Then, barely a week after its victory over the LTTE, a group of western countries wanted a resolution passed against Sri Lanka for the civilian deaths and other alleged rights violations by the army during the last stages of the operation.
With the blood on the battlefield not still dry, Sri Lanka managed to snatch victory from the jaws of diplomatic defeat, with a resolution that praised the government for its humane handling of civilians and asserted faith in its abilities to bring about reconciliation." ( The Hindu) Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
U.S. Marines in Darwin: The sleeping giant is awakening
By Ameen Izadeen
Conty - The US leads the world in every scientific endeavor. You haven't a clue what the US economy is based on. You parrot some nonsense about wars. If the US armed forces had a free for all, without stringent 'one hand tied behind their back' in Vietnam the war there would have had a different result. The fire power of one carrier battle group , if unleashed could defeat any armed force in the world. Do some research what a carrier battle group consists of? And also look at where the US economy is the strongest in the world. The amount of research and development that goes on every day in the US must be equal to all other countries of the world put together in any scientific field. The US is the only country in the world that could feed the whole world population if need be. Check for yourself. faqi
There WAS NEVER A VOTE in 2011!
In my humble opinion the Tamil people should be able to have their self-determination within the Unitary State of Sri Lanka.
Today after the end of LTTE Terrorism in 2009 the entire country is Ealam for our Tamil Bretheren and we are all living in PEACE as one big happy family. The East and North should be never be put together again for the Common Good of Sri Lanka.
It’s time also for the Tamil Community (the silent majority of Tamils) to show their HAND in peaceful co-existence. Trevor Jayetileke
Non-Violent negotiations never brought a solution. It was the force which prevailed to end the violence. The shielding civilians had plenty of time to get away... they were combatants at the end to have stayed back... war means war my dear... get away from it or die as 'the shield' ... the non-violent ones got away... others were used just as the 'Tiger eats it's Cubs' .... now negotiate like humans do..... the Sinhalese were never an unfair kind... and never will be...they wanted to show the might of the Lion as history kept repeating... it was the collective unconscious of the people which won the war.... and it shall repeat in negotiations too... However, think of a new Idea... Five (5) quasi Independent States in a Federal System in the Island could enable each state to compete with each other and bingo... you would see real development. happening....like what happens in modern Countries....
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