United National Party (UNP) MP Mujibur Rahman said today the Cabinet memorandum seeking compensation for war victims was not only for ex-LTTE combatants but also for those who were effected by the violence in the 1980s.
He told a news conference that the Cabinet proposal was prepared keeping in mind the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
“The LLRC proposed that justice be meted out to those who were affected by the war. Resettlement and Rehabilitation Minister D.M. Swaminathan submitted the Cabinet memo after considering the LLRC recommendations. Several persons including those of the joint opposition are attempting to create a public opinion that the government is all out to appease the LTTE. It is not the essence of this proposal. We have to focus on the human perspective and not so much on the political viewpoint," the MP said.
Hence, don’t be deceived by false rumours. Compensation will be paid to the family members of those who died in war and those who sacrificed their lives during the 1988/89 period as well,” the MP added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
LLRC did not mention about 1988/89 victims in the hands of JVP. Government stance that they too will receive compensation is bullshit. Then why not include the 1972 victims too?
sHeHaN Friday, 22 June 2018 04:11 AM
It’s good move to compensate the people who died during the war, but it seems the main idea to compensate those killed during 88/89 era is rather to gain political leverage avoid negative publicity over its real intentions to compensate the Ltte victims due to international pressure and minority votes.
gamini Friday, 22 June 2018 09:19 AM
compensation for victims of 1988/89 is a ploy to pocket the money as there are no records of such victims and it is too late and whom will you give the compensation to?
Lokka Friday, 22 June 2018 12:07 PM
Giving compensation to war victims is ok, but not to LTTE members. Get them to pay for those whom they victimised.
Man Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:42 AM
Yes of course. Tamil Diaspora is there to look after their LTTE pals and families. The members of the terrorist organizations, including JVP, must be totally ignored, in this noble endeavour.
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