Sunday, March 16, 2014
Sri Lanka: Ongoing structural genocide in Sri Lanka and silence of the Left by Anthony Raj
The Sri Lankan military forces arrested a 13 year old child and her mother Jeyakumary on 14th March This child’s name, Vipooshika, is the last remaining member of this family, who has lost three others due to the Vanni genocide and one elder brother has been handed over to the military by her mother when government asked the family to do so.
The remaining two members of the family have been speaking for the release of their family member since 2009 and were consequently arrested by the Sri Lankan Military forces last week. The mother Jeyakumary witnessed the disappearance of her son in the media, including channel 4, the UK television media.
During her interviews she mentioned that she has been watched and monitored by unknown forces.
Tamil traditional lands, the north and east of Sri Lanka, are one of most highly militarized regions in south Asia. For more than 30 years the Tamil Speaking minority fought for their rights to self-determination.
Since 1980 the Indian government and the other imperialist countries have infiltrated the self-determination movements.
The Indian government and Israeli Mossad offered training facilities to the liberation movements.
Finally, in 2009 the Sri Lankan government destroyed the LTTE along with a hundred thousand innocent Tamils. In the final month of the war, around 40 thousand innocents were killed according to UN reports. Permanent People Tribunal found that aid was given to the Sri Lankan government by imperialist countries, including the US and UK.
Three years after the war the United Kingdom licensed their companies to sell two million pounds worth military weapons to the Sri Lankan government.
David Cameron, during his visit to Sri Lanka, stated that he would bring justice to the perpetrators of their war crimes; however his purpose was to give the false hope to the Tamil minorities and delay the re-emergence of struggle for self-determination.
After the genocide, the Sri Lankan government highly militarized the region, also providing the privatized military and security facilities to imperialist countries.
Soon after the elimination of the Tamil militant force, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, the pro imperialist diaspora and local groups captured the Tamil leadership, while the Sri Lankan government was carrying out the structural genocide with the acceptance and the help of imperialist countries.
Now, the Sri Lankan reactionary ‘left’ elements do not want to deal with question of self-determination. They remain oblivious to this cause and the ongoing ethnic cleansing.
As usual, the euro-centric international democratic and progressive forces turn their back to the oppressed ethnic communities, where the innocent people are looking to the powerful imperialist countries to address their issues.
The Sinhala majoritarian ethnic community which was poisoned with Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalism also affected by multinational corporates land.
Due to the absence of the Marxist-Leninist forces, the oppressed Sinhala working class and the Tamil speaking ethnic minorities are struggling to find the common ground on which to destabilize the fascist government. This situation strengthens the Sri Lankan successive governments and its imperial masters in the region.
Except the handful of diaspora pro imperialist forces, no one has voiced against the arrest of this little girl.
To the so called feminist movements and human rights activists, this is just another incident which remains irrelevant as an event outside of Europe.
So much for internationalism which become only a matter of multinational corporates.
Arrested mother and child’s protest:
Channel 4 interview:
Posted by nickglais on 3/16/2014 08:10:00 AM