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Saturday 21 April 2012

The failed Kangaroo plot

Though this article may not be directly connected with “The mythical ethnic problem” it has some relevance as many people are of the opinion that it is the Sri Lankan government, meaning the SLFP led coalitions that internationalized the so called ethnic problem. This idea on the internationalization is one of the biggest myths claiming that the dispersed Tamils living in the western countries have been influential in convincing those countries that the Sri Lankan governments have been discriminating against the Tamils in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes said that the Tamils living abroad unlike our diplomatic missions have presented their case very well and have won over the western countries that are very humane and concerned with human rights. There is also a “school of thought” that does not think and goes on repeating ad nauseam that the Tamil voters in the western countries have tilted the balance in the favour of the Tamils. Then there are others who propagate the myth that the Tamils have contributed to the election fund of the Democratic Party in USA, and as a result Hillary Clinton who is considerate with the culture of Sri Lanka to send messages wishing at least a section of the population a happy new year just a few days ago, is supporting the dispersed Tamils against the Sri Lankan government! I do not know how much the Tamils in USA have contributed to the election funds but it cannot be a substantial amount compared to the total budget of the presidential election campaign.

The west is against the SLFP led governments in general as they are nationalistic and do not obey the west as the latter wish. The only SLFP led government that the west supported was the Chandrika Kumaratunga government that was anti Sinhala Buddhist and followed the line of Mahajana Pakshaya of Kumartungas rather than that of the SLFP of Bandaranaikes. The SLFP led governments have been in general supporting the Muslim countries, a fact that was reflected in the voting in respect of the Geneva resolution with seven Muslim countries voting against the USA resolution. The west is in general against the Muslim countries and their culture, with countries such as UK, France and Australia openly asking the Muslims living in those countries to follow the Christian way of life without any consideration of the human rights of the Muslims. In Sri Lanka though Muslims have lived for more than a few centuries, in fact they have been here as permanent settlers before the Tamils were brought to Sri Lanka by the western countries, but no Buddhist has tried to convert them to Buddhism as Buddhists do not believe in conversions. It has to be remembered that in the Eastern province Muslims were settled by the Sinhala kings when the latter had to face the brutalities of the Portuguese, before the Tamils were brought to that part of the island by the English. However, it is the west that accuses the Sinhala Buddhists of being Chauvinists at various international fora.

Now the so called Peratugamee Samajavadee Pakshaya (PSP) that was launched officially on the ninth of April had the support of the western countries. Now why should the western countries give their blessings to a breakaway group of the JVP? It is very clear the western countries are working according to a plan. They want to topple the Mahinda Rajapakse government and install if possible Sarath Fonseka as the president. We have been telling this for sometime but only now, with the Rapp report coming into the picture, even the Deshahithaisheens have woken up. The plan is simple. The west have got Fonseka to come out with a bogus white flag story, for them to accuse the President, the Defence Secretary and some officers of war crimes, then either try them at so called international war crime tribunals, or topple the government through other means. As one of the steps they got the TNA to support Sarath Fonseka at the last Presidential elections despite the fact the latter calling this a Sinhala Buddhist country. The west now knows that they can control Sarath Fonseka unlike the President Rajapakse even if the TNA is not aware of it. The breakaway JVP group publishes a weekend newspaper by the name Janarala, nothing to do with the General, and they are associated with some members of the former X group. This X group was supported by Mangala Samarweera through his friend Ferdinands to publish a magazine called Mathota meaning Mathara propagating so called post modernists views which only reflect the bankruptcy of western knowledge. Anyhow the X group was split and one of the sections now work with Ranil group of the UNP, having formed a party called the Peratugaamee Pakshaya. Another section is with the Sajith – Rosy group of the UNP while the third with a high official of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) supporting the Janarala group. It is clear that the Peratugamee part of the name of the PSP has been given by the influx from the X group and as the PSP managed to rally almost all the ex Inter University Student Force leaders the west may be thinking of controlling not only the students but the teachers of the Universities in the forthcoming “struggles”. The “struggles” are there only to provoke the youth against the police and the armed forces and to create the background for “human rights cases”. The west can then interfere to protect “human rights” and set the stage for an attack as they did in the case of some Muslim countries. The Peratugamee parties are only Kekaragamee parties without external support and it is clear that Australia has had a hand in forming the PSP through one of its citizens, as the Kumar Mahaththaya saga reveals. The west supports the PSP thinking that they could stage a few more Katunayake incidents.

The Sri Lankan government was looking for Kumar Mahaththaya for some time but the “friendly” Australian government did not divulge any information, though he had visited this country number of times during the last two or three years. When his wife came to Sri Lanka early this year, most probably to meet her husband, the government officials interrogated her at the Airport. The human rights vendors made a hue and cry over the incident and the “wife” denied that Kumar Mahaththaya was either her kumaraya or mahaththaya (husband). However having gone back to Sydney she made a statement to the effect that Kumar Mahaththaya was her mahaththaya and that he had changed his name to Noel Mudalige when he obtained the Australian citizenship. Obviously this “lady” who was trained to become a doctor at the University of Peradeniya on public funds has lied to the Sri Lankan government and this is the type of people who want to serve the country from abroad. Kumar Mahaththaya who had been abducted by some group or the PSP itself surfaced at a government institute connected with controlling crimes without a passport. The Australian High Commission lost no time in requesting the government to release Kumar Mahaththaya but the secretary of Defence responded by saying that no Kumar Mahaththaya had come to Sri Lanka during this period. In fact the only Kumaraya to visit the country was Avurudu Kumaraya and certainly Kumar Mahaththaya though he may be a Kangaroo Kummaraya had not come to Sri Lanka. Then all hell broke loose and the Australian High Commissioner divulged that Kumar Mahaththaya had come to Sri Lanka as Noel Mudalige holding an Australian passport. She was kind enough to give the passport number as well. It was most interesting to see the High Commission producing the passport of Muadalige on the morning following the appearance of him so that Mudalige alias Kumar Mahaththaya could travel back to Sydney without any problem. We have to thank the Australian High Commission and the officials of the High Commission for facilitating the departure of Mudalige by not only producing the passport but also being present at the airport! Certainly Kumar Mahaththaya had been treated as a Prince by the Australian High Commission. It is very clear that the High Commission had known the whereabouts of this Kumaraya from September but did not feel fit to divulge the information to the Sri Lankan government though the latter was looking for this Kangaroo Prince. It is the western dominance that gives Australia to interfere with the affairs of our country and they boast of protecting human rights, though Kumar Mahaththaya had not lost any, at the same time violating the national rights of Sri Lanka if we are to use an idea formulated by Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero. In any event the PSP that supports Tamil racism, will have no future it will be reduced to a Kekaragamee Pakshaya with or without Kumar Mahaththaya, and the Kangaroo plot of forming a Tamil racist Party with some Sinhalese to stage “struggles” has failed. However Kumar Mahaththaya should not lose all hopes as he can agitate with his “wife” and others from Sri Lanka who have become Australian citizens to give non English languages equal status as English, and non Anglo Saxon cultures equal status as the Anglo Saxon Christian culture in Australia. They can also work to protect the human rights of Sinhala Buddhists, Muslims and other such groups living in Australia. I am sure that it will make Kangaroo Kumaraya busy.(12/04/18)

Copyright Prof. Nalin De Silva