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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

Raison d’ être

[i]Raison d’ être[/i]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"Do we really have to pass through every sort of horror before we can open our eyes?"[/b][/i]

[b]Tim Parks[/b] ([i]Hell and Back[/i])

The world is watching. And none of us – Tiger or anti-Tiger – can do without the world. Even if we can dispense with its aid and assistance we have to ensure that our enemies do not benefit from such support. The Tigers need the world not to ban them; legal sanctions could impede the free flow of cash from the Diaspora to the LTTE's coffers; national and regional proscriptions could also interfere with the excellent support work various Tiger front organisations scattered throughout the world are doing for the Sun God's Cause.

The Sri Lankan state needs economic and military assistance from friendly nations. Both the Lankan state and the anti-Tiger Tamils need the world to adopt a zero-tolerant policy towards the Tigers, leading ultimately to full UN sanctions. So whatever we may feel about the world, all of us need the world in our corner or at least not in our opponent’s corner.

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