If Sinhalese were fighting an ethnic separatist war, sure they would do similar thing. But, that is highly hypothetical question.
Now, now Dewey; may be it is hypothetical, but this is how a rational person should think; do you not agree? What made the Tamils to do such things; one has to think along the lines.
Do you believe that GOSL can militarily wipe out the LTTE?
Being tamil is not the issue here. Fighting an ethnic war and accusing ethnic cleansing.
Being a Tamil in Sri Lanka is an issue; the Tamil polity had lost ground to extremism through no fault of their own. Yes, the LTTE is an extremist organisation; now, how did this situation came about?
Is Tamil one of the national languages in Sri Lanka? I believe it is on paper. What measures that have been taken to implement such a provision?
Is there a national consensus among the Sinhala polity about a viable solution to the national question?
I said before: the LTTE put the ISGA on the table; what has the GOSL put forward?
It is easy to label the Tamils as uncivilised or backing a terrorist outfit, but it is another thing for the majority to accept their shortcomings and endeavour to do the correct things!