I love your work. This particular one represents the situation in Sri Lanka right now perfectly, though you wouldn't have gone wrong in including a Tiger rebel in the picture, since they too played a part in restricting their own race, the innocent Tamil civilians.
Idea for another cartoon: The government blocking press and much needed foreign aid from reaching the refugee camps.
It Doesent justify a massacre. I mean, lets use a U.S. as a example, becuase im a ethnocentric dick. If say the native americans (Indians, for those that are confused) in the united states acted agaisnt the governemt, like protesting what we did to their people in the pass, the proper answer would be to negotiate or maybe deal with them diplomatically, not, say... Line them up and shoot them, or fire into the crowd. thats jsut plain WRONG...
What you said about the US is correct but it's not the same for Sri lanka .. The Tamils are supported by India because they has been kicked from there because of their actions and HOLY rules so they has been used as a weapon to avoid the development of the small island !!
...they were never backed by India...except maybe by Tamilnadu which, currently, keeps on affecting India's foreign policy through domestic politics...Not all Tamils support the LTTE, usually it is the diaspora living in foreign nations and even then, there is usually a few who do not...Secondly, the Tamils never really got kicked out of India as far as I know. There were a few small kingdoms established in the north of Sri Lanka during the ancient ages due to invasions. So technically speaking, this conflict has been going on forever. But, most of the Tamils who were involved in this conflict were migrants brought in from India by the British to work in the tea plantations.
The recurring "sleeping World" is a good Part of Latuff2's Works, too.
That he continues to show the World in some Pictures "sleeping" or looking in a Direction right away from what is happening, is a good Sign that Latuff knows the Corruption and Casualness/half-heartedness very well,
but he is NOT accepting that! The Governments may be disgusting, but it's always a Sign of Hope that the Folkspeople are not.