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Wigneswaran draws flak over damaging comments


Wigneswaran draws flak over damaging comments

C V Wigneswaran has been accused of making comments which could instigate ethnic tensions.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said that Wigneswaran’s statement that Sinhalese should not be allowed to be settled in the North cannot be accepted.

“We condemn that statement,” JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said today.

He said that by saying Sinhalese cannot be settled in the North, Wigneswaran is opening the doors for people in the South to say Tamils cannot be settled in the South.

Silva said that Wigneswaran was not only making damaging comments about a particular community but also a religion.

He noted that the comments made by Wigneswaran have not only been rejected by the Government and the opposition but also the Tamil National Alliance.

The JVP also said that they feel Wigneswaran was making such comments as he was now politically bankrupt.

The JVP urged Tamils in the North to reject his comments and support peace in the country. Courtesy: Colombo Gazette

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