Go Gota Gone but Sri Lankan Tamils still undecided what to make of it

Ethnic Tamils have had mixed feelings about the events in Sri Lanka but the predominant reaction of the diaspora has been one of celebration. Photo: Reuters

The cataclysmic events in Sri Lanka that led to the overthrow of the powerful Rajapaksas and the speed with which the drama unfolded in the past few weeks have stunned the world. Determined to bring down the “corrupt regime” and usher in an economic and political change, the protesters forced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the island nation with people taking over the colonial-era structure that served as the President’s House.

Social media has been flooded with photos and videos of protesters pouring into the halls and bedrooms of the presidential palace,......