India’s opposition leader Ms. Sushma Swaraj who is currently leading a parliamentary delegation on a visit to Sri Lanka stressed yesterday that the government should evolve a political solution to the national question based on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, informed sources said yesterday.
The visiting delegation of Indian parliamentarians representing both Lok Shaba and Rajya Sabha had an interactive session with a Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation led by Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva in the parliamentary complex.
During the meeting, Minister de Silva said that the government consists of a few parties with different political ideologies, and therefore, it is difficult to take unilateral decisions with regard to the national question. As a result, he said that the government had proposed to appoint a parliamentary select committee to evolve a political solution in consultation with all the parties concerned. He criticized the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for not nominating its members to this committee.
TNA leader R. Sampanthan joined the discussion saying that the successive governments had neglected their responsibility in delivering a reasonable political solution to Tamil people. In a hard hitting speech, he viewed that his party started a dialogue with the present government in January, last year, but no progress had been made for the fulfillment of political aspirations of Tamil people. He analyzed how democratic struggles by Tamil parties were suppressed in the past, and the situation eventually led to the advent of Tamil militancy. (Kelum Bandara )
Parliament select committee is coffee drinking place and good eye wash and it is never ending story.
jude Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:39 AM
Sushma, first try to come up a political solution in Kasmir!!!. then come and preach in SL.
Aru Nat Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:17 AM
Sushma, Krishna has gone through the process. President promised 13a plus and took an about turn within a week. He even flatly denied he promised anything to Krishna.
Tamil community has been deceived by Sinhala majority governments since independence in 1947.
Have a safe journey back.
Nicky Karunarathna Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:19 AM
Why anybody in normal sense allow these morons to come to our shores and dictate terms about our constitution and what we shall do - infirnging our sovereignity with impunity? Did president already sold the country to these Indian morons or will he show the door to these guys to get out. There should be limit to their interference and what they can talk etc. Otherwise tell them where to get off!
jude Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:05 AM
Karunanithi should worry about his currupt jailed daughter. Most of his political life he was funded by LTTE and now he's paying back the dues. Karunanithi and the whole family corrupted and destoryied Tamil Nadu beyond repair.
Fayad Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:08 AM
Madam do you think you have sort-out all the problems in India to advice sri lanka ? Please take this valuable time to advice your central government than interfering into sri lankan politics.
buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:35 AM
So the Rajapakse family are gods???
buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:46 AM
If you take a trip to India...you will notice how amicably issues are sorted out between ethnic groups, religeons and States. Today belongs to the BRIC group because of its powerful financial status. As long as their are fools like you who elect equally bigger fools into parliament, we will remain a pariah to the world.
AMG Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:15 AM
Sushma please have a good time in our paradise !
Imran Hussein Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:47 AM
Not anybody Nicky, its your own leaders allowed them to come here so you say your leaders arnt in normal sense? Thats what exactly we been saying all these while. By the way you are a toddler.
dinesh Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:43 AM
what about the maoists issues, jammu and kashmir issue, telengana issue etc....
Samantha Bandara Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:59 AM
Why these Indians worries about our issues They have 101 issues to solve
Fayad Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:38 AM
In that case they can do the same for Kashmir than killing their own people.
toosh Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:45 PM
Yes, they should enjoy KIRIBATH, APPA, KTHUL AKKURA and the lovely environment of the country and finally with DD Arrack and get back. Why they take unnecessary trouble of third class citizen of Tamils in the country
Sri Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:40 PM
The 13 plus, minus double minus has been before PSC three times in the p[ast 10 years and outcome has been a big Zero. As they say: you can fool some of the people some of the time, not not all the people all the time. Sushma, you are just learning with an "L" board.! Good luck.
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