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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Sri Lanka Government told to end the war and come up with a political solution

Colombo, 19 December, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka Government has been told to end waging war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and start a political dialogue to bring about a political solution. In case the Government cannot bring an end to the war totally, then it should at least, while being engaged in a military confrontation, must come forward to simultaneously start formulating a political structure based on a political power sharing concept. Mano Ganeshan MP: I mean the suspension of the All Party Conference (APRC), destroying the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the main opposition party - United National Party (UNP), and the rejection of the Experts Committee Report of the APRC, point out very clearly that Government has completely shut down all doors for any negotiation.”Mano Ganeshan MP: I mean the suspension of the All Party Conference (APRC), destroying the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the main opposition party - United National Party (UNP), and the rejection of the Experts Committee Report of the APRC, point out very clearly that Government has completely shut down all doors for any negotiation.”

Mano Ganeshan MP and the Leader of the Western Peoples Front speaking to Asian Tribune insisted that all efforts should be taken to bring about a political solution in the country.

“We want the Government to put an end to the war and start political discussion for a political solution. In case if the Government cannot bring to an end the war totally, they should at least simultaneously start formulating a political structure based on a political power sharing concept,” Mano Ganeshan said.

Mano Ganeshan who was on 10 December named a runner-up for the first ‘Freedom Defenders Award’ at a ceremony at the State Department by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said, “I regret to note the Government has virtually closed all the avenues for negotiations and for a political solution. “

He added, “I mean the suspension of the All Party Conference (APRC), destroying the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the main opposition party - United National Party (UNP), and the rejection of the Experts Committee Report of the APRC, point out very clearly that Government has completely shut down all doors for any negotiation.”

He pointed out that the Sri Lanka Government is antagonizing the international community on a daily basis. He further said that this was an agenda of the war mongers, who totally reject any necessity for power sharing and political solution.

Mano Ganeshan further pointed out, “The argument that the LTTE will not accept any solutions other than total independent Eelam does not carry any weight now because Minister Douglas Devananda and others such as Anandasangaree and Co., who are part and parcel of the Government are also calling for political power sharing and the amalgamation of the North and East and even an interim administration, so why cant Government listen to its partners and formulate a set of proposals.”

He underlined that the LTTE factor will come only at the time of implementation, if in case any proposal or power sharing solution formulated and passed in the parliament and in any referendum.

He alleged that the government is projecting the LTTE as a stumbling block and it not doing anything in the political front will only amounts to the government attempting to dupe the Tamils, Tamil speaking people and the international community.

- Asian Tribune -

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