Friday, September 25, 2009

Sri Lanka's crime- The Island Editorial

Sri Lanka's tormentors have laid bare their true faces. They may have condemned Prabhakaran and the LTTE for crimes such as drug smuggling, gun running, massacres, violent suppression of dissent, bombing civilian targets, child recruitment etc. But, we now know their opposition to the LTTE was only a facade, states The Island editorial today (Sep 25).

Critically questioning the reality of interests of some self-acclaimed 'democracies', INGO fronts and LTTE pressure groups, the editorial further deplores the use of 'displaced civilians' as an instrument of oppression against the island nation. "Threats and international pressure Sri Lanka has come under because of her successful war on terror are highly disproportionate to her size and influence. Perhaps, no other small democratic country has suffered so much of harassment at the hands of global powers", the editorial further stated.

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