LAHORE In a desperate move to assert its hegemony in South Asia, India is covertly planning to divide Sri Lanka in order to teach a lesson to the well-educated island nation for looking towards China for leadership and guidance, it has been reliably learnt on Monday. WikiLeaks cable also exposed New Delhis designs to divide Sri Lankan by creating ethnic and sectarian strife among its people. With reference to Sri Lanka, India has stepped up work on three-pronged strategy; divide the overall population, support militant groups which are loyal to India and urge international powers to press Colombo on war crimes, a Sri Lanka-based defense analyst (not Sri Lankan) told this report by phone. The WikiLeaks has reveled that, the India called the Nov 17, 2005 Sri Lankan Elections a 'wake-up call for India and planned to use the new Presidents upcoming visit to Delhi to stress the importance of maintaining the Ceasefire Agreement while continuing Indias already close relationship with its southern neighbour. The cable added that the Sri Lanka watchers in Delhi were seriously concerned that Rajapakses hawkish views may squash the 'last glimmer of hope for the peace process. Mohan Kumar, the MEA Joint Secretary (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma), had commented that the LTTE boycott of the elections was evidence that Prabhakaran 'dumped the United National Partys (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe in favour of Rajapakse in order to avoid a return to the negotiating table. He attributed this decision directly to Prime Minister Singh and Foreign Secretary Saran, but went on to describe the complications they face in looking for an appropriate response. The US has the luxury of distance and the LTTE knows that American Marines are not coming to Sri Lanka, he observed. On the other hand, India benefits from the LTTEs concerns that the GOI could bring in troops at any time. Despite the Sri Lankan Freedom Party candidates hardline campaign rhetoric, Kumar predicted that Rajapakse will moderate himself and the 'no peace, no war situation is likely to hold in the near term, according to the released cable. Further according to the CONFIDENTIAL cable Mohan Kumar predicted that President Rajapakse will moderate himself and the 'no peace, no war situation is likely to hold in the near term. He suggested the only way forward is to bring Norway back into the process, look for a Sinhalese consensus and give the LTTE a 'take it or leave it offer. He finally suggested the GOIs first post-election priority is ensuring that the ceasefire does not break down in light of Rajapakses intentions to 'review the Ceasefire Agreement, and welcomed the fact that this converged with US objectives. 'Everyone knows the CFA is flawed, he observed, 'but its presence is crucial to preventing a return to violence.