Follow me on slideshare. http://www.slideshare.net/gohbangrui These slides are used to illustrate the consequences of Sri Lanka conflict between the Tamils and the Sinhalese. One of the consequences is the rise of the Tamil youths which organised themselves and form the infamous Tamil Tigers or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Any feedback is welcome. Thank you for viewing.
Text of Chapter 4 - Consequences of Sri Lanka conflict
Consequencesof Sri Lanka Conflict
Racial DifferencesSinhalese vs. Tamils
Citizenship Rights “Sinhala Only” Policy
University Admission Criteria
Identify 4 causes of conflict in Sri Lanka
How important is social cohesion in multi-ethnic societies?
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Sri Lanka Conflict
1Why would any group resort to violence to achieve what they want?
2How did the conflict in Sri Lanka become so violent?
Timeline of Conflict
Tamils demanded peacefully for fair treatment.
The Federal Party asked for Tamil areas to be recognised as a federation
Tamil United Liberation Front is formed and it asked for a separate independent state – Tamil Eelam.
After the idea for separated state was rejected, Tamils became angry and dissatisfiedwith government.
Tamil youths formed the LTTE as non-violent methods were ineffective.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Leader of LTTEVelupillai Pirapaharan
Killed 6 aid workers who were constructing "Village of Hope“. Another 3 aid workers suffer serious gunshot injuries.
April 1 2007
LTTE planted a bomb in Rathmalana, targeting a truck carrying Sri Lanka Police personnel killing 7 civilians and injuring more than 39 people. Amongst dead was a pregnant mother.