Does India think Sri Lanka is its Colony ?……and another Interfering Indian Diplomat and the Church in Sri Lanka.
Posted on May 18th, 2010

by Charles.S.Perera

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ IndianƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  politicians and Diplomats seem to have lost their heads over IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s new status of a fast developing economy in Asia.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  They try to dictate terms to Sri Lanka as it isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  an Indian colony.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, reminding us of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a previous Diplomatic intruder Robert Blake, has made a strange statement as if India has solved all its petty problems, and is now clean and proper to advise Sri Lanka as to how it should manage its political affairs.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Of allƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  countries India is the last that could advice as to what we should do or should not do in managing our affairs..ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Because despite a significant economic growth IndiaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  has not solved its many problems such as their violation of human rights of the outcaste community- the Harijans ,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  unsettled Kashmir problem, Naxal problem, problems with tribal groups in the North East, trouble brewingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in Andrapradesh, and ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Tamil Nadu.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It has still to come to terms with its relations with Pakistan. Even the border problems with China have not been settled.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ And Nirupama Rao turns to Sri Lanka to talk big and tell us how we should govern.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India has to put its own house in order before pontificating Sri Lank what it should do.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India is the most unfriendly country in our neighbourhood.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It works hand in hand with the International Community, trying to imitate them looking ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ down upon the developing countries.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ India created terrorism in Sri Lanka, and when the JR JayawardhaneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s government was almost winning the war against terrorists, India could not resist stopping Sri Lanka eliminating the terrorism, to rise above ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ underdevelopment one day. India daredƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to trespass into our air space in ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Operation PoolmalaiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ to come to the rescue of the terrorist Prabhakaran-ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  its ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- brain childƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ JR JayawardhanaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  who had condemned Communism andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-curry favouredƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ with the Americans, hoped that if India were to attack Sri Lanka, America would come to its help.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  American administration cowered as it always seems to be, abandoned Sri Lanka at that time of its need in 1987,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  without wanting to antagonize India.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The result was the most despised 13 Amendment to the constitution.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  That was the treachery of India.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  And now it ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ shamelessly keeps on demandingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  us to put into effect ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ an Amendment that is not of our making. The 13 Amendment goes against the Communal Unity of Sri Lanka, far from it being an instrument ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  unity. It is only the short sighted anti Sri Lankan elements who find in it a solution to the so called ethnic problem.

Nirupama Rao had said, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- India’s own experiment with democracy has taught us that effective devolution of powers, equal status before the constitution, equal access to opportunities and addressing of minority concerns ensure that fissiparous forces are contained and differences are addressed in an open and democratic fashion.”ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

We know how IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s democracy is addressing the question of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the minority Harijans, leave alone other matters. It is by itself ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a shamelessƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  affront to a democracy stepping into the modern age, and yet Nirupama Rao pontificates Sri Lanka,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to address minority concerns to contain fissiparous forces.

The 13 Amendment is now our political problem created by IndiaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  due to lopsided Foreign Policy adopted by JR Jayawardhana. The Indian Government need not ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ through its ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- sound boxesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ continue to remind usƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  of that the matter, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ creatingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and keeping alive separatist movementsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to drawƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the Sri Lankan Communities apart.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  In Sri Lanka there are three main Communities, not just Tamils, and the government of SriƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Lanka has to find a suitable ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-home madeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ solution to theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  highly publicised ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ethnic problemƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, on its own without having Nirupama Rao and others like her on its back.

If one observes one would notice thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  every move of India today, specially after the elimination of terrorism is to create dissention in Sri Lanka.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Their numerous aid programmes for the North and East are a means to create that division-to dra apart the Communities.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

It does all that through fear of Tamil Nadu leaving the Union of Indian States. If Tamil Nadu were to leave the union, there are many other states that will follow suit and India is quite aware of it, and politically feeble on that point. Nirupama Rao should therefore find ways and means to keep the separatists at bay in India instead of talking to us about fissiparous forces in Sri Lanka.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka were the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Cholan, Pandava thieving hordes that invaded into the Island, of who some of them settled downƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  making it ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ their homeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  centuries ago, now they are a part and parcel of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  population of Sri Lanka and they have nothing to do with the Tamils of Tamil Nadu.

