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25 February 2006
விடுதலையின் வாசலில் -
Convention Hall, Frieberg, Switzerland - Thousands of
Tamils greet LTTE Delegation to
Talks. Speeches in Tamil by -
Political Wing Leader,
Member of LTTE, V.Balakumaran in Tamil National Television on the Geneva
Talks, 27 February 2006 and 2.
Anton Balasingham interview with
Sunday Leader after Geneva Talks, 26 February 2006 "... I told the (Sri Lanka) delegation that I have come with a specific mandate from
Pirapaharan to only talk about the implementation of the
Cease Fire Agreement. I said we will
walk out if anybody raises anything or starts discussing constitutional or legal
problems pertaining to this document. I said the moment you claim the CFA is
incorrect, then you are coming out of the CFA. That means you are
giving two weeks notice for the resumption of hostilities. You
better think very carefully, I said...."
more pictures at
10 January 2006
Large crowds attend Resurgence Convention in Muttur east
[TamilNet, January 10, 2006]
Large number of Tamils thronged the grounds of Kadatkaraichchenai, a
village in Muttur east for Tamil National Resurgence Convention, the first
in the New Year in the northeast province held Tuesday evening. Thousands
walked from several villages in the divisions of Vaakarai, Verugal and
Eachilampathu to Kadatkaraichchenai, a village in the Muttur east, sources
Mr.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the LTTE,
parliamentarians Mr.Thurairatnasingham and Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam and other
activists are seen at the convention. All roads leading to the venue of the
convention were gaily decorated with red and yellow flags and banners were
displayed at every junction from Vakarai to Kadatkaraichchenai, the sources
Mrs. Gunanayagam Nageswary, mother of Black Tiger Major Jeyam lit the flame
Mr.Thiryagarasapillai Arulananthan, father of Lt.Sivajini and
Lt.Sathananthan (sister and brother) lit the common flame of sacrifice.
Mr.Pathakutty Arasaretnam, father Major Thamilmaran and Mr.Kuttiyan, a
member of auxiliary force (both brothers) hoisted the Thamileelam national
Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district parliamentarian and
Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam, Jaffna district parliamentarian of the Tamil National
Alliance (TNA), Mr.S.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the LTTE
and several other Tamil activities participated in the rally, the sources
27 October 2005
Resurgence event emphasizes Vavuniya Declaration, urges EU to
Thousands of people gathered in Vavuniya Urban Council
grounds Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to reaffirm
July 27 Vavuniya Declaration. Tamil National Alliance
parliamentarians, academics, religious leaders and social
activists attended the event which also urged the European Union
to reconsider its stand on travel restrictions on Liberation
Tigers officials on visiting EU member states. Vavuniya was the
venue of the initial Tamil National Resurgence Conference that
proclaimed that an environment must be created to enable Tamils
to decide their political destiny calling for the Sri Lankan
Armed forces to vacate the land and seas of NorthEast.
வவுனியாவில் நடைபெற்ற தேசிய எழுச்சி மாநாட்டு நிகழ்வின்
22 October 2005
Declaration demands SL troops to vacate NorthEast
Tamil speaking people in large numbers from north, west and south
of the Trincomalee district attended the Tamil National Resurgence
Convention in the Playground located along the Inner Harbour Road in
the east port city which is controlled by the Sri Lanka Army.
Co-ordinating Committee of the Tamil national Resurgence in
Trincomalee District, in the declaration, demanded the Sri Lanka
troops to vacate the NorthEast land and seas and declared that the
rally "demonstrates to the international community the thirst for
freedom of the Tamil nation."
Human rights activist-lawyer
Mr.K.Sivapalan reading the Trincomalee Declaration
at the end of Tamil National Resurgence
ConventionHuman rights activist-lawyer
Mr.K.Sivapalan reading the Trincomalee Declaration
at the end of Tamil National Resurgence Convention
After a half century since the independence of the Sinhala
nation, Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism has shut all the doors to a
democratic and peaceful settlement of the problems of the Tamil
In this context, we the Tamil speaking people inhabiting our
traditional homeland are forced to place our desperate and
perilous plight before the international community.
