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A Frivolous Response –  BJP & Sri Lanka!

By Rusiripala Tennakoon –

Rusiripala Tennakoon

The frantic fuss made to let off steam by a fairly representative segment of the Sri Lanka society over the issue of a statement supposed to have been made by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political leader recently in India has caused much alarm and concern. Members of the clergy, social groups, governing party politicians including the Cabinet Ministers as well as  the opposition, are making statements and casting aspersions on this matter. The media stations too are doing the same by trying to make mountains out of molehills as usual. Combined effect of all these is contributing in a big way to exhibit the audacity of our heedlessness to the rest of the world. 

The impugned statement is about the interest the ‘BJP has to get involved in the political activities of Sri Lanka as a party’. In the first place is it some responsible statement made by some- one in authority or some passing remark by somebody in a context irrelevant to us? The basic knowhow related to  the subject shows that a foreign registered political party cannot play politics direct in its name here unless they get a party branch registered with the COE of Sri Lanka. There are many requirements to be fulfilled before a party is accepted for registration here. Hence this alarm and brouhaha is totally unwarranted and such idiosyncrasies tend to make us look fools in the eyes of the international community.

Reportedly the news took to wings based on a statement supposed to have been made by the State Minister Amit Sha during the recent visit of PM Modi to Tamil Nadu. But according to the available information this so- called controversial statement appears to be a hear-say version made by a third party totally lacking any direct authenticity. Before we make any analytical references regarding this matter let us take a look at the origin of this legend. First of all, let us see where this statement was made and by whom? 

Tripur is a state in northeastern India. The third-smallest state in the country, it covers 10,491 km2 (4,051 sq mi) and is bordered by Bangladesh with a population of about 3.6 million. The Chief Minister of Tripur is Biplab Deb. It is the Tripura chief minister who has claimed that Amit Shah had shared his intentions of expanding BJP to neighboring countries during a party meeting in Tripura on Saturday (13th February). This came as a news item published by East Mojo, on 14th February as follows, reported in New Delhi.

New Delhi: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has revealed that Amit Shah has plans to establish BJP governments in Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to a report published by East Mojo.”

Now this is the big story that our politicians, social media fellows, some clergy and a whole lot of others have picked up and making their own implications in response creating such a big fuss.

The crux of the matter is that a Chief Minister of a small state government in India says that a minister of the central Government shared with him an interest he had to establish BJP governments in Sri Lanka and Nepal! 

What a fanciful and an abstract imagination. It is noteworthy that there is a strong opposition built up against the statement made by the Tripura chief minister. There was a demand by political leaders there seeking clarifications from the Central leadership of the BJP regarding this statement.

Former MP Jitendra Chaudhary denounced the Chief Ministers statement by stating that “he does not have any understanding of the constitution and democracy” adding further that Amit Sha’s statements as claimed by Deb, amounted to the interference of India in the internal affairs of a foreign country. Jitendra who is also the leader of CPI(M) used the revelations by the Tripura chief minister as evidence to level allegations that the home minister of India was engaged in a conspiracy against Nepal. He went further to declare that Deb’s statement cannot be taken casually and demanded a response from the BJP and Prime minister Narendra Modi.

The Congress vice president of Tripura, Tapas Dey, said that the statement supposed to have been made by Amit Sha amounted to imperialism adding that India has no right to interfere in the sovereign affairs of Nepal and Sri Lanka.

These reactions by Indian politicians indicate that it is an unfounded statement by the Chief Minister of this state government and the central government OR the BJP are not ready to accept any responsibility. It also indicates that the Indian sentiments are not altogether universally pervasive as made out to be. There is a wide spectrum of people in India who love democracy and oppose imperialism that suppressed India for many years and which they themselves battled to eliminate at a cost of many human lives and painful sacrifices. 

If we look at the issue more objectively it becomes clear that BJP is having a more important issue in hand and trying hard to establish their power base in Tamil Nadu. During the first twenty years after Independence, it was the Indian National Congress that dominated Tamil Nadu politics. In 1967 the Dravidian politics took over the government of Tamil Nadu wresting it from the Congress, dividing the power between DMK and AIADMK being elected alternatively by the People. The leading figures in the Film industry became the Peoples’ Leaders and popular film stars like M.G. Ramachandran, M. Karunanidhi and J. Jayalalithaa became chief ministers there.

Birth of Dravidian Politics came in the wake of Anti -Hindi agitations that became active in the 1960s. There have been burning issues regarding the usage of Tamil instead of Hindi and the central government of India had to yield to the political pressure built by Tamil leaders to make Tamil the first language choice in Tamil Nadu. The State underwent a separation of the Telagu Speaking areas dividing as Andhra Pradesh in 1953.

