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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the TNA is attempting to push Tamils in the North to vote for the by spreading racism and separatism.

Addressing a public meeting at Madurankuliya in Puttalam District, the Minister said that it is crystal clear with the TNA manifesto that the former Tiger-proxy party is playing the racist card to win the Northern Provincial Council election.

He said that the pledges made by the TNA in their election manifesto could not be fulfilled through a Provincial Council administration. Hence, the Minister said, the TNA is only playing the racist card to mislead the Northern voters.

Minister Rajapaksa charged that the TNA is planning to paint a different picture to the international community, in case they win the NPC elections. He said that all what the TNA wants is to turn an election victory as a mandate for separatism. While urging people in the North not to be misled by TNA tactics, he requested the voters in the Wayamba and Central Provinces to cast their vote for the UPFA and thus to reject racism and separatism.

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  • idroos2002 Monday, 16 September 2013 05:33 AM

    If the majority of the majority play a reasonable non racist card the racism of the minority of the minorities would always be at bay

    tkaruna Tuesday, 17 September 2013 07:41 AM

    You are correct , Treat everyone same there shouldn't be a word "equal rights " , every human deserves to have equal right , the majority Sinhala population should change their mentality , it is better follow the western political system of country like UK, follow the system strictly, then see , no one will be asking for separate state. The reality is it is not possible in Sri Lanka

    janaka Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:17 AM

    Military and police helping Hambantota?

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:45 AM

    What about the racism of the tamils which started a war that lasted 27 years and exists even today?

    Reply Monday, 16 September 2013 09:17 AM

    fact!!!

    Vijay Monday, 16 September 2013 08:56 AM

    racism raised its ugly head since 2009 after winning the war
    who is responsible?

    Truth Monday, 16 September 2013 08:26 AM

    As the government do all over the country and get the advantage out of it.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 16 September 2013 08:23 AM

    If racism existed in such small quantities how come their was continous mayhem for 10 days in 1983 riots?

    Mr Retort Monday, 16 September 2013 07:16 AM

    What are they spreading? Nepotism, despotism corruption of Rajapasse clan.

    sobers Monday, 16 September 2013 06:27 AM

    If srilanka needs to prosper, then racism should be out of politics. Simply follow Singapore. United we win, divided we loose!

    Lal premasiri Monday, 16 September 2013 06:15 AM

    He is correct. What minority do always not correct.

    naleer Monday, 16 September 2013 06:11 AM

    Politicians well aware RACISM is key for ballots

    Fayad Monday, 16 September 2013 06:06 AM

    Why only TNA what about the other extremist groups operating in the south ???

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 16 September 2013 05:49 AM

    It is no news .It is their forte. No one can take spots out of the Tiger skin and kith and kin. And Tamil generation yet to be born have to carry the AK47 and cyanide pill around their neck in future shedding their books away by 12-13 years of age. How did they do that in this so-called civilized world?

    raspi Sunday, 15 September 2013 11:37 AM

    Well don't you guys thrive on those? isn't a divided country good for you politicians?

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 16 September 2013 12:43 AM

    What are BBS, and Ravana angel groups?

    Michael Sunday, 15 September 2013 07:10 PM

    True racism exists in Sri Lanka among very small percentage of majority and minority community. If there is justice and fair treatment to all citizens, then racism will be wiped out of our nation.

    Chow Chow Sunday, 15 September 2013 05:56 PM

    Basil has forgotten about the BBS, Sinhala Ravaya, Ravana Balakaya, and similar outfits.

    Anton Sunday, 15 September 2013 05:52 PM

    Look who is talking......

    wk Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:30 PM

    Hope NP election be not a beginning a devastation

    Vignash Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:23 PM

    Look who is talking ......

    Shankar Sunday, 15 September 2013 02:37 PM

    This is the mud slinging act as the TNA's victory is inevitable.

    sss Sunday, 15 September 2013 01:42 PM

    The ethnic cleansing happened in North and East should be remedied. There should be no place for racism in SL

    krishna Sunday, 15 September 2013 01:38 PM

    What about you and your brother.

    modaya Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:55 PM

    Same old politics of the southerners to bring hatred amongst the communities.

    jamaljj Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:54 PM

    We can have North Central and North Western but cannot have North East Tell where racism starts.

    jabir Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:37 PM

    some of majorty spreading racism and separatism within all communitys in sri lanka. that why t n a also following.

    Rohan1 Sunday, 15 September 2013 11:53 AM

    Speak openly then, mate. If TNA wins in Northern Province, would you take it as a results of a referendum on their wish to create a separate country for them?


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