“The government is not interested in implementing the 13th Amendment and is interested in blocking, impeding and restraining the functioning of the NPC,” Sampanthan, the veteran Lankan Tamil leader told reporters here.
A striking feature of the statement is that the nation of Eezham Tamils in the island has been reduced to “Tamil community,” not even an ethnicity or a people.
Will they tell the same to the Sinhala nation, if they uphold ‘equality’, questioned the activists, citing BJP ‘Strategic Action Committee’ chairman, Subramanian Swamy, who this week in Colombo was harping on ‘majority Hindus’ in India and ‘majority Sinhalese’ in the island.
His understanding of ‘ethnicity’ was not seeing even any ethnic question but only a language question in the island. How even that language is mutilated, and how the Sinhala nation expects anyone living in the island to become ‘Sinhalese’ or face genocide, is not unknown to those who pay lip service to equality but have complicity in genocide, the activists said.
“The Prime Minister also assured the TNA delegation of India’s continuing support for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka particularly in projects relating to housing, livelihood generation, capacity building, education, hospitals and infrastructure,” said the second part of New Delhi’s statement on Wednesday.
New Delhi that officially established ‘military to military relationship’ with genocidal Sri Lanka after the war, continuing support to the Sinhala militarisation in the country of Eezham Tamils, resulting in large-scale land appropriations, Sinhala military cantonments, new Sinhala colonies and townships and demographic genocide in an unprecedented scale, are what actually seen on the ground, making ‘relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction’ a joke, the Tamil activists responded.
Sinhalicisation and militarisation of Trincomalee city and a new Sinhala military city in the making at Palaali in Jaffna should be best known to the TNA delegation and particularly to the delegation leader Mr. R. Sampanthan, more than anybody else.
The Palaali ‘High Security Zone’ Sinhala militarisation is beyond the scale of any ‘national security’ measure says recent studies.
What is happening on the ground in Jaffna and Trincomalee is a world war scale Sinhala militarisation. What interest of New Delhi backs it at the cost of the genocide and annihilation of the nation and country of Eezham Tamils is the practical question.
Even after seeing what is happening on the ground Tamil polity in general, whether in the island, in Tamil Nadu or in the diaspora, cannot anymore harp on the deceptive assurances of the New Delhi Establishment. Tamil diplomacy has to seek new avenues and strategies in directly addressing the various peoples of India on one hand and the real international community on the other, the Tamil activists for alternative politics said.
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