Occupying Sinhala military steals contracts, employment from Tamils in North

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 January 2018, 21:24 GMT]
Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, the present commander of the occupying Sinhala Army of genocidal Sri Lanka is trying justify the overwhelming presence of the SL soldiers in the country of Eezham Tamils by claiming that one third of the soldiers were being deployed for construction work in civil sector. But, in reality, the Sinhala military is stealing the contracts from the firms of Tamils and is depriving Tamils of their employment. Ultimately, the SL military has seized the control of the entire market in the Tamil homeland from farming to construction, civil officials in Jaffna said. On the one hand, the unitary SL State is suppressing the Northern Provincial Council without allocating required funds for necessary development and rehabilitation work of the war-affected province, but on the other hand, it is waging a propaganda against the NPC as being inefficient, they further commented.

The SL Defence Ministry in Colombo is diverting major construction contracts through the ministries of unitary State without letting the contracts to go through a tender process, according to Tamil civil officials in Jaffna.

All the SL ministries, from Health Ministry to Education Ministry, are exerting pressure on the civil administration in North to assign the contracts to the Sinhala military.

Sinhala soldiers are seen taking up big contracts in Maruthangkea'ni area of Vadamaraadchi East and in the islands off Jaffna.

The SL authorities are demanding the school sector in Jaffna peninsula to assign the building work to Sinhala Army's Engineering Division.

Already, the Sinhala military is competing against the local farmers in big scale by running farms in fertile lands that have been seized from Tamils in Valikaamam North in Jaffna and in Vanni. It is also running restaurants and saloons.

There are 35,000 Tamil youth without employment in Jaffna district alone.

Sinhala soldiers are present at a ratio of 1 soldier per 6 civilians in the Jaffna district.

In Mullaiththeevu district, the ratio is 1 Sinhala soldier per 2 Tamil civilians.

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