Basil Rajapakse excludes TNA MPs from development conference on East
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 11:53 GMT]
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's brother and his senior political advisor, Basil Rajapakse, excluded
Eastern province Tamil National parliamentarians representing the districts of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Amparai, from a development conference held in the Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat to discuss the development activities in the East. Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Trincomalee district Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Jayantha Wijesekara were invited to the conference attended by Eastern Provincial Governor and district government officials.
The discussion centered on the current and the future development works in the east, informed sources said.
Sri Lankan Ministers Rauff Hakeem, Ferial Ashraff, Basheer Segu Dawood, Ameer Ali, and Deputy Ministers Myown Mustapha, Rohitha Abeyagunawardene, M.Faisal and Trincomalee district Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Jayantha Wijesekara attended the conference on invitation by Mr. Basil Rajapakse.
TNA Trincomalee district parliamentarian K.Thurairatnasingham said TNA parliamentarians representing eastern districts were not invited for the conference.