Tamil Eelam liberation struggle documents part 3: Preservation from technological destruction

A letter from a martyr

27th November 2020. Today is the day of Maveerer Naal (The Great Heroes Day/ The National Remembrance Day). It is the “Poppy Day”1 for Tamils. Our commemoration to the great heroes and innocent people who have lost their lives in the liberation struggle of Tamil Eelam.

Photo: Wikipedia. Karthigai Poo (Gloriosa Lily), National flower of Tamil Eelam.

«Tamil Eelam Liberation Struggle». The modern history of Eelam Tamils can be identified as the period from the independence of Sri Lanka in 1948 till now. In this period, Eelam Tamils have been fighting for equal rights, equal opportunity, self-determination, freedom of speech, freedom of information, right to preserve and protect their traditional homeland, language, culture and heritage and sovereignty in Eelam. This struggle has been in form of non-violent-, political-, armed struggle and the continuing resistance to Tamil genocide. In each phase, there have been a number of political organisations and liberation organisations who have aimed for Tamil Eelam. However, “the two central Eelam Tamil nationalist organisations of the past century, the Federal Party and then the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), both incorporated the economic and material development of the Tamil speaking regions as important components of their activities and demands” (Tamil Guardian, 2012). Thus, it is a conscious or unconscious association of the term «Tamil Eelam Liberation Struggle» with these two organisations. However, the history of the Tamil Eelam liberation struggle has a wider spectrum. It is a history that has the platforms of Eelam, the Tamil Diaspora and Tamil Nadu. As well as the different phases of the struggle from the non-violent-, political- and armed struggle that had a number of political and liberation organisations.

Tamil Eelam liberation struggle documents part 2: Two Tamil magazines published in Norway (21.11.2020)

Technological destruction
A letter from a martyr
முகநூல் இடுகையின் படம் (22.11.2020).
Facebook post by “மக்கள் முன்னணி பின்லாந்து இளைஞர்அணி” on 22.11.2020

«…he shares his dream of Tamil Eelam with the leader.

Dear Anna (meaning elder brother),
When we carry an explosive, we explode relying on you. We believe that you will build a nation of Tamil Eelam in which our people will live in peace and freedom.

Dear Anna, our people are very sinful. They are tired of carrying the suffering. Freedom for them must be earned at any cost. I explode with complete confidence that you will archive it. If the emerging Tamil Eelam have to have a fully self-sufficient economy, the foundations must be laid now…

And he continues.

…there should be no beggars in our country. Whether it is adults or children. Our government (referring to the government of Tamil Eelam) must take responsibility for the development of such people. Similarly, all citizens in Tamil Eelam should be educated. That too should be taken care of by our government. Likewise, all the sports in the world should be coached in our country and our players should be the forerunners in all sports.
A society without differences between the rich and the poor must be ensured, and free of caste and religion inequalities. Dowry atrocities against women must be completely eradicated. Our government should pay close attention to it.

As his letter goes on. This is one letter only from a fallen warrior named Anpumani.»

Vision

Genocide is not only the mass killing of human lives, but it is also mass destruction of traces of an ethnicity.


Endnote

1 https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/about-remembrance/the-poppy

References

Tamil Guardian. (2012). Stamp of defiance and aspiration. Retrieved from https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/stamp-defiance-and-aspiration


புதுப்பிப்பு│Update: 28.11.2020

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