Mahinda Rajapakse and Executive Presidency.
Posted on April 23rd, 2014

By Charles.S.Perera

The expatriate pro terrorist Tamils call Mahinda Rajapakse a dictator.  These Tamils who have no sense of patriotism, keen more on dividing the country of their birth (or that of their parents), lack a proper sense of the use of  definitions.  They call the military operations against the Tamil terrorists in Sri Lanka  a genocide.

They pay millions of Dollars to UK Channel 4 to produce fake  films to prove  Sri Lanka carried out a genocide warfare against Tamils, tortured and brutally shot Tamils at point blank range, in other words they try to make out  Mahinda Rajapakse was a terrorist and Prabhakaran a man of peace.  USA , the West and Navi Pillai buy the story lock stock and barrel and passed a resolution against Sri Lanka  at the UNHRC in Geneva for violation of human rights and accountability.

These expatriate Tamils in foreign countries,  say the Sri Lanka Armed Forces that rescued 300,000 Tamils kept by the terrorists as a human shield to save their own lives,  committed war crimes in the course of the  elimination of terrorism. When Sri Lanka where they were born is  their motherland to which they have a claim of belonging , they want to separate it to have their own Tamil Homeland. David Cameron now bent on making Ukraine another Syria, lets himself  be led by the  nose by these expatriate Tamils to destabilise, and help  divide Sri Lanka merely to please the Tamils living in UK in order to win over their votes to assure his next election victory.

In the meantime local anti President pandits concoct more stories to make the President fall from popularity so that they could replace him  on the Presidential Chair. Maduluwave Sobhita thero is one such old fox eyeing at  being  the common candidate of the opposition parties at  the next Presidential election. He wants to have the Executive Presidency abolished.

The Executive Presidency is not the making of the President Mahinda Rajapakse.  It was  a UNP President who created it and made use of it even to introduce the  13 Amendment into the Constitution.   Abuses of the executive powers  had been seen during the period of  JR Jayawardhana and R.Premadasa, both of them from the UNP.  But the subsequent Presidents had not misused executive powers.   Even the President Chandrika Bandaranaike did not misuse the executive powers even though she used it in three occasions.

About the Executive Presidency it has been written, ” Hence, the major objective of Constitution of 1978 has been to create stable, strong and independent executive. It was expected that such a strong presidency would guide to development as he can work independently of legislature which has to be responsive to the political strife’s of society. However, many have questioned the achievements of objectives based on experience (Warnapala 1993). It has argued that it has contributed to root a constitutional dictatorship and political instability rather than development of the country. ……..His argument was that such a high powered post is suited for developing country like Sri Lanka more than any form of government. His main argument is based on inability of a nominal head of a state to intervene into political disputes which lead to political instability which impede development (Wijemanne 1996)  ”.


President Mahinda Rajpakse falls into a special category as he was the President who took over the office with the determination to eliminate terrorism, and succeeded in doing so.  He had to take many decisions without going through Parliamentary and Administrative procedures, and for that the executive powers were useful.  But he never used those executive  powers of his office  for the detriment of the Country, or cause hardship to the people who elected him.

The considerable work that has been accomplished under President Mahinda Rajapakse  has now,  after all perils and obstructions the people had  to lead  normal lives have been removed  and the country is seeing an unprecedented social, economic, industrial, agricultural and infrastructure development, become the time for criticism and unqualified accusations levelled at the President and his government.

A hue and cry is  being raised about  corruption of   the present government, as if it has been invited by it. Those critics feign that  the previous governments were free of corruption.  Yet it is not unknown that the previous governments had even sold  enterprises , factories,  Trade and business establishments far below their value to private  individuals and companies, and corruption was rampant.

The cry of corruption against  the present government is far  greater in proportion to the evident development that had taken place and stand as witness to the Government’s considerable contribution for the development of the country and the prosperity of the people.

The President Mahinda Rajapakse knows, as much as the majority of the people of Sri Lanka that the change of Presidency of Sri Lanka now would hinder the present pace of development and the country may go backwards, instead of going  forward.

Under President Mahinda Rajapakse  Sri Lanka has established a  greater number of  diplomatic relations with other countries than the previous governments, which  relied mostly on relations with the Western Countries.  Sri Lanka in making new diplomatic relations, without completely cutting itself away from the West, thus forging  a neutral foreign policy.

Therefore, if he is  assured of  the possibility of  a further extension of his Presidential Office, it would be in the interest of the country.

