Tuesday, May 15, 2007

UNP trying to whitewash LTTE
- JHU Leader

"Politicians trying to obstruct the Government's efforts to save the country from the present national crisis will end up in the dustbin of history," JHU Leader Parliamentarian Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Nayaka Thera said.

Ven. Medhananda Nayaka Thera in a statement issued yesterday said a limited section of the UNP led by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe were making a hue and cry here and abroad calling for the removal of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa from the Defence Secretary's post and making allegations of human right violation in the country when foreign delegations who have visited the country have dismissed such claims.

The UNP today was like a derelict house on the verge of collapse. The UNP Leader unable to protect it, was making wild allegation against the Government like a mentally deranged person.
Ven. Medhananda in his statement alleged that the UNP Leader and his band were trying to whitewash the barbaric LTTE by making such utterances.
To them he wished to remind a saying of Greek writer Sophocles namely "God (Zeus) first drives mad people whom he wanted to destroy.
The statement said the LTTE was strengthened financially and militarily during the tenure of Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister under the CFA.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa as soon as he assumed office extended the hand of friendship to the LTTE and invited it to the negotiation table.
The LTTE cunningly evaded those gestures and launched a spree of killings violating the CFA at its will. The LTTE thereafter forcibly closed the Mavil Aru anicut denying irrigation and drinking water facilities to over 50,000 people. When repeated requests to re-open the sluice gates fell on deaf ears the President was compelled to order a humanitarian operation to liberate the Mavil aru anicut from LTTE clutches.

The subsequent retaliatory attacks on the LTTE had now severely weakened the organisation. Almost 99 per cent of the Eastern Province has now been liberated from the LTTE and the UNP instead of revealing the barbaric acts of the terrorists to the outside world was trying to whitewash it through sheer jealousy against the Government's ability to debilitate the Tigers.