Basic rights of the people have to be guaranteed first; Sujeewa
UNP Colombo District Parliamentarian, Attorney at Law Sujeewa Senasinghe said today that the government has to take complete responsibility for the alarming rate of abductions that the country has witnessed during the recent past.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online on the implications of the LLRC report Senasinghe said that the government has to first make sure that basic rights of the people are guaranteed, before any implementation. “The level of abductions prevalent in the country is alarming. The country has peace and even during the war there weren’t this many cases of mysterious disappearances. The Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella has taken the role of the Joker of the government by making irresponsible and utterly uncalled for statements regarding the abductions. At the weekly cabinet press briefing he has the gumption to tell the country that those who vanished will return, these are the type of statements that are made in Banana Republic’s and not functioning democracies,” he said.
The Parliamentarian went on to add that the LLRC report had covered certain areas but some have been left unattended. “The LLRC report should be used as an instructive tool and should not be considered as the sole authority of the National question. Though the report has acknowledged the fact that the Ceasefire Agreement as required at the time was implemented under the UNP regime it has failed to make note of the fact that the breakaway of Karuna Amman and Pillayan as one of the most significant contributors to the eradication of the LTTE,” he said.
Senasinghe went on to add that the clear implementation of the 13th Amendment and the removal of the military in the North has to be done immediately. “There is no war in the country and therefore there is no need of any sort of military presence in the north, we want complete restoration of a civilian administration. This will help the people who suffered for decades to actually express themselves. These basic rights should be first granted to the people in the North and East and then we could look forward to the other intricacies of the national question,” Sensinghe said.
Courtesy: DM Online
Well done Sujeewa,
The dead duck UNP has some spirit left within itself.
A leader of stature, Buddhika Pathirana, will make a hell’uv’alot of difference to our beloved land.
This termite Sujeeva S, has suddenly appeared out of the rotten woodwork and making the right sort of noises, he hopes will catch the attention of TNA and the imperial West. Perhaps he hopes to be funded by them, to go on making more such noises in their favour. He probably hopes also to curry favour with UNPers dissatisfied with RW, Karu and SP and seeking to have himself put forward as the better option for UNP leadership.
This termite is calling for the complete closure of army base in the North and full implementation of 13th ammendment. Does he not know the so-called 13th ammendment was imposed on SL by imperialist India under Rajiv Gandhi, through the UNP traitor JRJ? RG was following in the footsteps of his mother, Indira ‘the Bitch’ Gandhi, who created, nourished, trained, funded, armed and released the terrorist blight LTTE on us to destroy our economy and paralyse our nation for 30 long years, until our brave and heroic leader, Hon Mahinda Rajapksa, totally wiped the LTTE off the face of SL.
13TH AMMENDMENT WILL BE DELETED FROM OUR CONSTITUION PERMANENTLY.
This is the beginning of the solution to make SRI LANKA ONE NATION ONE COUNTRY, where all communities live in peace, dignity, opportunities and prosperity for one and all.
Had you even a freedom to talk about such topic when it was SL under UNP govts in 80s…?
When did you born in this country…?
How many youths disappeared under UNP at that time & still don’t know about what happened to them…?
Can UNP or JVP talk about f_king basic rights if they have a shame…?
You’re blind fools who only try to grab the power for your own favour…!
Nothing to explain…. really explicit !
Well said mates Nico & Amden ! It’s self-explanatory for not be confused in demarcation of true colours in past & present till date !!!