Tamil Diplomat

Long lasting reconciliation possible, only if basic problems of Tamil People are solved: say NPC Ministers to UN Special Rapporteur

The NPC Ministers, T.Kurukularajah and P.Sathiyalingam have jointly told the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Ms. Rita IzsákNdiaye, sustainable reconciliation could be created only if the basic problems of the Tamil people are solved and their aspirations are fulfilled. The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, who is on a 10 days visit to Sri Lanka visited the Jaffna yesterday and engaged in meetings.

Although the Rapporteur was scheduled to meet the Northern Chief Minister today 12th at around 2 p.m, but as the Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran has gone on a visit to the UK, The Northern Provincial Minister of Health, P.Sathiyalingam and the Minister of Education, T.Kurukularajah, met the visitor on CM’s behalf.This meeting lasted 45 minutes and they have told as above during this meeting.

Afterwards, Minister Kurukularajah, Commenting on this meeting said, “We mentioned about the missing persons, TPPs who in prison for a long time, the Army occupying  the lands of the Tamil people and other economical matters. She promised to report to United Nations Human Rights Commission regarding the oppressions imposed on Tamil people, after hearing us.

She also told that the observations  included in her report will be also sent to us. Further she asked us whether reconciliation could be reached through this. We emphasised that, if reconciliation is to be created in a better way, the problems of the Tamil people should be solved first. True positions of the missing persons should be revealed  and constructive actions taken regarding the TPPs in the jail.”