Vigilance vital to reap benefits from aid deal- paper

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 June 2005, 01:30 GMT]
Calling on the Tamil people to temper the euphoria related to the successful signing of the post-tsunami aid deal by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers (LTTE) on Friday, popular dailies in Jaffna in editorials Saturday cautioned the NorthEast residents that serious challenges still remain in enforcing the agreement and to be vigilant against being misled.

Saturday papers in Jaffna pointed out that Colombo relented to sign the agreement only after realizing that if the deal failed to materialize then International community was ready to afford recognition and was prepared to deal directly with LTTE. "The growing strength of the opposing chauvinistic voices and the propensity of the Sri Lanka Governments to buckle under the sentiments of the Buddhist monks and extreme nationalists do not augur well for a smooth implementation of the agreement," daily Uthayan said..

"The agreement can be easily sabotaged to run its time out by delaying tactics of GoSL. Although the Trust Fund will operate independent to Sri Lanka's Treasury, the MoU has left open issues related to the chain of authority to allocate and approve moneys from the Trust Fund for project use," Uthayan added. This would pose a serious problem, Uthayan contended.

"Tamil people must not be swayed by the accolades from the international community and from the progressive forces in the South on the signing of the agreement," the paper said.

Jaffna daily Valampuri, however, commended Ms Kumaratunge for standing firm against the extremists, and said that the Tamil National Alliance has the moral responsibility to support Ms Kumaratunge's Government to carry out the agreement.

"Verbal assurances have finally taken a written form. Tamil people led by the Liberation Tigers must exercise extreme vigilance, insist on transparency and expeditious action, and safeguard themselves from being misled or defrauded," Uthayan admonished.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.09.17 22:14  
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
08.09.17 19:23  
I'rakkaamam Police behaves as occupying Sinhala Force: Muslims
07.09.17 18:03  
SL Attorney General's Dept., TID continue to conspire against Tamil political prisoners
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15260