The National Bhikku Front says that the proposed joint mechanism between the Government and the LTTE is a `luxury vehicle` for the LTTE to achieve legitimacy for its target of separate country.
`The proposed Joint Mechanism leads the way towards Eelam of the LTTE. Proposing such mechanism violates the Section 157 of the Constitution that is describes assisting or abetting the division of the country as a punishable offence and its undoubtedly a traitorous act,` the NBF said in a statement yesterday.
According to currently available information of this mechanism move, the LTTE will become a legitimate controlling body in certain areas of the North East for a period of two years. `The government says it is only for two years, but who guarantees the LTTE will not use this period of time to reach its target of division. In 1987, President Jayewardene merging the North and East said it was only for one year and people in the two district would be given an election after one year to decide whether they want the continuation of amalgamation. But 18 years lapsed and there was no such election to express public opposition against the merging of the two provinces,` the statement said.
The statement signed by the General Secretary Kalawelgala Chandraloka thera and President Dambara Amila thera of the NBF said that some individuals in Alliance Government are carrying forward the task began by former UNP Government to supporting and providing for the LTTE to reach its target. `This treacherous move must be condemned by all patriots and foreign forces facilitating the LTTE to achieve its targeted division must be defeated,` it said.