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Acquire LTTE assets not local businesses: Ranil

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Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today requested the government to bring in legislation to acquire all assets which belongs to LTTE all over the world instead of laws to take over enterprises of Sinhalese businessmen.

Mr. Wickremesighe who was speaking at a seminar organised by the UNP affiliated Eksath Lak Wantitha Front, for the wives of three wheeler owners at their party headquarters Siri Kotha today said the government should take over these assets belongs to the LTTE so that they could be used to pay compensation to those whose properties and assets taken over by the Tigers during the war. He said these should also be used to provide assistance to the war displaced people.

Alleging that there are petrol sheds and ships which belong to the LTTE, Mr. Wickremesighe said assets belong to Kumaran Pathmanathan ( KP) alone exceeds US $ 600 million. (Yohan Perera)



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  • Admis Friday, 04 November 2011 04:49 AM

    Take over of unproductive and ineffective ventures cannot be an issue since the state sector is suffering from both maladies which are accepted as norm

    Donkey Thursday, 03 November 2011 10:41 AM

    very good.

    Minnal Sri Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:04 AM

    Ranil well said.

    kcuferally Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:10 PM

    KP must have held the assets. Its too late now.

    meranchim Thursday, 03 November 2011 01:47 PM

    you correct,....i

    Thomas Thursday, 03 November 2011 04:13 PM

    WELL SAID sir

    Oliver N Liyanage Friday, 04 November 2011 02:12 AM

    Well done Sir,Forget the Past ,Now you have come up with
    something worthwhile.Keep it up.

    Moda Rata Wesiya Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:17 AM

    Said something good after some time.......!!!!!!!!!!

    John Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:27 AM

    Mr RW, you mean Sri Lankan businessmen - do not raise the ugly race issue because that is not what the UNP you inhertted ever stood for!

    Paul Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:28 AM

    Look who is talking, he once never uttered a word against LTTE.

    Ravishan Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:07 AM

    Very well said

    Malin D Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:07 AM

    Finally something worthwhile...

    war elephant Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:17 AM

    well said sir!!!

    kokka Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:32 AM

    The man who can lead us to success !

    Kamalanath Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:54 AM

    @John, don't mislead others. When it comes to LTTE it's terrorist organization.


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