General Satish Nambiar a former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, Force Commander and Head of Mission of the UN forces in former Yugoslavia and formerly a advisor to the Government of Sri Lanka on certain aspects of the peace process says that India needs to get involved in the Sri Lankan process now because India is also responsible for what has happened in Sri Lanka.
He told The Island `I cannot speak for the Indian establishment. But, I have always been of the view that India needs to play a more active role in this process. After all we have common interests, affiliations and we are neighbours. I will also be the first to admit that we owe a responsibility to the people of Sri Lanka because in part we were also responsible for what had happened in Sri Lanka`
General Nambiar who visited Sri Lanka several times to study the issue of High Security Zones described late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar who was assassinated by the LTTE as one of Sri Lanka`s most distinguished leaders and a man with principles. Nambiar said `His loss is certainly the LTTE`s gain. The government of Sri Lanka will now have to look for a person who can articulate his views`
Satish Nambiar said it was time for the international community to put pressure on the LTTE after the assassination of Mr. Kadirgamar. `I also feel the LTTE couldn`t care less about the international community` said the former Indian General
General Nambiar who looked at the High Security Zones in Sri Lanka agreed that the LTTE also have several high security zones. He said The LTTE has not allowed access even to the monitors (SLMM), to many places they control and the LTTE feel the monitors must not go. `It is not a good state of affairs. They must have access to all those places.` Said Nambiar