“Considering the history of the ruling regime over the implementation of the promises made earlier, the sincere implementation of the LLRC recommendations is exceedingly uncertain, although the statements made by Patali Champika Ranawaka of JHU had been nullified by the statement issued by the government over its implementation in the House ” Ganesan said.
Ranawaka had said that the commission had gone on to speak about power devolution, which is not part of its duties. He had also said that the LLRC had failed to address the plight of the Sinhalese families, whose members were killed by the LTTE.
Ganesan said the LLRC had failed to address certain major issues raised with regards to the Tamil Community. “The LLRC has failed to go deeper into the issues of abductions, disappearances and extra-judicial killings of Tamil people before and during the war,” he said. The families of those people had been waiting for a positive response from the government over these issues.
Responding to a query over the appointment of party administration secretary, Priyani Gunaratna to the vacancy created by the resignation of Ganesan in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), he said that the DPF was giving a message to the country that they were not a communal minded party but a party with a national representation.
January 19, 2012 / By Pabodha Hettige