Cancel CHOGM – Disband the Commonwealth – Honor Reparations for 50 plus nations
Posted on April 27th, 2013

Shenali Waduge

The decision to hold the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM in Sri Lanka was endorsed by a proposal made in 2009 by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the CHOGM summit held in Trinidad and Tobago. But in an “All together chorus” the bandwagon of almost the same people supporting the LTTE are now demanding CHOGM boycott of Colombo. All we can say is if it makes everyone sleep a little better cancel the CHOGM and disband it all together. The Commonwealth only means revisiting all the crimes and atrocities committed by the British for which all the colonies ruled by Britain should ideally now seek compensation as their countries were plundered and MILLIONS of indigenous people were brutally massacred by British soldiers turning fertile and once rich nations into Third World nations and it should be payback time. Why would any Third World nation need to be going behind the Commonwealth is a question Sri Lanka and other member nations need to ask themselves.

The list of those calling for the boycott is the boring list of same people asking the LTTE to be let off the hook. They had not cared a damn for any of the heinous crimes committed by the LTTE through 3 decades. Thus, we find politicians like Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper protesting against Sri Lanka’s human rights record, Canadian MP Bob Rae, newest entrant is Australian former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and who can forget former British foreign secretary now packed off to the US! Joining this list are the unofficial LTTE spokespersons Frances H and filmmaker C Macrae whose newest job appears to be making films on behalf of the LTTE and speaking on behalf of them too and one seriously wonders whether he is entering politics or will end up a MP in the utopian TGTE sometime soon. Joining the list is now Human Rights Watch “”…” thankfully there are enough of human rights abuses around the world that secures these organizations their jobs!

The reason why Sri Lanka is unsuited to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is its record of HUMAN RIGHTS. Let’s see what the Human Rights records of the Head of the Commonwealth “”…” the UK can be proud about given that the CHOGM is formed from past colonies that were under the British Empire. Lets see how many can remember these atrocities and the scale of the crimes committed against humanity “”…” these crimes run into MILLIONS “¦ humans who were subject to tortures that none can even imagine!

·         India – The British colonial masters used hunger and starvation as tools which lasted for about eighteen decades which claimed about 30 million victims. Bengal had 30 or 40 famines during 182 years of British rule in Bengal. The last big famine in Bengal occurred between 1942 and 1945. At least four million people died during these three years and the famine deaths were caused by British policies.

·         Famines which starved between 12 and 29 million Indians (1876) while 6.4 million hundredweight of wheat was exported to India and even relief work was discouraged. In the Oud and the Punjab which had produced record harvests 1.25m died. This is human rights!

·         India – Jallianwala Bagh where British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters in 1919. (400 to 1000 protestors)

·         South Africa – Boer (Afrikaaner) Genocide, 28,000 Afrikaaner women and children died in British concentration camps, 1899-1902.

·         Kenya – Mau Mau revolt in the 1950s. When the Kikuyu started to rebel against the British, 320,000 were driven to concentration camps.  The remaining million were put into “enclosed villages”, where they had their ears slashed, pouring paraffin and lighting bodies, some were flogged to death, and eardrums burnt with lit cigarattes, British soldiers cut of the testicles and fingers”¦the soldiers were told they could kill anyone they wanted “provided they were black” (Caroline Elkins)””…” Callum MaCrae please note for your next production!

·         Tasmanian genocide – Between 1803 and 1830 the Black aborigines of Tasmania were reduced from an estimated five-thousand people to less than seventy-five. “We make no pompous display of Philanthropy. The Government must remove the natives–if not, they will be hunted down like wild beasts and destroyed!” An article in the Tasmanian Colonial Times (December 1, 1826). declaration of martial law in November 1828, Whites were authorized to kill Blacks on sight

·         Malaya “”…” unarmed villagers massacred by the Scotts Guards in 12 December 1948

·         Sri Lanka – The Uva Rebellion/Third Kandyan War (1817) turned into a guerilla war with rebels being brutally massacred by the British. The British confiscated the properties of the people involved in the uprising, they killed all cattle and other animals, burnt homes, property and even the salt in their possession during the repression. Paddy fields in the area of Wellassa were all systematically destroyed (rice-bowl of Sri Lanka). The British also massacred the male population above the age of 18 years. All those who participated in the uprising were condemned as “traitors” and their properties confiscated by the government under the notification. Several governments after the independence of Sri Lanka in the past wanted to revoke this ignominious Gazette Notification, however could not take action in this regard. In 2011, the Gazette Notification issued by Governor Brownrigg was brought to Sri Lanka on the instruction of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It was submitted to the Parliament and was revoked with the signature of the President. This allowed all those who participated in the uprising to be recognised as National Heroes

·         Sri Lanka – The Madulla massacre was one of shoot-to-kill policy leaving not a woman or child spared (9 Dec 1817)

·         Sri Lanka – Matale Rebellion, also known as the ‘Rebellion of 1848′  (July 26) –

If committing such atrocities was not enough “”…” the British goes and secretly removes all its dirty secrets, hides them (Hanslope Park) and incrementally destroys them because the British did not want them to come into the hands of the post-independence Governments. Why? The answer is pretty simple “”…” reparation! There is justice for you.

