Sinhala settlements in North were during Gotabaya’s time, not now - Rajitha


by Zacki Jabbar

The government says that are no new Sinhala settlements in the Northern Province and Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran’s allegations to that effect were not correct.

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday that it was during former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s time that Sinhala settlements had been created in the North."

" No such thing is happening now ", he stressed.

Referring to the demand for removal of various cenotaphs from the North, Senaratne said that the Northern people were more concerned about livelihood issues than mausoleums.

"When we meet the Tamils, they speak about housing, schooling for their children , employment opportunities etc. They don’t take notice of the noises that Vigneswaran makes."

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