By Kanthar P Balanathan Melbourne, Australia
Hon Mr Rahul Ghandi
Indian National Congress
12, Tughlak Lane,
New Delhi – 110 011
Honourable Vice President,
INDIAN INTRUSION AND STRUGGLE FOR DOMINANCE ON SRILANKA
LTTE & India
The world is aware of the past pursuits of India, on how and why they trained the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) in the 70s and 80s. In the 80s LTTE was quite active in Tamil Nadu (TN), where MGR gave the fullest support with funds etc. I was in India in 1984 on holiday, and I came to know the activities of the LTTE. LTTE was a cancer to India. They were domiciled in Indira Nagar, Thiruvanmaiyur and militarily active in Koyambathoor.
It was courage, wise, and a strategic decision, late Rajiv Ghandi took to drive all terrorist out of TN. However, subsequent actions have led to a state of confusion and instability in the region. Thrusting the 13th amendment was a shortfall without proper strategic studies.
The racial and xenophobic issue in SL started with SJV Chelvanayagam kicking off the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Tamil Kingdom PartyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬, which is virtually telling Tamils that his vision was secession from SriLanka (SL). The reason for forming this party is believed to be because SJVC was not given a portfolio, but GG Ponnambalam was given one. SJV was a Congress party member prior to the portfolio differences.
Sir, we cannot debate on this human behaviour, which is a natural psychological sickness in politics. In India, the Dravida Kazhagam deviated into branches and currently, every Tom, Dick & Harry who forms a party has that word included in their party name, and thatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-DRAVIDAƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬. Today, how many Dravida parties are there? This is indicative that they are not patriotic but xenophobic and racial. Apart from INC and BJP are there any parties that are patriotic? Every political party in India and among Tamils reflect racial outlook.
Ceylon & SriLanka
Since 1949, Tamils have been triggering severe problems to GOSL; On the other hand, Tamils had free education, free health, subsidised items for their living etc. They took most of it free and did not refuse to go to the University. Most of the Tamils who had free education to PhD level and degree level emigrated and they were assisting those separatists (LTTE) in SL. That is indicative of lack of gratefulness, patriotism, and loyalty. We, Tamils are a bunch of ungrateful rustics & country-dwellers. In spite of late Rajiv Ghandi attempted to solve the issue, the ungrateful LTTE went on to assassinate the former Prime Minister, which is a good example of our psychiatric culture.
While we appreciate the actions of late PM Rajiv Ghandi, his feat to include police and land powers to the N&E PC is not appreciated. India did not do a strategic study on this provision to the PCs.
History, Elam and Tamil as Classical Language
Sir, history proves that South Indians have been plundering and invading SL for several centuries. That is a time when UN did not exist. In the pre-scientific era, people assessed people by their strength & courage of their ability to kill people. Meaning of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-KshatriyaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ is only for defence of their nation and not to invade and murder citizens.
Sinhalese settlers came into Ceylon in 5th century BCE with Budhdhism from King Asoka in 273BCE. The city of Jaffna in the North was established in the 14th century AD, which is approximately 1,700 years after the Sinhalese settled. The language spoken in the North was said to be Prakrit and Brahmi. (Excerpt from Britannica: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Almost from the beginning of Ceylon’s recorded history, sporadic invasions by the Tamils of South India had been commonplaceƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬.)
The claim by the Tamils, of Tamil Elam existed in the island is a falsified claim. Of course, the land called ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ElamƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ existed in Persia, which was inherited by Sumerians/Dravidians.
My research reveals that proper Tamil scripts were originated only in the 15th century. Some of scripts like, ehaaram, ohaaram were formulated by the Italian, Constantine Joseph Beschi,ƒÆ’-¡ locally called, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-VeeramaamunivarƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ in the 18th century. What is the reason for the creation?
The so called ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-BrahmiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ script was used by all races and there may not have been a separate ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Tamil BrahmiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬. The villages and region in the North are Sinhala words, may be denounced from Brahmi. Regions like Weligama (m), Araly: These words do not carry any Tamil (old or current) meaning, but carry Sinhala meaning. It is known that Sanskrit was developed from Prakrit. Several Prakrit and Sanskrit words do appear in Sinhala and Tamil.
Countries called ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ElamƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-& ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-PartiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ existed in Persia and are said to be related to Sumerians and/or Dravidians. Partia invasion later converged into Parathions and subsequently into Pallavas dynasty. Pallavas used Prakrit and developed Sanskrit.
