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EPDP, TNA, UNP join hands against land acquisition in Jaffna

2014 Apr 24

In a rare show of unity all elected members from the EPDP, TNA and the UNP from the Jaffna District have come together to unanimously pass a resolution at the District Coordinating Committee meeting on Monday, calling upon the government to withdraw all notices issued under the Land Acquisition Act in the Jaffna District and to release those lands to the displaced people, enabling them to return to their own lands immediately.

The District Secretary of Jaffna Sundaram Arumainayagam was also present at the meeting.


Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian)Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran proposed the resolution which was seconded by EPDP Parliamentarian and Deputy Chairman of Committees Murugesu Chandrakumar at the DCC meeting held at the Jaffna District Secretariat on Monday.

EPDP Leader and Minister Douglas Devananda, who is the Chairman of the Jaffna District Coordinating Committee (DDC) agreed to Co-Chair Monday’s meeting with Chief Minister (CM) of the Northern Province (NP) C. V. Wigneswaran.

Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) General Secretary and TNA Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah, Suresh Premachandran, UNP Parliamentarian Mrs Vijayakala Maheswary, EPDP Parliamentarian Sylvester Alentrin, all the four Northern Provincial Ministers, Provincial Councillors Chairmen of Local councils were present and voted unanimously for the resolution.

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