Responding to a remark by State Minister Vijayakala Maheshwaran stating that LTTE organization should return to govern the North, State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene, making a special statement, said that he abhors her view on the matter and vehemently opposes it.
The State Minister pointed out that by stating that the LTTE should return to provide security to the children in the North, Ms. Maheshwaran had displayed her ignorance and it is also amusing that she had forgotten in such a short time how this ruthless organisation, who enlisted the children of people in the North and East to fight as child soldiers while also turning out suicide bombers while committing many more atrocities, killed her own husband among several other Tamil politicians.
He pointed out that for three decades the people of the North and East as well as other parts of the island were targeted by this terror outfit and vouched that the present government and the Tri-forces and other forces would not leave room for the LTTE to raise its head ever again in the North and East and elsewhere.
State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene reiterated that as a people's representative Ms. Maheshwaran should know better than to make such an irresponsible statement which could be construed as one threatening the security interests of Sri Lanka and that it could warrant legal action.
Why don't you go to North and East and sort the crimes instead of jumping on a band wagon to make a kill out of Vijayakalas silly statement!!
Dallas Wednesday, 04 July 2018 06:12 AM
Vijayakala has made such statements before.Nothing happened before because there were no elections in the horizon.This time UNP is looking at being reduced to less than 20%,hence they are worried.Otherwise UNP has always been like this
sathees Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:20 AM
She should be fired!
Leo Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:27 AM
May be she's enjoying her life as a widow with all the political perks after her husbands death and probably wants all women in the Peninsula also to be like her- husband-less.
nagavitharana Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:31 AM
Do we lack maturity to take the speech out of context and waste time debating same ??she said this to highlight the situation in Jaffna where lots of children have been raped and killed whilst drug distribution is also not curtailed .During the time LTTE was in control of Jaffna the crime rate was almost zero as they had a good control of the situation I feel just an apology from her should be accepted without making a fool of our selves in the eyes of the world
Eddy Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:44 AM
We have forgotten what the JVP did to the people during their period of terror.
Dillan Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:51 AM
Peraphakaran was hero forever. In his era a girl could go alone even midnight.. you are talking ageinest LTTE to fool shinhalse and get their votes.
Waco Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:59 AM
Belated response from the State Minister for Difence.Mr. Minister isn't it better for you to make a visit ASAP to North and East to meet the people.