Invitation to President of Sri Lanka by Mr. Narendra Modi Stirs up a Hornet’s Nest in Tamil Nadu
Posted on May 24th, 2014

Asada M Erpini

 According to reports in Hindu on 24th and 22nd May and in many other media, there is a cacophony of protests and howls by the leaders of Tamil political parties in India against the invitation extended to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka by the next Prime Minister of India to attend his swearing in ceremony on May 26.

 “Rajapaksa is the butcher of Tamils”, according to Vaiko, as stated in a DNA report dated 23rd May, and he has further said, “Rajapaksa should be prevented from attending the ceremony”. Concurrently, the vitriolic anti-Sri Lanka Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu considers the invitation as being “tantamount to rubbing salt into the wounds of the already deeply injured Tamil psyche”. Not to be left out, Ramadoss too has joined the protestors. The Congress Party has sided with the Tamil parties, probably with the hope that the Tamils in the Southern state will help it to come back to power at some future date, after having faced a humiliating drubbing by the voters at the just-concluded election.

 Clarifications by the authorities in New Delhi that the foreign policy of the government of India is a matter for the Central Government and is not a decision left to be made at the state government level has clearly fallen on deaf ears, especially of those in Tamil Nadu. Not only are the latter deaf, but they are completely blind as well: the venomously racist Tamil supremacy that they hold dear to the hearts prevents them from seeing what exists in the real world as far as Sri Lanka and its Tamils are concerned.

 The war that culminated in May 2009 was not a civil war, nor was it a war waged by the Sinhalese (government) against the Tamils living in Sri Lanka. It was a war of liberation that was forced upon the legally elected government of Sri Lanka by a band of ruthless terrorists in the Tamil ethnic group. The LTTE that was instrumental in implementing the armed aggression in the pursuit of its mono-ethnic Tamil Eelam has been categorized as a terrorist group in nearly 32 countries worldwide.

 If one were to read only the statements and the lamentations that Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi, Vaiko, Ramadoss and others of their ilk keep on dishing out to the gullible Tamil Nadu voter and look at the bucketfuls of tears that the Tamil Nadu big boss keeps on shedding on behalf of the ‘suffering’ Sri Lanka Tamils, one can be excused for running away with the idea that LTTE was a bunch of innocent babes that were massacred by Sri Lanka’s armed forces. If the reader cares to venture beyond that, he or she will then see how the blood thirsty LTTE killers, which included women as well as the young, cut to death or blew to smithereens innocent farmers, monks, worshippers, schoolchildren and other members of the public that belonged to all ethnic religious groups.

 When someone invites another for an event, it is simple and traditional politeness to accept the invitation, unless the two are mortal enemies of each other. Therefore, it is natural to expect the President of Sri Lanka to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Vaiko has got hold of the whole issue at the wrong end when he says “Rajapaksa should be prevented” from attending the event. The President of Sri Lanka is not barging in or gatecrashing into a private party hosted by Modi: the incoming Prime Minister of India has invited the Heads of State of all the SAARC countries to attend an august and momentous event, and Mr. Rajapakse just happens to be the Heads of State of Sri Lanka ” a matter that the loud-mouthed political leaders in Tamil Nadu cannot swallow. Furthermore, the broad-minded Mr. Modi has invited even the Prime Minister of Pakistan to the event, when everyone knows that the two leaders cannot be the best of buddies going by the foreign policy stands of the two countries.

 Leaving the matter of the Swearing-in Ceremony alone, it is long overdue for Sri Lanka to do something substantial to show the Jayalalithas, Karunanidhis, Vaikos and Ramaadoss’s of Tamil Nadu that the island nation is not ready to put up with the lies and unsubstantiated allegations thrown at it any more. For a start, SriLankan Airlines may consider closing down its branch office in Tamil Nadu and the government could think of winding up dealings carried out by its consulate in Chennai. The moves certainly would result in financial losses, but the sovereignty of   Sri Lanka is not a wayside tree at which any passing stray dog could empty itself. Additionally, Sri Lankan pilgrims who travel to Bodh Gaya through Tamil Nadu should opt for alternative routes, and others who travel to Tamil Nadu to worship at Hindu temples or pray at Catholic churches need to choose other locations for carrying out their religious observances.

