19 November, 2019

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Wiggy Wants Navy Occupied Coastal Strip Between Palaitivu And Pallikuda To Be Opened Up For Tourism Investment

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran requested the government to release the coastal strip between Palaitivu and Pallikuda and open it up for tourism investment.

C.V. Wigneswaran

Wigeswaran said, the strip is currently occupied by the Sri Lanka Navy and therefore there was no economic activity in the area.

Wigenswaran made this request to the government while speaking at the World Tourism day event at the Kalilasapathy Auditorium of the University of Jaffna.He urged Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka to make necessary interventions in this regard.

“There are so many places in the North,” Wigneswaran said, “that could be developed as tourism hot spots. But, lack of comprehensive planning and anomalies in fund distribution has hampered the industry’s growth in the province,” Wigneswaran, who is also the Tourism Minister for North, said, adding that he had presented a number of reports to the central government on the matter.

He also called for development of Delft Island, the stronghold of EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda, as a potential tourism hub that could compete with Pasikuda in the Eastern province. However, Wigneswaran said, the tourism industry should not destroy or alter the social fabric of the North.

“We have no reservations about working with the Centre or institutions coming under it as long as it respects our regional rights,” the Chief Ministry stressed.

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    delft island and pasikudah are worlds apart
    i think he meant the chenkaladi beach area which is excellent for sea bathing

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      Good thinking by Wiggie who should talk to his US and Indian friends.

      Northern economy needs take off now. But US and India has been backing militarization of Lanka and Indian Ocean in Cold War with China and pumping aid to SL Navy.

      Just as in 1970s and 80s India’s RAW and IB set up armed groups to start the war in Lanka, same situation again with AVA group and others because of military occupation.

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    now that he has given the idea….the Navy will run and manage the tourism

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      Rajash it is better to keep these rabid dogs (Armed forces of SL) busy with managing tourism. Otherwise they will resort to their old tricks.

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    Wiggy,
    Now it’s too late.
    You have wasted your term of office hallucinating you are the ruler of Tamil Eelam.
    Come election time, people are waiting to send you on a tour back to where you came from.

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    sorry
    my mistake
    its casuarina not chenkaladi

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    Will the army/navy allow, is the question.
    The undeclared repressive military regime in the north & east are now used to their own ‘mini-kingdoms’ where civilians are merely tolerated as servile nuisances.
    What will the ‘saffron brigade’ say.

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    There Are so many unsettled problem such as housing and shortage of job availability mostly in mulaithivu and kilininochchi areas.MR.VICKEDNESWARN HAS GOT UP FROM SLEEP and now trying to show he is doing something.HE WAS BROUGHT TO THIS POSITION BY LEADERS OF TNA TO LOOK AFTER AND RECONSTRUCT DAMAGED NORTH DUE TO CIVIL WAR.but he started to do what is not assigned to him and mostly put his two cents in other political affairs. HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED NOW BUT HE IS TRYING TO BACK STAB SAMPANTHER AND SUMANTHIRAN WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIM TO GET THIS CHEAP MINISTER POST.

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      paragon, In the name of fairness:
      .
      *Justice Wigneswaran is not in the business of politics. He has no political ambitions.
      * Hon. Sampanthan is in politics to look after the political interests of the Tamil People.
      * Mr. Sumanthiran, recruited by Sampanthan, has his own ambitions.
      .
      The task assigned to CVW remains paralysed due to the politics of The Governor and others. That includes some members of The Provincial Council.
      .
      CVW sees that the Central government is continuing to fool the Tamil MPs.
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      Sampanthan is torn between an obdurate Wignewaran and an unyielding Maithri/Ranil.

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    Moda Demalu write their racist comments here. It looks wigneswaran will be fighting the general elelction from the JAckol Opposition.

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    This area should be given to Budhist for development of temples. Tamils are being racist here

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    This is the first time I am hearing CVW talking of developing an area. He is known for nothing except to rabble-rouse. Any political problem of the North should have been handled by the MPs of the area and CVW should have concentrated on developing the area within his authority and with the co-operation of the center as he is now reported to be doing. I only hope that the request made has no sinister motive.

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    This racist cunning devil is coming out with all kinds of tricks. Some of our dumbo politicians who do not care what happens to the country buy them.

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    This idiot should be kicked out of politics.

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    All real idiots and utter donkeys, people are suffering immensely but all these scoundrels talk Sinhala, Muslims, Tamils whatever. Man last year Thailand earned USD 51 billions from tourism, even in the spanking new Bangkok airport terminals the passenger queues are brimming up to the main entrance. Our total debt is USD 67 billions. If we think and act as all are one and one country, and develop the tourism in SL, we could earn thumbing money, and easily pay off this, and provide good life for all since world media is giving very positive coverage for tourism in Sri Lanka. The world knows the true and real potential of our tourism but these scoundrels politicians are least concerned about it, and still with their damp same old tricks to hoodwink the people and lining their pockets.

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