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Tamils for Obama Urges Assistant Secretary Blake not to pressure TNA


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.

 

"Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" Reaches Obama, Clinton


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2011

Tamils for Obama has been passing around DVDs of UK Channel 4’s documentary “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields.” The Tamil group expects that increased viewing of this story of Sri Lankan horrors will bring greater awareness and sympathy to their movement. They also expect that the DVD will generate chatter among the Congress people to whom they’ve delivered it, and that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton will want to know what the chatter is about, and so Tamils for Obama is sending copies of the DVD to Obama and Clinton.

 

Tamils for Obama to Jayalalithaa, Clinton: The Referendum worked in Sudan; Let’s push for one in Sri Lanka


New York, NY (PRWEB) 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 Jayalalithaa 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 Jayalalithaa 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.

 

Tamils for Obama Launches a Signature Campaign for a Referendum in Sri Lanka to Gain Self-Determination for Tamils


Washington, DC (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.

 

Don’t Compromise on the UN’s Sri Lankan War Crimes Investigation, Says Tamils for Obama to TNA


New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 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.

 

US Tamil Group Congratulates Jeyalalitha on her Election in Tamil Nadu


New York, NY (PRWEB) 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.

 

Tamils for Obama to China: Support the UN Recommendation on Sri Lanka


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2011

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.

 

US Tamil Group to Sonia Gandhi: Replace Shivshankar Menon


"As Indian foreign secretary (which he was at the time) Shivshankar Menon proposed one weak measure after another which the GOSL pretended to consider and then brushed aside," said a spokesman for Tamils for Obama, it gave Sri Lankan leaders diplomatic cover while they massacred Tamil civilians. Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi has said that she is a friend of the Tamils. Tamils for Obama asks Mrs. Gandhi to show her sympathy for the Tamils by removing Mr. Menon.

 

Tamils for Obama Pushes Obama to Discuss Sri Lankan Partition with India


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 7, 2010

The Obama administration has shown its support for the expected division of Sudan into two countries. Tamils for Obama points out parallels between Sudan and Sri Lanka: a long-running ethnic and religious civil war that probably will last forever if the warring parties are not separated. They also note that the countries who will profit from a renewed Sri Lankan civil war (China, Pakistan, Iran) are not friends of either India or the US. TfO urges Obama to raise the subject of partitioning Sri Lanka with the Indian government while he visits New Delhi this weekend.

 

US Tamils Should Still Support Obama and Democrats in Tuesday’s Midterm Election


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2010

US Tamils are disappointed in Obama’s human rights record, but they (Tamils for Obama) cite recent events, including the administration’s favorable involvement in the possible partition that is expected to end the long-running Sudanese civil war. President Obama has also sent Samantha Power and David Pressman, two of the administration’s senior foreign policy advisors, to Colombo to confer with Sri Lankans. The US Tamils see these as positive signs that the Obama administration is likely to pay closer attention to Sri Lankan affairs during his next two years in office. The Bush administration, the Tamils say, was never on their side and so they don’t expect the Republicans to be friendly or helpful to them in the future, which they think is another reason to vote for the Democrats.

 
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Media
Former Indian Foreign Minister
on Sri Lanka (March 2013)

 
 
 
Sri Lanka's Killing Fields:
War Crimes Unpunished
 
   
 
 
"Sri Lanka's Killing Fields"
documentary by UK's Channel 4 News.

 
 
 
சனல் 4 வெளியிட்ட
“இலங்கையின் கொலைக்களம்”
தமிழ் மொழியில்
 
 
 
Is Sri Lanka guilty of war crimes?  
 
 
UK Channel 4 News's November 2010
video showing the same SLA executions
from a different angle
 
 
   
UK Channel 4 News's August
2009 video showing SLA
soldiers executing prisoners

 
 
 
 
Thozha_Va_
 
 
Petition

Tamils Petitioning White House to Act on Sri Lanka. Petition circulated in January 2009. Over 165,000 signatures. We've spoken to Obama 's staff and are waiting to hand it over directly. Click here to see the petition.

 
 
Poll Result

Poll: Tamils Petitioning White House to Act on Sri Lanka. Petition circulated in January 2009. Over 165,000 signatures. We've spoken to Obama 's staff and are waiting to hand it over directly. Click here to see the petition.

 
   

Poll: What should be done in Vanni, Northern Sri Lanka?
Poll conducted March 16 to March 31, 2009. For results Click here

 
   
   

Poll: What now for the Tamils? Transnational Governemnt?
Poll conducted October 14 to November 04, 2009 . For Results

Click here
 
   

Poll: Who will Tamils be supporting in November 2012, Obama or Rommey?

 
Click here
   
 
Nobel Peace Nomination

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