Vision, Mission, and Strategic Initiative Plans for the North & East by Tamil Diaspora
By Kanthar Balanathan, Australia
History reveals that Tamils of various dimension have migrated out of Tamil Nadu and SriLanka, several centuries ago. Recent, legal and illegal migration over a 40-year bandwidth has been on a theoretical accusation/allegation podium of war and human rights violation, which is not the real truth. Some thoughts are that Prabakaran’s (LTTE) theory of sending several of his favourite members of LTTE cadre, overseas was to campaign and receive international support for his terrorist act(s). It’s a fact because several known people have been working on LTTE campaign for international political support.
The scattering of Tamils was not due to discrimination or oppression or any other human rights violation, it’s because of our (imbecilic Tamil) greediness for wealth. Since the day Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British invaded India, Tamils raised their hands to work overseas. This is not only from SriLanka, however, the majority of Tamils left Tamil Nadu (TN) several centuries ago to; E.g. Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion island, Fiji Island, South Africa etc.
Population in Reunion island is 8.5 lakh. One-third of the population is Tamil race of Indian origin. The strangeness of Mauritius and Reunion island and other islands is that none of the Tamils here has demanded separation, or more power or complained about discrimination & oppression. All people live united, however, with their social status disturbed as a result of integration. The question is: why did they move to the further away islands. Can they speak Tamil today? Do they practice Tamil culture today? Do they know their history and heritage? In Mauritius people had a ceremony in favor of Tamil Eelam. What type of ludicrous & ridiculous act is this? Please see links below.
Historical reports refer that since French occupied Tamil Nadu, Tamils were taken as slave labor to work on the sugar plantation. The YouTube on Mauritius; one can see that speakers are talking in French and/or Pigeon French. The song sung is the Federal Party anthem from Jaffna. How did this song end up in Mauritius? Can we infer that this is the work of the West to instigate people in the islands to motivate the local and agitate for Tamil Eelam? The truth is that only a few Tamils from Jaffna went to Mauritius during the time of the British. Again, the question is; why are these Tamils not demanding for separation in their domiciled islands or Tamil Nadu separation, or speaking about any discrimination or oppression, but ONLY inflicting wounds on SriLanka. Tamils in Mauritius, one can see that they are giving a speech in French to the audience, who are Tamils by race. It’s worth our Tamil Diaspora orgs to sit down and think and digest of what is happening to Tamils who were taken slaves to work in sugar plantations. If these Tamils were so patriotic of a Tamil Nation, then they should not have left TN. Are they prepared to return to TN in India?
Are these moves by SriLankan Tamil Diaspora Organisations/Associations/Congress, under the direction of the TNA who are being driven by the west to conquer SL for regional power?
Do we think that the vipers from the Indian Ocean are going to come and develop SriLanka/India, and be patriotic to SL/India? Do the Orgs think that they will integrate with the SL Tamils or even the Indian Tamils in TN?
Therefore, the question of dispersed Tamils is nothing but, utter garbage hogwash and compost. It is only a storm in a tea cup. If TD ORGS are switched on with intelligence, high perception, and perseverance, then they should sit down, think, analyze and make a decision not to provoke SriLankan administration, but integrate with SriLanka as one country, one nation, one people and rid of all differences. SriLanka is one country for 267 centuries anyway.
TGTE is a make-believe org formed by an immoderate Attorney who has nothing else to do. If he was a competent attorney, he should be showing his colors in the USA on legal matters, not missing persons and fictitious Tamil Eelam. Some people who have no education, but want to be in the forefront of the TD have joined him to march on the made-up, false platform. What a waste of time and money. The funds wasted by the TGTE could have been invested in the North to build a reservoir, and develop in training the young ones. Every Tamil want to suck the funds from the SriLankan coffer. Recently TGTE group staged a protest in front of the PMs house in the UK. Can TGTE organize one in front of the White House? Why not? It’s because Rudrakumaran may think that if such staging occurs his image may be blemished. He may be a coward to save his image in the USA, however, he thinks it’s okay in other countries.
Every TD who is old and joined their children live on dole (பிச்சை சம்பளம்-Begging salary) overseas, plus they get their pension from SriLanka. They may have not paid one cent tax to their domiciled country. If they do not get one-month pension from SL, then they shout, cry and blame SL on human rights violation and discrimination. What a hypocrisy by us champion Tamils. Our TD orgs should think and address about these declarations & culpability seriously.
