Four lecturers at ‘Eelam’ event (Audio)

Intelligence information has revealed that four university lecturers have gone to London to attend a pro ‘Eelam’ event organized by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), the Military said today.
Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya told newspaper editors and heads of the electronic media, that this information came to light during a Security Council meeting in Colombo.
He said that among the four lecturers who had gone this month to London is a lecturer from the Peradeniya university.
General Jayasuriya said that the four lecturers had departed saying they were going to carry out some research but intelligence information found that they had gone to attend the TGTE event.
The army media unit later said that at least 12 university lecturers have been invited for the pro-LTTE event.
He noted that some elements in the Tamil Diaspora are still active in attempting to tarnish the image of the government and the military.
He said that even Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarians R. Sampanthan and M.A. Sumanthiran were in Canada recently to attend a pro-LTTE event.
“By doing so they are violating the constitution so they can be arrested. That is up to the legal authorities to look into,” he said.
General Jayasuriya said that Sri Lanka is facing a few crucial months ahead with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay scheduled to arrive at the end of this month.
He said that the army will brief Pillay when she comes and will also handle her security.
Also coming up is the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva next month, the provincial council elections next month and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November.
General Jayasuriya said that some groups may attempt to create instability and send the wrong message to the international community during this period.
He also urged the media to act with responsibility and not place national security at risk by damaging the image of the security forces.  (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Easwaran Rutnam


  1. To stop a problem we have to understand its underlying causes. But Sri Lanka hasn’t got enough intellectuals in the leadership level to think differently to understand underlying causes. Its is safer and easier for the leaders to use religion and race to manipulate people to get votes to keep their power, because that is what they have learned from their leaders. J R Jayewardene pushed the UNP to accommodate nationalism and endorse the Sinhala Only Act, which was bitterly opposed by the Tamils. JR saw how skilfully the SLFP had played the ethnic card, and felt the UNP should be willing to do the same, even if it meant losing the support of Tamils. JR was a deceitful man, he knew how to exploit racism to win the majority votes, he also converted from Christianity to Buddhism to take advantage of the religion. JR was responsible for the two brutal civil wars. The Rajapaksa brothers can’t handle what is about unfold in the near future. The government had enough ample time to recruit intellectual to strengthen its brain force to deal with many issues, but it didn’t. The LTTE and diaspora are few aspects of many other issues, but many other issues are unaddressed or handled very poorly.

  2. Mr ex general
    One doesn’t need poor lecturers from Lanka to dig its grave.
    The pakses
    are doing a great job in burying the failed state aka stinking sinking Lanka.

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