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TNA Supports Maithri: Full Statement Issued By The TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has today decided to support the opposition common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena, the TNA announced a short while ago.

Sampanthan, leader of the political proxy of the Tamil Tigers, the Tamil National Alliance, addresses reporters during a media conference  in ColomboFull statement issued by the TNA;

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has given careful consideration to the positions and pronouncements of the two main candidates at the upcoming Presidential election and has also undertaken an extensive process of consultation to hear the views of the Tamil speaking people, particularly those in the North and East. As the political leadership of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, we have a historical duty to guide our people and the wider citizenry in the choice they will be called on to make at the election.

The values of democracy, good governance and rule of law have suffered unprecedented assault under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. The most critical consequences of this assault are:

Sri Lanka’s inexorable move toward dictatorship and totalitarianism, with the Executive President becoming, in effect, the sole repository of all powers of governance. The removal of the two term limitation on the office of the President was clearly intended to perpetuate this dictatorship and authoritarianism.

The subversion of the independence of the judiciary, particularly of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, so as to render the judiciary subservient to the Executive President. The illegal impeachment of the Chief Justice on frivolous grounds, and the numerous steps taken thereafter leading up to the judicial determination on the current Presidential election illustrate this reality. We are proud to note that the TNA resolutely opposed the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the impeachment of the Chief Justice inside and outside Parliament, and are heartened that, even at this stage, those who supported the Eighteenth Amendment and impeachment have had an opportunity to reflect critically on those mistakes.

The devaluation of Parliament as a legislative and oversight body by the Rajapaksa regime through enticing opposition MPs to the government by offering monetary inducements and executive posts, so as to achieve a two-thirds majority in Parliament and effect vital constitutional changes. As a consequence, Parliament has become a mere appendage of the Executive President, in violation of its constitutional role.

The intentional violation and subsequent abolition of the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution, and with it the Constitutional Council, thereby removing the existing scheme designed to ensure independent appointments to the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Judicial Services Commission, Elections Commission, Public Service Commission, Police Commission, Human Rights Commission, Bribery Commission, and the Offices of the Attorney General and Auditor General. The devaluation of the higher judiciary, Parliament and formerly independent institutions has resulted in the replacement of the rule of law by the unfettered fiat of the Executive President.

The authoritarianism of the Executive President has been consolidated by the restraints imposed on the free media and civil society through threats and intimidation; the denial of the right to freedom of information; and the impunity with which the President and his subordinates function.

The TNA therefore believes that it is essential for the health of Sri Lanka’s democracy that the authoritarian and dictatorial trajectory on which the Rajapaksa regime has set the country be reversed urgently.

The Rajapaksa regime has been particularly harmful to the wellbeing of the Tamil speaking peoples of Sri Lanka. The TNA has been committed to the evolution of a just, reasonable, workable and durable political solution within the framework of an undivided Sri Lanka. We have defined the contours of such a solution orally and in writing and publicly stated our position. Despite the opportunity presented by the end of the armed conflict, the Rajapaksa regime has signally failed to engage genuinely in a process of evolving an acceptable political solution, except to engage in deceitful and dilatory exercises.

Hundreds of thousands of Tamil speaking civilians displaced by the armed conflict in the North and East have not yet been resettled, rehabilitated and provided with housing and livelihood. Instead, tens of thousands of acres of private lands have been grabbed by the Rajapaksa regime in the North and East, despite commitments made to the contrary in the Supreme Court and in Parliament. Now, such land grabs are taking place in other parts of the country as well. Apart from the construction of roads, bridges and buildings at exorbitant costs which burden the tax payer, the Rajapaksa regime has refused to rebuild the lives of people in the devastated North and East and failed to bring any improvement to their quality of life. The Tamil speaking population in the North-East has been subjected to numerous other hardships: the denial of livelihoods; shelter; food; self-respect; physical safety, particularly for women and children who have been targeted by sexual violence; and justice in respect of the dead, the injured, the disappeared and those detained for long periods. The Rajapaksa regime has only brought pain and suffering to the Tamil speaking peoples of this country.

Instead of pursuing reconciliation, the Rajapaksa regime has permitted extremist groups to carry out attacks against minority peoples and their places of religious worship. The regime’s inaction in the face of racist violence and hate speech is suggestive of its covert complicity in these attacks.

