Mahinda Rajapaksa warned of dire consequences over war crimes
Posted on January 13th, 2016

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island

One-time Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, declared, in Colombo, on January 8, that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be remembered for eradicating the LTTE.

Former President Rajapaksa brought the war to a successful conclusion on May 19, 2009.

Having commended the former President for giving resolute political leadership to the successful war effort, Gandhi delivered an unmistakable warning, pertaining to war crimes allegations.

But the crimes committed during eelam war IV would also not be forgotten, Gandhi warned the former President who skipped the event.

Gandhi was delivering the keynote address at a ceremony to mark the completion of President Maithripala Sirisena’s first year in office, at the BMICH.

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Former Indian High Commissioner, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, is seated between President Maithripala Sirisena and twice President, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Kamal Bogoda captured the scene at an event held at the BMICH on January 8 where Gandhi endorsed unsubstantiated war crimes allegations directed at the previous government, including the execution of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s second son, Balachandran.

War-winning Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was also in the audience, seated next to UN Resident Representative, Subanay Nandy. Among the Colombo-based diplomats, present on the occasion, was Indian High Commissioner, Y.K. Sinha.

Gandhi accused the previous government of having executed LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son during the final phase of the Vanni offensive, in May, 2009.

Gandhi alleged that the Sri Lankan military had executed Balachandran because he was the younger son of the LTTE’ leader. The retired Indian career diplomat subscribed to the allegation of mass scale killings of civilians, during the final assault, though he refrained from mentioning an exact figure.

UNSG Ban Ki-moon Panel of Experts (PoE), in March, 2011, estimated the number of civilian deaths, due to military action, at over 40,000.

Many an eyebrow was raised at the timing of Gandhi’s statement meant to give credence to war crimes allegations. “The massacre of innocents at its denouement has compacted the gore of terror with the blood-thirst of revenge,” Gandhi said.

“And the killing in cold blood, of a child, for the sole reason, that he was his father’s son, has left the world in cold horror.”

Gandhi went to the extent of justifying the war waged by Prabhakaran for nearly 30 years. The retired diplomat refrained from bringing up the bloody Indian Army campaign against the LTTE, launched in Oct., 1987.

“If the Ponnambalams and Chelvanayakams had not been disappointed, spurned and marginalized, Velupillai Pirbakaran would not have been required. We may not have those great leaders today, but we have in the Tamil leaders of Sri Lanka today, let us not forget, persons who have survived terror. The Tamil nationalist who has striven to find political solutions within a united Sri Lanka is a terror survivor. The very presence of such a politician is a huge acknowledgement of the efficacy and strength of perseverance.”

Gandhi conveniently failed to mention the massive excesses committed by the LTTE.

Gandhi basically asserted that Rajapaksa’s defeat, at the presidential polls, a year ago, ended a reign of terror. The former High Commissioner took the shine off Sri Lanka’s triumph over LTTE terrorism in May, 2009. Obviously, Gandhi had conveniently forgotten the situation, in Sri Lanka, during his short tenure as Indian High Commissioner, in Colombo (2000-2002). The country was in unprecedented turmoil due to a series of high profile battle-field defeats experienced by the Sri Lankan Army (SLA). Sri Lanka also experienced massive political crisis with a spate of defections from the then ruling SLFP-led People’s Alliance (PA), leading to parliamentary elections, in early December, 2001. The UNP-led United National Front (UNF) comfortably won the polls. Having formed the government, the UNP swiftly entered a ceasefire agreement (CFA) with the LTTE, under the auspices of Norway. India threw its weight behind the CFA, though New Delhi declined to publicly support the Norwegian initiative that received the backing for the US, EU and Japan. They functioned as Co-chairs to Sri Lanka’s Peace Process with Norway being the fourth in the grouping.

It would be pertinent to mention that Sri Lanka suffered her worst battlefield defeat, in April, 2000. India declined to come to Sri Lanka’s rescue, even in the aftermath of the SLA’s humiliating defeat at strategic Elephant Pass area. The 54 Division, headquartered at Elephant Pass, suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of the LTTE, by then developed into a conventional fighting force. India also spurned Sri Lanka’s call for urgent military assistance to save the SLA trapped in Jaffna. A disappointed President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re-established diplomatic ties with Israel, in May, 2000, in accordance with her overall plan to meet the LTTE challenge.

