Thursday, May 28, 2009

Failed Eelam to trans-state Nation

A Potential Clash between Nation and States?

By Shelton A. Gunaratne

(May 28, Washington, Sri Lanka Guardian) Tamil immigrant communities and the diaspora, spurred by the Tiger activists who have established a complex network of associations as fronts for “tax” collection and promotion of Tamil nationalism, appears to be now focusing their attention on setting up a trans-state nation, something akin to a worldwide Tamil Nadu, a far bigger Eelam project encompassing some 73 million Tamils (including 62.4 million in Tamil Nadu). The first test of this putative trans-state nation appears to have been the series of large-scale demonstrations staged worldwide to protest the “genocide” of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Full text Share on Facebook