18 Responses to “Invitation to President of Sri Lanka by Mr. Narendra Modi Stirs up a Hornet’s Nest in Tamil Nadu”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo BJP! We applaud your opposition to pressure from the Racist Demagogues of Tamil Nadu who aided and abetted their terrorist proxies to destroy 150,000 lives of Sri Lankan citizens!

    NOW, India should undo as far as possible the damage done to Sri Lanka by its previous Govts and those Tamil Nadu leaders!

    It is HIGH TIME that the Indian Government … with an overwhelming majority in Parliament … upheld the supremacy of the Union Government and disciplined the states governed as personal fiefdoms beholden to no one. That will only lead QUICKLY to the DISINTEGRATION of India as ONE NATION.

    India should recognize that it faces the same kinds of CENTRIFUGAL FORCES that bedevils Sri Lanka, and that the Central Government is the ONLY NATIONAL ENTITY that holds the country together.

    In Sri Lanka, the VAST MAJORITY of Sri Lankan citizens have empowered their elected government to do all that is NECESSARY to maintain the INTEGRITY of their Motherland against internal and external enemies.

    Likewise, in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, after 30 years, the People of India spoke with ONE VOICE and gave the same mandate to their National Government to do whatever is necessary to hold their country together, erect barriers to the exploitative agendas of their internal and external, overt and covert, enemies, and to uplift their lives.

    India should realize that the WEAK FEDERAL FORM of Government in India is ONE REASON why India suffers from INDISCIPLINE and CHAOS while the West inanely applauds it as evidence of “Democrazy”, and cannot move forward while its demagogues flout the National Govt and waste money building palaces and temples for themselves instead of toilets, schools and hospitals for all of their people.

    Given the massive size of India, a Federal Form of Government may be NECESSARY for India, but it is not necessary for minute Sri Lanka.

    Therefore, understanding that the Federal Form of Govt for India is ONLY A NECESSARY EVIL, India should CEASE & DESIST from imposing one on Sri Lanka.

    Let Sri Lanka REPEAL the 13th Amendment IMPOSED BY FORCE by India upon Sri Lanka … without PRESSURE and OPPOSITION!

    ………….
    Chorus against Rajapaksa’s visit grows louder

    May 24 (Hindu) The chorus against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s participation in the May 26 swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister grew louder on Friday, with DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and PMK founder S. Ramadoss seeking reconsideration of the invitation.

    MDMK general secretary Vaiko met Mr. Modi and BJP president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and made a fervent appeal that the Sri Lankan President be prevented from participating in the event. Mr. Modi is learnt to have assured him that no bilateral issues will be discussed with Mr. Rajapaksa.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Hope Modi will stand firm. He has nothing to lose from RACIST Tamil junk who REFUSED him and BJP TOTALLY.

    MR should NOT fall into the FEDERAL TRAP Modi is preparing for him. After the swearing in, MODI plans to FORCE MR to fully implement 13 amendment and give other things to Tamilians. NO WAY IN HELL!

    IF MR tries to do those things that will be END of MR. Election next year MR. Don’t forget that. Tamils will NEVER vote for MR or BR. NEVER! Only Sinhalese and Muslims who DON’T want power devolution.

  3. mario_perera Says:

    The Modi swearing-in has all the trappings of a great emperor inviting the petty kings of vassal states to his coronation.

    “enter into my parlour said the spider to the flies”.

    For all the fanfare and trumpets of the inauguration ritual, the Modi government is already wrapped up in foregone conclusions: It begins with a BANG but will end without even a WHIMPER. The problems India grovels in are far too big and deep for any government to solve.

    This Modi display has all the elements of a bollywoodian show. He is aware that bollywood means all to India. It is India’s life blood superseding even food and shelter. It will surely mesmerize the population for while. But its joys will grow dim when the lights come on and its glory will fade away. Such is the writing on the wall.