We the Tamils had our own Government in this Island before the
European invasion. The British Government forced upon us the
unitary form of Government for their colonial administrative
convenience and annexed the Tamil Nation to the Sinhala Nation.
When the British quit this country in 1948, they handed over the
governance to the numerically majority Sinhalese.
Thus after improperly acquiring the governance of the country,
the Sinhala race used their numerical majority to mistreat and
oppress our people.
Citizenship legislation was enacted to disenfranchise hundreds
of thousands of plantation Tamils. With the 'Sinhala Only'
legislation, Tamils were deprived of their rights to language
and employment. Emergency regulations and Prevention of
Terrorism Act, as they are applied even today during the
Ceasefire Agreement period, furthered the complete denial of
Human Rights of the Tamils. Through systematic State sponsored
colonization our traditional habitations were taken over by the
Sinhalese adversely altering our demographic distribution and
right to life especially in the East and more particularly in
the Trincomalee District thereby making it impossible for Tamils
to live in peace even in their own town, chosen by Tamil
speaking as the Capital of the Tamil Nation.
Against such oppression and discrimination the Tamil leadership
of yester years protested with peaceful non-violent political
campaigns. Although as a result of it, Agreements such as
"Banda-Chelva Pact 1957", "Dudley-Chelva Pact-1965" were entered
into, they were both abrogated unilaterally due to the Sinhala
Buddhist extremism led by sections of the Buddhist monks and
Sinhala opposition party leaders.
The 1972 Republican Constitution and the 1978 Constitution with
the Executive Presidential system were introduced without the
participation or ratification of the Tamil people or their
elected representatives, retaining Sinhalese as the Official
Language of the country and making Buddhism the foremost
religion of the State paving the way for racial and religious
discrimination. The Constitution that should serve justice
became the embodiment of injustice.
Considering the futility of winning over their rights and
realizing that there was no Sinhala Statesman who will rise to
the occasion and bring about a solution, the Tamils passed the
Vaddukoddai Resolution on 14th May 1976 and on overwhelming
Mandate was given by the people of the North-East in the 1976
Parliamentary Elections through ballot foe secession.
The majoritarian Sinhala State continuously brutally crushed the
just struggle of Tamils using their armed forces composed almost
entirely of the Sinhalese. Due to this the Tamil youth were
forced to take up arms to ensure the protection of Tamil
speaking people. It was as a result of the armed struggle by the
LTTE under the able guidance of our national leader that the
State came down to start the peace talks under the facilitation
of the Norwegians.
Three and a half years of cessation of hostilities, brought
about in order to find a solution that will meet the just
aspirations of the Tamil speaking people is being used by the
Sinhala chauvinistic forces to further oppress and weaken them
and to fortify their intransigent position.
In this difficult situation, the Tamil resurgence Day is taking
place in Trincomalee. With State colonization continuing, all
the rights of the Tamils being denied and racial discrimination
continuing, Tamil speaking people in their traditional homeland
have gathered in numbers to show their feeling against such
The main objective of this Trincomalee Tamil National Resurgence
Day will be to demonstrate to the international community the
thirst for freedom of the Tamil nation for over half a century.
It would also urge the international community that they should
not yield to the deceit of the Sinhala chauvinist governments
and other forces.
Tamil speaking people desire to show their opposition to the
action arbitrarily taken against the LTTE by the European Union
without indictment, trial or judgement-the essential elements of
the Rule of Law, under the Chairmanship of the British who have
for years reaped the benefit of the Trincomalee Harbour and
Naval Yard by its occupation.
We therefore urge the European Union to be realistic, if they
want to change the situation that has been created by the
extremist forces on the ground against peace, and consider
lifting their stand that LTTE delegations will not be welcomed
to their member countries.
Wherefore we demand through this Declaration that the occupying
Sinhala Armed Forces do vacate our land and seas with immediate
We proclaim that an environment should be created to enable us
to decide our destiny in our land on our own strength and for
our people to continue to rise as a formidable force to procure
the goal of a sacred and higher life of freedom.
Whilst making the above Declaration, we seek the recognition by
the international community of our basic rights and life of
freedom with peace on the basis of our traditional homeland, our
nationhood and self-rule and struggle for sovereignty.
