Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran said that the hartal held on Thursday (27) was the people’s reaction to the ‘lethargy and indifference’ on the part of the authorities in dealing with people’s problems.

The hartal was staged by the people of the Northern Province mainly demanding a solution to the issue of those who have been reported missing.

He said that the hartal was as a result of days of protest by families of the disappeared.
“Those people (the demonstrators) have been demonstrating for over fifty days and there was no response from the Government. Out of sheer frustration they have asked the public to support them by staging a hartal,” Wigneswaran told the Nation.

However, Wigneswaran clarified that the hartal was not politically motivated and was staged only by the people. “But certain quarters in Colombo are looking at it completely distortedly thinking it is against the Government politically. That is not true,” he added.
“It is a reaction to the lethargy and indifference on the part of the powers that be in dealing with the people’s problems.”

He further added that he had written to President Maithripala Sirisena on the issue, which the latter had aclnowledged.

“I have sent a letter to the President which he has acknowledged where in I have annexed photographs of missing children found in his presence during his election times. The demonstrators are not protesting emptily,” he said
“There is reason to believe that many a missing are somewhere ascertainable. Unless positive response in this direction is exhibited by the Government durable solution for the ethnic question would be a mirage.”

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  • Hemantha Vithanage

    yPlease continue in doing protests and hartal every day! Soon Field Marshall will be there!

  • Gurupraksh

    Hi Supreme Court,
    Why all your interim judgments in 2016 – 2017 in Cauvery River water issue is dummy? Few dummy instances in 2016 – 2017.
    1. In Sep 2016, receive 16000 c/s in Cauvery river was dummy.
    2. In Oct 2016, receive 10,000 c/s in Cauvery river was dummy.
    3. In Jan 2017, receive 2000 c/s in Cauvery river was dummy.
    4. In Mar 22nd 2017, receive 2000 c/s in Cauvery river till July 2017 or next judgment is given is dummy even today.
    What have you been doing from the year 1990 till today, May 08th 2017 for the last twenty seven years when the trial case is reported on your system? Why there is no concrete/final/permanent solution is not achieved?
    Do you think this is Rocket science, you are tying to find some formula like Nueton’s third law, Every action = Equal opposite reaction?
    what are you doing now these days from Monday to Sunday, you are telling that I am working even on weekend? why have you not asked my interim judgement is not action ed with KA state or Center government or Center water minister?
    Do you expect your judgments should be only on your paper, not to be action-ed in Cauvery River issue?
    Can you please confirm the same by issuing a judgement stating “I am a biggest/highly paid dummy piece, doing dummy things, doing time pass, whatever the judgement I am issuing should not be action ed, it is just for my reference, how many years I have handled, how many times I have given interim judgement, how many cases have been closed out just for reporting purpose”?.
    How many more days/months/years/decades you would need to close out the ever lasting 27 years Cauvery River water pending issue?
    What is the guarantee that your interim/final judgement will be action-ed in real? will it be dummy again like 2016-2017 in the coming years?
    What is the reason/justification why your interim judgments were not action ed in 2016-2017?
    why there is no output on this case even after 27 years the same problem statement remains exist?
    Have you ever try to understand the root cause/reasons for the issue?
    Have you ever try to find final solution for the issue? Do you think you can continue the issue for the next 25 years/50 years what is currently happening?
    why are you cheating us my state Tamilnadu, just in the sake of highest entity in India like Center/State government/politicians. You were there from Day one till today on the case, even the center/state government would have been changed during the period?