A letter to The Island
Posted on March 2nd, 2011


ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Editor, the Island.

I read with some amusement Izeth Hussein’s article in the paper today.

During the war period, he said that the election of Premadasa to the presidency of Sri Lanka was the equivalent of President Obama being elected to power in the US. Now, after a slew of criticisms from his co-conspirators in the anti-Sri Lanka brigade, he changes his line and says that actually, the equivalent with the 2008 US election would have been if a Tamil was elected to Sri Lanka’s highest office.

Let us examine this closely.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama is half white American, half African-American ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” so is at least half the same ethnicity as the majority of Americans. He is a Christian, who often talks about his faith and about God ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” so he shares the same religion and culture as the majority of America’s population. He joined and took part in the electoral process as a member of the Democratic Party, one of the two secular, grown-up parties in America’s two-party system. He did not call for extra powers and privileges for African-Americans or other minority groups. He did not call for “self-governance” or “devolution” in the many states in which African-Americans or other groups are the majority. He said nothing about “discrimination” or “power sharing” in these regions, where all levers of power are to this day controlled by the white minority.

Now, let us see what prominent anti-Sri Lankan Tamil politicians have been doing, along with their Sinhalese and Muslim co-conspirators, like Mr Hussein. They are demanding for the election of a 100% Tamil president in Sri Lanka, which is the ethnic homeland of the Sinhalese. In addition, this Tamil will not be a Buddhist, so would not even share the same religion or culture as the vast majority of the population. Also, Tamils do not take part in the political process through the major, secular parties but rather through mono-ethnic, secessionist, hate-filled parties, most of which are political wings of Tamil terrorist groups, who espouse division and racism, founded on their groundless fantasy histories and unprovable “discrimination” stories.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mr Hussein also advocates ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-discriminationƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ as the sole cause of the war, even and the rest of the traitors are unable to provide a single scrap of evidence to prove this ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” yes, there was discrimination, but this was against the Sinhalese. It was Sinhalese people’s attempts to restore their equality which led to the war, and nothing else.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Also, all prominent Tamils have at some stage called for the carving up of Sri Lanka, and for extraordinary, undeserved powers to be handed to Tamils and their new found buddies the “Tamil-speakers” (who being Muslims like Mr Hussein, were ruthlessly slaughtered by their terrorist wing over 33 years – interesting how he has forgotten this) just for the fact that they are of a minority, and not based on individual merit or achievement. And they don’t mind if this is done slowly, as Ponnambalum said, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-We will demand a little now, and more later.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ Going by their own utterances, we can expect the following: The north and east today, all of Sri Lanka tomorrow. Devolution first, federalism next and independence later.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Far from democracy, this is a call for anti-Sinhalese, anti-Buddhist discrimination. This seems to occur with disturbing frequency on your pages, given the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-nationalisticƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ slant your paper is supposed to have.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ All in all, it sounds like what Mr Hussein, Tamil supremacists, and the Sinhalese who write on your pages, are advocating for is nothing less than a return to the Tamil-dominated apartheid which the Sinhalese Buddhists had to suffer under for centuries of foreign colonialist occupation.

And then they wonder why Mahinda Rajapaksa and the UPFA keep on winning elections in the Sinhlaese Buddhist country.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ A real Sri Lankan Obama would actually look very different.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ First he would need to be half Sinhala and half Tamil. Then, he would have to be a practising and devout Buddhist. His wife and children would also need to be Buddhists. He and his family would have to speak only in Sinhala. He would need to be contesting under either the UNP or the SLFP. He would need to convince the Sri Lankans, especially the Sinhalese, that he would stand for unity and territorial integrity, and the promotion of Buddhism. Certain local criteria would also apply: he would not be making any fuss about the language, Sinhala is understood by the vast majority of the total population, and that should be the only national language he is interested in.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Further, our ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ would be campaigning against any devolution from the center, and would be insisting on only the equality of all, not campaigning for the restoration of imperial-era privileges and powers to an undeserving minority. One of the first things he should do to address this, is remove the laws which prevent non-Tamils owning land in the northernmost regions. Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister apologised for Britain’s role in engineering a world-wide industry of slave trading, creating slaves on whose backs western riches were built. Similarly, a president of Sri Lanka who was not 100% Sinhalese should apologise to the Sinhalese for Tamils’ key role in the grinding to the ground of Sinhalese Buddhist culture and civilization through their collaboration with the colonialist occupiers for over 500 years. And he should apologise for the Tamil elite riding to riches and into the best houses in Colombo 7 on the backs of the Sinhalese. He should also encourage all Tamil supremacists to apologise for these crimes against the Sinhalese.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The day I see such a candidate, as long as I also agreed with his policies, which should principally be aimed at developing the country and not going back to the past, I would certainly consider voting for him.

Although written with a self-righteous tone, Mr Hussein and the other Sri Lanka-bashers and Sinhala-haters and their holier-than-thou writings really don’t stand up to any scrutiny. Is he so idiotic to not understand the differences between American president Obama and any Tamil politician from Sri Lanka? Or is he playing the same duplicitous, treacherous word-games as the NGO establishment? I am certain that it is the latter.

Please pass on the message to all these clowns that since they don’t have anything useful to contribute to this country, to just keep quiet. Let those of us who have a proper grasp of this country, its people, its past, and world events, to move Sri Lanka into the future.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Many analysts caution Egyptians and Tunisians to beware of their new found democracy being usurped and commandeered by extremist elements with ulterior motives. Similarly in Sri Lanka, we must make every effort to warn our people of the dangers that the end of the war has brought: dangers from our internal enemies with vested interests, now no longer fearing the scrutiny of the war years, stirring up and justifying with fabricated ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-evidenceƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ and rewritten histories the Tamil racism against the Sinhalese which was only just ended in May 2009. They will never give up in their campaign against the Sinhalese Buddhists, and neither should we give up in our crusade to hunt them down, expose them, and punish them as the traitors they are. They are limited in number, and economic development will only reduce their ranks. This is another battle we can easily win, all we must do is never relent.


One Response to “A letter to The Island”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    We had our own Obama – Lakshman Kadirgamar. He was killed before he could become the PM or may be the President. Like Obama, he was highly educated, a gentleman, went with the majority’s political aspirations, loved his country dearly, had no sympathy for terrorists/seperatists, conducted in a manner suitable for an educated professional and was capable of delivering great educated speeches.

    There are no other comparables.

    Comparing Keselwatte Premadasa with absolutely no education and morals; who used to run after every soothsayer in the world, to Obama is a disgrace to the latter! BTW where is Babu?

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