Sri Lanka must set up a LTTE Terror Remembrance Museum on the lines of Vietnams War Remnants Museum
Posted on November 28th, 2017

 Shenali D Waduge

If the GOSL can allocate state funds to allow Northern Provincial Council to build a LTTE memorial then the GOSL must build a Memorial for all the Victims of LTTE Terror. It is getting tedious to be countering lies that are being publicized globally by well-funded campaigns generated from criminal syndicates that continue to function and were part of the LTTE international criminal network. Whatever attempts being made to downplay the victory achieved in May 2009, that accomplishment cannot be allowed to be subtly removed from our memories by those who were either promoters of the ‘unwinnable war’ theory or those too cowardly to call LTTE as terrorists. These attempts to curb the war victory is only leading people to forget a 30 year terrible past but are also causing people to forget individuals, parties, organizations and even countries that created, supported and promoted LTTE terror so much so that there is a strong likelihood of a revival of LTTE taking place under the same patronage of people. Therefore, it is an opportune time to set up a museum that would display all of the crimes committed by the LTTE over 3 decades and should be under the stewardship of only patriots with no one remotely connected to LTTE involved in its administration or design. People who were promoters of LTTE are today shamelessly holding symposiums about crimes against Tamils when LTTE has killed more Tamils than any other non-Tamil community.

Every country celebrates War Victories. These are gallant events marked to showcase a period of the past that people must remember and take lessons from. Countries continue to celebrate World War victories since 1945. Germany & Japan never oppose these ceremonies putting across atrocities and war crimes committed by the Allies against their people. These war crimes by Allies run into millions of post-war deaths by starvation as a policy.

Vietnam’s museum is a good example for Sri Lanka to use to come out with our own memories of a cruel and frightening past. People are already forgetting the years of fear, sorrow, tears and misery we went through.

It is not just the LTTE that terrorised us. We have undergone over 400 years of colonial crimes (ideally we need to have a separate museum for colonial crimes committed by Portuguese, the Dutch and the British), we had 2 insurrections by the JVP that killed a lot of innocent people. We had 30 years of LTTE terror. It was not just a group of people being armed and trained by India, the nation and its military had to deal with scores of other inter-connected challenges. We had foreign nations molly-coddling the LTTE, we had missionaries and faith-based organizations that posed as charities entering as relief and humanitarian aid providers but with a bigger intention of enlarging their flocks (the rise in conversions in the North including those within the LTTE is a good example of their success story), we had very powerful nations adopting the LTTE and using it to fast forward their own agendas for the region and continent, we had the UN using Sri Lanka as a guinea pig for its diabolical new world order programs testing various ideas that would enable nation-states to be dissolved and all law & order brought under the auspices of the UN. The minority-rights placard used by both UN and powerful western nations has nothing to do with concern for minorities but are meant to only test out their plans and ploys to make more profit and vest power of nations in the hands of a handful.

These challenges were no small challenges and no leader was able to take the bulls by their horns. One leader did and today he is the target of attack for doing what others were told not to do. Leaving aside his own mistakes, follies and mismanagement after steering the forces to a magnificent and memorable victory, his place in history cannot be diminished or removed because of other faults. We need to give credit where credit is due. He and the defense secretary need to be protected by the State forever. No nation should remove their security and make them cannon fodder for killers.

What is clear is that we have elements that were part of the LTTE network today roaming freely still because foreign nations did not take action when in 2014 the GOSL used the UNSC Resolution 1373 to declare 16 organizations as LTTE fronts and declared over 400 individuals as having direct links to LTTE terror. Some of these entities by their sheer influence have got themselves deproscribed without anyone even making a whimper of objection.

Had the foreign nations where these individuals are living taken action by at least investigating them we would not have to be facing a virtual resurgence of LTTE and its separatism? Anyone studying LTTE and all those connected with the LTTE since inception would realize that there is a history to separatism. On the premise that countries cannot be separated on bogus lies and mythical stories it should have warranted a connection in parties and individuals that were trying to separate Sri Lanka (pulling out every name and terminology in the dictionary to hide their ultimate goal) to the LTTE that hijacked the idea for its own sustenance and as a placard to use to entice combatants.

If we are to draw any lessons we need to have these crimes very clearly displayed for all to see. Therefore from the manner LTTE was created, who helped fund, train, arm and supported the LTTE, to the individuals, organizations and even countries that had been linked to the LTTE needs to be very clearly established in this museum.

Ideally like the Vietnam Museum the State should patronize it but the board tasked to design and administer it should be patriots with no links to LTTE or separatist elements.

An entrance fee will help maintain and upgrade the museum and visitors arriving will be able to see for themselves the truth against the lies that are being promoted globally on the strength of the LTTE kitty and the ability to buy over people including foreign MPs and influential officials.

Vietnam War Remnants Museum or The human rights violations and war crimes atrocities American and French forces committed in Vietnam

This museum is meant to save the heroic remnants of the Vietnamese people’s struggle against invading forces. In 1975 it was called The Gallery of American Crime, then the American Crime Gallery, in 1990 it was renamed War Crimes of Aggression Gallery and in 1995 it was called the War Remnants Museum.

The museum is under the Department of Culture, Sports & Tourism.

The museum contains display of material, photographs, artefacts on evidence of the crimes committed. These are meant to educate the public especially the younger generation of the struggle that went to gain independence and freedom, it also hopes to create the desire to protect peace and solidarity, friendship between peoples of the world.

