BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE LAST STAGES OF THE MASSACRE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE LAST STAGES OF THE MASSACRE OF TAMILS IN MULLIVAIKAL Successive Sinhalese governments embarked on serious discrimination and violence against the Tamils. The first act of an independent Parliament was to disenfranchise the Tamils in the hill country of Sri Lanka in 1948. In 1956, they made Sinhala the only official language of Sri Lanka, thereby denying jobs to Tamils in the public service – the major source of employment for Tamils. On education, Tamil students were required to get 20% higher grads (marks) than their Sinhalese counterparts to get admitted to Universities (reverse form of affirmative action). When Tamils peacefully protested, they were violently repressed. Major anti-Tamil pogroms took place in 1958, 1977 and 1983. Peaceful methods of pursuing their rights having failed and mainly after 1983 pogrom, Tamil youth took to arms. The struggle through arms for realizing the rights of the Tamils was ended in a battle in Mullivaikal in 2009. The Sinhalese army waged a war with scant regard to the norms of international humanitarian law, and according to UN’s internal review report on Sri Lanka killed around 70,000 Tamils in six months in 2009. In addition, it is also alleged that the army used weapons prohibited by international law. Read More
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ஈழத்தமிழருக்கான ஆதரவுக்குரலாகவும், உலகமெல்லாம் பரவிவாழும் தமிழ் மக்களின் சார்பில் இந்த இணையம் செயற்படுகின்றது. எமது இன் விடுதலையை வென்றெடுக்க அனைவரும் ஒன்றிணையவேண்டி கட்டாயத்தின் பேரில் எமது செய்திகளும் அறிக்கைகளும் அமைந்திருக்கும்

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