LTTE welcomes all diaspora ballots

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 November 2009, 00:19 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a press statement issued on Monday welcomed all the current democratic moves in the diaspora, such as referendum on Vaddukkoaddai Resolution, Country Councils and Transnational Government and said that even if one of the efforts is at shortfall, it will affect all the others. “These are democratic efforts for which people have taken over the leadership to gain their political aspirations and while welcoming them the LTTE requests that they should be accomplished with full participation of people,” said the statement addressed LTTE headquarters. "It is now a historical duty of all Tamils to firmly tell the whole world that what they desire is independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam and they have their homeland, nationalism and the right to self-determination to claim it," the statement further said.

Excerpts from the press statement follow:

The Tamil struggle is a historical necessity to face chauvinism and genocide that is seen escalating at every stage of history.

Armed struggle became a need when non-violent and political struggles were repressed.

In a situation, when the guns of three decades old armed struggle were silenced to avoid human catastrophe of Mu'l'livaaykkaal, the responsibility and duty of taking the leadership of the continuity of the struggle have been handed over to all Tamil speaking people, particularly to those in the diaspora.

Righteous and long aspiration of Tamils to get independence and sovereignty is now negated at various levels by twisting that it was only an aim of the LTTE.

It is now a historical duty of all Tamils to firmly tell the whole world that what they desire is independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam and they have their homeland, nationalism and the right to self-determination to claim it.

Vaddukkoaddai Resolution and the mandate on it brought out Tamil aspiration for full independence even before armed struggle. Re-mandating it will tell the world what the people desire today. This is the first step deciding the bearing of Eezham Tamil national politics.

As a political structure, democratically elected Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam is a must of the present times to internationally justify Tamil rights and to work for a separate nation state, considering the given conditions of Eezham Tamils and the internationalised political milieu of the island of Sri Lanka.

In the meantime, democratically formed Country Councils in every country where Eezham Tamil diaspora lives, are helpful to extend people’s participation, to protect national politics from the dimensions of international power politics, to strengthen the grass root of transnational government and to practically help it in its functions.

A shortfall even in any of the three political moves will afflict all the others. To pave way for achieving aims, they have to be harmonious and protective to one another.

Working for liberation in unison, keeping in mind the sacrifices of people and the Great Heroes (Maaveerar), is the true homage to the Great Heroes.


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