Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) had her time like the two other Presidents before her and a Prime Minister to resolve what appeared to be the intractable problem of the LTTE. She and they didn’t. There was unrelenting bloody and to use her worn out cliché ’horrendous conflict’ for 26 years. MR did and brought peace to the entire country. He ignored her. Is what she says and does going to help SL or herself?
As the head of National Unity and Reconciliation, CBK, according to Al Jazeera and The Island among SL media states that her office ‘after decades of war’, was ‘building bridges between the Sinhalese and Tamils to ensure ethnic peace. Reconciliation and accountability will have to go hand in hand’.