National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP yesterday said that had the UN been genuinely concerned about the Vanni population, it would not have turned a blind eye to the plight of two UN employees detained by the LTTE for helping civilians flee the terrorist controlled region.
He said the on-going high profile campaign to pressure Sri Lanka to open up all welfare centres in the northern Vavuniya region was nothing but a ploy to free terrorists living among the IDPs.
Soldiers forced to pay for
Army Day celebrations: JVP
JVP Parliamentary Group Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday said in Parliament that Rs. 1,800 had been deducted from the monthly salary of all soldiers to meet the expenses of the 60th Army Day celebrations.
UPFA repeats UNP tactics
The Parliament adjourned yesterday due to a lack of quorum, thereby preventing UNP Ravi Karunanayake, MP from presenting a motion on the shortcomings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at an adjournment debate.