Tamil Nadu has become a hot spot for BJP politics. Prime Minister Modi and his party are trying their best to secure a victory in the state. The Government of India has launched several massive development schemes in the region. BJP as a party has to win over the Tamil speaking people and get their support to secure that victory. Therefore, they have to address the issues of interest of these voters. It is a well known thing that the Tamil Speaking population there have a sympathetic and brotherhood relationship with the Sr Lankan Tamils. There have been many instances where agitations were staged in Chennai in support of the Tamils in Sri Lanka espousing their cause. In particular during the heydays of Prabhakaran in Sri Lanka, there was a fairly significant support group in Tamil Nadu to his activities. This however got diluted after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE. 

Tamil Nadu state politics has been a bone of contention for all successive central governments in India. Appeasing the Dravidian population has been a priority for all political forces in India.

It is a common thing for the politicians any where to raise and refer to issues common to the people of the area and it is not difficult to understand that similar interests would have been displayed by Indian Politicians when they come down to the Tamil Nadu area for political propaganda. It is quite possible that some one less important would have referred to the hear-say talk of the Tripur chief minister about a BJP interest in political activities of Sri Lanka while campaigning in Chennai.

India from time immemorial has been involved in Sri Lanka affairs , sometimes helpful and sometimes harmful. The two countries have been involved in wars in the long past. The historical records indicate an event, “Sri Lanka’s King, Gajabahu is remembered is his invasion of Chola territory and liberation of the 12,000 Sinhalese prisoners seized in his father’s reign”. Things however, have drastically changed after both countries gained Independence status from Imperialism after long years of battle with human sacrifice.

There are several noteworthy events in the recent history relating to the political relations between India and Sri Lanka.

* The amicable settlement reached between the two Prime Ministers of India and Sri Lanka regarding the Kachchative island issue

* Intervention by our Prime Minister Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike in the dispute China had with India to help avoid an Imminent war between the two countries

* Settlement of the Citizenship issue of the Indian migrant labour in Sri Lanka

* Tension that developed after the 1983 communal riots

* Sending IPKF to assist in the terrorist control activities during the LTTE heydays

These were some of the land mark accords between the two countries in achieving peaceful resolutions for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

In the Economic front India has been a ready source with willing assistance in our difficult times. The two countries have had many Exchange SWAP transactions which provided significant timely relief during pressing times. Promising humanitarian assistance has been extended to us as a country to tide over natural calamities and disasters  faced by our country on many occasions as the immediate help source. 

In the International scenario India has always been our fraternal support to counter any undue influences we were subject to. The unity between the two countries and the mutual concerns shared among the two became a source of strength to us. Our strengths and weaknesses in the contemporary geo-politics have been shared with mutual trust and confidence so far within the ambit of the sovereign rights of each. 

There have been a few instances of friction on certain issues which have been subdued with mutual understanding. Actions initiated by India as warning signals before further intervention during the Vadamarachchi battle (the infamous airdrop of relief supplies), Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on July 29,1987, the episode of a SL Naval rating attacking Rajeev Gandhi during the farewell guard of honour on 30th July 1987, were some of the thorny issues that has gone into the records as events causing much embarrassment , friction and displeasure. But our mutual relationship values have survived amidst such minor differences.

Most recent misunderstandings centered round the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port becoming a burning issue refreshed the growing displeasures the two countries were developing due to the Chinese role in Sri Lanka Economy. It is not difficult to understand how the gravity of the disputed statement could manifest to this magnitude in such a background. Nevertheless, both countries will have to look forward to re- establish closer consultations on matters of mutual interest and pave the way for a healthy partnership to continue. 

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    The writer’s comments on South Indian politics are rather flippant and fail to give a true picture of how local nationalism came to the forte in Indian states.
    The states in which the BJP is vulnerable are outside the Hindu-Hindi Belt (also know as the ‘Cow Belt’).
    BJP has strong allies in Andhra and Telengana but has not made serious inroads like in Karnataka.
    Maharashtra and Punjab have regional political forces that are holding strong.
    Its success in W. Bengal was as a result of the fall of the Left. But how sustainable it is yet to be seen.
    More than a decade before Tamilnadu, Kerala gave the thumbs down to Congress.
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    If the BJP starts branches in Nepal and Sri Lanka, it will destroy India’s credibility further in the region, so that India will soon have to choose between itself and BJP.
    Interesting prospect.

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      I don’t see why the writer throws his thesaurus at us trying to analyze this kite-flying by a minor Indian politician. This belongs in the same category as our own Udaya Gammanpila’s statements on the Trinco oil tanks.

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    Thank you RT for the article.

    (1) the fact India has gone unpunished for the Tamil Nadu Training camps by the world at large and by the UN speaks for itself.

    (2) Now the issues in Kashmir and Indian audacious behaviour and no response from UN is the new norm and new low.

    (3) China is getting the Indian treatment not as a developing post colonial Nation working to empower all the down trodden but she will sell anything for a dime is now well established…so no more relying on Gandhi’s spirit but should now the amount of blood we have spilled……who will compensate us?????

