Appoint commission to probe Jaffna clash: Vigneswaran, Thavarajah
Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran, and S. Thavarajah, Leader of Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), have together asked the government to set up a “full-fledged” Commission of Inquiry to conduct an in-depth probe into last Saturday’s clash between Tamil and Sinhalese students in Jaffna University.
In a joint letter, Vigneswaran and Thavarajah said that the incidents in question should not be viewed from a purely criminal law standpoint.
“We must first try to understand the underlying causes that led to their violent behavior. Thereafter, we must determine ways and means of dealing with such underlying causes and implement them. This would ensure that such incidents will not be repeated,” they said.
Giving their understanding of the underlying causes, Vigneswaran and Thavarajah said that frustrations have been accumulating among Tamils, students as well as non-students, over certain developments in the Northern Province.
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Good god! Viga do not want do anything in the small scale at least to start with. Some hooligan youths in the Jaffna Uni went berserk over something stupid, he wants a commission to be appointed!
What about some foreign observers and foreign judges Vig?
I whole-heatedly support your views.
Mr Beard’s views are what is commonly referred to as ‘making mountains out of molehills’.
Wonder which part of the world these guys are living in.
A Commission to look into ‘underlying’ causes ! Oh Dear, does that mean Commonwealth Judges and Norwegian Facilitation?
I believe it is not the Tamil community but its leaders who have problems. That extends to the Southern Sinhala speaking community as well.
A former Minister of the Rajapaksa regime recently stated that all politicians should undergo psycho-analytic examination prior to being sworn in as parliamentarians. There’s truth in it and wisdom too !!
“I believe it is not the Tamil community but its leaders who have problems. That extends to the Southern Sinhala speaking community as well.”
Fully agree Thuleepan.
Very interesting Mr. Vigneshwaran. As you know, Jaffna University was opened in 1974. Back in 1977, Sinhala students were attacked and one student called Marasinghe was beaten by Tamil racists and now confined to a wheel chair. Then JR’s UNP government relocated all Sinhala students to other campuses. These students were threatened and asked to remain silent about the incident. History always repeats. Why not a commission from 1974?