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Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka today called on the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to develop the areas which comes under the 16 local government bodies they won in the Northern Province.

“They were able to exercise their vote due to the freedom created by the government and the security forces by defeating terrorism”, he said.

“The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should keep in mind about the overall mandate given by the people to the government. They should not drive the country backwards by winning 16 local government bodies. These areas were destroyed by the LTTE for thirty years and the government has taken steps to develop these areas”, Minister Ranawaka said.

He further stated that 58,000 people in the North voted for the United National Freedom Alliance (UPFA). “We can increase the number of voters in the future as we have an improvement this time. Out of 435,507 registered voters in the North, 149,053 voted for the TNA. Which is 34%”, he said.

JHU Leader Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said that eight JHU candidates including two monks from Welikanda, Embilipitiya, Harispattuwa, Kantale, Balangoda and Yatinuwara were able to win at the election by obtaining a large number of preferential votes.

“We will show everyone how we are going to develop the villages under a monk. During the campaign not a single complaint was lodged against our candidates”, the thero added.

“The people have given a clear mandate to the ruling UPFA that they want to move ahead into the future with the government which eradicated terrorism”, Ven Sobitha Thero said. (Supun Dias)


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  • Javi Tuesday, 26 July 2011 03:39 PM

    However he accepts UPFA loss in N-E

    lovesri Thursday, 28 July 2011 07:39 AM

    Priest in governance -Not bad. The miracle of the whole world - A holy Nation.

    Ben Wednesday, 27 July 2011 03:23 AM

    Ignorance is Bliss...but Meelan come on...Get your facts straight...Do you even know what your talking abourt?

    Sahan Tuesday, 26 July 2011 05:02 PM

    Threat to people's representatives is a threat to the people they represent..

    POLI Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:53 PM

    FAR RIGHT WING EXTREME, ULTRA NATIONALIST
    RELIGION

    meelan Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:40 PM

    and, What rights they don't have now?

    hilmy Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:29 PM

    whether Hela teaches to attract other people toward it or isolate other community ?

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:08 PM

    Look electricity department .

    SL tamil Boy Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:00 PM

    who is this fool..

    R.Dias Tuesday, 26 July 2011 03:44 PM

    Really who rules this Country ??????

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Tuesday, 26 July 2011 12:25 PM

    Kathawa wagema wedath oni,

    Ranjith Tuesday, 26 July 2011 02:12 PM

    Think three times before saying such words!

    Handipora Tuesday, 26 July 2011 02:02 PM

    A set of self-centred politicians trying to spread disunity and hatred once again.

    Fayad Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:58 PM

    What is JHU vote base if you contested on your own ?????

    chand Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:55 PM

    look at who is talking?? whole lanka knows what you are upto. shut up an keep away.

    Ranjit Silva Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:52 PM

    Give them their rights and facilities same as enjoyed by ruling party councils and I believe they will do a better job.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:48 PM

    When monks enter into politics and dabble in dirty deals just like laymen, who is going to preach Bana to arrest the ever deteriorating discipline among the people.

    J,D, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:36 PM

    Before challenging TNA ......do your basic home work.......

    Musthafa Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:02 PM

    We have very poor politicians.

    Sri Tuesday, 26 July 2011 12:33 PM

    Give them the equal rights then no issues and why are you all taking the entire world for a ride?


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