30th August 2015

TNPF For ‘Two-Nations in One Country’: Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

30th August 2015 // 0 Comments

This statement is being released with the intension of clarifying the Tamil National People’s Front’s (TNPF) policies regarding what we consider to be a solution to the Tamil National Question and our position onaccountability regarding international human rights law and international humanitarian law violations that were committed against the Tamil people. As regards the solution to the Tamil National Question, the TNPF stands for a policy based on the notion of ‘Two-Nations in One Country’ – namely that the Sri Lankan State (country) comprises of the numerically larger Sinhala nation and the numerically smaller Tamil nation and other Peoples – a model quite well known to scholars and practitioners of pluri-national/ multi-national constitutional ordering across the world. Examples of a bi-national state (country) include Canada, […]

SLFP was chauvinist from the very inception and Mahinda only expanded it in the recent past.

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http://epaper.dailynews.lk/?id=08&tday=2015/08/26    DAILYNEWS 26 AUG PAGE 8 ARTICLE OF Dr Vickramabahu Inspite of our repeated attempt to classify Mahinda politics as a version of fascism there was much silent opposition. They had many arguments but the basic idea is that SLFP was chauvinist from the very inception and Mahinda only expanded it in the recent past. Yes, it is rue that the SLFP had a Sinhala nationalist tendency and that was responsible for the, 57 racist violence. However at that stage it was mixed with a popular mass upsurge against western comprador capitalism. Leaders were people like Rajaratne and there was no urban intellectual support for the upsurge. At that stage Federal party came out as a twin movement representing the Tamil national upsurge in Tamil homeland […]