Foreign Minister Lakshamn Kadirgamar is trying to scuttle the peace talks between the United Peoples? Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham on Thursday.
He made the following remarks in response to a recent statement made by the Foreign Minister in India. Kadirgamar said that India was the only power that had a legitimate right to make her views known about a solution to the conflict that has been going on in Sri Lanka.
Kadirgamar went on to say that Sri Lanka likes to see India taking more academic interests to begin to indicate what kind of solution India would like to see in Sri Lanka. Nobody or no outside power can say anything.
Pararajasingham questioned as to whether the statement made by Kadirgamar is appropriate at this juncture, ?because already Norwegians are facilitating with regard to the peace talks and monitoring the ceasefire agreement?.
He told The Island: ?I question whether it?s the government?s policy or Kadirgamar?s personal statement.?
He queried, ?What about other donor communities and their pledges amounting to US$ 4.5 billion.?
Parajasingham said that Kadirgamar wants India to play a pivotal role when the Indian government had banned the LTTE.
He said that though there was ceasefire violations like that of killings of LTTE cadres, President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the international community is keen on the peace talks based on the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA).
?If the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna pulls out of the government opposing peace talks, we would support the government while sitting in the opposition like we did during the United National Front government,?he added.