Jaffna people appeal to retain armed force-Weeratunga

19 June 2013 12:38 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that many lands in Jaffna have been returned to civilians, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge said that many residents in Jaffna have made fervent appeals to retain Armed Forces in the region.

“Many lands have been returned, and ones that are needed for public purposes will be retained. The HSZ has shrunk by almost 60%. Many peace loving residents of Jaffna have made fervent appeals to retain the Armed Forces because of their post conflict welfare activities,” Weeratunga said in a Twitter interview today.

Commenting on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Weeratunga described it as a white elephant.

“It's no secret that administratively it is a white elephant,” he said.

He also said that power must be devolved to the lowest possible level, the village - the Gramarajya or Panchayat.

“Sub national level Provincial Councils haven't served the purpose,” he tweeted.

  Comments - 15

  • Ramzeel Thursday, 20 June 2013 03:37 AM

    Surely its Douglas Devananda only

    kp Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:33 AM

    keeping it 'open' by force isn't the solution though

    An Angle Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:42 AM

    Hope their request will be reflected in election result provided we will be having fair election.

    Bushel Perera Thursday, 20 June 2013 03:43 AM

    We never know..............................!

    xlntgson Thursday, 20 June 2013 03:44 AM

    I think he talks only to the settlers (!)

    Peter Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:46 PM

    hahahaha... Joke of the year!!!!

    Ranjo Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:50 PM

    PCs haven't served the purpose? How about the Ministers and Parliament??

    Ranjo Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:12 PM

    Then, why are they heavily armed???

    Kumara Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:07 PM

    Not sure who these "Jaffna people" are.

    kirthi Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:19 PM


    Truth Hurts Thursday, 20 June 2013 04:47 AM


    Kondebedapucheena Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:23 PM

    Those who had been propagating post-war national reconciliation should promote bonding among people, as long as the Northern Province remained ‘closed’ to other communities it would continue to be a breeding ground for separatist sentiments.

    PREM Thursday, 20 June 2013 05:32 AM


    Yehiya Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:59 PM

    Most respected civil servant fall in trouble.

    Regi Thursday, 20 June 2013 06:55 AM

    This is anothe gundoo in advance before the northern PC elections

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