SDHF Newsletter No.265 Japan’s role in Sri Lanka gaining independence
Japan’s role in Sri Lanka gaining independence
By Senaka Weeraratna (Attorney-at-law, Sri Lanka)
February 26, 2020
Sri Lanka attained independence on February 4, 1946. As a commemoration of Sri Lankan Independence Day, Mr. Senaka Weeraratna published an essay, “Japan’s role in Sri Lanka gaining independence,” to the online newspaper “Asian Tribune” and a website “Lanka Web”.
“We also have a moral obligation to right a great wrong done to Japan. In other words, to call on Asian countries to shun looking at Japan as an aggressor with criminal intent to plunder and loot other Asian countries a line pushed by massive western propaganda but to look at Japan as the real spark that ignited the fight all over Asia for independence from western domination. The time has come for fellow Asians who have benefited from Japan’s massive war effort and the blood sacrifices of Japanese soldiers to concede due acknowledgement to Japan.”
His concludes, “De-colonize Asian minds and show gratitude to Japan.”
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact