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Buddhist Stupa, Sinhala colony in the making in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 June 2011, 12:27 GMT]
Following a Buddhist stupa complex and Sinhala colony planned in 3000 acres of land in Trincomalee city, depriving Eezham Tamils the territoriality of their country, a similar venture in Mullaiththeevu town is being undertaken by the military governor of genocidal Sri Lanka in the north, Maj. Gen. Chandrasri. The stupa complex is planned in a locality where the LTTE earlier had its memorials for combatants laid down their life in fighting for the liberation of Eezham Tamils. Apart from allotting a huge sum from the funds of Colombo’s administration for the north, The SL governor is intimidating NGOs and civil society institutions functioning in the Tamil country to ‘donate’ unspecified amounts of money in ‘unaccounted ways’ for this project of structural genocide schemed by Colombo.

Mullaiththeevu district is currently under complete control and rule of the occupying SL Army. Many new Sinhala-Buddhist complexes now mushroom in the SL-Army occupied districts of Vanni. But, the massive project in Mullaiththeevu town, directly undertaken by the SL colonial governor, is viewed with more anger and seriousness by Eezham Tamils.

Most part of the Mullaiththeevu district is treated as ‘High Security Zone’ and people of the land are prevented from resettling by the occupying Army. More than 50, 000 people of the district continue to live in camps in Vavuniyaa and in Jaffna.

But the occupying military is building Buddhist stupas and ‘victory’ memorials through out Vanni and show them as ‘tourist attractions’ to Sinhala visitors from the south.

Thousands of Sinhala ‘tourists’ visit Mullaiththeevu every day, while Eezham Tamils are prevented from visiting their own villages.

Whether in war or in deceptive reconciliation, both set by some vicious international managers, the state in Sri Lanka is never stopped or checked from its genocide, political observers in Jaffna said, pointing to non-recognition of genocide in the island by establishments including the UN.

A more dangerous structural genocide escalates only after the war, they said.

The establishments ingeniously twist the blatant genocide carried out by state in Sri Lanka by the smokescreen paradigm of ‘war crimes committed by both sides’, and while engaging the world in a debate and din of no results, allow generous time for Colombo to complete the extermination of Eezham Tamil nation and its territoriality in the island, political observers in Jaffna further said.

Denying sovereignty and territoriality to Eezham Tamils, Gordon Weiss, former UN spokesperson who helped to veil the war crimes when they took place, and who now reduces the whole question within the ambit of excesses in war crimes, told Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday, that the Army of Sri Lanka regaining “its sovereign territory” was not the problem.

In the given circumstances the vocal voice that should be internationally heard has to come from Tamil Nadu is the opinion of Eezham Tamil politicians.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has rightly pointed out the historical territory of Eezham Tamils in the island in her memorandum to the Indian Prime Minister, but stopping at equal rights of citizenship for Tamils and Sinhalese is insufficient to face the nature of the crisis in the island and to face the current international requirements in handling the crisis from the perspectives of the perpetually victimised, a politician in Jaffna said, adding that the stand of Tamil Nadu is a key factor and there shouldn’t be any slip in it.

Equal citizenship for Tamils and Sinhalese and their true reconciliation can come only by the creation of equal sovereign states in the island, the Tamil politician pointed out.

Allowing time in the talk of war crimes investigation, regime change, reformation of constitution and military and leaving the ex-LTTE combatants in the hands of the genocidal Army in the name of ‘reintegration’, will only ensure extermination of the nation of Eezham Tamils and their permanent subordination in the island, if that is what the international managers want in setting new models on how to conduct internationally managed genocides, the politician in Jaffna further said.


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