ITAK which remained a formidable political force of the North and the East with even being the main Opposition in the Parliament has collapsed badly at the Parliamentary Election this year and the outcome of the election has clearly given the message that the present generation in the North and the East thinks differently with aligning themselves with the mainstream politics instead of hanging on to Tamil nationalism.
Therefore, by feeling the pulse of the Northerners and the Easterners at the recently concluded General Election, Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris has extended the invitation to the Parliamentarians from the two Provinces to join hands with the present regime to develop the North and the East, particularly in the field of education.
Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris’ invitation should be considered positively by the Northern and Eastern Politicians. Otherwise, based on their performance at the General Election this time they would be isolated further by their own people in future elections.