Oslo Forum delegates urged to adopt principled approach to Sri Lanka peace process

  • 26 Jun 2008 09:34:36 GMT

    Solution to this Human Crisis, cannot be found through Boycotting meetings, abusing each other. Only cool heads can bring peace because we have already done enough damage to each other. Only the right thoughts, understanding and action can bring peace to Sinhala and Tamils.

    During the Colonial Rule, minorities were employed to implement the Divide and Rule concept of the Colonists. They did so even in other colonies such as Africa where Indians managed the key administration.

    In Sri Lanka key government departments such as Inland Revenue, Ceylon Railways, Public Works etc. were managed predominantly by the Tamils and other minorities. In the Tea estate sector, imported Tamil laborers were used.

    In achieving the So-called Freedom, the administration of the country was passed from the Colonists to a few aristocratic families who almost immediately started quarelling for superiority and in doing so they used the Language, Religion, cheap Socialism & Nationalization as their tools. This in turn destabilized the whole Country and the Nation. Many atrocities have been committed by all, Sinhala, Tamils and the Govt.

    For over 50 years we have been in this conflict. More political parties involving revolutionists, clergy etc. poured fuel into burning fire. Result is Sri Lanka now is graded with other failed states such as Somalia etc.

    Foregoing is the Reality and the Bitter Truth that should be understood by Sinhala, Tamils and other minorities. Solution must be political and it should be understood by the Refined Citizens of communities. Such a solution cannot be reached at Street Levels by killing each other, burning houses etc.

  • 26 Jun 2008 10:31:41 GMT

    Feeling the heat.

  • 26 Jun 2008 11:34:13 GMT

    From the inception, the extremists from all sides, Sinhala and Tamils, aggravated an already bad situation. Also they continue to isolate themselves as extremists/losers.

  • 26 Jun 2008 12:25:20 GMT

    Withane,

    You right but how do that? When Sinhala & Tamils will understand.

  • 26 Jun 2008 13:09:02 GMT

    Extremists from all sides- Sinhala, Tamils and politicians will understand thorough tough times ahead of them.

  • 26 Jun 2008 22:46:20 GMT

    [Thomas A. Aloysius, on behalf of the Bergen Tamil Catholic Organisation and the global Tamil Diaspora]

    Once there is a firm expression that one represents Bergen Tamil Catholic Organisation - one loses the authority to represent global Tamil Diaspora. One cannot represent at the physical level Jaffna as well as Northern Province. One who is confident would represent Tamil Diaspora and claim it at the required level at the needed time.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 26 Jun 2008 22:48:49 GMT

    [From the inception, the extremists from all sides, Sinhala and Tamils, aggravated an already bad situation. Also they continue to isolate themselves as extremists/losers. ]

    Indicators of failed state

  • 26 Jun 2008 23:55:56 GMT

    Tamil Diaspora has done the needful to erase, there own race down to a single digit.

    Global Tamils without reading the aspects, poured funds to a Militia outfit,whom did failed to select targets wisely.

    Political killings have made them struggling at a burning point.

  • 27 Jun 2008 07:07:29 GMT

    Anyone who seeks mediator roll, should not think of Norway anymore, but another truly neutral country. We have lot of bad experience in the past.

  • 29 Jun 2008 03:24:41 GMT

    Cgudu,

    [Anyone who seeks mediator roll, should not think of Norway anymore, but another truly neutral country. We have lot of bad experience in the past.]

    Any neutral country you may find would be indifferent because there are no firm structures in this issue. Hence it needs subjective support - and Norway is more with the Tamils because they lived with us. Sinhalese do not have a parallel for themselves.

    Gaja