Sri Lankan Parties unmoved by Govt`s decision

  • 4 Jan 2008 23:18:30 GMT

    [Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauf Hakeem said it had been pledged in the UPFA Government`s election manifesto and did not come as a surpris ]

    This is in line with the MoU signed with Simnhala extremists JHU and JVP. Why did he wait for more than 2 years to abrogate it? MR`s new year resolution is to be honest, he may even honour P-TOMS that he presented in the parliament in 2005.

  • 4 Jan 2008 23:32:48 GMT

    [On April 21, 2003, the

    LTTE unilaterally withdrew]

    news to me.

    Ltte proposed the ISGA and when presented to the GOVT , CBK brought the GOVT down!

    bums didnt even want to debate it because the GOSL never wants to negotiate a meaningful solution.

  • 4 Jan 2008 23:41:02 GMT

    [ There had been practically no CFA during the past two years. ]What happened at the beginning of the past 2 years to make it `practically no CFA`? Ans: Mama got elected?

  • 5 Jan 2008 01:15:51 GMT

    CFA came to a big fake !

    GOSL did a excellent preparation before final decision to,as it became a running nuisance to parties who framed it.

    MR with the support of UNP members who crossover,excavate

    CFA intensively,point most mis handling,loopholes with reasonable evidence,,/some still to be published.

    With all the propaganda done by Nordics and some Powerful nations to the CFA,it was not the best they could support at last.

    Therefor India and Aid Donors whom were very hard at the beginning came softly.., almost silent.

    Some Nordics officials are not going to visit Sri Lanka,for reasons what they are up-to.

    Sadly IC most trusted to LTTE has abandoned them in a very decisive juncture,Where LTTE could have change path if IC involved.

    MR very wisely chopped that route for any talks recently soon.

    Still MR use his cards well.

  • 5 Jan 2008 16:23:19 GMT

    [Ltte proposed the ISGA and when presented to the GOVT , CBK brought the GOVT down! ]

    [bums didnt even want to debate it because the GOSL never wants to negotiate a meaningful solution. ]

    TCK,

    Before LTTE proposed the ISGA, GOSL submitted their proposal about an interim administration long before . LTTE took a while to bring their proposal and without giving any room for any discussion or negotiations they demanded that their proposal be implemented and walked out when RW was still the PM. LTTE did not come to the table for negotiated settlement of the ethnic issue but to legalize their control over the territory they had in their hands.

    GOSL proposal was in July 2003

    LTTE ISGA was in October 2003

  • 5 Jan 2008 16:32:47 GMT

    July 17, 2003

    Government`s Provisional Administrative Council proposal

    [Discussion Document

    Introduction

    Based on a request from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has developed the below framework for establishing a provisional administrative arrangement which will enable the LTTE to participate significantly in decision making and delivery related to administration and rebuilding of the war damage infrastructure and economy, in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

    The objective of establishing such an arrangement is to ensure rapid improvement in the life of the population in the eight districts in the north and east, while LTTE and GOSL at the same time are actively engaged in a dialogue to arrive at a negotiated settlement based on the agreement reached during the third session of the negotiations in Oslo in December 2002.

    Therefore?being an integral part of the process towards a negotiated settlement of the ethnic conflict?the establishment and continued operation of this interim administrative arrangement will depend on a continued dialog between the parties both in the context of this administrative structure as well in the negotiations towards a final solution of the conflict.

    Given the importance attached to a continued dialog at all levels the proposal for an administrative arrangement is presented as framework? not a final document? which in itself must be subject for dialogue between the parties.

    Given the understanding between the Parties during plenary sessions of negotiations that a Muslim delegation should be accommodated when issues of concern to the Muslim population is being deliberated, it is the view of GOSL that:

    -A Muslim delegation must participate in the discussions relation to establishment of a provisional administrative structure for the Northern and Eastern Provinces and

    -That it should be open to the SLMC to submit separate proposal pertaining to the establishment of the above mentioned structure.

