One Month to Northern Provincial Council Election, India Shows Signs of Going Back on CHOGM Promise
Posted on August 17th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara

It works like clockwork. Tamil Nadu leaders have demanded the Indian government boycott CHOGM summit in Colombo. It is a repetition of what happened in 1954, 1964, 1974, 1985, 1987, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Sri Lanka always kept its side of the bargain but India never kept its word. After the first Indo-Lanka agreement on Tamils of Indian origin in 1954, the Indian delegate made it very clear that India would not take back any Indian Tamils from Sri Lanka. It was the same stance India followed over and over again in 1964 and 1974.
In 1985 India mediated in Thimpu talks. India got the LTTE to demand Sri Lanka accept all Tamils of Indian origin and grant them citizenship. Sri Lanka agreed and mysteriously Thimpu talks collapsed the next day!
It was repeated in 1987. Although India promised to disarm the LTTE, after a Dixit organized sham show for the media, IPKF failed to disarm them. Sri Lanka once again kept the promise of 13A with no commensurate commitment from India. After the war a grand extravaganza for the Indian film festival was held. Indian organisers are yet to pay the dues for the failed event with a low attendance. 2012 and 2013 saw India, as expected, repeat its shrewd policy of duplicity in voting against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
Just a month to go for the Northern Provincial Council election, Indian puppeteers have got Tamil Nadu ultra-racists to justify intended Indian boycott of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo. Actual decision to boycott the summit will be officially notified after the TNA Chief Minister has taken oaths. Ultimately India, Canada, New Zealand and a few other nations of the Commonwealth will boycott the summit much like the harbor without ships, the airport without planes or the peace without the peace dividend to those who fight hard to win it.

A resolute decision must be taken to abrogate 13A irrespective of Indian concerns as they are unreliable and certainly not dependable. The ruling clan cannot satisfy both Indian interests and Sri Lankan interests at the same time; no government since 1948 could do it.

3 Responses to “One Month to Northern Provincial Council Election, India Shows Signs of Going Back on CHOGM Promise”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    We must finance these people.

    “A Sinhala Buddhist extremist ‘NGO’ named Helabima is being deployed by the occupying Colombo government to encourage the Sinhala people to occupy Tamil lands in the border villages between Batticaloa and Ampaa’rai. Major Bertie Perera, a Sinhala military official appointed by the Colombo government coordinates the structural genocide programme being carried out in the name of ‘development’. He collaborates with Helabima’s colonization operative Sunil Chandrakumara and the Buddhist prelate of the Batticaloa Mangalarama Vihara to enact Sinhalicisation of Kevu’liyamadu village in Paddip-pazhai division.”

    – tamilnet

  2. mario_perera Says:

    A brilliant assessment of the REAL NATURE of Indo-Sri Lanka relations.

    Mario Perera

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dilrook is right. India cannot be relied on. In the end, India will always back her Hindu population wherever in the world. India has encouraged her people of low caste or Dalit origin people to emigrate to anywhere in the world, including Sri Lanka. The Upcountry tea estates provide an area of employment for Tamils who leave Tamil Nadu, and yet remain loyal to India.

    Overpopulated and poverty ridden India of over one Billion people will offload more people to any place that would accept them. If the Tamil Nadu Caste problem can be foisted on Sri Lanka, they will gladly do so too.

    This is why Sri Lanka seems permanently destabilised. It is high time we realised the truth of the matter and eased out of the Indian paw.

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