Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open letter to US ambassador

As an expatriate Sri Lankan, I have been closely monitoring the developments in Sri Lanka and the support she has received from friendly nations like the US which has been a strong supporter of Sri Lanka’s war on terror for some time now.

However, I am a bit puzzled and confused at the recent statements, policies and news about the position that the US is now taking towards Sri Lanka’s efforts to capture one of the most notorious criminals in the world’s history – Velupillai Piribaharan who probably ranks higher compared to those like Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot. My personal view is that Osama Bihn Laden is a mere cowboy compared to Piribaharan who has not only killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Sri Lankans, almost all the democratic Tamil politicians but also has set up a powerful international organization conducting illegal activities such as drug smuggling, money laundering, human trafficking and credit card fraud. As you well know, these activities are taking place as we speak in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Western European countries.

In this context, I am surprised that a country such as the US, is now going all out of its way (or it appears to be) to force the Sri Lankan Government halt its final military push to capture these criminals. From what I have read in the media it appears that an unrelenting force, both politically and economically, is being applied on the Government of Sri Lanka to halt its military campaign which of course will help the LTTE leaders to escape the country.

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