Jaffna Mayor condemns US ambassador's speech

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 March 2001, 17:46 GMT]
Jaffna Mayor Mr.N Raviraj, Thursday said at the monthly meeting of the Municipal Council that he strongly condemns the comments of the US ambassador Ashley Wills on the rights of the Tamils in his speech at the Jaffna public library on 7 March. The Mayor said that the people of Jaffna were very much angered by the US ambassador's attitude.

The views of Mr. Ashley Wills were irresponsible, particularly at this juncture when the climate for negotiations is turning conducive, Mr. Raviraj added.

"We strongly condemn the US ambassador's speech that was made with a view to rejecting the principle of the Tamil people's homeland" the Mayor said.


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