Jolted by the shocking loss of Elephant Pass, Mrs Kumaratunga sent the then Maj. Gen. Sarath Fonseka, along with Maj. Gen. Janaka Perera, to thwart the LTTE bid to overrun Jaffna. Although, the SLA managed to halt the advance, it couldn’t regain Elephant Pass, until early 2009.

Those wanting to haul Sri Lanka up before an international war crimes inquiry, meant to examine accusations pertaining to eelam war IV, remain silent on the Indian terrorist project here. In act, the previous government pathetically failed at least to mention the Indian role at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), even after India voted against Sri Lanka, in 2013.

However, the former Indian High Commissioner obviously lacked courage to admit Indian intervention in Sri Lanka, in the early 80s, by providing weapons training to terrorists; how the LTTE brought terror back into Indian soil, and also Indian trained Sri Lankan terrorists making an attempt on the life of the Maldivian President, in early Nov. 1988. Gandhi must also admit that the crimes committed by the then Government of India, too, would also not be forgotten. India also paid a heavy price for its foolish decision to destabilize a small neighbouring country. The former Indian High Commissioner couldn’t be unaware of the circumstances leading to the high profile assassination of one-time Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, on May 21, 1991.

The year before Gandhi succeeded Mennon, the LTTE made an abortive bid on the life of the then President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. The LTTE targeted her at her final Dec. 1999, president campaign rally, at the Town Hall. Mrs. Kumaratunga secured a second term. Had Prabhakaran succeeded, the war would have taken a different course. The presidential election took place against the backdrop of devastating battlefield losses in the Vanni. During the 1996-1999 period, the LTTE inflicted massive losses on the SLA, in the Vanni theater of operations, and, by Dec. 1999, was poised to take on the 54 Division, deployed in the Elephant Pass-Vettilaikerni sector.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi was in Colombo when the LTTE mounted its boldest attack in the South, during the entire war. The LTTE stormed the Bandaranaike International Airport, in the early hours of July, 24, 2001. The national economy was on the brink of collapse. The losses suffered by the national carrier, and the SLAF, caused a massive impact on the economy. India can never absolve itself of responsibility for causing terrorism in Sri Lanka.

One of Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s predecessors in Colombo, J.N. Dixit (1985-1989) in his memoirs titled Makers of India’s Foreign Policy: Raja Ram Mohun Roy to Yashwant Sinha, launched in 2004, lucidly explained the circumstances under which the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1980-1984) intervened in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka should be grateful to Dixit for having the courage to publicly acknowledge the Indian role after having retired from the esteemed Indian Foreign Service. Dixit retired as the Foreign Secretary, in 1994, and received the post of National Security Advisor, in 2004. Dixit at the age of 68, suffered a massive heart attack in January, the following year.

The writer received a copy of Dixit’s memoirs, courtesy Ministry of External Affairs, during a visit to New Delhi, on the invitation of the government of India, in July-Aug 2006. Let me reproduce verbatim Dixit’s explanation on Mrs Gandhi’s action: “India’s involvement in Sri Lanka, in my assessment, was unavoidable not only due to the possible ramifications of the Sri Lankan government’s oppressive and discriminating policies against its Tamil citizens but also in terms of India’s national concerns due to the Sri Lankan government’s evolving security connections with the US, Pakistan and Israel.”

Obviously, India was acting in accordance with its overall strategy as a cold war ally of the then Soviet Union. Dixit said: “It would be relevant to analyze India’s motivations and actions vis-a-vis Sri Lanka in the larger perspective of the international and regional strategic environment obtaining between 1980 and 1984.”

