NPC resolution a blow to national harmony: JHU

2015-02-13 10:10:58

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today the Northern Provincial Council’s approval of a resolution calling for an international investigation into alleged war crimes during the last stages of the war was a huge blow to the country’s unity, harmony and reconciliation.

JHU National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told a news conference that the LTTE should be held responsible if the human rights of the Tamil people were violated or for the damage caused during the war because it was the LTTE that used Tamil civilians as human shields.

“The Tamil people were deprived of their right to participate in elections by the LTTE. But they were able to cast their vote at the January 8 presidential electionfor the first time after 1982 even though some groups such as the Tamil Diaspora conspired with the former government to carry out a boycott of the election by the Tamils in the North and East. Certain separatist groups are using this resolution to create divisions between the Sinhalese and the Tamils,” he said.

 Mr. Warnasinghe said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should join the all-party government without isolating the Tamil people.(Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 21

  • Suwen Friday, 13 February 2015 15:49

    The timing of the resolution is to dampen the new-found bonhomie with the US and keep the flame burning at the UNHRC in March.

    Reply : 7       46

    Suwen Friday, 13 February 2015 15:49

    The timing of the resolution is to dampen the new-found bonhomie with the US and keep the flame burning at the UNHRC in March.

    Reply : 7       12

    John Friday, 13 February 2015 15:54

    They know the outcome of the international probe will help them call for autonomy.

    Reply : 9       46

    gunda Friday, 13 February 2015 16:31

    What has JHU done for national harmony? JHU has been anti-minorities all the while.

    Reply : 8       60

    OMG Friday, 13 February 2015 16:22

    Looks like a plot by the BBS to destabilize the government.

    Reply : 12       39

    Jason Friday, 13 February 2015 16:34

    or probably Mahinda/Gota/Wimal are behind TNA and asked them to pass this resolution.

    Reply : 13       32

    Ryan Friday, 13 February 2015 16:23

    its not TNA, its JHU who passed this resolution

    Reply : 21       31

    sach Friday, 13 February 2015 17:31

    wiggie in JHU?

    Reply : 2       16

    freebird Friday, 13 February 2015 16:29

    If SLankan govt is not guilty let them pass any resolution. why worried via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       6

    banda Friday, 13 February 2015 16:46


    Reply : 3       26

    ruwani Friday, 13 February 2015 16:47

    Why worry too much now? Champaka and Rathana knew this will certainly happen. Keep counting days....

    Reply : 7       46

    Gamini Dullewe Friday, 13 February 2015 19:39

    Your actions lead to situation........BLAME YOURSELF.......

    Reply : 0       43

    Iqbal Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:04

    The investigation is to establish if there was intentional starvation and killing of civilians and raping of women. The truth must be known to the ethnic majority in whose name the alleged crimes were carried through. LTTE also must be investigated if they used civilians as shield. No word of either party be taken as absolute.

    Reply : 1       5

    M Kuruparan Saturday, 14 February 2015 08:22

    Why every one talk only about LTTE ?What happened to tamils pre-LTTE period ?I think every one have memory laps ?

    Reply : 1       2

    Senator Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:29

    Best is to scrap all provincial councils

    Reply : 4       6

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:46

    Scrap all provincial Council. Our to is extremely weak. No back born to take a decision.

    Reply : 1       2

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:30

    It is a wastage of time going behind the Indisn a government . They have listen to their people. They only give sweet lollies.

    Reply : 0       3

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:32

    Every body knows that, our Top is extremely weak. Country is in danger.

    Reply : 1       4

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:37

    Be alined with USA or China 100% and find a permanent solution to the issue.

    Reply : 0       3

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:40

    Make a serious note, Hill-Country / Up-Country is not that far away.

    Reply : 0       3

    Senator Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:35

    Being aligned with China would always be better for Sri Lanka,BUT the USA will always have a upper hand due to the US Dollar which nearly all the countries of the world are aligned to.

    Reply : 0       0

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