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Ranil blasts Northern Provincial Council
Published Date: 01/03/2019 (Friday)

By Methmalie Dissanayake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, while speaking at the Kilinochchi District development review meeting, blamed the Northern Provincial Council authorities, saying that they have almost become inactive towards the problems faced by the people in North.

The meeting was held on 15 February at the Kilinochchi District Secretariat.
Speaking further the Premier said that it is the Sri Lanka Army, which involves in civilian activities in the North and not the Provincial Council authorities.  “This was told to me by the Tamil people in North. It is really sad that the officials do not take decisions at the correct time. They have become blind to the people’s problems. The best example for this was when I was at the Jaffna District development review meeting, the officials did not know about the iRoad (Integrated Road Investment programme) project. At the end Minister Sagala Rathnayake had to call Colombo and get the details about the project,” he asserted.  “PC authorities should be vigilant about these kinds of things as the power has been distributed to PCs. If they do nothing, then there is no point of having PCs,” he said.
“Many PCs in South always push the central Government for more funds for their development projects. This happens even when some of the Chief Ministers belong to the Opposition. Then why cannot the North do likewise?”

The Premier also pledged that if the officials show dedication, the central Government is ready to provide more funds and facilities. We have to develop both the North and the country at the same time, he added.
“The North was completely destroyed during the war. The country was also destroyed. Innocent people on both sides were killed. Our political leaders came under the attack of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). I do not want to clash with the Tamil people. We all suffered due to the war. That is in the past and now we should leave it behind and go forward. 

There are several cases against both the LTTE and Sri Lanka military. They were filed by then Government and we continued them based on the evidence we had. But this cannot go on forever. We should speak the truth, seek forgiveness and end this problem. That is what South Africa did. This is a huge wound. If we don’t cure it, there will be no reconciliation.”

It was the Sri Lanka Army which fought in this area 10 years up to ten years ago. Now it is the same Army which works tirelessly, more than the State workers in North. I think these problems will come to an end within next 10 years. People should know the truth as to what happened to their loved ones. Forgiveness also should be granted at the same time. That is how we should achieve reconciliation, the Premier pointed out.

Source: Ceylon Today

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