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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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31 July 2007 Reflections

Smile - Jayalakshmi Satyendra1. "The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults." - Peter De Vries

2. "The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." - Dag Hammerskjold

3.“But he, Siddhartha, where did he belong? Whose life would he share? Whose language would he speak?” These words of Hermann Hesse depict Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) at a pivotal point in his quest to find purpose in the world. He will soon find it, seeing one where he once saw many, finding that the seemingly unrelated are related." quoted by Patrick Durek in The Hybrid: The Two Worlds of Asha Srinivasan

27 July 2007 Tamil - a Trans State Nation: USA Peace Rally by Tamil Americans - Capitol Hill, Washington updated to include -

1.What is this madness? - Speech by Dr. Ellyn Shander M.D  " What is this madness? The war is reported as a fact sheet of military conquests.. Very little is said about the real victims of this war. The Tamil people who are dying in the thousands. What is this madness?.. Land does not belong to people!! It is people that belong to land. The Tamils belong to their land... Today I ask the Sri lankan Government  a question. If you don’t want to treat the Tamils equally, fairly, or humanely, then what is wrong with a 2 state solution? Two States in Peace is Better than One State in War! ..Let us call today for an independent state for the Tamils before it is too late and there are no more Tamils left in Sri Lanka.." more and
2. Press Release at Conclusion of Rally

27 July 2007 Democracy Continues, Sri lanka Style to include Sinhala Sri Lanka  Opposition competes with Sinhala Sri Lanka President Rajapakse  & makes its own naked  appeal to Sinhala chauvinism

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

Ranil Mangala Mahinda

GOD SAVE SRI LANKA

MonkComment by tamilnation.org   "  Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism has been institutionalised in Sri Lanka and today it has become more powerful than the politicians themselves... This is the political reality that those who are aware of the Sri Lankan situation are well aware of.... This Sinhala chauvinism which was nurtured by Sinhala politicians for their electoral advantage, has grown into a Frankenstein monster which now has the power to destroy and make politicians. This we understand very well..." Sathasivam Krishnakumar, June, 1991

26 July 2007 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to include

Jane's  Editor interviewed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Intelligence Report on LTTE "..The most significant number of arms (for the LTTE)  comes from the Sri Lankan armed forces themselves and raids on Sri Lankan armed forces bases... LTTE has demonstrated in the past that it's very strategically able and has surprised many observers by coming back from what people may have thought was almost certain defeat... " more

26 July 2007  International Frame of  the Tamil Struggle: The Indian Ocean Region to include

"Evolving Entente": Geostrategic Import of the Coming Bay of Bengal Naval Exercise -  Ramtanu Maitra, Executive Intelligence Review "...although Indians are eager to obtain U.S. technology, a 'trust deficit' still exists, based on past U.S. sanctions on India, and Indians worry that at a crucial time they might not be supplied with replacement parts if the relationship goes bad again... Indo-U.S. relations can be better described as an "evolving entente," given its size, location, and ambitions, India will always march to the beat of its own drummer..." more together with comment by tamilnation.org

25 July 2007 Tamil National Forum to include

1. Editorial: Oru Paper - Erasing Tamil East "Napoleon won the battle of Waterloo. The German Wehrmacht won World War II. The United States won in Vietnam, and the Soviets in Afghanistan. The Zealots won against the Romans, and Sri Lankan President Rajapakse has won the War against Tamils. You didn't know that?.." more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan -The Backstory of Black July 1983 and Its Aftermath: An Amirthalingam Interview to the Madras Hindu

3. Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia on மகிந்த ராஜபக்சவின் வெ(ற்)றி விழா!

  23 July 2007 Reflection - 24th Anniversary of Genocide'83

83naked1.JPG (15018 bytes)Remembering July 1983

"...suffering in common unifies more than joy does. Where national memories are concerned, griefs are of more value than triumphs, for they impose duties, and require a common effort...A nation is therefore a large-scale solidarity, constituted by the feeling of the sacrifices that one has made in the past and of those that one is prepared to make in the future..." Ernest Renan in What is a nation? 1882

23 July 2007 Remembering Genocide' 83 - Tamils: a Trans State Nation: to include

USA: Peace Rally by Tamil Americans - Capitol Hill, Washington on 23 July 2007 - "We, the Tamil Americans, hereby proclaim that Eelam Tamils constitute a Nation"

Switzerland சுவிசில் கறுப்பு ஜூலை நினைவாக "சாவிலும் வாழ்வோம்" நினைவு கூரல் on 22 July 2007

