Minister Warns TNA “Don’t Play Politics At Expense Of Tamils” -And Endorses The Thoughts Of Many Angered Citizens!
Posted on August 7th, 2011
Insight By Sunil Kumar
The Previous contents of Insight By Sunil Kumar dated 4th August relating to the Tamil National Alliance needs to be reiterated in retrospect as almost coincidental with what The Government has indicated that it would not meet TNA’s 10-day ultimatum to keep talks on devolution on track with Economic Affairs .
Minister Basil Rajapaksa has unequivocally lambasted the TNA (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 previous 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 Local Council Election Wins !
To demand the right to share 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 priorities needing no helping hand or reminders from a former LTTE proxy as the inferences are tantamount to unwarranted demands with no entitlements to the privilege,
and rabble rousing at best.
As a quickfire response to the TNA’s move, by Minister Basil Rajapaksa 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 now 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 at Vavuniya, Minister Rajapaksa has emphasized that the Government would never permit or tolerate the TNA towards achieving what he called “ narrow political aims.” to which one can safely add the term ”towards benefitting agendas based on the idealogies of the LTTE” intolerable in post conflict Sri Lanka where the Hon. Minister from Gampaha District reiterated the UPFA’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 representatives seem to be 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 that 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, where ironically many analysts have observed that realistically 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 the 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.