An open letter to all communal Tamil and Muslim politicians in Sri Lanka  
Posted on July 27th, 2015

Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara 26. 7.2015

We all know that all right thinking and sane Tamils and Muslims accept that this is the land of the Sinhala people (Sinhaladveepa or Lankadveepa) as it had been known for the past 2500 years or more.  I don’t think there is any debate over that non-negotiable fact by any sensible Tamil or Muslim or any other sane man on earth. They also know that Sinhala Kings and people in the yore have provided safety and security to all ethnic and religious minorities in times of their distress; of course other than in instances where they have openly challenge the formers sovereignty over their motherland. This is what they did to Cholas and Maghas when they invaded northern Lanka from the 2nd century up to the 13th C. When Muslims rushed to King Senarath of Kandy in distress, when they were massacred by the Portuguese in the south western littorals, they were settled in Panamapttuwa and provided safety   by King Senarath on Sinhale land. Muslims were also given lands and accommodated in different parts of the country by all Sinhala Kings to carry on their business safely. They were also given permission to marry Sinhala women. Ungrateful and shameless jihadists like Hakeem who have forgotten history and jump from this party to that party, I am sure will never be pardoned by Allah for the disgraceful manner they behave and betray the Sinhala people who gave them protection accommodation.


Even the South Indian Tamils who were left behind by the invaders in the past or those who came here subsequently for trade or brought by the Dutch and British as labourers to work on their tobacco farms in Jaffna and other menial jobs were absorbed as an integral part of the Sinhala society without any discrimination. But unfortunately all these ungrateful remnants have forgotten their past. Unfortunately they forgot that they were on somebody else’s land and they adopted the proverbial ‘itteye geta Vedunu Kaballeya’s attitude  (Kaballeya-Pangolin) that got in to the den of porcupine and now trying to ousted the porcupine) and now trying to ousted the native Sinhalese and own their country. This in sum is the crust of the present ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. That is why crazy and power hungry Tamil politicians create problems for the Government by asking for self determination and federal status for this bunch of remnants of South Indian invaders. I have no problem in understanding the attitude of savage murderer like Pirabaharan but it is impossible to fathom the behaviour of people like Sambandan and Vignesvaran who are supposed to be educated and cultured.

Looking back to history we find prominent Tamil leaders like Ponnambalam Ramanadanan and Arunachalam in the early 20th C fought side by side with the Sinhala leaders to liberate this country from the British. They never claim for a separate Kingdom at that time. They all stood as one nation, Ceylonese (which simply meant the people of the Sinhale which they accepted), as we were named by the colonial powers as it was the name of this country that was handed over to the British under the Kandyan Convention in 1815. Obviously people of Sinahale were naturally Sinhalese. Ethnically they could be Tamils, Muslims or any other. But none of them could claim to be an Indian or Arab. The country up to 1815 was known as Sinhale or Lanka the world over and no one can contest this fact.   Only on 2nd March 1815 the English named it as Ceylon which again simply means the land of the Sinhalese. As such there was no disagreement between anybody on that issue in the early days. That is why they all together formed the Ceylon National Congress to fight for independence (that is National Congress of Sinhale). The word EELAM, invented by Tigers to call this country also simply meant Sinhale and nothing else. The common South Indian adage ‘EELAM kandavar illam kanukka illei” (A malayali man who sees Lanka or the Sinhale will never come home; word EELAM here means Sinhale) clearly proves the unquenched thirst and greed South Indian hungry Tamils had to conquer this Land throughout history.

The turning point for the split of the Nation began in 1921 when Arunachalam broke away from the Ceylon National Congress to form the Ceylon Tamil Congress thereby dividing the Sinahala nation in to two antagonistic groups as Sinhalese and Tamils for the first time in the history of this country. This was followed by the famous 50, 50 demand by G. G. Ponnambalam in early 1930s and brought to a climax by Chelvanayagam with the formation of Ilankai Tamil Arasukachchi (Lanka Tamil Party), which he dubbed as Federal Party, in 1947. This crazy Tamil communal trend reached its climax with the formation of the separatist militant group LTTE in 1980s adopting the Cholan totem tiger, who waged a barbaric an d savage war against the Sri Lankan Government and peaceful Sinhalese, seeking a separate State called EELAM, paradoxically which also means the Land of the Sinhala people. The initial EELAM Kingdom they conceived as a coastal land covering 1/3 the area of the Island extending from Puttalam in the west to Kataragama in the south eastern end, with 2/3 the coastal belt claiming as the Traditional Homeland of Tamils who constitute less than 5% of the total population of this Island nation. There has never been a historical Tamil Homeland anywhere in this country, other than temporary rule of Sankili the usurper in the Jaffna Peninsula in the early 16th century.

Had the Ceylon National Congress, where all Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim leaders worked together continued until 1948 and the name of the country Sinhale restored at Independence and Tamils had not started their wild communal cry, definitely this country with its enormous resources would have been a paradise on earth by now. Squarely I attribute all the devastations and setbacks since independence to the aforesaid communal and racist approach adopted by Tamil politicians who were brainwashed by the Colonial British. British planted the seeds of communal hatred on this Island to keep the nation divided. Adding further complication to this issue now the Muslims, who were given shelter and security, also claim a distinct nationality and a separate territory as a bunch of ungrateful intruders also have started to add additional fuel to this communal fire. This was started by Ashroff and now continued by people like Hakeem, Rishard Badurdeen and Asad Sali. These idiots always talk of ‘our people’ meaning Muslims. This clearly proves that they serve only Muslim interest.

Added to this the Estate sector Tamils leaders also have started to follow suit by trying to establish a separate identity and  a separate territory -Malayanadu right at the centre of this country. Tamils and Muslims have now joined hands, though they are sworn enemies, in theory, as Tamil speaking people to make things even worse. Adding fuel to the burning fire former colonial power England now led by America and Sri Lanka’s traditional and eternal enemy India have thrown their full weight to destroy the Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country. This trend is clearly seen with the direct intervention by the Ambassadors of these countries in all the country’s internal matters highlighted by the recent Presidential Election.

The tragedy is that none of the Tamil and Muslim politicians are prepared to accept this country as the land of the Sinhalese. The so-called Sinhala leaders also have miserably failed to assert and get the world to accept that this is the Land of the Sinhalese as it had been for 2500 years. Over the past several years the minorities, particularly the Tamils have been busy inventing new histories to prove their claims to the land. Both Tamils and Muslims want to have separate kingdoms within Lanka. Tamil politicians wants to have an EELAM here and Muslims like Hakeem, Badurdeen and Asad Sali wants to make this an Arabia and push the Sinhalese in to the Indian Ocean. They never understand the futility of this day dream. Indian invaders starting from Sena Guttika in the 2nd century BC and ending up with Cholian Kalinga Maga in the 12th century and the latest Pirapaharan the LTTE leader have failed to do this thanks to our Great Kings like Dutugemunu and Vijaya bahu and the patriotic men in the past and to our beloved leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and the members of three forces and the patriotic people in modern history 2009.

Therefore at least now these communal Tamil and Muslim politicians must realize that theirs is only a pipe dream that could never be realized as long as a single Sinhala man or women is alive in this country. They were the people who invented settlements in this country :they were the people  who made nearly 15,000 irrigation tanks all over the country culminating in Parakrama samudraya (sea of Parakrama 6000 acres in extent) in Polonnaruwa and canals and paddy fields they were the people who made temples and massive Stupas and colossal Buddhist religious structure carved living monumental statues like samadhhi statue in Anuradhapura, Avukana and Polonnaruwa Galviharaya; they were the people who made world wonders like famous Sigiriya frescoes and in short they were the architects of the ‘Wonder that is Sri Lankan civilization’ an ancient heritage to the whole world from the 3rd Century BC to date. I challenge any Tamil or Muslim politician or an academic historian to show me a single archaeological edifice of this magnitude constructed by their so-called Kings who were supposed to have ruled this country. It was the Sinhalese who had sacrificed the lives in millions over the centuries to defend this country against firstly, from South India and from the West thereafter. There wasn’t a single Tamil or a Muslim to my knowledge who had fought or died in defense of this country.

You will recall how Sinhala people have been shifting from place to place like gypsies in desperation to save this civilization from the ruthless south Indian invaders throughout history starting from Anuradhapura onwards. Then Polonnaruwa, Yapahuwa, Dambadeniya, Kurunegala. Gampola, Dambadeniya, Kotte and finally Senkadagala. Even at present the ruins of the burned down Palace of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa bares witness to the kind of vandalism these barbarous South Indian invaders have inflicted on this great civilization. All this is part of our true history. And no one should expect the Sinhalese to forget such savages and barbaric vandalism in the name of reconciliation

Therefore if they and their followers want to live here as Sri Lankan citizens

1 They must immediately give up all their claims for separate Kingdoms and separate identity

2they must accept this country as the de facto and de jure land of the Sinhala Buddhist people

3 Agree to live as brothers and sisters of the Sinhalese without trying to be the owners of the land and ousted them from their motherland

4 give up all attachment to India and Arabia and resolve to live as countrymen of the Sinhale or Sri Lanka.

5 If this is not possible then they have to find their own countries and vanish from this Lanka of the Sinhalese without creating problems for us and themselves as well.

On the other hand the best advice I can give to those rootless cosmopolitan Singalese people like Ranil, Mangala, Wijedasa Rajapaksa and Wickramabahu and all others of the same genre is please immediately stop betraying the Motherland and the Sinhala people any more.  If you can’t do so please keep out of politics and mind some other business that keeps you people going.

Meanwhile the Sinhala politicians who run after Tamils and Muslims begging for their votes should also immediately stop this dirty game. Division of the Sinhala vote as UNP, SLFP is the main reason behind the increased bargaining power of the minorities. This situation can never be overcome until either the main Sinhala parties get together or the Tamil and Muslim politicians change their stance and give up their communal politics and concede to the reality  that they are only minor ethnic groups living in a country where the Sinhala people forms the majority. I am sure you all know what happened to the frog that tried to be as big as a water buffaloa?


                             My Appeal to the nation!    

All Sinhalese must unite under one banner, under an unassailable Sinhala leadership like of a man like Mahinda Rajapaksa who saved this nation from its virtual subjugation to Tamil terrorists in 2009.

  1. I am afraid the way things are currently shaping up in the political scenario in this country it appears as if we are heading for disaster. The main cause for this tragic trend is the lack of a common bondage firstly, among the Sinhalese and then among all ethnic groups as a nation. Until and unless the three main communities such as the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims stands under one banner as one nation this problem will never be resolved. Even if you fight as long as the sun and moon shall last this problem will remain unsolved and intractable. The irony is, it is the politicians of Tamil and Muslim communities who ignite communal hatred and fan the communal fires for political gain, though the common people of all three communities are ever ready to live together as one nation.
  2. If you can  live together, work and do business together, till the land together, eat together, dress alike, go to the same temple together, worship the same gods, intermarry why the hell you people can’t think of the country and the posterity together and do politics together? You have already wasted nearly 68 years of your precious life fighting with the Sinhalese and having brought disaster to tens of thousands of innocent Sinhalese as well as Tamils, crippled the country’s economy with even darker clouds hanging over this beautiful Island. I want you to address your own conscience and find answers to these questions without indulging in vicious ethnic thinking any more. The day you do that you all will be hailed and worshiped as heroes and the saviours of this beautiful Island nation and its proud civilization and unique heritage by all citizens in this country.

I appeal to all Tamil and Muslim politicians to understand this reality, as I have outlined above, and give up communal politics at least now without making the mistake you did almost for 100 years. Wind up your communal political parties before the Government does it, give up selfish and narrow communal politics and rally round the major national parties to build up a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka without gambling with the destiny of a nation. Give up your day dream of Eelam and Khalistan. Let the legacy of communal hatred and suspicion your predecessors instilled in you be discarded and forgotten forever and let us together begin a new civilization and a new culture in the name of posterity and a new Sri Lanka.

In the event they don’t listen I strongly urge the Government to ban all communal political parties like the TNA and SLMC forth with as they pose a serious threat to territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of this Island nation.

11 Responses to “An open letter to all communal Tamil and Muslim politicians in Sri Lanka  ”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DR. SUDATH !!

    This is a result of the Sinhalese Politicians being sleepy eyed, when the Tamils and Muslims were climbing their way to Racism with impunity. Mahinda failed to put these fellows in their place. Now Hackhim wants Eastern Territory, and Rishad is opening up the Wilpattu to imported Muslims. Somarama Sirisena too ignores the dangers, and act likes a ”Hangers on””. Sampandan is singing Hossannas to the Megolomaniac. It is in the news by KTR.

    Mahinda failed to Re-habilitate the 25,000 ethnically cleansed from the North. He did not care for the Sinhalese. Gave all to the ungrateful Tamils, and what happened ? He got a kick up his back-side. He must make a pledge that he will do the needful when he comes back. We all hope he will.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo, Dr. Sudath Gunasekara, Bravo!

    The Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka must UNITE, and INVITE all other citizens of Sri Lanka to join them in amity to create and sustain ONE Indivisible Sri Lankan Nation, of ONE Inseparable Sri Lankan People, sharing ONE Indomitable Sri Lankan Destiny, without demanding UNEQUAL SEPARATE RIGHTS, for SEPARATE COMMUNITIES, in SEPARATE REGIONS of Sri Lanka.

    We INVITE these Minorities to join the Sinhala Buddhists, make common cause them, Grow and Prosper with them, and live peacefully beside them, with an EQUAL SHARE of ALL we have held in common!

    But, DEMAND a SEPARATE EXISTENCE in Sri Lanka, in EXCLUSIVE Ethno-Religious Apartheid Bantustans, and you will IRRETRIEVABLY alienate yourself, and INEXORABLY CONDEMN your communities to gradual banishment to foreign lands!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo! Jayawewa, President Mahinda Rajapaksa!

    “Rajapaksa said the TNA had already claimed self rule in the Northern Province, but a future UPFA government would not allow it.”

    MR: No factions in SLFP, UNP will be defeated

    By Dasun Edirisinghe

    July 26, 2015

    Former President and UPFA Prime Ministerial Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were no factions in the SLFP and the party would go ahead as one entity to defeat the common enemy, the UNP.

    Addressing the UPFA Matale District rally at the Naula Public Grounds, he said: “Now, we are working as one group to defeat the UNP at the August 17 general election.”

    He said that the SLFP-led UPFA would not form a national government after securing 117 seats in Parliament On August 17.

    Rajapaksa said that after obtaining 117 seats, the UPFA would form a strong government on its own.

    “The UNP has already admitted its defeat; it says it will form a government with the support of the Tamil National Alliance and the JVP after the general election,” the former President said.

    Rajapaksa said the TNA had already claimed self rule in the Northern Province, but a future UPFA government would not allow it.

    He said the youth who had not lived under a UNP government especially during the 1987–90 period, now had realised what it was like during the past six months or so.

    Rajapaksa said that JVP, too, worked together with the UNP today as rightly mentioned by its former leader Somawansa Amarasinghe, forgetting the mass killings of JVP members under the then UNP government.

    The former President said that the next UPFA government would restart the Moragahakanda irrigation project which had been suspended by the present government.

