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Tracking New Delhi's Pursuit of its Strategic
1.Narayan Swamy in Hindustan Times -
diplomats must boycott LTTE, says Colombo, 27 August
The Spin and Swing of RAW Orchestra - Sachi Sri Kantha,
27 August 2005
3.P.K.Balachandran in Hindustan Times -
India & Sri Lanka Opposition agree on Peace Process , 25
" New Delhi is said to be unhappy with the
performance of the "co-chair" of the June 2003 Tokyo Aid
Lanka conference. The co-chair (US, EU, Japan and Norway)
have arrogated to themselves a role not assigned to them.
They style themselves as the "international community" and
strut about as the "co-chair of the Sri Lankan peace
|4. Sachi Sri Kantha -
Pigs are Flying in Batticaloa!, 28 July 2005
யாழ்ப்பாணத்தில் 'றோ'வின் கண்கள் - New Delhi's RAW in Jaffna,
1 April 2005
Tsunami & the "Killing" of Pirapaharan! - New Delhi's RAW &
7 January 2005
|7.Sachi Sri Kantha -
The RAW Factor in Col.Karuna's Revolt, 1 April 2004
Jyotindra Nath Dixit,
Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka 1985 /89, Foreign
Secretary in 1991/94 and National Security Adviser to the
Prime Minister of India 2004/05 - in 1998 Seminar in
Switzerland "...Tamil militancy received (India's) support
...as a response to (Sri Lanka's).. concrete and expanded
military and intelligence cooperation with the United
States, Israel and Pakistan. ...The assessment was that
these presences would pose a strategic threat to India and
they would encourage fissiparous movements in the southern
states of India. .. a process which could have found
encouragement from Pakistan and the US, given India's
experience regarding their policies in relation to Kashmir
and the Punjab.... Inter-state relations are not governed
by the logic of morality. They were and they remain an
Norwegian Peace Initiative
M.R. Narayan Swamy (IANS),
reports from New Delhi in the
Western diplomats must boycott LTTE, says Colombo
August 27, 2005
tamilnation.org: Some may
conclude that it is not simply Sri Lanka's new
Foreign Minister but, more importantly, New
Delhi which wants Western Diplomats to boycott
the LTTE so that New Delhi may secure its own
strategic interests of excluding extra
territorial powers from the Indian region - see
Tracking New Delhi's Pursuit of its Strategic
The Sri Lankan Government wants Western
diplomats based in Colombo to stop interacting with Tamil
Tiger guerrillas in protest against the assassination of
Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.
"This is the least we expect from the West if it sincerely
believes that Kadirgamar's killing was an act of terrorism,"
a source close to Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister Anura
Bandaranaike said in New Delhi.
"Barring Norway, we don't want any other diplomat going and
meeting the LTTE," the source said.
Bandaranaike, the brother of Sri Lankan President Chandrika
Kumaratunga, ended on Friday a two-day visit to New Delhi,
his first overseas trip since succeeding Kadirgamar.
Bandaranaike held talks with his Indian counterpart K Natwar
Singh and also called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who
is to visit Sri Lanka later in 2005.
The LTTE has denied killing Kadirgamar, who played a major
role in getting the Tamil Tigers outlawed in the West. But
Colombo says there is enough evidence that it was an LTTE
assassin who shot dead the minister at his house in Colombo
on August 12.
The source said that Sri Lanka also wanted Western countries
to stop hosting LTTE delegations and to crack down hard on
fundraising by the LTTE all over the West.
For too long, Sri Lankan officials have complained that
Western diplomats were giving needless legitimacy to the
LTTE, which is outlawed in the US, Britain and India, by
visiting its political headquarters in Kilinochchi and
holding high-profile meetings with its senior leaders in the
The officials have also been disapproving of the many
visits, primarily to Western Europe, by LTTE delegations
with the support of Norway, the peace facilitator.
The source said, "All this would have been okay if there had
been reforms in the LTTE, if the group had started embracing
democracy and human rights. Otherwise what is the point?
"We want the West to show its commitment against terrorism
by taking steps that would force the LTTE to give up a
policy wedded to violence and assassinations."
According to diplomats in new Delhi, the Sri Lankan
Government is happy with the strong condemnations by the
West in the wake of the Kadirgamar killing but feels these
are not enough.
After his assassination, the Sri Lankan Government and the
LTTE have agreed to talk and review the Norwegian-brokered
ceasefire agreement (CFA) of February 2002 that has come
under widespread criticism for failing to stop a wave of
killings, abductions and child recruitment.
The LTTE has been blamed for most violations of the CFA that
Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and then Sri Lankan
prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signed in February 2002.
Kadirgamar is the most senior politician to be assassinated
in Sri Lanka since 1993 when a suspected LTTE suicide bomber
blew up President Ranasinghe Premadasa at a May Day rally. A
similar suicide bombing killed former Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991 in Tamil Nadu.