Saturday, May 30, 2009

Indian Tamils view Lanka with concern, apathy

(manorama)Chennai/Bangalore: From indifference to concern - the attitude of Indian Tamils to the plight of their ethnic brethren caught in the fighting between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels in the island nation varies widely.

"We are emotional about it but frankly the fighting is happening far away," said S.K. Muruga Das, a youth who played cricket while the Tamil Nadu capital Chennai Thursday observed a shutdown called by the ruling DMK to demand a truce in Sri Lanka. Full text