Tamils want to name the next food drop “Operation Eagle 2.”
Tamils do not have any economy. Their cultivated lands were seized by the Sri Lankan army and Tamil farm workers were replaced by workers from the Sinhala south. Especially in Vanni, the economy is farming. Along the coastal area the economy is fishing, which is now controlled by the Sri Lankan navy or by the Chinese, as is sea cucumber farming. Only Sinhalese fishermen are allowed to fish. It makes it difficult for Tamil fishermen to subsist at all. This has all occurred with the collusion of fishery minister Douglas Devananda, a Tamil in name but a Sinhala lover.
The Covid-19 lockdown forced daily wage-earners to stay home without any income. These people are suffering tremendously.
There is no freedom. Even hunting is monitored by the Sinhale army. Tamils are scared to go hunting. Owning a gun is prosecuted by Sri Lanka’s draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Most of the produce from Tamil homeland has been taken to Sinhala south by the Sri Lankan army.
Tamils are suffering without enough food due to the Sinhalese military occupation, the Chinese incursion, and the Covid-19 lock down. Because of the economic crisis on the island, prices are extremely high. Tamils cannot afford to buy any food items.
Tamils in Tamil homeland are praying that India will once again airdrop food supplies as it did during Operation Eagle in 1987.