India Must Ask Colombo to Agree to an Independent Probe
Posted on March 19th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Ontario, Canada

The Editor
The Hindu
Delhi, India
 
Dear Sir:
 
India is being asked to impress on Sri Lanka at the UN in Geneva  “the need to agree to a high level, credible and independent enquiry on the allegations of war crimes committed during the last phase of the civil war”. India should first agree to a high level, credible and independent enquiry on the allegations of war crimes committed for decades in Kashmir which are still taking place with no end in sight. Maybe then India’s resolutions and calls against Sri Lanka will be credible. 
 
The 13th amendment was imposed on Sri Lanka by India with a threat of invasion. It was not and is not for the benefit of Sri Lankans but an exercise in Indian aggression and bullying against a small neighbour. Today as it was in 1987, most Sri Lankans do not support the Indo-Lanka Agreement and the 13th amendment which was forced on the country merely giving added encouragement to the Indian sponsored LTTE to terrorise the country for a further twenty years. Any devolution based on the 13th amendment needs to be approved by a vote of the Sri Lankan people and this time around India’s aggression will not be tolerated by Sri Lankans who suffered terrorism because of India. It is an Indian and LTTE notion that there are Tamil speaking areas that need power to be devolved.  LTTE terrorism was aimed at dividing Sri Lanka to create a mono ethnic Tamil state which is not acceptable to the people of Sri Lanka who have paid a heavy price to retain a united, sovereign country free of terrorism. Further, over 52% of Sri Lankan Tamils live outside what is referred to as “Tamil speaking areas” with the other communities. If the Tamils have the freedom to live anywhere so should any Sri Lankan have the right to live in any part of the country. Sri Lanka should be for all Sri Lankans without the divisions proposed by India and the LTTE.
 
As for the issues of  atrocities committed during the last phase of the war and “enough evidence on war crimes against innocent civilians”, the fact is that there is absolutely no evidence or proof, only allegations and they are by pro-LTTE supporters and their paid agents. It is time India stops these accusations based on fiction and the Indian policy of interference and bullying other countries in the region and spend it’s time looking into the atrocities it is committing in India and practice what they are  preaching to Sri Lanka.
 
Yours truly,
 
Ira de Silva
London, Ontario, Canada
 

3 Responses to “India Must Ask Colombo to Agree to an Independent Probe”

  1. Fazara Says:

    How about a Committee to probe the atrocities committed bu the Tiger Terrorists against the Sri Lankans , specially against the Tamils Civilians?

  2. Fazara Says:

    How about a Committee to probe the atrocities committed by the Tiger Terrorists against the Sri Lankans , specially against the Tamils Civilians?

  3. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    On this basis alone ~
    “As for the issues of atrocities committed during the last phase of the war and enough evidence on war crimes against innocent civilians, the fact is that there is absolutely no evidence or proof, only allegations and they are by pro-LTTE supporters and their paid agents. It is time India stops these accusations based on fiction and the Indian policy of interference and bullying other countries in the region and spend it’s time looking into the atrocities it is committing in India and practice what they are preaching to Sri Lanka.” ~ What bloody investigation is needed ? one might ask. There is no real cause for India or anybody else with Tamil Nadu Partisanship to get involved in this issue.Sri Lanka has set a precedent in eliminating Tamil Tiger terrorism and the incredible development of the Nation in the aftermath which is more than commendable with many Tamils too agreeing with this entire concept and happy to live there.It is more than just cause for India to focus on problems more conducive to the smooth functioning of India rather than meddle in Sri Lankan issues inaccessible to the Indian Administration based on the related rationalities and the varied conflicts of interest which are painfully visible!
    Furthermore India’s track record on organized rape and the assault on SL Buddhist monks qualifies this nation for scrutiny at a very high level of global investigation and should not permitted to getaway unpunished!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

 

 


Copyright © 2018 LankaWeb.com. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Wordpress