‘Focus on solving land issues in North & East’
2019-03-14 at 18:12
JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must focus on the land issues faced by the people in the North and East.
Speaking in Parliament during the Committee Stage Debate today the Parliamentarian said a humane and political issue has arisen over the land issue regardless of ethnicity.
MP Ratnayake noted the people in the North and East are not asking the government for land but for the properties they were settled in.
The Parliamentarian therefore requested the Prime Minister to appoint a special committee to look into the land issues of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya as it is more severe than in Jaffna, and to carry out a special mission in the area.
He claimed if the existing issues are not solved promptly it won’t be solved for the next 20 years.