In that respect the 18th Amendment is essential for the countries continued development.  Though the President and his brothers who occupy important positions in the parliament and in the administration, are subjected to criticism for personal enrichment, their contribution towards the security  of the country and the people, development, and beautification  of Sri Lanka,  cannot be contested.

The Executive Presidency of Mahinda Rajapakse has not been one of concern as the President Mahinda Rajapakse has shown that he is not a President who precipitates into action.  But he is quite capable of evaluating pros and cons of an issue before taking action. His critics and enemies are many but he wades his way through them without hatred, harsh words, and arrogance.

President Mahinda Rajapakse could have used  executive powers of his Presidency in numerous occasion for instance in the application of the 6th  Amendment though he had refrained from doing so.  He  had shown that he would use executive powers when necessary for the benefit of the country, but not to impose the privilege of his office.  After elimination of terrorism the President Mahinda  Rajapakse has continued the development process of the country which had been neglected for nearly three decades. He had to face obstructions not only from those within the country, but from those  outside as well.

It has become more than evident from recent events that have taken place that terrorism is not altogether over within Sri Lanka.  It is therefore reasonable to assume that short of a vigilant presence of the Armed Forces in the North and East terrorism has the likelihood of  raising its head again.  Even if the people in the North had not voted for the Government at the PC elections the Tamil people are willing to cooperate with the Armed Forces if it is to eliminate the possibility of a resurgence of terrorism.

“……It is in this context that news of the LTTE revivalists being killed and the potential tiger renaissance being crushed was received positively by the Sri Lankan people in the Island and abroad. The Tamil people of the North who found normalcy disrupted for many weeks due to the intensive security efforts made to meet the fresh challenge were able to usher in the “Sithiraip Puthaandu” (April New Year)on a joyful note. Many Tamils in the north had cooperated with the armed forces in the campaign against an LTTE revival as the ordinary Tamil civilian knew the horrible consequences for the community had the LTTE emerged again in Sri Lanka….” (

This is one reason why Executive Presidency should not be abolished yet.  In an emergency when the security of the country and the people is at stake an Executive President could take action without waiting to obtain the Sanction of the Cabinet and the Parliament.

Even if the Executive Presidency is to be abolished, it cannot be done overnight as it means re writing a new Constitution, or amending the  Constitution according to Parliamentary procedures.

Maduluwawe Sobhita Thera  wearing the saffron robe should instead of dabbling in politics  turn to Buddha Sasana, which needs immediate reforms.  He should try to help the formation of disciplined Bikkhus, who devote time for their mental development, learn the teachings of the Buddha and lead a true life as  Buddhist monks .  Today one hears Priests becoming criminals, turning away from monastic lives to lead lay lives seeking employment, and demanding driving licences still  remaining in their saffron robes.

The people of Sri Lanka should be grateful they have a President with brothers to help him to make Sri Lanka a safe place for everyone to live in peace.

17 Responses to “Mahinda Rajapakse and Executive Presidency.”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One thing (of many) about the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora is that they have supported the Tamil Tigers for close to 30 years. Then they lost that war. Now they are using the diplomatic route to garner the nations under their control to slam Sri Lanka with trumped up human rights charges.

    The question to me is are these Tamils truly champions of human rights? the answer to that rhetorical question is that they are not. They certainly do not care about human rights violations occurring in their host nations (such as the ongoing human rights atrocities commited on the aborigines of Australia, the human rights violations on the blacks in America or those against minorities in Europe to European human rights violations during war times in the Middle East or other 20th century wars). They do not care about the human rights violations currently occurring in Syria, Egypt, Myanmar, Lebanon, Ukraine, etc. So they are not champions of human rights per se.

    Are they champions of human rights perpetrated on Tamils? again the answer to that rhetorical question is that they are not. The Tamil Diaspora that is pushing for human rights violations on the Sri Lankan Tamils care not about the Dalit Tamils of Tamil Nadu, nor do they even give a side note to the second class treatment of Tamils in South Africa and especially in Malaysia. So they are not champions of Human rights for Tamils either.

    This brings it down to the narrow prism of Sri Lanka and only Sri Lanka. why? the answer is obvious. They failed to achieve Eelam through the use of brute force. So now they are using any method including the UNHRC to hopefully create Eelam. But the saddest point of this issue is that these Tamils now well placed in first world nations are the LAST PEOPLE to give up their new found life of comfort in those nations to relocate to a new land called Eelam, most likely led by LTTE members or a terrorist run state, which would be most likely engaged in a perpetual war with Colombo in a similar manner one sees between India and Pakistan and live in a land that is not only poor. led by terrorists, caught in an entrenched war (probably bringing China to what remains of Sri Lanka) which has the capacity of expanding into South India and emerge as one of the most unstable and poor nations of the world.

