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Indian-partnered gala in Jaffna to follow Rajapaksa-Pongkal with Sinhala anthem

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 07:08 GMT]
Sri Lanka anthem was sung in Sinhala by the school children of Jaffna at the Rajapaksa Pongkal in Jaffna on Monday. A large number of the participants to the event were school students and their teachers, forcibly brought to the occasion. Around a hundred students were lured by the EPDP with promises of laptop computers from the SL president. Meanwhile, another gala, an ‘International Trade Fair’ in Jaffna, has been fixed to take place between Jan 21- 23 in the municipal grounds of Jaffna, with the partnership of India, and Basil Rajapaksa as its chief guest, Colombo media reported. Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha, Indonesian Ambassador Jafar Hussain and SL minister Rishard Bathiudeen are special guests for the occasion that is going to have ‘entertainment’ as well amidst business.

Mahinda pongkal vizha
Krishna's gift of Indian tractors, re-gifted by Mahinda Rajapaksa in Jaffna


Mahinda Rajapaksa on his visit to Jaffna this week re-gifted tractors already gifted by Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna.

The tractors brought by Krishna in November were stored at the Thirunelveali Farm and they were hurriedly brought to Jaffna stadium on Sunday for the political capitalisation of Rajapaksa.

Assumingly or unassumingly, when aiding for ‘development’ without political solution, the donor countries only help to strengthen the hands of the oppressors further, political observers in Jaffna said.

It was the Indian Nobel Laureate Amantya Sen who contributed greatly to the ideology of Culture, Identity and Development of peoples.

But, the lot in the Indian establishment living in the Stalinist era, in partnership with genocidal Rajapaksa, think that they could achieve ‘development’ by economic integration, defence integration and eventual political integration of the whole island with the Indian empire.

India also thinks that by conceding Sri Lanka a Sinhala island it could achieve its ambitions of integration. This is the fundamental flaw in Indian approach that would eventually boomerang from all sides, commented an academic in Jaffna, accusing the transnational economic supra elite of today also for such flawed approaches.

India has been named the "Partner Country", with its High Commission in Colombo, playing an active role in the ‘International Trade Fair’ in Jaffna, reported The Island, Monday.

While India’s National Research & Development Corporation and National Small Industries Corporation, along with an entire pavilion for the Kerala business community participate the fair, industrialists from Pakistan and Indonesia are also expected to come in numbers, according to Imran Hassan of Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services cited by The Island.

The organisers plan 300 stalls and expect 50, 000 local and foreign participants as well as visitors to come to the land of a people subjugated and terrorised by the colonial state of Colombo.


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