Referring to the controversial remarks made by former LTTE member Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the former parliamentarian's history was no secret to anyone.
Speaking at a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) rally held at Labuyaya, Kuliyapitiya on Tuesday, Mr. Rajapaksa said Karuna's statement that he had killed an exorbitant number of soldiers in a night, has become a hot topic at political stages of the opposition parties.
“However, there was no voice raised from the opposition over those who procured arms to the LTTE. It was our soldiers who were killed with those weapons given to the LTTE by the politicians in the past. Karuna's history is not a secret to anyone," he said.
Meanwhile, he said the person who has failed to face defeats successfully, is unfit for the country's leadership.
"True leaders should posses the personality to face any dire situation. I request the people to elect only the genuine leaders who are people-friendly and dedicated to the betterment of the country sans narrow objectives," he said.
Kurunegala District SLPP Leader Johnston Fernando and candidate Saman Priya Herath were also present there.(Lahiru Pothmulla and Dinesh Upendra)
Mahinda Rajapaksha paid money to Prabhakaran to win the election and Prabhakaran brought weapons using the money to fight against the Sri Lanka army.
Borat Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:33 AM
You are as guilty as him. Only he was a child soldier so circumstances made him commit those crimes but what excuse has MR for his crimes??
Chandima Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:57 AM
It seems like he is the only person who did not know about karuna's history by giving him a ministerial portfolio. He also may have not known that it is Karuna who massacred 600 odd Policemen and Buddhist monks at Arantalawa. The list is endless. These people will do whatever to defend this terrorist including Pilliyan. What a shame.
Niroshan Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:58 AM
Now you know who is R family Friends are. Real patriotism. Ha ha
This reminds me of a fable where a wolf told a lamb
that" you may not have committed anything wrong but your ancestors had".
ZigZag. Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:00 PM
Yes it is not a secret but then why you all now make a big issue? some say the killer is with you and you say someone else supplied the arms to Karuna. Now Karuna and also KP are on your side.The people cannot undestand as to what is happening in this country.
Nandimithra Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:22 PM
BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS SLEEPING WITH THE FIRST LADY
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