PANEL REPORT, TAMIL NATIONAL ALIANCE AND NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
Posted on May 3rd, 2011

Malin Abeyatunge

Whither reconciliations with the Tamils when Tamil National Alliance being the main Tamil political party in the National Reconciliation efforts welcomes the flawed and biased report by the three member panel appointed by UNSG Ban-Ki-Moon. TNA should remember that they cannot eat and have the cake also. TNA’.s endorsement of this crap report is a slap on the Sinhalese and bouquet to the LTTE outfit It’s an endorsement that TNA has still not given up their ideology for a separate State for Tamils. TNA unequivocally supported Sarath Fonseka for presidency and now the same people wants him to be tried for war crimes by endorsing this crap report.

 In fact, every one is in a quandary to comprehend why Ban-ki-Moon wanted a report during the last stages of war only instead of taking into account atrocities committed by LTTE over the last 30 years or so. Has there been conspiracy among the interested parties influencing UNSG to get a report only for that period of the war so that LTTE can be exonerated of all the evils committed over 30 years.

 The three member panel report (now every one calls it “Darusman’s Report) paves the way for two dangerous elements: (i) that the report has a negative impact on future National Reconciliation process with the Tamil parties. Taking advantage of the contents of the report, TNA has already started the ball rolling to negate reconciliation efforts by the Government. (ii) the decadent remnants of the LTTE among the Tamil Diaspora in the west will use this report to lobby against Sri Lanka at least for the next decade in order to achieve their Eelam.

 Sinhalese majority will not be surprised by TNA statement welcoming the crap report by three stooges to Ban-ki-Moon. It was a foregone conclusion that TNA would welcome this report as they would have been aware that the report was compiled by extracting bits and pieces from the Tamilnet, LTTE supported Fronts in UK,USA, Norway and other EU countries, bits and pieces from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Crisis Group reports and reports from the NGOs and INGOs. In an attempt to neutralize the blame on the Sri Lankan Government, the report alleged LTTE on six core categories knowing very well that there is no one to pin point for the crimes. Only left now is the TNA and the LTTE remnant activists among the Tamil Diaspora. By endorsing what’s in the report against the Sri Lankan Government on war crimes, R.Samapnthan and his Tamil National Alliance (TNA) become guilty as much as Prabhakaran for the atrocities committed by LTTE not only during the last phase of the war but from the day 13 soldiers were killed by Prabhakaran and his thugs. If LTTE is also to be charged of credible allegations associated with the final stages of the war of six core categories of potential serious violations as stated in the report namely: i) using civilians as a human buffer; (ii) killing civilians attempting to flee LTTE control; (iii) using military equipment in the proximity of civilians; (iv) forced recruitment of children; (v) forced labour; and (vi) killing of civilians through suicide attacks; then the decadent remnants of LTTE R. Sampanthan and his TNA members, leaders in the Tamil Diaspora crying foul from the west including infamous KP have to face charges for every crime committed by LTTE not only during the last stages of the war in 2009 but over the last thirty years. TNA (former TULF) cannot be exonerated from all the atrocities committed by LTTE over the last 30 years?

 It’s no surprise that TNA has still not given up achieving Eelam thro the interference of the UN against Sri Lanka. R.Samapnthan and his TNA are adding fuel to fire by welcoming the report which is a dangerous signal for those innocent Tamil civilians who wish to live a peaceful life. TNA will bring misery back on the ordinary Tamils living in the North and East by toeing the panel report. This also throws a doubt among the Sinhala people whether the Tamil politicians really wants Reconciliation” or Eelam?

 TNA while acting as the proxy for the LTTE terrorist outfit (we haven’t forgotten their role in the past conniving with the LTTE terrorist at every turn against the Sri Lankan Governments) licking the boots of Prabahakaran has forgotten that TNA supported conscript of Tamil children as young as 10 years old for their child brigade and abduction of unwilling children and their parents to use as cannon fodder for LTTE. How about R.Samapnathan challenging ex TNA MP S. Kangaratnam claiming that LTTE was responsible of killing of over 600 Tamil civilians who were fleeing from LTTE area to Government’s No Fire Zones (NFZ)?

