The US involvement in pushing for War Crimes Investigation against Sri Lanka-MEMORANDUM
Posted on April 2nd, 2012

Anjalika Silva “”…” A Sri Lankan American registered Democrat voter from Maryland USA

To:                          The Honorable Hillary Clinton 

Madam Secretary, as a US Citizen of Sri Lankan origin who supported you and contributed to your campaign in 2008, with a steady voting record as a Democrat, I am disappointed and shocked at the risks you are taking to push Sri Lanka into a corner for achieving what the US has not been able to do for many years.  My disappointment borders on anger at what the Sri Lanka issue is doing to divide the people in my country of birth and the immigrants in the US at a time when we are doing our utmost to heal and reconcile.  I hope you recognize that the push against Sri Lanka comes from one minority ethnic group that does not even represent a majority of their minority race.  Therefore, your support is tantamount to racism and a racist push to bring back chaos to Sri Lanka by a group pushing the country to the brink to create a mono-ethnic homeland for a few.  The next step will be to rule it with brutality.  We don’t want a Syria, or Egypt or Libya created by an extreme group that pushes the US for support in a regime change for Sri Lanka to derail the peace and rebuilding efforts.  The undertones are very clear to those of us who understand the political agenda and fate of leaders in past history who have their focus on their people and resist domination from external forces. We visit and continue to have family in Sri Lanka.

As a US citizen I speak with one voice both for my country of birth Sri Lanka and my adopted homeland the US to quell terrorism at any cost whether it is in the open or is surreptitious strategies as seen by us here in the US.  We are fully aware that your actions against Sri Lanka pushing for a war crimes investigation is influenced by biased and inaccurate lobbying by a few who have blood on their hands having killed more Tamil people who were dissidents while carrying on a charade as their protectors.  Their human rights and war crimes record is not under scrutiny as they were a terror group that you believed were freedom fighters. This inequality alone should not be a credible force to pit a pro terror group agenda against an elected Government.

Today, if you were to speak to the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, they will tell you the truth that their dream of peace has come to them through President Mahinda Rajapakse.  The people of Sri Lanka lived a nightmare for 30 years and the UNHCR turned the other way for that long.  The Tamil Civilians suffered the most as the LTTE ruled them with brutality taking away their children as young as seven years.  The Ugandan LRA’s Joseph Kony was no different to Prabhakaran of the LTTE. We the Sri Lankan Americans in the US were drowned and not heard for many years.  Our people were being blown up on the streets by snipers and suicide bombers who introduced it first in Sri Lanka and now trade it to Al-Qaida.

Your attention to War Crimes concentrates on a small window of those 30 years taking into account only the end of a war in May 2009.   Stemming from that more recently the propaganda created by the death of one young child of the most ruthless terrorist as declared by the FBI has become a focal point with disregard for thousands of ordinary children killed by the LTTE.  Who spoke for them?  The claim that 300,000 civilians died in the hands of the Army needs to be clarified with some of the civilians among the human shield that survived with the help of the Sri Lanka Army.  They tell the tale today fearlessly as they can now speak freely.  Isn’t that democracy? They have been reinstated in their lands with mines cleared and the development has to be seen to be believed.

The children of all ethnicities that died cannot ask for a platform on channel 4 or the UNHCR proceedings to refute justification of the brutal fate they suffered in the hands of the LTTE.  There are thousands of victims of all races who lost their lives in senseless suicide bombings on the streets and in places of worship that included Buddhist Shrines, Churches and Muslim mosques.  The Muslims are also a minority in Sri Lanka.  They suffered in the hands of the LTTE too. They have human rights too just as all other ethnic groups. As a mother who authored “It Takes A Village” you will be moved by the stories of civilians who suffered brutality from the LTTE that destroyed families and villages.  Some of the conscripted children have been rehabilitated and returned to their families through government intervention.  The disabled who fought for the LTTE were a liability and the LTTE ignored cries of their families to return the maimed and injured back to them but they were blown up.  The accounts are now coming out from those that witnessed how the disabled were destroyed.  Aren’t these acts of violence against civilians?  Those who were forcibly conscripted and later deliberately exploded were Sri Lankan civilians first before they became LTTE soldiers.  Yet the Government has met its responsibility to the living combatants while LTTE violated the human rights of Sri Lankans with no accountability. 

