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 Post subject: Victims of War in the ISLAND OF DEATH - Photos
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:56 pm 
Victims of War in the ISLAND OF DEATH

Some prefer to call the so called "paradise on earth", this tropical island of Sri Lanka, "The island of death". The 23 years of tragic conflict has claimed more than 60,000 souls and the war has again become a way of life in Sri Lanka. The burden of war sacrifice falls on the poor, uneducated and unprivileged villagers of Sri Lanka, who have provided most of the estimated 18,000 troops killed so far. Families of affluent and wealthy Tamils live in luxury in Colombo or in foreign countries while the poor and the neglected Tamil villagers, if lucky enough to survive the cruel war, are displaced several times and waiting in fear in refugee camps. They are harassed by the military and their children are kidnapped by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Funds to the Tigers comes partly from the movement's worldwide chain of businesses, including shipping lines, travel agencies, shops and money changers, augmented by clandestine weapons and drugs smuggling. Over 7000,000 Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans are now living abroad and also fund the tigers. Pundits say expatriates give out of a sense of guilt over their affluence and security abroad, a tendency to romanticise a distant conflict, and fear." - LL


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