TNA tries to sell Indo-US pre-emption to Eezham Tamil civil society
Accepting the implementation of the 13th Amendment that is already in Sri Lanka’s constitution and failed to meet Tamil aspirations, was the subject matter the TNA was trying to impress upon the representatives of the Eezham Tamil civil society, in a meeting that took place in Vavuniyaa for five hours on Saturday. Eezham Tamils should not ‘hang on’ to their right to self-determination was the argument of a Colombo-based lawyer backing the stand of TNA leader R. Sampanthan, while this right was the very basis of the struggle of Eezham Tamils in the last sixty years, democratically as well as militarily, civil society circles told TamilNet. Many of the civil society representatives, especially from the East and Mannaar requested the TNA to conceive better ideas to bring in an interim administration for the North and East to face the current situation.
The TNA members dodged questions on the vital points of criticism that were already in the discourse in the last 25 years. They rejected some of the points as propositions of LTTE times.
The TNA was pressurised to hurry at pre-emption to bail out Rajapaksa regime and the Sri Lankan state at Geneva, observers commented.