MR urges police not to allow LTTE flag hoisting

150819160321-sri-lanka-mahinda-rajapaksa-august-2015-exlarge-169Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the police not to allow anyone to riase the LTTE flag in the North this week to mark the LTTE heroes’ week.

Rajapaksa said that his Government never allowed people in the North and East to commemorate LTTE cadres or raise the LTTE flag.

However he claims there are reports some groups will raise the LTTE flag in the North this week to mark the birthday of slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran and the LTTE heroes’ day.

“Some people in the South have forgotten the importance of this week. In the past Prabakaran marked heroes’ week by attacking the south or some village. If the people are allowed to raise the LTTE flag it will be a case where we are falling on our knees before the LTTE,” he said.

Rajapaksa says the LTTE heroes’ week is going to be commemorated at a time when the ban imposed on several former LTTE front groups has been lifted.

He said that if those groups have denounced terrorism it is not an issue and they can visit Sri Lanka. But he claims the groups de-listed are still pushing for a separate State.

The government lifted the ban on several former LTTE front groups through a gazette notification published by the Government Printer last Friday.

Signed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence as the Competent Authority, the gazette notification repeals the gazette issued by the former government listing at least 15 organizations over alleged links with the LTTE.

The amended list removes the ban on the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), the British Tamil Forum (BTF), Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) and the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), among others.

The new gazette notification has also lifted the ban on the head of the Global Tamil Forum, Father S.J. Emmanuel.

However, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and its leader, former LTTE negotiator V. Rudrakumaran, remain on the list as proscribed organizations and individuals. (Colombo Gazette)

16 COMMENTS

  1. the end of united Sri Lanka was marked on the 8th of January by the people who were mislead by the Ranil/Sirisena government.

    Current government has started to implementing the promises given to the LTTE

  2. Mars is still under the illusion that he is heading the country. Unlike his time the present Government has given freedom to the police to do their job. Since LTTE is a banned organization the police will take appropriate action. Remember Mara gave money to LTTE.

  3. Pay back all the plundered funds ,including gold from Tamils in Mulivaikal.
    Dont try to distract poor appuhamy’s attention.

  4. this guy is a pariah. he was running after red china, little did he know that western powers could make or brake someone. they succeeded in braking him and this fool is barking after his back has been broken. my advice for him is just shut up and get lost..

  5. Yes, as commented by the former President it is the responsibility of the present Govt. not to allow any LTTE commemoration to take place. They have done enough damage to this country for over 30 yrs.

  6. Yes I voted to oust MR for corruption and nepotism. But on this subject I am with him. Do not allow LTTE to raise flags in this country ever!

  7. All terrorist should meet the fate of Rohana Wijeweera.
    This government is not mad they are trying to stay in power by hook or by crook. They will even sell thieir parents in that effort.

    • THIS IDIOTIC GOVT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ITS POWER, WILL DO ANYTHING TO BETRAY THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE.WHEN A CONSCIOUSNESS WAS BEEN BUILT UP, THIS GOVT. VOLUNTEERED TO WOO THE TIGER TERRORISTSTAMILS.LIE CANADA, UK AND AUSTRALIA, RANIL DOES NOT LIKE THE TAMILS, BUT ONLY THEIR VOTES,WITHOUT HCH HE WILL NVEER E PARDONED BY TH SINHALESE. RELEASNG HARD CORE TIGERS AND LIFTING THE BAN ON LTTE ORGANISATIONS, IS A SLAP ON HE SINHALA PATRIOTS,BY RANIL/SIRISENA,WHO ARE AWAREAT THE NEXT ELECTIONS PATRIOTIC PEOPLE WILL DEFINITELY TEACH THEM A LESSON. HAIL TO THEE MR. MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHA DESPITE BEING PUSHED ITNTO A LOW PROFILE, YOU ARE AUDACIOUS AND HAVE THE TEMERITY TO SPEAKAGAINST THE TAMIL TERRORISTS.

  8. The current Sri Lankan government is raving mad. At a time when the sponsors of terror in the west are clamping down on refugees created by their sponsorship, tightening their anti terror laws and out lawing terrorists in their countries,we are de listing banned terror groups and freeing those suspected on indictable terror activities during our thirty year war.

  9. Don’t worry …. Sirisena is now 100% on LTTE side. He is simply keeping the promises given for Tamil votes. Unfortunately these conditions are secrets to everyone until declared by President Sirisena.

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