HISTORY OF TAMIL STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN SRI LANKA
A PHOTO ALBUM
authors start this history with 1983.
This is what happened to Tamils in Sri Lanka in 1983
A Tamil striped naked, with
Sinhalese men dancing around him, before he was burnt alive (July 1983.)
"... a mob attacked a Tamil cyclist riding near Colombo's eye hospital, a few hundred yards from the home of Junius Jayawardene, the nation's 76 year old President. The cyclist was hauled from his bike, drenched with petrol and set alight. As he ran screaming down the street, the mob set on him and hacked him down with jungle knives..."
- London Daily Telegraph; 26 July 1983