The government in Sri Lanka says that the turmoil in that island
is "Terrorism by the Tamil people." All defensive actions by the Tamils against
state oppression and tyranny are depicted simply as - "Terrorism."
are the facts.
The government in Sri Lanka and its agents (army, paramilitary forces & a
civilian force of Sinhala hooligans) are responsible for well over 90 percent of the
civilian deaths in this conflict.
Anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 Tamil civilians have been killed by the
Sri Lanka government.
The number attributed the Tamil resistance movement (LTTE) is about 1,500 -
2,000 'civilians.' [The government owned "Daily News" (4 March 1996) put the
figure at 3571].
Propaganda by the Sri Lanka government, however, creates an illusion of the
opposite. A variety of disinformation techniques are used to accomplish this illusionary
The following pages contain examples of the efforts to slander the Tamils.