"Prabhakaran could have been PM if he was alive": Minister

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If LTTE leader Prabhakaran had been living today he could have become the Prime Minister of the country, said the State Minister of Child Affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran.

She said so during a ceremony at the Kilinochchi District Secretariat to grant compensation to the Kilinochchi General Market stall holders whose stalls were gutted in September.

“The Vadamarachchi area was renowned for Education. LTTE leader Prabhakaran, was from Valvettithurai. Compared to all of our presidents none could hold a candle to Prabhakaran’s leadership,” she said.

“If he had been living today, he could have been the Prime Minister or a Parliamentarian. It is our bad luck. Some politicians here say that the destruction started by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was ended by Mahinda Rajapaksa.

If our talk involves racialism in this manner we may be deprived of what we are entitled to. Instead of talking we must understand what we can get and what we cannot get out of this government of Good Governance and act accordingly,” she said.

“Whether it is in the North or the South if we talk racism, it is our generation that will be affected. In this government of Good Governance only good things are happening,” she said. (S. N. Nibojan)

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  • ANTON Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:59 AM


    Nallathambi Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:09 AM

    Prabhakaran wanted to be the President of Tamil Eelam, not a toothless powerless 'Chief Minister'.

    Chryshan K. Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:09 AM

    If he was liviing by now only LTTE members are living. He would have killed all other civilians irrespective of their race. Vijayakala knows it that, otherwise always majority will always try to appoint human being as PM.

    gobbaya Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:10 AM

    well he was offerred CM post for 5 years but his attitude prevented him from doing so...the rest is history.....as far as leadership is concerned for better or worse he had 1 direction.....no doubt about it via DM Android App

    melony Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:16 PM

    In your dreams. Please don't start again. Let innocent Tamil people live peacefully.

    NOT MENTIONED Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:11 AM

    Absolutely a worthless speech ...

    Casanova Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:13 AM

    North or South, all politicians talk to the gallery and full of bull sh*t.

    Vignesh_P Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:18 AM

    Prabhakan is a disgraced leader who made people suffer in this country. Pls dont drag tamil people in the same long road of suffering again which you might end up same fate as Prabha.

    Nandikadal Sperm Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:20 AM

    ya ya If yahapalnaya ruled this country in those days probably he could have been the Prime Minister or a Parliamentarian.

    Thanos Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:25 AM

    Prime Minister? Prabhakaran would never have settled for it. Prabhakaran would only have accepted the Presidency. Prabhakaran is not known for compromise. That is his nature and ultimately that was his downfall.

    prasa Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:26 AM

    Yahapalanaya right Yes he couls have ...... with your connections... no doubt.... via DM Android App

    D.Upul Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:41 AM

    This is the qualification to be a member of Parliament.

    Patrick Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:07 AM

    Well said .Peace Loving People. But Tamils never going get a chance in any head government post Specially in Sri Lanka. Even in the Sports like Cricket there is no chance for Tamil and do you dream that will give a Post as PM to Tamil !!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:13 AM

    He is not only a killer but a terrorist. But then it is the Sinhalese and their leaders who created "Pirabakaran" with their policies, racism and politics.

    Janitha Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:20 AM

    But that does not mean you can praise a person who was the leader of the most ruthless terrorist organization in the whole world, I respect the freedom of speech don't misunderstand that...but having the freedom of speech does not mean you can misuses it and that is what most people do nowadays...people should be more ethical when making comments ! Especially the politicians!!!!

    dinesh Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:27 AM

    Seriously? so this is the type of people the sinhalease and the tamils send to parliament, god help us all.

    Chris Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:38 AM

    Spot on. nothing but trying to win votes. Its the same anywhere in the country.

    Pratheeban Friday, 30 December 2016 06:39 PM

    He had good leadership traits forever.

    roy Friday, 30 December 2016 06:41 PM

    I didn't know that Murali was a Sinhalese

    sajeewa Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:55 AM


    Avisrnna Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:55 AM

    Took his own people as human shield and did not give a dam. via DM Android App

    Aaryan Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:20 PM

    Still dreaming...can say whatever she wants..but this blood thirsty murderer was killed for everyone's good..

