1) Does the Accord provide a just and lasting solution to the ethnic crisis
in Sri Lanka?
2) Do the Tamils of Sri Lanka have a leadership acceptable to the Tamil
constituency of the Northern and Eastern Provinces?
3) Is the Island Nation of Sri Lanka disintegrating?
4) Will the Tamils and Sinhalese ever co-exist within a unitary system of
Has Sri Lanka become India's Vietnam?
6) Has the Tamil dream for their homeland turned into a nightmare?
7) Can any power on earth deny the Tamils of Sri Lanka the right of
The Convention will consist of a two day program of special and highly
focussed presentations and panel discussions designed to seek definitive answers
to the above questions and perhaps many more. The participants will be required
to provide methodologies to translate the recommendations made into concrete
Under the present circumstances when the Northern and Eastern Provinces are
being administered by the IPKF, the convention is expected to develop a
consensus towards an indigenous leadership that will be mandated to assume an
administrative role until elections are held democratically in the Northern and
The decision makers will be charged with the responsibility to provide all
assistance to this leadership in the task of reconciliation, reconstruction and
The participants will include civil administrators, political scientists,
activists, academics, politicians, Human Rights Activists, church groups,
journalists, representatives of freedom fighters, and foreign observers
(International Red Cross, NGO's, U.N. Agencies etc.)
Registration (includes main meals and coffee breaks)
Residents of the U.S . $200.00 per person Residents of Canada $100.00 per
person Foreign participants .. $50.00 per person
The headquarters for the convention will be the Holiday Inn, Nanuet, New
York. It is readily accessible from all expressways. Directions overleaf.
Travellers from overseas - for directions from airport, please call Holiday Inn.
Accomodations must be arranged directly with the Holiday Inn.
Telephone (914) 623-0600
Checks must be made payable to: Holiday Inn, Nanuet, and mailed to:
Dr. W. V. Panchacharam, Convener
89 Tennyson Drive
World Thamil Eelam Convention IV
Nanuet, New York 10954