LTTE was always an obstacle says Foreign Minister

MangalaForeign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the LTTE was always an obstacle to reach a peaceful solution to the national issue.

Samaraweera said that the terrorism the LTTE unleashed, even against the Tamil people, resulted in the Tigers being proscribed in many countries.

He says the solution to the national question is not a separate state as the LTTE mistakenly believed, but a solution which can address the genuine grievances of the Tamil people within a united and undivided Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Why Mangala is lying this way just before the election? Even few months ago he discussed separatism in UK with Tamil Diaspora. Tamil Diaspora web-sites gave publicity to these discussions.

    • Do you even know the mean of “Diaspora”? I’m actually Sri Lankan Diaspora and am I seeking separate state in Sri Lanka?!

    • If LTTE did not run the brutal terrorist war, Sinhalese people would take Tamils as genuine peace loving people. Not a single Tamil in north went against LTTE to stop terrorism against Sri Lanka. All Tamil leaders in North wants separate state just after 5 years of racist war. Why Tamils can’t wait some more years until time comes people will see Tamils in North are peaceful?

  2. As a Tamil, I wish to state the Tamils do not want to separate but wish to administer themselves in the North and East where they are in the majority. Why should it hurt the Sinhala people.

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