sinhala ignorance


there i am, monday morning sitting in the bus listening to my music, not looking forward to the day ahead, then i hear these people talking, a woman with an indian accent talking about the LTTE aerial raids in colombo, its a sri-lankan sinhala woman telling her friend (i assume of another language and race about LTTE since they wernt conversing in sinhala).
the sinhala woman goes on to tell her friend that LTTE bombed colombo and that a week back they also bombed jaffna, the other woman asked why they bombed the north (their own people), the sinhala woman said because they dont care about their own people (no mention of all the aerial bombing the north and east suffered (and still suffering) at the hands of the Sri-lankan army for 24+ years). i continued to listen, then things went from bad to worse, that before 83 there were no problems (no mention of other riots, tamil conference shooting, sinhala only rules), then she explained why the riots happened, LTTE killed a few soldiers in 83 and sinhala people got angry...etc..etc...
that was the last straw, i got up, told the woman to get her facts straight, i told her that there were plenty of problems before 83, told her to refrain from speaking in english about this subject especially in tooting of all places, and once again told her to get her facts straight.
i do hope she goes home and does her home work,
this kind of attitude is rife within the sinhala community, they chose to ignore what the SLA/GoSL does against the tamils.