It is in the totality of this background that the Presidential Elections take place. We have taken note of and welcome the Common Opposition Candidate’s undertakings, amongst others, to abolish the Executive Presidency, repeal the Eighteenth Amendment, restore independent commissions and guarantee primacy to the rule of law. The TNA believes that genuine restoration of democracy to the country will only be meaningfully achieved when the Sri Lankan state is structured to accommodate the aspirations of all its diverse peoples to meaningfully access state power, and when all Sri Lanka’s citizens are treated equally. We sincerely hope that in the new consultative and consensus based political culture that would evolve pursuant to the victory of the Common Opposition Candidate, democracy will be restored to the whole country through good faith negotiations between all stakeholders with a view to ensuring a life of equality, justice, dignity and self-respect for all Sri Lanka’s peoples.

The experience of our people has been that the struggle for democracy over dictatorship is inextricably linked to the pursuit of our most cherished values: equality, justice, dignity and freedom. We therefore call on all citizens to turn out in great numbers and defeat the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime by casting their vote in favour of the Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena and the Swan symbol.

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    MR & Co utterly under estimated
    Chandrica’s and Ranil’s and their team’s political wisdom and experience . It’s they who skillfully engineered and spear heading the whole thing. They once lost a wonderful opportunity to work together for the good of the people and the good country. But this time, they are doing well and making it up for all their fualts.

    It’s history making for it’s good for the country and the people. At last after M3’s winning on Jan09,we all again would be proud to be Sri Lankans for at the moment our
    image is below zero, and mentally and morally we are in ground zero. Long live Mother Lanka.

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    The TNA has made a choice that is sensible in the context of the situation. Two main issues are to get rid of Douglas Devananda and the army of occupation. The first will automatically happen if MR is defeated. The second will not. But, there would still be some progress.

    The TNA correctly judges that the institutions of the country must improve if there is to be an accommodation to the Tamil problem. These institutions have been dismantled by MR. There is some promise that Sirisena may rectify the situation. That promise must be given a chance to work.

    The diaspora must not talk too much. They left and fled. The TNA did not. They held on through difficult times. Their decision must be respected. It is for the Tamil people and their leaders on the ground to decide. Others in the diaspora may be disgruntled but they do not suffer the consequences of decisions. So, it is best they keep quiet at least until after the elections.

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      TNA throws its full weight behind the opposition….

      The TNA said that it had offered unconditional support to the Government and had not signed an agreement.

      TNA Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran said that the TNA had also not discussed withdrawing troops from the North, as alleged by the Government.

      The TNA said that before reaching the decision it had given careful consideration to the positions and pronouncements of the two main candidates at the upcoming Presidential election and has also undertaken an extensive process of consultation to hear the views of the Tamil speaking people, particularly those in the North and East.

      The TNA feels the Rajapaksa regime has only brought pain and suffering to the Tamil speaking peoples of this country and instead of pursuing reconciliation, the Rajapaksa regime has permitted extremist groups to carry out attacks against minority peoples and their places of religious worship.

      The TNA called on all citizens to turn out in great numbers and defeat the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime by casting their vote in favour of the Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena and the Swan symbol.

      It is indeed commendable when most Sinhala politicians are paid huge sum of money to obey King Mahinda’s rule.

      If the military remains in the barracks, at least from midnight 05 January till the election is over and if the Dougles Devananda’s para military groups moving freely in those areas do not threaten the people, the Tamils will go to polls this time in large numbers unlike in 2005 or 2010. The Elections Commissioner will therefore have to make certain decisions very soon.

      TNA decides to support Maithri
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKjpMYT_ub8#t=28

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    manel fonseka

    I wish I could take a piece of brain from you, clone it, and put it in the brain of all Sinhalese in this country. If every Sinhalese is able to think in the way you are – there will be milk and honey everywhere in this blessed island. I can only dream, can’t I?!

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      Real Peace

      How nice to read your piece, Peace.

      If you have a few minutes to spare do read my “Weather Report” opposite. Looking at what happened during the Referendum I am non too optimistic about a free and fair election. Bad weather always seems to serve the incumbent power, tho other forces like thuggery and intimidation play a big role.

