When former LTTE commander Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan (aka Karuna Amman) met National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa – what language did they use to communicate? I doubt if Mr Weerawansa speaks fluent Tamil. The same might be said for Mr.Muralitharan’s Sinhala. English? or did they use interpreters? In which case, what languages did the interpreter(s) use? Tamil > Sinhala /Sinhala to Tamil ? Or Tamil > English & Sinhala > English?
As language is a significant component in the roots of Sri Lanka’s war, the protocols of communication that these players used has potential for some interesting symbolism. For those with more information the comment box awaits.