There is room for differences
The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora is huge and the ones waving the LTTE flag don’t represent everyone. Just as the LTTE didn’t represent Tamils here. Those people may be the loudest but they are not the Tamil diaspora. That is a whole range of people with different ideas and many of them I interact with are eminently reasonable. I don’t agree with all of them, but there are not nihilistic towards Sri Lanka but rather justly concerned. A Virile Nagalingam for example, who I believe comments as Nayagan here. Also this Heart On A Sleeve character wrote something complaining about the same. As much fun as it is bashing the nonsense that comes out of the diaspora, that shouldn’t be at the expense of the people that talk sense. Of which there are many.
So sorry. I’m still going to bash nonsense that comes out of the Tamil diaspora, but I’ll try to qualify it from now on. There is no sole representative of the Tamil people or anyone really. I suppose we’re all capable of speaking and thinking for ourselves.