President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived at the scene of the fast unto death being held by Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (National Freedom Front) leader Wimal Weerawansa persuaded him to drink some water, helped along by Mr. Weerawansa’s daughter, thus ending the fast in front of the United Nations office in Colombo. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa too accompanied the President. Later Mr. Weerawansa was taken in an ambulance and is now being treated at the Military Hospital in Colombo. (LSL)
SFට සහයෝගය දක්වන්නන් පිලිබඳ මාදුටු සත්ය නම් බොහෝවිට මොවුන් උග්ර UNP කාරයෙකි...නැතිනම් උග්ර JVP කාරයෙකි.එසේත් නැතිනම් දකුණේ බොම්බයක් පිපුරුන විට යුද්ධයට සහ මහින්දට කෙලවී ඇතැයි කාලකන්නි සතුටක් ලබමින් සාද පැවැත්වූවෙකි...නැතහොත් ජීවිත කාලයතුල කෙදිනකහෝ කන්න දුන් අත හපා කාපු නරුමයෙකි...එසේත් නැතිනම් ඉහලට නැග්ග ඉනිමගට පයින් ගැසූ මුල අමතකවූ ජඩයෙකි..."
General Sarath Fonseka has assumed the position of white washing the bad decisions of certain politicians, NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa said at a press conference today. He also claimed the General is now flocked by those who tried to sabotage the war efforts of Sri Lanka.
CID sleuths are continuously interrogating Kumaran Pathmanathan, better known as KP who dreamt of an Eelam state. Director General of the Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle said Pathmanathan is being grilled at length about others involved in the outfit, so that it could be made defunct in the world. More information is secured on how he raised and remitted funds to the LTTE and procured weapons for the outfit and all those involved in it. Mr. Hulugalle noted that it is also hoped to secure information from him through interrogation of others who desire to revive the tiger outfit. Investigations have so far revealed that KP had carried out all his rackets from a super hotel complex in Malaysia. Even the Interpol and Indian CID sleuths have issued international warrants against Pathmanathan. KP is reported to have already revealed of weapon agents in many countries. Four passports have been recovered from his hotel room. KP was arrested by the Security Forces. After the demise of Prabhakaran in May this year, he donned the mantle of the LTTE leadership as he was the most senior tiger alive. The target of the Security Forces was KP who attempted to revive the LTTE outfit while staying abroad, despite the routing of LTTE terrorism militarily.
President of the Jathika Nidhas Peramuna and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has said that the apprehension of Kumaran Pathmanathan has shattered the dream of an Eelam state as the Tamil Eelam state died with the murder of Prabhakaran. He pointed out that with the demise of Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the Tamil Eelam practically drew to an end. Thereafter, KP attempted to build a shadow Eelam state and revive the outfit. He was the only senior LTTE leader left. The LTTE has now been completely wiped out with his arrest by the Security Forces. Hopes of any individual that there could be a revival of the LTTE through KP have now been shattered. Mr. Weerawansa said our Security Forces had clearly displayed their prowess by arresting the only LTTE leader left, through international operations. He expressed these views joining in the opening of an office of his party in Kaduwela. Parliamentarian Achala Jagoda and Western Provincial Councillor Roger Seneviratne were present.