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    The so called masters in the US embassy and in New Delhi that have blackmailed TNAto take this stand do not eve n understand Sri Lankan politics.

    If TNA wants opposition, then Sinhalese will vote for incumbent.

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      Murugan

      “If TNA wants opposition, then Sinhalese will vote for incumbent.”

      You just want TNA to support MR so that the Sinhala speaking majority voters will switch their allegiance from MR to opposition.

      What a brilliant idea.

      Why didn’t TNA think about it?

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      Murugan,

      Do you know that the Tamils in spite of the boycott call voted in large numbers against MaRa in 2005 and with larger numbers against him in 2010? Who prompted them to vote so then? Was it India or the US? Undoubtedly Tamils will vote in much larger numbers against MaRa this time on their own!

      Sengodan. M

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        Sengodan,

        If you want to realize how I came to this conclusion please refer to the press conference in which Sampanthan announces the TNA position. You can find on youtube or some news channel. It is clear that he casts his eyes down in shame when he says “we sincerely hope that My3 Sirisena wins.” Basically it is clear to me that somebody has clakbmailed them. Also just look at the MP when the decision is made on his right (after Sumanthiran) he also casts his eyes down in shame. Bsically just look at the press conference carefully and you will come to this conflucusion.

        Sumanthian has calculated to accept the blackmail, but this is really odd and the first time Tamils have had their press conference controlled by probably a foreign embassy.

        Also India appears to have not wished to override the will of this foreign embassy, well nobody jnows what trapnspired between TNA and New Delhi, but Sampanthan who up till then held India in high esteem seems to nothave had his decision changed by Delhi afeter his visit.

        So basically I stand by what I aid. And I don’t think it will change the outcome I believe that the President will eget re-clted and will withstand even a revolt. or orchestrated incited revolt.

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    MR and his alleged war criminals ending up at the ICC is closer than ever before.

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      Shiva

      Mind you, the UN is also investigating the war crimes committed by the LTTE. Who knows, Rudrakumarn – the accredited international legal advisor of the LTTE-will have to follow MR to the ICC!!

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    There is no two way for the TNA but the one way they decided is the only way to get rid of Rajapaksa. With this as motive, the success of it remains to be seen. The administration in Sri Lanka both Legislature and the Judiciary were never been up to the mark as always there were corruptions at all levels. The Tamils had no power to change it. There should be a constitutional change or for that matter the Tamils should have a referendum to determine their fate. That is the only way. 75 years have already passed since the cry for self determination by the Tamils. Peaceful negotiations, various agreements and finally armed struggle have all failed. Do the Tamils have any hope in the future. I am a doubting Tom because 75 years is a long time in a country’s history.

    Sri Lanka belongs to the Tamils, Muslims as it does to the Sinhalese. The Sinhalese cannot dominate and say Sri Lanka belongs to them and the Tamils and Muslims are second class citizens. The Tamils and Muslims have to decide once and for all whether they would like to live in a Unitary State as second class citizens or in a separate state. This position would not have arisen had the Sinhala regimes accommodated the minority races in the governing body as equals. Our Tamil leaders too have to be blamed. When G.G.ponnambalam asked for Fifty- Fifty representation, S.J.V. Chelvanayagam rejected it. The failures of the Tamil leaders go a long way. They never stood for one stance.
    The Tamil people are waiting to see the results of the Elections and their future.

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    The TNA statement of Policy …….

    The TNA has been committed to the evolution of a just,reasonable,workable and durable political solution within the framework of an undivided Srilanka………It is now up to the partners of the coalition of the CC to seriously address this issue.The country has reached a historic moment with the UNP and an influential section of the SLFP closing ranks to place country before personal agendas.Statesmanship is the need of the hour.

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    A statesman like statement with clear articulation TNA’s stand.

    TNA Stood against 18th amendment and opposed Impeachment of Chief Justice.

    Now firmly committed itself with rule of law and rejuvenating democracy even when there is nothing on the table for minorities on the common candidates election manifesto.

    A selfless act which will be talked about in the years to come as part of history of Lankan democracy.

    I hope the majority community will reciprocate with magnanimity.

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    Vellala TNA has given up 13 A ????.

