Chief Minister asks British envoy to intervene

wigneswaranChief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran says that he is slowly losing confidence in the government as he is yet to receive a response from the government to the proposals he presented including a proposal to endorse a federal system for the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

The Chief Minister has made these remarks during a meeting with the British High Commissioner in Colombo James Dauris, who was visiting Jaffna Friday (10).

The High Commissioner has also held discussions with the Government Agent of Jaffna and other local officials, BBC Sinhala Service reported.

The Chief Minister pointed out to the High Commissioner that he still has not received a response from the government on the issues of Tamil political prisoners as well as on the issue relating to the lands belonged to the Tamil People in the North.

Following the meeting with the High Commissioner, Mr. Wigneswaran told reporters that he requested the Mr Dauris to get his government to intervene and pressure the Sri Lankan government to resolve the problems. He said the High Commissioner agreed to discuss the issues with the government officials.

Meanwhile, making a statement in Vavuniya, the Chief Minister said considering the fire and explosions of the ammunition storage at the Kosgama Army Camp, the ammunition storage in the “Militti” army camp in Jaffna should be removed along with the entire camp.

He pointed out that maintaining weapons storages in populated areas endanger the lives of the people.

The Chief Minister noting that the war has been over for seven years and there is no need to maintain army camps in the North any longer, said more police officers can be deployed and strengthened the police to provide security to the people in the North.(TELO)

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