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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

THE REASONS FOR TAMIL MILITANCY AND FOR SEPERATE STATE

J.R. JAYAWARDENE THE LATE SINHALA BUDDHIST PRESIDENT ONCE SAID IN AN ITERVIEW WITH -THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ON 11TH JULY 1983 THAT" HE WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE OPINION OF THE TAMIL PEOPLE... NOW WE CANNOT THINK OF THEM, NOT OF THEIR LIVES OR THEIR OPINION... THE MORE YOU PUT PRESSURE ON THEM BY ARIEL BOMBARDMENT AND MILITARY MANOUVERS IN THE NORTH, THE HAPPIER THE SINHALA PEOPLE WILL BE HERE... REALLY IF HE STARVE THE TAMIL PEOPLE OUT BY FOOD AND MEDICINE EMBARGOES THE SINHALA PEOPLE WILL BE VERY HAPPY" THAT REFLECTS THE MENTALITY OF AN EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT. SIMILARLY
HIS CHAUVANIST MINISTER CYRIL MATHEW, HALF CHRISTIAN HALF BUDDHIST SAID THAT "THERE IS NO BUDDHISM WITHOUT THE SINHALESE AND NO SINHALESE WITHOUT BUDDHISM.

NO WONDER THESE ACTS AND SENTIMENTS OF THESE SINHALA LEADERS LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE TO MILITANCY WITHIN THE TAMIL PEOPLE AND THE TREMENDOUS GROWTH OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE INITIATED BY THE LTTE LED BY VELUPPILLAI PIRABAHARAN FOR A SEPERATE STATE OF THAMIL EELAM

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