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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Jaffna resents the return of LTTE cadres to do political

[b]Jaffna resents the return of LTTE cadres to do political work[/b]

[b]Colombo, 28 March, ([/b] Majority of the Tamil people living in the Jaffna, who are getting used to some degree of normalcy, fear that their lives will be unsettled once again if the cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) return to open up a political offices in the Peninsula. This is the general view expressed by Tamils in the Peninsula, from academics to the average man in the streets and farms, to Douglas Devananda MP, Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare and the Secretary General of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party. He was in the Peninsula from 11 March to 25 March assessing the general conditions and the mood of the peninsula.

"The common view is that the return of the LTTE cadres will create a climate of fear which, in turn, will increase the uncertainties of their daily lives," he told the Asian Tribune on his return to Colombo.

Douglas Devananda told that he visited Jaffna to participate in the annual At.Anthony’s Church festivals held on 11 and 12 of March in the island of Kachchtivu . On his way back he visited the Island of Delft and met the islanders there.

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