Colombo Telegraph

Govt. Says Not Afraid Of Tamil Protests, Declares Army Camps In North Won’t Be Removed

Amidst continuing protests by Tamils in the North demanding the military to vacate lands belonging to civilians, the Government today ruled that it will at no cost remove the Army Camps in the province.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene declared that, “We will not remove the Army Camps in the province.”

He made this statement at an event in Rantambe today. Wijewardene also said that his Government was not afraid of such demonstrations. “They can shout all they want, but we reiterate that we will not remove the camps,” he said.

He also added that even though a small group was creating unnecessary issues; the Government will go ahead with its reconciliation process. A group led by Northern Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has been demanding the Government to remove all military camps in the province. Some of the protesters at the demonstration were seeing carrying placards saying “Sri Lankan Army get out of Tamil land.”

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