Demolition of Prabakaran memorial in Tamil Nad
Posted on November 16th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema

‚ -We are helping Tamilnadu to achieve self-rule-

‚ V. Balakumaran, Advisor to Prabakaran, (Jan. 2006)

‚ “There is no state without a Tamil, but there is no state for the Tamils.”

‚ World Confederation of Tamils (2006) (www.tamilnation.org)

‚ -If the Tamils-â„¢ cry for separatism is given up, the two communities could solve their problems and continue to live in amity and dignity-

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  M. C. Sansoni, former CJ (Sessional Paper No. 7 of 1980)

Introduction

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  The demolition of the Prabakaran-related memorial by the Indian government was an interesting news item on domestic Indian politics.‚  The Mullivaaikal Memorial was opened by P. Nedumaran, the President of the Ulaga Tamizhar Peramaippu (World Tamils Federation) at Vilar, village in Tanjore on 6th November 2013 after permission was granted by a judge of the Madras High Court. Separatist Tamils wish to have a Tamil country expanding from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu and beyond, and the use of force by the Indian government to oppose the World Tamil Federation-â„¢s action on the Indian soil must be an act of desperation on the part of the Delhi politicians. People in Sri Lanka must remember that Tamil Nadu separatism is part of the Balkanization of India plan which is beyond Wigneswaran-â„¢s or Mahinda Rajapakse-â„¢s control. The history of Tamil separatist movement is summarized below for the benefit of all parties concerned.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  As the Map 1 below indicates Tamil Nadu is facing Indian -harassment- (marked in red) from north, west and east and even from the south. Sri Lanka is like an oasis in this hostile climate as any number of separate meetings with Hilary Clinton or others cannot help Tamil Nadu to stop Indian pressure (for example to learn Hindi).

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Separatist paradigm had been in existence in Tamil Nad since 1917.‚  It was temporarily transferred to Sri Lanka as DMK when it faced a mild ban in India under the 16th Indian Constitutional Amendment in 1963 which outlawed politicians or political parties promoting it. Nehru suddenly got the wake up call by the sudden electoral gains by DMK in 1962. Nehru gathered political courage to fight against the Tamil separatist agenda with the nationalism surge after the Chinese captured Indian border regions in 1962.‚  But after 1963, the -independence movement- changed from anti-India to an anti-Hindi campaign. ‚ 

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  There was also no shift in the thinking pattern of the small Tamil separatist cell in Sri Lanka operating from Colombo since the separatist fever reached Ceylon in 1918 from Tamil Nadu. With the governor Manning actively behind it during 1921-24, this became an official fever via a concept of -balanced representation- supported by both Tamil and Sinhala Colombo politicians (ref. Communalism and language in the politics

of Ceylon, by Robert Kearney, 1967, page 37). In 1928 and in 1944 two royal commissions rejected it but it was resurrected in 1949 as the Tamil state party (ITAK).

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  In a way the 1956 Sinhala Only (with Reasonable use of Tamil Language Act of 1958) Act was a reaction to Tamil separatist politics by the Colombo-living Tamil politicians who copied unfairly the separatist agitation in Tamil Nad. While in Tamil Nadu it was anti-Brahmin and anti-Hindi in Ceylon it was dominated by Tamil Christians. Thus in July 1947, SJV Chelvanayagam proposed merger of Tamil Nad and Tamil state in Ceylon. In November 1947, Chelvanayagam-â„¢s speech at Trincomalee promised -to snatch Trincomalee from the Sinhala enemies and deliver it to Nehru for India-â„¢s security if Nehru so asked.- The famous Malyalee Indian diplomat K. M. Panikkar once said Trincomalee is India-â„¢s jewel.

