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Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 19:54
President meets Jaffna protestors, promises to discuss issues
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esident Maithripala Sirisena says he’s ready to discuss with anyone having problems regardless of whether they are from the South or North.

President said this during a discussing with a group of protestors in the North today (14).

The President was in Jaffna today to attend several programmes.

A group of protestors was staging a demonstration holding black flags along the road taken by the President.

They were demanding to transfer back three Tamil prisoners who were transferred from Vavuniya prison to Anuradhapura prison.

Several Tamil politicians also had taken part in the protest and the President’s Media Unit noted that the protestors had waited on the road taken by the President.

Upon seeing them, the President had got down from the vehicle and had walked towards the protestors and had talked to them.

The protest was held on the road leading to Hindu College, Jaffna where President Maithripala Sirisena took part in the National Tamil Language Day ceremony held at the Jaffna Hindu College.’

Speaking here he said that the language should be used as a bridge which links the people, but not as a tool to divide the people.

He added that even though some people are of the view that language should be used to make division among the people, as true human beings who value the humanity, must respect all the languages of a country and must learn all those languages.

Meanwhile, the Northern Province programme of the ‘Let’s get together and rise- Let’s fill the Granary’, National Food Production battle was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (14).

The President distributed fruit saplings and food seeds among the farmers marking this programme held today morning at the Puttur, Neelawarei.

The President also observed how the food seeds planted and the President presented seeds varieties among 4,000 women who represent the ‘Sithamu Kantha’ Female Farmers Organization.


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