India-Sri Lanka, security concerns…………….

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  1. HeinzGud

    HeinzGud Senior Member Senior Member

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    LankaWeb – India-Sri Lanka, security concerns…………….

    In a recent statement,India’s External Affairs Minister, S.M Krishna had emphasized on the inter-dependence of the security of India and Sri Lanka. The Minister’s statement is welcome and it is our hope that India will consider to re-visit the infamous Indo-Sri Lanka agreement forced on sovereign Sri Lankain 1987. The agreement provided a road map for the de-construction of Sri Lanka ignoring the strong historical , political and demographic facts. Further,Sri Lanka’s internal security is being challenged by the Tamil separatist forces in Sri Lanka who continue to seek redress by referring to the accord and lodging their racist appeals with India and the Tamilnadu extremists.

    If India is really interested in having a reliable neighbor in Sri Lanka backed by the majority of Sri Lankans , the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement should be annulled and the attention should be given to a more relevant an appropriate Friendship agreement assuring mutual co-operation including the unconditional recognition of the sovereignty of Sri Lankan nation.

    The following humiliating sections in the ‘annexure’ to the agreement signed in 1987 should be cancelled soonest while strengthening India-Sri Lanka co-operation for the benefit of the both countries under an acceptable agreement.

    a) that an understanding will be reached with India concerning the employment of foreign military and intelligence personnel inSri Lanka

    b) that Trincomalee or any other port in Sri Lanka will not be made available for military use by any country in a manner prejudicial to India’s interests.

    c) that the restoration and operation of Trincomalee tank farm will be undertaken as a joint venture between India and Sri Lanka.

    d) that foreign broadcasting firms will not use any facilities granted to them by Sri Lanka for any military or intelligence purposes.

    ( The tank farm in Trinco is practically under the control of India. The CPC is prevented from using even a single tank for the CPC’s development work. In short, the tank farm which is an invaluable resource remains unutilized as India has the final say!)

    The Indo-Sri Lanka accord is not conducive to the national dignity of Sri Lanka and the majority Sri Lankans consider it as an awful piece of gun-boat

    diplomacy which should be discarded for the mutual benefit of India and Sri Lanka
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Yeah scrap it, the ungrateful Lankans are violating it anyways.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Why? You want to turn Srilanka into a Chinese base ? Forget it, eat, drink and make merry or Colombo will be taken over by LTTE !
     
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    HeinzGud Senior Member Senior Member

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    you Indian still don't realize the problem are you?

    1987 pact was forced on to SL and had given an impression to the Sinhalese that India gonna annex the north and east of SL. The reason for this belief was the notorious involvement of the RAW with LTTE separatist issues. It is also important to note that Israel even though helped LTTE first, joined forces with SL to defete the LTTE and SL accepted her as an ally for Israeli commitment.

    Right now India also do the same despite listen to the pro-LTTE TN politicians...... and India should also remember that if one day Indian central government got weakened, TN will be the first state to declare independence.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Ok, before Tamil Nadu does that, the Tamils would have annexed North and East of SriLanka into Tamil Nadu.
     
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    Who'd you gonna do that????
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    If you feel Tamil Nadu would get independent then they will establish Tamil Elam which will include all Tamil parts in Srilanka and also destroy Colombo. Look Heinz, militarily you can never crush Tamils. If you understand that your arguments will stop. Previous victory is temporary and SL govt and society must capitalise on it to consolidate reconciliation rather then warmongering as you do.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Let it remain.

    Sri Lanka has already flouted the same.

    It only will help show how Sri Lanka is acting against the interest of the neighbourhood!
     
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    I do know militarily Sinhalese can't crush Tamils... and we don't want to cuz Tamils are blood brothers of Sinhalese people. It is the TN and India that don't realize it.... SL is not the Rawan's Lanka. I don't think the previous victory is temporary cuz GoSL has identified the root cause of the main issue between the two people it's the "the economy". Once the North-South highway and Northern railway line opens I don't think SL Tamils will give a hoot to pro-LTTE and TN hocus pocus.....

    It is not SL that act out of the interests of the neighborhood it is India. If not sure ask from Nepal and Bhutan for more details!
     
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    LankaWeb – The Suicidal 13th Amendment: No and Never!
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    That way every one will blame India:
    Naplies and Gurkhas are both sides.
    Bengalies are both sides, Nagas are both sides.
    Assamese are both sides.
    Chakmas are both sides.
    Kashmiries are both sides.
    Madeshi / Biharies both the sides.
    These all are Indian cultural domains, presently and historically.

    So India to be blamed for the problems of all !
    It takes a life for you to understand India.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    You keep quotting your press which mostly is Communal and caters for Sinhala taste rather then being objective.
     
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    Bhadar If a person cant call a spade a spade then we cant help him can we " ingnorence covers the mind like the smoke covers a mirror"
     
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    I think the answer has been given by Bhadra.
     

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