Military in North should not be removed: Gammanpila

2017-09-12 01:20:49

Responding to a statement made by Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran on Sunday, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila said the security forces in the North should not be removed following some logical conclusions.

Addressing a news briefing, he stated that it was too early and risky to remove military personnel from the Northern Province as it was just eight years had passed since the war was ended.

“I don’t fathom on account of which grounds the Chief Minister has made such a formidable statement which might even affect the security of the country,” he stressed.

He proceeded to say that as a country which had been embroiled in a civil war, is not ready to confront with another civil war.

"Therefore, we as PHU are opposed to remove defence personnel from the North and request the government to take prompt steps to prevent from removing military personnel from the North," he said.

Meanwhile, he asked why the President and the Prime Minister are silent on the controversial statements made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

“We have a reasonable suspicion that the President and the Prime Minister are deliberately neglecting to come out with any remarks on the statements made by Sarath Fonseka.We urge the President to interfere into this case and take instant actions to arrest and sack him from his ministerial portfolio as soon as possible,” Mr. Gammanpila added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:09


    Reply : 2       12

    sobers Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:16

    This fellow is a racist always against coexistence.

    Reply : 2       21

    karthik Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:32

    You are making all these big noise in order to get prominence as your name is involved in serious cases.

    Reply : 1       21

    Asoka Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:11

    He is very well aware that no executive president in sri lanka cannot be taken to courts under one of the clauses in the constitution. so he can openly admit that.

    Reply : 1       7

    Raja Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:24

    This man is all out to kill reconciliation. He is a racist and his only intention is to destroy harmony. Mr. Vigneswaran made it very clear that he is not for separation. Is it good enough.

    Reply : 2       20

    joshua Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:33

    who are you to talk about this?

    Reply : 2       17 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:29

    Empty vessels make most sound! Nobody cares two hoots for this joker!

    Reply : 2       13

    ceylon Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:41

    if government has to keep 150000 military by spending billions to rule north provinceits better give it the inpendence and get rid of this trouble. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       15

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