tamil Eelam since 1972.



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Thiruchelvam June 29, 2012 4:03 am (Pacific time)

EELAM or EEZHAM is a Tamil-only, mono-ethnic state the Tamil Tigers wanted to carve out. The very Nazi-like state would be only for Tamils, which is why the Tmail Tigers ethnically cleansed the North and East of Sri Lanka of all other ethnic groups in the 1990s. These are facts, please research.

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