    Rajapaksa said though the UNP criticised his government for obtaining loans the Wickremesinghe administration had drawn more loans during the past six months.

    “We will provide drinking water to all households as well as electricity,” Rajapaksa said, adding that they would continue the fertilizer subsidy and introduce a Rs. 500,000 loan for self-employed at a low interest.

    “We will increase Mahapola upto Rs. 6,000 after August 17. More than 1.5 million people who lost their employment due to stoppage of development projects would be re-instated and all those projects restarted forthwith.

    Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva, Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa and Matale District SLFP leader Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, former minister Rohana Dissanayake, former deputy minister Laxman Wasantha Perera and several UPFA candidates also spoke at the rally.

    Former Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake, who resigned from the Rajapaksa government and joined President Maithripala Sirisena was also on stage with former President Rajapaksa. He, too, addressed the rally.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Somarama “Sirisena’s efforts to tarnish the image of Rajapaksa and his cohorts through multiple criminal and corruption charges cut no ice. “

    Indeed, the VAST MAJORITY of Sri Lankan voters have now seen through this MACHIAVELLIAN BACKSTABBER and SERIAL LIAR for what he TRULY is: A revengeful man greedy for fame and fortune who has become a puppet of Foreign Powers and that he willing to strike deals with separatist ENEMIES of Sri Lanka just to HANG ONTO TO POWER!

    Somarama Sirisena delivered Mother Lanka bound hand and foot to its enemies on January 8, 2015,
    just as Pilimatalauwa delivered Mother Lanka bound hand and foot to the British Colonialists in March, 1815! SHAME!

    The name of Palwatte Gamaralage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena has earned INFAMY as a TRAITOR in Sri Lanka’s Hallowed History glittering with the names of its MULTITUDE of HEROIC Patriots, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gothabaya Rajapaksa foremost among them!

    Second Battle to Decide Rajapaksa’s Fate

    July 27 (NIE) The Sri Lankan parliamentary elections slated for August 17 are essentially about one issue: whether former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should or should not be at the helm of the island nation’s affairs.

    Contrary to expectations, his defeat in the January 8 presidential polls did not settle the matter. Winner Maithripala Sirisena had failed to take over Rajapaksa’s formidable outfits, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United Peoples’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which had a majority in the 225-member parliament. Sirisena used his prerogative to put his electoral ally, the United National Party (UNP), in power.

    But a lack of a parliamentary majority stymied the government’s efforts to carry out the sweeping constitutional changes Sirisena had promised. Critical money bills were not presented in parliament for fear of defeat. Sirisena tried to buy over SLFP/UPFA MPs by offering them ministerial berths, but few fell for the bait as the majority were confident of winning the parliamentary elections under Rajapaksa, who, in their estimation, had a clear edge over Sirisena among rural Sinhalese Buddhists who comprise 70 per cent of the population. Sirisena’s efforts to tarnish the image of Rajapaksa and his cohorts through multiple criminal and corruption charges cut no ice. In desperation, Sirisena cast his lot with the UNP and its alliance, the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG), which had successfully propped him up in the presidential election.

    The UNFGG is gung-ho about its prospects as it believes that Rajapaksa’s base and morale have been further eroded due to the 7,000 complaints and cases registered against him and his cohorts. And being out of power, the state machinery, which he brazenly misused earlier, is no longer available to him. Further, he has made no efforts to win back the minority Tamils, Muslims and Catholics whose en masse support for Sirisena had tilted the balance in the January 8 poll. Rajapaksa’s dalliance with China continues to irk regional power India and the US-led West, which could impose economic sanctions over the war crimes issue through the UN. On top of it all, a recent survey by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) found that 58 per cent of Lankans were satisfied with the Sirisena regime. However, Rajapaksa hopes that quarrels over plums of office among the UNFGG MPs will enable him to use his skills in horse-trading and capture power eventually.