Dixit alleged that the US and Pakistan had exploited the situation in Sri Lanka at the onset of hit-and-run attacks by Tamil youth in the Northern Province to create what he called a politico-strategic pressure point against India. Having discussed the Indian intervention, in Sri Lanka, as well as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Dixit faulted Premier Gandhi’s position on both. Dixit asserted: “The two foreign policy decisions on which she could be faulted are: her ambiguous response to the Russian intrusion into Afghanistan and her giving active support to Sri Lankan Tamil militants. Whatever the criticisms about these decisions, it cannot be denied that she took them on the basis of her assessments about India’s national interests. Her logic was that she couldn’t openly alienate the former Soviet Union when India was so dependent on that country for defense supplies and technologies. Similarly, she could not afford the emergence of Tamil separatism in India by refusing to support the aspirations of Sri Lankan Tamils.”

Sri Lanka never made an effort to examine the origins of terrorism. Instead, successive governments accepted responsibility for their failure to address the grievances of the Tamil-speaking people. Tamils believed India backed their campaign of death and destruction to pressure the then Sri Lankan government, whereas New Delhi was seeking to thwart the growth of separatism in Tamil Nadu. In other words, India had averted a major threat to her security and stability at the expense of Sri Lanka. For want of comprehensive examination of events, leading to eelam war, I in the early 80s, and subsequent phases, Sri Lanka failed at least to verify and record facts. War-winning President Mahinda Rajapaksa never made a serious effort to examine the origins of the conflict even after the armed forces brought the war to a successful conclusion, in May, 2009.

Seven years after the war, Gopalkrishna Gandhi was in Colombo to remind Sri Lanka of accountability issues. What would be Gandhi’s response to Dixit’s assertions? Would Tamil militancy developed to such an extent if India didn’t intervene here? Having sponsored over half a dozen terrorist groups, India thwarted Sri Lanka’s first determined effort to wipe out the LTTE, in May-June, 1987. Had Operation Liberation was allowed to proceed, as planned, India could have saved the lives of over 1,500 officers and men, Rajiv Gandhi wouldn’t have had to die in the hands of an LTTE suicide cadre and, most importantly, the war wouldn’t have lasted for nearly three decades. India intervened as troops of Operation liberation were in the process of gradually achieving their objectives.

Former President Rajapaksa squandered an opportunity to conduct a thorough examination of events. Had he provided the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) the required mandate, it could have examined the origins of terrorism here. Had that happened, his government could have successfully countered an expensive propaganda campaign directed at the country, since the end of war, seven years ago. The former President paid a very heavy price for his lapses.

The Indian Army, during its deployment here, was accused of numerous atrocities. Those accused of atrocities were never punished. The then Sri Lankan government had no authority, at least to inquire into violations, whereas the Indian Army simply ignored allegations. Perhaps Gopalkrishna Gandhi should be reminded of accusations made against India’s premier intelligence service, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), in respect of the assassination of two Jaffna District TULF members, V. Dharmalingham and M. Alalasundaram, in early Sept. 1985. Dharmalingham’s son, Siddarthan, now a member of the TNA-run Northern Provincial Council, told the writer, way back in 1997, of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) abducting and killing the two politicians. Dharmalingham asserted that India carried out the killings to bring the LTTE under pressure. The decision was obviously prompted by the collapse of tripartite talks aimed at resolving Sri Lanka’s national problem, in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu, involving the governments of India and Sri Lanka, as well as representatives of Tamil speaking people of Sri Lankan origin, during the third week of August, 1985.

An irate Rajiv Gandhi ordered the immediate deportation of LTTE theoretician, Anton Balasingham, a former employee of the British High Commission in Colombo.

The TULF, and a grouping of Indian sponsored terrorist organization calling itself Eelam National Liberation Front (ENLF), represented the Tamils at the Thimpu talks.

The abortive Thimpu deliberations comprised two rounds of talks; first in early July 1985 and the other in August. Bodies of TULF members were found on the morning of Sept. 3, 1985.

The killings should be examined against the backdrop of the Thimpu fiasco as well as the short-lived Delhi Accord of 1985. India should accept responsibility for plunging Sri Lanka into crisis. New Delhi pursued a deliberate policy meant to cause chaos in Sri Lanka to achieve its political and military objectives.