What do the TD ORGS do? Take up some topic to blame SL and get onto the road, wasting their time and the economy of their domiciled country.
Tamil Diaspora – Unawareness, and Ignorance on Priorities
What we could read and see is that the TD are wasting their time and money in engaging on wasteful unreal, unproductive acts and propaganda. First of all, there is no necessity for the TD to promote and campaign for a country called “Tamil Eelam”, talk about the right to self-determination, two nation theories etc in the 21st century. Internal problems should be solved internally. We have come out of the country looking for greener pasture.
For example, GG Ponnambalam staged a 50-50% demand in the 50s. 50% for the Sinhalese and the rest of the three races. The uncertainty is; How did GGP plan to divide the rest 50% among the Muslims Tamils and Burgers. He may have come with a formula based on proportion and talked about democracy. GGP failed in his formula fundamentally flashing that he is an educated, arrogant fool. What has Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam got to explain about this formula of his grandfather? Since independence, the Tamil Politicians knew that the only way to keep their political seat in parliament is to engage themselves in fighting for Tamil Eelam. This is where our Tamil imprudent, laughable politicians wasted their time and energy all these 69 years. Fundamentally, the Tamil fools did not give importance to developing the North and East, however, wasted their time in fighting with GOSL all these 69 years. Not to mention since Megha moved into Jaffna in the 13th century, no megalomaniac did think of developing the North, because they were able to survive with the help of TN. The rest of the Kings in the South and Vanni thought of Water reservoir and constructed, but our hoodwinks never, ever thought of water and reservoir.
Former PM DS Senanayake should be crowned as the statesman for having initiated the structural transformation. DSS and Srimavo should be crowned the best leaders of SL.
Sewerage wheeling and dealing
Most of Jaffna, sewerage is collected in buckets and moved physically by Telangana and Orissa migrants who were brought by the British. It’s a crime that these men are been forced to carry shit buckets and dump sewage into the sea or underground. They are the lowest paid workers in SriLanka. Some parts of Jaffna and the South have septic tank system. One has to think: If engine oil can seep into wells in Chunnakam, is it possible that the effluent from the septic tank will be filtered by the soil 100% as they move. Some Council regulation specifies that a minimum of 25 feet should be maintained between the edge of the tank and the wall. Is that adequate?
There are no water filtration plants in the North. No sewerage treatment works in the North. People just draw water from the wells and drink.
A question: Have we been drinking effluent contaminated water all these years. Why have we not thought of sewerage treatment plant(s)? We boast of Professor Thurairajah etc as leading Civil Engineers. However, have they no motivation and innovation of helping the politicians of such practices. Credit goes to Engineers D.L.O Mendis and Thiru Arumugam for having done some research on water reservoir in Jaffna. Even then our politicians have not got the intelligence to act on their recommendation, but waste their damn time and money on Tamil Eelam and power for their totalitarian attitude.
It is fair enough to blame the SriLankan government also for this lack and shortfall on environmental management.
Tamil Diaspora could initiate a program to construct a couple of sewerage treatment works. Let someone kick up a study and submit a proposal with a plan. We are aware that our TD have no time to go there and work because they have to work in their domiciled countries if not, they cannot survive. However, TD could motivate with a plan and justify a system and submit to GOSL and NPC Council. If not, one has to assume that Tamils culture is deep rooted with the bucket system and consume effluent polluted water. What if nobody wants to wheel this shit? What has our attorney Rudrakumaran and Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam got to comment about this? Maybe they do not understand technical issues. They may understand only illogical, unfounded, and nonsensical issues. (Ref: TD should have read about public toilets overflowing in Jaffna)
The priorities should be (i) Sewerage Treatment work(s), (ii) Water reservoir, filtration plants, and distribution system, which will automatically generate feeder industries and small business.
Migration of Youth from SriLanka-North & East
With love to the motherland, the TD has no idea of what is happening to the population in the N&E. While sitting in their domiciled countries, drinking whiskey and eating chicken, our lack in perception is quite short to understand that people are moving away from SL, colonize foreign countries, but still shout for Tamil Eelam. For whom are they fighting for more power? For a few Sambanthar(s) and Mavai Senathirajah(s)? Every Tamil youth who gets out of the University wants to go South or get out of the country. No one is patriotic to work and develop the N&E. Tamils lack in motivation, innovation and creativity skills.
