Discrimination, disinformation and the truth
by Ben Silva
The census information in 2001 shows that Tamils live all over Sri Lanka, amongst the Sinhalese, Muslims and others. At the moment, LTTE have driven out the Sinhalese and Muslims from the areas controlled by them, and not a single Sinhalese or Muslim live in areas controlled by LTTE. The area controlled by LTTE have been converted to a mono ethnic area by LTTE , displaying their racist nature.
LTTE chased out 27,000 Sinhalese between 1971 and 1981 through intimidation, terrorizing and killing, from the Jaffna peninsula, where they lived. Muslims were ethnically cleansed and ordered to leave their home in 24 hours. LTTE habitually use terror campaigns to frighten and terrorise poor Sinhala peasant families to drive them away, from their traditional home areas in the North of the country. Such activities of the LTTE amount to ethnic cleansing.
Clearly, LTTE has been carrying out a planned ethnic cleansing campaign of the Sinhalese from their traditional home in the North, coupled with a malicious propaganda campaign against the Sinhalese. The true victims are the poor Sinhalese peasants in remote areas in Sri Lanka, who do not have the wealth or the organisation to report their plight to the world. In comparison, LTTE have the military capability to drive out the poor peasant, defenceless Sinhala families and the well organised rich propaganda machine to report exactly the opposite of the truth, to the world.
The reality is that the poor Sinhala peasants are the victims of a well organised, racist empire building campaign by LTTE . Media reports indicate that a rich criminal network of global Tamils , hell bent on creating a racist Tamil state in Sri Lanka. It appears that LTTE is hell bent on creating a Chola type empire in Sri Lanka and has managed to deceive the world of their intentions .
Generally, the situation faced by the Tamils is no different to what is faced by many Sinhalese and others. i.e. harsh living conditions for the not so well off. The Tamils have many millions of overseas Tamils to help them and the Sinhalese have almost none. Potential Tamil refugees, supported by the LTTE network, built nonexistent grievances on situations that never existed and incidents that never happened, to become refugees .
Census information taken more recently may show even greater integration of Tamils amongst the Sinhalese. I would say that Sri Lanka should be for all its citizens. All Sri Lankans need to work together to defeat poverty rather than create poverty by unnecessary wars. We also cannot forget history , that shows evidence that South Indian invaders have carried out destruction of the irrigation system of the Sinhalese and caused the decline of the Sinhalese. We need to learn lessons from history , or we become victims again.
The facts are:
1. The Sinhalese have been driven away from their traditional homeland
in the North, by LTTE using terror.
2001 Census Information given below.
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