Ilankai Tamil Sangam

Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA


Australian Federation of Tamil Associations
PO Box 44, Civic Square, ACT 2608

06 November 2003

AFTA Welcomes Tamil Self Governance Proposal and calls for vigilance by the International Community

The Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA) welcomes the proposal released on behalf of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka by the LTTE on 31 October 2003. This proposal is consistent with the principles of the rule of law, human rights and equality of all persons and the right to self-determination of Peoples.

We are hopeful that this proposal will form the basis for the future political negotiations between the authentic representatives of the Tamil People and the

Sri Lankan Government.

We call upon the Australian Government and fellow Australians to support this proposal that has been developed with substantial input from experts (including Australians) on international and constitutional Law.

This proposal has the potential to,

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Posted November 7, 2003