AAL Sugas has accepted the challenge of Sumanthiran issued to anyone who say there is nothing for Tamils in the Interim Report , for an open debate and issued a counter challenge for Sumanthiran to indicate a place, date and time for the said debate. He had also condemned Sumanthiran appearing in COPE investigations.
He said so in a media conference held at the Press Club yesterday.
He further said that at recent times the matter of Sumanthiran being at the same time a member of the COPE, he is also appearing as an AAL in the Cope, has been subjected to much debate. This seems to be contradiction of interests. It seems an action to save the UNP.
TNA is also acting as an agent to save the UNP. On the contrary our mothers are searching for their children. The TPPs are being anguished without being released. If you need to appear in cases appear for persons who had fought for us. We strongly condemn him for appearing for UNP.
Recently he had challenged anyone who say that there is nothing for the Tamil people for a public debate. I view Sumanthiran through two angles. For one, he is a good AAL. But he is a worst Tamil Nationalist.
We are prepared to accept the challenge on two conditions : He should not come with his Commando guards and the debate should be held in a public hall in the presence of the Media.
Our doctrines on Motherland, self determination and Nationalism had been rejected. We are ready for the challenge. Let Sumanthiran fix a date. We are ready not only for this challenge but also for any challenge, he said.