Democratic People’s Front Leader has observed that the tone and the wording of the recent resolution of the Northern Provincial Council making remarks on the new government, Prime Minister and the State Minister of Defence is rather extremist and unfortunate.
Addressing a media meeting of the Movement of For Uniting the Country Through Power Sharing, Mano Ganesan further stated that it is one thing to retain army for security reasons in the north and it is another to retain lands secured by the army for purposes such as agriculture and tourism industry by them. In fact, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and JHU Leader Ven. Athuraliya Rathna Thera have understood this issue in the right perspective and expressed views in that spirit.
He explained that a consensus has been reached at a meeting of the National Executive Council over the presence of the army. Many Sinhalese are really unaware that lands of the Tamil people were acquired by the Army for purposes other than needed for security.
He finally stated that the President and the Prime Minister to appreciate the spirit behind Wigneswaran’s statement and the resolution of the Northern Provincial Council.