Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Allow Maldivians to Settle in Sri Lanka If Rising Sea Levels Threaten the Atoll

When Australia offered refuge to Maldivians threatened by rising sea levels, some thought the Australians were very generous. They either didn’t know or didn’t want to know that the last thing Australia would do is to provide refuge to hundreds of thousands of people in their time of need! Australia has not done this even to closer neighbours. For instance, people who live in and around French Polynesia during French nuclear experiments, East Timor during the war, PNG during the war and a host of other islanders could have been shown the same kindness Australia is prepared to extend to Maldives even before the event! This strange “generosity” from a very unlikely nation must be looked at with suspicion. They would certainly not do it for humanitarian concerns. The sinister plan behind this is cruel than white colonization of Australia which completely subjugated real Australians.

Maldives, the Sixtieth Largest Nation!  
Maldives is a larger nation than Italy, Malaysia, Ukraine or Thailand. Although this may sound puzzling, it is true. In today’s terms, a nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone gets added to its landmass for all economic, political and military concerns. With close to 925,000 square kilometres, Maldives is no longer a small nation.

Without taking into account the strategic importance of the region, such a vast sea area is immensely valuable. It has tremendous fisheries, mining, tourism and other economic resource potential. This area is unexplored which means its true potential would be many times more.

Maldives has tremendous strategic and geopolitical significance.

Tremendous Geopolitical Significance
Maldives rests between four very powerful regional power blocks and three global superpowers. USA and UK maintain a mammoth military establishment in the Diego Garcia Island that is forcibly occupied by these nations by evicting the natives. Diego Garcia has been a formidable and very safe platform for NATO military onslaughts on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and possibly Iran in future. The entire Middle East region comes under the direct and unhindered US strategic reach through Diego Garcia. Maldives with its Exclusive Economic Zone is the largest national boundary closer to it. For commercial reasons China is looking to safeguard its shipping routes in the region while India is projecting its military strength in the region as far as Madagascar by having listening stations.

Complexities will arise in defence matters if western powers creep into this peaceful region. All this will add a new hostile neighbour who cares nothing about well developed Asian values with civilisations spanning over 2,500 years. Further, given Australia’s power projection towards East Timor, Solomon Islands, PNG and Fiji, it will certainly try to interfere in political and defence affairs of neighbouring nations. Australia’s highly interfering friends don’t make it any better either, to say the least. For instance, during the final phase of the war, foreign ministers of a number of western nations including Australia requested Sri Lanka to halt the offensive allowing terrorism to survive. There was talk of a naval operation aimed at forcing a truce. However, it didn’t take place. Had there been a permanent navel presence in the region, these interfering nations would certainly have attempted it.

In short, western interferers will have a new cat’s paw in the South Asian region with a permanent physical navy presence. From a strategic point of view, it will be an extension of the Diego Garcia military base occupied by the Americans just south of Maldivian territory.

 This is what the Australians are after! Having allowed residence to Maldivians in some remote godforsaken place in Australia, the entire Maldivian territory falls within Australian control. It is impossible for the Maldivians settled in some part of Australia to use their former territory. Australians and hence the Americans would have complete control of this vast territory. Using ships, submarines, underwater and above water structures, they would be able to essentially extend the Diego Garcia military power further into the Indian Ocean. This power would extend to India, Sri Lanka and the entire region where some analysts make out a geopolitical competition named the New Great Game.
Now we have two new great games in the region!

 Western strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region received a boost recently as the Exmouth top secret US navy and space facility in Australia was upgraded. Exmouth is located in the western most part of Australia. This is another strategic location for western powers to dominate the Indian Ocean.

What Can the Maldivians Expect in Australia?
Nothing better than what the aboriginals already have! Their culture and religion will not only be neglected, but also will be frowned upon. There will be absolutely no room to practice, use and nurture their unique language (Divehi) and culture. Their religious festivals will not have any government recognition let alone a single public holiday. For the record, Australia does not recognize any Hindu, Islam or Buddhist religious festival with public holidays.

 Anti-Islamic activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and even within Australia which include unclothing Muslim women in courthouses and sometimes even in public, racism and counter racism allegations against them and continued police surveillance of Islamic places of worship will be something novel for Maldivians, to say the least.

What Can Maldivians Expect in Sri Lanka?
In contrast Maldivians already consider Sri Lanka their second home! Tens of thousands of rich Maldivians study, work and live in Sri Lanka. There is debate over global warming and its implications. If at all sea level is to rise, Sri Lanka must offer all Maldivians the right to settle in the island. No other nation can protect the Maldivian language, culture and tradition than Sri Lanka. In fact the closest language to Sinhala anywhere in the world is Divehi. All Maldivian religious events are already recognised in Sri Lanka. Even the Maldivian national anthem has Sri Lankan input.

 If Sri Lanka comes forward to help the Maldivians it would not be to rob their economic resources but to continue with a millennia old strong relationship.

Maldivians in Sri Lanka would be able to visit, use and even patrol their territory due to the very close proximity.

