Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama's triumph, a heavy setback for racist political groups among the Tamil expatriates.

“D. S. Senanayake, and Thondaman senior, T. B. Jayah have already shown the path for Sri Lanka. We Tamils have to get rid of our power-hungry, sovereignist-minded (Arasu-minded) expatriate pseudo-Tamils from their dictating positions, and forge a path of unity and amity with the Sinhalese. I believe that the Hon. Mr. Ananadasangaree, Douglas Devananda, and the new, yet unproven leaders like Muralitharan (Karuna Amman) will join hands with Mr. Rajapaksa to eliminate Prabhakaran, the cat's paw of the Colombo Tamils, to follow in the inclusionist path of Mr. Obama.”

by Sebastian Rasalingam

(November 11, Toronto, Sri Lanka Guardian) Lynn Ockersz, writing a feature article in the Island (7th Nov. 2008), claims that "Obama's triumph is a heavy setback for majoritarianism and racial bigotry". The author is only partially correct, and gives a completely wrong twist to the historic victory of Obama in trying to make political points which go starkly counter to the Unitarian, inclusionist politics of Obama.and Rajapaksa. Full Text