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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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July 2005 -

 

28 July 2005 Conflict Resolution: Tamil Eelam Sri Lanka to include Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam - Briefing to US Congress Human Rights Caucus

"..Every constitution gets its legitimacy only from the people giving their consent. The Tamils did not give their consent to the Sri Lankan constitution. They do not owe their allegiance to the Sri Lankan Constitution. Indeed, the Sri Lankan constitution, which does not provide a political space for the Tamils to articulate their grievances and seek redress is the main cause for the armed conflict..." more

 28 July 2005 Tamil National Forum to include

Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan -

1. Pigs are Flying in Batticaloa!

"...Jeyaraj is a master of ‘hide and seek’... Check again his ..sentence . “The espionage agency of at least one country has provided financial aid"…This is presented by Jeyaraj as a big finding, while every Tamil child in Jaffna, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Vavuniya would name names. That espionage agency has an acronym RAW and its headquarters are in New Delhi.  ..the entire puppet show is being run by the Indians (UNP, SLFP, JVP- on the Sinhalese side; Karuna, Anandasangaree and other tamil paramilitaries, on the Tamil side). This is an open secret to all in Sri Lanka. So, now the only game in town is LTTE (Eelam Tamils) vs Indian tentacles, namely - the RAW. Now, RAW has access to any place or any facility in Sri Lanka, except in LTTE-controlled areas..." more

2. Candid Thoughts on ‘Black July 1983’- - Revisiting Mervyn de Silva's Writing of January 1984  "The horrendous events of July 1983 which scarred the bodies, minds and properties of Eelam Tamils deserve to be remembered annually. But, I felt that its better to re-read what one of the erudite Sinhalese journalists or our generation, Mervyn de Silva, contributed to the Far Eastern Economic Review (Hongkong) magazine six months later. In two a two-page commentary, he had contributed a history tutorial to those who like to learn, why Sinhalese and Tamils have never mingled in the blessed island. What Mervyn de Silva wrote then still has lot of relevance..." more

Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia - வேளை வருகின்ற வேளை! "தமிழீழ மக்கள் தமது சுயநிர்ணய உரிமைகளைப் பிரயோகிக்க வேண்டியதற்கான வேளை நெருங்கிக் கொண்டிருப்பதனைத்தான் தற்போதைய அரசியல் இராணுவச் சூழ்நிலைகள் தெளிவாக்கியுள்ளன...."more

23 July 2005 New Delhi & the Tamil Struggle - An Amoral Role to include

India and the Sri Lankan Peace Process - Lieutenant General (Retd.) V.R. Raghavan, Director, Delhi Policy Group  at Consultation on the International Dimensions of the Sri Lankan Peace Process "..New Delhi needs always to be conscious of the impact of the Sri Lankan conflict on the Tamils in India. That political necessity and the security risks of Tamil separatist military capabilities impacting on Indian interests is one dimension of India’s policy choices. The political impasse in Sri Lanka on the Tamil question is another dimension. These two combine to lead New Delhi in choosing to play a carefully calibrated and restrained role in the Sri Lanka peace process..." more

22 July 2005

Tamil Digital Renaissance - People, not technology, drive politics - Andy Ho - "..One problem in politics is that people with a common interest generally don't organise and fight for it. The reasoning goes: If you bear the time and energy costs of organising, I can sit back, watch you do the work, then sign on. It is just easier to get a free ride..." more

Tamil National Forum - Ana Pararajasingham writes from Australia on The Failure of the Joint Mechanism: Lessons to be Learnt

Tamil National Forum - Tamil Names - சின்னக் குழந்தைகளுக்கு வண்ணத் தமிழ்ப் பெயர் சூட்டுங்கள் to include link to தமிழ்ப்பெயர்க் கையேடு contributed by V.Thangavelu from Canada

Caste & the Tamil Nation - Brahmins, Non Brahmins & Dalits -  to include Comment  by Hari Venkatachalam  'On Hinduism, Caste, & Indian 'Democracy'' by Dr.Iniyan Elango

21 July 2005

United States & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include Teresita C. Schaffer on Sri Lanka’s Peace Efforts: The View from a Distance at Consultation on the International Dimensions of the Sri Lankan Peace Process

Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri LankaNorwegian Peace Initiative to include The President & the Chief Justice  - Two Minds with but a Single Thought?  - "நான் பேச நினைப்பதெல்லாம் நீ பேச வேண்டும்" more

Tamil National Forum - Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia - நிதி குறித்த (சிறிலங்காவின்) நீதி ?

