The NPC Minister of Agriculture Ainkaranesan, expressed his dissatisfaction over the Agricultural Research Production Assistance to appointed recently by the Government to the North. He said that out of the 361 to be appointed 332 are Sinhalese ( 91.97 % – 164 to Jaffna, 41 to Kilinochchi, 53 to Mullaitheevu, 40 to Vavuniya and 34 to Mannar.), and only 29 are Tamils(8.03%).
As these Assistants had to converse with the farmers in Tamil, the language should not a barrier in the development.
These appointments are given as an election period privilege to Southern people, and is an injustice to Tamil people. The Government should these appointments and allocate it on a district basis, and everybody had to raise their voice against this injustice, he said.