There's Great Wisdom In The Words Of The
Ven.Athureliye Rathna Thera.
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There should be no qualms whatsoever for any patriotic minded Sri Lankan
to project their admiration and utmost respect towards recognizing the
courage, sincerity and stoic determination towards getting a simple
home truth across to all Sri Lankan Political Head Honchos by a member
of the respected Buddhist Clergy represented in Parliament that the
LTTE have neither a mandate nor the wherewithal to demand any rights
to recognition in the decisions affecting what has come to be recognized
somewhat infamously now with all the related harranguing as the Joint
Mechanism For Tsunami relief.
With no mincing of words the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, leader
of the JHU Parliamentary group has forthwith demanded that the LTTE
remove all barriers it has placed in the North and East to make it possible
for foreign aid workers to carry out Tsunami reconstruction work, so
that the LTTE's bonafides can be established towards any legitimacies
they may demand towards recognition as part of the Sri Lankan ethnic
mosaic . Short of ridiculing the Tamil Tigers (Wanni Edition), he has
pellucidated the importance relative to all donor countries and NGO's
financing Sri Lanka's Tsunami reconstruction programs, in confronting
the LTTE to dismantle all their insurgent operations distasteful to
Sovereign Sri Lanka, and end their ambitions towards secession in any
form, rather than indulge in their prurient and somewhat futile attempts
to intimidate the Sri Lankan Government to consent to a joint mechanism
which would cater to their separatist objectives.
One can only respond with great pride borne of a sense of love for
one's traditional homeland towards recognizing the realities of the
Ven Thera's brilliant deposition as quoted that "The LTTE is a
terrorist organisation and that doesn't even begin to describe them.
It is an organisation that has absolutely no regard for human rights
or for the practice of democracy. In the pursuit of its political objectives,
which include the seizure of the traditional homelands of our people,
the LTTE has methodically ethnically cleansed the areas under its control
of Sinhalese and Muslims. It has massacred even Tamil parties and groups
that have dared show dissent. The LTTE, in contravention of all international
norms, abducts and forces them into military service." end quote
which must surely point towards the hindsight required to resolve the
gung ho attitude of the President of Sri Lanka if she continues to entertain
the thought of unilaterally waving olive branches at the LTTE in the
fervent hope for a lasting peace.
It is an unconcealable reality which has even gained global attentione
that despite the signing of a Peace Accord and Ceasefire the LTTE have
time and time again violated the conditions governing the signing, at
times flagrantly so and seem to view all ceasefire agreements and negotiations
as a prop towards their insurgent needs as they surreptitiously fortify
their terrorist resources.
Further quoting the Ven. Athureliye Rathna Thera towards endorsing
what has been common knowledge by all concerned both in a Military and
Administrative capacity, he has emphasized realistically that "
The LTTE have violated many times over, the ceasefire agreements currently
and purportedly "in force" and has turned their backs on the
Oslo Declaration. They have even channelled the assistance provided
to areas affected by the Tsunami to their political and military purposes,
so much so that they are now in possession of air-strike capacity. Not
a day passes without news of one or more unarmed civilians being either
harassed, threatened, kidnapped or murdered by the LTTE" end quote
and once again the truism of the quote emphatically undeniable.
Unquestionably the argument against the wisdom of entering into a Joint
Mechanism with a Terrorist Organization surfaces visibly as perplexingly
the LTTE have been given much leeway towards their existence as a terror
group by recent Administrations and appear to be the only privileged
terror group in the world accorded such a luxury considering their status
as terrorists.They are undisputably a terror group which has not renounced
terrorism and many comparisons could be made rationally that a deal
with the LTTE at this point would be comparable to a deal with Al-Queda
terrorist leader Al Sharkawi to rebuild Iraq, as the analogy drawn by
the Ven. Thera which needs assimilation as words of wisdom by the minds
of those who are probably contemplating the inadvertent provision of
an operating platform to the mendacious guiles of the LTTE.
Given all the verifiable statistics and the glaring evidence which points
towards the insincerities of the LTTE hell bent on their own survival,
it is little wonder that patriotic Sinhala Politicians such as those
within the JVP are vehemently opposed to the Joint Mechanism and all
praise to the worthy dialogue of the likes of the Ven.Athureliye Rathna
Thera whose contribution towards the preservation of Sri Lanka's integrity
are immeasurable in value as it expresses the unfettered love for one's
home and native land threatened by an insurgency whether active or dormant
as the case may be which in all likelihood needs to be erased from the
map of any recognition towards the best interests of Sri Lanka!
The dispensations of aid to the Tsunami Victims surely needs no leg
up or helping hand by terrorists who would be best advised to transform
themselves into law abiding citizens of the land or else face the long
arm of justice while those in charge of the distribution of aid need
to be facilitated and the unhampered means provided toward alleviating
the sufferings of the victims which is the prime responsibility of the
Administration post haste!!
It might not necessarily be the path to a lasting peace involving the
LTTE whose opportunistic ambitions may further aggravate an already
aggravated populace in areas comandeered illegally by them in the North
and East of Sri Lanka where palavering to them would only convey to
them a false sense of security which they have absolutely no right to
in their present guise! But it would certainly render a semblance of
hope for the hapless victims of the devastating Tsunami whose very existences
have been torn apart and are hardly deserving to be caught in a worthless
crossfire of bureaucratic decision making involving the Administration
of Sovereign Sri Lanka and a bunch of worthless terrorists!