Saturday, January 17, 2009

Military victories and Sri Lankan Tamils

By S. Ganesan, Special to Gulf News

(GT)Sri Lankan society has long been polarised along political party and ethnic lines, so too has the Tamil community, which has been split along ideological lines into sects. In politics there are elements from extreme pro-government groups to extreme pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) groups, with many in between.

It is not clear whether the majority of Tamils are happy about the repeated military victories of the government troops, especially the capture of the strategic Killinochchi and Elephant Pass by security forces. Full Text