13 A , India and the SLMC
Posted on October 26th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

On theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 24th OctƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the SLMC secretary had stated “…the majority community would vote en-bloc in support of the move to repeal the 13 A introduced asƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a panacea for the long standing grievances of the minorities following the signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord in 1987…”

13 A was not ‘introduced’ as claimed.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It was forced on Sri Lanka by India with the signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord in July 1987. This was never presented in Parliament for debate. And the people did notƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ have an opportunity to express their views through the media. The circumstances were such that,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ JR ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ had no choiceƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ but toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ meekly accept what was shoved on him. The majority of the people were against it. This wasƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ clearly seen when Rajiv GandhiƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ went to inspect a Guard of Honour, after signing the Accord. As he was inspecting the welcome parade, a soldierƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ attacked him with his gun and heƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ escaped serious injury by dodging theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ blow. This wasƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ shownƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  on TV all over the world.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ People had not forgotten India ‘bullying’ Sri Lanka by an air raid, condemned by neutral countries.

Ironically, according to JR, the soldier did not attack Rajiv. JR became the laughing stock when he interpreted the incident as ifƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the soldier fainted and fell off !

The SLFP and the JVPƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ openly protested against the Accord. Then there wereƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ severalƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ politicians in the UNP who expressed their protest behind closed doors. Some did not attend the Accord signing ceremony.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Political leadersƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ in the countryƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ led by the late PM Sirimavo B gathered at the Pettah Bo Tree andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ performed Bodhi Pooja’s as a protest. Thus 13 AƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ not a pancea as expressed by the SLMCƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ secy.

It is a White Elephant offered by Rajiv Gandhi !

2 Responses to “13 A , India and the SLMC”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SRI LANKA IS A PREDOMINANTLY BUDDHIST COUNTRY. THE LAW OF KARMA APPLIES TO ALL.

    RAJIV GHANDI FACED THE LAW OF KARMA, FOR BULLYING AND DISRESPECTING SRI LANKAN CITIZENS.

  2. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    So, Premadasa, Gamini and Lalith Athulath Mudali also faced the law of Karma! LTTE criminals now become the enforcers of KARMA? what a joke?

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