The Malaysian authorities have to be congratulated for deporting two so called refugees and one “asylum seeker” who are none other than terrorists whose interests are being watched by “Human rights watch”. It is now known that United Nations Organization is responsible for giving so called refugee status to much more than these two terrorists who were arrested in Malaysia. The UN Human Rights Council is clearly a haven for Tamil terrorists and it makes them the most unsuitable organization to interfere with so called reconciliation after the humanitarian operations. It is up to the other countries to follow the lead given by Malaysia to deport any terrorists living in their countries as “refugees” or “asylum seekers”. The Sri Lankan government has already banned number of front organizations of the LTTE and named some terrorists living especially in the western countries but unfortunately these countries have not taken any meaningful steps to respect the action taken by the Sri Lankan government. It is very unlikely that some of these countries that aided and abetted the terrorists against not only the Sri Lankan government but the Sinhala people as well would abide by the “requests” of the Sri Lankan government.
What has to be told to the NGOs, INGOs, Human rights people, peace vendors, some clergy that were behind the Tamil terrorists, third rate Marxists (there are no first raters anyway), UN, various governments that were not interested in the human rights of the Sri Lankans in general, and Sinhala people in particular, is that Sinhalas would not consider the nonsense uttered by the former on so called reconciliation. Those who aided and abetted LTTE terrorists against humanity, only to use a word in the vogue of the “peace lovers” who wanted to weaken Sinhala Buddhism, meaning the relevant culture and not the religion as some professors emeritus who are not familiar with abstract tooth think, have no right whatsoever to come out with sermons from their altars and advice the Sri Lankan government and the Sinhala people on so called reconciliation.
The Sri Lankan problem has its unique features, which the “peace lovers” tend to forget. It is true that as in South Africa the minority were the “rulers” of the country. In South Africa, the black majority was discriminated and made to live in abject poverty by the rulers who themselves were the colonial powers. The white colonials in South Africa unlike in the North America were not able to almost wipe out the indigenous people and thus faced with the problem of living with a majority who could not be massacred. The apartheid policy was practiced, and gradually the black majority organised themselves and fought against the colonials.
In Sri Lanka the Dutch colonials created the Tamil racist problem by importing Tamils from present Tamil Nadu for their tobacco cultivation in Jaffna, and the English colonialists made use of the Tamil Vellala elite to discriminate against the Sinhala majority. If in South Africa the colonialists were directly involved in discriminating against the majority, in Sri Lanka, the colonialists whilst discriminating against the Sinhalas and others directly also used the Tamil Vellala elite to discriminate against the Sinhala people.
In South Africa the solution achieved was through a deal with Mandela whereby the majority were given some political freedom, while the white minority continued to maintain their economic domination. In Sri Lanka after the universal franchise was introduced in 1931, the Sinhala elite dissociated from the masses in thinking as well as in culture, were able to become the political leaders of the country by defeating the Tamil Vellala elite.
However, the Sinhala masses continued to suffer until the SLFP that was formed in 1951 began to become the nationalist party somewhere around fifty three. The process still continues and the victory over the LTTE in 2009 was one of the significant landmarks in the process. In any event it is still the western Greek Judaic Christian Chinthanaya that calls the tune and in the name of free education and free health service we still carry on with propagating the western education and western health services. The Agrochemical Kidney patients who could be cured by Sinhala traditional medicine continue to die as it is the western medical practitioners who are instrumental in determining the health policy of the country.
There is no need for a reconciliation as such in Sri Lanka a la South Africa, as such reconciliation has to be made if at all between the Sinhalas and the English and not between the Sinhalas and Tamils. The Tamils and the Sinhalas will live together in harmony with the Muslims and the others in the country, if the foreigners do not interfere with Sri Lankan politics. The English and the Tamil elite who prevented the ordinary Tamils fighting along the side of the ordinary Sinhalas are responsible for any misunderstanding between the ordinary Sinhalas and the Tamils. It is not a reconciliation that is needed but a process to clear this misunderstanding, and South Africa I am afraid is not in a position to give us any lead in this regard.
There is no harm in allowing the South Africans to come to Sri Lanka to “study” the problem but decisions have to be made by the Sri Lankan government in accordance with what the people want. The government should listen to the Sinhala people before taking a decision, and after all it is the Sinhala people who voted this government into power and not the South Africans nor the westerners. In fact this government has come to power against the wish of the western powers and thus there is no reason why the government should listen to the UN or the western powers and their agents in the country that aided and abetted the Tamil terrorists. These powers and their agents continue to be behind the Tamil dispersed people especially in Canada and England working against the interests of the Sinhala people.
In this regard it is encouraging to note that the government of Sri Lanka has now taken a firm stand on the LLRC report and said that its implementation is the work of the government. The western governments had wanted to implement the LLRC report in full forgetting that the LLRC was only a commission appointed by the government and not the government itself. The government is not obliged to implement the LLRC report in full, and it is certainly up to the former to decide which parts of the report have be implanted, of course, after taking into consideration the Sinhala opinion. After all Sinhala people also live in this country and not the diplomats of the western countries, and it is the Sinhala opinion that the government should consider and not the opinion of the diplomats.
When the President met the new Prime Minister of India it is reported that the latter has told the former that the 13th amendment has to be implemented. It is an amendment brought in the aftermath of the infamous Indo Lanka Accord signed by the Congress government and the UNP government, both of which are not in power now. The Sri Lankan problem is not a problem of India though Tamil Nadu may continue to agitate, but it has to be emphasized that people such as Viko were defeated at the recent elections to Lok Sabha. Mr. Modi can think afresh on the problem but as an Indian nationalist who respects the sovereignty of the SAARC neighbours, should not interfere with Sri Lankan politics. He should not be dictated by Tamil Nadu or any other state and should realise devolution of power according to the Indian model is not a “solution” to a problem in Sri Lanka that is entirely different from the Indian problem. It has to be reminded that when Mr. Modi took oaths as the Prime Minister of India he did so in Hindi and not in Gujarati.
Nalin De Silva