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It is seen that there is a huge need of reorganization of the LTTE in the North and East, State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran claimed today addressing the 'Janapathi Nila Mehewara' event at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna.

She said that reports relating to traces of LTTE reorganizing are heard regularly as a result of the people in the North and the East not willing to discard the LTTE from their hearts.

“Now we remember how we lived before May 18, 2009. In the present conditions our main intention is to bring back the LTTE If we want to live, if we want to walk freely, if we need our children to attend schools and return back.,” she said.

She pointed out that a 6-year-old child had been raped and killed and now people feel why they appointed the present President into power.

She said that they had committed a lot to appoint the President and despite protecting the people he is working to protect party matters.

She also questioned the development carried out in the last three years in the North and East.

“We do not know what development they have done in our area. But I only thank the Government for one good thing and that is to release and return our lands to us. Other than that the Government had done nothing to us,” she said.

She also said being a minister in the present administration there is a limit that she can speak against their leader but had to cross the limit on some occasions. (Romesh Madushanka)


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  • Krishnan Monday, 02 July 2018 11:06 PM

    Those holding important positions in the government should have the wisdom of using their words.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:56 AM

    Law is delay, politicized

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:25 AM

    Being the state minister of child affairs I wonder what she did to protect the children? So only North people`s blood is blood, what about others? are they tomato ketchup?

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:45 AM

    Some have forgotten the turmoil we experienced for over 30 years and don't like to enjoy the hard won peace. May sanity prevail!

    Thushara Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:20 AM

    නිතිය හා සාමය බල්ලට.පාතාලය සහ කොටින් පෙරට.බුද්ධි මතුන් රට හැර පිට රටට.රට වල පල්ලට.UNP සහ JVP බේගල් වලට රැවටී,අත සපා කෑව ජීවිතය දුන් නිරිදුන්ගේ,ඒ පව වී සුළි කුණාටු සහ සුනාමි,දැන් එනවා පසු පස, යෑමට බෑ බේරී .

    Mandayan Monday, 02 July 2018 11:09 PM

    She was right. Forgot about LTTE fighting for separate state. But law and order was perfect. No drugs, no rape and no thuggery. All came back with the corrupt policemen.

    Missaka Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:18 AM

    Total Rubbish!. Who abducted children in broad daylight?, Who kept people under pressure against their will?. Who distributed drugs to the south Asian countries? Who killed innocent Tamils, Sinhalees, Muslims, in the name of Freedom? This woman is a LTTE supporter who herself and husband benefited from them to a great extend.

    Jaffna Tamil Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:20 AM

    Before the LTTE terrorists came,was there any serious crime in the North ? No.People were terrorised in the North by LTTE abductions and Summary executions.What is happening is the legacy of the Tiger terror.

    Alex Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:57 AM

    You idiot,when you are ruled by the gun, and have a gun-culture the discipline sets automatically.

    ransam Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:11 AM

    May be she has forgotten about child solders and orphans who lost parents due to war.

    Saman Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:38 AM

    Do you want every young children to have Cyanide capsule around their neck?

    Piyumi Fernando Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:17 AM

    If LTTE was still in power, what would have happen in the South and how many innocent lives may have been killed so far? Was it OK for the LTTE to bring massive explosives and destroy Colombo for the sake of a separate state? How can you justify peace only in Jaffna when LTTE was in power?

    rajitha Monday, 02 July 2018 11:10 PM

    Her husband killed by the LTTE pistol gang must be turning in his grave right now!

    Lankan Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:10 AM

    Really,were you in plant at the time?

    viky Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:42 AM

    No your wrong he was killed by EPDP group

    SL Monday, 02 July 2018 11:17 PM

    She should be immediately stripped of her ministership. The to be prosecuted for supporting a terrorist organization!

    wickremasinghe Monday, 02 July 2018 11:21 PM

    I do not understand weather this is this the version of the midia or the true words spoken by this lady.Todays midia seems to twist every word spoken, to their benifit.If this lady has spoken about the LTTE this way openly then the authorities have to take action.I hope our President will read the news papers tomorrow.

    Hadam Monday, 02 July 2018 11:41 PM

    I don’t share your values regarding the LTTE however, well said about current administration. Its a clown show right now.

    Adamsapple Monday, 02 July 2018 11:42 PM

    Outcome of spineless leaders on government..

    suresh Monday, 02 July 2018 11:48 PM

    Arrest the terrorist you backboneless whimps

    Hashim Tuesday, 03 July 2018 06:31 AM

    Ms. Vijayakala never espoused a separate state on resuscitation of LTTE . She was only mentioning he law n order situation under this President. People should comment on studying the arguments put forward instead of being very personal. Some of them are downright communal. No wonder there's no unity.

