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NewsJVP student faction seeks Tamil youth for military inspiration: SL Minister

JVP student faction seeks Tamil youth for military inspiration: SL Minister

[TamilNet] – Calling themselves as a student group, a group of the factionalised JVP is seeking to exploit former LTTE cadres in its search for military inspiration and the group is targeting to exploit the Tamil students for a military cause, claimed S.B. Dissanayake, the SL minister of Education, who has been visiting the islets of Jaffna and the University of Jaffna with the backing of EPDP paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda,
who is also a minister in the cabinet of SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Commenting on the statement by the SL minister, who met some students at the University of Jaffna, student circles in Jaffna said the comment has exposed the level of paranoia prevailing in the Colombo establishment that has used its military to abduct two JVPers who are still missing.

The JVP faction is seeking to exploit the Tamil youth, claimed S. B. Dissanayake, the SL minister for Education, who is on a visit to Jaffna.

The visiting SL minister was claiming that the JVP group was plotting to launch a military campaign against the SL state from North and East.

The JVP group is interested in ‘rehabilitated’ former cadres of the LTTE. It is also aiming to woo some students of the University in Jaffna, who were earlier helping the Tigers, the SL claimed adding that the Sri Lankan state was not prepared to tolerate any military opposition. Mr. Dissanayake was meeting the students of the Jaffna University at Kailasapathy auditorium on Wednesday.

The visiting Sinhala minister, staying as a guest with Mr. Douglas Devananda, is engaging in preparatory propaganda for the Northern Provincial elections, expected to be announced by Colombo in the near future.

“There are Tamil politicians who are still dreaming of Tamil Eelam”, the visiting minister confirmed and went on stating that it would not be practically possible to create a Tamil Eelam anymore.

Mr. Dissanayake visited Kachchatheevu island in a Sri Lanka Navy helicopter and visited the Delft and Veala’nai islands.


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