His Excellency The President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
Posted on March 26th, 2012
Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Melbourne
On 25/03/12 at 07.11am early morning ABC National Radio broadcasted an interview that the journalist Richard Lindell conducted with the Sunday Leader Fredrica Janz. This link gives you the Audio of that interview.
It was also mentioned ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“In a rare opportunity, correspondent Richard Lindell was recently granted a visa to Sri LankaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â. Its worthy of notice by the authorities who grant visa, how they have abused this even rarely granted permission to rubbish the country. This should be highlighted by the foreign ministry to the VISA aspirants as to why foreign journalists cannot be trusted.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Whilst they have every right to roam around any place in the country and interview the general public, it is unethical to interview and publish views of only those journalists opposed to the Government just to satisfy the NGO paymasters in order to influence a negative International opinion.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is obvious that picking this journalist was not a coincidence but was prearranged.
ItÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s time the Foreign Ministry adopts some stringent methods when issuing visas to journalists. They should not be allowed as tourists.
The authenticity of Frederica JanzÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s bold statement about the President and Defence Secretary will be known only by the parties mentioned. Setting aside the truthfulness of the accusation, its crystal clear to the interviewer that this woman wouldnÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t risk her life making such a serious statement regarding the top most personalities of the country! Therefore these news items when aired to the World are extremely damaging and they confirm negative allegations thus paving the way for the likes of UNHCR to justify US Resolutions brought recently at the UNHRC sessions.
Then comes the Minister Mervin Silva, the loose cannon, reacting to the failure at the UNHRC on the US Resolutions against Sri Lanka stating that he will break the legs & arms of some NGO spokes persons who went to Geneva and canvassed against Sri Lanka, also he admits that he is the one who is responsible for Poddala Jayantha to flee the country. Such utterances from a Cabinet Minister cannot be tolerated, they undermine Presidents authority, hence become the yard stick in measuring the strength of the President to see what actions he would take against such miscreants. It is such who reduces the Law making institution the supreme Parliament to a Law of the Jungle unit.
We as expatriates make a gigantic effort to defend the false accusations whenever they are leveled against Sri Lanka, but news items such as these makes us the laughing stock and our arguments, and presentations holds no water against these accusations.
At this juncture I believe its our duty to show our disgust and sadness on these matters with the intent for corrective actions to be taken by the President whenever responsible Government agents make damaging blunders within the Cabinet or in the Ministries belittling the parliamentary system in some instances and putting the masses in economic difficulties due to negligence in others. Certainly most of us expatriates do not want to dress the President as a King Lear when actions are not going smoothly, as they do not expect curry favours from him; it is just that they love to see their country of birth becoming a prosperous land without extending the begging bowl for ever and ever! This government enjoys two thirds of the countryÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s blessings and the President is still riding on the popularity of the masses, whereas I live in Australia which has a hung Parliament just hanging by the strand of hair or skin of the tooth so to speak, yet this Government has achieved what powerful governments in the past could not think of achieving within this short period of time! They are a dedicated lot who has the countryÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s best interest at heart without any personal egos or building personal empires.
The way the World economy is moving, very soon countries like Sri Lanka will feel the unbearable cost of living; it is inevitable as our produce depends heavily on the availability of oil, a commodity whose prices are spiraling with supply and demand under the prevailing clashes in various parts of the Globe. It wonÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t be long before the NGOÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s start infiltrating the villages to poison the minds of the villagers who voted for the Government, encouraging them to take to the streets for a change in regime with the premise that this is the only solution.
While this may happen due to mismanagement of the Ministries, the Tamil issues may never be settled until a puppet leader is installed to run the country who would give all demands on a platter that were denied rightfully with the demise of Prabakaran just to satisfy the White regimes becoming an obedient servant while reducing the sacrifices of the gallant soldiers and the rest to be in vain!
We adore the country we left and love to see those back ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“HomeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â lead a morally sound and a decent living within a united Sri Lanka.
Mr.President it is only you who can make that happen and you got the best opportunity, if you let it slip your achievements thus far will be forgotten and History will record only a gigantic failure!
It is a colossal crime on your part to let loose the known ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“TraitorsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â to roam freely in the country destabilizing the Government, they have no right to breathe the air that is meant for the general public
No one would like to see how ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nero played the violin while Rome burnedÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â being re-enacted in Sri Lanka!
I respectfully believe you would asses my two cents worth in the correct perspective.