    (4) India is in a comfort zone regards to the TNA being the implant/embedded item our parliament…and the same hope does not happen with the Hill Country Tamils..and the Workers congress..one would never know.

    (5) UN. not a word about 50 years of treatment if the Ceylon Refugees without Indian Nationality…we have no representation in India but Indian can be everywhere including SL as Citizens???

    Assam: My Country, My Home | 101 Eas
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJlgJGijcsI

    (5) TNA flood gates are hard to close and with the social media we can discuss anything as the “new norm” however absurd it is and burry all else.

    Is Modi’s India flirting with fascism?

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    Is Modi’s India flirting with fascism? | Head to Head

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1W-oXZ_31U

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    The author was correct to some extent. But Sri Lanka never gained independence after a bloody war like India – a reason for the Sri Lankan rulers for not realizing the value of independence. Indian constitution was drafted only once in such a way that it accommodated 16 languages officially. But there were three constitutions in Sri Lanka where people spoke two main languages and confronted with three State-sponsored communal disturbances. This is the cause for urging the North and East Province to be an Independent Territory within the Union of India and thereafter to accommodate the BJP after retrieving Kachchativu. Sinhalese politicians always think India as Tamil Nadu when in fact it is only a State. Kachchativu was gifted by Indra Gandhi without the consent of the people of Tamil Nadu, but with the approval of Karunanithy. Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed between two countries voluntarily and agreed to devolve powers to the Provinces with the birth of the 13th Amendment. Premadasa was instrumental for the assault on Rajiv Gandhi by a Naval rating. The inability to implement the 13th Amendment, saw Sri Lanka leaning towards China, shooting of Indian fishermen, excavating premises of Hindu temples and allowing islands around Jaffna & some lands in the Palai area to China to the irritation of India.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM,
      “But Sri Lanka never gained independence after a bloody war like India – a reason for the Sri Lankan rulers for not realizing the value of independence.”

      It is true that Sinhala and Demala ‘Kalu Suddas’ who became rulers after Sinhale (Ceylon) gained independence and bragged that Sinhale (Ceylon) gained Independence without spilling a single drop of blood did not fight against colonial rulers. But Sinhalayo fought against Portuguese, Dutch and British rule many times. Most famous liberation struggles against British took place in 1818 in Uwa Wellassa and 1848 in Matale. Both these freedom struggles were crushed in a barbaric manner using Demala, Muslim and Malay soldiers. Several Buddhist monks and Sinhalayo went in front of the firing squads.

      India did not get Independence because they fought. British decided to leave India because they got broke after WWII and India became a loss making enterprise. Japanese should get the credit for forcing British to leave India and Sinhale.

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        Eagle liar,
        “British decided to leave India because they got broke after WWII “
        The decision was made before WW2.

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          OC
          Correct me if I am wrong.
          Did not Gandhi use WWII as a bargaining chip with the Empire?
          Churchill was reluctant to the very end.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM,
      “State-sponsored communal disturbances.”
      —-
      Usual Demala BS!
      All communal violence after Sinhale gained Independence were started by racist separatist Malabar Vellala Demalu in Yapanaya who enjoyed a privileged status during colonial rule by scratching the back of Brits. After Independence racist Demalu were all out to create problems to Sinhalayo and grab North East of the country to create a separate State for the Dravidians brought by Portuguese and Dutch to Yapanaya.
      • When English letters in car number plates were change to a Sinhala letter Demalu started attacking Sinhalayo. They had no problem when British used English letters.
      • When Sinhalayo changed the official language from English to Sinhala, Demalu started attacking Sinhalayo. Demalu had no problem when English was the official language.
      • When Sinhalayo introduced Standardization and Quota system, Demalu opposed.
      • In 1983, Demalu killed 13 soldiers and ignited Sinhala-Demala conflict.

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        There was only one state sponsored derailing of a Neighbouring nation that took place in Sri Lanka that was FP/TULF treachery/treason and Tamil Nadu Training camps……1970’s to 2019.

        If anyone knows any outside forces involved in JVP activity during the Cold War not sure????

        Other than that no state sponsored events I know of except GOSL try to save the day for her nation of people/defend herself and am sure in the process there may have been innocents got hurt…even that got capitalised by the FP/TULF/TNA thuggery…very people who created the monstrous event in the first place.

        The riots also the planned provocation/event for the unfortunate events further killed the innocent….why no one found the FP/TULF then for their revenge is still a mystery to me.

        Anyone can explain this pls?

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      Dear AR

      India for Indians and Sri Lanka for Sri Lankans…so forth is how we will always live.

