The true intention of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) was to pave the way for a Tamil State under the guise of a Federal State, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) charged yesterday.
National Organiser and JHU Western Province Councilor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said measures taken by the NPC would lead to a conflict between the people representing different ethnic groups.
He stated that the conduct of Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran affected the reconciliation process initiated by the government and the people in the South.
“In the past, based on language issues, former president Chandrika Kumaratunga also attempted to introduce a federal state system to the country, but it was defeated by them. The initiatives taken by the NPC based on the language issue violates the Constitution, and this could act as a barrier for the country’s peace and reconciliation process,” he said.
Mr. Warnasinghe pointed out that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan had raised serious concerns about dividing the country based on language issues and introducing a Tamil State.
“All they want is more power and they have done nothing for Tamil people in the North by the funds provided to them,” he said. (Yoshitha Perera)
Comments - 24
Aruna Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:34 PM
Why partly? It's fully!
Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:18 PM
This seems to be new news to these JHU guys. We knew it right along.
nanda Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:30 PM
This is a part of a bigger plan that was reveled by Tissa Attanayake before the 8th January election. Now no talk by the leaders who came to power by promising many things.
Donot Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:55 PM
Mr. SL, please don't create a division between people by vomiting venom.
Thanos Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:50 PM
Cant really blame the TNA. Almost 15 months since yahapalanaya but where are the political reforms? At least a proper language policy similar to Singapore. Departments, police stations, any governmental and other essential services require multiple interpreters to be present at all times. Buses must list all their destination and charges in all languages. Nothing has been done.
vimeshi Friday, 22 April 2016 01:58 PM
separate state. but it has to be be maintained by tax payers money in island of Sri Lanka.
Wasalaya Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:43 PM
Top is for the division. listen to RW
Concerned Citizen Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:25 PM
Is the Northern Chief Minister supporting similar action in the North?
Rosy Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:15 AM
You're responsible for all these. Please don't talk now.
Shantha Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:47 AM
So what are you going to do about it?
Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:23 AM
Your organisation is also partly responsible for this state of affairs.
sss Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:47 AM
It's aided by our freely educated professionals and politicians who waste meager dollar earning by our blue collar workers for their luxuries.
SL Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:54 AM
Tamil racists in north want to live separately (in a mono ethnic north east) while remaining (Majority Tamils) wants to live along with Sinhalese and Muslims in the other part of the country.These people shall be sent to TN to live with their fantasy.
Lanka Watch Friday, 22 April 2016 01:56 AM
Mr. President - Where is the law you promised to bring to ban hate speeches. How will you build reconciliationwhen sections of people take to hatred.
manu Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:02 AM
Dicipilinary procedures must be followed against those NPC gangs for conspiring and trying to divide the country on any basis. NPC is a cancer trying to distroy the country.
Citizen Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:20 AM
These provincial councils were brought in by JR to please Rajiv Ghandi and for him to be in power, but was proved a disaster and devastation of the country. As it is MR. MS. & RW is totally silent. The Sinhala population is about 76% and what federal States. These provincial councils are illegitimate and a massive burden on the economy. They should be abolished immediately. Our country is a small island. The central government is more than enough. via DM Android App
Unchikun Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:21 AM
So what ?
Sharon Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:43 AM
Didn't you know it before 8th Jan?
Sangaralingham Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:22 AM
It seems some politicians upgrade themselves or trying hard to upgrade themselves without the consent of the population at large for personal gain. This comment is going on for last 60 years... society expects something from someone good bad not known must be analyzed understood and acted upon.
Kannan Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:58 AM
First, do some reading. Find out what is a federal system of governing.
maxsa Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:21 AM
Listen to RW and he should make this decision as the head of the state.
Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:33 AM
Head of the state is Maithri, not RW. Mind you!
waco Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:52 AM
Sad to say, our top is very weak.
M.M.M.Zarook Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:05 PM
Please let Mr.Patali Champika express this view.
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