CBC News Video: Tamil Tigers behind Canadian Tamil protests

As the Tigers face defeat, Toronto's moderate Tamils begin to speak out.

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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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone who supports terrorism is a terrorist. Gosh, I never thought we had such warped people in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha!!

King Pakir said...

Bailaman you say it like others dont!! Love this Blog!

Ramith said...

gr8 blog post that expose the truth about blood thirst LTTE terrorists and their blind supporters.

Anonymous said...

OMG SOOOO FUNNY!

Proud Tamil said...

actually, i cant believe how dumb the people that commented before me are.....they have no other job than sitting down and criticizing people who have the courage to stand up for themselves...looks like some people just can't handle the fact that there are actual brave immigrants in Canada...:(

Anonymous said...

@Proud Tamil Tiger

Poor you, boo hoo.

'brave immigrant'? Don't destroy the word brave.

If you're actions are brave then Osama Bin Laden is also brave!

Proud TAMIL said...

first of all, never said i was tamil tiger...learn to read....second, you just cant accept the fact that we're doing something for our community.....

Anonymous said...

Do something for your community by helping them not killing your own.

Kangaroo Jack said...

From 1983 to 2009 - how many Tamil children between the age of 12-18 have died? I bet you're in a nice western country but close to 30,000 children lost their futures thanks to the Tamil community doing 'something'.

Anonymous said...

Proud Tamil if you support the Tigers and their actions you are one of them.

Proud Tamil said...

who said i was supporting the tamil tigers....and where did 30 000 children lose their futures doing 'something'?.....all of you are either just complaining, have no life or get money for spreading popaganda....

Anonymous said...

Every child soldier who was taken to the LTTE lost their futures. How many years since this conflict started? How many kids do you think lost the chance to play, learn and just be a child?

They only died because your Tamil community decided to wage war over issues with language and other issues which could have been resolved if they had the collective will. Instead of producing parliamentarians you produced PRabhaharan.

Anonymous said...

Yes! We all getting paid to sit here on a blog and chat on comments that nobody will see. I wish! How long will you keep making excuses for terrorist?

Proud Tamil so tell me is your leader alive or dead? No one knows? Sri Lanka cant find him! He has always been good at running away and putting innocent women and kids to their death.

Proud Tamil said...

child soldiers died because MY community decided to wage war....ok, dont forget that these kids were Tamil too.....and if only the government would accept parliamentarians...except they were pretty much asking for it....and im not making excuses for terrorists...you can believe all you want to believe, but i have a right to defend my blood, if only your relatives were the ones who were innocently killed while driving back home by the army....and for your information, many tamil people are proud to die for prabhakaran..and i do agree that his whereabouts are unknown and I may not be the greatest LTTe supporter but this is our last and only hope...

Anonymous said...

Who is Neelam Thiruchelvam?

Read this Proud Tamil you shouldn't be so proud of your 'achievements:

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/05/jonathan-kay-on-the-legacy-of-neelan-tiruchelvam-the-tamil-tigers-have-reaped-what-they-ve-sown.aspx

Anonymous said...

This is the link

Proud Tamil said...

so,...you find links that support your views....i cannot waste my time with you....you are going to bring up anything to make what you think is right....the Sinhalese will pay the price.....it's called karma, buddy.....just wait and time will tell...

Anonymous said...

Proud Tamil
Please see what is happening here. You are being essentially brainwashed by the LTTE. At the height of their insurgency they had 900 million dollars at their disposal - do you not think they are in this war for pure financial & immigration reasons ? BTW - I am a Tamil Canadian that is so sad that most Tamils do not see what is really happening here. Why can we not just live together in peace. Let us learn from the past and walk together into the future.

Proud Tamil said...

you are tamil, you talked like you were sinhalese all along...i am not fully supporting the tigers, i do not believe that they are completely innocent but i respect them for trying...and i do not think this war was purely financial, it was much more than that...and finally, do you not think we all want to live peacefully together???

Josh said...

Choose the Name/URL option in the 'Comment as' drop down menu to change your name from 'Anonymous' to any other alias.

Proud Tamil,

I think you are talking to different people here who are using the same alias- anonymous.

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