Foreign Minister, Mangala Removed?
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera tipped to be removed from his portfolio soon. Samaraweera, widely popular as man of the Tamil Diaspora. In several occasions, Mangala tried to organized Tamil diaspora carnival in Colombo Sri Lanka to hurt sentiments of Sri Lankan security forces and majority ethnic Sinhalese in the pretext of so-called reconciliation. Further, while both Yahapalana leaders Ranil and Sirisena rejecting the foreign judges for any form of court inquiry against the war winning security forces members, Mangala Samaraweera repeatedly has assured to so-called International community that all security forces members will be prosecuted by foreign judges in specially set-up court in Sri Lanka.
It widely believes that Mangala has closed contacts with ex-LTTE Tamil terrorist’s diaspora to form Federal state in Sri Lanka which would pave the path to Tamil eelam in Sri Lankan soil. Unconfirmed sources report that Mangala has met leaders of LTTE Tamil terrorists outfit Global Tamil Forum in London in lunches and dinners to discuss treacherous acts against Sri Lanka and mainly focusing the majority Sinhala Buddhists.
It was reported that an understanding was reached in Singapore called the “Singapore Principles” by the UNP’s Mangala Samaraweera, with Mr. Sumanthiran of the TNA which was and is the voice of Eelam, Mr. V.T. Thamilmaran, an unnamed representative of the Global Tamil Forum, Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne and a lawyer from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.
The 10-points agreed between the Sampanthan polity and the regime changers including the Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, at Singapore in 2013 follow:
- In describing the nature of the State what is important is the substance; the labels are secondary.
- The Constitution shall be based on basic constitutional principles and values including sovereignty of the people, participatory democracy and supremacy of the Constitution which shall form an unalterable basic structure.
- Power sharing shall be on the basis of self-rule and shared-rule within an undivided Sri Lanka.
- The Executive Presidency shall be abolished and the form of government shall be Parliamentary.
- The pluralist character of Sri Lankan society as well as identities and aspirations of the constituent peoples of Sri Lanka shall be constitutionally recognised.
- There shall be a strong and enforceable Bill of Rights consistent with universally accepted norms and standards.
- There shall be a separation of powers and an independence of judiciary which includes a Constitutional Court.
- Important institutions shall be independent and accountable. Appointments to these and High Posts shall be through a transparent mechanism that provides for a national consensus, example Constitutional Council.
- Institutions of the State shall reflect the pluralist character of Sri Lankan society.
- The Republic of Sri Lanka shall be a secular state. The Foremost place to Buddhism and equal status to other religions shall be assured.
The conference had been organized by a LTTE front organization in South Africa. It was claimed that Mr. Samaraweera urged support for a regime change and in return promised to give all demands of the TNA such as · the release all LTTE terrorists from prisons, (to the TNA and Mr. Samaraweera they are “political prisoners” even though they are LTTE cadres (terrorists),
- removal of the army from Jaffna,
- lift of ban on LTTE Tamil terrorist front organizations and individuals
- full implementation of the 13th Amendment, and
- a Federal state in the North and East of Sri Lanka.Considering all above anti-Sri Lankan acts by Mangala Samaraweera, it is high time to President Maithreepala Sirisena to remove Mangala Samaraweera from his Foreign Affairs portfolio and appoint a new minister who is more concern on Sri Lanka and it unitary status but not Federalism, Tamil diaspora, and homosexualism,