I did not know that on a so called Koti Friday that Tamils were killed in Colombo.
Vast majority of Singhalese had no idea who kotti were until they
ambush 13 soldiers, so they did not have an inherent fear for koti.
I always knew there was something essential missing in you and
Nada a fellow Doc has explained it beautifully.
a typical educated man in the older days means the person has some
abilities to reason out things and if not go and find info relevent
to the topic instead of having an allergic reaction to the area around
let me once again reiterate something i have mentioned here many times.
do remember this.
the PTA was was brought in the late 70's i think it was 79. general
Weeratunge (or some dude whose name started with W and most probably a
relative of JRJ ) was sent to jaffna to eradicate the insurgency in 6
MONTHS. the jaffna library was burnt a couple of yrs later.
and youre telling us most of the sinhlese had no clue about the koti eh. maybe. what i am saying is that enough sinhalese knew about the KOTI and thats why there was a backlash,
infact every movement was known as KOTI as the sinhalese couldnt
differentiate which is understandable.
are you saying that most of the sinhalese were dumb and clueless.
you know i can sometimes believe that!
83 riots started on Sunday night at borella. full scale riots broke out
on Monday and continued till tuesday when a curfew was introduced at2 pm
and then a STRICT curfew at 6 pm.
only in LANKA there is a difference between
curfew and strict curfew.
mostly property damage and a very FEW killings. Refugee camps sprung up.
bamba hindu, ratmalana hindu were the major ones.
Welikade (magazine prison) inmates were attacked on tuesday (25 JULY)led by
hijacker Sepala Ekanayake.
killing 35. went back a second time 2 days later
and TOOK care of 18 more for a grand total of 53
rumour started on Friday Morning (BLACK FRIDAY) that koti had come to fort.
ALL Traffic was in ONE direction on GALLE road heading south.this
was also the day tamils thought of visiting their burnt, smashed property
and were caught on the roads and KILLED on the roadside, inside vehicles
A childhood friend of mine's (same age) dad was
his mother has still not
stopped in his van and burnt inside the van
recovered from that tragic day!! he lives a few hrs away
and we are still best of friends.
if you think july 83 was the worst the tamils have faced
. july 83 is a pi**
you havent seen what the NORTH and EAST has undergone
in the ocean compared to what happened on a daily basis bafore the CF
and it has begun again.
you wre wondering why tigers would join the movement without pay
simple. no hope and only liberation can save you. imagine yourself
standing on the road on july 83. parents taken care of by the caring
sinhalese. whats your next step. where and whom do you think you will
turn to. we were spared and we eventually got out but many are
not so lucky. if i hit you there is only so much you will take, after
that you will try and get me and if you cant on your own (most tamils
felt alone) you join a movement. I remember after the riots my NEW
classmates were disappearing and joining the various movements like
there was no tomorrow.
why do you think the vast majority of the Diaspora support the tigers.
its because they are the only ones protecting your brothers/sisters still
unfortunately in North and East.