Prime Minister's Hand Exposed Through His Non Response To Presidential Overtures Towards National Unity!
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Sri Lanka's Prime Minister has once again presented
his real credentials and what his own objectives might be as once
again he seems to have placed his needs above that of the Nation in
rejecting the President's overtures to join in forming a Governmet
of National Unity and Reconciliation and has called on the President
to take over Colombo's Peace Process with Tamil Tigers in an effort
to head off a crisis almost in sarcasm hinting towards failure.
Certainly if there was a take over of the Peace Process by the President,
there should be no problems towards continuity within normal parameters
other than those presented by the partisan demands of the LTTE which
could nevertheless be countered considering how far the mediations
have progressed within realistic norms with the collective responses
of the International Community and the Superpowers who have been focussing
their interests in the process very visibly and closely and the continuity
in the hands of the President perhaps a better alternative to that
of the Prime Minister's direction which at this time seems to be somewhat
of a negative nature and often lopsided in the manner he has leaned
towards the LTTE even though the Peace within the land bears testimony
towards a degree of great accomplishment but initially at an unknown
price which had now surfaced through the near impossible demands of
the LTTE who have all but asked for secession in their counterproposals
to the Peace Proposal presented by the Government!
There can never be any bargaining of the Nation's Sovereignity and Territorial Integrity towards a lasting peace which has been indicated by the sheer lack of insight by the Prime Minister and his cabinet and the reason for the President's involvement which can only be interpreted as fortuitous for Sri Lanka as otherwise the ramifications of what has transpired through the attrocities of terrorism and insurgency in the past could easily resurface in the hands of terrorists if granted unconditional access to an administrative capacity while in possession of their weapons and still broadcasting their dogmas even in a veiled sense. There appear to be no norms of acceptance that the LTTE really represent the Tamil Community as they have initiated this concept themselves through their continued inconcistencies of aggression and lawlessness in the North and North East of Sri Lanka where no amount of pseudo / assumed De Facto pretenses to administrations could ever be acceptable to the central Government in Colombo and it is aspired that all of these will be dismantled and a normalcy restoring freedom to all inhabitants in these regions rapidly initiated!
"The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told diplomats
on Sunday that since President Chandrika Kumaratunga had taken over
the crucial defence portfolio, she should take over the peace process",
quoting Constitutional Affairs Minister Peiris who could be next in
line for redundancy as speculated by analysts watching the turn of
events closely as Peiris has a provocative tendency using misinformation
to confuse the general public in the manner he cleverly distorts his
facts using many personal predilections at times which appear to have
little to do with reality. "It will be desirable to explore the
possibility of President Kumaratunga in charge of Peace and related
negotiations, who has taken over the three Ministries, Defense, Communications
and Media, to be asked to carry on the process herself," said
Peiris where contrary to the sarcasm of his statement there can be
no adverse outcome of such a possibility if the co-operation of the
communities involved found common ground as after all there is no
rocket scientist scenario necessary towards achieving peace within
Sri Lanka if the conditions governing the Sovereignity and Territorial
Integrity of a Democratically Elected Government are met within norms
rather than being misconstrued and gambled with as the Prime Minister
has at times opted to, while constantly refering to a "Mandate
From The People!' which has now become his rather monotonoue signature
tune, that his is an unconditional mandate to sign away the rights
of the Sinhala Nation to insurgent terrorists!!.
The President in her latest responses to the Nation has indicated
a desire to avoid calling early parliamentary elections unless forced
by further developments in the political situation within Sri Lanka
having removed three key ministers fron office and suspended Parliament
in a showdown with the Prime Minister although the preference for
an early election appears to have come from the UNF Camp rather than
that of the Opposition.
The President has been emphatic that her actions last week has not sparked off a constitutional crisis as it was in defence of the Constitution that she had been inspired to act and has been quoted as saying . "I don't think it is a constitutional crisis unless Mr Wickremesinghe and some of his ministers make it into one, It was a very normal action, almost routine that I should have done some months ago," end quote which seems to have an undeniable ring of truth to it perhaps much to the chagrin of the Prime Minister and his Administration which appears to be finding it more and more difficult to maintain a level of cohabitation with the President due to the adventurous nature of their approach to the Peace Process and the hostilities which ensue during normal paliamentary proceedings !
It is apathetic that even at this late stage the concept of National Unity does not seem to present itself as a viable option in the eyes of the Prime Minister as what might be the best alternative towards resolving the Nation's woes and contending with the terrorist demands where a force of united Sri Lankan politicians backed by the Sinhala Nation would seem unassailable and the best deterrent to any fancy LTTE moves!
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