The plum blossom
I completely disagree with the analysis of Dr. Dayan Jayathilake in 09th February’s Sunday Observer.
It is obvious to anyone with an iota of a brain that bogus human rights concerns are used by the criminal countries US, UK, Canada and India to create fear within the Sri Lankan Government so that they are terrorised to hand over land and police powers and other powers to the provincial councils and much, much more such as setting up of a federal state and subsequently a separate state. This the Sri Lankan Government should never ever, ever, ever do unless we actually want to create a separate state.
Dr.Dayan Jayathilake is either a separatist or he is stupid if he thinks that giving any further powers to the Provincial Councils will not create a separate state since it would most definitely will create a separate state. Why should the Sri Lankan Govt give any further powers to the provincial councils anyway? The 13th amendment has been implemented as far as it can go. This is it! This is the political solution. Take it or leave it TNA, India and all other international busybody countries! This is what the Sri Lankan Govt. should tell them.
Sri Lanka as a whole is the homeland of all it’s people i.e. the sinhalese. sri lankan tamils, muslims, malays, burgers, veddhas and others including it’s north and east. Therefore no bit part of Sri Lanka can be exclusively claimed by any group of people. Why should the Sri Lankan Govt. then ‘hand over’ the north and east to the TNA or anybody else? Why should the Sri Lanka ‘hand over’ even one square inch to anybody?!!! It is insane and crazy.
Dr. Dayan Jayathilake is crazy to think that India does not support an eelam since actually the criminal country called India is the godfather of eelam. India wants to grab the north and east from Sri Lanka as does the US and they are using bogus human rights charges in order to terrorise the Sri Lankan Govt to give extra powers including land and police powers to the provincial councils. This the Sri Lankan Govt should never, ever, ever, ever, ever do unless we actually want to create a separate state.
The countries US, UK, Canada and India are criminal countries and whether persons or countries, criminals should be treated as criminals. They are the ones who have flouted the UN Charter and committed massive human rights violations on a regular basis internationally and domestically. Whether we win the UNHRC vote or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is that criminals trying to grab other people’s property (in this case the north and east of Sri Lanka by trying to terrorise the Sri Lankan Govt. into granting land, police and other powers to the provincial councils and thus paving the way for a separate eelam), should be treated as criminals, Therefore the US, UK, Canada and India should be treated as criminals no less.
Dr. Dayan Jayathileke along with the US,UK, Canada and India can go fly a kite if they Think Sri Lanka is going to hand over it’s territory to them since it is also obvious that the US, UK, Canada etc. are after the resources of this ‘separate state’ that they are out to create and also to set up naval, air bases etc. for example at Trincomalee and to grab the resources such as minerals, oil, the vast sea resources etc. by creating a ‘separate state’.
For Dr. Dayan Jayathilake’s information I have written some obvious facts below which should be understood by even an idiotic person such as him. I wonder how he got his PhD being so stupid or maybe he is a closet separatist and thinks the Sri Lankan people are dumb and stupid!
The north and east of Sri Lanka comprise over 28% of the land area of the country. It also comprises two thirds of our coastline. Besides this, the Exclusive Economic Zone (the large ocean area around the island) that the country can claim as Sri Lanka’s is eight times the size of Sri Lanka itself! Over four times of this is within the remits of the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.
It should be obvious to anyone that around 11% of Sri Lankan tamils or the TNA have no right whatsoever to claim the north and east as an exclusive tamil homeland. What does the rest (which is the vast majority of this country of over 88%!!!) i.e. sinhalese, muslims, malays, catholics, burghers and up country tamils entitled to then? In the east, it is the sinhalese and muslims together who are in the majority anyway!!!
The sinhalese have lived in this island for over 2,500 years, with our earliest ancestors living in this island for a much, much longer period of time than even more than 2,500 years as evidenced from the prehistoric cave man archaeological finds some as old as 40,000 years!!! The sinhalese kingdoms spanned all parts of the island especially the north central, northern and eastern areas of the island from the very beginnings i.e. from more than 2,500 years ago and for very long periods of time, until 1,300 AD with a somewhat more diminished presence afterwards until the present day. Therefore we have fundamental rights to this island and to live in any part of the island which cannot be taken away by anybody.
A homeland can only be claimed if those people alone as a people lived in a territory from time immemorial and no one else. The northern, eastern and north central parts of the island were part and parcel of sinhalese kingdoms for most of the past 2,500 years. So more recent arrivals i.e. the Sri Lankan tamils cannot claim northern and eastern areas as somehow exclusively theirs since these areas have been inhabited by the sinhalese for very long periods of time as part of the sinhalese kingdoms during a very long earlier history from 2,500 years ago until at least 1,300 AD with a somewhat more diminished presence afterwards until the present day. In fact, it is the sinhalese kings who built most of the irrigation tanks and reservoirs in the north and the east which survives to this day such as the Giant’s tank or Yoda wewa and Kanthale wewa, for example. There are so much more examples of irrigation tanks built by sinhalese kings in the north and the east and that itself is enough said.