A separate country for Tamils is unintelligible
L.K.N. Perera (LLB, Cey)
Published: 23 Jun 2016
2016-06- 20 - CeylonToday - The Leader of the Opposition, Sambandan's recent justification of the LTTE's struggle to form an Eelam State and the unanimously passed resolution in the Northern Provincial Council, to form an autonomous State in the Northern and Eastern Provinces needs the immediate attention of peace loving members of all communities. Simultaneously, it was reported that terrorist leaders such as Nagulan, who were responsible for mass murders and believed to have been killed in the last war, are now surfacing one by one! Also, it was reported that the Labour Party in England has already given an assurance to the Tamil Diaspora that they would support self-determination in a separate State!
It is unfortunate that none of the academics in our Universities, who are paid from public funds and who are more qualified to answer this baseless Eelam theory, have failed to respond to Sambandan's and Wigneswaran's utterances to date. Equally, all the learned members of Sri Lanka Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society have hopelessly failed to pay any attention to this important issue. The worst being the prominent figures of Hela Urumaya or National Freedom Front, who were hell bent on protecting the interests of Sinhalese. They have failed to expose the bogus nature of the Eelamists, for a separate State and to elucidate to the International Community the actual history of Sri Lanka.
A careful analysis of Sambandan's justification and approval of the LTTE's activities clearly shows that it was an approval of the late Prabhakaran's inhuman terror campaign that last for nearly thirty years. The irony is that Sambandan seems to have forgotten the misery of his own people during the war.
Irrational Statements by Sambandan
He seems to approve:
a) The killing of thousands of innocent civilians by bomb attacks.
b) The attack on the sacred Temple of Tooth Relic at Kandy
c) The attack on innocent Buddhist Pilgrims and killing of 200 pilgrims at the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi at Anuradhapura.
d) The setting up of detention camps to confine and restrain thousands of innocent Tamils who opposed Prabhakaran's tyranny of inhuman treatment and killing
e) Slaughtering of 600 Sinhala Police Officers who surrendered during R. Premadasa Regime.
f) Approval and justification of the brutal assassination of his own leader, the late Amirthalingam; murdering of the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President R. Premadasa.
g) Killing of Politicians such as Duraiappah and the gunning down of Dr. Rajini Thiranagama by her own students.
Surely, it has to be the present regime's duty to probe all the atrocities of the LTTE too, and bring to book all those who were responsible for mass inhuman activities, at a time when the present government is probing the actions of the Sri Lankan Army Intelligence Units who fought tooth and nail and brought peace to all communities in Sri Lanka. This would be the only process which could put a halt to those extremists of both sides (Sinhala and Tamil) who would be able to set fire to Sri Lanka. Equally, it becomes the bounden duty of the present regime to probe the brutal killings of eminent figures such as Amirthalingam and Dr. Rajini Thiranagama, the Senior Lecturer of Medical Faculty of Jaffna, as one of the first steps in bringing peace to Sri Lanka.
Sansoni Commission Report
When one peruses the role of Sambandan in the Seventies, as elicited in the Sansoni Commission Report, Sambandan's justification on the activities of terrorists is nothing new to him. He has been one of the leaders who advocated violence to Tamil youth in the seventies as revealed in the Sansoni Commission Inquiry Report. Leaders of his calibre were always behind the atrocities committed by the LTTE, tacitly approving the bomb blasts and approving mass murders, but never speaking a word to condemn such brutalities.
Before delving into the question of whether Eelam is a myth or not, I would like to pose the under mentioned questions to Messrs. Sambandan, Wigneswaran or any other high ranking officials in the TNA, TULF; any other learned member of the Tamil Diaspora, or even directly to Ms. Jayalalithaa or Mr. Karunanidi, to justify their Tamil Eelam Theory:
(1) If Tamils had their own kingdoms in the North and East, please explain as to why Robert Knox, who was arrested in Kottiar (near Trincomalee), was handed over to Kandyan King, instead of being taken to Jaffna, the so called Capital of Eelam!
(2) What explanations have you on the Vallipuram Gold Plaque, which categorically confirms that the Sinhala King named Wasabi, was ruling Jaffna too, even before the 2nd Century BC.
Continued on Tomorrow
Courtesy Ceylon Today