Ravana versus Ramayana

‚ The two separatist rivers in Ceylon and Tamil Nadu ran parallel mingling with each other until 1963 when an amendment to the Indian constitution made it a criminal act to talk about separatism by politicians (not by others such as writers). Then the poison water was transferred to Lanka and after 1978 (beginning of JRJ-IndiraG family feud) it was the Lanka river that rejuvenated the Tamilnadu river. In the late 1950s the poison water in Tamilnadu was sprayed on the walls with a Dravida Kazagham proverb, -When you meet a Brahmin and a snake, kill the Brahmin first.-

‚ For the Lankan river and the Tamilnadu masses the Tamil separatist master E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker twisted the Rama-Ravana story in the Hindu epic Maha Bharatha so that Shivaji Ganeshan and MG Ramachandran (born in Kandy) were able to act as folk hero-Tamil Ravana in low-budget movies watched in Madras, Jaffna and Dehiwala as well as in Indian estate worker line-towns such as Hatton.‚  Naicker concluded, -Rama and Sita are despicable characters-¦Ravana, on the other hand, is a Dravidian of excellent character.- The -boys- in Sri Lanka with their Chola empire symbols are thus good Ravanas in the eyes of an average Tamil Nadu Tamil. There are about 30 Ravana-Seetha sites identified in Sri Lanka.

‚ Chronology of the Separatist Paradigm (Dravidasthan)

‚ E. V. Ramaswamy Naicker, born in 1879, married at the age of 13, became a sannyasi 6 years later, started the Dravidian Federation (DK) party in 1944, as a militant (DK members wear black shirts), anti religious (philosophy of Hinduism is false and an opiate), anti-Sanskrit (need to de-Sanskritize Tamil language, Ramayanaya is false, destroy the images of sacred Hindu deities such as Rama and Ganesha) movement. The selection of a poison flower and a cyanide pill by Tamil separatists in Northern Sri Lanka is thus not hard to understand (ref. chapter10: Religion, politics and the DMK by Robert L. Hardgrave in South Asia Politics and Religion, edited by Donald E. Smith,1966).

‚ (A) 1917-1963 (legal phase)

  1. 1917 August – South India Liberation Front founded (Justice Party)

It was then anti-Brahmin not anti-Hindi (power of Tamil Nadu was in the hands of the Brahmin 2%)

1921-1924 -” Agreement in Ceylon between Tamil and Sinhala politicians for a ratio of 1 Tamil for 2 Sinhala representatives

  1. 1925 -” Self-Respect Movement began
  2. ‚ 1931 – Naicker-â„¢s trip to Russia

1936-1937 -” Balanced representation (fifty-fifty) demand by GG Ponnambalam (a Christian) in Ceylon.

  1. 1937 – Hindi introduced as a compulsory subject in schools (Rajagopalachari of

the Congress Party was in control)

Anti-Hindi campaign began, Hindi language changed to an optional subject‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ 

  1. 1938 December – Justice Party Convention asked for a separate Tamilnad

operating directly under London

  1. 1939 – Dravida Nadu Conference asked for a separate and independent

Dravidasthan

  1. 1940 – Muslims League-â„¢s Lahore resolution demanding a Pakistan, mutual

support for separate states

1940s -” C. Sundaralingam, MP for Vavniya spoke of a Tamil state in Northern and Eastern Provinces in Ceylon.

  1. 1944 – Justice Party reorganized as DK- Dravida Federation (remained a quasi-

military organization).

1944 -“1945 – Soulbury Commission rejected discrimination complaint by GG Ponnambalam.

  1. 1947 – Jinna refused to help Naicker to help create a Dravidasthan

July 1947 – SJV Chelvanayagam proposed merger of Tamil Nad and Tamil state in Ceylon.

Nov 1947 -” Chelvanayagam-â„¢s speech at Trincomalee; promised to snatch Trincomalee from the Sinhala enemies and deliver it to Nehru for India-â„¢s security if Nehru so asked.

  1. 1949 -” DMK formed by C. N. Annadurai. Reasons: Naicker was a dictator, had

no faith in democracy, refused to honor the national flag, boycotted independence day celebrations, rejected Indian constitution; married a 28 year old girl when he was 72 and made her heir to the party leadership.

Dec. 1949 -” Tamil state party (ITAK) was formed in Ceylon by SJV Chelvanayagam wowing for a separate Tamil state.

  1. 1952 Indian General Election. Anna said DMK was -genuinely communist.-

burned Hindi books, painted tar over Hindi signs, burned the flag, burned pictures of Gandhi. (DMK has a tribal mentality-Nehru)

Independence demand at the election

  1. 1955 -” Hindi became the National (official) language of India
  2. 1956 -” Reorganization of states on language basis (Naicker abandoned

Dravidasthan goal to a smaller Tamilnadu separatism goal)

  1. 1957 Tamilnadu election -” Independence demand
  2. 1962 -” DMK Election manifesto (long-range goal was the creation of a

Dravidasthan Socialist Federation) Independence demand

Kamraj of the Congress Party won but DMK won 50 seats in the state legislature. In Feb. 1962 Kamraj changed the state name from Madras to Tamilnad. He wanted Madurai (Pandyan capital) as state capital.

