The former President Chandrika Kumaranathunga Bandaranayake has said that the Tamil people demanding Tamil Eelam is justifiable. This demand has been strengthened by the changes encountered by the Tamil people over the years, she said. The truth that the development done in areas where the Majority people are living had not been provided to Tamil people, has to be accepted.
The Tamil people saying, “If you are not giving development to us, give us a separate state” is justifiable. She was participating in press conference held in Colombo day before yesterday, when she said this. Sri Lanka is a small country. The war situation was created because the sections of who were living separately for decades did not had a dialogue.
Although, people who follow 4 religions they did not speak to each other. One section not being able to speak the language of the others, is enough to create war situation. If the relations between the communities remained cordial, Prabaharan need not be created. Although development is undertaken in Tamil and Muslim areas they are done at a slow pace, she said.