Can the TD ORGS do something to stop people from getting out of SL? Can they formulate a formula, strategy, a tactical plan to stop people from getting out of SL? Rudrakumaran, instead of shouting for TE, and secession, would he be intelligent enough to prepare a tactical plan to stop youth from getting out of SL? Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, instead of going to Australia and Canada, begging for election donations, can he prepare and campaign to stop the youths from getting out? Same goes to Sambanthar and Mavai Senathirajah.
We know that our Tamil politicians are traveling on a phony political platform, fooling the population, and the Tamil populace is not intelligent enough to understand the fraudulent, charlatan, political activities of the TNA and other Tamil parties.
TD ORGS and the TGTE are fundamentally bogus, like counterfeits, fooling the Tamil Diaspora to collect funds in the name of Tamils in SL. Every college in the North has an old boys’ association and wants to organize dance, music etc, for their pleasure and amusement in the name of the wounded and invalids in SL. However, how much of assistance are they giving to the sufferers? It is only individuals who are able to send some assistance to individuals in SL to be distributed to the sufferers.
Disruption by TD and Tamil Politicians
Since independence, our Tamils and Tamil politicians have been engaged in throwing some form of problems to GOSL, to retard on development and progress. If they find one issue has no claim then they start on another one. The current issue they have started on is “missing persons”. What is their objective? Do they want money for the missing persons?
What has all the Tamil politician got to comment about “Mathaya”, and 220 of his associates, Rajaratnam, 40 of TELO’ s cadre, the ministers, and politicians and the civilians? Where are they? Who will account for their lives? There were thousands of civilians and politicians went missing due to LTTE’s brutal killing.
It’s time for the Tamil politicians and TD ORGS to sit down and think, make a decision not to provoke the people in SL, to rise against missing persons. We know that there are several Tamil refugees hiding even in Ukraine, South America, etc, changed their name and live as somebody else. The truth is hidden.
Even an illiterate Tamil woman thinks that she knows politics, demography, human geography and comment on: “we have not been given anything”. “We need more power”. What a stupid comment like a frog in the well. One must listen to Canadian Tamil Radio from 12 midnight in Australia. It’s a laughing matter when we listen women come out and talk nonsense about power and Tamil Eelam. These women have no education, live on the dole, and throw idiotic comments against SL. It’s a joke in Scarborough and Toronto and jokers live in Toronto. God knows when they will be attacked by Canadian Patriots. It will happen soon. Tamil fools in Toronto are converting Toronto, a Sinnakadai/Periyakadai, and Koddadi in Jaffna.
- I throw a challenge to Rudrakumaran: Go in front of the White House and stage a protest march.
- A challenge to Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam: Get onto a platform and give a speech to abolish the caste system from the minds of the Tamil Elites. Be united and unite in SL to live as Sri Lankans. Promise them that you will develop the North, if not throw you out of politics.
NPC has been in turmoil for some time for the ministerial position. Have they been elected for their own benefits or to serve the people? You guys have been visiting foreign countries. Don’t you see the system there? CV Vigneswaran is a comedian, farts sporadically when his stomach is full. Suresh Premachandran is another joke; gets up from sleep and makes erratic comments. GGP is another one who travels to Australia to fool the Diaspora.
People: DO you know a section of the SL Constitution, section 157A. Ref: https://www.parliament.lk/files/pdf/constitution.pdf
[157A. (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka. (2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka. (3) Any person who acts in contravention of the provisions of paragraph (1) shall, on conviction by the Court of Appeal, after trial on indictment and according to such procedure as may be prescribed by law, – (a) be subject to civic disability for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court; (b) forfeit his movable and immovable property other than such property as is determined by an order of such Court as being necessary for the sustenance of such person and his family; (c) not be entitled to civic rights for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court; and Prohibition against violation of territorial integrity of Sri Lanka International Treaties and Agreements 127 -Inserted by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Sec.3 The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 153 (d) if he is a Member of Parliament or a person in such service or holding such office as is referred to in paragraph (1) of Article 165, cease to be such Member or to be in such service or to hold such office.]
It is to be reminded that any TD member or TD, or any Tamil, Sinhalese, crusade for what has been specified above could be arrested when they visit SL.
Let us keep our lips closed and work for the betterment of SriLanka as One country, one nation, and united. Let the TD ORGS prepare plans to develop the N&E.