Canada: கனடாவில் கறுப்பு ஜூலை நினைவாக 'சாவிலும் வாழ்வோம்" on 25 July 2007

Australia: '83 Black July Rememberance Vigil in Melbourne on 25 July 2007

22 July 2007 Tamil National Forum to include

 Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Melbourne...  23 ஜூலை 1983 – 23 ஜூலை 2007 – எதிர் விளைவுகள் "1983ல் ஏற்பட்ட எதிர்விளைவுகள் போல், 2007லும் எதிர்விளைவுகள் ஏற்படும். தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் போராட்டம் மேலும் புதிய பரிமாணத்தை அடையும். அது சுதந்திரத் தமிழீழமாக அமையும்!" more

21 July 2007 Reflections

“...The scientific search for the basic building blocks of life has revealed a startling fact: there are none. The deeper that physicists peer into the nature of reality, the only thing they find is relationships. Even sub-atomic particles do not exist alone. One physicist described neutrons, electrons, etc. as “. . .a set of relationships that reach outward to other things.” Although physicists still name them as separate, these particles aren’t ever visible until they’re in relationship with other particles... We live in a culture that does not acknowledge this scientific fact. We believe wholeheartedly in the individual and build organizations based on this erroneous idea. We create org charts of separate boxes, with lines connecting the boxes that indicate reporting relationships and alleged channels of communication. But our neatly drawn organizations are as fictitious as building blocks are to physicists. The only form of organization used on this planet is the network — webs of inter-connected, inter-dependent relationships... The real organization is always a dense network of relationships.” - Margaret Wheatley contributed by Satyendra Chelevendra (see also Margaret J. Wheatley - Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World )

21 July 2007 Tamil Armed Resistance & the Law to include

(Revised) Note by tamilnation.org  'Sannasa' (a letter of authority in copper scroll) is a part of Sinhalese-Buddhist iconography. And it was to Sinhalese-Buddhist iconography that  Sinhala Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga also resorted in December 1995. Recent instances of the use of the 'Sannasa' include President Kumaratunga receiving the Sannasa from Diyawadana Nilame in 2001 and the Sinhala Urumaya political party receiving its manifesto at its official launch in 2000. MonkIt appears that Sinhala President Rajapakse ensured that the presentation of the Sannasas  on 19 July 2007 was accompanied by the firing of 21 volleys  by his armed forces to emphasise (and have recourse to) the 'power' of  Sinhala Buddhist 'iconography' in a so called 'Sri Lankan' nation."

Sinhala Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse celebrates 'capture' of East Tamil Eelam ..And so the old drama is staged again...

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga

20 July 2007 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to include USD200 million profit margins maintain sophisticated Tamil Tiger war - Janes Intelligence Review,

19 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

Marking the  25th Anniversary of the founding of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in Sri Lanka, Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan on The Deals of Dr.Neelan - Revisiting the Views of G.G.(Kumar) Ponnambalam Jr

18 July 2007 Tamil Armed Resistance & the Law to include

 "Capture" of the East by Sri Lanka
and the Killing of Sinhala Chief Secretary of the Eastern Province
- BBC Report together with links by
tamilnation.org]

18 July 2007 Revisited: Tamil Eelam - a De Facto State

 Photos from the Field by Professor Margaret Trawick : "Terrorists" in Chencholai, Tamil Eelam, 2002

18 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia ஆனந்தசங்கரியை ஆள்பவர்களுக்கு……பாகம் இரண்டு  "...பதவிக்காகவும், சுயநலத்திற்காகவும் மட்டும் வாழவேண்டும் என்றால், உங்களுடைய கடிதங்களில் சொல்லப்படுகின்றபடி வாழலாம்தான்! ஆளும் கட்சிகளுக்கு ஆதரவாக வாழ்ந்து, சொத்துக்கள்-வாகனங்கள் போன்றவற்றை வாங்கி, தமிழ் மக்களின் நலன்களுக்கு எதிராகக் கடிதங்களையும் அறிக்கைகளையும் எழுதி, சுகமாக வாழ்ந்து முடித்து, வானுலகமோ, எந்த உலகமோ போய்ச்சேரலாம்தான். ஆனால் அது நேர்மையற்ற வாழ்க்கையாகும்! வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரன் இதற்காகப் பிறக்கவில்லை!... ஆனந்தசங்கரி அவர்களே சிந்தியுங்கள்! உங்களை ஆள்பவர்களை விலக்கி விட்டு வெளியே வாருங்கள். இல்லாவிட்டால் எட்டப்பர் பட்டம்தான் உங்களுக்கு மிஞ்சும்!.."

