Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 August 2019, 21:39 GMT]
SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has started an election campaign trip to North using the funds and loans provided by the Western countries which uphold occupying Colombo's ‘development’ paradigm. The same powers are negotiating and backing both the camps in the election campaign as they are preoccupied with securing geopolitical access to the island regardless of those gaining control of the executive presidency. On Wednesday, Mr Wickramasinghe chose to take a different route to Vavuniyaa hospital when the protesting mothers of Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance at the hands of the occupying SL military attempted to lay siege to the entrance demanding a direct meeting with him. The SL Police confronted the mothers. SL military intelligence operatives without uniform were also present along with the police commandos.

The SL Police was prepared to deal with the protesting mothers deploying riot control police, which was more abundant in numbers than the mothers taking part in the protest.

The SL Police had parked its vehicle across the A9 Road, blocking the traffic for a while. Sinhala police officers were only focused on providing a secure route to the visiting SL PM. They asked the mothers to give a letter which they could pass over to Mr Wickramasinghe. When the mothers demanded to meet him in person, the officers promised the mothers that they would arrange a direct meeting with the visiting SL PM and urged to disperse from the site.

Mr Wickramasinghe was taken to Vavuniyaa hospital through a different route, and no such meeting as promised by the police officers took place.

The USA and countries in the European Union are answerable for promoting the Sinhala rulers on the one hand and for manipulating the Tamils to rally behind the same Sinhala candidates who are not capable of giving answers to their questions, the mothers told TamilNet.

In the meantime, the families of persons subjected to enforced disappearance at the hands of the occupying SL military mobilised for a protest in front of the SL Human Rights Commission office in Trincomalee on Thursday.

The representatives of the protesting families from eight districts in the North and East took part in the protest in Trincomalee.



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