Effects on the Sinhalese
The Sri Lankan government had won over the LTTE when the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Vilupillai Prabhakaran, was killed. The Sri lankan military took all the land that the LTTE had been controlling (the north and east parts of Sri Lanka). When the war ended in May 2009, many Sinhalese crowds got onto the streets celebrating after the decades long of war and tragedy. There were drums being played and flags being waved in the air. There was so much joy in the Sinhalese community, but the Tamils did not have that kind of joy.
Effects on the Tamils
Since the LTTE was completely wiped out, the Tamils were now hopeless against the Sri Lankan government and would have to admit defeat. All the Tamil governmental parties could not do anything, so the Tamils were now suspended in deep, dark sadness. The Tamils don't have their rights even now, and even if they don't want their own independent country/state anymore, they still don't have the rights that they deserve. Sinhalese and Sinhala is treated like it is the majority of the country, when it is also the Sri Lankan Tamils' country as well. To this day, there are military personnel stationed every few miles in the north and east parts of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Tamils still don't have the rights and conditions they deserve, and they aren't very content either.