Brahma Chellaney, in his Sept. 19 article, “Colombo risks squandering Sri Lanka’s hard-won peace,” seems to deliberately try to mislead Japanese readers about the ground situation in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka just managed to save itself from one of the most savage terrorist outfits the world has ever known. It used children, elderly men and pregnant women as suicide bombers and killed close to 70,000 civilians over 30 years.
The author writes as if he were on the payroll of this international terror network, which financed itself by drug smuggling, extortion and various illegal means. Is he trying to create doubt in the minds of the Japanese people, who have been good friends of Sri Lanka for a long time, and thus stop them from visiting Sri Lanka and stop Japanese government support to the Sri Lankan government?
I feel sorry for the so-called intellectuals who try to define policy for Sri Lanka, because all of their theories have been proven wrong with regard to the Sri Lankan terrorist issue, and they have been left with no option but to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka in the eyes of the international community.
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