OPEN LETTER

FROM concerned SRI LANKANS IN LOS ANGELES

TO THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT,

VIA AMBASSADOR PRASAD KARIYAWASAM

February 4 is a day when Sri Lankans look back with immense pride on the long road our forefathers took to free our beloved island from foreign domination.  

This year, that pride is tempered with the reality of the numerous indignities being heaped on our nation by foreign powers and other threats to Sri Lanka’s continued existence as a free and sovereign state.

Seven years after the defeat of a 30-year long terrorist movement for separatism, we observe with great concern disastrous moves to drag Sri Lanka away from what was a journey towards peace and nation-building to chaos, disharmony, and fragmentation. As Sri Lankan- Americans who dedicated decades to confronting the separatist movement and its pro-LTTE lobby in the US we are alarmed at the following developments:

On this 68th anniversary of Sri Lanka Independence we urge President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to make the following commitments to ensure the nation’s stability and continued existence as a sovereign nation:

ABOVE ALL: STOP THE POLICY OF APPEASEMENT.

The security and prosperity of the Sri Lankan people should be at the core of all decisions not the appeasement of separatists and foreign forces who want to see Sri Lanka Balkanized and fragmented along racial and religious lines.  

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