Why should the BBC reporter raise his eye brows over increasing the size of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces ?
Posted on June 29th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ BBC does not seem to have changed its perverted reporting with the aim to divide people and create dissention among them. Take any of the articles on Sri Lanka in the BBC News website, and there is none without reference to the “Sinhala Majority” , or ” Sinhala Buddhist Governments “, followed by a quote from an interview or a statements uttered by a racist like Mano Ganeshan, who still remains a terrorist in mind.The minority majority difference was introduced by the British colonialists, and continues to be used incessantly by the BBC the British pro terrorist mouthpiece. The Sinhala people were never racists like the British. The Sinhala though certain foreign popularity seeking journalists call supremacists had never been so . The Sinhala people did not wait for any one to join them when it came to defending their motherland. They were prepared to give their lives to keep the country secure and safe for all who populate it to live happily.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ They the Sinhala Buddhists had been doing that in the past to protect the country from the invaders from the neighbouring India, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. When Sri Lanka was occupied by the Chola King Elara, who had set up a kingdom in Anuradhapura, the Young Sinhala Buddhist Prince Dutugamuna waged a war to liberate the country from the Chola invaders and united the Country enabling all people of every descent to live happily in the Island.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Do the all knowing clever journalists of the BBC and the foreign media who seek out Mano Ganeshan, Kumar Rupasinghe, Kumar David and Jayadeva Uyangoda as liberal Lankan intellectuals to quote from, speak of the sacrifice the Sinhala Buddhists had made in the past and continue to make now to keep Sri Lanka a unitary Island for it to be the Island home of every one who lives in it ?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ No they do not, for their language is not a language of pacification, a language to bring the divided communities together. They use their pen to create division, hatred and hostility, which is their freedom of the press.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It was very rarely that a white man spoke against terrorism in Sri Lanka and called the people to unite to defeat terrorism. On the other hand many were those who hoped a divided Sri Lanka . A Sri Lanka divided between the Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils. Its time that we stop “scratching our fore heads “with broad smiles to please the whites where ever they come from, and stand up as free people strong and proud as we are.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Poverty or underdevelopment is nothing to be ashamed of. We may go with our stomachs empty, but we should still walk with our heads held high. IMF wants to keep developing countries poor, standing on their knees waiting for it to draw up plans and lay down conditions to give loans. IMF is not there to help countries to develop but to keep them poor coming to them begging bowls in hand to collect the crumbs falling from their rich tables.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This is the rich man’s world, that is trying to teach us lessons. This is the rich man’s world that speaks of ethnic difference and concentration camps. The BBC bemoans the Sri Lanka Governments plans to increase the size of the army by 50%. It is for the Government of Sri Lanka to decide what is good for her.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ A strong Armed Force is necessary for Sri Lanka so that those unpleasant experiences of the past will not be repeated in the future. It is necessary for the security of the country and protect our territories. Our Armed Forces, unlike those of the West, are not to fight wars in Foreign Lands, they are to safeguard our country and protect our people.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In France there was a compulsory military service for all youth. The army provided them training in different activities and when they came out of the military service they were prepared for life, to take up an employment and live as disciplined citizens. And if their was a war France had trained men and women to take up arms. Since compulsory military service had been abandoned French youth seem to have problems of employment and are less prepared to face the cruelty of unemployment.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It is normal that after a bitter period of an unexpected terrorism that the Government of Sri Lanka decides to increase its military personnel , and leave a military presence in areas susceptible for future insurgencies.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It is not surprising that the BBC reporter tries to give it a racial twist by stating, ” Boosted by that pride, which is strongest in Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese majority population, the forces are recruiting”. What a crafty lot are these Western journalists who kindle fires of racial animosity, where it does not exist ?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Why harp on ethnic problem in Sri Lanka when it is worse in UK ,France and other European Countries as well as in America ? The problems of racism in the West are worse than what they try to make out of our problems here. Diplomas and Academic qualifications are no guarantee of employment if one is of the wrong colour or a different racial origin. It is so even for the children of mixed marriages. It will not be possible to get an employment in keeping with one’s qualification if one is different from them.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ After the second world war the NATO Forces were stationed in France, and subsequently when France withdrew from NATO, they moved to Brussels in Belgium. In Cyprus a large area is occupied by English Armed Forces . American Armed Forces have their bases in Yokosuka, Okinawa and Misawa in Japan.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ So why not we in Sri Lanka, station our armed forces in our own country where ever we want for the protection of our people.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In 1983 we had only a decorative Armed Force when the terrorists sounded the death knell for Sri Lankan Government by the massacre of 13 Sinhala Police men, which resulted in the backlash in the South by elements who could not control their anger.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Black July as the Tamil expatriates call it, was the making of the terrorists. That sort of backlash never happened thereafter, despite many a provocation by the terrorists. Therefore, the Sinhala people cannot continued to be despised and be called Sinhala supremacists by the Tamil racist elements like Mano Ganeshans , Pararajasinghams, and the Tamil expatriate community abroad.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Sinhala people react to injustice but do not harbour grudge. They have no grudge what so ever against the Tamil people because the terrorists came from the Tamil Community. The Armed Forces of the Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic government as Mano Ganeshan- the Tamil racist calls it, never carried out military operations against the Tamil people and that need not be repeated, even if it is the monotonous undertone of the foreign media, human rights watch, and the Amnesty International when they write their reports on Sri Lanka.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It is time that the BBC begins to make objective reporting to create an atmosphere of peace and good will.

One Response to “Why should the BBC reporter raise his eye brows over increasing the size of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces ?”

  1. Sam Perera Says:

    I am glad that Mr. C.S. Perera had taken a great effort to explain the rights of a sovereign nation to defend it’s territory and people from ruthless terrorists. After reading this article I realize that the principles of sovereignty, right to defend, non-interference, and standard diplomatic protocols are not applicable to little brown people. Only a few western countries have the patent to apply these principles to further their own causes.

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