USA ambassador says Sinhalese chauvinism is on rise in Sri Lanka.
Sinhalese extremism is further fueled by the invasion of Tamils' regions in Sri Lanka. Consequently, the radical Sri Lankan Government has enforced prison like atmosphere in the (Indian Army led and) Sri Lankan Army captured Tamil areas.
“The concern is that with military success there is a growing Sinhalese chauvinism and certain hard-line Sinhalese elements in government that say the government does not need to devolve any power to the Tamils,” Mr. Blake said. “Essentially, to the victor go the spoils.”
When the government says it has "liberated" the areas, the Tamils view the areas as being "captured". Either the residents of these areas choose retract along with the rebels or live in fear under the Sri Lankan Army. In the documentary Hunting the Tigers, Amos Roberts of SBS Dateline reports, the living conditions of captured areas; either the towns are operated as open prisons by the Sri Lankan Government or ghost towns like entirely deserted areas where the residents have fled back into the jungles.
Batticaloa, a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern shore, was freed from Tamil control two years ago and is an example, in the eyes of the government, of postwar reconstruction.
Infrastructure is being rebuilt and central government control has been restored. But it is a cold peace, with police checkpoints in the town center, armed thugs prowling back streets and continuing reports of abductions and disappearances.
A largely Sinhalese police force patrols a Tamil population, often unable to communicate in a common language.
Amos Roberts asserts that no independent journalists are allowed near the war zone and those who dare criticize the government are kidnapped, arrested or murdered.
The final choice for Tamils is the infamous concentration camps set out by the Sri Lankan Government to exploit Tamils.
Robert Evans, a British Labour politician who has visited Sri Lanka as chairman of the European Parliament delegation on Relations with South Asia, told the London Times: "These are not welfare camps; they are prisoner-of-war cum concentration camps." Britain's Department for International Development cautiously declared: "We do not believe that the current plans represent a sufficient solution by international humanitarian standards."
With the Majority Sinhalese Government supporting the Sinhalese bigotry, and, in turn, the Sinhalese racism sustaining the extremist Sinhalese Sri Lankan Government, Tamils now have even less to hope for a future in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, the UN council is struggling to discuss the Sri Lankan humanitarian crisis and many countries are consumed in the global economic crisis. Thus the current situation is the perfect recipe to eradicate Tamils, nearly or entirely, in Sri Lanka.
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