17 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

M.S.Thambirajah writes from United Kingdom - " I can understand the sentiments expressed by S. Varatharajan and I would agree that no one should be excluded or discriminated on the basis of caste. But in evaluating the contributions of our leaders there is an unhealthy trend to idolise them, especially those who are dead..." more

16 July 2007 International Frame of  the Tamil Struggle to include

கேந்திர முக்கியத்துவம் வாய்ந்த இந்துமா கடற்பிராந்தியத்திற்கான
ஆதிக்கப் போட்டியில் இலங்கைத் தீவின் இனப்பிரச்சினை - புரட்சி,  தாயகம்

Indian Ocean - Global View

16 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

Srinivasan Varadarajan writes from Chennai on J.Krishnamurthy, Rajaji and the Tamil Nation "..If you accept the British and Christian missionary's Aryan invasion theory and exclude Brahmins from Tamils, it will be a Himalayan blunder first because it is not the truth; secondly because you will have to miss the glories of Tamils such as Agasthiyar, TholKappiyar, Kapilar, to U.Ve Sa., Bharathi, RAjaji, Ramanujam, C.V.Raman, Vishwanathan Anand and scores of others... No one community can be excluded because every community has contributed to the glory of our Tamil language and nationhood." more

15 July 2007 International Frame & Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include

தமிழீழ தேசிய தொலைக்காட்சியில் ஒளிபரப்பாகிய - 'இணைத்தலைமை நாடுகள் என்ன செய்யப் போகின்றன?'

15 July 2007 Tamils - a Trans State Nation: United Kingdom

1.Tamils Demonstrate against Sri Lanka's Violation of Human Rights & Reiterate Demand for an Independent Tamil Eelam  - Trafalgar Square, London together with  தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் யாழ். மாவட்ட நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர் எம்.கே.சிவாஜிலிங்கம், அம்பாறை மாவட்ட நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர் சந்திரகாந்த் சந்திரநேரு ஆகியோர் ஆற்றிய உரைகள்

2. இத்தாலி தமிழர் புனர்வாழ்வுக் கழகம் நடத்தும் உதைபந்தாட்டப் போட்டி

14 July 2007 Eelam Tamil Literature to include

நூலகம் திட்டம்:  "ஈழத்து நூல்களையும் இதழ்களையும் ஆவணப்படுத்திப் பாதுகாத்து அவற்றை அனைவரும் எந்நேரமும் வாசிப்பதற்கும் உசாத்துணைக்கும் பயன்படுத்துவதற்கு இணையத்தில் இலகுவிற் கிடைக்கக் கூடியதாக வெளியிடும் ஓர் இலாப நோக்கற்ற தன்னார்வக் கூட்டு முயற்சி."

13 July 2007 Reflections

17 years ago..."..You cannot do things under normal law. It takes a lot of time. By the time my good friends who are lawyers take time to solve these things, the match will be over. We have finished the first eleven and the second eleven. Now we are tackling the under fourteen fellows..." - Sri Lanka's United National Party Deputy Defence Minister, Ranjan Wijeratne in Sri Lanka's Parliament: Sri Lanka Hansard, Volume 62, Column 1249, proceedings of 25 January 1990

11 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

1. Sanmugam Sabesan writes from Australia - ஆனந்தசங்கரியை ஆள்பவர்களுக்கு "..அறியாமல் பேசுபவர்களுக்குப் பதில் சொல்லலாம். தெரிந்து கொண்டு, விடயங்களை அறிந்து கொண்டு, ஆனால் வேண்டுமென்றே அரசியலுக்காகக் குதர்க்கமாகப் பேசுபவர்களுக்குப் பதில் சொல்ல வேண்டிய அவசியம் இல்லைத்தான். ஆனாலும் திரு ஆனந்தசங்கரியை ஆள்பவர்களுக்குப் பதில் சொல்ல விழைகின்றோம். ஏன்? எதற்காக?.." more

2. Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan - Concerning  Prancing Political Horses for Pole Positions

11 July 2007 Tamil Nation Library - On Line Tamil Dictionaries to include

On Line German - Tamil - English Dictionary - Mayuran Rajasingam  தமிழ் அகராதி "Online German-Tamil-English dictionary  with over 50 000 words with translation and automatic spelling correction - an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations. Every visitor can suggest new translations and correct or confirm other users' suggestions."

