is duty bound to uphold the territorial integrity.
The UNP which allegedly bought over a number of shady and corrupt PA
parliamentarians and a minority political group, and unconstitutionally
forced the dissolution of parliament and pushed the country for an unwanted
election last year, showered many promises to mislead the people.
These promises among many other things included payment of a monthly
allowance of Rs. 2000/= to each unemployed youth, create jobs for youth,
introduction of a "Giant Economic Project", family development plan for
poor families, and provision of computer and English knowledge for unemployed
At the same time it entered into a secret agreement with the terrorist
tigers to hand them over the Northern and Eastern provinces in the form
of an interim administration. With immense funds made available for electioneering
by the terrorist agents and other nefarious business elements and with
endorsement by minority communities misguided by selfish political pirates
the UNP and its cronies managed to grab a slender majority of seats although
a bulk of the majority community rejected them.
From the day one of the formation of the government, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe
and his pro-terrorist ministerial colleagues diverted all their attention
to appease the terrorists, and justify their irrational demands. Ministers
competed with each other to serve the terrorists while the people in the
south were subjected to innumerable hardships.
Thousands of lorry loads of various goods were sent to the terrorists
starving the people of the south. Strengthened by the MOU forced on the
government by the Norwegians the terrorists gradually and consistently
strengthened their military might with several ship loads of modern weaponry.
At the same time through its propaganda machinery including NGO bootlickers
they continuously pressed the government to dilute the powers of the President,
as she only can put a stop to the treacherous betrayal being unfolded.
They have now jubilantly claimed that they achieved all they wanted through
the MOU and the next step in the process is government's handing over
of the interim administration, as agreed prior to the election, which
is nothing other than the illusive Eelam they were fighting for.
The President's timely message that she will not hesitate for a moment
to exercise the executive powers vested in her to prevent the dismemberment
of the country and to avert any serious dangers that the country may be
called upon to face should be warmly appreciated by all patriotic individuals.
It is a great solace not only to the people of the South but also to
the people of the North and East who are gravely suffering under the peace
farce due to the horrendous tax, extortion, and conscription directives
of the terrorists.
Devoid of political or other partisanship it is the duty and responsibility
of each and every citizen to resolutely support the President's bold and
gallant endeavour to uphold the sovereignty and the territorial integrity
of this nation.