Cabinet spokesman, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today said the underworld gang "Aava" active in the North was a creation of former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and certain top military officers.
He said though there may be some rationale to use them against the LTTE during the war, in the peace time they are only a bunch of criminals and thugs who should be apprehended at once and brought before the law.
Addressing the weekly Cabinet news briefing, Minister Senaratne said it was obvious that the same officials who fed and bred them were once again active and instructed the terror group to create troubles and disrupt peace in the North for their political advantage.
“For a moment you can justify the action taken by former Defense Secretary and military officers to form this underworld group because the LTTE was also an illegal terror group. But why it is active in the peace time? What they expect by creating a fear psychosis among the civilians in the North?, he questioned and added all members of the Aava group were Tamils.
Minister Senaratne dismissed the suggestion that this underworld group was a creation of the Tamil Diaspora and said Aava was active in the North during the war and the armed forces were aware of that and added he could even reveal the name of the Brigadier who acted as the god father of the ‘Ava group’ during the war.
The Defense Ministry has given clear instructions to the police and intelligence services to apprehend them as early as possible and take legal action against them, he said. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
Premalal Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:14 PM
Come on Mr Minister this is school boy stuff. You were elected to govern and not play kid's games.
ra Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:17 PM
same person is responsible for many unresolved crimes for the last decade. Will the government prosecute those who commit terror on Tamils?
Hiran Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:24 PM
Didnt you also say that thajudeen killing was clearly caught on CCTV?
Wele Vidane Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:21 AM
We are waiting to hear at least one truth from you
Hirasham. Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:30 AM
He simply does not know what he is talking.. barking at the wrong tree.
Sandy Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:55 AM
This is a practicing open the mouth Jhonny. That is why he rolled in the fold of the Rajapkses. None remembers how he tried to murder the Chief of the Prima Group by tying him up a water tank around 1994-5.There is the theory of cause and effect which says what goes around comes around.
Aliya Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:04 AM
With all due respect, I simply cannot understand why this "truth" on the particular gang come to light from you NOW. In the past regime, it was OK for you to keep this under the rug and get the work done. Your statement clearly says that you knew it by then. So once the plan went south, the truth comes out from you sir, out of no where. Why not be clean about this back then? and why now?
Dinu Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:30 AM
I still keep a hope Please we need some work two years gone nothing yet feel , after two years again election you have no time to do things , may be a start only , that time may probably be this government about shrink I feel it now
max Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:53 AM
Seems, this idiot thinks the majority of this country are same as he himself!
Arnold Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:02 AM
Please stop the vein talk and arrest the culprits.
Rajitha Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:14 AM
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Doraisamy VVT Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:18 AM
Do not try to get political mileage from this petty robbery gang .We Tamils know the truth. Do not misguide the nation.We know how did you lead PRA against JVP .You ruin the Fishery Harbours . too.Remember very well You cant fool the general public .
Kaboos Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:48 AM
rajitha says if you tell lies about me I will stop telling truth about you.
Thomas Ranger Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:06 PM
Tell you what, Mr. Minister - influence our President to entrust Internal Security for Law and Order to Field Marshal SF with wide ranging power. Within 3 months all these AAVA's and GIYAA's will be things of the past along with it's 'creators'. SF must be exploited but PM Ranil seems to be slouching. No Action,Talk Only - example - where is the Wolkswagon plant ??
Ajith Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:40 PM
He would have to tell this earlier on.! No point issuing this kind of statements now! Probebly he knows everything ! Arrest him first and take the truth out!!!
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