Sri Lankan Tamil Ignacious Selliah condemns the LTTE and says he is "ashamed to be Tamil" due to the actions of fellow Canadian Tamils.
Tamil Tiger, Lavanya Nithiyanantharasan gets emotional when questioned about why she supports a banned terrorist group which recruits child soldiers.
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"It's been an identi..identity.. of Tamils even long before the Tigers existed," was Lavanya's response when asked why she is waving the flag of a banned terrorist group.
BEEEEEP - Wrong!
The Tamil Tiger Flag was designed in Chennai by an Indian artist on the orders of none other than the Tamil Tiger chief Prabhakaran himself.
National Post - Canada
The militaristic image of a leaping tiger with crossed rifles was created by Prabhakaran in 1977, shortly after the LTTE was founded, but before it had risen to unrivalled authority as the Tamil insurgent force. In 1990, it was his decree that made the LTTE flag the Tamil national flag, a status that enjoys wide support in the Tamil diaspora, which has deep roots in Canada. The only difference is that the Tamil national flag, the one flown at the Canadian rallies, does not include the written name of the LTTE.Does she not know her facts? Did CBC interview a moron? Why would the Tamil Tigers send her to speak on their behalf on TV? Brain washed? Or is she knowingly spreading Tamil Tiger propaganda?
She says the Tiger flag represents the Tamil people. Was Lawyer, human rights activist and member of parliament, Neelan Thiruchelvam not a Tamil who fought for her aspirations?
The only reason Neelan was called a traitor by the Tigers was because he was making swift progress up the political chain. That meant the Tigers' claim of discrimination against Tamils by the 'Singhala State" theory was thrown out of the window.
Tamils reap what they sowed - National Post - Canada
Tiruchelvam was a Sri Lankan Tamil, but not the kind that makes excuses for terrorism, or for the nihilistic death cult led by Tigers chief Velupillai Pirapaharan. Instead, he sought to bring justice and self-determination for Sri Lanka's Tamil minority through negotiation and constitutional reform. In Sri Lanka, he was an elected parliamentarian and the founder of two major think tanks. In the United States, he taught at Harvard University, enlightening Western students about human-rights abuses committed in Sri Lanka - by the nation's military and the Tigers alike.
He was a moderate, in other words - the Tamils' answer to Yitzhak Rabin or Nelson Mandela. And that's why he was assassinated: The Tigers despise any Tamil who does not share their commitment to war and terrorism. Tiger propaganda - including the terrorist group's own "poet laureate" - spent years vilifying Tiruchelvam as a traitor prior to his assassination. Muzhakkam, a Tiger-controlled newspaper here in Canada joined in the campaign.
The act serves as a grim metaphor for the war itself. Much as many Tamil-Canadians claim that the Sri Lankan government is engineering a "genocide," the greatest threat to the country's Tamils has been their professed protectors.
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