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The TIGER FLAG of TAMILS- The Tiger was the Flag of Imperial Tamil Cholas. The Tiger remains the greatest symbol of Tamil might The zenith of Tamil power when the military and naval might of the Chola kingdom subjugated many parts of south east Asia.

Friday, 20 March 2009 - 8:03 AM SL Time


If the Sangam epoch symbolised the purity of Tamil language and culture, it was the epoch of the Chola kingdom that symbolised the `golden era`.The zenith of Tamil power when the military and naval might of the Chola kingdom subjugated many parts of south east Asia.

It is interesting to note the emergence of a national flag among the Tamils. Tamils look up to the tiger flag as one capable of resisting the lion flag. The Jaffna Tamil Kingdom which existed for centuries in Lanka had a flag whose main feature was a seated recumbent bull.

The Tamil resistance movement did not choose this flag as a bull could not be expected to stand up to a marauding lion. The Chola kingdom of Tamils in South India had a tiger flag. There is lot of symbolism in the change over from a bull to a tiger. When the lion was attacking the Tamils for about two decades, the peaceful law-abiding Tamils were behaving like a cow/bull. A realization that they have to behave like a tiger occurred to few Tamils in the seventies. This view is shared by a vast number of Tamils now.

The marauding lion of yore is complaining that the newly emerging prowling tiger is a terrorist. Just because an ethnic community has forced the marauding lion to be the central figure in the national flag of a State and behave likewise against another ethnic community in that State, the international community should not turn a blind eye to what goes on and decide that an established State however evil and cruel it may be, it has to be defended. If the lion flag does not appear to be a terrorist flag, how could anybody say that the tiger flag is a terrorist flag?

If a really united peaceful country for the whole island were to emerge out of the tragic events, a new national flag transcending the marauding lion and the prowling tiger may have to be devised.


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.Rajendra Chola I : 1014 - 1044- Thanjavur Gold

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The emblem of a 'tiger facing two fish' was adopted by Utthama Chola (973-985) of Thanjavur in ThamilNadu. The seated tiger represented the Chola homeland, and the fish for the Pandya conquest. The fish on the Pandyan coins are horizontal (swimming) and in this case vertical (dead).

The title Yuddhamalla was adopted by RajaRaja Chola's son Rajendra Chola (1014-1044). Rajaraja Chola invaded Lanka in 990 AD and conquered the northern half. He made Polonnaruwa his capital on the island . Rajendra Chola succeeded in extended Chola occupation over the whole island of Lanka in 1018.



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After the Independence of Tamil Eelam, the Tiger emblem will be devised and the guns will be removed. We will have a calmer Tiger instead of a prowling Tiger.

Edited By - Thivya - 20 Mar 2009 02:10:04 GMT
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Dhivya Sivanesan,

Be a sport...

Behave like Berty Anna...

Berty anna has loads of Sri Lankan Friends (he himself told us that..didn't he???)...

However, do you see any Anti GOSL Demos in HK...????

That is because he is licking the boots of Sinhala Friends...

Whay can't you be sensible like Berty anna???
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After the Independence of Tamil Eelam, the Tiger emblem will be devised and the guns will be removed. We will have a calmer Tiger instead of a prowling Tiger.



Hak hak hak... terrorist jenny... when is this going to achieve.. peelam is shrinking and now it is less than 30 square kms... get real Jenney...
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After the Independence of Tamil Eelam, the Tiger emblem will be devised and the guns will be removed. We will have a calmer Tiger instead of a prowling Tiger.


Why would you do that??! Are you ashamed of the guns and bullets?? :) Or will the LTTE be trying to shed it's violent past by getting rid of the guns and bullets and then replacing the jumping tiger with a submissive puppy-faced baby tiger cub?? awwee...
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After the Independence of Tamil Eelam

?????????WHEN????lol...

prowling Tiger.

like the movie crouching tigerum, hidden dragoonathan? man that Chinese girl was HOT:)))
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http://www.facebook.com/people/Dhivya-Sivanesan/743240460


WTF is this????

?????????WHEN????lol...


Pereda, Down town Toronto, Talk you later :))

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Should be an interesting read

http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=2475&cntnt01origid=52&cntnt01detailtemplate=fullarticle&cntnt01returnid=51
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Why would you do that??! Are you ashamed of the guns and bullets?? :) Or will the LTTE be trying to shed it's violent past by getting rid of the guns and bullets and then replacing the jumping tiger with a submissive puppy-faced baby tiger cub?? awwee...


AussieBoy,

You may not understand this but let me explain to you. The Tamils are peace-loving people and they took arms to defend themselves from the Sinhala barbarians only after 30 years of non violent protests.

So, once we free our homeland from the occupying Sinhala thugs, we don't need to have a violent flag. We will devise our flag to suit our peaceful nature, at the same time cherish the glorious past of Tamils.

But you violent Sinhalese will have the same violent flag where a marauding, Tamil blood thirsty Sinhala Lion with a deadly weapon threatening the minorities. :)


Edited By - Thivya - 20 Mar 2009 02:25:39 GMT
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Dhivya must reload defence.lk three time before going to bed...

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