Diaspora & Foreign Dignitaries
One news reported said that Mr Basil Rajapaksa would
soon join the government through the national list. This is an expected outcome after the passage of the 20th
Amendment to the Constitution. While some Tamils may not like it, I feel
strongly that it would be better for Tamils and for democracy in Sri Lanka. In
many ways I felt intuitively that American involvement was confirmed after the
recent visit of Mr Mike Pompeo to Sri Lanka. Few days later, when I was writing
my article headed ‘Jaffna Languages’ – the map with the American flag in the
Northern Area of Sri Lanka was sent to me. This matched the substance of what I
was writing. It confirmed to me yet again, the value of Universal power of
truth which helps us to interpret what
happens as per our truth. Like Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976, these are
expressions of belief which would get completed by the system of truth. One
needs Courage to express one’s belief and part of Truth is that courage.
I was therefore disappointed with Mr Wigneswaran’s
[Someone asked: What
are your observations on the visits of the Chinese and US Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo in recent times?
My response was: I am frankly alarmed. We
have stepped into a Geo-Political game taking place in the Indo-Pacific region
where Sri Lanka is a key chess piece in the rivalry among big powers. Sri Lanka
must remember it was its unfortunate emotive anti Tamil stance that has got it
into this mess. One of its objectives is to deprive India of the power to bring
about a just solution for the Tamil people.However clever we
think our Foreign Policy is going to be, we cannot rule out the possibility of
violence breaking out in this region within an year or so.]
Mr Wigneswaran ought
to have expected this change of form of the playing field - after Hambantota
Port came under the control of Chinese Government in 2010. Later when the
American government sponsored the Resolution against the Sri Lankan government
at the UNHRC, Mr Wigneswaran ought to have known that Americans would take
their returns as per their structure. Most of all when the LTTE received
resources from India – he ought to have expected India’s involvement.
True Lankan politicians
who are expecting Diaspora participation would not be surprised. The visits
from Chinese & American governments are the parallels of members of the
Diaspora visiting Sri Lanka.
Some visit to remind
those whom they have helped – that they have a stake in that area. They are the
parallels of China & America.
There are others who
visit to settle their debt to home areas. They are like India.
In rare cases – global
citizens come to share their true belief in democracy. They are Universal powers.
To the first group – Sri
Lankans are the pieces through whom they play the game.
To the second group - Sri
Lanka became part of the chessboard
To the third Sri Lanka
is the whole of the chess-game.
We interpret as per
our own true investments. Those of us who have merged Sri Lanka with our new
nations would appreciate that these indicators are positive to global minded
Sri Lankans. When the mind is still, we hear the indicators from within.
Americans under the leadership of Mr Trump have added positive value to Sri
Lanka’s globalization. This was confirmed by the American Secretary of State
through his visit. All those who are grateful for the involvement of the UNHRC in
relation to war crimes by both sides, would appreciate this.