The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today sought intervention by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to bring those responsible for Thursday’s attack on the party meeting in Jaffna to book as soon as possible.
The five TNA MPs who were present at the meeting by the time of the attack requested the President in writing today to take prompt action. The party charged that a group of men in uniform stormed the hall in Alaveddi in the Walikamam –North of the Jaffna district, where the meeting was in progress, and assaulted the participants.
The letter says, “We had a meeting with our party candidates and workers for the forthcoming local government election at a hall in Alaveddy in the Tellipalai police area.
The police and the army had visited the place earlier in the day and made inquiries about the meeting. The meeting commenced at about 6.30 pm with about 30 party members. At about 7.30pm, while the meeting was in progress, some army personnel entered the hall and gave orders to stop the meeting.”
The MPs who were present are Suresh Premachandran, Mavai Senathirajah, M.A. Sumanthiran, S. Sritharan and P. Saravanapavan.
Asked for a comment, Mr. Premachandran said that the government had failed to establish civil administration in the North even after the lapse of two years after the end of the war.
“We still live under military rule. Unless the President takes any action, we will seriously think about co-operating with the government on anything. The military should not interfere in such political matters. Only, the police must be empowered to do so.”
Asked whether they would stop talks on a political solution with the government, he replied, “We cannot say. We will decide on our next course of action.”
The president, if he is sincere about democracy, must take immediate action. The IGP resigned when police attacked and shot protesters in the south, killing one of them.The nothern army commander should be at least recalled from jaffna immediately.
ENW Friday, 17 June 2011 09:36 PM
we can see the demo crazy in sl.Well done well done.
Chenamana Friday, 17 June 2011 12:59 PM
This is the out from the Shiv Shankar Menon & Groups' meeting with Gota & Mr & Co recently. This Menon is very good friend of MR.
jacoob Friday, 17 June 2011 09:44 PM
So you agree that there are two power centres in the country
Guru Friday, 17 June 2011 09:54 PM
No point in writing to a rock.
ICC Friday, 17 June 2011 10:25 PM
this is good for UN panel report . about sri lankan army and regime.
AMT Friday, 17 June 2011 02:05 PM
After watching channel 4 anybody could tell??
Thomasas Saturday, 18 June 2011 01:47 AM
How you will be spared when Southern Sinhalese are being attacked when they hold a meeting or amarch?
azee Saturday, 18 June 2011 02:16 AM
excellent comment, really excellent
Channa Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:24 AM
We all know that those vedeos are fake....Only LTTE diaspora and there Western supporters believe in them...
nagulendran Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:26 AM
exactly..... supported the LTTE till the last moment.....
nagulendran Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:27 AM
Yes... It happen in South also....TNA is trying to make a racist issue out of it....
tilak Friday, 17 June 2011 04:39 PM
Why now MR what happened to your supporters LTTE
gabriel Friday, 17 June 2011 10:54 AM
Who cares about you Guys, U never cared about tamils in Jaffna
chathu Friday, 17 June 2011 11:01 AM
How do you know they were from the Army?
Patriot Friday, 17 June 2011 10:58 AM
Yes, why not??? Do it for the sake of every citizen of this country being a decent head of states.
Yohan Saturday, 18 June 2011 10:00 PM
Just hang in there. MR will soon be hanging .
Observer Friday, 17 June 2011 11:00 AM
Political solution ? Not even have the right to have a meeting with 30 persons.
Diaspora Tamil Friday, 17 June 2011 11:06 AM
Douglas men in uniform trying to get govt blamed?
unesh Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:49 AM
that is why you should examine in to this incident and bring the culprits in and show that our Army is not involved. if that is not happened, it is obvious that the fingers will point on to the Army as they are the sole authority in North.
unesh Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:51 AM
still some extremist idiots likeTilak try to push tamil people back to the lap of LTTE.
unesh Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:53 AM
yes thomasas, this is not a racial issue, this is completely a political issue. that is why not only TNA is attacked but all real opposition parties are attacked by the government goons.
Dinithi Friday, 17 June 2011 12:16 PM
For every bad thing that happens to government the government blames the LTTE inspired western countries and diaspora. For every bad thing that happens to a Tamil citizen in the country the TNA/LTTE/Diaspora and some western countries blame the government. Until this goes on no reconciliation is possible. Really im sick of this TNA than even the LTTE. LTTE had at least some power to demand for a separate state. TNA now has nothing and still insists on it and threatens the government. The result is a stalemate and only the innocent peace loving tamils battered by 30 yrs of war is suffering.
Javi Friday, 17 June 2011 07:54 PM
When see other political parties its allergic for them
Lankan Friday, 17 June 2011 12:39 PM
Bana democracy headed by MR
UK TAMIL BOY Friday, 17 June 2011 12:35 PM
IS LIKE A NON-DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY !
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