In a memorandum submitted to a visiting Indian parliamentary delegation, TULF leader V. Anandasangaree said India must also give an assurance to the government that it will never permit the division of the country.
“I strongly urged the Indian delegation to impress on the Sri Lankan Government to accept the advice of the Indian Government, to find a solution based on the Indian Model and to give an undertaking that India will not permit the division of the country,” he said.
The TULF also told the Indian delegation that while claiming that LTTE terrorism is completely eradicated, the government continues to open more and more army camps in the north giving the excuse that the LTTE is regrouping abroad.
Anandasangaree said the Presence of the army all over had curtailed the freedom of the people and the freedom of speech in particular.
He said that a large quantity of gold and cash seized during the war could be utilized, with additional fund provided by the Government, to build houses or to repair them and also provide equipments and compensation for the lives lost.
“Sri Lanka is very much under obligation to India and should avoid causing embarrassment to India. By doing so we could avoid the present turmoil in India and would not lose the goodwill nor earn the displeasure of countries,” he added.
“At a time when the Government should act with sympathy it is painful to see the Government trying to settled different ethnic groups in their midst and trying to replace statues of deities of one faith with statues of another faith,” he said