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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

In memory of Kadirgamar: Can Sri Lanka President Chandrika..

[b]In memory of Kadirgamar: Can Sri Lanka President Chandrika honour his name?[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar was a pre-planned plot by the LTTE to demonstrate their utter contempt for the failed Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) they signed with Ranil Wickremesinghe. Though Ranil Wickremesinghe and G. L. Peiris were crowing that they had trapped Prabhakaran to acknowledge the sovereignty of the Sri Lanka at Oslo, Prabhakaran and Balasingham knew better. They knew that they had tricked the political twins, Wickremesinghe and Peiris, to extract all what they could at that stage by making them believe that they had obtained LTTE’s recognition of the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.

Wickremesinghe-Peiris duo was also boasting that the Oslo Accord came with international guarantees. It didn’t take long for Balasingham to repudiate the Oslo Accord as a fiction in the imagination of Wickremesinghe and Peiris. Balasingham had no compunction in tearing up the so-called CFA despite the fact that it came with guarantees given by Norway, the representative of the international community. Besides, the peace monitors appointed by the international community have documented that 95.76% of the violations of the CFA have been by the LTTE.

The least that Norway was expected to fulfill was (1) standby their own Oslo Accord, (2) implement agreements signed by both parties with the advice and consent of Norway, (3) monitor the CFA violations to keep the peace process in track and (4) be fair by all communities. Norway failed on all counts. These facts and figures point an accusing finger at the Norwegians. Whenever this is pointed out to the Norwegians they come out with the excuse that they are merely postmen conveying messages from one side to another. If this is true then they should stand aside and let Dot.Com or faxes play the Norwegian role of exchanging messages.

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