  1. 1963 -” Separatism proscribed from Indian politics (not from people or writers)

‚ (B) 1963-mid 1980s (illegal phase)

‚ The unexpected War with China in 1962 gave Nehru an opportunity to ban Tamil separatism using -protect the motherland national feelings.- No room in India for any anti-Indian talks. The separatist movement had to be moved to Jaffna to the Ravanas of Naicker. It went back to India after 1978 (JRJ-IndiraG cow and calf family feud) and got an open foothold after 1983 Tamil killings in Colombo. Had a set back with the killing of Rajiv G in May 1991.

  1. 1967 election -” Anna became chief minister. Congress party out from power.
  2. ‚ 1968 -” One day student strike; hoisted independent Tamilnadu national flag.
  3. ‚ 1969 Feb -” Anna died of oral cancer; 15 million attended his funeral (largest in

‚ the world).

  1. 1969-1976 -” M. Karnanidhi as chief minister (DMK)
  2. April 1974 -” Tamilnadu assembly passed a resolution for state autonomy
  3. 1972 -” MGR-â„¢s fall out from DMK (one reason Karunanidhi-â„¢s practice of

polygamy). Formed AIADMK.

  1. 1977 election -” MGR won

‚ (C) After mid 1980s (separatism back in Tamil Nadu via Delhi politicians)

  1. mid-1980s -” Tamilnadu liberation army formed (TNLA) to liberate Tamilnadu

(TN) from Indian rule; TNRT -” TN retrieval troops; Thamizhaka Makkal Viduthalai Padai formed.

  1. 1984 -‚  MGR suffered a paralytic stroke
  2. 1985 -” RajivG unsuccessfully requested Perunchiththiranar (who started the

‚ magazine Thenmoli) to stop Independent Tamilnadu movement

  1. 1987 -” MGR died; power struggle between wife Janaki and suspected mistress

Jayalalitha

  1. 1988 -” MGR-â„¢s wife Janaki chief minister for 24 days; Jayalalitha succeeds.
  2. 1989-1991 -” Karunanidhi won
  3. 1991- 1996 -” Jayalalitha won
  4. 1993 -” MDMK formed by Vaiko
  5. 1996- 2000 -” Karunanidhi won.
  6. 1996 December – Jayalalitha in jail
  7. 2001 -” Jayalalitha became chief minister (without contesting a seat)
  8. 2001 June -” Karunanidhi in jail
  9. 2002 July -” Vaiko arrested by Jayalalitha under Prevention of Terrorism Act for

‚ making pro-LTTE speech.

  1. 2002 August – Nedumaran arrested by Jayalalitha under Prevention of Terrorism

Act for making pro-LTTE speech.

  1. 2004 -” Jayalalitha-â„¢s party lost seats in the Delhi parliament
  2. 2004 July -” Veerappan (friend of Prabakaran) was killed after 20 years of hiding
  3. 2005 Dec 30 – Jayalalitha refused a meeting with Mahinda Rajapakse
  4. 2006 Jan -” Jayalalitha wants Delhi to take back Kachchativ island from Sri Lanka
  5. 2006 April -” Tamilnadu assembly elections, Karunanidhi won
  6. 2008 Feb -” Jayalalitha asked Delhi to impose Presidential Rule in Tamil Nadu

(under Article 356)

Anandasangaree warns India against Tamil Nadu becoming a separatist terrorist heaven

  1. 2013 Nov -” Manmohan Singh succumbed to Tamil Nad pressure and decided not ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  to attend CHOGM
  2. 2013 NOV-‚  Prabakaran-related memorial demolished in Tamil Nad

‚ Tamil Nadu geopolitics

‚ Tamil Nadu is the only Indian state to oppose Hindi as a unifying language. In Punjab, where there was a civil war against Delhi, Hindi is accepted with Panjaabi taking a second place in public schools There are several popular websites promoting separatism and attacking the -Hindian- homeland in India as opposed to a Tamil homeland. Despite laws in the book, the power of separatist writers was so penetrating that Rajiv Gandhi once made a personal appeal to a writer to stop writing!‚  Tamilnad mind of a Tamil Ravana from Lanka is not easy to erase. The anger fueled by separatist Tamil politicians against Delhi as exploitation of Tamils by Hindi rulers is conveniently directed at the Sinhala Buddhists killers, with what Prabakaran calls, a Mahavamsa mindset.

