Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kudlip Nayar’s latest antiques on Sri Lanka: a reflection of India’s big brotherly attitude and pieces picked up from LTTE’s propagandists

Kuldip Nayar, a former Indian High Commissioner to the UK and whose articles regularly appear in The Island newspaper has written his latest article on Sri Lanka. His subject of discussion is about Sri Lanka government's alleged lack of commitment to treat Tamils as 'equal citizens'. While going through the article one would immediately be struck with the idea that this writer too is afflicted with the same disease that his Western counterparts are afflicted with: totally ill informed distorted outbursts against Sri Lanka. As it is well known these rants are mostly based on the pieces of hatred against Sri Lanka spread by LTTE propagandists.  Added to the woes is the fact that the article is mixed with what his fellow countrymen have been good at against Sri Lanka for many years: preaching of India's big brotherly attitude as pointed out in my last post.  
He says that 'still 300,000 Tamils are languishing in camps or living in the open although the war ended more than a year ago'. Has he deliberately added one more zero to the figure that he quoted? Perhaps he might have taken the figure from an LTTE propaganda piece.
Had he made a little effort to follow things here in Sri Lanka not depending totally on LTTE's propaganda pieces he would have realized that no decision has yet been taken by the government to go ahead with the proposal made to the Cabinet to sing the national anthem in Sinhala. But he has come to in his own  conclusions on this too saying : 'But he (the president)  has discontinued the singing of National Anthem in Tamil'
He betrays in his article his country's big brotherly attitude but with some woefully wrong facts. He says that It is the Trincomalee harbor that is being built with the Chinese help. He has mixed it up with the Hambanthota harbor which India claims of being China's growing presence in Sri Lanka for which India has taken measures by setting up an Assistant High Commission in the area to spy on Chinese.  But he seems to have been unaware of the fact that Sri Lanka first approached India to build the harbor. It was after India's refusal only Sri Lanka approached China.   
He goes on to say that trainings given by Pakistan to Sri Lankan military personnel go against the India's interests. Another glaring example of our big brother's throwing her weight around in the region.       Training Sri Lankan army officers by the Pakistan military is not a new phenomenon. It was started no sooner than Sri Lankan government decided in mid sixties to stop costly training stints for military officers in Sandhurst and other military collages in the UK. Sooner Sri Lankan officer corps started getting trainings both in Pakistan and Indian military collages which continues to happen to date.   And it is the Special Operation Group (SOG) of Pakistan which was instrumental in training our commandoes at the initial stages. After all they were not trained to launch attacks against India as the writer seems attempting to say. They were trained to fight against the terrorism created by none other than India.  Besides, what is wrong in getting military trainings from a country which helped us when it was needed the most while our big brother turned his back towards us when we were indeed in need during the war?            
It is too exaggeration to say that Tamils in Sri Lanka totally rejected LTTE's head Prabakaran. If there were any belonging to such category they may have been tiny percentage among the vast majority. 
It seems Kudlip Naiyar has woken up from a deep slumber. He has blissfully forgotten the atrocities committed by the LTTE during the last three decades against the civilians, the vast majority of them being the Sinhalese. He has also failed to acknowledge the atrocities carried out by the Indian army during its stay in Sri Lanka: if named a few of them one would not forget the glaring examples such as raping of Tamil women in large numbers, civilian massacres, lootings, driving away Sinhalese from their original villages with the collaboration of the 'Tamil National Army' etc.
He goes on to say   'A federal structure is what is needed in Sri Lanka' . This is clear sign of India's habit of Imposing things on Sri Lanka which goes on unabated. The so called 'solution' thrust down our throats by Rajeev Gandhi has done more harm to the country than it has benefited us even resulting in JVP armed insurgency.   
Besides, most of what the writer says is what India thinks about Sri Lanka. It is merely an outburst of an Indian harboring usual big brotherly attitude towards Sri Lanka which set in motion most of the troubles faced by Sri Lankans during the last three decades including two out of three armed insurgencies that erupted after independence. 
He has gone on in lengths to preach Sri Lankan president about treating citizens equally, about second class citizens, about discriminations etc, etc but blissfully turned a blind eye to the second class treatment meted out to the people in Jammu and Kashmir at his own home.   
He concludes his articles in the following warning which is a clear cut sign of India's big brotherly treatment towards Sri Lanka. It speaks volumes what India is up to with regard to Sri Lanka  
 'But if Colombo continues to encourage China and Pakistan, India would have to do something to safeguard its interests'

Saturday, December 25, 2010

India’s big brotherly attitude towards Sri Lanka continuous……..

