Mr. Ponnambalam is an advocate for the legitimate aspirations of the Tamil people, including their right to self-determination and justice for the genocide perpetrated against Tamils in Sri Lanka. His party, the TNPF, actively promotes a federal solution with maximum devolution of power. Additionally, Mr. Ponnambalam is a vocal opponent of Sinhalization, land grabs, and the structural and cultural genocide aimed at eroding the Tamil identity.
We call upon the international community to take decisive measures to ensure the protection of elected Tamil representatives and to put an end to the ongoing structural genocide targeting the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, we stand in support of the Tamil National People’s Front’s efforts to safeguard Saiva temples, recognizing that the destruction of these sacred sites serves to undermine the Tamil homeland and erode the Tamil identity.
This attack on the leaders of the Tamil National People’s Front is part of a broader pattern of targeting Tamil politicians and the general public, underscoring the severe limitations on political participation for Tamils in Sri Lanka. It highlights the urgent need for the international community to address the prevailing lack of political space and safeguard the rights and security of the Tamil people.
Federation of Global Tamil Organizations (FGTO) – https://www.fgto.org/
Present member organizations of the federation are Tamil Americans United PAC (TAU-PAC), Global Tamil Movement (GTM), Ottawa Tamil Association (OTA), Quebec Tamil Development Association (QTDA), World Tamil Organization (WTO), Tamil Genocide Memorial (TGM), ABC Tamil Oli, and Florida Tamil Association (FTA).