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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 114

Causes of Tamil exodus

[b]Causes of Tamil exodus[/b]

S. Makenthiran of Canada points out that the Sri Lankan government has encouraged atrocities against Tamils by rewarding those guilty with promotions. Protests by Tamil Parliamentarians and mass protests by Tamils have been ineffective. In his letter to The Editor, he writes about many cases of rape and torture of Tamil men and women by the Sri Lankan army and police and many have gone up to the courts, though many more were not reported.

He further underlines that it was to the credit of the Tamils, that not a single case of rape of any Sinhalese women by LTTE or by Tamil civilians has been so far reported.

The full text of S.Makenthiran’s letter ids given below :

The Editor
Asian Tribune

Letters have appeared in Asian Tribune from contributors like Asoka Weerasinghe, contending that there was no real reason for Tamils to flee Sinhalese violence. Asian Tribune has been showing journalistic impartiality in giving a chance for different opinions to be published in it’s columns, for which we are thankful. I would be grateful if you will publish the following summary of the conspicuous inhuman violations committed by the Sinhalese armed forces and lawless elements, to give chance to the readers to review them. The truth will emerge from the discussions.

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