(Please Refer: http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/brah11.gif)
These facts are being highlighted here for reasons of convincing that language is not something that is constant or fixed as it is, but changes, depending on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of human life. For example: An Italian had to reform the Tamil Language in Tamil Nadu. Could we then assume that Tamilians were incapable of developing scripts for use with definite meaning?
Within the 2500 years, several inventions and creations have led to finding new words to identify items. Particularly, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-VeeramaamunivarƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ reformed Tamil Language in the 18th century. Word starting with ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-OhaaramƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ etc. was not in existence 2500-3000 years ago. Hence categorising Tamil Language as one of the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Classical LanguageƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ (Chemmozhi) is disputable. Within the last 150 years, Tamil Language may have undergone several changes.
Another example is: Urdu and Hindi are similar and understandable. However, the scripts are different. One is like Arabic and the other like Sanskrit. Both exist in India. Which one is the oldest?
Therefore, Tamils to boast that their language is superior to others is profligacy. Also to claim that Tamil Elam existed in the island of SriLanka is a kind of imprudence.
Sir, you are aware that the sub-continent of India was invaded by several races from Persia, China and the continent of Russia. The only force that keeps them bonded like those ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-GravitonsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ (gravitational pull), is the religion; Hinduism. Even Hinduism had its difference in the early centuries, like Vaishnavam, Saivism, etc. The wise men of India removed the differences and gave it a common word: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-HinduismƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬
SriLanka-Demography, Peace, Political & Economic Stability
Critical issues: 1) the negative impactƒÆ’-¡ of foreign forces impeding the achievementƒÆ’-¡ of peace, economic and political stability and, 2) theƒÆ’-¡ propagandaƒÆ’-¡ fabricated by the Tamil diaspora, which lacksƒÆ’-¡ veracity. We, SriLankan are able to view the multidimensional diplomatic and economic forces on SL and the disproportionate level of stress, and how the non-patriotic politicians are dancing to the programmed foreign rhythm of music.
SriLanka was known as the island of Paradise and even today, it is so rich in literature, culture and history. It gives us significant level of pain to read, view the actions of the separatist Tamil politicians, may be because most Tamils are congenitally imbecile.
It is evident that the SriLankan politics has gone beyond mind control of foreign nationals, and it is evident that foreign powers are injecting vituperative and toxic proclamations with intent to destroy SriLanka. India and UN could spend more time in developing and educating nations (third world), rather wasting time in reaping assumed blemishes.
Demography as defined in the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-business directoryƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ is the study of both quantitative and qualitative aspects of human population. Quantitative aspects includeƒÆ’-¡ composition, density,ƒÆ’-¡ distribution, growth, movement, size, andƒÆ’-¡ structureƒÆ’-¡ of the population. Qualitative aspects are the sociologicalƒÆ’-¡ factorsƒÆ’-¡ such asƒÆ’-¡ education quality,ƒÆ’-¡ crime,ƒÆ’-¡ development, diet and nutrition, race,ƒÆ’-¡ social class,ƒÆ’-¡ wealth and wellbeing.
Department of Census & Statistics, SriLanka-Year 2012
Total population:ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ 20,263,723
Sinhalese:ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ 15,173,820
SriLanka Tamils:ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ 2,270,924
Indian Tamils:ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ ƒÆ’-¡ 842,323
Statistics of SL Tamils outside N&E
||No of Persons
||% of SL Tamils
||% of Total population
|Out of N&E
ƒÆ’-¡ Percentage of SL Tamils inhabiting SriLanka on an ethnic concentration.
From the statistics it is evident that 29.66% of the SriLankan Tamils; i.e. 3.32% of the total population dwell outside N&E, and only 43.49% of the SriLankan Tamils i.e. 4.87% of the total population, populate the North. 231,318 Tamils populate Colombo.
On a demographic array of the N&E, i.e. qualitative facets of human life, for almost 30 years, the N&E was infested with crime, terrorism,ƒÆ’-¡ racial conflicts,ƒÆ’-¡ and social class division among Tamils, which inflicted the minds of the Tamils with terrorism, separatism, and racial xenophobic outlook.
Dr. Laksiri Fernando in his article in Asian Tribune on the 15th April 2011, has highlighted the following: The recurrent expenditure in the provincial councils was dramatic; increasing from 28,856 million in 2000 to 111,336 million in 2009 (Source: Central Bank). This was almost a fourfold increase. While personal emoluments constituted around 77 % of this expenditure, these personnel were employed apparently to deliver certain services both economic and social.
