Minister says no administrative power to LTTE in joint mechanism

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 April 2005, 14:36 GMT]
Mr.Nimal Sripala de Silva, a senior Minister in the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government, said that the proposed joint mechanism would not confer any administrative powers to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). "Sinhala people need not get perturbed over the propaganda that such mechanism would undermine the sovereignty and integrity of Sri Lanka," he said addressing a meeting in Galle Sunday evening sources said.

Mr.Nimal Sripala de Silva is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), which is one of the major constituents in the UPFA government.

Currently he holds the portfolio of Health Ministry.

No community would be allowed to suffer when the joint mechanism is implemented. Joint Mechanism would be established safeguarding the unitary character of the country's constitution, he added.

 

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