The UNP, by organizing meaningless rallies against the government, was only infusing a saline drip to a weakened LTTE after its Thoppigala defeat, Healthcare Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told The Island.
A conspiracy, which had surfaced, reveals that the UNP was helping the LTTE suicide groups to enter Colombo and other areas to assassinate people on their hit-list. The government had vowed to maintain law and order at the highest level in the country and ensure that violent activities would be severely dealt with,he said.
He told The Island that after 15 years, the government security forces were able to capture Thoppigala, the LTTE stronghold and the `Tora Bora` LTTE camp. The government would not budge an inch from its determination to go ahead with the next mission to re-capture the North.
The LTTE had used Thoppigala as its strategic point to enter the East.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the security forces would redouble their efforts to liberate the people of the North from brutal terrorism which had devastated the country for over two decades, he said.
Minister de Silve said that the LTTE was exercising power only in ten per cent of the areas in the North and a military strategy had been formulated to crush it. The LTTE, at this moment, was planning to kill innocent civilians in the South and sabotage normal activities.
The Minister said a conspiracy had surfaced revealing the UNP support to the LTTE suicide groups to enter Colombo city on assassination missions. The UNP`s action had facilitated the LTTE to carry out its activities with ease. The UNP must realize that the UNP would have to face severe repercussions over this action, he said.