    As for our MR, Modi will do his best to make him into a ‘Modaya’ with the sugar coated DRUG of fraternity and benevolence. If MR cedes to ‘Tamil aspirations’ he is doomed. The sugar coated drugs of Modi the self proclaimed great emperor will make or break MR. Already the TNA is flexing its muscles by demanding the de-listing of the banned diaspora units and Wiggie disdained MR’s invitation.

    The Modi government has unleashed ethnic and religious frenzy. My guess is that Modi will himself be washed away by those relentless and uncontrollable floods. He will leave India in tatters.

    I hope the oracles that are will reveal all this to MR, so that he will not be a Maha Ranee lining up behind India’s ‘MODI’ (read in Sinhala).

    Mario Perera
    Kadawata

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Mario_Perera,

    OK, I grant you that Modi’s invitation to the heads of state of surrounding nations sounds like a demand for vassal states to pay homage.

    But really, none of these states are “vassal states”. Pakistan’s President had asked previously asked ManMohan Singh to attend his own inauguration.

    You and I do share a fear that Modi may pressure MR into implementing the 13th Amendment fully, but rest assured MR is too smart to fall for such a ploy, and Modi will not discuss any serious matters during this visit with anyone.

    I believe that Modi has invited all the heads of states of neighboring countries to attend his inauguration, because he has little prior experience in foreign policy, or familiarity with these leaders, and he wants to get to know them and establish good relations at the earliest possible opportunity.

    During the time he was CM of Gujarat he established contacts with both Chinese and Japanese leaders to bring investments and business to Gujarat, but he has not had contact with neighboring countries for political purposes.

    I applaud Narendra Modi for the initiative he is taking, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa for accepting his invitation as an opportunity to establish a good PERSONAL relationship with this important neighbor of Sri Lanka, in the National Interest of Sri Lanka.

  5. S de Silva Says:

    Note: The Tamil Racists have not made a whimper on the Pakistani President being invited – a country that India had a War with – Insead the “problem” for Tamil Nadu is the President of Sri Lanka!! – S de Silva – London

  6. NAK Says:

    Take it easy guys. MR is not a fool and neither is Modi. Today I saw,as usual, DJ has come out with his dooms day prediction that if 13A is not implemented Modi will see to a federal solution. This is exactly what the US is also doing,threatening in to submission.
    Modi has nothing to gain by appeasing Tamil separatists at the cost of a friendly neighbor Sri Lanka, on the contrary he has a lot to gain by maintaining friendly relations with Sri Lanka with India’s security concerns topping the list.

  7. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    There are no bigger fools than these TN clowns. Tamils from Sri Lanka claimed asylum in countries
    (developed only) blaiming the Sri Lankan when they are actually fleeing hitler prabakaran forced
    conscriptions.
    They claim they had a kingdom called eelam in the north of Sri Lanka. Nobody has even seen an
    ancient brick from those buildings. Sri Lankan Government should start a SPOT THE ANCIENT TAMIL KINGDOMS
    IN SRI LANKA competition. WINNERS SHOULD BE GIVEN A SIGHT SEEING TRIPS IN POLONNARUWA,
    ANURADAHAPURA, SIGIRIYA ETC. TO SHOW HOW THOSE KINGDOMS LOOK LIKE.

    They want Colombo to themselves. Then they want north and east for themselves. Sinhalese, in their own
    country, not supposed to live in those areas.

    Jaffna has more A/L schools than Colombo district. Then, obviously, all universites (only medical, engineering, law)
    faculties are full of them. We still let them write exams in Tamils and let Tamils only teachers mark those
    papers. Naturally then universites are full of Tamils.

    SL Tamils have beggar’s wound syndrome. So they use it get more and more of the cake. These are PACHA (LYING) PEOPLE. THEY’VE GOT MORE THAN FAIR SHARE OF THE CAKE. BUT THEY WANT MORE AND MORE. FREE EDUCATION, FREE MEDICATION.
    TN CLOWNS DON’T UNDERSTAND THESE LIARS. SO THEY STILL THINK ABOUT THESE ‘EVER SUFFERING’ TAMILS
    IN SRI LANKA. HOW MANY TN TAMILS CLAIM ASYLUM IN THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES? THEY ARE NOT JUST CLOWNS. FOOLS AS WELL. SL TAMILS TAKING THESE FOOLISH CLOWNS FOR RIDE FOR THE LAST SO MANY YEARS!