16 October 2005
Consortium of Tamil organizations in Trincomalee prepare for Trinco
Resurgence Convention - "One leader, Under one flag, We stand
united" [TamilNet, October 16, 2005 12:26 GMT]
Consortium of Tamil organizations in Trincomalee began
distributing leaflets announcing the Tamil Resurgence Convention
scheduled to be held on 22 October Saturday at the Children's Park
in front of the Youth Cultural Hall, from 9 a.m. till 12 noon,
sources in Trinco said. The leaflet written in Tamil under the
heading "One leader, Under one flag, We stand united, Victory
assured," was addressed to the Tamil speaking people in Trincomalee,
contained the following statements:
"We invite all Tamil speaking people of Trincomalee to participate
in large numbers to openly express their feelings to,
- tell the International Community and the Government of
Sri Lanka that we Tamil speaking people unitedly stand
behind our National Leader,
- urge the International Community to recognize
right to self-determination,
- request the European Union to reconsider
its stand against the Liberation Tigers,
- emphasize to the International community and to the Sri
Lanka Government that
Tamils and Liberation Tigers are one and the same,
- urge the International community to condemn the
Government of Sri Lanka's
oppression, human rights violations against Tamil speaking
people and, violations of
Cease Fire Agreement (CFA), and
- express our unreserved support to the
Vavuniya declaration of
2 October 2005
Pongu Thamizh support in Australia
நீதியானது, நியாயமானது, தர்மத்தின்பாற்பட்டது" -
சிட்ணியில் வவுனியா பிரகடனத்திற்கு ஆதரவாக இடம்பெற்ற கூட்டத்தில்
ஆற்றிய உரை more
"Federal Members of Australian parliament, Ms Julie Owens,
and John Murphy, Chairman of International Commission of Jurists
Justice John Dowd and several hundred Tamils from Sydney and
adjoining counties participated in an event held at the Ryde
Civic Center in Sydney Sunday in support of the Tamil Resurgence
events being held by fellow Tamils in the NorthEast. The event
was organized by the Australasian Federation of Tamil
Associations (AFTA), an umbrella organization of Tamil groups in
the region.Representatives of more than thirty member
organizations participated in lighting the flame of resurgence
at the beginning of the event presided by AFTA chairman
Mr Ana Pararajasingham. The
key note speaker,
John Dowd, a prominent Australian Human Rights Activist, and
Chairman of the International Commission of Jurists drew
attention to the need to keep the international community
informed of developing political situation in Sri Lanka. Rev
John Barr, the National Secretary of the Uniting Church in
Australia and Tamil activists and political commentators
Mrs. Margaret Pararajasingham,
Siven Seevanayagam, and
2 October 2005
Mylvaganam on Pongu Thamil in Jaffna at Sangam.Org
"I had the greatest pleasure of visiting Jaffna on Sept. 30,
2005 to participate in the Pongu Thamil celebrations. I left
Kilinochchi at 12.00 noon. When I drove through Pallai I was
able to see the decorations on the roads. In Kodikamam all the
shops were closed and there were nothing but Red & Yellow flags.
The same atmosphere existed in Chavakachchheri, Kaithady and
Navatkuli as well. As I neared Jaffna I was able to see cars,
motorcycles and bicycles with the same flag. Even in front of
houses the same colours decorated the area. I wanted to take a
shortcut to Tinnaveli junction by cutting through Kalviyankadu.
But I had to stop within 500 metres as there was a traffic
30 September 2005
நடைபெற்ற பொங்கு தமிழ் நிகழ்வின் ஒலித்தொகுப்புக்கள்
Thousands attend Jaffna Pongu Thamil rally -
எழுகின்ற கடல் அலையே... புதிய வழிகாட்டும் கதிர் ஒளியே...
"...More than two hundred thousand people attended the Tamil
Resurgence celebrations in Jaffna Friday at Jaffna University
Grounds calling for the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to vacate the Tamil
homeland and declaring that the
to self-determination is non-negotiable. Speakers at the
rally said the event recognizes the Vavuniya proclamation and
one-sided punitive measures taken by the European Union against
the Liberation Tigers. .."
