Interim Self Government – Demand of TNA
Posted on April 10th, 2013

Asada M Erpini

Interim Self Government? The expression sounds eerily familiar. Ah! Yes, that is the Eelam by another name that the LTTE proposed in 2003. Oddly enough, that had one more word: it was called Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA), and now, ten years later, a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the LTTE progeny, seems to be going a step further in asking for an Interim Self Government, according to media reports of 10 April. And, who, may I ask, is the magnanimous donor that the TNA MP Saravanabavan thinks is going to bestow on the TNA this precious gift? India, with the Indian Parliamentary delegation that is visiting Sri Lanka at present acting as messenger!

When the LTTE held sway over the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, not surprisingly, the so-called international community – personified by the US and European Union – viewed the ISGA with favour. The TNA, though locally-based but which had not shown an iota of indication that it was Sri Lankan, welcomed the proposals. The powers that the ISGA would have were no different from those of an independent sovereign nation: a few of these were raising revenue, imposing taxes, responsibility for law and order, borrowing internally and externally, regulating internal and external trade, controlling marine offshore resources, and so on. The most dastardly feature of the proposal for ISGA was that the armed forces of Sri Lanka had to immediately vacate the land that they had been occupying.

The members of the armed forces gave life and limb to get rid of the terrorist curse that plagued Sri Lanka for nearly three decades. The anti-Sri Lanka TNA and its MPs can keep on asking for the sun and the moon. If they think they are going to get Eelam (or any self-government by another name) served on a platter, they are sadly mistaken.

Many young men and women from the rural backwoods have sacrificed their lives to liberate Sri Lanka from the LTTE stranglehold. The beneficiary of their service to the motherland was not only the Sinhala people but also the Moors and Tamils, with the latter including the members of the TNA. No self-respecting government in Sri Lanka is ready to give in to the whims and fancies of the TNA and its financial and political backers operating from the affluent nations. If any government gives in to such blackmail, as had happened in the past when some of Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s self-seeking politicians were at the helm of power, that is an insult to the memory of those who ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-gave their today for our tomorrowƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ and an unpardonable slap in the face of the family members of the fallen who mourn their losses even today.

India has its massive armed forces that tiny Sri Lanka can never match. If TNA can persuade it to invade the island nation it may be able to wipe the independent Sri Lanka off the world map. As the US has realised in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and many other countries, such a move may turn out to be a costly misadventure for the aggressor: there are many Sri Lanka-loving patriots who are ready to resist and go down with their heads held high.





11 Responses to “Interim Self Government – Demand of TNA”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Here we go even before northern elections are held!!!

    Just imagine what will happen AFTER the election.

    Why can’t the political fools realize the danger at least now?

    I think we have to RESURRECT the “LTTE”. THANKS TO LTTE, Tamil political racists were not a problem for us.

    Uma Maheswaran
    Plenty more Tamilian politicians.

    Even the group known as UNIDENTIFIED GUNMEN are good enough. A stitch in time saves nine. Otherwise hundreds of thousands of Tamilians will SOON follow these racists.

  2. jayasiri Says:

    I thank the writer for many articles written on similar topics. I feel as. in any country we know of, such demands will send some of these TNA MPs to jail.

    Any person who preaches hatred & division of the unitary state must be imprissoned. A voice against the state must be made a punishable offence. These jokers getting paid from Sri lanka, and turns arround and go to India to get instructions how & what to do next.

    Such a law is long overdue, with 12 % (then)( now 5% as most have left) of the pupoulation asking 50 -50 equality, would not justify being a member of parliament. We allowed these clowns to ask anything & papmer them with perks & salaries, so they think they can get some more.

    For the sake of peace & security, it is best arrest some of these TNA members, so that others will learn a lesson.

    Thanks you…it is time to say enough is enough!!..~ another expat from Canada, who loves our motherland~

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    We have always said that a Tamil Dominated Northern Provincial Council was the FIRST STEP to an independent Tamils-only Eelam.

    Well, here is the PROOF: TNA says a Provincial Council under the 13th Amendment IS NOT ENOUGH for them! Nothing will EVER BE ENOUGH!

