United Peoples? Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition partner, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday said President Chandrika Kumaratunga must take firm action against some Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) over their role in trying to destroy the sovereignty of the country.
JVP Parliament Group leader and Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa told The Island yesterday that it was very clear from the statement made by Head Law Faculty, University of Colombo and Center Policy Alternatives Director Rohan Edrisinha, requesting the Canadian Government not to ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as Terrorist Organisation.
`Edrisinha?s statement is a clear indication of their intention to protect the LTTE. They have been involved in such activities for a long period. We had been pin pointing their motives on and off, now it?s upto President Kumaratunga to take a firm decision to act against those who make such statements.,` said Weerawansa.
He also said that certain elements were conspiring against the government in1962, and the present NGOs were also working on the same line as those elements.
The Marxist Party Parliamentary Group leader also demanded the government to act seriously against the enemies of the country.
UPFA Government heavyweight, Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama told The Island that the although the United National Party (UNP) signed the ceasefire agreement with the LTTE, the Tigers were still banned in the country.
Amunugama said that it was upto the Canadian Government to take a decision on whether to ban the LTTE or not. However, he was quick to say that the LTTE is a banned organisation.
Despite numerous efforts, The Island was unable to get a comment from the UNP, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna and the Jathika Hela Urumaya.