      Except the absurdity that SJV did by arguing (not as their elected candidate but jollying in Jaffna for his own safety) for all the immigrant workers to be left intact as slave labourers in Sinhala heartland in the new dawn that is post colonial life for all to shape a better future based on correcting some historical blunders too. This should have meant the teas estates closed and all the Indians to go home (not the generations wanted to stay was allowed) to have a better life just like the rest of the Indians in their own lands and amongst all their people. Instead they have been abused by you all for your blunders for the past 70 years.

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        Having done the bad deeds now provoked the Sinhalese who also looking for a better life in their own land where “you or me” are no one to tell them what to do yet we did took advantage of our colonial heritage did we not?? India fought for Independence and we did not has no relevance to right and wrongs in another Nation ? except we were equally guilty of conniving with the colonial powers and abused the same including the fellow oppressed Tamils/Sinhalese and the Estate Indians is the fact?

        In fact the language is also the result of all the aggravation and the ground reality perhaps we should all have made a case for Sinhala only act?? that would’ve brought the Nation together just as Hinduism dictates BJP for their Nationhood identity that smacks right in the heart of all you ever talk about as justice for all??

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          Listen to BJP says that others (ethnic groups/religions in India) should please the majority for a peaceful cohabitation is where you loose all you write is it not AR??

          Is Modi’s India flirting with fascism? | Head to Head
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1W-oXZ_31U

          Please listen to the above program that was made 1.5 year after the first BJP Government and what other Indians think of the issues then and now it is transpiring today?? where you all come into the picture?? not Sri Lanka.

          We should have a detailed exchange for exchange of thoughts I look forward Thank you AR.

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          AND YOU OPPOSITION TO Buddhism BEING PUSHED DOWN YOUR THROAT????

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            Dear AR

            What you are arguing for is for the downfall of India as she is being prepared to be sacrificed for a bigger challenge that others do not want to deal with that is China.

            We in our heart and minds love India & China and all others too in our world would never support nor wish such pathetic and absurd thoughts would bring such a destruction etc.

            This is how FP/TULF did the talking then and you can see it for yourself how this is all coming together the destructive nature not a bright future for the entire region??

            We all died trying to avoid this absurdity could spot this light years ago…and only if you are a BJP mindset will discuss such things in Sri Lankan FORUMS IN THIS MANNER….I suspect this is a BJP “cell” or a FP/TULF party supporter having been exhausted with their path now cooking up some face saving discussions as though there is some continuation to all that motioned by them since Independence.

            Even to talk about Pakistan as a Failed State?????very weird??

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              Dear Rumble 2021,
              Please let me know in what context you mention what is ‘better life’ and ‘in their own land’. Every one knows that China will split in four regions and Pakistan will split in three regions one of which will be with India. China and Pakistan are failed States. It is no surprise that Sri Lanka joined them as a failed State. It is not that I am in a BJP mind set, it is BJP which has laid the foundation for Bharath Varsha. The allegation that BJP intends extending its wings to Nepal & Sri Lanka is only a feeler. If you are loving China there is no reason to hand over the Islands around Jaffna to India and killing the Indian fishermen and seeking India to support Sri Lanka at the UNHCR. As for Buddhism, it developed from Hinduism. I like to ask you will Buddhism prosper in China. Now itself there is no place in the name boards for Sinhala & Tamil in the Colombo Port city. Retrieving Kachchativu is inevitable.

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            Rumble 2021,
            Buddhism is refined form of Hinduism in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru. I have great respect for Lord Buddha. But it is regret to observe that Buddhist monks are not adhering to Buddhist teachings. I have seen them delivering emotional speeches and throwing stones, even to Swami Vivekanandar when he wanted to deliver a speech in Anuradhapura. Where is tolerance and non-violence preached by Lord Buddha. It is the monks and politicians who are disgracing Buddhism by their conduct. But there are some exceptional Buddhist monks some of whom are my good friends. You won’t believe some Buddhist monks and Buddhist owners of Buddhist Rest gave priority to me over some Sinhala Buddhists.

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              Dear AR

              I have to say I almost talking about my nation SL and the blunders and now you are taking me through India and the respective parities and and so many Bharath Varsha/several China/Failed states/Sri Lankan foreign policy that has nothing to do with India all been made into a soup.

              I am very focused on Jaffna and the crimes that was committed by the FP/.TULF thugs using the language (my language too) has the same whole mark against all what you said about and am hearing about BJP (religious party in a democracy where the religion itself belongs to many who do not support the party)??

              You begin to sound like NV as is impossible to have a discussion on a particular subject matter that requires solution that is FP/TULF to fix what they have broken in my Country that is all??

              UN to focus on other nations who sponsored all that is evil in my Country?? period.

              I wish the people of India to shape their own future through democracy is their right I do not interfere..anything I share was to give you some facts so you do not lose any logic in the discussions as a person.

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                AR

                “Please let me know in what context you mention what is ‘better life’ and ‘in their own land”

                I thought you were talking about freedom/independence in India etc…..what was the need for Independence then pls?

