The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the National Government.
TULF Secretary General V. Anandasangaree, in a letter to TNA leader R. Sampanthan, said that the minorities have innumerable problems all of which cannot be sorted out overnight or even in a short period.
“A silent revolution had taken place providing an excellent opportunity for all of us to sort out matters that could be sorted out. The minorities have innumerable problems all of which cannot be sorted out overnight or even in a short period. But certainly much can be done during the two year period the UNP and the SLFP have agreed to work as a National Government. The TNA also must take a quick decision and voluntarily join the National Government. That is what the Tamil people want and it is for that reason the Tamil People voted for the TNA. Since thirty to forty political parties, with varying policies, had been mainly responsible for creating this situation, a duty is cast on you to deal with the situation cautiously,” he said.
Anandasangaree noted that right from the very inception certain religious dignitaries like the Venerable Maduluwava Sobitha Thera, the Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera, the Venerable Athuraliye Rathina Thera, former President Chandrica Bandaranayaike Kumarathunga, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha and President Maithiripala Sirisena had repeatedly assured that they will take the responsibility of solving the ethnic problem to the satisfaction of all the parties concerned.
“My advice at this juncture is for you to trust them and give all cooperation to the National Government. Above all, why can’t we, who have wasted over half a century, now take a chance, on this good opportunity that has come on our way to get our longstanding problems solved?”Anandasangaree said. (Colombo Gazette)