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Monday, February 18, 2013
UK – Independent Newspaper today– all about SL and arms deals!
The Independent a UK newspaper’s editorial on
Sunday was about the UK hypocrisy with regards SL. See link
What in summary is all the fuss about? Firstly it
shows that there is nothing that comes in the way of business. Even the UK
despite its lofty rhetoric with regards to HR abuses, will do business with a
devil of a regime.
So there is no point looking to the UK or any of their
patrons for relief, especially as the Tamil Diaspora are still intent on seeing
the whole issue as a race based one when in fact we are dealing with a dictatorial
regime, that really does not care who they massacre or threaten to achieve their
ends. It is this Tamil centric viewpoint that is preventing the opposition within
Sri Lanka from getting any traction to attack the Government action.
In short the UK is mired in the past and not in the
present. The LTTE defeat is still foremost in the UK mindset without a proper appreciation
of the huge challenge that faces all who oppose the Govt. especially the Sinhala
people who speak both for their community and all other communities and not one
It is time the UK Government at least realize that
to help Sri Lanka win its battle for legitimacy they must stop playing the race
card with the Govt. that only solidifies its support base. It must completely change
direction in supporting the combines opposition campaign against oppression, repression,
corruption, and manipulation towards a select few who hold an iron grip over everything!