LLRC, USA resolution,reconciliation and sovereignty – II
Posted on March 22nd, 2012

By Nalin de Silva Courtesy The Island

 March 20, 2012, 5:26 pm

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 Now what is the record of the western countries as far as reconciliation is concerned. Do the Afro Americans enjoy the same privileges as the European Americans? Obama follows the white Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP) culture irrespective of the colour of his skin and he is only a token just as much the Afro American characters in the US television shows are there to show the world that the blacks are enjoying very high standards of life. Can Robert Blake come with statistics on poverty lines with respect to the African Americans and European Americans? What is the percentage of poor people among the blacks? In England can one see a Welsh word on the roads despite the fact that the Welsh had been living there before the Norman invasion? How did the English reconcile with the Welsh and the Scotts in so called Britain and with the Irish in the UK? Of course they allowed Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wild to write in English thus contributing to that language rather than to Irish. In more than one way Shaw and Wild were used (kade yaveema) by the English for the benefit of the latter at the expense of Irish, perhaps in the name of reconciliation. Did any Englishman except for academic purposes learn any of the languages Welsh, Irish or Scottish in the name of reconciliation? In USA it is worse. What happened to the languages spoken by the Afro Americans? Are they spoken in the homes of Afro Americans? Then we come to the so called Red Indians. What were the steps taken by the Anglo Saxons who followed the pilgrims to reconcile with the natives, after poisoning the wells of the latter and massacring them through other means as well? The Sinhala people do not want any Tamil writer to publish in Sinhala ignoring Tamil and of course vice versa. The use of Tamil by Tamils have to be encouraged facilitating them to learn Sinhala if they wish. Similarly for the Sinhalas and the recommendation by the LLRC to make Sinhala and Tamil compulsory for all Sri Lankans in the name of reconciliation is not only meaningless but would create an antagonism among Sinhalas and Tamils. LLRC also wants the national anthem to be sung simultaneously which again is a meaningless exercise. Let the National Anthem be sung in Sinhala as it is, without following Ashraff of the SLMC who first advocated this racist idea. This is a continuation of the English policy of appointing one Sinhala and one Tamil to the legislative assembly without considering the demography, history and the culture of the country. In any event it is not clear what is meant by singing simultaneously since if the National Anthem is sung in two languages at the same time it would create only a noise and not any meaningful utterance. Perhaps the LLRC could not decide on the language in which the National Anthem had to be sung first.

 

I do not talk of double standards of the west as I feel that they have only one policy. That is to propagate their hegemony. The war crimes in Japan (Hiroshima & Nagasaki) in Vietnam (My Lai) in Iraq and the latest in Afghanistan are forgotten with a “sorry” from the President of the USA. In Sri Lanka the west insists on punishing Sri Lanka for crimes not committed as they want to punish the Sinhala people and their culture again in order to maintain the hegemony of the Judaic Christian culture. We do not have to be afraid of the western forces who are now on the decline after more than five hundred years of world domination, and we have to concentrate on the Anti west block and also on uniting the people against possible economic sanctions and NATO aggressions. We have to be prepared for any eventuality, and we have to be self sufficient in many food items as we have achieved in rice. It would be much better if we can do this without depending on agrochemicals of the west, which in any event add poison to our soil. There are people who can advise the government on alternative “govikama” but unfortunately they have not had the best English education and the government is not prepared to listen to Sanga, Veda, Guru, Govi, Kamkaru which has become only rhetoric after 1956. Regarding so called war crimes many people including the members of the LLRC forget that long before the terms human rights and war crimes were coined by the westerners not because of any humanity but for political reasons to suppress the non westerners, King Gemunu had been contemplating on the people who died in the war. Our armed forces have carried on these traditions and they have treated the “enemy” with much respect looking after the families of LTTE cadres killed in the operations. We are guided by our traditions and the LLRC should not have forgotten the example set by King Gemunu when he treated the dead body of Elara with utmost respect. The Sinhalas had not been like Maghas or Cholas or Portuguese, Dutch or English and there is no record of massacring people who lived in Anuradhapura after that city was taken back by the forces of King Gemunu. Our present armed forces have followed this tradition in looking after the parents of Prabhakaran and the families of other LTTE leaders and other terrorists who died during the humanitarian operations.