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              Mr. Ayathurai: There is a world of a “Difference” between “Buddhism” and “Buddha Dhamma”. So with “Buddhist” and a “Buddha”. “Buddhism” belongs to “Buddhists” while “Buddha Dhamma” belongs to “Buddhas”. To me, in many respects, Swami Vivekananda is a “Buddha”. There are many such spread across the world. I am sure some of those “Buddhas” would have looked after you. So please don’t identify them as “Buddhists” but they are “Buddhas”. In Metta.

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                Simon,
                Then why should the Buddhist monks threw stones when Swami Vivekananda arrived at Anuradhapura to deliver a speech. After all, Swami addressed Lord Buddha as a Great Master.

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                  Mr. Ayathurai: You failed to understand what I said. Those “Monks” are “Buddhists” and NOT “BUDDHAS”. I reiterate, all those “Claiming” to be “Buddhists” are NOT “Buddhas”. Did anyone of the stature of Swamy Vivekananda, Osho, and several others who have mastered the “Dhamma” address, Gauthama Buddha, as a “Buddhist”? Some said he was a “Master”, “Enlightened”, “Thathagatha” and so on, but never referred to as a “Buddhist”. The disciples of Gauthama Buddha were called “SANGHA”. Whom you see are “Buddhist Monks” and not “Sangha”- the “Buddhas”.

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      AR
      “independence after a bloody war like India”?
      I thought that the claim was that MK Gandhi did it without bloodshed, and that fraternal bloodletting accompanied freedom.

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        MK Gandhi also contributed a vital role India’s freedom But it was through bloody war that India gained its independence like the USA.

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          AR

          Agreed.

          There is something to be learned from this for Sri Lanka too. It is a journey/project whatever you want to call it is what we have been doing in SL since Independence. Great Gandhi fitted into the puzzle very well a measured work/scope undertook by him at the appropriate time for all to leave India in good terms. Yes is a shame Hon Jinnah would not have any of it anyotherway so things are what they are today…is a shame indeed.

          The important point here is where Gandhi stepped in at the right time with a right approach to save face for all yet not loosing the friendship/yet stay focused is why the Brits also respect the Indians to date.

          We had “pertinent” people in SL/GOSL doing the same for our Journey so all segments of the societies needs were met without loosing the plot(give and take) is why we were where we were in the 70’s….then great tamils came up with even more great thoughts to fit into the booming Tiger economies in the 80’s (they invested their lives work for this) so we do not end up where we are today. (trouble shooting/risk analysis etc)

          Then came the FP/TULF thuggery that has tipped all the hard work that went onto shaping matters…rest is our History.

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            I believe in SAARC and a “common defence force” with all the Nations retaining their sovereignty is where the optimum point lies for a great future. We in Indian continent should not spent money on Arms and Bullets anymore but do some population control/environmental tasks and set a futuristic example to other nations so they all disarm?

            There is enough Science and Technology/Know how/population is available for a sustainable future.

            None of this happen through any other thoughts of this nature….illegal interferences in another nations affairs/some historical facts such as Bharath Varsa are very backward thinking. Not progressive etc.

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              Rumble 2021,
              I agree with you. But today there is a CHANGE taking place with advance Science & Technology as well as with the thinking of people. China wants to expand its communist ideology throughout the world. China began with One Belt One Road concept with its evil policy of Debt Trap Policy. Weaker countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan had fallen prey in its trap despite warnings from Western countries. Both countries have corrupted politicians. India wanted SAARC countries to be beaware of such Debt Trap. Since Sri Lanka did not listen, India wanted to send a feeler by prompting the spread of BJP ideologies in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Apparently Hinduism is fast spreading in the West and India is developing because of booming economy. As I see China is on the verge of being split into 4 or 5 regions and Pakistan into 3 regions. At the same time India will be powerful in Asia and is likely to be a greater India in time come. The BJP ideology to spread in Sri Lanka is only a feeler and a threat for peaceful solution through the 13th Amendment. India has no intention of interfering like China in Sri Lanka.

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                AR

                We fundamentally differ in many things in our Nations local politics is where the conflict is etc.

                India is a foreign country and only evaluate her crimes she may have committed/contributed to our down fall. She herself will not accept if any other nation do the same to her period and no one in the right mind will never do such low life things to others children…..she had more than her fair share of problems we all have and she is going through the journey of finding ways to empower her children we admire period. BJP is an Indian entity period…could be any other party too the treatment will be the same.

                We need to get back to discussing SL and what you and me can do to get her back on track for the next generation. The 13th get sent back to India period.

                I am a One Nation man and need to find some qualified MP’s who can read their job scope and deliver services to our folks does not matter who is elected to be the Head of State….pending for 70years.

