Some of our suggestions for pro-Sumanthiran and pro-India diaspora and civil society: Mothers of Missing Tamils, Vavuniya

The protocol for negotiations is a referendum and mediation by the U.S. or another credible third-party, not a 25% reduction in the military.

If our target is 10, we must ask for 11 in any negotiation with the Tamils ​​who were victims of the Sinhalese genocide. If you ask for 1, it is impossible to reach 10

RE: Some of our suggestions for pro-Sumanthiran and pro-India diaspora and civil society: Mothers of Missing Tamils, Vavuniya

Today is the 2151st day of our continuing struggle to find the missing Tamil children. We demand information and accountability. Once again, we ask for help from the United States and the European Union to save Tamils ​​from the genocidal policies of the Sinhalese government, holding steadfast in our pursuit of Tamil sovereignty in Sri Lanka.

Last week, USTAG led a handful of diaspora civil society groups in calling for a 25% military cut as a condition for talks with the Sinhalese. We wonder what the purpose would be of talk without mediation and referendum.

One of our mothers jokingly asked, “why not ask USTAG and civil society to cut the military by 26% instead of 25%”?

If our target is 10, we must ask for 11 in any negotiation with the Tamils ​​who were victims of the Sinhalese genocide. If you ask for 1, it is impossible to reach 10.

The protocol for negotiations is a referendum and mediation by the U.S. or another credible third-party, not a 25% reduction in the military.

Sri Lanka has been forced to reduce military spending. Sri Lanka is in dire need of removing the Sri Lankan military camp in the North East. This is due to insufficient budgetary funds due to the economic crisis and also pressure from the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Sri Lanka has already started closing some military camps, including Bampimadu in Vavuniya.

If our true goal is to remove the Sri Lankan army from the Tamil homeland, the traditional international route needs to be followed. These diaspora Tamil intellectuals should first study world history, particularly the example of East Timor and the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET), which led directly to East Timor’s independence from Indonesia in 2002.

We need something like East Timor, a United Nations Mission for Tamil Sovereignty. The UN must supplant the Sinhalese forces.

It should be remembered that USTAG is a pro-Sumanthiran American diaspora organization. USTAG is eager to communicate and compromise with powerful groups like the TNA and Sinhalese ministers, and is pro-India.

Please don’t cheat Tamils. We have been cheated by the Sinhalese for 75 years, by India for more than 35 years, and by our own Tamil politicians since 1936. Now the pro-Sumandran and pro-India diaspora from USA and Canada are trying to fool us.

What USTAG and its allied diaspora groups need to do is make it clear to the world and the West why a referendum on Tamil sovereignty is necessary—and how severe the threat is to Tamils in Sri Lanka ​​if sovereignty is not achieved.

What the diaspora communities should do is pressure Sri Lanka through their countries of residence to push for Tamil sovereignty. Sri Lanka has been in a 50-year financial decline and geopolitical trends are increasingly leading to the isolation of Sri Lanka in South East Asia. It is an opportune time for real progress, not polite half-measures.

If these diaspora Tamils need any guidance, come to our booth and we will explain how to achieve Tamil sovereignty.

These so-called superior intellectuals must take classes to learn how to properly negotiate and recognize a position of strength—or pay for consultations with the European or American diplomats who helped not only East Timor but also South Sudan and Kosovo free themselves from oppressive regimes.

Please insist on a referendum with US or Canadian mediation. Western countries have many intelligent immigrants. We should reach out to them for their insights.

Please do not send Kandiah of the Canadian Tamil Congress with his plan or Lavan Muthu of USTAG with the letter from USTAG.

We must accept nothing less than a democratic referendum proposing a sovereign Tamil nation.

Thank you
Go.Rajkumar Secretary
Tamil Disappeared Homeland Association

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