Governor Sendil Thondaman of the Eastern Province has expressed his concerns regarding a recent incident where a MP led the Thilipan memorial parade into an area predominantly inhabited by Sinhalese residents without proper police permission. He deems this action as unnecessary and potentially disruptive to the local community.
In his capacity as the Governor, Thondaman underscores his responsibility to safeguard the harmony of the nation. He asserts that it is essential to maintain peace and cohesion among diverse communities.
Addressing a press conference held in Three Kunamala today (19), Governor Thondaman stressed the need for every Member of Parliament to act with great care, especially in light of the ongoing economic crisis in the country. He emphasized that MPs are representatives of the people and, therefore, carry a significant responsibility.
Thondaman highlighted that the negligence or carelessness of elected representatives can disrupt the harmony of the nation and have adverse effects on law and order.
Consequently, the Governor issued directives to the police, urging them to take proactive measures to prevent any actions that could disturb the harmonious coexistence of the various ethnic groups in the country moving forward.