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                  Anything about SAARC is part of our GOSL foreign policy doctrine will govern the regional and international corporations not dictated by others….but we will play a dignified roll to help others too.

                  BJP is a party by its own name and origins may not be suitable for SAARC is a different discussion and for a different day…we should not mix……..the reasons I shared you tube was to demonstartae (not to demonise) how out of touch/limitations this party is with all other minorities and religions in many issues now talk trans boarder discussion……because any war with Pakistan could have serious ramification/nuclear fall out for our Nation of people too.

                  The reason the Congress got weekend (one more systematic assignations of all the non aligned movement head of states) and now “Hindu” philosophy found common ground with Israel and the US…part of the same good cop bad cop practice for the next phase of whatever.

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                    What Trump did with moving the the US embassy in Israel/Iranian treaty violations/Peace mission with UAE & Saudi Arabia and Israel/allowing the Indian military to do what they want in Kashmir are all part and parcel of the same events…..THE LOVELY FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE HEAD OF STATES and what Hon Imran had to endure as a fresh face for New Pakistan is a slap on her face too.

                    The current UNCHR issues for SL means the above 3 amigo’s want to milk her for more….now SL is the mother of all the wholly cows to be milked by any tom/dick and harry….

                    We in Jaffna are looking for justice for the crimes by the FP/TULF 1970-1977-1981 will never get justice in this atmosphere?

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                      AR

                      By brining in the BJP you are conflicting all your politics word by word and deed by deed. Best you keep BJP out may save you a lot trouble.

                      (1) We realise the bankruptcy of a party(FP/TULF) and its cutes and the party name (FP but this means different in Tamil Translation Tamils Rule (but holds back on how this arrangement to be..cleaver lawyers ha) that stolen a language that belongs to us all (Tamil) just as the BJP has stolen the religion that belongs to everyone. Then you condemn GOSL as being Buddhist oriented?

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          AR
          I beg your pardon.
          May I know where this bloody war was fought?
          All prospect of armed struggle was thrown to the winds by the Congress after Bose left.
          The communists were targetted by the colonial rule and could not wage a bloody war.
          I will not dismiss lightly the contribution of Bose and his INA to the struggle, mainly from abroad, but will say that it is over the top to call it the bloody war that liberated India.
          The last bloody war for Indian Independence was in 1857.
          *
          I wonder how many will appreciate your rather patronizing ‘also ran’ merit point for MKG.

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            AR

            (2) Then the party journey was asking immigrant workers to be homed in someone else land post colonial/50-50/Federalism/Separatism/One state 2 systems & unitary etc. All between FP/TC/TULF..interchangeable fanaticism. One party many causes and then 2 party 2 causes and then one part many causes?? dragging the entire Nation with them by poisoning the children for what??

            (3) You should draw a graph FP Politics vs death and destruction in SL since inception will self explain. Make footnotes that captures all the riots and the war how it happened….truth be told…no fibs and fobs that we SL know…show all the policies above and all the killings too.

            We need to deliver justice to our people..you and me. There is no BJP/Nethinyahoo, Trump, Harris…China..EU but us the Sri Lankans have to do this with our own elected Governments.

            Can you publish a report on the SL refugees and their Nationality in India for the past 50 years please. We can do this together.

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              (4) BJP want to keep adding to its land mass “Bharath Varsha” a joke in the world of politics..I have seen absurd politics but this defies gravity altogether.

              Other than this is opposite to the FP/TULF demands by argument alone supports the world to the unit not divide…this also creates braking all the world order….may be this is how “Independence” that was achieved by “hard and bloddied fight” as you put it is going to be squandered too.

              From what I have written so far based on the last 50 year journey alone (factual) in our life time adults I hope you see some reason…as to we may have been taken for ride by the FP/TULF thugs to date. Evidence based discussion….not Ramayana and Monkeys flying epics please.

              If we know who killed whom in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981 about time we start proceedings?

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    The rosy picture Tennakoon writing has an inside meaning. He means if India wants to come behind Lankawe in the 46th sitting of UNHRC, then, can, but if it shows the butt Lankawe will kick on it. The Demulo Pario Dr. Jeysankar took too many his Bambi can bear. So to cool down the situation, Mr. Modi immediately took the telephone and wished King.

    Those who read Ramayana know, it was not written as Indian- Ceylon War. Even Mahavamsa is citing Vijay’s arrival, Buddha’s arrival, Mahinda and Sangamita arrival (though those are only lies) from India to create Sinhala Buddhism. But Indians see Lankawe as Ravana Raj and Sinhala Buddhists see India as Ram Raj. Read even Tennakoon lie here. He says Gajabahu (Only god Ganapati is refereed with name) won TN. He did not mention Senan went on summon of Chenkutuvan to Cheram and brought Pathini worship. It was 52 times Tamil Kings and princes invaded Ceylon and ruled Lankawe more than 50% of the time from when Mahavamsa stats. Then why Tennakoon mentioning Gajabahu’s story which not told anywhere other than in Mahavamsa? It is that much hate Sinhalese have towards India. This hate started between these two countries only after freedom. After freedom Ceylon was with West, but India was with USSR. From Sirimavo time, Lankawe went with China and Rajiv moved with West.