India that contributed to the two out of three armed insurgencies that erupted in Sri Lanka after the independence continues unabated her big brotherly attitude towards Sri Lanka which has been quite detrimental to Sri Lanka's well being and caused unimaginable proportion of destruction to her people.
A recent big brotherly statement made by Rahul Gandhi, the son and the grandson of the infamous lethal combination of mother and son or the 'cow and calf' as put by late president Premadasa that spelled domed to Sri Lanka proves it again. Seemingly he doesn't have an iota of idea about the magnificent effort taken by the Sri Lankan government in taking caring the war displaced. Otherwise how on earth does he make statement to the effect that Sri Lanka government was 'not doing enough' for the Tamils? Worst! He goes on to say that he would 'ensure they get justice'. This speaks volumes the big brotherly attitude harbored by Indians towards Sri Lanka.  How an outsider to our country, an Indian could force us and interfere in our affaires to 'ensure' that someone' gets justice'.
India which did not want to give us the much needed arms to fight the war that created by herself now wants to give us some weapons as per this latest news. This is one of the series of ridicules moves which is aimed at forcing us to prevent we are getting closer to China. Lately there have been many consorted attempts covertly and overtly by India to prevent China from getting closer to us. Case in point has been the setting up India's assistance high commissions in Hambanthota and Jaffna.  People of Hambanthota will get no benefits at all from an assistance high commission of India. It is a blatant attempt to do espionage on Chinese working in Hambanthota harbor. Sri Lanka, a sovereign nation enjoys full freedom to be friendly with any nation in the world. This arm twisting attitude of India has cost us a lot. Fresh in our memories are the armed twisting attitude by India when Sri Lanka was attempting to restart the diplomatic relations with Israel in mid 80s while India started fully fledged diplomatic relations with Israel in a few years later. We were desperately seeking the diplomatic relations with Israel to fight a war created by India.  We are also fresh in our memories how our big brother forced and intimated to prevent us from getting high tech radars from China when LTTE's bombing from the air was looming while India gave us the low-tech ones.    
It was India that pumped the life blood to the LTTE terrorists by training them in their soil and making it a safe haven for its leader and other rank and file.  It was India who thrust the 13th amendment down our throats and sent her army here purportedly to disarm the LTTE. This instigated a bloodbath here which resulted in 60,000 deaths of youth with unimaginable destruction caused to the country as Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna used this to revolt against the government. The 13th amendment which was imposed on us does harm to the country than doing any good. It is still India who continues to thrust the 13th amendment down our throats.
Among our Asian friends closer to our home It is Pakistan and another our long standing friend China that steadfastly stood by us right throughout the period of fighting the terrorists. This support has been both in the forms of material and moral support. The support was extended to us on numerous occasions when it was badly needed. Case in point was as recently as year 2000 when Jaffna was about to fall with 40,000 troops marooned. The then President Chandrika sought India's support to provide with required armaments to save Jaffna. India categorically refused it and instead promised to send ships to evacuate the beleaguered troops. Then again it was Pakistan helped us with provision of much needed MBRLs which eventually helped army to save Jaffna.
It was after Rajeeve Gandhi, an architecture who spelled doom to Sri Lanka was blown into pieces by the LTTE, India changed a little bit her stance. And also it was many years later only India was willing to provide us 'non-lethal' weapons to fight the terrorists.
It is the story of 'let your ass get kicked as long as our ass is safe and we will kick your ass if you try to save your ass'

Friday, December 24, 2010

Who are the Tamil asylum seekers in the West?

