I was not surprised when the High Commissioner for Canada in Sri Lanka said that Canada would boycott the victory celebrations in Matara. According to the President it was a victory for peace that was celebrated, and in any case it was not a victory over the Tamils in the country. It was a victory over the cruelest terrorist outfit in the world, and when the LTTE was defeated by the armed forces in Sri Lanka it was the Tamils in the Northern Province more than any other ethnic group in any other province that were liberated. When the Tamils in the Northern Province were being used as a human shield by Prabhakaran, the humane leader according to the former Bishop of the Sri Lankan (Anglican) Church, neither the Canadian high commissioner, nor any other western high commissioner or ambassador nor the Church objected to it.
The western countries have objected to the abduction of the Nigerian school girls, and have decided to send troops to Nigeria to liberate the girls from the terrorists. However, it cannot be said that the western countries are genuinely interested in freeing these girls as they turned a Nelsonian eye when towards child proscription by the LTTE terrorists. The difference in attitudes of the western countries is found in what they are interested and not in the so called Christian humanity. Those who watch the teledrama “Swarnapali” would have realised how humane the Christian English soldiers and officers had been, and if one thinks that they have changed by now all that one has to do is to read what the western Christian countries are doing in some Muslim countries and in some torture camps.
The Nigerian terrorists have abducted the school girls for having a western education. The Nigerian terrorists are not wrong in principle for objecting to western Christian education but they should have not adopted terrorist methods to achieve their objectives. In any event it is not only the girls who should be liberated from the tyranny of western education but the boys as well. The fact that the Nigerian terrorists have objected only to the girls receiving the hegemonic western education illustrates that they have many things to learn. A pundit who has received western Christian hegemonic education should not jump to the conclusion that I am advocating abduction of Nigerian boys as well.
It is unfortunate that some movements in various parts of the world who are against western economics, culture and political institutions have had to resort to use power or terrorist methods to liberate the people from the western Christian domination. Pol Pot in Kampuchea is a good example and since these movements had finally gone against the very same people whom they wanted to liberate from the west, the latter had been able to act as the saviour of the people. The west wants to protect and maintain the hegemony of the western Christian culture and that explains why they act differently in Nigeria and Sri Lanka.
The LTTE was led by western Greek Judaic Christian Chinthanaya and it was not only the LTTE that fought against the Sri Lankan government and the Sinhala people in general. The attacks on Dalada Maligava, Sri Maha Bodhi, Arantalawa Bhikkus, and various attacks on innocent people in Kebethigollawa were not against the government of Sri Lanka but mainly against the Sinhala Buddhists of the country. The west did not take any meaningful steps against the LTTE in any of these instances and all that they did was to repeat the “peace mantra” and advocate so called peace negotiations that only strengthened the hand of the LTTE.
If not for the pressure applied by the western countries and their lackey the Congress government in India whose de facto leader was the Italian born Cambridge attended Sonia Gandhi, Sri Lankan armed forces would have defeated the LTTE, under the leadership of officers such as Denzil Kobbekaduwa long time ago. Unfortunately we did not have a political leader who could stand up to western and Congress power then and we had to await the arrival of Mahinda Rajapakse to face up to all the external pressure.
England, as I have repeatedly said is the architect of Tamil racism in Sri Lanka, and if not for that country we would have defeated not only Tamil terrorism but Tamil racism as well. Canada is a country that follows England and USA the ally of England on the other side of the Atlantic and it is being used by England to maintain Tamil racism against the Sinhala people and the Sri Lankan government. A few thousand Tamil votes in Scarborough in Toronto are not going to alter the outcome of Canadian general elections to the Parliament and those western educated pundits in Sri Lanka who have been brainwashed to think that the Canadian government and the politicians in general are being influenced by the dispersed Tamils do not want to see any fault of their masters who massacred the Sinhala people including Ven. Kadahapola Thero in 1848. The Anglo Saxon world on either side of the Atlantic have not changed their attitudes since then, it is they who maintain the dispersed Tamils in their countries so that Tamil racism would continue to be alive.
These countries allow the front organizations of the LTTE to function and raise funds. These funds may not be very large, but it helps these governments, especially Canada and England to cover up the financial assistance given by them to Tamil racism. When the LTTE was defeated five years ago it was not only that organisation that was defeated, but the western countries, especially England and Canada as well. The behaviour of England and Canada at the CHOGM illustrated that they have been hurt by the defeat of the LTTE. England had been more tactful and participated at the CHOGM making use of it to attempt to create a opinion among the western countries against the Sri Lankan government.
The High commissioner for England I believe participated at the celebrations held in Matara despite its defeat at Nandikadal. With its experience of diplomacy spanning a few centuries, England knows how to deceive the enemy without expressing its motives and attitudes. However, Canada does not have that experience and acts very naively. Canada could not participate in a ceremony that commemorated its defeat and we have to understand the position taken by the High Commissioner of Canada in boycotting the function at Matara.
Incidentally the supporters of the LTTE who wanted to commemorate the terrorists could not be allowed to do so as unlike the LTTE they fought for a separate country undermining the sovereignty of Sri Lanka. Also it was not a movement that sprang from the soil, as from the very beginning of the Tamil racist movement, it has been helped by western forces. The LTTE fought against the Sri Lankan government and the Sinhala people mainly not to mention their hatred towards the Muslims and it was a movement financed and aided by the west. Only a politician such as Ranil Wickremesinghe would think of commemorating the foreign invaders as when he did he wanted to celebrate the 5ooth anniversary of the Portuguese invasion. The LTTE terrorist activities could be considered only as an invasion by agents of western powers and no western power that aided and financed the LTTE and that still finance Tamil racism could participate in the victory celebrations over the LTTE unless of course they share the hypocrisy of England.
Nalin De Silva