Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sirasa reported Kilinochchi victory only two times while Slave Island bomb attack was reported 42 times, says Keheliya

(Lanka-e-News, January 07, 2009, 9.40 AM) Media spokesman for national security, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that that the Opposition Leader’s question “How was the terrorism defeated if it was strengthened through the ceasefire?” is cynical.

Addressing a pres conference held in the Media Center for National Security (MCNS) last evening (06), the Minister stated that the ceasefire agreement signed by Mr. Wickramasinghe officially admitted that there were LTTE-held areas with their police, laws, courts and taxing. LTTE was given equal position with the Army officials and the government held equal status with them internationally. LTTE ransom taking was recognized as taxes and all rights of a government sans a currency were granted to the LTTE through the ceasefire agreement, the Minister said. Full Text