    It is the only conclusion an independent minded, intelligent person can make after reading the JHU boss Mr Champaka Ranawaka’s power packed interview just a day before this TNA statement..

    And Mr Ranawaka goes even beyond denying any 13 A to the TNA.,

    He has given an iron clad guarantee that SLMC. Hakeem will not get any “Separation” either.

    In addition. he has promised to prosecute all LTTE members and associates., .

    He has specifically mentioned and declared openly that Kumaran Pathmanthan Karuna Amman, GTF and TNGTE as the first cabs off the rank , heading to court.

    LTTE proxy TNA, which was the political front of the LTTE when Mr Prabakran was doing ” Democratic Politics” under Mr Ranil’s watch however, didn’t get a mention.

    Is JHU boss Mr Ranawaka telling us that TNA had nothing to do with the LTTE?.

    Is he telling us that the GTF didn’t have any part in his coalition , when our inhabitants have seen pictures of the UNP Leader in London, with the LTTE supporters and the UNP Londoners

    Is Champaka denying the GTF chief Mr Surendran’s statement, after the meeting with Ranil in the office of tUNP London.

    Has Mr Ranawaka signed a new pact with the Vellala Sambandan , giving him and his associates total immunity, in exchange for forgoing all Vellala TNA’s claims for self rule in the North, with its own TNA Police and Titles to the Govt land?.

    Has Vellala Sambandan and CM Vigneswaran been restricting the development of the North and begging the West to isolate and punish the Govt for full 5 years since Nanthikada,just as a Joke?….

    Will our myriad of Media outlets, which have mushroomed since Nanthikadal, bring the TNA, DNF and the UNP in front of the inhabitants and explain these unprecedented developments, which are either going to shape the Nation or break it up in to pieces, in the second half of the second decade in the 21 Century?.

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      Douglas devananda is yet to openly declare his support for MR. What is going on KA.?

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    Well done TNA.

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    This statement must be widely published to enable all the voters to read and understand; as otherwise,the position taken by the TNA, in that, to support the Common Candidate could be misquoted and misinterpreted to the majority in the South. Already one of the Ministers viz. Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma has made an inference to the effect that there could be a “Secret Agreement” between TNA and the NDF to announce its support to the Common Candidate at the elections. It is very vital to direct the attention to the following sentence of the statement:

    “The TNA has been committed to the evolution of a just, reasonable, workable and durable political solution within the framework of an “UNDIVIDED SRI LANKA” (highlighted by me).

    The “DIVISION OF THE COUNTRY” is the main theme on which the Government sponsored and funded campaign has been directed against any attempt by the TNA to support the opposition. This theme has and is being embedded in the remote village population of the South and the candidate of the UPFA has been very busy in communicating it from the time the election campaign was launched. The village level voters in the South are still very suspicious and to a certain extent “dread” a situation of such a “DIVISION” could occur under anyone other than MR. That is the very reason I say that this “statement” of TNL must be publicized, discussed and if needed be made the “ONE” and the “ONLY AGREEMENT” of support to the Common Candidate.

    The extract, I have quoted from the statement will also explain and nullify the picture shown by MR as regards the “Diaspora of Tamils”.

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    This is a fairly good stance, for the TNA to take. I realise that the TNA cannot more openly support Maithripala, because a few million Sinhala Buddhist voters will be easily persuaded by Mahinda, that Maithripala has sold out Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka to the Tamils!

    I am pleased that the more extreme and irrational members of the Tamil diaspora have been persuaded by Tamil leaders inside the island as well as outside, to keep quiet until the election is over.

    We should not forget the hundreds of stooges and sycophants of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who churned out blatantly false propaganda on his behalf. History will never forget them, and the internet has huge archives.

    Shown below is a slick young woman with a Tamil name, who was one such person. She had studied for 12 years at an expensive international school in Colombo, and then obtained from Staffordshire University (UK), an LLB (Hons) – Bachelor of Law degree. Thus, she nor her handlers in Mahinda’s regime nor her associates, can claim that she did not have much of an idea of what she had been trained to parrot out, in this short video interview.

