President Obama to find out a solution for minority Tamil people of Srilanka.
In 1000 A.D. The Chola King, Rajarajan By his campaign against the Singhalese he annexed northern Ceylon, building a number of stone temples in the Ceylonese capital Polonnaruva, of which one now stands to Shiva. Srilanka- is an island located in the Indian ocean, off the southeast tip of India
When Portuguese took possession of the island in 1505 there were 3 Kingdoms Tamil Kingdom in the North-East – Tamil Homeland, Sinhalese Kingdoms in the South-West.
1505 -1658: Portuguese held the island 1658 – 1796: Dutch usurped control 1796: the British took over Portuguese and Dutch ruled the Tamil and Sinhala Kingdoms separately, On Feb. 4, 1948 – British left the Island leaving it as one country, CEYLON, leaving political power in the hands of the ‘majority’ Sinhalese.
1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens 1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland 1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
1976 Resolution for Independence: Vaddukoddai Resolution 30 year struggle for equality denied. Multiple pacts for regional autonomy not honored. Non-violent agitations by Tamils met by State violence The Elected Tamil Political Leaders convened and resolved to restore Tamil Sovereignty by declaring an Independent Tamil state in the Northeast of Sri Lanka. 1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote Tamil Legislators thrown out of parliament by the government. Tamil Armed Rebellion takes hold Lead by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 1983
Entire Tamil Nation rallied behind LTTE and carry out armed struggle for independence. 75,000 civilians died: 97% of them were Tamils, killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces. Tamils sacrifice 18,000 youths to achieve parity of status with Sri Lanka. LTTE becomes a formidable Tamil military force and the sole-representatives of the Tamil people, gains control of significant areas of the North- East, and establishes civil administration services. 1983 – 2002
26 November 2005Election of President Rajapakse Campaign promises: No recognition of Tamil Homeland or right to Self-Rule. No to Federal Solution No to International Mediation Rajapaksa was elected as President by the Majority of Sinhala people.
Violence after Election of President Rajapakse Targeted Killing of Tamil Civilians. Sri Lankan jets bombed a children’s home in Mullaithivu 67 schoolgirls and 7 teachers were killed 129 were wounded when (14 August 2006) The great leader of LTTE Prabhakaran and his family members were killed by he Sri Lankan Army in may 2009.
Tamil throughout the world expect from the Government of the United States to play a leadership role to find a political solution to the legitimate aspirations of the Tamil People. and to enquire about the killings of Tamil civilians. Remove the LTTE from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, and Treat both parties equally. Recognize the Tamil National Self Determination. Permit Tamil people to choose their destiny in internationally supervised plebiscite. Facilitate the birth of the Tamil Nation, Tamil Eelam.