The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), at a press briefing a short while ago, accused the government of denying, several displaced people, the right to return to their original homes in the North by militarizing those areas.
The TNA says the army has now informed some of the displaced people that they will be given alternate homes as the original houses and property will be used to house soldiers and their families. (KB)
This is Colonization by a other name. New name is Security Camps, permanent with military families.
Some people never learn, do they?
Mathan Monday, 02 August 2010 06:50 AM
No proper assistance was given for resettlement! Now this blockade of access to their land will justify their actions in the past.
malkanthi Monday, 02 August 2010 06:52 AM
Returning to original homes or normal lifestyle seem a mirage, until such time democracy is reinstated.
Mushi Monday, 02 August 2010 07:01 AM
R. Sambandan likes and is silent on militarization by LTTE but doesn't like militarization by government which is in fact for the security of the country.
JSilva Monday, 02 August 2010 07:11 AM
Does TNA have legitimacy anymore ?
HK Monday, 02 August 2010 07:31 AM
has the TNA even been to the north yet?
Rahul Monday, 02 August 2010 07:35 AM
You question is nothing new, majority always ask this question when voice minority rights and justice are rasied!
Kamal Monday, 02 August 2010 07:36 AM
So you agree they are involved with LTTE ? By the way no one can justify killing
Kung Tong Monday, 02 August 2010 07:37 AM
They are elected by their own people to represent them in parliment in this democratic country.
DonSimon Monday, 02 August 2010 07:42 AM
If government denies entry to original homes, it must be with good reasons. Where were these TNA clowns when LTTE forcibly removed all tamil civilians from their homes to create a human shield? Were they raising their so called humanitarian voices at the time?
Indika Monday, 02 August 2010 08:06 AM
Well said DonSimon, And Still army de-minig in these areas. Nobody can demine all the areas at once. Still in Vietnam and Cambodia people are dying due to mines where they had wars before around 50 years. So why they are in a hurry ??
Ajith Monday, 02 August 2010 08:21 AM
You mean, since they didn't raise voice against LTTE, they cannot raise against Govt. too, even if they are concerned about the people. LTTE is a terrorist organization, and every one knew what would happen if you voice against a terrorist organization. If govt. has valid reasons, let them spell out candidly. If we try to suppress the voice rather addressing, then there is no difference between a legitimate government and the terrorist organization.
Labu Monday, 02 August 2010 08:50 AM
So you know TNA was associating with LTTE (terrorists) and I don't even think they have right to exsist in the first place!
Ram Monday, 02 August 2010 10:05 AM
From the extreme comments made by some of the above readers, i can Still say there is enough room for country to divide. YOU FELLOWS NEVER UNDERSTAND THE FACTS. Still i can say Sir John Kotalawala's wordings exactly correct!!!
xlntgson Monday, 02 August 2010 10:36 AM
Resettling people in their original habitat is sina quo non of the problem.
ray Monday, 02 August 2010 11:26 AM
"Don't shoot the messenger". TNA was a representative of terrorists and did not have a say. Now they have legitimacy to act as the people's representatives under our democracy. Lets view the plight of the Vanni Sri Lankans, humanitarian-ly and the Govt.'s monstrous proposal as a negative step for uniting our divided country.
Jenny jeeva Monday, 02 August 2010 11:51 AM
Please see people in the Vanni and say comments Still there are more the 5000 people stay in Schools
thusi Monday, 02 August 2010 12:32 PM
Yeah....it was 300,000 before....See how the numbers have improved....Stop complaining .....help the GOSL to improve N-E.....
Bird Eye Monday, 02 August 2010 01:30 PM
Please, somebody must tell them why they are not allowed to resettle. There must be a reason
Bakamoona Monday, 02 August 2010 01:37 PM
Look at the developments in the North and talk, please.
Phil Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:10 AM
Sri Lanka style democracy is the government of the majority of the people, by the majority, for the whole island.
There is no need for others to worry about. and intervene.
TNA is paying only a lip service. They should be re-elected.
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