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    Short video – only 3:43 minutes

    Sharanya Sekaram is Research Analyst at Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and is affiliated with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBw2AJFNYYI

    Published on Nov 18, 2013
    Live interview via Skype with Sky News London’s Lorna Dunkley during the CHOGM 2013 Summit held in Colombo Sri Lanka.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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    Aiyoooo, where is the modern think tank KA Sumanasekeram? I miss his brilliant comments in this string.

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    TNA asked Tamils to vote to Fonseka last time too. This is not much different.

    Well thought and drafted lawyers’ report. It is safeguarding everybody, but not the voters, the Tamils. Nowhere the report is assuring the Tamils when they go for the voting their security will be with TNA.

    Though soft on wording, but this is true. Hundreds of thousands of Tamil speaking civilians displaced by the armed conflict in the North and East have not yet been resettled, rehabilitated and provided with housing and livelihood. Instead, tens of thousands of acres of private lands have been grabbed by the Rajapaksa regime in the North and East, despite commitments made to the contrary in the Supreme Court and in Parliament. Now, such land grabs are taking place in other parts of the country as well. Apart from the construction of roads, bridges and buildings at exorbitant costs which burden the tax payer, the Rajapaksa regime has refused to rebuild the lives of people in the devastated North and East and failed to bring any improvement to their quality of life. The Tamil speaking population in the North-East has been subjected to numerous other hardships: the denial of livelihoods; shelter; food; self-respect; physical safety, particularly for women and children who have been targeted by sexual violence; and justice in respect of the dead, the injured, the disappeared and those detained for long periods. The Rajapaksa regime has only brought pain and suffering to the Tamil speaking peoples of this country.

    But like giving with one hand taking with the other hand, TNA followed this truth with lies.

    We have taken note of and welcome the Common Opposition Candidate’s undertakings, amongst others, to abolish the Executive Presidency, repeal the Eighteenth Amendment, restore independent commissions and guarantee primacy to the rule of law.

    That is not true.

    Media reported that TNA met with Chandrika. Media reported that TNA met with Maithiri. Media reported TNA met with Ranil. TNA did not deny that to media. Media reported TNA could not reach any agreement with any one of them. TNA did not deny that to media. In fact there was news that Sampanthan overtly denied his support for Ranil. ( But the truth is this CC drama is saving the EP for Ranil.) Now TNA’s statement claims that Maithiri has promised to abolish EP. That is nowhere said. Even the founder of the call Prof.Kumar David contended that Maithiri’s manifesto clearly indicates that is not the case. The other founder Prof Laksiri who still supports Maithiri contented that outright removal of EP is not possible. Unlike TNA, the other partner in the group JHU has reached a deal, which does not want the EP removed. In south, the CC is not campaigning to remove EP. Their campaign is about “family rule and corruption”. When TNA claims that the EP will be removed, they have to come out to substantiate it.

    Fonseka’s history him as a Brigadier in the North was the qualification for Brother Prince to selected him for the “Alucose”(hangman job). Last time TNA asked to vote for Fonseka. Tamils voted. When Fonseka’s party stood in NPC, those candidates received “0” votes. TNA did not just leave it there. Their MPS claimed that they had written contracts with Fonseka. Fonseka denied all that and asked them to release those documents. Those MPs went silent. It is not that TNA do not know with whom they are dealing. It is the fear that is protecting them with a statement like this and putting the people on the dangerous sport. TNA MPC Ananthi blamed TNA as not caring the safety of the TNA members. The 2009 war took place without witness. North is in a situation even the international election monitors have been bared. The voters’ safety is ignored.

    They say “Pinthi vantha kommpu munthi vantha seviyai marikkuthu”(the horn that came latter is hiding the ears which came first) TNA is picking on 18A. They are ignoring the 6A. That is condemned even by the International Commission of Jurist as a draconian act. TNA’s MPs as TULF members had staged very strong protest to 6th amendment. They are suffering from amnesia now. It is not just they failed to mention anything about that, their statement is now reinforcing the 6th amendment. Interestingly, even recently, TGTE passed resolutions against that amendment and asked other Tamil organizations to follow the suit to call the IC’s help to remove it.

