US, EU accused of protecting criminals (AUDIO)

The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) have been accused of protecting war criminals who support the LTTE.

Government Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) member Patali Champika Ranawake told reporters at a press briefing today that even Britain is giving room for the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) to make statements against Sri Lanka from within the parliament premises.

“The US and the EU and Britain are giving war criminals political asylum. Why are they giving protection to people like Rudrakumar. Why is Norway giving protection to Nediyawan,” Ranawake said.

He also said that a recent report released by the Census Department clearly indicates that Sinhalese people have been evicted from the north by the LTTE.

He accused the west as well as the opposition UNP and Tamil National Alliance of ignoring this fact and instead focusing only on the death of Tamils during the conflict.