VIDEO: JHU decides not to participate in future sittings of PSC on national question
September 9, 2013 03:58 pm
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided not to participate at future sittings of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee to resolve the national question, Science and Technology Minister, Champika Ranawaka stated.
The reason for its withdrawal from the PSC was that the government had failed to revise the 13th constitutional amendment before the upcoming elections, he said.
Speaking at a press conference held today (September 9) in Colombo, the Minister said that the TNA election manifesto had effectively acquitted the LTTE.
He added that the policy statement had stated the LTTE had taken up arms when they were denied a political solution.
Ranawaka pointed out that the statement did not carry anything regarding the TNA leaders the LTTE had killed or the Sinhala and Muslim people of the North that had been chased out by the LTTE.
He further stated that the TNA had added an extra zero to the 70,000 civilian casualties it had quoted in the final stages of the war.