    Michael Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:13 AM

    Why don't any one take the better side of the story, Like how Hitler will not visit SL same manner LTTE too cannot but what she says is today so many have been raped n killed that too small children. What has happened to the law and order, She says during the past war time it did not take place in that part. She never said you need war. So those who cannot understand would like to take the 4 letter word to the max.

    SL Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:17 AM

    Don't try to whitewash her serious claim

    Farook Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:48 AM

    Wijayakala has to be understood in the right perspective. We all Sri Lankan are worried about the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. Children are being kidnapped, raped, and murdered at a rate all over Sri Lanka and the people who are responsible for maintaining law and order in their long slumber. Blaming our current president will not make a change and we do not see a future president who would change this situation as well.

    abc Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:09 AM

    Sure. All this started after 2015.

    Abc Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:51 AM

    How hard our life prior to 2009. No wonder this weak govt give more opportunities for terrorism.Unp almost all the is in favour of LTTE and lets get ready with another civil war.

    Sinhalaya Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:05 AM

    Don't be stupid, she was comparing both the administration before and after 2009 nothing about bringing back those terrorists!

    Jaffna Resident Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:28 AM

    Who is this stupid woman ? No one in Jaffna wants the LTTE back except the low castes and Catholics.

    lankan Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:17 AM

    when a six year old girl sexually abused and killed and 59 year old woman attacked by sword,raped and robbed in front of her ill husband last week, many people in Jaffna feel the same.

    Ram Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:43 AM

    What ever said and done Vijayakala's statement is treason and she must be charged. At the same time MS must take steps to improve the security in the North

    kumar Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:57 AM

    She should be sacked and charged for sedition. Thats what I would do, without batting an eyelid

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:09 AM

    well said...Robbery,murder,drugs,gangs fight are escalating in North.....Cant even imagine these crimes there before.

    Maru Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:21 AM

    Wow! great speach to resolve world issues. Without adding fuel to the fire lady why dont you be deplomatic for once if you are well educated. Have you not seen or withnessed what this country went through during the 30 year war? So you say bring back the LTTE for an isolated incident like rape? What about the thousands of child soldiers the LTTE forced to pick up arms, the people they radicalized for no reason? that is crime outlined internationally. Put you mouth where you money is. React to the situation rather than stress to it.This is why this country does not move forward with people who are narrow minded and live underneath a rock.

    Mevan Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:27 AM

    What she talks about.is happening in the south too. The crimes happen because the illegal weapons imported by LTTE to fight a illegal war are now freely available to criminals. Besides crimes were limited during war period because of the general presence of armed forces everywhere. This minister has to clearly say whether she prefers the terrorists who killed the fathers in front of their children and got small children to join terrorists by force. Of course reporting what she said may have journalistic twists and turns.

    noname Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:28 AM

    "People" in south want Hitler and "people" in north want LTTE! Both will surely get leaders they deserve.

    truth Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:54 AM

    "people in the North and the East not willing to discard the LTTE from their hearts."Whether anyone likes it or not this is the truth. 100% truth.

    Manel Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:00 AM

    I remember reading a news item a few days ago in the DM and the comments that followed. It was about reconciliation among various ethnic groups and I was overjoyed that about 95% of the comments were for peaceful co-existence. Now when politicians talk about bringing back LTTE where will the noble concept of peaceful existence head. This country was ruined by politicians over the last 70 years and they still continue to do so. Of course in this instance the possibility of mis-reporting has to be precluded.

    Hitler Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:03 AM

    I wanted to eliminate only the Jews. This idiot is trying to start something that might.eliminate all ethnic groups.

    Gamini Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:04 AM

    Isn't this the woman politician policitian who tried to safegurd the tamil man who raped a shool girl and trying to flee to Middle Mast? Crimes againts children and women done by a handful of uncultured people, gangs supported by the politicians, police, army or ex-LTTE members who have now become thugs/gangs? I am not happy with the current President, ex-President or other currupt politicians but bringing back LTTE is not the answer.

    S B Lokuge Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:14 AM

    Let them start another war. When this traitorous government changes soon we can wipe out more of those terrorist scum.

    cheers Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:48 AM

    Aney Vijayakala nangi oyata maithree aiya saha ranil malli the kiwwe

    Gamma Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:49 AM

    Crimes are taking place all over the country. Law and order should have been given to the person who decimated the LTTE. Instead of doing that he is assigned to count elephants and now everyone is hollering, "Kanawho, kanawo".

    Gamini Abyedeera Tuesday, 03 July 2018 05:15 AM

    A sate Minister speaking to resurrect a BANNED terrorist organization in front of Two Senior Ministers of the Govt?Will Inida or any other country tolerate this? this is treason because she had taken the oath.Let us see what action this spinless Govt will take. People will speak at the next Elections

    ganes Tuesday, 03 July 2018 05:34 AM

    She told the same thing as the monk told to GR to rule the country as Hitler and discipline the country and the people.they want ltte to punish the wrong doers then and there. No mersey.

