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Military presence is the main problem-CM to UN envoy

2013-12-03 14:30:26
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The biggest problem faced by the Northern Province residents was the presence of the army, which was pivotal in creating other problems, Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran had told the visiting UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Chaloka Beyani.
 
The UN Special Envoy, who visited Jaffna today had meetings with the Northern Province Governor Major General (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri at his residence, Jaffna Government Agent Sundaram Arumainayagam at his office and the Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran at his residence. 
 “I informed the envoy that in Valikamam North, more than 6000 acres of land had been appropriated by the military and I gave details of land the acreage by them in the Kilinochchi District as well.
 
“On the basis of their present activities, they plan to stay in the North for a further hundred years, which really means that they plan to bring in people from the South and resettle them along with the army families. 
 
“Similar to what they did in the East, they are trying to colonise the North as well, which cannot be stopped by us alone, but should be brought to the notice of International Community and take steps accordingly.
 
“Livelihood of residents of the North had been seriously affected and they take loans for their day to day living. All avenues of employment had been taken over by the army, who carry out work in all spheres including agriculture, fisheries and trade, denying opportunities to the people,” he said.
“I explained to the envoy that the people were facing severe difficulties as a result,” he said. (Sumithi Thangrasa and S. K. Prasath)
 


  Comments - 18

  • Neloufer Tuesday, 3 December 2013 14:55

    I thought one cannot colonise ones own country? Isn't the Northern a Province part of SL? By the same argument, have the Tamils and Muslims colonised the WP as they are a majority there?

    Reply : 8       17

    Nileme Tuesday, 3 December 2013 16:24

    Did any government since 1948 bring and settle Tamils and Muslims in the WP by giving them land? They are here purely on their own hard work. Think before you write.

    Reply : 11       16

    CHC Wednesday, 4 December 2013 07:28

    Well..........it could be there hard work or by force. Depends on how you interpret it.

    1       0

    Nanda Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:13

    Well said Nileme.

    0       1

    Yuri Wednesday, 4 December 2013 14:13

    If the Sinhalese had a head to think, today not waiting for international war crime investigation

    0       0

    Suq Madique Thursday, 5 December 2013 03:23

    The Army's presence is vital to ensure terrorism does not erupt again in the North. Only those with hidden agendas will protests the Army's presence.

    Reply : 0       1

    thriu Thursday, 5 December 2013 04:36

    so why don't you deploy the army in south to ensure the JVP does not raise up again

    1       0

    merry chen Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:29

    Just let terrorists to run the country again. No military presence is required.

    Reply : 11       9

    Michael Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:32

    Don't worry CM, people who do wrong will pay for it. There is a God above and no partiality with him.

    Reply : 4       17

    srinath gunaratne Tuesday, 3 December 2013 16:20

    They are all spoilers with hidden agendas, Not problem solvers

    Reply : 7       12

    an s !!!kith udugama Wednesday, 4 December 2013 08:51

    You have no place in SL if you try to be a Smart Alec

    Reply : 2       0

    Nanda Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:15

    Until people like you lives in Sri Lanka, no issues will be solved.

    Reply : 0       1

    siva Thursday, 5 December 2013 04:37

    so srilanka is a place only for modayas

    Reply : 0       0

    charles Perera Wednesday, 4 December 2013 09:50

    The fault with the Hindus and the Christian in West is that they do not believe in human qualities of love,kindness, generosity and understanding. If they come down to earth and understand human power, and quality they will be more people loving and devoted to their country and establishing real peace (not the spiritual peace brought about by a God) among the people.

    Reply : 3       0

    Admirer Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:13

    Hinduism is the OLDEST religion in the World. Read Bhagavatha Geethai for better understanding.

    Reply : 1       1

    Gobba Thursday, 5 December 2013 06:15

    Admirer, so you are saying Adam and Eve were Hindus? Hmmm... Interesting! LOL

    Reply : 1       0

    an s !!!kith udugama Friday, 6 December 2013 02:45

    Go to India and stay there, Don't come back

    Reply : 0       0

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 6 December 2013 08:58

    Only colonisation that happened in the North was the import and settling of Tamil indentured labour by the Colonial powers and thereafter in the past three decades, by the Tiger terrorists.
    People from the South cannot colonise their own country, which is a distorted accusation by Wigneswaran. I think he is bad luck for the recently liberated Northern Province residents, most of whom are Tamils who were terrorised by the Tigers. The presence of the security forces is the only insurance they have against a possible revival of Tiger terrorism.

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