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Tamil and Muslim intellectuals should get together to solve ethnic problem: Australian Prof. Ameer Ali

Tamil and Muslim intellectuals should get together to solve ethnic problem: Australian Prof. Ameer Ali

While saying that no relief will be provided by our Tamil politicians to the Tamil people, Professor of Murdoch University, Ameer Ali also pointed out that, the intellectual of the Tamil and Muslim races should come together to solve the ethnic problem.

An address on  ” The Ethnic Problem and the economic crisis of Sri Lanka” was delivered by the Professor of Murdoch University, Ameer Ali in an event held under aegis of  the Teachers’ Association of the University, held at the Auditorium of the Arts Faculty of University of Jaffna, yesterday.

Racism has dominated this country. The basic problems of the Tamil and Muslim people should be solved.

Racism has raised its head in Sri Lanka. Tamils and Muslims should get together to solve the ethnic problem.  If the Northern and Eastern provinces should merge, Tamils and Muslims should come together. Until the relationship between Tamils and Muslims is deepened no solution is possible for the ethnic problem. The Majority community is subduing Tamil Community using Muslim Community.

Whichever party will come to the power Racism is not going to be wiped out. Politicians will try to nurture. As far as we are concerned North and East should be merged. Therefore an intellectual group should be created from among Tamil and Muslim people.

The government borrowed from all to destroy the Tamil movement and Tamil people. Now the Country has been drowned in debts and pushed into economic crisis. Indian and Chinese investments are increasing. And it could be said that the country had got caught between India and America.

Productivity will decrease due to ethnic problem. Hence for the economy to grow, ethnic problem should be solved. For that the rights of the Tamil people should be granted.

Tamil Leaders had neglected hill country Tamil. No solution to the ethnic problem could be reached without  Hill Country people, Tamils and Muslims do not get together to fight for their rights. The Rights of the minority people cannot be won.

There are intellectuals among Sinhala people who could think with composure. We have to identify and rally with them to fight for our rights. Then the problem between Tamils and Sinhalese could be solved easily. We have to fight against the racism and extremism that had predominated the country.


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