Democracy Vs.RanilW do a Pontius Pilate Or Heed To A Revitalisation Of The Nation's Utmost Needs
By Prof. Hudson McLean & Periscope - Global SinhalaVillage
When Pontius Pilatus wished to exonerate Jesus Christ, the Jews cried in unison and demanded that Christ should be punished. Pontius Pilatus, as a good democrat, washed his hands, and acceded to the demands of the majority.Perhaps it is a residue of these same Jews in agony in the world of today in retribution for their crimes against christianity of yore!Regardless of Pro Judaic interpretations.
A similar spectacle is bubbling in an Island in the Sun. It is a clear example of Democracy vs. Prime Minister. A clear majority is expressing their overwhelming opposition to Deproscription of the Tamil Tiger Terrorists (TTT). And the Prime Minister is planning to walk all over Democracy.And what mandate has the Sinhala Nation given him so to?
TTT as an internationally recognised terrorist organisation, Proscribed by USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India, after desperate pleas by successive Sri Lankan governments, but acted only after the September 11th 2001, is now on the verge of being de-proscribed by a government, only to satisfy a private and possibly a selfish personal manifesto.And the saddest reckoning is that the pleas were set in place by the present President and her then PA Administration and being contradicted at present.
First of all, the TTT are not a democratically elected organisation nominated to represent any of the Tamil population either in Sri Lanka or elsewhere. They are funded by illegal activity such as smuggling of narcotics, human cargo, weaponry, prostitution, collecting funds off the Diaspora by threats of violence, supporting other internationally acclaimed terrorists such as Maoist rebels, Al Qaeda, Basques ETA, etc. (Addendi : Kashmiti Militants, the now defunct Taliban, Hamas. Red Brigade, Abu Sayyak amongs a few more!)
If ever they gain a foothold to legitimacy within the Island of Sri Lanka, the TTT, as they have clearly demonstrated during the past twenty years, will engage in a systematic annihilation of the Sinhala population. Parallel to such atrocities, it is very likely that the TTT will make themselves available as a wholesale exporter of terrorism.So what motivates the Wickremasinghe Administration? Greed for Power at any cost with the blindness which usually accompanies it? and an assumed right to gamble with the future of the Nation and the lives of countless innocent civilians all over again as done by their UNP predecessors which has left behind a woeful legacy of devastation of the Nation's Economy and political infrastructure now bordering on gross instability?
Now RanilW has a clear indication of what the majority of the Sri Lankan population demands. The Buddhist clergy, the majority of the Sri Lankan electorate, the Indian government, even the majority of the Tamil population are not in favour of De proscription prior to acceptance of certain conditions. They are NOT against Peace. They are NOT against Deprosciption. They ONLY demand that Deproscription should take place ONLY after a satisfactory round of negotiations with an agreement on basic principles.Abeit the danger existing that even this conciliatory thought runs the risk of compromising with an evil band of killers with only their ambits at heart, untrustworthy, crafty and a danger to the Nation's security
As qualified lawyers RanilW, Tyronne Fernando, John Ameratunge should be fully aware that, LTTE and their leaders are internationally recognised criminals. They are self confessed murderers of President Premadasa, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, politicians such as Lalith Athulathmudali,Gamini Dissanayake, Mr and Mrs C.V. Guneratna etc. and Military leaders such as Majors Denzil Kobbekaduwa, Ranjan Wijeratna, related personnel of the armed forces and thousands of innocent men, women, children including infants.How does grabbing an infant by its legs and slamming its head against a wall sound towards the redmption of these vermin?. Hence the Proscription of LTTE by the leading Democratic Nations on this planet very justified and with valid purpose and resolve that their attrocities are unpardonable. No legal panel in the world will accede to a demand by a recognised and a self confessed criminal that he will only attend the hearing if the judge agrees to exonerate the convict before the hearing.In fact it sounds ludicrous and an affront to the Legal Justice System if there is in fact an impartial one in existence today.
