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Shed LTTE mentality, Rajapaksa tells Tamils

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the TNA, country’s main Tamil political party, to shed the ‘LTTE mentality’ and join hands with the government to deal with various contentious issues.  Rajapaksa’s comments came after TNA called for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes based on the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

“They think and act like the LTTE. The LTTE behaved similarly. They came to talks (with the government), put conditions and withdrew,” Rajapaksa said, adding that the alliance has been asked to take part in the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) process aimed at arriving an acceptable solution.

The PSC is to accommodate all political parties represented in national parliament and Rajapaksa has been insisting it to run parallel to the talks with TNA.

TNA, on the other hand, has held they will name their participants only after an agreement is reached on contentious issues during their talks with the government.
  Indian Express


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