1600 Tamils to be recruited to the Police-Gota

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Some 1600 Tamils are to be recruited to the Police Force working in the North East, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. During a meeting with Ambassador Yasushi Akashi, Japan’s Special Representative to Sri Lanka in Tokyo, Mr. Rajapaksa said that ‘initiatives have been taken to recruit 1600 Tamil nationals to the Police Force working in the North and East’. Rajapaksa is currently on an official visit to Tokyo.

Quoting Mr. Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan embassy in Tokyo in a statement said that efforts have also been made by the Government to reduce the military presence in the North and Eastern areas.“He also highlighted the fact that within the past year more than 20,000 Tamil expatriates have returned to visit the North East region to see their families and relatives. In the last one month alone more than 5000 expatriates have visited. This is indeed very significant of the fact that many of the Tamil expatriates who left the country at the time of the conflict are now re-visiting with the confidence that there is peace and stability in the country,” it said.

Rajapaksa who is currently on an official visit to Tokyo also met Senior Ministers, Japanese parliamentarians and dignitaries and held discussions on the current development activities and financial and technical assistance extended by Japan.

 Discussions were also held on the initiatives taken by the Sri Lankan Government on reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction, following the end of a 30 year conflict with the LTTE and the dawn of peace and development in the country.

Ambassador Akashi stated the Government of Sri Lanka is making a positive initiative towards development in the North and East and in it’s commitment to the people of the region.

He stressed that a government which has been elected by the people of the country holds the right to take forward initiatives and implement suitable action and the processes and courses of action should be left in the hands of the respective country and respective people

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  • dev Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:31 PM

    there u go, well said

    dev Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:43 PM

    even though they recruited, they "labeled as LTTE" and have to work with them. SIN SIN,

    Tamils are been killed political.. not the people of SRI LANKA.

    laksiri Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:16 PM

    give him time he can do what is neccessary

    Nodrog Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:06 AM

    too late...looks as if you are doing this under threat.

    Kalu Albert Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:28 AM

    If there are further vacancies we could recruit Japanese as well.

    Sri Lankan Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:41 AM

    Do Karuna and KP have 1,600 Tamil followers???

    Saskia Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:25 AM

    Is it eye-wash? Gota, you opposed this idea when Robert O blake said this during his visit to north 5 months ago. Now, you say yes. What a funny.

    keth Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:43 AM

    why now?

    K. C. John Monday, 26 March 2012 04:48 AM

    Tamil citizens of this country must be able to make their complaints at police stations in their own language. Recruiting these persons into the police force will help to accomplish this, at least.

    LMAO Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:35 AM

    And why is this big news? Aren't tamils considered Sri Lankans? The government treating tamils differently can clearly be seen from this statement alone. If buddhist, muslims or christians recruited its not news but when tamils recruited its a big deal ? Give equal rights to everyone

    manike Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:28 AM

    Is it a good move?

    balu Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:37 AM

    Well done sir! We appreciate this! This is the future of Srilanka. But this will be bad news for LTTE Diaspora who want to keep refugee status abroad.

    ramba Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:57 AM

    reconciliations??

    shantha madawela Monday, 26 March 2012 11:03 AM

    You cant cheat people every day....

    Javi Sunday, 25 March 2012 12:11 PM

    Please share the power rather recruitment and control them

    RM Sunday, 25 March 2012 12:14 PM

    How about that 5 Tamil SSPs who were recommended for DIG Promotion by the department on merit but all were rejected by Defense Ministry? Would they also be re-considered for their due promotion?

    roshan Monday, 26 March 2012 05:34 AM

    carrot and stick policy very suitable for stubborn people

    chek Monday, 26 March 2012 11:28 AM

    t

    YaYa Sunday, 25 March 2012 12:18 PM

    Geneva Resolution start working in SL
    I know GoSL will slowly accept it, as it has no other options

    Sumi Monday, 26 March 2012 06:02 AM

    when we recruit people for jobs we must not consider their ethnicity if we want a peaceful country. You politicians have messed up everything.

    How Sweet Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:09 PM

    I'm so patriotic; will do anything to save my Green Card.

    Guru Monday, 26 March 2012 07:01 AM

    If Govt of SL have at least some with brains, lot of problems could be sorted out localy without going international.

    AMT Monday, 26 March 2012 02:59 AM

    Have you forgotten Douglas??


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