Therefore, India should stop treating our Tamil Community as a part of it.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It is only the language and religion that are common with the Tamils in Sri Lanka and theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Tamils in Tamil Nadu.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  But culturally the Sri Lankan Tamils to-day are far apart from their original counterparts inƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India, both physically and socially.

Of course there are many Sri Lankans , such as Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, Wickramabahu Karunaratne, Jehan Perera, Kumar David , Sampanthan and his ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ TNA partners, motivated by different personal reasons contributing to IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  dubious political moves towards Sri Lanka .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

Nirupama Rao ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ also speaks of the settlement of IDPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s, as it is ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-somethingƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ that we have forgotten orƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  not receivingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the Sri Lanka PresidentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s attention. One cannot understand the reason for IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s repeated reminder of itƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  all the time, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ unless it is to make it a means to draw the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Sri Lankan Tamils onto IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s side and keep the idea of being a separate Community alive.

Our President needs no counselling by Nirupama RaoƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  about governance. It was not IndiaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that helpedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Sri Lanka government to eliminate terrorism. But on the other hand it was India during the thirty years of terrorism in Sri Lanka that drew barriers time and againƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  against Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  military operations against terrorism,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and made the war against terrorism ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ more difficult by their political interference prompted by Karunanidhi and the rest of the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-jokersƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ from Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka has notƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and will not forget the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-dishonest ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- role played by the Central Government of India during that period,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and remember with gratitude the help and assistance providedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to Sri Lanka by the Government of Pakistan through out the same period when ever a request was made.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

India even refused to provide transport to 40,000 Soldiers under the command of the late Army Commander Janaka Perera, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ who were stranded in Jaffna, about to be attacked by the terrorists. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It was thanks to the Government of PakistanƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that provided arms and ammunitions to the stranded army that saved the Soldiers from an imminent massacre.

We cannot also forget that it was India that not only ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ refused to sell usƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  arms and armaments ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ when our Government Forces were in dire need of them, but also warned us not to by armaments from Russia and China.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

It is time that India provides, any aid and services it wishes to render without letting persons like Nirupama RaoƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  open their mouths to poison the air we are trying to clear.

An Interfering Diplomat, and the Church in Sri Lanka.

When one set of interfering diplomats, who have no business to meddle with internal politics of the country where they are stationed have left, another namely the Indian High Commissioner Ashok K KanthaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ has stepped into pollute the political atmosphere in Sri Lanka, joining hands with no other than the Archbishop Ranjith.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

High Commissioner Kantha had spoken of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  plight of Sri Lanka and hadƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  stated that mutual trust between the two countries will result in greater collaboration.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He had further spoken of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  desire of the people of the North and East toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  return to the Villages, and that India is ready to support and aid Sri LankaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  help in the resettlement programme .

But in the same vein he had shown doubt of our President Mahinda RajapakseƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  political honestyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in saying thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- he (Ashok.K.Kantha)ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  trusts that the President Mahinda Rajapakse will carry out the programmes.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ .

But Indian High CommissionerƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  statement about the mutual trust betweenƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ India and Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  all bunkum, there is no mutual trust between India and Sri Lanka it is only India that is trying to feather its own nest, jumping into help Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s development programme in the North and East.

ArchbishopƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Ranjith spoke a lot when he said , ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦relations between the two countries have become much closer and more solid than everƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India is of course now jumping into the band wagon of North and East aid providers,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  trying to out do ChinaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  which is helping ( and has helped) Sri Lanka in far greater ways than India ever had to Sri Lanka.

Archbishop Ranjith, had been in comfortable company stating pompously , ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.But now the government must unite all parties and find a solution to the Tamil community.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ I hope that India will continue to support the efforts of Sri Lanka in this matter “.