Those hell bent on destabilizing Sri Lanka ordered the killings, with a view to discrediting the LTTE and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. The assassinations were meant to isolate the LTTE, thereby paving the way for rival groups to consolidate their power in the post-Thimpu environment. Another objective was to curb the TULF influence over the Jaffna populace. Whoever had the power to decide on the fate of two politicians, the TELO led by Sri Sabaratnam alias Tall Sri had been given the dastardly assignment. Obviously, the enmity between Prabhakaran and Sri Sabaratnam had been taken into consideration when the latter was ordered to carry out the killings.

The JRJ government wrongly blamed the LTTE for the killings. Sri Lankan authorities never made a genuine attempt to investigate the assassinations.

Interestingly, TULF heavyweights, M. Sivasithamparam and A. Amirthalingam, were in New Delhi to meet Premier Gandhi when TELO cadres carried out the killings. Having discussed the Delhi Accord of 1985 with Premier Gandhi, the TULF leaders returned to Chennai, where they rejected the latest initiative on the basis it didn’t address three vital issues, namely Tamil homeland in a merged North-East Province, the devolution of power in respect of land, as well as police powers.

Post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka is not possible unless India, too, admits its despicable role here. Perhaps, the proposed war crimes court can be utilized by those wanting to establish truth to give an opportunity to India.

To be continued on January 20

18 Responses to “Mahinda Rajapaksa warned of dire consequences over war crimes”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    Our thanks to Shamindra for exposing the truth of matters.

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    If India is serious about a lasting peace with Lanka, India must contain her disenchanted Tamil Dalits from pouring into Lanka. We do not want any more Tamil Dalits in Lanka. Lanka has enough for her labor forces. We do not want elaborate and diabolical ideas such as a separate state for Tamils in Lanka, where Lanka problems will be compounded with influx of Tamil Nadu Dalits. Foreign interference will be enormous in such new areas, to the detriment of the social fabric of Lanka, and later India via Tamil Nadu, which was earlier a breakaway sub-state of India. Tamil Nadu will take over the culture of such a separate state and the Caste structure will be re-imposed. Tamil Nadu will grow in size with the acquisition of Lanka’s N&E, and with foreign help, will surely breakaway from India.

    Both Sri Lanka and India will be dismembered.

    Some other points :

    *. There are not such things called Perfect Wars. Casualties happen, both from the opposing fighting forces as well as civilians. This was amply proven in WWI&II – over 100 million souls perished in those wars. Best thing to do is to prevent causes of war. To that end, we in Lanka do not want any more ‘cannon fodder’ composed of poor Tamil Dalits from Tamil Nadu excessive numbers of Dalits, over 15 million in number. TN, together with India, have to handle their own problems.

    *. The role that the Indian govt RAW and the IPKF played in the continued wars with the LTTE (which was trained on Indian soil, Tamil Nadu) has to be examined fully. Reports have to be written and presented to Lanka Parliament and the world, especially the UNHRC. That Cold War politics played a major role must be recorded too. Foisting the entire blame on Lanka govts and People will not do. We want the whole truth of matters exposed. Sri Lanka’s educated population awaits such Reports.

    *. While all mistakes/errors of the past may be forgiven and forgotten, let all countries (Lanka & India with other regional countries) co-operate in life supportive ideas such as dealing with Climate Change which affects the entire world. Green Energy Production, Renewable if possible, a must.
    Safe and FREE Family Planning methods a must too, especially for India. Lanka could start this life saving venture.

    *. In the meantime, it would be a good thing for all Lankans if the destructive Vadukoddai Resolution of 1976 is officially revoked by present day Tamil leaders. Why aren’t the Tamil leaders held responsible for death and destruction in Lanka for over 30 yrs ?

    *. Whilst the MR govt did not write Reports on the Causes of Tamil Separatism, they did address the pressing needs of the Tamil tea estate workers and made good recommendations to better their lives. 40 perches of land adjoining each line dwelling were presented to the occupying Tamil tea estate families. I think the MR govt is the first govt to do such a progressive act for the Tamil tea estate workers.
    The MR govt set free the N&E Tamils from the LTTE terror. Life for Tamils in the N&E was made more or less normal and for all Tamil folk in Lanka, thanks to the MR govt.
    All in all, for the Tamil folk, the pluses from the MR govt far outweighed the few minuses.

    Many more points ….