    Lion Tuesday, 03 July 2018 06:07 AM

    Now weerasekara, Kamal Gunarathna and the rest will go to town with this information saying, what they have said about rising of LTTE is true. It is sad that a Tamil politician affiliated to the government saying this type of things which create fear in the mind of people.

    Alex Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:07 AM

    This is because of low birth,lack of education,wrong upbringing,presence of vulgarity uncivilized state of mind.

    cheers Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:43 AM

    My friend Kamal and Weerasekera they led the war to a success and Kamal was a brigade commander who wiped the LTTE out and they know better about the war than you

    Truth Tuesday, 03 July 2018 06:54 AM

    She is correct.When Jaffna was under control of the LTTE, the women and girls were safe. No rapes and robbery. Now people are living in fear.

    Jamalji Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:03 AM

    If LTTE was there during the time of Nithya murder trial , Vijayakala would have been executed first for safeguarding an accused. Judge had reprimanded her conduct.

    Paramanathan K Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:13 AM

    Opportunity for her to fan the fire for her bankrupt political Knowledge. No wonder she jumped from the kitchen to parliament.

    Nilanga Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:20 AM

    This state minister should be removed immediately

    Haramanis Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:22 AM

    This is intolerable. Very apparent now that the yamapalana Govt has lost any semblance of government by allowing such seditious talk

    Soam Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:47 AM

    How about "Swiss Kumar" ? You alleged to have assisted in his escape. You are not fit to be in a ministerial position.

    Karu Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:59 AM

    Before we comment, let us study the background of this lady. Her family came to limelight by being the transporter of essetial items during the war. They are known as Kerosine people and made maximum gains from the war.Coming to the point, the perverted way of life among a section of Northern citizens is the outcome of the war. 35 years of armed struggle has torn the social fabric. All the civic modes people either left or were killed by their own people.She needs some sense

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    lafiri Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:48 AM

    Well i really do not know the authenticity of the media report. However, if you have said the people of North were better off under LTTE its a sad reflection of your knowledge of both politics and humanity. People of North have grievances and its true the government you represent has lost its grip to govern this country and weed out the criminals. But comparing a genocidal terrorist movement hell bent on destruction and revival of such a cult is the end of the freedom yours and mine...But I will assure you our gallant forces will protect the territorial integrity of this land of yours and mine.

    rajg Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:54 AM

    Heed the message, do not shoot the messenger. She is basically saying our Nero is fiddling while Rome is burning.

    TJ Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:08 AM

    She is right. If the government can not provide security to the people, then the people of North and East have to look for someone else.Even if it is a so called terrorist organization.

    Sinhalaya Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:09 AM

    No one wishes to bring back the terrorists and no one wishes for another war, the truth is that at present the law and order is not doing its job in fighting crime. Anyone would feel devastated if something like rapes and murders happen in their suburbs. Its government's job to make sure each and every citizen is protected and served right

    Kaush Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:11 AM

    What we need is law and order in the country and not a terrorist organization. LTTE killed thousand of sri lankans by setting bombs in public places. Do not try to justifg the existance of LTTE. All the crimes in North committed by another Tamil criminal not a Sinhalese. You leaders should know how to discipline your people. And also just keep it in mind that this type of things are happenning all over the world and not only in Jafna and that doesn't mean that we need more terrorist organixations.

    S.D. Dharmasena Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:22 AM

    JUst because one or two ugly incidents happened in Northern and Eastern, Wiyayakala wanted LTTE to come back and control that areas. NO, THIS IS NOT THE SOLUTION. All youths in these two parts of Sri Lanka should be given good education and tell them to behave nicely They are still Dravidian. and uncivilized. WE Aryan who in south well behaved and no such ugly incidents are being reported. Hence we don't want a Hitler to control South. Tell Ranil you need a Prabhakaran back.

    Payphone Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:39 AM

    This is democracy, any politician or the press can say anything. It's right of the citizen decide what's right and Worng with facts. But I personally think she should be kicked out of our LION LAND!

    Dallas Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:51 AM

    She reprents the GOSL in of SL.She can not utter whatever she wants to.SPecially when talking about a banned Terrorist outfit

    C.Ratnavadivel Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:41 AM

    Many of those who made comments here have forgotten the main issue here. All they worry about is LTTE. The spirit of her speech is the urgent need for the implementation of proper law and order situation in the North. Sword fights, rape, burglary etc. were never heard during LTTE's time. That is the situation wanted now in the North and that's what she implied. Her speech is not about a separate state nor the rise of violence! Pls do not make it a racist issue.

    Nishanth Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:52 AM

    Are you out of mind and willing to live in grave yard ha??you don't need to represent North

    Rasheed Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:54 AM

    She is funded by someone who wanted to tarnish the image of present Government, so that people will be vote for Gotta to wipe LTTE again.

