Rift in TNA citing dissatisfaction in struggle spirit

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 October 2011, 06:36 GMT]
TULF politician Mr. Anandasangaree, who was earlier supporting Rajapaksa’s war, has born again now, being furious at the TNA’s lack of spirit in fighting against Rajapaksa over the land re-registration issue. He publicly accuses the TNA leaders, particularly Mr. Sampanthan and Mr Premachandran for not leading a people’s struggle against the issue. Mr. Anandasangaree and the PLOTE of Mr Siddharthan, both who earlier backed the genocidal Colombo, have joined the TNA in contesting the last civic elections and they were successful in capturing three local bodies. This week, Mr. Anandasangaree has convened a ‘general body’ meeting for the TULF in which he and Mr. Kanagaraja have respectively been named as General Secretary and President of the TULF. Sampanthan has responded by protesting to the election commission that the meeting was illegal and was breaching earlier court rulings.

Returning the protests of Mr. Sampanthan claiming the nametag TULF, Mr. Anadasangaree said that in the last several elections his party in practice had been using the TULF tag without Sampanthan. If he could, let him try legal action, Anandasangaree challenged.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) once again faces a crisis.

Inside the Ilankai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the TNA, Mr. Sampanthan and Mr. Mavai Senadhiraja face a lot of criticism from veteran party activists.

The criticism is related to pawning Eezham Tamil polity with New Delhi and related to some newly planted elements misleading the fundamentals of party ideology.

The recent news about TNA choosing to visit the US is also viewed with a lot of suspicion in the Tamil political circles that allege that it is a conspiracy of Colombo, New Delhi and ‘friends’ of Colombo in the US Administration, to barter war crimes investigations for promises on pre-emptive political deceits.

The ‘elements’ cited above and some ‘fund-receiving’ outfits were already engaged in a campaign in this regard, especially in the diaspora.

“Why do they go to the US; to end up in another Mu’l’livaaykkaal,”- even the common Tamil folk ask the question in the island, after seeing the war and after seeing the post-war refusal of those who continue to handle the matter in the US Administration, refusing to accept the truth of genocide, colonisation, structural genocide and the Tamil justification in asserting to the full right to self-determination.

The political forces that claim representing Eezham Tamils undermine their own authority at a crucial time by hooking themselves to various Establishments; by not standing firmly and transparently for the aspirations of the people and by not concentrating on mobilising the power of their own people, lament many political and social activists in the island and in the diaspora.


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