THE Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday criticised MPs of Tamil National Alliance, several ministers of the Government and representatives, a number of Human Rights organisations and NGOs, for opposing current search operations carried out by the Security Forces in Colombo.
Tamil MPs and Ministers led by Arumugam Thondaman, Mano Ganeshan and P. Chandrasekaran, say current search operations have contributed to various Human Rights violations.
Leader of New Left Front, Wickremebahu Karunaratne maintained that search operations could lead to gross human rights violations.
Media Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said the Government should give prominence to national security.
`You cannot expect total freedom if national security is affected,` he said. `It is unbelievable that senior ministers including Dew Gunasekera and Dilan Perera had opposed military and search operations in Colombo,` he said.
He asked if Tamil MPs and ministers who oppose the current search operations could be held responsible for national security. The JHU firmly believes that action should be taken to conduct more search operations.
`Today we do not get much information about how the LTTE moves about with a great number of Army intelligence personnel murdered by the LTTE,` he said.
Search operations will be useful to keep the LTTE under check before they position themselves in the city for a massive attack, he said.