Lankan Tamils viewed with suspicion even in Tamilnadu!

- Virakesari Editorial

(August 09, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Tamils are facing heavy losses and looming economic crisis. They have also been displaced from their lands and they are living as refugees in refugee camps. In this situation, they are in distress and they say in despair that they cannot move about freely since they are viewed with suspicion. There is an impact psychologically. Tamil people like to live peacefully but unfortunately, most of them have been arrested and detained on suspicion.

The most agonizing thing is that Tamil refuges, who have sought refuge in Tamil Nadu have also been viewed with suspicion by the Tamilnadu police in recent times.

There is no doubt that Tamil refugees have to be investigated to ensure the security of Tamilnadu. However, how far is it justifiable to view every one with suspicion? However, it has become normal to look at every Tamil with suspicion and arrest him. As a result many innocent people are facing difficulties and problems.

It is the reality. If there is peace in Sri Lanka, Tamil people do not have to face these grievances. We would like to remind that it is unfair to consider every Lankan Tamil with suspicion!

(An English translation of the Editorial in Virakesari, a Tamil daily, based in Colombo)
- Sri Lanka Guardian