UN and EU pledge to help reconciliation in SL

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Chief Minister of the Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran had been informed by the United Nations and the European Union that they had pledged their cooperation to promote reconciliation between all communities in Sri Lanka.

Coordinator to the United Nations Una Makoli and Ambassador of the European Union Toolai Margue had indicated this during a meeting with the Chief Minister on their tour of Jaffna on Wednesday (15).

The visiting delegates had a lengthy discussion with the Chief Minister on the present political situation of Sri Lanka and also the affairs of the Northern Provincial Council. Among the matters that had been discussed was the necessity of a power sharing through the new constitution and also the additional powers the Northern Provincial council would be vested with.

The delegates during their visit to Jaffna also outlined the manner in which the UN and the EU would allocate aid and assistance for the development of the North by processing the funds through the Sri Lankan government.

In his reply the Chief Minister stated that much thought should be put into whether the people of the North are aware of the steps taken by the government towards the development of reconciliation, the delay in the setting up the office of Missing Persons and also the lack of progress in the political decisions taken by the government. (Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 16

  • Ganesh Friday, 17 February 2017 10:12 AM

    Actually he has not been against Sinhalese or Muslims or extremely in favour of only Tamils but he speaks some logical reality to find permanent solution for the whole nation while some media describe him otherwise for their own agenda which is singing for supper what come may

    German Jacob Friday, 17 February 2017 10:25 AM

    Wigneswaran you should know our President

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 17 February 2017 10:26 AM

    What is the help you need man? Our Govt. is taking care about all Tamils in the island without showing partiality. Don't conn please.

    J Palitha Friday, 17 February 2017 11:22 AM

    Wigneswaran should talk matters pertaining to Tamils with only our President and Prime Minister.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 17 February 2017 11:23 AM

    Hay Wicky were you born in UK or USA?

    manu Friday, 17 February 2017 12:29 PM

    Heh Viggi, North is not a British colony heh. You better learn well the history of SL my man....

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 17 February 2017 12:32 PM

    Wigneswaran would have been born to white parents. Ha..Ha..Ha...

    Ruda Friday, 17 February 2017 12:37 PM

    Ask EU and the UN to kick out the Israelis first .Then we'll kick our self out to the ocean and you can occupy all of Sri lanka just like your hero Praba wanted.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 17 February 2017 12:38 PM

    True and waste time, which is the second favorite past time in this nation after robbing.

    Sathasivam Friday, 17 February 2017 12:52 PM

    Why are all these world organizations sticking their fingers at little Sri Lanka. In reality there is no ethnic problem in Sri Lanka not since the murderouos LTTE was annihilated. It the Tamils who really suffered under the LTTE. There is peace now and the North and East of Sri Lanka are prospering and progressing well. Why not these busy bodies do something abou Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia etc and not stick their fingers into Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is getting on fine since the murderous gang of terrorists were dealt with. All these 'do gooders' are a JOKE.

    J Palitha Friday, 17 February 2017 12:58 PM

    Wigneswaran you always complain others about Jaffna Tamils plights, why not man to be honest, talk about Colombo Tamils and Up-country Tamils. You are a selfish fellow.

    German Jacob Friday, 17 February 2017 01:00 PM

    President either should sack Wigneswaran or he should retire from politics now.

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 17 February 2017 01:01 PM

    I guess he is born in South Africa with animals.

    Kadiya Friday, 17 February 2017 06:25 AM

    Without his help of course!!!

    B S Perera Friday, 17 February 2017 02:03 PM

    Among us we people have Reconciliation. Even during LTTE time we had it - Politicians have this as a slogan for their existence

    Ranjan Fernando Friday, 17 February 2017 09:38 AM

    He is the one person in the country who is a previously clean Government official and is not politically corrupt. No baggage to carry and no fear of the FCID summons.That is why others fear him!

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