If Murali was in Colombo he too would be abducted- Ranil
(LeN-2007April 10, 7.30pm) Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says, the government which has secret deals with the LTTE and won elections by paying them to purchase in return which the LTTE used to purchase air craft, should stop abducting Tamil innocent businessmen.
Speaking during a function in Colombo yesterday he said though the President and the IGP keep on denying about the abductions one could see how many have been abducted if you walk around Colombo.
The function was organized to educate the public by the civil monitoring mission, regarding the recent spate of abductions.
He also said, 'when the sri lanka cricket team is winning so many matches and gaining glory for the country, the Rajapakse regime is abducting Tamil people and tarnishing the country's name. If Muralitharan was in Colombo he too would be abducted. Since there could be only southern hero, even Sanath Jayasuriya cannot exist. This is the state of the country'.
Speaking here chairman of the Civil Monitoring mission Sirithunga Jayasuriya said 'I knew that rights of the Tamil people would be violated under Rajapakse's regime from the day he won the elections, but I'm sad that it became a reality. I went to Geneva and met officials of the Human Rights council. They accepted that rights are grossly being violated here and promised to give a global publicity to this via the international media'.
'In the high security zone where an average civilian cannot carry a match box, so many murders and abductions are reported When we speak about it the government says a third party is carrying out all these work to humiliate the government. Who is this third party? The Karuna fraction or Gotabaya Fraction?' he added.
He said a strong public force was needed to stop such violations and that yesterday's function was one in many that would follow.
Edited By - Berty - 11 Apr 2007 14:46:21 GMT