There has been Provincial Councils functioning for the past donkeysƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ years. As far as SriLankan economy is concerned, what added value has the PCƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s delivered to the people and the country?ƒÆ’-¡ We were able to hear and read PCƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s complain only.
- PCs have been only complaining on lack of funds.
- Proliferation of bribery & corruption?
- The PCs want more power, but does not want to improve their provinces.
- Personal enrichment of status and wealth.
What our PC politicians want is political power for their own self-esteem and personalƒÆ’-¡ economic well-being while millions of people struggle to push through their day to day living.
On an intellectual level of rational assessment and judgment, is it justifiable to devolve power to only 4.87% of the population at the expense of the 95.13%, where most foreign exchange earning yields from the South?
Well, India walked into SriLanka and ordered JRJ with an agreement; ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-13th amendment; pass it on and implementƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬. It is of view that Indian Government did not think on a comprehensive profoundness, perspicacity and complexity. Here, this is considered an abnormal action by the Indian Government, because a nation has ordered to note heavy liability to another nation without proper analysis and judgment.
Devolution of Power
Devolution of power and the need to decentralise power to Provinces or states is not to be construed as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-LUXURYƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬. A country with inflow of large foreign capital or revenue may require power to be devolved to regions for effective and efficient financial management. In addition, a large population (just society) may require devolution of power on a Human Geographical and Demographical perspective as a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Political CommunityƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬. In the case of SL, PC is considered a luxury and further, devolution of power is a heavy liability on the economy of SL.
An example: SriLankan foreign exchange earning accrual is from Tea, Rubber and gems, all of which are resources in the South. The North was a liability to the South and the South is considered an asset. South subsidised the N&E for its survival. Qualitative aspects are the sociologicalƒÆ’-¡ factorsƒÆ’-¡ such asƒÆ’-¡ education quality,ƒÆ’-¡ crime,ƒÆ’-¡ development, diet and nutrition, race,ƒÆ’-¡ social class,ƒÆ’-¡ wealth and wellbeing.
We have a distressing and demoralizing caste system, whereby Tamil Elite thoughts are: A barberƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s son should do barber job. Mr Sambanthar is no different to this thought. Further Apartheid prevailed and is still prevailing in SriLanka.
The negating viewpoints of Provincial Council are as follows:
- The population concentration of 4.87% (987,692 people) against 95.13% in a country does not demand a separate political structure and governance. This will only blow up expenditure driving the country towards paucity. It is a luxury to a small number of people.
- The natural resources in the North are quite negligible compared to the rest of the country. Economic sustainability in the North can be construed as quite weak. Resource such as water is quite low and can affect agrarian development.
- Qualitative aspects such as the sociologicalƒÆ’-¡ factors;ƒÆ’-¡ race,ƒÆ’-¡ social class,ƒÆ’-¡ wealth and wellbeing, magnanimity, openness and readiness to develop the region is deficient in the minds of the Tamils in the North. Tamils want easy job such as trading, temple management for monetary accrual, and most of students want white collar jobs. Their commitment to entrepreneurship is quite low.
- Tamils have, over the past 65 years, proved that they are unpatriotic to SriLanka.
- Cost analysis would expose that the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-opportunity costƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ would have developed the provinces rather wasting gabbing ideological politics.
- 3.32% of the SL Tamils reside outside N&E. University graduates, Para-professionals and others may have an eager to drift out of the N&E to Colombo or the South in time to come. This may have an effect on the supply and demand. The comfort of these drifters (Tamils) from the N&E will be at the expense of the local natives who have lived there for donkey years. The question is; will the hoboes add value to the economy of the province? Eventually the imbalance in the supply and demand may weaken the inflation and impact GDP.
- Could Sampanthar & Co explain to the SL parliament, the cabinet ministers and the Indian government, their strategic plan to create jobs for the graduates, within Provincial Council administration? How do they propose to create jobs for the students coming out of the, trade schools, Technical Colleges and Polytechnics? Do they depend on the center for subsidies?
- If the system will not change, but continue to have an inflow to the South, then what is the added value of having PCs? Is it for racial segregation, and power devolution based on racial basis?