  2. Nihal Perera Says:

    Lets open a war-crimes investigation on atrocities and crimes committed by Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) when they were sent to Jaffna by then PM Rajeev Gandhi.

    Who is this Indian bastard to lecture Sri Lankans, on war crime charges..? Especially, when Indians are some of the biggest HR’s violators in the world. This is what I call the interference by the foreigners in our affairs, thanks to our Sinhala idiots in the present regime. We are rapidly losing our freedom to manage our own affairs, thus the sovereignty of the country..

  3. helaya Says:

    Agree with Nihal. Who is this bastard. What was there to celebrate 1st year of Grama Sevaka palanaya. SL is already being sold to India.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Mahatma Ghand was no great man and he led a double life. He MISUSED children in his political campaign. AGAINST HINDU morals he shouted about in public, he had a relationship with another man – Hermann Kallenbach.

    I see no greatness or usefulness in his grandson who FAILED to mention HORRIBLE WAR CRIMES of LTTE!!!

    (LTTE was created by Endia.)

    He hails Tamil RACISTS as great leaders.

    As always Endia is SL’s enemy #1.

    IF Endia is so worried about Tamils in SL, take Tamils back to Endia. Then VP’s son would NOT have died.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    IF BaluChandran didn’t die, LTTE will become active again. It was a GOOD THING he died.

    Even USA didn’t spare OSAMA’S son when it executed OSAMA in Pakistan.

  6. SenaD Says:

    “Nihal Perera Says:
    January 13th, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Who is this Indian bastard to lecture Sri Lankans, on war crime charges..? Especially, when Indians are some of the biggest HR’s violators in the world.”

    The man, representing India, is like a prostitute exhorting the virtues of monogamy.

  7. Nanda Says:

    Can someone tell us who is this betrayer ? Why is so called PATRIOTIC news paper cannot disclose the name ?

    ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාව පාවාදුන් “ජුදාස්‌” ට
    විදේශ රටක ඉහළ ධුරයක්‌

    මෙන්න හිටපු මේජර් ජෙනරාල්ගේ පාවාදීම ගැන සාක්‌කි

    ලොව වෙනත් රටවල් නම් එවැනි හමුදා නිලධාරීන්ට රාජද්‍රෝහීත්වය මත නඩු පැවරේ. එහෙත් මෙරට එවැන්නක්‌ සිදු වී නැත. මෙම හිටපු හමුදා මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයා ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ සාක්‌කි දී දේශපාලන රැකවරණ පතා තිබුණි. ඔහුගේ දිවුරුම් ප්‍රකාශය නිසා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය වෙත යෝජනාවක්‌ ගෙන ඒමට ඇමරිකාවට හැකි විය.

    ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාව යුද අපරාධ සිදුකළ බවට ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ දිවුරුම් ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ දුන්නේ මෙරට මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයෙකි. යුද අපරාධ සියෑසින් දුටු බව ඔහු පවසා නැතත් ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ පැවසූවේ සිවිල් වැසියන්ව හමුදාව මරා දැමූ බවයි. විනය හේතූන් මත මොහුගේ සේවය නතර වූවත් පසුගිය වසරේදී ඔහු දේශපාලන පළිගැනීමකට ලක්‌ වී ඇති බව කියමින් යළිත් සිය ධුරය ලබා ගත්තේය.

    යුද හමුදාවේ ඉහළ පෙලේ නිලධාරීන් අතර මොහු “ජුදාස්‌” නමින් ප්‍රසිද්ධියට පත්ව සිටියේය. වන්නි මෙහෙයුම යටතේ තමාට ඕනෑම රහස්‍ය නියෝගයක්‌ ලබා ගැනීමේ බලතල තිබූ බව දක්‌වමින් ඇමරිකානුවන් රැවටූ මේ මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයා කොටි හමුදා නායකයන් ඝාතනය කරන ලෙස නිල නොවන අයුරින් නියෝගයක්‌ නිකුත් වූ බව තමාට වාර්තා වූ බව ඇමරිකානුවන් හමුවේ කියා සිටියේය.

