IN FEBRUARY, MILITARY FORCES MOVED FORCEFULLY INTO THE TAMIL-DOMINATED AREAS IN AN ATTEMPT TO WAGE A FULL-SCALE WAR AGAINST TAMIL TIGERS AND END THE 25-YR UPRISING. Tamil Tigers are a militant group using terrorist methods of violence to fight for independence for the Tamil-dominated areas in the north and eastern parts of island. Sri Lankan Government with commanding military forces fight against subversion
What is the Cartoonist trying to say in these cartoons?
Under the British rule, the minority English-educated Tamils were able to occupy some fo the most powerful jobs in the government service.
Eight years after independence, in 1956, Sinhala was declared as the country’s official language.
Sinhala, not English, was to be used as administrative language
Impact of the unfair laws - Peaceful demonstration against the Official language Act took place. - Supporters of the Sinhala language disrupted the demonstration. Rioting occurred and hundreds died. - What action did the government do to appease the situation?