It is the sheer ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ hypocrisy of the Church.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It is the Church who should make a move to unite the Communities without speaking always for the Tamils as if the other Communities are insignificant and non-existent.

India and the Churches of Sri Lanka speak for the Tamils in the North and the East as if the South and the Sinhala do not exist.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  But when the country is in peril it is neither theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Church nor India that come to save it, but it is always the Sinhala BuddhistsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  who stepƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in, risking their lives without hesitation.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

Both India and the Church had always tried to fish in the troubled watersƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in Sri LankaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  keepingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the Tamils and the Sinhala apart as it serves their purpose- both that of the Church andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The High Commissioner Kantha and Archbishop Ranjith are said to haveƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  held their meeting in a climate of great cordiality with mutual expressions of appreciation for the social and political role played.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

The birds of feather flock togetherƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  !

18 Responses to “Does India think Sri Lanka is its Colony ?……and another Interfering Indian Diplomat and the Church in Sri Lanka.”

  1. jana Says:

    Well said. The Sri Lankans must unite to fight the menace of the Indians and the churches. The Indian hegemony of the SL economy and its establishments in the north east is expanding fast. This must be stopped. Their is no point sacrifising the lives of the army to win a war to sell the country.

  2. M.S.MUdali Says:

    India is our neighbour and our ancestoral home. India never push anything without the consent of the Sri Lankan rulers. JR and LTTE joined hands and stabbed India’s back!

    13th amendment is still the best solution for the Ethnic Mess created by UNP and others. Further no one will “over power” India in the matters of Sri Lanka.

    LTTE was defeated with the help of India. President acknowledged this fact many times.

    Dont expect any one will come and help without any benefit for them! But India still have 100,000 Sri lankan refugees.

    Church and UNP backed LTTE and craved out an area too. Where were you all when LTTE got an area for their terrorist activities?

  3. De Costa Says:

    There is no ethnic mess in Sri Lanka. Tamils in India together with Tamils in Sir Lanka created a killing field in order to create a Tamil country ultimately in India.
    Latest Tamil tactic is to fully blame the church and create a disharmony among Sinhala people and to attack Sri Lanka’s credibility internationally. In fact it is the Hindu Tamils that created the problem although church too supported the murderers.
    Yes, it is true that India is always there to crate problems and bully surrunding countries but the western powers are behind the chrurch to do the same.

  4. Kit Athul Says:

    M.S. MUD ali, please wash your MUD off your face, so that you can see the light that was lit on May 18th 2009. If you have mud in your brain then ask the YOUGI who said that he has not eaten or drunk water for 40 years to suck off the MUD using a straw inserted in to your head. Just tell us Sinhala where did you find that Sinhala ancestoral home is India? Did you know King Parkrama Bahu ruled Chola, what is today, called Tamil Nadu. If you want to know; how SINHALA is formed. People from SINDH Province came to Kalaniya and settled with the locals. Locals were called HELA. The race Sinhala is the combinations of SINDHS and HELAYS. Now may I ask where is SINDH province? IN PAKISTAN! and not in India. India has 100,000 Tamil refugees, yes, but they will never come to Sri Lanka. They have to go to UK and Canada. Next generation of Sinhala will never allow India to dictate to Sri Lanka.

  5. Priyantha Abeywickrama Says:

    Thanks for the article content. India was our ancestral land??? But never that of Sinhala people. Refer comment by Kith Athul, it is an interesting new idea. But, the word Sindh stands for people speaking Sindhi (Isn’t it more close to the word Hindi considering natural deviations in tongue when pronouncing words?). If you follow the deviation of pronunciation of same words from subcontinent to Arabian peninsula, you will find more interesting facts on this subject.