How Can Sri Lanka with Own Population Problems Accommodate More?
One big argument is how can Sri Lanka accommodate hundreds of thousands more when there are own population density related problems. If sea level is to rise, it will shrink Sri Lankan landmass as well. The answer is rather simple. If continued illegal immigration from South India which brings nothing but problems, can be arrested, accommodating own relatives would not be difficult at all. Between Tamil Nadu and the Maldives, Sri Lankans are much closer to the latter than the former. Maldivian rulers treat Sri Lankan counterparts with respect, not with rowdy receptions. Sri Lankans don’t get assaulted in various ways in the Maldives as it happens in Tamil Nadu regularly. Territorial disputes are swiftly and amicably settled between the two friendly peoples unlike in the case with Tamil Nadu. On top of it, today’s Tamil Nadu illegal migrants add no economic worth to the nation. If these illegal migrants can be stopped, there is still plenty of room for worthy and legal migrants. The total Maldivian population is about 2% of Sri Lanka’s population.

Why the North?
The north with many islands, shallow seas and large fishing fields provides ideal conditions for Maldivians. They don’t have to change their life style at all. At the moment large fisheries resources in the north are plundered by illegal Tamil Nadu poachers. There is plenty to go around and no one loses anything. The north has an excellent infrastructure of schools, hospitals, banks, telecom facilities than most districts in the country.

Following the large mass migration out of the north internally and externally, a vast swath of land has become vacant. At the moment the Tamil Diaspora members invite and allow illegal Tamil Nadu migrants to live (not own) in their houses for free. A practice that only adds problems. These vacant lands can be better utilized. Divehi language based administration can be regionalised to ensure this unique language and culture which is the twin of the main Sri Lankan language and culture is protected. It is close to travel to their former Maldivian territory too.

 Settling Maldivians in the mono ethnic Tamil only north will be a valuable deterrent against racist separatist agendas of Tamil Elamists. Maldivian majority areas may be turned to semi-autonomous region following a model similar to Hong Kong. Tamil Elamists in Sri Lanka and other separatists shouldn’t have this privilege because they claim territory already owned by Sri Lanka without adding any!

 The huge sea stretch owned by the Maldives will be highly valuable for all Sri Lankans while special privileges must be assured for Sri Lankans of Maldivian origin. With the development of shipping and trading activities in the region, the sea stretch currently owned by the Maldives will become invaluable. Absence of foreign interference and hostile military presence will be an added benefit.

 Old fashioned thinking, complacency and racial homelands are not the way for the future. Sri Lanka must assert its friendly influence in the region not to exploit what belongs to others, but to share what little Sri Lanka has with closest relatives, not illegal immigrants, separatists, interfering agents, war mongers and terrorists.

 Considering all these factors, Sri Lankan government must seriously consider providing refuge to Maldivians in case rising sea levels threaten their island nation. Things should not be left to chance as it will leave Sri Lanka to unofficially put up with the Maldivians without any reciprocal benefit while Australia benefits from the economic resources of the atoll!

In doing so Sri Lanka is not only securing its own interests but also the security of its neighbourhood. Such a move would frustrate western elements desperately seeking to have a foothold in the Asian region. As a by-product it will enhance Sri Lanka’s strategic and geopolitical clout which can be leveraged for the betterment of the nation and its interests. Two developing nations can defend their existence from mighty challenges by working together.

13 comments:

Defence Analytics said...

thank you OAOA and others. we have already hit 24 FB likes!!

more and more SLs are looking at the long term now.

bloody fcuking terrorists kept SL hindered, scuttled of its potential and cornered for 35 long years. ppl were overwhelmed with day to day survival only.

now is the time to assert our peaceful clout in our region among our relatives.

otherwise dirty outsiders will creep into our region and defecate here.

Pol Sambol said...
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Pol Sambol said...

Monkey Moons report is ready; it will be made public to coincide with our New Year (which fits the devious and vile nature of the West).

Anyway the Government should rip it apart now (since they have an advance copy) probably few hours away from the full release.

They should launch a "pre-emptive strike" of sorts, perfect opportunity right now. Because then all the monkeys against our country will have to rely on what SL says (for the beginning, when the headlines etc will be made).

But expecting something pro-active is like asking for the Moon.

Shame we have no powerful media which is pro-SL, i mean we have "powerful" media sadly they are all scum.

Moshe said...

pol,

there is a much bigger problem. timing has been calculated towards it.

palestine is going to declare independence in september. already 130+ UN members have agreed to support the move.

IF that happens, that will set a very bad domino effect around the world. toilet elam will find it easier to become another new country.

also note that south sudan is another new nation formed this year. east libya will probably make it too. at least the west is trying so. 3 new nations in a year and all 3 HATED by another nation in each case whose territory it splits.

these are very bad signs.

monkey boon wants to use this momentum.

the REAL reason behind war chimes is not war crimes. it is toilet elam.

kevin said...

Kumar
I think you are not off the mark.

