Who Are the Rightful Owners of Sri Lanka?
Posted on May 29th, 2012
Prof. Hudson McLean
Back to Basics! A simple grass-root explanation to a divisive complex problem created by a minority of senseless trouble-makers, with an Agenda, far from the obvious.
Having brought about an end to terrorism, followed by a national General Election, where the current Ruling Party received an over-whelming Vote of Confidence by the majority of the electorate, still a Deaf & Dumb Brigade of Tamils as well as some Sinhala are trying to create ripples in calm waters.
The Tamil trouble-makers, most of them are comfortably domiciled in the EU, USA, ANZ, have nothing to lose, but everything to gain by monetising the campaign, for personal benefit. The remaining LTTE fund-raisers have pocketed millions of dollars, now enjoying high-living in the West. Whilst the rabble-rousing Sinhala are seeking a political comfort, despite the fact, they see what the Peace-dividend is creating for the country-at-large.
One might look at Sri Lanka as a Limited Liability Public Corporation where those who are citizens of the Sovereign State of Sri Lanka are considered as Share Holders. In this particular case, each citizen has one share, or one vote, with an entitlement to elect the Law Makers.
As in any Corporation, the legal entity is one indivisible unit. There are no “A” shares & “B” shares signifying different values of each share in this Corporation.
The original Rightful Owners of Sri Lanka are without any doubt, are the Sinhala people.
However, when one looks at the demographics of Sri Lanka, it is quite obvious that the Tamil “permanent-guest” enjoys more than the average “Appu-haami”. The Tamils, apart from colonising the North & the East, and controlling many districts of the South, their greed seems to have no limits.
As I have noticed in Sri Lanka and especially in UK, USA, a Tamil businessman will give preference to Tamils in his employment policy, whereas a Sinhala businessman may offer equal opportunity to a fellow Sri Lankan, irrespective of the ethnicity.
I personally commend & support the policy of Gothabhaya Rajapaksa in maintaining Defence Forces in the North & the East, as well as in selected areas in the Island. His policy of “Prevention is Better than Cure” is from a lesson learnt over three decades. The Ministry of Defence should maintain an active modern Army, trained both in Defensive and Offensive combat.
Full points to HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa for turning a deaf ear to the moans & groans of Tamil sympathisers in the EU & USA. HE has held the Pride of Sri Lanka with Dignity & Gusto!
“Let the Mad Dogs Bark at the Moon”!
Sri Lanka, for all its faults within the governing system, is still a vibrant democracy. The Law Makers were elected democratically by the citizens in an election, declared as Honest, Clean & Fair.
Sri Lanka leaders, as many have noted, concentrate on governing the country without interfering in policies of other States. Let the same rule be applied by India, UK, USA and the rest to Sri Lanka.
India has proved over & over again, that Sri Lanka can never trust India even as a “distant” friend.
Question: Who needs enemies with “friends & neighbours” like India?
If India wishes to be Generous, Just & Fair, India should invite all Tamils of recent Indian origin, possibly going back upto three generations, to reside as Indian citizens, in any part of India!
Let Sri Lanka remain as an Island, without a Bridge of Palk Straits! And Dr. Paki Saravanamuttu do his jig in London, drink “bubbles”, with Thosai for all we care!
There is no doubt as to the Rightful Original Ownership of Sri Lanka!
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