Sri Lanka claims total victory and what’s next?
Posted on May 19th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Gloucester . Ontario Canada

May 19 2009

The Editor (Letters)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THE OTTAWA CITIZEN


Correct.  Sri Lanka has claimed total victory over the Tamil Tigers and their leader  Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead together with all his top lieutenants, and with him ends the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist separatist movement.  This war which has gone on for 30 long years saw  80,000 innocent civilians killed, and displaced 220,000 during the past two months rescued by the Sri Lankan armed forces who were hostages making up the Tamil Tiger human shield. This war saw 100,000 Muslims and 27,000 Sinhalese ethnically cleansed by the Tamil Tigers from the North of the island.  This war saw the perfection of the suicide bomb which is now copied by almost all terrorists world wide, and saw the first terrorist outfit to have an air wing with four Czech ZLIN-Z143 planes turned into night bombers.

For Sri Lanka, this was not a civil strife that it has won single-handed, but a ‘world war’ given the support that the LTTE had from leading western nations, including Canada.

It was amazing to see this puny island nation withstanding all that foreign “ceasefire” pressures backed by the heinous propaganda like “genocide” and “bloodbath”, without buckling and accomplishing its military mission eliminating the most ruthless  and brutal Tamil Tiger terrorist organization in the world.  They were worse than al Qaeda or the Taliban which every western country thought was invincible and twisted the arms of Sri Lanka asking them to give in and let the Tamils have their mono-ethnic, racist,  separate state,  Eelam.

This war also unmasked most foreign nations who Sri Lanka thought were friends, but  also gave them an opportunity to recognize who her real friends are who stood by them in their hour of need like, China, Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Iran, Vietnam and Libya.

Now the real work in this puny country which is too small to be divided  and big enough to make it a classic text book example  of a  superb multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious state.  They were there once upon a time, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t emulate that harmony once again.

To that end the Government of Sri Lanka is totally committed to ensure sustainable peace and has appointed Karuna, the former second-in-command of the Tamil Tigers who broke away from this outfit in 2004, as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation.  I hope Canada will appreciate this enormity that Sri Lanka wishes to achieve and support that island substantially without hesitation and wish them all the luck in the world.

Asoka Weerasinghe   

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