- India prodded the 13th amendment onto SL to satisfy the Tamil Nadu people. India has war fronts in the North, East and West (not eliminated). India has lived on with that fear of Tamil Nadu people rise against separation. This fear forces them to dance to the tunes of the Tamilians in TN. Further LTTE was domiciled in TN and was becoming popular among the TN separatists. A strategic move by Delhi drove LTTE out of TN and forced JRJ to accept the 13th amendment. However, is the fear towards TN based on coalition or secession demand?
- 10.ƒÆ’-¡ India is a country that practices Human Rights Violation. E.g. Assam terror and killing of Dalit. Killing of Dalit students at the Chennai Law College.
- Provincial Council to the N&E is like feeding lamb(s) to the Hyenas. The threat of separatism cannot be extinguished from the minds of the Jaffna Tamils. It will be a gradual, infinite move by the Tamils, and with the help of the TN, separatism may explode in time to come.
Strategic Outlook and Security Threat to the Region
It is of view that your challenger countries(s) would not dislike India being broken into several republics.
Threat Option 1
If India, by palpable mistake, decides to carve out N&E for a Provincial Council administration with Police and Land power, in time to come N&E will roll back into the 70s to take up arms to fight for a separate country. By default, TN will give their support to this action. What will be the gravity of the situation for India then? Impact on economy, political stability and threat coming from Tamil Nadu is inevitable.
Threat option 2
If India decides to follow the Bangladesh pattern of invasion into SL with an option of carving out the N&E from SL, it is inevitable that Tamils alongside with the Sinhalese mass and the military will fight to the last drop of blood flowing in their body with the Indian army. Where will your human rights violation be then? India should not assume that all Tamils in SL are with Sampanthar.
Tamil Nadu (may) love this option for them to join hands with N&E and fight for their separation. If India inadvertently grants secession to TN, then it is inevitable that India will be broken into several republics. This is what the west and East wants, so that the west can walk in freely in the name of investment into the N&E of SL. The West now adds its Indian Ocean power center to its global power position.
Do you think that the West and the East would want two opposing powers to sit next to each other?
Threat Option 3
India has three weak fronts which are dominated by the military. East, North and West (dormant). South is waiting for an opportunity to open up a front, and may be alongside with the West (Punjab). India should be able to analyse from the political behaviour of some irrational politicians in TN, that they are power hunger. Opening up four fronts: what will be the gravity of the situation? What is the guarantee that TN and Punjab will be loyal to India? History proves that demographic changes have always led to military intervention and/or secession. Can India prove that such disintegration will never happen on a 10-30 year horizon, if India makes a mistake in their political strategy?
India is stressing SL to push for the 13th amendment with police and land powers. May be India has not understood the consequential damage to its political stability and SL political stability.
Sir, with due respects just an innocent question: India is stressing for police and land power to 2 million Tamils in the N&E. There are 72.1 million (7.21 Crores) Tamils in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has a square area of 130,060 sq. km with a population density of 555/sq.km. The density is considered much higher than normal average. India advocates a separate administration for N&E of SL. Would India consider, with such high population density in TN, to break up TN into 35.0 regional, district or provincial Councils with police and land power and have a Chief Minister and Ministers for each of the administration?
On whatever threat option, the west wants to creep into N&E to establish their power base.
Transnational Government of Tamil Elam_TGTE
India supported, fed and trained armed terrorist groups in the 70s and 80s. This led to catastrophic destruction of assets and human life, including late Prime Minister Hon Rajiv Ghandi. Today, India has left TGTE to operate freely in Tamil Nadu and India, the reason is not understood by most. Is India preparing to carve out N&E as a country? If ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-yesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬, has India (RAW) understood the consequential damages and potential threat emanating from such secession? Has India concluded with an analysis?
On a birdƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s eye view of the current situation, it is clear that Tamil Diaspora has a strategic plan of pushing for a PC in the N&E and subsequently hovers towards separatism. The fictitious Transnational Government of Tamil Elam (TGTE) is working with Tamils around the globe and funding foreign experts as collateral to support their activities. Are you aware that TN scholars and Professors are members of the TGTE?
We request India to do a proper study and analysis of the threat that surround India at the present time.
Just another point: Cuba is a small island (country) next to US. US do not interfere with Cuba; although CubaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political ideology is different. This is because US is not driven by any other country, but takes its own decision to maintain its stability. Cuba minds its own business and is a friend of US.
Sir, do you think India and SL can be like US and Cuba.
Kanthar P Balanathan