He warned that if the government fails to do so, EPDP and the people in the North would engage in protests. He was addressing a meeting in Point Pedro where the EPDP Vadamarachchi NPC member, K. Kamalenthiran, was being felicitated on being elected to the Council.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Rangeswarn said: “The NPC is a result of many sacrifices and losses that the people had to undergo and that some Sinhala Racists in South Sri-Lanka are propagating communal and religious harmony through various forms of propaganda to achieve their political agenda. and some Sinhala Politicians who have lived on protesting against LTTE are trying to frame the TNA as separatist party and propagating religious and communal differences so that they can survive.”
“They say that if the Provincial Council is given powers it amounts to giving approval for a separate state. But the government must not listen to these false statements and should give full power to the Provincial Council. Also, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which won the Northern Provincial Council elections should fulfil their promises as stated in their election Manifesto, and we will support them fully, to achieve their goals. Those who worked during the elections in the Northern Province should learn from the challenges they faced.”
Meanwhile Kandasamy Kamalendran EPDP Organizer Jaffna District and Member of Northern Provincial Council said our people are aware of the usual promises made by the TNA who had won the Northern Provincial Council election. Those who made such promises are today fighting for foreign travels, meetings and bonus seats, and are not speaking anything about their promises to the people.
He said Mr. Sumanthiran M.P. has said that the TNA election manifesto consist the wishes of the people, and the TNA is very firm and hoping for the control of lands in North and East by the Provincial Council. However the Supreme Court has ruled that the Provincial Council has no authority over lands.
The TNA manifesto had pointed out that the Government has taken over a great amount of lands for the use of the army had also said that over 500,000 people who had been made homeless would be resettled.
The former Indian Elections Commissioner in his interview to “Thinamalar” Tamil Nadu Newspaper has said to regain their lost land and resettle is the predominant wish of the Tamils. Hence our people are waiting to see which action the TNA is going to take in regard to land matters.
We are continuing to serve our people since we are interested in their welfare and wish to point out that the mandate given to TNA by our people is not for selfish interests of the TNA which is relying on the International Community. The International Community has so far not rendered any assistance to our people.
Chairman of Point Pedro MPCS, Balapathmanatha Kurukkal, Vice Chairman of the Puloly MPCS, Jeyadevan, Vadamarachchi East Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Vice Chairman, K. Sivasamy, Palmyrah Coconut Development Society Chairman, S. Sivakumar, the former President of Vadamaarachchi North Fishermen’s Cooperative Society, K. Suriyakumar, the Leader of the Opposition of the Karaveddi Pradeshiya Sabha, A. Santhirasegaram, as well as many other wishers were also present at the meeting.
උතුරු පළාත් සභාවට රජය විසින් අදාල බලතල ලබාදිය යුතුයැයි ඊපිඩිපි….
ජාති ආගම් බලවේගවල ඉල්ලීම්වලට ඇහුම්කන් නොදී උතුරු පළාත් සභාවට රජය විසින් අදාල බලතල ලබාදිය යුතුයැයි ඊපිඩිපි පක්ෂයෙහි වඩමරාච්චිය සංවිධායක හා පරිත්තිතුරයි ප්රාදේශිය සභාපතිද වන ඒ. ශ්රී රංගේස්වරන් පවසා තිබේ. රජය විසින් අදාල බලතල ලබා නොදුන්නේ නම් උතුරෙහි ජනතාව අරගල කරනු ඇතයි හෙතෙම අනතුරු අඟවා තිබේ. බොහෝ දැය අහිමිකරමින් උතුරු පළාත් සභාව ලබාගෙන ඇතයිද පවසා තිබේ.
දකුණේ ජාතිවාදී බලවේගයන් ජාතිභේද ප්රචාරවල නිරතවී තම දේශපාලනික පැවැත්ම තහවුරු කරගැනීමට තැත්කරමින් සිටින බවත් පළාත් සභාවලට සම්පූර්ණ බලතල ලබාදිය යුතු බවත් හෙතෙම පෙන්වාදී තිබේ. මේ අතර දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය උතුරු පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණයේදී ලබාදුන් පොරොන්දු ඉටුකළ යුතු බවත් දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය තම ඉලක්කයට යෑම සඳහා පූර්ණ සහය ලබාදෙන බවද හෙතෙම පවසා තිබේ. තමන් රැවටීමට ලක්වී ඇතයි උතුරේ ජනතාව වටහා ගන්නාතෙක් රැඳී සිටින බවද හෙතෙම වැඩිදුරටත් පවසා තිබේ.