Was Thamilchelvam Saying "War And Peace" Or "War Without Peace" ?
Periscope-Global Sinhala Village for LankaWeb
Recently banned from entering the United Kingdom by virtue of his terrorist image and leanings, S.P.Thamilchelvam has been bold and arrogant enough to maintain on behalf of the outlawed organization he represents, the LTTE, that they are " prepared and ready to face war" if the need arose. perhaps this is a clear example of the adverse fallout many analysts have predicted as a result of too many concessions of a tolerant nature extended to the LTTE where at most time they exceed their metes and bounds as well as rights if they were ever entitled to any!
That the LTTE bluff which it appears to be and somewhat contradictary towards a global trend towards dismantling any form of terrorism needs to be called, seems imperative to Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture of the peace within the land which cannot be used as a pawn or a tool, of political blackmail by the indiscriminate rationale of a group of insurgents with subversive and disruptive intentions towards their own objectives and no considerations for the human needs of a country which they have been greatly responsible for tearing apart.
The recent difficulties for the Peoples Alliance and the JVP to see
eye to eye on the matter of National Defence, the worthlessness of the
Norwegian Peace Monitors and the need to stand resolute against all
LTTE threats does not augur well for Sri Lanka, the Sinhala Nation,
its present Administration and Presidency as it permeates a cloud of
instability in the area of national unity where concerted unity is needed
in times of testing where regardless of which party governs, the Security
of the Nation can never be compromised to an entity which in all probabilities
speculates that it has the superiority in the event of a disastrous
calamity such as a return to physical confrontation but must never be
given even the slightest opportunity to believe in the concept and put
at risk the masses of trusting citizens whether they have returned from
a long sojourn overseas or belong to the displaced masses scattered
around the Nation and now regrouping to resume their disrupted lives.
The thick headedness of the LTTE core is clearly visible in the manner
they continue their rhetoric about demarcating boundaries to avoid ceasefire
violations as though it was a line drawn on an Admiralty Chart and continue
their demands to territory and recognition when they no right to any
such demarcation or recognition and should be thankful that their manouvres
have been thus far tolerated and will only continue until their leader
in hiding and his nefarious aides are brough to justice by the sources
in an incessant quest for their incarceration.
Surprisingly there are an apathetic few who continue to view the LTTE as sole representatives of the Tamil Community and herein lies the major problem towards resolving a lasting peace within Sri Lanka. This misconception has not only decieved a faction of the International Community but seemingly the present Administration itself which continue to stumble for the lack of a definiton in how it views the LTTE relative to the Tamil Community.
For as along as the LTTE are permitted to operate their quasi administrations in the North and North East of Sri Lanka where they have now become a front for almost every imaginable criminal activity and given the slightest opportunity to believe they could be accepted into mainstream society with no relentment for past crimes and the denouncing of idealogies, cadre recruitment and arms build up towards this suggested bravado emphasized lately by Thamilchelvam there could be no real peace within the land and a rather simple evaluation.
Comments by Thamilchelvam also that by the Defence Minister visiting
Israel constitutes a preparation for war seems puerile as Sri Lanka
has a Sovereign and Democratic right to send representations to any
Nation with whom she maintains cordial relations and to speculate on
the intention as being arms purchase has no bearing on the legality
of such a move which is an unquestionable right of the Sri Lankan Government
though coincidental Israel being a known supplier to Sri Lankan military
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