"இந்த உச்சமன்றத் தீர்ப்பு ஜே.வி.பியிற்கு கிடைத்த வெற்றி அல்ல! இத்தீர்ப்பு ஜனாதிபதி சந்திரிக்கா அம்மையாருக்கும், அவரது அரசியல் எதிர்காலத்திற்கும் கிடைத்த ஒரு நல்வாய்ப்பாகும்." more

20 July 2005 Tamil National Forum - Ana Pararajasigham writes from Australia

A Review: Portrayal of a President: Sri Lanka’s Chandrika Kumaratunge - First Broadcast on 12th July on Australian Broadcasting Corporation  TV’s Foreign Correspondent Program -   "Michael Maher’s assessment was that she was a Sri Lankan version of Eva Peron, ‘very interested in power’.The Sri Lankan President’s response to this was an enigmatic “History will tell’." more

18 July 2005 Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka Norwegian Peace Initiative to include

1. Text of Supreme Court Decision on P-TOMS  

2. Lesson from the Supreme Court Decision on P-TOMS "..The (Sri Lanka)  constitution forced on Tamils by the Sinhala chauvinists and the laws within it are the root cause of the Tamil ethnic problem, their struggle, violation of their rights and their suppression. To find a solution to this problem one must step outside this constitution. There is no sense in searching for a solution to the problem while remaining tied up by the rules that caused the problems in the first instance. Be it the P-TOMS or the interim administration or a permanent solution it can be worked out only after stepping outside the constitution..." more

16 July 2005 Reflections to include

"..When a man really wants freedom and to live in a democratic society he may not be able to free the whole world . . . but he can to a large extent at least free himself by behaving as a rational and moral being, and if he can do this, others around him can do the same, and these again will spread freedom by their example..." more

16 July 2005 An Unfolding Consciousness - From Matter to Life to Mind... to include

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish - Steve Jobs, CEO Apple Computer...you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life...Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma--which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary..." more

15 July 2005 Tamil Nation Library - Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State Nation  to include

The Changing Character of the Identity Issue for Tamils - A Socio-Cultural History - V. Siva Subramaniam  "The book traces the socio-cultural changes that visited the Tamil community since 1800... The community is at another important historical cross road following the 1983 upheaval, the dispersal of the community across the world especially to host country cultures and values that over emphasise materialism and individualism. The issue that disturbs the minds of members of the community is what values will pre-dominate for a progeny that grows up in this environment. Has the community’s history any lessons for the community in addressing the issue of the Tamil identity for coming generations... " more

15 July 2005 Sanmugam Sabesan on 22nd Anniversary of July'83 -  ஜீலை 1983 - ஒரு மீள் ஆய்வு ‘மன்னிக்கவும், மறக்கவும் வேண்டுமானால் என்ன நடந்ததென்ற முழு உண்மையும் எமக்கு தெரிய வேண்டும்.!’ more

13 July 2005 Comments & About Us to include

Alisa Margaret StackOConnorSometime Assistant Director, Counter-Terrorism Policy for the Office of the US Secretary of Defense & presently Researcher at the US National Defence University - "I’m researching how & why the LTTE employs women and have used Adele Ann’s writings. I would like to interview Ms. Balasingham, and other LTTE members and supporters (both male & female) about the history of women’s involvement in the LTTE and other Tamil guerrilla groups, rules for women’s involvement, and how women have changed the LTTE. Is there a way to reach Ms. Balasingham? Thanks..." together with response by  tamilnation.org more

