An Editorial Response To:
AN APPEAL FOR SANITY By S. Makenthiran Mississauga Ontario Canada
Hopefully Mr Makenthiran and his colleagues writing out of Canada have
not drawn conclusions that LankaWeb can be used as a platform for LTTE
propaganda! Not so! They have to be advised also that regardless of
having relinquished their Sri Lankan citizenship if that be the case,
there is no such entity as a Canadian Tamil as the correct definition
in Canada is ' a Canadian Sri Lankan of Tamil origin'.
Indeed the writer is constrained in much of his expressions about the
issues involving the Sinhala Nation and its minority Tamils and carries
much bias toward the latter whose peace and prosperity is in shambles
according to him and if so a direct result of the internal armed insurrection
of his champions the LTTE. He has also to be informed that the Peace
and Prosperity of the land though at risk during certain times of the
insurgency was never in shambles and a misconception in his seemingly
confused mind! Disrupted yes and presently making a remarkable recovery
with no thanks to the Tamil Diaspora which made many unsuccesful attempts
to ursurp Sri Lanka's well being as finally there seem to be many assertions
from many powreful supportive quarters that Sri Lanka will never be
divided and that too by a paltry lot of conniving terrorists whose time
is fast running out.
There is no rut other than the one imagined by the writer that the
Sinhala and Tamil communities are trapped! (in what? The writer does
not seem to be able to define!) Indeed the excercises of the LTTE have
always been counter productive, worthless from a democratic point of
view and while the Sinhalese have legitimately sent their representatives
to Parliament through the democratic process the Tamil terrorists have
illegaly sent their proxies through intimidation, cheating and corrupt
practises in the North and East of Sri Lanka during the last Election,
a fact attested to by international and local monitors in an official
capacity.The presence of the TNA in Parliament should have been made
null and void but for a spineless pro- opposition Commissioner of Elections.There
are no terms for the TNA to come to terms with other than dealing with
their own impervious LTTE biased political future!
It has bee correctly stated that The Sinhalese do not foresee a break
up of Sri Lanka to concede a separate Eelam.This isabsolutely correct
thinking.As to whether the Tamils give up their aspirations for an autonomous
status, and accept the sovereignity and territorial integrity of Sri
Lanka in the manner it has been through history it is their unacceptable
choices which would have no implications on the general consensus of
the majority Sinhalese who have always maintained fairness and impartiality
towards minorities although the LTTE and the likes of the writer continue
to point to the contrary towards their own ungainly means!
There is no question about the need for unity between all races within
the land.It is an imperative necessity which the President of Sri Lanka
has reiterated many times over and the real question is "Can There
Be Real Peace Anywhere on Earth If It Involves Unrelenting Fully Armed
Terrorists Who Do Not Even Have A Full Mandate From Their Own Community."
The general consensus amongst a vast number of discerning and peace
loving Tamils and Muslims is that they do not wish to be dictated to
by authoritarian rule at the hands of an autocratic megalomaniac and
the writing seems to be on the wall towards this expectation! On a more
favourable note towards sanity and expected normalcy, these terrorists
are now being depleted and disrupted through internal rifts and dissention
within their rank and file and a matter of time before their ultimate
demise and the ultimate reality which the writer should grasp in the
best interests of his community! Decentralization,Polarisation, a Federal
Form of Government,Autonomy and Unified Administration are all terms
which fall within the norms of a normal order and not one which relates
to a group of unrelenting terrorists who have no demanding rights within
the Administrative Infrastructure of Sri Lanka as long as they remain
terrorists and need to be put down rather than be uplifted!
No realistic Editor of any institution or any Sinhalese Community representing
the Sovereign Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka at present
is under any obligation to condescend to fantasy and the obtuse persuasive
means extended to the undiscerning and gullible that the LTTE and their
supportives have any legitimate rights toward their demands! Bearing
in mind that they are an outlawed and internationally proscribed insurgent
terror group who have no mandate even from their own community, whomsoever
supports their mendacious means must face the ultimate reality that
they too contribute towards the detriment of Sovereign Sri Lanka which
at its highest elevation is an indictable offence regardless of being
domiciled outside Sri Lanka!
It is hoped fervently that there will be no need for a military means
to overcome the LTTE as their credibilities alone which have been greatly
disrupted and downtrodden globally would be a contributory means towards
eliminating their unwelcome presence.However it has to be emphasized
that the Sri Lankan Armed Forces have risen from the mediocrity the
writer beholds in imagined perspective and turned into a contending
force beyond any realm of his comprehension perhaps if the need ever
The tone of bravado in the writer who goes on to say that " Even
if the Sri Lankan Army were to advance into LTTE held territory, the
Tamils will wage a devastating guerilla war as is happening now in Iraq."
Perhaps the term 'Tamils' should be clarified and analogies to Iraq
dispelled as pure speculative irrelevance of hollow conjecture as the
military might of the LTTE today has to be circumspectly dubious with
far too many deterrents against then to even consider any major offensives
or forms of organized aggression against the Government other than the
cowardly, surreptitious wanton killings and assassinations they continue
to indulge i to this day! and a matter of time when that too will be
confronted effectively as the powers that be have indicated!
There is also a Regional Defence Agreement between Sri Lanka and India
now ratified to alter the writer's trend of thought towards any ambitious
rhetoric about LTTE power which probably reduces them to being none
other than' legends in their own minds' also applicable to the writer!
To ever imagine the swaying of Sinhala public opinion in favour of
the garbled gibberish this writer extends to the minds of the majority
Sinhalese seems either an apathetic ineptitude or a very optimistic
expectation of a self styled opportunist who believes in himself as
much as the Emperor Who Wore No Clothes" did and somewhat laughable!
Feelings are infuriated on all sides based on how contentious the expressd
thoughts normally are and this writer seems to have overstepped his
limitations which even condemn patriotic Sinhala writers as mentioned
in his list who as alleged by him write offensive articles to infuriate
Tamil feelings so what about the writer and his ilk who have contributed
to a ballistic response from the Sinhala majority who demand their credibilities!
And in case some point was missed the expression is 'soul searching'
rather than 'sole searching' more applicable to a species of fish, the
underside of the foot or footwear where the glorious pun implies perhaps
a clean pair of heels! Which may be the writer's eventual resort!
And to cap it all, the writer has eloquently described himself as 'A
Voice InThe Wilderness ' so need there be any further illustration towards
the evaluation of the pros and cons of what is being implied?