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Tigers, 'Moderates' and Pandora's Package by S. L. Gunasekara.

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S. L. Gunasekara qualified as a lawyer, edited the Sinhala daily newspaper ‘Dawasa’ between 1977 and 1979 and became an MP after the 1989 election in Sri Lanka. He helped form the Sri Lanka Ekiya Sanvidhanaya and was a leading opponent of proposals to devolve power to the Tamil area of Sri Lanka.
This book looks at the origins of conflict in Sri Lanka from a Sinhalese point of view. Gunasekara argued that Tamil grievances were not legitimate and that the Tamils did not suffer from discrimination. The principal argument of the book is a critique of the proposed “Package” of constitutional changes put forward in 1995. Premier Chandrika Kumaratunga had put forward a devolution deal to try to settle Tamil grievances. The so-called “Package” was presented to Parliament in 1997, as a bill to amend the constitution. In, ‘‘Tigers, 'Moderates' and Pandora's Package ’Gunasekara condemned the “Package” and defended the principle of a unitary state in Sri Lanka.
In the conclusion Gunasekara claimed that, “What this Country needs today is not the 'Package' nor the vivisection of our Country in the name of 'devolution'. What the Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Muslims, and all other races who together constitute the Sri Lankan Nation need is a mature political leadership with a commitment to the Country rather than to self: a leadership that realises that while people belong to different races, the problems afflicting them do not - that there are no different types of hunger called 'Sinhalese hunger', 'Tamil hunger' and 'Muslim hunger', and that such problems must be tackled not as 'Sinhalese', 'Tamil' or 'Muslim' problems, but as national problems according to a national plan”.
The text of the legal draft of the “Package” is contained in the book as an appendix. This copy is well bound and has a good clean text. There is some minor wear of the front cover. It is not an ex- library copy.

Item details

Author(s):
S. L. Gunasekara.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 X 14
Edition:
1966
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Not stated. Copyright 1996. Printed by Multi Packs (Ceylon) Limited.
Title:
Tigers, Moderates' and Pandora's Package

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S. L. Gunasekara qualified as a lawyer, edited the Sinhala daily newspaper ‘Dawasa’ between 1977 and 1979 and became an MP after the 1989 election in Sri Lanka. He helped form the Sri Lanka Ekiya Sanvidhanaya and was a leading opponent of proposals to devolve power to the Tamil area of Sri Lanka.
This book looks at the origins of conflict in Sri Lanka from a Sinhalese point of view. Gunasekara argued that Tamil grievances were not legitimate and that the Tamils did not suffer from discrimination. The principal argument of the book is a critique of the proposed “Package” of constitutional changes put forward in 1995. Premier Chandrika Kumaratunga had put forward a devolution deal to try to settle Tamil grievances. The so-called “Package” was presented to Parliament in 1997, as a bill to amend the constitution. In, ‘‘Tigers, 'Moderates' and Pandora's Package ’Gunasekara condemned the “Package” and defended the principle of a unitary state in Sri Lanka.
In the conclusion Gunasekara claimed that, “What this Country needs today is not the 'Package' nor the vivisection of our Country in the name of 'devolution'. What the Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Muslims, and all other races who together constitute the Sri Lankan Nation need is a mature political leadership with a commitment to the Country rather than to self: a leadership that realises that while people belong to different races, the problems afflicting them do not - that there are no different types of hunger called 'Sinhalese hunger', 'Tamil hunger' and 'Muslim hunger', and that such problems must be tackled not as 'Sinhalese', 'Tamil' or 'Muslim' problems, but as national problems according to a national plan”.
The text of the legal draft of the “Package” is contained in the book as an appendix. This copy is well bound and has a good clean text. There is some minor wear of the front cover. It is not an ex- library copy.

Author(s):
S. L. Gunasekara.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 X 14
Edition:
1966
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Not stated. Copyright 1996. Printed by Multi Packs (Ceylon) Limited.
Title:
Tigers, Moderates' and Pandora's Package

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