 The pro LTTE Diaspora has become loyal friends of the State Department.  You are pushing an agenda against the majority of peace loving citizens of a multi ethnic Sri Lanka to satisfy a group that has left Sri Lanka and are engaged in dubious activities on US soil.  This is a risk to Americans too.  It is a paradox that you do not respect the FBI findings and the writings of many including Doug Hagman who represents Homeland Security.  They have pointed out named individuals who are terror trained suspects living on US soil, who have been camouflaged by the use of extorted funds used liberally to buy support.  It is no secret that they raised funds using your name “Tamils for Clinton” in 2008.   It was not with the purpose of electing you for your capabilities but it was for the purpose of pushing a dangerous agenda.

Groups like Amnesty International have lost their purpose having been corrupted with a bribe of US$50,000 from the LTTE recently to push the pro LTTE agenda. Channel 4 has borrowed footage none being their original relentlessly pursuing a paid purpose of bias and fear with inaccuracies. Some Congressional representatives who believe in votes at any cost receive blood money.  Homeland Security has named pro LTTE individuals who have security clearance to work in airports that are high security zones.  They are potential home grown terrorists who can act in sync with Al Qaida on US soil.  You are lending a hearing to these individuals like Rudrakumar who run a transnational government living in the US supporting a terror ideology having shifted from a war with weapons to a war with misinformation and subterfuge.  You are partial to terror supporters while the US is fighting terror with over 4000 US and NATO men and women being lost in wars.  You are playing with fire as you do not comprehend fully the mentality and brutality of the pro LTTE group that wants to bring chaos back to Sri Lanka while the US will not be immune.   Do not be fooled “”…” all terror groups are in concert and taking action after the damage is done will be too late.  The fear of terrorism in America is magnified by offering your support to these groups that will build your confidence on the one hand and act on behalf of terror on the other.

 The US has fought in the name of democracy in places where the US thought they needed it.  In Sri Lanka, the democracy, freedom and peace that are sacred to us will eventually be taken away by the provocative speeches made by your undersecretary Robert Blake when he said, “countries ….. frequently experience a regeneration of the insurgency…. We could see very much that similar situation in Sri Lanka.” He is probably expressing that Sri Lanka’s democracy and peace is short lived because he knows the players of the under current best.   He attended the Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrations on February 4th as the chief guest of the Ambassador for Sri Lanka Jaliya Wickramsuriya in Washington DC and spoke a whole different story about the vast development in the country. 

It is very evident to voters like me that your priority is lending your support  to a group of those who live in the shadow of terrorism, human smuggling, pirating, credit card and bank fraud, insurance fraud, falsifying voter records, in the UK, Canada, USA and other parts of the world.   All this happens in western countries where a strong welfare system at tax payer’s expense is exploited. There is no human smuggling to non-western nations.  The recent exposure of voter fraud in Canada is an example of things to come.  Canada has got there and we have yet to get there but not long to go.   To your administration, the wishes of peace loving, donor voters who have lived in the US and embraced the life of freedom and liberty do not matter.

The US that is not proud of its history of slavery would not wish for any reversal of what we in the US have today with the first black President.  If there is a wish to reverse this today in the US, it would only be a minority that will soon be crushed as we have seen with the racist militia.    Similarly, drawing comparisons with civil rights, Sri Lankans have a right to peace.  The multi ethnic population of the majority Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and other minorities are supporting the Government of President Mahinda Rajapakse who has brought peace and a breath of freedom that the people of Sri Lanka had long forgotten for 30 years.

