JVP condemns 'extremist' remarks made by Wigneswaran

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Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran has started making radical, extremist statements because of his political bankruptcy, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) charged today.

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a media briefing that Mr Wigneswaran has become politically bankrupt as the Northern people have rejected him. “The people of the North have rejected him as he has done nothing for them for the past few years. Therefore he is out to gain political mileage by making radical statements against the government, " Silva said.

He said the chief minister's call to keep the Sinhalese away from the North is unacceptable as every citizen has the right to settle in any part of the country no matter what ethnic group he or she belongs to. “What would happen if the Tamils living in the South are chased out?” he questioned.

Also he said citizens living in any part of the country have the right to construct places of worship in the areas they where they live. He made this remark in response to the chief minister's demand that Buddhist places of worship should be removed from the north.

The JVP General Secretary warned that the Northern Chief Minister, by his racist remarks was only providing fuel for radical extremists in the South to explore. “Just imagine what would happen to the country if radical extremists in both North and in the South become active" he added.

 

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  • Arnold Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:45 AM

    MR's money talking.

    jey Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:25 AM

    This guy is simply, "nasty" and propped up by unseated or unelectable politicians of the past. He may be intelligent but a intellectual vacuum. Questions need to raised by the people of the north, as to whether he has done anything to improve their lives. So far he has been an impediment to progress in every way. Totally, hopeless.TNA made the mistake of making this man a CM and TNA has to undo this soon.

    Maya Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:19 PM

    It would have been better and more meaningful to send a deli cation to North and meet CM in a fact finding mission and tell us the facts.

    Selvyn Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:20 PM

    Basically in multi ethnic country the ideal principle is coexistence in which all races must live together without any ethnic concentration via DM Android App

    sobers Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:23 PM

    Under President Maithripala Sirisena, all communities are living happily. Although many issues still remain to be addressed. This would be done gradually. Chief Ministers hidden agenda needs to be investigated, as only racist elements on all sides will benefit and country will be ruined if unwanted instigation is done to rouse racism.

    Mohamed luthfie Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:29 PM

    Sri lanka is not only northern province. We must think n act for all as equal. As a government act equally for all.

    Selvyn Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:28 PM

    This is the right time to preach and practice whether South or North the right to live and follow ones culture and religious values via DM Android App

    M George Tuesday, 27 September 2016 07:10 PM

    what a shame. A learned person who has been judge in the Supreme Court making such provoking remarks is totally unacceptable. Pls Mr Vigneswaran atleast repent now and do not become a racist. Pls help the Government to achieve long lasting peace..I come from a minority community

    Manu Tuesday, 27 September 2016 07:42 PM

    If it was TNA that wanted him as CM why it i not taking action to remove him if TNA is not happy with him. It i because TNA is secretly supporting all that CM does and says.

    Kaf Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:12 PM

    Very true!......Hats off!

    jacoob undo Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:54 AM

    Writing on the wall is different .. CV is going to undo TNA

    Ravi Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:34 PM

    George, You after being a minority still did not understand the Tamil issues ?

    Ravi Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:37 PM

    Almost all politicians in SL works and supports only their community . See what Rizad Badudeen, , JHU, JVP, SLFP ect,does

    Gamman Pillai Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:53 PM

    Vivki' s son in law is a Sinhalese. How come he can be a racist. These are all in the game of politics


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