Answer to this question is obviously known to many among Sri Lankans.  The truth behind the individuals who seek the asylum and the circumstances in which this claims being sought have mostly been overlooked due to the intensity of the propaganda of the LTTE supports and Tamil racists world over.  The primary reason given to the authorities in the Western countries who seek the asylum is that they seek the asylum to escape the 'persecution by the Sinhalese and the Sinhalese government'.  Anyone living in Sri Lanka would understand whether there is any truth behind this claim. Given the sheer fraudulent manner in which whole this operation goes on it is not exaggeration to say that this is one of the biggest rackets being in operation involving Sri Lanka.
A fairly large number of so called asylum seekers are those who lived among the Sinhalese, worked with them and having enjoyed most of the benefits provided by the Sri Lankan government. This is especially in the case of the free education in the school level and the University level. Most of the so called asylum seekers have got their university education from the universities outside the North and East studying together with Sinhalese with no discrimination whatsoever meted out to them. Closely observing the faces of the most of participants of the demonstrations against Sri Lanka holding the LTTE flags also reveal this truth.
The mere questioning of law enforcement authorities or taken into custody on suspicions during years of war or any other petty reason are taken as the Trojan horse for this racket. Anyone who is closely following this racket would realize that a faire number of those worked in the INGOs and NGOs have also found refuge in the West. Notable number of them are the heads of the local NGOs set up to 'protect the rights of the women or the poor'.  One would realize the real scenario If probed a little deeper the real background behind those individuals.  All of them have looted millions of money that came in the name of poor people.  Or either they have engaged in other anti-social activities.
A friend of mine working in an NGO was recently asked by a foreigner when she was on a foreign tour why the Tamils in Sri Lanka are being burnt to death by the Sinhalese even after the war is over.  On inquiry about the source related to the news she was told that that it was one of the reasons given by the asylum seekers to the authorities of his country. This suffice to understand the sheer intensity of the propaganda machine of the LTTE supporters.
So it is clear that the asylum seeking of Tamils is just a game of economic refugees who have taken an excellent opportunity to tarnish the name of Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Do Tamils belong to a superior race ?

Considering the superfluous and extra terrestrial status being demanded by Tamils one tends to wonder whether Tamils belong to a superior race than other communities in the country. First it was ridiculous fifty –fifty demand for parliamentary representation despite being the composition of Tamils in Sri Lanka is less than 13 %. This was followed by various demands leading to an exclusively mono ethnic separate sate in 2/3 of the country for a 13% minority who migrated or brought to the country by the colonists a few centuries ago. The latest ruse has been the demand for a Tamil version of Sri Lanka's national anthem. Canada is the one and only exception in the world where National Anthem is not sung in one language.  Other larger democracies in the world with so many multiple communities sing their National Anthems only in one language.     
Following is some quotes from an article appeared in the Island paper (15.Dec.2010) by Mr. Mano Ratwatte from the USA in response to the latest rant made by old and sick Karunanidi of Tamil Nadu.   For easy reference I have added the name of the country in front of related examples given by the writer.
India –"First of all, he should realize the Indian National Anthem is written and sung in Sankritized Bengali and includes words written by the greatest Bengali Laureate, Tagore. It is not sung in Telugu, Malaylam, Tamil(60 million and approx 6% of Indians), Kannada or other Dravidian Indian regional languages and nor is it sung in Marati, Gujarati, Ori, or any other regional state language"
USA –"The National Anthem of the USA is in English. It has approximately 15.8% persons of Hispanic or Latino origin. Sri Lanka has approximately 13% Tamil speaking Sri Lankan Tamils. The US National Anthem is sung only and only in English officially.
Every American is expected to sing it in the official language of the nation: English, not even native Americans be they Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, Pawnee or any other original indigenous population whose lands were conquered are allowed to sing it in any language other than English".

Friday, December 10, 2010

“The East Asian race has kicked the white race’s ass while the South Asian’s have traditionally licked the white race’s ass”

How true!I saw the below quoted comment posted in response to an article written comparing military strengths of China and India. The author of the comment explains why the US is interested in strengthening India's military. The comment tells it in nutshell: the mentality of the most of the South Asian countries who were the former colonies of the West. They have for long been the 'yes' men to the West. This is very much true as far as Sri Lanka is concerned.
This mentality, especially among 'Kalu Suddas' in Sri Lanka, has cost us dearly. Until president Rajapaksha came into power our political elite licked the asses of the West and in turn what we got was 30 years of war which was being fuelled by them with their hypocritical actions. The West's hypocrisy has been well exemplified on numerous occasions, the most recent instance being the treatment meted out to the SL's president when he made a visit to the UK. The president was humiliated as he got balls not to lick the West's asses.
Following is the said comment.       
"The reason why the western world, in particular the neo-conservative factions are hyping up and siding with India while trying to put China down is because of a historical fear the white (caucasian) race has of the yellow (oriental) race. Throughout history, from the Huns who humiliated the mighty Romans, to the Mongols under Ghengis Khan and his grandsons to the Japanese at Pearl Harbour to the Vietnamese in the Vietnam war, the East Asian race has kicked the white race's ass while the South Asian's have traditionally licked the white race's ass. Therefore the western fear of China's rise as a superpower that could challenge the western world's global dominance.
The west courts India not because India has any true superpower potential but because Indians are sycophants and willing lackeys to the white race, is conviniently located right next door to China and more that willing to take orders from the whites."
It is again the lackeys of the Sudda's in Sri Lanka who shout from the roof tops against percent Sri Lankan government's foreign policy in tilting towards true friends like China rather than licking the asses of the White.