The failure on the part of the authorities concerned to proscribe the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) after the end of the war is a mistake since its MPS are now encouraging the resurgence of LTTE, minister Sarath Weerasekara said.
Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara told Parliament yesterday, the “Nazi Party” ceased to exist after the defeat of Hitler and so did Khmer Rouge in Cambodia when Pol Pot was killed.
However, the TNA which is the political arm of LTTE did not cease to exist after Prabhakaran was killed. This is a mistake. TNA MPS who promote extremism should be responsible if LTTE emerges once again,” the Minister said.
He said political leaders should get the credit of the war victory as per the global norm. “It was considered UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill was given the credit initially while the military leaders were given the credit later. There cannot be a war without politics,” he said. He said there are no middlemen in a terrorist war. “Either you are a terrorist or not. There cannot be a middleman in a war, “he said. (YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA)