In the wake of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga calling for a Federal and Quasi-Secular Constitution for Sri Lanka, the joint opposition (JO) who are supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksha said it was totally opposed to ‘Federalism’ or any political solution as a means to resolving the national question.
Sinhala hard liners and the JO parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane who is a strong supporter of former president Mahinda Rajapaksha who plays racists card to come back to power said yesterday they met to discuss the issues concerning the country at large.
He said the JO had noted the statements made by Ms. Kumaratunga call for a Federal and Quasi-Secular Constitution for Sri Lanka. “Federalism will result in the disintegration and partition of the country,” the MP said and added that the JO stood for a unitary constitution.
Ms. Kumaratunga said at a recent function that Federalism as concept had been accepted in several countries and there was no need to be frightened about it.
But racists leaders like former president Mahinda Rajapaksha and his hardline supporters prey on playing racist card to come back to power to cover up the frauds and killings they had done while in power, He is accused of killing more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 and accused of war crime. Billions of rupees have gone missing under the rule of Rajapaksha government and most of his family members had become multi millionaires under his rule.