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THE MOTIVATION FOR THE TAMIL MILITANCY

Posted in VIRULENT POLITICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE on December 29, 2007 by heretic

Daya Somasundaram

Increasing state humiliation and violence against the minority Tamils and refusal by the majority political elite to change their discriminatory policies brought out a militancy among the Tamils that was conspicuously absent before. It is important to understand the context under which the militancy was born and is being maintained. Accordingly the underlying socio-political and economical factors in the North and East of Sri Lanka that caused the militancy at the onset are examined. Continue reading

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