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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 the LTTE

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 work.

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



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