Sri Lanka is a democratic nation that votes just as in the US.  They do not need interference from any external forces to dictate terms and look back.  No war is fair. Sri Lanka is not even given time to remedy the causes that led to the conflict.  In a Buddhist country that was my country of birth, I am a practicing Buddhist who believes in Ahimsa which does not harm others.  We live a culture of compassion.  We have seen the devastation in Iraq, Afghanistan and the invisible involvement of the US in other countries that have been lead to devastation and destruction of unaccounted numbers of civilians soon forgotten.  We are aware of the problems with Iran today.  It was the US that removed a democratically elected leader of Iran Mohamed Mossadegh who looked after his people and wanted them to benefit from their oil.  The US supported a regime change, replaced him and that country went extreme much to the chagrin of the USA today.  No government is perfect and so is the current regime of Sri Lanka.  However, it is the “People’s Choice” to give highest priority to freedom and peace. No resolution should speak louder than the will of the people in the sovereign country of Sri Lanka. Please see the links below that tell their story.

 These are my thoughts shared with many other Sri Lankan American Democrats that have been lost due to the push against our homeland.  Our strength is in our vote that we gave this administration but what happens to Sri Lanka will determine the outcome for voters in the future.

Anjalika Silva “”…” Maryland USA

Please visit the links below to Youtube real life videos.  (Not the edited doctored versions as seen coming from Channel 4)

Freedom Speaks

http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=freedom_speaks_20111103

Shadows of Terror

http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=shadows_of_terror_documentary_video_20120315

RUTHLESS” Documentary on the LTTE’s final crimes against humanity.  The Tamil civilians speak and they should be heard.

http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=Ruthless_documentary_video_20120208

Anjalika Silva

“Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.”  – Oscar Wilde

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Ken Abey wrote:

———- Forwarded message ———- From: shenali waduge Date: Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM Subject: Sri Lanka responds to Channel 4 & the International Community To:

No country should have to face what Sri Lanka is currently facing.

 

For defeating & destroying the entire ground force of the LTTE 

Sri Lanka is being accused of War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity

 

The International Excuse to interfere in Sri Lanka is “Accountability” 

Where is the logic behind these accusations?

 

Why did the very nations accusing Sri Lanka simply watch LTTE terror acts?

 

Did the International Community allow Sri Lanka’s Governments to end Terror?

 

Did not the International Community always thrust Peace Talks & Ceasefires upon us

to use LTTE presence to advance their own geopolitical agendas?

 

Is the Geneva charade on “Accountability” to show other UNHRC member nations that they too will receive

the same type of “punishment” for defying the orders of powerful nations! Is this not what Sri Lanka has to battle against?

 

SRI LANKANs NOW SAYS

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH

 

Allow OUR PEOPLE to live & work in Peace!

 

Shenali Waduge

One Response to “The US involvement in pushing for War Crimes Investigation against Sri Lanka-MEMORANDUM”

  1. gamunu6 Says:

    Dear Angalika Silva,
    I had the opportunity to read one of your articles few weeks ago, about Sri lanka & LTTE. I am very impressed & delighted expats like you with countless others are helping spread our message.

    We were all born or have close affinity to our Motherland, and find that you are in a very amiable position living in the USA & able to advice, explore, explain our nation’s objective in an unbias way. Being a supporter of democrats & US Foreign secretary – madam Hillary Clinton, gives you immense leaverage to speak out against Tamil & LTTE propaganda which has taken hold in USA, UK, Europe & in many countries of the world. They, tamils act as if they are the Govt. of sri lanka,

    This is why I feel like minded people like madam Angalika should reach out to other expats specially in USA to counter LTTE & sister organization’s, propaganda(hell bent on achhieving the objective to devide Sri lanka) and promote our peaceful way of resisting to undue criticism & redicule. Some how people in the west think that Tamils are brighter, intelligent, BUT we no the truth.

    Any race or community under seige , like Israel will propser leaps & bounds when confronted with enermous hardships, discrimination, and yet somehow manage to survive with glowing results. This in itself would not automatically make tamils or any other community / race superior or extra intelligent.

    I feel it is time learned Sri lankans in USA should get organised & dispel the campain & propaganda tamils & their supporters waging against our Motherland-Sri lanka.

    Thank you again Angelika Silva, for your valuable contribution…..Just expressing my views as an expat from Canada~ Gamunu-retd engineer.. ONE COUNTRY, INDIVISIBLE, UNIED & FREE under ONE FLAG & ONE LEADER….God Bless Sri lanka.

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