    Refer the original word “Hela”, not the modern word created by the nomads (artists and musicians) to find their rhythm by castigating the word “Sinhala”, has a true meaning that goes back to the time humans started creating sounds, typically of singular sounds. As well, the later word Sinhala has a true Sinhala meaning and there lies the challenge for the experts to prove their worth. How silly some Buddhist missionaries were, they totally desecrated this word by speculative ventures.

    The notion that Sinhala people are made of a mixture of different races (ethnic groups) is a canard propagated by modern intellectuals and the elite who hang on to Sinhala identity by a vapour-thin margin. In real terms, they are more close to the identity “burgher” than anything. With power, they created funny laws to hang onto the identity by deriving the identity from mother. What about the identity of father is a question that no body asks these days.

    Yesterday was not different to today. Like wise day before yesterday was not different to yesterday. In historical terms, what history tells about today is more like our history through out the time span. Obviously we get mixed for a very good reason. By nature, a man and a woman has to offer the mix to create the child. So it is a quite natural process to see mixing. But, no body seems to care about the product. Some mixtures do not produce results. If you want to elaborate more, those Sinhala in the north who got mixed with aliens under the illusion of equality created by religious faith have become extinct. Even within the same group, mixing has contributed to disappearance of many families around us. So it is dangerous to speculate something that we cannot sustain. Without proper skills in Sinhala language, trying to invent words can cause more harm than good to anyone. We have derived the core sounds that came through natural progression from natural animal to modern human to explain a few words such as Sinhala, Tamil, English, Hindi and Thai for a specific purpose and believe that other words have similar origins. The challenge to the self-appointed experts is to explain the words based on the natural rules of evolution and language structure. So, your version of Sindh+Hela is not close to the true meaning. Unfortunately, we cannot divulge the true meaning because there will be champions who would seek the fatherhood.

    By the way, Sinhala are the only people who got two comprehensive languages in one, a structured language and a natural language in cohabitation. This tells a more important thing about our past. Can someone speculate what it is? There is not a single Sinhala word that does not have a logical and meaningful origin (Borrowed words such as Hima Kirima – or Hima Rima for ice cream are excluded). Only those who created words know the true meaning, not repeaters. Today English is the mother language of Sinhala people according to some English educated experts.

  6. M.S.MUdali Says:


    Sindh+hela =Sinhala.

    So, what happened to Sinha Bahu and his Lala country?

    But, why did all the Sri Lankan Kings and Queens married with DEMALAS instead of a single SINDHI ?

    You mentioned a King Parakramabahu. His father was a Pandiya Prince. You will be happy to know him as a Para Demala. Para Demala’s son Prakrambahu inheritted some parts of Tamil Nadu because of his father’s property.

    How did all the Helayas/Sindhis jumped to Sindh/Kelaniya by paassing all other Indian states and the Indian ocean?

    Some time your family had some problems with the Sindhi traders like Kundanmals!

    Did you ever notice our cricket players who look like Malayalees/Tamils and not like Sindhis? How?

  7. Lanka Peiris Says:

    Nirupama Rao is a cunning women, the younger sister of Indira Ghandhi responsible for the Tamil Tiger vermin. The IDP’s in Sri Lanka are in a better environmment than the slum dwellers of India. The children of IDP’s do not scavenge rubbish dumps for food like in India. It is time Nirupama Rao start addressing these issues without meddling into Sri lankan issues.
    Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith should be more careful in associating with devious people like Indian High Commissioner Ashok K Kantha. The church is infested with rogues like [Bishops!] Saundranayagam’s, Pillai’s and other Tamil clergyman. For 20/30 years they did nothing but acted as Prabha’s lackeys. They desecrated the catholic church by involving themselves with Tamil terrorist vermin. Was special dispensation given by the church heirachy in Rome to allow them to give holy sacrements to suicide bombing murderers! What action did the catholic heirachy in Colombo and the papal nuncio do to curb the activities of Tamil clergy stepping out of line!
    It is time for Bishop Malcolm to build the bridges that have been strained over the years. The Sinhala Bhuddhist people have always been very generous. They have never discriminated against any religion and has allowed anyone to practice their faith. Thousands of Sinhala Bhuddists/ Catholics have intermarried and live amicably and peacefully. It is time to remember and practice that we are all one family of Sri lankans.

