You have no intention to compromise
You are right there. I see no reason to compromise because we have earned our dues.
Where did i say to compete ? Its about both sides presenting their starting point
When we work together we are in the same team. When we work separately and produce the final outcomes for each other's consumption - we are competing from opposite sides.
You say about Kadir
The good thing he could have done is to praise the fact they had submitted the proposal and it was a starting to point to negotiate.
When YOU become the Minister for foreign affairs you would have the opportunity fool people by falsely praising them.
If GOSL gives a proposal then lets look at it and then give our feedback. Not keep saying not enough, not enough, no we are competing, no you need to do more blah blah.
If you have wisdom in this kind of political negotations in any large institution, you would appreciate that once you 'package' it, it is very difficult to change it. Even if the Tamils accepted it at face value, they are not likely to feel the 'ownership' to really make it work. The Government needs to swallow its pride and include Tamils from the beginning. May be they are afraid that the Tamils might lead the team like they led Sri Lankan Public Service.
In a peace process NO ONE LEADS. You WORK TOGETHER.
ISN'T THAT WHAT I AM SAYING. GOSL IS ALREADY TRYING TO LEAD BY PREPARING THE PACKAGE AND THEN PRESENTING IT. I.E. THEY HAVE A HEAD START. I am all for working together. You are the one rejecting it.
For me i have no problem with LTTE representing the tamils at the peace table and i agree with their strategy on this.
GOOD. THEN WE ARE NOT VERY DIFFERENT IN OUR ATTITUDE.
I want to see TANGIBLE OUTCOMES. Thats LTTE's position and i too support that position.
I do not seek to SEE. I need to FEEL how Tamils are being valued. We do differ there. I am for long term solution and I do believe that I see further than you do.
Muttala mayir pidugara mari.
No aj07 - it is called living through PRINCIPLES.
Edited By - Gaja - 2 Jun 2006 06:51:35 GMT