This isn’t about the conflict; it is about the government doing nothing to acknowledge the current human rights violations being committed against Tamil civilians.
Until the 1930s, a heavy belt of forests north of ancient capital, Anuradhapura, formed a natural barrier between the Sinhalese and Tamil peoples.
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
The history of post-independence Sri Lanka, from a Sri Lankan Tamil perspective, is a history of lost privileges, intensifying discrimination, failure of democratic institutions to protect their rights and finally,coercion by an overwhelmingly Sinhalese security establishment.
When the Devil quotes Scriptures, it's not, really, to deceive, but simply that the masses are so ignorant of theology that somebody has to teach them the elementary texts before he can seduce them.
"Reality" is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
In the interests of research
I have walked on many battlefields
that once were liquid with pulped
mens bodies and spangled with exploded
shells and splayed bone.
All of them have been green again
by the time I got there.
Each has inspired a few good quotes in its day.
Sad marble angels brood like hens
over the grassy nests where nothing hatches.