Try to Create Further Divisions among Communities”, Jaffna People
Demand Bankrupt Tamil Politicians & Diaspora
:: 2011-06-05 22:40:13 Hours]
A section of peace-loving people in Jaffna started a hunger strike
Saturday (04) demanding local Tamil politicians and the Diaspora
to refrain from issuing adverse statements and staging demonstrations
against Sri Lanka blocking fast development now taking shape in
war-torn areas. Members of the People Association For Conflict Affected
Areas launched the strike in the wake of continuous unappealing
behaviour of some local Tamil politicians and the Diaspora objecting
the development of the north for their narrow political motives.
Addressing local media Mr. G.V. Sahadevan told that no Tamil organizations
abroad or their members have so far taken any interest in uplifting
living standard or creating job opportunities for local Tamil population.
Instead, they put the Sri Lankan government in dilemma through various
adverse acts in foreign countries crippling government’s development
projects implemented at the end of thirty year long war. They further
said that bankrupt Tamil politicians and members of the Diaspora
are trying to cripple the government’s economic development and
reintegration process capitalizing Darusman Report.
“Now normalcy prevails in the country. Tamil people are moving along
the peace path and enjoying fruit of peace. Making various reports
on alleged war crimes would not serve the purpose. Drums of war
crimes are being played by interested parties negating development
in war affected areas. It only widens the gap between Sinhalese
and Tamils. We implore the international community to let us preserve
unity in the country by working together with the government so
that socio-cultural and economic development and reintegration could
be set on the fast track negating ill effects of 30- year war” strikers
told the media.
They exhibited banners at a place between the public library and
the Duraiyappa Stadium where about 10-15 members of the People Association
For Conflict Affected Areas staged the hunger strike. The organization
has branches in Kilinochchi, Batticaloa, Ampara, Mannar, Mullaithivu
and Jaffna with its head office in Vavuniya.