Government insists no room for the LTTE

LTTE FlagThe Government today insisted that there is no room for the LTTE to regroup in Sri Lanka and that the unity of the country will be maintained.

Power and Energy Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the current Government does not have double standards on the LTTE like the previous regime.

He said that the former Government had maintained ties with the LTTE both during and after the war but the current Government has no ties with the rebels.

“We will not leave room for democracy to be threatened. We are actually going through a new stage of democracy in the country and we will not allow that process to be harmed. We give a firm assurance on National Security,” he said.

Ranawaka also noted that the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) under which the JHU is contesting the Parliamentary election next week, is the only political part or alliance which has the support of all communities.

He said that the UNFGG is not based on policies on the South or the North but the entire country and this shows they have the support of the entire country.

The Minister also said that the UNFGG will not allow criminals to operate freely in the country and this has been proven by the fact that the “white van” culture has come to an end.

On the human rights issue, Ranawaka said that Sri Lanka was able to defer the human rights report at the UN Human Rights Council, as a result of the actions taken by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He said the current Government was able to maintain a non-aligned foreign policy and strengthen ties with all countries, including the United States and China.