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"State terror in Sri Lanka - a Tamil perspective" at Resonance 104.4 FM

Tamil perspective | 06.05.2009 01:02 | Repression | Social Struggles | Terror War

"State terror in Sri Lanka - a Tamil perspective". Listen to the programme at Resonance 104.4 FM (, Wednesday 6th of May at 20.00.

For the past sixty years the Tamil people have struggled for equality against the Sinhalese government of Sri Lanka.

The means of suppressing Tamil people ranged from discriminatory laws to pogroms, tortures, abductions and killings of Tamil civilians, political leaders and journalists.

In the latest offensive to crush Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant organization formed in the seventies to fight for independent Tamil Eelam state, the Sri Lankan armed forces have killed thousands of Tamil civilians, while having hundreds of thousands trapped in a war zone. The government tactics include use of chemical weapons, cluster bombs, bombings of schools and hospitals and herding Tamil civilians into what disturbingly resembles concentration camps.
With international media denied access to the conflict zone, Sri Lankan state propaganda has become the primary resource of information for international media.

This programme looks at the current events in Sri Lanka from a Tamil perspective and features interviews with members of Tamil community who have held an ongoing protest at Westminster since 6th of April.

Tamil perspective