posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 06:01 AM
Another 40 year's conflict going on without much world attention, despite fierce for two decades.
What has passed my attention is the 2002 started peace talk have closed in failure and the fighting picked up again. Just two weeks ago the TT took
out important parts of the Sinhala airforce by a bold attack on a base. Yesterday they had intelligence on this guerilla chiefs whereabout and struck
with amazing precision.
When the Bay of Bengal gas sometime soon comes in the picture, this conflict, will too. If the Tamils get their state in the North, they'll also get
the gas fields. Something the Sinhalese will never allow.
Another fight about ressources willl be up soon.
The Tamils were initially imported as 'guest' workers, to pick tea at the plantations for the British on Sri Lanka. Most Tamils originate from them,
though a huge scheme was set up by indepence in 1949 to repatriate those who wanted to go to India. 50% of them did.
The Tamil population today is 10% against the Sinhales 80+%.
Should the Tamils have their own state, being indigenous to Sri Lanka for a little more than a century, or is it just a part of a bigger struggle for
a Tamil homeland that includes Southern India? (and therefore not allowed by the powers that be)
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