Minister Warns TNA “DonÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t Play Politics At Expense Of Tamils” -And Endorses The Thoughts Of Many Angered Citizens!
Posted on August 7th, 2011
Insight By Sunil Kumar
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The Previous contents of Insight By Sunil Kumar dated 4th AugustÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â relating to the Tamil National AllianceÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â needs to be reiterated in retrospect as almost coincidental with what The GovernmentÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â has indicated thatÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â it would not meet TNAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s 10-day ultimatum to keep talks on devolution on track with Economic Affairs .
Minister Basil RajapaksaÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â has unequivocally lambasted the TNAÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â (once and perhaps even now a front for the defunct LTTE) for playing politics at the expense of the Tamil community. A call which needs to be echoed from the mountain tops to be heard throughout the land for all Sri Lankans concerned about Sovereignity and territorial integrity as it could imperil these very concepts of utmost importance to Sri Lanka if the TNA were given any leeway to propagate what blatantly appears to be torch bearing for a lost cause and could easily translate to Eelam if one reads between the lines.
The previousÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â call relative to a similar frame of mind with that of Minister Rajapaksa and outlind by the article which follows was made by another Minister Champika Ranawake whose terms of address were perhaps more aligned to the futility of the TNA demanding what was not an entitlement based upon LocalÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Council Election Wins !
To demand the right to shareÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â governance, the allocation of subjects and functions of the Centre and Provincial Councils and issues relating to financial devolution there seems to be no jurisdiction or provision for the TNA to make such demands whatsoever and a mere agitation of the Tamil Community with intent to cause mischief is the rational inference that can be attributed to these ignominious demands and a matter well within the scope of the Government’s prioritiesÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â needing no helping hand or reminders fromÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â a former LTTE proxy as the inferences are tantamount to unwarranted demands with no entitlements to the privilege,
and rabble rousing at best.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As a quickfire response to the TNAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s move, by Minister Basil RajapaksaÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â he has berated the TNA, which in his words and perhaps an accepted National observation ” that TNA did nothing to alleviate the sufferings of the Tamil speaking people during the conflict was nowÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â hell-bent on destabilizing post-war Sri Lanka with all the backing from Tamil Diaspora and the global Tamil lobby against Sri lanka which needs to be put into perspective.
In his latest public address atÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Vavuniya, Minister Rajapaksa hasÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â emphasized that the Government would neverÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â permit or tolerateÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the TNA towards achieving what he calledÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â narrow political aims.” to which one can safely add the termÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “towards benefittingÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â agendasÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â based on the idealogies of the LTTE” intolerable in post conflict Sri Lanka where the Hon. Minister from Gampaha DistrictÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â reiterated the UPFAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s commitment to the well being of the Tamil speaking people visibly apparent through much of the President’s directives towards the objective, although their elected representativesÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â seem to beÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â still pursuing a separatist agenda, an appropriate and accurate summation for which the Hon. Minuster needs high praise!.
In spite of eradication of terrorism, efforts were being made to obstruct the ongoing national reconciliation process, the minister alleged. He urged the TNA not to cause chaos as part of its overall political strategy as the GOSL has sufficient reasons to believe thatÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the TNA could be acting at the behest of foreign elements to pressure the government. The TNA, which at gun point once
recognized the LTTE as the sole representatives of the Tamil speaking people in the run-up to April 2004 parliamentary polls, appeared to have forgotten the past,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â where ironically many analysts have observed that realisticallyÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the TNA did not have the wherewithal to even sit at a negotiating table with the Government had the LTTE survived the war.This then was theÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â reality that seems to have been overlooked or deliberately swept under tha carpet by certain global supporters now urging their champions towards what seems to be a lost cause.