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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today disputed the appointment of DIG Pujitha Jayasundare to the North. TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran told Parliament that according to the Constitution a Deputy Inspector General of Police had to be appointed only in consultation with the Chief Minister this had not happened in the appointment of the new northern DIG.

“I have nothing against the gentleman appointed to the North. Yet, it is a devolved subject.  A DIG has to be appointed with the concurrence of the Chief Minister. Similarly even the provincial chief secretary has to be appointed with the same concurrence. The NPC Chief Minister has asked for the removal of the chief secretary. The letter addressed to the executivehas remained unanswered for the past two months,” Mr. Sumanthiran said.

He also said that the party would bring a motion calling for the removal of the Governor as well.

It is also disputedthe appointment of DIG Pujitha Jayasundare to the North.

Sumanthiran said the Governor had accused the NPC of violating the Constitution by acting to set up separate departments for transport and housing. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:54 AM

    yuri, try to make sense when commenting otherwise people will think you are the modaya.

    Nodrog Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:07 AM

    PJ is a Sri Lankan and the North is still a part of SL so whats the big deal?? Will tamils in Wellawate also demand a tamil DIG?

    Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:05 AM

    Ignorant comment. Typical of tamils to only talk about what they don't have but never remember what they have been given. Seems they blindly follow what the pro-LTTE groups tell them to do.

    Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:03 AM

    We have been hearing this mantra for so long but still nothing has changed. Why do you disappoint yourself?

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:02 AM

    People like your ilks create another LTTE not cetearnly TNA

    Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:01 AM

    Laws are there to safeguard the country and not allow anyone to divide it. Tamils here must think for themselves and learn to live as one and stop following the dictates of the Tiger proxies still hoping for their eelam.

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:59 AM

    Who does not cooperate with whom? Can not you understand who antagonizes whom ?

    Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:58 AM

    Nothing to think about, this land will never be divided or allowed to be controlled by tamil nadu and the LTTE rump groups

    Suq Madique Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:56 AM

    We understand you are still longing for your eelam but do the rules say we have to hand over the north to the TNA so they can hand it on a platter to tamil nadu and the tiger proxies?

    Nodrog Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:09 AM

    Funny how you remember there are rules when it suits you but do otherwise to suit yourself. No wonder people don't take you seriously

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:47 AM

    Nobody can tell anything for this kind of tomfoolery question

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:42 AM

    Nothing can be by force imposed on a community against their reasonable democrtatic will that has been demanding to live in the
    country as equals whose leaders too voiced for indipendance of Ceylon.The way you blame is that tamils are donkeys and they should dance as you like

    Jude Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:41 AM

    The current regime Violating the constitution all the time.

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:29 AM

    This is not a one way traffic tamils who voted for TNA expecting democratic solution and TNA do not want to be fooled again and again

    Ganesh Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:22 AM

    He has indicated what is clearly stipulated in the 13 th amendment to the constitution .Why do you always talk nonsense as if you are the one who is knowledgeable of everything thinking others are fools. You should have known why the war was started?

    dharmapala Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:04 AM

    there is no comstitution in srilanka,ministers are impunity, govt is asking a another commananl game

    henry wong Friday, 13 December 2013 11:15 PM

    and genocide of Tamils ha ha ha!

    Sumathy M Friday, 13 December 2013 05:04 PM

    Remove the army from the north!
    Remove the Governor from the north!
    Remove the chief secretary from the north!
    Remove the DIG from the north!
    Who to remove next?
    Tamils will never achieve as long as these Tiger proxies lead them

    Anuranga Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:43 PM

    hello , the above comments are totally irreverent to this matter , question is locally elected body should have consulted while appointing there DIG ,even if they consulted there is no tamill DIG to appoint its going so its going to be our sri lankan only so no one has to worry about separation becoz north have forgotten that only few in colombo only talking this for there own benefits .All we want this credibility and trust to unite our country

    Mervyn Saturday, 14 December 2013 05:35 PM

    What TNA should realize is, that Sri Lanka is still one unitary country and the ruling Government controls the Armed Forces and Police Department. Hence, the Govt. elected by the people has the power vested on them to station Sri Lankan Police Officers and Army Commanding Officers in any province in Sri Lanka. If this is undigestible to any party including TNA they should pack their baggage and leave the counry to Canada, Australia, England, India, Russia etc where they can get what they wanted in the way digestible to them in their provinces given by the rulers of these countries. For sure Russia if it happened, will give them a part of Siberia with a temperature exceeding -50 degrees centigrade.