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    Rusiri, I just like to remind you “how much of crap did our SB politicians(especially Wimal ), prelates and others say degrading India” and not one time did our media get aroused the way they did now.

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      It is not about India but about a racist religious party talking through its backside??

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        BJP is not a racist religious party. Since there are 16 official languages and 454 living languages in India, BJP gives its due respec.

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          The relevance to Sri Lanka is??

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            I do not know what is meant by relevance. But BJP has not excavated Buddhist Vihares or places of worship belonging to other faiths like Sri Lanka. It is only the DMK which is against Hinduism in Tamil Nadu because they support Pakistan. The latest is Sri Lankan Buddhist monks had visited a Ganesh Temple in Manipay and looking for Trees and Buddhist statues. Have the Hindus ever excavated the Buddhist Vihares in Sinhalese areas and handed over lands to Chinese.

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              Why would BJP and DMK excavate anything in SL?? why you mixing them with the issues in SL??

              THERE WERE NO ARMIES/EXCAVATIONS/DEATH AND MISERY IN THE NORTH UNTIL FP/TULF THUGGERY THAT CREATED ALL THE KILLING FIELDS SINCE 1977 BLUNDERS?????

              SO ASK THE SAME KILLERS TO GO AND FIND ANSWERS FOR US ALL PLEASE. THE TAMIL NADU GOONES WHO HELPED THEM NEED TO BE TRIED BY THE “BJP” WILL BE A LIKELY EVENT AS ANY TROUBLE FROM Tamil Nadu IN THE LINES OF SEPARATISMS WILL BE MET WITH THE SAME TREATMENT FROM THE NORTH SPECIALLY BY THE BJP?? NOT A GOOD NEWS WHAT YOU THINK??

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          AR
          The BJP is only a Hindu fascist party,

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    The obvious course of action for Tamil Nadu to do is to detach the whole of Jaffna Peninsular from Srilanka and attach it to Tamil Nahdu just like China did to Hong Kong and planning on doing the same to Taiwan and Macau. After all the ethnicity, culture, food, the whole lot are all the same. But it is not so with Macau, Taiwan, & Hong Kong combined and mainland of China. That will put a full stop to Sinhala – Tamil rivalry. Good luck to them and let themselves sort out things all by themselves and thus curing the headache the world is having.

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      Not just the Jaffna Peninsular but the entire north and east which is the Eezham Thamizh home land. Chingkallams are cunningly trying to keep 90% of EEzham Thamizh territory for themselves

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    I don’t see any reason to bother about this issue as Sri Lankan Sinhala politicians shouting other than creating anti Indian image of Sri Lanka in order to get more Sinhala votes. However, Sri Lanka should understand that we are a small nation and we don’t have the military, financial and political power to challenge India. More anti Indian shouting brings more instability in this country. Over the past five centuries Sinhalese couldn’t defend or challenge Portuguese or Dutch or British rule in this country. China did not come to save Sri Lanka when Indian forces landed in this country. Sri Lankan military couldn’t even give a gunshot when Indian planes dropped food or when they were here. It is the LTTE that fought against Indian military and send them back to India. Later, it is the Indian help brought an end to LTTE. So, You can win elections using anti Indian propaganda but you can’t safe Sri Lanka. There is a limit. Too much racism brings too much suffering.

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    The author of the Article Rusipala Tennakoon claims “China is getting the Indian treatment, not as a developing post-colonial Nation working to empower all the downtrodden but she will sell anything for a dime is now well established.”
    Now China is a communist country only on the basis it is a one-party dictatorial state. Otherwise, it is a full-fledged capitalist/imperial power.
    China is occupying Tibet since it invaded the country in 1950. The justification for the annexation is Tibet came under the rule of the Qing dynasty of China in 1720 after Chinese forces successfully expelled the forces of the Dzungar Khanate. Tibet would remain under Qing rule until 1912. The succeeding Republic of China claimed the inheritance of all territories held by the Qing dynasty including Tibet.
    The people of Tibet are ethnically, religiously, culturally and linguistically totally different from Chinese. Because China is another super-power the rest of the international community closed its eyes to what is clearly the rape of Tibet.
    China like Sri Lanka has colonized Tibet by settling the Chinese and destroying their cultural, language and ethnic identity.
    I want to join issue with Tennakoon (a pure Tamil name meaning the king of the south) for labelling the LTTE as a ‘terrorist organization’. We all know who created the LTTE and who nurtured it.

