Cabinet meets in Kilinochchi
Jul 14, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A historic meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers was held yesterday for the first time in Kilinochchi, the so called capital of Prabhakaran’s dreamland Eelam.
The weekly Cabinet meeting usually held in Colombo, this time was held in a scenic location close to the Iranamadu tank where LTTE’s Anton Balasingham landed on a sea plane some time ago.
The meeting took place in a building once used as the LTTE headquarters. It now lies in the precincts of the Kilinochchi Security Forces headquarters.
The Kilinochchi meeting marks the continuation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s policy to hold Cabinet meetings outside Colombo. Earlier, Cabinet meetings were held in Kandy and Embilipitiya.
President Rajapaksa addressing the Ministers at the start of the Cabinet meeting said that Sri Lanka today was a truly united country sans the scourge of terrorism.
He added that this was amply reflected by being able to hold a Cabinet meeting in the former LTTE stronghold.
Yesterday’s Cabinet meeting was attended by all Ministers, a fact that came in for high praise from the President at the start of the deliberations.