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to release all the Indian fishermen in custody of Sri Lanka as a goodwill measure on the occasion of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as the new Prime Minister of India.

    This is the second time the President ordered the release of Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.

    He ordered the immediate release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka’s custody when India decided to abstain from voting for the United States-led resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in March.

    President Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen ahead of his visit to New Delhi to attend Mr. Modi’s swearing-in ceremony Monday, a presidential spokesman said. The President has accepted an invitation extended by Mr. Modi to attend the occasion.

    However, Mr. Modi’s invitation to Sri Lankan President has created uproar among the Tamil political party leaders in Tamil Nadu, especially, the Chief Minister of the state Ms. Jayalalithaa.

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    The GOSL SHOULD NOT repeal the ban on ANY Eelamist Tamil organizations … EVER!

    This is the ONLY SENSIBLE THING the GOSL has done since the war was concluded to DEFEND Sri Lanka from these UNREPENTANT proxies of the LTTE.

    Despite overtures by the GOSL to these undeserving TRAITORS, what was saw was an UNREMITTING WAVE of plotting and underming the GOSL by the TNA.

    The more the GOSL held out its hand in FORGIVENESS, the MORE the TNA came to believe they DESERVED that FORGIVENESS and the MORE ARROGANT and THREATENING they became.

    Clearly the TNA is cast in the same mold as the late unlamented SunGod Velupillai Prabhakaran and his murderous followers of the LTTE . They do not understand leniency or forgiveness. To them such gestures are SIGNS OF WEAKNESS to be met with further outrageous demands.

    Since they will not take the CARROT, GIVE them the STICK!

    Stop FORGIVING them, and DESTROY them now, by ARRESTING, PROSECUTING, and SEVERELY PUNISHING them for ALL TREASONOUS ACTS against Sri Lanka in collusion with the Eelamist Tamil Diaspora, Tamil Nadu politicians, India, the Neocolonialist Western Countries pursuing their own geopolitical agendas, and the international and local NGOs collaborating with them.

    This is the GIST of the recent 12-point Proposal from the NFF and the JHU to the GOSL; that proposal should be accepted in its ENTIRETY and IMPLEMENTED IN FULL …. NOW!

    More Importantly, it is HIGH TIME that Sri Lanka wrested its Sovereign Crown AWAY from India by REPEALING the 13th Amendment and replacing the Provincial Council System it with Districts Administered by Appointed Government Agents. Permanently Secure Sri Lanka’s Territorial Integrity NOW by dismantling ALL Centers of Separatist Power.

    NEVER Empower TAMIL SEPARATISTS hidden in Wolves Clothing!

    ……………………..
    TNA calls on Sri Lankan government to review the ban on Tamil organizations

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has asked the Sri Lankan government to review its decision to designate diaspora organizations and individuals as having links to the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorist organization.

    The party asked the government to review its decision to proscribe 16 Tamil organizations and over 400 individuals under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and remove from that list organizations and individuals against whom there is no evidence of engaging in or supporting any ‘terrorist acts’ under the Act.

    Issuing a statement to media Saturday, the leader of TNA, R. Sampanthan “unequivocally” condemned the government’s measure to designate several Tamil diaspora organizations and individuals as having links to the terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

    The government on April 01 has banned the LTTE and 15 other Tamil diaspora groups that are alleged of having terror links and involved in reviving the terrorist movement in the country.

    Sampanthan noted that the government’s measure was taken in the wake of the passage of UN Resolution on Sri Lanka that called the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct a comprehensive international investigation into the alleged war crimes.

    The TNA noted that according to UN regulations, the Competent Authority must notify the UN, in writing, of the designation of such organizations and individuals and the written notice should contain information relating to the reasons for such designation.