    Provisional Administrative Structure for the Northern and Eastern Provinces?Proposal for Discussion

    ? Provisional Administrative Council

    It is proposed that a body called the Provisional Administrative Council of the Northern and Eastern Provinces (Council) will be set up for the administration of this region.

    1. The Council shall consist of such number of members as may be determined by the parties.

    2. The composition of the Council shall consist of the following:

    a. Members nominated by GOSL, which will include the nominees of the People?s Alliance.

    b. Members nominated by the LTTE.

    c. Members nominated by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)

    3. The number of members will be determined to ensure:

    a. A majority of the LTTE in the Council

    b. Subject of (a) above, the Muslim and Sinhala Communities will have weighted representation.

    4. Chairperson

    Two alternatives are presented concerning chairpersons for the Council:

    Alt.1 There shall be two chairpersons, one representing the LTTE and the other the GOSL elected by and from amongst the members of the Council. Each chairperson shall have the right to veto any proposal brought before the Council.

    Alt.2 There shall be one Chairperson elected from amongst the members of the Council. If alternative 2 is selected the following para shall be included concerning decisions of the Council:

    Any decision of the Council, which affects either the Muslim or the Sinhala Community can only be made valid if the decision is supported by:

    a. A majority of the Members of the Council and

    b. A majority of the representatives of the Muslim or the Sinhala communities as the case may be.

    ? Powers and Functions of the Provisional Administrative Council

    1) It is proposed that the powers and functions of the Council will extend to:

    Adequate arrangements to enable the Council to participate effectively in the exercise and performance of such powers and functions as are at present being exercised and performed by the Government in respect of regional administration?except the area of police and security land and revenue-but including rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement.

    2) The participation mentioned above shall include policy making, implementations and monitoring.

    3) The detailed modalities required to give effect to the above 1) and 2) shall be subject for discussion between the parties.

    ? The Special Commissioner

    It is further proposed that:

    1) A ?Special Commissioner? is appointed with the authority to utilize the State machinery for the implementation of the decision of the Council

    2) The Special Commissioner will be appointed by GOSL with the consent of the majority of the Council

    3) The Special Commissioner will be a non-voting member of the Council and accountable to this body

    4) The Council may designate another person or an organization to coordinate rehabilitation or development work implemented by non-State agencies and organisations.

    ? Finances

    1) The Council will?giving due consideration to equitable distribution?determine the use of funds placed at its disposal. The Council will further identify such utilization by State agencies, NGOs, international agencies, private sector agencies for administration, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development in the North-East region. The funds made available to the work of the Council will include?but not necessarily be limited to such funds as:

    a) received from Donors to the North East Reconstruction Fund (NERF)

    b) allocated by GOSL to NERF and

    c) such resources as are received for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Northern and Eastern Provinces other than through NERF.

    2) North East Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Fund (NERRF)

    It is recognized that NERF was established to cater for meeting the immediate needs of the population the north and east. In order to enlarge the scope of this fund it is suggested that the fund should be modified to deal with both rehabilitation and reconstruction as well as cover medium term requirements. It is therefore suggested that the NERF is renamed NERRF.

    It is further proposed that the GOSL and the LTTE shall actively encourage contributions to NERRF. The Government will provide funding through NERRF wherever practical. Utilization of resources from NEERF will as mentioned above be directly determined and supervised by the Council.

    3) The Special Fund

    A.?Special Fund? is proposed instituted as an information, accounting and monitoring devise for resources from donors or the Government that is not channeled through NERRF. The purpose of this mechanism is to enable the Council to be aware, and become responsible for effective utilization of resources to the north and east including loans and other finances that cannot be channeled through NERRP.