And the Prime Minister is in fact planning to grant them unconditional pardon for all the sins committed by the TTT and hand them a chunk of Sri Lankan real estate and the potential right to slaughter the rest of the Sri Lankan population, at their pleasure. This is High Treason. Treachery as the Nation at large wonders in bewilderment as to why all this is being tolerated with impunity?.Where is the Impartiality of the Justice System or has it turned Bi- Partisan in favour of the UNF?and how much longer will the Nation have to tolerate the insecurity of not knowing where all this will end or what it may lead to?
And the Norwegians. What is their interest in this internal dispute? There is no speculation on this matter. The Norwegian interest is purely commercial. Sri Lanka sits right in the middle of one of the largest fishing grounds in the world. The tuna belt circles up to the Bay of Bengal. Then there are rumours on oil, gas, minerals around the North and the North East coasts off Sri Lanka. There is a ready made natural harbour in Trincomalee, one of the finest in the world. An airport ready for the take off near Jaffna. Furthermore internal Norway has also a compounded problem of expatriate Tamils growing in numbers and eating into their Social Services and also threatening to cut into their private sector growth of an exclusively Tamil nature which the Norwegian Government wants to curb through re-patriation.Norway has also been eyeing the anticipated spoils of riches from an accessible Sri Lanka for sometime now and have obviously concluded that theirs will be the rewards via the LTTE as pawns where rocket science is not needed for this conclusion..Hence the TTT demand for the 60% of the coast line from Mannar to Hambantota. The entire Indian Ocean is theirs for the taking. A first class sea route from the Golden Triangle to Australia, Africa and through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean. Ideal for the Heroin, Cannabis, illegal weapons and human cargo traffic. And Sajith Premadasa might be allowed some temporary light relief within a TTT administration as a Governor of the Southern Province, until he meets with the same fate which his father met.Truly what may be a sad ending for a youth showing a bit more decorum than his infamous father who nevertheless has left behind a note of gratitude in the minds of an impoverished few in giving the devil its due!.
The start of the Federation of Tamil States cross referencing India next
with destabilisation of the North Indian region whilst planning the Unilateral
Declaration of Independence of Tamil Nadu is also a distinct possibility
in the preamble.A horrifyingly possible speculation
which the Nation must fight tooth and nail to prevent with Presidential
writ, grit and authority at the helm.The attempted Presidential wing clipping
by the UNF must never be permitted as it would signal the death knell
of a Unitary Sri Lanka where the rabid and myopic UNF would contributing
to the running amok of the predatory LTTE!.aka the TTT.
RanilW has three days to decide and tell the TTT in no uncertain terms, prior to start of business, without resorting to subservient apologies, YES to Deproscription, BUT only after the TTT publicly acknowledges that: Being circumspect about this will only lower the credibility of the UNF which is already being viewed as a bunch of betrayers.
The Following demands should be unconditional and irrevocable and ratified.
1: LTTE / TTT will lay down all arms forthwith and renounce violence.
3.LTTE/ TTT denounce their quest For Eelam within the Sovereign Democracy of Sri Lanka.
Or let RanilW do a Pontius Pilatus and wash his hands off the De-proscription and hand over the Nation to its adversaries.
Let me add one very crucial point. As Tyronne Fernando pointed out that, it is the expatriates who are taking a hard line. He is very correct. If not for the TTT expatriates, Sri Lanka would have been a peaceful Island. If the TTT are rational, reasonable and realistic, those poorer Tamils who live in Sri Lanka will enjoy a better life. The rich business classes like Maharaja, Sellamuttu, and the rest will harvest gold. Uncle Mac represents a silent majority who are essentially living in Sri Lanka and are unable to express their opinions vocally, due to fear of harassment, and even physical harm. This is one reason sometimes Uncle Mac might take a diagonally opposite line, simply to represent another silent opinion.
Many independent sources commend Uncle Mac's courage and outspokenness as the only remedy to Sri Lanka's woes as it is based on logical reasoning, an in depth awareness of the Nation's needs and a expressions of a person of high integrity who encompasses all the Nation's focal points relative to its integrity and those of its suffering masses.
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A collective thanks from Profesor MacLean and Global Sinhala Village on behalf of LankaWeb.
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