Nambiar delivers HSZ report to Lanka's PM

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 May 2003, 02:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament Thursday during the special debate in Sri Lanka parliament that the report submitted by a former Indian army official, Satish Nambiar, on high security zones in the northeast has been forwarded to the Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunge, parliamentary sources said.

Mr. Wickremesinghe added he could not divulge the contents of the report in parliament for national security reasons. He said the Nambiar report would be available to the leader of the opposition and the President of the Editors Guild of Sri Lanka.

The report would be made available to parliamentarians in his office at Temple Trees, Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

The leader of the Opposition Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse participating in the debate said the government should sign a defence agreement with India to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country. He demanded the resignation of the UNF government as it has failed to achieve peace.

Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse requested the UNF government to take immediate steps to replace the present members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission with a new set of monitors. He accused the present SLMM monitors of heavily biased towards the LTTE, parliamentary sources said.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan said that the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country cannot be safeguarded with military might. The previous government was unable to reopen the A9 highway through military operation. He reminded the opposition that the A9 highway to Jaffna was reopened only when peace returned.

He said Tamils and Muslims in the northeast could solve their grievances and problems satisfactorily.

Minister of Highways and the leader of the rebel group of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Mr.A.L.M. Athaullah said northeast province should be de-merged to provide security to Muslims in the east.

SLMC leader and Minister Mr.Rauff Hakim said the rights of Muslims could be safeguarded even under the merged northeast province.


Latest 15 Reports
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
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
Find this article at: