(Text of Speech made by Tamil National Alliance leader and Trincomalee district MP Rajavarothayam Sampanthan in Parliament on October 30th 2014)
ගරු ආර්. සම්පන්දන් මහතා
(மாண்புமிகு ஆர். சம்பந்தன்)
(The Hon. R. Sampanthan)
Mr. Presiding Member, I am happy to follow my good Friends, the Hon. (Dr.) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from the UNP and the Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health from the Government, both of whom are Members who are held in high respect by all sections of society in this country.
I want to commence my speech, Sir, by conveying our deepest sympathies for the national calamity that occurred at Koslanda where due to an earthslip, a large number of people have perished; a large number of people have died and people have suffered immense devastation and destruction. So, we want to convey to the people of Koslanda that we are with them at this moment of tragedy and that our feelings are with them and that we pray for them. We would urge the Government to take all necessary action to ensure that these people are provided with the necessary relief and also hope that the Government takes appropriate action to ensure that these people who live in such territories do not have to face the danger of such calamities in the future.
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