The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is suspicious about the motives behind government moves to hold elections in the Northern Province.
JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the election is a sinister attempt by the government to grab full control over the north like it has already done in the South.
He said holding Northern Provincial Council elections is not the solution for the Tamil issue and instead their rights should be secured through the constitution.
Addressing the media today the JVP MP said that the government has clearly failed to address Tamil issues particularly in the north.
He says the militarization of the north, four years after the war, shows that the government is not looking out for the welfare of the Tamils.
The JVP MP said that the government has failed to address issues faced by Tamils in the north and get all communities together but instead has taken actions which has seen the relationship between communities drift apart.
Dissanayake also said that the government is using former LTTE officials like Kumaran Pathmanathan and Daya Master while those who were forced to work under them are still in prison.
The MP said that he had met a former LTTE cadre in prison who claims to have been arrested as he possessed an LTTE ID card which had the signature of Daya Master.
“Yet Daya Master, who had authorized that ID card is a free man,” the JVP MP said. (Colombo Gazette)