The JHU yesterday protested against the prisoner swap between the government and the LTTE. JHU general secretary Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera urged the government not to repeat the mistake of trying to appease the LTTE by releasing its cadres who were under arrest.
?Experience has shown that these actions had not brought us their goodwill but had made them stronger and stubborn?, he said.
The monk said the people of Sri Lanka had elected President Rajapaksa not to repeat the mistakes of his predecessor but to win the country an honourable peace.
He said the JHU believed prisoner swaps to appease the LTTE would only undermine the government`s position at the Geneva talks.
The monk said that instead of swaps, international pressure should be brought on the LTTE to release the remaining NCPA policeman.