OPEN LETTER TO INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN SRI LANKA CAN SRI LANKA TRUST INDIA?
Posted on November 12th, 2010

By Stanley Perera

 To High Commissioner of India,

You have visited Badulla, Passara and Thalawakelle Tea Plantations on 6th and 7th with a trade union leader Thondaman who is also a politician.

Recently a retired medical and health researcher in Melbourne launched a Community Development programme to uplift the living standard of Plantation workers to build 1000 new homes and develop the infrastructure in order to transform an estate to a model village. Nirupama Rao was notified of the launch of the development project in order to obtain funds and building material as India is only interested in development projects in the North and East where More Tamil people are living, totally neglecting the Plantation Tamil people which was highlighted in the appeal for aid and assistance with a copy to you.

THONDAMAN

Thondaman was recently sacked from his ministerial portfolio after he was arrested and charged for misappropriating the Tamil estate workers funds and using them for his own personal gains. Dear High Commissioner,  you were garlanded by a person whose reputation has been shattered. In the recent elections these trade union people went round the estates and bargained their votes in exchange of three roofing sheets per vote. The roofing sheets were given as aid by India. A large stock of roofing sheets ended up in the hands of corrupt politicians. It is like you are putting a fox in charge of a chicken farm.

By any chance did you happen to walk into the Community Development project organised by the abovementioned Researcher accidentally or otherwise or I believe you did not copy somebody else’s ideas?

INDIAN EXPANSIONISM

During the times of High Commissioners Dixit and Rao Sri Lanka was treated as if Sri Lanka belonged to Indian Territory with no respect to the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. Your visits to the Hill Country too gives me an impression that India’s foreign policy is to stretch its wings all over Sri Lanka, now that India has set up Indian Consulates in Kandy, Jaffna and Hambabtota with the High Commission in Colombo. It is my belief that your visits to Badulla, Passara and Thalawakele on the 6th and 7th of November is in contravention of the Sri Lanka’s constitution and against your duties and responsibilities as a diplomat.

INDIA’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LTTE

It is a worldwide accepted fact that India created and supported LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka to de-stabilise the country. It is also an accepted fact that India’s foreign policy was to support Tamil Nadoo State in annexation of North and East of Sri Lanka. Throughout the 27 years of terrorism in Sri Lanka, the collateral damage to the land and property and 70,000 deaths, India is held responsible entirely. The damage and destruction was not only confined to the North and East. The entire country suffered from the effects of the LTTE Terrorists created by or made in India. One former Pakistani High Commissioner had the guts to accuse India openly in creating the Terrorist group LTTE.

INDIAN AID AND ASSISTANCE IN BUILDING NORTH

India is only concentrating on development work in the North of Sri Lanka. Now in Hill Country after the Community Development programme launched by an ex-patriot Sri Lankan living in Melbourne. There is no qualms in developing anywhere in the country. But it must be seen as genuine efforts without a hidden agenda and not copying other’s ideas.

IT IS IN A HIGH NOTE THAT THE WRITER WISHES TO REITERATE THAT IT IS THE DAMAGES AND COMPENSATION THAT INDIA MUST PAY SRI LANKA AND NOT IN THE FORM OF AID AND ASSISTANCE. THE WRITER HAS IN THE PAST ON MANY OCCATIONS CALLED INDIA TO FRONT UP WITH COMPENSATION AND DAMAGES WITHOUT GOING TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF LAW AS LIBYA SUING ITALY. SRI LANKA IS SPINELESS TO TAKE ON INDIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL COURTS FOR DAMAGES AND COMPENSATION.

Dear High Commissioner,  your visits to Badulla, Passara and Thalawakelle clearly demonstrates that you are following the footpaths of your predecessors Dixit and Rao.

Your association with Thondaman reminds all patriotic Sri Lankans that Indian foreign policy has not changed at all.

The foregoing should be an eye opener to the Government of Sri Lanka specially the Foreign Affairs Minister to deal with the High Commissioner Ahok K Kantha. Did the High Commissioner obtain the prior approval from the Foreign Affairs Ministry before he visited the Hill Country? Did the High Commissioner copy someone else’s ideas? Did the High Commissioner do the right thing in getting involved with the local politicians and politics? Did the High Commissioner exercise the diplomacy as he should be as a diplomat? Did the High Commissioner jump the gun before the retired Researcher get involved?

Dear High Commissioner, if you are not permitted to reply to the above-mentioned questioner in public, you have the writer’s e-mails address and the contact phone number to reply privately. Whether or not you reply my opinion is unbiased and speak my mind openly.

Yours Truly,

Stanley Perera.

Melbourne, Australia.

3 Responses to “OPEN LETTER TO INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN SRI LANKA CAN SRI LANKA TRUST INDIA?”

  1. dhane Says:

    India is Sri Lanka Historical enemy & friend. This continue even today. Therefore present politicians have to make use of friendship for the benefit of the country without getting into Indian trap. Indian will do any dirty job to keep Tamil problem in Sri Lanka and avoid Tamils asking their Homeland in Tamil Nadu

  2. Kit Athul Says:

    Stanley, bless your heart for this letter. Believe it or not Indian thought process has not changed since Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a constitution for an autonomous republic for Tamils consisting of Northern Province, Eastern Province and the Tea Estates. Jawaharlal gave this doucment to this Thondaman’s farther. During the independence talks Thondaman presented it to the British and, Clement Atlee, then British Prime Minister, rejected it out right. Today, even after the defeat, average Indian thinks it is their protectorate. They do not believe that their territorial army was deteated, and MUDISOODA MANNAN, Un Crowned King of Northern and Eastern Province ( Ref: P. Chidambaram http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?687850) was killed and his Kngdom captured. Today an average Indian thinks that Trincomalee Harbor belongs to India!

    I stronly recommend to every reader to print this letter and mail it to the following address. Honorable Ashok K. Kantha,
    Indian High Commission of India, 36 – 38 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. I have already mailed this letter. At least 30 to 40 letters MUST reach him ASAP. E-Mailing is not a good idea, becaust it might go to a spam folder or some lower official will read it and distroy it. [email protected]

    Stanly, thanks a million with current facts. If you get a reply please publish it on the Lankaweb. We can now focuse on the real enemy of Sinhala since time began, the Tamil Nadu Tamils and hence Indians. What India is attempting now is to sabotage the economic recovery. After the new constitution was established, India used Sinhala to INSULT their own constitution and the founder president and his cabinet. Similarlly, India is using the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) funded by INDIAN RAW and US state department to sabotage the present growth of 8%. IPS in its report states that Chinese investment must be STOPPED, if not the groth will exceed 10% in 2011, beating Inner Mongolia. The report also states that Iranian funding for the upgrade of the oil refinary MUST be stopped. India was never a friend of SINHALA. THAT IS A MYTH. Kithsiri, Florida, USA

  3. Ben_silva Says:

    In my view, it is the Tamils with a Chola mindset that is dangerous. When India is manupulated by this racist group, then India itself becomes a threat to Lanka. It is always better to be on guard and we should develop our defences, including civil defence to protect Lanka from all external threats. All appear to help Tamils, but unfortunately no one appear to help the poor,voiceless Sinhalese. If the Sinhalese are to survive, the large number of poor Sinhalese should be helped to stand on their own feet and move over to the 21st century. They will have to think smarter and work harder, develop new skills and stop living trapped in 500 years BC.

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