The Olympics in the Greek days was a time of truce. The various city states stopped fighting to let athletes travel and compete in peace. One of the writers behind the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is calling for that truce to be restored during the modern Olympics, and to a degree this separate field is accepted. Not, however, by what’s left of the LTTE. A few people are protesting Sri Lanka’s participation in the games at all, like the young people above, standing with a portrait of the late terrorist Prabhakaran.
It’s really quite sad that whatever real issues and contributions these people could make are obscured by a terrorist flag and a selfish and futile call to exclude an entire country from the Olympic Games. It’s an impotent protest and the LTTE is crumbling further and further in the diaspora. It’s still weird to see this stuff come up when you search ‘Sri Lanka Olympics’ on YouTube, even if it’s only a few people with a few hundred views.