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EINPresswire.com/ May 31,2012 -- Citing war crimes and Genocide, Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)* MR. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, wrote a letter to the Queen urging her to withdraw her invitation to the Sri Lankan President to attend Queens Diamond Jubilee. "The Sri Lankan President's presence in your celebrations will poison the atmosphere and encourage other rogue world leaders to commit war crimes without any fear. He will try to use this opportunity to white-wash his international crimes. We urge you not to allow your diamond jubilee to be used by such perpetrators of genocide to cover up their mass killings. A war criminal should not have a place in your Palace," said Rudrakumaran.
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18 May 2012, Geneva - Visvanathan Rudrakumaran (Prime Minister, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam) and Rev Dr S J Emanuel (President, Global Tamil Forum) today jointly issued a statement to mark the third anniversary of the genocidal events that the Tamils had to endure in Mullivaaikkaal. "On this day, we remember with deep sorrow and solemn responsibility all the people who perished in Mullivaaikkaal and in the long freedom struggle of Eelam Tamils in preceding years. On this occasion, while we remember the mass atrocities in Mullivaaikkaal, it is incumbent upon us to jointly and solemnly declare that the pursuit of freedom by our people shall remain incessant", thay said.
"Representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam and the Global Tamil Forum got together in San Francisco on the 13th and 14th of this month. We are pleased to announce that following discussions on several areas of joint action, agreements were reached on some of these areas. This is indeed an important milestone as we move through the third phase of our struggle for freedom coinciding with the remembrance of Mullivaaikkaal. The Global Tamil Forum intends to liaise with other Diaspora Tamil organisations and representatives of Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka in its efforts to build similar forms of shared understanding. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, for its part, is engaged in building a power base among the world Tamil community, particularly in Tamil Nadu, and with sections of the international civil society" , they said in the statement.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 03:06
/EINPresswire.com/ 11 May 2012 - The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is deeply saddened to learn of the untimely demise of the affable Minister of Public Service and Administration of South Africa, Comrade Radhakrishna (Roy) Padayachee, in Addis Ababa, where he was leading the South African delegation to the African Peer Review Congress. Ever the willing and dedicated servant of the people of South Africa, a firm believer in the African destiny, a world citizen, an exemplary stalwart in the struggle for the establishment of a non-racial, gender neutral, compassionate society, and a true friend of Eelam Tamils, the indefatigable Comrade Padayachee is no more. He died in harness as would only have been expected of a tireless and ceaseless activist like him.
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/EINPresswire.com/ May 10, 2012 - "The call of the hour is the establishment of International Protection Mechanism" Rudrakumaran. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)* is organizing several rallies, memorials, prayers and other events around the world to mark the 3rd anniversary of Genocide of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government. TGTE has designated May 18th as the Tamil National Mourning Day. "While Tamils in Sri Lanka are not allowed to mourn these killings, we in the diaspora will pay our deep respect to the tens of thousands of Tamils who were killed simply and solely on account of their Tamil nationality. These mass killings reinforce our determination to free ourselves from Sri Lanka and to form a sovereign and independent state of Tamil Eelam." said Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).
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/EINPresswire.com/ April 27, 2012-- "A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Prime Minister in 1958 for having dialogue with Tamils." - In a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Freedom, Mr. Heiner Bielefelt, the Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged the UN Rapporteur to visit Sri Lanka to investigate an attack on a Mosque by Buddhist monks and Government's actions to close that Mosque and Hindu Temples. "We urge you to immediately visit Sri Lanka, as the Government of Sri Lanka has failed to protect religions other than the State religion Buddhism" said Mr. Rudrakumaran. "Destruction of Tamil and Muslim places of worship warrants the need for an International Protection Mechanism."
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EINPresswire.com/ April 19, 2012 - “According to UN over 40,000 Tamils were killed in five months” - In a letter to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak , the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged the South Korean President to raise war crimes and genocide committed by the visiting Sri Lankan President. Sri Lankan President begins his State visit to South Korea on April 23 rd . “We appeal to you to raise war crimes and genocide committed by the Sri Lankan President against the Tamil people in 2009. Troops under his command killed over 40,000 Tamils in five months and raped Tamil women” said Mr. Rudrakumaran. “Tamils were singled out to face these abuses simply and solely on account of their Tamil nationality.”
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TGTE, (EINPresswire), 14 April 2012 - "When you shake hands with the Sri Lankan President, remember that you are shaking hands with a war criminal." -
In a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged the Palestinian President to speak up about the mass killing of Tamils during his State visit to Sri Lanka.
"We urge you to use the freedom you will enjoy as a head of State to speak about these atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan Government and the large scale settlement of Sinhalese in Tamil areas."
"Your State visit will be stage managed and you will never see the pain and suffering of Tamils. You will only see the guard of honor of the same Sri Lankan forces that committed mass Killing of Tamils. When you shake hands with the Sri Lankan President, remember that you are shaking hands with a war criminal" said Mr. Rudrakumaran.
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By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, 04 Apr 2012 - The Tamil struggle in Sri Lanka for an independent and sovereign state has two dimensions. One is to create conditions for international recognition and full realization of the Tamils’ right to self-determination and the other to bring to light what happened in the final stages of the war in 2009. What happened then was nothing but an act of genocide. We want to ensure accountability and justice for the victims. We also hope that the international community will recognize that what happened in Sri Lanka was an act of genocide. This in turn will justify and lend support for our demand that only an independent state will ensure Tamils’ physical survival in our traditional homeland.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 23:57
EIN Presswire, March 05, 2012 -- Since the end of the war in 2009, the Tamil diaspora has been incessantly pushing for an independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. Despite the government claiming that local mechanisms are in place to look into such issues, diaspora groups like the 'Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam' (TGTE) have refused to accept that this is enough, and have continued to call for an 'independent international investigation.' In an email interview with The Sunday Leader, the TGTE's prime minister, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, commented on the US backed Resolution recently drafted for the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva, and why the TGTE wanted international involvement in investigating alleged war crimes.