    Raj Saturday, 14 December 2013 03:46 PM

    Most , if not all of the development in the north are by donor countries and not from the tax payers money.
    Other point is are you sure that all govt MPs and ministers hands are clean- and not having houses etc elsewhere.

    Sivadasan Saturday, 14 December 2013 03:13 PM

    Sri Lanka is a one country belonging to all Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslims.

    Whatever be our race, we should not oppose the actions taken by the government to avoid another bloody war in this island and protect all of us.

    We do not need that bitter past, which TNA guys want pleaseeeeeee.

    M.O.A.Careem Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:30 PM

    not worth to fight 4 silly things -

    Rosemary UK Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:07 PM

    Vijith Who is plying game,south politicians playing game not TNA .TNA is the only party survive without braking from Mahinda sinthanaya.TNA said that, they are not bother about the appointment, but they indicating t the GOSL not follow the constitutional low.

    Be Fair Friday, 13 December 2013 04:32 PM

    seems now looking at one way traffic.
    PLEASE for the sake of future generations NO MORE WARS.
    I have had my share of a dreadful era, don't want any child to go thru that mess. So TNA, you need to be little flexible

    Raja Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:49 AM

    Northern people had enough with militarisation for last 30 years. What on earth still the government pushing the northern people with military way? Appoint any well regarded civilian servant for governor. These measures will help for reconciliation with all part of our country. Otherwise another war in future unavoidable.

    Malin Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:13 AM

    You need two to TANGO. Reconciliation and compromise should not come only from the Govt side, but by TNA and its allies as well.

    xlntgson Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:09 AM

    I'm laughing in advance to see the reaction when a central govt. official suddenly transferred for taking orders from the office of provincial chief!

    Cobra Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:49 AM


    Manjula Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:34 AM

    Remove all central gov check and balances, BUT keep using TAX money and borrowed money to develop North. Pump more money while TNA mPs use infrastructure to travel, meeting, partying and plotting, similar to the rest of the politicians in the country. How much development did LTTE do in Kilinochchi, the proxy capitol of elam? However, most of the big tigers or relatives were living in western countries. Very similar to JVP few years ago. Somawansa was in London and Wijeweera had many bungalows to hide. At the end, all this fight is to what is in their pockets. South or north. Same goal, different approach, one using race the other using Marxism.

    lionheart Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:34 AM

    Modaya showed wise man once and for all how modaya reacts on May 2009.....hope you still remember!!!!!

    Spin Friday, 13 December 2013 11:22 AM

    TNA is convincing the majority that provincial councils will only divide our nation.

    BUSHEL Friday, 13 December 2013 12:25 PM

    Good opportunity for you.

    robert Friday, 13 December 2013 12:16 PM

    This is what called 13+

    Ramani Friday, 13 December 2013 12:03 PM

    DIG Pujitha Jayasundare is a duty concious impartial officer. Unlike other 8 provinces in Sri Lanka, North is a more complex province. Mr Vigneswaran should cooperate with the government. It looks that TNA protests on every appointment made by the government which is very unfair and unpleasant.

    Jamie Friday, 13 December 2013 11:58 AM

    Pujitha is a police officer with a spine. You fools don't refuse him. He is transferred by southern politicians because he is
    doing his duty at its best.

    Vic Friday, 13 December 2013 11:48 AM

    Until the Government remove the Army from NP, reconciliation will be difficult to materialise.

    SL Friday, 13 December 2013 11:42 AM

    even in Tamil Nadu these separatist ideologist do work like that
    they do not want to work with center

    crazyboy Friday, 13 December 2013 11:40 AM

    Hon MP's concern is not the DIG appointee its about methodology adapted, if this is in line with the constitution then either follow the constitution or amend the constitution to avoid conflicts

    zorro Friday, 13 December 2013 11:36 AM

    it shows what happen if the Govt. does things without consulting the local bodies. Of course nobdy want another war but how the GOSL acts calls for a rebellion.

    RamUK Friday, 13 December 2013 12:35 PM

    sorry mate you have to play with the rules why SL
    are so primitive to accept any legal or political system. poor country symptom ?