    The hypocrisy of their actions is that a probable Eelam would be for the hapless Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka who would have to flee the new war they orchestrated but would not have the stomach to come and become citizens. I have placed this question to many Sri Lankan Tamil commentors on articles in the Times of India when that magazine has an article on Sri Lanka. I never get an answer back.

  2. Nanda Says:

    “Executive President could take action without waiting to obtain the Sanction of the Cabinet and the Parliament.”

    Bugger is sleeping while Qatar and Saudi murderers came with big plans to make SL a MahaMud country.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo, Charles …. You have spoken for me on this ISSUE, as well!

    All of those who now criticize President Mahinda Rajapakse were either dedicated “peaceniks” cowardly advocating the disintegration of Sri Lanka even as our people were being blown to bits, or were outright enemies of our Motherland cheering for the enemy to complete that task.

    They now frequent Patriotic Websites, such as LankaWeb, posing as “Super Patriots” who advocate EXTREME solutions, and criticize President Mahinda Rajapaksa in foul language for the “FAILURE” to execute their unworkable, ultimately destructive, “SOLUTIONS”. Their PURPOSE is to undermine not only the President and PIT the Patriotic people of Sri Lanka against each other, but also to drive the Patriotic Websites into DISREPUTE.

    Let us recognize these snakes in the grass for who they really are: Eelamist enemies, or Political opponents, of the President FRUSTRATED by their INABILITY to oust this immensely popular, patritic, war-winning, sensible and dharmishta President who restored our Motherland to peace and tranquility, so our long-suffering families can live and prosper in peace in Sri Lanka progressing at a furious pace to becoming Resplendent again.

    We have met and fought this enemy on many battlefields before. The deep camouflage of these omnipresent chameleons, lovingly crafted over long periods and hidden deep within apparently different “blogging personalities”, simultaneously commenting and vociferously debating one another as if they are different people, DOES NOT FOOL US … we KNOW who they really are!

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    It is ESSENTIAL that Sri Lanka retains the EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY … at least as long as President Mahinda Rajapaksa lives to occupy it … for an executive Presidency can ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY to protect the Nation, that a traditional Parliamentary system as in Britain that can be toppled by a simple no-confidence motion, cannot do effectively.

    The Presidential System of the United States, for example, despite all of its warts, is distinguished by its unique ability to ACT FAST in defense of the nation, in contrast to that of Britain which would engage in interminable Parliamentary debates before it can summon the will to ACT.

    Sri Lanka, threatened by an array of powerful external and internal enemies, large and small, CANNOT AFFORD to have a weak form of government that can be easily DESTABILIZED and UNDERMINED on the one hand, and is UNABLE to QUICKLY DEFEND the Nation on the other. Sri Lanka … must consider itself … STILL AT WAR! Therefore, let us follow the US, in this respect!

  5. SA Kumar Says:

    but would not have the stomach to come and become citizens.- sure We will become dual citizens in TE !
    It is ESSENTIAL that Sri Lanka retains the EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY – This is what realy Tamil wants any way .

  6. cw Says:

    Charles, Not only the expatriate Tamil, what about our UNPers, JVPers and our infamous SF?

  7. Nanda Says:

    It is ESSENTIAL that Sri Lanka retains the EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY – important.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    At least ONE country, Australia, recognizes that Sri Lanka has been, and wants to be, a good law-abiding supportive neighbor, to other neighboring countries, despite all the BS that self serving advocates of illegal immigration in Eelamist Tamil Diaspora have dished out! They recognize the ESSENTIAL TRUTH: no country that allows its Laws to be Flouted at Will can LONG ENDURE!

    Jayawewa, Sri Lanka! STAY THE COURSE!
    Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Apr 24, Canberra: The Australian government says it is engaging proactively and positively with Sri Lanka to prevent the illegal migration of people through the sea route and the measures taken in cooperation with Sri Lanka are successful in reducing the number of people illegally entering its borders.

    In an interview with a radio program Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison said the Australian government is cooperating with Sri Lanka to ensure that the island nation has the necessary means to ensure the integrity of its borders, which ensure integrity of his country’s borders.

    He was responding to a media query about the patrol vessel gifted to Sri Lanka to assist the anti-people smuggling operations.

