New SL Governor warns Tamils and Muslims in East: ‘One Country, One Law’

[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 December 2019, 23:56 GMT]
The SL Governor to Eastern Province, Anuradha Yahampath, recently appointed by SL President Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has gone on record stating that her duty was to see whether the unitary status of the SL State gets threatened from the province. “You can have cultural differences and values. But, we all are citizens of Sri Lanka. For marriage, we have to have one law. A lot of Muslim women met me and stressed the need for it. I stand up for one country, one law,” the Sinhala nationalist governor was quoted as responding in an interview to Daily Mirror on Sunday.

"If any agreement that affects our country’s sovereignty, I will raise it. I will not hesitate to do it and will speak against it. My duty is to serve the country,” Anuradha Yahampath added in her response.

“I feel for my country. Likewise, Muslims and Tamils in the east should also feel the same. My prime duty is to protect the country’s 2500-year-old civilization and its values,” she said.

“I become aggressive only when separatism raises its head.”

Ms Yahampath also said that the 13th Amendment should be re-looked and that the SL Government should be seeking withdrawal from the resolution, which it had co-sponsored at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the previous government. She had previously gone to Geneva to oppose the UN Resolution, the paper said.

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Daily Mirror: I stand up for one country one law - Anuradha Yahampath


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