While warning the unitary character of the Constitution would be compromised under the rule of Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President and UPFA Elections Committee Chairman Mahinda Rajapaksa today pledged he would leave no room for separatism.
He addressed an event held at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Theatre, where a collective of 61 civil organisations called Jathika Ekamuthuwa inked an agreement with Mr. Rajapaksa based on five conditions.
The conditions included:
“Rectifying of false amendments of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution; strengthening national security; providing ‘real’ economic relief to people; Taking measures to protect Buddhist heritage, and Creating an economy based on domestic production.”
The organizations had also included a special proposal to the agreement to conduct an investigation into the Halal issue and Aluthgama incidents, which led to a rift between the Sinhala and the Muslim communities and to take action against those responsible for these issues under a Rajapaksa administration.
Mr. Rajapaksa said Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had, in UNP election manifesto, pledged to create a new country and charged Mr. Wickremesinghe would exclude Northern and Eastern Provinces in the endeavour of creating a new country.
“As he pledged, Mr. Wickremesinghe will create a new country without the North and East in it. With the proposals of the TNA for a federal state, we are certain he would accomplish creating a new country. We are concerned that we might not be able to regain the country if this happened,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Oh dear, for how long is he going to flog this dead horse? He may be living in a parallel universe where separatism is raising its head again in Sri Lanka, but the reality is that, if he comes into power, there is a good chance that separatism will actually rear its ugly head once again!
Lanka Shantha Monday, 03 August 2015 06:52 PM
millions of Sinhalese people had visited north and east during these years and had witnessed that there are no LTTE or related activities. No one is asking for separate country. Only you and your brother are lying to get votes. But no chance.
Bala Monday, 03 August 2015 10:42 PM
Onna babo goni billa enawa. This is the only slogan he has. Also where are the other speakers at the UPFA meetings - they are scared they will get hooted.
Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 04 August 2015 08:43 AM
MR you are trying to pave a way for LTTE-2 era. This time you will be a 1st target for them.
Hora Mahinda Tuesday, 04 August 2015 08:45 AM
You looted and ruined our country and being so greedy for family wealth and prosperity you will say anything. But remember one thing whatever you say - you are rejected.
Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 04 August 2015 08:45 AM
You are cutting your own grace Mahinda.
Premalal Tuesday, 04 August 2015 08:55 AM
The shelf life of this slogan has long expired.
karthi Tuesday, 04 August 2015 02:39 PM
You are trying to divide and rule and people of this country are not going to trust your separatism slogan anymore.
seperate Tuesday, 04 August 2015 04:02 PM
"Will leave no room for separatism" --: MR.- Yes Sir,! There is no more to separate - you have done it already by alienating some ethnic groups (note plural). Thanks also to BBS.
Nakkiran Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:42 AM
THERE IS NO MORE TO SEPARATE , YOU HAVE DON IT ALREADY . NORTH FOR INDIA , SOUTH FOR CHINNA . NOTHING FOR SRI LANKANS .
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