Are these the happy memories that we should be thankful to the British for? Should Australians be happy that their ancestors are convicts that the British transported to Australia over 80years ago? Over 165,000 had been transported. British convicts were also sent to the US in similar fashion.

Well the British Empire was so vast that save for 22 countries the Brits ruled 90% of the world’s nations. By 1921, the British Empire held sway over a population of about 458 million people, approximately one-quarter of the world’s population. It covered about 36.6 million km² (14.2 million square miles), about a quarter of Earth’s total land area. As a result, British influence remains strong throughout the world, such as in economic practice, legal and governmental systems, militarily, society, sports (such as cricket and football), educational systems, and the English language itself.

Whatever Britain claims to have given to the colonies can replace the manner they treated the indigenous people “”…” the way they quelled rebellions, the famines and the concentration camps to which people in their own lands were subject to, the alien religions that were forced upon them, the division that the British created through the systems they introduced, the manner in which they nursed the indigenous people to function as Indian Sepoys “”…” natives going against the natives “”…” this legacy and practice continues to exist.

Now when Sri Lanka has done the impossible “”…” eliminating a terrorist movement and terrorists who ran their international head office on UK soil openly despite UK banning the LTTE, where LTTE front organizations continue to openly carry out their agendas and despite the Sri Lankan Government rescuing close to 300,000 Tamil civilians, rehabilitating and reintegrating to society over 11,000 former LTTE fighters and having the humanity to consider LTTE child soldiers as victims and not as ruthless combatants and free over 500 of them “”…” allegation after allegation are being cooked up against Sri Lanka.

This is getting to become a real joke now.

Britain can boast nothing of human rights for centuries. Britain and other Anglo-Americans continue to carry out Western imperialist agendas that have even meant assassinations of national leaders, installing puppet governments and now openly arming rebels that are exported to countries to create turmoil”¦. Is this the example that these countries are giving to the world?

Now when it is Sri Lanka’s turn to hold the CHOGM a well-choreographed plan is in place to use every communication channel to denigrate Sri Lanka.

If this is the way forward it is time the rest of the Commonwealth Nations begin to demand compensation from Britain for all its crimes against humanity for it has been long over due.

How much should the United Kingdom Government pay the world’s citizens for centuries of imperialism, wars, diseases and mass murder “”…” $58 trillion or $8350 for every living person was a suggestion “”…” or cut off the debt of every nation.

 

 

15 Responses to “Cancel CHOGM – Disband the Commonwealth – Honor Reparations for 50 plus nations”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Great minds think alike!

    Absolutely. SL should join with other commonwealth abused victims and file a case against Britain, Portugal and the Netherlands for reparations.

    SL should also seek reparations from Japan for bombing Colombo, Trinco, etc.

    SL should also get reparations from Canada, Australia, etc. for terrorist fund raising.

  2. Kosala777 Says:

    CHOGM will held in Colombo. It will give a free ride to enemies to attack Sri Lanka from left, right and centre. We are spending lots of money to get bad publicity

  3. Christie Says:

    The British and Indian Sepoys were responsibel for the massacres in Ceylon, India and Africa. Kenyan massacres were not reported by Kenyan Standard owned by an Indian colonial parasite. Indian Sepoys were involved in massacre of Zulus. Mahathma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamacahnd) worked as pole bearer for the British Indian battallions that attcaked Zulus..

    The British are gone, and now the British Indian Empire is Indian Empire. We cam see how Indians are running the new Indian Empire and the Commonwealth is only one of the institutions used by the Indian Imperialists.

    Hon Harper PM of Canada has gone to bat for its Indian (include Tamis) population.

  4. Voice123 Says:

    Agree. Even those in favor of holding CHOGM in Sri Lanka, eg Australia’s Bob Carr are treating Sri Lanka as not fulfilling its “human rights obligations”. The Commonwealth has turned into a harmful neo-colonialist group led by Anglos and servile Anglophile Indians. We would have been better off hosting a meeting for the Shanghai Cooperation Group for economic and defence related matters. Shenali and Lorenzo are correct. We must band with other victims of British colonialism (who may also be interested in ditching the Commonwealth) and seek compensation from Britain first. Leave Portugal, Japan and Netherlands out at this stage. They are rivals of Britain and the Commonwealth also. The Sinhalese should have fought with the Dutch against the British. Dutch were based in Indonesia, not India. We went from the Dutch frying pan into the British fire. The Commonwealth is getting ready to target Fiji next. I wonder why? (hat tip – Christie).

  5. Leela Says:

    To the hell with the tea party (CHOGM) that white-man is holding with his former servitude to project their colonial glory.

