Vijayakala blames South and politicians
Government Parliamentarian Vijayakala Maheswaran on Friday charged that the South was responsible for supplying drugs to the North and that the menace had increased with the end of the separatist conflict in 2009.
She alleged that narcotics were moving freely from the South of the country to the North with the massive support of errant lawmakers. She was speaking at the launch of a new trophy for a soccer tournament at the Uruthirapuram Sports Club in Kilinochchi on Friday.
She added that both the Police and the Navy have seized large amounts of narcotics, including heroin, in the North and East that had been smuggled into those areas by boat from locations in the South.
She also said certain people in the South were responsible for creating drug addicts in the North where earlier people had originally consumed medicinal liquids. According to the MP, this drug hazard rapidly spread throughout the North, since there was easy access to and from the southern part of the country with the conclusion of hostilities, between the LTTE and the security forces. MP Maheshwaran was forced to step down as State Minister for Women’s and children’s Affairs, following a controversial statement, where she called for the return of the Tamil Tigers in order to restore law and order in the North and East.
The MP’s remarks are currently under investigation while opposition lawmakers have called for her removal from the House. A senior policeman however rubbished the MP’s claims saying that a serious narcotic issue does not exist in the North at the moment adding the bulk of imported Cannabis was smuggled to the South from the Peninsula.
The Navy along with the Coast Guard has made huge detections of imported cannabis that had been smuggled into the northern part of the country from India via the Palk Strait. The bulk of the narcotic smuggling was carried out using boats with many of the smugglers disguised as fishermen, the official added.
The Navy for their part said that some 72 persons were arrested during 55 drug detections from the start of this year to date. The narcotics included 1,286 kg of Kerala Cannabis, 3.9 kg of Hashish, 3.6 kg of Opium. 0.5kg of heroin 0.1 kg of ice during this period, an official said. MP Maheshwaran could not be reached for comment yesterday.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Leon Berenger)
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All your problems are our faults. Keep blaming. Put your house in order Vijekala.
North was resposible for supplying drugrs to the south because everything coming from india through the sea.
Yes, Bro Ranith all the Evils are from the South. All the good things are from the North. There is a Sinhala Saying ‘Seerama Kunu Beruwala Bokkata’ Or all the trash go to Baruwala bay! This remarkable lady like LTTE because LTTE found a solution for drugs. LTTE introduced Cyanide capsules to kidnapped children (not drugs).
The entire economy is based of kudu trade.
Now that reconciliation is progressing under Yahapalana, the South and North are sharing kudu trade too.
What is this woman still doing addressing the masses in the north. I thought RW has already dealt with her. She should have been jailed or bumped off for tying to give the LTTE ideas that they are welcome back in to the country.
This is what happens when you have gutless leaders in the country. It is common knowledge that drugs comes from India to Jaffna and then to the rest of the country especially when the North was under the LTTE. Put this stupid cow in jail and let her rot there for the rest of her life.Or if she is not happy in SRi Lanka ask her to go to Tamil Nadu.
The way things are going, Vijayakala will be the next Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council as a UNP candidate.
If drugs are coming from India, order the occupying Sinhala Buddhist Army, Navy and Air Force to intercept instead of harming civilian population in the North.
Vijayakala is a person who can call a spade a spade.
She should not be the CM for North.
If she contest presidential Elections, she will trounce the Lilly White, the Wimpy Wicks and the Kurakkan satakaya Clan, all put together,
She is a courageous woman, similar to Mrs B.
You are entitle to your opinipon. Only promlem is you are didplaying your ignorrancexand your bias you you dumb sh….
My dear Mr. Pierre Sleiman, you say ‘She is a courageous woman, similar to Mrs B.’. Tell me Madam Bandaranayake ever supported a terror outfit?
If Sri Lanka wishes to cling on to the definition of terrorism offered by Pres George W Bush (classified as the worst performing among all American Presidents by the population in the US), well, so be it!
Vijayakala is a heroine; the so-called ‘War Against Terrorism’ was conducted for the enrichment of the country’s Sinhala Buddhist leaders.
Likewise, there is an ongoing ‘War’ against the Muslim community by the Sinhala Buddhists; this will explode sooner rather than later and innocent civilian lives will be lost whilst the Sinhala Buddhist leaders will profit through ‘deals and purchases’ in quenching the so-called ‘War’.
Vijayakala. You are playing this game on the ignorance of Tamil people to be re elected time after time.
Dear Mr. Peirre Sleiman, Thanks for your reply. We do not go by definitions my friend. Whether is is Bush, Trump or even Bil & Hillery Clintion. We go by what happened in SL. Aranthalawa, Kandu world Heritage site Dalada Maligawa, Killing of Devotees in Anuradha pura, bombing of Central bank Colombo, Killing hundreds of civilians in Fort Central Bust ration were done by LTTE Terrorists. These are few incidents. I can give more. Besides more than 25, 000 SL security forces were killed and more than 45, 000 security forces were maimed. Who did this? Some eliants who came from a different planet. Who kidnapped thousands of Tamil school children, put a cyanide capsule around their tiny necks and sent to the war front. Who did that. Who raped Vidya ? who saved the killer? It is the a Vijayakala (Your Heroine?). Talking about Muslims it was the LTTE terror outfit declared war against them. Gave 20 USD and asked them to get out of Tamil areas withing 24 hrs! Who killed hundreds of Muslim inside a mosque while worshiping in Nathikulam? Sinhalese people (YP govt) allowing Muslims to break all traffic laws (these Muslims ride motorcycles without helmets!). SRI Lanka allows Muslims to Rape places like Willpatuwa and harm bio diversity. You so called Buddhist government patronage it. What else you need. Please quote Hon. George Bush and everything will be OK! May be MS. Vijayakala can replace Jayalalitha!