Monday, February 9, 2015

Ungrateful Northern fishermen now get what they deserve!

The northern fishermen who were ungrateful to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksha by voting against him en masse at the last presidential election finally complain that SL navy was reluctant to arrest poaching Tami Nadu/Indian fishermen and their nets were damaged by the latter as per this new article. In one of my posts on the subject I queried why there hasn't been a single arrest of Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen by Sri Lankan navy since 09th of January 2015.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksha didn't bow to hegemonic Indians who have been brazenly violating Sri Lanka's sovereignty and depriving the Sri Lanka's Tamil fishermen's' vital livelihood. President Mahinda's this bold act made Indians furious and they took their revenge by ousting the former president by orchestrating very successful regime change project collaborating with the West.  This is only one among many bold acts on the part of president Mahinda who was determined not to sell his country's sovereignty to the arm-twisting Indians.

This brazen violation of Sri Lanka's sovereignty by Indians continues despite the present administration has generously been lenient towards them. The reduction of prices of small cars by the recent budget is primarily aimed at increasing the sale of Indian cars in Sri Lankan market, especially Marutis. Irked by one among many arm-twisting acts by Indians the former president deliberately increased the taxes for small cars a few years back aiming primarily at decreasing the sale of Indian cars in the local market in a tit for tat act. It also prevented Sri Lanka becoming scrap yard of cheap Indian automobiles.

The particular news item by an Indian media ridiculously claims that SL Navy was reluctant to arrest the poaching Tamil Nadu/Indian fishermen due to present president's upcoming visit to India. However, SL navy continued to arrest poaching fishermen from India while even the former president was on state visits to that country.          

My post on the subject which appeared on 26th January is reproduced below.

Have Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen stopped poaching in our waters?
Since 09th of January 2015 there hasn't been a single arrest of Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen by Sri Lankan navy. Have Indian freshmen stopped poaching in our waters? Or Have Sri Lankan authorities been turning a blind eye while Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen stealing our fish?

Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen were being arrested at regular intervals by SL Navy for poaching in our northern seas since 2010 and there had been no mercy on the part of the previous SL government. As was pointed out inone of my previous posts: "President Mahinda's no nonsense; no hanky panky attitude towards India is best exemplified by his strong resolve when it comes to Tamil Nadu fishermen's poaching in Sri Lanka's waters. The Bottom Fishing, the most disastrous type of fishing technique in the world engaged by Tamil-Nadu fishermen in our waters, would permanently destroy our fishing grounds. But no other predecessors of president Mahinda had guts to resist India's bullish behavior towards Sri Lanka".

This is the first time in post-independent Sri Lanka a government has shown its defiance towards India. This stance on the part of Sri Lankan government has made India antagonize to such an extent that newly elected Modi's government lamented that the Congress government had allowed a small and weak country like Sri Lanka to act looking at its eyes.  

As now increasingly becoming apparent India has too played a huge role, as same scale as the West did, in the successful regime change attempt in which former president Mahinda Rajapaksha was ousted in the last presidential election. This piece of information titled "Evidence of India's involvement in regime change in Sri Lanka" throw much light to the subject.

Apart from President Mahinda's pro- China policy which brought immense economic benefits to Sri Lanka president Mahinda's clear defiance towards Indian Fishermen poaching in SL waters ruffled quite a bit of feathers in the Indian establishment which has always been following bullish attitudes towards Sri Lanka. As noted earlier India has never been a friend of Sri Lanka and has always been undermining latter's sovereignty.  

No Indian Central government irrespective of the friendliest ever Sri Lankan government to come to power would ever ban Indian/Tamil-Nadu Fishermen poaching in our waters as the Central government would hugely be under pressure from the state of Tamil Nadu.

The former president Mahinda's this brave act which ultimately cost his job was purely aimed at securing vital livelihood to the Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen in the North who have been deprived of their right in the 30 years' long Eelam war. Tamil fishermen, however, shown their gratefulness to the former president in style by voting against him en-masse ousting from his office at the last president election. Besides, if fellow Sinhalese fishermen from the Southern part of Sri Lanka had fished in the Northern Waters, there would have been a big hue and cry on the part of TNA and the Tamil fishermen. It seems to the Tamil fishermen it's ok even if their vital livelihood is deprived for generations to come as the culprits are their own Tamil brethren across the Palk Straight!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you have nailed this hard enough..