The political contradictions of Lakshman Kadirgamar
The circumstances of his political advent also confronted Kadirgamar
with another contradiction. As Foreign Minister he had to maintain
excellent relations with the international community but often had
to be critical of Governments which treated the LTTE with kid gloves
and turned a blind eye to its propaganda and fund-raising activities
in their countries.
Why not a national government?
With a view to formation of a national government a well represented
Coalition Cabinet may be nominated, under the leadership of the
President, with the extended arm of Parliament implementing
decisions of this Cabinet at grass roots level, together with the
local government officers coming under such a depoliticized