After the war
Now that the war is over, there’s a lot of talk about healing the nation, about healing the wounded conscience of the people, about making the Sinhalese and the Tamils love each others. Honestly I have no idea what does this mean. Seems to me they’re just asking the SL government and the Sinhalese people to apologise for the war they won, for wiping off the LTTE. I believe the idea that people like Mahinda Rajapakse, Sarath Fonseka, Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Shavendra Silva should be tried for war crimes (whether they happened or not is another issue) is part of this. Here’s what I think about it. YOU DON’T APOLOGISE FOR THE WARS YOU WON. That’s the golden rule. Did the Americans apologise for bombing down Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Did they apologise for anything that happened in Iraq & Afganisthan? Did the Churchill apologise for any war crimes his army may have committed? Did the israelites apologise for shelling Beirut or phosphorous bombing the Gaza Strip? Then tell me why shoul Sri Lanka apologise for anything? Do some research on USA’s Rendition programme. An outright human rights violation. Do they apologise? It’s only the poor Sri Lankans have to heal their consciences. Of course the Tamils have equal rights. But a separate state out of ours? No way. Ask the Indians. Maybe they’d give up the Tamil Nadu.