    Gemunu Friday, 13 December 2013 11:20 AM

    Time to do away with the PCs and unite the country.

    ind Friday, 13 December 2013 11:20 AM

    DIG disputes? Then who want them to be appointed. A DIG from TNA. These idiots not too much. They think they are a part of India. That's why they dispute each and every appointment from the government. Shall we put Seeman for TN as DIG?

    silva Friday, 13 December 2013 11:16 AM

    this people should understand that first thing they should do is get the trust of central government and latter ask for favors. im not praising the government. even we Sinhalese from south got so many issues with government. but what this politicians in north doing is to make a another war out of current situation, what ever indian does or their system is in-relevant for us in sri lana. this is a small country and they cant ask for part of it. i think time has come to kick away the current provincial system. sri lanka is event not big as a state of india. so why this small country need so many politicians, states,provinces . please look at the way Sinhalese,tamils,muslims live happily in colombo and western province.

    SADA Friday, 13 December 2013 11:15 AM

    Central will not allow good administration in north , you have to follow the south

    Suq Madique Friday, 13 December 2013 11:08 AM

    No TNA is only taking otherwise they will shout war crimes.

    anjosh Friday, 13 December 2013 10:48 AM

    Good Luck Mr Sumanthiran.

    willows Friday, 13 December 2013 10:30 AM

    this not give and take? where is the TNA reconciliation?

    mahesh Friday, 13 December 2013 02:06 PM

    shut up kotiya

    Aaaa Friday, 13 December 2013 04:28 PM

    Mahinda Percita puluwan

    ivar Friday, 13 December 2013 04:23 PM

    where is Givernment reconcilitation. GOSL only take...take..

    Shankar Friday, 13 December 2013 03:55 PM

    In the name of war the constitutions cannot be violated. Think wiisely

    jayasingha Friday, 13 December 2013 03:44 PM

    The Govt: has to be mindful of under currents of separatism and violence by the tiger remnants in the future. Therefore the TNA must be responsible and do everything possible to win the confidence of the govt and to reassure the people that past history will not be repeated. It takes two to tango. TNA will have to work with the govt appointees for sometime till that confidence is strengthened to have genuine reconciliation.

    Yuri Friday, 13 December 2013 03:43 PM

    its on the way... just hold and sit with seat belt . Modaya never learn

    manoj Friday, 13 December 2013 03:31 PM

    Yes No separate state .... TNA should gain the trust & build relationship ......& can TNA provide any guarantee they do not wish to promote another LTTE??

    Raj Friday, 13 December 2013 02:46 PM

    " laws must be broken/ rewritten to favour us- govt" is the motto of this govt.

    dilhan Friday, 13 December 2013 02:10 PM

    this is a tricky move by the government, but it is a great move I should say

    Suq Madique Friday, 13 December 2013 10:13 AM

    You drew attention to what could happen if you had your way in the North and now wonder why the govt is putting checks in place? We don't want another war or a separate state.

    S. makenthiran Friday, 13 December 2013 01:31 PM

    Funny. TNA and Tamils have to do the reconciliation. Singhalese do not have to do any reconciliation

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 13 December 2013 01:26 PM

    TNA and Samanthan, its enough you guys playing games and cheating your own Tamil masses, everyone knows your drama and please keep your mouth shut. The DIG whom Govt. selected is the ideal candidate for North.

    Vijay Friday, 13 December 2013 01:22 PM

    Mockery of democracy and constitution
    All done to provocate elected body

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 December 2013 01:22 PM

    Hay, TNA even the North is controlled by the Central Government and it has the power to appoint anyone to any part of this country- (SRILANKA) IS OUR NATION ..... SriLanka should be ruled by the Central Government and not by LTTE anymore. TNA - are the Pro-LTTE and the same answer for them too.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 December 2013 01:18 PM

    No. TNA cannot oppose this proposal, the said DIG should take over the North. This is not Ellam its SriLanka, mind it.

    K.V.Wajira Hemantha Friday, 13 December 2013 12:59 PM

    Dig Pujitha Jayasundara is an Officer and Gentleman....Northeners should be very happy to get the Service of Such a Gentlemen...If we compare Pujith Jayasundara with others he is well ahead. .Mr.Sumanthiram pls forget abt Cast,Color,Religion and Nationality..this is the time to think all of us As Srilankan...Try to take maximum benefits when opportunity Arise !!!
    Personally i Hate Police...Trust me...Pujith is an Asset For Police Dept :

    bash Friday, 13 December 2013 12:44 PM

    Regime is expecting all to be spineless suckers, like the prime minister for example... Temple tree is his official residence but the President is using both... all other governors and ministers etc etc are sucking to them.... you too must do the same

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