    “We note that the reasons for designating any organization or individual must disclose ‘reasonable grounds’ for belief that such organization or individual has committed or attempted to commit, or participated in or facilitated the commission of ‘terrorist acts’.”

    However, Sampanthan said, two months has passed since the gazette notification of the ban, but the government is yet to present any reasons for the designation of the organizations and individuals.

    “While acknowledging the right of any government to take appropriate steps to counter violent threats to national security-provided those steps comply with domestic and international human rights and humanitarian law-we note with serious concern that this regressive step taken by the government is consistent with many other measures that it continues to take in the North and the East that are against the spirit of reconciliation,” he said.

    “We therefore call on the Government of Sri Lanka to review the decision to designate all of the said organizations and individuals and remove from that list organizations and individuals against whom there is no evidence of engaging in or supporting any ‘terrorist acts’ as defined by the 2005 Act,” the TNA leader added.

    According to the government, the ban was based on the recommendation by the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, as the Competent Authority regarding the identification of persons, groups and entities, believed on reasonable grounds to be committing, attempting to commit, facilitating or participating, in the commission of acts of terrorism.

  10. jay-ran Says:

    SO WHAT AND WHO CARES???
    Waiko and mad hatters are all INDIAN TAMILS SUPPORTING THE LTTE TERRORIST GROUP JUST TO GAIN A POLITICAL VICTORY WHERE THEY ALL HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT FROM INDIA!!!
    Modi’s facial expression CLEARLY SHOWS THAT HE WILL NOT BOW DOWN TO THESE IDIOTS LIKE THE FORMER PM!!!

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    Malaysian police arrest three LTTE suspects

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 25, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Police have arrested three men suspected to be members of Sri Lanka’s Tamil terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a top Malaysian police official has said Sunday.

    Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were arrested in multiple raids in Petaling Jaya and Klang, Selangor, and were being held under the Immigration Act.

    Malaysia’s Counter Terrorism Division of the police’s Special Branch has arrested the three suspects on May 15, the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama reported.

    According to the police official the suspects had been in Malaysia since 2004 after entering the country illegally.

    Initial investigations have found that the suspects had used Malaysia as a base to collect data and spread propaganda, while trying to revive the defunct LTTE terrorist group at the international level.

    During the raids, the Malaysian Police also have seized LTTE propaganda material, media equipment and currencies from 24 countries worth RM 20,176.53 (approximately US$ 6,280), the Inspector-General said in a statement.

    He said all suspects were registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and used UNHCR) cards to stay in the country and to avoid legal action by the local authorities.

    Khalid said one of the suspects even possessed a working permit at a non-exist company.

    The suspects are being detained under the Immigration Act to facilitate investigations.

    Khalid said the police would work closely with the UNHCR Office to ensure that terrorists would not exploit and abuse the UNHCR cards to turn Malaysia as their operation base or to carry out terrorism activities, which could pose threats to Malaysia or other countries.

  12. Ananda-USA Says:

    We should call a SPADE a SPADE, and ARREST, PROSECUTE, CONVICT and PUNISH ALL of these TNA TRAITORS for their CRIMES & TREASON committed over the last 35 years.

    They should be RECONCILED to their CRIMES and PUNISHED. That is all the Reconciliation they Deserve. Anything else is just PANDERING to Criminals!

    Just ENFORCE the Law of the Land! … NOW!

    …………………..
    ‘What is TNA’s true agenda’: TNA thwarts efforts towards reconciliation – Mahinda Samarasinghe

    by Manjula Fernando
    SundayObserver.lk
    May 25, 2014

    The TNA’s decision to prevent Northern Chief Minister C.W. Wigneswaran from joining President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony thwarts efforts towards reconciliation, Plantation Industries Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe said.

    He told the Sunday Observer yesterday that this shows, there are extremist forces within the TNA who are not interested in working with the Government and moving towards reconciliation.”

    All SAARC leaders including President Rajapaksa have been invited by the BJP to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of the new Prime Minister-elect. Tamil Nadu had opposed the invitation extended to President Rajapaksa. The Indian media forecast that with a majority in Parliament the BJP is not dependant on Tamil parties to run the government, hence there will be a ‘more independent policy on Sri Lanka’ by the Centre.