30 September 2005
International Federation of
Tamils to Yarl Pongu Thamizh
"..அன்பு பொங்கும் யாழ் பொங்குதமிழ் சமூகமே!, உஙக்ள் பொங்கு
தமிழ் எழுச்சி எட்டுத்திக்கும் பரவும் வகை செய்வோம்! இலங்கைத்தீவின் வடக்குக்கிழக்குத் தமிழீழ தாயகம் பொங்குதமிழின்
எழுச்சியினால் சிவந்து கிடப்பதை உணர்வுடனும், உரிமையுடனும் போற்றி,
இன்றைய யாழ் பொங்குதமிழ் எழுச்சி வெற்றி பெற அனைத்துலக தமிழ் சமூகம
தமிழர்களின் தாகம் தமிழீழத் தாயகம்... "
29 September 2005
Jaffna gets ready for sixth Tamil Resurgence Convention
"...All roads in Jaffna district will lead to University
Grounds Friday September 30 where the Tamil Resurgence
Convention, is to be held. This is sixth in the series of such
conferences held in recent months, first
Vavuniya, second in
Batticaloa, next in
Killinochchi, fourth in
Mullaitivu and fifth held at
Mannar Wednesday. The
objective of the convention is to reaffirm
the declaration proclaimed
at Vavuniya convention appealing to the international
community to recognize
self-determination rights of the Tamil speaking people in
the northeast province... final Tamil Resurgence Convention
to be held in Trincomalee, sources said."
தேசிய எழுச்சி பிரகடன நிகழ்வின்
Message from Ryerson Tamil
Students Association, Toronto - றயர்சன்
பல்கலைக்கழகத் தமிழ் மாணவர் மன்றம் " பொங்கியெழுந்து புதுப்பரணி படைக்க
எதிர்வரும் 30ம் நாள் யாழில் நடைபெறவுள்ள “பொங்குதமிழ் 2005” எனும்
எழுச்சி நிகழ்வுக்காக தங்களை தயார்ப்படுத்திக் கொண்டிருக்கும் எம்
தமிழீழ மக்களே!... தமிழர் தரப்பு அபிலாசைகளை, உரிமைகளை நியாயங்களை
வெளிக்கொண்டு வருவதற்காக ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்ட பொங்குதமிழ் இன்று கடல்
கடந்து, கண்டங்கள் கடந்து தமிழ்மக்களால் உணர்வு பூர்வமாக மேற்கொண்டு
வருவது யாவரும் அறிந்ததே...
Message from Academic
Society of Tamil Students, Ottawa, Canada "
கடல்கள் கடந்து நாம் பரந்திருந்தாலும், உணர்வுகளால்
ஒன்றுபட்டிருக்கிறோம்....தமிழ் மக்கள் ஒன்றிணைந்து நம்
Message from Carleton
University Tamil Students Association
வாழ்த்துக்கள் - தமிழ்ப் படைபபாளிகள் கழகம், கனடா
"இப் பொங்கு தமிழ் பொன்நாளில்
கண்டம் விட்டுக் கண்டம்
தாயக விடுதலைப் பயிருக்கு நாளும் பொழுதும் நீர் வார்ப்போம் எனச் சூளுரைக்கிறோம்!.."
யாழ் பொங்குதமிழ் ஏற்பாட்டுக்குழு
அறிக்கை - யாழ்பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில்
பிரகடனத்தை வலியுறுத்தி குடாநாட்டில்
மக்கள் எழுச்சிப் போராட்டம்...
