If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan said today.
He said in a tweet that the issue between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had put the Constitutional process to back seat.
“Not the issue of the UNP and the SLFP but the new constitution as solution to national issue topped Sampanthan’s priority list. If new Constitution process is stalled permanently, Sampanthan’s holding of Leader of Opposition would be meaningless,” he tweeted.
He said it was sad to notice that the Sinhala nation had failed to understand and respect Sampanthan’s message of ‘dropping Eelam State and coming into Sri Lankan State radius’ by taking up the Leader of Opposition job in the Sri Lankan Parliament.
I do agree with Mano Ganeshan in that R Sampanthan gives a time frame to GoSL for them(UNP, SLFP)to bring in the NEW Constitution. If not, he along with other Tamil MPs resign their parliamentary jobs.
sach Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:23 PM
Sampanthan did NOT drop any Eelam, it was made non viable by the Lankan state. This statement is errorneous in so many levels. Opposition leadership post and new constitution should have no relationship.
lanka Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:06 PM
Why doesn't Mano get into his thick head that the majority of Sri Lankans do not want any new constitution! What exactly is the national issue? Like all Tamils, as a Tamil you have enjoyed more rights than most Sinhala people! You supported the LTTE and of course now you have changed colours.Sampanthan being made the Leader of Opposition post as well as AK as the deputy was a political ploy of this government! Sampathan nor any Tamil has the right to claim any Eelam state within Sri Lanka. We gave a clear message when we annihilated LTTE terrorists.