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Sivajilingam seeks referendum to decide Tamil Eelam

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 July 2008, 01:42 GMT]
Let the International Community hold a referendum to get the will of Eezham Tamils for an independent homeland if it is not convinced of their sentiments shown explicitly through the events of Pongku Thamizh all over the world. Australia supported such a referendum in East Timor, said Tamil National Alliance MP, Sivajilingkam to TamilNet, when he came to address the Pongku Thamizh event held at Sydney on Sunday.

Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia
Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia


Speaking at the event, Mr. Gnanam Sivathamby, a former principal said that the International community is ignorant of the fact who are the terrorists and who are the terrorized in Sri Lanka.

"We do not want war. The Tamils are a peace-loving people. We want a peaceful solution. But, we want peace with justice and freedom", said a young member who spoke at the event.

"We have witnessed too much discrimination, too much blood shed and too little justice. It is too late and we have come too far to compromise on Thamizh Eezham" spoke another young member.

Over 3000 Tamil Australians gathered at Mason Park in Sydney Sunday afternoon for the event, which was largely organized and addressed by the Tamil youth of Australia.

Many of them attended were clad in Red and Yellow and carried pictures of the LTTE leader Pirapaharan.

A similar event was held in Melbourne on Saturday.

Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia
Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia, held on 06 July, 2008.
Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia
Pongku Thamizh in Sydney, Australia


Melbourne Pongku Thamil event
Melbourne Pongku Thamil event
Melbourne Pongku Thamil event


Melbourne Pongku Thamil event
Melbourne Pongku Thamil event
Melbourne Pongku Thamil event


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