Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 02:31
Tamils for Obama, October 4, 2011 - Yesterday, Monday October 3, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” was screened at Georgetown University. “Thinking Beyond the Beltway” and Amnesty International sponsored the screening. Tamils for Obama then passed out DVDs of “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields.” The program was followed by a panel discussion of this program conducted by two women associated with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 00:10
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2011- Ahead of the reported visit to Colombo of Ambassador Robert Blake, Tamils for Obama urged him to understand the enormous suffering of Tamil civilians over the years. Most recently was the UN-reported killing of 40,000 Tamil civilians near the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, and the widespread and on-going rape of Tamil women by Sri Lankan Army personnel, which also has been reported by the UN.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 17:45
Tamils for Obama, New York, July 15, 2011 - Hillary Clinton will be making the first ever visit of a US Secretary of State to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and Tamils for Obama makes some suggestions about what Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Jeyalalithaa should say to her when they chat. The American Tamil group recommends that the two leaders endorse the UN Panel of Experts Report and its recommendations. They also suggest that Clinton and Jeyalalithaa push for an internationally supervised referendum in the North and East of Sri Lanka like the one recently held in southern Sudan, which resulted in the world’s newest state.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 19:48
(PRWEB) June 01, 2011 - Southern Sudan recently had a referendum asking whether the region should become a sovereign state separate from the rest of Sudan. It passed overwhelmingly and appears likely to result in a new state. Tamils for Obama is soliciting signatures for a petition asking for a similar referendum to be held in northeastern Sri Lanka and proposing an independent homeland for the region’s Tamils.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 22:19
May 13, 2011 - Tamils for Obama, a US Tamil group, wrote to Chief Minister Jeyalalitha congratulating her on her recent election victory and detailing why Tamils for Obama admires and supports her. In the letter they cite her support for a Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka and her vocal support of the UN panel report accusing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa of “war crimes and genocide” during the Sri Lankan civil war.
“We have admired Ms. Jeyalalitha for years,” said a spokesman for Tamils for Obama. “We mentioned some of our reasons in our letter to her. We said ‘We loved you in the past for a few of the brave and outspoken things that you did. You urged the Indian government to intervene and stop the war in Sri Lanka. This was when the Singhalese government was massacring Tamils in the no-fire zone. You called for food and medicine to be sent to the starving and diseased internal refugees in Vanni. You promised that if or when you were elected you would push for Tamil sovereignty in a country in the island of Sri Lanka to be called Tamil Eelam."
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 04:23
Tamils for Obama, 04 May 2011 - The Sri Lankan government is clearly worried about the UN Report of the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka. They will probably agree to almost anything to make this report disappear. Tamils for Obama suggests that whatever the SL government agrees to will probably be ignored (as GOSL has done in the past) as soon as the UN report is buried. Tamils for Obama recommends that the Tamil National Alliance not tie the UN war crimes report to any other issues.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:58
China, a growing and ambitious world power, has cultivated a relationship with the strategically located island of Sri Lanka. Tamils for Obama suggests that a role of moral leadership--in this case, support for the Report of the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka--will benefit China more in the long run than protecting Sri Lanka.