    ? The District Committees

    It is also proposed to institute a District Committee for each of the eight Districts in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

    1). Chairperson, Composition and Relationship to the Council

    a) The Chairperson of the District Committee will be appointed by and from amongst the members of the council in order to serve as a link between the Council and the District Committee.

    b) The other members will also be appointed by the Council. In appointing such members, due consideration will be given to ensure adequate representation of the ethnic composition of the District in question.

    c) The District Committee will function directly under the Council and will be charged with carrying out the decisions of the Council.

    d) The District Secretary will be the Secretary and the Chief Executive Officer of the District Committee.

    e) All activities within the District relating to the powers and functions of the Council will be co-ordinated through the Secretary to the District Committee.

    2). Functions of the District Committee

    It is proposed that the functions of the District Committee will consist of:

    a. Implementation of the decisions of the Council

    b. Co-ordination of all development activities within the district and

    c. Formulation of proposal for consideration by the Council.

    3). Powers of the District Committees

    a. Each District Committee will function as a delegate of the Council and ensure the effective implementation of the decisions of the Council.

    b. For all purposes and district Committee will be responsible for the district for which it is established and will function as an administrative mechanism at district level.

    c. A District Committee may-with the concurrence of the Council, obtain the assistance of individuals or body of persons for the effective discharge of its functions.

    ? District Sub-Committees

    It is proposed that each District Committee may establish such number of District Sub Committees as may be necessary for such sub-divisions in the district in order to ensure effective implementation of the decisions of the Council and the District Committees at local level. The members of the District Sub-Committee will be nominated by the District Committee with the concurrence of the Council.

    ? Committees of the Provisional Administrative Council

    1). It is further viewed as advantages for the Council to establish the following special committees to strengthen its work

    a. An Economic Affairs Committee

    b. An Infrastructure Committee

    c. An Essential Services Committee

    2) Each Committee should consist of not more than four members of the Council, and such persons?including experts and officers?as may be determined by the parties.

    3) The Chairman of the Committee should be a member of the Council.

    4) Each Committee will function under the direction of the Council.

    ? Period of Operation

    It is proposed that the contemplated arrangement will be in operation for a limited perios as agreed upon by the parties, however, subject to the arrangement being reviewed by the parties every six months.

    ]

  • 5 Jan 2008 17:36:51 GMT

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    CFA Violations at a Glance

    Feb 22, 2002 - August 31, 2004 ( Cumulative statistics)

    Aug-04

    Number of (ruled) Violations Committed by the GOSL

    111

    Number of (ruled) Violations Committed by the LTTE

    2439

    Most Common Violations Committed by the GOSL

    Aug-04

    Harassment

    42

    Other measures to restore normalcy

    10

    Hostile acts against the civilian population

    9

    Other restrictions of movement

    8

    Intimidation

    7

    Extortion

    6

    Construction of new positions

    5

    Occupation of private property

    3

    Fishing restrictions

    3

    Movement in zone of separation

    3

    Abduction of adults

    3

    Firing of weapons

    2

    Failure to vacate public buildings

    2

    Most Common Violations Committed by the LTTE

    Aug-04

    Child recruitment

    1424

    Abduction of adults

    359

    Harassment

    195

    Other measures to restore normalcy (i.e. Flag hoisting)

    125

    Hostile acts against the civilian population

    54

    Abduction of children

    45

    Extortion

    33

    Intimidation

    28

    Occupation of private property

    21

    Movement in zone of separation

    18

    Provocative acts by parties

    17

    Forced recruitment of adults

    16

    Moving military equipment

    11

    Torture

    10

    Restriction of movement for SLMM

    10

    Construction of new positions

    10

    Illegal carrying of arms

    8

    Other ( Seperation of forces )

    7

    Confiscations

    6

    Activities at check points

    5

    Firing of weapons

    5

    Other restrictions of movement

    4

    Denied access to specified military areas

    4

    Assasinations

    4

    District with the most number of GOSL violations :

    Jaffna (46)

    District with the most number of LTTEL violations :

    Batticaloa (680) & Jaffna (592)

    District with the least number of GOSL violations :

    Trincomalee (3) & Ampara (6)

    District with the least number of LTTE violations :

    Trincomalee (165)

    Source : Based on statistics provided by SLMM

    ]