President, a man of the masses
Continued from yesterday
False election propaganda of discrimination against Tamil people
under the administration of President Mahinda Rajapaksa stands
contradicted and debunked by the personal conduct of the President and
his public utterances and statements assuring equality for all citizens
of Sri Lanka since his assumption of office in 2005.
Manifest proof of such harmony is demonstrated by the success story
of Minister Muralitharan and world-renowned cricketer Muttiah
Muralitharan who play their role as Sri Lankans and not as Tamils.
The time is opportune pursuant to the policy of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa to create and foster the spirit of understanding and
co-operation of all races and communities of Sri Lanka as one Nation and
accept without division the concept of being Sri Lankan rather than
perpetuating a racist and communal attitude.
This should commence by introducing legislation prohibiting the
creation or banding together of any racial or communal organisation for
any purpose including politics or sports. Prohibitive legislation should
even require the disbanding of any such existing organisations or change
of the name of such organisation demonstrating a racist or communal
The writer is an Attorney-at-Law