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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2491

Sri Lankans living with terror

Western democracies need to pay more heed to Sri Lanka’s unequalled & silent ordeal of living with terror, nearly three decades at the hands of the Tamil Tiger Terrorist, “the worlds most dangerous and deadly who even inspired Al Qaeda.” (FBI annual report of January ’08) This is reinforced with monotonous regularity, most recently on Friday 25th April when a bomb in a crowded bus at rush hour claimed at least 24 fatalities (total over thousand this year), including children returning home from school, writes Dr.Chula Rajapakse spokesperson for the United Sri Lanka Assosiation New Zealand.

He added "Having seen a cease fire reduced to a farce with nearly four thousand violations in three years, the government has mounted a concerted military offensive to liberate Sri Lanka from Tiger Terror and permit emergence of alternate Tamil leadership to negotiate a final settlement."

Here is the full text of his letter to Asian Tribune:

Western democracies need to pay more heed to Sri Lanka’s unequalled & silent ordeal of living with terror, nearly three decades at the hands of the Tamil Tiger Terrorist, "the worlds most dangerous and deadly who even inspired Al Queda." (FBI annual report of January ’08) This is reinforced with monotonous regularity, most recently on Friday 25th April when a bomb in a crowded bus at rush hour claimed at least 24 fatalities (total over thousand this year), including children returning home from schoolThough proscribed as terrorists in most western democracies, the Tigers still operate freely in many of them who are pressuring Sri Lanka by withholding aid, to negotiate with the Tigers.

Having seen a cease fire reduced to a farce with nearly four thousand violations in three years, the government has mounted a concerted military offensive to liberate Sri Lanka from Tiger Terror and permit emergence of alternate Tamil leadership to negotiate a final settlement."

In the past negotiations only led to the Tigers rearming, regrouping and attacking. These countries also easily accept Tiger engineered accusations of human rights violations in SL.

No one ever asks US or UK to negotiate with the less deadly Al Qaeda.

The West needs to show more consistency in their stand against terror and more support for Sri Lanka in its struggle against the same.

Sincerely,

Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM
Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Assn.,
New Zealand.

- Asian Tribune -

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