It would be an insult to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives for their motherland if we gave into international pressure and held Provincial Council (PC) elections in the North, Technology and Atomic Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said.
Speaking at the 4th anniversary of the Sri Lankan War Heroes’ Commemoration Day organised by the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) at the Public Library in Colombo on Saturday, the Minister said Indian politicians Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa wouldn’t even be alive today to continue their politics against Sri Lanka if the late LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had won the Eelam war.
He also said the same fate would have befallen Sri Lankan politicians such as Sampanthan, Rauff Hakeem or Azath Salley, if Prabhakaran is alive.
“If not for the war victory achieved by the government, Tamil and Muslim political leaders who are very vocal today would have met with the same fate as Amirthalingam,” Minister Ranawaka said.
“Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa and Sampanthan are trying to take Sri Lanka to the past again with the help of foreign nations such as England and the United States of America. So it is the duty of every Sinhalese to convert the war victory into a political victory in the international arena,” Ranawaka said.
Ranawaka further stated that it was a historical error that a constitutional revolution was not brought about when the government had a two-thirds majority in Parliament, which was why the JHU initiated a Bill to repeal the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.(Jayashika Padmasiri)
Comments - 25
Conrad Monday, 20 May 2013 07:06 AM
Where is the democracy?
Hareesz Monday, 20 May 2013 07:13 AM
If you against it, quit the Govt.
Javi Monday, 20 May 2013 11:02 AM
How can democracy insult war? It's funny logic!
Mihiri Monday, 20 May 2013 07:22 AM
Because the other traitors are supporting India and the Arabic countries- they have no interest in being Sri Lankan!
meenavan Monday, 20 May 2013 04:41 AM
you are total insult to the nation....
sando Monday, 20 May 2013 11:57 AM
Having Karuna & Pillayan in the government is a insult or not Champika
GP Monday, 20 May 2013 04:58 AM
Not only to the nation but also to your original religion.
silva Tuesday, 21 May 2013 04:07 AM
Narrow minded politician lead the country to disaster
Fassey Monday, 20 May 2013 05:06 AM
Why only Sinhalese? Are the other nationalities Sri Lankans?
Fassey Monday, 20 May 2013 12:15 PM
Don't forget Arab countries supported Sri Lanka against the recent UN resolution.
uditha Monday, 20 May 2013 12:39 PM
hold it buddy!..where are you heading! preparing for another war? learn from the history! stay within your job description...
Fayad Monday, 20 May 2013 05:33 AM
Do not divide Sri lanka on racial lines One should be proud say I am a Sri lankan irrespective of race or religion
John Monday, 20 May 2013 09:05 AM
...studied, but educated?!
Banda Monday, 20 May 2013 09:08 AM
What about your fate if Prabakaran was still there.
Mangala Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:57 PM
Agree, but still you are delayed. Have to act fast. It should done on Aug 2009, just after won the war. Well, I do not believe any body in this government has back bone to say, ''we do not need provincial councils''. And hold election for it and take a count from people.
Marikkar Monday, 20 May 2013 05:52 AM
For the sake of peace among all the ethnic and religious groups, he should step down from the Sri Lankan politics
galapitamada Monday, 20 May 2013 06:00 AM
You r an total disaster for this country.
MMI-Super Man Monday, 20 May 2013 06:01 AM
We should not allow even a single inch of the country’s land secured through the sacrifice of heroic Forces to be usurped.
Fusion Monday, 20 May 2013 06:05 AM
Why only "Sinhalese"?
Tuan Monday, 20 May 2013 01:49 PM
Democracy leads to peace not piece.
sayed Monday, 20 May 2013 09:44 AM
if he quit the Govt what about his pocket.
Fayad Monday, 20 May 2013 09:44 AM
Arabic countries are supporting sri lanka by all means even at UN
sujan Monday, 20 May 2013 06:26 AM
Sad to see and educated man provoking racism
Ranjit W. Monday, 20 May 2013 06:31 AM
There he comes again!
Fayad Monday, 20 May 2013 10:01 AM
Who is supporting who ??
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