    Are we still supposed to PARLEY with UNREPENTANT SEPARATISTS, or should we SCRAP the 13th Amendment, draw up the drawbridges and PREPARE TO DEFEND the Integrity of the Motherland?

    There is NO OTHER CHOICE! ONLY ADDLE-PATED FOOLS would believe otherwise!

  4. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    why isn’t the govt taking legal action against these wolves, do they fear India or worry about votes, while the clause 6A (Act No 06 of 1983) in the constitution clearly states ……

    (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.

    (2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.

    (3) Any person who acts in contravention of the provisions of paragraph (1) shall, on conviction by the Court of Appeal, after trial on indictment and according to such procedure as may be prescribed by law, –
    (a) be subject to civic disability for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court :

    (b) forfeit his movable and immovable property other than such property as is determined by an order of such Court as being necessary for the sustenance of such person and his family ;

    (c) not be entitled to civic rights for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court ; and ……..

    I really think the punishments don’t go that far. they should include, ‘expulsion from the country or death by hanging’ to deter these people.

  5. Dilrook Says:

    I agree with Ananda. Tamil dominated provincial councils lead to Tamil only Tamil Elam. It satisfies the necesities for self determination in time to come.

  6. SA Kumar Says:

    So My sinhala sakotharaya , Who you would like us to be our First Priminister (CM of SL NP ) of Saiva Thamil Eelam !
    1) Senathi Raja ( higher posiblity but others should allow him)
    2) Suresh Premachandran ( have some thing in his head but former Mandayan group EPRLF head)
    3) Selvam Adaikkalanayakam ( 7 grade dropped out former TELO)
    4) Suminthiran ( lawyer not enough experiance in politics?)
    5) Sritharan
    6) Sampanthan (who know?)
    7) Anantha Sankary ( never know?)

    Naalai ( if We have NP election in Sep 2013) Pirakkum Thamil Eelam !

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    or sorry missed out one more our PM candidate …
    8) Savavanam ( have own jalpana paper company can use for his election poster but his pass record is not good – money gready – a pension fund scandile case out standing .. )

    any of you advice will not help us any way , but you can advice us that is your rights of mother lanka ! please use you rights !

  8. douglas Says:

    I implore some person interested in recent history to tell me who wrote:- ” INTERIM SELF GOVERNING AUTHORITY (ISGA)” into the document called the ” CEASE FIRE AGREEMENT” (CFL) of Ranil Wickramasinghe’s Government.

    Where is HE/SHE now?

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    Unless Anti-Secessionist Laws are brought in very soon, Sri Lankans can say ‘goodbye’ to Sri Lanka’s territorial integrity. Public had better push GoSL through PETITIONS to Parliament via the Speaker. Millions of signatures from the Sri Lankan citizens cannot be ignored. That is how Democracy works. GoSL has to bring in Anti-Secessionist Laws.

    India was challenged by Tamil Nadu when Jawaharlal Nehru was PM there. He brought in anti-Secessionist Laws and TN was kept quiet after that.

    TNA is challenging the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka to bring in Anti-Secessionsit Laws. The PEOPLE of Lanka should not ignore this challenge. Get it done !

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    I mean that the existing Anti-Secessionist Laws should be used (however inadequate) , or tougher laws brought in and put to USE. It is useless having laws if they are not used !
    An Indian VIP said recently that Sri Lanka should help re Tamil Nadu problems. Why should Sri Lanka help such an unfriendly neighbor such as TN ?

    People should sign their Petitions and hand them over to their MPs to be given to the Speaker or send them direct to the Speaker. Small groups should get together and send in their Petitions which should be worded very briefly in Sinhala, English or Tamil. It would be better to have the same wording in every Petition.
    Over to you BBS !

  11. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    we propose you tamil sakotharaya (what the …… is this? – so there is no h in tamil?) SA Kumar to be elected as the First Priminister (?) as your initials fits in well and also tell the story – SAK (shorten form for the derogatory term) – the modaya or the fool who carries the feacal matter of sinha+helaya and every other race on his head. i hate to make personal comments but you SAK irritate us a bit.

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