20 October, 2020

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It Will Be Much Easier To Fight Sri Lanka’s Enemies Abroad, If There Is Some Devolution Of Powers To The Tamils

Subramanian Swamy’s full speech on Sri Lanka’s reconciliation –

Dr. Subramanian Swamy

It will be much easier to fight Sri Lanka’s enemies abroad, if there is some devolution of powers to the Tamils areas in the near future, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy said in Colombo on Friday.

Dr. Swamy met President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday and discussed post-war issues. He told Rajapaksa that by defeating the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka had done India a favour.

Full text of the speech read here; Swamy’s-prescription-for-reconciliation-in-Sri-Lanka-Colombo-Telegraph.pdf

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    Isn’t this the same guy who confessed to arranging underwater commando training for LTTE in Israel?

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    One hopes the advise of Dr Swamy will be accepted by the Rajapakse regime. More muscle to the 13th amendment, including Police Powers.
    These can be delayed – as this Govt has so far done – but they cannot be denied – like language parity and the issue regarding Citizenship to Lankans of recent Indian origin. Both had to be conceded in 1987 almost after 40 years – and after much harm to the country. What is lacking is courageous and good governance by the Rajapakses to overcome the obstacles within their midst. The more this is delayed the more the country will suffer. An economy rendered to haemorrhage by self-inclicted wounds only makes matters more complicated. There is darkness everywhere and,strangely, the people do not seemm to understand the depth of enormous trouble they have been lead into.

    Senguttuvan

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    Dr Swamy has very correctly analysed the SL Tamil problem and its genesis. Though he had been wrongly portrayed by pro-LTTE sympathisers as anti-Sri Lankan Tamil and as a friend of the Rajapakse government, his proposal for devolution of power to the Tamils should be given serious consideration by the Sri Lankan government. This suggestion for devolution of power comes from a friend of Sri Lanka and should not be lightly dismissed. He being a close confidante of Chief Minister Jayalalitha is in a better position to diffuse the present anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Tamil Nadu. It is time for President Rajapakse to act now. If he wants to find a solution through the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee he should set it up immediately and set strict time frames for conclusion of its deliberations. There is no need to waste time studying new proposals. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s proposals is among the best to emerge and should be given careful consideration.

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    Unfortunately SL is governed by Politicians who don’t act for the better interest of the country but for their political interest and to hoodwink and poison the majority to win elections. For the Sinhala Politicians racial issue or anti-Tamil issue still remains an important trump card to win elections. Even they find it difficult to digest the truth that the LTTE militancy is no more and is replaced by democratic agitation for redress. But we hear once again that there are sinhala politicians who say that Tigers are coming up again and to even further expand the military. To my mind these powerless politicians won’t be uttering these irresponsible things unless they are asked to do so by almighty.

    So under these circumstances, they have to find various excuses not to implement those very basic and realistic solution because what they are only interested is to be in power using the Tamil issue.

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    If the Rajapakse family is looking for a breakthrough in the National Question, they must go back to the talks the President initiated between his Cabinet colleagues representing the Govt and the TNA. He then claimed this was one of his serious efforts at reconciliation. After a few meetings, he arbitrarily broke this off on the deception “the TNA must nominate their team to the PSC” Why does one need the PSC if the earlier talks were based on some degree of seriousness? One cannot forget the earlier discussions like Dr Tissa Vitharana’s serious efforts he similarly broke off after wasting millions of dollars in the process. These ruses were to fool the Sinhala people and benefit by their well known short-memory span. Govt media since launched a campaign against the TNA (and by extension on the Tamils) TNA is refusing to come thrugh the PSC. India and the international community and men like Dr Swamy must persuade the Govt to continue the earlier talks with the TNA. The Tamil leadership is right in their unwillingness to share in a further charade of the Rajapakses in an exercise in futility and procrastination.

    There is room to believe the Rajapakses do not have unity or reconciliatin as a part of their Agenda. They appear to believe if they are part of a peace deal the chances of the present and future Rajapakses will be destroyed by a Southern electorate deeply poisoned by anti-Tamil prejudice 60 years old.

    Senguttuvan

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