Bold Rhetoric Amounts To Sedition and Incitement!
Suranimala - Jathyanthara
Sinha Balawegaya For LankaWeb
Amparai Tamil Alliance Member whose last name Nehru bears
similarity to a famous Indian Statesman and the similarity ends there
as his namesake was a great visionary of peace where the present Nehru
seems to be the exact opposite!! has been bold enough to publish in
prime time web space the article captioned " LTTE Should Enhance
Its Military Power " containing subject matter which is thought
provoking about where the writer managed to muster up enough courage
to say what he is implying without realising the treasonous nature of
his sentiments and whether the motivation is ignorance, apathy or both!
as he has encouraged the Tamil Community to join the ranks of the LTTE
armed forces. Also falling into perspective is whether or not it is
a Lame Duck Administration which tolerates such arrogance from such
a minnow who ill represents the Tamil Community with his verbosity?
Ironically the misguided statement has been broadcast at a "Seminar
On The Future Of The Peace Process" and food for thought for the
UNF Administration regarding the many accusations directed at its policy
of leniency on the LTTE by its many critics where this rhetoric and
its source seems not only blatantly irresponsible but to a degree fomenting
fires of an inciting nature, probably needs to be confronted and in
the game manner of apprehending the criminally insane needs psychiatric
evaluation as otherwise no sane individual would dare express himself
in like manner in times such as these, especially when the Peace Process
which has promoted calm and tranquility within the Nation for over a
year seems to be in dire need of recussitation rather than being destroyed!
A message seems to have been sent out to the general public that the
Sri Lankan Government and 'Sinhala Chauvunist Forces' as quoted"
are in need of using the LTTE to get aid " and where the concept
formulated in the mindset of the individual or individuals involved
to the point of being ridiculous seems mind boggling, a rationale which
also extends to how this individual became a member of Parliament in
the first place to represent his community? It also seems to shed some
light on a theory put forward buy some experts on international affairs
that there may have been be a symbiotic dependance formulated between
the LTTE and The Wickremasinghe Administration relative to the huge
Aid Packages pledged by Foreign Agencies which due to differences of
opinion on how it might be shared has now gone sour!
That the event where this statement was issued was organized by a Journalist's
Association does not in any way detract from the gravity of statements
of this nature under any pretence or aspirations that Freedom Of Speech
permitted it and being a member of Parliament the individual should
realise his liabilities towards any resulting disruption of the future
of the Peace Process and be in readiness to answer many questions about
what he was implying and face possible prosecution under the Constitution
and Statutes of Sri Lanka that he was making a treasonous statement
promoting sedition and incitement.
He also seems to be lacking in the education necessary to understand
who or what caused the internal armed insurrection within Sovereign
Sri Lanka in the first place and when he refers to "reconstruction
and development of their homeland" it seems questionable that he
has assumed the existence of an imagined homeland within a homeland
which rightfully belongs to all Sri Lankans with great impetus on the
Sinhala Nation which he terms chauvinistic and as far as berating the
Tigers may it be mentioned that berating seems a very mild form of what
the Tigers really deserve considering their infamy and reputation of
being outlawed ruthless terrorists technically running from the law
and operating clandestinely where they have been offered far too much
by way of leniency by a Government much disassociated from the so called
' Sinhala Chauvinists' for its own good and putting at risk the Sovereign
and Territorial Integrity of Democratic Sri Lanka!
If the inference of this parliamentarian's apathetic rhetoric is that
because of the LTTE there are huge donor aid packages from international
agencies ready for disposal he is inadvertently admitting to the fact
that it is the LTTE who are responsible for the mayhem and destruction
within Sri Lanka which lasted for over two decades and a point well
taken but it does not necessarily mean that the LTTE have any direct
entitlement to this aid which the donors should make very certain that
by virtue of all the LTTE activities going on presently and their persistence
towards survival, arms buildups, cadre recruitment and their goals,
will never reach them for their perusal as one does not need to be a
rocket scientist to be able to surmise what it will be utilised for!
Nation building of an Eelam Nation !!
Furthermore Mr Nehru should desist from refering to his idealogy that
the Sinhalese are afraid of the LTTE as implied and a return to war
which although the Sinhala Nation has no interest as an alternative,
being peace loving by nature are categorically aware of the fact that
the issue is being constantly monitored especially now under the watchful
guidance of the USA, India and other Nations who have realised the importance
of peace in the region and have formulated an agenda towards its maintenance
which the LTTE would hardly have the nerve to confront as they may have
to weigh their chances of anihilation being internationally condemned
terrorists and whether its eventuality would be sooner than later!
If by his definition the LTTE represent all of the Tamil Community Mr
Nehru just might have a rather arduous task of proving it to the world
as well as the Sinhala Nation and in this respect would be well advised
to broadcast his ill defined rhetoric to cells limited to the miniscule
vision he has displayed within carefully concealed parameters in favour
of his personal credibility which presently seems quite deflated as
it would seem unlikelty to have the desired effect publicly!
Sri Lanka which has been compassionate to its minorities since its inception
will remain compassionate but undetered by the futile attempts of the
real chauvinists to overcome its territory and Sovereignity and will
never be subjugated by threats or otherwise regardless of the blinkered
vision of some!