Sunday, May 17, 2009

What now for Srilankan Tamils -

If there was ever a time, when things went from bad to worse that's now for Sri Lanka. What happens now?

1. Election in Tamil Nadu proved that there is not much of a sympathy for Sri Lankan brethren. The worst is just beginning for them. Now that our
politicians have found out that there is no vote for Sri Lanakan Tamil support, who cares if they die.
2. Our Cine field; what a joke. Bhartiraja who is nothing but a third rated pimp was out to save them? He got no movie going; his son sucks; what else does
he have. Oh, that's right he can always fight for Sri Lanakan Tamil Justice.
3. Our Jaya; You never mess with Amma. Sri Lankan Tamils have just did that. People around Amma, has brain washed her saying that Sri Lanakan Tamil issue
will win her votes. Now that it didn't, the Tamils have to feel the wrath of Jaya.
4. Karuna, all he must be thinking now is, "Why the heck did I fast for 6 hours?".
5. Vaiko will be Vaiko. I don't think he will change or make any change...
6. Congress has the majority. Do I have to go any further?

Not that I ever felt that LTTE will bring peace for Sri Lankan Tamils but now that they are gone (at least for another 2 years) என் கண்ணில் முருகனை தவிர வேறு வழி இல்லை

2 comments:

Nagarajan L V said...

You have seen my previous blog on this subject. I am quoting below a comment on the same and my reply for you to reflect and comment.

sriranjani_n@hotmail.com
216.140.43.99 Submitted on 2009/05/20 at 12:42am
I am curious to know your current views on what will happen next. Will the hopes of Sri Lankan Tamils see the light of day? Will the Sinhalese govt. be moved by international pressure into make a realistic effort towards reconciliation/resolution? Some people fear that like Tibet, the Sinhalese govt may ’settle’ Sinhalese populations into former Tamil-dominated areas (which are anyway ravaged and evacuated for most part) leading to a gradual dilution of Tamils in the country.

I am curious to know your current views on what will happen next. Will the hopes of Sri Lankan Tamils see the light of day? Will the Sinhalese govt. be moved by international pressure into make a realistic effort towards reconciliation/resolution? Some people fear that like Tibet, the Sinhalese govt may 'settle' Sinhalese populations into former Tamil-dominated areas (which are anyway ravaged and evacuated for most part) leading to a gradual dilution of Tamils in the country.
sriranjani_n@hotmail.com

Submitted on 2009/05/20 at 6:53am
As per my previous comment dated 25th January 2009, LTTE has been dissimated, though it took longer than I expected. This has only extended the sufferings of the civilian Tamilian population. Prabhakaran’s end is signalled as LTTE’s end. But there cannot be any gaurantee as of now if a ‘Kripakaran’ will not emerge as a similar leader of Lankan Tamils heading another ‘Tamil Eelam Liberation Lions (TELL)’ to fight one more war of 25 years. It all depends on whether Rajapakse is serious about his promise of devolution of equal rights and self governance to Tamils. Even if he is serious, my fear is the Buddhist Sinhalese fanatics will not allow him to move forward. There will be attempts to settle majority sinhalese community in all Tamil dominated areas to alter the demogarphy. The resitance movement will again be fanned by these moves and it may well snowball into a separatist movement.
Regarding international Pressure: As one defence analyst said, Sri Lanka will be under much heavier pressure from those who assisted him in the war – China, Iran, Libya and Pakistan. No, India is not in this group, because India’s assistance was only as a revenge against Prabhakaran. Sri Lanka just used India, just as they used Rajiv Gandhi, earlier. India will not apply any pressure on Srilankan Govt, definetlely not in favour of Srilankan Tamils there, because (Rajiv)’Ghandi’ clan still considers them as their enemies. Western Countries and the UN may bring in some pressure on humanitarian grounds and human-rights areas, with some limited success.
One retired General of IPKF, a tamilian, said “No, I am not too happy about the death of Prabhakaran. I was ordered to engage him when I was in IPKF, but we had a Srilankan accord in place at that time. But now Srilankan Tamils have nobody to talk for them as seriously as Prabhakaran. Tamils will continue to feel insecure, to feel neglected and to feel ignored”.
We can only pray for poor Tamils of Sri Lanka

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Nagarajan

Slogger said...

Let me start by replying Sriranjani first. Issues in Sri Lanka and Tibet are entirely different. In Tibet, Chinese government has invaded a foreign nation just because the British ruled the region under one umbrella. Just to give you a reference, it’s like India invading Burma, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan, because the British had them under Raj. But the issue now in Sri Lanka, whether we like it or not, are between natives and who they feel as immigrants. I am not here to justify Black July or any of this so called LTTE eradication strategies, I am here to say that Tamil Ellam is a myth and One will not find a solution by arguing for a separate home land. Our politicians know this and that’s why they are milking the cow until its death.
Now, Mr. Nagarajan, I agree with you that it might be true that LTTE as an organization is gone; but as you put it we are not far away from another organization such as "TELL". Rajapakse holds the key, my knowledge of him is very limited and that too came from what the media has to say. Obviously we have one extreme for whom he is a savior and the other for whom he is a devil. So I don’t know how he is going to react. I can only pray to God that something good comes through this.
In my view India should stay out of it. It's up to the UN to decide on atrocities. India could act as a mediator and that’s about it.

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