You try to merge all tamils as tigers.
Since I think at the level of Tamils including Tamils outside Sri Lanka but investing heavily in Sri Lanka, I do not recognize any divisions below that level. In other words, Race is the lowest level of division I use in Sri Lankan matters.
I have been helped along by majority Sinhalese in this forum who classified me as a 'Tiger' rather than as a Sri Lankan or a Tamil. I consider myself to be a Tamil for a Sinhalese. But the only Tamils Sinhalese have directly invested in are the Tigers. Hence A Tamil is a Tiger to them. This is also the case here in Australia where Tamils without a Tiger label do not have special status.
You have not realised why there is not a single voice heard against the LTTE?
I do realise that Tamils believe in resolving their differences 'internally' - as much as they can. I know I do.
Care to know why? You can see what has happened to the other tamil party leaders who didn't have any security. This clearly shows that tamil support towards the LTTE is held at the gun point than a loyalty.
Tigers risk their lives for what they believe in. That shows courage. Any Tamil who seeks to lead Tamils must match that courage and in other words must not be fearful of losing his / her life in the course of duty - which would be Public Administration for those seeking to lead Tamils through the system of Democracy.
That is the difference I was telling you between the GOSL and the LTTE where GOSL don't kill who are against them but the former do.
But the GOSL ARE killing the LTTE who are against them?
What you are saying is that GOSL recognizes only the Sinhalese as being their people. THANK YOU FOR THE CONFESSION.
Of course the Tigers are known as terrorists and this cannot be ruled out due to their terror activities. The behaviour of the tigers cannot be claimed as a responsible party of the tamils liberation when you see your own people being killed. You can call it as tiger liberation but not tamil liberation. That is why it is important to have conditions on any future talks.
Tamils have to decide whether the Tigers are Terrorists or not. So far we have not felt the need to do so because they have taken it upon themselves to express on behalf of all Tamils. Most of what they seem to claim comforts Tamils.
Tigers may seem as Terrorists to outsiders especially Westerners. Then they have to 'wait' until Tigers escalate their work to the International level. They cannot act prematurely just because they are bored with their own lives at home. As for GOSL, it has already crossed the border between opposition and enemy. The LTTE is GOSL's enemy. Given that majority Tamils do identify with the core message that the Tigers are communicating at the International level, GOSL has made itself an enemy of Tamils.
This is the reason as long as the LTTE continue its adamant behaviour it will only drag things for all the tamils in the NE. Unless they realise its a lost cause
On the contrary - take it from a courageous Tamil who is fighting for her Migrant Identity here in Australia - that Tamils in North & East are getting stronger and stronger and are becoming more and more independent. Majority Tamils also believe in rebirth - and hence death is not an issue for someone who is not able to see a reasonable future for herself / himself. What I am doing here in Australia is also mental suicide. Since I live through my mind, the state of my mind is most important to me. When majority rule tries to kill that mind, and this has been accepted readily by majority Sinhalese in this forum and publicly flaunted by the likes of Asian Tribune, then it amounts to murder by the State.
The cause is alive and kicking and is maturing to the intellectual level. Sinhalese who were distracted with the thought of defeating the Tigers - are the losers.
Edited By - Gaja - 13 Sep 2006 00:32:45 GMT