People in Jaffna live in fear – Suresh Premachandra

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 July 2009, 07:32 GMT]
“The people in Jaffna live in fear of the government armed forces and the paramilitary groups operating with them. They are scared to air their views or to openly participate in election related activities,” Suresh Premachandran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district parliamentarian, told TamilNet in a special interview Friday in Jaffna. “Though government ministers invading Jaffna continue to offer promises to the people of Jaffna they cannot be deceived as they fully well know that the promises will not be kept because the government does not have the money to fulfill the promises,” he further said.

“The government which faces a great financial crisis cannot even pay the salaries to its employees and the promises of its ministers will never be fulfilled and the people know this, Suresh Premachandran said.

“SL government stands accused of the war crimes in Vanni and the thousands of innocent people it killed in the war and the International Community is well aware of it. Therefore, the government is hell bent on winning the Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) election so that it could prove that the Tamil people are with it,” he said.

“The false face that the government is showing to the International Community will be torn when the election results come out”, he added.

“During the past three years there have been countless killings, robberies, forced disappearances and abductions in Jaffna peninsula which the people accuse the government as responsible for and so far none had been arrested or taken to the court. The people know that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the paramilitary groups operating with the government are the perpetrators of these crimes and that is why they are afraid to open their mouths,” he further said.

“Even the government minister who was elected as a representative of Jaffna district cannot contest under his own party symbol but had to contest under the Betle symbol of ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA),” Suresh Premachandran told TamilNet.

“TNA continues its election campaign since the day of nomination. We hold ‘pocket meetings’, in a house to house campaign as the fear which grips the people does not allow them to express their feelings and views openly,” he said.

“Mavai Senathirajah and I are meeting the voters and Pathmini Sithamparanathan joined us today while Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and other TNA parliamentarians will soon be with us,” Suresh Premachandran said.

“Today we met the voters in Kurunakar and we are confident of our victory,” he concluded.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29803