Reply to Mr.MakenthiranCANADA
Samantha Jayawardana, Melbourne, Australia
Before any of our readers, who are not aware of the entire background of the problem in Sri Lanka, jump to conclusions I would like to explain to Mr.Makenthiran few things that he is ignoring and hiding.
One cannot be a Tamil of Sri Lankan origin. One can be a Sri Lankan of Tamil origin. That has been the problem all along. Historically speaking, that has been the problem since 795 AD when few rich families in Jaffna got together to rebel against the weak central government with the help of SOuth Indian regimes.
I can understand if one is a Tamil of South Indian origin. South India
is where the Tamils originated and the homeland of the Tamil culture
and language and civilization. I think Eelamists like Mr.Makenthiran
are barking up the wrong tree.
Sinhalese have NOT sent in their reps to the parrliament. Sinhalese
have selected "Sri Lankans" to the "Sri Lankan parliament"
hoping that they can save and advance Sri Lanka.
You are saying that "The Tamils will never agree to a unitary form of government under Sinhalese domination. They will never give up the autonomous status.".
As far as I see Tamils dont have the freedom to express their opinion
as they live under the terror of gun. But a lot of Tamils that I know
live accepting the unitary form of government. It is too bad that there
are more SInhalese in the government, or in most work environments,
or in sport teams, or in facts in prisons. Sinhalese whose civilisation
is unique to Sri Lanka alone, are nearly 80% of the population and it
is quite natural that there are more Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.
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