Every one is talking and celebrating the victory of Armed forces. As far as I see most of the Tamils are inside house and keeping themselves quite. Also I can see, here and there people are collecting foods and medicines for the IDPs. I can frankly say most of the Tamils are still in the shock to be honest. During this war both SL and LTTE violated the human rights. Thousands of people were killed in this war in vain
Thirty years of damn fucking war has ravaged each and every one of us. Doesn’t matter whether you’re a Tamil or Sinhalese we all fucked up by this war.
From the birth, people of my age have never seen a war free Sri Lanka. Time is having the power to heal but in our case time has given us more vengeance and hatred. No one can deny that Tamils were mistreated in Sri Lanka after the independence.
Tamil Youths started to raise their voice and it became an Eelam war headed by LTTE. Most of us started to believe in this war and thought that we can win our rights back through this war. Now my dear friends, think for a while, who lost everything because of this war? More than our Sinhala brothers, we paid enough in this war.
We always complain about the past. Typical example we always brought up is 1983 riots against the Tamils. True, government should have stopped it, instead they watched it happen and they’ve given enough protection to mobs.
Back in 1983, LTTE killed 19 SL soldiers and it triggered the black July in Sri Lanka, but afterwards when LTTE gained control over Mullaitivu, Elephanpass thousands of soldiers were killed but there was not another riot like 1983. What I’m trying to say is, we Tamils must accept the reality and should give Sri Lanka another chance.
Now the world has change. We must come out of our circle and think according to the current situation, I mean think rationally. Personally I won’t stand another war in this country. I’m tired of it. Please my dear friends give Sri Lanka another chance to prove that Tamils are part of Sri Lanka.
It’s been five years since I moved to Colombo. I studied in Kelaniya campus where most of my friends are Sinhalese. I’ve never been treated badly by any of my friends. When ever I had problems they were there to help me out. They came even to our home in Trincomalee and Jaffna and satayed in our home shared our happiness with us. We went to their homes in places such as A’Pura etc. Now I’m working in a reputed software company where most of my office mates are Sinhalese. Please believe me, when ever I wanted something, there are always friends and most of them are Sinhalese.
I’m assuring that Sinhala youths understand Tamil grievances more than international community such as how we are getting treated in Check-points etc. There are some Sinhala friends who apologized to me on behalf of SL forces after by having seen how I got treated in Check-point.
End of this war brings another era or another chapter to Sri Lanka. We all should take part in this chapter, and no point of talking about the past again and again. We Tamils must give Sri Lanka another chance. Who knows in future world will have lessons from this small nation ‘Sri Lanka’.
PS: Just because I wrote this letter some might call me ‘A Traitor’ but it doesn’t matter. I’m really tired of this damn fucking war and it’s effects. I have come out of the shell, hope everyone will do for the better future of our own people.