தனியரசுக் கோரிக்கையை சர்வதேச சமூகம்
அங்கிகரிக்க வேண்டும் என்பதை வலியுறுத்தி
30ம் திகதி யாழ்குடாநாட்டில்
“பொங்குதமிழ் 2005” எழுச்சி நிகழ்வு... தமிழ் இனம்
தனது தாயகப் பிரதேசத்தில்,
தமிழீழத் தனியரசை சர்வதேசம் அங்கீகரிக்க
வேண்டும்....இதற்கு ஈழத்தமிழ் மக்களால்
Teachers begin work towards Pongu Thamizh in Jaffna,
hundred pre-school teachers from Teachers Technical
Colleges across Jaffna district assembled near the
Thileepan Memorial near Nallur Kandaswamy temple
Tuesday morning to inaugurate the action plan for
village awakening activity for the forthcoming Tamil
Resurgence Celebrations in Jaffna, sources in Jaffna
said. Head of National Resurgence Consortium, Mr
Solomon Susiril, welcomed the teachers and
officially started the event after paying floral
tribute to the
Thileepan memorial.Secretary for the Jaffna
National Resurgence Consortium K Sivagnanasekaram
presided the event. Other officials, N
Navaratnarajah and V Chandrasekaram also
participated in the event.
Thiyaga Theepam Thileepan - தியாக தீபம் திலீபன்
- Sanmugam Sabesan, 20 September 2004 "தியாகி திலீபன்சொன்ன- செய்தி என்ன? "இந்த இனம் - இந்தத் தமிழினம் அடங்காது!
. ...அடக்கு முறைக்கு அது வளைந்து
கொடுக்காது!. பேரம் பேசாது - விட்டுக் கொடுக்காது. ஆயுதம் இல்லாவிட்டாலும் - உணவு
... அது தொடர்ந்து போராடும். தன்னுடைய
சர்வதேச அரங்கிலே - நாங்களும்
அன்னை தமிழுக்கு - இங்கு
அரசொன்று வேண்டும்! தமிழ்
தனியரசு மலர வேண்டும்!
எழுச்சிக்கு ஆயத்தமாகிய பெண் செயலாளிகள் அரங்கு "...வீரம் விளைகிறது பெண்ணின் நெஞ்சிலே,
பாச ஒளி வீசி தாய் மண் விடிய வா,
என்று எழுச்சி பெருக பெண் செயலாளிகள் புறப்பட்டுவிட்டனர்..."
Tens of thousands attend Ponngu Thamizh in Mullaithivu
- தமிழீழமே எங்கள்
தேசிய எழுச்சி பிரகடன நிகழ்வின் ஒலித்தொகுப்புக்கள்
of thousands of people from Mullaitivu district,
including the tsunami ravaged coastal areas
participated in the Tamil Resurgence event held at Malathi Sports Ground, Puthukudiyiruppu, Wednesday
evening at 3:30 p.m. The event was organised by the
Tamil National Resurgence Task Force in support of the
Vavuniya Declaration. Red-Yellow bi-colour flags
were seen flying in all parts of Mullaithivu. Tamil
National Alliance parliamentarians, academics and
religious dignitaries were present at the gathering.
One of the handbills issued at the event
addressed to the International Community, urged
Tamil self rule.
"Extend your moral
support achieve self rule with just peace and
our traditional homeland."
"Help us to
live in our homeland with Self Rule in peace with
the Sinhala South."
"Peace, Reconciliation and Co-existance
are norms set and insisted upon by the International
Community. We respect these norms. We Tamils too
aspire for same."
"The Vavuniya Declaration which
includes in it, aspects of Traditional Homeland,
Nationhood and Self Rule was made on this basis.
This declaration reveals our yearnings."
influence and pressure to achieve this without
"Let Colombo know that We
have reached a breaking point," the handbill said.
The event was concluded around 8:00 p.m.
One Hundred Thousand Tamils attend Pongu Thamizh in
தேசிய எழுச்சி பிரகடன நிகழ்வின் ஒலித்தொகுப்புக்கள்
கிளிநொச்சி தேசிய எழுச்சி பிரகடன நிகழ்வின் படத்தொகுப்பு -
பாகம் 1 -
Around one hundred thousand people from various
parts of the Vanni mainland took part in the Tamil
national resurgence event held in Kilinochchi on
Thursday. The event was held in support of the
27 Vavuniya Convention and was organised by the
Tamil Resurgence Task Force. The entire township was
decorated with felicitation arches and yellow and
red bi-colour flags with a festive appearance.
"This event would inform the world that time is
ripe for us to decide our own destiny," Mr. M.
Sivabalan, president of the Task Force told TamilNet.
