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Army should be withdrawn within 6 months: Sivajilingam


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All military personnel, who had been deployed for security in the Northern Province, should be withdrawn within the next six months, Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingam said yesterday.

He said that soldiers  who can be accommodated in 600-700 acres of land were enough for security in the region, he said.

While addressing media at Jaffna he claimed that  about 4,000 acres of land in Valikamam in the Northern Province was still under Sri Lanka Army.

“They keep this land area forcibly,” he said.

“About 600 to 700 acres of land area is more than enough for Army and no need of that much of army personnel in the North. Therefore, the Army should be withdrawn with in the next six months," Sivajilingam said. (Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 27

  • Asoka Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:12 PM

    Sivajilingam I want to send a small gift to Prabhakaran...can you take it for me...?

    Hemal Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:15 AM

    Else what ? Will you resign?

    sujata Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:33 AM

    no problems in the army continuing with their presence in the north-east, but do not forcibly occupy civilians land. This is not done in the south

    ganesh Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:30 AM

    can you give a single proof Sam fo your claims

    kumar Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:40 PM

    Anything can happen!

    ari Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:59 PM

    Where is the white van when we really need it..

    don Juan Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:36 PM

    Muchan calling him from hell

    Kosala Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:31 PM

    Day dreaming. via DM Android App

    Dias Tuesday, 23 May 2017 04:10 PM

    The military forces must remain in the North and East permanently......yes, as long as a threat from the diaspora and Tamil Nadu exists, moving the military out should be considered treasonous. Why then are American troops still in Germany, Japan, South Korea......because a threat exists.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 23 May 2017 04:08 PM

    Yeah, yeah, if not, WHAT ??

    Sheri Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:43 PM

    Obviously he is being paid by tamil diaspora. The country is safe with the army in the North and where they should be.

    Sheri Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:36 PM

    Why don't you get out from the North and go to your homeland, tamil nadu? Now get lost!

    ceylon Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:29 PM

    if part of country cant rule by civil governmentbetter give it to that peopke to rule as they wish.what a joke this . via DM Android App

    Nalin Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:20 PM

    He is just a cheap lower level politician trying to gain more popularity before the next elections. Such people should not be given much prominence by either the electronic or print media.

    Anja Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:11 PM

    ..Your late king also thought the same way what a pity via DM Android App

    Shelly. Tuesday, 23 May 2017 02:08 PM

    We have no issue Sivajikaran. No hurry either. We will wait 6 months to here from you again. via DM Android App

    sam Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:43 PM

    Who is this man to order ARMY to withdraw from the north. ARMY can stay in any part of the country. he has not given up his murderous terrorism which he has been carrying since murderous Praba's days. this hidden terrorist must be charged for talking publicly tempting innocent Tamils to go against the Forces.

    kola kotiya Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:33 PM


    Johnbaas Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:21 PM

    Is this chap the new Chief of Defence in SL?:)There's a saying in Sinhalese -" Even a goat demands that his goatee is shaved when he sees a meek barber!"" Nivata ambattaya dakkama eluwath nikata paanava"

    Navin Peries Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:16 PM

    Yes , Withdraw completely from NE

    avanka Tuesday, 23 May 2017 01:08 PM

    Your intention is to create another LTTE. army shkuld not be witdrawn we will loose innocent people via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:59 PM

    if war is overwhy need mitary there .how long can do this .finaly people will fed up.military there mean problems not solved. via DM Android App

    gayya Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:59 PM

    Ya ya..after that you can start the LTTE again and act as next prabha....

    annoyed Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:56 PM

    There was a terrorist organisation from the province. Any government needs to make a proper assessment before withdrawing an army from such an area. Would all politicians in the province assure that such terrorist movement will not arise?

    raviwikramasinghe Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:48 PM

    This is an ego problem, not ethnic. Govt should pay compensation if private lands are acquired without paying. Where to place military, should be according to the analysis of security risks.

    sachith Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:31 PM

    The government may say "Yes Boss"....

    B S Perera Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:19 PM

    We waited till your order comes

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