 TNA was brutally silent when LTTE killed opposing Tamil political leaders; TNA was dead silent when LTTE killed unarmed forces returning to their homes for a short break; TNA was dead silent when the food cargoes carrying basic needs to the Tamil civilians were robbed by LTTE; TNA was dead silent when LTTE massacred thousands of innocent Sinhalese and Muslims, ethnic cleansing of Sinhala villagers from their habitats; TNA was dead silent when LTTE robbed the food, medicine and other basic needs sent by the ruling government and the successive governments to North and East meant for the ordinary Tamil civilians; TNA was dead silent when LTTE was using almost 300,000 innocent Tamil civilians as human shields to safeguard the lives of the LTTE hierarchy including Prabhakaran, his family and LTTE fighting cadres. TNA’s dead silence on LTTE’s atrocities right through the years was a clear endorsement of LTTE brutal and murderous operations. Has TNA until the LTTE was defeated made any statement against LTTE when the ordinary Tamil civilians were working like slaves and they were deprived of their basic economic means and mental suffering they were under going in the North and East under the tyranny of Prabhakaran and his gang? Apparently, TNA was dead silent of all the atrocities committed by LTTE over the years. TNA now is shedding crocodile tears on the Tamil civilians. TNA WANTS THE RAJAPAKSA GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS ALL GRIEVANCES OF THE TAMILS IN THE NORTH (of course, if any) IN A JIFFY. TNA should appreciate and acknowledge (the ordinary Tamils in the North and East of course appreciate President Rajapaksa’s efforts unlike the ever ungrateful scum among the Tamil politicians) the fact that the enormous development in infra structure, in economic activities, in health and education taking place. We must not forget that over 7000 skilled soldiers sacrificed their dear lives on that record breaking humanitarian operation to save almost 300000 ordinary Tamil civilians fleeing from LTTE clutches to NFZs. In reality, President Rajapaksa is doing more to the North and East than to the South and the Sinhale majority has no qualm about it as we all are Sri Lankans of ONE NATION.

 LTTE was drumming the beat that LTTE was the sole representative of the Tamils whilst exterminating the Tamil leadership who opposed him bar politicians like Sampanthan (politicians like Ananda Sangaree, Douglas Devananda have been lucky to escape the death at the hands of LTTE or its proxies) who toe the LTTE line. Now the TNA drums the same beat of LTTE calling themselves as the “Sole representative of the Tamils. So how can a right minded person expect any kind of reconciliations with the TNA. It appears that senile Sampanthan cannot think of reality and it’s time he hands over the leadership to more moderate young Tamils in TNA.

 All attempts are being made by the Rajapaksa Government together with the other opposition parties like UNP and JVP for genuine reconciliation with the Tamils. But if Sampanthan and his one time LTTE proxy gang do not corporate with them, then the losers are not the TNA politicians (with a lavish life style in Colombo and gallivanting round the world) but the ordinary Tamil folks living in the North and East

President Rajapaksa has categorically mentioned that he is ready to go the electric chair without betraying the valiant forces who saved the country from the brutal LTTE terrorist outfit, if he is proved of any war crimes. So, let R.Sampanthan and his TNA gang, leaders of Tamil Diaspora fronts in the west including Adele Balasingham who was one time leader of the Tamil Women suicide cadre and KP also get ready to face the electric chair for being partners of the LTTE atrocities committed over the last thirty years.

 Sinhala majority has a right to ask “WHITHER RECONCILIATION WITH TAMILS WHEN TNA BETRAYS THE CONFIDENCE OF THE SINHALESE BY WELCOMING THE FLAWED AND BIASED REPORT.

 Malin Abeyatunge

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