Govt. yet to fulfil promises to Tamils, Sampanthan tells US delegate

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The Good Governance Government had not fulfilled the promises it had given to the Tamil community when it was elected to office in 2015, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan told US Congressman James Sensenbrenner at the Opposition Leader’s office in Parliament on Thursday.

Sensenbrenner and his Chief of Staff Matt Bisenius met with the Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan on Thursday at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.

Mr Sampanthan apprised the US lawmaker on recently concluded Local Government Elections and the political situation afterwards.

Making a reference to the Cosponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council Mr Sampanthan echoed that the Government of Sri Lanka is bound to implement the UNHRC resolution both in spirit and letter.

“Tamil people are still awaiting the Government to fulfil all that was promised to them,” he told the delegation.

However, the Opposition Leader who focused on Human Rights said that Tamils people still had their confidence in President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Spokesman of the Tamil National Alliance and Jaffna District Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran was also present at the meeting.

The political situation prevailing in the country following the recent Local Government elections was also discussed at the meeting.  (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

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  • ANTON Monday, 26 February 2018 12:08 PM

    PROMISES ARE LIKE BABIES...... FUN TO MAKE BUT HELL TO DELIVER.

    Real Peace Monday, 26 February 2018 12:25 PM

    Arrest MS under Election Laws for giving fraudulent promises (to Tamils) for votes in 2015 election !!

    abc Monday, 26 February 2018 01:54 PM

    Was he the first to lie to his voters?

    Naveen Monday, 26 February 2018 12:54 PM

    Our strategy should be to give more development projects to China to ward off hostile forces.

    Wilfred Monday, 26 February 2018 01:01 PM

    China the emerging world power has always been our close and trusted friend.

    justin Monday, 26 February 2018 01:20 PM

    Before fulfilling the promises to Tamils, the govt. should fulfill promises made to majority Sinhalese.

    Vernon Monday, 26 February 2018 03:24 PM

    There are nobody called majority and minority. All are citizens of SL, to whom all promises made should be fulfilled.

    Liberal One Monday, 26 February 2018 01:32 PM

    I think citizen should demand to know about these promises as we were unaware about them in 2015

    Kapuwath-kola Monday, 26 February 2018 01:37 PM

    Only sil redi are bad. Political bribes are all good.

    Chandu Monday, 26 February 2018 01:58 PM

    I don't know what MS/RW alliance(Yahapalanaya) promised.As far as i know we have delivered the promise by eradicating terror from Sri Lanka and there is nothing more to deliver! All what you are asking for are non negotiable for betterment of all Sri Lankans(Can not accomadate any extreme demands)

    bigmama Monday, 26 February 2018 02:22 PM

    Who promised you to fulfill promises ?

    sach Monday, 26 February 2018 03:04 PM

    what are these mystery promises? Sirisena?

    Chari Monday, 26 February 2018 03:34 PM

    Why are you singing the Sinhala, Tamil cry. We are all Sri Lankans and need a common platform of Economic Progress.The average Person in Jaffna simply wants a livelihood means and education for the Children.

    Libtard Monday, 26 February 2018 04:08 PM

    well said. One strong Sri Lankan nation. Anyone who cant agree be it Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim can go to another country.

    Gayan Monday, 26 February 2018 05:01 PM

    Please list the promises given by this govt to win yr votes in 2015. We like to know.

    Raj Ragunathan Monday, 26 February 2018 07:04 PM

    Yes, United Kingdom is one country with four states. Each having a Parliament or assembly on its own. SL has two languages, culture,religion,ethnicity and traditional homeland like Scotland,Wales ,Northern Ireland and England.. Some are commenting here like their heads buried in the sand. This political problem has been going on since independence where British failed to reestablish the Tamil land and the Sinhala land which they amalgamated after capturing the Tamil King and the Sinhala King. The promises are greater autonomy to the amalgamated North and East in a single country.Hope the people can understand this elementary FACT. Raj


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