The Senate was created as the Upper House of TGTE’s Parliament.Among those appointed as Senators is a former United States Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, who played a major role in drafting and guiding the passage of two important US Laws: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and The Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Another appointment to the Senate is a Sinhalese, Dr. Brain Senewiratne, who is currently living in Australia,
Other members of the Senate include: Dr. Nagalingam Jeyalingam, M.D. from New York., Mr. Satya Sivaraman: Journalist and human rights & public health activist from New Delhi, India, Mrs. Usha Sriskandarajah: A well-known Tamil activist from Canada, Mr. Elansezhian B.Sc. from Tamil Nadu, India, Mr. Gnaneswaran: An Engineer from Canada, Jegan N. Mohan: A Senior Barrister-at-Law from Canada, Mr. Rajaratnam B.Sc. from Canada.
It is reported that the names of additional six Senators will be announced soon. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was created in the aftermath of the bloody end of Sri Lanka’s war; resulting tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and sexually assaulted by the Sri Lankan security forces. UN documented war crimes and recommended an International Commission of Inquiry.
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of the Tamil Diaspora of Sri Lanka. It held internationally supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and ratified a Constitution and elected a Prime Minister, a 10 member Cabinet and a Speaker.