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Allow NP residents to commemorate their war heroes: TNA

27 November 2017 11:44 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


TNA MP Shanthi Skandarajah today requested the government to allow those in the Northern Province to commemorate their war heroes by visiting the cemeteries in which they were buried.

Ms Skandarajah who was speaking during the committee stage debate in Parliament today said residents in the Province should be allowed to visit cemeteries and commemorate their war heroes.

She also stressed the need to restore cemeteries in which the war heroes were buried.

She went on to say that proper programmes should be launched to help women who were widowed by the war.

"These women should be empowered to start self employment schemes and not be obliged t work for others,” she said. (By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 15

  • Lanka Perera Monday, 27 November 2017 02:29 PM

    Exactly..!!!..If the JVP is allowed to commemorate their '89 'heors' similar rights should be extended to LTTE carders.

    Saber Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:32 PM

    Except that JVP didn't fight for a separate country.

    lanka Monday, 27 November 2017 03:00 PM

    TNA MP Shanthi Skandarajah and the Tamil people in NP who consider LTTE terrorist suicide bombing murderers as war heroes? Any family member of these murderers has the right to visit a cemetery and pay their personal respects to their kith or kin. However they have no right to commemorate the deaths of these disgusting terrorists in public.

    doc Monday, 27 November 2017 03:40 PM

    War heroes?!!! i can imagine if she had worded it as 'loved ones'... but these ppl are not war heroes - they were terrorists...!

    Thanos Monday, 27 November 2017 06:04 PM

    JVP is allowed commemorated their butchers twice a year. One in April and one in November. Even though the LTTE is banned, I believe those people should be allowed commemorate their dead.

    nick Monday, 27 November 2017 06:05 PM

    both jvp & tna must be punished for celebrating terrorists via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 27 November 2017 07:08 PM

    there are no heros for war.all involved are instant killers without trials.reason for war is discriminations doing by peopleorganisatoins or governments. via DM Android App

    SAM SPARROW Monday, 27 November 2017 07:12 PM

    What about Eastern Province Ms Skandarajah?

    sach Monday, 27 November 2017 08:09 PM

    You cannot defeat separatism by appeasing separatists

    Mandayan Monday, 27 November 2017 09:29 PM

    One man terroist is another man hero. Soldiers may be war hero for us but for those JVPers and LTTers relatives they are not.

    Jaffna Monday, 27 November 2017 09:31 PM


    Jaffna Resident Monday, 27 November 2017 09:40 PM

    LTTE like all other Tamil Militant groups were insanely jealous of the Middle Class Hindu Tamils and killed or exiled them. LTTE are war heroes only to their Caste and to the Catholics and to no other Tamils .

    Adam Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:04 AM

    Yes we should commemorate the WAR heros in the north but not the LTTE. It should be every sri lankan solider who laid their life to protect the country in Muhamalai, Alimankada, Kilinocchi, Mullathiv, Pooneryn in the east, south and west.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:17 AM

    Define the term 'War Hero' - answer - one who has laid down his/her life for the sake of the Country. These are bloody terrorists who wreaked havoc for 30 years just to satisfy one egoistic maniac. If these terrorists are considered to be War Hero's, yes, please go ahead.

    Ganesh Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:29 AM

    The definition for war heroes is people who fight for a course to achieve their goal sacrificing their life .This was committed by both Sinhala army and Tamil tigers all of whom were youngsters so they resorted to terrorism as well to attain their mission though it is not acceptable . Let them pray to God ,no harm so long as no trouble is engaged in for anybody .No point of grumbling , nothing wrong .Prevention is steering emotion , if you do not care nothing harm will happen .

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