Sunday, December 7, 2008

Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman

by Helasingha Bandara

(December 07, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Modern Indian history will record Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman as the greatest villains for the murder of India’s much loved son Rajiv Gandhi. Sri Lankan historians, at least some, may record the murder of Rajiv with philosophical sarcasm accompanied by a warning about the obvious - “do not say it stings when you have placed a snake inside your Kurtha”. Indira Gandhi made the blunder by nurturing Tamil terrorism within the Indian soil and Rajiv followed her initiative. Although she did not live to see Rajiv paying for the misdeed with his life it is a lesson for everyone in the world not to nurture evil that has always been counter productive. History is full of examples. The prime example from this side of the Palk Straight was Ranasingha Premadasa who nurtured evil among both the Sinhalese and Tamil Communities and was known to have murdered many people. He was killed by the Tamils and the Sinhalese set off celebratory fire crackers all over the country upon hearing the news of his death. Those who live by evil will die by evil.

Karunanidhi and other TN politicians may have Tamil nationalism in their blood. In spite of the blind rage that is burning inside them they all are oblivious to reality in Sri Lanka. Is there truly genocide of Tamils or are these mere words used by LTTE propagandists? What are the true feelings of Tamils trapped in the Northern Province? Do they like Prbhakaran or Pottu Amman? The likely scenario is that most of them hate these two for snatching their loved ones away from the families by force, misleading their loved ones and sending them to their death, causing unbearable misery for all Tamils living in these areas and for killing Tamil intellectuals and moderate politicians. Simply the LTTE have taken Tamil community many years backwards. Consequently Sri Lanka as a whole has gone many decades backwards. If the TN politicians want to help Tamil people they should help the GOSL to eradicate LTTE terrorism. Full Text
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