“Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said police and land powers would not be given to the Northern Province. I am not ready to talk to him because he is not the government,” said ITAK leader R. Sampanthan at the Trincomalee District General Meeting of the ITAK yesterday.
The meeting was held at the New Silver Star Inn to appoint electoral agents, re-structuring party branches and to explain the current political situation.
“The problems of Tamils have reached the United Nations. UNHCR conducted discussions with regard to Sri Lankan Tamils. Therefore, we cannot give up our principles for the sake of a 2 km road,” he said speaking at the meeting.
“Except for the 50 acre-land acquired for the Sampur Electricity Scheme, all other lands will be released; that was the promise given to me by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, however, in spite of the promise the lands are still not released. Countries which helped to destroy LTTE, should place a solution before Tamils, be it the USA or India; we need a solution and they are duty-bound to provide it,” Mr. Sampanthan said.
He further said “We have shared Rs. 5 million received from our decentralised budget among eleven temples. Had we joined the government, we would have received even Rs.100 million for development, but we will not deviate from our principles.” (Singaravelu Sasikumar)
Comments - 39
Gon Haraka Monday, 27 May 2013 04:29 AM
Yehiya Tuesday, 28 May 2013 06:37 AM
Only respected politician in Muslim TB Jayah & Badurdin Mahmood.
sammy Monday, 27 May 2013 06:21 AM
No he is using brother's power. No Defense Sec before ran the govt and much of the budget.
Rohith Tuesday, 28 May 2013 06:50 AM
Atleast he is trying to do something practical for the people..
Deva Monday, 27 May 2013 04:49 AM
shirantha Monday, 27 May 2013 06:44 AM
so u r telling that he's not the defense secretary....
silva Monday, 27 May 2013 12:21 PM
i respect Mr Sampanthan -man is an asset is country
Dalu Banda Monday, 27 May 2013 12:33 PM
He is like Balasingum,and would not see the anticipated goal in his lifespan.
The God Father Monday, 27 May 2013 05:12 AM
Well said ahamad, also there is a big difference between sampanthan n hakeen roaring lion and a covered fox respectively.
Lankan Monday, 27 May 2013 05:14 AM
Politicians with principals
Chamini Monday, 27 May 2013 12:36 PM
Prapharan used the arms...Hon Sampanthan using his brain..well done Mr Sampanthan!
Aslam Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:05 AM
wow. what a comment. This speaks of billion words. I dont agree with you on many issues,,but this is superb. Please tell this hakeem, then ranil, and dont forget Police and forces chiefs. They should know. But let not BBS know ok
mani Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:30 PM
and neither are you the All Sinhalese
mani Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:33 PM
in that case he should also be speaking to SF
crick Monday, 27 May 2013 12:59 PM
ha! thats what you think.
asoka Monday, 27 May 2013 12:59 PM
but mr. sampanthan he is one of the main persons who saved this country from terrorism...so you should talk to him...remember when you talk be polite...!!
Aruna Monday, 27 May 2013 07:07 AM
NO.... not at all.. He is only using the power of his position....
sobers Monday, 27 May 2013 07:12 AM
What ever the differences in Politics, sampanthan is not a corrupt politician. Man of principles.
xlntgson Wednesday, 29 May 2013 03:27 AM
Extra constitutional authority is tolerated in nepotic rules and Gota can easily become a list MP.
Ranjith Silva Monday, 27 May 2013 05:27 AM
Well said and You are Not The All Tamils in Sri Lanka either.
Mohamed Monday, 27 May 2013 05:22 AM
My respect for you, even though we have different views and stands.
Insaf Monday, 27 May 2013 05:26 AM
Don Sarath Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:16 PM
Once up on a time there had been a rat who has been challenging the Cat after getting drunk with toddy.
Darren Monday, 27 May 2013 05:29 AM
This is exactly how dirty prabah also thought and then........... .
Kondebedapucheena Monday, 27 May 2013 05:35 AM
Gota is a straight forward Sri Lankan Mr Sampanthan but you are not
Thomas Monday, 27 May 2013 05:37 AM
You have HIT the Nail on the right place, After all he is a civil servant, he has no authority to talk on political affairs
Galak Uda Monday, 27 May 2013 01:49 PM
No top nor tip too!!
sss Monday, 27 May 2013 01:54 PM
And your principals are ? I hope not based on ethnic and religious exclusivity
ANTON Monday, 27 May 2013 05:36 AM
IS HE WEARING A ZOMBIE MASK ?
Kith udugamamakitht Monday, 27 May 2013 01:50 PM
Did you get in to the parliament thru the back door when the LTTE killed the real guy ???
Digcta Monday, 27 May 2013 01:58 PM
We Clearly see the difference between uneducated politicians and well Educated Politicians. Principles are more valuable than ppl and money.
Mohan Balachandran Monday, 27 May 2013 02:09 PM
Ok Hon Asoka Sir. Happy ? ;})
bala Monday, 27 May 2013 02:09 PM
Now some sinhalese started loving Mr Sampathan....They only have two weeks of memory... haha
Thayud kariapper Monday, 27 May 2013 08:04 AM
Mr.Sampanthan is fearless ,strong hearted iron man.He was the Who spoke for the muslim in the house and defended the muslim culture and the way of life and demanded that violence against the muslims must be cease, while the muslim ministers and the MPs are cutting back room deal for mere perks..I thank him for all what he has done.I wish all success in his effort.All the best Mr. Hon.Sampanthan.
ahmad Monday, 27 May 2013 04:26 AM
Mr Hakeem.. Seems like you can learn a lot here
Karu Monday, 27 May 2013 05:49 AM
Salute for your honesty and straight forward
Amit Monday, 27 May 2013 02:31 PM
Where was Sampanthan he in 1990?
shirantha Monday, 27 May 2013 06:02 AM
He has powers because he's the defense secretary .
manuwel giyar Monday, 27 May 2013 08:20 AM
Sambandan has backbone. Hakeem is spineless
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