Tamil commentary

May 27, 2009

A few articles on events in Sri Lanka: a lengthy commentary and backgrounder from Richard Seymour, and two (here and here)in the Guardian from Cynthia Shanmugalingam, who notes:

Some Tamils perceive Britain, among others, as morally expedient towards Sri Lanka – and as having contributed to 7,000 civilian deaths in recent months. Even as the UN aid chief Sir John Holmes was accused by the Sri Lankan government of being “a terrorist” in 2008, the British government sold £4.2m-worth of arms licences to Sri Lanka that year.


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