The museum has over 20,000 documents, exhibits, films along 8 themes. It has drawn over 15million visitors from Vietnam and Abroad. An estimated 500,000 visitors arrive annually. The museum is one of the key cultural sites in Vietnam that no one misses to visit when they arrive in Vietnam. The museum has received many global medals/awards.
War Remnants Museum was awarded the title of one of five typical museum, 8/2012 (please view this to see the extent of crimes committed by human rights crusader America!)

During Vietnam War, U.S. military sprayed approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides (AGENT ORANGE) across 5.5 million acres of Vietnamese jungle and countryside. Over 50 years after the War people are still suffering as you can see from the photos. The Vietnam Red Cross estimates Agent Orange affected as many as 3 million Vietnamese. Children in areas where Agent Orange was used have been affected with hydrocephalus (brain swelling), cleft palates, mental disabilities, hernias, extra fingers and toes, spina bifida, and various genetic diseases 

Sri Lanka has 30 years of terror to showcase. LTTE crimes against Tamils, LTTE crimes against villages/villagers, LTTE ethnic cleansing of Sinhalese & Muslims from North Sri Lanka, LTTE assassinations of politicians, public officials, clergy, unarmed military, unarmed soldiers who were sick, foreigners including a former Indian Prime Minister, LTTE denying freedoms and fundamental rights to their own people, LTTE creation of child soldiers and suicide missions, LTTE killing of its own cadres are just some of the crimes that need to be displayed for all to see. People were either victims of LTTE terror and there were people who benefitted by LTTE terror. The museum has to be for all the victims of LTTE terror. 

It is only in remembering our past we can shape our future. It is only in learning lessons from the past that we resolve not to repeat them.

Shenali D Waduge

4 Responses to “Sri Lanka must set up a LTTE Terror Remembrance Museum on the lines of Vietnams War Remnants Museum”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    Thank you Shenali. I totally agree with you. I have been saying the same thing under comments in Lankaweb. Unfortunately, after the LTTE terrorists were eliminated all the Govts that came into power are hell-bent on pretending that it never happened. The biggest joke is the Yahapalanaya which is bending over backward to the very people who were terrorists or terrorist sympathizers imagining that it is the way for reconciliation. The fact is there is nothing wrong the Sinhalese did to the Tamils to evoke such a violent reaction for so long. It was the Tamils who kept killing Sinhala soldiers which resulted in a backlash in 1983 which they filmed and the rest of the Tamil story to the west has been based on that week of rioting which was a natural backlash to the violence by Tamils against the Sinhalese. It is like the situation in Burma where the Rohingyas started attacking Buddhist temples and when they defended themselves the West is attacking the Buddhists in Burma for attacking the Rohingyas because the West wants to divide Myanmar as they have done in countless places.
    Here is some material for such a library. See
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    We should also show some of the mini-subs which were developed by the LTTE with help from international agents working in Sri Lanka in the pretext of bringing peace to the country. We should also in the Museum tell the story of Vaddukodai resolution and the historical context of how the Tamil Sinhala conflict developed starting with the British who created the seeds of animosity between the two groups with their actions to divide and rule. The Sinhalese have been treated so much injustice for so long (nearly 500 years) it is high time the international powers backed off and left us in peace to find our future.

  2. ranjit Says:

    Very good idea Shenali. This would have done long time ago as soon as the war was over. It’s not too late even now but who will do it not this bloody yamaballo who preaches one thing and do another. We have to show the world LTTE atrocities in photos and other ways. We need to tell the world who created LTTE monster and financed them without fear. After 2009 we thought everything was over but unfortunately the Prabakaran ghost is coming back due to the treacherous traitors who rule the country at the moment. We need a strong leader to put a full stop to any form of terrorism from any corner within or from outside. LTTE barbarism should be exposed and shown to every human being in the whole wide world especially the white man who believes in them and still supporting with words and monetary aids. We are waiting to see what action this Yamapalanaya is going to take against the LTTE who were responsible for cake cutting and candle light vigilant to commemorate LTTE barbarians. Hit them hard so they will not repeat again. We are watching you Yamapalanaya.

  3. Christie Says:

    we should set up a museum to show what the tow Indian terrorist arms LTTE and JVP did to the Sinhalese.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Here is the CONSEQUENCE of MOLLYCODDLING unrepentant Tamil Political leaders by the Yamapalanaya, and allowing them to UNDERMINE the hard won victory against the LTTE!

    This situation will ONLY WORSEN in the days ahead as Separatist Tamils PUSH HARDER to secure the EELAM promised by the late unlamented SunGod!

    SPARE the ROD & SPOIL the CHILD!

    Vavuniya Campus of Jaffna University closed indefinitely
    Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 11:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 29, Colombo: The Vavuniya Campus of the Jaffna University has been closed indefinitely from yesterday evening, the University administration has announced.

    The administration has taken the decision to close the campus due to the escalation of a clash between two groups of students that had taken place few days ago.

    It has been reported that a group of Sinhala students have complained to the university administration that a group of resident Tamil students have celebrated birth anniversary of the Tamil Tiger terrorist leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on the 26th of this month.

    Reportedly the Tamil students continuing the celebrations even after the Sinhala students pointed out that it was wrong to do so have intimidated the Sinhala students who then have complained to the authorities.

    Since the administration has failed to take any actions regarding the complaint, the Sinhala students have become agitated and clashed with the authorities.

    As a result, the administration has decided to suspend all academic activities and postpone all the exams.

    There are about 600 students in the Vavuniya Campus. All students have been ordered to leave the hostels within the day, today.

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