  8. Kit Athul Says:

    M.S. MUdali, It was a nasty way of getting your attention by calling you names, what I wanted was to get your attention. Now lets come to the real issue. This is the way I think INDIA has helped Sinhala. This help you say India is giving stoped during the British rule, and started just before independence.
    HELP No. 1. Jawaharlal Neru came to then Ceylon in 1939 and wrote a constitution for Tamils to have a country that constituted all up country tea estates, Northern Province and the Eastern Province. Thondaman had this document.
    HELP No. 2. During the first war, after the independence, between India and Pakistan, Jawaharlal orded the Indian Navy and the air force to attack and capture Trincomalee harbor. Indian armed forces refuse to do so; stating that the harbor was under the control of the British.
    HELP No. 3 Indira Gandhi Created Sinhala JVP and Tamil LTTE
    HELP No. 4 Srima Sharthree agreement 50,000 Tamils were to be repatriated to Tamil Nadu, but INDIA did not honor the agreement.
    HELP No. 5 When Sri Lanka became a republic, Rajiv Gandhi saw his hope of creating greater Tamil Nadu is fading, wrote the 13th amendment and 17 amendment and forced it on J.R. Jayawardena to accepit, if not accepted India would occupy the new Parliment. An commercial Airline pilot wrote the amendments to SL constitution! Not bad ha!
    HELP No. 6 Gave the Air force the Indira Gandhi Radar System that did not work, but the Indian espionage agents disguised as Radar technicians, were stationed inside the Air Force base to repair it.
    The Best Help No.7 During the last stages of the war Karunanidhi started the fast, India put togather a 50 strong Commado Unit to Air drop and rescue Prabhakeran. When the word got to Gotabaya, he took Lalith Weerathunga and gave a condition that India can have total control of Trincomalee Harbor if the Indian Primeminister allows killing of Prabhakeran. Which he got.
    Help No. 8. Soon after the war ended, then head of Navy, Wasantha Karanagoda invied South Korean Navy to Trincomalee harbor. India demaned removal of Wasantha, because he invited South Korean Navy with out getting permission from India.
    M.S. Mudali, there is lot more, but can you supply any more HEPL India gives to Sri Lanka?
    Thanks Lanka Peiris, I did not know that Nirupama is the younger sister of Indira Gandhi. This family wants Greater Tamil Nad, but it will never happen.

  9. M.S.MUdali Says:

    You have no knowledge of what you mention here.

    Do you have any proofs for your allegations?

    Better get a copy of those agreements and read them in the nights!

  10. Priyantha Abeywickrama Says:

    Thanks Kit for your last comment. Refer Help number 7, I wonder why GR offered such a thing. It is pure treachery if that happened. All these Rajapassas, Wickremasinges, Bandaranayagas and the like appointed to higher positions by English for their lamentable servitude have done enormous damage to Sinhala people by their deeds and appeasement of Hindu minority dominated defunct East India Company left in the hands of hybrids. The notion that it was VP who was the king is a myth. It is the Tamilness, the naked behaviour of claiming ownership to anything and everything that belong to anyone and everyone without any shame or regard. Actually, prehistoric humans did exactly like other animals of seeking exclusive zones for their sustenance by marking with their waste or secretions, a trait still carried by some humans.

    I am not sure why we call this land mass by the name India because there is no one who can claim this identity in the modern India. If you compare ancient location names of India with current names, it has become like an English colony that has given English names. Hindus want to call it Hindustan and hate to use the word India, a historical heritage that got nothing to do with Hindus. A lot has changed in this part of the world by alienation and mushrooming of fringe elements now playing a central rule. It exists because of age-old Sinhala refusal to use a few of Hindu principles. I wonder why it is wrong to cut pork on the pigs back, specially when we consider the historical damage caused by Hindu minority in the subcontinent.

