Appu's advice to the Tamils is to try something different.
You tried the Gandhian approach and got clubbed by the police from Galle Face to Jaffna esplanade.
You tried the Prabhakaran approach and met violence with violence and whilst it might have seemed a bit like David and Goliath for awhile, Goliath won. Surprised? Don't be. It was inevitable. Prabhakaran just didn't "know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em."
In the end, what Rajapakse Inc. has done to the Tamils made JR's riots from '58 to '83 seem like walks in the park. Sad, but true. Worse, this time nobody really cares. Next week, the news will be about civillians being killed in Afghanistan.
However, there is a way forward to real peace and prosperity. One that comes easily to the stereotypical Tamil.
If Mao's China can become the World's healthiest economy and Ho Chi Min's Vietnam can be a true leaping Tiger, then can your lot be far behind?
Invest in your people, your lands, your future. You work wonders for your employers in other parts of the World, now do it for yourselves.
To do that however, you need to walk away from the bitterness that you are entitled to feel.
Entitlement is debilitating - ask the Sinhalese University student who drinks from that poisoned chalice...
...but thats a different rant that Appu will get to one day soon.