    In the year of our lord Nineteen Hundred and Sixty One, on the throne of Lanka the majesty, Queen Sirimavao was sitting. There was a nonviolent protest was organized by a man named Chelvanayakam. Queen Sirimavo unleashed all her Asuras over the unarmed civilians and their representatives. Eakamparam, Naganathan, Vanniyasingam, Rajavarodayam, Rajamanikam all were hurt. In fact, Ekamparam and Vanniyasingam died by the consequences of the attack. On the brutality of the army, FP withdrew the protest. But never changed the cause. That was the history even on the Galle Face attack in 1956. But, for the first time, TNA’s statement willingly accepting the 6 Amendment is disappointing.

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    Look at these jokers, these f.. tamil terrorists now talking about The values of democracy, good governance and rule of law!!! What a f.. joke it is.

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      If Srilankan sihalese government mass murderers can talk about values of democracy (e.g: Setting fire to opposition stage). good governance (e.g: Shooting unarmed people asking for clean water) and rule of law (e.g: Abducting and killing people in white van) then TNA can speak too. Sadith stop being a f… joker.

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    Good thinking TNA. First remove this great big monster. It will be easier working with whoever who follows.

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    What is that Mr Samapatahn of TNA want and what he demand by politics…. “TNA believed that genuine restoration of democracy of the country, will meaningful achieved of when Sri Lankan, state structured accommodated all it diverse people, mean fully access to STATE POWER” Is the that only the political demand put forwarded by Tamil political class of TNA last 67 as her predecessor, which that FP of SJV and TULF of Allwapilla Amitithliagam ?

    This is political hipcoracy of TNA; And their political allies of LTTE Ruthless Tamil Terrorist and other Tamil terror outfits, demand was principally State of Eealm of Separatism, which advocated by Tamil political class in Island.

    There no obstacle achieve ‘genuine democracy …’within ongoing democracy norms and framework of Sri Lankan that under MR ruling alliances. BUT TNA denied path and model DEMOCRACY , accepting anti-ESTABLISHMENT anti-DEMOCRACY politics by TNA long years.

    But in deeds TNA DO NOT want share and co-habitation access to state power without LAND AND POLICE IN NORTH-EAST. In real political term they seek de-factor Tamil Eealm STATE in North, THAT LAND FOR TAMIL SPEAKING IN PART OF ISLAND ,THAT SIMILAR DEMAND BY LTTE PROXIES WAR 30 YEARS TO GAIN SPLIT ISLAND ONE TAMIL AND OTHER FOR NON-TAMILS.

    There is NO Principal difference TNA and LTTE Homeland FOR TAMILS;,but how to achieve EEALM Path and Form struggle having difference between two Parties.

    TNA demand of Police power and Land power has been agreed by UNP-of Ranil W.., CBK and Mathripala Sirisena that lock stock and barrel during their long deliberations and Sampathan of TNA and their leaders. That is result why TNA support for MS, Presidential candidature incoming 2015 Election.

    MS and clique agreed to 50% security Forces and army camps withdraw from North. MS clique agreed to released LTTE hard core Terrorist in detention WITHOUT Rehabilitation and Reconciliation get into mainstream Democratic society its … Norms.

    The Exile Tamil Diaspora and England, US and Norway that by Western hegemony carry Global strategy set up ROUGH STATE IN SRI-LANKA for Tamil Eealm; that is to be undermine sovereignty and SPLIT ISLAND, TO BUILD USA MILITARY BASE IN NORTH PART OF ISLAND.

    On the other hand Split Indian Republic by set up Tamil Nadu that long run political agenda of TNA, by establishing State Tamil Eealm in India. This is great tragedy of South Asian Region in long-run. Therefor MS, CBK, UNP-Ranil.W..alliance of TNA and Muslim Congress, that seek Muslim Regional Council in East encourage and financially support by Western hegemony world ambitions strategy.

    In near future MS led clique and TNA ,MC alliance that will surrender Sri lanka national Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Independence,which Nation democracy after defeated MR President 2015 January. This election is nothing else surrender Our Nation Sovereignty 200 years, after end 1815 of British colonial Rule and its Domination of Sri lanka.

    TNA is seek short cut Road that gain Tamil Eealm State, for the Tamil Political class incoming Presidential Election 2015 January.

    An open new political experimental Path for Split Island of Sri lanka by using democratic means and methods to led by MS, CBK, UNP,TNA AND MUSLIM CONGRESS for GLOBAL STRETAGY of US.

