Echoes of the past in a new phase for the Tamil Struggle: #P2P and beyond | Daily FT

The fundamental spirit of #P2P echoes that of the first significant post-independence mass-mobilisation in 1956 By Mario Arulthas Over the last week, thousands of Tamils marched in protest from Pottuvil to Polikandy. The red and yellow flags they carried harked back to a time when Tamils controlled significant areas of the north-east. The procession, timed to coincide with Sri Lanka’s Independence Day, was a rejection of the Sri Lankan State’s legitimacy and a reminder that the Tamil people continue to refuse consent to be governed by this State. The demands of the protestors were rooted in th…

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