    මේ “ජුදාස්‌” ගැන තොරතුරු හෙළිවෙත්ම ඔහු යුද හමුදා සේවයෙන් විශ්‍රාම ගියේය. ඉන් පසු ඔහු සිය වාසගම වෙනස්‌ කළේය. අද ඔහු විදේශ රටක ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ ඉහළම ධුරයකට පත් වී සිටී.

    මේ නිසා මෙම නිලධාරියාගේ පාවාදීම ගැන තොරතුරු දන්නා හමුදාවේ නිලධාරීන් මවිතයට පත් වී ඇත. මෙම පසුබිම මැද රාජ්‍ය රහස්‌ පනත උල්ලංඝණය කළ මොහුට එම පනතට එරෙහිවීම ගැන නඩු පැවරුනේ නැත. සිය අතීතය වසන් කර ගැනීම සඳහා මේ හිටපු මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයා සිය පැරණි වෙස්‌ මුහුණ වෙනුවට අලුත් වෙස්‌ මුහුණක්‌ දාගත්තේය. එහෙත් ඔහු ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාව විදේශිකයන්ට පාවාදීම යටපත් කළ හැකිද?

    වන්නි මෙහෙයුමේ අවසාන සතියේ සිදු වූ බව කියන යුද අපරාධ පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනය සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය දේශීය යාන්ත්‍රණයක්‌ ආරම්භ කිරීමට තීරණය කර තිබියදී ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාව පාවාදුන් හිටපු මේජර්ජෙනරාල්වරයාට ඉහළ ධුරයක්‌ ලැබීම අනුමත කළ හැකිද?

    ලොව වෙනත් රටවල් නම් එවැනි හමුදා නිලධාරීන්ට රාජද්‍රෝහීත්වය මත නඩු පැවරේ. එහෙත් මෙරට එවැන්නක්‌ සිදු වී නැත.

    මෙම හිටපු හමුදා මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයා ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ සාක්‌කි දී දේශපාලන රැකවරණ පතා තිබුණි. ඔහුගේ දිවුරුම් ප්‍රකාශය නිසා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය වෙත යෝජනාවක්‌ ගෙන ඒමට ඇමරිකාවට හැකි විය.

    පසුගිය දිනෙක ඔහු වෙබ් අඩවියක තමා පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු පළ කර ගනිමින් හමුදාවේ සිටි අත්දැකීම් ලැබූ නිලධාරියා තමා බව පෙන්නුම් කිරීමට ක්‍රියා කළේය.

    යුද හමුදාව තුළ මෙතෙක්‌ භාවිතා කළ නම වෙනුවට වෙනත් නමක්‌ ඔහු භාවිතා කළත් හමුදාවේ නිලධාරීහු ඔහු කව්දැයි හඳුනා ගනු ලැබීය. මේ තත්ත්වය මත රජයේ යාන්ත්‍රණයේ මෙන්ම ආරක්‍ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ මූලික වගකීම විය යුත්තේ මේ හිටපු මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයා පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනය කිරීමයි. එහෙත් ආරක්‍ෂක බලධාරීන් මෙතෙක්‌ ඒ ගැන කිසි අවධානයක්‌ යොමු කර නැත.

    මෙරට සේනාධිනායක ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ද මේ හිටපු හමුදා මේජර් ජෙනරාල්වරයාගේ අතීතය හා ඔහු කළ ද්‍රෝහිකම් ගැන දැඩි අවධානය යොමු කරනු ඇතැයි බලාපොරොත්තු වෙමි.

    රාජ්‍ය රහස්‌ හෙළි කළ බවට චෝදනා එල්ල වූ ඇමරිකානු හිටපු සී. අයි. ඒ. නිලධාරි ස්‌නෝඩන් අල්ලා ඇමරිකාවට ගෙනවුත් නඩු ඇසීමට ඇමරිකානු බලධාරීන් තවදුරටත් උත්සාහ කරන බව හෙළි වී ඇත.

    එසේ නම් ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ දිවුරුම් ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ දුන් මෙම හිටපු හමුදා නිලධාරියාද දඬුවම් ලැබිය යුතුයි.

    එහෙත් ඔහුට තානාපති සේවයේ ඉහළ ධුරයක්‌ ලැබීම විශ්මයජනක ක්‍රියාවකි.