The event ceremonially began at 4:00 p.m. in
Kilinochchi common playground. The organisers, who
had urged the people in the district to expresses
their support by participating in the event, branded
the day as "a day of great historical importance for
Kilinochchi"." An ocean like mammoth gathering of
people here will declare to Colombo and to the world
community our sentiments and aspirations," the
Trincomalee District Tamil Peoples Forum, Professor
C.Mohanathas, Vice Chancellor, Jaffna University,
Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy, Deputy Provincial Director of
health Services, Killinochchi, Rev.Fr. Karunairatnam,
Director, NESHOR, parliamentarians Messrs Selvam
Adaikalanathan, S.Kanagaretnam, S.Sivanesan,
S.Jeyananthamoorthy and K.Pathmanathan, Mr.S.Thangan,
Deputy Political head of the LTTE and several others
spoke in the four hour event urging the
International community to recognize and support the
sovereignty and the
freedom struggle of the
Mr. T. Pirapaharan, President of the Tamil
resurgence Movement Task Force in Killinochchi
district presided. Ms. Thamilchelvi Shanmuganathan,
wife of Maj. Wimal, an LTTE fighter died in the war
with the Sri Lankan forces and Mr. Muttusamy
Arunachalam, father of Major Kamal who died in the
war with the Indian IPKF forces, lit the traditional
oil lamp. Mr. Muthuvel Seevaratnam, father of LTTE's
Capt. Vannan who died
in the war with the Indian
forces hoisted the Thamileelam national flag.
Mr.S.Pasupathipillai, Secretary of the Tamil
Resurgence Movement in Killinochchi district lit the
flame of resurgence, which was followed by ten
others. Mr.A.Velamalihithan, Secretary of the Tamil
Resurgence Movement, Killinochchi district read out
the Declaration. Mr.Pasupathipillai proposed vote of
The A9 route near Kilinochchi remained closed and an
alternative route for traffic was provided by the
organisers and the Tamileelam Police.
Pongu Thamizh Conference in Vavuniya,
Tamil national resurgence conference with more than
one thousand Tamil national activists comprising
academics, writers, religious dignitaries,
representatives of civil organisations and the Tamil
National Alliance (TNA) MPs from Amparai, Batticaloa,
Trincomalee, Jaffna, Vanni and Mannar, began in
Vavuniya at 10:30 a.m on Wednesday, 27 July 2005 at
Vairavapuliyankulam Children's Park. Leaders of the
Up-Country Peoples Front (UPF) and the Western
Province Peoples' Front (WPPF) also
participated in the conference.
The Vavuniya Proclamation
in Southern Sri Lanka today is wrought by
Buddhist Chauvinism. This has completely shut the
door to a democratic settlement to the conflict of
the Tamil speaking population.
In this context, we, the Tamil speaking people
inhabiting the traditional Tamil homeland, place our
desperate and perilous plight before the
international community and seek justice and
We, the Tamils have inhabited this land as an
independent nation before the European occupation.
The Tamil and Sinhala nations were amalgamated in
1833 when the British introduced a unitary structure
resulting in the loss of our sovereignty. We wish to
point out that in 1948 the departing British left
Tamil sovereignty in the hands of the Sinhala
Thus after the inappropriate acquisition of
sovereignty, parliamentary majority was used to
mistreat and oppress our people. Citizenship
legislations were enacted
to disenfranchise hundreds
of thousands of plantation Tamils. With the
only legislation Tamils were deprived of rights to
their Language and employment.
Terrorism and Emergency Acts furthered the complete
denial of human rights for Tamils. Through
systematic Sinhala colonisation, our traditional
habitations were subjected to land grabs devastating
our demographic distribution and right to life.
Not only legislations but Sri Lankan Constitution
was designed as an instrument of oppression. Section
29 of the Constitution to safeguard the minority
rights introduced by the Solbury Commission
removed in 1972 through the Socialist Democratic
Republic Constitution without Tamil participation.
Through the changed constitution
Buddhism was made
the official religion paving the way for racial and
religious discrimination. The constitution brought
in 1978 further reinforced this. Thus, the
Constitution that should serve justice became the
embodiment of injustice.
