Sri Lanka fully intends to destroy Tamil Homeland, says Boyle

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 November 2009, 02:17 GMT]
Responding to Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse's statement to heads of media Tuesday ruling out the re-merger of Northern and Eastern provinces, Professor Boyle said, "[o]bviously, the Government of Sri Lanka fully intends to carve-up, destroy, and dismantle the Tamil Homeland on the Island of Sri Lanka for all time, and towards that end inflict even more acts of genocide against the Tamils living there. Historically, the only way for this to be counteracted is to establish an Independent State for the Tamils on Sri Lanka."

Boyle pointed out that his Chennai speech in June this year provides the legal basis for the Tamils to establish an Independent State.

"For the reasons argued therein, I would encourage the Tamil People on a worldwide basis to give the most serious consideration to the adoption of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence and the establishment of a Provisional Government for Tamil Eelam," Boyle said.

"This would be similar to what the Palestinians did in their own Declaration of Independence dated 15 November 1988, as I have detailed in my book "Palestine, Palestinians and International Law."

"Today the State of Palestine is recognized de jure by about 126 other states. Palestine has Observer State status at the United Nations, and has all the rights of a U.N. Member State but the right to vote. Recently, the Palestinian leadership announced that it will apply for Membership in the United Nations Organization. Palestine is also a member state of the League of Arab States and the Islamic Conference Organization. The World Court also invited Palestine to participate in its proceedings," Boyle added.

"Certainly history cannot guarantee the same type of results for Tamil Eelam. But what is the alternative?"


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External Links:
Clarity: Palestine, Palestinians and International Law by Francis A Boyle
EB: Rajapaksa rules out north-east re-merger

 

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