The problem in Sri Lanka is that a people who have been subjugated are demanding freedom and their liberation struggle is being crushed with ruthless force. There is not only a historical basis for their struggle, but the demand for a separate Tamil nation is strengthened by the continued oppression of the Tamils in modern Sri Lanka from the time political power changed hands from the British to the Sinhalese in 1948.
Since then, the Tamils living in their historic homeland in northern and eastern parts of present day Sri Lanka have been treated as second-class citizens. After trying in vain to obtain equal rights within a united Sri Lanka, the democratically elected Tamil political class declared in 1976 at Vaddukoddai that the “restoration and reconstitution of the free, sovereign, secular, socialist state of Tamil Eelam” was inevitable.
Tamil militancy took over in the 1980s and lasted till May 2009, when Sri Lankan forces wrested the last inch of territory under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In the last phase of the civil war, over one lakh Tamil civilians are estimated to have been killed.
Sri Lanka is now a totalitarian regime under President Mahinda Rajapaksa, where all institutions of governance are crumbling, and even the country’s majority community is being denied its democratic rights.
The plight of Tamils has worsened. In this situation, it is imperative to keep the focus on their right to self-determination, as all other efforts to find a settlement within a united Sri Lanka has failed miserably.
The demand for an UN-supervised referendum on Eelam or a separate Tamil State has never seemed more justified than now. India has to respect the sensibilities of the people of Tamil Nadu and take appropriate steps for formation of Eelam
As many of you heard the name "Mahathma Gandhi" who fought non-violent way to get freedom for India and also "Nethaji Subas Chandra Bose" formed Indian army and fought in a violent way to get freedom with weapons for India.
In Srilanka Tamils are doing a freedom fight struggle.
In Sri Lanka Mr. Chelvanayakam fought in non-violent way for Tamil eelam freedom from 1958 to 1977.
And Mr. Velupillai Prabhakaran started Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to protect Tamil majority terriroties from Sri Lankan army from 1977 to 2009.
LTTE ran their own banks, courts, hospitals, police stations & schools under their self-government in Tamil majority states.
What ever the way for freedom fight. Innocent Tamils in the srilanka wants a peaceful country for themselves.
Tamils are living in many countries with notable population (India, Srilanka, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, UK, USA, Gulf, Australia & Canada).
Tamils are the natives of Srilanka and they want to peacefully co-exist in Sri Lanka. But Sinhala people wants to kill every Tamils in the country and lets others to be uneducated and live as minor race.
During war with LTTE vs Srilankan army. Srilankan army raped plenty of Tamil women with no age bar. And successfully did a huge genocide of Tamils in the island.
Sri Lankan army violated human rights & humanity during war and did war crimes as well.
UN officers were supposed to release the death count in 2009. If they released the total tamil dead people count in war then it could lead UN to send NATO to Sri lanka to stop war.
But UN Officicer Vijay Nambiyar warned UN Human rights officials to not to release the dead counts and falsely accuse LTTE too for killing Tamils.
Mr. Ban Ki Moon recommended a solution that., Lets ask Sri Lankan government to investigate the war crimes and let them to send a report to us.
How a murderer can write facts about his murder?
As UN high officials are acting one sided., Tamils around the world siege UN offices in 12-Feb-2013.
Referendum for Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka is the only solution for Tamils.
UK's Channel 4 released documentary about Srilankan army's war crimes and human right violations in war. More than 3,00,000 Tamils were killed in Sri Lanka for past 60 year. And srilankan army are still raping and killing children and students till date.
We need UN to conduct Referendum for Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka.
We need UN to allow Tamils around the world to participate in the Referendum.
We need UN to allow ALL Tamil refugees in all countries to participate in the Referendum.
Only solution is Referendum NOT LLRC, NOT PROMOTING RECONCILIATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY in Srilanka, US Resolution.
LLRC suggest us to live with rapists & genocide lovers.
Srilankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe conducted this huge genocide & war. Now he personally appointed a council to prepare LLRC. And the world is asking Tamils to live with LLRC?
Will you let your child and family to live with a sex-offender in same room?
Respect our freedom fight struggle and conduct Referendum.
Please support this petition to be hand overed to High officials of the world to suggest UN to conduct Referendum for Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka.
Tamils won Nobel, Oscars. But Tamil children are being killed and raped by Srilankan army day by day. We need freedom.
People from across the globe are condemning the Human rights violations of Srilankan government. And civilized society is fighting hard to establish the justice to the tamils. Killing of nearly 1,40,000 innocents, war crimes, ongoing slaughter on the journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and having opposition leader behind the bars make the Srilanka as a criminal and a failed state.
LIST OF FEW EVIDENCES:
People's Permanent Tribunal found Srilanka guilty of war crimes and Genocide.
UN's Human Rights Chief is critical of Lankan government Human rights records.
US human rights report accused Lankan rulers for the Human Rights violations.
For your reference i am attaching the supporting evidences for war crimes and Genocide
Unshakable Truth on Sri-Lanka's Genocide against Tamils (Channel 4 Video)
Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People
Sex Abuse and Murder in Sri Lanka- New Photos Emerge
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