Moshe said...

prabhasplacidhead has raised some valid concerns about the above article.

i fully agree with his concerns.

the threat of islamic terror is a genuine concern. however,

1. maldivians are MUCH LESS al qaeda supporters than american muslims of pakistani origin.

2. we will; be sttling them in an area that is completely under SLDF complete control. of course they can move about but if a terror group is the establish itself they need bases. it is very unlikely al qaeda will have bases among them.

3. maldives muslims are very contemporary in thinking. they don't give a sh*t about fundamentalist nonsense.

4. already there are tens of thousands of them in SL and their numbers will surely increase. there is nothing we can do to stop that. why not make it formal so that SL gains something in retun???

5. the threat of australia, USA and UK expanding their diego garcia military base into maldives IF australia gives them refuge is MUCH WORSE than the al qaeda threat!! these terrorists have killed more ppl than all islamic terrorists combined. unlike islamic terrorists, these jokers also interfere in what they call "regime change". the entire region will become a hell hole if they come anywhere closer.

Moshe said...

guys,

support this move.

this is one way we can screw TE MFs.

"Mahinda Rajapaksa, listed in TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 most influential people in the world, has reached the Top Ten. The Sri Lankan President is currently ranked 6th in the list with a total of 85,934 votes. He is the highest ranked political leader in the list thus making him the most influential political leader.

Rajapaksa is the only politician in the Top Ten while only certain artists and the “Mother Teresa of Asia” the Taiwanese Buddhist nun, Cheng Yen is ahead of him.

The President, appearing for the very first time in the online poll carried out by Time Magazine, is the also the first Sri Lankan leader to be featured in the TIME 100 Top Ten.

Amongst other prominent world leaders in the list is US President Barack Obama at the 46th position while US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and India’s Congress President Sonia Gandhi are in at 42 and 95 respectively.

The magazine’s profile on President Rajapaksa states that “Since ending Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long war against the Tamil Tigers in 2009, and grabbing control over once independent institutions like commissions on human rights and elections, Mahinda Rajapaksa has come to dominate the institutions of his nation more than any other democratically elected head of state. “

“He challenged the U.S., the European Union and the U.N. to prosecute him for war crimes, confident that Russia, China and India would not support it — the latter two have billions of investment at stake in Sri Lanka.” it said."

Pol Sambol said...

Monkey moons report is out.

Usual BS we should come to expect. Don't even know why they bothered and took so long, all they have done is compile into one all the unproven bs that to this day no one has provided a shred of evidence for into one report. So nothing new. Won't be to hard to tare it to shreds as and when needed. Of course Western media + their NGOs will have a gala time as they true to their form are racist and one sided so anything against Sinhalese is gospel truth.

Importantly i believe many of us have forgotten the "hidden hand" behind all of this. That is INDIA. Dirty, filthy state that is just one giant toilet has been PUSHING THIS THE MOST.

Hope the dumb SoBs in the oppositions are happy. They (unlike the die-ass-pora or the Wests NGOs in and out of Sri Lanka) have done the most damage to this country with their foul utterances, which in turn has compromised the security and safety of the nation just for their own cheap desires, jealousies, green cards and lusts for power and money.

Moshe said...

TNA welcomes UNSG panel report!!

if anything bad happens to SL, these racists jump for joy.

and the bugger is uing it to TERRORIZE SL and EXTORT tamil racist demands!!

now it is very clear why this stupid panel was appointed.

Moshe said...

the crap panel's report has brought out all the maggots from toilet pits.

they are having a ball.

we should retaliate by fast tracking COLONIZATION in the north. lets make TE totally impossible first. then all the other things will fall into place.

Sam Perera said...

Know who our true friends are be faithful and supportive.

God Bless Russia!

Special access to our market for Russian companies and doing more purchase from Russia shall be considered.

Sam Perera said...

Finally, one brave Sri Lankan from North speaks the truth. I hope that Monkey Boon commission had a chance to listen to this man.

http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/04/19/final-days-vanni-600-tamils-shot-and-killed-stray-dogs-first-person-revelation

Defence Analytics said...

Please see a mew and timely post Patriots.

Urge all pro-SriLanka bloggers to browse the www, and also the printed media and resist this vile attack against Sri Lanka.

This "war crimes" attack has been brought forth by the defeated LTTE rump in the West and the LTTE-corrupted Western Govts.

These Western Govts. are really hungry for the Tamil votes and the generous contribution from LTTE undercover organizations to their election campaigns, whereby it is common to see one national political party trying to out-do the other in trying to pander to LTTE rump's agenda - such as what we have seen in the UK, Canada and Australia.

In short, the West wanted to control Sri Lanka via the LTTE "stick" and now that this patriotic Govt. of Sri Lanka dismissed those threats and liquidated the LTTE (as Sri Lanka did not want to go throught nother horror-filled 30 years of "peace talks") the West wants to punish Sri Lanka now with these via UN-orchestrated bogus "war crimes" report.

Let us fight with every tooth and nail we have - to counter this insidious ploy against our beloved Motherland.

Cheers,

Defence Analytics