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TAMIL’S POLITICAL SPACE RESTRICTED BY SRI LANKA'S 6TH AMENDMENT VISUVANATHAN RUDRAKUMARAN (TGTE)

TAMIL’S POLITICAL SPACE RESTRICTED BY SRI LANKA'S 6TH AMENDMENT VISUVANATHAN RUDRAKUMARAN (TGTE)

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"Due to this, the responsibility falls upon the shoulders of the Diaspora to articulateTamil’s political aspirations fully." 
Tamils back home have demonstrated in the recent elections, that theirquest for freedom cannot be suppressed, despite political repression andmassive human rights abuses."
 — 
Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran
NEW YORK, USA, September 26, 20131) Tamils back home have demonstrated in the recent elections, that their quest for
 
freedom cannot be suppressed, despite political repression and massive human rightsabuses.2) Sri Lankan President Rajapakse will join the ranks of war criminals Pinochet,Charles Taylor and Fugimore.3) Due to lack of political space inside the island, responsibility falls upon theshoulders of the Diaspora to articulate Tamil’s political aspirations fully.In a protest rally against the Sri Lankan President outside the UN in New York, thePrime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran said that Tamil’s political space and Freedom of speechis restricted in Sri Lanka by the 6th Amendment.Due to this, the responsibility falls upon the shoulders of the Diaspora to articulateTamil’s political aspirations fully.He urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint an InternationalCommission of Inquiry under Article 99 of the UN Charter, which gives authority tothe UN Secretary General to appoint a Commission of Inquiry.He also said that Sri Lankan President Rajapakse will join the ranks of war criminalsPinochet, Charles Taylor and Fugimore.The rally, called Pongu Tamil rally, was held on September 24th and attended by hundreds of Americans and Canadians.He further said that:It is a shame that a perpetrator of genocide the Sri Lankan President, is allowed toaddress a forum which adopted the convention on the Prevention and Punishment of The Crime of Genocide. It is a shame that a perpetrator of Crimes Against Humanity  whose racist aggression which resulted in the killings of more than 100,000 people isallowed to address a forum which adopted the Rome Statute. It is a shame a warcriminal is allowed to address a forum which promulgated the R2P. We understand that his position as the Head of a member state of the UN allows himto sneak through the gates of the U.N. Thus in order to put an end to impunity, inorder to ensure accountability, in order to protect the very integrity of the UN itself wecall upon the UN Secretary General to appoint an International Commission of Inquiry in the exercise of his inherent power under Article 99 of the U. N. Charter. At the same time we challenge the Sri Lankan President, in the name of justice, in thename of the rule of law, in the name of universal jurisdiction, not to hide behind the veil of Head of State immunity, not to hide behind the shield of U.N immunity,
 
explicitly renounce those immunities and travel to any civilized country. This challengeis equally applicable to any leader of the Sri Lankan political military establishment.Even if he doesn’t do it now, we can assure him that he will join the ranks of Pinochet,Charles Taylor, Fujimore and other violators of humanitarian and human rights laws.Brother and sisters, our brethren back home even after the genocide, even while livingin a state of terror, in a state of torture, disappearance, sexual violence havedemonstrated that their quest for freedom cannot be suppressed by the Sinhala boots.They have demonstrated that we Eelam Tamils are a distinct nation, we Eelam Tamilshave traditional homeland. We Eelam Tamils posses the inherent right to self determination. We salute their bravery, we salute their steadfastness. Since their political space is restricted by the 6th Amendment, since their freedom of speech is restricted by the 6th Amendment, it fallsupon the shoulders of the Diaspora to articulate our political aspirations fully.Given the fact that more than 100, 000 Eelam Tamils were killed in Mullivaikal onaccount of their Tamil Nationality, given the fact that more than 90, 000 were made as war widows, we tell the international community, the time of reconciliation haspassed. As Milton aptly said “never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep”. We tell our Sinhala brethren that we will havefriendly relations based on sovereign equality.Together, the Eelam Tamils, the Tamil Disapora and the Tamils across the globe,especially with our Tamil Nadu brethren we exercise our right to self determination ina remedial fashion. The call of the hour is remedial self determination. We call uponIndia to expedite this process based on same moral principle on which it contributed tothe creation of Bangladesh.The tide has started to turn. With globalization and technological innovation, thepeople’s power has been unleashed. The questions is not if. The question is when. Withsacrifices, with dedication and determination, with tears and sweat throughdemocratic and diplomatic means well establish Tamil Eelam in our lifetime.The Thirst of Tamil is Tamil Eelam. ABOUT TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a new political concept, formedafter the mass killing of Tamils in the final months of the war in 2009.It is a new political formation based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and

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