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An Open Letter To The President On America’s Resolution At Geneva

By V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa,
President of Sri Lanka.

Your Excellency,

America’s Resolution at Geneva

Permit me to remind you once again the fact that the Mahinda Chinthanaya, in my opinion is fast losing its credibility now, due to the irresponsible utterances of some responsible persons. Those responsible for this tragic situation seem to be deliberately doing so to cause you much embarrassment and knowingly or unknowingly to bring discredit to you. Please do not allow this trend to go unabated. It is in the best interest of the country that you cry halt to the expression of views by various people, at random.

Our people have short memories. But you cannot say that of the Government and your advicers. Most informations are recorded by relevant authorities for your guidance. Furthermore there is the media too to guide you.

May I remind you that almost all countries, except one or two, fully backed you to win the war against the LTTE by banning them in their respective countries and even offered various assistance to achieve it. Even now the LTTE remains banned in many such countries. Now that a few of these countries are supporting the resolution, moved and to be moved, it is not fair and reasonable on our part to accuse them as Pro-LTTE. We should not forget that each country that has its mission in Sri Lanka has its own source of information too, which they share among themselves. In this matter no country can influence the other unless they have some vested interest. Various disturbing statements had been made, irresponsibly by various people, without specifically mentioning the name, accusing some NGOs of supplying mercenaries to the LTTE, a very serious accusation that resulted in limiting the operation of NGOs in the country. Even today NGOs are not permitted to operate in the North resulting in putting to starvation people in many parts of seriously affected areas in the North, who would have otherwise had the opportunity of getting various assistances including food for themselves and milk for the children.

India had and has a bigger role to play during and after the war. If the Tamil Naad police had not been put on alert, thousands of tons of steel balls and chemicals used for the manufacture of bombs and hand grenades etc would have found their way into various parts of the North and through the North to the other parts of the country and the consequences would have been far beyond our imagination. There is no doubt that the Sri Lankan forces won the war but the fact that without the support of the civilians, it would not have been easy sailing for the forces and without the Tamil Naad police the war could not have been won.

I wish to quote from an appeal I made to the leaders of all political parties, important personalities and religious dignitaries in India “ Long ago it was Mahatma Gandhi who had said that India and Sri Lanka can’t afford to quarrel. I do not say that everything is fine in Sri Lanka. There are very many concerns the Sri Lankan Tamils have. In many instances such concerns go beyond the limits of tolerance, necessitating the intervention at high level. Whether we like it or not feelings between the two neighbouring countries are very much strained. At this rate the two Nations will soon face strong repercussions, before which both countries should cry halt to this trend and take remedial measures to soon clear all misunderstandings between the two, in the best interest of both countries”.

The above point of view should be given serious consideration by you. Citizens of both India and Sri Lanka should take the trouble to sort out all their differences so that good will and co-operation will prevail between the two countries. As a first step you should take the initiative to save India from facing any embarrassment, in the event of America moving fresh resolutions at the meeting of the Human Rights Commission of the UN in Geneva, at the forthcoming session. Only 22 miles of Palk Strait separate Sri Lanka from India. Hence I repeat that we can’t afford to fight between us.
Your Excellency, you should take a bold step at this juncture to meet the requirements under the resolutions based on the fact that as President you owe a duty to the people and as Minister of Defense to defend the forces.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

V. Anandasangaree,
Secretary General – TULF.

21.02.2013

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    Anandasangaree is mentioning things in a round about way without getting to the point. He is expressing some concern on the souring relationship with our neighbour, India. It seems that things are getting really bad.

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      President should sit up and pay attention when Mr. Anandasangaree offers him advice.

      Anandasangaree is a gentleman and a statesman. One of the oldest parlimentarians alive today. He has seen it all.

      He has a wealth of knowledge. He has kept his self-respect intact. He also fearlessly stood against the blood thirsty LTTE at the height of LTTE brutality. Unlike TNA monkeys who sold Sri Lanka to the LTTE. And now are trying to sell Sri Lanka to international agents, behind our backs.

      Anandasangaree is a true Sri Lankan patriot. Through and through. We can trust him. Anandasangaree cannot be bought with money or political power.

      Mr. President, with all due respect, read his letter. And act.

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    Mr. Ananda Sangari advicing this man is like pouring water on a ducks back.Its usless, despot who suffer from hubris doesnt listen to any one.You are just waisting your time and words.

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    Sorry sir, the letter is poorly written.

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    Mr. VA you too have started loosing your brains. Look Sri Lanka is moving forward, MR is more popular than before, all the ethnicities are working together and the west and the diaspora leeders who fund wetern politicians are trying to ruin that for their own interests. India and the west is responsible for all the killing that happen under the name of Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka and now they have openly joined for their selfish reasons of keeping the power on and not to help Tamils. What ever the resolution the US brings Sri Lankans are commited to stand with dignity and your threats and warnings are not valid as the India changes much faster than any other country though they show some favor towards the bank rupted Tamilnadu politicians who get TAmil diaspora money for their cheep political acts to decive them in comming elections.

