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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2680

Deputy Minister Puthirasigamoney Always a Supporter of CWC and Upcountry People

Colombo, 24 February, (Asiantribune.com): The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Law Reform, Vadivelu Puthirasigamoney told the “Asian Tribune” that he never left the Ceylon Workers Congress and thus there was no question of his re-joinging it. Deputy Minister Puthirasigamoney a nominated Member of Parliament from the CWC and earlier he was the Administrative Secretary of the CWC. He continued to support the Government led by Mahinda Rajapakse even after CWC left the Government for a short period. Even when CWC rejoined the Government, Puthirasigamoney remained in the opposition benches and gave his unstinted support to the Government.

He said almost all the leaders of the CWC congratulated him when he was nominated as the Deputy Minister. He added that his heart was always with the CWC, welfare of the up-country Tamils and with the country as a whole in particular.

Deputy Minister Puthirasigamoney said that Justice Ministry is a scared place and it is the first time a Tamil from the upcountry was able to enter the Justice Ministry.

on October 16, 1980. Ranatunge Premadasa, the Prime Minister, moved for a motion in Parliament to impose Civic Disabilities on Srimavo Bandaranaike and Felix Dias Bandaranaike.

He recalled when the motion for the removal of the civic rights of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Leader Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike’s was taken up for discussion and on 16 October 1980, when voting took place, it was the then Deputy Minister of Justice Shelton Ranarajah, while being a UNP member and a minister boldly opposed the move to remove her civic rights.

He added that Ministry of Justice is such a scared place where men of courage and ability were his predecessors. He also said that he is very happy and delighted to take up the position left by able and efficient Dilan Perera who has been nominated as a Non-Cabinet Minister of Port development.

- Asian Tribune -

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