10 July 2007 International Frame of  the Tamil Struggle : Indian Ocean Region

Indian Naval Station Kattabomman, located at Tirunelveli   "Whereas a submarine on the surface can transmit and receive wireless messages just like a ship can, submerged submarines can only receive wireless messages on Very Low Frequency (VLF). VLF transmitters require huge antennae suspended high above the ground... On 20 Oct 90, the VLF Transmitting Station was commissioned as INS Kattabomman... on 14 May  2005,  the statue of Veerapandia Kattabomman was unveiled.. " more

10 July 2007 The Tamil Heritage...

Revisited: Veerapandiya Kattabomman -  Sivaji Ganesan: Veera Pandiya Kattabomman Speech in Video:  Response to British Collector Jackson's remark 'We believe in the Rule of Law'... more

9 July 2007 Reflections

"சாதி மல்லிப் பூச்சரமே சங்கத் தமிழ்ப் பாச்சரமே;  எனது வீடு எனது வாழ்வு என்று வாழ்வது வாழ்க்கையா; இருக்கும் நாலு சுவருக்குள்ளே வாழ நீ ஒரு கைதியா; தேசம் வேறல்ல தாயும் வேறல்லா ஒன்றுதான்; தாயைக் காப்பதும் நாட்டைக் காப்பதும் ஒன்றுதான்.. " Pulamaipithan -  புலவர் புலமைப்பித்தன்

8 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

M.Thanapalasingham from Australia - தமிழீழத் தேசிய விடுதலைப் போராட்டதின் சமகால நிகழ்வுகளைப் புரிந்துகொள்ளல் - "...அமெரிக்கா தலைமையிலான இணைத்தலைமை நாடுகள் ஒருபுறம் இந்தியா ஒருபுறும், சீனா ஒருபுறம், பாகிஸ்தான் ஒருபுறம், இவர்கழுக்கிடையிலான ஒட்டுறவுகள் முரண்பாடுகள் என்னும் கலப்புக்கள் ஒருபுறம் என சமகாலம் விரிகின்றது.  இவற்றின் சூட்சுமங்களை, இவர்களால் அவ்வப்போது வெளிப்படுத்தப்படும் நடவடிக்கைகள், கருத்துக்கள் என்பவற்றின் பின்னால் வெளிப்படுத்தப்படாதவற்றை, சொல்ல நினைத்ததை சொல்லாமல் விட்டதை நாம் புரிந்துகொள்ள வேண்டுமாயின் எமக்கு இவைபற்றிய வாசிப்புக்களும் கருத்துப்பரிமாற்றங்களும் அவசியமாகும். .." more

8 July 2007 Sinhala Buddhist Ethno Nationalism - Masquerading as Sri Lankan 'Multi Ethnic Civic Nationalism'

 Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapkse updates Sinhala Buddhist Maha Sanga on current situation

6 July 2007 Tamil National Forum

Sachi Sri Kantha writes from Japan:  The Ideology of Tamil Nadu Dravidian Parties on the Eelam Issue - the Views of Izeth Hussain  "I am in agreement with one of Hussain’s inferences that the secularism practiced by DMK in 1950s,  “even led to a virtual excision of part of the Tamil past through an undervaluation of the Bhakthi literature of the Tamils and an overemphasis on the secular Sangam literature of 100 BC to AD 250.” One of the unfortunate literary victims of this campaign was Tamil epic poet Kambar of the 12th century. Kambar’s masterpiece Kamba-ramayanam was chastised by Annadurai via his powerful Tamil tracts, as unworthy for a Tamil literary masterpiece. This is a serious theme which deserves a separate scrutiny." more

6 July 2007 International Relations in an Emerging Multi Lateral World

'It’s outright war and both sides are choosing their weapons' - Arundhati Roy in conversation with Shoma Chaudhury "..What we’re witnessing is the most successful secessionist struggle ever waged in independent India — the secession of the middle and upper classes from the rest of the country. It’s a vertical secession, not a lateral one. They’re fighting for the right to merge with the world’s elite somewhere up there in the stratosphere... to equate a resistance movement fighting against enormous injustice with the government which enforces that injustice is absurd. The government has slammed the door in the face of every attempt at non-violent resistance. When people take to arms, there is going to be all kinds of violence — revolutionary, lumpen and outright criminal. The government is responsible for the monstrous situations it creates..." more