‚ It is true that no one Indian state can face the Indian military Goliath but the Delhi rulers know that a new political reality of -coalition governments- has come to stay. The Tamil vote block is more powerful than the political power needed to use Direct Presidential Rule. It (Article 356) can be imposed now only if state politicians (in the opposition) want Delhi to use against their local rivals (chief minister). The present game of alternatively DMK jailing AIADMK boss and AIADMK jailing DMK boss, with the Indian Supreme Court caught in between has given a little breathing room to Delhi, but such DMK-AIADMK nonsense will vanish if Prabakaran as Ravana is in power in an Eelam. There are other minor political parties in Tamilnadu (TMC, PMK, MDMK) who act as Prabakaran-â„¢s proxies.

‚ India-â„¢s Palestine Wall

‚ Perhaps, this is why Delhi thought of a new solution: the Sethusamuduram Canal has suddenly become India-â„¢s Palestine Wall to cutoff Valvetithurai from Chennai.

With the Tamil Nad voting block gaining influence in Delhi, two central government projects came to Tamil Nad as if there is a plan to cutoff the mingling of two separatist rivers-”separatists in Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka-â„¢s north-”Sethu Samuduram Canal Project and the mega Kanya Kumari nuclear power plant. Gwynne Dyer (Island, Feb. 15, 2007) gave a list of world walls. For example, Pakistan is building a 1,500-mile fence along Afghanistan border. Since Tamil terrorists converted the sea border between India and Sri Lanka a terrorist super highway, the Delhi government may be planning to use the two federal projects as -India-â„¢s Palestine Wall-â„¢ in the south.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Tamil language faces pressure from its landward neighbors Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam and from the Hindi official language department in Delhi. The Hindi official language department is moving slowly with annual progress reports. The Pondicherry model is another pain in the neck, forced upon Tamil Nad. Additionally, those federal water transfer projects come with the federal muscle. With such pressure Lanka to the south is a trouble-free fertile valley full of Ravana attractions such as Trincomalee and Seetha Eliya and Ravana Ella and 30 other identified sites.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  A Tamil -F- in Sri Lanka will rekindle the fire beneath the surface. Chamberlain thought Hitler had only a limited hunger. A language-based -F- state is a growing monster. It needs more room. It cannot grow landward in India. But it can come southward via the shallow seas and become the Dravidasthan first demanded directly from London in December 1938 by the Justice Party of Naiker. Two caste groups in Tamil Nad are demanding two separate states within its boundaries! (PMK leader S. Rmados is demanding one for the Vanniyar castes; as a reaction to this the Dalits are demanding a separate state for them. So there will be three states instead of one Tamil Nad!‚  Tamil Nad politicians can postpone or re-direct such domestic divisive demands by instigating separatist agitation inside Sri Lanka.

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5 Responses to “Demolition of Prabakaran memorial in Tamil Nad”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    And so it BEGINS … the NEXT round of the Water Torture of Sri Lanka ….. whose PRIMARY CRIME was that it Liberated Itself from Foreign Inspired and Supported TERRORISM through its OWN HERCULEAN EFFORTS, at great cost in blood and treasure, without ANY SIGNIFICANT HELP from the globally bungling pontificating pundits of the West!

    Now ,WE AGAIN SEE the MONUMENTAL FOLLY of hosting the CHOGM, paying the price of empowering the Eelamist Separatists in the Northern Province, and FAILING TO REPEAL the 13th Amendment, and DISMANTLE the Provincial Council System for Good!

    At least NOW, the GOSL should take these steps … better to be tarred and feathered for doing something to protect Sri Lanka, than for empowering separatists committed to destroying our Resplendent Motherland!

    The CHOGM has GAINED Sri Lanka NOTHING … No Gratitude from Sri Lankan Tamils we liberated from clutches of terrorrism and No Support from the West for active cooperation in the global war on terror; Only more THREATS hurled, and MORE CUDGELS shaken, in our face!

