In eastern Tamil areas 80% public servants Sinhalese, says rights group

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 05:27 GMT]
Problems faced by Tamil people cannot be solved by deploying 80% of public servants from Sinhala community in government departments located in areas where one hundred percent of the population is Tamils, said Mr.M.M. Zarook, Kalmunai Regional Coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) while addressing a public awareness discussion on Human Rights (HR) held at Vellaave'li DS division.

Zarook said, "Vellaave'li DS division is a Tamil dominated area. But eighty percent of the police personnel deployed in the police station are from the Sinhala community. How could we expect a permanent solution to the problems of Tamils in the division?

"People should be educated to find solution to problems affecting their fundamental human rights. HRCSL would take all steps to educate the masses in this regard," the Rights official added.

Village level officers, Samurdhi field officers, representatives of women and other public organizations attended the discussion.

 

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