President's assurance on peace welcomed
The whole country was overjoyed by the victorious triumph established
by the Security Forces over the inhuman LTTE terrorists. The valiant
Security Forces were victorious more than ever when they found the body
of the terrorist leader, V. Prabhakaran a few days ago. People
celebrated the victory over terrorism by sharing Kiribath, lighting
crackers. But it is a dream come true of any Sri Lankan who was once
cheated by the false Ceasefire.
The victory speech
The victory speech by the President to the nation of enjoying its
long felt peace, has established assurance, peace and security. The
lives wasted and sacrificed in the name of terrorism for a period of 26
years, will be rewarded and felicitated by many Sri Lankans. The rescue
mission conducted especially to rescue civilians on the grip of LTTE,
reflected the humaneness of Security Forces not just those who fight
against a group of armed terrorists.
The President of Ceylon Workers Congress, Muttu Sivalingam shared his
ideas with Daily News on this special moment. As a representative of
Upcountry Tamils he sees the end of this prolonged war with a
End of terrorism
When it comes to Tamils as well as to any other ethnic group, it
definitely brightens up everyone's face with happiness. "I am pleased
with the news that the Security Forces could put an end to this ruthless
war. The waste of lives and murders took place in the guise of terrorism
in Sri Lanka has come to a halt.
Further, I am happy to remark that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has
been so valiant and courageous to eradicate war in Sri Lanka," he said.
The civil war which continued for almost thirty years and the defeat
of the most ruthless anti- Government rebel group in the world, have
shown a silver lining over the sky of Sri Lanka. According to him the
President is an exemplar of valiant leader and a 'leader to be' who has
pioneered peace in Sri Lanka. The President of Ceylon Workers Congress,
further said that the Government shoulders the huge responsibility of
providing welfare to the internally displaced people residing in IDP
camps at Vavuniya presently.
"The children, elderly people and women who are in need of immediate
assistance have to be provided with necessary facilities. I think the
President would give relevant attention on them as well. This is the
time Sri Lanka needs more attention from countries in the world.
Meanwhile funds are being needed to rebuild the houses of many people in
the North and rehabilitate the LTTE cadres who surrendered themselves to
the Security forces,"
"This is our Motherland, thus it belongs to every ethnic group.
Therefore, all should be treated equally and given an opportunity to
enjoy their rights equally. All differences including economic, social
and cultural should be shed in this regard and discrimination towards
any ethnic group should not be practised any longer."
"When we turn towards the problems suffered by the Tamils in the
Plantation sector, many individuals are in dire poverty and do not enjoy
Some though, have O/L and A/L examination and qualification fail to
find any employment other than being in the plantation sector.
There are more than 25,000 youth who drop out from schools and are
unemployed," Sivalingam noted.
He further said that an assurance is certainly there since the
President can tackle those challenges faced by many as he tackled
terrorism. The vision of President Rajapaksa will address the challenges
faced by people hereafter.