4 July 2007 Revised:  United Kingdom & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka on United Kingdom's Peace Building Efforts "(In Northern Ireland) ...the people themselves have to feel they own the talks. The solution must be generated by them, not produced by outsiders. The British Government and most outsiders knew what the solution would almost certainly have to look like. They could have drafted it in two weeks. Had they done so, it would have failed. The parties may have taken two years to reach the same destination but it was vital that they should feel ownership of the outcome..." together with additional comments by tamilnation.org  "..Arrogance, manipulative or plain stupid?.... It would have been helpful if  High Commissioner Chillcot had adopted a more transparent approach about the strategic interests of the United Kingdom in the Indian Ocean Region and the critical significance of the Indian Ocean sea lanes for trade and oil in the emerging  cold war with China. [see also Setting the Stage for a New Cold War: China's Quest for Energy Security - PINR, 25 February 2005 ]. High Commissioner  Chillcot should not be surprised if his silence on these matters leads many to conclude that UK's intervention in 'peace building' in Sri Lanka is directed not to secure Sinhala interests or Tamil interests but is directed to secure British strategic interests and the strategic interests of the trilaterals (US, Europe, and Japan)... The short answer to High Commissioner Chillcot's question 'why don’t we just pack up, go home?'  is that the United Kingdom cannot 'just pack up, go home' and leave Sri Lanka to India or China... " more

3 July 2007 United Kingdom & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam to include

International Educational Development writes to High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka "A situation of armed violence may be either armed conflict or terrorism but legally cannot be both. Armed conflict automatically invokes the Geneva Conventions. Terrorism invokes criminal law.  The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are an actual combat group, fully uniformed, occupying territory, engaging in sustained and concerted military operations with an identifiable chain of command and using the methods and materiel of armed conflict. Whether the war is viewed as one in the defense of the right to self-determination (I think it is) or a civil war, the minimum test for a war is clearly met... Using the “terrorism” label against the LTTE.. creates a huge problem if one wishes to “negotiate...”" more

3 July 2007  Fourth World - Nations without a State  

Nations without a State in the Global Age - Report on Conference organised by the Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London & the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism " Nations without States - where there is a strong sense of national identity, in spite of having their territories included within the boundaries of one or more states with which by and large they do not identify with - are common.They have a new importance today, when established nation-states are changing their nature in response to globalisation processes." more

2 July 2007 Tamil National Forum 

Daniel David writes from Queensland, Australia on the Outrageous Harassment of Dr Brian Senewiratne  "..Aboriginal Australians can testify to the grabbing of their land and the payment of peanuts as ‘compensation’. This has gone on for 200 years and has brought Australia international discredit. It is outrageous that this despicable activity still goes on and is now affecting others, as is seen from what has happened to Dr Senewiratne... If you would like to act, write to the Mayor, Cr Campbell Newman and the Deputy Mayor, Cr David Hinchcliffe, expressing your sense of outrage at this serious injustice.  " more

1 July 2007 Sinhala Buddhist Ethno Nationalism to include

Second Sivaram Death Anniversary :Memorial Lecture - Lakshman Gunasekera "..The biggest single obstacle to peace is the ideology of Sinhala-Buddhist ethno-supremacy and the hold that this ideology has on the Sri Lankan State... The historical imperative that confronts us, Sinhalayo, then is not merely 'constitutional reform'. We must look forward to building a new Republic or republics... " more together with Comment by tamilnation.org  "Mr.Lakshman Gunasekera's Sivaram Memorial Lecture comes as a breath of fresh air from a Sinhala intellectual, and if his lecture encourages  more and more Sinhala people and Tamil people  to have an honest conversation with one another, on the way forward in the conflict in the island of Sri Lanka, the talk  would have served an useful and helpful role..." more

1 July 2007 Reflections

Einstein on Nationalism"...a communal purpose without which we can neither live nor die in this hostile world can always be called by that ugly word (nationalism). In any case it is a nationalism whose aim is not power but dignity and health. If we did not have to live among intolerant, narrow-minded, and violent people, I should  be the first to throw over all nationalism in favor of universal humanity. The objection that we Jews cannot be proper citizens of the German state, for example, if we want to be a 'nation' is based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the state which springs from the intolerance of national majorities. Against that intolerance we shall never be safe, whether we call ourselves a people (or nation) or not..." Albert Einstein, 1929

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