by T. Sabaratnam
34: Tamils Follow Militant Leadership
The decision taken by the TULF Working Committee at its meeting on 11 May 1983 at its Nallur office to contest the local government election fixed for 18 May, despite the opposition of the militants, caused the political eclipse of the moderates. That was a fatal error committed by the TULF leadership, especially by its secretary general Amirthalingam. He had misread the mood of the militant youths and that of the Tamil people.
That was also the result of a fatal mistake Jayewardene and his political strategists made. Jayewardene
Posted March 25, 2004