TNA Leader complains against appointing Sinhala officers to Tamil areas
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader, R. Sampanthan had written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, objecting to the appointment of Sinhala government officers to the Northern Province, former TNA MP Mavai Senathirajah told journalists on Wednesday (28).
The President and the Prime Minister are appointing officials violating democratic principles, Senathirajah said after a meeting of party activists at Karachchi Divisional Secretariat Office, Kilinochchi.
“A lot of Sinhalese are appointed to the North and the East. They must appoint Tamils. These appointments undermine our struggle for a just language policy,” he said.
Senathirajah said that it was customary to appoint Tamil officers to Tamil majority areas. However, this tradition was being violated increasingly in recent times, the former MP said.
“The TNA has nothing against Sinhala government officers. However, appointing Sinhala state officers to majority Tamil areas is a great injustice to the people. So, our leader has written to the President and the Prime Minister asking them to stop this practice,” he said.
(Source: The Island – By Dinasena Ratugamage)
What a terrible RASCIST statement from a senior Tamil MP in his dotage !! What about Tamil officers working in Sinhala areas – that is OK for Mr Sampanthan ? Sri Lanka is a Country for all citizens whether they be Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher etc and they could and should be able to work anywhere in Sri Lanka. If you cannot think straight, then please keep silent, Mr Sampanthan because SILENCE IS GOLDEN. Your leadership qualities appear to be highly questionable. You are trying to stir up conflict and mislead the Tamil people, it appears, for your own political survival. You do not seem to have learnt the lessons and consequences of conflict.
Just wonder whether none of our brilliant media people did not bother to give a ring and asking his views about appointing Tamil officers in the areas that are not ‘Tamil’.