SL minister Badurdeen diverts Indian aid to his supporters in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 June 2012, 23:29 GMT]
Sri Lankan minister of Industries and Trade, Rishard Badurdeen, a politician behind many controversies in Mannaar, has recently instructed the civil officials in Mannaar to divert the humanitarian aid from India, intended to war-affected fishermen in Mannaar, to his supporters in the district, according to reports from Mannaar fisheries sector sources. Mr Badurdeen has given a new list of 175 names as beneficiaries of the aid. The list prepared by Badurdeen includes only names of 12 Tamils, who are his supporters. Names of genuine fishermen are not included in his list.

A consignment of fishing boats, each worth about 600,000 rupees, fishing nets and outboard motor engines with 15 horsepower, which have been donated by India to be distributed among 200 fishermen in Mannaar.

About two hundred beneficiaries are recommended by more than forty Fisheries Co-operative Societies in the district and approved by the Indian High Commission in Colombo as beneficiaries of the aid.

However, these materials are stored in the office of the Musali DS office and District Fisheries Department office.

The SL minister functions as the top most colonial agent in Mannaar in implementing its colonial strategy of divide and rule, which had been stalemated by the Eezham Tamils armed struggle throughout the past three decades.

Recently, Rishard Badurdeen issued veiled threats, during a speech in SL parliament, against Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, the Catholic Bishop of Mannaar, evoking strong protests from Catholics as well as Muslims in the district to humanitarian activists around the globe.

Badurdeen, who broke away from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and joined the SLFP of Mahinda Rajapaksa, is behind creating ethnic tensions by disturbing the resettlement pattern not only in Mannaar, but also in the entire Vanni region, cooperating with the military governor of colonial Colombo in North, Maj Gen (retd) GA Chandrasiri, according to civil officials.

Several tractors from a consignment donated by the Government of India last year to farmers in Ki'linochchi and Mullaith-theevu had been diverted to Sinhala farmers in the Anuradhapura District.


Related Articles:
17.06.12   SL Navy blocks resettlement-seeking Tamils from entering Mu'..
29.05.12   Muslim journalist assaulted for expressing solidarity with M..
01.02.11   SLFP sidelines SLMC, EPDP in Mannaar local elections

 

Latest 15 Reports
05.12.19 23:25  
India's former nuclear commander proposes tolerance limits for hot exchange with China
04.12.19 21:28  
Chinese Op-Ed condemns US ‘security’ projection of ‘China threat’ in South Asia
03.12.19 23:27  
Challenging 2006 EU ban on LTTE, next step of legal activism on principled grounds: Mendis
02.12.19 23:24  
China, Pakistan send top diplomats to meet Gotabaya in Colombo
01.12.19 23:46  
Gotabaya seems to have bought 5 years from India to wage ‘development’ genocide in North-East
30.11.19 23:51  
India strengthens defence ties with Japan
29.11.19 18:45  
New Delhi appeases Colombo as Eelam Tamil leaders fail to demand international mediation
28.11.19 07:59   Photo
Collective message from Tamils on Heroes Day: Rajapaksas can’t kill Tamil Eelam dream
27.11.19 10:46   Photo
University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna
26.11.19 23:28   Photo
Colombo attempts to officially block students from marking Heroes Day at Jaffna University
25.11.19 23:32   Photo
People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return
24.11.19 19:59  
Demand Tokyo Co-chairs, India to bring international mediation between Tamils and GoSL
23.11.19 22:58   Photo
US, Indian think-tanks call for deepening of Indo-Pacific ties ahead of 2+2 meetings
22.11.19 23:13  
Russian naval vessel visiting Hambantota coincides with return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
21.11.19 23:41  
Former IFS diplomat advises New Delhi to embrace Rajapaksas trading off rights with interests
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35320