February 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE
) to gather Freedom Demands from Tamils worldwide for the Charter.
o Urging UN to Release its report on Genocide.
o Urges UN human rights monitors to be deployed to protect Tamils.
o Urges Genocide to be added to War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity.
- Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, speaking to the Press last Sunday, announced that Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter will be declared on May 2013 - the 4th anniversary of mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Security forces.
"As Tamils envision the future and look forward to the fruition of Tamil Eelam, the Freedom Charter containing the Freedom Demands of Tamils worldwide, would be a cornerstone of Tamil's Freedom," said Mr. Rudrakumaran .
"Aspiring to take the Vaddukoddai Resolution - which called for the creation of Tamil Eelam - forward, taking inspiration from Britain's Magna Carta, the Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) and the Palestinian National Charter, the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter will enshrine the Freedom Demands of our people", continued Mr. Rudrakumaran.
The TGTE would be releasing a booklet explaining the Freedom Charter, its purpose and significance on February 24th in Buffalo (New York) and Mr. Rudrakumaran will have open discussion about the Charter at that event.
This booklet will also be released in different cities around the world.
Most importantly, the booklet would contain a questionnaire that seeks the people's input with a view to determining the people's Freedom Demands, that would ultimately form the basis for the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter. Town Hall style meetings and the electronic medium would be used to secure the people's input.
The declaration of the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter would be made on 18th May, 2013, during the TGTE International Conference. May 18th marks the 4th anniversary of the killing of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians and sexually assaulting Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Security forces.
Other planned activities of the TGTE are:
1)TGTE will launch a campaign demanding the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide to make public the report on the plight of Tamils during the final stages of the armed conflict that his predecessor had initially prepared and not released which the UN Internal Review Panel had made mention of in its report.
2)The TGTE will also launch a campaign in connection with its call for an international protection mechanism in the North East of the Island. The TGTE wants UN Human Rights Field Presence in the North East to monitor and protect Tamils as envisaged by the Secretary General himself in 2007.
3)The TGTE wants the investigation to center on Genocide, in addition to Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.
4)At this year's UN Human Rights Council, TGTE is working to get a Resolution passed to create an international independent investigation with a view to bringing justice for the victims of genocide.
About Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE):
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was created in the aftermath of the bloody end of Sri Lanka's war; resulting in tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and large numbers of Tamil women were raped by the Sri Lankan security forces. UN documented War Crimes & Crimes Aganist Humanity and recommended an International Commission of Inquiry.
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of the Tamil Diaspora of Sri Lanka. Its actions are non-violent, democratic and diplomatic. It held internationally supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and ratified a Constitution and elected a Prime Minister, a Cabinet and a Speaker. TGTE also have an Upper House (Senate).
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