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The government said today any attempt to promote or glorify the LTTE either directly or indirectly even under the cover of media freedom was illegal and violators would face prosecution in the courts of law.

Media Center for National Security Director General (MCNS) Lakshman Hulugalle said in the recent past there had been many attempts to promote and glorify the LTTE in some parts of the country.

Meanwhile, issuing a statement Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said:

The LTTE is a proscribed organization in Sri Lanka as well as in several other countries worldwide. LTTE terrorists have carried out a large number of destructive attacks against people and public institutions/facilities in Sri Lanka. Several heads of states including a President of Sri Lanka and a Prime Minister of India were among their targets. The population representing all ethnicities including Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims suffered three decades of terrorism and violent acts carried out by the LTTE which is known as one of the most ruthless terrorist organizations the world has ever seen.

Promoting and propagating separatist ideology within Sri Lanka directly or indirectly, even by using media freedom, and attempting to commemorate or glorify terrorists that belonged to a proscribed organization would be illegal.
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  • Prasanna Ranatunga Monday, 25 November 2013 07:14 AM

    In ADDITION, the following should also be PROHIBITED by law:

    (1) Glorifying police officers who commit murders, hide inside police uniforms, and manage to avoid prosecution.
    (2) Glorifying incompetent politicians (ALL parties) who increase the cost of living while treating themselves to lives of luxury that they do not deserve.
    (3) Glorifying people who hold public office and appropriate public funds for their personal gain (ALL parties).
    (4) Glorifying people who have not achieved anything by themselves, but claim fame simply on being the offspring of someone famous! (including, but not restricted to, politicians).

    Chugum Monday, 25 November 2013 07:21 AM

    This is what Madam Pillay warned before she left Sri Lanka during her last visit.

    jim pappa Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:51 PM

    M.P., Sritharan has done just that. What are you going to do about it ?

    Vic Monday, 25 November 2013 12:25 PM

    They will be remembered for many years to come.

    Kondebandapucheena Monday, 25 November 2013 12:45 PM

    it is not like promoting Buruwa gehilla at Salaka

    k.wanigasekara Monday, 25 November 2013 12:58 PM

    The catch is if it is genuine or not; or are they going in the same old beaten track and trying to take the country up the garden path again. Pl no more going back to the madness of killing each other again and Gota shouldn't lower the guard.

    Cobra Monday, 25 November 2013 12:58 PM

    Why did they not put Harpers's rep who placed flowers on tiger graves in the slammer? Wasn't that act glorifying the terrorists?
    MCNS no double standards please!

    Cobra Monday, 25 November 2013 01:01 PM

    ...and what about the big shindig the JVP carries out in memory of Wijeweera, also a terrorist in his time????

    Prometheus Monday, 25 November 2013 01:01 PM

    Agreed. The word "Indirectly" could be badly misused. Not arguing against prohibiting the direct glorifying of the LTTE, but "Indirectly" is too vague. Plus, please prohibit "maha viru samaruva" which glorifies JVP butchers of 71 & 87-89.

    Future Monday, 25 November 2013 01:04 PM

    Will this law prevail when the present regime gets thrown out one day?

    Kandy Boy Monday, 25 November 2013 01:18 PM

    What about JVP, Karuna Amman ,KP

    Gamarala Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:00 PM

    People should realize that the LTTE was a murderous gang of killers and nothing more. They were responsible for the murder of more Tamil leaders than anyone other. They are akin to Hitler and Stalin. The better we remember them for what they were. Just plain Criminals.

    chandima Monday, 25 November 2013 02:41 PM

    I guess being Karuna with govt is very painful for you.....

    sunilbernard Monday, 25 November 2013 02:42 PM

    LTTE Terrorists have no human rights because they are not humans.

    sunilbernard Monday, 25 November 2013 02:43 PM

    Koheda yanne malle pol

    Lokka Monday, 25 November 2013 03:39 PM

    Good move. Erase all traces of the LTTE for ever from this land.

    Ajithkumar Wednesday, 27 November 2013 04:22 AM

    LTTE might not be human But their parents or kith and kin are.. Its like, a criminal being killed by the government and the parents are asked not to remember him/her. Glorifying the organization should be prohibited, but as an individual every parent has a right to see the graveyard of their dead kids..And law should specify what Indirect is clearly, because its a loop hole being ,for and against

    raspi Monday, 25 November 2013 06:48 AM

    "directly or indirectly"?? this is dangerous. now even if you talk against the budget you might be 'indirectly' glorifying the LTTE

    Crazy Coot Monday, 25 November 2013 04:17 PM

    Digital printing, beware!!

    Bushel Perera Monday, 25 November 2013 07:01 AM

    Yes law is that. So can u stop it.?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 25 November 2013 07:04 AM

    What was said by Mrs. Nawa Pilley is correct. Moving towards.......

    david Monday, 25 November 2013 07:08 AM

    REMEMBERING THE LATE PEOPLE IS THE RIGHT OF EVERY HUMAN, IF YOU SAY LIKE THIS ALSO VIOLATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS.MIND THAT MR FIRST.

    kasun Monday, 25 November 2013 07:08 AM

    what about glorification of the president, his brothers,sons and his ministers also be banned? itll save the ppl billions of dollars

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Monday, 25 November 2013 07:12 AM

    The government also partner with LTTE Terrorist Members. Lakshman Hulugalle working under Karuna amman.


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