The Government has permitted separatists and terrorist leaders to contest the upcoming elections, DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka said today.
He was referring to the news item that Daya Master will contest on the ruling UPFA ticket.
‘Daya master was a known terrorist leader, who surrendered to the military during the final stages of the war,” Mr. Fonseka said and added that the Government was protecting culprits and terrorists by taking them to its side. It is safeguarding the terrorists and preventing them from facing criminal charges.
“The government is protecting criminals. A minister and a former chief minister, both former terrorists, are being molly-coddled by this government, which has now given the permission to Daya Master as well. Very soon even KP will also be allowed to contest elections or may be appointed to parliament through the national list,” he said.
Mr. Fonseka said this kind of behavior by this Government had affected the judicial procedure of the country.
“The government is maintaining files on those who are against it while protecting anyone who supports it. This is the message the government is giving the international community today,” he said. (Sanath Desmond)