Time To Get Balasingham and
Co. Out Of Sri Lanka's Hair.
Periscope- Global Sinhala
Village For LankaWeb
With the exception of the Sri Lankan Government, by his antics Anton
Balasingham has more than conveyed the image of a nincompoop whose posturing
as rep in the flawed Peace process sways at times from the sublime to
the ridiculous.It seems about time he was removed from Sri Lanka's metaphoric
hair together with the ambiguities of the Norwegian brokers whose leanings
have obviously been exposed by this latest incident and their stand
taken in an almost bipartisan manner in favour of the LTTE despite the
facts which are more than glaring with respect to the Sri Lankan Navy's
sinking of an unidentified rogue vessel carrying arms on 11th March
2003 which the LTTE pompously claim as a 'merchant vessel of their charge'
and are harbouring 'grave concerns'!.
In his latest rhetoric often of a verbose and misconstrued nature the
man has all but made a mockery of International Law (his version that
is!) by citing its relevance to his interpretation that the recent sinking
of a rebel arms carrier of the LTTE by the Sri Lankan Navy was quote"
a grave violation of the ceasefire and a contravention of International
Law" end quote and has the audience of global Sri Lankans laughing
aloud at his comical overtures, appearance and incongruence of thought
in a curious response albeit the laughter which has begun not only to
increase in volume that this man is not only a clown but an idiot too.
In addition to having an assumed doctor's title he is now playing the
role of a learned barrister and what next ?
On the strength of a self imposed title "LTTE Merchant Vessel"
of an unmarked, unflagged sea craft ( since when did the LTTE have merchant
vessels? ) which was not only carrying an illegal shipment of contraband
arms but was also armed sufficiently to fire on the Sri Lankan Navy
Craft when challenged so by what norms of definition does Balasingham
address the incident as a violation by the Navy when it is the LTTE
who are the guilty party?
All of this surely corroborates LTTE arrogance and Balasingham has instilled
a shrouded speculation hinting at withdrawal from Peace Talks as the
befuddled world awaits the alternative if there is one and is he perchance
suggesting a return to arms by the LTTE which would prove more self
destructive to them in the long run or is this some form of sabre rattling
intended to intimidate the Sri Lankan Government which already has a
reputation of 'bending over backwards' to their demands?.The magnitude
of recent demonstrations in Colombo is proof positive of the opposition
to the present Government's conciliatory attitude towards the LTTE and
the flawed peace process minus many core issues despite its need to
That the command to search and destroy the illegal vessel which was
a threat to Sri Lanka's Territorial and Sovereign integrity being the
priority was based on classified confirmed defence intelligence which
has by-passed Balasinghams reckoning in a rather apathetically inept
manner proves that any individual of such base intellect can only have
a moribund impression of the Peace Process or one concieved towards
LTTE requirements only, which is not going their way.One which he tries
to promote at the highest level of ambiguity suggesting that in all
probability he needs intellectual rehabilitation rather than being recognized
as a representative towards peace! It is also rumored there are other
areas which need mending.
This also applies to the namby pamby Government representation attempting
to downplay the implications of the LTTE vessel which was the only entity
in direct violation of the ceasefire the Peace Process and International
Defence and Shipping accords!
It has been confirmed that the order to search and destroy was Presidential.