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    Tamils major issues at the moment are entirely different. Duglus and his thugs and the army interference with tamils day to day life. If Mithiri wins, Dugus and associated issued like drugs to school children, street fights, robbery, rapes, disturbance to provincial council operations, and many anti-social issues can be solved immediately. We are not against the presence of army in North area as long as the government is prepared to waste taxpayers money to feed them but they should not interfere with day to day life of the ordinary people. Eventually Mithiri have no choice but to reduce number of army to feed staving people/voters which will happen natural not overnight. If mithiri comes to power, diaspora people can freely go to srilanka and it will improve foreign exchange, tourism, export of more MD products to EU and local investment and many more benefits to srilanka. No point in compelling Mithiri to promise something now, the benefits will come automatic with him. I suspect whether Ananthi joined with MR like KP for her own security reasons. People have to ignore her request to boycotting the election at this last moment.

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    There is a saying in tamil “Even after an elephant died it will bring 1000 gold or when it is live also it will bring 1000 gold” So we try our level best to defeat MR and bring Mithiri bundled with piece full srilanka. If that fails, no worries to tamils, there is nothing more to loose now. MR will weaken the country further which will simplify the situation – economical sanction, Arab spring, Foreign intervention, etc., etc. The ball is again in staving sighala voters court. God save our beautiful country. There is a personnel selfishness also here that I like to visit my country without fear of white van or any chance to caught between cross fire between drug barrens.

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    For TNA its about getting rid of the Rajapakshes according to SELLAM.

    According to Ponkoh Sivakumaran, the TNA is only concerned of getting rid of Rajapakshes and NOT either Douglas Devananda OR the Military.
    So much for TNA. They do not mind both being in the North.

    TNA is adamant in handover the Finance Ministry & Treasury portfolios to CBK…………

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    Our sister stands by us……… Rayappu & Sampanthan & TNA are hypocrites.

    Therefore she has said that she cannot support a candidate who is against these policies.

    This development came hours after the TNA announced its decision to support Maithripala Sirisena.

    Speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday, TNA leader R. Sampanthan said this decision was taken with no hidden agreement with Sirisena.

    He also said that he is aware of the fact that Sinhalese nationalist Jathika Hela Urumaya was also in the opposition alliance.

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    Thilek · 3 hours ago

    Voters must elect a candidate in the election since somebody will definitely get elected and that could be disastrous for the Northern Tamil population.
    Please note that Bodu Bala Sena (very extreme and going against the preachings of the Lord Buddha), Gammanpila with a few of JHU members and the party of Sarath Manamendra (the alternative of the JHU) support the President Mahinda. Therefore, Mahinda’s side is heavier when compared to Maithree. So her argument on the JHU is futile and no valid basis. It seems that she does not care the democratic values which affect every race.

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    Ananthi stands by TNA manifesto………..

    “Speaking to the BBC Tamil Service Ananthi Sasitharane has pointed out that the TNA election manifesto for the last Northern Provincial Election was clear on its stance on the Tamil identity and the autonomous rights.

    Rayappu / Sampanthan & TNA are HYPOCRITES.Thereby insulting all Tamils to be hypocrites and untrustworthy.

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    This decision by TNA maybe ok, but will tamils in the north and east be allowed to vote for the candidate of their choice, or even, vote at all?
    The army has an intimidating presence – there are EPDP spies who inform the army about who will vote for whom.

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      Lee Quan Yew knows the Tamils, their character and their indomitable will. He has undying faith in their capacity to combat relentlessly on. They never withdrew after 1977 or in the aftermath of 1983. We have seen their resilience to spring back even after May 2009. I was witness to it while in SL, as early as in June 2009.

      EPDP marauders are no match. With their inglorious performance they attached themselves to successive governments from 1990.

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    This is a mature decision that gives hope that this country can at last be united. I believe that the confidence they have placed in Mr Maithripala Sirisena is not misplaced.
    Take the example of India. Despite speaking an n number of languages and belonging to nX2 kinds of peoples – they are able to unite and identify as Indians – and to move forward together ( watch any international cricket match played in any part of India) . The main reason for this is that they have had exceptional leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi.
    We have only two languages and 3 to 4 kinds of people. Why have we not been able to get together as Sri Lankans and take the country forward?
    The reason is that politicians on both sides have in the past relied on dividing the people on ethnic lines in order to get votes. The present Government has been perhaps the worst in this respect and continue to beat the communal drum. It is in this context that the position of the TNA given in its statement, has been very mature. I hope that the common candidate and the parties around him will be equally mature and accommodating after victory.

