Wisdom And Insight Expressed By A Tamil Leader Needs To Be Heeded And Interpreted At Face Value In The Best Interests Of The Nation.
World Council Of Sinhala Peers For Lanka Web
It is the confirmed belief by the more realistic of
the Tamil Community that Velupillai Pirapaharan(Prabhakaran ) to change
idealogies, come clean, de-commission weapons and contribute together
with the LTTE towards a United Sovereign doe not appear to be a probability
giben the circumstances in Sri Lanka today and the following is an
Exerpt based on collective Tamil Vision on the subject which has been
debated by many analysts and now presented to all of Sri Lanka in
brave defiance of those who think to the contrary and what is portrayed
as an ominous warning to the Sinhala Nation should the LTTE be bargained
with on their terms!
Those who think compassionately and rationally endorse the importance for people to live, not die which is the basic difference between the sincere Tamil Community and the dogma of the terrorists comprising of the LTTE and in particular its murderous leader and a criminal by every aspect of its definition through national and international accords.
That those defiant to the LTTE have been systematically eliminated
through assassination bear testimony to the convictions of many within
the Tamil Community ia a fact of life! Brave and courageous stalwarts
who stood up to LTTE terror and dared scoff at the LTTE's claim of
being the sole representative of Tamils is proof enough that the LTTE
have never been given unanimous consent to seek out a separate existence
of the Tamil Community despite their claims. Many Tamil Politicians
in opposition to the LTTE some of whom were former LTTE supportives
and paid a price for their candour towards political and patriotic
motivation supportive of a Sovereign Sri Lanka
Not surprisingly the present involvement of Peace Monitors which obviously has direct bearing on Norway in a manner similar to the opinion of all opposition parties, has been written off as a wasted and futile effort which can in reality see no fruition towards a meaningful peace in Sri Lanka and has presented an alternative in calling for Indian involvement in the peace process which is a Regional Superpower with a vested interest in Regional Peace and Harmony and a synonymous deterrent towards furthering LTTE interests which would only be beneficial to Sri Lanka in the overall picture.
Contrary to LTTE claims to be the sole uncontested representative of the Tamils it has been revealed that this is a claim assumed by the LTTE through threats extended to Tamil leaders to either accept its claim or face death to which many in fear for their lives and those of their families, comply.
That a greater percentage of the Tamil community are against the LTTE based on the information gathered must be conveyed to the Nation and the International Community where certain World Powers still preach on the merits of negotiating with the LTTE when it is in fact the Tamil Community unrepresented by the LTTE that need to be negotiated with! It is common knowledge within Sri Lanka that most dissenting Tamils are too scared to speak out despite a desperate need for tranquility and posterity. If there is a strong alternative to the LTTE, these people enmeshed in fear and temerity will stand up to whatever presents itself as a viable alternative to the feared LTTE. That's why the LTTE is hell bent on eliminating those who are capable of being that alternative.
Quoting a prominent leader of a well kown and respected Tamil Group always outspoken in his conveyance of anti-LTTE sentiment and defiant in his resolve that the LTTE have no right to recognition, it has been said analytically with some of the statistics also quoted that "Whoever thinks the LTTE will give up violence and enter the democratic mainstream is being naive and fooling himself. Take my word for it: It will never ever happen! Yes,there is no war. The people are happy. But I believe that what we are experiencing is calm before storm. The people are beginning to realise this.
When the LTTE entered Jaffna after the MoU, they organised some 15,000 people and about 200-300 alcoholics were given a free booze to 'energise' them to carry on their shoulders the LTTE members in a procession to a welcome Tamasha. After about three months, the LTTE had 'Pongu Thamil'. The LTTE could bring only 7,000 people. After sometime following the conviction of Prabhakaran-he was sentenced to 200 years of RI-the LTTE organised a protest against the judgement. Hardly 3,000 people gathered and of them two thirds were students. The LTTE does not have protests during weekends or public holidays. Because there are no students out on such days. Last month the TNA-Tiger Nominated Agents-and the LTTE planned a show of strength for May Day. They boasted that they would bring over 200,000 people to the meeting, where a declaration was made that the LTTE was the sole representative of the Tamil people. But only 2,000 people turned up. The LTTE lost face. The LTTE is losing people's support very fast. The LTTE is going to hold another rally shortly and bring people forcibly.
The present Peace Monitors, they are of no use. We are not happy with them as we believe that facilitors cannot be monitors. Monitors must be able to say whether something is right or wrong. But they can't do that as their priority is to facilitate. The monitors always leave room for the LTTE to get away with serious cease-fire violations. For example when a Chinese trawler was attacked and its crew members were killed a few months ago, everybody knew the LTTE had done it. But the monitors, true to form, attributed the attack to a third party, which helped the LTTE go scot free. Monitoring must be done by some other people who are not preoccupied with facilitation and are in a position to say which party is right and which party is wrong when a cease-fire violation occurs. We need monitors from some other countries. India for example. As a regional Super Power India must also play a major role in the peace process because of its experience with our problem and geo-political interests.
Washington has repeated calls for the LTTE to eschew violence:
Those who believe that they can make the LTTE give up violence are
sadly mistaken. For Prabhakaran is not a human being. He is a monster
who hates not only the Sinhalese and Muslims but the Tamils as well.
In short, he hates the entire humankind. He does not think the way
you and I do. For example before the Tokyo aid meet, there were many
who thought that at the last moment the LTTE would change its mind
and attend it. I said, "No!". For, the LTTE knew if it attended
the parley, it would have to commit itself to human rights, democracy.
decommissioning etc., Prabhakaran doesn't want any of those. Some
argued that the LTTE would have to attend the summit because of mounting
international pressure. I said, "No!" because Prabhakaran's
thinking is not logical or rational. No one even dreamt that he would
take on the IPKF, the fourth biggest army in the world. But he did.
No one thought he would ever get Rajiv or Premadasa killed. But he
Wisdom and insight expressed on behalf of the Tamil Community by Mr.Douglas Devananda which should be interpreted at face value perhaps in the best interests of Sri Lanka.
[Douglas Devananda was in the Eelam National Liberation Front (ENLF) in 1986 of which the LTTE was a constituent member. Of the leaders of the Tamil groups which formed the ENLF, only Devananda amongst a handful of former LTTE members who relented their involvement with the group have survived LTTE terror backlashes. The ENLF had four groups, TELO, EPRLF, EROS and LTTE. Devananda was in the EPRLF at that time.His closest ally and associate Balakumar was recently assassinated by the LTTE (EROS) ]
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