Home / News/ TNA denounces Northern Province Chief Minister’s ‘Eluga Thamil’ protest

TNA denounces Northern Province Chief Minister’s ‘Eluga Thamil’ protest


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:21

Facebook

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says launching a protest march like Eluga Thamil (Rise up Tamils!) is not beneficial to the Tamil people at this time when discussions are being conducted for a new constitution.

The Eluga Thamil protest march and rally held in Jaffna on Friday was organised by the Tamil People’s Council, led by the Chief 04-04Minister of the Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran.

TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran told the BBC Sandeshaya service that his party pointed out to the Tamil people in the North that it was not appropriate action to launch a protest march at a time when the party was holding discussions with other political parties in the country on the proposed new constitution.

Sumanthiran stressed that the Tamil people had launched the protest disregarding his party’s advice and the TNA had no part in it.

He further said that such protests would create misunderstandings among the southern people about the Tamil party and the Tamil community.

The Tamil National Alliance is committed to finding a just and fair solution for the Tamil community through democratic means and constitutional reforms, he said.

The MP said it will be possible to draft a constitution that was acceptable for Tamil people as well as for other communities through the Constitutional Council which is represented by all political parties.

Chief Minister Wigneswaran earlier said the Sinhala Buddhist people in the south should not misunderstand the purpose of the ‘Rise up Tamils’ protest and it was not against the Sinhalese or Buddhism.

Meanwhile, scholarly and farsighted independent Tamil observers, including writer Sivarasa Karunagaran and researchers Rajan Hoole and Ahilan Kadirgamar, have viewed the Chief Minister’s rally as more of an attempt to gain power and position in Tamil nationalist politics than a genuine attempt to find a realistic and sustainable solution to the Tamil question.

 

04-05


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Soaring heights of NPLs in banking

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Capital inadequacy, political interference, abuse of power, wasteful and unproductive expenditure, corrupt deals, circumventions of regulatory directions, unscrupulous lending operations, imposed IMF and WB conditions for reforms, and window-dressed


New Land Policy: Ideal alternate development strategy, but accompanying policies needed

Thursday, 27 June 2019

It is reported that the Government has prepared a law to grant freehold possession of farm land held under lease from the Government. This may be a revision of the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) of 1935. This article proposes to discuss the pros a


Need for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part II

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Lessons to be learnt from the Asian educational giants A journalist of New York Times requested Hideki Shirakawa, a Nobel laureate, to describe Japanese culture. He said, “Fundamentally, Japanese culture is based on rice farming. Rice cultivation r


Country’s reconciliation with English and Moragahakanda

Thursday, 27 June 2019

When the country received independence from British, it was blessed with an efficient administration, a high standard in education, and also sound foreign exchange reserves; the country was admired by other countries. The three major and several mino


Columnists More