ICG has put out yet another executive summery and recommendations.
Posted on July 22nd, 2011

Herold Leelawardena

Going through the latest executive summary of recommendations of the International Crises Group, one particular sentence had stuck in my mind. That is; ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-The regime destroyed the Tigers by rejecting the more conciliatory approach of prior governments and adopting the insurgentsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ brutality and intolerance of dissent.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ Now, there is no doubt that anyone could assemble the stance of the entire ICG outlook from that single sentence.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ To be fair in the first instant, ICG should have enlightened us whether the said conciliatory approach by prior governments had persuaded LTTE to come to sense of negotiations or had it opted to take undue advantage of those gestures and build up its capacity to fight another war.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ We ought to remind ICG that each and every government that talked peace with LTTE had become mere gullible to its ploys in the end. President Premadasa had been the first Sri Lankan leader to be deluded by the LTTE leader, Velu. So naive Premadasa had been, he is said to have said; he is the elder brother and Velu is the younger brother. Silly man was blasted to pieces by LTTE no sooner he was duped to give them arms and sent back the IPKF.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ But the most foolish had been the government of RanilW; he thought his government had an international safety net to track and tame the tigers. Never mind RanilWƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s affiliation to the powerful Christian rulers of the so-called International community, he couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t even keep the tigers at the negotiation table in the end let alone stop their homicides. It was during that pseudo peace era ex-foreign minister Kidiragamar had been gunned down by LTTE.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Westerners sought to catalogue terrorists into two types; good terrorists and bad terrorists. LTTE is known to have brainwashed 354 human beings to blast themselves with bombs wrapped round their bellies and bosoms. And Al Qaida couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t get half as many to blast themselves to date. Yet, for Westerners, LTTE is a good terrorists and Al Qaida a bad one. So much so, all Western leaders have patted each othersƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ back when unarmed Bin Laden was gunned down but wanted us to let them discover whether Velu and his killers had a white flag tucked in to their gun barrel.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ A woman named Adele who trained and neck laced cyanide capsules on LTTE human bombs like the one that killed Rajiv Gandhi is living in London freely. But they clamour for the arrest of unnamed war criminals for unsubstantiated war crimes.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s a known fact that ICG is another tentacle of insatiable greed of the Western powers. Needless to say then, philosophy of ICG should be synonymous with ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”good terroristƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ LTTE and now with its rumps. ICG may crown the clown, RanilW for tolerating dissent of LTTE but it is clear from every election results since 2005 that majority people of Sri Lanka think otherwise. The fact that voters continue to trounce him at every election since his pseudo peace treaty prove this fact beyond doubt.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Tamils have been promoting separation in Sri Lanka in subtle ways since 1928. And that was long before independence when Tamils held sway in every tentacle of the colonial government of the British Raj. Hence grievance that they say is the reason for Tamils to demand separation is a lie.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Indeed, Tamils of India aspired to have a separate country for their extended tribe, Dravidians long before Sri Lankan Tamils. After independence however, except Tamils, all other Dravidians opted to share power in a united India. But, Tamils chose to continue their demand for a separate country. When DMK won a landslide victory at the elections for Madras state assembly on a separatist ticket in 1962 and demanded separation at a mass rally, India introduced its 16th amendment to contain all shades of separatism.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ India may have held Tamil separatism at bay with that 16A for the time being, but it hadnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t restrained spilling separatist beans albeit in a violent manner over to Sri Lanka thereafter.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ On May 14th 1976, the leaders of ITAK had put their sadistic cat out of their bag. They submitted and passed a vicious resolution that directly declared ‘war on Sri Lanka government’ at a mass rally in Waddukkodai. It asked Tamil youth to take up arms and insisted on them never to lay it down until ‘Tamil Eelam’ was won. And that is the war that eventually elevated LTTE as worldƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s most ruthless terrorist organisation.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ And that is the war that had killed tens of thousands of Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese and others for almost three decades. And that is the war that had hampered growth of Sri Lanka for three decades. And that is the war that President Rajapakse had defeated on 18th May 2009 and ushered in a comprehensive peace to Sri Lanka from whence there are no bombs being exploded anywhere in Sri Lanka. And that is the war that ICG says, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”this regimeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ had defeated with ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”insurgentsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ brutalityƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Sri Lankans knew that those youth that were in attendance at the said rally and those that took reasoning of the leaders of ITAK seriously had become top rung terrorist leaders of LTTE later on. People knew there wasn’t much ideological difference or the goal (Tamil Eelam) of ITAK and LTTE but the roadmap to it: LTTE wanted a straight run to Eelam whereas ITAK wanted to achieve it through Federal or staggered basis.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ People knew, such minor rift and LTTE desire to get all the parliament members of ITAK under its wing prompted its pistol gang to kill the ITAK leader, Amirthalingam. They also knew a new party named TNA, was formed later on to be the LTTE proxy and to swallow the ITAK.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Today, LTTE is no more but its rump continues to foster its ideology through TGTE, BTF, GTF, etc and etc. And, TNA is back on the old road map of its predecessor, ITAK. Just like ITAK, the TNA and its new MPs aim Eelam through Federal. And the so-called International community gives oxygen to both road maps through ICG, Ch4, Drusman report etc. But for our fortune, majority of voters and President Rajapakse are no gullible to antics of these cliques.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Herold Leelawardena

One Response to “ICG has put out yet another executive summery and recommendations.”

  1. AnuD Says:

    All these special interest group NGOs are funded by secret services to govt. They have their agenda and, I think, one of those has been to subdue the other small countries for their advantage. when they cannot do that, they disrupt that society and create more countries.

    Tamils are self – destructive. We as Sinhala people always focus on others need that is how we have been trained. But, in this system, at least some need to be extremist in the sense that we have to think about our Sinhala culture.

    All these NGO groups are working for money. Some of them understand they themselves on the verge of extinction or threatned. that is many societies have extemely low birth rates can not come back from that. Euro-zone and USA are struggling finanacially.

    Church is dwindling in that area. So, they need to find new grounds. That is why Asia is important.

    Anyway, Sri Lanka’s major threat is none of those tamils or anyonw else. It is our politicians and what they are doing. See how they allow Sinhala culture to be raped with … (some words, I did not write) and our all the core “values” have degraded.

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