Champika Ranawaka objects compensation to LTTE cadres

reconciliation.jpg 2Minister of Power and Energy and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Champika Ranawaka said on June 11 that the cabinet paper submitted to grant Government compensation for injured Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists had to be withdrawn after he protested against it, reports Daily Mirror. Minister Ranawaka said “Some ministers submitted a cabinet paper proposing that the injured LTTE terrorists should be compensated by the government. I strongly objected it and it had to be withdrawn.”

He also said that JHU was strongly opposed to hosting a festival of Diaspora as claimed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and that hosting such a discussion would instigate racisms and terrorism. “There has been no discussion within the government about this. We do not think hosting such a discussion with organizations banned by the defense ministry through a gazette notification would ensure peace in the country. It is an instigation of terrorism,” Ranawaka said. He added, if this issue was to be resolved, those Tamil Diaspora organizations should accept the unitary state of the country and that such issues could not be resolved holding discussions while they were still stick to Tamil Eelam and added that it was done to achieve petty political ends. (SATP)

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