Dec 07, 2016

PM apologizes over Jaffna library arson attack Featured

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe regrets the arson attack that destroyed the Jaffna library in 1981 and tenders an apology on behalf of the then UNP government.

His admission of guilt came at a heated parliamentary debate yesterday (06) on northern development activities.

Similarly, he asked MPs of the joint opposition to apologize over the wrongdoing committed during the previous regime.

He pointed the finger of accusation at the JO over the murders of MP N. Raviraj and northern journalists.