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PM: Opposition Exaggerating Situation

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has told parliament today (20) that the main opposition UNP and the TNA has exaggerated incidents that have taken place in Jaffna.

Speaking during an adjournment debate on the security situation in Jaffna in parliament today, Jayaratne has said that only 16 incidents of violence have been reported between November last year and this month.

He has also compared the security situation in Jaffna to an elephant’s hair and said the government is in the process of uprooting that hair.

According to Jayaratne, the government was taking measures to address the situation in Jaffna.

“Such incidents are common in any society. We have arrested 3,000 persons who have engaged in acts of violence in recent months,” the Premier has said.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has however charged that the government has done little to address the breakdown of law and order in Jaffna.

3 Comments for “PM: Opposition Exaggerating Situation”

  1. raj

    Prime Minister seems to be a friendly face of EPDP. He will get good welcome next time when he visit to Jaffna. Rajapakse wants Tamil parties to negotiate with Douglas whose party is accussed of committing crime in Jaffna. Just befor Lasantha’s murder, Lasantha exposed EPDP’s murders in Jaffna. As a result, honourable Lasantha was murdered by the suspected EPDP.

  2. Ape Rata

    True that is their job ,they have nothing to do than cripple the government work . POWER GREEDY ! .

  3. NeutralTamil

    douglas is the brain behind all these violence. he is under the wing of MR n protected by him. in sri lanka, u can commit any crime n murder anyone, no one gonna ask. specially if the victim is a tamil. good job douglas…… u became the god for the people by controling them killing people who talk against u,n by making the whole northern population scared of u.
    threat is a powerful weapon to control people, u mastered the art

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