Traitors Terrorize Northern Tamils
| by Tim King
( April 13, 2012, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Try to imagine that instead of being engaged and defeated in WWII for committing Genocide, Hitler had simply been taken to court and told he had to reexamine what he had done; with no military retaliation or punishment for the ruthless, intentional killing of human beings. Imagine Hitler being cocky, denying ethnic cleansing and then calling every accuser from world government, to national media… liars.
Welcome to Sri Lanka.
Most of those who have sold out their culture throughout history, made a conscious choice to do so. Sometimes it happens due to planned deception, intense fear is a strong factor; religious oppression is frequently key; however often it is a result of simple greed. Sri Lanka’s history is one of colonization and division; failed attempts at peace and violent resistance.
A product of tense resentment from the subjugation of Sinhalese that occurred during the years of British colonialism, the government has a long-ranging plan for the Tamil Hindu and Christian culture that resembles Israel’s plan for Palestinians; each of which was set into place in 1948.
Like Israel, the GoSL devised a method to eliminate human lives by the tens of thousands while the world says nothing. One of the most wicked recurring state terrorism issues facing the Tamils and their supporters, many of whom are Sinhalese, are the ‘white van’ disappearances.
White Van Abductions
The ‘white vanning’ of human beings strikes fear in the heart of all Sri Lanka Tamils and the journalists in Lanka who write on their behalf.
They abduct businessmen in front of their families, and anyone else deemed ‘problematic’ by the government. Sometimes they are recovered through negotiations, sometimes their bodies are dumped near their homes, tortured and mangled. Perhaps it was this one, nagging aspect of Sri Lanka’s government operation that led the United States to submit its war crimes resolution against Sri Lanka in Geneva.
With regard to the Genocide, the Tamil casualty numbers from the mad ethnic cleansing pinnacle that finally ground to a conclusion in May 2009, remains a mystery. Along with the murdered people, went their records and vital statistics. Some place the number of missing and presumably dead Tamils, in excess of 160k.
The U.S. government has long supported Sri Lanka, but took an unexpected turn recently in Geneva by filing a UN Resolution against this island nation for war crimes. Now retaliation against Tamils has worsened. The Tamils are facing anger from the Lanka government which is an indirect response toward both the U.S. for filing the resolution, and India for backing it.
The following is a response to our recent article, Sri Lanka: Genocide and Poor Toilet Training. It was lodged as a comment on this story about the Northern Province governor’s choice to transform the technology section of the historic Jaffna Library, into a toilet for visitors from the south.
It is about the continued peril facing Tamil people in the north of Sri Lanka. They are the survivors of a government Genocide and their suffering continues, as Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers who run the government with him, develops creative methods to continue the brutality.
Special thanks to Raja for the following information. I’ve added details from Wikipedia on the three factions that are causing the majority of problems in the Jaffna region. They are able to abuse Tamil people though their cooperation with the Sinhala Buddhist government in Colombo. This Tamil-on-Tamil warfare is a product of the Colombo war and oppression machine.
( Tim King, news editor of the Salem-News.com where is piece originally appeared. He has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. )