April 2, 2012, 7:00 pmSo India our great neighbour, whom many believe to be a friendly neighbour, has once again taken the side of the LTTE. It was India’s vote for the resolution against Sri Lanka which tilted the balance in favour of the U.S. and its allies backed by the Tamil Tiger rump. India stands exposed as the only country in Asia that voted against Sri Lanka.
One good thing which has resulted is Sri Lanka now knows who its reliable friends are. It is heartening to note that despite all the efforts of the U.S. using all the means at its command to compel certain countries to vote for the resolution, only 24 countries voted for the resolution. Many countries which voted for the resolution had told the Sri Lanka delegation that they had no option but to vote for the resolution against their conscience.
It is a well known fact that India has helped the LTTE whenever the Tiger terrorists were facing defeat. It was India which helped Prabakaran and a few other terrorists to emerge as a strong terrorist outfit by providing training camps in Tamil Nadu and giving them other assistance. However, the ungrateful Prabakaran turned against its benefactor and killed Rajiv Gandhi in his own country. Gandhi’s murderers, sentenced to death, may go unpunished, by the manner in which Rajiv Gandhi’s family members are behaving.
It is reported that the DMK President M. Karunanidhi has stated that a Tamil Ealam was his unrealized dream and had thanked the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi for voting in favour of the U.S. revolution. He had further stated "We have told the centre as to what has to be done and the centre too has listed them out".
So the LTTE backed by the U.S. and its allies including India is ready for action. This time there will be no secret support for them. The powers who helped them earlier, in secrecy, will help them openly and little Sri Lanka should be aware who the real friends are.
What happened at Geneva has been a triumph for terrorism
C. M. Amerasinghe