President Rajapaksa has emphasized that the Government was not prepared to further torment the Tamil civilians who endured severe hardships due to terrorism. He called upon Tamil political party representatives to extend support to uplift their lives.
A special discussion was held at Temple Trees between the President and Tamil political party representatives with regard to a number of incidents that were witnessed in several areas in the North and East. The meeting was attended by Parliamentarians representing the Tamil National Alliance, the Tamil United Liberation Front and PLOTE. Civilian life was being brought to normality allaying fear and suspicion that gripped the people of the North and the East.
The need for close cooperation between the Police and People’s Organisation was emphasized. Minister Susil Premajayantha who visited Jaffna on the instructions of the President to study the situation submitted information at this meeting. Plans are afoot to improve cooperation between the people and the authorities through the appointment of Committees under three categories. Tamil political party representatives were invited to make their contribution towards this task. The Government’s prime task is to provide maximum facilities for the civilians by improving the rich culture and traditions of the Tamil civilians who were hindered by the three-decade war. TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree, D. Siddharthan of PLOTE, Suresh Premachandra of the Tamil National Alliance, P. Selvaraja, Sumandiran and Saravanabawan attended this meeting. The President was supported at this discussion by Ministers Basil Rajapaksa and Susil Premajayantha, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and IGP N.K. Ilangakoon.