N/E development only in consultation with us: TNA

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it was only in consultation with the party that the Cabinet could take a decision on the development of the post-war areas in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

TNA MP Mavai Senadhirajah told a public rally in Jaffna on Monday that they had discussed this matter with the government and had appointed a 10-member committee for this purpose.

Meanwhile, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the Ministry of Northern Province Development would be soon renamed as the Northern and Eastern Provinces’ Development Ministry.

He said the TNA was accused of backing a confidence motion on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“We did it for a valid reason when there was political instability in the country. We discussed several matters before pledging to back the Prime Minister. One thing was the experts report on constitutional-making and the other was the development of our region.  We said a higher level management was required to develop the North and East in a systematic matter. Therefore, the Northern Province Development Ministry will become Northern and Eastern Provinces’ Development Ministry. This is also why the Northern Province Development Ministry is currently under the purview of the Prime Minister,” he said. (Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 18

  • Jack Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:23 PM

    Mavai, what do you know about development?

    Indra Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:02 AM

    You too the same

    galleguy Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:39 PM

    now the cat is jumping out of bag.

    Lokka Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:50 PM

    Mavai is an LTTEr in the past. How was he allowed to be in politics?

    Tuan Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:53 AM

    Like Karuna

    Thushara Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:51 PM

    I have nothing to tell. Where's the so-called country lovers

    Nujra Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:59 PM

    Ha Ha. Good luck to you on that.

    Big talk paty Wednesday, 16 January 2019 04:09 PM

    You bark and don't do anything. What you have been done past 31/2 years. Tamil

    P ananthanayam Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:38 PM

    What has TNA done 4 the N/ E

    raj Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:45 AM

    Mr.Mavai and Mr.Sampanthan, why are you still in politics? You should retire from politics and let the young generation who much more modern lead the politics.

    ranjith chandrasekera Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:05 AM

    Northern Province Council rename to be Northern Eastern Development Council is the first step to merge North and East. Should the government get permission from the New Development Council to carry out development projects in North or East. Cat is out of the bag, why no confidence motion was not supported by TNA. Was there a secret deal between Prime minister and TNA to give unofficial self government to North and East with both provinces merged together. Eelam is given on a silver platter.

    sunil vijaya Thursday, 17 January 2019 04:00 AM

    "our region?" what? whom do you refer to as our? your tribalism should end with reverting back to the old system to develop ALL regions under districts. so long we have clown. ponnayas and jokers in the parliament, anyone can do anything and anyone can say anything. I think someone do something to shut up these clown Sumanthiran!

    Nilhan Jayawardene Thursday, 17 January 2019 05:00 AM

    No way. This is sri lanka not tamil nadu. What these guys know about development. Govt should focus on people and develop the area. Can get ideas, but not let them run the show.

    Daya Thursday, 17 January 2019 05:48 AM

    Development of any part of the country is a national issue than regional issue. For that matter Govt should not depend upon any individual party. Also if a region left for development based on ethnic, religion or political reasons then very soon country has to address the economic burden from the poverty stricken region depend on grants and social

    Labbadaiyya Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:24 AM

    Time the TNA united with other parties to develop the North and East. Nothing can be achieved independently. Same goes for other parts of the country as well.

    Amara Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:30 AM

    Perfectly fine for the Northern province. They control the vast majority, but no chance in hell with Eastern province. Like it or not SL Tamil population in the East is at most 40 percent. Be very careful UNP you are going down a dangerous road.

    ra Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:20 AM

    It should be consulted with provincial council since they are the one locally representing their people. Are you asking this only for N/E or other provinces? If it is, it should be applicable to every provinces. Otherwise, let the government to consult provincial council.

    Missaka Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:33 AM

    Where is democracy then?.

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