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This website is about Sri-Lankan Americans, who are naturalized citizens of the US, or those born to them in the US Sri-Lankans are a multi-ethnic, diverse group of people-Singhalese, Tamils, Moors (Muslims), Burghers, and other of various religious denominations- Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians living together for many centuries.

Vision Statement:
The Unifying voice between President Obama, Sri-Lankan Americans, and the people of Sri- Lanka.

Mission Statement:
The Sri-Lankan Americans for President Obama seeks to foster a spirit of cooperation and harmony among all the people of the United States and the people of Sri-Lanka. We embrace the ideals of love, brotherhood, and non-violence to benefit the US and to free our brothers and sisters in Sri-Lanka from the vicious cycle of hate, bigotry, and extremism. We enlist educational and religious leaders to propagate social justice and peace. Finally, we a factual resource for accurate, unbiased information on the current situation in Sri-Lanka, and dedicated to the principles of the Rule of Law, Transparency, and Accountability.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sri Lanka post LTTE defeat

We think it’s best to start planning for a happy future for Sri Lanka without the LTTE.
Nothing is easy, but if people of goodwill, love and compassion work together then nothing is impossible. We remind all, that according to JR, one of our past presidents, when confronted with the then foreign minister of India with a stern warning from Indira Gandhi responded “You may occupy us but you cannot conquer our spirit. According to Thirunavukarasar(Apar)Nam-Arkum Kudiyallom, Tamil people steeped in their ancient traditions of poetry, religion and psalms, know the immortal words of their 7th century savant. We are not subjects of anyone”

This sums up the essence and the defiance of individual self-determination of the Tamil people. When we look at these two quotations, one could see the difficulty bringing people together. But on the other hand if we all accept these self-evident truths then we come to a consensus. Its time to begin to get into to each others shoes!