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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

"I’m for Peace not for War"

"I’m for Peace not for War"

By Seyed Bazeer

[i][b] “Thy fate is the common fate of all ,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary”[/b][/i]-

Long Fellow- 1842

The writer wonders why on earth Mr. Santhirasegara dragged up Seyed Bazeer’s views in his letter to your on line news daily, when he wrote about who would be the best president of Sri Lanka. It looked something like “tying the balding head to the knee” ( Mottathalikum mulankalukkum Mudichu Podurathu) . The writer checked the name once again to ensure whether his name was ending with a letter “N” or “M”, as he has met hundreds of Tamil people who condemn the “Expulsion of Muslims from the Northern Province and the genocide of Muslims in the East,” without reservation.

If it was Santhirasegara(n) or Sathirasegara(m) he would have probably not made such a comment, rather he would have at least kept silent about it.

The LTTE , themselves apologised and even made a public statement about their action of eviction as a tragic event. It is indeed a good sign that Sri Lanka needs many Santhirasegara(s) to be “non racial”; and to understand the Tamil question and honestly condemn the Sinhalese occupation and chauvinism.

Dr.Brian Senewiratne (Australia) has been supporting Tamil cause and the LTTE for quite a long time. He even wrote an open letter to Rajiv Ghandi in 1988, stating that; “If the LTTE are crushed, as was the JVP in 1971, they will reform and rise up again perhaps next year, the year after or in five years time”. He compared the LTTE to JVP but the LTTE is still there asserting that they are the sole representatives of the Tamils. Nonetheless, they do not appear to be reformed as predicted by their Sinhalese Supporter, but, instead the JVP has transformed into a democratic political party today. Here we need to draw a line between the supporters of the Tamil cause and the supporters of LTTE. As far as the writer is concerned this distinction is indispensable.

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