    Minister Samarasinghe said the President should be congratulated for thinking so broadly when he decided to invite the Northern Province Chief Minister to accompany him to New Delhi tomorrow.

    “What is the TNA’s true agenda. Is it propaganda or some political agenda being played out? The TNA must realise that this is not the way we should move towards reconciliation,” the Minister said. “The move to reject the invitation shoots down their own claim that they are not being accommodated by the Government.”

    The Government has taken a positive step by symbolically inviting them to be part of the Sri Lankan delegation to India, a country where the issue of Northern Tamils has been in the forefront, but they have outrightly declined that offer.

    “The world should understand the ground reality, we are extending our hand but that the TNA is not willing to take it.”

    Minister Samarasinghe said with this attitude, the path to reconciliation would be very far. “We have been asking the TNA to be a part of the PSC and they have been giving all sorts of excuses to stay away,” and added, “later they go to the international community and say that the Government is not willing to work with them.”

    The Minister said the Government is of the view that the extremist forces within the TNA, linked to the pro LTTE diaspora, may have influenced this decision since they are hell-bent on destroying any concrete steps being taken towards reconciliation.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    Even better Weerawansa!!

    “On the talk that P.B. Jayasundera is to be removed from the post of Secretary to the Economic Development Ministry and retained as the Finance Secretary, he stated that it is a “pointless step” while comparing it to a mere “small toffee.”

    He stated that the public does not even know that he is also the Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development and that they do not consider it a “fruitful step” to remove him from a post nobody knows about.”

    – adaderana.lk

  14. Nanda Says:

    “Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture”- excellent move !
    All gestures shall come at the cost of Jaffna Tamils.

    Next time MR visits other nations, he must donate a Tamil to the leader of that country. Let the elephants stay in Sinhala forests.

  15. Nanda Says:

    “We will arrest them, feed them with better food, give them lodging for 2 weeks and release them with gifts. Look friend, I too have to win my votes” this is what MR must tell Modi.

  16. Nanda Says:

    Ananda,
    I am sure LTTE is helping with USA agenda in Malaysia. They are the CIA there.

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    Nanda,

    I love your suggestion … “he must donate a Tamil” ….. “Let the elephants stay in Sinhala forests” … LoL!

  18. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders may have said those things against Sri Lanka in the heat of the Lok Sabha election campaign to attract Tamil Nadu votes.

    What they do AFTER the election, and AFTER the people of Tamil Nadu have largely REJECTED the BJP and voted for the opposing AIADMK led by Jayalolitha, will have no relationship to what he said BEFORE to gain votes and support, ESPECIALLY now that he has won an overwhelming mandate from the people of India without assistance from Tamil Nadu.

    The former UPA Govt led by the Congress Party never had an overwhelming majority since Rajiv Gandhi’s first term as Premier, and ALWAYS compromised India’s National Interest on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue by acting against Sri Lanka to curry favor with the Racist demagogues of Tamil Nadu in their quest to incorporate a part of Sri Lanka into a Greater Tamil Nadu.

    The BJP under Narendra Modi’s leadership, given its overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, may not continue those past policies of the Indian Govt, and there are solid reasons and indications that he may not do so …. in India’s National Interest.

    Sri Lanka has to HOPE for the BEST and reach out to Narendra Modi as President Mahinda Rajapaksa is now doing.

    But, as I have ALWAYS MAINTAINED, Sri Lanka has to PREPARE for the WORST even if Modi adopts a positive attitude towards Sri Lanka during his tenure, because there is NO GUARANTEE that future Indian Govts will not reverse course. Tamil Nadu has always been, and will always be, a higher priority for India than Sri Lanka.

    Therefore, Sri Lanka should take every possible action to PREVENT India from acquiring a DOMINANT POSITION in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs by reducing India’s involvement in Sri Lanka’s ECONOMY, POLITICS, LABOR FORCE, RECONSTRUCTION, and NATIONAL SECURITY, and REPEALING the 13th Amendment at the earliest possible opportunity.

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