The Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, the top most US military commander and Indian Defence Minister A.K. Anthony met genocidal Sri Lanka’s war-crimes-accused Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa behind the screen in Singapore on Tuesday to assure him of their military assistance, especially in the naval field.
The high profile meeting took place while Mahinda Rajapaksa was being hosted in London and the US ambassador-designate to Colombo was talking about ‘de-militarisation’ of the north in the island. Singapore Foreign Minister Shanmugam was in Colombo a few days earlier to talk ‘business’. Following the classic British colonial strategy, Sri Lanka, Burma and Singapore are mobilised to meet threats from the East, analysts said.
Grooming the Sinhala Navy is a pet project of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for the permanent subjugation of the nation of Eezham Tamils and to counter any future assistance coming to it from the Tamil brethren across the straits in Tamil Nadu.
The genocidal Sinhala regimes have long been working on choking the coasts of Eezham Tamils. Currently the two-prong mission of the Colombo regime is to build naval bases all along the coasts of Eezham Tamils and to colonise their coasts by Sinhala fishermen.
The Sinhala Navy killing and intimidating the fishermen of Tamil Nadu is a decades-long story.
The Eezham Tamils and Tamils in Tamil Nadu have to be clear on the fact that ultimately it is New Delhi and Washington that permanently militarise and Sinhalicise the lands and waters of the Tamils.
It will be a folly if any one expects them to pursue war crimes of the Sinhala military or stop Sinhala militarisation, colonisation Buddhicisation and structural genocide of Eezham Tamils, unless the Tamils prove their geopolitical strength, analysts in Chennai said.
The Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry statement on the Gotabhaya deal said that the US and India commended the “incremental and steady progress” made in Sri Lanka’s north and east in rehabilitating the war displaced.
Press Trust of India (PTI) carried a story of Colombo on Tuesday that it has reduced 60 per cent of its troops from the Jaffna Peninsula – from 50,000 to 15,000.
Contrary to Colombo’s statement on drastic reduction of its military in the north, the Sinhala military personally supervised by Gotabhaya and encouraged by New Delhi and Washington, is expanding its bases in the north, especially in the Jaffna Peninsula. Media, civic bodies and civil officials have brought it out with evidence.
TamilNet: 08.06.12 US commander, Indian defence minister assure military aid to Gotabhaya in Singapore