Rajapaksas opposition to imperialism is a fraud as they, as ‘Green Card’ holders, have given an oath before God to ‘defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America’ and to ‘bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law’, says the Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe. He has revealed this in an interview he had with ‘Lanka Irida’ weekend newspaper.
He makes this argument based on the ‘Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America’ that has to be made when
granting full citizenship to anyone of foreign birth. The oath foreign subjects have to make when becoming a citizen of the USA is “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
Any citizen from anywhere in the world including from Sri Lanka should make this oath to get citizenship in the USA. The Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma have taken this oath before god to get citizenship in the USA and act according to it. This is evident when investigating their past behaviour.
An important instance of this link between Rajapaksas and the USA is the defence agreement signed by Sri Lanka and USA in 2008. Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa signed on behalf of Sri Lanka and Robert O Blake signed on behalf of the USA. By this agreement Sri Lanka is obliged to provide facilities for the USA during any war situation in the region. The trio, instead of being loyal to Sri Lanka, goes to the USA occasionally to confirm their allegiance to the USA with the ‘help of God‘. As such, Sri Lanka is only a resting place for them.
The anti-Muslim movements throughout the world are launched with the leadership of the USA. Recently, anti-Muslim tendencies surfaced in Sri Lanka as well and authorities were directly accused of manipulating such tendencies. Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaska getting involved in opening offices of BBS and this ‘Sena’ declaring they would support Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential election have direct links to the ‘SL – US’ link.