  6. S de Silva Says:

    Quie right Shenali!- to hell with the Commonwealth! Personally I do not have much time for the Commonwealth which was as you know a creation of the Empire Builders to perpetuate their influence via the back doors on the colonies following independence. So I would not be crying if the meeting is NOT held in SL!!. There are far more critical issues the GoSL have pathetically failed to deal with and I am sure you know what they are without my spelling them out!!

  7. Voice123 Says:

    We may as well make MAXIMUM use of this CHOGM curse and have major protests against Canada, UK, Bishop Tutu, Malcolm Fraser, Endia etc. Sinhala and loyal minority people should start organizing massive pro- Sri Lanka and anti-terrorist protests, calling for war crimes probe against LTTE rump, pro Tamil Canadians etc. consider paying western media to carry pro Lanka stories. Also beware LTTE will try and organise a terrorist incident during this time so they can blame the government. Have NO MERCY on terrorist saboteurs

  8. aravinda Says:

    When it started in 1887, it was known as the Imperial Conference. Name was changed in 1950s to accommodate winds of change sweeping the world. What ever the name, job is same. Till 1945, colonies were controlled by hard power of military superiority. Now they seek to control former colonies using soft power of NGOs, spies disguised as diplomats and using absurd veto powers in UN.

    CHOGM must change or CHOGM must die.

  9. Christie Says:

    We have to look at facts as they happened and not as what have been brianwased to beleive. We are not prepared to blame the real enemy from time immemorial, that is India. Take Tamils and other Indians who run the island.
    British, Dutch and Portugese are history. British these days do what Indians tell them. Take Hon PM of Canada Mr harper, he needs the Indian vote that counts to about two million now. there are a lot of Indians including Tamils in the West about twenty million and they have a lot of power against people like us, Sinhalese, malays, Fijians, ugandans, Zulus, Creoles etc. You can see even in this forum my views tends to be moderated more than others. I know some of the contributors and commentators to this forum who are most probably on the Indian payroll.

    So let us stop criticising people like Bob Car Hon foreign Minister of Australia who will be attending the Forum in November. Most of the Australians, Labour and Liberals have learned what the Indians are up to. The Greens appear to be on the payroll of Indians. You can see th epower vielded by Indians in the UK, US, Canada and other European countries.

    They themselves are victims of Indian hedgemony.

    Moderator please leve my comment.

  10. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    This is a case where, “Birds of a feather flock together”.
    With a history like what Shenali Waduge has highlighted, it must be comforting for many British Politicians, INGOs and Journalists to mix with terrorists like the LTTE, who have similar disregard for humanity and similar methods to silence their opponents. The end result is, nations like Canada and Britain are now dancing to the tune of Tiger drums, and converting their lands to havens for wealthy terrorists on the run.

  11. Christie Says:

    If we are to ask reparations, let us first ask India to pay us all the killings commtied by Indain trained, armed, financed and manged LTTE. Then the Indian financed Sinhala terrorist The JVP that only killed Sinhalese.

    The Gen secratyary of Commonwealth is another Indian.

  12. Christie Says:

    Tamil terrorist the Indian terrorist arm was run by Third Eye the Indian intelligence Service. Looking at people involved at the highest level of the JVP and those who have gone to the West as refugees and their close association with the high rnaking Tamils terrorists in the West the Indians have managed to beat their subjects and get te subjects to blame the West.
    I am not dfending the west but India is the worst enemy.

  13. Insula Says:

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  14. Voice123 Says:

    “So let us stop criticising people like Bob Car Hon foreign Minister of Australia who will be attending the Forum in November. Most of the Australians, Labour and Liberals have learned what the Indians are up to. The Greens appear to be on the payroll of Indians. You can see th epower vielded by Indians in the UK, US, Canada and other European countries.”

    Moderator please allow this comment through to Christie.

    Christie, correct – the ordinary people of Fiji, Australia, Africa, Canada, UK etc are victims of Indian-British imperial tie-up that is now being ressurrected courtesy Hilary and Obama. Just the other day in Galkissa, I met an Anglo-Canadian tourist, a colleague of a friend confided in me how they are worried about their own future for similar reasons.

    Local people are stirring WORLDWIDE. Nalai pirukkum viduthalai Thamil Nadu. Nalai pirakkum people power worldwide, just like Yesu coming! Nalai pirakkum bogus refugees and Indian spies will be exposed worldwide.

    Christie, if you give me an email address I can tell you a few more things.

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    Some good news.

    “The Chinese government said its military was willing to make joint efforts with the Sri Lankan military to strengthen high-level contacts, deepen pragmatic cooperation and innovate exchange forms, so as to push forward the relations between the two militaries to a new high, the China Military Online reported.

    Fang Fenghui, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed this during a meeting with visiting Navy Commander JayanathColombage on April 26, in Beijing.

    Colombage said the Sri Lankan side was grateful to the Chinese side for its support and assistance in ending the Sri Lankan Civil War and rebuilding and developing Sri Lanka. He hoped the two sides would strengthen communication with each other and seek closer cooperation, so as to promote the relations between the two militaries, especially those between the two navies, to a new high.”

    – dailymirror.lk

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