United National Party (UNP) MP Jayalath Jayawardene together with the Ven. Dambara Amila Thera and Mannar Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph are to visit the LTTE detainees at the Welikada prisons tomorrow to provide them with a Christmas treat
Dr. Jayawardene said he had decided to do so because their family members were unable to visit them during the festive season.
“Prisoners are usually allowed to meet their kith and kin for Christmas or Vesak but these Tamil detainees have been unable to meet their loved ones because they are mostly from Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas. Therefore I decided to visit them be and give them a treat,” he said.
Dr. Jayawardene said he hoped to distribute more than 100 lunch packets among the prisoners. (By Yohan Perera and Hafeel Farisz)
They fought for their rights or forcibly taken to LTTE. But other prisoners committed murders, rapes, drugs. Afterall whether they are LTTE prisoners or not, they are all sons and daughters of our mother nation.
Jayantha Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:52 PM
Just a show,
mike Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:13 PM
its known fact that the good doctor & the bishop has a soft corner for LTTE. my question is how a buddhist priest was romped in to this. what abt victims of LTTE terror no x mas for them?
nandika Friday, 28 December 2012 03:13 AM
In order to renew their old relationship with LTTE, This is why people defeats UNP in each and every election.
Joseph M. Perera Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:31 PM
Why? Are these LTTE detainees are not provided food by the prison authorities?
DN Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:37 PM
Why only LTTE detainees. There are thousands of other detainees too.
Ranil Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:33 PM
Why don't you exchange your place of residence. Then again two of the most ruthles ltte cadres are entertained at the temple trees and the other lunatic who supplied with them with arms at arugam bay enjoying life at tax payers money
shan Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:55 PM
For Howmany years Goverment is unable to bring them to court due to lak of evidence
Jesus Friday, 28 December 2012 09:07 AM
Please look in to the terrorist groupes formed by monks bodu bala Sena and sin hala ravaya ...emerging terroist group in Sri Lanka to hurt the minority
buffaloa citizen Friday, 28 December 2012 09:31 AM
But the GOSL did better, before starting the killing they exited all probable witnesses from the war zone like journalists, NGO's etc.
bushel Friday, 28 December 2012 03:53 AM
Bala that is exactly right.. The killers know how to evade with out leaving evidence. But we know they did brutal killing. No one has seen god. But people prove there there is god.
peacelover Friday, 28 December 2012 04:44 AM
Yes, everyone born in that island has the right to call the land as their home and to be treated equally. But in reality successive sinhala politicians denied that right to every minorities in that island. As a result in the past we have seen the creation of many armed youth movements JVP, EROS, PLOT, TELO, LTTE, etc and the youth unrest is continuing to this day as recent protest by Jaffna University students.
Do we expect peace in that island in near future?
I don't think so.
nicky karunarathna Friday, 28 December 2012 04:56 AM
This is not a new thing for these guys. They were playing the same game with LTTE when even Prabakaran was massacring the men, women and toddlers in wholesale fashion - isn't it?
Gamarala Thursday, 27 December 2012 04:40 PM
They should all be hanged for waging war against the elected government. Its call Treson and the penalty is death. Period
Sinhala Kotiya Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:11 PM
Dr. JJ has carefully selected this delegation to represent the 3 major anti-government parties. Dr. JJ, Rev. DA and Rev. RJ represent UNP, JVP and LTTE respectively.
A. Balasingham Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:13 PM
Shan, the whole world knows these LTTE cadres killed Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil civilians. But the difficulty in prosecuting them is that they didn’t leave any witnesses. They killed the witnesses too!
Sylverene Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:13 PM
Its common sense, they cant meet ,Drug addicts or rapist or burglars .They are going to meet political prisoners.Try to recollect the story of JVP and stop asking these nonsense questions.
Chinthaka de Hoot Friday, 28 December 2012 05:43 AM
This is just a political move by this idiot doctor.
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