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    Sangaree – still writing letters. Looks like your master has abandoned you

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    It is said that a fool cannot be defeated even by 1000 pundits. People like K.P. Sinha are so much brain washed by the state media that they do not see the truth and unwilling to see the truth.We don’t trust the Tamils and they are suspicious of us Sinhalese and to make the matters worse the Muslims are getting uneasy because of the anti halal campaign carried out by a war mongering tribe.With regard to the economy we are forced borrow money to pay interests and installments of the loans taken earlier.The refusal of the IMF to provide credit facilities to Sri Lanka underlines how unsound our economy is.The government is so desperate that Wimal is crying for the blood of Jayasudara, treasury secretary now.The countries that were with us during the war speaking against us now thanks to to stupid foreign policy.This is the unpleasant situation faced by Sri Lanka now.But the fools will keep crying their heads off that Sri lanka is much much better now moving forward rapidly and very soon it will be the miracle of Asia.

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      How these 1000 pundits defeat others as they are beeten in every week as allways opposite of what they predict is happen. If you are a pundit at least one of your prediction should come true. It is true that you are paying for loans. But their are hard investments in act for your current use and facilitate your future earnings. Sri lanka is moving up in all the economic indexes measured not by the govt only but external bodies also.

      Muslims are well protected in the country for centuries from the LTTE as well as halal masked individuals.

      All the friends are time bound as the leaders who wants to keep their power on changes. If you are rich allways there are many friends around you. Jayasundera has to do what he has been hired for by the govt. Othewise there are many to take his position. So has the Weerawansa. What is important is one’s current doing not the past or the future. I suspect you too have being doing what you have been hired for. Any way please try to be a decent web citizen.

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        KP Sinha:

        Knocking on the door of the IMF for further financial handouts does not support your claim. Moreover, with an impressive claimed annual economic growth of more than 7% ought to have placed post-war SL in a firm footing. This doesn’t seem to be happening. On the foreign front, and now that the US proposed resolution is a reality, I wish MR would not make you his special adviser as the sort of advice you seem to propose may warm the hearts of the locals but with outstanding international obligations the noose has been gradually but surely tightening around the neck of this regime. With the Commonwealth meeting hanging in the balance, much against what may appear to the likes of you, the bargaining chip of this regime has loss the shine.

        A hostile Tamilnadu could/would be the worst nightmare for the regime, in more ways than this regime may admit, and particularly when politicos of that state start twisting the arm of the Centre, the choice of the Centre to support SL would be almost nil. Choose to be oblivious of the emerging reality at your own peril.

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    Knowingly or unknowingly Elder Sangaree is writing half truths of the past. Needless to say Sangaree wanted MR to grab the TNA by its tiger spotted tail where as MR has already tied it to a pole by the neck.

    We read all sorts of writings by various commentators here that include crazy advice and stupid scenarios to reach their own desperado goals. So long as the majority backs MR, I doubt very much that India or the West can catch him napping. We shall march forward as a nation to reach our set goals. Only hypocrites cannot see it.
    Leela

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      Leela:

      Does the 2012 resolution in the UNHRC look like your definition of “crazy advice and stupid scenarios to reach their own desperado goals”? May be such of your outlook should be viewed against the backdrop of Wimal’s staged fast and MR’s loving juice feed because these antics didn’t stop the wheel grinding. What could the majority, you so euphorically mention, do to stop the passing of the resolution in 2012 or the introduction of the resolution in 2013? Who do you think is the hypocrite here?

      Let me enlighten you a bit because either you are starved off the real information or you are still dwelling in a well. When the SG Ban Ki Moon appointed the Darusman panel, SL screamed foul and emphasised it has nothing to do with it and refused entry of the panel members. But you know what, without the knowledge of Sri Lankans (does that remind of the likes of you) the regime quietly sent a team to meet and discuss with the Panel in New York. Then when the 2012 resolution was passed at the UNHRC the same screaming and the same rhetoric by the majority Sinhala masses whipped up by the regime. But again what – it allowed the panel appointed by the Commissioner and even “begged” the Commissioner to visit SL. Who is the hypocrite here? Please wake up from your slumber. This regime has not been telling the truth to you people and treat you all like dumbs by simply whipping up the Sinhala rhetoric to protect themselves. I have no issue with the LTTE being decimated but someone who murdered 600 of your policemen is parading as a minister. Somehow, the regime has hypnotised you all to become pulps to hide this sinister hypocrite act. That LTTE person and KP are still there with this regime. You mean to say suddenly they became holy – or you forgot about the word hypocrite?

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