'Sangaree issue' to be decided Sunday
[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 November 2003, 21:05 GMT]
Thirty-six member central working committee of the Tamil United Liberation
(TULF), a major constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will be
meeting Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Colombo headquarters of the TULF to
discuss the prevailing political situation and to decide on its leadership
issue, party sources said.
A motion to oust the incumbent president of the TULF Mr.V.Ananadasangaree
has been included as the main item in the agenda, which has been circulated
among the committee members, TULF sources said.
Mr.Anandasangaree is currently holding the post of President of the TULF
since the demise of Mr.M.Sivasithambaram. Mr.Anandasangaree is one of the
Jaffna district TNA parliamentarians.
The branches of the TULF in Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Jaffna and Ampara
districts have already passed resolutions demanding Mr.Anandasangaree to
quit from the post of president or face expulsion for making statements
contradicting the TNA manifesto of 2001 December general election. He has been accused for making public statements stating that the LTTE could not be considered the sole representatives of Tamils. TNA manifesto states
that the LTTE is the sole representative of Tamils, sources said.
However, Mr.Anandasangaree has said the resolutions passed by TULF branches
demanding his removal from the post of president are illegal, as the meeting
where these decisions were taken had not been constituted according to laid
down regulations, sources said.
The TULF was formed in 1972 at a conference held in
Trincomalee Town Hall where 'Thanthai' S.J.V.Chelvanayakam of the Federal Party (FP), Mr.M.Sivasithambaram of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) and Mr.C. Suntharalingam of Adanka Thamilar Munnani (ATM) participated with
their leading members. Mr.Anandasangaree was in the ACTC at that time,