Tamils missed golden opportunity because of LTTE - Devananda

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:21:46 GMT

    This is what was told about Devananda..

    [In an interview published in a weekend newspaper Minister Bandaranaike says, `Now the country cannot be saved without the unison of the two main parties. Spoiling the agreement between the two major parties is a national crime. We cannot solve the national question with the people like Devananda who cannot obtain at least 50 votes. We have to talk to LTTE and come to a consensus with them. The problem will not be solved although we talk big from Colombo. LTTE is requesting the remerge of North and East and total power devolution. If someone is allergic of the federalism, 100 other names can be used. However, this government is not ready for that. How many times I said we have to go to talks. We cannot solve this problem through war or any such measure.`

    `There are no countries that solved the ethnic problems via war. The result of war is devastation of economy, destruction of lives of fighters, the spoliation of their families, increase of cost of living and the darkening of the country-65533 s future.`

    Mr. Bandaranaike further says, `It is true that the cost of living is unbearable now. Village people weep when they tell us how they keep their family fires burning. Everybody blames the government. Poorest sectors are in immense trouble due to kerosene price hike. Today the people are not talking about the war victories but the cost of living. If we love the country, we have to solve this problem through maximum devolution of power in a united country and the remerging of North and East is essential. UNP and JVP did not attend the Thoppigala celebrations. Hakeem came but criticized it later. India, European Union, US, Japan and all the major countries were not present. It is a great setback.`

    `We talk big while being ants in international politics. One Minister threatened Germany that is the leader of 26 countries of the European Union. It is the world`s third powerful economy. We depend upon the grants provided by them.`]

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:22:35 GMT

    [Tamils missed golden opportunity because of LTTE

    //Devananda]

    He really has a point here, and his ethnicity is Tamil.

    Let`s put aside all other things, as an ethnic Tamil he is entitled to understand and oppose ill solutions and criticize the unwanted selfish moves which have the potentials to haze their well-being.

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:25:38 GMT

    [We cannot solve the national question with the people like Devananda who cannot obtain at least 50 votes. ]

    Decide for urself

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:26:56 GMT

    Berty anna

    when i went to Jaffna in 2005, EPDP`s policy was to have the North and East merged, as stated on the big EPDP display boards in some parts of Jaffna. When North and East were demerged earlier in the year, he did not make any complaints whatsoever. I dont think Devananda has any real policies.

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:29:18 GMT

    It is true LTTE is a cancer to find a peaceful solution to ethinic problem in SL. They do not allow any other tamil party to do politics in Sri Lanka. TULF, EPDP, EPRLF are democratic parties but they can`t do politics in North or East. So tamils are unfortunate because LTTE, which is labelled as a terrorist organization by world community, tries to represent whole tamils in Sri Lanka. This is something like Ranil Wicremasinghe says UNP is the whole representative of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:31:22 GMT

    Pharoah Thambi

    if what Anura says is true..(at present Anura is with the Gosl) then this guy should not open his mouth..he is simply just a citizen not a politician..

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:34:12 GMT

    Tamils missed so many opportunities not only one........

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:35:28 GMT

    [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070729/Columns/sitreport.html]

    [Radio intercepts have revealed that Sea Tiger leader Soosai (Thillaiampalam Sivanesan) who was operating from his `headquarters` somewhere near Kilinochchi had been speaking to installations of his sea going arm at Pooneryn and to boats operating in the Gulf of Mannar regularly in the past week.]

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:36:52 GMT

    Saliya

    [So tamils are unfortunate because LTTE, which is labelled as a terrorist organization by world community, tries to represent whole tamils in Sri Lanka.]

    why is LTTE not labelled as a terrorist org by Sri lanka..

    The problem is majority of the Tamils have faith in LTTE to get them a Tamil homeland..similar to the majority (Narrowly) voted for MR to be the president and enjoying the victories in the battle field..The poor Sinhalese ( a common man) wants peace and good living..they want to see the cost of living get to a level that they can happily have a meal without thinking what to eat the next day

    [This is something like Ranil Wicremasinghe says UNP is the whole representative of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.]

    if all sri lankans think the way a normal sri lankan think about the cost of living etc.very soon Ranil may be able to say that..(I mean he will have the majority)

  • 29 Jul 2007 00:44:10 GMT

    US Medics to East. Interesting stuff. How many intelligence officers will be among the medics?

    This clearly shows the US support to Gotta.

    http://www.southasianmedia.net/index_story.cfm?id=410918&category=Frontend&Country=SRI%20LANKA