Gajendrakumar exposes New Delhi’s deception behind 13th Amendment
Within 2-3 days after the end of war on 18 May 2009, a high level delegationfrom India visited the island, on 20th and 21st May 2009.
Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) at that time Mr M.K. Narayanan and the then Foreign Secretary and the incumbent NSA Mr Shivshankar Menon were the key members of this delegation, which met the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
As the General Secretary of All Ceylon Tamil Congress, which was in the TNA, I took part in the meeting between the Indian delegation and the TNA.
The Tamil people should accept the 13th Amendment, as a solution to the ethnic question, was a direct message passed by the Indian delegation at that meeting.
When some of the TNA members attempted to explain that the 13th Amendment couldn’t be the way to find a political solution to the national question, Mr Narayanan, the then national security advisor of India, responded in an angry tone stating that India knew what was good for Tamils much better than the Tamils themselves. The Indian delegation categorically told us that the 13th Amendment was the solution.