In addition to the acts of discrimination, organized violence was periodically unleashed against the Tamil People in all parts of the country in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977, 1981 and 1983. No protection was provided by the State to the Tamil victims. On these occasions, affected Tamil People were transported by the State to the North and East thereby recognizing these two provinces to be our ‘traditional homeland’. Consequently, Tamil youth took up arms against State sponsored terrorism to win back the lost sovereignty of the Tamil People.