Friday, September 22, 2006

"Tamils of Sri Lanka had been discriminated since independence. That led to freedom struggle. We lost thousands of valuable lives, millions of people displaced during war. We have learned a good lesson through a dirty war.

Now there is a Ceasefire in Sri Lanka. But violence still continues. We are not sure of our lives. People of North and East are dying without food. Muslims and Sinhalese are suffering on the other hand. However there is discrimination while helping the needy.

There are racists amongst us. But we have to cross the hurdles, and work for a permanent peace. We civilians want peace" says Velusamy Kumaraguruparan (43) ,General Secretary of All Employee's Progress Front of Badulla