2ND LEAD

Cabinet meeting in Ki'linochchi aims to deceive Sinhala people: UNP MP

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 July 2010, 18:17 GMT]
“All should understand that the Sinhala people also have to bear the burden of foreign loans Sri Lanka has to borrow to develop the North which was destructed by Tigers,” Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed in a public meeting in Ki’linochchi Wednesday after having held the Cabinet Meeting in Ira’naimadu Sri Lanka Army (SLA) head quarters in Vanni. Nearly a hundred people brought by SLA participated in the meeting held under tight security. “There is no minority in the country but all are majority in the sense that all are Sri Lankans,” Mahinda Rajapaksa further claimed. Meanwhile, Jayalath Jeyawardene, an opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian said in a statement to media in Colombo Wednesday that Mahinda Rajapaksa’s cabinet meeting in Ki’linochchi was a political drama to deceive the Sinhalese in the South, condemning the Ki’linochchi cabinet meeting.

Cabinet meetings inKilinochchi


“There is no place for ethnic differences or separatism or arrogance in Sri Lanka any more,” Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa said in the public meeting held in Ki'linochchi.

Speaking earlier in a meeting with the government departmental heads and officials in the North, he said that the officials had to work under the Tigers earlier and now that the Tigers have been destroyed they should be faithful to the government in which they are employed.”

Mr. Jayalath Jeyawardne said in his statement that Mahinda Rajapaksa had held the Cabinet meeting in Ki’linochchi to remind the Sinhalese in the South of the 'victory' in the war in a way as to rekindle their passion for war.

Cabinet meetings inKilinochchi


“Even the opposition parliamentarians are not allowed by Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime to visit Vanni independently and meet the resettled civilians who suffer even without basic facilities,” he said.

Jayalath Jayawardene further criticized the government for conducting the Cabinet meeting in Ki’linochchi while it had failed to announce its decision on removing the High Security Zones (HSZs) in the North and East.

Key government ministers had come to Ki’linochchi through A9 road while President Mahinda Rajapaksa was flown in a special helicopter.

The Governor of Northern Province, Major Gen. G. A. Chandrasiri told of the achievements related to the Development of North (Vadakkin Vasantham) project that had been done in the last three months. while the Commissioner of Essential Services explained the present position of Sri Lanka in the sphere of economics.

The cabinet meeting was held in a building complex of Liberation Tigers in Ira'naimadu in Ki'linochchi. The SLA uses the building after renovation as its head quarters in Vanni.

Cabinet meetings inKilinochchi
Cabinet meetings inKilinochchi
Cabinet meetings inKilinochchi

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32207