Tamil politics with cunning goals

P. S.Mahawatte


(Courtesy of   The Island)

In The Island of 5th May, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has confessed that “some of those within the government ranks have forgotten that it was the Tamil and Muslim minorities who cast a block vote to elect the yahapalana government. The Eastern Province voted for the common candidate and so did the North.


The Minister studiously or cunningly, did not spell out what the promises were. But the general public guessed what these were with the appointment of the TNA as the Opposition Leader, and co-sponsoring of the US-sponsored UNHRC resolution against our valiant security forces who sacrificed their lives and limbs to save Sri Lanka’s unitary status.


C.V. Wigneswaran, as Chief Minister, has said “Spotlighting the weakness of the Sinhala leadership and instigate that the Tamils must fight like Mohammad Ali”. He concludes the “Sinhala leadership should give us Self Rule at some point of time”. In my letter of 9th June ’18th in The Island I wrote “It appears that that CM Wigneswaran has forgotten how Mohamad Ali ended his career and life!”


TNA leader R. Sampanthan, in The Island of 2nd June “TNA urges govt., to implement promises”. He tells a US delegation led by McCllen Thornberry “the International community cannot be spectators any more with regard to Sri Lanka, if the govt., of Sri Lanka continues to fail in their commitments the International community must clearly state their position on their follow up mechanism to safeguard the victims and ensure the non-recurrence of the past. R.S. is also saying the same thing as his Chief Minister without quoting Mohammad Ali!


Now they have announced 13 demands which I think even the Tamil community would reject, and condemn as politically motivated to safeguard their own parliamentary seats. I like to remind all the politicians that introduced the 13 demands what the late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar said in 2002 in Warsaw.


“Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, in 1931 an epoch making event occurred when our people received universal adult franchise. In 1948 our parliament was established. We have today in our constitution justiciable Human Rights enshrined. Sri Lanka may fairly be described as a vibrant participating democracy. But today where do we stand? Our precious democracy is in grave peril. They want to convert the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious society which we have enjoyed for many centuries, into a narrow mono-ethnic mono linguistic state”.


We lost Lakshman Kadirgamar murdered by the Tamils for stating the Truth.


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