    It appears that Heroic Deeds and National Defence are RESERVED for these Abominable Imperialist Racists of the West waging genocidal wars across the globe with Impunity without any accountability exercised by the UN or the ICC.

    Such Heroic Deeds are not for LITTLE BROWN MEN of Sri Lanka however smart, however skilled, however courageous, however cooperative, or however tolerant; they are the SOLE PRESERVE of the malignant West!

    HYPOCRITES INCARNATE ALL geeting away with DOUBLE STANDARDS! Just tell them all TO GO TO HELL by the shortest route!

    …………………..
    Sri Lanka says confident to face any challenge before UNHRC, rejects UK PM’s ultimatum

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 16, Colombo: Dismissing a deadline set by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Sri Lankan government today said it is confident of facing any challenge before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

    Addressing media, the Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said there is no justification for a predestined international inquiry and the government is confident to go before the UNHRC and face any challenge.

    De Silva’s statement was in response to British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where he issued a deadline to the Sri Lankan government to probe alleged war crimes and human rights violations by March 2014 or face an international probe.

    The Minister asserted that Sri Lanka would resist any international inquiry as a policy.

    He explained that there was no need for an international inquiry within such a short span of time and that the government has done well in the reconciliation process, a fact Cameron himself has admitted.

    The UK leader said in his media brief this morning that the process of recovery and reconciliation after the three-decades of brutal conflict cannot take place in a few months or even in a few years.

    According to Minister de Silva, the Sri Lankan government has been under pressure by the international community on previous occasions as well and it could not force the government to do wrong by the people.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Let Sri Lanka USE this “Indian Blunder” to KICK India OUT OF Sri Lanka, completely!

    India is an ENEMY of SRi Lanka’s National Interests!

    Individual Sri Lankan Citizens can play an part in divesting Sri Lanka of Indian influence, independently of the GOSL:

    BOYCOTT Indian Goods & Services! Don’t buy ANY Indian goods .. including Parippu! Don’t patronize ANY Indian Banks and Hospitals in Sri Lanka! Don’t visit India for ANY kind of tourism or business deals … go to China instead!

    ……………………………
    Indian blunder in Sri Lanka

    By Harsh V Pant

    November 11, 2013

    So finally the Indian government decided that partisan politics is far too important to be sacrificed at the altar of national interest and took the decision that external affairs minister Salman Khurshid will head the Indian delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka next week instead of prime minister Manmohan Singh. This decision was taken in view of the opposition by parties in Tamil Nadu as well as a section in Congress and further underscores the weakening of the authority of the PM. The external affairs ministry has justified the decision by suggesting that in 10 summit-level meetings since 1993, the PM represented India five times while on four occasions, ministers had headed the Indian delegation. But the decision which has been taken under pressure will have long-term consequences for Indian foreign policy which politicians in their attempt at political tokenism are failing to comprehend.

    This decision comes after India voted with 24 other states in May in favour of the controversial United Nation Human Rights Council resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka. The main aspect of Indian intervention was the need for the institution of a credible and independent investigation into alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. If last year, New Delhi had tried to amend the West-sponsored resolution to make it less intrusive, more balanced and more respectful of Sri Lankan sovereignty, this year it was trying to do the opposite: bring in amendments to make some words in the resolution stronger. It reportedly pushed for seven written amendments in six paragraphs of the resolution. But if this was aimed at the domestic political landscape, it clearly failed to have any impact as both the AIADMK and the DMK accused the UPA government of “diluting” the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC by not moving any amendment demanded by it.

    As a consequence of such domestic political posturing, India has not only marginalised itself in the affairs of Tamils in Sri Lanka but has also made sure one of its most important neighbours will move further into the arms of China. After repeatedly opposing country-specific resolutions at the UNHCR and other such bodies, India ended up setting a dangerous precedent that will come back to haunt it. India’s foreign policy stands bereft of principle and pragmatism.

    As it is Sri Lanka has been rapidly slipping out of India’s orbit. India failed to exert its leverage over the humanitarian troubles that the Tamils trapped in the fighting were facing. New Delhi’s attempts to end the war and avert humanitarian tragedy in north-east Sri Lanka proved futile.

