Negotiating from a position of strength

  • 25 Apr 2007 13:52:27 GMT

    Down the memory lane

    [The international community is urging both parties to talk. ]

    Talks between Tamil leaders and Sri Lankan Governments has been going on and agreements are also signed for last 50 years. But what happened to the previous agreements:

    1. BC Pact in 1957

    2. SC Pact in 1965

    3. CFA in 2002

    4 P-TOMS in 2005

    Unless there is a guerantee of either UN or a joint International Community to force the SL Govt to honour any agreement that may come out of possible talks, it is a wastage of time and enery to talk.

  • 25 Apr 2007 16:45:26 GMT

    Lets` cut out the crap and finish this with a battle! No-one wants to negotiate.Even if SL agrees to LTTE, the LTTE will not change its` mind and still want war.All they want to do is to eliminate the Tamil community of SL!

    Poor Tamils with no person with qualities of leadership!

  • 25 Apr 2007 17:37:44 GMT

    [it began to put forth demands one after the other, which were all met.]

    Who is the idiot writting this? Does he live on another planet or in a parallel upside down dimension? LOL.

  • 25 Apr 2007 18:02:37 GMT

    How can any Govt stop the basic essentials to a community?

    In 1995/6 ex-president Chandrika K and her stronger army drove LTTE into Vanni in the name of `War for Peace`. 12 years has gone, still the mentality of the ruling chauvinists have not changed.

    All the appalling actions of the president Rajapakse point to the inevitability of a need for an autonomous system of government for minorities. If a govt can strangle a people to the point of starvation it is vital that they insist on having a govt that ensures the continous supply of basics for their survival.

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:25:46 GMT

    [Govt. not grant what they promised at the negotiating table.]

    Yes. That is the main cause of the breakdown in negotiations. There is nothing to deny.

    What SL needs is a person or an organization or a government who will assure that everything agreed upon will be carried out.

    Try it and let me know if it works.

    Any side which breaks the agreement will be delt with accordingly.

    This must be garanteed for any negotiations to start and to have any chance of succcess.

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:36:08 GMT

    Only `talks` tigers understand can only be delivered in their `language`.....

    go for talks...put forwards conditions and on the side...strengthen military further as keep on attacking...

    same thing they`ve been doing all these years...

    payback was overdue :)

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:56:04 GMT

    [Balasingham and Thileepan may be dead but the LTTE strategy remains.]

    The fact is, this `Little Now, Much Later* is not a strategy devised by LTTE, but something practised by Tamil Racism in Sri Lanka since as early as 1920s. One of the Racist who championed this is Sylvester James Velupillai Chelvanayakam.

    He founded a party called Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi, which in English should read as Lanka Tamil State Party. Instead he presented it to the Sinhalas in south as the Federal Party. He demanded a federal state from Sinhalas while instigating young Tamils to fight for a hypothetical homeland while hiding behind a Gandhian garb.



  • 28 Apr 2007 00:34:21 GMT

    Mucha Lind Typical sinhala mindset!!

    in a Federal state the official alguage would have been, the regional language. Thus Tamil.

    So Thamil arasuk kadchi was correct intepretation.

    It is not Sylvester - it is Samuel.