Update : Sivgilingam's behaviour is not a party decision - TNA

Monday, 11 November 2013 - 13:06

A protest was staged by the residents of Jaffna Valikamam North demanding that they should be resettled in their original lands.


These residents who were evacuated from their original lands during the war will continue their protest in front of the Mavitta-puram Kandasamy Kovil until 16th of this month.


Participating in the protest Northern PC member M.K. Sivagilingam said that the protest will be held from 8am to 5pm.


Our news team contacted Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya to comment on the protest.


Military spokesperson stated that such protests are carried out to gain publicity during CHOGM.

Update : Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - 1:08 PM

3 TNA members walk away from the Northern Provincial Council meeting

Northern Provincial Governor G.A. Chandrasiri made the Governor’s customary address when the North Provincial Council sessions started today at Kaithadi in Jaffna.


Northern Provincial Councilor M.K. Sivajilingam told our news team that a former LTTE leader Elilan’s wife Anandi Shashidaran and Sugiridaran joined him to walk away from the sessions in protest of the Governor’s speech.


He further said that they wanted to protest against the government not providing necessary facilities to the displaced Tamils during the war; and holding the CHOGM in Sri Lanka.


However Governor Chandrasiri said during his speech that steps have already been taken to provide necessary facilities to the all needy displaced Tamils.


Meanwhile over 1 hundred voluntary teachers attached to schools in the Northern Provincial Council staged a protest in front of the Northern Provincial Council building today demanding the NPC to make their employment permanent.


In the meantime, the TNA stated that its representatives have received an appointment to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron and his delegation after they arrive in the country to participate in the CHOGM.


A TNA senior spokesman said that top on agenda with the British delegation is resettlement process and development in the North.


British Premier David Cameron and his delegation will also travel to the Northern Province during their stay in Sri Lanka.

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