The Sri Lankan government has commended the statement made by US Assistant Secretary of State Robert O Blake that the Prabhakaran and Bin Laden were two of the most dangerous terrorists in the world.
In an interview with the state owned radio Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said that “this clarifies America’s position regarding terrorism.”
Mr. Blake is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka and yesterday he met the media in Colombo. Asked if the death of Osama Bin Laden was treated differently to that of Prabhakaran by the US government, Mr. Blake stressed that both Prabakaran and Bin Laden will ‘go down in history’ as the most ruthless terrorist leaders.
‘Certainly Osama has more directly targeted the US so his capture has been a particular priority to us, so his death marks one of the most significant accomplishment in our decades long fight against Al Queida,” he said.
“Prabakaran was also responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Sri Lankans and the US was one of the first countries to stand with Sri Lanka to designate the LTTE as a terror organization, and we consistently supported all efforts against the LTTE.”