Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka’s brutal regime
Posted on February 20th, 2013

Bandula Chandraratna (Author of Mirage and An Eye For An Eye)

My comments:

IƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢m appalled with the headline of this article. It labels the democratically elected Sri Lankan government: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”A BRUTAL REGIMEƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢. The unforgivable crime the Sri Lankan government committed was the wiping out of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist organizationƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s terrorism in Sri Lanka. These terrorists killed thousands of innocent civilians; snatched children and used them as solders; used civilians as human-shields, killed Rajiv Gandhi and President Premadasa and wiped out almost all, mainly educated, Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka.

This is what Alistair Burt the Parliamentary undersecretary of state at the foreign and the Commonwealth office in an opinion column on Sri Lanka wrote on 15th Feb. 2013: Before the war the Tigers ruled the Tamils of the north and east of the island with an iron fist and brutally murdered countless civilians. During their campaign for independence they took terrorism to new levels of barbarity; it was the LTTE after all which pioneered suicide bombing. Yet the Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated a truly reprehensible terrorist organisations with great severity.

We now hear suicide bombers killing hundreds, almost daily, in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, etc. We no longer hear this is happening in Sri Lanka. Remember the plane carrying British tourists to Maldives bombed in Colombo? Remember the dead? Remember the LTTE terrorists destroying almost every passenger plane at the Colombo airport? Remember the LTTE sinking ships, drug smuggling, arms smuggling, terrorist training in other countries and ship loads of human-smuggling to Canada? There is no time for amnesia.

LTTE backers are unparalleled in efficiency in their media propaganda campaign against Sri Lanka and lobbying politicians in Britain, America, and Canada and some other counties in the West. They use a vast amount of money doing these activities. Most of this money is earned with extortions and drug and human smuggling. Educated politicians must not be misled by these terrorists, in temporary sheep clothing, shedding their crocodile tears for the thousands people the LTTE killed and now they blame on the Sri Lankan government.

The Global Tamil Forum organized an all-day meeting at the British Parliament on 27 Feb. 2013. How many international separatist organizations can reach to these heights? Many influential politicians and International backers of LTTE accepted the invitation to address this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to stop Britain attending the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka and to influence the UN human rights sessions starting in Geneva, soon.

Sri Lanka does not produce arms. (LTTE during their terrorist occupation in the North of Sri Lanka produced guns, boats, submarines and primitive fighter planes) So, Sri Lanka needed arms to defeat these terrorists. It is commendable Britain sold arms to Sri Lanka to defeat these terrorists. Because the threat of terrorism is yet not over, Britain should continue to help her friend, the Sri Lankan people, to live in peace.


4 Responses to “Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka’s brutal regime”

  1. Voice123 Says:

    If anybody thought that Eelam War ended on 18 May 2009, they are seriously DELUDED. All that jubiliation was premature. Not yet. I said that then and I say it again. This sort of article and all the maneouverings these sick people and groups are doing internally, this IS war. WE have to take a stand and counter this (whether the GOSL does anything or not). If not, we WILL all suffer and be maligned internationally and dragged back into murderous terrorism and everything else it entails.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    I think definitely and primarily it is the US,UK,EU,Canada, Australia, Norway and HRW, Amnesty International and the likes of Channel 4, Independent et. al. it is they who are primarily against Sri Lanka. The LTTE supporters in the west are secondary and are actually a useful tool for the US,UK,EU,Canada and co. This has been sadly very clear for a very long time now.

    However as a Sri Lankan I am very glad we have peace in Sri Lanka between the sinhala and tamil people and we are living in harmony now. The US,UK,EU,Canada club does not like that. They don’t want the sinhala, tamil,muslim peoples unity and will do anything to destroy the present prevailing harmony in the country and are trying everything to destroy the peaceful environment in the country. The US,UK,EU,Canadas behaviour proves this beyond any doubt. It is all about divide and rule for them.

    Yes it is high time the Sri Lankan govt countered this bullshit, its getting tiresome this UNHRC bullshit meetings to haul Sri Lanka up for this or that trumped up charges.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    The WAR started in 1931 when G.G. Ponnayambalam

    1. demanded 50-50.
    2. called Sinhalese mixed-breed dogs.
    3. started the FIRST race riot between the 2 groups.
    4. set up All Ceylon Tamil Congress.

    ALL in one year 1931.

    The war continues from that year.

    It will end when Tamils are sufficiently SINHALIZED that they lose their bond with the racist cowards in Tamil Madu.

    Until then it is war with different strategies. The UNFORTUNATE part of non-violent war is, it gives Tamil Homelandists an EQUAL fighting opportunity. In real war this is different. In real war Tamils were a minority with a smaller population and a smaller armed group. To equal the impact of killing 1 Tamil terrorist, they had to kill 6 Sinhalese.

    Impact of 1 casualty.
    Sinhalese – 1X
    Tamils – 6X
    Tamil Homelandists – >12X (an even smaller group than Tamils)

    This advantage is lost with the end of the war. (Tamil Madu jokers don’t fight or die for TE. They are worse cowards.)

  4. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    what i can’t understand is why the tamils who are with the government or who are living peacefully in sri lanka esp. in north and east come out publicly to educate the anglo saxon ungulate whose brain has moved to the rear end or are they too having a silent agenda or loving to see a part of heladeepa carved out to call their own – as aussie pm says if you do not like sri lanka get out!!!!!!! and to all muslims who speak tamil(ungrateful humans) get out!!!!! you will find better treatment in tamil nadu and middle eastern countries – we don’t want your bull shit sharia law and halal in sri lanka. sri lanka is a brutal regime so get out once and for all ([pl. note this comment is not directed at decent, in-corrupt muslims and tamils)

    allah hulallaa mahalla halaala – puwak badillaaaaaa

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