Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, speaking at the inaugural session of the council on Friday, urged Colombo to confine the SL military in Jaffna to the barracks and suggested that Colombo should consider deputing its military to UN peace-keeping missions abroad. NPC will give full support for Colombo getting international assistance for the rehabilitation of the SL military into civilian life, he further said, linking the process with the rehabilitation of the LTTE cadres. In addition to usurping the right of forfeiting the independence claim of Eezham Tamils, Wigneswaran also went on record in vesting the security of the nation of Eezham Tamils with the military of Colombo.
‘National defence’ and ‘foreign policy’ are affairs entirely left to Colombo in a united Sri Lanka, which Tamils have now agreed upon to workout, Wigneswaran said.
In December 2009, the US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake had a plan to involve the military of Sri Lanka in the international arena and thus absolve its genocidal crimes perpetrated by an international design architected chiefly by the USA.
In a meeting that took place in Colombo on 8th December 2009 with SL Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, “Blake raised the possibility of Sri Lanka contributing to U.S.-led coalition operations in Afghanistan, noting that would be a significant step in support of improving military-to-military engagement,” briefed a Wikileaks classified cable of the US embassy in Colombo.
The “military to military engagement” was later taken up by New Delhi.
The former justice Wigneswaran hijacking the mandate of hapless Eezham Tamils now fulfils the agenda of absolving international crimes without any substantial and internationally guaranteed returns for Eezham Tamils, political observers in Jaffna said.
The former justice also uses his entire legal prowess to ‘legalise’ a surrender and forfeit of the national claim of the nation of Eezham Tamils, which the LTTE refused to surrender or forfeit, the observers further said.
The inauguration of the NPC session took place in a building at Kaithadi that was newly built for the purpose of housing the council.
According to an earlier schedule, opening the building was to be presided over by SL minister Douglas Devananda. Invitation cards were also printed to this effect. However, the Chief Minister protested to the schedule and on Friday the building was opened jointly by him and by the Sinhala military Governor occupying the North. The inaugural session of the council took place after the opening ceremony.