    මෙයට පෙර අතුරුගිරියේ මිලේනියම් සිටි බුද්ධි නිවස පරීක්‍ෂා කළ හිටපු සහකාර පොලිස්‌ අධිකාරී කුලසිරි උඩුගම්පොළට එරෙහිව රාජ්‍ය රහස්‌ පනත උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම සම්බන්ධව නඩු පවරා තිබුණි.

    එකී නීතිමය ක්‍රියාදාමය ඉහත කී හිටපු මේජර් ජෙනරාල්ටත් බලපායි. එහෙත් නඩුත් හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ බඩුත් හාමුදුරුවන්ගේ ක්‍රියාදාමය පිළිඹිබු කරමින් එම හිටපු මේජර් ජෙනරාල් නීතියෙන් ගැල වී ඇත.

    එහෙත් මෙරට ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාවේ සිට දේශපාලන කටයුතු සඳහා මැදිහත් වන විවිධ රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන හා මෑතකදී අටවාගත් සංවිධාන මුනිවත රකින බව සනාථ වී ඇත.

    කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය

  8. SA Kumar Says:

    IF Endia is so worried about Tamils in SL, take Tamils back to Endia.- India (TN) always well come We-Ilankai Tamilar.
    question is who is taking who ? Why We-Ilankai Tamilar kicked out IPKF from our Mother even though They offered NEP in gold plate . who offered who’s land ???

  9. Cerberus Says:

    Mr. Ghandi does not seem to have an idea of what the issues are in Sri Lanka. He joined IAS as an Officer in 1968 and served in Tamil Nadu state till 1985. Due to his long sojourn in Tamil Nadu it appears he has imbibed deeply the views of the Tamils in South India. He talks of war crimes and threatens President Mahinda Rajapaksa of dire consequences. The only one who looks happy is the one eyed bandit queen. RW looks positively glum while My3 looks as if he has no cares at all. My3 knows his future is secure whatever happens. He will retire to USA where his son is once Sri Lanka is divided and handed over to the West.

    Why does Mr. Ghandi not talk about the war crimes committed by IPKF where it is estimated about 4000 Tamil women were raped by them and hundreds of civilians and LTTE died. The IPKF was sent to save the Tamils by India and due to the fact that they were not given a clear objective of their mission when the LTTE started shooting them IPKF went on a rampage and slaughtered the Tamils.

    India was a country that created LTTE and launched them in Sri Lanka to fight a guerilla war. India’s role regarding Sri Lanka has been very dubious. They have always looked on Sri Lanka as off loading point for their Dalits.

    In the present day, Indian cities lack cleanliness. People defecate and urinate openly on the streets; the Central Government has done little to uplift the masses or to control the population growth. There is no free healthcare or free education, and no social security net for older people. India has been behaving as a bully in the region and seems an enemy of Sri Lanka after Independence (1948) for training the LTTE. For the last 67 years Sri Lanka and the Sinhalese have been undergoing slow death at the hands of Tamil Nadu and India. India has as their motto on their flag “Satyameva Jayate” “Truth Alone Triumphs” which is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad. This is sheer hypocrisy since they slaughtered thousands of Naxalites in the forests with no accountability to anyone, and they also keep on the caste system, the institutionalized slavery in India. There were many attempts to bring the caste intolerance up at UN, which were blocked by the Central Government of India. They have been browbeating most of the smaller countries around them including Sri Lanka which is the closest, yet an island and separate.

    Does Mr. Ghandi know the atrocities committed by their Proteges the LTTE for 30 years in Sri Lanka? Does he know that at the last stages LTTE took 300,000 Tamil civilians hostage and took them along with them as they moved east. He is probably aware that it is illegal for terrorists to take civilians hostage. In the final battle they were in civilian clothes and hiding among the civilians and fighting the GoSL army. The army took great pains to ensure that there was minimum harm to the Tamil civilians. In the first chance they got the Tamils civilians ran to the shelter of the army while being shot by LTTE. After the war President Mahinda Rajapaksa put 90% of development funds to the North and East and fixed the infrastructure which had been destroyed by the LTTE. It was he who gave housing and got the lands cleared of mines and got the new highways done for the country including the north.