 

I think the mandate given to the LLRC is not complete. The government instead of requesting the commissioners to inquire and report on facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement operationalized on 21st February, 2002, should have requested the LLRC of course with members from Sanga Veda Guru Govi Kamkaru as well, to inquire and report on facts and circumstances that led to the signing of the so called ceasefire agreement, and also on the crimes committed by the LTTE against humanity to use a phrase familiar to the west, and also on those here as well as abroad who directly, indirectly, tacitly or otherwise aided and abetted the LTTE to fight to establish a separate state in some parts of Sri Lanka, and also helped the LTTE directly or indirectly to engage in crimes against humanity. The government should appoint another commission not in the tradition of Colebrook and Cameron, but with members from Sanga Veda Guru Govi Kamkaru as well, with a wider mandate to report on these activities including those by the nations, the NGOs which are nothing but instruments of western colonialism established after the African countries were given limited independence in the sixties, and until the report of that commission is released no decision should be taken on the implementation of the report of the LLRC, which has acted on wrong assumptions. I am not questioning them on inquiring into the history of the so called ethnic problem which I think is within their mandate, but acting with preconceived ideas on the so called ethnic problem. When I went before the commission on their invitation I made it a point to present my facts to show that there was no ethnic problem as such. However, after I finished with my submissions I was told by one of the commissioners that though my presentation was logical they had to give something. It was clear that the commission was thinking of giving something to the Vellalas and the westerners who had trained the former, and I thought my effort and time had been wasted. If my presentation was logical and factual and they could not find any fault with what I said the logical step would have been to act after considering my views. It was clear that they were guided by the sentiments created by the myths propagated by the English and their Vellala agents and some of the recommendations stem from these pre conceived ideas. The commission specifically states that the grievances of the Tamil community has been a root cause for the ethnic conflict, and I challenge this statement. The problem in this country is depriving the Sinhalas, especially the Sinhala Buddhists and their culture their due place.

It is statements like that and some recommendations by the LLRC that the west wants to bank on in their attempt to control us, and we should never give into their attempts. It is true that the LLRC was appointed by the government, but that does not imply that the government has to implement all their recommendations. Let us appoint the commission I have suggested above and let the government after considering the recommendations of both commissions decide on what recommendations have to be implemented. The so called war crimes taken together with grievances of the Tamils give the western powers room to use the Tamils dispersed in their countries (the word diaspora itself is used with Biblical connotations to mislead people and attract their sympathy), which is their creation against the Sinhala people, the way they used the English speaking Vellalas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the government has to be careful in giving a pardon to Sarath Fonseka, who initiated the white flag story. It is he and not Ranil Wickremesinghe whom the west wants to use as the leader of the puppet government after toppling the present government, and the government should make sure that Fonseka if given a pardon is not used by the American state department.

The maha sangha have answered the westerners in the Buddhist tradition with Poojas, peace walks etc., not to fight against the westerners but to extend compassion to the western leaders who are responsible for decisions against Sri Lanka to destabilize the country in order to form another government. The latest in this series is a Sathyakriya commencing on Wednesday the 21st in front of the Fort Railway station by the maha sangha led by Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera in order to “bless” the western leaders with compassion and wisdom. The maha sangha have formulated the concept of national rights as against human rights and consider the former to take precedence over the latter. More details of this concept will be discussed in these columns.

4 Responses to “LLRC, USA resolution,reconciliation and sovereignty – II”

  1. AnuD Says:

    Human rights and Democracy are two political worlds. In their vocabulary those terms mean accept the values that we say noble or valuable.

    See how when about 20 soldiers cleaned the Afghan village and destroyed even the bodies. They brought only one person home and give the best legal support to him.

