2ND LEAD

SL military governor builds expensive bungalow, diverts aid to Sinhala colonists

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 12:22 GMT]
The estimated cost of the modern bungalow now under construction in the Old Park for the use of Major General (retired) G.A.Chandrasiri in Jaffna has exceeded 190 million rupees, informed sources in Jaffna told TamilNet. For comparison, the annual expenditure for the education of the Northern Province stands at 250 million rupees. Questioning the need for such an expensive bungalow for the SL military governor in Jaffna, civil officials in Jaffna blamed G.A. Chandrasiri for meddling with the disbursement of aid in the province. G.A.Chandrasiri, has directed that fifteen sewing machines out of 65 that were allocated for distribution among war widows in the five districts of the Northern Province should be distributed to encroached Sinhalese families in Kaithadi-Naavatkuzhi in Jaffna district.

The SL military governor has issued this directive to local authorities in the district when the list of beneficiaries was submitted for approval by the provincial local government ministry.

G.A. Chandrasiri had deleted fifteen names of war widows from the list and included names of fifteen encroached Sinhalese at Naavatkuzhi in Jaffna.

Maj. Gen. Chandrasiri had earlier directed that a consignment of tractors and bicycles donated by the Government of India for the use of war-affected Tamils in the province to Sinhalese, who had encroached Ma'nal-Aa'ru (renamed in Sinhala to Weli Oya).

NPC officials responsible for the expenditure keep mum without uttering a word against the abuse of power and finances of the council and the dictatorial attitude of the Colonial Governor due to fear and intimidation.

In the meantime, the SL governor needs further 40% of funds to complete the construction of his bungalow that is being carried out under the direct control of the Department of Building employing one hundred percent Sinhala work force.

Quarters of Sinhala employees of the bungalow are also under construction.

Civil sources say that a Sinhala colony is being setup in the vicinity of colonial bungalow.

The SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to declare open the colonial governor’s bungalow, sources close to Chandrasiri said.


Related Articles:
28.12.11   SL military governor builds expensive bungalow, diverts aid ..
09.02.11   HSZ lands in Jaffna sold to Sinhala businessmen
11.11.10   SLA, police chase away Tamil families from their lands in Ja..
02.11.10   Sinhala families to be settled in Jaffna with Chinese assist..

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.09.16 16:10   Photo
15,000 Tamils attend historic uprising in Jaffna, reject Unitary Constitution, ITAK draws flak
23.09.16 23:35  
Tamil POWs denounce Colombo's latest announcement, continue fast
22.09.16 22:26  
Mobilisation towards ‘Ezhuka Thamizh’ uprising in Jaffna gains momentum
21.09.16 18:56  
Sinhala colonists step up assaults on Tamil cattle herders in Batticaloa
20.09.16 22:55  
‘Reconciliation prospects’ look as grim as ever: Rev Fr Mangalarajah
19.09.16 23:02  
Tamil POWs relaunch hunger-strike, urge cases to be heard at Jaffna, Vavuniyaa
18.09.16 19:42  
Colombo deploys discrimination in housing assistance to Peasaalai war-affected families
17.09.16 22:18  
SL Intelligence sabotages NPC-organised medical inspections on ex-LTTE members
16.09.16 23:16   Photo
Catholic Peace Mission in Jaffna challenges Colombo’s propaganda on ‘reconciliation’
15.09.16 22:06   Photo
Maharaja TV promotes genocidal military culture through ‘welfare’ projects in North-East
14.09.16 23:42   Photo
Sinhala colonists advance 3 km further into Batticaloa, erect 2nd Buddhist temple in 1 year
13.09.16 17:19  
Sirisena's Forest Department escalates appropriations of lands from Tamils in Vanni
12.09.16 07:12  
Colombo's desecration of Tamil Heroes Cemetery comes to light as SLA vacates Kanakapuram
11.09.16 23:46  
Lawyers demand UN action into allegations of Colombo deploying chemical substances on POWs
10.09.16 09:20  
Colombo’s Fishing Ministry accelerates structural genocide with EU ‘certificate’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34741