    Australia Tuesday signed the deed for the transfer of one of the two Bay Class patrol vessels it promised to gift to Sri Lanka by the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott when he visited Sri Lanka last November to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.

    The first of the two boats has already left Cairns port and the other one will be delivered in July, the Minister said.

    Responding to the concerns regarding returning the illegal migrants back to Sri Lanka promptly, Morrison said the measure is to ensure that people don’t take the dangerous sea voyage all the way to Australia.

    He noted that thousands have been repatriated back to Sri Lanka and the international organizations such as UNHCR and IOM are there to provide assistance to the people.

    “Well India is about 30km away and you can almost walk there on high tide. In Sri Lanka the UNHCR is there, other international organizations are there, the IOM, there have been thousands of people repatriated back into Sri Lanka over the last few years and it is many years since the Sri Lankan civil war ended now and what we’re seeing is real progress,” the Minister commented.

    The Minister noted that large number of Sri Lankans have arrived through legitimate migration pathways as skilled migration and family migration and rubbished the suggestion that only resort people have in Sri Lanka to come to Australia is illegally by sea.

    “We have a legitimate migration program and if people want to engage that legitimate migration program then the evidence is there that if you’ve got a skill and you’ve got a basis to be able to come here legitimately then that is being demonstrated to be possible,” he said.

    Dismissing the concerns expressed by the UNHCR on Australia’s policy of turning back the illegal migrants without considering their cases, the Australian Minister said the policy is a success and it is not only good for Australia but also good for the region since the policy curtails the migration and prevents the deaths of the migrants at sea.

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Now let the jaundiced Neocolonialist powers weilding the UN as a stick to beat Sri Lanka, now UN support the UN Security Council Regulation1373 the government signed on April 01, which allows the government to take measures to effectively curtail terrorist financing, by ARRESTING and PUNISHING the Eelamist Terrorists OPERATING WITHIN THEIR BORDERS!

    Or, will they suffer a SUDDEN BOUT OF AMNESIA … Again? Bloody Hypocrites!
    Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka today provided a comprehensive briefing to the diplomatic community on the action taken by the government to counteract the recent attempts to revive terrorism in the country.

    Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris Thursday briefed the Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka with the assistance of representative of the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana.

    The principal purpose of the briefing was to give the diplomatic community authentic information regarding action taken by the government against groups and individuals involved in terrorist funding and other activity connected with plans to revive terrorism, the Ministry said in a statement.

    Explaining Sri Lanka’s decision to ban 16 organizations and 424 individuals affiliated with the pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora, the Minister said the UN Security Council Regulation1373 the government signed on April 01, allows the government to take measures to effectively curtail terrorist financing.

    Regulations had been framed for this purpose under Sri Lankan legislation, and timely action has been taken based on these Regulations, he said.

    He told the diplomatic community that there is compelling evidence regarding the remittance of substantial sums of money from overseas for planned terrorist activity.

    According to the Minister, as a result of extensive investigations in recent weeks, the government is aware of the sources of this funding in several instances and the bank accounts into which the money had been paid. The authorities have arrested 65 people, and 19 people have been released after questioning.

    The government says it has a massive amount of documentary evidence and primary evidence of communications between the “parties concerned”.

    Following questioning of detained operatives, the authorities have discovered weapons, documents and other material and have learned how the overseas networks have operated to finance the revival of the defunct terrorist organization and the individuals behind those attempts.

    “While the investigations are continuing, and further information is coming to light regarding the identity and role of other participants, the elaborate nature of the preparations revealed by the evidence already obtained, leaves no room for doubt that an intricate planning apparatus is sought to be established,” Prof. Peiris added.

    He has informed the diplomatic community that the government’s foremost duty is to nip in the bud any attempts to revive any form of terrorist activity.

    The Minister has said that timely and decisive action has been effective to repel the threat of growing activity, and the government will continue to watch the situation closely and not hesitate to adopt such further measures as may be required.

    He assured that the government is in total control of the situation, and there is no threat to tourism and investment.

    “The government has every confidence of eradicating at the very inception, any attempt to revive terrorism in any form in any part of the country,” the Minister asserted.

    While noting Sri Lanka’s significant contribution to maintaining the safety of sea lanes in the area and the control of a wide range of illegal activity including people smuggling and the proliferation of small arms, the Minister pointed out that eradicating terrorism in the country benefits from are by entire South Asian region.

