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Friday, 08 June 2012
During 80s being a member in a rebel organization has been a heroic act… PDF Print Write e-mail
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Friday, 08 June 2012 23:13

I and the PLOT - 02

During 80s being a member in a rebel organization has been a heroic act…

My name is Seelan. I am Sri Lankan Tamil who is roaming Europe. I am lost. So is my national identity. I was born in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. My childhood? There is nothing worth recalling about that part of my life so let us keep it aside. Let us talk about my life as a freedom fighter or as a rebel. It depends on how one sees it.

Early 80s is a period no Tamil, especially the youngsters, could ever forget. It is the period we were really began to feel foreign in our own land. Not that we felt any better previously. During that period, joining some Tamil rebel organization was thrilling act for youngsters and it had been the most natural thing for a Tamil youth to do. Just about every Tamil boy or girl was allured by the possibility of having a separate state for us Tamils. From school going kids to university students started to join one of the many freedom fighters’ outfits during that time. I too joined the PLOT. Frankly, since I was very young at the time, I was not fully sold upon the notion of a separate state. But I had an urge to do some thing, anything.

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