Ranil's railing against the Mahinda government
I found Ranil's railing against the Mahinda government for the terror
atmosphere prevailing in Sri Lanka tragicomic. True to form, he lays
no blame on his friend, the monster in the North, who is slowly but
surely losing the options at his command, and characteristically resorting
to the most cowardly means available to him, namely murdering civilians
in cold blood through his grotesque terror agents hiding among the innocents
in the South. The terrorists are able to carry out these attacks because
Ranil and his cohorts opened the doors to the terrorists, trusting them
as bosom buddies, and paid "pooja" to them while they, like
the terrorists they are, planted their agents and death dealing materials
in the South, to be used when all else failed. With their tails between
their legs, Ranil and others of his ilk pondered the possibilities of
making peace with a group which had never ever even tried to live up
to their word, and had one single aim, to carve out a part of the country
for themselves even if they had to destroy the whole country to do it.
And that is what would have evnttually happened if Mahinda had not stepped
in to debunk the myth that there was no military solution to the problem.
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