The National Movement for the Protection of Liberated Land (NMPLL) said today the government was duty bound to celebrate the war victory.
Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera alleged that the government had allowed LTTE separatists to commemoratethe memory of LTTE terrorists.
“LTTE activities have not stopped completely even today. While the LTTE is banned internationally, the government has allowed the TNA to commemorate the memory of dead LTTE terrorists. The TNA considers LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as its hero,” he said.
The monk claimed that the government was not working towards the betterment of the country but was catering to the needs of western countries, India and the Tamil diaspora and it was paving the way for the division of the country.
“What western countries and India want is to foster terrorism.” the Thera said.
Ven. Nalaka Thera said the government had planned to celebrate the dead instead of commemorating war victory.
He said NMPLL together with some other opposition political parties had decided to commemorate the memory of war heroes on May 18 at Independence Square.