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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

TULF requests the TNA to join the National Government forthwith

Colombo, 23 August, (Asiantribune.com):

In an open letter to R. Sampanthan, it has been urged that, “The TNA also must take a quick decision and voluntarily join the National Government. That is what the Tamil people want and it is for that reason the Tamil People voted for the TNA. Since thirty to forty political parties, with varying policies, had been mainly responsible for creating this situation, a duty is cast on you to deal with the situation cautiously.

This request was made by V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General –TULF, who is over 60 years in politics and who loves this country and its people more dearly than anything else in this world

Given below the full text of the letter:

Hon. R.Sampanthan M.P, Leader TNA,

My dear Sampanthan,

TULF requests the TNA to join the National Government forthwith
You are not unaware that this request comes to you from one who is over 60 years in politics and who loves this country and its people more dearly than anything else in this world. Except a significant few all the others had suffered immensely and lost much lives and property, a part from the mental agony they underwent for several years. A silent revolution had taken place providing an excellent opportunity for all of us to sort out matters that could be sorted out.

The minorities have innumerable problems all of which cannot be sorted out overnight or even in a short period. But certainly much can be done during the two year period the UNP and the SLFP have agreed to work as a National Government. The TNA also must take a quick decision and voluntarily join the National Government. That is what the Tamil people want and it is for that reason the Tamil People voted for the TNA. Since thirty to forty political parties, with varying policies, had been mainly responsible for creating this situation, a duty is cast on you to deal with the situation cautiously.

Right from the very inception certain religious dignitaries like Ven. Maduluwava Sobitha Thera. Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera, Ven. Athuraliye Rathina Thera, Madam Chandrica Bandaranayaike Kumarathunga, Hon. Ranil Wickramasingha, His. Excellency Maithiripala Sirisena and some such others had repeatedly assured that they will take the responsibility of solving the ethnic problem to the satisfaction of all the parties concerned. My advice at this juncture is for you to trust them and give all cooperation to the National Government. Above all, why can’t we, who have wasted over half a century, now take a chance, on this good opportunity that has come on our way to get our longstanding problems solved?

Yours sincerely,

V. Anandasangaree,

Secretary General -TULF.

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