US stresses need for power sharing

  • 9 Mar 2007 22:47:06 GMT

    I think, USA should do that with Blacks and spaniyards too.

    USA talk about power sharing. USA got rid of Racial segregation only in mid 1960s.

    Following is how USA had racial segregation in the USA. WE, sinhala people never had racial segregation. BUT TAMILS HAD IT BE NOT LETTING US TO go to north. Even today they have it.

    [Institutionalized racial segregation was ended as an official practice by the efforts of such civil rights activists as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., working during the period from the end of World War II through the passage of the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 supported by President Lyndon Johnson. Many of their efforts were acts of civil disobedience aimed at violating the racial segregation rules and laws, such as refusing to give up a seat in the black part of the bus to a white person (Rosa Parks), or holding sit-ins at all-white diners.

    Not all racial segregation laws have been repealed in the United States, although Supreme Court rulings have rendered them unenforceable. For instance, the Alabama Constitution still mandates that Separate schools shall be provided for white and colored children, and no child of either race shall be permitted to attend a school of the other race.[10] A proposal to repeal this provision was narrowly defeated in 2004. However, in a different arena, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in February 2005 in Johnson v. California (125 S. Ct. 1141) that the California Department of Corrections` unwritten practice of racially segregating prisoners in its prison reception centers ? which California claimed was for inmate safety (gangs in California, as throughout the U.S., usually organize on racial lines)? is to be subject to strict scrutiny, the highest level of constitutional review. Although the high court remanded the case back to the lower courts, it is likely[citation needed] that their decision will have the impact of forcing California to alter its practice of segregating by race in its reception centers.

    According to the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the actual desegregation of U.S. public schools peaked in 1988; since that time, the schools have, in fact, become more segregated. As of 2005, the present proportion of black students at majority white schools `a level lower than in any year since 1968.`[11] ]

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:03:20 GMT

    Everybody agrees with power sharing. US doesnt have to preach. However, just like USA, we should not give in to terrorism as well. Current govt failed to propose a power sharing proposal. Military is doing its job in chasing LTTE away. But, politicians have not done their job. Instead they are fullfilling their greed by swallowing up ministerial portfolios while wasting public money. Mr. President, what is your proposal? Your delay in the proposal opens the door for foreign nations to force something down our throat. Please do not delay and propose a homegrown solution.

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:04:04 GMT

    [Can we advice the USA to change their power sharing or constitution.Then what rights USA has got to decide our constitution.We will never allow federal solution in SL.]

    dude did you even finish high school!

    beggars cant be choosers!

    well no federal then everyone and their dog are going back to the stone age!

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:08:19 GMT

    snap//

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:09:03 GMT

    US: Make peace through Justice

    GOSL Buddhist Taliban Supporters: Bwah!Bwah!Bwah! We want peace through injustice - give us some more money so that we can kill more tamils.

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:15:43 GMT

    It is too late for power sharing.

    It is time to have our own power.

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:17:57 GMT

    [US: Make peace through Justice ]

    In USA, justice means, three strikes you are in the jail for ever.

    Otherwise, Sheriff handcuff even the little black girl or boy. That is how they treat blacks.

    WE have to do that with tamils too.

    Our soldiers are dieing for these hyenas. Does USA do that ?.

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:18:03 GMT

    Power sharing is euphemism for independent power:-)

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:19:09 GMT

    Hilarious to see the usual suspects up in arms eh ;)

    LOL, this is why you cannot defeat the Tamil nation we have one clear goal come hell or high water, you lot on the other hand will bow down to whom ever fills you begging bowl.

    But like the ungreatful wrethces you are, will bark at the first sign of even a slightly negative statement.

  • 9 Mar 2007 23:22:55 GMT

    There is a strong connection between LTTE & ALQUIDA.LTTE is training alquida terrorists in SL & Afghanistan.Alquida like to imitate ltte techniques.Osama bin laden is hiding in vanni.VP is keeping him a in a secret location in vanni.Only few people know it.Alquida is paying lot of money to ltte to keep osma bin laden in vanni.Therefore USA should help mahinda to arrest osama bin laden & VP.They both are hiding in vanni.