12 July 2005 Tamil Diaspora - a Trans State NationUnited Kingdom to include

1. Eighth Annual International Saiva Conference, London,  20 August 2005

2. Summer Course on Saivaism, Wimbledon Shri Ganapathy Temple 11-16 August 2005

10 July 2005 Democracy Continues, Sri Lanka Style -
 
Government in gridlock as CBK plays for time  "...Despite repeated calls by party seniors and branch organisations to name Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse as the SLFP's presidential candidate, the President has steadfastly refused to do so, insisting the election is not due until end 2006. That the timing of the election is not her's to decide Kumaratunga knows only too well but has taken cover under the alleged secret oath taking ceremony to justify the end 2006 claim and delay naming the candidate..." more

10 July 2005 Tracking the Norwegian Conflict Resolution Initiative to include
 
1. Sri Lanka President Kumaratunga wants joint mechanism amended
2.
ISGA & the Law - Professor Sornarajah

9 July 2005 Reflections
 

1."Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's "Theory of Relativity" to serve. You don't have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant." Martin Luther King

2. "கவிதை எழுதுபவன் கவியன்று. கவிதையே வாழ்க்கையாக உடையோன், வாழ்க்கையே கவிதையாகச் செய்தோன், அவனே கவி" - பாரதி

8 July 2005 Sachi Sri Kantha - Remembering Paddukoddai Kalyanasundaram on his 75th Birth Anniversary 

"சின்னப் பயலே, சின்னப் பயலே...ஆளும் வளரணும் அறிவும் வளரணும்.. ... நரம்போடு தான் பின்னி வளரனும், தன்மான உணர்ச்சி.." more

8 July 2005 Sanmugam Sabesan - சாதி - "‘சாதியம் என்பது மனித குலத்திற்கு எதிரானது. அடிப்படை மனித உரிமை மீறலாகும்.’ என்று ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபைக்கு பரிந்துரை செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. இதனை நாமும் முழுமையாக வரவேற்கின்றோம்" more

7 July 2005 International Relations in the Age of Empire to include
 

1. Opening Statement of Arundhati Roy on Behalf of the Jury of Concience of the World Tribunal on Iraq  "The assault on Iraq is an assault on all of us: on our dignity, our intelligence, and our future." more

2. John Pilger in Znet  - From Iraq to the G8: The Polite Crushing of Dissent and Truth "..Over the past two weeks, the contrast between two related "global" events has been salutary. The first was the World Tribunal on Iraq held in Istanbul; the second the G8 meeting in Scotland and the Make Poverty History campaign. Reading the papers and watching television in Britain, you would know nothing about the Istanbul meetings, which produced the most searing evidence to date of the greatest political scandal of modern times: the attack on a defenceless Iraq by America and Britain...even those of us who have tried to follow the war closely are not aware of a fraction of the horrors that have been unleashed in Iraq.. no one in the "mainstream" - from the embedded media to the Make Poverty History organisers and the accredited, acceptable celebrities - made the obvious connection of Bush's and Blair's enduring crime in Iraq." more

4 July 2005 Reflections - US Independence Day
 
"The foundations for the future greatness of a mighty people" "The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. American and Indian, Boer and Zulu, Cossack and Tartar, New Zealander and Maori, - in each case the victor, horrible though many of his deeds are, has laid deep the foundations for the future greatness of a mighty people...it is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races..." US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt  in The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi 1769-1776 more

3 July 2005 Tamil National Forum - Sanmugam Sabesan from Australia to include

1. Buddha and Sinhalese Buddhists - “If Jayewardene was a true Buddhist, I would not be carrying a gun” – Tamil Eelam National Leader Mr. V. Pirapaharan

2. பொதுக் கட்டமைப்பு ஒரு பார்வை together with English translation - P-TOMS: A point of view  "...பொதுக் கட்டமைப்பு உடன்படிக்கையானது தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளுக்குக் கிடைத்துள்ள இன்னுமொரு அங்கீகாரமா? ... எம்மைப் பொறுத்த வரையில் அங்கீகாரம் என்ற தேவையைப் பெறுவதற்கான கட்டத்தையும், காலத்தையும் விடுதலைப் புலிகள் கடந்து வந்து விட்டார்கள் என்றே கருதுகின்றோம். சரியாக சொல்லப் போனால் விடுதலைப் புலிகள்தான் இங்கே ஓர் அங்கீகாரத்தை வழங்கியிருக்கின்றார்கள்..."

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