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    No less a person than ex-President Chandrika Kumaratunga Bandaranaike told journalists that Prabhakaran was the creation of Sinhala racism!
    President Ranasinghe Premadasa gave thousands of rifles and ammunition to fight the IPKF. He also gave the LTTE millions of rupees.

    In 2005, during the presidential election, Mahinda Rajapaksa gave a cheque for Rs.500 million drawn on the Central Bank in return for the boycott of the forthcoming elections. The cheque was handed over to LTTE proxy Emil Kanthan. The money was purportedly to build houses for those displaced during Tsunami. It turned out later that the housing project was a sham staged managed by Rajapaksa.
    Finally, how come the so-called terrorists were created in the first place in a Buddhist country? Prabhakaran once told that if JR Jayewardene was a good Buddhist, he want be carrying an AK47 gun on his shoulders!
    Did Buddha tell the Rajapaksas to crush and grind the LTTE cadres inside cement grinders who surrendered to the 57th Division commanded by Shavendra Silva, the present Army General, on the evening of 18 May at Vadduvakal? On the same morning the LTTE leaders Nadesan, S. Pulithevan Col. Ramesh and hundreds of LTTE cadres and civilians who surrendered to the army carrying white flag were shot to death after torture.

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    Their bodies were strewn everywhere with bullet wounds. There were burnt marks all over their bodies that showed they were tortured before they were killed.
    Now tongue in cheek the ruling politicians and the army top brasses are denying the massacre without batting an eye.

    Now after claiming that the tri-forces have destroyed the LTTE stock, lock and barrel the likes of Sarath Weerasekera is losing sleep because of Prabhakaran who is long dead and gone. The reason is not far to seek.
    The same oppression and subjugation of Tamil people continue unabated. In fact, it is more vicious and borders on genocide when centuries-old Hindu Temples are under attack by the Presidential Task Force and the Archaeological department composed of Sinhala – Buddhist zealots. Thousands of acres of land belonging to the Tamil and Muslims have been seized by a gazette notification.
    Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thero, who has been styled as Archaeological Chakravarty, had announced there are over 2.000 Buddhist sites of interest in the eastern province. By opening a second front against the Tamil Hindus, the government has unified the Tamils and the Muslims as we witnessed through the P2P march.
    “Those who bear arms acquire and wield an extreme measure of power. We believe that if this power is abused, it will inevitably lead to dictatorship.”
    – Prabhakaran, from an interview with N Ram, 1986

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    @Mr.Tenekoon; your opinion is irrelevant to me ,
    Quote;
    I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It.”
    Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
    End quote.
    It does not matter who said and if it’s irrelevant to anyone, but to me it is relevant like hell, one tiny suggestion, even if it was not mean , I do no not know how the the rest of my fellow Sri Lankan feel about it , but any suggestion let it be, by anyone or let it be a false rumour or a little joke, I take it very personal and extremely serious,when it comes to the Soverignity of my Country and my Ethnic identity both are integral and can not be divided, my faith is a totally a very exclusively personal affair. Though my Ethnicity is also personal, but as much as my Ethnicity is though personal is my birth right, so is my country’s soverignity .

    Please do not play the card of the international community’s opinion of us , who the hell cares what the world thinks of us , let them think of us as fools , but they better limit it to only thinking of us as fools and DARE not try to make us fools
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    Cont.
    @Mr.Tennekoon.
    Sri Lankans love rice and curry and not grass and can’t be fed with.
    I for one will not buy your prattle of utter shop.
    After all there are hundred and one ways to skin a Cat.
    Like wise there are 101 ways the wolves can make sheep out of unsuspecting innocent folks.
    This is not an anti Indian sentiment, I have nothing against India , but that does not mean I can sit still and wait to see if the inevitable happens or not And your blind attitude towards our emotions irks me most.
    Singapore will always worry about her neighbours , but that is not anti or hate , they still do most of their trade with their neighbours, but they do not need any political affiliation or carbon coping of any off their political ideologies, just to be friends and trade.
    Guess If a politician from a larger naighbour country makes a comment like that on Singapore, the entire nation will celebrate with a glass of wine.?
    ,,,
    This is no joke and needs a heavy condemnation and also it’s time the government banned not just hindu but , let it be Muslim or any foreign Religous extremist ideology groups in Sri Lanka.

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    A Frivoulus Response

    But a predictable one.

    As I have always said Sri Lankas Sovereignty is limited to Indias Security. India ruling SL has been brought on by GOSL turning SL into a Chinese Colony threatening Indias very existence. Wimal the Wansa who was the Archirect of the Union Agitation encouraged by Chinese Agent has forced India to take action. and he has been sidelined by SLPP no doubt under pressure from Indai.India will now take back Katchaithivu which was ceded to SL by Mrs.Gandhi in 1974 and make it a miitary base as a staging post . Under Gotha and MR chicken has come home to roost and SL will soon become an Indian Colony

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