    Probably, we missed a good chance to let the ancient Hindian history repeat by letting VP loose against Hindus in order to create their dream state, Tamil Nadu. There is nothing to worry as the notion of an independent state for Tamils is a non-event because by design (whoever designed their value system), they can never live up to statehood. How venomous their bloodlines are proved by what happened in Lanka during the last two and half millennia ruled by hybrids. They have proven the adage that one bit of cow dung can put waste to a sea of cow milk. VP proved this naked behaviour that prevailed throughout their history during the anarchic thirty years that prevailed in the neglected baron land to the north. If not for the subservient, English licking, vassal regime in Lanka standing in the middle and taking Hindu side based on their own hidden ethnic affinities, taking on the rump India is nothing but a simple task. We cry loud that English used the divide and rule principle. Why not we try whether it works for us. Subcontinent is already divided beyond any mending. Why not ignite fire or put some fuel to fires raging within to see the end of this miserable scum gone for good. There are signs that what we should do is happening naturally if what takes place within them is any sign. But the extinction of the pests has to be replaced by other friendlier groups to avoid the Arabic Bedouin march eastward, the core issue that created all these problems. A Sinhala population of 450 million must be achieved first within our own boundaries to save our future. Obviously, we have the proven knowledge and tools to sustain such an increase of numbers. Only problem that stands in the way is the traitors acting as our saviours who block our path under various guises. But this is inevitable. History has some logical pattern and thus it will be a reality in time to come.

  11. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Priyantha is trying to find more YAM DIGGERS instead of civilised LANKANS!

  12. cassandra Says:

    Charles S Perera, Your article and some of the responses it has generated are, to say the least, most disappointing.

    For a start, your article seems an overreaction to what Nirupama Rao has said. To be fair to India, it is not the only country with something to say about what needs to be done in Sri Lanka after the military defeat of the LTTE. All this may be a trifle irksome. But we ought to consider it soberly and objectively and not look on all of it as being unfriendly or sinister. I believe, for instance, that much good could come from the recently concluded ‘Taking the Sri Lanka Peace Process Forward’ conference in New Delhi. ‘Neutral’ locations are often useful to achieve reasoned outcomes. And the conference brought together delegates representing diverse viewpoints, something that may not have been possible in Sri Lanka. Among those attending were high profile delegates from Sri Lanka. So, the conference was in no way a one sided affair.

    No doubt we remember – and not too fondly – India’s bully boy tactics and its interference in Sri Lanka’s affairs during the two Gandhi administrations. India is unlikely to recall those days with much pride either, considering that part of the price it had to pay for its intervention was the loss of a prime minister to an LTTE assassin’s gun and over 1,000 servicemen during the deployment of the IPKF. But we have moved on from then, and the present Indian government’s policies are clearly different from those of 23 years ago.

    MS MUdali is right (his predictable anti UNP and anti Catholic rant, notwithstanding) that the “LTTE was defeated with the help of India. President Rajapakse acknowledged this fact many times”. Incidentally, it is worth noting that President Rajapakse also acknowledged the assistance received from countries outside the region. It is thought he was referring here to assistance provided by the US. Very importantly, India’s assistance was also ‘mission critical’ – crucial in order to defeat the Tigers. And it was considerable. Even with the constraints of domestic politics concerned with Tamil Nadu it provided such things as radar and other equipment. It is not difficult to imagine there will also have been much covert assistance including intelligence sharing and the deployment of the Indian Navy to ‘keep an eye’ on the Indian south coast.

    We should also remember India’s ‘post war’ assistance on the diplomatic front, the way it went in to bat for Sri Lanka when Navam Pillai was trying to create mischief and its support at the UN in Geneva.

    It would be remiss of us – and ungracious of us – not to acknowledge all this.