Against such racial oppression the Tamil leadership
of yester years protested with peaceful non-violent
political campaigns. The Sinhala rulers encountered
such protests with political agreements later to be
1957 Banda –Chelva agreement and
Dudley – Chelva agreement are cited as evidence.
Peaceful protests were reciprocated with
rape and genocide.
On the face of such oppression, in the early 1970s
the Tamils were forced to take up arms for their
self protection and freedom.
Realising the futility of achieving political
settlement via non violent pursuits the then Tamil
leaderships made the
Vaddukkoddai Resolution on 14
May 1976. In the 1977 Sri Lanka parliamentary
elections they received
the mandate from the Tamil
people through the ballot box for secession.
Forced to pursue an armed struggle, we rose under
the guidance of a national leader who adores our
land and our people and a determined army capable of
conventional warfare. As a result, we rose to
enunciate the reality that we were a separate nation
of people in the Island to the world arena.
During the time of conflict,
the just proposals for
political settlement made by Tamil parties, at
various peace talks were all dismissed. Land
genocidal killings continued unabated.
Indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling of
schools, places of worship and heavily populated
civilian areas mercilessly killed children and the
Due to the many military offensives, the Tamil
people were displaced and made refugees in their own
land. The Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists justified
such state terrorism under the fašade of a ‘state’.
However, our struggle for liberation advanced
victoriously against occupying forces. Our people
rose in strength as the force behind this struggle
In this historic context, administrative
structures for the governance are being instituted
for the Tamil people.
Sri Lankan government had come to realise the
futility of a military victory over our national
liberation struggle. At the same time, the
international community approached our national
leadership seeking an opportunity for a peaceful
resolution of the conflict. Our leadership
forward to unilaterally declare a ceasefire.
Left with no viable alternatives, and relenting to
international pressure, Sri Lankan government
consented to a ceasefire agreement with LTTE, the
sole representatives of the Tamil people. On
22.2.2002 with the facilitation of the Government of
Norway, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingha and the
Tamil National Leader V Prabahakaran
signed a Cease
Following the agreement, six rounds of peace talks
were conducted and as an interim measure, proposals
were formulated for an interim administration.
However, the talks were stalled because the Sri
Lankan government refused to pursue dialogue.
The Tamil expectations for the return to normalcy
for the past three years have failed to materialise.
Our lush and fertile fields and rich seas have been
seized by Sinhala forces and controlled as high
security zones depriving us our livelihoods.
Even after Tsunami disaster that shook the world,
Sinhala hegemonic attitude has prevailed exemplified
by the fate that befell the proposed Tsunami Joint
mechanism. The world is now a witness to the
hardened hearts seeped in Buddhist Chauvinistic
Disregarding all this, the Sinhala leaders are
entangled in a struggle for power. The government
has again resorted to military pacts and expansions
with a view to crushing the Tamil struggle for their
rights. We hasten to stress that these moves are at
hand while the international community is engaged in
peace efforts in the island of Sri Lanka.
We have ascertained yet again, that the Sri Lankan
rulers will not initiate any just solution for the
Tamil speaking people. We believe that the
international community too would have realized this
fact from the activities during the period of the
cease fire agreement.
For such apparent reasons we are forced by Sinhala
Buddhist chauvinists to take definitive decisions.
Therefore, we demand through this proclamation that
the occupying Sinhala forces must vacate our land
and seas with immediate effect.
We proclaim that an environment must be created to
enable us to decide our destiny and our people are
continuing to rise as a force to procure the goal of
a sacred and higher life of freedom.
At the same time while making this proclamation, we
seek the recognition by the international community
of our basic rights and life of freedom with peace
on the basis of our traditional homeland, our
nationhood and self rule and struggle for
'Voice of Tamil
Nation' Rally in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam
Fourth anniversary of Pongu Thamil Declaration held in
An event to mark the fourth anniversary of the
first Tamil Resurgence Movement (Pongu Tamil) was
held on 17 January 2005 morning in the Jaffna
University premises amid large crowd. A public
meeting was also held in the Kailasapathy
Auditorium. Mr.C. Ilamparithi, Jaffna district
political head of the LTTE delivered the keynote
address. Professor C.Mohanathas, Vice Chancellor of
the Jaffna University lit the common flame of
sacrifice followed by Mr.C.Ilamparithi, Professor
Sivachchandran, Lecturer Mr. Arasaretnam and
Mr.N.Paramanathan, Chairman of the Jaffna
Humanitarian Agencies Consortium.
