It is a war which was bound to happen sooner or later. Now when the SriLankan government has officially initiated the final round, the LTTE is staying put on the last 10-12 km long strip of land under its control, employing the civilians as a human-shield. This, however, has led to a widespread criticism of the government on human-rights issues.
While no one would want any innocent person killed in the struggle, as is the case with most other lesser-than-ideal situations, it is bound to happen. But what is of a greater importance is the fact that this is a fight to save the existence of SriLanka as we know it, and to prove that secessionist forces, fighting on whatever grounds they may, should not be let to succeed. The futility of LTTE’s endevours must be imprinted in the textbooks of history in bold letters for those in other countries with similar malefic intentions to see and fear. This exercise should be a lesson to the countries like India and its all-too-glorified neighbor, which even after 60 years of independence, have not managed to hold united and counter these forces.
Infact, talking about India, it makes me immensely sad that the Indian government is actually backing LTTE and asking for the SriLankan government to announce ceasefire (on the pretext of rescuing civilians). View full article »