    Sri Lanka has perhaps more in common with India than with any other country. India is our closest neighbour and it is to our mutual benefit that we have the best of relations with each other, just as much as it makes sense for us, as individuals, to have the best of relations with the people next door.

    I simply cannot understand what your problem is with the meeting between the Indian High Commissioner and Archbishop Ranjith. Such meetings are not uncommon and the statements that came out of their meeting were innocuous. And why would you say “there is no mutual trust between Sri Lanka and India”? Why harbour such dark thoughts?

    I have recently also read an account of a recent meeting between Archbishop Ranjith and President Rajapakse. It notes, among other things, that the President thanked the Archbishop “for asking the European Union to extend to Sri Lanka the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) clause and for urging Pope Benedict XVI to press the European Unions and the International community to help Sri Lanka”. Clearly, the President thinks more favourably of the Archbishop than you seem to do.

    You have also made the extraordinary statement that “India and the Churches of Sri Lanka speak for the Tamils in the North and the East as if the South and the Sinhala do not exist”. You would have us believe, (leaving India aside for a moment) that the churches are not involved in any good thing in the South. That is manifestly untrue.

    De Costa, it appears to me also that there are some who, blaming the Church, are trying to create disharmony among the Sinhalese. I don’t know who is at the bottom of it, but it would seem there are some who are bent on creating new mischief.

    Lanka Peiris, you say “Nirupama Rao is a cunning women” (sic) “the younger sister of Indira Gandhi”. Is being cunning such a bad thing? Anyway, Mrs Rao certainly seems a very accomplished lady. But you should get your facts right if you are to be credible. She is NOT Indira Gandhi’s sister. Indira Gandhi was Nehru’s only child. I cannot see how Archbishop Ranjith can avoid meeting with the likes of the Indian High Commissioner. These things come with his role of Archbishop. I do agree with you, however, that sections of the Catholic clergy from Jaffna brought no credit to the Church with their active support of the LTTE. I also agree that “Buddhist people have always been very generous” and that “thousands of Sinhala Buddhists/Catholics have intermarried and live amicably and peacefully” and that it is good to “remember and practice that we are all one family of Sri Lankans”. And, so, indeed, we should.

  13. De Costa Says:

    I don’t see what is wrong in Charles’s writing to be “disappointing”. There is nothing wrong in it except minor “slip of tongue” which is normal.
    What he is saying is that India has so many problems to get its society right before advising Sri lanka.”LTTE was defeated with the help of India” = “LTTE created by India” will sum up India’s and Nirupama’s roles.
    I thought people in this forum could easily understand the meaning “Nirupima = Sister of Indira(action will determine the person)”, but I am surprised how some people took it seriously.
    Anyway it is good to discuss and improve, useless to discuss and hang on to own ideas.
    Remember always Tamil Tiger in wolf’s skin has no interest in Lanka.

  14. cassandra Says:

    Thanks De Costa for your cpmments. I did not realise that the reference to Nirupama Rao as Indira Gandhi’s sister was only meant metaphorically. And, yes, it is always good to discuss and improve.

  15. Kit Athul Says:

    M.S. MUdali, I do not have any documentary proof of what I write. I get them from e-mail distributions, web sites and some times by telephone calls. Some are reliable some are not. I hope you understand the notion I project. It is the same as the title of Charles Perera’s article: “Does India think Sri Lanka is its colony”? Evolution is a painstakingly slow process and one gets climatized as time passes away. This change, which I call defeat of the India’s territorial army, happend at the lightining speed and Tamil Nadu Tamils or the Indians could not absorb it as a fact of life, that they will have to live with generations to come. In Amercan English it is called “Attitude Ajustment twords Sri Lanka”.

    Another statement you gave is incorrect: “J.R. and LTTE held hands!” It was Premadase and NOT J.R who gave arms to LTTE and collected lots of dollars, which he deposited overseas. When Premadase became president JR resigned from UNP.

