Sri Lanka bent upon eradicating Tamilians, says survey

February 6th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) A premier educational institution Friday said that 86 percent of the people surveyed in Tamil Nadu feel that the Sri Lankan government was bent upon eradicating the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka by using the alibi of fighting terrorists.The Loyola College conducted the opinion poll and results were announced Friday by an official.

Ninety percent of those surveyed said that an immediate ceasefire and start of a peaceful political process are necessary.

The opinion poll found that 52 percent of the people surveyed said the agitation in Tamil Nadu and calls by political parties did not have an effect on the Sri Lankan government.

Also, the politicians in India were not interested in the resolution of the issue.

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