There was no government so strong as the one led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and no government with such strength as the present one, said the former Editor of The Hindu newspaper N Ram. He said what the Tamil National Alliance should do is to extend their full support to President Rajapaksa to find a lasting solution to ethnic issue.Ram said the TNA leadership was silent when the LTTE leadership was acting in similar fashion to the Pol Pot group. They remained silent until the LTTE was defeated. They did all what the LTTE commanded of them and today, as the LTTE has been destroyed by the war, the TNA should use the political freedom for the benefit of the entire country. Hence, the TNA leaders should join hands with the President and support the Government in finding a lasting solution to the ethnic issue.When a group of Sri Lankan Media personnel went over to the Asian Training Centre for Journalists in India, former Hindu Editor Ram disclosed these facts to them.Ram also pointed out that the enemy of the Tamils of Sri Lanka are the Tamil Diaspora leaders.Making reference to Arjuna Ranatunga, Ram said although he is a good cricketer, a cricketing hero, his political policies and principles lack maturity. Ram said the Asian Institute for Journalists is willing to grant scholarships to youth.