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NPC election is no mandate test: Sivagnanam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 August 2013, 23:11 GMT]
The environment under which the people of the North and East were able to give a mandate [based on Vaddukkoaddai Resolution] in 1977 is not available today or not given to us by the international as well as domestic situation, said Mr CVK Sivagnanam, a candidate for the Northern Provincial Council election held by Colombo in September with the active support of New Delhi and Washington. The NPC election is based on what is already there [in the unitary constitution of Sri Lanka in the last 25 years]. Therefore, outcome of this election could never be interpreted as conveying any mandate, Mr Sivagnanam said, adding that he is personally consistent in the stand, “two nations in one country” and the Tamil right to self-determination. We would take up a people's struggle in the event of Colombo blighting the NPC, he further said, responding to questions put forward by TamilNet on Saturday.

The PC model is not a political solution, Mr Sivagnanam clarified.

The Establishments that force Tamils into the PC process have a clear responsibility, he said.

The Establishments referred to by Mr Sivagnanam never honoured any responsibility in the past even when it concerned the lives of thousands and thousands of Tamils, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island.

Mr Sivagnanam is a former municipal commissioner and a veteran Tamil national politician, who was named by the LTTE in 1987 as one of the representatives for the interim administration of the combined North and East, following the Indo-Lanka Agreement.

Mr Sivagnanam's responses to questions put forward by TamilNet follow:



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