Northern Province Chief Minister elect and former Supreme Court Justice C.V. Wigneswaran is the Anton Balasingham of the present era, a shrewd strategist that is placating the southern populace while leading the North towards Eelam, the Wimal Weerawansa led National Freedom Front says.
A spokesman from the NFF said that Wignesaran was making conciliatory statements to the Sinhala media, speaking of unity and reconciliation while talking to the Tamil press of ‘self rule’ and land and police powers while hero worshiping Prabhakaran.
“Anton Balasingham was also this way. He spoke peace to the south and urged the Sinhalese people to come on pilgrimage to Nagadeepa and experience the hot water springs. All the while he was in the process of legally crafting Eelam and he was leading the LTTE on that path, step by step,” the NFF spokesman said. Wigneswaran too was aiming to keep the south in deep sleep while he plots these moves, the spokesman said.
Prabhakaran had erred by believing weapons could achieve his goal and he was destroyed. But today Wigneswaran is fixing that error and taking steps towards separation in a strategic way, the NFF said.
“Today there is a shrewd mind at work – and Wigneswaran is plotting these moves with the help of the Western World and the international community,” the Spokesman for the hardline party and coalition member of the UPFA said.
The NFF called it the New Eelam Project. The newly elected Chief Minister was not one bit concerned about the true problems of the Northern Tamils such as the Tamil Nadu fishing invasion, said the NFF spokesman.
“These are the people who are closer to India than we are. These are India’s chosen candidates. These are the candidates who emerged victorious because of help spy services. So we ask them, protect the fishermen of the North. Find a solution to the problem of the Tamil Nadu fishermen. On these matters, they cannot speak a word,” he charged.