TNA genuinely involved in forming new constitution – Sampanthan
The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is genuinely involved in the processes of forming a new Constitution, said Opposition Leader and leader of TNA R. Sampanthan.
The visiting UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field met with MP Sampanthan at Westminster House in Colombo on October 04.
Detailing the current political situation to the Honorable Minister Mr. Sampanthan said that the Tamil National Alliance genuinely participated in the processes of framing a new Constitution. Highlighting the Constitutional making process Mr. Sampanthan said from 1957 onwards there had been various attempts made to recognize the pluralism in this country, but unfortunately, none of those efforts came to be realized.
“The need for a power sharing arrangement has been in discussion over 30 years since 1957. Only in 1987 with the involvement of Indian Government for the very first time a power sharing arrangement was recognized in the constitution of this country Mr. Sampanthan said. “From that time, onwards steps were taken by every successive Government to address the National question and evolve a final solution” he added”.
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The power of governance belongs to all of the People of Sri Lanka and is shared amongst all.
Cannot understand why power should be ‘shared amongst communities’?
Power is already shared equally among each and every Citizen of the Republic of Sri Lanka!
The country does not require or desire division of its citizens on linguistic or geographic or any other basis.
We are ONE, we are citizens of our beloved country, the Republic of Sri Lanka.
That’s an excellent comment by Piyungi Almeida.
Yahapalana and TNA are developing a Federal Constitution which will eventually lead to the division of the Pearl of the Indian Ocean in to two separate countries.
Take the recent events. Kurdistan got autonomy. Then called for a referendum for a separate country! Take Catalonia. They just had a referendum and asking for a separate country. WE hear demands to combine E & N of SL. We hear Muslim asking their zones. What is clear is, the proposed new constitution is driven by USA (with other Western Countries), Tamil Diaspora and elements such as TNA and some UNP supporters. UNP is there. Make hey while sun shine!