The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), has in a resolution, agreed that President Maithripala Sirisena should be given all support to re-establish democracy in the country and to rule, providing equal opportunities for all ethnic groups, to live in peace and amity as free citizens of Sri Lanka.
In the resolution, the TULF stated that it also strongly believes that the disunity between the TULF and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had seriously affected the welfare of the Tamil speaking people and had distanced the chances of finding solutions for their problems.
The TULF called on the TNA to come back to their senses and provide strong united and honest leadership for which the TULF will give full backing.
“No party or an individual can claim credit for the change of Head of the state and not change of Government as wrongly understood by many. The change of Head of the state was spontaneous and is only a prelude to the real drama to take place soon with the anticipated General Election. There are many demands coming from various places. The Present Head of the state should be given full backing to enable him to gain full strength and take decisions firmly. The TULF urges the TNA leadership to caution its members about their utterances or earn the blame of missing the last opportunity that came on its own,” the resolution said.
The TULF also accused the TNA of insulting India by declaring to accept South African mediation for the ethnic problem.
“With all respect to the South African Government, we should tell them that we will gladly consider adapting the South Africa’s Bill of Rights. But India had been taking a lot of interest in solving our problem, from the time of Hon. Madam Indra Gandhi. It lost a Prime Ministerial candidate at the time of his assassination and hundreds of soldiers in Sri Lanka. India’s assistance for rehabilitation and resettlement still continue and in the process of considering further assistance,” the TULF resolution stated.
The TULF also warned the concerned parties to find an early solution for the problems the fishing community is facing both in India and Sri Lanka saying failing to do so may result in unpleasant developments taking place in the future that will mainly strain the relationship between the two Nations, with hardliners taking the upper hand. (Colombo Gazette)