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19 May 2018 08:20 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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JVP MP Vijitha Herath yesterday rejected the statement made by Minister Rajitha Senaratne where he compared the the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) with the LTTE and said it was surprising for the minister, who had led a terrorist outfit known as “Pra” to make such a statement.

He told Daily Mirror the JVP was a political party that had stood for peoples’ rights, their day-to-day issues and for justice.

“The JVP was banned in 1981 based on false allegations against us. But we have done our politics together with the people since 1970. We were suppressed by those who could not tolerate our rise in popularity,” the MP said.

He said there were terrorists outfits such as “Kalu Koti, Ukussa and Pra” those days, which acted as an unofficial arm of the army.

"Pra" was one such outfit funded by the then government and arms were provided to it by the government. Mr. Senaratne was a person who operated that outfit. It is surprising that he is pointing fingers at us,” the MP said.

He said the LTTE could not be compared with the JVP, because the LTTE was not an organization that worked for the rights of the people.

The MP said Minister Senaratne who was also a Cabinet spokesman was disgracing the government by making such baseless statements. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 10

  • ANTON Saturday, 19 May 2018 08:29 AM

    LTTE FOUGHT FOR A SEPARATE LAND, YOU ALL FOUGHT FOR THE WHOLE LAND KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE LIKE VIJAYA KUMARANATHUNGE.

    Perumal Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:49 PM

    The main difference between the two was that one was Sinhala and the other Tamil

    yahiya Saturday, 19 May 2018 08:29 AM

    Both organization done the disaster to human nation

    sw Saturday, 19 May 2018 08:50 AM

    What is the use of hitting back at a person who has no sense of shame and keeps on talking rubbish with no break to the mouth?

    wickremasinghe Saturday, 19 May 2018 10:17 PM

    well said sir

    Ajith Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:10 PM

    JVP kills the people who open the shops on their protest day, Govi Niladharis. They only have capital punishment.

    Mithun Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:01 PM

    You are wrong Mr.Vijitha, There are people looking at LTTE as a terrorist organization while some are looking as freedom fighters. It is applicable to JVP too. You would have succeed, if all the people believed that you are fighting for peoples rights.

    Lumbini Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:32 PM

    'JVP stood for peoples’ rights' by killing innocent people.

    Nimal Saturday, 19 May 2018 02:56 PM

    Both the JVP and the LTTE were killers,the difference was the former later joined politics and the latter worshiped its leader and got completely wiped off militarily.

    Vasa Monday, 21 May 2018 09:55 AM

    Both JVP and LTTE belong to the Sri Lankan family.both were misguided.we have to treat both the same.


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