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NPC to intensify efforts against Sinhalisation of North

The Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution to intensify its efforts to stop Sinhalisation of the province.

Proposed by Mullaitivu representative T Ravikaran at the council’s 130th sitting on August 30, the council agreed to appoint a group of experts to document the extent of illegal Sinhalisation in the province and to step up pressure on the Sri Lankan government, as well as to focus on stopping specific illegal settlements.

A group of experts should be appointed to document the illegal Sinhalisation activities that have taken place in the Tamil homelands, particularly in the Northern Province, and that are currently taking place in Mullaitivu and the other four districts, Ravikaran proposed. This should be the official document of the Northern Provincial Council on Sinhalisation in the Northern Province, he said.

At this time when we are all expecting a political solution for the Tamil people, our view that these colonies that threaten our very existence must be stopped must be communicated clearly to the Sri Lankan government, Ravikaran further said.

We must focus our efforts now onto stopping the illegal Mayapura settlement in Mullaitivu, he concluded.

The council’s chair, C V K Sivagnanam said that the TNA’s leaders were in talks with the Sri Lankan government about the concerns and that he was hopeful of a resolution.