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Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran fears new LTTE organised by the Govt

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran claims there is an attempt to form an new LTTE which will operate with the backing of the Government.
Speaking at the Sarvodaya Annual General Meeting on Saturday, Wigneswaran also said there are fears for his safety and security and that he may face the same fate as some Tamil politicians in the past.

“The latest we hear is that a former LTTE military commander is being commissioned to restart an LTTE outfit subservient to the powers that be. Thus the White Van drama could now be enacted by a different cast,” Wigneswaran said.

He also claimed the army has been stationed in the North following the end of the war, with ulterior motives.

“We see it taking place. Our lands are being grabbed. Our businesses are being grabbed. Our employment opportunities are being grabbed and to say it most mildly our war widows and women are definitely not safe. Why does the Government not enhance its Police presence in the North and reduce progressively its Army presence if it does not have a hidden agenda? These are questions which must be posed by reasonable ordinary humane Sinhalese in the South. It is indeed their duty to do so. We must not forget that the Muslims are also stakeholders in this exercise. There are Sinhala Speaking Muslims and Tamil speaking Muslims. They should act as forces of moderation towards both sides,” he added.

Wigneswaran stressed that Tamil speaking people, whether Tamils or Muslims , are not against the Sinhalese but certainly against Sinhalisation of the North and East


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