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The government, which should be empowering the Tamil community, is instead allowing Tamil extremism to raise its head in the country, the joint opposition charged yesterday.

Referring to the Jaffna University clash which took place on Saturday, JO member and UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa said the clash was a result of government’s negligence.

“The previous government continued the railway track to the North, renovated schools and implemented other projects to uplift the livelihood of the Tamil people. It seems we don’t even have the reconciliation which we had before January 9, 2015,” he told a media conference held in Colombo.

Commenting further on the university clash, he said it had started among two groups of students but later on a group of outsiders had entered the university and launched a ‘selective’ attack on Sinhala students making them leave the premises.

Meanwhile, MP Udaya Gammanpila charged the media, NGOs and western countries which were vocal over the incidents of students clashes in the southern universities were keeping mum over the Jaffna University clash. “Regardless of the faction, an offence should be considered as an offence,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • ranjitdea Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:26 PM

    Fishing in troubled waters - always

    kk Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:55 PM

    good think WW . Now pl allow foreign judges via DM Android App

    Arnold Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:31 PM

    More than physical infrastructure the Tamils need an assurance from the govt that they are equal citizens of this country.

    Nish Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:41 PM

    under current government the majority needs the same

    SL Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:54 PM

    If sihalese can not live and study in Jaffna it is sihalese are not treated equally in Jaffna not Tamils. go and visit Peradeniya or Moratuwa Universites how Tamils studies peacefully and with equal treatments.

    nanda Tuesday, 19 July 2016 04:10 PM

    useless fellow. a man with waste of life can he read thease.?

    Max Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:28 AM

    Thats why this government appointed to overcome such terrible incidents and establish good governance

    Veda-mama Tuesday, 19 July 2016 04:51 PM

    After all Wimal, what do you know about universities?

    surasena Wednesday, 20 July 2016 10:22 AM

    If things goes like this, in a rainy day he will declare that "Sun wont' come out " due to fault of the Government.

    Daily Boru Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:12 AM

    There is no doubt that MARA and his JO are behind the act. They have send the gang with weapons to uni.

    Manel Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:37 AM

    Whose fault was the cause of Aluthgama clashes and MR's fall.

    Mevan Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:40 AM

    Then why did MR say after presidential election that he lost because of votes of minority communities.


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