Kerala Edison, Cochi
Published on 05-02-2008
News: 12 Civilians die in Sri Lanka bus blast
At least 12 Civilians died and 17 injured in a claymore explosion directed at a civilian bust at Ethwatunuwewa in SriLanka Lanka on Monday….. Abstract
It is every day news in new papers about the explosions in the war-torn island nation Sri Lanka. This one was executed targeting independence celebration of island nation, with three other explosions in other parts of the country. According to the government sources, the target was on Security personals by LTTE The Government accused the LTTE with carrying out the “Cowardly claymore blast” The root cause for the conflict between LTTE and Security forces goes back. On February 4, 1948, the colony of Ceylon gained its independence, with dominion status as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. In 1976 a group of Tamil youths, disaffected by laws that were perceived as discriminating against Tamils, formed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to secure a separate nation, Tamil Eelam. As the LTTE grew in strength, Tamil parliamentary parties became marginalized. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or Tamil Tigers, Tamil nationalist movement in Sri Lanka, led by Velupillai Prabhakaran, one of the most militarily, highly disciplined, and politically sophisticated guerrilla movements.
The political objective of the LTTE is to create a separate state of Tamil Eelam (homeland) in the north-east of the island. In 1983 a civil war began between the Sinhalese-dominated government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the group seeking to create a separate nation for the Tamil minority in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. In June 1987, after an agreement with Jayewardene, Indian troops moved into northern Sri Lanka to enforce a peace agreement between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. But till today there was no solution for the problem, instead both sides were fighting for their cause. As a result continual deaths and explosions were the news for every day from the island nation. Yesterday’s incident is another evidence for the agony of the nation.