Nowadays the world of international politics has lost the charm of coming out with refreshingly alternative views. It is always a boring chorus of the strategic partners. One may say that the decline and fall of political activism, observed among youngsters, is due to this state of affairs.
The tsunami of Tamil nationalism has engulfed the Congress-led coalition government in New Delhi, which critically depends on the backing of Tamil MPs. At the same time for contemporary India, the country that gave birth to Mahatma Gandhi, politics comes first and politics is pitiless.
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."-Henry Ford.
Mr Gordon Weiss, former UN Spokesman in Sri Lanka & Author of “The Cage” became popular and well known among the English reading public after the release of his book. The book was highly sought after and well received too by Tamils.
“A compellingly readable account of one of the very worst atrocity stories this century… Weiss Is scrupulously even-handed… a timely prod to the world’s collective conscience.” remarked Professor Noam Chomsky.
Meeting with Break for Traditional Lunch Also the Launch of Book ‘Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka’ By Ron Ridenour
Sunday 4th March 2012 Time: 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM
Putney Leisure Centre, Dryborgh Road, Off Upper Richmond Road, SW15 1BL
"A strong statement from India would clear the path for other, smaller countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America to follow suit. And New Delhi's current reluctance resonates just as loudly"
Reproduced below are five vital points or arguments taken arbitrarily from the timely and analytical report viz. “India and Sri Lanka after the LTTE”- Asia Report N° 206 of 23 June 2011. An exercise of scrutinizing these arguments is going to be of interest and will possibly bring about enlightenment to one and all.
NEW YORK, December 6, 2011 — Documentary filmmaker Callum Macrae, Malinda Seneviratne, Editor-in-Chief of Sri Lanka's The Nation, and Bob Templer of the International Crisis Group present and assess both the Sri Lankan government and international community's perspectives on that country's decades-long sectarian conflict. Tunku Varadarajan, editor of Newsweek International, moderates the discussion.
"Army was advancing and chasing people in front of them towards the Tamil Tiger (also known as the LTTE) frontlines" and used them “as shields in between them and the LTTE.” He also remarked that: "When the LTTE shelled [the army]…. the Army retaliated by shooting and shelling the people. People were dying in masses."