TGTE announces 11 committees, urges focus on Genocide investigation

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 June 2010, 10:10 GMT]
The Interim Executive Committee of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) on Thursday said it did not expect a change in the world scene turning in Tamils favour in the immediate future, but added that the TGTE was determined to seize every opportunity to advance the struggle, and was formulating the tactics in accordance with that belief. "We are drawing up our plans of action on the one hand to cultivate relationships with governments, and on the other hand to garner support among the people in our new home countries. With this in mind, convenors have been appointed to the various committees and planning work has been initiated," the statement of the TGTE said, announcing 11 committees and the names of representatives coordinating the committees.

"Our struggle is a long and hard one, but we must embark on that struggle with determination. It is to be noted that the powers which determine the course of events in international relations presently do not support an independent Tamil Eelam as the just solution to the Tamil National Question. International relations of these powers are based on their own national interests and they insist on pursuing their interests by seeing Sri Lanka as one entity. Under such circumstances, it would not be prudent to expect from these powers a support base for the establishment of an independent Tamil Eelam. We are, therefore, compelled to take this reality into account when formulating our plans of action," the TGTE statement issued by Interim Chief Executive Visvanathan Rudrakumaran further said.

"These committees will formulate immediate and long term plans in consultation with experts to be appointed to these committees. When the TGTE’s constitution is drafted, ratified and permanent bodies are established, these committees will be merged with them."

The titles of the different working committees with the names of the Convenors follow:

  1. Committee for Political and Constitutional Affairs - Pon Balarajan, Constitutional Affairs Co-ordinator - Murali Sivananthan

  2. Committee for Education, Culture, Health and Sports - Selvarajah Sellathurai
  3. Committee for Economic Welfare and Development - I. A. Selvanathan
  4. Committee for International Lobbying: Intelligentsia - Gerard Francis, Political Leaders - Thanikasalam Thayaparan, Media - Kulasegaram Esan
  5. Committee to Investigate Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity - Deluxon Morris
  6. Committee for the Welfare of Women, Children and Elderly - Balambigai Murugadas
  7. Committee for Economic and Business Development - Ponnambalam Maheshwaran
  8. Committee for the Welfare of the Families of Cadres and Martyrs - Ruthirapathy Sekar
  9. Committee for the Release of POWs - Jeyamathy Sivasothy
  10. Committee for Natural Resource Development - Thavendra Rajah
  11. Committee for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and Refugees - Muthukumarasamy Ratna






Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.07.20 16:30  
Sonia-Rahul’s Congress advocates India strengthening US-led “Quad” alliance
12.07.20 10:04  
Sinhala Police OIC hit Tamil women with vehicle for opposing monks-led heritage ‘task force’
11.07.20 03:40   Photo
CBK, Kadirgamar condemned at Navaali genocidal massacre remembrance event
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31998