India warned Norway about Prabhakaran
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Asian Tribune
(Read the entire article in:- http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=13903)
Date : 2005-04-03
Commented by Dukhinda
Today, The Asian Tribune carries an article under the above heading.
In it there is a a section where Mr Erik Solheim was asked the question,
why India was not kept informed of the Peace Negotiations and whether
India had given it's blessings. To which Mr Solheim quoted:-
No it is incorrect. We have kept Delhi briefed throughout.
There was secrecy over the peace initiative. Only President Kumaratunga
and Kadirgamar knew about that at that time. Even Sri Lankan cabinet
ministers were not aware, Solheim said.
From this statement the reader is made to understand that a major
issue of a probable division of a Democratic, Sovereign State is decided
by the just three individuals and a collection of terrorists. Not
only the voters of Sri Lanka are not been told the entire truth, the
Sri Lankan Parliamentarians, including the trusted Cabinet is been
Let us all ask this question.
What authority has the President of the Democratic Republic of
Sri Lanka and the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka to invite a foreign
government and a bunch of terrorists to negotiate the division of
the country? (irrespective of the political party they belong to)
From the statement of Mr Solheim it is evident that all the governments
of Sri Lanka had been doing deals behind the back of the Sri Lankans.
Let us all call for negotiations to be carried out in a transparent
manner, this must be with the blessings of the Parliament, the Cabinet
and most strongly, with a panel comprising of the Sinhala and Buddhist
(1) The secret negotiations must be halted immediately.
(2) A statement must be published by the Sri Lankan government giving
in detail the reasons for discussing the division of the country.
For thousands of years the citizens of Sri Lanka had fought foreign
invaders and tried hard to keep the country as a single state. Why
is it possible for current politicians of Sri Lanka to negotiate secretly
with a group of terrorists. Today every country in the world is annihilating
terrorism, not tolerating them at all. A very good lesson for Sri