Response to BJP’s Yaswant Sinha Lok Sabha speech on Sri Lanka

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  1. HeinzGud

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    The speech by former foreign minister Mr. Yashwant Singh recently to the members of the Lok Sabha was moving and drew attention to genocide of Tamils by Sri Lanka with a 7 point plan proposed by the BJP. The validity of these accusations needs to be analyzed. இலங்கை பிரச்சினை குறித்து யஷ்வந்த் சின்ஹா மக்களவையில் பேச்சு (பா.ஜ.க) - YouTube

    Let us take Mr. Yaswant Singh’s recommendations first

    1. Urge SL to withdraw its army from the North – war ended 4 years ago. SL should already have had law and order. Let them not run the north on a daily basis.

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation. India cannot ask Sri Lanka where to remove or move its forces. We don’t urge India to withdraw its army from Kashmir!
    2. Sri Lanka would first urge India to remove all factors that continue to carry the LTTE slogans locally, overseas and in India in order to remove the “risk” factor that these elements will again start fresh insurgencies. India may well recall how it transported school drop outs including Prabakaran and trained them in India. We can’t afford a similar situation to be repeate


    2. “Let them sincerely implement the recommendations of the LLRC - SL Govt is not implementing those recommendations”

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. LLRC is an internal set of recommendations which the Government is not duty bound to implement in toto just because a foreign nation requests Sri Lanka to.
    2. LLRC cannot be implemented simply because it is recommended if it violates any clauses of the constitution of the country.

    3. “Let SL implement the provisions of the 13th a plus – SL Govt in its discussions has always promised”


    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. The 13th amendment to the Constitution along with the Provincial Council system was forced upon Sri Lanka by India. It does not have the consent of the People of Sri Lanka.
    2. The President of the country who is himself elected by the People of Sri Lanka is mandated to seek approval of the People of Sri Lanka. The People’s will is what must prevail.
    3. The Provincial Council system should be abolished completely given that it provides no relief or services to the people of the provinces and the large scale of crimes committed by provincial councilors serves as proof. If foreign nations are concerned about the welfare of the people of Sri Lanka they should exert pressures to abolish these provincial councils to adapt to a more practical area of district level governance where it is easier to devolve day to day administrative needs.

    4. “Impartial inquiry be held into charges of genocide of civilian Tamils by SL forces during eelaam war – an inquiry with people from outside SL“

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. We agree with Mr. Yaswant Singh wholeheartedly on this suggestion. The world certainly needs to know the “crimes” and the crimes cannot cover a selected period only because a crime is a crime and the guilty must be exposed.
    2. A Presidential Commission of Inquiry is thus recommended. International inquiry members should comprise a representative from China, Russia and Pakistan – nations that have openly shown solidarity to Sri Lanka without succumbing to Western pressure. Nations that Sri Lanka can rely on.
    3. A Presidential COI should rightfully cover the entire conflict from the very 1st crime committed as those victims cannot be over looked which would be a violation of Sri Lanka’s constitution giving “equality” before the law.
    4. A Presidential COI cannot include India into the international observer team for India is a key player in the conflict having trained LTTE and other school drop outs and turned them into professional killers and giving arms and financial support for the purpose of destabilizing Sri Lanka. These criminal acts tantamount to India’s role as a state sponsoring terror must also officially be acknowledged. Punishments aside the world must officially know what India did to its “friend” Sri Lanka.

    5. Clear commitment on the part of SL Govt after inquiry guilty shall be punished.

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. Well now this is somewhat of a tricky question given that India’s guilt is nothing Sri Lanka can punish unless the West agrees to take action against India. The Sri Lankan people will accept an apology in the least by India and acknowledgement of training the LTTE and helping them financially and with weapons as well as other militant groups.

    6. Let India not merely vote in UNHRC take a lead in drafting a resolution in UNHRC – with the language of the resolution

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. It is India’s prerogative whether it takes a leading role or plays a role behind the scenes that India is normally used to doing. Being stabbed in the back is nothing we are not surprised in view of India’s past records. Therefore, it makes little relevance to us what language used because the UN and the UNHRC is in the eyes of the people just a puppet of the West.



    7. Finally – let India convey in no uncertain terms to the other nations in our neighborhood and the world at large any undue inference with SL will not be tolerated.

    Sri Lanka’s Response

    1. This looks more of a threat to other nations that are engaging Sri Lanka. Not only should Sri Lanka engage with these nations but also build greater ties with the States of India for the likelihood that these states would end up “autonomous” is something that Sri Lanka should keep in mind. There are no permanent friends in politics – only permanent interests. Therefore Sri Lanka’s new foreign policy strategy should be to first realign with our natural historical allies and to next align with the geopolitical realities.




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    who is this bloke who is SL response?

    He is an illiterate?

    Read the UN resolutions.

    Pakistan is to withdraw its troops and all Pakistani citizens in Kashmir for a Plebiscite.

    Will this SL Response do so and then come back?

    Are you suggesting that there be an LTTE Resurrection?

    No problem doing it!


    Ideal solution is to ensure that SL Tamils are given their due as equal citizens of SL.
     
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    @HeinzGud His name is Yashwant Sinha, not Yashwant Singh:dude:
     
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    And he is not a run of the mill politician.

    He is educated and with great acumen to statecraft!

    A brilliant man to say the least!
     
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    Sinha as in Vijaya Sinha the king who conquered Sri Lanka and hailed from Magadha/Anga region.
     
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    The bigger question for @HeinzGud to consider is why the hell does India feel it has a right to meddle in Sri Lanka's internal affairs like this? The last time I checked, Sri Lanka's capital was Colombo, not New Delhi
     
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    Because we can.
     
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    Then I guess it is Sri Lanka's right to seek out other partners to make sure India can't.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    They are welcome to try. So are you.
     
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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    What's India going to do - bomb Sri Lanka if China starts putting long-range radars, Flankers, and IRBM/SAM batteries there?
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Like I said, you are welcome to try. Put your money where your mouth is.
     
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    India cannot do anything to us. If India can it should have dealt with Pakistan a long time ago.
     
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    Then, pray, do tell us what you could possibly do to stop us? ;)
     
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    That was the point I was getting at, but it seems @trackwhack has difficulty accepting reality...
     
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    To remind you, Lhasa is the Capital of Tibet not any F****ing Bejing.
     
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    Please stay on topic.
     
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    We do unless you diverted the topic, bringing in Capital Cities.
     
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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nope. Sri Lanka is an independent country whose capital is Colombo.

    Tibet is a province of China whose capital is Beijing. Your own government even says so.

    You lose the argument, now please stay on topic.
     
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    If you had said "India will not do anything to us".. I would have agreed to it. Afterall Pakistan is still existent and we are still trying to reason with them. Then why worry abt a small irritant like Srilanka??

    When u said "India cannot do anything to us".. that shows your blatant ignorance and sheer arrogance.

    Don't mistake the kindness of Indian Union with weakness!! Your mistake might prove to be very costly!! :thumb:
     
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    If this is true, it makes it all the more imperative that Sri Lanka rapidly acquire the means to defend itself...
     

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