Sunday, May 24, 2009

A time for joy and a time for reckoning

(TI)The impossible has happened. The Leader of the Tigers along with his cohorts is no more. The war is over. The massive infrastructure of a parallel state edifice that Prabhakaran had built has collapsed like a pack of cards, destroying the lives of many Tamils, their property and their livelihoods. It was not the real estate that mattered that much as the battered souls of the hapless Tamils who put their faith in Prabhakaran to sustain their democratic rights and their dignity in the Sri Lankan State. Forlorn and denigrated to be the weakest entity in the Sri Lankan reckoning, the Tamils after the pogrom of 1983 remained bleeding physically and in their souls as well. Full text Share on Facebook