SLFP-UNP MoU doomed?

  • 12 Jan 2007 07:23:10 GMT

    What is new in Sri Lankan politics???

    This is what created the current chaos and the history repeats!

    UNP should have known when they signed the agreement based on what happened to the agreement MR signed with the Raththu Sahodarays and the Sadhus.

    Land Like no Other !

  • 12 Jan 2007 07:47:31 GMT

    Which MoU worked out well in SL?

  • 12 Jan 2007 10:20:08 GMT

    Mahinda Rajapakse is not a statesman; he is basically a crook. Accords and agreements do not mean a thing to him. His objective at the moment is to establish his dynasty; what an opportunity the ethnic conflict for him to do just that. The Tamils have been used as political football by the Sinhala polity all along, why deviate from that tradition now!

    I would like to remind the Sinhala hardliners one basic thing:

    The IRA never had a territory, nor had a conventional army, nor had an administrative infrastructure, nor had a well advanced intelligence apparatus capable of infiltration; yet, the British government had to concede agreeing on a dialodgue resulting in a peaceful disbandment of IRA.

    Now, contrast this with the Sri Lankan ethnic issue; if GOSL were to believe that they can militarily defeat the LTTE, they are badly mistaken. But, I think that MR knows that; his objective is not to resolve the national question, but to establish his dynasty. The publication of his son joining the Navy was all part of it!

  • 12 Jan 2007 13:19:20 GMT

    Sri Lankan Governments have never honoured any agreements that they signed either with Tamil leaders or India.

  • 12 Jan 2007 22:46:01 GMT

    Its doomed from the very beginning and its an effort to hoodwink internationals. This is a delaying tactics and ics should know better.

  • 12 Jan 2007 22:55:21 GMT

    [MR is a person with no principals. He will do anything even go to bed with the enemy just to stay in power.]

    Do you know of any politician in the two leading parties and hill country party who dint do this. Horse trading is Sri-Lankan political culture.

    I don`t think I will have much problems with politicians changing parties based on real convictions. Here it purely done for power and lust.

  • 13 Jan 2007 01:47:59 GMT

    [The IRA never had a territory, nor had a conventional army, nor had an administrative infrastructure, nor had a well advanced intelligence apparatus capable of infiltration; yet, the British government had to concede agreeing on a dialodgue resulting in a peaceful disbandment of IRA. ]

    IRA issue is very different from ethnic issue of Sri Lanka. First of all in the Northern Ireland issue it was the Irish people who were divided across the religious line, Catholics and Protestants within their own territory. So it was difficult for IRA to have a conventional army. The very fact that there are no Irish jungles to hide ,but within the civilians under the protection of the catholic sector also hindered their chance of building a conventional army. When IRA carried out bomb attacks they called ahead of time to reduce the civilian casualties. If IRA was able to form a conventional army and held on to his own territory and fired at British troops or the protestant side, then there would have been a huge blood shed. Furthermore British army was powerful, had the advantage of the protestants in their side to gather intelligence for centuries, and also did not have a country like India as their powerful neighbour to train Terrorists to act against their neighbour Sri Lanka a sovereign nation. Those American Irish who had financially supported IRA had also got fed up with IRA and also saw the emptiness of the IRA struggle. So IRA also had to give up their demands. IRA did not have one dictator who waged a war for his own survival.

    Is it the GOSL who walked out of the peace table ?

    LTTE does not want continue any peace talk because they are holding on to certain territory in North and East and was able to build a military power . There is territorial distinction made between GOSL and them to stage a war ,and also LTTE is not concerned about civilian casualties of the territory they hold on to which comes as a result of counter attacks, but exploit the situation for propaganda against the GOSL and SLA. Furthermore LTTE leader Prabhakaran has no place to hide in a political solution to the ethnic issue, therefor the war which is continued today is not for the best interest of the Tamils but for the survival of Prabhakaran only.

    As long as there is a diaspora with hypocrisy who misinterprets and exploits global politics for their advantage the Tamil suffering will not end.

  • 13 Jan 2007 05:13:00 GMT

    Beema,

    Thanks for the information.

    [I equally recognized that I was dealing with a terrorist suspect who seemed to have a way of knowing when attempts would be made on people?s lives as in Gothabaya Rajapakse?s case. In searching Sangam to see if my article is there as he had informed me, I saw a peace by Sachi Srikantha again using double meaning to threaten people with death ? the title of his article was ?A Hole in the Head of Ms. Nirupama Subramanian.? Nirupama Subramanian was the then The Hindu?s Sri Lanka correspondent. It reminded me of the reason behind the dreaded name `Pottu Amman` ? who is said to put pottu-like holes in people?s foreheads. Prof. Hool.]

    Nirupama Subramaniam had written an unbiased book , part of her fellowship work here in USA called ` Voices from a war Zone` which reveals the failures and duplicity of GOSL as well as the hypocrisy of Tamils. It goes beyond criticizing Prabhakaran as a terrorist. No wonder Sachi Sri Kanth did not like it. He tried to white wash LTTE from the brutal killing of Rajini Thiranagama, and it is not a secret that this character Sach Sri Kanth is as Prof Hool rightly said a low level ( I say gutter born) LTTE terrorist.

    BTW Sach Sri Kanth is a hero to our senior member TamilCanuck aka TCK.

  • 13 Jan 2007 05:24:18 GMT

    [Mahinda Rajapakse is not a statesman; he is basically a crook. Accords and agreements do not mean a thing to him. His objective at the moment is to establish his dynasty;]

    Dear, Ariyalai SB,

    If Mahinda Rajapakse is a crook who is Prabhakaran? Could you also please elaborate on agreements and Accords.

  • 13 Jan 2007 09:09:44 GMT

    How could the Prez be a crook when Ranil has shot his own foot.

    Ranil has scored an own goal and now the UNP are loosing the game.