Charles Perera's article
"Karuna Element, and the fight against World terrorism."
Jerald Stewart - USA
I am a regular reader of the Lankaweb. I am an American and of course
I live in the US and have contributed in the past to Lankaweb, which
I consider a very important e - paper where Sri Lankans (as well as
others) who are genuinely interested in the affairs of Sri Lanka,
scattered around the world, meet and express ourselves.
Charles Perera's article " Karuna Element, and the fight against
World terrorism" should not be taken lightly. This letter is
based on pure facts. And those of us who have been following the news
about Sri Lanka and the continued terrorist acts of the murderous
LTTE and its so called leaders - a bunch of murderers hiding in Wanni
and under the skirts of the (blind) Norwegians, should start campaigns
in countries (wherever we are) by writing to the media and writing
to the local politicians to bring out to the open the real facts about
Letters like the one written by Mr. Perera should be sent to the leaderships
of both UPFA and UNP who seemed to be blind to the real happenings
in our country. This letter should also be sent to the main medias,
churches, community groups of every country that Sri Lankans live,
may it be tamils, sinhalese or moslems.
In the past most major movements in our world were started by simple
acts or simple letters like this one. Bravo Charles! Keep up the good
I am positive that LTTE reads every letter that is published in Lankaweb
and did you readers also notice that no mention was ever made by the
LTTE in their gutter press rag the TAMILNET, about the reaction by
the Norwegians to LTTE shooting the SL navy craft. Sounds like a bunch
of cowards rather than heroes - don't they.
I have sent Charles Perera's letter to two of our local newspapers
and this will be one of the principal topics of discussion this morning
April 10th, 2005 at our local church's meeting and the town hall meeting
later in the evening today. I am a leading republican, a leader of
the local chapter in Nebraska and I will be forwarding a copy of this
letter to the executive committee later this week. I associate with
quite a few Sri Lankans (both Sinhalese and tamils) and I represent
the silent majority who take action rather than talk, about situations
in countries like Sri Lanka. Being an American I do share the frustrations
the majority Sinhalese feel and how they have become the underdog
even though the Sinhalese are the majority. I am aware of how the
tamils in general and the LTTE in particular have used the situation
in Sri Lanka for a very long time to migrate to the west collect funds
to buy weapons and in general how they have tarnished the image of
the peace loving people of Sri Lanka.
I am rather disappointed and saddened by the fact that in addition
to Sri Lanka's terrorist problem another cancer Sri Lanka has is corruption
due to corrupt politicians and persons of any authority both in government
and in private sector. Of course as a foreigner I am not qualified
to look at Sri Lanka's corrupt practices (We in the US have our own
share) but it does make the poor in Sri Lanka suffer the most. I have
witnessed some of this myself during my many visits to this beautiful
country with wonderful, simple, hardworking people.
Thank you for allowing me to express my views.
Jerald Stewart - USA