|Thank you aj07.
We dont want airy fairy ideas but practical steps that can be made towards peace and reconcilliation.
Then you go on to say
Tamils did the same too. They informed the singhalese here you go IGSA. Take it or leave it. Infact one person even said that in this forum.
When that is done at the same time at one place - it has a zero effect in terms of authority and ownership. In other words - you practice how to take away the other person's authority.
I see two problems with this part of your solution. One is the timing if it is to compete with the IGSA. The second is the 'attitude' of revenge which leave nothing positive towards a Peace solution. The side that seeks to LEAD must do higher work than the other.
Not sure what you free thinkers want but i think majority of the sri lankans including myself will say this is a sensible approach. Or have i gone mad here.
Majority Tamils seek to PARTICIPATE in the development of the Peace Solution. That is why they demonstrated solidarity on 29 May. Due to the timing and the people involved you are returning apples for oranges. If indeed the Tamils are considered to ne a separate group outside this process - then that must be clearly stated and the outcomes they project must be RESPECTED and not ridiculed and insulted through foreign mercernaries.
Sorry not sure that is 'tamils'. That is you as a tamil wanting what you see fit. Majority of tamils will be happy to develop themselves from anywhere right now. We want to move forward. Ground zero well we have that. We saw 9/11 well before anyone. I am not sure most tamils will agree with you on this.
I am a Tamil by birth and when I genuinely want something in the cosciousness of my community - I do represent Tamils. That is also the only mandate the Tigers have to express on behalf of Tamils. The voting system through which wer are represented is an external representation of this. To get the same results out of both processes - the individual needs to translate her/his work in a language that others would understand or be the person they can identify with and / or seek to follow. The rest is based on give and receive material benefits and these must be eliminated from the path. Since it is easier for me to eliminate that in my mind and actions - I choose that path. Those who seek to 'see' and 'show' the results would resort to the external voting path.
When YOU say MAJORITY Tamils would like this is that not what you are say - MAJORITY Tamils in your mind.
Infact we have waited long enough for GOSL and the world to develop from ground zero for us!!.
Speak for yourself. We on the other hand have started developing our path to self-governance and independence through every little opportunity available to us. Eventually all we need is come together from time to time when it is necessary to inform others of our solidarity.
But both sides need to show where their STARTING point is.
SINCE THEY HAVE NOT, WE CONCLUDE THAT THEY HAVE BOTH FAILED. Now it is time for the people to lead them.
Edited By - Gaja - 2 Jun 2006 00:49:09 GMT