Grievances of Tamils must be addressed: JVP

22 January 2012 07:23 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The JVP which expressed somewhat favourable sentiments on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent pledge to convert Sri Lanka into a trilingual nation, called for its quick implementation while opposing the full implementation of the Indo Lanka accord and 13 plus.

JVP General Secretary Tivin Silva told a news conference today that the Tamils in this country should be given the right to get their administrative matters done in their native language while they should be treated equally. “This had been given a lip service,” he said. Mr. Silva said this and the other genuine grievances of the Tamil people should also be addressed as soon as possible. Accordingly he said compensation should be paid to the relatives of those who have disappeared while there should be a genuine resettlement of the displaced.

“The resettlement today is nothing but dumping the people here and there but they should be allowed to go back to their original dwelling places instead,” he said.

He stressed that the land grabbing by the Sri Lankan and the Indian government should also be stopped. Citing an example he said the original settlers of the lands in Sampur that had been handed over to India are still in displaced camps. JVP General Secretary charged that the government which had succumbed to Indian pressure had agreed for the 13 plus and to implement the Indo Lanka accord the fullest instead of addressing the genuine problems of the Tamils. He made this point referring to a statement made by the Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna that Sri Lanka had agreed for a devolution package which goes beyond the 13th Amendment of the constitution.

He said the government should come out with a set of proposals so that the other political parties could study it and come out with their stance on it .Mr. Silva charged that the government is confused about the whole situation as the ministers’ express different ideas at different times. “Some Ministers are opposing the 13th Amendment while others are talking about bringing a senate,” he said stressing that the government should come up with a detailed set of proposals on how it intend to implement all these.


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  • Rohana Monday, 23 January 2012 05:41 AM

    Bankrupt party stooges talking to get some sympathy again. JVP supposed to be the poor man's party and why do't they talk about the poor people and grievances of all Sri Lankan people rather one sector as if others are have no grievances. What a load of rubbish by these ungrateful murderers while they are enjoying all the luxuries from the government.

    nanabst Sunday, 22 January 2012 09:09 AM

    this time JVP going to break in to two more factions? Will see how TNA and UNP going to bite the bate.

    Ruwan Sunday, 22 January 2012 01:51 PM

    Can you please tell us the grievances of the Tamils? By the way we too have grievances! Please let us know as I will come up with our list if you do so!

    FAZAL Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:02 PM

    JVP CROCODILE TEARS NO ONE BELEIVE ANYMORE....

    Sam Sunday, 22 January 2012 08:50 PM

    I think our grievience is JVP. They are the one's trying to create hatred between Tamils and Sinhalese.We do not believe JVP that spread lies and mislead us. Please win your votes without trying to shred our blood.

    Sena Sunday, 22 January 2012 10:40 PM

    Any one talking about the grievances of the Tamils should at least list his own view of the grievances and his solution to it. That should be a reasonable starting point then others can join and complete the list.

    a lawyer Monday, 23 January 2012 01:47 AM

    Dear Tilvin
    can you remember what you said in 1896-97 when 13th amendment was introduced. you all took even school children to streets to oppose to 13th amendment. please mind that people of s.l. will not listen to you all.

    Native Vedda Monday, 23 January 2012 02:19 AM

    Ruwan

    Could you wait for another 64 years to find out what the grievances of the Tamils are?


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