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    I assume you guys are aware that My3 was acting defence minister in the final fortnight of the war? Don’t expect miracles.

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    CT,
    I sent you this via email for posting, perhaps as a separate article, but since I haven’t heard back, I am posting it as a comment here.
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    The statement by the TNA explaining its decision to support the common candidacy of Maithripala Sirisena shows that the party leadership, in moving away from its past practice of repeating Tamil nationalist catchphrases, has become much more pragmatic in its vision. In the process, the TNA leadership may have become one of the most enlightened in South Asia.

    The TNA is surely mindful of the fact that over the past several years, they did not attend the sittings of the Rajapaksa regime’s charade of a Parliamentary Select Committee to arrive at a solution to the Tamil national question; they were aware that the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), and other like-minded groups from within the Rajapaksa regime, would thwart any reasonable political solution emerging from the PSC.

    The TNA is surely aware that the very same JHU now has an MOU with Sirisena, which is against the interests of the Tamil speaking people, and that the opposition manifesto is deafeningly silent on the Tamil national question.

    There are critics from within the Tamil community who feel that both the current regime and the opposition adopt the same Sinhala nationalist platform, and therefore the Tamils should vote for a third candidate or boycott the election.

    Many others in the North-East and in the Diaspora had also urged the TNA to avoid publicly supporting the common candidate, arguing that it would allow the Rajapaksa regime to arouse extremist passions within the Sinhalese community against the opposition, in the manner the regime did to Sarath Fonseka at the 2010 election.

    But like many things in life, politics is a game of probabilities; in the end, the TNA leadership seems to have calculated that the probability of Sirisena winning would be much higher if the Tamil people were to support him enthusiastically in large numbers, and with that goal in mind, despite the JHU’s presence in the opposition, the TNA had to endorse them.

    The JHU’s and Sarath Fonseka’s support for the opposition, and the absence of any MOU with the TNA, make it harder for the Rajapaksa regime to argue that the opposition has caved into TNA demands. The TNA therefore seems to look at the Sirisena-JHU MOU as a pragmatic necessity for the opposition. By supporting the opposition’s effort to save democracy from a worsening dictatorship at a historic turning point for the country, the TNA can earn considerable good will and political capital in the South, despite the JHU’s positions.

    The Tamil critics fail to consider another factor—the risk that the party that hasn’t got a seat at the table with the current regime, could again fail to get there if it were to be indifferent and the opposition still won with some unenthusiastic Tamil support. Without that ability to shape policy at the table, the TNA would be continuing to make speeches bemoaning their plight, sans any tangible results for the people.

    Should Sirisena win, he and the other three prominent leaders in the opposition–Ranil Wickremasinghe, CBK and Sarath Fonseka–would have at one time or another earned Tamil votes in large numbers. And despite their past failures to ensure justice for the Tamils–in some cases, amply showing their chauvinistic attitudes–the people have to hope that without the polarizing violence of the war years, these leaders will show some moral courage in addressing longstanding Tamil grievances.

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    Once removed MR, our younger generations initial task will be to clean duglus and associated worms and bring North back to our traditional culture – no need to waste our time with East except Trincomaly, leave that to Karuna and pillayan. Hope for the best. We do not want west support to divide our country, better to live together with dignity. The main reason for all our loses are we rely too much on India, EU and us. First we use our votes to Mithiri and remove the MR from the equation. It is like chess game, use our brain to win the enemy. when our enemy is strong it is stupid to start a fight.

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    TNA have learned from the past and have been very careful in their choice – really, there is no choice at all.
    Tamils wish for complete equality in every sense of the word, and wish for all that happens in all other provincial councils, to happen in the northern and eastern provincial councils too – but this has been denied so far, by the military governors, as instructed by the president.

    This president has outlived his usefulness – if at all, to the entire nation.
    Maithri – even any other candidate – cannot be even half as bad.

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