crowds at Canada's Pongu Thamil 2004"Canadian Tamil Radio (CTR) broadcasters estimated a
record gathering of close to 75,000 people at the Pongu Thamil
(Tamil uprising) event at Queens Park in Toronto
Thamil 2004 Geneva, Europe
strong massive convergence of Tamils of the island of
Sri Lanka in Geneva for their International Pongu Thamil
(Tamil Resurgence) from various parts of Europe, from
far away places like Rome, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm,
Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris is to echo the
near unanimous voice of millions of Tamils at home
expressed in the series of Pongu Thamil held all over
Thamil Eelam and in the recently concluded Parliamentary
Elections of Sri Lanka. Pongu Thamil is the movement
initiated by the Youth of the Jaffna University to raise
national unity and consciousness among the Tamils .."
Thamizh in Batti-Amparai
2003, Mannar, Tamil Eelam"More than thirty thousand people
packed the Mannar town grounds Wednesday for Pongu
Thamil Wednesday. Large processions led by political and
religious leaders started from three corners of the
Mannar town at 3. 30 p.m. and converged on the ground
one hour later. "We want our land", "soldiers! Go back
to your homes", the marchers shouted.
The processions were led by Sri Lanka's Minister for
Community Development, Mr.Periyasamy Chandrasekaran,
Tamil National Alliance MPs Mr. Selvam Adaikalanathan (Vanni),
Mr. Nadarajah Raviraj (Jaffna), Mr.Appathurai
Vinayagamoorthy (Jaffna), Mr. Chandra Nehru (Amparai),
Mr. Sivasakthi Ananthan (Vanni) Mr."Vellimalai"
Krishnapillai (Batticaloa), Mr.S.Thurairatnasingham
(Trincomalee) and the Bishop of Mannar, Rt. Rev. Rayappu
Thamil 2003 in Vavuniya, Tamil Eelam"Thousands of
Tamil men, women and students from all walks of life thronged the urban council
grounds in Vavuniya Wednesday evening from five corners of the town to attend
the Pongu Thamil festival meeting. Processions that commenced from the Vavuniya Tamil Maha
Vidiyalayam and Irambaikulam St Anthony's Church were
led by Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians
Mr.Selvam Adaikalanathan and Mr.Raja Kuhaneswaran
respectively. TNA parliamentarians Mr.N.Raviraj and
Mr.Mavai Senathirajah led the procession that commenced
from Jaffna road. TNA parliamentarians
Mr.A.Vinayagamoorthy and Mr.Sivasakthi Anandan led the
procession from Poonthottam junction and
Thamil to be held in Vavuniya
Thamil in Jaffna urges steps to permanent peace
Pongu Thamil 2003, Jaffna,
Tamil Eelam "Around hundred and
fifty thousand people crammed the Jaffna Medical College
grounds and its environs for the Pongu Thamil rally
Friday said the organisers of the event. .."
want our land' - Second Pongu Thamil theme
Thamizh in British Columbia, Canada
Thamizh in Ottawa
2002 in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam "Over sixty thousand people
attended 'Pongu Thamil' (Upsurge) rally held at Jaffna
University medical faculty grounds Wednesday afternoon,
journalists in the northern peninsula said. Processions
from Nallur Kandasamy Temple premises, Kokuvil Hindu
College premises and Saththiram junction commenced
around 2 p.m. and reached the venue of the rally around
four p.m. Most of the roads in the Jaffna peninsula were
gaily decorated with red and yellow flags.
Thamil will continue'- Sampanthan
thousand at Trinco 'Pongu Tamil', Tamil Eelam
swarm Vavuniya for self-determination rally
Thamil nailed Chandrika's canard' - Students' Union
Tamil protestors demand self-determination at Pongu
Thamil' draws thousands in Batticaloa, Tamil Eelam
Tamil continues in East Tamil Eelam
Pongu Thamil demonstration in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam