It was a holiday when my friend (a foreigner) and I were talking about our countries and were jumping topic after topic just to pass time. All of a sudden she said that when she was small, she thought that TIGERS which are known to be LTTE are real tigers who attract people from the forest. At first, I was shocked but then I asked her “Why did you think like that?” she went on the explain that she used to watch news daily at home and when it comes to Sri Lankan news, she hear them tell always that the public is been attracted by TIGERS and that the Amy is action against it. So she believed that Sri Lanka had many tigers. Also my friend had a hearty laugh and said that she made plans how to devastate these animals. To be honest with all of you, I too once thought that TIGERS were animals who killed thousands of people in the north. This was when I was in grade 1 or may be 2. Still a little girl!!! Well, I near see the news at TV but I use to see all the pictures and specially the cartoons in the news papers which my father bring every day. Here you get the topics in bold letters and funny pictures of our presidents and ministers along with pictures of tigers like the below one. So of cause, I thought that tigers were a problem to our country. I was sham when I got to know the real fact; as a result I kept this as a secret until that day when I had to agree with my friend.
Later that day I wounded why we thought like that and I also told me roommate, who explained to me that the LTTE’s flag has a Tiger which represented all the Tamils Eelam. That time only I knew that the LTTE has also a flag to show how important independence is for them. However, we should all think twice before we split our Lanka which has been our mother to us for a long time. This is not a joke.