Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe on Friday (27) stated that there were no ‘secret army camps’ in the country at present.
He made this observation at a discussion with local representatives in Jaffna. TNA Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran recently declared that there was a secret camp named ‘Gota Base’ within the Navy Camp in Trincomalee.
Meanwhile, answering another question, Wickremasinghe added that the government hopes to end investigations on disappeared persons within six months.
“We hope to establish a Truth Commission in order to build national unity and reconciliation with advice from South Africa” he added.
Meanwhile, it is reported that there is no meeting scheduled to be held between Wickremasinghe and Northern Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran.
Taking part in a TV program, Wickremasinghe declared that he will not conduct any meeting with Wigneswaran until Northern Provincial Council withdraws its resolution which claimed that ‘genocide’ took place against Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, who arrived in Jaffna Friday (27) morning, first visited the Naga Viharaya and participated in religious activities. He is scheduled to take part in another two meetings, one with regard to the resettlement program and the other one with regard the welfare of the rehabilitated youth. Meanwhile, he is to meet TNA Parliamentarians at Kilinochchi on Saturday (28).