"I want a Tamil Government... I want a Tamil country... That country I
dream of is coming up in Sri Lanka's Jaffna. I went there to
salute that land.."
Tamil Nadu, India Madurai, Dec 6 : Dalit Panthers of India
leader T Tirumavalavan today disclosed that he had recently
visited 'Eelam' (Tamil-dominated areas in Sri Lanka) to "salute
"Police were searching my whereabouts when I did not participate
in an agitation called by the Tamil Protection Movement (led by
him) in Chennai last month. Now I tell you, where did I go. I
want a Tamil Government... I want a Tamil country... That
country I dream of is coming up in Sri Lanka's Jaffna. I went
there to salute that land," he said addressing a demonstration
to press for making Tamil as the language of the Madras High
Court bench here.
Tirumavalavan said he also went to Jaffna to meet the LTTE
leaders with whom DPI was "having good friendship". About 20 Sri
Lankan MPs gave him a "warm welcome." "The so called Dravidian
leaders, who claimed that Tamil was their breath, could not do
anything in the last 30 years of their rule to make Tamil the
official language. However, in Eelam, LTTE leader Prabhakaran
was able to make Tamil official language at all levels," he
About 500 persons, including advocates, participated in the
agitation, organised by the 'Tamil Protection Movement'.
He said the movement's weekly agitation to "retrieve and save"
Tamil would be held till their demand to make it the official
language at all levels was met.