We vehemently condemn Karuna’s statement: Ruwan

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Former Deputy Minister Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman had challenged the rule of law in Sri Lanka by stating that he had killed 2,000 to 3,000 soldiers in Elephant Pass and another 2,000 in Kilinochchi, former State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said.

“We vehemently condemn this statement made by Karuna Amman,” Mr. Wijewardene said.

“People such as these talk of patriotism in the South but talk of killing Sri Lankan soldiers when they go to the North, and we pity these persons,” Mr. Wijewardene told a public gathering in Attanagalla.

“This statement of Karuna who is backing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has created a controversial situation,” he added.

Mr. Muralitharan was quoted saying that he is more dangerous than Covid-19 as he had killed thousands of soldiers in the North.

He said the Karaitivu Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman was correct in saying that he is worse than Covid-19. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Exarmy Monday, 22 June 2020 01:10 AM

    SL can be fooled easily. The level of education among them is pretty low.

    Kopi Kade Monday, 22 June 2020 02:52 AM

    He was a terrorist he should not be in govt office but in jail. He is a snake under the grass as he sold out the LTTE and got himself in office.

    Kenneth Monday, 22 June 2020 04:39 AM

    You have to understand that Karuna can be a bad person while in LTTE but he was the single critical factor that SL military used against terrorist hideouts. Without Karuna joining the government, the war would have been still alive while thousands and thousands more could have been dead. We need to see the final results, not someone such as Karuna misinterpreting his involvement.

    Nan Monday, 22 June 2020 05:37 AM

    Though we don't ike it,that's true,he killed 800 unarmed policemen in one place,he was a dangerous terrorist then,its like JVPer turned democratic

    DJ Monday, 22 June 2020 06:08 AM

    Even if he did, this is not the way to go about it. Soldiers in battle do not behave in this manner. He is now a war criminal and should be treated as one, hope the our president can do justice to our soldiers

    Dee Monday, 22 June 2020 06:39 AM

    We don't! We will look at all avenues and get 2/3 majority. Even if it's an ex Terra. You can retire and handover the nation to anarchy

    Joshua Monday, 22 June 2020 07:41 AM

    If an ordinary man said of killing one person, he would be put behind bars. Here is a goon saying that he killed 1000s of soldiers butno action simply because of votes. What a crazy country

    Paranthaman Muttiah Monday, 22 June 2020 07:57 AM

    People like Karuna get prominent respected place while democratically elected leaders - parliamentarians are bullied and verbally attacked even by the press.

    Coronor Monday, 22 June 2020 08:25 AM

    So, we have to eliminate Covid 20?

    Antany Peter Monday, 22 June 2020 08:42 AM

    All things are pointing to Indians' policies as big brothers, including creating Tamil armed groups. When they deliberately created Tamil armed groups and pushed Tamils backward as terrorists to destroy Sri Lanka they didn't realise they were pushing South Asia backward. If you analyse the education and knowledge between the Chinese and South Asians politicians it is clear what is coming. This is the reason I do not want to involve in South Asian politics. If I do, I would be jumping into a sinking ship.

    Sokrates Monday, 22 June 2020 09:51 AM

    "Colonel" Karuna is undoubtedly a merciless war criminal, just like the Generals Gota brought to public office. However, he was a gifted strategist (far better than Prabhakaran) whom the officers of the SL Forces had nothing to oppose. Karuna's people were well trained and highly motivated, even the children who were forcefully conscripted. The SL Forces recruited poor village boys because the cowardly middle and upper class boys, the so-called patriots, lived well in Colombo or at foreign universities. The village boys were far from being war heroes. They were poorly trained and ran away from the first enemy fire (65,000 deserters). They were cowards like many officers. They were used as cannon fodder for incompetent officers. Just because Ranil persuaded "Colonel" Karuna to change sides with his fighters (the best of the terrorist outfit), the SL Forces won the war, with the cruelest violations of human rights and the slaughter of many civilians.

    Harin Monday, 22 June 2020 10:41 AM

    This guy was waiting for some one to open their mouth so he can poke his pistol on it.

    dickie bird Monday, 22 June 2020 09:20 PM

    Colonel" Karuna is undoubtedly a merciless war criminal, had enough to silence Michelle bachalete


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