  10. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    To quote the article:”The expatriate pro terrorist Tamils call Mahinda Rajapakse a dictator. These Tamils who have no sense of patriotism, keen more on dividing the country of their birth (or that of their parents), lack a proper sense of the use of definitions. They call the military operations against the Tamil terrorists in Sri Lanka a genocide.”

    It is obvious by now that the expat Sri Lankan Tamils (who supported the LTTE during the war and lost) will continue to globalize the issue of human rights violations in Sri Lanka be they true or not. Sri Lanka will never be free of their acts against Colombo.

    One way that has yet to be tried is for Sri Lanka to bring up the issue of the human rights violations embedded in the Hindu Tamil caste system. This has been addressed by the UN decades ago but India squashed the investigations (Google “Caste system in India and the UN). Since then the issue of the Caste system has gone silent, but is very alive among the Hindu Tamils in Sri Lanka and across the shore in Tamil Nadu.

    The immediate knee jerk reaction from the expat Tamils would be that Colombo is trying to side track the issue of human rights violations in Sri Lanka by pointing to another issue. But that is the very point. Sri Lanka should take on the global expat Tamils on this issue and make it a global issue. Along with the issue of the Caste system I am sure there are plenty of other human rights violations perpetrated in Tamil Nadu such as child labor, that Colombo should internationalize.

    If this is going to be a diplomatic war where spurious invalidated evidence is used to pummel Colombo with Human rights then let Colombo take on the challenge. If the expat Tamils are demanding justice for trumped up charges of human rights against Sri Lanka with the possible motive of forming Eelam then Colombo has a valid reason to counter the expat Tamils by demanding that the UNHRC address the Caste issues of Tamil Nadu which prevent low cast Tamils from entering Hindu Temples even though they are Hindus as well.

    By making the issue an international issue the world at large will be informed of a true injustice that is ongoing by the very people who are screaming for human rights justice. Human rights violations is a double edged sword and to date Colombo has not played this role. It maybe because Sri Lanka has not addressed global issues at this scale before, not even during the war. But it is now time to take on the Expat Tamils and point to their hypocrisy. If the world refuses to investigate the integrity of the accusations then force them to recognize other human rights issues.

    The Indian government has banned the practice of the Caste system and yet it is thriving to the detriment of tens of millions of Dalit Hindus. That along with child labor Colombo and the Buddhist Sanga has a weapon to defuse the expat Tamils and their crusade for human rights violations. The very last thing New Delhi would want is for Colombo to internationalize the issue of the Caste system and its bigoted application in just the Hindu temples from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu to the Jagganath Temple in Puri.

    Add to that Child labor and other human rights violations perpetrated by India and Colombo will have a shield strong enough to deal with the hypocrisy of the expat Tamils and India in one shot. There is a saying: “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye

  11. jayasiri Says:

    Thank you Mr. Charles Perera & other contibutors. Even if we ALL do not agree about the Executive Presidency, NOW is not the time to change it. WE MUST NOT ALLOW any fringe LTTE or their sympathizers in lanka & abroad to DENOUNCE OUR COUNTRY. and OUR PATRIOTIC Armed forces who did an excellent job.

    We MUST ALL pray & hope we or our armed forces have to resort to KEEP THE PEACE again by distrupting elements under the GUISE OF HUMAN RIGHTS. If HR is an ISSUE, most countries in the WEST & India MUST BEAR full reponsiblity for FLOUTING the world body & using DICTATORIAL powers to KEEP KASMIR whih belongs to Pakistan.

    The problem is NOT our President it is the DISRUPTIVE FORCES, under the cloak of NGOs, INGOS, etc for some reason are MOSTLY Tamils, the expat community ALL TASMILS who continue to BRING DISREPUTE to our Motherland.

    We MUST solve the problem of TAMILS taking an upper hand in Producing article , after article MAINLY in ANTI -GOVT papers just to keep COLLECTING MONEY to fill their own pockets. WHERE are the so called Tamil Diasora CRYING for the poor tamils in North & East.? They are milionares running around UNTIL USA catches them & inprison them.

    We all should or our President TO SHOW REAL dictatorship ONLY to North & EAST. THEN Tamils will realuze WHAT DISCRIMINATION IS………….Crying WOLF will at least then STOP……..Long live Sri Lanka & our brave armed forces…….J

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    Executive presidency must stay.

    But more importantly the executive president must ACT for the GOOD of the country.

    e.g. Why displaced Muslims are NOT resettled in Jaffna yet? Why they have to go to Wilpattu?

