‘LANKA’S VICTORY, OUR SECURITY’ – Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Posted on August 21st, 2014

CHAMINDA PERERA Courtesy The Daily News

India will not accept any inquiry against SL

Sri Lanka’s issue not ethnic, but linguistic

Chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Committee for Strategic Action and Leader of the Janatha Party Dr. Subramanian Swamy yesterday said Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism helped ensure the security of India too. “Not only that Sri Lankans have started to live in normalcy without fear but a major national security goal of India was also achieved as a collateral gain by Sri Lanka’s victory over the LTTE,” he said. Swamy added that reconciliation will go a long way if Tamils as a bloc do not vote against Sinhala candidates at the forthcoming elections.


“We will not accept any inquiry against Sri Lanka from any quarter.

“No genocide has taken place in Sri Lanka,” Dr. Swamy emphasized. He was addressing the delegates at the Defence Seminar 2014 in Colombo yesterday.

The Janatha Party leader said that India’s foreign policy will be formulated with national interests in mind. India will always place its own national interest above the interests of Provincial governments.

Swamy said that issue in Sri Lanka is not an ethnic issue but purely an issue related to linguistics.

“Patriotic Indians do not consider the core issue of the Sri Lankan strife as connected to ethnicity as the West is prone to project, but that it was a linguistic one,” he said.

He said that he has never been able to understand the attitude of the Tamil people who adopted former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka as a candidate at the last Presidential election while leveling baseless allegations that the army committed genocide in Sri Lanka.

“I have never been able to understand the Tamil attitude in Sri Lank particularly in the North.

The Tamils who kept on telling me that that the army committed genocide have selected the Commander of Army as their candidate,” he said.

Swamy queried as to how the Commander of the Army was not aware of a genocide if it had been perpetrated.

“How is it possible that the Commander of Sri Lanka Army knew nothing about the human rights atrocities carried out by the Sri Lankan army and President Rajapaksa would alone be responsible for them.

The Janatha Party Leader added that no genocide had taken place in Sri Lanka during the conflict and even the UN has not said that Sri Lanka has committed genocide.

“It is a group of people with vested interests based in London who are trying to propagate this ideology,” he said.

4 Responses to “‘LANKA’S VICTORY, OUR SECURITY’ – Dr. Subramanian Swamy”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “The Tamils who kept on telling me that that the army committed genocide have selected the Commander of Army as their candidate,” he said.”

    Every Tamil grievance and aspiration is like this – BS.

  2. Senevirath Says:

    govt must give this a very good publicity so that fonseka’s name will be erased off’

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said GR. It is GOOD to put this on notice to ALL world powers (66 countries this time).

    Islamic terrorism is ALIVE in SL and is certainly a MASSIVE threat. Nip the dirt in the bud NANTHIKADAL STYLE.

    He very clearly identifies the ROOT CAUSE of the problem.

    In a paper published in the latest issue of the US Defence Department’s journal “Prism”, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has reiterated his belief that Islamic terrorism poses a threat to the island nation.

    Since the LTTE’s defeat, some of the Muslim groups in Lanka have begun to engage in activities that go “far beyond self-protection”, he said in the journal brought out by the Center for Complex Operations (CCO).

    “There is information that some of these groups have even tried to link up with global Islamic terrorist organisations. This is a situation that requires careful monitoring,” Gotabaya said. “Some Islamic groups in Lanka have started to establish ties with LTTE-linked agents to create further problems,” he further said.

    According to Gotabaya, the increasing insularity of Lanka’s ethnic groups is at the root of the problem. “Rather than identifying themselves on the basis of nationality, the communities of Sri Lanka have begun to identify themselves on the basis of ethnicity or their religion. The cross-border links that can arise as a result of such insular ethnic or religious identification are also troublesome,” he said. “There are some foreign groups that wish to encourage Lankan Muslims to identify themselves more with the global Muslim community, thereby reducing their integration within Lanka.” The increasing insularity and cohesion amongst minority ethnic groups has also led to the emergence of hard line groups from the majority community, the top Lankan security official observed, NIE reports.”


  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Gota’s last paragraph says it all. What is the solution?

    There is NOTHING that can unify SLs!!

    1. There is NO ONE language that can unify SLs. Two languages cannot UNIFY the people. It DIVIDES people. That is why countries with GOOD DIVERSITY like USA and Australia have ONE language.

    One official and national language one nation, two official and national languages two nations!!

    2. There is NO ONE law that can unify SLs. For Tamils there is Vesavalami law. For Muslims there is Muslim law. For Batticaloa Tamils there is Mukkuvar law. For Kandyans there is Kandyan law.

    3. There is NO ONE national anthem to unify the people. For Sinhalese there is the Sinhala version. For Tamils there is the Tamil version. What madness is this!

    4. There is NOT A SINGLE Tamil or Muslim majority school to UNIFY SLs. There are TAMIL ONLY schools and MUSLIM ONLY schools. How can people unify?

    5. Even the provincial councils are about division!! North is for Tamils. East is for Muslims. What madness is this!

    6. Even Colombo city (the capital) is ethnically demarcated. Colombo 1, 3, 4, 6, 13, 14 and 15 are Tamil. Colombo 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are Muslim. Colombo 5 is Sinhala.

    7. Jaffna district is TAMILS only. Batticaloa district is TAMIL ONLY. Mulativu district is Tamil only. Mannar district is Tamil only. Kilinochchi district is Tamil only.

    8. For Hindus, religious stuff is IMPORTED from Endia. For Muslims religious stuff is imported from Saudi. For Christians, religious stuff is imported from the west. Naturally they are DIVIDED.

    9. There are separate universities for separate ethnic groups. Jaffna is for Tamils. South Eastern university is for Muslims. These have become BREEDING GROUNDS of INBREEDING RACISM.

    10. There are even political parties exclusively for racial groups! TNA, TULF are for Tamils. SLMC, ACMC are for Muslims. JHU and BBS are for Sinhalese.

    With everything creating divisions, how can SL people be united?

    First step to unify SL, SCRAP that damned 13 amendment and make Sinhala the ONLY OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. Don’t give Tamil the status of national or official language. If we can’t do that, we don’t deserve to be UNIFIED.

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