SL police refuses permission to TNA to hold election meetings

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:44 GMT]
Sri Lanka police in Jaffna refuses permission to civic election candidates of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to conduct public meetings. Instead, the ‘advise’ the candidates to engage in door-to-door campaign. But in the meantime, presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa and a team of 13 SL ministers are camping in Jaffna to conduct Colombo’s campaign in various ways, misusing SL government’s administration and resources, complain the TNA candidates. SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa is also expected in Jaffna to campaign for the civic elections in the guise of opening a school building and laying foundation stones for certain projects.

Even the UNP candidates are refused permission to conduct election meetings.

While the TNA candidates are intimidated in every way, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLFP and SL minister Doughlas Devananda’s EPDP contesting under SLFP emblem are in full swing in the north in using government machinery and officers for the campaign work.

Village level welfare officers called Samurthi officers are the most exploited in this regard by Colombo.

This week, as a part of the campaign work, presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa opened the Thondaimaanaa’ru – Achchuveli Road that was for the last 28 years closed for public use by the occupying military. This road borders the Valikaamam High Security Zone.

Basil Rajapaksa also opened a resettlement programme at E’luthumadduvaa’l in Thenmaraadchi division.

Meanwhile, SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to visit Jaffna on 18 July to open a building block at Koappaay Naavalar School. The occupying SL Army constructed this block from the funds allocated by the Uva Provincial Council, the Chief Minister of which is the son of another presidential sibling, Chamal Rajapaksa.

During his visit, Mahinda Rajapaksa is also expected to lay foundation stones for a playground at Ki’linochchi and a new administrative building for the Jaffna Municipal Council.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
13.07.16 23:31   Photo
SL military deployed to rob material remains of houses in Valikaamam North ‘HSZ’ 
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34178