Dayan Jayatilleka, whose preferred choice of title is “The Road from Nandikadal: A New Revivalism” ... likely to draw interesting comments in Colombo Telegraph when it appears
The TNA-Tamil Diaspora-UNP project is a frail, minimalist State with a weak centre. Would India have allowed Ban Ki moon to travel to Kashmir and have a political dialogue with strident Kashmiri nationalists? The Sri Lankan Government permitted and facilitated a meeting between the UNSG with the Northern Provincial Council and its Chief Minister. Every parent knows that you do not reward bad behaviour with a gift. Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran presented the infamous Genocide Resolution to the Northern Provincial Council and then handed it over to a visiting senior UN political official. He was rewarded for that move with the kind of meeting that no Sovereign State arranges between the UN Secretary General and the Chief Minister of a restive border province, in which a truculent separatist psyche is far from dead.
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Northern Province Chief Minister and former Judge of the Supreme Court C.V. Vigneswaran spoke to the Dailymirror at his official residence in Jaffna. on the 27th July 2016. During the interview, he spoke of the recent clash at the Jaffna University, the personal and the political and much more. – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/113285/…… Pic from www.adaderana.lk
This isn’t a question of tit-for tat — stresses Vigneswaran.
An interesting interview. Sri Lanka has a long way to go to settle down as one Nation according to the Chief Minister of Northern Province retired Supreme Court Judge Vigneswaran. This video is 37 minutes long.
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