    Colombo’s centrality between Aden and Singapore makes it extremely significant strategically for Indian power projection possibilities. After initially following India’s lead in international affairs, even demanding that the British leave from their naval base at Trincomalee air base and air base at Katunayake in 1957, Colombo gradually gravitated towards a more independent foreign policy posture. And it was India’s enthusiasm for China that made Sri Lanka take China seriously but after the Chinese victory in its 1962 war with India, Colombo started courting Beijing much more seriously.

    And now China has displaced Japan as Sri Lanka’s major aid donor with an annual package of $1 billion. Bilateral trade has doubled over the last five years with China emerging as the largest trading partner of Sri Lanka. China is now supplying over half of all the construction and development loans Sri Lanka is receiving.

    Chinese investment in the development of infrastructure and oil exploration projects in Sri Lanka has also gathered momentum. China is providing interest free loans and preferential loans at subsidised rates to Sri Lanka for the development of infrastructure. It is the first foreign nation to have an exclusive economic zone in Sri Lanka. China is involved in a range of infrastructure development projects in Sri Lanka — constructing power plants, modernising Lankan railway, providing financial and technical assistance in launching of communication satellites.

    China is financing over 85 per cent of the Hambantota Development Zone to be completed over the next decade. This will include an international container port, a bunkering system, an oil refinery, and international airport. The port, deeper than the one in Colombo, is to be used as a refuelling and docking station for its navy.

    Though the two sides claim that this is merely a commercial venture, its future utility as a strategic asset by China remains a real possibility to India’s consternation. For China, Hambantota will not only be an important transit for general cargo and oil but a presence in Hambantota also enhances China’s monitoring and intelligence gathering capabilities vis-à-vis India.

    India has expressed its displeasure about growing Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka on a number of occasions. In 2007, India’s national security adviser openly criticised Sri Lanka for attempting to purchase Chinese-built radar system on the grounds that it would “overreach” into the Indian air space. Yet Sri Lanka has emerged stronger and more stable after the military success in the Eelam war and the two elections at the national level. To counter Chinese influence, India has been forced to step up its diplomatic offensive and offer Colombo reconstruction aid. With the LTTE out of the picture, India has been hoping that it will have greater strategic space to manage bilateral ties.

    However, where New Delhi will have to continue to balance domestic sensitivities and strategic interests, Beijing faces no such constraint in developing even stronger ties with Colombo. As a result, India is struggling to make itself more relevant to Sri Lanka than China.

    Colombo matters because Indian Ocean matters. The “great game” of this century will be played on the waters of the Indian Ocean. Though India’s location gives it great operational advantages in the ocean, it is by no means certain that New Delhi is in a position to hold on to its geographic advantages. China is rapidly catching up and its ties with Sri Lanka are aimed at expanding its profile in this crucial part of the world.

    India’s decision to not attend the CHOGM summit at the prime ministerial level will not only make India even more marginal in Sri Lanka with some grave long-term damage to its vital interests but will also raise doubts about India’s ability to lead South Asia.

    The author is a reader in international relations, department of defence studies, King’s College, London.

  3. Christie Says:

    Dear Harsh I think you had this article in the Hindu or the Guardian. The problems of Sri Lanka and other tropical dominions of the British-Indian Empire of yester and the Indian Empire of today is Indian colonial parasites who had a free ride on the British. It is the British who built the Indian Union. British should have dismantled it and returned all parasites back to the sub continent. India has a Naval base in Mauritius. China is helping Fiji. I am sure it was Deepak Obraih (Indian colonial parasite from Tanzania now an Indian vermin in British Canada and FM of Canada) who was instrumental in kicking out Fiji from the Commonwealth. I hope Sri Lanka will let Fiji in.

  4. Christie Says:

    Indian colonial parasites have been taking island nation’s wealth since their arrival since 1792. Even today these parasites control the economy of the country and Tamil is the business language of the country. They take at least 60% of the wealth of the country.

  5. Christie Says:

    The writer has missed India training Tamil Tigers in Palestine Camps in 1969 and 1970.
    1951 is the most important year in these issues. It was the year Indians managed to divide the Sinhala unity (UNP) and the unity of the majority by funding and backing the British educated Solomon West Ridgeway Bandaranayke.

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