Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tamils are not terrorists

By Gomin Dayasri

The dissolution and the dismantling of the LTTE is not a defeat for the Tamils. We must ensure after the defeat of the LTTE, the Tamils in the North are brought into mainstream democracy after 30 years of being captive in the hands of the LTTE and have been deprived of the benefits we have enjoyed. Majority of the Tamils are law abiding citizens of whom only a handful is terrorists.

They are our brothers and sisters and we have so much in common- this country has a rich cultural ethos that binds us together -we worship together in the same temple kovil and church, we celebrate New Year on the same day same hour, we work in harmony in our work places together, we seek professional guidance from each other ,we live in homes peacefully alongside each other and we cheer together in the name of the country whether it is Muralitharan or Mendis who captures a wicket in the cricket field. Full Text