Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

March 12, 2015   12:44 pm

Leader of New Left Front Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that former President’s brother and ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be arrested if enough evidence exists in the floating armoury case.

Karunaratne added that this was discussed at the National Executive Council meeting which headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. The meeting was held on Wednesday (12) afternoon.

“It was not transparent as to how the financial system of the security firm was continued and under which permissions were granted to continue it,” he added.

A court has already banned Gotabaya Rajapaksa from foreign travel owing to the case.

In response to this move, National Freedom Front (NFF) media spokesman Mohamed Muzammil expressed that the new government is preparing to arrest individuals who oversee the military defeat against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after three decades war.

“The new government releases Tamil activists. They grant bail to Tamil Tigers. In the meantime, they are conspiring to arrest the war heroes who oversaw the war. This is disappointing,” said Muzammil. 

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Kandy Esala festival draws to an end today (English)

Kandy Esala festival draws to an end today (English)

Fr. Jeewantha Peiris granted bail (English)

Harsha ready to support all-party govt (English)

'Harak Kata' apprehended at Dubai airport? (English)

India rejects claims on pressuring Sri Lanka to defer Chinese research ship's visit (English)

Chinese-built Pakistani warship makes port call in Colombo (English)

U.S. strongly pressured Colombo over Chinese vesselís planned visit: reports

Kandy Esala Perahera successfully concludes; Sannasa handed over to President