Time to reactivate the
norms, rules and regulations to stop big bullies in the international politics
Akurugoda, Melbourne, Australia
In a telephone conversation between the President
Mahind Rajapaksa and the United Nation Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon,
President has pointed out that the intention of the Ban Ki-moon to appoint a
panel of experts to advice him (i.e. the SG) on Sri Lanka is totally uncalled
for and unwarranted. He said it was both unprecedented and unwarranted as no
such action had been taken about other states with continuing armed conflicts
on a large scale, involving major humanitarian catastrophes and causing the
deaths of large numbers of civilians due to military action.
Although the President has not named the “other
states with continuing armed conflicts on a large scale, involving major
humanitarian catastrophes and causing the deaths of large numbers of civilians
due to military action”, it is pretty obvious that he was referring to the
so-called superpowers military actions in Iraq,
Afghanistan and now in some
areas of Pakistan.
"The UNSG was told that the allegations about Sri Lanka were motivated misrepresentations by
apologists of the LTTE, and by some NGOs that due to being so misguided or
otherwise, were clearly working on agenda that was directed against Sri Lanka.
There are also sections of the western world being increasingly subjected to
electoral pressure by the same apologists of the LTTE”, the President said.
It is interesting to note that the above call from
UNSG came just few days after the British Foreign Secretary, David Milliband,
addressed the World Tamil Forum, apologists of the LTTE, and the British PM,
Gordon Brown, met the said Forum delegates. While killing thousands of
civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Pakistan, cries of these sections of
the western world, who are being subjected to various pressures by the
apologists of the LTTE and who have a proven record of indiscriminate killing
of innocent civilians throughout the history, remind us the story of a tricking
thief who cried “thief, thief catch a thief” just to avert the attention and as
a part of a ploy set to escape from the crowd around him. The said section of
the western world pretend to be the great supporters of humanitarian
issues-provided that the issues involved are not those of their own citizens.
These self appointed ‘owners of the human rights, champions of interpretation
of anything to their own benefit’, are adopting a different policy towards
smaller nations such as ours, Sri
We remember how David Milliband, who made several
controversial statements (not limited to Sri Lanka), worked hard to save the
lives of LTTE leaders during last phase of Sri Lankan security forces operation
against the terrorists. We also remember how the British Government
was aiding and abetting the LTTE terrorists in Britain who were on rampage,
blocking bridges, attacking foreign embassies, assaulting people at the same
As per the media report, the President has stressed
that Sri Lanka looked forward to treatment as per the United Nations Charter
that provides for equal treatment to all Members of the United Nations, while
respecting the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of States.
The President’s call for equal treatment, non-interference, mutual respect
based on sovereign equality is clearly stated in the UN resolution 34/101 dated
14 December 1979.
Foreign interference, both political and economic,
with the internal affairs of our country was minimal prior to 1977. Sri Lanka
became a leading member of the non-align movement and Mrs Bandaranaike was
elected as the chairperson of the movement in early 70s. She nationalised
foreign owned businesses such as estates, oil distribution, and insurance with
hardly any problems. The only threat she had to face was the 1962 abortive coup
orchestrated by the top brass of the police and armed forces after the takeover
of missionary schools.Almost all
countries including, the West and the Soviet bloc came to assist Sri Lanka
when 1971 uprising broke out.
With the emergence of racial terrorism, open economy
and the short-sighted foreign policies of governments after 1977, various forms
of foreign interference started emerging. Foreign funded NGOs found Sri Lanka
a safe heaven and have grown from strength to strength.
became the first country, since independence, to interfere with the internal
affairs of Sri Lanka,
in mid 1980s. India
provided training to separatists to fight against the Sri Lankan security
made Sri Lankan government somewhat obligatory to ‘invite’ Rajiv Gandhi to sign
an Accord in 1987 by invading the Sri Lankan air space for the fist time and
forcing the government to stop operations against the very same terrorists whom
they trained. It is likely that India
will continue to interfere with the internal affairs of Sri Lanka due to the internal
politics of Tamil Nadu. India’smost
recent plansto set up a
Consul-General's office in Jaffna to “fully restore connectivity to south
India” appears to be another ploy set in this direction. Consul-Generals are
normally appointed to various State Governments of Federal form of Governments.
after forcing us a certain form of a Federal structure via 13th
Amendment to the Constitution, is now working hard to ensure its implementation.
became the second country to interfere with our internal affairs, with the full
patronage of our short-sighted politicians, under the guise of ‘peace
facilitation’.The notorious Co-Chairs
surfaced under the treacherous Rani-Prabha CFA wanted Sri Lanka to stop operation against
LTTE but to negotiate with the terrorists in lieu of economic assistance and
foreign loans.The European Union is now
trying GSP Plus as a weapon to keep Sri Lanka under their control.
All most all statements released, one after the
other , by Western politicians, diplomats, spokespersons such asand now the UNSG concerning the internal
affairs of our country, reported visits and secret visits said to have been
made by some of them to meet the opponents of the democratically elected
government, including the pro LTTE Tamil Diaspora, to discuss
‘undisclosed’ matters related to internal politics of a sovereign country are
typical examples of their extent of confusion over the limits of control of
specific territories of these foreigners
Politicians who ruled the country during the last
two decades have relaxed certain norms, rules and regulations and allowed some
of these people to do anything as they pleased within our soil.
The President Mahinda Rajapaksa, managed to defeat
terrorism within three and a half years with proper planning and determination
despite the pressure exerted by the so-call super/ regional powers. While
maintaining valuable relationship with all countries that are genuinely
interested in the wellbeing of our nation, time has now come to reactivate the
norms, rules and regulations without giving in further to the above big bullies
in the international politics.
Saturday, 13 March 2010
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What is really happening
in Sri Lanka today is that a blood thirsty racist group led by
some misled Tamils called LTTE is terrorizing against the Government
of Sri Lanka and its people irrespective of their ethnicity with an
intention of carving out a separate state. There is no conflict as
such between Sinhalese and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka. In fact,
the majority of the Tamil community lives in peace and harmony among
the Sinhalese population through out the country apart from the
Northern part of Sri Lanka. The entire Sinhalese and the Muslims
population who lived in the Northern area for centuries were either
killed or chased away completely by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists.
At the moment, not a single Sinhalese or Muslim is living in Jaffna,
but, many thousands of Tamils are living in Colombo in peace with
the other communities. Based on 2001 census, the Tamil population in
Colombo district is 12.1% (see
2001 census). So, who is discriminated ? Tamils or Sinhalese? Do
you need more evidence ?
Images shown on this web site exposing LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorist atrocities
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The United States' top intelligence
agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says that the Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is the most dangerous and deadly extremist organization in the
world. The official website of FBI in its tops story said that LTTE is far more
dangerous terrorists outfit than al Queda, Hezbullah or even HAMAS.