No Sri Lankan Government will grant anything to Tamils. The International Community has to them for us, said former CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran in a press release issued by him yesterday.
In a context where a political and constitutional crisis has come into existence, our politicians have started to monody that the Government of Sri Lanka has cheated the Tamils again. There is no point in them, because we joined hands with them knowing well that this is the history. We got positions. We got money. We joined them in telling good governance to the world. We even went further and compared them to Mandela.
We bailed them out in the Human Rights Commission. We took the solution for our ethnic problem into an illusion of drafting a new constitution and dissolved our uniqueness and political aspirations in it. But, the Sinhala leaders have used us to break every blockade against them and have gone into a power struggle, without any guilty consciousness.
In this power struggle, President Sirisena has taken up the technique of “whoever will oppress Tamils more, will get most votes from Sinhalese people.” He has declared that as far as he is alive, he will neither grant federal system nor NE merger.
Nothing will come out of either rebuking him or talking with him. International community has to pay attention on this. The reason for our current predicament is acting without any agenda. Let bygones be bygones. Let us at least now exclude all interests of parties and undertake institutionalised actions in accordance with an agenda based on policies.
We should make the International Community aware of the notions of the Sinhalese rulers regarding the solution to the ethnic problem. At least now, we should pave the way for the International Community to understand the structural restraints incorporated into the unitary state system.
We should pave the way for the International Community to understand that justice delayed is justice denied and to take action to deliver the justice to Tamil people. I request the International Community, on behalf of our people to place a war crimes investigation mechanism relevant to Sri Lanka in the forthcoming UNHRC sessions in Geneva.
I request the International Community on behalf of affected people that they should undertake war crimes investigations, without any regard to who is in power in Sri Lanka and on a basis of a government that has been subjected to accountability. Through this we could make our Sinhala brethren to learn truths about what happened in the final war, how many were killed, and how many women were raped, thereby creating a real understanding and the real reconciliation through it. Else it will lead to a situation where the perpetrators of war crimes taking up false Nationalism to safeguard themselves.
Will our leaders take a speedy action?, he asked.