    Giving a separate state to the North and East will only exacerbate the divide between the Tamils and the Sinhalese. The Tamils have their loyalty to Tamil Nadu not to Sri Lanka. Therefore India should invite them to come over to Tamil Nadu. Many of the Tamils in the country today are illegals who came over during the 30 year of war. Removal of Tamil as a language in Sri Lanka would be a first step to solving the problem between Tamils and Sinhalese. So Mr. Ghandi should first try to fix the issues in India before trying to dictate terms to Sri Lanka. If Mr. Ghandi wishes to learn more read the following:
    Please see the article: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/12/24/it-is-the-sinhalese-who-need-protection-under-the-r2p-of-the-un-from-77-million-tamils-across-the-palk-straits/

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    Kumar,

    Look at the facts :

    The IPKF came into Lanka because of Tamil Separatist war. The IPKF would never have come into Lanka if not for the Tamil Separatist war.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Look at this ! Shocking !

    From the Daily Mirror :

    Giritale Army Int. Camp sealed by Army Chief
    2016-01-13

    After the Homagama Magistrate observed, on Monday, that the Army Commander could be arrested and charged if he did not cooperate with probe into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, the Military Intelligence Corps camp at Giritale (3 MIC) was sealed by Army Commander Crishantha de Silva last morning to provide conditions conducive the investigation, informed sources said.

    They said that, on the instruction of the Army Commander, the Military Police had taken over the camp to help carry out the probe.

    According to the sources, a special team from the legal branch of Army Headquarters had been sent to the camp to help in the investigations.

    Sources also said that statements would be recorded from the officers of the Military Intelligence Corps based in the camp.

    Meanwhile, army spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera told Daily Mirror last evening that, in view of the ongoing investigations into the disappearance, some of the offices in the camp had been sealed.

    “Investigations are currently underway,” he said.

    Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake had ordered the lawyers of the Army to cooperate with the probe and to provide the information required by the CID. The magistrate had also warned that the Army Commander would be liable to face legal action under the Penel Code if he failed to cooperate with the CID in their investigations. (Sunil Jayasiri)

    – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/102789/camp-sealed-by-army-chief#sthash.qp9Lo2KB.dpuf

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    Nanda,

    I was always confused who this man is.

    Major General Prasad Samarasinghe is the closest I can get. But I don’t think he is the traitor.

    He was in the UK in May 2009. So he couldn’t have known the signals (he was in the signals division as well).

    He was appointed the army chief of staff in 2014 by MR.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    We have TOO MANY AMERICANS attached to defence matters. That is a BIG problem because the US OATH (all of them have taken it or about to take it SF) clearly states they will DENOUNCE ALL attachments to ANY other country.

    1. GR
    2. BR
    3. SF
    4. Danuna
    5. This major general

    I’m not saying ALL of them posed a threat. But there is the POSSIBILITY of taking the US side when demanded as they have agreed in the OATH.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Pardon me, wasn’t it the US that trained the Lanka Army ?? !!

    Last laugh : Indo/Brits and Tamil leaders ….

  15. Wetta Says:

    Has anyone got the spin to name this Maj Gen (old and new names please). It is in the interest of the patriotic community I suppose.

  16. Sarath W Says:

    We can blame the Gandhis for the nearly thirty years of terrorism. What about the three idiotic traitors sitting around this Gandhi and enjoying his speech?
    To me the only good thing Prabhakaran did was to kill one of the Gandhis. Pity he failed to get rid of Chandrika. Otherwise we won’t be stuck with this stupid traitor My3.

  17. NAK Says:

    Sarath W. Isn’t it a greater pity that VP failed to get the worst traitor amongst three idiots.

    The actual message of this Gandhi is nothing other than showing the three idiots who is calling the shots now but the idiots seem oblivious to the fact.

  18. vyasan Says:

    Just because some one’s name is Gandhi or Neru, doesn’t make him/her the like of Gandhi or Neru. To expect that some one will acquire the qualities of their parents or grand parents is foolish!

    When Mr. Gandhi was invited to speak at the above function, we can expect that he would be speaking nonsense like that!

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