    If an outsider, whether he is below the adult age of 18 or not does not matter, they bring him to their country and appoint lawyers suitable to them and torture him in their system as much as they can.

    All the western and most of the European countries helped in this resolution whether they speak English, Spanish or French have the same human rights record even to date.

    We can only talk and do nothing else.

    On the other hand, Even Obama being a Black president, he did not promote blacks or else he did not go close to blacks when ever he travelled to southern most States full of Blacks.

    On the other hand, in our country, electroral – politicians thrive on racism. If they are given a minister post they fill the ministry with their people.

    But, we Buddhists complain, whine and just watch that we are being gradually destroyed.

    Politics and capitalism are all about greed. In that world, we are not behaving accordingly. Instead behave as enlightened people and mourn.

    Don’t you think we are not living in the present time.

    Don’t you think, at least should have a balance in our life.

    Long ago, Buddhism in India disappeared because they thought like buddhists. Probably, that was arahants. But, we are lay people and not enlightened.

    Do you get my point ?

  2. AnuD Says:

    We forget the Past very easily.I suppose the term Mahavamsa Mindset is correct.

    Ever one knows, Ranil, Mangala and many more are pro American. Eventhe governing party has Pro-american politicians.

    It is the President Rajapakse who used to double cross or back stab many politicians and parties that helped him to come to the top. Finally, they, in turn, doubled crossed Rajapakse by dividing the friendship between SF and MR. Because, they were angry or did not Like GR even during the war time as that bungles up their plans.

    Some how, now accusing that SF would be a American Henchman would be wrong. Once the issues are clear, I am pretty, SF would handle issues carefully and I don’t think he would ever be a traitor to the country.

    US wants China out at any cost.

    Other than that, US don’t consider any of either Mr or Ranil as anti-US.

    Lot of pro-China or anti-Indian issues are media-made. Some are propaganda to suit the governing parties.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Some points re the current problems facing Lanka :

    * The most pressing problem is Tamil SEPARATISM pushed by some Tamil Leaders, and the ‘divide & rule’ principle used by vested interests to bully Sri Lanka.

    * Sri Lanka Lawmakers must definitely be savvy of Lanka’s place in the region and the world and put Laws in place to protect the land and the people. To this end, for a start, ethnic based political parties must be banned. Do we see a single ethnic based political party in the western democracies ?

    * It is best Lanka put the law in place to deport all Illegal migrants, mainly from Tamil Nadu.

    * Is Lanka very dependent on Tamil (Indian) labor ? If so, for what industry ? If it is the tea industry, then it is for the plucking of tea. It is better to use tea plucking machines. This is already done by a number of other countries. It is better to manufacture/make a tea plucking machine suited to the needs of the tea industry here. It is best Lanka has less and less dependency on Tamil labor. Our scientists/inventors have not realised the problem here or else they would have manufactured a machine even better than the existing ones.

    * The general population of Lanka have not realised that Tamil Nadu politicians have always encouraged the formation of Eelam (as per article in the Daily Mirror Mar 30th, where Karunanaidhi states so quite openly that his “Dream is Eelam”). This
    “Dream of Eelam is a mere DISTRACTION from the real problem of Caste/poverty in Tamil Nadu. But, the general Tamil low caste/Dalit origin person does not realise this, and goes along with their leaders’ wishes. The crux of the problem is that Tamils of Lanka have NOT been allowed to integrate into mainstream life here. They are always kept apart by the Tamil Leaders, with a kind of guilt ridden loyalty to Tamil Nadu and the Tamil language. This is not too difficult a task for the TNA which political party truly understands the ease with which Tamils have been broken through the Caste System.

    The general Sinhala/Buddhist population of Lanka is tardy about talking/admitting of 3,000 yrs of Tamil Caste issues for fear of not wanting to hurt Tamils of Lanka. That too is a barrier to solving the problem.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Date error in my write earlier write up : Please read : “as per article in the Daily Mirror Mar 30th, where Karunanaidhi states so quite openly that his “Dream is Eelam”), as “as per article in the Daily Mirror Mar 24 ….”

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