    No nEED Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:24 PM

    "yahapalanaya at its best" ohh yes, just the beggining i guess more to come! such a great country this was but now its going all the other way around. OMG how can this women say something like this? after all what he has done.

    Citizen Friday, 30 December 2016 06:30 AM

    DREAM ON...

    Kusum Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:29 PM

    The destruction started by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe and continuing by him.

    Jerry Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:02 PM

    It is so true. Prabakaran would have saved Mahinda Rajapaksa again from defeat in 2015 and Mahinda and his thieves would have made this killer the Prime Minister

    Kadiya Friday, 30 December 2016 07:08 AM

    Father, forgive her, for she knows not what she says!!!

    GR Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:16 PM

    YES...this is the change we all wanted...yes he should have been alive and appointed PM...we deserve this!

    nitrous Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:17 PM

    what nonsense is this ? that terrorist is not even worth the effort we put to speak his name.

    nimal@yahoo.com Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:29 PM

    how could State Minister supporting a Terrorist Leader as PM.How can they forget the worst time we had before.

    senaka Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:37 PM

    Racist patrick...

    Kaboos Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:39 PM

    IF will not apply now. Do not waste time by commenting .

    Gamini Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:47 PM

    Another stupid politician .

    Mrhy Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:51 PM

    I do NOT support Prabakharan at all but to us, he is a killer but to people who believed in him, we are the killers.

    Premalal Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:55 PM

    If Prebhakaran was alive today , the likes of you would be dead.

    ala Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:10 PM

    Get your head checked please!! We do not need insane persons in parliament.

    Banda Friday, 30 December 2016 09:41 AM

    If King Dutugamunu was alive you all be dead by now.

    Murugan Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:26 PM

    Prabakaran was already a president of a vast jungle.

    vince Saturday, 31 December 2016 11:10 PM

    mmmmm :(

    sobers Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:34 PM

    Dudley senanayake was the last decent prime minister of sri lanka.

    Ceylonese Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:36 PM

    Prabakaran is not by the people but from the people and for the people to kill the people. If racism raise again more Prabakarans might come of the people to kill the people. via DM Android App

    Aakz Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:49 PM

    If the top guys in the govt doesnt make her retract what she said, we will respond back in the next election accordingly. My uncle was killed by prabhakaran and his terrorists, and this is offensive to us, who suffer an eternal loss.Waiting for president or PMs response on this.If they dont respond, it means that they too agree with her.

    Latley Gunasekera Wednesday, 04 January 2017 01:17 AM

    We have to pass a law saying:"praising any kind of killer is an offence"

    Senewi Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:18 PM

    This woman seems to be day dreaming .

    chamit Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:27 PM

    I think she is dreaming something about in the day time. via DM Android App

    Yoga Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:47 PM

    These are the opportunist politicians among Tamils who can anytime abandon the values and program of the real harmony-projects in Sri Lanka when their political existence survives.

    Sonali Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:00 PM

    Vijayakala Maheswaran. are you trying to follow his footsteps or are you high?

    Mahesh Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:13 PM

    Prabaharan wanted the eelam, not the president of the eelam.

    Silva Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:16 PM

    Laxman kadiragamar too could have been prime minister of this country. It's not the raise that matter. It's the ability to win the trust of the people of the whole country. Let's move forward now!

    Sunil Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:30 PM

    No thanks!!! he would have been as bad or worse than Mahinda Rajapaksas....

    Muhammed S Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:27 PM

    Government should take actions against her. This is a very serious statement. Freedom of speech doesn't mean speak anything.

    jehan Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:55 AM

    prabakaran was a killer, lets get that straight

    Libtard Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:55 AM

    They are openly insulting us now

    satha Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:58 PM

    Laxman came to parlimant by back door (national list) he never elected by voters

    Sangaralingham Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:59 AM

    Any government must be function with effective leader approachable honest sacrifice his life for the country it's people and open to comments and criticism.

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