Reuters' Report On Local
News Item Relative to LTTE Counterproposals And Their Acceptability
Rather Far Fetched!
Council Of Sinhala Peers
It has been highlighted by the Reuters Agency that Sri Lanka's Tamil
Tiger rebels will seek expanded powers in a plan to be released next
week, and also want the option of a Separate State if constitutional
reforms are rejected according to media report Sunday 26 th October
that S.Lanka's Tiger rebels want expanded powers. As to whether these
demands would be acceded to remains to be seen and rather doubtful
of a positive outcome for the demandees who have no bargaining rights
by virtue of their illegal and outlawed status and have the majority
Sinhala Nation in reality to contend with rather than a blinkered
Administration probably on its way out of office!!.
However, in a democracy, a hearing is permissible for even those
without entitlement as the case appears although the option of a Separate
State for the LTTE which this all amounts to seems a Confucious based
dogma where the credibilities of the demands lie in the minds of those
who seek them surrounded by their own confidences sometimes unaligned
with reality and not necessarily acceptable to those considered a
ruling power and a Majority!!
Quoting the Sunday Leader,it has been reported "The rebels will
propose that a power-sharing agreement for the Tamil-Majority North
and East of the Island be put in place for six years while a new constitution
is negotiated, It seems far fetched and beyond the norms of Governance
within Sri Lanka that a 'New Constitution" as purported in the
report need ever be negotiated as the present constitution of the
Sovereign Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka is a legally appointed
Constitution which in reality and given the circumstances, is unshakable.
And since when has the term' majority' been applicable to the Tamil
Community comprising of less than 25 percent of the Island's Population?
asks the more discerning! and what kind of Administration representing
the majority Sinhala Nation would tolerate such arrogance which the
Taking into consideration that the rebels as refered to are neither
a full representation of the Tamil Community within Sri Lanka nor
an entity with a mandate to demand a Constitutional change under any
circumstance they seem to be overstepping the tolerance being extended
to them by the incumbent Administration which seems to be the root
cause of all the agitation within the country and perhaps should be
routed and driven out of Sri Lanka permanently to end all the apprehensions
relative to Sri Lanka's future as their's seem to be an expectancy
similar to the concerns of a corrupt business organization uncertain
of their future with a leader hiding in the jungles of the Wanni and
needs to be flushed out to face the criminal charges against him!!.
It seems also to be an abomination of the rights of a Democratic
Nation, a violation of its rights within the norms of Democracy and
the Free World and an affront to rationality relative to the rights
of a Peace loving Nation once ruthlessly torn apart by the attrocities
of these very same individuals in terrorist identity that they are
are now demanding a change to the Sri Lankan Constitution to accommodate
their putrid means towards an existence in the name of its" acceptability
to all sections of the people" a phrase of obvious othere than
diaspora scattered globally and a fragmented few within Sri Lanka
and sad will be the Administration which will concede any further
demands to the terrorists beyond what already has been conceded in
The reference to a guaranteeing of 'minority rights as part of State
Policy ' as demanded by the LTTE seems to have a familiar ring to
it and one which already exists within the present Constitution and
to expect an augmentation of its nature by definition to accommodate
the LTTE can only be deemed unacceptable as the need for repetition
of an already existing condition only adds to the ignorance of the
demands by an entity which seems to be confused in the wake of a realization
that theirs may not be a right to exist for that much longer!
Hence the News Item under reference and the logic of the LTTE demands
seems rather farfetched!