  5. Dilrook Says:

    Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s contribution to Tamil separatism goes beyond that. He won over Sinhala people which made it easier until his ploy was detected in 1921. It was he who invented an artificial ethnic group called “Ceylon Tamils” in 1911. Until then they were classified as Tamils, a South Indian ethnic group. This artificial ethnic group was created in 1911 with the long term plan of Tamil Eelam. He resigned from the Ceylon Congress and formed the Ceylon Tamil COngress, the first mono-ethnic political party in the country. At its inauguration, he declared the concept Tamil Eelam in 1922 (Wilson, AJ). For the good fortune of Sri Lanka, he expired just 2 years later in Tamil Nadu. That setback delayed the Tamil Eelam campaign by another 7 years until 1931.

    Appealing to people and politicians who follow ethnic politics (TNA, SLMC, ACMC) is futile. Their ethnic politics has yielded lucrative returns for them and why should they change?

    A small correction: the word Eelam (variously spelt) is not the creation of LTTE. It is a South Indian word referring to the Sinhala country of Hela.

  6. ranjit Says:

    Great piece of writing Thanks Doc. This is what we are writing all along that every citizen in this country should know that this piece of land is belong to Sinhalese and to no one else. If any other want’s to live they can do with harmony with the Sinhala Majority but without demanding to build their own dream lands. The Sinhalese have done so many mistakes in the past but they must learn not to repeat the mistakes and suffer later on. Time has come to raise their voice and stand tall and say to all loud and clearly that this land is belong to Sinhalese only and this is the only place where we can call home. I hope people in this land will use their brains and think of their future and their Motherland and decide on Aug 17th for sure. Do not misled by bogus promises of the UNP traitors. They have sweet words to tell and tons of lies to confuse the people and millions of Green bucks to spend but they are all only fairytale stories and empty promises.

    To save the country and keep it as one piece and to have a better future for all citizens to live happily ever after give your valuable vote to the man who saved our land from brutal terror and developed it where no other leader has done in our history. If he promise something he deliver it.He do not have a temporary vision but a long term one.He showed his capabilities not only once but twice.Unfortunately ungrateful people in this country rejected him the third time and suffer now under this Jarapalanaya. So we have another chance thanks God we can correct our mistakes and go forward if you people give this great man the mandate he is asking for and make him the next Prime Minister of Motherlanka. Jayawewa to all Sri Lankans. “Don’t cry Be Happy” Bright future ahead with the man who made this land free. MA HINDA MAHINDA.

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    We all know that all right thinking and sane Tamils and Muslims accept that this is the land of the Sinhala people (Sinhaladveepa or Lankadveepa) as it had been known for the past 2500 years or more- Dr Sudath Gunasekara No Sir !!!

    Hela Demila (Eelath Thamilan)

  8. SA Kumar Says:

    Ceylonese (which simply meant the people of the Sinhale which they accepted),- in which dictionary Sir ???

    All Sinhalese must unite under one banner to give up selfish and narrow communal politics !!!

    Live & let live in United Mother Lanka until Eelam war V !!!

  9. SA Kumar Says:

    A small correction: the word Eelam (variously spelt) is not the creation of LTTE. It is a (South Indian- Drividian Thamil word referring to the Sinhala country of Hela.- Correct We-Tamil do not have he & no worl finish a so Hela in Tamil Eelam .

    Hela Demila translation in Tamil Eela(th) Tamilan.

    That why Maha Kavi Bharathiray song – Sinhala Theevukku Oru Pala amaibon ( We will build a bridge(love) to Sinhala island)

    Mother Lanka is Hela (Eelam) it is not only belong to Sinhale People It belong to all of us .

    We are Tamils We are Eelavar !!! Eelavar not belong to TN Eelavar belong to Eelam (Hela in chinhalam).

    Live & let live !!!

