Letter to the LTTE Butt Licker Jon Snow of Channel 4
Posted on December 3rd, 2010
S de Silva London
Dear Mr Snow,
Clearly you with ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â C4 are hell bent on besmirching Sri Lanka at every opportunity and it is no surprise you on purpose in this instance curtailed broadcasting the response of the SL Foreign Minister Dr GL Peiris to your reporterÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s questions. So I am attaching that for your edification.
You seem to have forgotten history ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ how convenient!!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Since you pretend not to, do try and remember that it was your forefathers who in the past created this current ethnic problem in Sri Lanka through your divide and rule policy which, in short, included privileges to the Tamils.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Incidentally, while you bemoan the fact that your reporters were not allowed to report from Sri Lanka during the troubles you have conveniently forgotten to remember that once upon a time the IRA spokesmen like Gerry Adams were prohibited from access to British TV media and his words were mouthed by actors ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œbut you may be too young to remember that!.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â in comparative ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â terrorism terms the IRA were a bunch of ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â kindergarten kids at a tea party compared to the Tamil LTTE in Sri Lanka!! My advice toÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â you, therefore, is before you make comments on Sri Lanka in the future and display your utter ignorance of its history better first get yourself educated on the subject and pre-qualify to enter ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the debate.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â When I learnt English as a second language in school inÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sri Lanka during the tail end of the Raj, I was told there is a word for this kind of behaviour ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â identified as ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“HypocrisyÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ better start eating that word slowly, letting you digest it fully, so that you might just begin to understand the meaning of it !!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is unfortunate that reporters like you, ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â prejudiced by the Tamil Diaspora, will fail to recognise the truth even if the truth was ground up and sprayed into your eyes.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Yours sincerely
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â S de Silva
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â CC The Sri Lankan High Commission, London