US Embassy Confirms Its Support To Fight Terrorism
Suranimala- Jathyanthara Singha Balawegaya
Thankfully there will be no need for a Nationalised Debate on T.V.
to ascertain the accuracies of US Policy towards LTTE Terrorism in Sri
Lanka betweem Messers Holgate and Amslem, as the Charge D'Affaires Mr.Amslem
has clearly outlined the US Governments support towards eradicating
terrorism in Sri Lanka contradicting conflicting statements to the contrary
from a certain Mr. Holgate of the US Embassy Staff in Colombo whose
designation and responsibilities are hitherto unknown.
Mr. Amslem has further pointed out that the joint military excercises
conducted recently between the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and the US clearly
confirms US Government support which disagrees with LTTE idealogy for
separatism which now has a broader outlook based on recent events and
the dangers of International Terrorism which could affect the entire
Region of Asia if permitted to escalate.
In short the US Government had pledged its support to the Government
of Sri Lanka in the fight against the LTTE pointing out that they were
one of the first Countries to outlaw the LTTE as a terrorist group and
Where Mr. Holgate found his inspiration for misguiding the News Media
is unknown and appears to be a random utterance based on personal views
and interpretations. Typically the feeding frenzy attitude of the Foreign
Press, in particular those based in India, to publicise anything and
everything on hearsay with no confirmation has apparently jumped at
the opportunity for a bit of cheap publicity and the once popular journalistic
slogan "Feed the Masses with anything you want them to beleive and it
becomes instant,excitingly inciting reading!" has a noteworthy ring
of truth to it.
According to Mr. Holgate and the so called US Government's comments
which were never confirmed, there were no comparisons between Osama
bin Laden's Al-Qaida and Prabhakaran's LTTE which has now been disclaimed
as an error of judgement as startling information is beginning to emerge
from viable sources pertaining to the Al-Quaida-LTTE connection which
could have massive ramifications beyond perception for the entire region
if not put down and quelled permanently.
The recently formed Alliance Against International Terrorism led by
the US Government has no intentions to bypass the Sri Lankan terrorist
problem or backing down from its obligations towards the cause of eliminating
terrorism,unconfirmed news sources have learnt, which seems logical
enough considering the pledges of US President Mr.George W.Bush whose
dedication towards eradicating International Terrorism in "whatever
form it exists and cutting off their sources of fund raising and arms
supplies and all terrorist operations wherever it exists" end quote,was
made with no reservation and with the fullest support of the NATO Alliance
and has plummeted his popularity rating Nationally and Internationally
to an all time high.