    Next question you pose is: How did Sindhis crossover Indian States to get to Sri Lanka? I will provide you with a logical explanation. How did the fair skined ladies in Segiriya get there? They came by ship. Sail boates, they are certainly not from Tamil Nadu. Time of King Parkramabahu, Sinhala sold rice to the Roman Empire. There is archaeological evidence. Hope this will satisfy your quest for answeres.

  16. M.S.MUdali Says:

    I hope you are a CATHOLIC. It is your choice but how can I accept when Catholic Church praise the LTTE as the DIVINE SOLDIERS OF CHRIST? How can Hindus/Buddhists keep silence when POPE bark to convert India and Sri Lanka before the end of the century?

    Now the churches started to commemorate the death of LTTE. But they claim “it is for the deaths of the TAMILS in last May”. Did these churches ever remember the Tamil victims of 1983 communal riots? All churches shut their gates when the Tamils fled. Not a single Church (Anglican or Catholic) even gave any refuge to any Tamil during the 1983.

    Churches are still part of the UNP and its thuggary. Did the POPE decipline any Catholic priest/bishop for supporting LTTE? But Vatican punished the Bishops/priest in Nicaragua when those catholics supported Sandinista.

    Fr. Emmanuel is still frocked as a Catholic Priest. Can you explain? Dont tell “some” of the priests did something wrong because all these Catholci Church officials are under the control of Vatican.

  17. M.S.MUdali Says:

    You better read “By Way of Deception” authored by a Mossad agent Viktor Ostrowsky and Claire Hoy. J.R.’s administration paid the costs of the training of LTTE in Tel Aviv. Later the the UNP leaned towards LTTE all the time. That endedup in carving an area for LTTE.

    Paintings are not any kind of proof for the SKIN Color. But you better visit the Pallava capital Kancheepuram and you will come across thousands of FAIR COLOR Tamil speakers. Sigiriya Paintings or the sculptures of Isurumuni are similar to the paintings and sculptures of the Pallava Empire. You can see the same in ANKOR, Cambodia.

    What is your explanation for the Black colored Sinhala speakers everywhere in Sri Lanka? Dont bring the Landesi or Burgers for the matter of color. FAIR COLOR is not an evidence of Sinhala or Sindhi! Look at Indian cine star Aishwarya Roy who is from South India(Mangalore) but look like a European. She started her movie career in Tamil movies.

    What about the FAIR SKINNED Tamils?

    Language and Skin Color are different issues.

    Further the opinions from the internet are not any kind of proofs. But you better find a RAW agent UNNI KRISHNAN and how he became an agent of CIA and supplied information to JR. Now that man in Indian jail for treason.

    Now India is under different leadership and have different policies. Further better find “similarities” of Indians and Sri lankans in any matter instead of Pakistanis or South koreans.

    We have to learn to live with people with “similar’ cultures.

  18. cassandra Says:

    MS MUdali,
    It has been clear to me for some time that you have a fixation about the UNP and the Church and about ‘barking’, and that it is futile to try to reason with you but let me deal with the points you have raised. The Catholic Church never praised the LTTE as the Divine Soldiers of Christ. Maybe, some priests did – but some priests DO NOT make up the whole Church. I hope even you can see the distinction. It is simply not true that the churches turned their back on anyone during the riots of 1983 or at any time. I believe all places of worship, be they Christian or be they Buddhist, gave succour to those who were victims of those terrible events. I don’t know on what basis you say that the “Churches ar still part of the UNP and its thuggery”. It is irresponsible of you to make such statements without providing some credible evidence in support. Fr Emmanel remains a priest becuase I imagine he has not done anything to justify him being de-frocked. I don’t think his political views constitute sufficient grounds for him being de-frocked. I hope you make some effort to learn more about what the Catholic Church and its structures are like and then you will know that it is not some monolithic organisation that rules over its priests and members with an iron fist. Please do yourself a service and try to inform yourself better before you rush to make wild and unsubstantiated statements.

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