Sri Lankan Tamils unhappy with India’s stance

June 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tamils are unhappy with India’s stand on Sri Lankan military action against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the island nation.

These were the views expressed by a team of Sri Lankan journalists of Tamilian origin at a meeting hosted by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) here on Monday.

They contended that Sri Lankan Tamils feel India cooperated with the Sri Lankan government rather than doing something for them.

“As far as Tamils are concerned they are in a position of humiliation. They feel they are humiliated by every one including India. They expected India to at least do something during the later stage and even India coordinated and cooperated with the Sri Lankan government,” said R Bharati, Editor, Udayan and Sodoroli, published from Sri Lanka.

Although the Sri Lankan Government is determined to rehabilitate the internally displaced Tamil families from the north, there might hindrances in its way, said another journalist.

“The intention is there but Rajapaksa Government also has certain hardliner allies who would not like him to take that route but wait and see how it works. It may not work out as quickly as most of us would wish but I think eventually there is a determination to resolve this problem,” said N Vithyatharan, a senior journalist from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka declared total victory on LTTE on May 18 in a 25-year civil war after crushing the last resistance put up by the separatist Tamil Tigers and killing the LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran. (ANI)

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