JVP against NPC election

15 May 2013 12:11 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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While opposing the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) election the JVP today said it would only pave the way to separatism.    

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had earlier confirmed the election for the NPC to be held in September this year. After establishing provincial councils in 1987, this would be the first time that an election was to be held for the Northern Provincial Council separately.

Speaking at a news conference JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the 13th Amendment was not the best solution to solve ethnic disharmony in the country and urged the government to abolish it and introduce a new constitution that would treat all ethnic groups equally.

“The provincial council system in the 13th Amendment is not devolution of power; it will only extend the power of councils pressuring the people especially in the north if the Provincial Council election was held. Therefore it is essential to establish a new constitution that would treat all ethnic groups equally, safeguarding their rights and culture,” he said.

He further said although the government had enough time to take proper action to protect the people and improve reconciliation in conflict areas in north, it had failed to do so.

“The government is performing arbitrary activities in the north. Northern people think the Colombo government is invading and looting their lands with military power,” he said.

 Mr. Dissanayake also said the government was petting senior war criminals while keeping minor LTTE cadres in custody.

“The government has imprisoned youngsters just for keeping an LTTE identity card signed by Daya Master. But Daya Master is enjoying freedom with the blessings of the government. Also it is protecting Kumaran Padhmanadan (KP) who procured weapons for the LTTE. But those who were engaged in war with the weapons supplied by KP are imprisoned,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 12

  • tube light Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:52 PM

    Hurrah! At Last! An iota of brains. Yes, comrade let us meet on the street at the common action against this stupidity of the government.

    ind Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:35 AM

    Not only NPC but will against all election as they can't win a singe seat in future.

    CriticRoshan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:28 PM

    What Anura Dissanayke says is absolutely correct.

    Fayad Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:41 AM

    JVP is playing the proper opposition role when UNP is fighting among them self.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:26 AM

    So, ex-comrade Weerawansa seems to have got an unlikely partner to further his cause. Strange bedfellows they are.

    crick Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:55 PM

    at least he talks some sense, unlike RW!

    Concerned Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:52 AM

    There are few different minority communities live peacefully under one flag in Sri Lanka. Please learn from them..

    RamUK Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:01 PM

    so how you guys proposing tell us now so we can also change our cause....

    Grace Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:06 PM

    JVPs political opportunism has no bound.

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:40 PM

    We can tell you very confidently 'NO SEPARATE STATE FOR TAMILS IN SRI LANKA'.

    saman Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:46 PM

    If they win a couple of seats, all opposition will be forgotten.


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