Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman

04 November, 2018, 17:10 | Author: Myra Gill
  • The EU is worried about Mahinda Rajapakse returning to power

So again, we call on the president in consultation with the speaker, to reconvene parliament immediately and to allow the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people to fulfill their responsibility to affirm who will lead their government.

The Tamil National Alliance's announcement comes as divergent political parties in Parliament try to thwart Mahinda Rajapaksa from strengthening his position as prime minister.

Successive Washington administrations backed Rajapakse's renewed war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from mid-2006 until 2009, in which tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed.

One correspondent asked whether the USA still considered Wickremesinghe "the legitimate prime minister" of Sri Lanka.

In a long address to the nation over the weekend, President Sirisena said tensions had been building up between him and his PM for years. He is credited with ending a 25-year civil war.

Rajapakse has eaten into Wickremesinghe's majority amid warnings from pro-democracy and anti-corruption groups about the tactics being used. In the 2015 presidential elections, Sirisena formed an alliance with Wickremesinghe, defeated Rajapaksa, and took over the leadership of the SLFP.

The Party also condemned its Batticaloa district parliamentarian S. Viyalendran, who crossed over to the Rajapaksa ked government accepting a deputy minister post. Plantation workers in the Tamil-dominated Vavuniya district had planned a strike on October 27, demanding a wage hike. The US turned a blind eye to the Rajapakse government's anti-democratic methods and abuses of human rights. Brad Adams, executive director of the Asian division of Human Rights Watch, said Rajapaksa's return without any justice being done for the past crimes had raised concerns. "This only reopens the door for past abusers to return to bad practices at a time when war victims have still not got justice", Adams said.

"Sirisena is the most ungrateful man". Most of the remaining 21 MPs - including the TNA - are set to oppose Mr. Rajapaksa, observers said.

"Reconciliation has, and always will be, a focal area for us", he told Reuters.

Rajapaksa will continue to face worldwide pressure because of his human rights records, but it will only make him and Sirisena more popular among Sinhala nationalists. He said they hadn't been getting on. His office earlier clarified that he didn't accuse India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of being behind it, but interestingly enough, Rajapaksa previously blamed that foreign intelligence agency of being behind his narrow electoral defeat in January 2015, which suggests a history of Indian meddling in Sri Lanka's internal affairs.

"The constitution doesn't make provisions for personality clashes", he said.



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