    Y A Hapalana Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:19 AM

    What image?

    Vadivel Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:58 AM

    Somebody should facilitate all those wanting to join the LTTE to join them in the land where Thambi, Nadesan, Pulidevan, Soosai etc are

    Media responsibility Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:00 AM

    2018-yaha palanaya ,2008-20015 MR-Hitler Management, 1990-2008 LTTE Control, 1989-1993 Premadasa Management . Difference ? Donkey freedom now. Law first. But implementation of Law ,very slow in Sri Lanka. Postpone cases by judges. No death penalty or hang. All robbers and murderers are on bail and come out and have full freedom to do anything. Then honest people provoke and ask hitler or military regime or LTTE. Is this nationalism? Or they want sudu wan ? no . People cannot protect his daughter now. Then yahapalanaya for what purpose? Now people have no fear to do wrong things . Freedom to underworld, Bail freedom from Judiciary to robbers and killers should be stopped immediately. Large grounds(open prisons without hand phones to thugs) protected by forces should be opened and keep this thugs inside. Instruct JUDGES not to postpone cases.

    Criminal Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:00 AM

    It's called democracy and get used to it. There may be random cases such as rape,abduction ,murder etc but there wont be no one brainwashing you and guiding you to blast yourself at southern hit points. Shame on you and dont dwell in past .

    Gune Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:06 AM

    Shows how disconnected she is with the Tamil community in the North. Most Tamils other than for a fanatical few living in SL and a majority of them living overseas harbouring grudges from the past want the LTTE back. The north is beautiful as ever with people living in peace and not pieces. They are doing good business and are very doing well in sport and their education. This lady is talking through her blooming hat!

    Sam Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:27 AM

    Oh.. Vijayakala...you showed your ignorance as an administrator.... Leave from your current job and look after the kitchen.

    National Human Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:34 AM

    Guys keep calm and stop fighting :) , elections are coming UP..... Don't worry these are just political drama to get SOME VOTES !!!...... in south who ever talks against LTTE gets the vote, in north vise versa.... Stupid Srilankans

    ruhunu Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:21 AM

    children did not go to school during the LTTE, they were abducted and taken to LTTE camps and sent to war as cannon fodder while prabhakaran's fat children swam in papa's private swimming pool.

    Calm down Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:32 AM

    People just calm down. This is just politics. I watched the video. After saying these words she is just laughing. It shows this is drama to get attention of people and get more votes. She has really succeeded in doing exactly that.

    rajendra Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:34 AM

    Kussiama what politics for u,,..u fool,espousing violence when we have come a long way from that,,Violence simply brings suffering to everyone,,,Kussiamma u should be jailed, for esposusing seperatism,,,and whne the Tamils have suffered most,,ur children will go abraod...,volunteer first to send ur children to the LTTE if u want LTTE,,,no sepeartism,,no violence,,no white vans no military juntas,,,rule of law should be strenthened and democracy prevail,,all should be able to live as equals in one country as one nation in this beautiful country of warm and friendly people,, ,,I am a true Jaffna Tamil

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:46 AM

    LTTE re-surrection is wanted by racists thugs like sivajilingam, wigneshwaran, TNA and a few individuals like wijayakala only. We are 100% percent certain that LTTE RESURRECTION IS NOT Wanted by the ordinary Tamil masses as they very well remember the mayhem, turmoil created by them to their day to day lives. These invdividuals must investigate their mental condition for asking the re-surrection of LTTE such a dreaded terrorists organisation and currently hated by all the people living in Sri Lanka

    safeekji Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:23 PM

    she does not know what she speak. poor politician.

    mc Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:24 PM

    an urgent rehabilitation is required for Vijayakala.

    gehan perera Wednesday, 04 July 2018 12:32 PM

    One word, and the word is TREASON

    Colombo man Thursday, 05 July 2018 06:00 AM

    One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. But no one wants LTTE again. Vijayakala didn't realise how seriously it will be interpreted in the south. I think she really didn't mean it.

    Chris De Silva Thursday, 05 July 2018 07:38 AM

    Govt and the so-called shouldnt get upset about this. She is a politician, and says these things. They have the right to speak their mind. The less notice you take about these things, the less people will care about the LTTE.Its not like she paid the LTTE to stop people from voting to win a presidential election. Now that is actually a crime!

    Vasa Friday, 06 July 2018 04:47 PM

    We need to commence the process of reconciliation without any further delay.as it is we are about 50years behind .

    S.seresinhe Sunday, 08 July 2018 01:59 PM

    You say that the lands taken over have been returned. Have ALL the lands been returned, or are there more to be returned? This should be made clear.

    Clifford David Sunday, 08 July 2018 10:51 PM

    You can seek the assistance of Karuna Amman for any further advice

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