A political party which is to be launched in Tamil Nadu next month is expected to toe the line of the LTTE and the party’s flag closely resembled the rebels’ Tiger insignia barring the twin rifles in the background, the Indian Express reported.
According to the report the Tamil party is to be launched on May 18, the first anniversary of the death of LTTE leaders including Velupillai Prabhakaran, by film director Seeman, a Tiger supporter.
Sebastian Seeman, unveiled the Naam Tamilar (We the Tamils) party’s flag, yesterday. Naam Tamilar, now functioning as a social outfit, aims to toe the hardline abandoned by other Dravidian parties over the years on issues ranging from the situation in Sri Lanka to Mullaiperiyar and seek a better deal for Tamils and Tamil Nadu.
The organisation was formed during the last days of the Lankan conflict when Tamil Nadu witnessed a string of protests.
Seeman has himself faced charges, including those under the National Security Act, and was even deported from Canada for speeches that propagated extreme views.
The proposed date of the political party’s launch is also not a coincidence. “May 18 is a black day; a day Tamils can’t forget that easily,” Seeman’s online announcement states.
A year ago that day, the Sri Lankan army had gunned down the remaining leadership of the rebels along with the last of its fighters, bringing the decades-long bloody conflict to a violent end.
Since the vanquish of the rebel forces, its once vociferous supporters, Vaiko’s MDMK, Lok Sabha MP Thirumavalavan’s VCK and a string of others became less virulent. It is this space that the new outfit is eyeing even as it expands its attention to water rows with neighbouring states.
“The DMK and AIADMK do not have the welfare of the Dravidians on their agenda. We will take it up. This is a long-term plan,” he said on Saturday.
A self-proclaimed lover of Tamil language and culture, the director even made a movie, Vazhthugal (Greetings), in which apparently the only word in non-Tamil was ‘August’ (the month) as it could not be replaced.
Naam Tamilar is a fringe outfit that has so far attracted a section of the youth dissatisfied with the response of the mainstream parties to the Lankan war. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up with controversial and hardline views and actions, the Indian Express reported.
Most recently, its few members were arrested for attacking Tamil-Malayalam actor Jayaram’s residence over his allegedly disparaging comment about Tamil women.
“We are not a secessionist or chauvinistic organisation. On the other hand, we are supporters of the integrity of the nation. We only demand fairness when it comes to issues concerning Tamils,” said Seeman.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:44 AM
look they can dance whatever dance they want....as long as they don't step into our borders
Monday, 12 April 2010 06:57 AM
Always, someone in India behind us to split SL. There are 1001 srimans out there. But you can do nothing to SL now sriman. Our tamil people had had ENOUGH & are way ahead you. Hope Rajapaske will not do something stupid to creat the problem again, like JR, Srimao and Banda did.
Monday, 12 April 2010 06:42 AM
Piratheepan ! Be careful ! Don't make your identity available ! People like you will be a curse to peaceful Tamils in Sri Lanka. Just go to Jaffna and see the enthusiasm of public there. In seeral years, tamils themselves will not allow people like you who probably living in luxury to play the fool again.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:46 AM
Here goes foolish tamils again to get killed
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:38 AM
Your birth & death will be the 13th/May
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:37 AM
Seeman, be careful. You saw what happened to LTTE leaders in SL. Thanks to KP, Sri Lanka has a new fleet of ships. ha ha.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:33 AM
another frustrated politician trying to hog the limelight by doing something different ......& silly.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:23 AM
who care's eelam will always be a day dream...you loosers
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:06 AM
Ok good, But dont come to Sri Lanka. Asked separate land from India. Thats your motherland. Not Sri Lanka.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 03:26 AM
Well done Seeman....We will support you.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:38 AM
tamil isolation from rest...not far away...
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:22 AM
He will receive a State welcome when he comes to Sri Lanka for the IIFA (Indian Film Awards) in June!
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:20 AM
we can give them training and logistics as India did to us.....
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:13 AM
Another LTTE wanna be wet dream. No separate land in SL, no asylum in Australia.....Canada will soon follow. So go and suck it up to Norway because there is NO WAY your seeman will land in SL.
Sunday, 11 April 2010 03:57 AM
we need this action world wide.. keep it up ..
Sunday, 11 April 2010 03:56 AM
tiger breading ground is in Tamil nadu but srilanka must keep the strong fence prevent tiger migrant in to the country [srilanka and Tamil nadu keep separate dot allowed them to pork their hand learn from the previous so many threaten so many voice came from tamil leaders]
Sunday, 11 April 2010 03:38 AM
lol...the new Tamil Tiger political party leader's name is "Seeman" ...way to go Tamil Eelam! ....you are really winning this time.
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