  10. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Unpatriotic party (UNP) is to be blamed for the sorry plight of the Sinhalese. From day one they have divided the Sinhalese
    and made minorities king makers. Unpatriotic party is
    Anti Sinhalese (because they always please the minorities for their votes, they know there are a lot of Sinhalese think it
    is fashionable to be supporters of these traitors)
    Anti Buddhist (Unpatriotic party is run by catholics and mussies)
    Anti Sri Lanka (because they take orders from india and the west who wants to break up Sri Lanka and get rid of the
    Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean).

    Unpatriotic party (UNP) takes orders from india and west. When you are with the mighty Chinese all bad rashes indai, uk,
    us, Canada etc. stay away. They don’t want to upset the mighty Chinese. Chinese will never want to break up Sri Lanka.
    Already catholic traitor chief gb rw has promised separate states for tamils and musses. This is the last chance for the Sinhalese to save their motherland. If you have a single drop of Sinhalse blood in you, you can’t support Unpatriotic part (UNP) or the other traitors like Jaathiya Vinashakarana Party (JVP) red elephants, gonseka’s, pacha champakaaa etc.
    Mother Lanka has given birth to so many traitors like those. Unpatriotic party (UNP), Jaathiya Vinashakarana Party (JVP) supporting Sinhalese (Asinhalese) dump these traitors on 17th to save your motherland!

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    The Tamil Nadu based New Indian Express (NIE) may dismiss our fears of the Tiger Nominated Party’s platform as a “MERE SPIN” on advocacy of separatism … BUT WE KNOW BETTER!

    Years of Anti-National UNDERMINING of our Motherland by the TNA in collusion with SEPARATISTS, the Tamil Diaspora, COMMUNAL Tamil Nadu Politicians attempting to EXPAND DRAVIDA NADU, and NeoColonialist Foreign Powers Iintent on recreating Sri Lanka in THEIR IMAGE, LEAVE US IN NO DOUBT that this iss the THICK END of the WEDGE to achieve their Mono-Ethnic Apartheid SEPARATIST Bantustan of EELAM in Sri Lanka!

    Rajapaksa-led UPFA Sees Eelam Spin in TNA Manifesto

    July 28 (NIE) COLOMBO- The manifesto of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections has become a major issue among the Sinhalese majority in the island nation.

    The TNA’s demand for “self-determination within a united but federal Sri Lanka” is being interpreted as a stepping stone to an independent Tamil Eelam. The TNA wants the 13th Amendment of the Lankan constitution to be scrapped and replaced by an amendment ensuring a federal structure with greater devolution of power to the provinces

    Parties aligned with the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are not only voicing fears of Tamil separatism but asking the Sinhalese parties friendly to the TNA, to explain their stand on the manifesto.

    UPFA candidate Tissa Attanayake dubbed the TNA manifesto as a “national security threat.” The UPFA is trying to taint the United National Party (UNP)-led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) as an “anti-national” combine which should be shown the door. The UPFA hopes that the TNA manifesto will enable it to strengthen its hold on the Sinhalese-Buddhist community, which had supported it strongly in the January 8 Presidential elections.

    The high voltage UPFA campaign forced Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, to declare that his party is for “devolution of power to the provinces within a unitary constitution and not a federal constitution.”

    Another controversial aspect of the TNA’s manifesto is its demand for the re-unification of the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single North-Eastern Province as per the Indo-Lanka Accord of July 1987. The Muslim parties are dismayed by this because the Muslims will become an insignificant minority in a unified North-Eastern province. The Muslims are in substantial numbers in the Eastern Province. So far, two of the three Chief Ministers of the East have been Muslims.

    If the UNFGG does not clarify its stand on the merger issue, a section of the Muslims in the East could vote for the UPFA which had detached the North and East by securing a Supreme Court order in 2006.

    TNA’s spokesman, Suresh Premachandran said that the party’s manifesto did not say anything that it had not said in its earlier manifestos.

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