    Where are the executive powers to address BOTH?

    e.g. Why displaced Sinhalese are NOT resettled in Jaffna yet?

    e.g. Why 13 amendment is still continuing?

    e.g. Why Vesavalami law is still continuing?

    e.g. Why TNA is NOT punished for treason and separatism?

    Executive president MUST act on these. Otherwise what’s the use of his powers?

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), will call for Tamils’ right to self-determination at its May Day rally scheduled to be held in Chavakachcheri.

    TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah has said the TNA would celebrate May Day this year under the theme of the right to self-determination as well as issues including the cost of living, unemployment, resettlement and land grabbing. He explained that the people in the North and East have been affected by these issues.

    Mr. Senathirajah told the media that the TNA will also call on the military to release all privately owned land to allow farmers whose lands are under military custody to carry out their livelihoods.

    Members of the TNA, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, provincial ministers and councilors, and members of other local bodies will attend the May Day rally.”

    – colombopage

    Over to you executive president!!

  14. Nanda Says:

    Real enemy are the fools who keeps on praising the president for the reason of paying gratitude. ( eg. Mervyn fool)
    This way he has no chance to measure his real popularity and keep on sliding down to low levels governance preached by people like Mervyn Silva.
    Fools should pay gratitude to who made the supreme sacrifice.
    People MUST demand answers to the questions Lorenzo asked.

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    Today is 8th year of Fonseka assassination attempt by Tamils.

    His survival changed the war. Usually violent Fonseka was EXTRA violent after he survived.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sampanthan is a Bloody TRAITOR … lying through his teeth …. trying to ABSOLVE HIMSELF of responsibility for COLLUSION in the attempt to REVIVE the LTTE insurgency.

    Ordinary Tamils may oppose return to violence, but the TNA under his Leadership, aiding and abetting Eelamist rebellion, DOES NOT.


    Sampanthan breaks silence over deaths of rebel suspects and says – Tamils oppose return to violence

    April 27, 2014

    Breaking TNA’s silence over deaths of three LTTE suspects in Nedunkarni, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan said Saturday (April 26) that the Tamil population in the country was opposed to returning to violence.

    In an interview with ‘The Nation’, MP Sampanthan stated that he was unaware as to whether the LTTE was in fact regrouping in Sri Lanka, but added that the Government should take action if there was anything illegal happening.
    This is the first time the Tamil National Alliance made its position clear about alleged resurgence of the LTTE in the North and illegal activities of some ex-LTTE members.

    “There were reports of a clash. Whether in fact a clash occurred, I do not know. There is a view amongst the Tamil people in particular and also shared by others, that the government is overreacting to the resolution in Geneva. That the government is trying to intimidate the Tamil civilian population, who could provide vital evidence in regard to the matters contained in the resolution, into silence, and that some of these events have been orchestrated with that purpose,” Sampanthan said.

    He added that he was generally of the view that the Tamil population was opposed to any form of violence.
    When asked about arrests of LTTE suspects in the North, Sampanthan said he was not aware of any arrests and he was not aware of any incidents.

    “What I’m saying is that there is a view that these incidents could have been orchestrated because the Government is overreacting to the resolution passed in Geneva. I’m not a witness to any of those things. And as far as I’m concerned, The Tamil civilian population doesn’t want to return to any violence,” Sampanthan said.

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    Interpol issues Red Notice on LTTE operative in Norway

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Apr 26, Colombo: INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of Perinpanayagam Sivaparan, alias Nediyavan, who is believed to be the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in Norway.

    He was listed in the Interpol Red Notice as Siwaparan, Perinbanayagam, 37 years old, and wanted by the judicial authorities of Sri Lanka for prosecution / to serve a sentence.

    Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana has confirmed to media that a Red Notice has been issued for the arrest of Nediyavan. The arrest warrant has been entered into the Interpol database and appears on the Interpol web site.

    Sri Lanka police earlier this month obtained Interpol Red Notices on 40 suspected LTTE operatives active in foreign countries.

    Two of the Red Notices were for Nediyavan who is believed to be in Oslo and Vinayagam, who is living in France.

    Investigations have revealed that the three LTTE operatives, who were recently killed in a clash with the army in the North, were functioning under the instructions of Nediyavan and Vinayagam who were preparing the ground for another armed struggle.

    The government on April 01 banned the LTTE and 15 other Tamil diaspora groups and some 430 individuals alleged of having terror links and involved in reviving the terrorist movement in the country.

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