Azwer condemns Israeli attacks
UPFA parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer vehemently condemned the recent
Israeli attacks against Palestine targeting Muslims and children.
Azwer who joined in the debate on the adjournment motion moved by
Shantha Bandara in parliamnet on July 23 on 1980 General Strike said
that the US is behind this brutal Israeli attack on Palestine. The
UNPers are holding "pandams" for other countries.
Shantha Bandara in his speech said that the July 1980 General Strike
was the most horrendous in the history of the Sri Lankan Public Service.
Th 1983 communal riots marked the darkest period in the country's
What happened in 1983 was as a result of the 1977 General Election.
" From the documents I have, I can relate all the incidents in
In 1983, there were 3,000 killings in this country; 8,000 houses and
5,000 shops were destroyed and 150,000 people were rendered homeless.
In 1981, the renowned Public Library in Jaffna was burnt down by a
The Jaffna Library was well known at that time as the pride of Tamil
community," he said.
Azwer said sthat when several oldiers were murdered in Thirunelveli,
Jaffna communal riots spread all over the country .
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