In a thought provoking article in The Island paper on March 01st Chandrasoma critically analysis the US's current foreign policy which is hell bent to secure its super power status in the back drop of Asia's impressive rise challenging its long -held envious status . He analysis in the article how Sri Lanka has become a pawn of this policy which the US tries to achieve by hook or by crook, following some Machiavellian hypothesis.
As said in the binging one of the significant worrying factors for the US and the West has been the rising status of Asia which is hugely being boosted by China's phenomenal rise. The ever depleting non-renewable sources of energy of which vast reserves still found in the Arab countries is the other factor that the US worries the most. The US's fears are further exacerbated by a highly unlikely eventuality of a block between China and India. India's impressive rise as one of the Asia's powers, through it has a limited clout in the world arena, is also a factor that shapes the US's policy in Asia. So the USA's foreign policy is geared to unleash an all-out destabilizing campaign in Asia.
India's fragile political system, unlike China, makes it easier to launch relatively easier destabissing campaign. So Sri Lanka has become a perfect launching pad for the purpose. So the Eelam project from Sri Lanka makes it perfect Trojon Horse to destabilize India. As the writer rightly points out Sri Lanka is also located in strategic sea route where a lot Afro- Chinese trade takes place.
The US's plans are quite clear with the rigorous campaign that It has unleashed in UNHRC in Geneva against Sri Lanka which is now underway. Back in Sri Lanka one can clearly see the anti Sri Lankan camp which was quite active during the LTTE's heydays is back with their business. Backed by Eelamists's and the West's money and the moral support this campaign has taken a renewed vigor. There are all indications that the West's money has again started pumping into NGOs like CPA to restart the campaign. This has given a new lease of life to anti- Sri Lankan and pro-Eelam web sites like Groundviews run by Sanjana Hattotuwa working in CPA.
As Chandrasoma concludes "The sad truth is that - given these political realities - we can expect the USA and its Western friends - notably the UK, the 'White Commonwealth and the leading European powers - to step up its 'cold war' against Sri Lanka. They will do this because of their own difficulties in staying afloat in a world that is no longer the play-ground of the Anglo-Saxon Imperialists. Our planetary world is overcrowded and fast running out of non-renewable resources. This ecological threat makes conventional global politics a foolish game - this fact has not, however, sufficed to erase the combative engrams inherited from long ages of white dominance in our world. That our future as Sri Lankans is not safe and assured is a truth that we must live with".