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Parliament debates the Muttur situation
« on: August 09, 2006, 12:35:08 AM »
Parliament debates the Muttur situation

House leader Nimal Siripala De Silva has said that the government cannot maintain silence and permit any civilian to die due to lack of water

The Minister expressed this view, joining in a debate on a UNP adjournment motion on the Muttur situation. The President made every attempt to resolve the blockade of the Mavil-Aru sluice gate through discussions. But the LTTE did not make a positive response. As a government, the Minister said every step will be adopted to provide water to the civilians.

Moving the resolution, Member Joseph Michael said swift measures should be taken to provide relief to the people, who are undergoing untold hardships due to the developments in Muttur. Member Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking on behalf of the JVP said it is a majority of the Tamils, who are suffering by the irrigation blockade. The Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera told the House that the UNP in this crisis situation, had acted on the needs of the tigers. Minister Ameer Ali opined that the LTTE was conspiring to evacuate the Muslims from Muttur.

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