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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Oh no not again! We have the whole story regurgitated – War Crimes
The Daily News today is exaggerating a little when it uses
the word ‘Swamp’ to describe descent of the Tamil pressure groups stacked
against the GOSL in Geneva
This is not going to detract from the work at hand, where the
GOSL has failed to implement the LLRC recommendations and are ready to weasel
themselves out of it especially after the Army Court of Enquiry ruled that it
was not Forces fire that was to be blamed for the deaths, and by implication
was the LTTE’s. In this way it is clear the direction the GOSL wishes to take
on the LLRC recommendations implying either that they have been fulfilled
already or that they are not relevant!
So the latest series of pictures of the killing of
Prabarkaran’s son is bound to inflame emotions further and not further the
interests of promoting harmony and reconciliation. It is because the general
consensus is that unless GOSL is actually willing to accept complicity there
will never be closure and until there is closure there will never be a
resolution of the past before we rebuild on the future.
Coupled to the new Channel 4 expose, the fact that the UK govt
authorized the sale of 2Mill pounds worth of armaments to Sri Lanka, which have
been seized upon by the sanctimonious British press, as being against all that
has been professed about selling to rogue regimes, the irons have got hotter!
International players must stop being influenced by the Tamil
lobby and go about their business in a clinical manner, purely looking into the
commitments that Sri Lanka agreed to and review how that has been achieved. They
should NOT go against this remit, as the whole process will then fall into disrepute,
giving the GOSL the excuse it is looking for to extricate itself out of this thorny
It is in the interests of the opposition in Sri Lanka that pressure
is brought about by the international community on fair allegations, so it frees
them to legitimately campaign for a change of leadership, de-legitimizing this regime
to such an extent that they have no choice but to seek a fresh mandate.
Whilst all these shenanigans continue the Country its people and
its Economy suffer. The loss of GSP has affected the poor person more than the better
off, and the Govt. must share the blame for that, with the people realizing that
whatever story was told them, their Govt. HAS NOT acted in their interests.