Sri Lanka is a rogue state that refuses to investigate its own crimes against the Tamil people.
One would therefore think that endorsement of Israel’s “war on terror” is the last thing Tel Aviv would want. Then again, Sri Lanka’s new ambassador to Israel – a former chief of staff in Colombo’s army – is very happy to share his thoughts and urges Israel to use the Sri Lankan technique of fighting terrorism. What’s that? Killing huge amounts of civilians without concern for human rights or decency:
Perera, 60, has since been appointed Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Israel. His wife, a military dentist, and his daughter, a university student, remained in Sri Lanka.
“I was familiar with Israel before coming here,” he tells the Yedioth Ahronoth daily. “In the framework of my previous positions as air force commander and chief of staff, I had a great relationship with your military industries and with Israel Aerospace Industries. “For years Israel has aided our war on terror through the exchange of information and the sale of military technology and equipment,” says Perera.
After noting the similarities between the Tamil Tigers and Hamas, Perera says Sri Lanka is a staunch supporter of Israel’s fight against terror. “No one wants bloodshed. The other side should be offered direct negotiations, without preconditions, to determine its level of seriousness. These talks should focus on trying to reach a compromise that would allow both sides to sign an agreement,” he says. “In case the other side shows it is not interested in a compromise, (Israel) must move on to the military phase with full force. (The government) will have to explain to the citizens that (Israel) is headed for a long and difficult struggle that will exact a heavy price, but at the end of this struggle the country’s situation will be much better,” says the ambassador.
“Once you have the public’s support, you should fight relentlessly until all of the terror hubs are destroyed. There is no going back.”